Let me start by giving you my opinion about Vemma’s fight with the FTC.
I think that Vemma has great products and solid leadership and I believe that the company will eventually settle it’s fight with the FTC and if I were in Vemma, I would (at least) wait to see what happens on September 3rd when the Vemma and the FTC will meet in front of a judge.
That’s just my opinion and I’m not a lawyer, even though I would play a darn good one on TV.
That said, I want to talk about loyalty.
Earlier today, I saw a Facebook post from Ted Nuyten, the founder of BusinessForHome.org:
In my opinion you have NO BALLS, if you are with Vemma and jump ship for an other opportunity at this moment. Why?
Because your friends, family and team will think:
“The FTC is right, and you were wrong when you presented the opportunity to me, so you are chicken out?”.
Others quickly chimed in with praise for Ted’s “ballsy” post.
But I would argue that it takes no balls to make a post like that, because Ted Nuyten has no skin in the Vemma game. It’s easy for Ted to say those things because Ted’s income is not based on Vemma’s ability to operate as a company.
This was my response:
Pretty easy to say when your livelihood is not on the line. I think Vemma will come out of this, but they will be damaged no matter what. Every individual has unique circumstances. So someone that leaves in order to pay their mortgage has no balls? I don’t think so.
But I think my long time friend, Donna Valdes said it even better on her Facebook post:
And for crying out loud, to my colleagues, don’t be a bully or give a guilt-trip over a Vemma distributor that wants to leave… throwing up the fact that Vemma’s theme over a YEAR ago was “All In” doesn’t mean that a person has to stay all in forever. Things change. Obviously. It’s not YOUR livelihood on the line, or your team falling apart. Stop the judging. Stop the name calling, please!
If you are not in Vemma, offer your support to those people who are with Vemma and don’t recruit them. This is an emotional time and they need support. If you are in Vemma, take a step back and breathe. You will have plenty of time to make a quality decision about your future.
Every email I have ever received from Vemma CEO, B.K. Boreyko signed off with “Stay strong, stay positive!” and I think this is a good time to take B.K.’s advice.
Lastly, on loyalty. Many Network Marketing leaders love to talk about company loyalty. It’s such B.S., brainwashy rhetoric. I am not part of Vemma, but I love Vemma. The company is easily in my top 5 favorite Network Marketing companies, but no company is more important than your family.
I’m sure that there will be people who leave Vemma for the wrong reasons, but there will also be those who leave for the right reasons.
“Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.”