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It Duplicates, but Sure Sucks Balls…

The Slavery Model Exposed…

“If you don’t want to be doing it RIGHT NOW…

…probably you’ll have to keep doing it to maintain your income after you’ve ‘made it’.


…if you think it sucks, don’t do it.

There are things that are NOT worth the money.


I learned a long time ago:

“If you build with a slavery model… it will keep you a slave.”

Remember that.”

It was 2007, and I had just built my first successful team ever…

…I was up to making about $3,000 a month – all old school. Home parties, 3 way calls, conference calls, and hotel meetings.

I had about 500 people in my team, and about 20 people working, I felt like I was about to ‘break through’.

We had a conference call, where the trainer (a multi million dollar earner) was going to teach our team ‘The Secret’ to Duplication.


I wanted so badly to go from making $3,000 a month to $30,000…

…I knew the KEY was duplication.

Have you ever felt like that? That if you could just find the ‘Secret Strategy’ that it would unlock your business?

On the conference call, the trainer taught us all how to do 3 way calls, and how ‘even a dog with a note in his mouth’ could succeed with this ONE simple strategy

…I was excited.


I couldn’t believe it could be so easy.

It was like someone had just handed me a ‘magical key’ that would open the gates of heaven, and duplication was mine…

…my team got PUMPED.

The next day…

…the rampage started.

Someone called me at 8:30 a.m. and said “David, do you have time for a quick 3 way call???? I’ve got an EXCITED prospect on the line…”

I said… “Sure, patch ‘em through”

It worked.

We got Grandma in!

Woohoo! Whoohoo!


My team started blowing up. The key? Get David on the phone with EVERYONE…

Here’s what happened:

For the next 90 days straight, my phone blew up from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30pm at night – every day.

I started getting exhausted, and disconnected, and couldn’t remember why I was working.

150 calls a day…

…for a grand total of $5,000 a month.

Finally, one night I was at my buddy Tom’s house.

(He was in ‘the deal’ and lived in a refrigerator in the back of a store.)

We were playing a video game, and my phone rang. It was 11:33 p.m.

I LEAPT out of the couch, and said “Hello?!????

“David, I’m SO EXCITED… I’ve got aunt Mary on the phone… She’s seen the video… She’s SO PUMED UP!!!!! Can you do a 3 way call?”

Like a super hero in fancy pants, I said “Sure…”

I started pacing back and forth… and it worked! Like a super hero, I set the phone down, and said:

“I GOT one!”

My buddy Tom looked at me and said:

“Dude, I quit.”

I paused for a second, and thought about what he said. I thought I got it, but said:


Tom told me a PROFOUND truth that day, he said:

“David, NO amount of money is worth what you just did. You just picked up the phone, at 11:30 at night to convince someone’s Aunt to join a business that creates time freedom. I’m out man. I’d rather work at Safeway.”


I didn’t quite get it that day, but within 90 days, my whole team was burned out, and started quitting by the hundreds.


Because Tom was right.

Since the day ‘I got it’ I haven’t had a cell phone.

The result?

My best four weeks from a downline * I’ve earned $257,000.

* Results not average, see our Earnings Disclaimer.

How many calls did I make?


How many meetings?


* No 3 way calls allowed.

(Meetings are welcome, though – I actually like those – more on that in a future email. Meetings are not a ‘Slavery’ model if done properly.)

Look, there are certain things, we’ve got to be honest about.

Thing ONE:

Last year, Amway did $10 billion in sales. They had their first BILLION dollar month, ever. They’ve been growing now since they launched, I think in 1956.

I was in Amway for 3 1/2 years, and listened to OVER 2,000 hour long training audios, from EVERY large organization that exists. After 3 1/2 years – I didn’t even know what ’3 way call’ meant.

Thing Two:

You’re in this to make money, and have time freedom, not be a telemarketer. Telemarketers make $8.50 an hour in the States, and $3 per hour in the Philippines. If you make more than that, you probably don’t want to be on the phone all day and night for a ‘measly’ little weanie income of $8.50 an hour.

Thing Three:

There are things that duplicate AND don’t suck. I know a guy named Dave Lovette, who made about $800,000 a year in Amway for about a decade, before moving on and finding something he liked a tad bit better.

I asked Dave:

“Dave, when you were rich in Amway, how much work did you do each month?”

He replied:

“I didn’t do any”

I said:

“How many calls did you take?”

He said:

“Maybe 4 or 5…”

I said:



What was the SECRET Dave????

He said something profound:

The SYSTEM did automatically EVERYTHING we as leaders didn’t want to do… AND we MADE MONEY from the system!

See my ‘Freedom System’ HERE.

That’s how the big boys play :)

I like it better, too.

This post might be controversial, and I’m not saying “Don’t listen to the hype”

I’m just giving my two cents, as someone who took 3 calls total last week, and makes $8,000 – $15,000 a day.

Take it or leave it – either way, be blessed.

In Success,
David Wood
The Guru Slayer

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Tyler Pratt
Tyler Pratt

Im guilty of doing 3 way calls and never got anything going with my MLM company. When I finally started putting people through a sales process is when things started to happen.

Benaiah Marshall
Benaiah Marshall

Dude, Having a system that does everything for you is the ONLY way to be. You still need face to face time though but it doesn't have to be prospecting time if you have a system in place. - Benaiah

Theraton Bharucha
Theraton Bharucha

I don't have a credit card I am from india how can you help me david.

Hermanth Edwin
Hermanth Edwin

Dave, you are a great guy. I always love your blog posts and you inspire me. This one was an awesome story.

Gilbert Collins
Gilbert Collins

It is really absolute inspiration that I got from this post. I will have to follow your footsteps for I aspire to be a place like you are right now.


Great stuff David as usual, keep it coming;).

Samuel Mabs
Samuel Mabs

This is the PRECISE reason why I don't think the "Belly 2 Belly" Restaurant meetings, Coffee Shop Meetings work. ALL my prospects didn't seem to add another JOB to the problem they already had. Heck the one they already had offered an hourly guarantee. Resultin NO SIGN UPs. Yeah I got BUSY. Uplines were unreacheable when needed, (they were on the phone too) Gosh MLM should be a relief from the conventional world. It shouldn't be a worse nightmare.


Dave, Great post. Love your stories. Where can I learn to tell better stories like you do? Also, is that the same Dave Lovette in Ray Higdon's downline?

Rob Fraser
Rob Fraser

Very well put. My sponsor is always harping on three way calls and he is stuck on those phone calls all day!! I didn't join a home business only to be a slave to it. The whole reason I wanted to pursue a home business was for freedom. Not to trade one master for another!! Great post and very well said!! Rob Fraser =)


tyler, i'm also in the same MLM as you, just started out a few months ago.. and already dreading the 3-way calling. Hope this is not a stupid Q but what do you mean by putting them through a sales process? I've seen what you do and love it - how do you do that, and set it up, how does that work? I'm thinking big and want the big team, big money, etc! any answers would be awesome. Are you also with EN as well?? I also just joined a few days ago but have not begun anything yet. Feel overwhelmed and ready to get the ball rolling already.

David Wood
David Wood

Rob, Every single person I know who harps on these is stuck on the phone all day. They think that it will end in some distant place in the future, and it never does. That's why 3 way calls are a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'. You think that they'll make you free, because they work well (and duplicate) however... ...the EXACT OPPOSITE is what really happens. You get stuck helping your team recruit people that they could recruit on their own. There are plenty of massive, duplicating teams that were built without a single 3 way call out there - it's a tool, nothing more, and one I'd prefer to not use. Just my preference though, that's not why I'm here. -dave

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