Late Last Year Orrin Woodward, former Amway top distributor, left and took 15K distributors with him to launch T.E.A.M., and when their non-compete was up, joined MonaVie and Amway sued. Now MonaVia has (according to legal allegations made by AGEL) allegedly paid Randy Schroeder, former Agel star, the equivalent of $3 million (SEE RANDY”S COMMENT BELOW) to come play ball for the MonaVie team.
Now, I have not yet had the privilege of meeting Randy or Orrin personally. Although I have read Orrin’s book, and have followed Randy’s career over the last few years. From all I have seen of these two leaders, it is my personally belief, that if they decided to make a move from Amway & Agel, it was caused by one of two situations…
1. The companies were moving in directions that went against their personal values.
2. They felt deep in their hearts, that MonaVie offered a level playing field for EVERYONE on their teams. (see: Is MonaVie The #1 MLM Business Opportunity In The World)
But, the real question we all need to ask, is…
How will all this payout, and will it hurt the MLM profession as a whole? I am not talking about Randy & Orrin leaving their former companies. I am talking about company CEO’s sending their legal teams after these two.
Think about it for a second, when we join a company, we are told to “TALK TO EVERYONE.” Yet, when we feel it is time to leave, we are told “DON”T YOU TALK TO ANYONE.”
I do wish the best for Orrin, Randy all the people and companies involved.
Now, I do think I may join the DSA this year, just to go to the annual convention and see how all these CEOs act around each other. Could be a pretty good fight.
Here is a great link Rod Cook, the MLM Watch Dog put together on all of these actions.
Never Give UP,
The Maverick Leader