Some Guidelines Before You Send Mail

First, I don't believe I should have to place any kind of guidelines or restrictions on the letters people should be able to send me. Unfortunately, I have received numerous e-mails from distributors who claim that I am posting inaccurate information, that I am "stealing their dream," or that I have a "personal vendetta" against their families.

If there are any distributors (or friends of distributors) with a "neat fact" about the Amway business, I ask one thing: Prove it. I don't need to hear "ha, ha," or some other pointless comment in an e-mail. If you would like to debate a point I make on this website, at least have the courtesy of providing documenting proof instead of "parroting back" what your upline has taught you. "None of my upline makes money from the tools."? Prove it- show me the 1099 forms that they have filed with the IRS. If you can provide written, documented proof (such as the Amway Business Manual or the InterNet Services Business Manual), I will post the information on this website. But: just because the business manual states a rule, does not mean distributors are following it.

And before you send me an e-mail claiming, "our group doesn't do what you're talking about," check with your upline, then check with his upline. Chances are very good that, yes, your group "does do that"- you just don't know about it. With that said, here is a list of topics that I considered CLOSED for debate. Unless, of course, you can prove me wrong.

As an example of what I DO NOT wish to receive, please read the below e-mail. This is an ACTUAL e-mail sent to me (no spelling or grammatical changes have been made). The author then followed his letter with an HTML version and a Microsoft Internet Explorer Shortcut as an attachment (which I have removed). Please, I do not need a shortcut to my own web site! I know where it is already!

I don't make a habit of critiquing every e-mail I receive, but if you are going to send an e-mail challenging a web-site author's information, at least have the decency to check your spelling and grammar. Especially check the usage of "your" and "you're," as in "you don't know what your talking about," the correct usage is "what you're talking about." To further lower my respect for him, the distributor who sent this can't even spell what he is presenting: an "opportunity"! And most of what he says in this e-mail can be found either in the marketing plan, the SA-4400, or the business manual. In fact, the next to last sentence is Amway's own mission statement, not this guy's "vision." He then ends his e-mail with a quote from an audio tape by Diamond Distributor Bo Short. To be honest, I don't know whether to laugh at the guy for repeating back this information or cry at the fact that he has lost the ability to think for himself.

If you are not a distributor, I apologize for the above statements. I have grown tired of repeating this same information to distributors who are conditioned to dismiss ANY "negative information" as "wrong" or "lies" without actually investigating for themselves. If you are a distributor and have received any kind of statement from your Diamond responding to the issues found on this website, I would be more than willing to post it.

On the positive side, though, I believe that any distributor who takes the time to read through my site, tells me he read through my site, and then takes the time to send me any e-mail, is probably close to quitting the business anyway. If a distributor would rather take the time to send me criticizing e-mails instead of building his business, than it's not hard to figure out what he considers to a better use of his time. It's one thing to research an opposing viewpoint, but it's another matter entirely when a distributor wants to have an ongoing e-mail debate! It makes me wonder what a distributor's downline (if the distributor even has any) would do if they found out he was spending his time looking at "negative" websites. Also, what would his upline do?

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