I love telling this story. Some time ago, I met this “Very Nice” Girl at Networking Event. She was almost too nice to me and I thought she must be a multi-level Marketer of some form. At the time, I was just starting out my business. If you have started your own business before, you know the “Insecure” feeling I am talking about. If you haven’t, but say are working – then imagine the first day of your new job – repeating itself “Groundhog Day” style for a year straight (i.e. you are insecure).
Anyway, this lovely girl invited me to a meeting of “Like-Minded Individuals”. So one night, out I drive out to lovely Parramatta RSL and there are people everywhere. I mean in the hundreds I am talking. So they are all my “Instant Friends” and then they take us into a big room pressure cooker style.
They do us this big pitch about Financial Freedom and then they pull out the whole MLM thing. At the time, the same girl dragged this other woman along by the name of Lara. She is this cool mum who was lied too as well – she even hired a baby sitter so she could come along.
At the end, all of the minions were trying hard to sign me up. “Come on, it’s only $80”, “Aren’t you serious about business?”, “Don’t you want to be part of us?”. What was funny was that as one would fail, they would send another one to try and bully me into joining.
After the 5th Cycle the gave up. What was very sad about the whole experience is that I know weaker-willed individuals would get sucked in and poor Lara – she lost her whole evening. The girl lied to all of us! Very shonky and very bad – and it’s actually illegal to mispresent solicitations like that.
So are these people evil? Well – some are. I don’t think all of them are – but if you commit enough evil deeds, when do you become evil yourself? If any of you dodgy people read this blog and know I am talking about you – please leave a comment. I would love to expose your lies to the world! So be careful out there boys and girls! These bastards are out searching the forest to feed on the naive!