In the USA, Network 21 is Accredited by Amway

That means “truth in advertising” – for example: explaining that the tools-and-functions is strictly optional. I’m not sure how that influences their overseas business practices, however…. I would guess if one searched the Amway website for “Accreditation” – it might explain?

In the meantime, bookkeeping is universal. Point out to your friend that it’s impossible for a new recruit to make a profit from the sales of products if they are spending their money on tools and functions. Selling 100 PV of product yields about a $6 bonus check – which doesn’t even cover the cost of one N-21 tape here in the USA. And 100 PV is a LOT of product.

And yes, any good student of N-21 (or any other motivational blog) is going to want to recruit LOTS of people. They can’t help themselves…LOL! But it’s OK for you to say “no, thanks.” You don’t have to even give a valid reason – if it’s not interesting to you, then the answer is no. Period. With a smile.

There might be a chance your friend is hooked into a really rabid blog – and will be told NOT to associate with anyone “negative”. In these connotations, negative means anyone who isn’t part of the blog.
Your friend might be distant for a while – and all you can do is wait for reason to win over enthusiasm. Some folks really get caught up in the artificial love/forced excitement delivered by these blogs – I call them “Motivational Junkies”. Some have to hit absolute rock bottom before they walk away.

In the “files” section there are past histories of what other folks have done to lure loved ones away from the clutches of these blogs – don’t be afraid to read some of their experiences….just in case…

How to handle an Amway friend

One of my best friends has been trying to get me to join Network 21 in Turkey. He is a good guy, has my best interests at heart, but is a true believer and thus believes that I should join them. I need a way to get out of this without 1) ruining an important friendship and (ideally) 2) getting him to realize that you can sell products without going to seminars, meetings, buying books, etc

I have had experience with three MLM’s over the years

Amway, Cell-Tech and ACN. You are correct when you say they promote an approach that says just keep thinking and talking positive and you will be successful. All three of the companies I have been involved with promote this idea and they all mock the “losers ” that wouldn’t stick with the business.
The reason some people make it and some don’t is because, the one’s who make it big are extremely gifted in selling people on a dream. I heard one of the top people once boast that they knew this current company was going to work for them because years earlier they were selling over-priced, barely adequate water filters and made a killing at it. They craft their stories to sound like just everyday folks but they are supremely gifted sales people and their entire focus is on recruitment not selling product. My question for you is, why after 15 years on and off, with no profit to show for it, would you be willing to try once again? You’re better off getting a second, third or fifth job. The hours spent at that will be far more profitable to you.