What do you OWN? Business owners?
Great post by Mike in The Quixtar Ego-Trap
There is no comparison between Quixtar and a traditional small business. Don't think for a second that you "own" or "run" anything when you hop on the Quixtar wagon. Think about it:
What do you sell? Whatever products are offered on the quixtar website.
What price do you sell them for? Whatever quixtar says it costs.
If quixtar decides to change their payment scheme or the bv of a particular product, what can you do about it? Nothing.
The whole "personal business" concept is completely based on a flimsy system that you have absolutely no control over. If quixtar changes the rules of the game, you have to just suck it up and go with it. And the notion that anyone working a regular job is just some average sucker is, well... disgusting. A regular job? You mean like firefighter? Doctor? Teacher? Construction worker?
Yeah, average. People with real jobs are the ones who create things. Do things. Contribute to society. They manufacture the products you peddle on your precious website for that matter.
What exactly is it that a Quixtar IBO contributes to the world? And don't regurgitate the whole "we change lives by showing people how to be finacially free" song and dance because its utter nonsense. The staggering number of people who make nothing doing Quixtar shows clearly that this is not the case. And even if it were, there is absolutely nothing being created, produced or contributed to society. "Real" jobs must exist for your silly little dream world to exist... which it doesn't. Well, unless of course you are one of the few who have been raking in piles of money selling training manuals, coaching seminars, videos, motivational tapes and all that other "optional, but neccissary" material...
The sad thing is, the Quixtar recruiting technique is much like that of the military, with the exception that the military actually does provide a service and a career. What Quixtar and the military have in common is that they tend to look toward the less educated for recruitment. The logic being, those with less education have less opportunities for succeessful careers. This means that a less educated person stands a better chance of seeing the military as a beneficial move in their life.
Quixtar's motive is much different. The motivation of Quixtar to go after the less educated rests on the assumption that those with less education will ask less questions. They will likely be pursuaded more easily by the thought of making huge sums of money due to the fact that they likely have very little of it. The less educated will be less likely to think about the more philosophical "big picture" ideas when assesing the validity of the business. Likewise, the less educated will be more likey to be impressed with the flashy bright lights and smoke machines at the pep rallies. They will almost always be the ones falling for the simplistic plattitudes that are void of any substantive information about the business. They won't ask any pointed questions about the innerworkings of the Quixtar corporation or even about day to day business activity. They won't think about the macroeconomic implications of such a flawed business model, because they probably don't know what macroeconomic means...
In short, look at most of the people involved with Quixtar. This is a classic cult-like situation where weak minded people buy into an organization that proceeds to brainwash them from day one. They are taught that anyone who says anything negative about the organization is simply a loser and a liar. If you have ever seen footage of these Quixtar conventions and then looked at a communist rally from the Stalin years, the similarities are shocking.
Brainwashing is brainwashing... people either leave the cult, or drink the cool aid and die.
I'm sure some Quixtar apologist is going to follow this up with some talking points about how Quixtar is his salvation and that I am just some average person who will never amount to anyhthing. He'll likely go on and on, full of spelling and grammar errors about how I couldn't make it in Quixtar and that negative people never amount to anything...
Well to that person let me simply ask: How much money have you profited from Quixtar?