Thursday, February 8, 2018

How to speak "URA"

They actually did this...the URA has THEIR OWN WEBSITE.

Not the super secret login website either...no, they actually have a website that gives you "information" about "who they are.

Here's the link: https://urassociation.info/

When I first started in the "business," my sponsor Matthew and I would go over how to talk with prospective IBO's on the phone. We would go over the "right way" to say things. Surprisingly, we were NOT supposed to tell them that it was "Amway." Even though it WAS AMWAY, the amazing products we sold were from AMWAY, and we get our money from AMWAY. We couldn't tell people it was AMWAY.

*Smacks self in the head repeatedly with cleats...the metal kind* STUPID! STUPID! STUPID!

Ok I'm back..had a moment of self-loathing/regret. Where was I? Oh yeah...HOW could I possibly not see the shadiness of it all? It may have been in part to the vernacular of how we presented ourselves as "professionals" for a "marketing group." If you go to the LinkedIn pages of some of the URA (or any other AMO big shots), they never say they work for AMWAY. If I was Amway, I'd be pissed if someone was using my company but too ashamed to say it. I guess if you're margins are fat, who gives a shit?

So yeah, the conversation with prospective IBO's would go something like this: Well I've just gotten involved with a group of professionals with a marketing team. We're looking to expand with a few people (would usually insert an adjective such as "sharp"), and I thought you would be perfect.

The translation would sound something like this: I've gotten involved with some people selling Amway. They haven't made any significant amount of money, but our rich upline keeps encouraging us to do so. We're looking for a few gullible people to convince that they can become financially independent by going to four CONferences a year and buying a shitload of CD's/Tapes that basically regurgitate the shit you hear at CONferences, and all the while it's all a giant pep rally rather than a training session. You'll have to pay hundreds of dollars throughout the year and won't recoup shit, but we're all gonna suck each other off about how our team is growing and then we'll switch the motive from making money, to developing great new leaders for the free world. YOU'LL LOVE IT!

Well the URA's website is an echo of that sentiment. First of all, I put better web pages together for college projects than this hunk of shit. The URA is making millions of dollars off seminar revenue/tools alone, but they can't afford a decent web designer.

The vagueness is ALL OVER what little of this "website" there is. There's NO mention of Mr. King, Mr. Prince, Jax and Tara, or any other big shots in the company. No profiles, no specific mentioning of what they do or who they work for, and as for CONTACT INFO: An 866 number and an address in Ohio (which is weird since Mr. King/Prince are from Virginia and several emeralds come from Pennsylvania).

Here's some excerpts from their site and a translation of what it really means:

URA Website: "We are a marketing arm for dozens of major retailers. We work with some of the largest companies on the web in order to help them continue to develop a greater market share in the competitive and ever-changing world of e-commerce."

Translation: It's Amway.

URA Website: "We understand that "high touch" is just as important as "high tech." As a result, we focus on building long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with both customers and team members." 

Translation: We're a cult...that sells Amway. (High touch?)

URA Website: "The large amount of professionals have affiliated with this mentorship team have limited time outside their full-time employment and family life. This is why thousands of our team members around the country have found our system of creating passive income to be beneficial as a means of generating a secondary revenue stream around a flexible schedule."

Translation: And that limited time better be spent with us or you're a LOSER! Fuck your free time!

URA Website: "Our track record of success is a direct reflection of the qualities of individuals we have selected to join our team."

Translation: We got rich because we "selected" people with money who were dumb enough to literally buy in to our bullshit. KEEP IT COMIN!

URA Website: "At our core team of entrepreneurs, we continue to expand with credible individuals of character and integrity who are tired of the status quo."

Translation: Hate your job? COME ON DOWWWWN! But we can't pick up any criminals or thugs. They have street smarts and will know a scam when they see one! 

Once you sift though all the bullshit, they have a "blog" with a grand total of THREE entries. One from a diamond and two from emeralds. None of which I have talked about on here. The blogs, much like the website are very vague and uninformative, but to be fair...they have to "keep it pure." (See "Purity Through Anonymity.")

The fishiest part about this is there is NO info on King, Prince, or anybody else I've mentioned in this blog. How is ANY legitimate professional going to look at that site and say "boy, I want to get involved with these guys/gals!"

What's even funnier/fishier is that regardless of their reputation, Amway is a BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY with their names on ARENAS. WHY would the URA not want to mention they're AFFILIATED with them? I had a detractor comment on here arguing URA's legitimacy by saying they're partnered with Google, Apple and Nike. THEN WHY NOT MENTION THAT YOU'RE AFFILIATED WITH AMWAY??? The company that would actually LAND YOU SOME LEGITIMACY. 

Because the fact is, just like the website, just like the seminars, just like the URA on the whole. There IS NO LEGITIMACY.

URA even has the cute "LLC" at the end of their name. We all know what it stands for: Limitless Lying CULT.

*Shut down.*





Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Cultism on YouTube: The "Suck" Zone

"The 'suck zone'...basically the part where the twister sucks you up...into the tornado. That's not the technical term for it obviously."

Ah the late, great Phillip Seymour Hoffman. His humble beginnings talking about the "suck zone" in the movie Twister. Well URA has a "suck" zone of it's own, and unfortunately, it's not anywhere near as pleasant or entertaining as that underrated classic was. 

In this clip from the NSBonTV channel (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEtpHi-q4Yo ) this guy talks about how a couple from the URA going diamond is a big thing. Not only for the URA but for their "personal finances" as well. He encourages the minions to get caught in the "suck zone" so they can (paraphrasing) escalate their place in the business as well.

Here's my list of observations: 

1. How the hell can we take this clown seriously when the camera guy can't even hold it correctly???

2. UH OH! He mentioned NAMES! You're not keeping it very "pure" young man! (See "Purity Through Anonymity")

3. HOW is it going to benefit MY personal finances??? Someone in my UPLINE going diamond isn't going to help MY finances if I'm in the DOWNLINE ya dipshit! Who's this video supposed to be addressed to? Mr. King? Mr. Prince? The couple they mentioned? I thought these vids were targeted for the downline peasants to get them encouraged. Whoops! It'll help the UPLINES personal finances...and that's what it's all about. 

4. This video was made in 2013, the couple that he mentions going diamond were still emeralds a year later at summer CONference when I went. 

5. The OTHER couple he mentioned DID go diamond to be fair. That's the couple I mentioned in "Come to my Seminar" where the wife told the story about raccoons and glazed donuts (not lying). 

6. Of course, the same "URA is growing" blah blah blah is mentioned. It doesn't mean the URA is legit...it means there's a sucker born every minute. To be fair, I was one.

7. The title is "It's an NSB Diehard Team Diamond for the Riders and Everyone Knows It!" Ummmm, if everybody knows it...once again, you're not "keeping it pure." (See "Purity Through Anonymity" on this blog). 

8. This guy encourages the members to "get it done" and do what they can to help this couple reach diamond status. Now if I was an IBO receiving great mentorshp/leadership and was seeing an ACTUAL, LUCRATIVE PROFIT from this "business" I would've been more than motivated. But what it really means is "operate at a loss like a boss. You'll lose money, friends, pride, etc. But I'll be rich so screw you!" Of course he encourages you to keep sponsoring people because hey...that's more ticket revenue in the pockets of this couple! 

9. All the "growth" that came out of the last couple going diamond? What growth? I'll tell ya what "growth" SEMINAR REVENUE!!!! 

Yeah they want you to get in the "suck zone" alright and to quote Wayne Campbell..."It certainly does SUCK." SUCKS your bank account dry, SUCKS your energy, SUCKS your life and the WHOLE purpose of it is so you can SUCK OFF the Executive Douchebag Committee and the few (and I mean VERY FEW) people who find a way to make it work. 

Mr. King was famous for a saying that my sponsor Matthew always used: 

"Either build your dream, or you're going to help somebody else build theirs." 

Does anyone NOT see the BLATANT hypocrisy in this??? 

SUCK IT. 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Successful IBO's and "Losers Lunch": A Look at the Art of Mixed Messages.

URAssociation uplines used to always talk about "growth" all over the place, and "this team is on fire!" On and on and on and on......my naive ass was thinking "people are making money in this business! Can't wait until I get going!" Now if you ready my very first blog "Come to my Seminar"you'll see some similarities. This post is kind of a spin-off of sorts.

The URA's premise was clear: You can make lots of money, and THIS TEAM is making lots of money. My sponsor Matthew even told me that URA was the #1 AMO for IBO's making money in their first six months. In "Come to my Seminar" I wrote how the year I went to my first summer CONference (before I joined). We rented a couple vans. The only drawback to the conference was that six of us were staying in a two bed hotel room. But other than that, it was ok. We went to a nice restaurant for lunch on the Baltimore harbor. Everyone was self-sufficient. We were good. It definitely accomplished its purpose.

Fast forward a year later. I'm active. A month in, a decent grand opening, and even a good friend of mine was on the brink of joining. Business was good. But all of the sudden, things were taken a turn for the 'holy shit, this isn't making sense.' We got an unpleasant voice mail from our upline platinum about being frugal with our money and not going out to eat. Making sure we chipped in for gas and went on the hotel room.

I was working part time for minimum wage at the time. I had my snacks, gas covered but I didn't have enough to chip in for the hotel room. Matter of fact, none of us did because there was going to be six of us in the room again! Another issue was the encouragement...check that...DEMAND that we pack lunchmeat, peanut butter and jelly, bread, fruit, and OF COURSE your lovely Amway products INSTEAD of eating proper food. However, for lunch we DID eat out....we chipped in for Pizza's and sat outside in 90 degree weather making phone calls to prospective IBO's while we ate.

So picture this scenario: We're at a CONference for a business that is supposedly VERY successful and making big money. Yet we have IBO's who can't afford hotel rooms, almost forbidden to go have a decent meal, and spend a whole weekend eating peanut butter and jelly. To the average cultist, that may seem reasonable. To the rest of the rational world: It's BULLSHIT. Go to any successful business that has weekend conferences (note: no CON in all caps) and ask if THEY pack lunchmeat and eat like peasants.

During the CONference there was a couple that spoke. They were known as "arrows." It's some kind of leadership position. Anyways, during the church service I saw the man closing a bag he was carrying. Inside, it contained a loaf of bread, some mustard, lunch meat and miracle whip. The first thing I thought was "yuck!" Not much on mustard and miracle whip together. Blegh. But then it hit me, even THIS guy who had done well enough to speak on stage was eating JUST LIKE THE REST OF US! It made no sense! It's like "once I work my way up, I'll be able to eat at Applebees next CONference!"

Word of advice to AMO higher ups: If people can't afford to go, don't make them. And if they DO go, it doesn't set the right impression to pack half a dozen people into a hotel room and eat sandwiches all weekend. That's one of the reasons my friend decided not to join. It didn't send a good message.

My other advice to AMO higher ups would be to tell the TRUTH to your downlines about how you make all that money. I know...hilarious!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

We Didn't Start the Fire

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this blog are my own opinions. Names (if any) have been changed in order to protect everyone's privacy. The thoughts in this blog do not address Amway directly, but rather the motivational organization known as URAssociation (URA).

As time has progressed since my departure from URA, I've reached out to a couple people from the team that have left as well. EVERY person from that team has either left, or I'm confident has left. Whatever their status, the pictures of hopeful smiles at CONferences, and inspirational quotes about success have disappeared. Our upline emerald is still active however, but he can afford to be with the ticket commissions. Matthew and I saw each other at a friends funeral, but neither of us went out of our way to speak. I still hold no ill will.

One person that I've talked to fairly regularly since my departure is a girl named "Leigh." Leigh joined after I left URA but was still active in Amway. I left URA in October of 2014, but renewed my license in hopes that I could sell the product on my own, with no success. Leigh however was having a HUGE start to her business. She was friends with our upline platinum's fiancee (now wife) and came out swinging! She was selling the product like hotcakes and reached 6% very early.

She was placed on my downline, so I reaped the "benefits" of her success, though I didn't make squat because I wasn't selling enough product. But over time in my last few months in the "business" I noticed her numbers fell off a cliff. We had become friends on facebook and had been talking about her sales when she started, so I messaged her the rhetorical question of why she had fallen off. She first stated she was "taking a break" like so many people say, but I eventually got it out of her that the "business" was too much for her to handle. Leigh had a job, school and was engaged. The time that the platinum's fiancee and others were demanding out of her, like everybody else, just became irritating.

We talked about the problem with Amway's prices, the time they demanded interfering with work, and then Leigh finally dropped a bombshell on me.

Turns out she was listening to one of the CD's, you know the ones that if you don't listen to you'll fail at the "business" (LOL) and the speaker (she couldn't remember the name) said. "I drove by the firehouse one time and I see all these people just wasting their time."

This speaker was talking about the FIREFIGHTERS working a job that isn't going to make them financially free.

That was the last straw for Leigh, as she is a volunteer firefighter/EMT. That was a WTF moment for ME! FIREFIGHTERS WASTING THEIR TIME?????????

So let me get this straight...

If this speakers' big expensive mansion catches on fire, WHO is he going to rely on to put it out? Because firefighters don't need to be working that job when they can be pushing Amway products. I guess he must think Mr. King or Mr. Prince is going to Superman on over to their house, and put out the flames with perfect water!

What a dipshit!

The URA cult has reached a point where evidently we don't need firefighters, cops, military, etc. Amway is going to save the world! We'll fight ISIS with Rhodiola in our veins and we'll pelt them with full XS cans! And we'll bankrupt them by making them buy $18 shampoo! BUT OF COURSE, I'm surely mistaken as to what that speaker was saying as there is always some rationalized bullshit they'll use to cover up what they really meant.

Firefighters don't waste their time. They save lives. URA and other AMO big shots waste YOUR time, and ruin YOUR life.

Burn!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fantasy Football: The Anti-Amway!

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this blog are my own opinions. Names (if any) have been changed in order to protect everyone's privacy. The thoughts in this blog do not address Amway directly, but rather the motivational organization known as URAssociation (URA).


Been a while. But sometimes you just gotta take some time off and wait until the right inspiration hits you. And boy, did it EVER! 

When I wanted to start my "Cultism on YouTube" series, one of the videos I wanted to show was a young couple that was in Emerald Qualification being interviewed from the same guy who interviewed our good friend Tracey Eaton (See: Fight, Kick, Scratch and Crawl post) for his YouTube channel. Sadly, the video isn't on his channel anymore. Guess they wanted to "keep it pure" (See" Purity Through Anonymity") as well. Hey ho! 

Luckily your dude remembered most of their interview. Now this couple, we'll call em Jax and Tara (LOVE Sons of Anarchy!) do their interview and go through the same 'we need to get focused' blah blah blah.  Then he eerily says "don't worry about what's going on in the world." And "eliminate all distractions." And you WONDER why I call this blog the Financial Jonestown. How much more cultish can you sound???

I actually saw their interview before I joined and while they DID give me a bad vibe, they also proposed an interesting feature. They were both young and on their way up the ladder QUICKLY! Much like our upline Emerald they had propelled to URA stardom in a very short time so obviously if THEY could do it? Why not you? I got my first dose of Jax and Tara when they kicked off the Friday Night session of Summer CONference. I was interested to hear their story and then they dropped a bombshell when they mentioned who their sponsors were: 

Mr. and Mrs. Prince. 

WOMP! WOMP! WOMMMMMMP! 

That was another one of the many red flags I endured that weekend. The vibe I got was that they were INSIDERS getting the best advice from the big wigs while the rest of us lived off the table scraps. Now, in their interview, Jax was asked the BLATANTLY RHETORICAL question: "Do you play fantasy football?" Of course, the 'focused' and 'non-distracted' Jax quickly replied "nope. No fantasy football, no XBox, no nothing. I love them, but they don't put me ahead financially." And HERE is where we arrive at my point for this blog.

I played in two fantasy football leagues this year. One was for a cash prize of $200, the other was for a trophy that you get to keep all year, plus $40 that was left over from the trophy purchase. I won BOTH leagues. Yes, awesome I know you don't have to tell me. NOW it's time for a famous number crunch:

In Amway, I paid $150 for my startup kit. $100 for a Summer CONference ticket, $50 for gas, plus another $50 for expenses. I spent around $300 for personal volume/samples/etc. The money I MADE in Amway? Probably in the neighborhood of $250. So $250 profit with an expense total of around $650, I netted a whopping total of -$450. This of course is just coming off the dome, but you get the picture.

Now, this year in Fantasy Football, my league fee total for both leagues was $40. I made $240 PLUS a trophy. That nets me $200 and a 365 day reminder sitting in my room of how much of a Fantasy Football badass I am. Much nicer looking than those cracker jack rings the diamonds wear. I even get to DECORATE it how I please.

So you have a net profit of -$450 from reading books, listening to tapes, wasting a weekend with little sleep packed in a hotel room with six men, weekly business briefings, conference calls, showing plans, team get togethers, etc. etc. etc. OR you get a POSITIVE $200 net from setting your lineup with the occasional research. At the most EXTREME 2 hours a week. Seems like a no brainer.

And there's always the argument: Well you got a point, but WHAT IF YOU DON'T WIN??? Ok, that's a fair point. In which case I would've had a net profit of -$40. Less than 10% of what I lost in Amway! Also, if you play in a Fantasy money league, you have probably 8-12 teams so you have a 1 in 8-12 of winning the grand prize and an even better odds to win money if they give prizes to 2nd/3rd place. Forget the odds of making Platinum/Emerald/Diamond....try to find the odds where at the end of the year, you've netted a PROFIT. Just go look up THOSE odds and tell me how you would fare!

So now I totally understand why Jax, Tara, Mr. Prince, and the rest of the Executive Douchebag Committee look down on Fantasy Football: IT'S BETTER COMPETITION. Is it gambling? Yeah, but at least it's honest. At least you know how much you can gain/lose. With the URA and their counterparts, it's thievery. Thievery of your trust, your confidence, your money, YOUR SOUL.

In closing, Jax and Tara referred to a saying they have in their home state of Texas: "Let er' rip tater chip." It really should've been "rip em' off jagoff."

Word of advice: If you're low in the draft, draft two receivers.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Cultism on YouTube: Fight, kick, scratch and crawl...to your financial DOOM.

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this blog are my own opinions. Names (if any) have been changed in order to protect everyone's privacy. The thoughts in this blog do not address Amway directly, but rather the motivational organization known as URAssociation (URA)


Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Been working my "loser" job and got caught up in "distractions" that keep me from my financial freedom. 

This next video I'm showcasing is the second in the "Cultism on YouTube" series. The original one I wanted to do has been deleted, along with a couple others I wanted to discuss. Guess they needed to "keep it pure" for those people. Luckily this YouTube channel still exists with plenty of cultish videos for all to see. The channel called "NSBonTV" is run by a member of a URA Emerald and is the downline of the "sharpest knife in the drawer" woman (See: Come to My Seminar!). 

It's always better when a celebrity endorses your product right? I mean, if a celebrity says it works, than it MUST work! The "celebrity" in this video is ex NFL player Tracey Eaton. (Link to video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h2A9a55A_U) 

Eaton is a member of WWDB (hence no name change). He played for the Oilers, Cardinals, and Falcons during his six years in the NFL. And recorded 4 career INT's...ok, so he's not Richard Sherman, but hey, six years in the NFL is respectable. He's even got his own Wikipedia page! Eaton was actually a big interest for me. When I was shown the plan, I was given a CD with he and his wife Kimberly and liked what they had to say (I was none the wiser at the time) and being a big football fan, I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a desire to hear him speak. 

And in this video...I finally did. 

I saw this video before I joined URA and I had to admit it rubbed me a little bit the wrong way. Eaton is doing a plug for the next upcoming CONference trying to lure as many suckers as he can. Fight? Kick? Scratch? Crawl to get people to the function??? We're not going for a 4th and 1 here buddy. But then again, if I was making a percentage of the gate take, I'd want the little minions to fight, kick, scratch and crawl too! And then he segways into how they're going to show us what an "A game looks like." 

To be fair, he's right. They DO show you what an "A-game" LOOKS like. They strut in their nice suits/dresses and fancy jewelry. Actually saw an Instagram pic of Kimberly Eaton showing off her new ring to Mr. King's wife as well as our upline Emerald's wife, while they both looked at it with a rather disturbingly envious gaze. But yeah, you can see an "A game" much the way football players can show you an "A-Game." But will you ever BE that football player? Nope. Will you ever BE that Amway diamond? Not as improbable as being an NFL player, but unless you're in that .000002 percent or whatever it is...NOPE. 

Then he has the audacity to say "we don't want the B-players there. We don't want average/mediocre." The truth is, I'd bet more than half of the people that attend these CONferences would consider being average/mediocre in the Amway business a HUGE step up! He of course recites the same ol' "you can be rich too" type rhetoric...blah blah...and then says we're gonna show you how to "focus." HOW does someone teach someone how to FOCUS? They have something for that...it's called ritalin. Show you how to focus...that's like saying show you how to chew your food. 

And then of course he goes into the whole "loser" bit. He says "I've always found that winners love challenges." True...very true in fact. But here's the thing: Climbing the Eiffel Tower with your bare hands is a "challenge." If I don't accept the challenge, does that make me a loser??? Because that's a comparable challenge to making diamond or even a profit in Amway. Sure you won't die...but your finances will. Your spirit will. Your self-esteem WILL. Then he speaks about how "losers" always seem to find an excuse that they can't make the function. So that means even if you're financially struggling and can't pay the $100 ticket, money for gas/food, etc. You suck. No Tracey Eaton...YOU suck.

I guess if you couldn't intercept many passes in the NFL, you can intercept the dreams of thousands of people and return them unopposed for your own personal, financial touchdowns. I can only hope you and the rest of your cultist team is flagged/penalized for excessive bullshit. To be fair, being a member of those NFL teams during that time, you'd KNOW what average/mediocre looks like. 

Ballgame. 



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cultism on YouTube: The Lawnmower Man - A Message to Larry Winters

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this blog are my own opinions. Names (if any) have been changed in order to protect everyone's privacy. The thoughts in this blog do not address Amway directly, but rather the motivational organization known as URAssociation (URA)


Larry Winters (yes, I said his name, he's not URA) is a "legend" in the Amway business. He's a double diamond who leads the AMO known as LTD (Leadership Team Development). They, like the URA are a splinter group from Britt World Wide (BWW). Winters is a friend of URA founder "Mr. King." This post will address Winters as the inaugural post in a series I'm calling "Cultism on YouTube." This series will address RARE videos on YouTube where you get a glimpse at the cultism that takes place in AMO's such as the aforementioned.

Here's the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPoH1Y25_6U

RIGHT OFF THE BAT, after telling the audience he makes a million a year (of course not saying HOW he makes that money) Winters subtly hints at the cultist mindset by saying it's you and your significant other "against the world" and what makes LTD so great is that you work together to "attack the problem" (who said there was a PROBLEM? I just wanna make extra money). Of course, the materialism isn't left out either. Winters brags that he owns 13 horses before his wife reminds him that they have 14.

Who the FUCK needs 14 horses?

Anyhoo...Winters finally starts on the main point that I'm addressing in this post. He says that while you build your business, you're going to run into three types of people. LAWNMOWER PEOPLE! (DUN! DUN! DUNNNNNNNN!!!!!!) Allow me to educate you on the three types of lawnmower people Winters is talking about so you don't have to hear it from the "highlight" video that lasts 20 minutes.

Lawnmower person #1: When your grass is getting tall, they're going to complain. They won't complain about it to you, they'll just complain. It doesn't matter if your lawnmower is broke or whatever the circumstance. They'll complain. They don't have the BACKBONE/CLASS to complain about it to YOU, they'll complain to other neighbors or the city or whoever. They have to spread gossip/lies. And according to Winters, they're "losers" they're "bloggers" (Hey Joe! Hey Anna! HE TALKED ABOUT US!!! LOL), and they're "quitters" who have to tear it down.

Lawnmower person #2: People that will actually complain to you, but won't spread lies/gossip. Regardless, they won't do anything to help you cut your grass.

Lawnmower person #3: What LTD/other AMO's do. They'll help you in any way they can to cut your grass. They'll let you borrow their mower, they'll give you the gas if you need it, they'll give you a spark plug if you don't have one, etc. They will help you cut your grass no matter what the circumstances.

Well get ready for a bombshell folks...

LARRY WINTERS IS RIGHT.

He's dead on! Right on the money! Bulls eye! WHAT you ask? How can you agree with what an Amway big shot is saying? Have you lost your mind? Why are you agreeing?

Because it's the TRUTH.

AMO's like LTD/URA/BWW/WWDB and any other initials you can throw in there ARE the type of people that will you help you cut your grass. Not only will they help you cut it, they'll make your lawn the BEST in the neighborhood! They'll show you where you can buy sharper mower blades. They'll show you where you can buy sod, weed killer, seeds to strengthen your lawn, chemicals to make your grass look greener than anyone's in the neighborhood. Your neighbors will envy you and want to know how they can do it to! And YOU'LL SHOW THEM! And they'll get involved and pretty soon, your entire neighborhood has the best looking lawns in the city!

But after a while, you've become so obsessed with your lawn that you don't notice your paint inside your house is peeling. The shower is overly grimy and rusting. There's no food in the fridge. The outside of your house has become dirty and doesn't look as appealing. Your windows become covered with dirt and all kinds of crud. Termites have invaded your home but you can't afford an exterminator because you've spent your money on lawn care equipment. Your neighbors experience the same thing and all of the sudden you have a slum neighborhood with a bunch of nice-looking lawns. A turd in the middle of a glorious chunk of grass.

That's Amway Motivational Organizations for you. You get so caught up chasing "financial freedom" that you become a prisoner. You lose sight of the bigger picture. You sink dollar after dollar into these CULTS. And they'll tell ya "don't worry about your house, your lawn looks GREAT!"

So Mr Winters...

What people like myself, JoeCool, Anna Banana, etc. do is not try to "justify why we didn't make it" as you so eloquently put. We didn't make it because we realized WE DIDN'T WANT TO. We saw the "business" for what it really was and we are MORALLY OBLIGATED to keep people from doing the same. We don't "just leave." We keep people from making the same mistakes WE DID. When it comes to "justification" I don't see how you can justify taking people's money 4 times a year to motivate them in a business where YOU KNOW only a small percentage CAN succeed.

As far as being a person who doesn't have the backbone/class/manhood to complain about it to the right people. I addressed my upline and got a bunch of the regurgitated bullshit rhetoric (see my post "The Shot Heard Round the Upline") that you, Mr. Prince, Mr. King, and others spew out repetitively every CONference. I HAD the manhood to address it directly.

If you ever want me to address my complaints to YOU, feel free to let me know. e-mail is in the top right hand corner of this blog. I'll be happy to let you know how I feel about you and the rest of your fellow scammers/cultists. But of course, I probably won't hear from you just like Chris Hansen never did when Dateline investigated BWW in the early 2000's. Bet ya thought we forgot about that.

Now go mow your lawn Mr. Winters..it's littered with horseshit.

Wait...NOW I get the 14 horses.

*Drops mic*