There are 3 qualities about Vemma leaders that are universal.
- They are arrogant
- They know what they’re doing is a scam
- They will avoid hard questions in order to maintain the illusion of superiority
Since the drooling knuckle-dragging apes that constitute their downlines emulate them, the cycle continues.
Once in a while however, even the dimmest of downline bulbs get a harsh dose of Vemma reality. Granted, they immediately beat down what rational thinking they have left with a spiked club, but they still acknowledge that this happens.
So put on your ratty old thinking caps Vemma affiliates, because even you know this stuff is true!
1) Profit Leg Bias
You know that tired old phrase,
“All you need is one person that takes this business seriously and you’re set!”
Turns out finding a person gullible and dedicated enough that also fits the right demographics is a lot harder than it seems. The “self sustaining” leg in the binary business where minimal effort is needed to maintain the pattern of growth is almost impossible (for various reasons) to obtain!
More often then not, here’s what ACTUALLY happens.
A leader will have one leg that is disproportionately large leg where all his/her high ranking and hardworking team members are. The other one (the profit leg, which is responsible for cycling) is a mess of desperately attempting to replace the people quitting in order to even maintain their income. It’s the reason you see platinum leaders and higher get stuck at a rank; it’s not because they are incompetent, it’s because their profit leg is crumbling and rebuilding itself with varying degrees of success.
It’s why you see affiliates who are utterly unspectacular being promoted as the “next big thing”; they’re on the leader’s profit leg and wish to boost their popularity and success (remember, edification is important).
Featured here: a profit leg
Whenever “big guns” (Alex Morton, Darik Alexander, Luke Hessler, etc.) come to town, it’s not uncommon to see leaders purposefully schedule them to give their profit legs the most “desirable” dates (such as weekends or holidays) in order to maximize the turnout. Leaders will say that “hard work” and “dedication” is rewarded with appearances from the YPR big guns, but in reality its all about the money (as if we didn’t already know that).
2) My Way or the Highway
Word came from our upline that we should start using a video that he made (for the purpose of clarity, we’ll call him “Hank”). Hank posted it in the main Facebook group and of course every Vemma affiliate started sucking up to him telling him how awesome it was.
It wasn’t. It was preachy, immature, and did the same thing every Vemma video does by bashing higher education and salaried employment.
Huh, where did they learn that?
Since I was close friends with Hank’s upline and the highest ranking member of his downline, I privately asked them whether or not the they thought the video was very good. They honestly told me that it was so-so, and would polarize listeners. They personally didn’t use the video since they were highly ranked and could do Skype calls for their prospects, but promoted it because Hank was reasonably popular and (you guessed it) on one of their profit legs.
I did the responsible thing and instead posted a more mature video on my individual team’s Facebook page, and when questioned by Hank I said that I felt this video was better for my team’s specific demographics as they could have found the other one offensive.
Within 24 hours, I got a text that Hank would be unable to make it to my event because he had to attend a family emergency. I was disappointed but understood, wishing him the best.
However, 2 days later pictures on Facebook surfaced of him being at a party approximately at the time he was supposed to do my event. That and his friend told he how he was bragging that he hooked up with a rather attractive girl there. I privately texted him asking him why, when he disparaged partying and lying while promoted loyalty, he would deceive me and go get wasted instead of fulfilling his pre-scheduled promise to speak at my event.
I admit, this looks fun
I got no answer.
After a couple more tries, Hank’s upline texted me and informed him that I was “damaging the family” by not promoting Hank’s video and that’s why he chose to skip my event. I told him that was sh***y of him, and he informed me that he would speak to Hank and resolve this.
And that was the last I heard on the issue.
I of course pumped the information through my downline, crossline, and all those who were friends with me and all had similar experiences with various leaders. Hell, doing some research I realized that it’s actually very common in MLM (particularly Amway). Because you need a leader’s credibility to lure prospects into signing onto the scam, many eventually leverage that power into making you suck up to them.
3) The Almighty Snatch
Nope, not putting a picture of that
Here’s the awesome thing about Vemma leaders; the vast majority of them can get any Vemma girl, but almost all girls outside the business are utterly repulsed by their personality.
I know this is a bold claim to make, but the type of emotional dependence these male Vemma leaders develop is borderline infantile.
Remember, they have to mentally seal themselves off from all criticisms of the company even if they’re true. If a person fails at the business, they have to make it look like it was their fault even if they know it wasn’t. Sure, most of the brain damaged hacks in the company put on a smiling face, but the fact is that most of them feel (if only momentarily) the pain and isolation that their downline may feel every day.
Empathy, what’s that?
It’s why you see such immature relationships develop in Vemma. A half-wit younger woman falls for a guy with the emotional maturity of a watermelon.
Now that’s okay; I think dumb people hurting themselves is fantastic entertainment (Jackass has made 3 feature length films after all).
But when it becomes un-funny is when it affects the rest of the downline. And it really, really does.
I’ve seen leaders either cancel events, move events, or flat out no-show because their girlfriend/f**kbuddy wanted them to speak at their own event.
I’ve seen leaders bring their girlfriends to out of state events without telling anyone and expect the hosts to feed and house them . . . because they didn’t want them to cheat on them while they were gone OR the girlfriend didn’t want the leader to cheat on HER.
I’ve seen leaders abuse their power (see #2) to protect their women when they were accused of badmouthing, stealing prospects, cross-line recruiting or all of the above.
So when Vemma leaders tell you to “rise to the occasion” and “act like a leader” . . . consider if it’s actually a good thing.