Closing a Chapter, Part 3

Coalition: Here is Part 3 of Linda’s recent experience with a personal care MLM. We’re putting it up in four parts over the next week or so, but you can head over to her blog if you want to read all of it right away! To read how her story started, catch up with Part 1 and Part 2 here. And now, on with Linda’s story:

Linda: By April 2019 I was starting to have serious doubts about what I was doing, however was in conflict about not wanting to damage my relationship with Danni and my cousin and in the back of my mind engrained was the message of positivity and not quitting. I had already committed to a “Product Showcase” event at my home and after having purchased quite a lot of products to showcase (I’m sure, much to my upline, Danni’s delight, seeing as she received a commission) I went ahead with it. Some family and a few people I knew came along, again; I am sure it was out of pity. I made one sale; it was embarrassing. However; I tried to stay positive, constantly keeping my posts attractive and appealing, it was all about “attraction marketing” slightly embellishing the truth, making your life look amazing and fun. You were your own boss: you called the shots!

Ellie Flynn from the BBC documentary Secrets of the Multi-Level Millionaires

On the same day as my showcase party, after it had finished, I watched a documentary which was aired on the BBC about MLMs, and Company X was featured. Danni was still at my place; it was just her, me and my husband and she insisted on staying to watch it also (no doubt to make sure I wasn’t turned against the company). I would like to add also that when I had asked Danni about the documentary a few days before, she said that head office had advised us all not to watch it. It was just “haters” spreading negativity and it was best to be avoided. I am so glad I watched the documentary; it completely opened my eyes and throughout the whole thing I had a feeling of sickness in my stomach which I didn’t let on to Danni. I was poorly the week that followed (my body had no doubt crashed into some sort of panic!) and I spent most of the week online reading about MLM scamming website and the tricks used by reps on social media. I feel slightly sick at myself for posting so many “positivity quotes” which, again, I was posting as a form of Positive Mindset (I deleted them all). I attended a product showcase with Danni on the Wednesday that week, still feeling unwell and uneasy, and the only real reason I went in all honesty, was to hopefully shift some of the products I had from my home showcase. I didn’t sell a thing and it was a complete waste of my time. Surprise surprise …

Deep down I knew I didn’t want to collaborate with Company X anymore. It just wasn’t me. It felt so desperate, the posts I kept on seeing online from some of the girls in our never-ending groups felt so false and forced. People where discounting items and running “Payday Offers” (which I am again ashamed to say I did too — out of desperation to sell something!) on products I was led to believe were high end! I also discovered that products were being sold on Ebay and Amazon too — which I thought wasn’t allowed??! I also discovered online that there were other MLM companies were the uplines who were higher up in the pyramid were part of private social media groups where they shared (in absolute secrecy) tips and tricks on how to dupe their downlines. Honestly it makes me sick to the core how deep the deception runs. I couldn’t trust Danni anymore, I didn’t know what to think, was she part of one of these groups too?? I didn’t know what to believe or who to trust.

I took part in one final group Zoom call which was hyped up to be this amazing way to boost sales and climb the pin title (awards you receive based on sales and how many people you recruit) ladder. We were advised to bulk buy items. We were told about this “great idea” where we should buy sixteen toothpastes at approximately £8 each wholesale, keep one to use and to promote on social media, and sell the other 15… I mean, there was no way on God’s green earth that I would ever sell these, I wasn’t selling anything, let alone 15 toothpastes at over £11, this would cost me over £125! We were also advised to do the same the following month with another product and so on, and that our downlines (these are the people who are signed up under you) should do the same. I can imagine the uplines at the top of the pyramid rubbing their hands in delight. This was the absolute final straw. I had made up my mind to tell Danni the next day I wasn’t doing this anymore.

It wasn’t so much a light bulb moment, more a baseball bat across the face moment where I realised this was all just one big fat con! I had been well and truly scammed. When I broke the news to Danni that I no longer wanted to carry on with Company X and that I was terminating my account, she actually cried. I reassured her that nothing would change between us, we would still be friends (despite the fact that I was actually seething inside) and we were booked to go on another “Success Summit” to Spain in May, that I would still go, however I wouldn’t attend the summit, I would simply come away on a little holiday to keep her company, this was what I was willing to do, despite everything! I tried to be civil and friendly, despite the fact that I had been totally duped by her and everyone else, I didn’t want to cause friction in the family and cause pain to my cousin and his wife, who are nice people.

Let’s just say that Danni didn’t take my leaving Company X well, there was a monumental shift in her behaviour toward me… she told me it was never about the money and that I meant more to her than Company X however you could tell she had changed. She went from messaging me daily, without fail, asking me how I was, how my day had been etc, to not messaging me, unless I messaged her first and even then, her reply which was usually instant was delayed by hours, if not a full day. I invited her to mine for a tea and chat in order to finalise the Spain trip. She kindly arranged for my Success Summit ticket to be sold on Facebook, which I am grateful for. However eventually things got out of hand and without going into too much detail I saw her true colours, especially where money was concerned. I cancelled my trip with her completely and managed to change my holiday to go to Barcelona on my own. I have blocked her on my social media nor do I follow any of the other so-called Company X “friends”. Luckily my Success Summit ticket sold. I managed to return a large amount of the products back to Company X for a refund and I have now cancelled my wholesale account. I ran at a loss; however, I was lucky enough to claw back most of what I had spent.

Despite what people say MLM companies ruin relationships. I have read countless blogs about people who have lost friends, spilt from partners and damaged relationships with family members. Due to this, Danni and I no longer talk, and through this I haven’t spoken to my cousin or his wife. I am truly grateful that I was only part of this embarrassing episode for little over three months and that I didn’t fall out with my true friends and family. My husband stuck by my side throughout the whole thing, despite his doubts, however he knew how MLMs function in that they turn people against their partners for not being supportive and to risk not losing me, he simply supported me. However, when I told him I was stopping, even he breathed a sigh of relief. I truly believe that some sort of brainwashing is involved. You are told to surround yourself with like-minded people, get rid of anyone who isn’t supportive of what you are doing. It reaches a point, especially if you have been working for an MLM for perhaps as long as Danni has that you have pretty much crippled every relationship you have with others, to the point where your only friends are Company X people, therefore you feel that if you leave, you’ll have no one, that you have quit on your dreams. Therefore, people just keep going, they cling onto the “dream” paraded in front of them on social media. No one questions anything, no one asks questions — I think I was the only one that did and I guess I am now a “Dream Stealer” or “Negative Nancy”. You can’t simply be someone who sees it for what it is and cleverly decides to avoid it like the plague. If I had really known what MLM’s and pyramid schemes were — I too would have said no at the very beginning.

Stay tuned for Linda’s final instalment, Part 4!

Cover photo Photo by Melanie Wasser on Unsplash


Joni’s handwriting? Who cares?

Coalition: Our friends over at the Crownless Princesses put up this post a few weeks ago. Joni Rogers-Kante is the founder of SeneGence, and is revered within the organisation as a great visionary and saviour.

Crownless Princesses:

SeneGence has finally come out with some new packaging. Initially for Limited Edition colours only. About bloody time, it’s gotta be said. (The ShadowSense tubes haven’t been helped any, but show you how bad the old packaging still is.)

Better labels on the left. Original design style on the right.

And yes, it’s an improvement (not hard to achieve). Still doesn’t look like they employed a professional branding company, but hey, we takes what we can gets, eh?

However. This is going around the distributor groups:

Uuuh, not very?

Cult leader status: confirmed ✅

Then there’s this FONT … which is lovely. And costs about £10.

Which looks suspiciously very very similar to the official LipSense ‘logo’:

From the new LipSense label

Well, maybe Joni drew her own version of this font? Traced over the lines? Or maybe their graphic designer did some tweaking of the font to warp it slightly, to come up with the ‘new LipSense logo’. Whatever. 🤷🏼‍♀️

But the whole ‘wet your pants cos our divinely inspired cult leader maybe drew this’ thing is ridiculous. Get a grip.

Cross post from The Crownless Princesses

Closing a Chapter, Part 2

Coalition: Here is Part 2 of Linda’s recent experience with a personal care MLM. We’re putting it up in four parts over the next week or so, but you can head over to her blog if you want to read all of it right away! To read how her story started, catch up with Part 1. And now, on with Linda’s story:

Linda: At one of our smaller, monthly group meetings, the presenter gave a little talk about how to recruit people and she spoke of people’s “weaknesses” and their “pain” which made me feel awkward, I mean, yes I want to grow my business however I do also have a moral compass — targeting people who had credit card debit or debt of any kind was so low. I remember raising my hand and actually asking “Well, surely if someone is in debt, they won’t really have the money to pay for these products?” Her response was — “Well, you’ll find that people who are in debt kind of like to spend money regardless, so, in theory we’re only encouraging them to spend with us…” I was totally and utterly uncomfortable with this. I have had debt in the past, and I know first-hand how horrible it is. The fact that I was aiming to get rich off of the shoulders of someone who was struggling didn’t sit well with me. It was then that I started to really question what I was doing. I actually thought that these meetings were a complete waste of time. They were extremely repetitive and I guess, just additional brainwashing.

No matter how much I plugged the products or talked about the business, NO. ONE. WAS. INTERESTED in signing up or buying the products. When you take into account that a toothpaste I was selling was retailing at just over £11+ postage — and you can purchase a well-known, dentist recommended brand for £3–4, you can see why I was struggling. No amount of persuasion, and I have worked in retail/sales on Bond Street and Harrods in the past, could sell the overpriced products. I manged to sign up one old friend I hadn’t spoken to in years because, and I am ashamed to admit it, she was so utterly miserable in her job I guess she was desperate for anything that would help her escape, and I convinced her this was the opportunity she was looking for! I also signed up a nail technician I got talking to, however after a face-to-face meeting with her and Danni, where she voiced her concerns about the fact that she had been advised by her family that this was a pyramid scheme, she messaged me to say she was stopping. I kept my positive vibes up, I kept telling myself it would change; however, I was now beginning to think that I was becoming a clone of Company X. I felt like I was losing my identity. Every time I spoke to someone, I saw them as a potential recruit, as a way of progressing my “business”.

I was incapable of having a conversation with anyone without trying to plug the products in one way or another. If I spoke to warm contacts (friends or family) I risked alienating them and cold contacts (strangers) are very rarely willing to trust a complete stranger. Therefore, you are trained to make cold contacts warm, however in my opinion this is a false way of building a true friendship, as your ultimate goal is to recruit. The whole process is based on making money and pushing your business forward. It reeks of desperation and falseness. I attended several Network Marketing meetings off of my own back (may I also add that MLM companies such as ours had been frozen out of several Networking events in my area, no doubt because the organisers were sick of reps recruiting) I was told it was because there was another rep from a similar company attending, however I truly believe that the organisers where just trying to be nice about the truth. MLM reps are also banned from many Mum and Baby groups, as again, the organisers think the reps simply prey on the mother’s need to find a flexible job they can work around their children.

I kept on wondering how the hell the other reps were receiving such massive product deliveries for their customers. Instagram and Facebook were often littered with people posting about orders, boxes full of products. When I started looking into MLM Scam websites, I found out that reps from other companies were told by their uplines (the people who recruit them) that they should keep any empty boxes and use these to bulk up personal orders to make it look like bigger deliveries. This goes to show just how innocent (or naïve?) I was. I would never had done this! All my posts were genuine, however no wonder my orders were of only a few items, most of which were for me. I couldn’t believe the deceit and it didn’t stop there. I also discovered and again, I laugh at myself for not knowing this — you can buy followers on social media – personally, I think this is a little bit desperate, I mean, surely, if you have followers, it should be because your posts etc. are of interest to people — the fact that you can pay as little as £10 for 1000 followers makes me balk. I then started to wonder, if this was what a lot of the Company X girls did, to perhaps show they had some sort of popular following, lots of customer and potential recruits — attraction marketing remember?

Another niggle was Danni. When we initially spoke about Company X, she told me she had left her full time job, as the money she was making as a Company X rep was now the equivalent to what her monthly salary was…I thought this was brilliant and I knew realistically this would take time. Danni had now been a Company X rep for over four years and as we grew closer, she would admit little things that raised alarm bells with me. The fact that she didn’t earn this all the time. There were quite a few months where she made very little, or that it was a struggle at times and she sometimes looked at perhaps getting another job. She would quickly then retract her statements and say she could never go back to working for someone else, not now that she was her own “boss”.

What happens next? Stay tuned for Part 3 of Linda’s tale!

Feature photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash

Closing a Chapter, Part 1

Coalition: Linda is kindly sharing her experience with a personal care MLM. This is a cross-post from her blog. We’re putting it up in four parts over the next week, but you can head over to her blog if you want to read all of it right away!

Linda: I would like to stress before I continue that the views expressed in this blog are that of my own. These are my opinions, feelings and my own personal experience of a Multi-Level Marketing company. I have changed my uplines name in order to protect her identity. I have also changed the company name to “Company X” so as not to disclose the company’s name. I thought long and hard about writing this blog, especially as it will be open to view on my website – however I truly believe that this is a form of closure for me. I didn’t realise just how much this had indeed affected me, writing this blog will help me close this chapter of my life once and for all. I have also written this blog in order to help people who are perhaps thinking of joining an MLM, hoping that they are thoroughly researching and reading up on people’s experiences and not just basing their decision on the people who are recruiting them, as sadly I did.

My MLM experience was, thankfully, a relatively brief one. I was unhappy in my office job of almost four years and in November 2018, I was invited to my cousin’s house, where I met for the first time his step daughter (who for the sake of this blog, I will call) Danni. We hit it off immediately and although she was ten years my junior, she was very mature in her behaviour and we seemed to like the same things.

We began to follow each other on Instagram and her posts about “living life on her terms” and working from home, based around beauty and skincare intrigued me. I too loved anything skincare based and I was interested in knowing more about what she did. I had absolutely no idea what a Multi-Level Marking company was, nor did I know about Pyramid Schemes. All I knew was that this could be a way that I could get into the skincare industry and I was open minded when I went along to a local business briefing before Christmas and then to a second, much larger “Success Summit” in January based in London.

Both business briefing and Summit were totally and utterly geared towards positivity. The company hosting the summit and the people on stage were training you to think in a positive way, attracting like-minded people and although some of it was a little over the top – lots of punching the air, whooping, motivational speakers etc. (I felt totally out of my comfort zone, as I am a little more reserved) I embraced the positive mindset and I left feeling pleased and happy that collaborating with Company X would be a good decision, after all, Danni was doing it, she was sort of family and surely, I could trust her? She initially said when we first spoke about me signing up back in December that she would never recommend this business opportunity to anyone if she thought it would be bad for them, right?

I am wholeheartedly ashamed to say, I fell for the MLM scam, hook, line and sinker. I totally signed up to the whole positive mindset attitude, The Law of Attraction theory, the “surround yourself with like-minded people”, anyone who doesn’t support you is a “Hater” or a “Dream Stealer” a “Negative Nancy” who is jealous of your success and doesn’t want you to succeed. I quit my job in January 2019 and totally threw myself into building my “business” and to be fair no one told me to do this. I was lucky enough to have savings to enable me to do so, therefore I threw myself into my Company X business 100%. I sold a few products, only to one friend and some family members who no doubt felt sorry for me. Absolutely nobody on social media was interested and the three enquires I did receive came to an abrupt halt once I sent over the price of the products to my potential customers. People were just not willing to pay the ridiculously high prices for a brand they knew nothing about, without being able to properly test the product, or receive some sort of sample. I could of course supply samples of some products, however I would need to buy the full-size bottle, then purchase little sample pots, and the whole process would come from my pocket. Company X did not provide samples and now of course, I realise why. I was also a little deflated whenever I did receive a package as despite the cost of the products the package looked really cheap. I knew I would have to pull out all the stops to sell these products.

I ploughed away relentlessly, I paid for business cards, I created leaflets, I purchased products to promote on social media, I was always positive, even if things weren’t great, we were trained to never let this show, always promote positivity. What you think, you will receive. I improved my mindset – kept my thoughts on success. I called salons, mobile make-up artists, local businesses, business in London practically every day; only to have the phone put down on me once I explained the sign-up process, no one wanted to associate themselves with a pyramid scheme. I was advised by Danni to create a list of all the people I knew. People from the past, old colleagues, family, the people I knew who worked in shops, even the Hermes Delivery guy became a target. To my immense shame, I messaged/and or called everyone. I literally cringe when I think of the people who I contacted…it was so false…I would never have spoken to them again in any other situation…but this was all in aid of building my “business”, therefore I was willing to throw my dignity in the gutter.

What happens to Linda next? Part 2 is coming later on this week!

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Pourquoi la vente multiniveau (MLM) ne fonctionnera jamais!

Traduction libre et inspiré de l’article paru en version anglaise


MLM définition: La vente multiniveau ou, selon qui l’emploie, marketing relationnel, marketing à paliers multiples, vente en réseau par cooptation, vente par réseau coopté (V.R.C.), marketing de réseau, etc., en anglais multi level marketing ou MLM, est une structure du réseau de vente dans laquelle les revendeurs (ou distributeurs) peuvent parrainer de nouveaux vendeurs, et être alors en partie rémunérés par une commission évaluée en pourcentage sur les ventes des recrues. La vente multiniveau élimine les coûts liés au recrutement et à la formation, mais aussi les dépenses de publicité en lui substituant le bouche-à-oreille.

La vente multiniveau peut importe comment vous la nommer ne fonctionnera jamais. Ce que je veux dire par fonctionnera jamais, cela va toujours signifier une perte financière pour les gens qui joignent un MLM, va causer un isolement social et les membres vont perdre des amitiés. Ce ne sera jamais un modèle d’affaires d’en lequel les gens vont obtenir un réel salaire.

Les critiques des MLM sont souvent accusés de mettre tous les MLM dans le même panier.

Quelques personnes pensent qu’avec des améliorations les MLM peuvent être un bon modèle d’affaires. Il est tentant de penser qu’avec un peu d’effort, vous pouvez faire beaucoup d’argent avec l’équipe que vous avez recruté.

Voici pourquoi les MLM ne seront jamais une bonne opportunité d’affaires.

Ceci démontre que la grande majorité des produits MLM sont beaucoup plus dispendieux que les produits en magasin, ce qui amène une moins grande désirabilité du produit et réduit la base de clients. Ceci nous amène au problème #2

1. Les produits ont un prix majoré et sont dispendieux.

Les produits se doivent d’être majorés, afin que les gens en haut de la pyramide reçoivent leurs parts. Les compagnies de MLM, affirment que le prix premium est associé au marketing, annonces et vente du produit. Si cela était vrai, la même situation serait appliquée au produit qui est distribué par une méthode plus traditionnelle. Prenez exemple sur les bouteilles d’eau Forever Living, qui sont dispendieuses versus un produit acheté en magasin.

12 bouteilles pour 14,76 = 1,223 pour chacune des bouteilles d’eau Forever Living

24 bouteilles pour 12,72 = ,53 pour chacune des bouteilles en magasin

C’est la même eau, ceci démontre que le prix du produit est plus dispendieux, qu’un produit similaire en magasin

2. MLM dépend des amis et de la famille pour l’achat des produits
Parce que le prix des produits est plus dispendieux qu’en magasin, il est difficile d’avoir une réelle base de client. La majorité des produits sont invendables. Le modèle d’affaire des MLM dépend des ventes aux amis, familles et gens dans leur réseau. La majorité des gens qui achètent les produits, essaie malheureusement d’aider le distributeur MLM, souvent par pitié.

Ceci peut mener à quelques ventes au début, mais rapidement les acheteurs se rendent compte de la situation. Habituellement, le vendeur semble motivé, ressent l’accomplissement et donne la fausse impression que ce modèle d’affaires fonctionne.

Il y aussi, les MLMers professionnels. Leur réseau est rempli de gens qui joignent le MLM ce qui leur procure une downline . Les gens qui achètent ces produits n’achèteront pas le produit, car il le désire, ils achèteront afin d’atteindre les ventes minimales pour une commission. Le produit est toujours dispendieux et apporte aucune plus valu et est acheté seulement afin d’atteindre les quotas de vente.

Lorsque famille et amis n’achètent plus du produit, la personne impliquée dans le MLM, va acheter le produit, afin d’atteindre les quotas pour commission. Les MLM vont souvent dire qu’aucun minimum d’achat n’est nécessaire. Ceci est vrai, par contre, afin d’avoir les commissions des ventes, les vendeurs MLM doivent générer un minimum de revenu. Ce sont ces bonus qui génèrent le plus d’argent, pas la vente des produits.

3. La majorité des gens perdent de l’argent.

Un simple  regard aux déclarations de revenus de ces entreprises. Démontre que peut de gens génère des revenus décents. Ces déclarations ne tiennent pas en compte les dépenses des vendeurs MLM. Régulièrement les petits caractères indique-

227$ est le montant annuel de revenu en moyenne, les petits caractères indiquent qu’il peut en coûter des milliers de dollars en frais d’opération. Pour plus de détails, lisez ce blog (

Ces informations sont toutes fournies par les compagnies de MLM, par contre quelques compagnies ne donnent pas ces détails, malgré que ce soit la loi au Canada

Pour une analyse complète des potentiels de revenu des MLM ( La conclusion de ses recherches est que 99,7% des participants perdent de l’argent.

4. Manque d’expérience et de compétence

N’importe qui peut joindre un MLM, les membres aiment recruter afin de gagner de l’argent des ventes des autres. Certains affirment trier leurs ‘’downline’’, mais je suspecte que n’importe qui fera l’affaire. Il y a plusieurs cas où des gens souffrant de dépression, anxiété, des femmes venant d’accoucher, des gens ayant des conditions médicales sont souvent la proie des recruteurs MLM. Ce blog de femme militaire traite de ce sujet(, ces femmes sont souvent la cible, car elles sont plus vulnérables.

Parce que n’importe qui peut joindre un MLM, n’importe qui peut alors devenir un leader. Des gens vendent, recrutent, gèrent, donnent des avis, et ce sans aucune réelles expérience ou formation. Aucune qualification en ressource humaine n’est nécessaire et ne peut déterminer si vous êtes prêt pour ce type emploi. Les leaders croient que tout le monde peut réussir. Lorsque les gens ont des difficultés, les leaders sont incapables d’agir professionnellement et en regard aux lois. Plusieurs agissent dans l’illégalité. Les leaders disent quoi faire aux gens qu’ils recrutent, tels que les infos concernant les taxes, marketing, recrutement, des allégations santés et essaient de tous contrôler. L’industrie est remplie de gens qui ne savent pas ce qu’ils font et qui essaient de dire aux gens qu’ils recrutent quoi faire.

Lorsque quelqu’un sans formation ni expérience peut soudainement devenir un ‘’boss’’ et que les activités de recrutement influent sur ses commissions, vous êtes en situation où il y a beaucoup d’intimidation. Il n’y a aucune garantie de protection des employés, comme un département HR, de formations, de réunions, de syndicat, d’union d’employés. Il n’y a rarement du support pour les collègues, parce que les membres de votre équipe sont votre compétition.

Si un nouveau MLM décide d’améliorer le modèle et décide d’engager des employés qualifiés, avec formation adéquate, des ressources humaines, département comptabilité, département marketing, ce ne serait plus un MLM, mais bien une entreprise NORMALE.

Étant donné que les gens impliqués dans ce type de stratagème sont identifiés comme entrepreneurs indépendants, la compagnie se distance d’eux. Lorsqu’un individu enfreint la loi sur la publicité, en affirmant que leurs produits peuvent guérir telle maladie ou affirment de fausseté, la responsabilité repose sur l’entrepreneur indépendant. Les gens font souvent les choses comme leurs leaders le font, car ils n’en savent pas plus.
Évidemment, si les gens opèrent leur propre entreprise, ces gens devraient connaître tous les lois et règlements.
Premièrement, ces gens ne sont pas des entrepreneurs indépendants. (
Deuxièmement, les gens sont encouragés de sauté sur l’occasion et commencés immédiatement, même s’ils n’y comprennent toujours pas tout. Les gens sont encouragés à copié ce que les gens au sommet fonts et de suivre leurs exemples. Après tout, ‘’c’est comme ça que les choses se font ’’, est une phrase convaincante. Quand nous commençons un nouvel emploi, nous avons toujours quelqu’un pour nous montrer quoi faire.

5. Responsabilité

Étant donné que les gens impliqués dans ce type de stratagème sont identifiés comme entrepreneurs indépendants, la compagnie se distance d’eux. Lorsqu’un individu enfreint la loi sur la publicité, en affirmant que leurs produits peuvent guérir telle maladie ou affirment de fausseté,  la responsabilité repose sur l’entrepreneur indépendant. Les gens font souvent les choses comme leurs leaders le font, car ils n’en savent pas plus.

Évidemment, si les gens opèrent leur propre entreprise, ces gens devraient connaître tous les lois et règlements. 

Premièrement, ces gens ne sont pas des entrepreneurs indépendants. (

Deuxièmement, les gens sont encouragés de sauté sur l’occasion et commencés immédiatement, même s’ils n’y comprennent toujours pas tout. Les gens sont encouragés à copié ce que les gens au sommet fonts et de suivre leurs exemples. Après tout, ‘’c’est comme ça que les choses se font’’, est une phrase convaincante. Quand nous commençons un nouvel emploi, nous avons toujours quelqu’un pour nous montrer quoi faire.

6. La loi de l’attraction
Cela peut sembler une théorie inoffensive et qui peut améliorer le moral, en réalité cela est sinistre. LA prémisse de base est que si vous voulez quelques choses, agissez comme si vous l’aviez déjà. Le sentiment peut sembler stimulant. C’est une stratégie utile, si vous êtes trop nerveux pour demander une augmentation de salaire. Tout ce que vous avez à faire est d’être confiant, d’agir comme si vous alliez obtenir l’augmentation de salaire et éventuellement vous allez la recevoir.

La loi de l’attraction assume que tout le monde attire vers eux les choses dépendamment, si la personne est positive ou négative. Donc, si quelqu’un est toujours positif, de grandes choses vont lui arriver. Si la personne est négative, de mauvaises choses lui arriveront.

Ce type de pensée est pratiqué par tous les MLM étudiés. Parfois la compagnie va elle-même enseigner la loi de l’attraction, mais souvent ce sont les leaders qui vont la mettre en pratique et l’enseigner aux nouvelles recrues, par des conférences ou de la formation. Le danger de cette manière de penser est d’empêcher les membres de douter sur la compagnie et de voir la vraie situation des choses. Les membres ont peur de questionner et de voir la situation comme elle est. Ce qui amène les gens à penser que s’ils échouent, ce n’est pas le MLM, mais leurs manières de penser.

7. Les MLM sont des sectes

De plus en plus les MLM sont vues comme des sectes commerciales. Les adhérents sont la cible de subtil technique de contrôle, afin d’éliminer le contrôle de soi et de les rendre obéissants, face à leur situation financière et sociale. La loi de l’attraction y joue pour beaucoup.

Voici des caractéristiques des sectes et des membres
a- Les sectes utilisent des techniques afin que vous ne voyiez pas la vraie situation. Les membres sont incapables de critiquer dans quoi ils se sont engagés et ne vont pas vouloir en discuter. Les membres vont toujours éviter de discuter de leurs situations.
b- Les membres de sectes vont s’isoler de leurs amis et familles. Dans les MLM on va souvent voir des gens s’éloigner de leurs amis ou familles, car ces gens essaient de les aider à se sortir de ces MLM.
c- Dans une secte, l’amour est conditionnel. Les membres reçoivent du support tant et aussi longtemps qu’ils seront loyaux et appliqueront les règles. Beaucoup d’attention et d’amour est dirigé vers les nouvelles recrues et ceci sera variable au niveau d’argent qui rapportera.
d- Les membres d’une secte croient en un idéal de futur utopique, pour les membres MLM cela est le futur. Le système actuel, temps à montrer que les gens avec un vrai emploi sont stupides.
e- Les membres de MLM croient que les gens qui ont quitté sont mauvais, que les détracteurs des MLM sont juste des gens ayant échoué dans leur tentative et frustrer. Les membres ne peuvent essuyer une critique et croient que nous voulons les détruire.
f- Les leaders sont vénérés comme des personnes spéciales, qui peuvent aider les autres à atteindre le succès. Plusieurs publications sur les MLM vénèrent les leaders.

Freedom of mind: offre de l’aide si vous croyez être sous l’emprise d’une secte.

Il y a des moyens de briser ces patterns et de créer votre propre identité.

Des gens ont tenté de m’expliquer que les MLM ne sont pas mauvais. Personne n’a réussi à me convaincre qu’il s’agissait d’une vraie opportunité d’affaires. Si quelqu’un peut me prouver le contraire , cela me ferait plaisir. Il serait bien d’avoir un système ou les gens pourraient travailler de la maison, quelques heures semaine et vendre des produits qui ont du sens et que les gens désirent réellement.

Ce serait vraiment bien, si les membres pourraient en tirer profit et monter une équipe qui pourrait faire la même chose. J’aimerais que les gens puissent faire de l’argent et non en perdre. La prémisse des MLM est semble bien, et c’est pourquoi beaucoup de gens se font prendre, Malheureusement le modèle actuel ne peut fonctionner. Ce qui est une honte. Les gens se font prendre et se font du mal à essayer que ces combines fonctionnent et cela est triste de voir que les gens se font prendre encore et encore.

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