10 Things I Admire About the Late Bill Britt

If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably heard of the late Bill Britt. When it comes to Amway, he is one of the most successful distributors ever, building a downline with approximately 2 million distributors. During my time in Amway, he was always one of my favorite speakers and motivators.  Even though I wasn’t in his line of sponsorship, I really enjoyed his speeches and training tips.

Here are ten things I admire about Bill Britt.

1. He failed in his first business (car investment scam) but still had the guts to give it another go. Most people who fail in business once, never try anything else.

2. He stayed with the SAME company (Amway) for more than 40 years. In the world of MLM, this is practically unheard of.

3. He was a master at developing leaders. He’s developed thousands of leaders and some of those folks have achieved more success than Bill Britt did. Very few people in any company have ever developed as many leaders as Bill Britt did.

4. He realized the importance of having a system, so he went out and created his own system. Like any successful business, there must be a system. Britt World Wide was Bill Britt’s system for training and motivating his team. The system was far from perfect, but it did work.

5. He was hard working and tough like a bulldog. I call Bill Britt the “General Patton of Amway.” He is a true leader, a man’s man. He faced more rejection than most distributors will ever face, yet he stayed steadfast to his vision.

6. He didn’t fluff things up. When you hear him speak he is short and to the point. He has strong beliefs and never waivers. He called a spade a spade.

7. He had the vision to stick with Amway through the ups and downs. All businesses have cycles and Bill Britt rode out those cycles with Amway.

8. He went out and walked the walk, not just talked the talk. He took massive action and continued to do so for several DECADES.

9. He served our country as an Army Officer. Bill Britt was a proud veteran and loved his country.

10. He taught the importance of mentors and personal development. One thing I learned from Bill Britt was the importance of finding a mentor who has already accomplished what you are trying to accomplish in life and in business.

Final Thoughts

Of course, Bill Britt is not a man to be worshiped, nor is he perfect. None of us are. But he was a great man who achieved phenomenal things with Amway. He really is the ultimate success story. Although he is no longer with us today (RIP), he built a legacy that will continue to live for many years to come.

If you’ve ever met him or worked with Bill Britt in person, I’d love to know what you admire about him the most. Just leave a comment to this post to share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

Disclaimer: Amway is a registered trademark.  I am not affiliated with the company in any way.

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2 thoughts on “10 Things I Admire About the Late Bill Britt

  1. Greg Boudonck

    Mr Britt was a legend. There are several things I recognize about this man that made him a leader of leaders: #6: Bill did not pull punches. He spoke the truth even if it ruffled some feathers. I have always admired this in people. Yes, there is a time to just keep our mouth shut, but that is part of wisdom too.

    #7: he stuck with the plan through thick and thin. It is when times are tough when we actually learn the most.

    Lastly, the importance of mentors. We have mentors all around if we just open our eyes. We can learn lessons from many. I have learned even from small children. I like to call it the 3Ls-Look, Listen and Learn.

    May Bill Britt’s legacy live on!

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