Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Leadership or Spring Break?

Ambot and I went for a walk later in the evening and when we returned to the hotel the clerks were still flipped out from dealing with the brainwashed henchman and reinforcing to him how his credit card was being charged hundreds of dollars for the hotel rooms he held in his name and guaranteed with his credit card for payment. On top of that I gather some IBO’s were behaving badly. Think Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale. Great just what we want. A bunch of drunken IBO’s in various stages of dress or undress whooping it up in the hallways while room hopping.

I mean really. Who believes when the upline designates girls in one room and boys in another room that they’re really going to abide with the sleeping arrangements?

The hotel we were staying at had a complimentary light breakfast. Cereals, breads, donuts, pastries, fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee, that sort of thing. The restaurant - and I use that term lightly - perhaps dining room is a better choice of words - the place where the food was set out and tables and chairs set up. The hotel staff said they had to keep an eye on who was walking through their lobby in the morning looking for free food. Must be a lot of hungry locals around!

There were other guests in the hotel besides Amway conventioneers and it was busy when we got to the dining room. An IBO we knew, a young lady in her 20’s, was sitting at a table with three others. The other three were dressed in their business attire ready to get going to Spring Leadership. She was in her jammies! I mean what the fuck? Have some respect girl! You are in a public place, a restaurant using the term loosely, full of other hotel guests and hotel staff keeping the food stocked up. Did you not notice how everyone else managed to pull their clothes on before leaving their hotel rooms? Even the family with the two little kids are fully dressed. And you’re in your pj’s and slippers. Incredible! And its not like your room is across the hall and you can duck over and back before anyone spots you. You had to walk down a hallway and ride an elevator to get here potentially passing other hotel guests, not all of whom are ambots.

Maybe it was just the air in this town. I went for a walk and when I returned there was a woman in her pyjamas standing in the garden in front of the hotel letting her dog do its business there. And here I thought it was bad enough to be wandering around inside the hotel in your jammies and here’s someone outside the hotel in her pj’s. And this woman had to be in her forties. We’re not talking some kid here.

Do you ladies not have any sense of common decency and what is appropriate to wear in public and what’s not? I have no idea if the dog lady was with Amway but I know the one in the dining room was. Perhaps Amway should send a message out to their IBO’s and quote Mary Kay who says the first thing you do in the morning is get dressed to your shoes. That means you get out of bed and put on the outfit you’re wearing that day, make up, and shoes. You have to be ready to greet anyone who comes to your door unexpectedly. Also means if you have to leave the house in a nanosecond that you’re ready to grab your keys and go.

Time for me to drive Ambot to the convention center and spend the rest of the day relaxing by the pool and reading my book.....

Amway WWDB Spring Leadership sucks!!!!

And wastes time and money!!!!!


  1. Spring leadership is supposed to be where the new platinum pins (or higher)or "leaders" get to speak at the function. I wonder how many new leaders these folks have these days?

  2. Can't say I ever saw anyone in their jammies at breakfast or anywhere else.

    Any down time we got at majors was for sleeping. We usually got 3-4 hours each night. Can you say freaking exhausted? Mind-numbing, order-taking, numbed-out exhausted?

    But, hey, we were Winners! We showed up. We sat our (eventually very sore) asses in our seats for hours and hours and hours living on food bars and Harvest 12 and Double-X. Yeah, the room always smelled so nice.

    When the ladies room starts to look like a spa compared to the ass-numbing chairs (we got to sit at the round tables in front - of course, we had to mortgage our kids to get there, but who's complaining?) - something is seriously wrong with the picture.

    I carried my jeans and Tees with me on Sundays. Toward 3pm or so, I went back and put them on with tennis shoes. Pure heaven. When I'd get back to me seat, the looks from the other suffering women was devastating. They were so fed up with the whole panty hose and close-toed heeled shoes thing.


  3. Joecool, I don't know how many new leaders they have. If they're new they probably don't stay there too long. Get toppled off as IBOs quit and sales plummet. There was no one in our line or crossline that became leaders or spoke at any function. One new Platinum in our crossline was supposed to speak but then he got arrested. Not sure if he's still Platinum or not. Kind of tough to hold Amway meetings from the slammer!

  4. CT it sounds like you were being a rebel changing into jeans!

    As for the "lucky" IBO's sitting at the round tables up front you have just confirmed what I thought all along - those seats are uncomfortable. What are they, stacking chairs? At least the masses sitting around the arena are in cushioned chairs.

    Ambot used to bring his cooler full of food bars and XS. That was before someone in his upline stole the cooler. On the other hand I'd be there with the M&M's, Snickers, or leaving the building to find the nearest fast food joint and returning with burgers and fries and milkshakes.

  5. Anna, have you ever had one of those food bars? I never tried one and just wondering the taste.

  6. Colin I've tried many of those food bars, protein bars, "candy" bars, meal replacement bars, etc. It was common at Amway meetings to take a couple of bars and slice them into 20 pieces put them on a plate and pass them around. Apparently this was also a tax write off when you share Amway food you can write it off as a promotional item on your taxes.

    Nasty, foul tasting shit. And its not just me that thinks so. If you've read Merchants of Deception, Eric Scheibeler didn't like them either but was not allowed to speak negative of them. They're quite expensive too. I mean you can go to the grocery store and buy a box of granola bars or similar for a couple of bucks. The Amway bars cost $20 or $30 per box. Some had 10 or 12 smaller bars and other products had 6 or 8 slightly larger bars. Total rip off and they were just nasty.

  7. Colin, you were in the business and never ate a Amway Protein bar? You don't know what you missed out on, just think of all the PV you you could have earned simply by eating overpriced bars that taste like crap. I remember days when I lived on them under the illusion that it was all part of building my business, setting an example, personal consumption bla bla bla.

    ***Former WWDB Lemming***

  8. Lemming, my husband bought those nasty food bars and protein bars and loaded his cooler with them and XS and then became the social committee every Amway meeting he attended. The upline really pushed the IBO's to buy them and even if someone didn't buy them I'm sure we'd all have tasted them, even the tiny morsels that were sliced and shared at the end of the meeting. Give me a soft granola bar dunked in caramel and/or chocolate and I'm happy. Happy because it tastes so much better than anything Amway sells and I can buy 5 times the quantity for the same amount of money that Amway sells one box for.

  9. The round tables down in front were reserved for Eagles and Double Eagle. Ooooooohhhhhhhhh.

    Wow. I'm so humbled to get the privilege to hear every word that drips from the mouths of the diamonds.

    Didn't take long to realize, I could take a nap.

    I recall once at a major function everyone was up dancing and screaming to the GOADS. Remember them? Somebody farted. I about fainted.

  10. Strangely my upline never pushed us to consume the energy bars,double x etc. Was just told to switch over our buying habbits with whatever we needed. We where to recruit people like crazy and buy into the system function tools.

  11. Anonymous - I wonder why only eagle and double eagle at the round tables. Where did the Platinums and Emeralds sit?

  12. Colin we were told to buy at least 100 pv of Amway shit every month preferably 200 pv. The highest pv are food bars, vitamins, XS. If you're a glutton you'll eat your way to the poorhouse! Switch your buying habits? I never took vitamins never drank energy drinks and never ate protein bars. At every meeting on the busines plan it shows find 6 people to eat one food bar and drink on Amway beverage daily and that's the secret to become financially free. Also told to find new recruits to buy products and tools but that's the hard part so had to self consume. Be your own best customer!

  13. I took vitamins,energy drinks,protein bars but never from amway. You can go buy these things at the local vitamin stores which taste better at a fraction of the cost. I think if you took the amway products to your local gym people would just laugh at you lol.

  14. But most people dont consume much health products. Sometimes we'll bring a bar or protein drink to the gym. If we forget then it's not a big deal. We're not like the ambots living off the bars,drinks,vitamins etc.

  15. Anna;

    The Platinums are used to work the functon for free and be excited for the privilege.

    The Emeralds, of course, were backstage.


  16. The Goads lol... I like the dictionary definition of their name.

    goad (gd)
    1. A long stick with a pointed end used for prodding animals.
    2. An agent or means of prodding or urging; a stimulus.
    tr.v. goad·ed, goad·ing, goads
    To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.

    I remember them well, saw them at FED a few times and while I drove all over hells half acre showing the plan and attending functions I played their tape as a break from the blablabla of the regular Amway Speak.... #pick yourself up dust yourself of start all over again lalalala. I'm sure there were subliminal messages hidden in their music to keep you brain washed.

    ***Former WWDB Lemming***

  17. Lemming, I don't really remember the Goads except that they were at FED and I remember one song they were singing about being a cowboy and yeehaw and they were throwing basketballs at the crowd. What is that a take off from Rod Stewart kicking soccer balls into the audience? Good term from the dictionary about prodding cattle. Interesting name choice for their act because I usually thought of someone who goads as taunts and torments another, which is a good name for anyone involved in Amway.

  18. CT, I remember our Platinum once mentioning he had to work backstage during the Sunday church service though I haven't the slightest idea what that entailed because he didn't elaborate. The good news was that he was backstage and had no idea that we were sleeping in and not part of the congregation! I never saw our Emerald at all during any Amway function. He must have been too busy backstage fluffing up pillows or fetching snacks for the Diamonds or whatever it is he does in his free labor offerings.

  19. Colin I never bring anything to the gym unless I remember to bring a bottled water. You know the kind that come in a 24 pack from Walmart for $3 or $4 for the case, not the $50 case of Perfect Water!

  20. The Goads were amway's version of the Brady Bunch on stage. Hokey? On a good day.

    Singing, 'put a little Sweet Shot in your mouth, .... or, dust yourself off, start all over again (thought I'd puke at that song), etc.

    Seriously? Bubble gum music. Good gravy.

    I grew up on the Allman Bros., Leonard Skynard, The Grateful Dead, Frampton, etc.

    And we get the Goads? And we gotta pretend they are 'awesome!' I was stunned that people actually bought their CASSETTE TAPES.

    Has anyone noticed they are histwah? Kaput?

    Guess they just couldn't satisfy the Britanny Spears crowd. heheheeh

    Why couldn't dino kosage just bring someone in? He's supposed to be so with the 'in crowd' of Hollyweird.

  21. Wait a minute! I think it was Cult who said dino had M&M in his downline. Why not just get him?



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