Jim Brooks was one of my favorite Amway Diamonds. During my two and a half years in the business, I listened to several of his tapes. Although I was not affiliated with the Britt World Wide line of sponsorship, I purchased a lot of several hundred tapes from a former distributor on eBay. I purchased the tapes because I was curious to see what Diamonds outside of my line of sponsorship had to say about the Amway business.
One of those tapes was “Chasing the Blue Light Special.” In his tape, Jim talked about his experiences in the Army and as a truck driver in Washington. He discussed his beginnings in Amway and mentioned how one day “something just clicked inside him.” From that day forward, he actively built the business and became one of Bill Britt’s first downline Diamonds (number six or seven I believe).
He discussed how prior to his Amway business he didn’t really have any goals in life. He was like many other people who were so busy being broke and “chasing the blue light specials” at Kmart. This saying resonated with me and I’ve never forgotten it.
I listened to this tape at least fifty times. It kept me motivated during the peaks and valleys of building my business. I misplaced it quite some time ago, but would love to hear it again. If you’ve ever listened to this tape, leave a comment and tell me what you think about it. Or, if you have an update about Jim Brooks, you can leave a comment, too!
I really loved these old Amway tapes. They are some of the best motivational tapes you will find. It’s really great hearing rags to riches stories, like Jim Brooks, of people who started with nothing and built a small fortune via network marketing. I’ve never met Jim Brooks personally, but if I did, I would tell him thank you!