A new Quixtar-related blog is on the web now.
A man identifying himself as Jonas’Dad, is publishing his thoughts about Quixtar at Quixtar Criminals. “Dad” is undergoing a traumatic break-up in his marriage and is attributing it to his wife’s involvement in a Quixtar group of IBOs.
After reading all of his blog, I don’t think “Dad” would mind if I observed that his marriage probably had some significant problems at the beginning that he probably did not notice, in retrospect. And like all blogs, his story is uniquely his and through his eyes.
I made a comment at his blog, and he replied with some kind words.
He asked me the same thing a lot of people asked me.
“Is it true you don’t purchase motivational material?”
Well, I do purchase “motivational material”. I have quite a library of books from Ayn Rand to Og Mandino to Walt Whitman to Zig Ziglar. But, I purchased them through many years, most before my involvement with Quixtar. And, I never purchased a single one through my “upline”.
I did purchase motivational tapes for a short time with a previous upline many years ago, but it didn’t take me long to realize most of the tapes were not to my taste.
I suppose the “brainwashing” that people like “Dad” talk about on their sites, could happen with those that are already predisposed to accept everything a person in a perceived higher authority says as fact and religion.
And maybe those of that ilk are naturally drawn to the charisma of leaders involved in MLM companies. Or maybe those leaders seek those type of people out.
As for me, I love accepting new ideas, new challenges, and new motivation; but they all must be tempered and sifted through my own individuality. I think motivation should make the individual act effectively, not just act “motivated.”
I feel sorry for “Dad’s” experience.
And in turn, his experience motivates me to continue on with the way I conduct myself.