Everyone in an MLM is after duplication…that’s what makes you the money. But is it all that it’s cracked up to be? Sometimes it is and sometimes…It Can Really Suck. I just had to forward you this story to explain why:
The Slavery Model Exposed…
It was 2007, and I had just built my first successful team ever…
…I was up to making about $3,000 a month – all old school. Home parties, 3 way calls, conference calls, and hotel meetings.
I had about 500 people in my team, and about 20 people working, I felt like I was about to ‘break through’.
We had a conference call, where the trainer (a multi million dollar earner) was going to teach our team ‘The Secret’ to Duplication.
I was HUNGRY.
I wanted so badly to go from making $3,000 a month to $30,000…
…I knew the KEY was duplication.
Have you ever felt like that? That if you could just find the ‘Secret Strategy’ that it would unlock your business?
On the conference call, the trainer taught us all how to do 3 way calls, and how ‘even a dog with a note in his mouth’ could succeed with this ONE simple strategy…
…I was excited.
I was ECSTATIC.
I couldn’t believe it could be so easy.
It was like someone had just handed me a ‘magical key’ that would open the gates of heaven, and duplication was mine…
…my team got PUMPED.
The next day…
…the rampage started.
Someone called me at 8:30 a.m. and said “David, do you have time for a quick 3 way call???? I’ve got an EXCITED prospect on the line…”
I said… “Sure, patch ‘em through”
We got Grandma in!
My team started blowing up. The key? Get David on the phone with EVERYONE…
Here’s what happened:
For the next 90 days straight, my phone blew up from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30pm at night – every day.
I started getting exhausted, and disconnected, and couldn’t remember why I was working.
150 calls a day…
…for a grand total of $5,000 a month.
Finally, one night I was at my buddy Tom’s house.
(He was in ‘the deal’ and lived in a refrigerator in the back of a store.)
We were playing a video game, and my phone rang. It was 11:33 p.m.
I LEAPT out of the couch, and said “Hello?!????”
“David, I’m SO EXCITED… I’ve got aunt Mary on the phone… She’s seen the video… She’s SO PUMED UP!!!!! Can you do a 3 way call?”
Like a super hero in fancy pants, I said “Sure…”
I started pacing back and forth… and it worked! Like a super hero, I set the phone down, and said:
“I GOT one!”
My buddy Tom looked at me and said:
“Dude, I quit.”
I paused for a second, and thought about what he said. I thought I got it, but said:
Tom told me a PROFOUND truth that day, he said:
“David, NO amount of money is worth what you just did. You just picked up the phone, at 11:30 at night to convince someone’s Aunt to join a business that creates time freedom. I’m out man. I’d rather work at Safeway.”
I didn’t quite get it that day, but within 90 days, my whole team was burned out, and started quitting by the hundreds.
Because Tom was right.
Since the day ‘I got it’ I haven’t had a cell phone.
My best four weeks from a downline I’ve earned $257,000.
How many calls did I make?
How many meetings?
* No 3 way calls allowed.
(Meetings are welcome, though – I actually like those – more on that in a future email. Meetings are not a ‘Slavery’ model if done properly.)
Look, there are certain things, we’ve got to be honest about.
Last year, Amway did $10 billion in sales. They had their first BILLION dollar month, ever. They’ve been growing now since they launched, I think in 1956.
I was in Amway for 3 1/2 years, and listened to OVER 2,000 hour long training audios, from EVERY large organization that exists. After 3 1/2 years – I didn’t even know what ’3 way call’ meant.
You’re in this to make money, and have time freedom, not be a telemarketer. Telemarketers make $8.50 an hour in the States, and $3 per hour in the Philippines. If you make more than that, you probably don’t want to be on the phone all day and night for a ‘measly’ little weanie income of $8.50 an hour.
There are things that duplicate AND don’t suck. I know a guy named Dave Lovette, who made about $800,000 a year in Amway for about a decade, before moving on and finding something he liked a tad bit better.
I asked Dave:
“Dave, when you were rich in Amway, how much work did you do each month?”
“I didn’t do any”
“How many calls did you take?”
“Maybe 4 or 5…”
“What was the SECRET Dave????”
He said something profound:
“The SYSTEM did automatically EVERYTHING we as leaders didn’t want to do… AND we MADE MONEY from the system!”
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That’s how the big boys play
I like it better, too.
This email might be controversial, and I’m not saying “Don’t listen to the hype”
I’m just giving my two cents, as someone who took 3 calls total last week, and makes $8,000 – $15,000 a day.
Take it or leave it – either way, be blessed.