Amway World Wide Dream Builders Review

World Wide Dream Builders, also known as WWDB, is an Amway Motivational Organization and line of sponsorship within the Amway business.

I spent two and a half years of my life in Amway from 2002 to 2004.  At the time, it was known as Quixtar.

I learned lots of helpful business lessons and life lessons from WWDB. Even though I decided to leave Amway, I still cherish my experience.

The lessons I learned during my time in Amway and WWDB continue to shape my life today, more than 10 years later.

The purpose of this article is to provide you an overview of the World Wide Dream Builders training system and tell you about my overall experience.

Mission Statement

According to the official WWDB website, the mission statement is:

  • To provide opportunity, education, training, motivation, and the right environment through a Free Enterprise System.
  • To encourage a life of excellence, with “No Regrets” while partnering with associates around the world in building their own personal business and dreams.
  • To impact our generation and generations to come with the truth that God created man

amway foreverIn my opinion, that’s a pretty powerful mission statement.

Source: WWDB website

Ron Puryear and His Diamonds

The World Wide Dream Builders training system is used by distributors in Ron Puryear’s line of sponsorship.

Ron Puryear joined the Amway business with his wife Georgia-Lee in 1972. Within 4 years they went Diamond.

By the end of that decade they created Worldwide Dream Builders with the help of the legendary Bill Britt.

Ron Puryear created the WWDB system to train and motivate his team of Amway distributors.

Since then, World Wide Dream Builders has grown significantly. According to recent numbers found on Amway Wikipedia, Ron Puryear has more than 500 downline diamonds in his organization, throughout the world.

Those numbers might have fluctuated a little in recent years, but I still find that very impressive. Obviously, Ron knows how to build a large network, and he’s qualified to teach others to do the same.

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WWDB Diamonds

Here is a short list with some of the successful Amway Diamonds in the World Wide Dream Builders line of sponsorship.  This is by no means a comprehensive list.  They are listed in no particular order.

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# 1 Greg and Laurie Duncan: Greg and Laurie are/were Triple Diamonds, one of the most successful WWDB Amway Distributors in the United States.

Greg’s brother, Brad Duncan, was also a Triple Diamond at the time (now a Crown Ambassador). And his parents, Dave and Darlene Duncan, were Founder’s Diamonds, too.

Greg Duncan lives in Washington and is married to Laurie Duncan. Greg joined the Amway business in 1981.

When Greg Duncan first joined the Amway business, he was a medical student and Laurie was a dental hygienist. His upline Emeralds are Terry and Fran Woodhead. His upline Diamonds are Dave and Jan Severn.

Greg and Laurie Duncan went Emerald in 1983, Diamond in 1985, Double Diamond in 1992 and Triple Diamond in 1998. They started their Amway business in Seattle, but eventually moved to Montana. They have two adult children.

I would describe Greg Duncan as an analytical guy. I remember several of his tapes that he made explaining the business opportunity, facts and numbers. I really enjoyed those tapes, because they made the Amway business make sense to me.

In recent years, there have been several claims that Greg Duncan filed for bankruptcy. I do not know if these claims are true or not.

# 2 Brad and Julie Duncan: Brad and Julie Duncan are legends in the Amway Business. They are currently Crowns with Amway (2012).

During my time in Amway, I listened to lots of tapes by Brad Duncan. This guy was a very charismatic guy with a good sense of humor.

He was a great communicator with tons of passion. He explained the Amway business and business building strategies in such an easy and simple manner. That’s what I liked most about Brad Duncan.

The couple started their Amway business more than 30 years ago, while Brad was in his early 20s. Brad was sponsored by his brother (Triple Diamond Greg Duncan).

When Brad joined Amway, he was single. He was working as a construction worker when he first joined Amway. He was broke and living with his brother. He didn’t meet Julie until he’d been in the business for about five years.

His parents (Dave and Darlene Duncan) are also Diamonds in the business and his other brother Dru, is involved in the Amway business.

In a little over a year after starting his business, he reached the Ruby level, replaced his construction job income and retired for good. Now, some 30 years later he has one of the largest Amway Businesses in the United States.

amway success tips# 3 Al and Kathy Gallo:  They are/were Diamond level distributors in the Amway business. Prior to joining Amway, they owned a floral shop. Their upline diamonds are Jim and Judy Head. They joined the business in the 1980s.  They went Emerald in 1986 and Diamond in 1987. I’m not sure if they are still active in the Amway business or not.

# 4 Dave and Jan Severn: Dave and Jan were without a doubt my favorite Diamonds in all of Amway.  I think of Dave Severn as  the General Patton of Amway.  He is hard core, old school and gregarious.  His tape “Pigs Don’t Know Pigs Stink” is famous in our industry.  Read more about Dave and Jan Severn.

# 5 Mike and Barb Popovich: Mike and Barb were both former Air Force Officers.  They were really kind and helpful.  I really admired Mike.  He was fun to be around and always went the extra mile to help his team be successful.  Mike was my upline Diamond during my time in Amway.  Read more about Mike and Barb Popovich.

# 6 Robert and Shelly Kummer: This is another great couple in the Duncan organization.  I heard Robert speak a few times and he was always very motivational.  He was a former MCI Executive and he was a great long-distance runner at one point.  Read more about Robert and Shelly Kummer.

When I was involved with Amway, Mike Popovich was my upline Diamond and Howie and Theresa Danzik were Mike’s upline Diamond.  Mike was a charismatic guy and great leader. My favorite WWDB Diamond of all time was Dave Severn.

See a current list of WWDB Diamonds.

# 7 Greg and Kathy Gilmour: They are former Diamonds in the Amway business. The Gilmour’s were downline from Double Diamonds Terry and Linda Felber and were affiliated with the World Wide Dream Builders line of sponsorship.

The couple qualified Diamond in 1994. They had one downline Emerald, John and Deanna Gilmour (Greg’s brother).

Greg was a really funny guy.  He could make me laugh until my stomach hurt. He was laid back, personable and very nice. He made the Amway business sound so simple. I heard him speak at a Free Enterprise Day and Spring Leadership in 2002 and 2003. I enjoyed his tapes too.

Ownership

From what I’ve been told, WWDB is owned by all the Diamonds within Ron’s downline. Each year, some of the top distributors within this line of sponsorship sit on the WWDB Board of Directors and make decisions about the direction of WWDB.

Apparently, all downline Diamonds share partial ownership in WWDB. This is what I heard on the tapes while I was a distributor. I’m not sure if the company policy has changed since then, but it’s definitely a great idea.

WWDB Eagle and Double Eagle Qualifications

WWDB offered a neat incentive program for distributors called Eagle and Double Eagle.  The purpose of this program was to get people plugged into the system, ordering the tape of the month, going to events and ordering the products.

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If I remember right an Eagle had six legs doing 100 PV per month and earning a bonus check.

They also needed five legs on Standing Order Tape and three legs attending functions.  You also had to have a personal volume of 300 PV.

To achieve Double Eagle you needed twice that.  You needed 12 legs at 100 PV each and earning a check.  You also needed 10 legs on Standing Order Tape and 6 legs attending functions.  You also had to have a personal volume of 500 PV.

During my two and a half year stint with WWDB, I was an Eagle and 2500 PV Pin. I worked really hard to get Double Eagle, but never quite accomplished that goal.

I’ve noticed that most Double Eagles are Silvers or are in qualification for Platinum. Double Eagle seems to be the foundation for Platinum and beyond.

I can definitely see the value in going Double Eagle. The best thing about it is that you get your organization wide (profitable). At that point, you can shift some of your efforts and start driving it deep (long term security).

I’m not sure if these requirements have changed since I left Amway.

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The River Rendezvous Trip

During my time in the Amway business from 2002 to 2004 WWDB offered an opportunity to qualify for the River Rendezvous trip.

Ron Puryear and his wife Georgia Lee, head of the WWDB owned a beautiful river-front home in Idaho. The house was built in 1995 and has more than 28,000 square feet. It had beautiful pools and was located on a nice lake.

Ron and Georgia Lee Puryear offered Amway distributors within their line of sponsorship the chance to earn a trip there once each year (during the summer). To qualify, the distributors had to meet certain requirements.

If I remember right, the qualifications were that a distributor had to sponsor 10 new Amway distributors in the past 12 months. Of those ten distributors, three had to be at the 1000 PV level or higher and the remaining 7 had to be at 100 PV or higher.

I believe each distributor had to pay for their own airfare, but once they got to the WWDB River Rendezvous event, everything else was paid for.

Although I never personally qualified for the WWDB River Rendezvous trip, I tried very hard.  It would have been great to go.

My Experience with World Wide Dream Builders

My experience with WWDB was overall VERY positive.  Prior to joining Amway I had never heard of network marketing, Amway or residual income.

I was excited about the opportunity from the moment I first saw the plan. About two weeks after joining Amway, my upline Platinum Keith Gramprie gave me a call to introduce himself. We set up a time to meet at his house for my initial training.

Right from the get go I got plugged into the system.  Keith told me it was important, so I followed his lead.  I signed up for Standing Order Tape, Communikate, went to the next local rally and attended my first major function shortly thereafter.

I stayed CORE my entire time in Amway and WWDB.  I went to every event.  I learned so much about life, business, relationships, leadership and communication.  The skills I learned while I was building my business even helped me at my job.

I enjoyed the people, the events and the training very much.  People frequently ask me why I left. Ultimately, I left for two reasons.  I was going through a painful divorce and I had concerns and issues with the business support materials.

Even though I left Amway and WWDB, I have been involved with network marketing ever since.

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What The System Does

World Wide Dream Builders provides business support materials such as tapes, books and seminars to motivate and educate Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs).

These products are sold to downline IBOs for a profit. While I was in, a CD cost $7. I’m not sure what they charge now.

The CDs/tapes provide business training tips and motivation to help distributors learn business the basics such as prospecting, recruiting, retailing products, and so forth.

The system provides a “Standing Order Tape” where Independent Business Owners would receive six tapes or CDs per month. This included one tape a week for two weeks and two tapes a week for the other two weeks.

My total cost for these six tapes was $42. Looking back, I still think that was a great deal. I say that because I still buy generic business CDs such as Tom Hopkins, Zig Ziglar, or Brian Tracy. These CDs cost approximately $10 to $15 each.

In addition to Standing Order Tape, you could also purchase books and other training materials. These items were sold for a profit too.

Furthermore, WWDB also hosted monthly training seminars locally in just about every state. These seminars normally cost $20-$40 per weekend.

In addition, they also hosted quarterly seminars such as Free Enterprise Day, Spring Break, Family Reunion and Dream Night. These were the larger, regional seminars.

In some cases, ten thousand or more Amway Independent Business Owners would attend these big events. I always enjoyed the large seminars.  They were motivational and educational.

Finally, the World Wide Dream Builders system also provided a toll free voice broadcast, email and fax line. The service allowed IBOs to send messages to their entire downline with the push of a button. It cost approximately $30 per month, depending on which service you used. I really enjoyed the service and understand the value of it.  If I remember right, it was called Communikate.

How Much the System Costs

Here’s the review of the system we just covered, and what it would cost you each month:

  • Standing order tape (6 tapes) $42
  • Communikate Broadcast $30
  • Local Seminar $30
  • Major Seminars (avg $30 per month) $30
  • Books, Tapes, Extra Tools $50
  • Total Average Monthly Cost $182

This number is an estimate, based upon my experience. Disclaimer: These numbers might be different today.

supercharged online sponsoringOn average, I invested $200 per month in business support materials while I was involved with World Wide Dream Builders. Some months I spent more and some months I spent less.

It’s also important to remember that most IBOs never purchase any tools. Heck, most IBOs never sponsor a single person or sell one retail product, either.

When someone joins Amway, they have the option to receive their “educational tools” from their line of sponsorship.

Normally, the upline Platinum sits down with the new IBO to set goals and explain to them what it takes to succeed in Amway. During that counseling session, the Platinum IBO discusses the importance of purchasing tools and using the World Wide Dream Builders training system.

Once again, please keep in mind that most new distributors don’t purchase or use the tools. In fact, only a small percentage of new distributors will buy the business support tools, or treat the business seriously.

During my two plus years in the business, I purchased lots of tools, because I understood the value of them. I wanted to build a large Amway business. And I was willing to do “whatever it takes” to succeed.

When any entrepreneur starts a new business, he or she must educate themselves. It’s vital to success. However, education is only PART of the success. The other key is applied knowledge. Simply put, you must apply what you learn, or you will fail.

Pros and Cons of the World Wide Dream Builders System

Here are the pros of the system as I see it:

  • The system tools are priced competitively
  • They do teach you a lot about personal development and business
  • The information you learn will help you in many areas of your life

Here are the cons of the system as I see it:

  • They system does more motivation than real training
  • People are taught to hate their jobs
  • People are only taught one way to build a business, with no real internet marketing training
  • The profits from the systems are a SIGNIFICANT income stream for the Platinums and Diamonds
  • Distributors not plugged into the system aren’t treated very well
  • Many people are pressured to use the system
  • Many succecssful distributors were “secretive” about how much of their money came from the system rather than the busines

The WWDB Controversy

The major controversy over the “system” and “tools” in the Amway business is that some Diamonds make more money promoting their business tools than they do with their Amway business.

This might be true with some Diamonds. However, most new distributors don’t know that. While I was in, I didn’t have a problem with my upline making money off the tools. After all, when I buy books, tapes or a seminar somewhere else, the bookstore or seminar company makes a profit.

Remember, no system is a guarantee of success. Even if the system is good, you must follow it and do what it says. Otherwise, you will fail.

amway ideaIn the Amway business, many people blame the system for their failure. Don’t believe that lie. Think about how many people purchase a weight loss book, but never apply what they learn. When they don’t lose weight, they blame the book. However, if you take a closer look, you will realize they never “applied” the information from the book. The secret to success is anything is to gain knowledge and apply the knowledge.

My belief with the system is that it will benefit the average person who knows nothing about business.  The recommended books, the CDs and the conferences do have a value.  Yes, it costs money, but I do believe in investing in your business education and spending money to develop new skills.

Here’s what else I would recommend:

  1. Don’t follow the system blindly and don’t follow any person blindly; fact check and trust your instincts
  2. Study materials by generic network marketing trainers; there are tons of great YouTube videos, books and generic training
  3. Don’t spend so much money on business tools that you have negative cash flow or lose money
  4. Never get all your information from one source
  5. Never forget that the only two activities that make you money in Amway or MLM in general, are retrailing and recruiting

Final Thoughts

If you are currently involved with the World Wide Dream Builders, I applaud you. Worldwide Dream builders is a great Amway Motivational Organization. My only advice to you is don’t think WWDB is the solution to your success in Amway. It’s not. It’s only part of your success.

smoke and mirrors amwayThe only way to achieve true success in Amway or any other MLM Company is to educate yourself and then go out and sponsor new reps, get retail customers and repeat the process every month.

You can listen to all the tapes in the world and attend every seminar, but eventually you need to apply what you learn.  If you don’t you are only kidding yourself.

On a side note, if you are currently (or formerly) involved with World Wide Dream Builders, why not share your story? I would love to hear what you liked or disliked about your experience. Leave a comment below to share your thoughts.  Thanks for reading my post.

Disclaimer: Both Amway and World Wide Dream Builders are registered trademarks. I am not affiliated with either organization.  Individual results will vary.  This is just my story.

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28 thoughts on “Amway World Wide Dream Builders Review

  1. Maya

    Hello, Chuck. Quick question. My girlfriend has recently gotten involved with WWDB and has been with he organization for about 4 months now. She has a main upline (Linda) and works along side multiple other people. She has grown tremendously into a better person and is very focused on self-growth and learning what she needs to for this business. One thing that is of concern is that her upline said she had to get rid of all the distractions in her life (I.e break up with me, not communicate with her family and basically all associations from her “past”). Do you know why that might be? I am currently in my last year of college and haven’t pursed anything with Amyway or WWDB and if I was to in the near future, I am still supporting her. Anything you may think of will truly help me understand why this is. Thank you very much, Chuck. I look forward to hearing from you.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      This is something I was taught while I was in: to avoid and breakoff relationships with anyone that didn’t support me in the business. It made sense to me at the time, but looking back on it, it was foolish of me. As I see it, we should continue relationships with our friends and family, regardless of their support for us in the business. No matter what type of business you own, not everyone is going to be supportive or on board with you. To me a friendship or family relationship is more valuable than any business transaction. Be careful.

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      1. Maya

        Very true. I would love to continue talking with you about the organization and the business so I can understand it. Let me know if you would like to continue talking. My email is attached to this comment. Thanks Chuck. Have a great night.

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          1. Rick

            Chuck,
            Same question as the lady above me. My girlfriend was prospected by a woman about 5 months ago and they meet in Starbucks about 5 times a week for hours. She is so focused but has disregarded everything in her life because this woman has influenced her saying it’s all negative and she believes it. She broke it off with me, ignores my every call. Ignored her family. I have done nothing wrong but support her. I was skeptical at first like Maya but grew to accept it knowing I wanted her in my life. How long will this last? How long did it take you to realize you needed your associations or you missed family and significant other? I assume Maya feels like this too, I feel I did something wrong and don’t want to give up. Any advice would help. Thanks brother!

          2. chuckholmes Post author

            If you really love the woman, don’t give up on her. If not, I would cut your ties and move on with your life. The longer people are associated in the system, the harder it is to get out, or listen to other people not involved in the business.

            I didn’t realize I needed the other association until after I got out of the business. I left the business because of my divorce and my issue with the tools business.

            I can assure you that not all network marketing companies suck people in and tell them to avoid anyone who doesn’t support them. If you have any additional questions, please email them to me at chuck@onlinemlmcommunity.com. Thanks.

          3. Alyssa White

            Is WWDB a pyramid scheme? A friend of mine is selling all of her possessions so she is able to afford her mentor’s supplies and make ends meet. She got a new job just so she is financially stable to be her own IBO and afford amway products. Does she have to hit rock bottom before she is successful? How does this org work? Has it changed from what you’ve seen since you were involved? Sincerely a concerned friend

          4. chuckholmes Post author

            I prefer not to answer those questions in a public setting. Feel free to read the comments and review and form your own opinion. I have no idea how or if it has changed since I got out more than a decade ago. I’m glad you are a concerned friend.

  2. the bro

    WWDB broke a diamond last year and 2 this year. In the Portland area it is exploding like crazy. But even though the saturation is insane, it still continues to be fairly easy to prospect and sponsor. I want to inform you of some of the changes that have taken place since technology has shifted. The “system” has changed quite a lot in the last 5 years especially since technology has shifted. Here are a few noticeable changes.

    1) because of the Canadian growth due to the leadership of Dean and Marcy Whalen, most groups have taken on a system of filtering prospects called “the process” it is an official interview process by which the IBO and the candidate meet in a series of interviews (usually 6 to 8 meetings but can go on much longer) which includes 2-3 meetings about mentorship and business designed to educate and prepare a prosepct, 2-3 board plans, a 2-5 year plan meeting, a budget session, and standard partnership. This process is to qualify people who have what it takes to make it work. THIS SUCKER WORKS!! Not only that, 99% of the unethical leadership issues are eliminated. I have seen many people told that they don’t have the budget to build the business and they in good ethics we won’t sponsor them until their finances are in better order or they get a better job so that they aren’t robbing from their families. Literally, one of my downline has been in “process” for 10 months as I electronically sent them audios (at no cost to them), and recommended books to build their leadership and about a month ago they finally landed a job that was double their current salary. they are launching officially in about a week.

    2) almost nobody buys CD’s and tapes anymore, everything is done digitally through the WWDB app on a smart phone device. It replaces the constant cost of audios. If you are a premier member you can buy the books for a bit cheaper, get free shipping and have unlimited access to all audios that are still around on the database (that’s literally hundreds and hundreds) The total cost of the tools including functions for me averages out to about 120 bucks a month. Not only that but I have access to hundreds of audios that I can directly text or email to candidates “in process” so that I am not buying and “losing” hundreds of CD’s.
    I hope this is good info for you!!

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  3. Greg Boudonck

    While I believe this system was a beneficial, and well run Amway system, I also believe there are some that are not managed correctly. It is my opinion that Amway does need to find a way to have some control over these systems.

    It makes me happy to see that many have fared well from the World Wide Dream Builders, but when you see reviews of some of the other systems, there is a lot of controversy. Some of them do not provide what the WWDB does, and they charge more for the tools.

    I would like to hear positives and negatives of other systems. Thank you for providing this review.

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  4. chuckholmes Post author

    Seriously? Do you realize how many people have left Amway and become very successful in other companies? Just because you get done with a company doesn’t mean anything. Sticking with something doesn’t mean anything. Sticking with something for five or ten years, even though you aren’t getting the results you want or desire is worse than sticking with something HOPING you will one day make it!

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  5. Ellsworth Johnson

    Hi Chuck:

    My name is Ellsworth Johnson and I currently live in Houston, Texas. More relevantly, though, my Amway/WWDB career took place in San Diego between 1992 and 1997.

    In total, I agree 100% with what you said: the system itself is not to blame if one does not build a large business.

    During my 5 years in the business I spent thousands of dollars on tools. I think in that time I sponsored… maybe 3-4 people? And yet, I never, for one SECOND, doubted the system’s potential. I got to meet the Diamonds… yes the Puryears, but also the Duncans, Dave Severn (I TOTALLY cracked up when you called him “General Patton”!!!) and many many others. I attended the rallies, seminars, and major functions.

    It was my sponsor, in fact, who became a lifetime friend and brought me into an even longer-lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. Even though it has been almost 20 years since I have been involved with the business, that is a meaningful change in my life which will last forever.

    But oh! Yes, I remember standing-order tape, the books and other “tools”. Back then, we had weekly “Product Pick-up” at our upline Direct’s house. [My sponsor WAS that Direct, so that made it simple.] In 1995, Jack Daughery (one of Ron’s Double Diamonds) broke off and formed his own organization, ILD (International Leadership Development). Most of us left to follow Jack, but a few Diamonds (most notably in our line of sponsorship Dave Timko of Reno, Nevada) stayed with WWDB. I am told ILD is not around in its past form, which is a shame, because it was one of the few venues available to me to REALLY speak about success, let you see it up close and talk to it, and pick its brains for advice and motivation.

    And for that I was GLAD to spend all the money on tools and functions.

    Not to mention all the people you meet, friends you make, good times you have, in a decidedly positive success-oriented environment. My friends and I used to *kill* each other with our Dave Severn impressions! *=)) rolling on the floor

    I just wanted to say that I am glad you had a similarly positive and clear-eyed view of Amway and WWDB. With so many uninformed “haters” out there, it was truly refreshing to find some first-person honesty. Thanks!

    — Ellsworth Johnson

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  6. Tristan H.

    Motivational organizations are pretty crucial in any business that is particularly driven by numbers. Multi-level marketing is certainly one of those businesses, so I applaud Amway for establishing the WWDB, a well thought out and effective organization that has propelled seemingly thousands of people to success. When great work is rewarded and attaining certain numbers consistently brings recognition, people can’t help but feel appreciated and motivated to work harder.

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  7. Liz

    What a wealth of knowledge and experience on this list. It’s interesting how people from several different backgrounds found a way to make WWDM work for them, their team and the overall success of their MLM. It seems the training focuses not just on the business but also on the personal and professional development of the person.

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  8. Faye

    Thank you for sharing all of these inspiring stories of real people who have made it big in Amway. There are similar stories in most MLM companies, and that is what motivates many of us to keep trying harder.

    I like what you said about not minding if your up-line made money off the motivational tools. Successful people, like yourself, who invest in themselves and their own self-development spend that money anyway. Why not keep that money “in the family”, so to speak. If you get big, those under you will will do the same for you.

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  9. Diamond Grant

    What an incredibly inspiring account of success. I really connect with the mission statement you listed, particularly the point about living a life of excellence with no regrets. I think that is a powerful mission and would truly make for more fulfilled and more happy individuals if they were able to live that lifestyle. Thank you for sharing this with us. I am inspired by their commitment to excellence and success for themselves nd others.

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  10. chuckholmes Post author

    I’m writing this post to find out if anyone knows the current status of Dave and Bev Vance in Amway? They were cross-line in my line of sponsorship in the Mike and Barb Popovich organization. When I knew them, they had just achieved the status as “Emeralds,” sometime around 2002 or 2003. They were Q12 winners in 2002.

    During my time in Amway from 2002 to 2004, I interacted with Dave and Bev Vance several times. They even had a Rally tape. They hosted several local seminars in Colorado Springs and taught classes within the Danzik and Popovich organizations. From my perception, they were just regular folks and were very easy to relate with.

    They were such great people. Dave had a great personality. He was humble and very easy to get along with. Dave was an outstanding salesman and leader. Bev was great, too. I believe his daughter was a Direct Distributor in the business as well.

    If anyone knows what they are doing now, please leave a comment. It would be nice to hear how they are doing now.

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  11. chuckholmes Post author

    Terry and Fran Woodhead are/were very successful distributors in the Amway business. They joined the business in the late 1970s or early 1980s. They went Emerald in 1983 and Diamond in 1987. From what I found online, they are currently Emeralds in Amway.
    Their upline diamonds are Dave and Jan Severn. Their largest leg is Greg and Julie Duncan. They are affiliated with the World Wide Dream Builders line of sponsorship. Also known as WWDB, the World Wide Dream Builders training system provides tools, books, CDs, seminars and other business support materials to its Amway distributors.
    They built their Amway business the old-fashioned way. They held in-home meetings, team calls, and one-on-one presentations to share the Amway products and business opportunity with others. They built their business exclusively through word of mouth. Over a period of many years, they built a group with tens of thousands of distributors in it (maybe more than that).

    They are dynamic leaders who helped many others duplicate their success with Amway. They are a true credit to our industry and to Amway. They are passionate speakers, wonderful communicators, awesome motivators, and great trainers. If you have ever worked with them personally, I would love to hear your story. Please tell us when you met them, how you know them and how long you have worked with them. Just leave a comment to this post to share your story. Thanks.

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  12. chuckholmes Post author

    What should you know about Colorado Springs WWDB? Let me start by telling you that World Wide Dream Builders is very popular in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In fact, that’s where I learned about the Amway business.

    One of the reasons WWDB is so popular in Colorado Springs is that there are a few successful distributors in Colorado Springs. Howie and Theresa Danzik and Mike and Barb Popovich are Amway Diamonds in Colorado Springs. I also believe that Terry and Linda Felber still live there.

    In addition to these three successful distributors, there are probably 20-50 Platinum level distributors in the area. Most of these folks are downline from the three Diamonds mentioned above.

    World Wide Dream Builders is a line of sponsorship within the Amway business. Its headquarters is in Spokane, Washington. It was founded by Ron and Georgia Lee Puryear in the 1980s. It provides training, motivation and business support materials to Amway distributors within its line of sponsorship.

    If you live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, I’ll bet that you eventually get prospected by someone in the World Wide Dream Builders organization. It’s almost inevitable. Just know that WWDB is affiliated with Amway.

    I spent about 2.5 years affiliated with the World Wide Dream Builders in Colorado Springs, CO. It was a positive experience that taught me a lot about network marketing, leadership and entrepreneurship. Although I never got rich, I did build a successful business and developed lots of great skills that still benefit me today!

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