As Life Leadership continues to expand around the country (and around the world), the number of critics may expand proportionally. Therefore, I think it is necessary to circle back and address the question again: Is Life Leadership a pyramid scheme designed to scam people? Or is it a legitimate company generating sales and rewarding members fairly based upon their results?
The Lazy Man who has theories but makes no Money
Before we answer these questions, I ran across a very funny video that may be helpful in discerning who to get your facts from. The critic and negative blogger, in my opinion and in most cases, resembles “Ali G ” talking about “Techmology” in the following video. Check it out:
So you see, to argue with an idiot is useless and frustrating! To the people that know the truth and have been blessed by Life Leadership, conversations with the “Ali G’s of the world” become a great source of humor!
A pyramid scheme – defined:
ILLEGAL pyramid schemes
From US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) specialist, Aditi Jhaveri, on signs of an illegal pyramid scheme (paraphrased):
Pyramid schemes are illegal.
Pyramid schemes are where your income is based mainly on the number of people you recruit, and the money those new recruits pay to join the company — not on the sales of products to consumers.
You’re required to buy lots of inventory.
You’re forced to buy other things you don’t want or need just to stay in good standing with the company.
LEGAL pyramid schemes
Need I say more? I always wondered why my co-workers were in a bad mood most of the time!
Home-based businesses are poised for an explosion!
Life Leadership is positioned to be the most timely and most lucrative home based business in the world today. Why? Simply because people need to make more money while at the same time cannot quit their current job. They also need more time flexibility. Finally, most people cannot afford to invest the cash for a conventional business startup (or they cannot afford to risk borrowing 5 to 6 figures in loans). Here is an excerpt from Orrin Woodward’s blog.
For instance, one of the first conundrums I was faced with when I first studied community building was the statistic bantered around against the profession such as the following: “Only 1 out of 100 people actually makes 50k or more per year.” At first hearing, this sounds terrible. You mean to tell me that if I get started I only have a 1 out of 100 chance of making it? But these two statements are not saying the same thing, even though on the surface they may appear to do so.
Let me explain.
The first statement (“only 1 out of 100 people make 50 k or more”) is a snapshot of the profession based upon the fact that for anyone to reach the top of the chart (15,000 points), he must build customers, members, and help them do enough volume for him to hit this level. Typically, by the time a person hits the top of the chart (whether he does it in 3 months or 3 years) he has around 100 active members. Hence, the 1 out of 100 number. In other words, even if 100% of the people made it, they would still make it by bringing in around 100 other active members and the 1% who made it at any particular time would still be true.
However, this doesn’t mean the other 100 people cannot also bring in customers and members who enjoy the life-changing products and do the exact same thing as the person who brought them in. And, when they do, the will have built a team (on average) of 100 people so the 1 out of 100 number remains.
Now to my point.
Given that the nature of community building involves building a community (how’s that for obvious?) and that a leader’s goal is to build 100 active people into his community who service customers and members, then the “1 out of 100” number tells us nothing of the success or failure of the business. Rather, it simply reports on the size of community necessary to earn a certain income, as in my example above when I threw out the hypothetical 50k.
Indeed, the model is hard-wired, or designed for a leader to service a community of 100 people in order to reach 15,000 points and thereby achieve the Leader level in LIFE Leadership to make anywhere from 20k to upwards of 50k (with the CAB program included – see the LIFE Income Disclosure Statement attached at the bottom of this post). Therefore, the real question a new person should be asking is not the 1 out of 100 snapshot, which merely reports that a Leader must build 100 people communities, but rather, how fast can one build 100 people communities?
A system to leverage
Life Leadership has a fine tuned system that is simple to follow. It includes a web based marketing system that is second to none. It has a systematic seminar system that allows you to duplicate leaders across multiple states and countries. It has a step by step manual to follow called the TeamBuilder’s Textbook. It has 10 “how-to” packs and a top 50 CD set that can get you up to speed on the history and cultural dynamics fast.
A focus on serving Customers
Life Leadership works hard to make sure its products are relevant and priced appropriate for the marketplace. This is rare, because there are thousands of other home-based businesses that have products that are way too expensive for the price-conscious consumer.
A fantastic group of Leaders
The best part of Life Leadership is the leaders. Let me explain. People are messy. People make mistakes. When people spend enough time around each other, they eventually offend each other. The best part of the leadership core is that they really practice Biblical conflict resolution. When two parties work to apologize, forgive, and show grace, something magical happens – the bonds of friendship grow stronger.
A real solution to the Financial Matrix
Life Leadership has a best selling product: The Financial Fitness Pack. The reason it is a best selling product is because finances are a real problem! We are surrounded and bombarded with media that gets paid to convince us to get into debt. For most people, it is becoming harder to stay afloat. So do yourself a favor, quit stewing over the negative garbage on the Internet. Quit confusing the “Ali G’s” as valid perspectives. The Life Leadership business is never going to be perfect. It’s just going to be one of the best endeavors that you will experience in your lifetime.