Jottings from a Medical Doctor turned Marketer
In early I was recruited by a family friend whom I respected.
He had just joined through another man that was a friend of his, whom then became my "upline mentor. From what I gathered, his previous business was no longer profitable so he turned to multilevel marketing business opportunities.
He told me that he and his wife had unsuccessfully sold health-food chocolates through a multi-level company, and had now switched to ACN which they thought was better. But after some verbal probing, my friend admitted that this was just a ruse to get me to sit in on an ACN prospects meeting.
Out of respect for my friend, I attended. There were about 6 people who showed up to the "personal business reception" meeting I was at. Nobody was even remotely interested in the proposal besides me, even though I personally thought it was an interesting business opportunity.
I was pressured to sign up before the end of the month based on the "promotion" they were running. Turns out, they have a promotion every month and just use that as a tactic to pressure recruits into signing up.
They apparently want you to feel like time is running out so that you have to join now! Never got the answer to that. Next came the nuts and bolts of being an ACN rep--recruiting. At this point I was told to draw up a list of everyone I know and call them and invite them to my house for weekly recruitment meetings.
He said not to worry because I know more people than I think so he said.
This is where things started to go downhill. I was only able to get a few people to show up to meetings, and half of them were confused as to why they were even there. Nobody in any meetings showed even a remote interest.
My mentor and his wife put a lot of effort into helping me with this, but they succeeded only in alienating the people I knew.
He said he knew what he was doing and told me to follow the "system" and never judge people ahead of time based on whether I think ACN would be right for them. He tried calling a few people and they were annoyed by his approach and told him to leave them alone.
I continued to be positive and was not deterred by initial failure. I continued going to the weekend meetings and was discretely talking to people at my day job about ACN trying to get them to meetings. My co-workers quickly caught on to what I was doing and began making fun of me at work about my involvement in this "pyramid scheme".
It got so bad that even after I stopped talking about it, they continued to make fun of me about it, creating awkward and inappropriate situations for me at my work. I told my mentor this and he told me I need to find a new job.
While this was going on, my mentor was still actively recruiting others in addition to me.Heard about someone ‘seizing an opportunity’ the other day. Friend wants to be a helicopter pilot, so is doing lessons and training in his own time. Heard about someone ‘seizing an opportunity’ the other day.
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