My ex-wife, and dear friend, approached Angie and I yesterday about getting in on the ground floor of the CORE4 product that is out there, she is selling it. Now she wasn't trying to sell to us, just let us know about the potential money making opportunity.
Out of respect to her, but already knowing my answer after looking over her product package, I researched it online. I did not find anything to change my mind or did Ang.
Here is my take on it.....
It is not something I want my friends at 3FC to be involved with...IMHO I have seen too many hurt by products like this....emotionally.... over the years...high hopes....shattered...
however, what I am asking here....Am I wrong about it? I want to be fair to her when I give her my answer and reasons why I am not going to be a part of it...after all she is a friend and the mother of my children
What is your take on it?
Thanks ~ Gary
__________________ As long as I live I will TESTIFY HIS LOVE!
Hi Gary, you need to be honest with her, and let her know you just not interested. Let her know this is business and not personal.
I have been with networking marketing for 10 years and understand what your saying about those that go through the emotional riff, if you will. It's not for everyone, and that is why it is so important that when someone gets involved they 'believe' and 'love' the products. I recently too got in a new launch company, leaving another I had been with for 9 years. I normally would not get near a new launch, but a close personal friend of mind started it, and had a secure financial partner - OdaBan 135 million dollar a year company. My friend is also tithing 10% of all company profits to five different Christian organizations. So, that is why I did what I did, but I completely understand your thoughts!
Again, honesty is always the be policy, and I am sure your ex-wife will understand.
"When your belief in you and your dream, is greater than your belief in other people's opinions, you will have mastered your life."
Check out the "Does it work" thread--one of my coworkers wives who is a nurse is selling it. Nelie made some comments on the ingredients. It's pretty expensive too.
I have been approached over the years with various "selling" opportunities cause I am good at customer service. You are outgoing and friendly so I am sure you would be too....but...customer service is not selling a product.
I might be a bid jaded about this subject, but (and this is MY personal experience, so your mileage may vary)....
MLMs (Multi level marketing schemes) are EVIL!! Most of them require a huge investment up front, with false promises of making big money. The fact is...the only way you make money is to recruit others to sell the product.
My personal experience with a MLM (I'd rather not say what the company was--let's just say it had me seeing PINK all the time!) did the exact opposite of what it claimed it could do for me. Instead of making $$, I was shelling out $$ every quarter to buy product so I could "win prizes" (cheap jewelry, etc). You were rewarded for what you BOUGHT from the company, not what you actually sold. Meanwhile, that product sat on my shelves at home, despite my best efforts to move it. And I knew of many women personally that WENT INTO DEBT for this company. Many of them were encouraged to lie to their mates about what they spent vs. what was actually sold. Once I got out of the pink fog and realized what I was doing, I sold all my existing inventory back to the company (only a 90% buyback, but better than nothing!)
Every time I see a car that was "earned" by someone from that company, I get really angry and think "how many women had to go into debt so you could drive that car?"
The really sad thing for me is.....I REALLY like the product. But out of principle, I can't financially support an MLM.
Okay, end of rant!----Gary, do what your head and heart say is right. Your friend (ex-w) will understand.
One day at a time is more than just a saying.....
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I checked out the thread under "Does it Work" Core 4 System? and followed up a little on the Web. Honestly, as soon as I saw Senna Leaf it purty much stopped me cold.
I'm fortunate enough to have friends who are into herbal, organic, blah, blah. The fortunate part is they still consider it "medication" and treat it with the same respect a pharmaceuticals. And Nelie is very right about not messing around with Senna Leaf. It's kinda like taking a prescription laxative when a little ExLax would do. And you should be under the watch of a physician or a Qualified herbalist. I also firmly believe laxatives should be used to relieve constipation, not as a weight loss cheat.
Last edited by Operator265 : 04-07-2009 at 10:40 AM.
Run, don't walk away! Just say that you have no interest in multi-level or direct marketing -- that it just isn't your thing. It might be more complicated for you to go into business with your ex, especially if things go south, so try to keep this distance for your own sanity! I speak from experience...
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