hey rick your right,about that i am sure they will put spin control on it.Another thing i am suprised about is that we had 24 views but only one reply to this post.If i posted i ate cereal for beakfast then i would get 900 replys.
Another thing i found out was one of the top guys brian carruthers who i thought got to the top by passing out cd's and buying biz opp leads,actually took a big group from his former company or companies to ppl.These upline people with all the soke and mirrors are driving me insane,just tell the true story we handle it like adults,if i had big rolodex i would do it like that as well,but the company makes it sound like he started from scratch so whats wrong with you.
I guess you should be carefull who you follow.huh?
You are absolutely correct about being careful who you follow.
Choosing your mentor and/or business partner could easily
be the most important factor in the decision you make.
People moving from one company to another and taking their
downline with them is quite common. There are people who
go from company to company with their same people and hit
it big, then move on to the next company with the same downline.
The first MLM I got in, I was very successful they went under
because they were not equipped to handle the growth. I took
all of my friends and family into that company with me. After it
shut down, I no longer had a warm market. None of my friends
and family believed in MLM. I always gave them the opportunity
because I cared about them, but I never tried to recruit them.
I mentioned to Dianne just this weekend how we had made
seven figures working opportunities that our relatives would
not follow us into. Even while sitting back and watching the
lifestyle our ventures had provided for us.
Anyone can be hugely successful in NWM, but NWM is not
As I went on to develop other successful businesses, I would
do so by helping my downline build successful businesses. When
I would move to another better opportunity
, I never would recruit
from my downline because I personally believed that I was
betraying the people who wanted to stay. Usually 1-4 people
would eventually move because of their reasons, but I did not
I have been criticized for moving to better opportunities when
I would see that the future no longer looked good at one company.
But I feel it is much smarter to move to better opportunities when
they appear, than to stay behind with a dieing company. You know
what Ray Kroc says about opportunities.
A few years ago, I was approached by a NWM co. that is very big in
Europe. They wanted to expand into the US and wanted me to
head up the US expansion. I was initially not interested, but they
offered me $90,000 for the first six months while I was building
my downline to replace that income. I had no doubt that within
the first year I could easily replace the $90,000 they were
offering to pay me in the first six months. I had done it too many
times to doubt that I could do it again.
Within minutes of me signing the contract, they started suggesting
that I start calling my downline from the company I had left. I
refused to do so. They pressured me to give them my 30,000
people genealogy. They wanted to enter my entire genealogy into
their computer and send out a mass mailing to all 30,000 informing
them that they were already entered as distributors without
paying the $200.00 plus enrollment fee. They were to be told that
their downline integrity would be saved if they signed the distributor
agreement with not cost before a certain deadline.
I refused to do this. It is highly unethical, and in my personal
belief it is immoral.
For the first 30 days, and earning the first $15,000 we fought
daily about this. They made threats, and I refused to budge.
At the end of the next 30 days I received my second $15,000.
Then 30 days later when my next $15,000 payment
was due, they threatened that they would not pay me the rest of
the $60,000 unless I agreed to give them my genealogy.
I refused, and walked away from that company and left $60,000
behind on the table. People have told me I was foolish by not
hiring lawyers to get the next $60,000 but I felt it would not be
worth the effort for what would be left after the lawyers took
their share. Besides, I did not want to deal with the negative
and get on with more positive things in my life. I could not
focus on helping my downlines while fighting that company
in the courts.
Perhaps I am stupid. Perhaps most people would have given them
the genealogy for $60,000, but my ethics are not for sale.
Fortunately I still had six figures coming in from other businesses
I had built and was able to survive without that $60,000. But
regardless, I would have walked away anyway. I had lost more
than that in the past because of trusting unethical people.
I hadn't shared that before because I knew that a lot of people
don't share my opinions that stealing downlines from another
company is unethical, and they would immediately start defending
why there is nothing wrong with it.
I don't care whether others agree or disagree. Perhaps I am wrong,
and perhaps I am even stupid, but I am able to sleep at night.
I could not sleep at night if I knew I had profited by hurting other
people by stealing their downline. I do believe that stealing goes
against one of the 10 commandments. Right? But then perhaps I am
interpreting that a little two strong.
I don't believe in attacking other companies because I feel people
could be hurt by my attacks which may only represent my personal
opinions, but if I ever see anyone promote this company, I will
strongly suggest that they hear my experiences. I can’t sit back
and watch anyone trust in that company without knowing the
Honesty and integrity was drilled into me by my grandfather who
was the most honest person I ever met. A lot of people don't
like me because of my "tell it like it is" honesty, but that is their
problem, not mine. If you deal with me you may not like me, but
at least I will be honest with you.
That is why I no longer recruit. I merely "sort" for people whom
I can respect and believe to be honest and share my values. I
have no interest in recruiting someone just for the bonuses. I
am looking for a long term business relationship, not a sign up
bonus, and I am willing to leave a lot more money on the table
than a measly sign up bonus to know I am working with the
right people and the right opportunity.