Wow, what a hot summer it’s been up here in BC. Summer has hit us pretty hard with what feels like half of our province burning down with a lot of wildfires throughout. It looks like its slowly being brought under control though, which is good. Hopefully we’ll be getting a little more rain or damp weather. Now that’s funny. A BC guy looking forward to some rain!
Anyhow, a few posts back I had mentioned Trevor and Lexi Baker were in Diamond Qualification. Well, I just wanted to take a few quick minutes to share that from what I’ve heard a few months ago (yeah I’m not very on point with these “updates”)is that they’ve made it! Another new Diamond couple to get their names on the WWDB trophy. That’s also the 3rd year in a row now that new Diamonds have been celebrated within World Wide.
The cool thing is that they went out and did it themselves. It is very possible for Diamondships to be integrated with the business’ of their children or family members. I’m not a very good source on how that works as I’m not in a position to be doing that but World Wide has a few examples of this where a second generation has built a business to the Ruby or Emerald level and then they integrate as Diamonds with their parents. A few examples of this would be David and Jaimee Felber, Jim Puryear and Ryder & Nicole Erickson.
Normally these people would need to show they can have the ability to create their own organization before their parents integrate their business’ together so they can then be considered ‘integrated Diamonds’. That’s what I’ve seen anyhow.
Well, in Trevor and Lexi’s situation, Glen and Joya haven’t integrated their Diamondship. At least there’s been no mention of that at all – which means, they went Diamond with their own team of 6 Platinum legs and however many non-platinum legs outside of that.
From some of the Kate’s and audio’s I’ve heard, both the organizations of Glen and Joya as well as Trevor and Lexi have really taken ownership of their version of an education and qualification process to help new people learn about this opportunity properly before they even launch.
That’s why I’ve been excited to be a part of World Wide this second time around. When I was taken through a process before I even was allowed to get started, I was able to really learn about this thing before I jumped in. More importantly, I was able to build that friendship and trust with my coaches so that I knew what their side of the partnership looked like and what mine was. Sure, I was friends with my coach for many years but before I had gotten back in the business, but I had already quit on him once before and it had been a few years since we had chatted last before he showed me his retirement day.
Building a trust ahead of time is so imperative for both parties because it starts a foundation for a partnership. Without any trust or friendship, a partnership can’t be built and without a partnership, you have no way of knowing how your upline will help you or what their commitment to you is. You also, don’t know what you’re committing to, yourself. And without that, you won’t be able to form a work habit to be able to start succeeding.
It all starts with a foundation. And that foundation for many business owners, at least many of those who are mentored through World Wide, come with a 3 – 6 week education process where you can learn about the opportunity. More importantly than that, though, is the opportunity to learn about your potential sponsors. Who are they really? What are they committing to do to help you? What can you expect from them? Do you like them and the people they are mentored by? That’s where the real opportunity lies. In the people and the relationships that are built. The opportunity is not necessarily to join Amway. Anyone can do that any time they want. It’s having a mentor, a coach, and a friend who is committed to you to help you that can help you succeed.
Its the same in any business or venture in life. People who have succeeded in any arena have had people in their corner cheering them on, providing perspective and giving advice and/or coaching to help them move on in their craft. It could be in the sporting world, business fields, performers etc. You hear it all the time from people who have succeeded in any arena. They give thanks to so many people and are the first to say that.
This is why I always end most of my posts stating that it is imperative that if someone is trying to show you a non-traditional business opportunity, be sure to educate yourself on the business by going through a 3 – 6 week process. But more importantly, go through that process to educate yourself on your potential upline. Get to know them and build a trust with them. Your process should take anywhere from 3 – 6 weeks to really learn about this properly. You could get a blitzkrieg course on Amway and learn all the details in one sitting but if you do, you’ll miss out on the most important details of all. Who is helping you? Who is coaching you? Who is giving you advice; and what results do they have to be offering said advice? If they do not have results you can respect yet, who is coaching them and can you get to know them? Are they consistant? Do they follow through on what they say they will do? This takes time to learn. And it is far more important than any details on PV and BV you’ll learn from a business overview.
This is ultimately a people business. Go through the process to learn about the asset (Amway) but make sure you take the time to evaluate the people. Because they will be evaluating you as well. Are you trustworthy? Are you consistant? Are you going to be worth the time they will be committing to you? They want to build a trust and friendship with you as well. It’s a two way street. And a hype up, sign up situation will never offer anything like that. Which is why if you get “prospected” for a non-traditional opportunity and they’re just trying to sign you up and don’t have a process to go through for a few weeks. Walk Away. Run, in fact. You’d end up better for it in that scenario.