On the advice of a good friend, I watched a documentary a couple weeks ago called The King of Kong. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it, especially if you've ever been involved in MLM, or you're a fan of classic video games.
Long story short, A guy who has never really won at anything in his life, gets laid off his job, and turns to the video game classic Donkey Kong, to fill the hours of his day. He stumbles across the score for the world record, and sets out to beat this legendary score. The documentary follows his struggles as he not only has to beat the game, but the owner of the world record, and his legion of followers. Much like the main character, I was shocked at how one man could manipulate all of these other people into doing his bidding, just because he was the Donkey Kong World Champion. The main character actually beat the score on video tape....but the minions discounted it saying he cheated. The guy then made trips to an arcade and beat the score live! Well the minions were in scramble mode trying to gather people to watch him, in order to make him nervous and mess up! I won't ruin the documentary for you if your going to watch it, but let's just say it blew me away the lengths the minions went to, in order to protect their fearless leaders legendary score.
What has this got to do with MLM you ask? After seeing this first hand, I witnessed that the followers in MLM's like Amway, and TEAM, have the same over the top devotion to their fearless "Leaders"! While you are living it....you don't even notice that it's happening! But to others watching from the outside.... they have the same reaction I did watching the minions follow around this "World Champion" Loser, trying to protect his little claim to fame! What are you doing? Can't you see what's going on around you?! Once you wake up and snap out of it.....it's pretty sad actually, looking back on it.
Here's a challenge for anybody following a "Leader" in MLM.....are their words matching their actions? I mean not just the things they say to the big crowds of people... but stuff you see and hear behind closed doors as well. Who are you really following? Do they have YOUR best interests in mind....or their own? You could be just building your little heart out....showing the plan....going to meetings....doing "all the right things".... and in the mean time, someone else might have a different plan, and it effects YOUR "Business"! "Not my Leader" you say? Go ahead... do some searching on line and see the countless examples. Blindly following your "Leaders" will more often than not, lead to heart break, bitter disappointment, and the emptying of your wallet! Oh.... and by the way......there's a Donkey Kong kill screen coming up if anybody is interested.