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Life After MLM

Life After MLM

By Roberta Blevins
True stories and conversations with survivors, advocates and experts on the insidious cult of Multi Level Marketing, where through compassionate, educational, informal chats, we work to end the stigma of "failure", in an industry systematically designed for you to fail.
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Podcast Update! New Episodes August 1st!
Hey! Thanks so much for being so patient while I took July off for some mental health time. New episodes with return Sunday, August 1st! We've got stories coming up from World Financial Group, Herbalife, Younique, and many more! Plus, some personal updates, social media updates, sharing some milestones and what else I have in store for new episodes! See you next week! Show Notes! Anti MLM Bookclub - Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb We hit 100K! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/6988690539826728197?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 My NEW YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr8VrNAbpWE&t=16s How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
19:33
July 26, 2021
Episode 41 : Abby Miller - Part 2
In the conclusion of Abby's episode, we finish out chat on MLMs & Christianity and dive into our personal thoughts and fact based opinions on Multi Level Marketing, and why what seems like simple and kind things to do, end up being nefarious traps that keep people stuck in the scam longer and cause them to lose more money over time. Plus, a direct call to action to church leaders to keep spaces safe from predatory scams, and a call to action to those with friends in MLM as well. Show Notes It’s Time For Christians (And Society, For That Matter) To Confront MLMs - https://shollyethan.medium.com/its-time-for-christians-and-society-for-that-matter-to-confront-mlms-fb469b35fd1f John Oliver Last Week Tonight MLM Episode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6MwGeOm8iI A History of Young Living founder Gary Young - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/85z454/a_history_of_young_living_founder_gary_young/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb The 7 Stages of Grief - https://www.healthline.com/health/stages-of-grief Paris Geller - https://gilmoregirls.fandom.com/wiki/Paris_Geller The Dream Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dream/id1435743296 Ministers, please stop peddling multilevel marketing products to the church - https://www.christianpost.com/voices/ministers-please-stop-peddling-multilevel-marketing-products-to-the-church.html Dolores Umbridge - https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Dolores_Umbridge Frasier - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frasier Rent or Buy Betting on Zero - https://amzn.to/3heUVRV How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
55:18
June 28, 2021
Episode 40 : Abby Miller - Part 1
Abby Miller thought she was just "helping out a friend" at church by buying some oils, when she got an email welcoming her to the team as Young Living's newest distributor. After that experience she wanted to understand what had happened to her and why, and she went down the MLM rabbit hole. Being a Christian, Abby began to see that the MLM practices she was experiencing in her community were contradicting the biblical values she had been taught. After finding the podcast and listening to Ryan's episode on Mormonism, Abby wanted to be on the show to take on MLMs and Christianity. I wanted her on the show to have her answer the age old question; "Abby! What's your BEEF with MLM?!" Show Notes Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb Some members of multilevel-marketing company Young Living are making questionable claims about 'essential oils' curing cancer and coronavirus - https://www.businessinsider.com/young-living-essential-oils-medical-claims-2020-7 The prosperity gospel, explained: Why Joel Osteen believes that prayer can make you rich - https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/9/1/15951874/prosperity-gospel-explained-why-joel-osteen-believes-prayer-can-make-you-rich-trump Cleansing of the Temple - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleansing_of_the_Temple#:~:text=And%20Jesus%20went%20into%20the,it%20a%20den%20of%20thieves. Loaded Language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loaded_language It’s Time For Christians (And Society, For That Matter) To Confront MLMs - https://shollyethan.medium.com/its-time-for-christians-and-society-for-that-matter-to-confront-mlms-fb469b35fd1f "Minnesota nice" -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_nice John Oliver Last Week Tonight MLM Episode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6MwGeOm8iI How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
57:40
June 27, 2021
Episode 39 : Julie Jo
Before Julie Jo was a major force in the AntiMLM TikTok community, she was an Arbonne Hun. She climbed the ranks within her MLM, and qualified for that coveted White Mercedes. Julie breaks down what it takes to get there and how much that "FREE CAR" really costs. We also chat about TikTok, the AntiMLM community, cult tactics, and what we do about all those "haters" we get. *If you're catching us in real time, head over to TikTok for a dual live chat about the episode!* Show Notes Julie's TikTok! https://www.tiktok.com/@walkin_on_lexapro Hattie Louise TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@hattie.louise Charlie's TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@__dearsociety The 9 Enneagrams - https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-descriptions Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-toxic-positivity-5093958#forms-of-toxic-positivity Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
46:29
June 20, 2021
Episode 38 : Laura Caton - Part 2
When Laura found herself pregnant with her 4th baby, in the middle of the Covid pandemic, she worried that her Mary Kay business may have been hurting more than it was helping. She took a long look at the numbers with her husband, and realized that she "never saw a true profit" from her 5 years in the "business". After a stress induced rash and severely swollen feet, Laura had "the talk" and decided to make a life change, another unexpected silver lining of the pandemic.  Show Notes About the 99% Failure Rate - https://www.pinktruth.com/2019/08/08/about-the-99-failure-rate/ Top 10 Reasons to NOT Do Mary Kay - http://www.pinktruth.com/mary-kay-facts/top-10-reasons-to-not-do-mary-kay/ Finance Guy Mary Kay Review - https://finance-guy.tumblr.com/post/161393409877/mary-kay-review MARY KAY COSMETICS EARNINGS REPRESENTATIONS - http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles/2012/12/mary-kay-cosmetics-earnings-representations/ Mary Kay Canada IDS - https://www.marykay.ca/en-ca/pages/earnings-representation Mary Kay Review – Don’t Join Before Reading This - https://www.mlmnewsreport.com/mary-kay-review/ MARY KAY OFF-ROADS INTO DECEPTIVE INCOME CLAIMS - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/mary-kay-off-roads-into-deceptive-income-claims/ LuLaRoe allegedly pressured saleswomen to sell their breast milk so they could buy more inventory - https://hellogiggles.com/news/lularoe-saleswomen-sell-breast-milk-inventory/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:05:02
June 16, 2021
Episode 37 : Laura Caton - Part 1
Laura Caton was a mother of young children just looking for something of her own when she learned about a local community theater company in her area. She was targeted multiple times in her small town by the local Mary Kay Director, before eventually "starting her own business" with the MLM. Because she was a homeschooling mom, with little outlet outside of home, she began selling and sharing the opportunity within the theater company, convinced they needed the quality products that "only Mary Kay could offer". Laura and I share similar MLM experiences and joke about some of the less obvious red flags in these scams, while she shares her journey over 5 years in Mary Kay. Show Notes What is the deal with Melaleuca? - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/kreaer/whats_the_deal_with_melaleuca/ Pink Truth - http://www.pinktruth.com/ Allez-Vous Cosmetics - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU9t47bdExE Why Women Are Quitting Their Side Hustle: Leaving LuLaRoe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6eujSJ0-RU About the 99% Failure Rate (in Mary Kay)- https://www.pinktruth.com/2019/08/08/about-the-99-failure-rate/ Mary Kay The Derm review - https://thedermreview.com/mary-kay-reviews/ The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser *$7.90/50ml - https://theordinary.deciem.com/us/rdn-squalane-cleanser-50ml.html The Ordinary Derm review - https://thedermreview.com/the-ordinary-review/ Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, For Waterproof Makeup - https://amzn.to/35dwBKS LIFE AFTER MLM DOES NOT RECOMMEND SIGNING UP FOR THIS JOKE OF A CREDIT CARD (it's just for WTF's) - XXXXX https://www.firstbankcard.com/common/lp/marykay/index.html XXXXX Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:08:14
June 14, 2021
Episode 36 : Rebecca - Once Upon a Biz - Part 2
In the conclusion of Rebecca's story, we get a bit deeper into the cult aspects and what she started to see and experience. While her new life as a mom was keeping her busy, and her husband's new career kept him away from the weekly team meetings, things with Amway began to unravel. Rebecca and I discuss different elements of the BITE Model that she personally knew were happening, what it's like to buy your rank, and how "Diamonds" are REALLY made. Show Notes Once Upon a Biz Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/onceuponabiz/ Gretchen Wieners is "such a good friend" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ovOboVwB7g How Amway Ruined my Marriage - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/9t40an/how_amway_ruined_my_marriage_long/ Amway Ruined my Life - http://marriedtoanambot.blogspot.com/2012/09/amway-ruined-my-life.html My SO is over a year deep in Amway - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/824m39/my_so_is_over_a_year_deep_in_amway/ Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ On Becoming a God in Central Florida Episode 1 - https://www.sho.com/video/68672/on-becoming-a-god-series-premiere-tvma Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
59:25
June 8, 2021
Episode 35 : Rebecca - Once Upon a Biz - Part 1
Rebecca, the AntiMLM force behind the IG account "Once Upon a Biz", spent 10 years of her life in the cult of Amway. While under their spell, she found herself slowly changing and shifting not only her attitude and focus, but her religious and political views as well. She met her husband while in what she describes as her "hunbot" phase, and shares what it's like navigating a marriage formed in the cult, once you've left. I've heard of some culty MLM behavior, but this one takes the cake. Show Notes Once Upon a Biz Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/onceuponabiz/ Amway North America (Formerly Quixtar) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amway_North_America Amway - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amway Amway: The Untold Story Cultism In Amway - https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Amway/AUS/cultism.htm "This is my story Amway is a religious cult" - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/basst3/this_is_my_story_amway_is_a_religious_cult_im/ How MLMs And Cults Use The Same Mind Control Techniques - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/multilevel-marketing-companies-mlms-cults-similarities_l_5d49f8c2e4b09e72973df3d3 Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:04:26
June 6, 2021
Episode 34: Chelsea Flores and The Story of Zafire Natural Beauty and Wellness
*Content Warning* This story contains the exploitation of minors as young as 16, in a "Student Financial Assistance" scam. Those who are sensitive to stories like this, please use your best judgement before proceeding. Chelsea Flores was a young woman living in the Philippines, when she heard about a financial assistance scam targeting young students in her area. The opportunity, Zafire Natural Beauty and Wellness, an MLM headed by a narcissistic cult-like leader, looked too good to be true. Although she was not a victim of Zafire, she knew she had to help the students get justice by telling their story on social media, hoping to get anyone's attention. In this bonus episode, we try to make sense of the scam known as Zafire Natural Beauty and Wellness. After Chelsea contacted me, I reached out to my friend Alanda Carter of the Recovering Hunbot and asked her if she would do a deep dive on the "business" and it's egomaniacal leader while I talked to the victims. The link to her expose can be found in the show notes. Show Notes Recovering Hunbot's "Is Michael Medina's Zafire Club & Student Financial Assistance Scamming Innocent People" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVlednxRY8w Zafire Natural Beauty and Wellness - https://www.facebook.com/ZafireClubOfficial2020/ Zafire Student Financial Assistance Legit ba? Honest Review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLUkVU9MdFA Zafire Student Financial Assistance Orientation with Michael Medina - https://www.facebook.com/100937454680100/videos/431323424915900 Strongest typhoon of 2020 slams the Philippines, killing at least 10 - https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/01/asia/philippines-super-typhoon-goni-landfall-intl-hnk/index.html Zafire Studdent Awareness Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/444710573546612/ Data Privacy Act - https://www.privacy.com.ph/learn-data-privacy-compliance/data-privacy-faqs/ Zafire Reddit- https://www.reddit.com/r/PyramidScamPH/comments/hxpww7/curious_about_zafire/ Zafire is on 24 Oras with English Subtitles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wflo5HDt_rU Chelsea's Channel "The Story After MLM Control" -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAb8AUb5o05E4Rmkq5fZk4w Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
47:03
May 26, 2021
Episode 33 : "Ruth" - Part 2
*Content Warning* This episode features a former rep from Pure Romance, an MLM that deals with adult products and toys. We talk about many topics that are not suitable for younger listeners, and could be triggering for some, including sexual situations and trauma. Please listen at your own discretion. In part 2, "Ruth" finishes her story about her time in Pure Romance and shares what she started to experience as soon as higher education came into her life. We talk about the aspects of Pyramid Schemes and how certain things she personally saw mirrored Robert FitzPatrick's teachings on what the cornerstones are. Now that "Ruth" is AntiMLM, she shares some of her favorite creators and resources for support and education, and we chat about the future of the movement. Show Notes Sex and HIV Education - https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/sex-and-hiv-education?gclid=CjwKCAjw-qeFBhAsEiwA2G7Nl7q1sPQYTzx8yqWsP3tNKlal58tj30GoLh_ezh4So2CHnrLoo4JrDRoCiZgQAvD_BwE Not The Good Girl - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DMThX0F-h6F1nzCbp6shw Monica Hayworth's Anti MLM Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/478231729691989 iilluminaughtii - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpDmn2FfVYdPIDwRTcf5-OA Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:09:09
May 24, 2021
Episode 32 : "Ruth" - Part 1
*Content Warning* This episode features a former rep from Pure Romance, an MLM that deals with adult products and toys. We talk about many topics that are not suitable for younger listeners, and could be triggering for some, including sexual situations and trauma. Please listen at your own discretion. "Ruth" joined Pure Romance when her previous MLM, Slumber Parties was bought out and they were merged together. For 7 years, she was at the top 5% of the company, educating on sexual health and wellness, or so she thought. Despite any gut feelings, she stayed because she genuinely loved connecting with her customers. After realizing that some of the people she was helping needed a lot more than she could offer, "Ruth" found her true calling. Show Notes Slumber Parties/Pure Romance merger - https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pure-romance-llc-acquires-slumber-parties-240825911.html Kinsey Institute - https://kinseyinstitute.org/ Me and the "Giant Lollipop" - https://www.instagram.com/p/CNbSljMlRA4/ Cal Exotics Products - https://amzn.to/3bN7BxP Pure Romance Dupes - https://www.skinsafeproducts.com/pure-romance Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:09:12
May 23, 2021
Episode 31 : Chelsea Suarez
Another Bonus episode! And this time it's with my girl, Chelsea! You may know her from her YouTube Channel where she does deep dives into MLM companies, talks to former 1%, and exposes scammers, among other things. We chat about her new gig as a full time content creator, her personal experiences in MLM, and the differences she's seen between being an actual sales professional, vs an MLM rep. Plus, Chelsea's beef with Monat, and what you can do to help too. Show Notes Chelsea's YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/CCSuarez Chelsea's TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@iamccsuarez? Chelsea's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamccsuarez/ Chelsea's Linktree - https://linktr.ee/iamccsuarez Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath  - https://www.aetv.com/shows/leah-remini-scientology-and-the-aftermath Chloe + Isabel closes - https://www.businessforhome.org/2019/07/mlm-company-chloe-and-isabel-will-close-business/ Monat Deep Dive - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLMukadDHtI Ashley Moody, FL AG - http://www.myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/1515CE372E59D1E885256CC60071B1C4 GOT Petyr Baelish "Motives" speech - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdpcyovK0ZU DEAR BOSS BABE: A RESPONSE FOR COLD MESSAGES | OPEN LETTER TO NETWORK MARKETERS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dekiL3MVa0 Monat issuing refunds following Florida Attorney General investigation into hair care product claims - https://www.wrtv.com/news/wrtv-investigates/monat-issuing-refunds-following-florida-attorney-general-investigation-into-hair-care-product-claims#:~:text=Consumers%20who%20believe%20they%20are,the%20refund%20request%20form%20here. Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:12:11
May 19, 2021
Episode 30 : "Moira"
"Moira" was a stay at home mom of 3 boys, who bought into the hype of MLM in 2016. While chasing the dream of being at the top of the pyramid, "Moira" found herself involved with 3 different MLMs, including an elusive invitation to a "Ground Floor Opportunity". From her vantage point, she got a deep look into the toxic positivity of MLM, and experienced more psychological manipulation than she bargained for. Show Notes Millennial Women Made LuLaRoe Billions. Then They Paid The Price. - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/lularoe-millennial-women-entrepreneurship-lawsuits Is Color Street A Scam? 5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid This MLM! - https://youraffiliatesalary.com/is-color-street-a-scam The Dream Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dream/id1435743296 You know those bags with the clear pockets to display your MLM haul? - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/al43ta/you_know_those_bags_with_the_clear_pockets_to/ What is Toxic Positivity? - https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-toxic-positivity-5093958#:~:text=Toxic%20positivity%20is%20the%20belief,vibes%20only%22%20approach%20to%20life. What is Gaslighting? - https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/gaslighting#:~:text=Gaslighting%20is%20a%20form%20of,and%20unable%20to%20trust%20themselves. Manipulative people hook their victims with a tactic called 'love bombing' — here are the signs you've been a target - https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-love-bombing-2017-7 How to Leave an MLM - https://www.finder.com/how-to-leave-an-mlm Brene Brown - https://brenebrown.com/ I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" - https://amzn.to/2SKHRv4 Simon Sinek - "Leaders Eat Last" - https://amzn.to/3wfduvv Simon Sinek - "Start With Why" - https://amzn.to/2SVPHSP Monica Hayworth's Anti MLM Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/478231729691989 Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:15:22
May 16, 2021
Episode 29 : Megan Williams - Part 2
In the conclusion of Megan's story, she shares her struggles with Senegence, the predatory and toxic nature of what she experienced inside the cult, and how she got out and moved on. We also connect on a personal level and find out we have a lot more in common that just MLM (which is a pattern of coincidence I'm starting to see on this show...). Show Notes Megan "ZonaLife" YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL-WOySfYcGuFzLaI9qWnJQs Erica McBeth YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV1lJDzOZshmJPn76_J4kKg 52 New Friends - https://amzn.to/33IqBcp American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - https://afsp.org/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:01:53
May 10, 2021
Episode 28 : Megan Williams - Part 1
As an addict in recovery, Megan was targeted in her sacred Tuesday Night meeting by a seemingly friendly looking, tattooed woman who she connected with. Over a cup of coffee, she's pitched the beauty MLM, Senegence and decides to start her "business". Over the course of her time with the company, Megan started to notice things weren't what she signed up for. Thankfully for us, she's spilling all the SeneTea. Show Notes Megan "ZonaLife" YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL-WOySfYcGuFzLaI9qWnJQs  Million Dollar Lips: A Journey into the Hearts of Women and Business - https://amzn.to/3utlZlO SeneGence Compensation Plan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuLQL65Miz4 Senegence 2020 IDS - https://cdn.colorstreet.com/content/documents/incomedisclosure-2020.pdf SENEGENCE INCOME CLAIMS DATABASE - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/senegence-income-claims-database/ Senegence and The DSA - https://www.dsa.org/forms/CompanyFormPublicMembers/view?id=7F300001010 Senegence Foundation Swatch Chart - https://swakbeauty.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IMG_0778.png Senegence Crown Princess Ring - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/240450067590518223/ Can You Make Money with Senegence? - https://www.finance-guy.net/streetonomic/money-senegence-review Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:03:40
May 9, 2021
Episode 27 : Ioanna & Aaron - Sip With Me
In this bonus episode, I interview the hosts of Sip with Me about their MLM themed, second season. I had so much fun talking with Ioanna and Aaron last summer on their show, that I had to have them on mine! They recount what they learned diving into the Anti MLM world, their own cringey experiences with MLM, how it invaded their personal and professional spaces and even share an MLM inspired cocktail created just for the show! Show Notes Sip with Me Podcast - https://www.sipwithme.org/podcast Sip with Me Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sipwithme_/ My episode with Ioanna & Aaron! - https://www.sipwithme.org/podcast/episode/27d46f9a/s2-e5-anti-mlm-movement-with-roberta-blevins How lobbying dollars prop up pyramid schemes - https://www.theverge.com/2014/4/8/5590550/alleged-pyramid-schemes-lobbying-ftc Direct Sellers Association - https://www.dsa.org/ Multi Level Marketing for Personal Trainers - Is it Ethical? - https://www.instituteofpersonaltrainers.com/blog/multi-level-marketing-for-personal-trainers-is-it-ethical Murder Murder News - https://murdermurder.news/ Art of Sucre - https://artofsucre.com/ Holly Nicols - https://www.hnicholsillustration.com/ Coyote Ugly Las Vegas - https://www.coyoteuglysaloon.com/vegas/ The Call Center Scam - https://www.sipwithme.org/podcast/episode/232b1e97/s3-e4-call-center-scam True Crime with Diane Fanning - https://www.sipwithme.org/podcast/episode/bc5b684a/s3-e5-true-crime-with-diane-fanning Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:04:41
May 5, 2021
Episode 26 : Amanda Sekiguchi - Part 2
In the conclusion of Amanda's story, we finish up the BITE model and talk about the artificial "mentorship" and friendships of MLM. Once she understood what was actually happening, she became fiercely protective of her groups outside of Amway and started to realize that this wasn't what she signed up for. Her and her husband decided that it was time to leave, and shortly after things began to change. Show Notes Steven Hassan’s BITE Model of Authoritarian Control - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ LAMLM : The BITE Model with Josie Naikoi Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/episodes/Episode-19--Josie-Naikoi---The-BITE-Model---Part-1-eurvav LAMLM : The BITE Model with Josie Naikoi Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/episodes/Episode-20--Josie-Naikoi---The-BITE-Model---Part-2-eutm6n Josie Naikoi "Not the Good Girl" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DMThX0F-h6F1nzCbp6shw Savy Leister "Savy Writes Books" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WShNx2HsXRGjj9F593HzA Haley O'Bryan "Counselor Haley" - https://www.instagram.com/counselorhaley/?hl=en Nutrilite - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutrilite The Pyramid of Amway - https://arrestyourdebt.com/amway-pyramid-scheme/ Amway Made China a Billion-Dollar Market. Now It Faces a Crackdown. - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/business/amway-china.html What Happened When China Joined the WTO? - https://world101.cfr.org/global-era-issues/trade/what-happened-when-china-joined-wto Amway - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amway Direct Selling in China: Multi-Level Marketing, But Not As You Know It - https://www.tmogroup.asia/direct-selling-in-china-multi-level-marketing/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
53:13
May 3, 2021
Episode 25 : Amanda Sekiguchi - Part 1
Amanda and her husband were newly transplanted into Southern California for work, and looking for some mentorship and direction in life when she met a nice girl offering just that at a coffee shop. She was quickly swept up into the controlling nature of the oldest MLM in the world, Amway. Amanda and I talk about what life was like inside the cult, the BITE Model, and Amway's odd fixation on married couples and The American Dream. Show Notes Josie Naikoi "Not the Good Girl" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DMThX0F-h6F1nzCbp6shw Savy Leister "Savy Writes Books" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WShNx2HsXRGjj9F593HzA Haley O'Bryan "Counselor Haley" - https://www.instagram.com/counselorhaley/?hl=en Why is California so Expensive? - https://sunlightliving.com/why-is-california-so-expensive/ World Wide Group - https://www.wwghq.com/ Robert Kiyosaki and Multi-Level Marketing Exposed! - https://www.lazymanandmoney.com/robert-kiyosaki-and-multi-level-marketing-exposed/ How Amway Ruined my Marriage - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/9t40an/how_amway_ruined_my_marriage_long/ Beware Of Amway Mentors? - http://amwayscheme.blogspot.com/2017/05/beware-of-amway-mentors.html Steven Hassan’s BITE Model of Authoritarian Control - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ LAMLM : The BITE Model with Josie Naikoi Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/episodes/Episode-19--Josie-Naikoi---The-BITE-Model---Part-1-eurvav LAMLM : The BITE Model with Josie Naikoi Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/episodes/Episode-20--Josie-Naikoi---The-BITE-Model---Part-2-eutm6n Extreme Ownership - https://amzn.to/3eBVG6s The Go-Giver - https://amzn.to/2QBlyaK Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action - https://amzn.to/3333SaC Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
59:57
May 2, 2021
Episode 24 : Skip Press - The 1995 Tax Fraud of Sunrider, International
In the early 1990's Skip Press was a newlywed with a son on the way, looking for an alternative to the freelance life he was currently living; the thought of a corporate job with consistent, steady pay was enticing. He was hired on as the new Communications Director, and placed in charge of the huge yearly convention for a HUGE Multi Level Marketing company with juicy secrets. Things started to get weird almost immediately, as Skip recounts late night meetings, confidential confessions, volatile work environments, bogus health claims, and shocking evidence for future investigations in what he calls "the rocky ride on the chariot to the sun". Show Notes Skip Press - http://www.skippress.com/ "Mormon Tea" - https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-569/mormon-tea NCAHF Position Paper on Over-the Counter Herbal Remedies (1995) - https://quackwatch.org/ncahf/pp/herbal/ Two Plead Guilty in Massive Tax, Customs Fraud Case - https://quackwatch.org/cases/doj/chen/plea/ Firm's Owners Indicted on Tax Evasion - https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-03-02-fi-37974-story.html UNITED STATES v. CHEN - https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1368185.html The regeneration of Dr. Chen - https://easyreadernews.com/profile-regeneration-dr-chen-doctors-tei-fu-oi-len-chen-meld-traditional-chinese-herbalism-western-science-billion-dollar-worldwide-nutritional-supplements-company/ OrrinPAC PAC Donors - http://www.opensecrets.org/political-action-committees-pacs/orrinpac/C00235572/donors/2008 DSHEA: Sen. Orrin Hatch’s Legacy to Direct Selling - https://www.directsellingnews.com/dshea-sen-orrin-hatchs-legacy-to-direct-selling/ Herbal company aims to put tax scandal behind it - https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2009-sep-09-fi-sunrider9-story.html Prosecutors Say Sunrider Made Profits Vanish in Import Abuse - https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB852589146988401500 Traditional Chinese Medicine: What You Need To Know - https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/traditional-chinese-medicine-what-you-need-to-know Li Ching-Yuen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ching-Yuen Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:04:50
April 28, 2021
Episode 23 : Belen Bradford
Hey! A little call to action before we jump into this next story, I need your help! I am working on some ideas for future episodes, but I can't do it without you! Just hear me out hun, this could be an exciting opportunity for you! Afterwards, listen to the story of Belen, who was looking for friendship, confidence and community, but instead found gaslighting, manipulation and bullying from the same people she thought were her friends. Show Notes https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/therealrobertablevins/ https://www.facebook.com/therealrobertablevins LuLaNo - https://www.reddit.com/r/LuLaNo/ TINA Senegence Income Claims - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/senegence-income-claims-database/ Can You Make Money With Lipsense - https://www.finance-guy.net/streetonomic/money-senegence-review How much can you earn with MLM Nu Skin? - https://www.talentedladiesclub.com/articles/how-much-can-you-earn-with-mlm-nu-skin/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
39:07
April 25, 2021
Episode 22 : Liz Arias - Part 2
CONTENT WARNING : In this episode, we break down the deceptive and dangerous dealings of Mr. "Doctor" Donald Gary Young, founder of Young Living. We talk about many things that may be triggering to people, including infanticide. Please listen at your own discretion. In the second half of Liz's story, we talk about the random cause and effect that lead to her ending her Herbalife business, her time as a Young Living "kitnapper" and our common experiences in the beauty industry. Show Notes Students Defrauded by Marinello Schools of Beauty Obtain Belated Discharges After Filing Suit Against the Department of Education - https://www.nclc.org/media-center/students-defrauded-by-marinello-schools.html Hattori Hanzo Scam - https://www.reddit.com/r/Barber/comments/dldbo6/can_we_talk_about_how_hanzo_cheaply_makes_shears/ Aura Cacia Essential Oils - https://www.auracacia.com/ Plant Therapy Essential Oils - https://www.planttherapy.com/ Young Living Income Disclosure Statement - https://www.oildropinn.com/income-disclosure A Dangerous Mind: Gary Young - http://gary-young-fraud.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-dangerous-mind-gary-young.html Donald Gary Young - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Gary_Young (sources for above claims can be found at the bottom of this wiki) Revive "Young Living Joy" essential oil blend Dupe - https://www.revive-eo.com/product/joy-essential-oil-blend/?gclid=CjwKCAiAkJKCBhAyEiwAKQBCkrf_TBFExj4fPI5Sn056DcK_AnPzlDQYZM_rfTYvYioq2F_QnuxkZRoCHPQQAvD_BwE Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
53:57
April 19, 2021
Episode 21 : Liz Arias - Part 1
When MLM found Liz, she was looking to up her game on the roller derby circuit. One of her derby friends reached out with a solution that answered of her problems, or so it seemed. Liz decided to go "all in" after a roller derby injury resulted in her losing her job as a cocktail waitress at a local casino.  In this episode, we get deep into what it's like to sell Herbalife, what's the deal with those "Nutrition Shops", Betting on Zero and what happened to the latino population in Los Angeles during that time, and a professional's opinion on Monat. Show Notes Herbalife Income Disclosure 2011 - https://seekingalpha.com/article/1082471-herbalifes-magical-disclosure-math-doesnt-add-up Betting on Zero - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betting_on_Zero  Toxic Positivity - https://www.instagram.com/p/CL4juJ-F3nK/  Cayman Islands - https://www.google.com/search?q=cayman+islands+income+tax&oq=cayman+is&aqs=chrome.3.0i67i355i433j46i67i433j69i57j0i67l3j0i433j0i67l2j0i433.5931j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8  5 Facts From ‘Betting on Zero,’ the Infuriating Doc About Herbalife Preying on Latinos - https://remezcla.com/lists/film/betting-on-zero-documentary-2016-tribeca-film-festival/  Why Did Kamala Harris Let Herbalife Off The Hook? - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-did-kamala-harris-let-herbalife-off-the-hook_n_5c8fab16e4b03e83bdc39a37  Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS  Monat Lawsuits - https://www.mlmnewsreport.com/monat-lawsuits/  Alterna Haircare - https://www.sephora.com/brand/alterna  Victims Of Hair Transformations Detox - https://www.facebook.com/VictimsHairDetox/  How can you help?  Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/  Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org  You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/  Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide  Support the Podcast!  Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins  Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/  Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast  Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa  Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins  Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support  *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
54:52
April 19, 2021
Episode 20 : Josie Naikoi - The BITE Model - Part 2
Josie and I finish up the BITE Model in part 2, diving into the Informational and Emotional control of commercial cults. Afterwards we discuss the DSA and politics in MLM, an inside perspective into those "free" perks, the culture and dynamics of the top of the pyramid, and a little personal chat and look into our lives outside of our Anti MLM advocacy efforts. Show Notes Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ DC Talk - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Talk Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open [Official Video] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adLGHcj_fmA Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leah_Remini:_Scientology_and_the_Aftermath Alanda Carter, The Recovering Hunbot - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRecoveringHunbot/videos Josie's Interview with Me! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5NaeVYKOlY&t=5651s Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS Books by Steven Hassan: Combatting Cult Mind Control - https://amzn.to/3uLhYco The Cult of Trump - https://amzn.to/32dKdnE Freedom of Mind - https://amzn.to/3tlxYkT How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
57:58
April 15, 2021
Episode 19 : Josie Naikoi - The BITE Model - Part 1
You asked, and we answered! In this bonus episode, I talk to AntiMLM Advocate, "Not the Good Girl", Josie Naikoi about her time in MLM as the Top 1%, and our favorite topic to ramble on about, the BITE model. Show Notes Not the Good Girl - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DMThX0F-h6F1nzCbp6shw/featured Combatting Cult Mind Control by Steven Hassan - https://amzn.to/3uLhYco "Because of Deanne" - https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/becauseofdeanne/ TikTok Hun - https://www.tiktok.com/@danascentedlifestyle/video/6885071802985467137?lang=en&is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v1&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6939536475465729541 When not even giving birth can slow down a hun. - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/chic0f/when_not_even_giving_birth_can_slow_down_a_hun/ Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:01:14
April 14, 2021
Episode 18 : Russ Nielsen - Part 2
As if his story in part one couldn't get any weirder, in part two Russ tells us about his experience of heading to a big ACN convention where Donald Trump, star of The Apprentice, would be speaking at.  He recounts his trip, including fudge inspired doowop, and odd encounter with an employee in the lobby of McDonalds. We get deep into the celebrity and political affiliations with ACN, how men are targeted by MLMs, and getting out of the MLM Complex. Show Notes Experience the excitement of ACN events! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EQNcnx7AZg ACN Convention circa 2006 - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x317ow I couldn't find "My Fudge", but please enjoy this other Fudge Parody of "Runaround Sue" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAfQuYA2Yd4 This is a Pro-MLM article about celebs and MLM's, but it makes great points as to why these scams appeal to celebs and the predatory use of the "opportunity"; Why Celebrities are Partnering with Network Marketing Companies - https://www.thesocialcelebrity.com/featuresblog/2019/12/10/why-celebrities-are-partnering-with-network-marketing-companies ACN & Donald Trump - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjGYcg34WXQ Jim Rohn "The Magic of Part Time" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFR3Dx377ME FOX 11 Investigates ACN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8WDt-2SKFs The Slave Circle (Direct Marketing Devil Corp. Documentary) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyCRzBt7GuY Deceptive Income Disclosures Power MLM Recruiting And Expansion - https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/deceptive-income-disclosures-power-mlm-recruiting-and-expansion-2016-03-30 The Persuasian Pitch Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-persuasion-pitch/id1546523817 Windermere Candle Company - https://windermerecandleco.com/ Betting on Zero - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betting_on_Zero Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:17:37
April 12, 2021
Episode 17 : Russ Nielsen - Part 1
In this episode, we get to meet our very first "BroBot", Russ Nielsen, who had an incredibly unbelievable experience in a serviced based MLM. In an effort to keep Russ motivated and "all in" with their scam, his upline kept pushing attending big events, even when he couldn't afford to go. Even with the strange and abusive treatment he received, the dopamine fueled parties kept Russ on the hook, right up until the sunk cost fallacy kicked in when he went to Baltimore to hear Donald Trump speak. Show Notes ACN Opportunity - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV0uZk-KIPk ACN Customer Acquisition Scripts - http://www.xschampions.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/tony_cupiszscript.pdf Rotten Apples - https://www.itamer.com/its-good-to-be-a-rotten-apple/262/ ACN and Donald Trump - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjGYcg34WXQ Donald Trump promotes ACN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbIih4RghUQ Sunk Cost Fallacy - https://www.instagram.com/p/CM7vRRiFoLE/ ACN International Event December 2006 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcPaPOVBCY0 Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:18:40
April 11, 2021
Episode 16 : Robert L. FitzPatrick - Anatomy of a Pyramid Scheme - Part 2
In part 2, Robert and I finish up our analysis into the differences between MLMs and Pyramid Schemes, answer some questions from our listeners, discuss what the future of the Anti-MLM movement looks like and how to achieve the cohesive message that we both believe will change the future of how people view and understand Multi Level Marketing on a fundamental level. Show Notes: Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS False Profits: Seeking Financial and Spiritual Deliverance in Multi-Level Marketing and Pyramid Schemes - https://amzn.to/3wr4Yu7 How Does Multi Level Marketing (MLM) Work? - https://loanstreet.com.my/learning-centre/multi-level-marketing-explained It Works! "Powdered Celery" - https://static.myitworks.com/productsheets/34800/34800-productinfo-en.pdf Bernie Madoff - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Madoff Spanish Prisoner Scam - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Prisoner "Advance-Fee Scam" (Nigerian Prince) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance-fee_scam Direct Sellers Association - https://www.dsa.org/ Jon Taylor's The Case (for and) against Multi-level Marketing - https://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/public_comments/trade-regulation-rule-disclosure-requirements-and-prohibitions-concerning-business-opportunities-ftc.r511993-00017%C2%A0/00017-57317.pdf Steven Hassan's Freedom of Mind Resource - https://freedomofmind.com/ The Dream - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dream/id1435743296 Multilevel Marketing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6MwGeOm8iI How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:10:05
April 8, 2021
Episode 15 : Robert L. FitzPatrick - Anatomy of a Pyramid Scheme - Part 1
This is the bonus episode I have been waiting to record forever! I always enjoy all my conversations with Robert, because he's so knowledgeable on this subject and we have a great time talking about swindles, scams, tricks and flimflams. After I finished reading Ponzinomics, I immediately emailed Robert and asked him if he would be willing to talk with me on the podcast about his chapter "Anatomy of a Pyramid Scheme", so we can really define what differences there are between Pyramid Schemes and Multi Level Marketing. I think you know where this is going... Show Notes Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS False Profits: Seeking Financial and Spiritual Deliverance in Multi-Level Marketing and Pyramid Schemes - https://amzn.to/3rLipS1 Pyramid Scheme Alert - https://pyramidschemealert.org/ Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Jon M. Taylor, PhD - https://pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/about/jmt.html The Case (for and) against Multi-level Marketing By Jon M. Taylor, MBA, Ph.D. - https://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/public_comments/trade-regulation-rule-disclosure-requirements-and-prohibitions-concerning-business-opportunities-ftc.r511993-00017%C2%A0/00017-57317.pdf Multi Level Marketing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6MwGeOm8iI Keith Raniere - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Raniere Amway - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amway How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:17:05
April 7, 2021
Episode 14 : Dina Hunsicker
When MLM came knocking, Dina was a young newlywed. Even though she grew up with MLM all around her, she never actually fully experienced the insidous cult until she joined one. She felt like she couldn't talk about her experiences because of who had recruited her, but decided it was time to share her experiences about how ridiculous it all really was. We had A LOT of laughs while Dina recapped her journey with the magic blueberry power of Kyani.  Show Notes 5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE WILD ALASKAN BLUEBERRY - https://blog.thewellnessuniverse.com/5-health-benefits-alaskan-blueberry/ Kyani Done For You Business Model - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg_Izi9YNr4 What you should know about Kyani - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/what-you-should-know-about-kyani/ Kyani Potato Pak - https://kyani.com/us/kyani-potato-pak/ Kyäni Caring Hands Tanzania Africa Trip 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmTvXMW34tU Kyani Caring Hands Charity Navigator rating - https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/810829674 White Guilt - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_guilt Mel Robbins - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Robbins How Chemotherapy Helps Fight Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases - https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-chemotherapy-helps-fight-lupus-and-other-autoimmune-diseases-101915 Kyani hit with Pyramid Scheme allegations - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/kyani-hit-pyramid-scheme-complaint/ Kyani Pyramid Scheme Claims - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/kyani-pyramid-scheme-claims/ KYANI, HEAD SCIENTIST DOUBLE DOWN ON INAPPROPRIATE HEALTH CLAIMS - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/kyani-head-scientist-double-inappropriate-health-claims/ Qutab v. Kyani, Inc - https://casetext.com/case/qutab-v-kyani-inc Kyani IDS - https://download.kyani.net/Business%20Documents/Ky%C3%A4ni%20US%20Distributor%20Income%20Disclosure-11.15-en-us.pdf Founders of Kyani die in plane crash - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/south-dakota-plane-crash-victims-identified-idaho-business-executives-family-n1094016 Why a new online makeup trend could be doing more harm than good for Black communities - https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/why-the-new-online-makeup-trend-could-be-doing-more-harm-than-good-for-black-communities/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:06:26
April 4, 2021
Episode 13 : Income Disclosure Statements
In this bonus episode, I tackle the age old question of "How much can you make PER HOUR in MLM?" by analyzing 14 different MLM's Income Disclosure Statements, and using averages to find out. I take the annual average wages, divide by 12 to get the monthly figure, then divide by 80 hours a month for part time wages. I think the results may shock you. For comparison, we also talk about minimum wages, livable wages, living comfortably, and what the going rate for labor is in the US Prison System. *I do say the wrong thing in this episode, stating I divided the monthly figure by 20 to get part time pay, but I meant to say "divide by 80" (20 hours x 4 weeks) so forgive me, because the math still checks out.* Show Notes! "Living Comfortably" : https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/living-wage-income-to-live-comfortably-in-every-us-state Prison Labor Wages : https://isps.yale.edu/news/blog/2013/10/time-to-reckon-with-prison-labor-0# Livable Wage Info  : https://livingwage.mit.edu/articles/61-new-living-wage-data-for-now-available-on-the-tool# Lollipop Moments : https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership?language=en "What does an average MLM or Network Marketing Distributor make per year?" : https://www.mlminsider.com/articles/what-does-an-average-mlm-or-network-marketing-distributor-make-per-year Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
58:13
March 31, 2021
Episode 12 : Lynzee Abel - Part 2
In Part two, Lynzee and I spill A LOT of tea. We get into the nitty gritty details about our collective time in LuLaRoe and dish some gossip about what we experienced, including the LuLaRoe Cruise, what it's like to go to Mark and Deanne's house, the drama of the failed Noir launch and a couple juicy bits more. Lynzee shares her realization about the similarities she saw in Piphany, and what her "final straw" was. Life after MLM for Lynzee includes her continued education and a Marie Kondo style deep clean. Show Notes LuLaRoe Partners with Disney - https://www.forbes.com/sites/marciaturner/2017/05/21/clothier-lularoe-partners-with-disney-to-create-new-fashion-collection/?sh=1fb28ba62a54 CEO of LuLaRoe Mark Stidham and his $5M in cars - https://lularoefail.com/2017/11/07/lularoe-mark-stidham-is-buying-5-million-in-autos/ Real stories from the LLR Cruise - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/7zpuy2/my_friend_went_on_the_lularoe_cruise_and_heres/ Sunk Fallacy - https://www.instagram.com/p/CM7vRRiFoLE/ LuLaRoe's "Level Playing Field" - https://twitter.com/mommylikewhoa/status/1002939798615568385?lang=en "5 Minutes on your knees" - https://www.reddit.com/r/DefectiveDetectives/comments/b5ddkk/just_remember5_mins_a_day_and_your_husband_wont/ LuLaRoe Xanax allegations - https://lularoefail.com/2018/01/01/lularoe-mentor-xanax-given-going-onstage/ Effort Justification Effect - https://dictionary.apa.org/effort-justification LuLaRoe Noir Launch Fail - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/lula-noir-launch Honey & Lace rebranded as Piphany - https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/piphany-formerly-known-as-honey--lace-announces-name-change-and-company-rebranding-effort-300528497.html Billy McFarland - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_McFarland_(fraudster) It Works! "Just Celery" - https://static.myitworks.com/productsheets/34800/34800-productinfo-en.pdf LuLaRoe's family tree of multilevel marketers - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lularoes-family-tree-of-multilevel-marketers/ Sam Schultz Hardcore Piphany Recruitment - https://lularoefail.com/2018/07/03/sam-schultz-hardcore-piphany-recruitment/ LuLaRoe sues Piphany - https://news.lularoe.com/news-articles/2019/2/11/memorandum-of-understanding-between-llr-inc-and-piphany In Group/Out Group theory - https://ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu/glossary/in-groupout-group Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Trust No One #becauseoflularoe https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/becauseoflularoe/ How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
01:17:54
March 29, 2021
Episode 11 : Lynzee Abel - Part 1
Lynzee Abel was a wide eyed, optimistic person who just wanted more for her life when she was first introduced to Multi Level Marketing in her teens. With her professional retail experience, she thought she could have an edge in the competitive industry. Once she saw the way MLMs worked from the inside, after being involved in FIVE of them, she decided enough was enough.  Show Notes My favorite AntiMLM Wax Melt alternative (And it's the family owned business of AntiMLM Advocate Jessica James, of The Persuasion Pitch Podcast!) - https://windermerecandleco.com/ Business Network International (BNI) - https://www.bni.com/about Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_Hi-Tech_Marketing Rumspringa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumspringa Griddy Sued by Texas AG! - https://www.npr.org/2021/03/01/972515561/texas-attorney-general-sues-griddy-saying-electricity-provider-misled-customers Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing sued by the FTC - https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2013/01/28/fhtm-shut-down-pyramid-scheme/1870527/ Me opening and smelling the 1980's Avon Dancing Cat from the "Pink and Pretty" collection -  Avon Barbie - https://www.upcitemdb.com/upc/74299222023 Need help? Postpartum Support International - https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/ RIP Periscope - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periscope_(service) LuLaRoe sued over sales tax - https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2017/02/27/popular-fashion-line-lularoe-sued-for-overcharging-customers-sales-tax/?sh=78a491aa176d What is "Toxic Positivity" - https://www.instagram.com/p/CL4juJ-F3nK/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.*
01:16:54
March 28, 2021
Episode 10 : Ryan McKnight - Mormonism and Multi-Level Marketing Part 2
After tackling topics like cultural moray, the role of women in the LDS faith, and why Utah is rife with MLM's in part one, Ryan and I dive into "Big Pyramid", Mitt Romney's connections to MLM, the affinity fraud of Tahitian Noni Juice, the obsession of outrageous health claims and essential oils from a religious standpoint, and where your tithing really goes. This is Part 2. Show Notes: Truth and Transparency - https://www.truthandtransparency.org/ How much do top Mormon leaders make? Leaked pay stubs may surprise you. - https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=4800350&itype=cmsid New website plans to showcase leaked Mormon documents - https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=4725913&itype=CMSID MormonLeaks Reddit post about leaked payments - https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/5mysp0/leaked_q15_and_1q70_pay_information/ Morinda aka Tahitian Noni Juice - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morinda,_Inc. Get-Rich-Quick Profiteers Love Mitt Romney, and He Loves Them Back - https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/05/mitt-romney-nu-skin-multilevel-marketing-schemes/ The Dream Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dream/id1435743296 DSHEA: Sen. Orrin Hatch’s Legacy to Direct Selling - https://www.directsellingnews.com/dshea-sen-orrin-hatchs-legacy-to-direct-selling/ The Case (for and) against Multi-level Marketing By Jon M. Taylor, MBA, Ph.D. - https://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/public_comments/trade-regulation-rule-disclosure-requirements-and-prohibitions-concerning-business-opportunities-ftc.r511993-00017%C2%A0/00017-57317.pdf Consecrating Oil - https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/priesthood-ordinances-and-blessings/consecrating-oil?lang=eng Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.* 
01:09:29
March 25, 2021
Episode 9 : Ryan McKnight - Mormonism and Multi-Level Marketing Part 1
As the founder of Truth and Transparency, and a former member of the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints, Ryan McKnight has a unique perspective into the culture and atmosphere of the Mormon faith. Paired with his understanding of Multi Level Marketing and the scam it perpetuates, Ryan and I have an in depth discussion into some of the reasons why many LDS members fall victims to these cons, including cultural moray, gender roles within the church, "Magic Underwear", why MLM chose Utah and affinity fraud. This is part one. Show Notes Ryan's website, Truth and Transparency, a non-profit newsroom dedicated to religious accountability - https://www.truthandtransparency.org/ Follow the profit: How Mormon culture made Utah a hotbed for multi-level marketers - https://kutv.com/news/local/follow-the-profit-how-mormon-culture-made-utah-a-hotbed-for-multi-level-marketers 10 reasons Mormons dominate multi-level marketing companies - https://religionnews.com/2017/06/20/10-reasons-mormons-dominate-multi-level-marketing-companies/ Coffeezilla and Fake Gurus - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFQMnBA3CS502aghlcr0_aw Womanhood : The Highest Place of Honor by: James E Faust - https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2000/04/womanhood-the-highest-place-of-honor?lang=eng Meet The Mormons - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS6PZh6tCC0 Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.*
01:12:02
March 24, 2021
Episode 8 : Cat Dean - Part 2
The final part of Cat Dean's story comes to a close as we chat about the scary financial side of navigating an MLM, what to do when it's tax time, how to get yourself out a the hole you dug, and ways to start rebuilding your credit and savings. While Cat is not a professional financial advisor, she does offer a lot of good basic info that most MLM's conveniently leave out of the equation. Take what she has to say and apply it if it works for you! Show Notes: Follow Cat on IG! https://www.instagram.com/debtfreewithcattitude/ Connect with Cat! https://go.oncehub.com/CatherineDean Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.*
01:18:42
March 21, 2021
Episode 7 : Savy Leiser - Ponzinomics Book Review
I am beyond excited to share this bonus episode with you, because not only do I get to chat with my friend and fellow Anti-MLM warrior, but we're talking about my current obsession, Ponzinomics : The Untold Story of Multi-Level Marketing. And who better to discuss this with, other than Savy Leiser, our gay aunt from the 80's, Small Business Babe and creator of Savy Writes Books on YouTube! After finishing Robert's book, I knew there was only one person (besides him) that could do this review justice and I am so thankful she agreed! I can't wait to have her back! Show Notes Meet Savy!  http://www.savyleiser.com/ Savy Writes Books : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WShNx2HsXRGjj9F593HzA Furever Home Friends : https://fureverhomefriends.com/ VOTE for Savy and FHF! : https://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/entry/W2vFJVklVT Savy's Ponzinomics Review with The Anti Bot Part 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTsFCxP3aNc  Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAhFCAgkTCo Uncle Rico sells NuPont Fiber Woven Bowls : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsKRlVwXThU Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.*
44:30
March 17, 2021
Episode 6 : Cat Dean - Part 1
After wanting to take responsibility for her finances, and become financially literate, Cat Dean realized her MLM was hemorrhaging her cash flow. Armed with this new knowledge, she decided to learn how to manage debt, become "financially free" without the cult of MLM, and help others leaving these businesses with their long term money goals as well. Stay tuned for Part 2! Show Notes: Follow Cat on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/debtfreewithcattitude/ Follow Cat on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@lifewithcattitude Book Cat's Services - https://go.oncehub.com/CatherineDean Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.*
01:04:03
March 14, 2021
Episode 5 : Haley O'Bryan - MLM & Mental Health
In our very first bonus episode, we talk with Haley O'Bryan, a therapist with a masters in counseling, a wide range of interest in social justic topics, and who did her masters theis on "Counseling Considerations for Clients with Experience in Multi-Level Marketing Companies and Similar Groups". Haley offers valuable insight into the harmful culture of MLM, the issues that come along with joining them and the importance of finding supportive treatment when leaving these cults. Show Notes! Follow Haley on Instagram! - https://www.instagram.com/counselorhaley/ Haley's Masters Thesis; "Counseling Considerations for Clients with Experience in Multi-Level Marketing Companies and Similar Groups" - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XT93C53xxhwJLQelMezcVfa-7bPjSMLU/view Josie Naikoi "Not The Good Girl" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DMThX0F-h6F1nzCbp6shw Psychology Today - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us Free Therapy Resources - https://www.purewow.com/wellness/free-therapy-resources Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.*
01:36:56
March 10, 2021
Epiosde 4 : Katie Kastner - Part 2
In our 4th episode of Life After MLM, we finish Katie's story about her time in LuLaRoe. She walks us though her refund process, the 100% buyback drama, the deep feelings of guilt she experienced when leaving MLM and the resulting mental health journey she had to take to find herself again. In Katie's speaking out, she finds the cathartic release and the resulting validation when people begin to respond to her shared experience. Show Notes: Check out our Instagram feed @lifeaftermlmpodcast for Katie's Show Notes post to see all the pictures and things we talk about! Mark Stidham, owner of LuLaRoe addressing upset consultants, telling them the "suck it up" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZp8dEYLko0 Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.*
01:00:13
March 7, 2021
Epiosde 3 : Katie Kastner - Part 1
In the 3rd episode of Life After MLM, I talk to Katie Kastner, a special educator and freelance writer from the Midwest. Katie was in LuLaRoe at the same time I was, experienced eerily similar things, but saw "the rot" way before I could. Katie decided to leave LuLaRoe and speak out in print media, writing a scathing personal expose about her time in the cult. My conversation with Katie ran the gamete from relatable moldy leggings experiences, to her difficult mental health journey processing how MLM affected her and the aftermath of LuLaRoe and the Anti-MLM movement. This is part one. Show Notes Check out Katie's life after MLM here : https://www.katiekastner.com/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.*
01:06:09
February 28, 2021
Episode 2 : Jessica James
In our second episode, I chat with Jessica Underwood-James, a professional aesthetician and makeup artist from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. After being in 3 different MLM's, she realized that this industry was much darker than it appeared from the outside. Now an Anti-MLM Advocate, Jess helps educate people on the dangers associated with Multi-Level Marketing. Don't forget to listen to her new Anti_MLM podcast at https://anchor.fm/jessmua Follow her on her social media channels at linktr.ee/JessMUA Check out all the photos we mention on our SHOW NOTES post on our IG @lifeaftermlmpodcast Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.*
01:02:56
February 21, 2021
Episode 1 : Roberta Blevins - Life After MLM
In our very first episode of Life After MLM, I share my own story in Multi Level Marketing, the rise and fall of LuLaRoe from an inside perspective, and what's next for the Anti-MLM Movement. Show Notes Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org  You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.*
59:03
February 14, 2021