Leave me alone!
Okay, I’m going to rant here. As a personal trainer, I get the usual amount of requests from companies such as Herbalife and Body by Vi to sell products for them under their disguised pyramid scheme operation. Recently, I set up my own private studio and next to me are a couple of car mechanics. One of them is very active in business networking and he goes to an event every Friday at a hotel nearby for this. He gave my business card to a lady who sells products similar to Herbalife, called Arbonne. She called me about 10 times while I had my phone on “do not disturb” while I was training a client. When she finally got me on the phone, she tried to sell me into her pyramid scheme. She said I can earn a second income selling health and skin products. When I politely told her I was not interested she insisted I meet with her to try a sample of the products. First of all, do people still really fall for these schemes? Second of all, does she not understand the word no? As a trainer, I train my clients, I do not bring them in to sell them things. They trust me, so if they were to buy from me, how would I explain to them I am selling to make money and not for their own personal benefit? It will be interesting to see whether she contacts me again for the “hard sell”.