Monday, September 10, 2012
How Do I Get My Son Out of Amway?
I get several searchers daily looking for how to get their loved one out of Amway but lately I have been inundated with people finding their way here hoping to find information on how to get their son, daughter, husband, friend out of Amway or how to convince someone to leave Amway or that their brother has been brainwashed by Amway.
The desperation from these people is evident. There is nowhere to turn but the Internet and hope to find the information they seek. Unfortunately there is no one size fits all answer. The ambot will always have some canned amspeak response taught to him by some upline Amway asshole to respond to just about every argument. This is part of the teaching that ambots learn at Amway meetings. Gotta have a response to everything those negative losers could question about Amway! About the only thing most people can do is let it run its course. 95% of ambots quit Amway inside 2 years and most of them will probably quit in 3 months to a year when they realize how much money they're spending on this scam without getting any money back.
The sad reality is usually you just have to let it run its course and hope the ambot figures it out sooner rather than later before too much damage is done.
Little comfort to those who are watching their loved one change before their eyes into a brainwashed ambot. A person who had previously been a nice person has all of a sudden become a mean, nasty, sarcastic egotist whose mission in life is to put down other people. Especially put down people who work for a living instead of owning their own business. Don't take it personally. They are duplicating their upline. That's how ambots talk.
I had a woman leave comments about her step-son and how disrespectful he'd become since signing up with Amway, especially to his father and sneering at him because he had a job and wasn't a business owner. They finally kicked him out. Tough love. I think the kid was 20 or 21 years old so old enough to support himself with a job that is as long as he wasn't throwing money away at Amway. She thought he may have slept in his car though its possible he went to an ambot crash pad.
Ambots are brainwashed by their cult leaders not to believe anything anybody tells them about Amway because everyone else is a broke loser who tried Amway and failed and they want to steal your dream. The only people who care about you and have your best interests at heart is your Amway upline. These are the people who truly love you and want your business to grow.
A bunch of Amway bullshit!
And its frustrating. How do ambots get brainwashed so quickly by the assholes in their Amway upline? These people are basically strangers to them that they've only known a short time. And now all of a sudden these are people who are all knowing and all loving and all the other sickening cult bullshit that goes along with it.
Lets see? Who would actually be more caring and loving and have their best interests at heart? People the ambot has existing relationships with for their entire life or some fucked up Amway asshole they've only known for weeks or months?
You might be able to get a disinterested third party involved to help reason with a brainwashed ambot and it still might not do no good. The best person to seek advice from is a financial consultant or a business consultant. Maybe another business professional. Bring the ambot to a meeting where the Amway business plan can be evaluated. Ask the ambot to bring copy of their upline's profit and loss statement and tax return information. The upline will probably refuse to provide financials and will get all huffy and say that information is private. The consultant should tell the ambot that legitimate business owners will open their books. The consultant can take a look at the business plan and point out how unlikely it is that the ambot has a chance to be part of less than 1% who will make money at this business. Over 99% failure rate. If they still don't buy it ask the ambot to keep a profit and loss statement for the next 3 months. It might be necessary to show them what this means and how they keep track of expenses and income. Get them to agree to another meeting to reevaluate how their business is doing and hope that this works when they stare at the losses on paper.
Unfortunately in most cases you have to let the ambot run their course with this shitty business opportunity and its really hard to watch someone dig themselves into a financial hole while you stand by helpless to get them to stop this insanity. Once the ambot has run out of the money in their bank account spending it all on Amway products and meetings and tools they will likely go into debt of some sort - credit cards or line of credit or personal loan. Once that's been maxed out they're stuck. There's no money left to buy Amway products. Ambots are forced to quit when the $$$ run out. Is financial and emotional distress worth it to an ambot to please their cult leader? During this period the Amway cult becomes more important than anything else in their life. Until the time comes when there is no money left to please their cult leader by buying Amway products. Then the ambot is shunned and ridiculed and abused by the upline that they don't have what it takes to be a business owner.
Worse case scenarios ambots dig themselves deeper into the hole and face bankruptcy, foreclosure, and often divorce because relationships can't handle that kind of financial stress.
And who will be there when the ambot hits rock bottom? The all knowing all loving assholes in their Amway upline who even though they only know you for a short period of time promised to be your best friends forever. Or will it be the people the ambots have known all their lives.
To all those who search for how to get their loved one out of Amway. Just hang in there. They'll need you to pick up the pieces in a few more months.