Amway Diamond Gary Newell: Fellowship of the 2%

Gary Newell is a successful Amway Diamond.  His wife Tammy is his business partner.

They qualified as Diamonds in 2006. They participates in the LTD (Leadership Team Development) Amway Motivational Organization. Gary has been in the business many years and he still actively builds his Amway business.

During my two and a half years in Amway I listened to more than 1,000 tapes and CDs. I was hooked on them like a bad drug and couldn’t get enough of tapes. Most were good, some were bad, and a few were exceptional.

Although I was not part of the LTD Line Of Sponsorship, and I was not part of Gary Newell’s downline, I did stumble across one of his tapes when I purchased a large lot of Amway tapes on eBay.

That tape was titled the “Fellowship of the 2%.” I still love this tape. It absolutely motivates me and fires me up.

No, I’m not in Amway anymore, but the information on this tape is very powerful.  Although I no longer have a copy o the tape, I was fortunate enough to find a recording in a YouTube video.  Listen for yourself.

***** If you can listen to this entire seven minute video and not be fired up, there’s something wrong with you!

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Three Lessons I Learned from Gary Newell

Here are a few things I learned on the tape:

# 1 Contingency Plans are Not Necessary 

When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you don’t need a back-up plan.  He says “I am not making a back-up plan for failure because I am not planning to fail.”

# 3 Don’t Let Anybody Steal Your Dream

You have to protect your goals and dreams at all cost. Sometimes your friends and family will be your biggest critics. In addition, you will stumble across others who will do everything and anything to talk you out of your dreams.  Do not let them win!

# 3 If You Want to Be Understood by the 2%, You Will be Misunderstood by the 98%.  

Don’t worry about what others think!  No one cares about your future as much as you do.  Surround yourself with people who have what you want in life, and listen to their advice.  Do not take advice from people not qualified to give it to you. 

These lessons can be applied in an Amway business or any other business venture.

Final Thoughts

If you enjoyed this tape, or have ever met Amway Diamond Gary Newell personally, please leave a comment below and share your story. I would love to hear from you. Thanks.

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16 thoughts on “Amway Diamond Gary Newell: Fellowship of the 2%”

  1. Wow! This is crazy I’m reading this 6 years on! The internet is amazing! Fired up on my journey to come learning from the Newell family and many leaders I didn’t know this opportunity existed!!
    London is coming the team I’m apart of 80 peps all actively hungry for freedom!!
    Can’t wait to see future posts on here!

  2. Came across this tonight. Little about me. I’m in the business as I write this and will be in the business. I’m new and not new (around a year), but I can also tell you I don’t have any pin level of “success” in the business currently. My Amway business growth will not directly affect Mr. Newell’s income either so just fyi on that as well.

    I listened to another talk that he gave in 2016 that is so amazing tonight so I started to research him some! So yes, Gary Newell is actively in the business, probably because he didn’t quit the business. Zac Newell’s business has also grown and he is actively in the business as well. Everyone does have their own path and I’m really posting for these reasons:
    1. Wanted to thank you for posting this because it’s no longer an audio that I can listen to within the business and I got a lot out of listening to Gary confess his resolve for his business.
    2. I’m glad that this is positive for you and that you desire to share that positivity. I hope you influence the number of people during your lifetime that you are meant to influence. Chalk up +1 more by providing this post. That would be me, so thanks!
    3. What would happen to that 2% if everyone that was involved in Amway/Quixtar had stayed?

    Number 3 is kinda rhetorical. I wish you all well in your endeavors! If for some reason this post causes you to want to try to become part of the team again please contact the person who originally shared the opportunity with you. If that person is no longer in the business then you can reach out to me and if we share the same upline grouping then I’ll be willing to talk to you. If we do not I’ll help you get in touch with those individuals again as they sowed seeds and should be rewarded by your desire to grow your business, not myself. If this is the first time, however, that you are reading about Amway or would like to learn more then feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be willing to potentially speak with you concerning a business endeavor of your own. #growingthe2percent

  3. I love his take on a contingency plan. I have always operated like that in my life and of course the more cautious people in my life are always quick to point out the fact that I need a plan b. However, I agree that if you are truly committed to your vision you will find a way at all costs to make that vision a reality. For me, having a back-up plan is like saying I have some sort of doubts in my abilities to make my goals happen and that is not the case. So I agree 100% with that idea. Great video! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Wow, that does fire you up. Gary Newell had a great way of giving a person listening to him confidence. Zac, you have every right to be super proud of your Dad.

    The no contingency plan just made me really consider my thought patterns. I have always been one to have a plan A, B, and C. Is that setting myself up for failure? That could possibly be. I cannot promise I won’t still do that, but after watching this, I am strongly considering the methods.

    Thanks Chuck.

  5. Gary Newell’s advice – “Don’t let anybody steal your dream!” is very powerful. Too often we take on a project or business that we know we can handle. Then, slowly, we allow other people to tell us how hard it will be- how challenging. We knew getting into the situation that it would be difficult, but hearing others say it cements it in our minds. One piece of advice you shared, Chuck, is affirm (to yourself) that your business will be successful. I think this is what Gary is saying, too. We need to keep believing in ourselves, set goals, and dream big. Great article – thanks!

    1. It’s true, we should never let anyone steal our dream – ever! If you want something bad enough, you have to stay the course, come up with a plan and work your you know what off! That is the key to success.

    2. I definitely think that too often we allow people to give us their input which is often negative and that gets us discouraged and off track. You cannot allow people to rob you of your dream. This is why I am a firm believer in the idea that you cannot tell everybody everything you want to do. Some people will intentionally try to keep you from accomplishing your goals by pointing out the challenges and obstacles. Others simply don’t see the vision and they aren’t supposed to because it is not theirs and so they place doubts in your head. Believe in yourself and stay focused. The moment you take your eyes off the prize is the moment you open the door for distraction.

  6. When I was in Amway, Gary Newell was my upline Diamond. I loved being around Gary. He had a great attitude and was a very charismatic guy to be around.

  7. I am quite familiar with “Fellowship of the 2%” and it is quite powerful. I really like his decisiveness, and completely appreciate the premise of not having a backup plan. I firmly believe backup plans give you permission to fail.

    While I was not impressed with Amway (Quixtar when I was with them),they have produced a number of really good leadership and motivational tapes. This is how I was first introduced to John Maxwell, and I still read and listen to everything of his I can get my hands on. Ron Puryear produced a tape quite a few years ago called “Finish the Race” to encourage people to stay the duration, not giving up even when building the business is difficult. Finish what you start.

    1. Never knew you were in Quixtar, Amy. Seems like everyone has been with Amway or Quixtar at one point or another.

      I’m a big fan of John Maxwell, too. I learned about him during my time in Amway and have read just about every book he has ever written.

      As far as the Fellowship of the 2%, I think the concept of burning your bridges and selling out to something is an important part of success.

      Thanks for the comment.


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