New WWDB Diamonds

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.

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.

Happy Summer!

– C

Another WWDB Diamond Couple Pending

Its exciting to learn about another WWDB couple entering their Diamond Qualification. As of now, they’re probably in month 2 of 6 but wherever they’re at in their qualification run, new potential diamonds are always exciting to learn about. Trevor and Lexi Baker in the California Market are the newest WWDB team to hit the mark after Ty and Vanessa Crandell hit Diamond this past half year.

To hit Diamond, a lot of people need to be making money in that organization or else it wouldn’t grow the way it has. Couple that with solid mentorship and coaching and you get this awesome couple. A big congratulations go out to them as they continue in their qualifying run.

Best Wishes

– C

Function Aftermath

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What an amazing function. I just got back from Spokane, WA a few days ago where I enjoyed Leslie Wolgamott’s 2014 Family Reunion Major Function. The weather was absolutely fantastic! It made for a really smooth drive with a lot of great tunes and great views on the road.

More importantly, the speakers were ridiculous. Completely, utterly amazing. Family Reunion’s tend focus’ more on Platinum – Emerald speakers as it allows some of the up and coming leaders a chance to grow and experience more larger audiences to share their experiences, their hardships, their challenges – how they overcame those challenges and their victories.

The caliber of the Platinums and Rubies were simply fantastic and were significantly impressive up from last year.  Each year there are more new IBO’s who are showcased at the platinum level and above. Its awesome to hear their views and their mindsets in how they have grown. The platinums – Emeralds were followed up with some great insight as well as teaching from Diamonds Scott and Cris Harimoto, Tracy and Kimberly Eaton andd, of course, our upline Diamonds. Crowns Brad and Julie Duncan were guest speakers and Leslie Wolgamott finished up and was nothing but heart.

I’ll share some great thoughts I got from some of these amazing speakers to finish the post. However, as always – I’ll remind everyone who is looking at this opportunity not to trust random people on the internet that you have never met – me included! You don’t know anonymous sources and bloggers personally – as such anonymous people shouldn’t get your trust – period unless you meet them personally and they earn that trust. That goes for opinions about WWDB/Amway as it goes for anything on the internet. But most importantly, get educated first and make sure your potential sponsor takes you through a qualification and education process. If they’re trying to hype you up and sign you up, don’t do it! You can find many other potential mentors who will be happy to educate you correctly and put your goals first.

Hopefully everyone is enjoying their summer and not getting too sunburnt out there!

Cheers!
– C

“The basics of the business are easy. Consume your own products? Thats easy. Earning a few customers? After learning and getting coaching, it’s easy. Once you have done this, you can effectively teach it! That’s it! That’s very easy to do. What is hard is that life stuff / financial issues / time management / relationship issues / employment issues / life distractions knock people off track. WWG is in the business of helping people fix that so they can focus on the easy stuff to make their business work. Amway doesn’t help with that! They help with the products, paycheques and warrantees! We help with the life stuff so that people can make the Amway business work. ”

 

“When you make a choice, all other choices need to fall under that original vision. If those subsequent choices do not fall under the original choice / vision, then that’s a character issue. The person is saying one thing but not following through. To be successful in any business, venture or even in life, you must be consistent!”

 

“You don’t choose your future. Your habits choose your future for you.”

 

“We’re here to show you and tell you you can do something versus everyone out there who is telling you that you can’t!”

 

“I’ve seen too many victories on this stage to let defeat have the last word in my life.”

 

“I’d rather have freedom than be let go by my employer for free.”

 

“You are a product of your past but not a prisoner of your future.”

 

“You are not your vocation. Stop setting your self worth and value based on what it is that you do instead of who you are.”

 

“Wouldn’t you want to do more than just live for your days off?”

 

“The program from K – 12 and beyond teaches you to have a full time job and a part time life.”

 

“You’re always fighting in life. There’s no way around it. You’re either fighting for something, or against something. Which is it for you?”

 

“I wanted to be a door opener. Not a doormat.”

 

“God / The Universe doesn’t put adversity in your life to victimize you. They put you in a position to overcome so that you are then equipped and able to help others to overcome.”

 

“You must have something in your life that you would die for. Once you know what that is, live for it every single day.”

 

“Faith is taking the first step when you can’t see the entire staircase.”

 

“We are all ordinary people dedicated to living extraordinary lives.”

 

“Whenever we hear about someone who is handcuffed in life (figuratively) its almost always because of lack of time, lack of money – or both.”

 

“You don’t go Diamond. Nobody “goes” Diamond. You become Diamond.”

 

“One of the biggest challenges for anyone starting up in this business is changes and re-prioritization.”

 

“When you start with ‘why’ you’re doing something, all of your decisions from then on become easy.”

 

“‘Why’ defines a clear decision making filter.”

 

“Material can motivate. A cause can unify.”

 

“‘Stuff happens in everyone’s life. What’s important to remember is that it’s just a setback – not a go back.”

 

“You can’t help everybody. But everybody can help somebody.”

 

“I didn’t want to just increase my standard of living. I wanted to increase my standard of giving!”

 

“Triumph is simply the ‘umph’ before the ‘try’.”

 

“There are two driving forces in everyone’s life. When the driving force is a need – a person will do just enough to meet that need and get by. However, when the driving force is a vision or a passion, that person will do whatever it takes to reach their goal.”

 

“I don’t know one single person who ever woke up in a cold sweat wanting to build the Amway business. I do know that there are tens of thousands of people if not more who wake up in the middle of the night wishing they were free.”

 

Wait, Wha? Not Another Diamond Couple?

Just a random post regarding a current WWDB couple who are in Diamond Qualification – Ty and Vanessa Crandell based out of Jamaica – mon! Connected through the David Shores’ Diamondship up to Brad and Julie Duncan’s Crownship.

Based out of Jamaica – this couple is amazing. I have heard various audio recordings of this couple and I get jacked up every time I hear them.

Within one year of our good friends and upline reaching Founders Diamond in the Amway Buisiness with the support of World Wide Dream Builders – Ty and Vanessa Crandell is tearing it up as the next upcoming Diamonds to qualify. As I have had the privilige to learn, they are – at minimum! – 3 / 6 months of their Diamond Qualification as of this posting. It is only a matter of time as they inspire and encourage many more to grow their own assets through World Wide Dream Builders the right way.

Best wishes to them and all of their team as they grow and become yet another amazing example of how World Wide Dream Builders is providing mentorship in growing people which in turn grows business’ the right way.

– C

Spring Leadership 2013

Just a quick little post here with some pictures from one of eight Spring Leaderships. Its absolutely great to see the growth that’s happening. Calgary (which is where we attended) saw its attendance rise for the third year in a row and the overall amount of Major Function locations also saw an increase.

This year Spring Leadership was held in Calgary, AB – Spokane, WA – Las Vegas, NV – Denver, CO – Minneapolis, MN – Washington DC – Honolulu, HI and lastly Jamaica!
The overall growth is exciting. The only way there are more function sites are if there is growth. More and more people seem to be grabbing hold of this opportunity and making it work which is fantastic to see.

Considering it was May we were blown away to have a freak snowstorm roll through Friday evening – Saturday. It was coming down hard! It was crazy for us because we had come from Vancouver where it was 26+ degrees the whole previous week. We got a good laugh from it.

Below you’ll see a couple of pictures from our experience at the Calgary Spring Leadership. As I finish up I’ll state what I always do – if you’re looking at this opportunity make sure you’re being taken through an education and qualification process. Build a bit of a trust and friendship with the person taking their time to go over everything with you. The basis for any partnership is a trust and this opportunity is no different. If your potential upline is trying to rush you or not go through a process that takes anywhere from 4 – 6 weeks, chances are you won’t be prepared properly at all – which is where you hear a lot of those horror stories from from your Aunt Anna Or Uncle Joe. Hype up / sign up is never a good thing. So, get to know the person showing you this opportunity, get your questions answered and be prepared to answer theirs as well because should you earn an offer, they’ll be putting their time and resources into helping you grow your asset.

Best wishes in the upcoming summer!
– C

 

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Founders Diamond

2016 EDIT – The video was removed by the source host. I’ve been unable to locate it. – C

Just found a great video snippet posted by the official Amway Achieve YouTube channel – possibly an intro video from when our friend’s and upline Diamonds were at Achievers and did a talk there. I thought it highlights some great points of what they stand for. Of course I’ll be the first to state that these two, as well as the mentor’s upline from them truely have a heart for building this business with integrity and doing it right. I’m definitely proud of how I’ve been taught to approach the business, especially knowing how many weirdo’s there are out there who try to build the business with absolutely no coaching or mentorship and they end up as another horror story on the interwebs.

I’ll keep saying it, if there isn’t a qualification process and someone’s coming at you with a hype up / sign up – run away. This business is worth checking out – but make sure your potential upline is putting you through a process to learn in depth about it beforehand – as long as you’re accountable to the process.

So fortunate to be in business with some amazing people. Here ya go!

~ C

Free Enterprise Days 2013

My goodness, what a weekend. Its not every day that you get a chance to witness your longtime friend earn a “life championship” by getting recognized in front of thousands of people for becoming WWDB Founders Diamond in the Amway business.

I was asked a few times this weekend what its like for someone like myself who had known Dean before he became the well known leader that he is today, to witness the success he had created with his wife. My response was simply that it proves that the business can work for anyone if they are willing to change and get out of their comfort zone.

Change is a choice. What causes that choice is based on a “why” or purpose. Be that a dream of future success’ or desires or a nightmare of potential negative outcomes. The new Diamond ceremony definitely showcased how a life championship not only is a victory for just Dean and Marcie – but more importantly for many other individuals and couples who have been impacted positively because of their victory. Their victory came by helping others achieve success’ in their life which was passed on through their organization. You don’t become a Diamond, let alone Founders Diamond by not helping many others create victories in their lives. It was an amazing weekend and an amazing function.

Here’s to future growth.

~ C

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