I recently saw this on anothet blog and it is a very short testimony, but it sums up the ridiculous mindset that IBOs are taught to have by upline.
"I was involved with Amway and then Quixtar for 18 years and never made any money, but think it is a great program because your support team will teach you the secrets of success in anything. "
This IBO was involved for 18 years and never made any money. But he thinks it's a great program? Why? 18 years of time and money spent building a business for no money? Is this what upline teaches you? When I was an IBO, upline taught us that we were indeed successful as long as we were on standing order and attending functions. What they really meant was the IBOs were making upline successful by being on standing order and attending functions.
As far as I know, there is no evidence that standing order or functions helped anyone to achieve the kind of success that the diamonds portray on stage. Of course, IBOs are welcome to prove me wrong.