In today’s post, I want to talk about the Amway Spring Leadership Function.
I spent about 2.5 years of my life in Amway, known as Quixtar at the time. It was a great experience. I loved the events and community. I loved the personal growth. Overall, the experience made me a better person and sold me on network marketing. Although I quit Amway in early 2004, the principles I learned from my time there have helped me achieved great success in life and in the network marketing industry.
Amway Spring Leadership Function
My first Amway event was the Amway Spring Leadership Function in 2002 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The event was located about five minutes from my apartment, so I didn’t have to travel very far. Thank goodness. The experience was electrifying. It was the first “motivational” seminar I ever attended, inside or outside of Amway. I was 24-years old at the time and was serving as a First Lieutenant in the Army at Fort Carson.
The Diamonds were fantastic. My upline Diamond, Mike Popovich, spoke at the event. He and his wife, Barb, were brand new Diamonds. The other Diamonds spoke about “success” and “leadership.” They also stressed the importance of the World Wide Dream Builders System. There was also some product training.
From that day forward I was sold on Quixtar as a legitimate business. I was pumped up and “all in.” Up until that time, I had only been in the business about a month. I had already sponsored a couple of people and even had one of my downline distributors at the function with me. It was a Friday, Saturday and Sunday event.
Every speaker talked about how the system was responsible for their success. What I enjoyed most about the event was the recognition. People got their name announced on the intercom and got to walk across stage. I found that fascinating.
In all, there were probably 8k to 10k people in attendance at the WWDB Amway Spring Leadership Event, maybe a few more. The successful distributors got to sit on the ground floor, right next to the stage. They were treated like royalty. Everyone else sat in the regular stadium seating. I sat in the nose bleed seats. I had to watch most of the event through the large television screen, but I was okay with it.
The only thing I found a little bit weird about the 2002 WWDB Amway Spring Leadership Function were the religious services. I was not religious at the time and found it weird that they offered a church service during a business function.
All things aside, I was willing to overlook that because I enjoyed everything else. The event was motivating, educational and inspiring. You can read more about my Amway experience here.
The Importance of Events
Having spent nearly 18-years in the industry now and experiencing my shares of successes and failures, I will tell you that events are very important to the long-term success in your business. Here are some things for you to consider:
- Events build belief. They are where people make the decision to build a big business.
- Events give people social proof that the business works.
- Events allow you to make new friends and connect with other successful reps in the company.
- Events allow you to travel to new cities, states or countries you might not have visited before.
- Yes, events cost money and can be expensive. You should BUDGET for them throughout the year. You should also build up a solid RETAIL business so you can afford to attend. On the flip side of the coin, I do NOT recommend maxing out your credit card to go to an event.
- The more people you have attending company or team events the more your business will grow.
- Events in and of themselves will not make you successful in your business if you don’t apply what you learn. I know many people who never miss an event, but still never put in the work to grow their business.
- Every successful MLM Rep I know, in many different companies, attends events and sees the values in it.
What’s funny is people won’t think twice about dropping a grand or two to travel to a sporting event or concert, but they balk at the idea of attending an event that will teach them new skills and make them a better person.
I’m not sure if World Wide Dream Builders still holds the annual “Spring Break Leadership” function, but I’d love to hear about your experiences at one of these events.
If you’ve ever been to one of Amway Spring Break Leadership functions with World Wide Dream Builders, Britt World Wide, or any other Amway line of sponsorship, please share your story by leaving a comment to this post.
Tell us when you went, where it was at, and what you learned from the experience. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day.