One of the things my sponsor taught our group, after most IBOs were in for a few months, was that joining AMway was not about money. I thought that was very strange because the reason I joined was to make money, and I figured that most other IBOs joined for the same reason. I certainly didn't join to attend meetings and wear suits.
I believe this is a tactic by upline to justify the lack of real income made by IBOs. It is why you hear stories of IBOs "being nicer people", or "coming to God". While these may be nice side benefits, how many recruits would have agreed to become IBOs under these conditions? I know I wouldn't have.
It appears to be a clervely designed scam by the upline leaders. Show recruits flashy cars and suits. Show videos of shopping sprees, golfing and other luxuries that the diamond lifestyle affords you, then tell the recruits that they can have all this, if only they will trust their sponsor and their upline leaders.
These same folks will then tell you that the only way to succeed, is to sell out to the system. The system of cds, functions, books, voicemail and meetings. That if you follow the system, success is all but guaranteed. Yet meeting after meeting, most IBOs begin to notice the same folks on stage, their groups do not grow despite following the system. They usually get disillusioned and quit.
It is why upline will try to get you to buy into the side benefits, in hopes that it will retain you in the business and in the system. Business is about making money. Please think about this very carefully if you are experiencing the same or similar conditions. Feel free to ask questions here on this blog.