Also did you know that one of the main reasons that men in the world fail is because they have unsupportive wives? Food for thought.
Oh, and the only reason that first downline quit is because they had a low self image, like most failures in the business.
His 'mutual friend' told him it was a scam and he valued that opinion more than his future and family. He allowed someone elses stupid opinion, that wasn't credible for squat, to shoot down his dream.
Which means YOU failed to do your part and invest in that person. And I don't mean financially invest. I mean take some of your precious time to mentor and show him how everything REALLY works.
But in order to teach how it all works, you must know how it all works. You need to study, a lot. Just like a test. You can't see the answers once or twice and expect to ace it. It takes determination, which we as Americans are cursed at having very little of.
Not to mention, nobody ever tells you to lie. So that was one of MANY mistakes made on your end.
If you really paid any attention you could've taken that $150 BBQ 'expense' and bought everything through one of Amway's hundreds of partner stores.
I don't know, let's say K-Mart for example. They have hamburgers, buns, condiments, salad, cake, ice cream, etc. And guess what? You would've gotten paid to do it!
You are right about one thing though. You could've held a million grand openings and the turnout would've been the same. You know why? Because you didn't make the selfish sacrifice necessary to make it happen.
You don't try and lure people in with free food and then pounce on them. That's just lazy. You're trying to get people to come to you.
Well it takes effort from you to find those who are determined. Effort that you obviously didn't exert.
But you can choose to ignore the truth and be angry. Or you can learn from your ignorance, mature and better your future.
I'm 20 years old, and I'll be retired by the time I'm 21. With nothing but free time and hard earned money to spend with my family and friends. And devoting maybe 20 hours a week, if I so choose, to building a future. A legacy that'll be passed on to financially support my grankids' grandkids.
But if that sounds like a scam to you, too bad. Because it sounds like freedom to me. It sounds like what the American dream was intended to be.
Getting paid to wipe my rear, clean my kitchen, do my laundry, be healthy, look good, be good and show those who are willing how to do the exact same. ':)