Monthly Archives: July 2012

Protect Your Attitude & Business: An Open Letter to All Amway IBOs

Dear Fellow Amway IBO, In my last post, I wrote about Amway critic Steve Nakamura. Since 2004, he has hidden behind the alias of “Joecool,” among other false names. While Mr. Nakamura’s real identity has been known for some time, David…

Unmasking Amway Critic ‘Joecool’ And His Lying Cast of Characters

In its 50-plus years of business, Amway has had millions upon millions of satisfied and positive distributors, now known as Independent Business Owners. Along the way, a small proportion has been dissatisfied with their experiences for various reasons.  And from…

Amway’s Lawsuit vs. eBay Sellers: Be Clear on Who’s David & Goliath

A few years ago, I  started noticing that some people were chronic sellers of Amway-exclusive products on eBay. Amway’s Rules of Conduct prohibit their distributors/Independent Business Owners from selling its products via  online auctions. But these folks were not IBOs,…

Tracey & Kimberly Eaton ‘Play Injured’ and Succeed with Amway

If I want to sleep in, or put off a task that I dread, or duck responsibility of one kind or another, I don’t need a long list of excuses. Just one excuse will do the trick. On a daily…

`Outstanding Alumni’ Award for Amway Leader is Win For All IBOs

In Fall 2011, Bill Hawkins, a leading Amway Independent Business Owner, was recognized as one of three Outstanding Alumni by Bemidji State University in his native state of Minnesota.The other two were Trent Baalke, general manager of the San Francisco 49ers…

Control of Your Time: Priceless

Growing up, I never played on a sports team. I pursued the arts at a young age, mostly acting. In that world, you want your parents to show up only at the performances. Coming to rehearsals, beyond dropping off and…

`Breaking and Entering’ Offers Close-Up on Obsessive Pursuits

People have a fascination with those who take an interest to an extreme. Sometimes, that passion can change the world; other times, it can be a colossal waste of time. About five years ago, my husband, Matt, began doing public relations…

Kummers Inspire & Encourage As They Navigate Adoption Journey

When I was 11 years old, I auditioned for the lead role in the 1982 movie version of “Annie,” starring Albert Finney and Carol Burnett. My auditions in Chicago were part of a national search for the film directed by…

From Milk to Mansions–And Even Grass–Paradise Ain’t Cheap

From milk to mansions, just about everything in Hawaii is much more expensive than on the “mainland,” as those in the Aloha State refer to the continental United States. Having spent 10 weeks on the Hawaiian island of Kauai while…

It’s Independence Day! You Are Free to Make a Fool of Yourself

Happy Independence Day! Two hundred and thirty-six years after the first, fateful one in our country’s history, this much is true: we are free to say (pretty much) whatever we want. That also means we are free to make an…