One of the biggest loads of BS that upline diamonds often tell their groups is that they really want success for their downline IBOs. It's very obvious to me that your upline diamond doesn't give a rat's ass about your success as long as you are buying tools and attending functions. The bottom line is they make money when you buy tools and attend functions and they make nothing if you don't. Your dedication is money in the bank for the upline diamonds. They will tell you that you are a warrior or a fighter to make you feel good, but behimd the scenes they could care less. You might even see someone commended by upline for buying extra cds or making an extraordinary effort to attend a function. That's because they want everyone to do the same.
Now I believe your direct sponsor probably does care about you succeeding, but technically, your sponsor is supposed to train and motivate you free of cost, which is why your sponsor can benefit if you purchase or move enough volume. The problem with this is that your sponsor is also very likely to be immersed in the tools system which takes away income from his/her business to feed the upline diamond. IBOs are taught things like "success" is right around the corner or delayed gratification because it keeps people hanging around in the business longer than they otherwise would.
If you take a close look, you will see that the advice given from stage at functions or big meetings are so generic that it usually does not apply to you as a person and if so generic, then you can get that same advice on a cd. Yet, the diamonds expect IBOs to attend major functions every three months. I suppose to supplement their Amway income. These diamonds are not mentors. They don't analyze individual businesses and your personal skills. How can they guide you in this type of business without knowing these details? They can't. They give you feel good information or tell you some inspiring story to keep you around "that much longer" because they need tool income to survive themselves.
Think about it. Your upline wants your success or do they want your money? Practically anytime you receive "help", it costs you. Open meetings, attitude sessions, functions. Every one of these has a cost of time and money with no direct cause and effect of people succeeding and receiving the mythical residual income. If your upline says this, ask how they can assure that it happens, aside from a dedication to functions and cds? The Amway business is supposed to be about selling products and getting others to do so also. How much training do you really need for this? If people actually made a decent side income selling Amway stuff, there wouldn't be a need for endless cds and functions. A growing bank account is great motivation.
Food for thought. If you actually went diamond, your leaders would get less tool money. Do they really want your success or are they just saying it? The answer is obvious to me.