Tamara And Peter Lowe Get Motivated — For Divorce

Palm Beach Gardens Christian rapper and motivational speaker Tamara Lowe kicked off Palm Beach County‘s latest high-stakes divorce after filing against her husband of 24 years, fellow famed talker Peter Lowe!

The Lowes (right) with ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani (Courtesy TamaraLowe.com)

Tamara Lowe, who claims to have been a drug dealer at age 12 before taking the straight and narrow, and Peter made a fortune co-hosting their Get Motivated business seminars, filling to the brim places like Miami’s American Airlines Arena and the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise.

The seminars usually feature major celebrities such as former N.Y. Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Montana, former First Lady Laura Bush, actor Bill Cosby, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powelland former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz.

The divorce filing describes the lifestyle enjoyed by the Lowes, who have two teenage children, as “lavish.” They once paid $23 million for a house on the beach in Manalapan that had belonged to National Enquirer founder Generoso Pope and his socialite wife Lois. The Lowes now live in separate houses in the fancy gated community of Frenchman’s Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens.

(Click on more to see Tamara rap, a doozy)

Neither Peter’s high-profile attorney, Jeffrey Fisher, nor Tamara’s, Michael Walsh, returned calls. Messages left at Tamara’s place weren’t returned.

One legal eagle familiar with the case said the couple is desperately trying to keep their split under the radar.

“The lawyers are letting them negotiate the settlement,” the source said. “Their best interest is to make sure no nasty details leak out.”

In addition to the seminars Tamara Lowe, who’s also a best-selling self-help author, is a frequent guest on Christian television’s The 700 Club. She’s made a name for herself in Pat Robertson‘s religious circles for her free-style rhymes, rap-style delivery.

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This story first appeared in my column in the Miami Herald

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Comments

  1. says

    So sad to see a marrage come to an end after 24 years. Wonder what cause the divide between these 2 christians. We live in an imperfect world.

  2. says

    Alexastock
    The Lowes and Fortes (tamara’s brother) are power hungry greedy scammers

    Have you been there show? Yes there are great speakers but their are several really long sale pictches to get you to involved in a investing club. They hope you forgot you signed up and that you will keep getting billed.

    They pay thier employees next to nothing and expect the impossible from them. While Brian Forte is spending like$10000 on remoding his office in Tampa. Brian Forte motivates everyone by FEAR. They care nothing of thier people.

    The bible talks about false prophets. It was referring to Get motivated seminars, Peter and Tamara lowe and Brian / Jillian forte.

  3. Brian Forte says

    I agree with last posting. I sit back and watch Brian Forte fire people for no reason. He fired an assistant because he didn’t like how she looked, and claimed after a month of being employed, “Im just not feeling her.”

    Others have been fired for doing nothing wrong. Hard workers at that. When Peter was in control,we never saw this.

    Where is Tamara? She has not bothered to stop this. Does she care? No she sits in her South Florida home getting richer while her brother is on a huge power trip.

    Where are the Christian values that these people claim to have? A wolf in sheep’s clothing

    I wonder who gets let go next? Probably me.

    • tamara lowe says

      Sounds just like something brian would say – “I’m not feeling her”n He always thought of the employees as being beneath him.

      • phil towne says

        So true we were his slaves so to speak,but hey didn’t we make him all the $ for his 5 cars and 2 million dollar home.In five years I bet he spoke to me 3 times ,only because I passed him in the hall.Never got to know the great Peter Lowe,I guess he takes a lot of time cleaning his 28 million dollar home he had.

  4. philip towne says

    The real story is making large amounts of money for Brain and his sister.They work the staff to dealth ,10 to 12 hours a day with no overtime payed.Brain has 5 very expensive cars and lives in a 2 million dollar home.Yet they still pay $10 an hour to most staff.They fired a man in nov. and his wife was expecting twins ,she was so upset she had to go to the emergency room the same day he was let go.They talk christian values but are as two face as they come.

    • tamara lowe says

      He also has 4 IRS tax liens totaling over $250,000 too. They are a matter of public record in Hillsborough County

    • tamara lowe says

      He also doesn’t pay his taxes and has nearly $250,000 in IRS tax liens on him. That is a matter of public record in Hillsborough county

  5. Brian Forte says

    The latest about your heros the Lowes. Brian Forte is so paranoid And scared of Peter Lowe that he recently locked his employees in the building and refused to allow the to leave until the end of their shift. No one was allowed to leave for lunch. No one was allowed to order lunch. GMS did buy lunch, but come on. Peter Lowe did make his way into the building.

    He made his way to the server room and demanded a tech to give him a set of hard drives. The tech said no and Peter Lowe pushed the tech to the floor and took what he wanted.

    Does this sound like a Christian organization? I don’t think so.

    There is more but I will save that to next time.

  6. philip towne says

    The lastest news about former employees, have powerful law group going after overtime pay owed them.This should be great news about the so called Christians not paying the above but living like kings on the backs of hard working employees.Should be breaking in the news soon,looks like the sky may be falling on Brian Forte and the Lowes.

  7. Brian Forte says

    Philip

    What is the law group?

    When I worked there, I did not get overtime and I was working 50-60 hours a week.
    After the three months, I was no longer allowed to yo over 40 hours. No exceptions.

    • philip towne says

      Phone: (407) 420-1414
      ryan morgan at morgan and morgan, What is the law group? ready to get your unpayed overtime owed you at gms.

  8. Brian says

    Thank you. I am! I am so over these people. They fired me, and I am not getting Unemployment be Sheila will not call the unemployment office back

    • philip towne says

      Good luck ,take your unemployment to the next step ,call them and explain the problem.We are a powerful group of ex-employees,many of us,justice will be ours,join us !!!!

  9. Brian says

    The latest, Peter Lowe and his attorney busted into I.T. a couple weeks ago. He was demanding a few harddrives in the data center. Adam told him no.

    Peter Lowe being the Christian man he is pushed Adam to the floor and took the drives.

    Peter, really? GROW UP!

    • philip towne says

      Wonder what it was like when peter and family lived in his $ 28 million home in palm beach,while most of the folks working a it GMS made $ 10 an hour and could hardly pay bills.Managment always cried poor mouth when folks asked for more money.Also how much fun guessing what expensive car Brian would drive to work that day ,while many of us put our borrowed pennies together to take the buss to work.Oh but they did give us free breakfast on Monday, wow how kind of them.

      • Just a thought... says

        If you hated it so much and got such bad pay, why did you work there? No one forced you to stay at the job. Maybe you should Get Motivated to find a new job?

  10. philip towne says

    Wow, the whole GMS story just broke on todays Tampa Tribune and after futher reseach it looks like Peter’s buddies bought the company.My bet he stills controls the company and new owners he has re-invented himself many times in the past.But being the Christian man makes it ok to do these dirty little tricks.

  11. philip towne says

    Some thoughts on the new owners,I may be wrong but I think Peter Lowe is involved with the new owners;Joseph Johnson was brought into life win by Peter as CFO.
    Verne Packer was a buddy of Peters and worked as a consultant at get motivated
    The new owners based in Utah, a strong hold for Peter ,Get Motivated had Investools as a client they were based in Utah,later bought by T.D. Ameritrade,they are the financial part of get motivated seminars.The most interesting clue ,the article said that the other new owner weathrock signed Phil Towne as their financial spokesman in Nov.20 ,2011,way before the buyout,could this have been well planned by peter,seems that way.Pull up info on the new owners ,Booker t. equity and wealth rock ,worded to give no indication who are the officers.

  12. DOLLY SMITH says

    I was fired six years ago (along with dozens of others)—-they are NOT Christians in word or deed. They use the “Republicans” and the “Christians” on their seminars to attract more money and give them a name. They are all crooks from the managers all the way up to the owners—-I would not recommend my worst enemy to go to one of their meetings—they lie, cheat and steal poor people’s money right and left. I am so glad that the stupid “unchristian” couple is divorced and I hope the whole evil empire goes to hell in a handbasket. They are all con artists and scammers—-one of the best days of my life was getting fired from there. God never was in it—and God certainly is not in it now. I hope it closes down fast so no more people will have their hard earned money stolen from them.

    • phil towne says

      Yes the sky may be falling on the lowes,get motivated is in court ready to fold,many people suing Peter and company and where are the new seminars ?,nothing on the website.Does anyone fell sorry for them,I think not,they fire people at will and destroy lives taking away their medical benefits.No mercy !! for Peter and soon to be ex- wife

  13. phil towne says

    Big News ,Peter lowe may have sold the company on paper but rumor has it he still controls the operation.He did the same thing about 10 years ago.Peter has the ability to reinvent himself,but that is Gods plan ,right Pete :)

  14. phil towne says

    Wow has gms gone under ,no new seminars are listed.But where are the millions of dollars ? in offshore accounts.new owners fired john groome, relative of Brian,guess they what all close folks to brian and his sister out.news on the street former employees have filed in court to get gms to pay overtime to these people,hope they win big !

    • GMS info says

      John Groome has a disabled child and a new baby. I’m sure that his relatives are not help him.

  15. PHIL TOWN says

    There ain’t no way that this company deserves to survive—with the lawsuit of not paying people for time worked, for all the people they owe money to, for having an “owner” named Mr. Johnson who has a record of scamming people and doing shady deals for his own profit (he sure sounds alot like Tamara and Peter), for their constant thinking they can rape these poor trusting people of their money and put it in their pockets, for their constant arrogance and rudeness and pride—-pride goeth before the fall. They have no integrity or honesty. May they all end up in the poor house.

    • phil towne says

      Yes your statements are true, the house of cards be be falling.The lawsuit is a big one and should hit the papers very soon.The public will see how Peter Lowe and company used anyone under them to fill their pockets,having folks work 12 to 15 hours a day ,seven days a week and not Paying them for overtime.

      • tamara lowe says

        while brian forte made over 1/2 million dollars a year for nearly 10 yrs and now claims to be unemployed and unable to pay child support

        • phil towne says

          The word was he made about $30,000 a month and a big expense account to boot.But always poor mouth about not having money to give his workers more money.

        • phil towne says

          Maybe Brian Forte can get a new job talking calls in the call center at GMS.Think of all the pluses, $10 an hour and free breakfast on Fridays and WOW jeans also on friday.He can see how much fun to be micro-managed all day and led by the (room sized ego) of the call center manager.He may get a chance to work 15 hours a day 7 days a week and not get payed for overtime.And the BEST PART do not off the phone for MORE than 2 minutes or Brian will get those nasty e-mails telling him the next time it happens the DREADED write-up by the manager !!!Oh what fun is in store for your new job Brian !!!

  16. phil towne says

    Some thoughts on the new owners,I may be wrong but I think Peter Lowe is involved with the new owners;Joseph Johnson was brought into life win by Peter as CFO.
    Verne Packer was a buddy of Peters and worked as a consultant at get motivated
    The new owners based in Utah, a strong hold for Peter ,Get Motivated had Investools as a client they were based in Utah,later bought by T.D. Ameritrade,they are the financial part of get motivated seminars.The most interesting clue ,the article said that the other new owner weathrock signed Phil Towne as their financial spokesman in Nov.20 ,2011,way before the buyout,could this have been well planned by peter,seems that way.Pull up info on the new owners ,Booker t. equity and wealth rock ,worded to give no indication who are the officers.

  17. phil towne says

    They were having those pathetic seminars almost every single week of the year (with few exceptions)—-each seminar with rent of facilities, air fare, hotel, pay for speaakers cost about $ 1 million and they took in a total of $ 3 million each seminar—- that gives $ 2 million which is good profit for Peter, Tamara and Brian’s pockets. I think you are correct that Peter is probably the real owner (with Johnson only as a figurehead)—money like that is quite addictive I would assume.

  18. ripped off says

    I was also one of those who worked double hours for half the pay. I notice that some are talking about banding together to sue those jerks for not paying overtime. Please post on here as to how I can join the lawsuit. Thanks.

    • phil towne says

      Phone: (407) 420-1414
      ryan morgan at morgan and morgan, What

      is the law group? ready to get your unpayed overtime owed you at gms.

    • Brian Forte says

      ANYONE THAT WAS NEVER PAID OVERTIME HOURS NEED TO CONTACT RYAN MORGAN WITH MORGAN AND MORGAN

      C. Ryan Morgan, Esq.
      Morgan & Morgan, P.A.
      20 North Orange Avenue, 16th Floor
      P.O. Box 4979
      Orlando, FL 32802-4979
      Phone: (407) 420-1414
      Fax: (407) 425-8171
      rmorgan@forthepeople.com

  19. phil towne says

    To ripped off,

    see above we are using the best in the country Morgan & Morgan ,call ryan morgan asap at 407-420-1414 ,we are all committed to get our overtime payed back to us.

  20. phil towne says

    All review the above comments and see how we were all treated like second class people ,while Peter and company lived like kings !!

  21. James Smith says

    Does anyone commenting actually work there right now? Word is that they are selling events for Joe Johnson in Canada, and getting ready to announce US events on the East Coast. And if there are lawsuits, how can they sue Joe Johnson who ( on paper ) is the owner?

  22. Corey says

    I work there and yes selling Dr Phil Events in Canada, they keep saying we will be launching a show, they said today but that did not happen in Iowa, I will believe it when I see it

  23. phil towne says

    Maybe Brian Forte can get a new job talking calls in the call center at GMS.Think of all the pluses, $10 an hour and free breakfast on Fridays and WOW jeans also on friday.He can see how much fun to be micro-managed all day and led by the (room sized ego) of the call center manager.He may get a chance to work 15 hours a day 7 days a week and not get payed for overtime.And the BEST PART do not off the phone for MORE than 2 minutes or Brian will get those nasty e-mails telling him the next time it happens the DREADED write-up by the manager !!!Oh what fun is in store for your new job Brian

  24. phil towne says

    Do not go to Get Motivated seminar they lead you to these guys…Fast talking, slick, Rip off artists sprinkle, Christian values, Be Broke the99% (but secretly rich), helping the poor, while fleecing the poor. Nobody in there right mind would let a lady with 3 kids charge $26, 000.00 to her credit card that makes $26000 per year. My Representative said 28 people who bought elite packages. $755, 860 in Sales not a bad weekend Seminar total

  25. BYE BYE GMS says

    Spoiled and evil BRIAN FORTE would not know how to work a full 8 hour day. When I was there he might come in at 10:30 and leave around 3:00 only on special days. He now might be required to sell a few dozen of his luxury cars and some of his real estate to pay some bills. PETER LOWE spent all his time watching porn and TAMARA LOWE spent her time practicing her rap music and looking for a boyfriend. While we were paid almost nothing to tell their poor customers that there were no refunds, they were laughing all the way to the banks here and yonder. THE EISENHOWER OFFICE is a true “hell hole” to work with evil managers and a defined class structure. This company of GMS deserves to go under because they have not even come close in “LIVING THE GOSPEL”….maybe because they never knew Jesus.

  26. HOW IT WORKED says

    Get Motivated has an outbound telephone team that hits up offices and businesses and gives their whole office many tickets for the Seminar at a very low (almost free) price. When they come to the one day Seminar downtown, they hear some famous people (who have been paid huge monies to speak) as well as hear the 3 or 4 HEAVY PRESSURE SPEAKERS (like stock investing, real estate or work at home and get rich). After each speech, everyone is urged to run to the back table to sign up for a 2 or 3 day “WORKSHOP” for just a small fee of $30-$50. While at the long workshop, the pressure to get rich builds each day until they are made to feel they are big fools and idiots if they don’t go all the way! This is where Peter and Tamara and Peter and their managers make their money—people put the charges on their credit cards for whatever limit they have—anything from $3000 up to $36000. The old saying says there is a fool born every minute AND they have given their money to G.M.S. con artists. While Peter, Tamara, Brian and their managers made 2 million off each seminar (profit), they must not have paid their workers very well according to the reads on this site.

    • Escuchar says

      You have it correct (How it worked ) the money was made on the upsale at the weekend seminars.But the 2 million or more profit was never talked about at the GMS call center,heaven forbid if the $10 an hour folks knew that fact.The trick was, management wanted the low payed folks to think they were part of a family that was ( helping people) by getting them to go to the seminars.With the tight job market it seemed a great place to work ,but as the dust clears and other jobs open up ,out we go !!

  27. Escuchar says

    Very true about the class structure at GMS,but most of the top managers including brian never went past high school.People with small minds set up road blocks to prevent others from seeing their short comings.They also tend to hire clones to follow orders and do the dirty work,all for the good of the company they will tell you.One manager who comes to mind had 3 promotions in 3 years,she had little or slim manager experience and no college at all.Her nick name was Trailer Trash and her ego could fill down town Tampa.But all good things come to an end. I am sure the new owners will see how worthless she really is.

  28. We all know the true facts says

    How does it go “Morgan and Morgan ,For the People”Word on the street, a Big Class Action Lawsuit is headed toward GMS for not paying overtime to the staff.Let the truth be told and the games began !!!!

  29. The on and only, your buddy Phil Towne says

    phil towne

    March 17, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Some thoughts on the new owners,I may be wrong but I think Peter Lowe is involved with the new owners;Joseph Johnson was brought into life win by Peter as CFO.
    Verne Packer was a buddy of Peters and worked as a consultant at get motivated
    The new owners based in Utah, a strong hold for Peter ,Get Motivated had Investools as a client they were based in Utah,later bought by T.D. Ameritrade,they are the financial part of get motivated seminars.The most interesting clue ,the article said that the other new owner weathrock signed Phil Towne as their financial spokesman in Nov.20 ,2011,way before the buyout,could this have been well planned by peter,seems that way.Pull up info on the new owners ,Booker t. equity and wealth rock ,worded to give no indication who are the officers.

  30. Mike says

    Just saw the comments on the manager we called Trailer Trash, behind her back.I was going to talk about her many, many short comings as a boss,to call her a manager is an insult to the meaning of the word,but she is not worth the ink. Anyone have any thoughts on this light weight ?

  31. TRAILER TRASH BASH says

    That ugly acting (and ugly inside) woman who made everyone miserable has no manager skills. She was a little helper in a weight loss salon before coming to GMS. Since she became such close friends with evil Brian and evil Brad, she was made a manager in no time flat. She was offensive, very rude, very egomaniac, unfriendly, practiced favorites and always had her hit list. She probably has a GED (if that)—that is the kind of “leaders” GMS is raising up! Help!

    • Mike says

      The comments about Trailer trash sooo correct and scarey that she still works her evil at GMS.She took the Investor Education Dept.from the most wonderful place to work, down to the pits of mico-mananged hell.One of the former employees told me during her lead ,they did not want to get out of their car in the morning to face another day of her rude manner.Her hit list was a way of getting rid of anyone her would not bend to her egomaniac ways.

    • Mike says

      Cory best we just use Trailer Trash ,but just ask anyone who has worked at GMS for a while they will supply her real name.But speak softly or you will soon be at the top
      of her famous HIT LIST.

  32. JImmy says

    I see the true feelings about trailer Trash hurt so many good people,why was she allowed to boss for so long ?

  33. POOR BRIAN says

    Trailer Trash is still there because she is part Hitler, part Stalin and 100% DEVIL—-she is mean Brad’s enforcer and will help the new owner make every day full of misery and gloom…..AND THEY STILL WANT TO CALL THIS SCAM AND PIT OF HELL “GET MOTIVATED”??!!!!!!

  34. JImmy says

    Cory read all the info on this site ,the clues are right in front of your eyes.Check with some folks who have worked at GMS for a while, they have your answer.But Cory as we said dread softly,Trailer Trash sees and hears all.Evil people work that way.

  35. LInda says

    The notes tell me Trailer Trash is still the boss,hard to believe. The new owners do not see or want to see she is not repected,and makes all under her miserable.Not the best way to run a business,she was the reason I quit.Her rude manner became too much to bear and than that larger than life EGO she had.I was probably on her hit list anyway :)

  36. LInda says

    Going back to work under Trailer Trash makes me want to throw up ,I would rather give blood than face that low life !!

  37. I remember well says

    All I can remember is that sick feeling in my stomach as I drove to work each day at GMS.Knowing I would have to see that mean face of Trailer Trash wondering what she would blame us for that day.You would hope the dreaded e-mail did not come your way from her because she thought you were not doing your job.The worst was seeing her patrol the call center on an hourly basis ready to correct your bad judgement on a recent call you made.It was” Her way or the Highway ” and very minute was stress under Boss Trailer trash.

  38. diane says

    Oh wow the old memories are coming back when I worked at GMS and Trailer Trash just got her first promotion from two-faced Brad.We looked at each other and shock our heads ,how we asked would someone with her lack of education and no managment skills get promoted?The next day the e-mails began coming our way from boss Trailer Trash ,correcting all the pior job duties and to do it HER way.From than on we knew the wonderful days of enjoying our jobs were fading away.As the days passed her EGO took over the call center,and her Rude Offensive manner was out of control.Doom and dark clouds filled our days working with her,our salary was cut and also the commission.The great loss of jobs in Tampa forced us to stay only to hope someday it would get better at GMS ,sad to say that day never came.

  39. Corey says

    I have worked there over a year I would rather not say what dept I work in though, because i do still work for GMS

  40. WHO IS SHE says

    HIIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE COREY. I sure miss working with you since I left there recently…..I always thought you were very cute and I loved saying “hideeeeee” every morning when you walked in. Take care and be careful what you say while around certain people.

  41. Above the crowd says

    Cory all the juice you need is hear and new juice everyday at GMS,Escuchar my man.

  42. Trailer Trash's Mentor says

    Brad is so evil that he was paid $ 30,000.00 in a BONUS from evil Brian and Tamara last year for keeping everyone’s pay so low. If you work for Brad, you know you will never get paid what you are worth and are constantly getting pay cuts and lower and lower commissions (if you qualify). His ugly fat King Henry looking body was given a brand new luxury Mercedes to drive because Brian and Tamara think he is so important to glorious GMS. Evil Trailer Trash goes hand in hand with evil Brad and evil Brian and the evil Lowes. Corey, I am afraid the internet is not big enough to document all the evil and juicy details of these pathetic leader of this evil plan.

    • It is cover when it is over says

      Yes we knew brad got a very big bonus in 2010,infact he was bragging to wonderful Sheila about the money,she was so mad at him they did not speak for weeks.Why, well Nov.that year he fired a guy who’s wife had twins on the way.The wife had a breakdown because of the news and was taken to the hospital to save the babies.This was Brad’s handi-work and the poor guy also lost his insurance.Brad could have waited till the first of the year ,but his bonus was his un-doing.Many more poor souls were fired that year,far too many good people to list.The word was Trailer Trash did the actual dirty work of telling people they were done at Gms.Some say she Really Loved getting rid of people that Got in her Way.

  43. Gee I have been off the phone 2 minutes says

    I was told about this website last week,it is wonderful to see how many of us saw the real make up of Trailer Trash.It has all the facts correct about her ,just the way we would talk about her evil ways.But I do believe a higher source also knows the misery she put on us ,day after day on the job.Do not worry my friends ,good always overcomes evil

    • A Buddy of GMS says

      Yes How can you people say such horrible things about these folks,they are wonderful to work with.I get paided every week and have a nice cube to call from.We are treated like family ,the managers love us.Sometimes I get a big hug from my favorite call center manager and she gives me a nice smile.I work hard for GMS, God is on our side.You are all wrong ,stop being mean.

  44. JUST THE TRUTH says

    Every thing that has been said on this page is truth from first hand knowledge. I do think that Buddy of GMS honestly does not realize what has been going on these many miserable years of GMS. Buddy is a good worker and certainly has not been exposed to the blood, sweat and tears that GMS has had on its workers. No one on here was seeking to be mean. We were all seeking to expose the hypocrisy, the two faces of the leaders and managers, the hard heartedness of all of them, the greed and love of money that the leaders and managers have and the true evilness of GMS which is anything but Motivational.

    • A Buddy of GMS says

      Thanks for your info, I have only been here a few months knew nothing about the past.Maybe thats the way the boss wants it to be.

  45. Too much Kool-Aid says

    Monday was unreal at GMS.We all were called into a team meeting about a pending lawsuit by a former staff member who demands the company pays them for overtime hours worked.The nerve of some people,imagine that.The company had two lawyers come up from Miami to tell us this suit has no merrit,and by the way would we all sign a paper that we would not join such nonsense.Well asked one of the group, if it is not worthy of futher action, why did you come up here ?The lawyers went into their verbal vollyball mood and we never got a straight answer.So to wrap things up, these lawyers can charge $200 to $300 an hour,thats a lot of $ to pay for a “worthless lawsuit”.What do you think ?

  46. Criminals think they will never get caught says

    GMS has been running their scam in Tampa and also throughout the United States for so long (at least since 1997), they still don’t get it: you cannot abuse your workers by not paying them overtime; you cannot fire someone for no reason other than Stalin Brad and Evil Brian and Hitler Trailer Trash does not like you; you cannot treat workers like second class (or fifth class) citizens; you cannot get by with rewarding Stalin Brad with huge bonuses because he found ways to under-pay people; they pay people so little I remember seeing one dear lady walking to work from the bus stop on Hillsborough because she could not afford a car; you cannot hire the best lawyers and think that good Karma will be all through GMS; you cannot rob people blind by tricking them into hard sell workshops (nothing short of brainwashing); Lazy evil Brian and his strange sister Tamara and her strange husband Peter have gotten extremely rich with a scheme to defraud and hurt as many people as possible. Pathetic and very sad situation.

  47. Enoughisenough says

    When will the stupidity end? The ship is going down and there are not enough life boats for everyone. Brian and Tamara are gone so what’s the latest excuse?

  48. too much kool-aid says

    Evil never lasts and bad karma has taken over GMS,the fall from Grace is very bumpy and will not be fun.

  49. everyone says

    hope we can make it until the Iowa seminar is over. that might bring in so much money that all the other sins can be fogotten. we all know that character and principles cannot be changed without a change of heart. gms has reinvented itself so many times maybe they have one more time in them. it is what they have made it.

    • too much kool-aid says

      I do pray for you all ,but $ may not correct the pain and suffering management has imparted on it’s workers all these years.

  50. everyone says

    rudy, you said it just as I feel. cannot dare talk to anyone here but the mood is so down and depressing. bad karma and negative thoughts are everywhere. wish I could get a ticket out of here. any job would be an improvement.

    • rudy says

      All the people around you feel the same ,they just want to protect their job like you do. If the outside world knew how unmotivating it is to work here, they would look at GMS so different.Some times it is tough just getting out of the car to enter the office.

  51. Corey says

    We had Hartford for the next seminar on the website Wed.,but today its gone,running out of $ GMS ?

  52. karma says

    I am so sorry that you guys feel that way. I used to work on the outside sales team. No one ever knew anything, and to speak against anyone was like slitting your own throat. We always had goals and then week after week they made it harder and harder to achieve those goals. So is there any shows after des moines? People that are high up seem happy on their facebook accounts ( from what I see ).

  53. Corey says

    Bring out the want ads we gotta get out of GMS,and bring me a helmet the fall from grace could hurt.

  54. everyone says

    i am not friends with the high up people on facebook but looking at them around here they seem pretty sure of their next paycheck, pretty sure that they will be able to pay their mortgages and car payments and they don’t seem to have any guilt or sorrow about hurting so many people in this mess

  55. RJ says

    Get Motivated came to Tulsa, OK in February 2012 and utilized Galaxy Limousine for all the transportation for their VIPs, speakers and such, yet they cannot pay their bills. We were contracted by employees of Get Motivated and yet the CEO tells us at the time that somebody else was in control of the company and they are not responsible for the $4000 they owe Galaxy, even though the people are still currently employed there

    • karma says

      Brian overspent in the MILLIONS during the month of Feb. unless it’s brught to court Galaxy will never see that money.

  56. Mike says

    The comments about Trailer trash sooo correct and scarey that she still works her evil at GMS.She took the Investor Education Dept.from the most wonderful place to work, down to the pits of mico-mananged hell.One of the former employees told me during her lead ,they did not want to get out of their car in the morning to face another day of her rude manner.Her hit list was a way of getting rid of anyone her would not bend to her egomaniac ways.

  57. working at GMS says

    I am saddened at reading all of these malicious comments. I’ve worked at GMS for many years and have seen the good, bad, and the ugly. Yes, the previous management did things in a way that did not represent Christ or how we should treat one another. I went through the drama with the moving of suites, secrecy, lies, and the emotional turmoil. I hated every minute of it and things still aren’t quite back to “normal” with as many shows as we normally do…. I can certainly see why everyone is upset and hurt. Two things I have to say here – 1) attack issues, not people. The things that are being said about people who you worked with and for, are unbelievably rude and small-minded. 2) nobody kept you (or is keeping you) forced to work for them.

    It sounds like many of you are anxiously watching, hoping and waiting for GMS to crash & burn. That won’t happen because of a lawsuit, so maybe you should get a hobby in the meantime. Also, many of the statistics and financial figures on here are grossly inaccurate. Not sure where you are getting your numbers from, but they are really off.

    • Criminals think they will never get caught says

      GMS has been running their scam in Tampa and also throughout the United States for so long (at least since 1997), they still don’t get it: you cannot abuse your workers by not paying them overtime; you cannot fire someone for no reason other than Stalin Brad and Evil Brian and Hitler Trailer Trash does not like you; you cannot treat workers like second class (or fifth class) citizens; you cannot get by with rewarding Stalin Brad with huge bonuses because he found ways to under-pay people; they pay people so little I remember seeing one dear lady walking to work from the bus stop on Hillsborough because she could not afford a car; you cannot hire the best lawyers and think that good Karma will be all through GMS; you cannot rob people blind by tricking them into hard sell workshops (nothing short of brainwashing); Lazy evil Brian and his strange sister Tamara and her strange husband Peter have gotten extremely rich with a scheme to defraud and hurt as many people as possible. Pathetic and very sad situation.

  58. karma says

    It is very obvious that a long time manager wrote the post called working at GMS. A person in the top circles has no way of knowing how the lower class of workers are treated. The ones being rude, and crude, and mean were the managers and owners of the place. Credibility is not there when one of top people tries to defend them.

    • Not Again says

      We all agree with your comments Karma,and if it was a top manager he/she should be ashamed they did nothing to stop the injustice.

    • working at GMS says

      I’ve worked in the lowest level positions do know and have been treated unfairly. You don’t know that I’m not now, but I’m responsible for my attitude and for choosing to stay here. I know more of the big picture than you guys do. Nobody in “top management” other than Brian or Tamara had any control over what’s happened in the last few months.. Believe me…we were all lied to. I’m not saying you guys weren’t treated right and I’m not defending people who may have wronged you. It sounds like it sucks how you were treated and the poor communication you got. While I didn’t have any control over it, I am sorry to hear what you are saying and how you’ve been affected…I hope you can all move on to bigger and better things. Forgive and try to forget.

  59. Positive vibes says

    The two best managers to ever work at GMS,Ms.GR and Mr.Eric. They are a joy to work with,treat all with respect,leave their egos at home and keep a smile on at all times.These two should have upper management postions and would bring the company to a higher level.I am sure all past and present staff would agree.

  60. Wow says

    Wow it’s amazing how much time and energy is spent on this topic. Those that are no longer at GMS should probably spend this time with their families instead of slandering others and those still at GMS that are unhappy stop getting on the Internet to talk crap about others and if you are that unhappy or hurting for money FIND ANOTHER JOB!

    I personally was very happy at GMS and had no problem working with most managers (some exceptions such as Brian and others like him) until just recently when things changed dramatically and… Guess what? I found another job! STOP blaming people for your problems…. A job is a job… It’s not supposed to be fun, at least you have a job some people are worse off. Count your blessing and focus your energy on how to make your life better instead of how to make other peoples life worse.

  61. everyone says

    I am a huge fan of G.R. and Eric—they (unlike their two superiors) have a great positive attitude, very helpful, very encouraging and very Christ like manners of humility and love. If their two superiors were dismissed, everyone would have a different view of the workplace at GMS.

    • karma says

      I for one definitely care about the people in the company. But since I don’t work there anymore, I don’t have a lot to contribute. I would love to know the latest- but the insiders have to post it.

  62. Enoughisenough says

    Pay cuts disguised as new commission plans, unpaid bills=phone lines out, employees spending more time interviewing and job hunting than actually working…

  63. RJ says

    Wow, I can’t believe they can’t pay their phone bills, and people aren’t stupid as far as disguised commission pay cuts, everyone need to get out of there and get something new, it’s only going to get worse

  64. POOR BRIAN says

    Sounds like it would be hard to run a phone room without working phones—I heard from sources that there has been a major pay cut and commissions are quite hard to understand. Maybe Brian or Peter or Tamara could each sponsor a week of paying bills. I am sure Trailer Trash and Brad will get their paycheck.

    • karma says

      Being someone who used to work on commissions, our pay used to be changed all the time because of rule changes.
      I had to leave because it kept getting harder and harder to make goals and bring home a decent check.
      I can only imagine what these major pay changes are– but that just makes me happy to be out of there.
      And phone lines being out?? How can you make calls/ 100 dials a day without a phone? SMH

  65. Lame! says

    Funny how some people that said they are not there any more, previously commented about missing meetings and whatnot. Go back and read your post before you start making stuff up so you are not caught in the act. Are you embarrassed because you are still there but are not doing anything about it? Grow some… and finally leave. This blog is a joke i’m not coming here again… Just immature people that like to whine and complaint instead of taking action. So glad I am finally out of there and dont have to deal with yall anymore.

    • I was there says

      A female person who is in a leadership position. Not HB. Not GR. Think about it…

  66. POOR BRIAN says

    It is stupid that everyone wants to complain about the low pay and commissions but have not gone ahead and quit to find a better job. Other jobs are out there and almost any would be better than the conditions at GMS. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and cut your losses and look for greener pastures. There is real talent at GMS and those employees don’t have a chance to succeed. Get away from that place and start over.

    • Back off. says

      Some people have left, but still care about their friends that are still there. It’s not a bad thing to care about your friends and understand the bad treatment they are receiving. It’s okay to vent about work seeing as you can’t vent THERE.. you’ll lose your job! So leave people alone if they want to vent. They’re allowed to!

      • mike says

        I agree whats wrong with a good old vent ,try that in the call center and your head will roll.One does not have to read this blog,others enjoy the conversation.We have all stored up our comments for many a moon.Unload, it does the body good.

  67. RJ says

    So for those of you still working at GMS have things been improving lately or is it still the same BS?

    • Court Officer says

      I’m a court officer in Florida and am presently pursuing Tamara to serve her legal papers in regards to a court case involving GMS. After a few weeks of avoiding we were finally able to locate and serve her brother Brian last week in Odessa, FL. We’re having the same “avoiding” problems with Tamara in Palm Beach at her residence. Question. Does she work out of her home or does she have an office? Does she have a favorite eatery she goes to daily? If we are not able to locate her at a residence or office then the next step might be at a seminar or book signing. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

      • Avoiders. says

        I think she works from home. Property records are public so you can look up their residence. If it’s a gated community you’re gonna have issues But she has lots of time and money.. so I doubt she’s home. You probably will need a PI to track her down.

  68. Criminals think they will never get caught says

    Tamara is probably busy doing stuff in her bedroom with her new boyfriend. I doubt she is welcome at the GMS seminar after all her crimes and I can’t imagine anyone wanting her signature. With all her millions, she might have a live in cook and housekeeper. Hire a private investigator.

  69. mike says

    rudy

    April 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Working at GMS is like filling your backpack with rocks and walking uphill all day.

  70. BRAD says

    What is happening? Someone said things look bad……is it really bad? I would love to hear some news.

  71. Enoughisenough says

    Wonder if we will get paid Friday or will it be like last payday. We didn’t get paid until the Monday after the Friday that was payday. Looking for a new job is my job now.

    • Survival says

      That’s horrible. Especially with all the storms and stuff, people need every last penny. What excuse do they have for not paying everyone on time?? Of course, the people making 6 figures aren’t effected, are they..

  72. someone who knows says

    They owe so much money, they have no money to pay (lawsuits), the questions is not if you will get your paycheck on Monday instead of Friday, but will you even get a paycheck this week.

  73. Enoughisenough says

    Well it’s over…JJ said we will be paid thru today and commissions…I pray that’s not a lie too….on to bigger and better things.

    • mike says

      Well, Well, Well,”It didn’t take a weather to know which way the wind was blowing at GMS”.The end has come to all the lies and misey managment has caused over the years to us all.I would bet top brass will be taken care of with a couple of fat pay checks,or make that cash to be safe.As for the hourly folks good luck if you ever see a dime.We should all meet and drink to them losing their jobs and big positions.WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND,bad karma never lasts !!!!

      • karma says

        Name the time and place Mike… we’ll be there! To the demise of the big liars and their false pretenses!

          • karma says

            Totally and raise a glass to bigger and better things. We all were a family in there. Amidst the craziness and chaos there were fun times we had at the company events. Bowling, anyone?? hahaha

  74. mike says

    working at GMS

    April 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I am saddened at reading all of these malicious comments. I’ve worked at GMS for many years and have seen the good, bad, and the ugly. Yes, the previous management did things in a way that did not represent Christ or how we should treat one another. I went through the drama with the moving of suites, secrecy, lies, and the emotional turmoil. I hated every minute of it and things still aren’t quite back to “normal” with as many shows as we normally do…. I can certainly see why everyone is upset and hurt. Two things I have to say here – 1) attack issues, not people. The things that are being said about people who you worked with and for, are unbelievably rude and small-minded. 2) nobody kept you (or is keeping you) forced to work for them.

    It sounds like many of you are anxiously watching, hoping and waiting for GMS to crash & burn. That won’t happen because of a lawsuit, so maybe you should get a hobby in the meantime. Also, many of the statistics and financial figures on here are grossly inaccurate. Not sure where you are getting your numbers from, but they are really off.

  75. too much kool-aid says

    lets get our facts together folks,nobody pays 40 million for a company 6 months ago and walks away.This move is typical of GMS ,close up shop ,go hid for awhile and come back under a new name,they have done this in the past.I would bet all top bass will be payed to wait for the come back also.Any other thoughts please post,God Bless the hourly workers who will suffer the most with the closing.

    • Enoughisenough says

      Did they pay it or did they default? That is the question. I heard the never paid for it.

  76. Wow says

    Get Motivated officials canceled an event last month in East Lansing, Mich., but left officials with the Breslin Student Events Center without answers as to why the event was canceled, according to a report in the Lansing State Journal.

  77. Wow says

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    Get Motivated! canceled at Breslin, company won’t say why

    1:01 PM, Jun 29, 2012 according to a report in the Lansing State Journal.

  78. Dumbo says

    I knew this day would come (considering all the unpaid bills) but it is still very sad for those out looking for a job. My prayers are with each one. Those who caused so much pain may not have pain in this life but will have to answer to a higher authority one day.

  79. GMS is weird. says

    How can they be back if they laid off their entire staff? Did they keep a few that no one knows about?

  80. too much kool-aid says

    Thoughts for the weekend ,the new owners paid over 30 million for GMS,they will not just walk away.Top dogs will stay low planning a come back ,same format ,new name.Same deal about 10 years ago,keep tuned.

  81. someone who knows says

    I get that put the money that was used to by the businesswas a loan that was defaulted on

  82. corey says

    So, im applying for jobs online when I see positions open for get Motivated Seminars, outbound and inbound positions, glad they opened up again and didnt call me! Just waitin for someone to say something to me about writing this! yup, I guess shady was the right word!

  83. corey says

    Questions follow collapse

    By MICHAEL SASSO | The Tampa Tribune ,today Sunday ,business section about GMS closing

  84. too much kool-aid says

    Too much Kool-Aid says: April 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm Monday was unreal at GMS.We all were called into a team meeting about a pending lawsuit by a former staff member who demands the company pays them for overtime hours worked.The nerve of some people,imagine that.The company had two lawyers come up from Miami to tell us this suit has no merrit,and by the way would we all sign a paper that we would not join such nonsense.Well asked one of the group, if it is not worthy of futher action, why did you come up here ?The lawyers went into their verbal vollyball mood and we never got a straight answer.So to wrap things up, these lawyers can charge $200 to $300 an hour,thats a lot of $ to pay for a “worthless lawsuit”.What do you think

    • genesis says

      Word is that another company under a different name will be opening soon… and the boss is someone we ALLLLL know.

      • karma says

        Right on genesis with the news and the new head guy is B.A.,thats the rest of the story.Hold your hats for updates on the new opening coming soon.

  85. corey says

    The word out is the old company with new name will be opened very soon.Check your e-mail maybe Trailer Trash will ask you to work as her personal spy in the new office.

  86. GMS is weird. says

    I heard Big Vision is the new name, but can’t find anything on it except BF is part owner.

    • Not Again says

      Yes the name would make sense.To bring back former managers/bosses would be huge mistake.They brought down GMS by trying to reinvent the wheel and they all said yes to every change Johnson wanted to make.Well folks none of it worked and because of them the GMS closed its doors.Your thoughts ?

  87. Whoknowsthetruth says

    Another arrest on Brian Forte.
    Click here: Brian, Forte | Fort Myers Arrest | Lee County, FL
    Tamara Lowe and her brother Brian….are a real “pair”. They go hand in hand in crime.

  88. someone who knows says

    I guess everyone that was bad mouthing GMS and Brian is done speaking on here now since you are all back working for Brian again, what a joke the fact that you trust that idiot just proves that you can’t can’t a real job anywhere else. You think you have job security there? Good Luck with it. It;s only a matter of time till they F**k you again.

    • Karma says

      I wonder how many people are back working for him? And when are we seeing an official launch? It’s just truly awful that so many people suffered because of these “good” people.

  89. corey says

    Back working for Brain,folks you are drinking far too much kool-aid.What do you want next Trailer Trash back as your retention manager.For $10 bucks an hour to put up with this misery,please move on.

  90. phil towne says

    Hear this the New Company ” Success 2012 ” with Brian and John.First Seminar Denver in Sept. good luck.The best news all the bosses who went with Peter not coming on this ship,no Trailer trash ,Brad etc.,

      • Whoknowsthetruth says

        Hmmmm…they have gone back to their old company name that they used to have, “Success” before “reinventing” themselves to be known as Get Motivated Seminars after the company Success 2000 (or whatever the year was) went out of business. NOW they are back to Success again?? They folded out this business owing thousands and thousands of dollars to business venues.There were lawsuits after lawsuits. They folded out in business with Get Motivated Seminars again owing thousands and thousands of dollars to business venues.Now they are going BACK to Success again???? Wow….what a racket. Someone really should do an investigation on this.

  91. You're kidding says

    Anyone who would go back and work for these idiots has to be brain dead. Thankfully Trailer Trash and Brad are not coming back but the “fakes” are still there trying to convince America that they have the winning secret when they are all big mistakes. It makes me throw up! The whole gang deserves to be arrested AGAIN and put back in jail!

  92. Shady Business says

    I was contacted by BF and offered a job. After thought and temptation, I’d rather start over somewhere else. Now I’m getting paid DOUBLE to do LESS than half of the work they used to force me to do. (for a measly $11 an hour) Shady businesses always collapse. If they start again, they will just fall again. Craigslist add, research assistant for them $8 an hour. Pshh that’s McDonalds pay!!! Success 2012 office on Anderson/Waters. Drive by and you’ll see the ol’ Maserati parked.

    • phil towne says

      Good for you Shady Business, why go back to work for nothing.As we all KNOW the only people to make BIG MONEY will be BF and a couple of his top brass.Yep the Maserati and his other very expensive autos should show the money stays at the top and never comes down hill.Good Luck and God Bless you .

  93. Not Again says

    I also just got a call from BF asking me if I wanted to go back to work at Success 2012,just like the old times he said.The old times ? in 3 years working there he never gave me the time of day.I made $ 1400 a month that sure went far as a single mom with a little girl.The hours were horrible with the west coast and the work load was over the top.So here I am full time at Walmart ,great hours ,pay is not bad and no micro-manager over my shoulder.Go back to GMS ? not in this life.

    • someone who knows says

      Good for you. You are very smart. You have plenty of better opportunities out there

    • Karma says

      Well people have bills to pay. Maybe they believe that this is the best way to make the kind of $$$ they want to?

      • really? says

        Really… bills to pay? HA… there are so many jobs out there… morals should come before greed… its not about paying bills its all about greed.

  94. corey says

    I would like to know the names of any managers who went back with BF,if anyone has that info,thanks

  95. Just a thought says

    If ya really wanna kicks and giggles, drive passed and view all of the familiar vehicles. ;)

    • James Smith, says

      Charles is right stop picking on BF we all love him.He has given us our jobs back and even talking about free breakfast on Mondays and jeans again on Fridays.Can’t get any better than this.BF is on a mission for God so praise him and stop talking down about our spiritual guide,Shame on all of you.

      • Not Again says

        This person has to be from the ole days, mid-level manager.Making $11 bucks an hour,2 or 3 kids, single and no life.

      • Spiritual guide? says

        A spiritual guide??? LOL THANKS for making my day, I literally laughed! BF was locked up for domestic violence. Also arrested for solicitation of a prostitute. Then for driving with a suspended license. He also divorced (not biblical by any means). BF also admitted in a co. meeting that he didn’t know he had to pray for his enemies. A Christian is practical, not someone that drives around in a $100k Maserati. Not someone that steals the company in the night like a ninja and hires security. If this is your spiritual guide, you REALLY need to seek your Pastor and get prayed for. He will lead you right down to the gates of you no where. Don’t be fooled. Good Luck.

        • someone who really knows says

          Both of those arrests you mentioned were while he was married. He was also arrested in Houston at a GMS seminar w/ a GMS manager in 2004 for smoking pot. Oh ya…. he’s also $45,000.00 behind in Child support. That’s right…. $45,000.00 behind in child support currently. He is NOT a spiritual guide. And yes, he is still driving his maserati, lexus, lincoln navigator AND living in his 2 mil house but it is in foreclosure – for the 3rd time in 4 years. He’s all about the image.

          • someone who really knows says

            oh, I forgot to mention the settlement for sexual harassment that GMS made on his behalf back in 2006ish – also while he was married.

    • really? says

      OF COURSE HE MOVED ON… He was not affected by anything that happened in the last 3 months of GMS, as far as I know he still has his Maserati, his million dollar home and now is doing what he does best, working people off and earning money off of them. Why wouldnt he move on.

  96. someone who knows says

    OMG you are so brainwashed, your spiritual leader? The con man that hides behind christianity> BF is no more of a christian than Satan himself. The man that has been arrested several times,lied stolen. Wow what a role model. Definately I would return to work for free cereal on Mondays .While he drives around in his Mozerratti

  97. someone who knows says

    And shame on you for working for a scam that steals peoples money whether than can afford it or not. Lure them to an event and then presuure them into paying out for ridiculous so called continuing education. Nothing christian about misleading people and stealing their money. You are a a $ 10. 00 an hour puppet. BF doesn’t care about you he only cares how you will help line his pockets. So again shame on you for working for such a scam and calling it a mission from God.

    • someone who really knows says

      This is very true. He doesn’t care about you. You all should look up the definition of Narcissistic personality disorder. I think you would find it VERY familiar.

  98. Charles Doyle says

    I don’t believe anyone should be stepped on. But bad mouthing BF or anyone else isn’t going to change what happened to you in the past nor is it going to affirm how Jesus said to handle things. I think we should all ask the age old question “what would Jesus do?”. My guess is he wouldn’t spend his time bad mouthing people because he felt like he was stepped on.

  99. Above the crowd says

    We have all gotten a coded message from our spiritual guide(BF) that Tropical Storm Isaac is not real.It was all put together by the left wing press to scare folks away from the Republican convention.He told us God’s only choice is the republican party.Many thanks to our guide for making us aware of the truth, We must pray that he continues his vision to help us who are unworthy and can not see the light as he does.

  100. Brian Forte says

    I have read through this. You guys have too much time on your hands. Most of what is here is not true regarding lined pockets, prophets, etc. You guys don’t know the whole story. Anyone coming back to work is doing so based on their own free will. We had a good company that was very successful for many years. Unfortunately some bad things happened in my sister and Peter’s marriage and the business was sold as a result. That sale led to the end of the business. As for stealing the company in the middle of the night like a ninja – good writing but grossly inaccurate. I can almost guarantee that many of the good people on this blog would have done te same thing — but you don’t know the details and you can only speculate. As for the mission of the company – it is real and that is why so many of you worked so long and so hard. As for the Maserati – This is America. We have the freedom to make our own choices to drive what we want, live where we want, vacation how we want. What you see now is a Maserati. What you don’t see are the crap cars I drove when I was younger or the years and years and years of hard work that it took to get that kind of car. It’s very easy to ridicule when you don’t have all the facts. As for my record – yes I have one. However, I have made good and been a good citizen. I have never been convicted but yes I have been arrested and yes I was sorry and made it right. It’s past history as is GMS. Time to move on. May the Lord bless you. I am not a prophet or guide. All this is childishness.

    • How dare you? says

      I honestly hope and pray this is not the real BF. But if it is:

      How dare you? How can you have the audacity of coming here and even trying to explain yourself. Do you feel guilty? If not, you should.
      How can you say people have too much time on their hands… it is because of you they have too much time, because they are out of jobs and struggling to make ends meet. It is because of you that everything went down hill, because of your greed. Because you tried to take ownership of something that wasn’t yours. Because you stopped paying hundreds of people/vendors and led them under false pretenses. Because YOU violated agreements and took money that no longer belonged to you. The sale did not lead to the end of the business… YOUR actions did. If you had given up what wasn’t yours to keep, the company would’t have gone through what it went thorough for over 2 months. You call yourself a ‘good citizen’ …please… you care about no one but yourself. If you were a good citizen you would have thought about the hundreds of employees you had before acting the way you acted. You come in here and say all this talk is childish? Childish is stealing your sister’s company in the middle of the night, its not wanting to give it up even though is not yours, is sending nasty emails to your previous employees who at some point considered you a ‘friend’ … thats childish.
      The mission of the company… yes it does exist, it exist in the heart of the employees… of those employees who will NOT go back to work for you because they have morals and believe in the real mission, not in manipulation through God’s word and greed.

      I feel sorry for myself for taking 5 minutes out of my life to write this post… but God knows I poured my heart out. So BF if it was you who wrote the post and you read this… have some decency and do yourself a favor… don’t try to pass up as the ‘good guy’ or the ‘victim’ we all know who you are and what you are capable of. The least you could do is apologize and repent for all the wrong you’ve done and all the lives your actions have affected.

      May the Lord bless you.

  101. Intel For Case says

    After reading through these comments, it appears that most of the former employees posting on here understand what the aforementioned, “C-Level Execs” are really up to. Who would be interested in providing information for an upcoming case we’re working on? We need real names and contact info. Respond if you are interested and we can discuss how we will get in direct contact with you.

        • someone who really knows says

          I have a case against BF that has been going on for 5 years now. I would be very happy to collaborate and help in anyway that I can if you could also help me with certain financial facts. Please let me know who I should contact.

  102. ZOCKI says

    I am happy to serve not for but with BF. Big difference. I am thankful for the opportunity unlike many of you.

  103. Samson says

    I had the misfortune of working for this “fake” company for a while. It is the worst level of stealing and con artists who don’t have a clue of what real Christianity is all about. It still amazes me that Brian has the balls to come on here and claim that he has earned his fancy cars. He got them by stealing from ignorant people across this nation and Canada. Anyone who would go back there and work for BF must have not checked out the thousands of jobs offered on the internet. All of those jobs were too above board and too much like an honest job. All the time I worked there, BF maybe said hi to me one time and that was when he was running through the kitchen to his luxury office to count his millions. All of you who work at that scam place need to check your conscience and values. Surely your life purpose and goals are not to rob and hurt more people through BF.

  104. Bill Cosby says

    I enjoy riding by the new office to see BF car. Only one thing is missing and that is the Brad car in the parking lot.

    • ZOCKI says

      Get a life Cosby. If that is your idea of a good time you may as well get in the box. Many cars are missing besides Brad’s. Yours for example is not parked outside and I am sure there is a valid reason for that. NOT WELCOME would be my best guess. Good luck to you and that life of yours.

  105. Bill Cosby says

    Zocki is to serious. I have never driven by because I don’t even know or care where the building is. It is funny how Zocki wants to insult, and abuse everyone to prove that he is superior. Strange.

  106. corey says

    A big thanks for GMS for paying me unemployment for 2 wonderful years.Hope others where enjoying this too.

  107. ZOCKI says

    ZOCKI you’re lame. Instead of moving one step forward in life, you took one step back. The old Success bankrupted. GMS went out of business. What do you think is next for this company? Let’s be realistic. Think for yourself and not for others, please.

    • SUCCESS 2012 says

      Everyone on here thinks they know the truth. The majority are wrong. Sad but true. Many of you heard many things from all sides. Sad that Brian had no control over why Success Seminars and GMS went out of business. Brian did have much to do with the SUCCESS of both of the businesses but not the fall. He is now partnered with the largest business seminar company in the world (do your research).Why, you ask…………….Because he knows the seminar business better than anyone. I say again, ANYONE. Just look at the line-up he has put together. Suze Orman, Larry King, Michael J. Fox, Shaquille O’Neil, etc.
      Good, bad or in-different, most of you know the power of the event that Brian produces. Most of you on here could use a little boost. Feeling down and out? Come to the 2 day event in Orlando tickets are only $1.95 or $9.95 for your group. Everyone on here can get together and pick up a group package. We would love to see you at the event. Arrive early to avoid traffic and parking issues and bring a positive attitude. Lead, Achieve, Succeed!

      • someone who really knows says

        Hmmm… not what Brian says under oath on the witness stand when he fears his money is up for grabs for the $45,000 in child support that he is currently delinquent on as of April 2013. I’d sure be feeling less down and out if he’d catch up his child support or even if he would just pay something – and so would his children. This hype speech is as fake as it gets. You’ve been writing ad copy far too long sister.

  108. Bill Cosby says

    I would never be caught dead in another one of those scam fake SUCCESS seminars. I went to one and was horrified that it was nothing more than a rapping white faker and many pitches to buy something that they claimed would make me rich. Only God’s power and Scripture can motivate us—-not celebrities! I would not drive to Plant City to see your pitiful production. The few months I worked at GMS proved it was as fake as I thought it was.

  109. too much kool-aid says

    BF is a bright guy but probably pushing the limit with a 2 day seminar.I know 2 days gives him a longer upsale chance but write this down ,it won’t work.If it ain’t broke why change the wheel BF ?I do hope they brought back Phil Town ,the best speaker on the planet and also investools.Good luck all .

  110. Enoughisenough says

    Very well put. It is time to move on. If you felt used by being at GMS use what you learned and move on. If you felt mistreated then move on. If you don’t think Brian and Success 2012 is going to be successful then you are entitled to your opinion. Start your own business, go back to school, move to South America and raise llamas but just do what makes you happy. Remember, other people don’t have to fail in order for you to succeed. I wish everyone success in whatever they do. And yes if you are in the area on November 2nd and 3rd, we welcome you to enjoy Success 2012!

  111. Dang Skippy! says

    Wow! I would love the opportunity to go! If I call, can I have free Executive upgrades?! Do you have a workbook I can purchase? O boy! I’m excited to meet all of the sales speakers that are not listed on your website nor on the advertising. I can’t wait for the bait and switch! I want to hear exciting pitches and promises to fulfill finances I have always dreamed for! I will be sure to bring all of my credit cards so I do not miss an opportunity. From there, I look forward to the 2-3 day seminars where you guys can up-sell me into bigger categories for thousands more! From there, I will be worse off than when I originally came to the seminar. I’ll be in debt but I’ll have some wise words from Bill Cosby (a comedian) and Shaq (ball player) that will take me so much further in life! You guys rock and definitely know how to succeed!

  112. Stay on the phones or we will write you up !! says

    So true, Dang Skippy!,The new 2 day Upsale event is such an over kill .

  113. Bill Cosby says

    Well said, Dang Skippy! Could not have said it better! They have been scamming people for so many years they don’t have a CONSCIENCE. When I was there I talked with a hurting young man whose wife had divorced him and taken everything including the computer. He went to the 2 day HIGH PRESSURE “training” and paid $26,000 for all the upgrades—-because that is exactly what he had on his credit cards. No furniture, no place to live, no computer—-no problem, let us take all your available credit. So sad but so true.

  114. I was there says

    Big update, heard Brad and Trailer Trash may be headed back to Success 2012 as top dogs .

    • Stay on the phones or we will write you up !!, says

      A new lawsuit ? Please fill us in on this wonderful news !

  115. Someone Who Knowa says

    Can’t believe BF would take back those two losers back after they betrayed him and went to work for Joe Johnson before the acqusition even happened.

  116. Theodore says

    I am a new employee at success resources or success2012, whatever you want to call it. The ceo of the company, Brian hires us all in $8-10 per hour, yet drives his loud maserati or Lexus LS470 suv to work everyday. At least they feed us breakfast a couple times a week. Like that is supposed to make up for the ridiculousness hourly rate of pay. Haven’t heard of a Brad or trailer trash? working here. We did have a joke of a meeting this week, get this, for me to have family medical coverage, it is $400+ per pay period. That does not leave me much $$$ to feed my kids, or pay any other bills. Absolutely pathetic. Heard there are a lot of unhappy people working here, and most are looking for new jobs. One of the former employees of get motivated told me about this website. People say it is a Christian company. Not sure what their definition of Christian is or what bible they are reading!!? If they are saying it is a Christian company they are committing blasphemy. Doesn’t appear God is too happy with things around here since Denver was supposedly a huge bust. Good luck to all of you, say a prayer for us…

    • Could I get more fruit punch please says

      To Theodore,if you want a sports car go get a real job and buy one .BF gave you a job stop being a Cry Baby and go to work.If you can not stand the place ,Leave.This is his company he can drive a train to work if he wants.Also if they want to Pray ,God Bless them, they answer to God not you .

      • Well Said says

        Correct. “Get a real job”. Because Success is the furthest thing from a “real job”. Well said.

  117. says

    I hear you on that Theodore. I couldn’t afford the insurance as I was on commissions and it would’ve cost me the same as what it’s costing you. So I didn’t have health insurance.
    Do they still have weekly prayer meetings where people chant in tongues really loudly? Always thought that was bizarre.
    And why 2 day seminars????

  118. Charlie Doyle says

    Theodore why do you stay if you dislike it so much? They’re not forcing you to stay are they?

    • I was there says

      I have to say this Theodore is a phony ,written by a past employee.Do not fall into this nonsense.

  119. Heidi says

    Why don’t you get out of Success if you are unhappy, we have plenty of jobs available. Feel free to call me at 813-449-4800. Anna Marie did!

    • Stay on the phones or we will write you up !!,, says

      Ok let me see if I have this right ,Heidi fired 85 % of the bloggers on these pages.She now wants us to call her to help get us new jobs.Only in America folks !!Oh lord I have been off the phones for 3 minutes.

  120. James Hetfield says

    End of passion play
    Crumbling away
    I’m your source of self-destruction

    Veins that pump with fear
    Sucking darkest clear
    Leading on your death’s construction

    Taste me you will see
    More is all you need
    Dedicated to
    How I’m killing you

    Come crawling faster
    Obey your master
    Your life burns faster
    Obey your master
    Master

    Master of puppets
    I’m pulling your strings
    Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams

    Blinded by me
    You can’t see a thing
    Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you scream

    Master
    Master

    Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you scream
    Master
    Master

    Needlework the way
    Never you betray
    Life of death becoming clearer

    Pain monopoly
    Ritual misery
    Chop your breakfast on a mirror

    Taste me you will see
    More is all you need
    Dedicated to
    How I’m killing you

    Come crawling faster
    Obey your master
    Your life burns faster
    Obey your master
    Master

    Master of puppets
    I’m pulling your strings
    Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
    [ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/m/metallica/master+of+puppets_20092140.html ]
    Blinded by me
    You can’t see a thing
    Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you scream

    Master
    Master

    Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you scream
    Master
    Master, master, master, master…

    (Bridge)

    (1st solo – James)

    Master, master
    Where’s the dreams that I’ve been after?

    Master, master
    Promised only lies

    Laughter, laughter
    All I hear or see is laughter

    Laughter, laughter
    Laughing at my cries

    FIX ME!

    (2nd solo – Kirk)

    Hell is worth all that
    Natural habitat
    Just a rhyme without a reason

    Never-ending maze
    Drift on numbered days
    Now your life is out of season

    I will occupy
    I will help you die
    I will run through you
    Now I rule you too

    Come crawling faster
    Obey your master
    Your life burns faster
    Obey your master

    Master

    Master of puppets
    I’m pulling your strings
    Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams

    Blinded by me
    You can’t see a thing
    Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you scream

    Master
    Master

    Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you scream
    Master
    Master

  121. Brad says

    You people have NO balls, if you want to know the whole truth, simply call Brad Atchison at 813-597-4043 or at 813-9656!!!!

  122. Heidi says

    I was simply doing what I was told! I too was a puppet of Master Brian. We do have lots of jobs and I am willing to help you anytime. 813-449-4800 Or, come into Hiregy 1111 North Westshore Boulevard #102B Tampa, FL 33607 you may also forward your cover letter and resume to heidi@hiregy.com Please do yourself a favor and run for the hills. More lawsuits to come and Get Motivated did not pay their court ordered 1st payment for a lawsuit they lost for $275,000 for not paying employees their proper overtime. Therefore, the courts will be going after Peter Lowe, Tamara Lowe and Brian Forte for compensation.

    • BILL COSBY says

      Pretty shocking to see Heidi act like a nice person after she was a total witch in making all of us become jobless from GMS. Very crazy situation.

    • too much kool-aid says

      If this really is Heidi, thank you for clearing up the facts ,I knew you had a heart down deep.The folks fired lost many other things besides the money,insurance ,homes and had one heck of a time if ever, to find another job.Again if this is Heidi than let me be the first to say Good Luck to your future.

    • Funny says

      Heidi mentions that there is a lawsuit because people didn’t get paid for overtime hours worked. The funny part, is that she ran that department and was in charge of making sure that people were paid properly. Morgan & Morgan should go after her also for being the one who was in charge of submitting payroll for that department and allowing people to work the hours they worked and shifting payouts the way she did. I wouldn’t trust her at all. Now she is on here trying to recruit anyone for her own benefit. She must be really desperate to have to look on here. Maybe the tables have turned for her and the pressure is on to reach her quota and she is failing miserably.

  123. Joe Johnson says

    For the facts as to what let to the death of Get Motivated, please call me at at 813-428-0176.

    Thank you

    God Bless

    Joseph Johnson

  124. Yep says

    Personally I always thought Heidi was very nice even though i never worked for her, she was always very pleasant to me

  125. Well said says

    Successresources still with no health benefits or 401K!? Do you really think this is for real?!!!
    Any decent company would have these in place. Don’t you agree!?

  126. says

    Who are the supervisors now?
    That’s crazy if there’s another lawsuit out there. I wonder if the current staff know that there’s already trouble brewing out there.
    And Joe or Brad ( if it’s really you posting )— no one is going to call. Just post the info here where we can all see it.

    • Could I get more fruit punch please says

      Must be a full moon out tonight with all this banner.But yea Joe and Brad please post your facts here ,we would all like your sides of the never ending GMS story.More lawsuits wow,they can run but never hide far enough.

  127. phil towne says

    The wicked shall get what’s coming to them in God’s time:

    Deuteronomy 32:35
    Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; Their foot shall slip in due time; For the day of their calamity is at hand, And the things to come hasten upon them.’

    Romans 12:19
    Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

    Hebrews 10:30
    For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The LORD will judge His people.”

    Get Motivated did not obey the court order to pay for the lawsuit for that the SAS’s won because they were illegally working overtime and not getting paid for their hard work. There was blood in those chairs in which the SAS sat in. GMS was supposed to make their 1st installment of the $275,000 owed to the SAS’s. No one paid??? Imagine that!!! Crooks!!! Joe Johnson and Peter Lowe have already been served thanks to Morgan and Morgan. Others to follow….

    Who do you think made all the money for Get Demotivated? It certainly was not selling tickets for $4.95 each or $19.95 for 100 tickets!! Peter, Tamara and Brian should have been in the office every month thanking the SAS’s for their hard work and effort. Instead, they would rather never come into the office, or just snub you if they ever did come in. I worked there for 2 years and never saw Tamara or Peter. Brian maybe came in once a week and would just give orders to the puppets to follow his commandments.

    They will all be paying one way or another, God will see to that, for it is written!

  128. Holley says

    Not sure why all of you are fretting? God will take care of any wicked in His time:

    Deuteronomy 32:35
    Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; Their foot shall slip in due time; For the day of their calamity is at hand, And the things to come hasten upon them.’

    Romans 12:19
    Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

    Hebrews 10:30
    For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The LORD will judge His people.”

  129. Oh No! says

    Heard Peter Lowe and Joe Johnson were served court papers since Get Demotivated never paid the court order of $275,000.00 that is owed for illegally having the SAS workshop reps work overtime without paying them any overtime money. If you ask me, GMS should consider themselves lucky for not having to pay more.

    More servings to come…

  130. WHACK-A-MOLE says

    Love the WHACK-A-MOLE comment!! Just like the instructors from Investools that used to play WHACK-A-STUDENT with any one that did not have $5000 to start investing with when the customers went to a stock workshop!!! I remember one of the instructors telling a lady that she would be better off saving her pennies and putting her pennies in a piggy bank!! Then the SAS would be penalized for a low hold rate. I used to work at Get Demotivated for 2 years, it was great at first, then they cut our commissions 3 times!!! Yet, I heard that Brad received a $20,000 bonus from Peter Lower!!! Brad got all the bonus for lowering the SAS and JAS commissions. Sheila Ramdial was a witness to Brad’s bragging!!!

    What a shame!!!!

  131. Pete Townsend says

    For those who did not go to get fooled again…

    We’ll be fighting in the streets
    With our children at our feet
    And the morals that they worship will be gone
    And the men who spurred us on
    Sit in judgment of all wrong
    They decide and the shotgun sings the song

    I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
    Take a bow for the new revolution
    Smile and grin at the change all around me
    Pick up my guitar and play
    Just like yesterday
    And I’ll get on my knees and pray
    We don’t get fooled again
    Don’t get fooled again

    Change it had to come
    We knew it all along
    We were liberated from the fall that’s all
    But the world looks just the same
    And history ain’t changed
    ‘Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war

    I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
    Take a bow for the new revolution
    Smile and grin at the change all around me
    Pick up my guitar and play
    Just like yesterday
    And I’ll get on my knees and pray
    We don’t get fooled again
    Don’t get fooled again
    No, no!

    I’ll move myself and my family aside
    If we happen to be left half alive
    I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky
    For I know that the hypnotized never lie

    Do ya?

    There’s nothing in the street
    Looks any different to me
    And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
    And the parting on the left
    Is now the parting on the right
    And the beards have all grown longer overnight

    I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
    Take a bow for the new revolution
    Smile and grin at the change all around me
    Pick up my guitar and play
    Just like yesterday
    Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
    We don’t get fooled again
    Don’t get fooled again
    No, no!

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    Meet the new boss
    Same as the old boss!

  132. JImmy says

    The Big Money made at GMS never left the hands of PL and TL and BF.The Lowes lived in a $ 28 Million dollar ocean front estate in Palm Beach.While BF still lives in his $ 3 Million dollar casa in Sweet Water a gated community outside tampa.The rest of the staff at GMS were thrown a few bones to live on ,while PL and BF cried poor mouth at every company event.This is one reason a lot of folks were PO ,the trickle down money theory never happened.But the hours and work just got bigger and bigger for the staff and to top it all off came the Micro Managers.You all know their names.

  133. Stay on the phones or we will write you up !!,,, says

    As I have read all of these blogs my question is, how can the current staff at Success 2012 go to work each day if they know about these past events ?Or maybe they are not informed of this site.What ever the case, may they have better luck with BF than we did.

  134. BILL COSBY says

    While most of us have gotten on with our lives and are doing well, those who still work for Brian and his thugs have not seen the light of reality. A house built on sand cannot stand. What goes around comes around. All the hate heaped on us by Heidi (as she says Brad forced her!) has created a place where no good can grow. Your company is a “phony” company. I hate those who keep quoting crazy Bible verses. This joker company can not be a Christian movement or they would not be robbing naive people at these stupid seminars. Get a real job away from evil Brian (and who knows evil Brad may be coming back).

  135. Romelle says

    I
    “What It’s Like”

    We’ve all seen the ex Get Demotivated employees at the 7/11 store beggin’ for your change
    The hair on their face is dirty, dread locked and full of mange
    He asked Peter and Brian for what he could spare with shame in his eyes
    Get a job you fuckin’ slob’s all they replied

    God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in their shoes
    ‘Cause then you really might know what it’s like to sing the blues
    Then you really might know what it’s like

    Sweet young Spanish girl got pregnant from a kid named Phil who said he was in love
    He said don’t worry about a thing baby doll I’m the man you’ve been dreamin’ of
    But three months later he said he won’t date her or return her call and got remarried.
    And she sweared god damn if I find that man I’m cuttin’ off his balls
    And now she is another single mom, a statistic as you may have it.

    God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in her shoes
    ‘Cause then you really might know what it’s like to have to sing the blues
    Then you really might know what it’s like…

    When I was at GMS:
    I’ve seen a rich man beg
    I’ve seen a good man sin
    I’ve seen a tough man cry
    I’ve seen a loser win
    And a sad man grin
    I heard an honest man lie
    I’ve seen the good side of bad
    And the down side of up
    And everything between
    I licked the silver spoon
    Drank from the golden cup
    Smoked the finest green
    I stroked the fattest dimes at least a couple of times
    Before I broke their heart
    You know where it ends
    You know, it usually depends on where you start

    I knew this guy lost his beloved daughter
    He used to work crazy hours making the top brass filling their pockets even deeper
    He liked to hang out late at night
    Liked to make as much money as he could
    And keep pace with the incoming bills
    Until late one night there was a scandal
    And we all has to move in the shadow of the night
    Now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of his pain
    The rich execs could care less
    You know it crumbles that way
    At least that’s what they say when you play the game

    God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
    ‘Cause then you really might know what it’s like to have to lose
    Then you really might know what it’s like
    To have to really lose…

  136. says

    I really loved working there at one point. I had so many good times, laughs with my co-workers, and made a good wage. But times change, people change, and the position changed. I wish the best to former employees and current employees. Sometimes we have to work places that we don’t love for people we don’t love– because we have to work! The job market is crazy out there– so if that’s the only place you can find a decent income ( whether or not you like your boss ) then sometimes you have to bite the bullet and just be responsible for doing your own work. Quoting scripture is great- but belongs in the church or at home. Ive also yet to meet one boss that was flawless. Everyone has their own skeletons. I’m not standing up for BF or any of the other management.. just saying.

  137. Victory says

    Verse of the day:

    Galatians 5:22

    But the Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control, Against such things, there no law!

    Live it daily, not just at Church!

    For every knee shall bow, and tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!

  138. I loved my job says

    It was great when I worked there 2 years ago. Made great money doing easy work but had to move. Where can you go to work to sit down and talk on the phone all day. I made $45K my last year. I wish I was making that now. “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone” by Cinderella. Look up the lyrics if you need to. I may not have gotten everything I wanted but I was provided with everything I needed. For this, I thank my heavenly father.

    • No more bathroom breaks for you ,slacker says

      You made $45,000 a year,During the Boom years people were pulling in over $75,000 a year .One guy hit the jackpot and made over $92,000 for a great salary.Those numbers are history and gone with the wind thanks to BF and BA.

      • I loved my job says

        45K would allow me to get the things I need. I am sure less than 10% on here are making more than that. You should be thankful to have a job, unlike many.

  139. Get Over It says

    As long as you have your good health, what’s all this bologna really matter. Seriously?

  140. Idle says

    Get Demotivated had a few of THE WORST supervisors ever in the customer service?Jas department. After Leslie left it became a joke! Martha and Jessica Ugarte!!!??? Really!!!??? That’s when I quit!! Now I work at an amazing company with full benefits like short term, long term disability, 401k, life insurance, health/dental/vision insurance. Did not have anything at GM. Looks like Success2012 does not have anything either. Poor saps…

  141. BILL COSBY says

    An abusive and hostile work enviroment does not slip away quietly. I assume the present managers and supervisors are carrying on the same tradition but I don’t know for sure. All I know is that in the old GMS, it was pure hell and agony to work for Brian, Brad and Heidi. Mean and hateful people desire everyone to feel like a big zero. The Demotivated Seminar and Success 2012 would be better off left in the graveyard.

  142. SR employee says

    I currently work for Success Resources and I love it. The people there are great and I enjoy coming to work every day. I’m happy to say that I’m doing something that helps people. There aren’t many jobs that you can say that about. It sounds like many of you feel differently about SR but I wanted to put my two cents in after reading all of the comments. Truthfully it also sounds like many of you could use some counseling to get over your anger issues.

    • Stay on the phones we are watching you says

      So glad you are happy.As for we bloggers we do not need Counseling, just pay us all the Overtime Money we are past due on.

  143. Secret says

    We are an international company, we have satellite offices all over the world. That is why we are the best and in it for the long haul. https://www.srpl.net/
    Check it out! Exciting things are happening!!! Too bad the haters can’t be involved. Good luck, and God bless!!!

  144. Yeah for health benefits says

    Health benefits in place Nov.1

    I am new to SUCCESS 2012 and so far, I love what they stand for and enjoy waking up in the morning to go to work. This is important to me. The upper management seems very nice and I like working for my direct boss. He’s always motivated and doing cash bonus contests.
    I also love the people I work around because they have many of the same beliefs that I have. The pay is O.K. but I see room for advancement in the future. I can’t wait to go to my first seminar in Orlando and I am anxious to see Bill Cosby, Suze Orman and Michael J. Fox. Management is telling us we can sit in front.

    • Stay on the phones we are watching you says

      To Yeah for health benefits, reading your comments you really should” say no to drugs”

  145. says

    Dear Yeah,
    Unless you firmly plant your lips up someone’s @$$, there is no growth there. Unless you were a “Chosen One” from the minute you were hired, just forget it. I was told that I would go far with the company and was with them for years and never advanced.. and it wasn’t for lack of applying for promotion, either. They already know who they want in Leadership positions. They are famous for “dangling the carrot” in front of your nose, making you work longer hours, do more tasks, etc. and then they go with whoever they wanted to.
    And if you are going to the Orlando event, you are going to work. You will not just be sitting and enjoying the event all day. I worked several of them and got to see maybe 3 speakers at each of the events. Only if you take the day off and buy a ticket can you see the whole thing.
    Don’t get me wrong- I’m not a bitter person, in fact I’m quite happy where I am now.. just don’t get your hopes up that you’ll be promoted to management within the first year. Bc it doesn’t happen.

  146. BILL COSBY says

    Can’t quite figure out where YEAH is coming from—–that person has to be too naive to see the real situation. I would like to know what “THEY BELIVE IN”—-other than ripping off every American (and now worldwide) resident with their get rich schemes that don’t work. And “no growth there” is right about working at the Orlando bash—–you will be on your feet most of the time trying to get people to sign up for some fake program.

  147. JImmy says

    YEAH,is coming from someone inside management from the company.Bloggers ignore the comments they are fake.They have done this many times in the past on this page.

  148. Orlando Event Around The Corner says

    For those of you tha weren’t aware Les Brown was added to the lineup. Yeah baby can’t wait!

  149. Seriously? Seriously says

    Funny that someone posting on here doesn’t know who Les Brown is. One of the best speakers of our time. When asked what motivational speaker would you like to hear his name is always at the top. To answer your question on who is he is I would suggest you Google Les and a space and he’s the fouth item down. As for who cares. From what I’ve seen over the last 20 years……pleanty of people.

  150. BILL COSBY says

    People who are promoting the virtues of the “new” GMS should not be on this blog. They need to spend their time and energy and skills on their customers to convice them how great GMS is. This blog is for those who who seen the light of the scam and we will never be convinced of the greatness of the new seminars. Same game, same scam, same suckers.

    • Stay on the phones we are watching you says

      Very true statement ,we bloggers all worked at GMS and know the cold facts .The Bold Move is Heide B. wanting to help those She Fired and make her commission by finding them new jobs ,hard to believe !!

      • BILL COSBY says

        I would not work at a job provided by Trailer Park Trash Heidi if it was the last job on earth.

  151. LOL says

    Is that was this blog is for? i was wondering. I’ll tell you I have this great recipe for peach cobbler. You have to start with fresh peaches. I would say about 10 good size ones (the juicier the better) Skin them and cut them up in nice size wedges. Grease a glass cake pan approx 9×9. You know better yet just go to Publix and they have this peach cobbler you can heat up in the microwave. It’s really good too. I forget the name of it but it has a picture of an old lady on it so you know it has to be good and if you really want to make it a treat add a little vanilla ice cream or whip cream and a tall glass of milk. mmm mmm dosen’t that sound delicious. I’m hungry.

    • I saw what Brian had wrote says

      Upon leaving B5, Brian Forte wrote a bunch of foul things regarding Mr. Peter Lowe. (Not Christian like but that is not my point here at all). One of the words in center was Homosexuality and Adultery. I always thought Peter was EXTREMELY odd looking but a flamer? LOL.

  152. Yep says

    Yah, you current SMS employees go get your own blog this is not to promote your stinkin scam!!!! We all no what huge scam it is you don’t need to try to convince us what a bunch of bull**** your selling

  153. Sounds like a turf war says

    I heard there is a great event coming to Orlando this Friday and Saturday. It’s designed to pull you out of your funk. I think some of you should break out of the negative vibe you’re in and take the opportunity to get recharged. The best part is despite what others say you really don’t have to buy anything. I know it’s hard to believe but it’s true. Sucess2012 see you there.

  154. All Aboard says

    Your thoughts are compromising
    Self-centered, patronizing
    Your image supersedes your soul

    You find me mystifying
    Subhuman, so annoying
    You can’t have me under control

    You think you live forever
    You don’t find that profound
    You won’t think you’re so clever

    When you hear thunder underground, all right now

    Your morbid fear of losing
    Destroys the lives you’re using
    You only have one point of view

    The stigma of delusion
    Confirms your self illusion
    And after all this could be you

    You think you live forever
    You don’t find that profound
    You won’t think you’re so clever

    When you hear thunder underground, here we go now

  155. Department Managers says

    I heard Peter is head of IT, Brad is running Marketing, Verne is in charge of Customer Service, Heidi is in charge of training and who cares who the managers are? Live your life and quit concerning yourself with theirs.

  156. Les Miles says

    Rumor has it the Dept heads for Successless is Tom Parker in Outbound Ticket Sales, Dwayne Jordan running Workshop/Retention, Chamanda Burris running Inbound/Customer Service, John Gallo running Operations/Warehouse, Iris is running Speaker Relations. The others are new, not from Get Demotivated.

    Heard Billy Blair got fired already…

    • Dream Team says

      Yep, I see this as a Dream Team for sure. Wish those were the people in charge 9 months ago. I wouldn’t mind working for any of them. Parker is funny and knows his stuff, he would be cool to work for, Dwayne (employee of the year 2011) need I say more, Chamanda is a genius and Gallo will give you the shirt off his back. Iris is the sweetest little thing too. I heard Billy got let go cause he underminded Parker and Parker wasn’t going to tolerate it. Brian and Parker go back a long way.

    • says

      Billy was fired??? Crazy!! Brian loved that guy! I can’t believe he’d ever be fired!
      Chamanda running cust. service, I can totally see it.
      Does OB Sales still have team leads? Bc Amy is team lead for success on linkedin?
      Thought Heidi was with another company?

    • BILL COSBY says

      Why?……….. I never liked working for Billy……………He is Cocky…………….Abusive………..Lazy……….Big Mouth………Inconsiderate……………Rude………………I guess I answered my own question.

    • says

      She’s doing OB sales? She used to manage it… that’s gotta be tough if Tom Parker is the director of sales. Weirder and weirder. Is it a new sales team except for Amy and Kenton?

  157. Life says

    Life is like a box of chocolates! You never know what you are going to get.

    Cherish every second of your life, your family, and your friends….

    Praise God for every breath…

  158. Life says

    E Wright did the right thing and moved on, Heard he is making double the $$$ he made at successless seminars.

    Did Brad join hands with Peter??!!??

  159. No Way says

    Can’t believe Becker is just working outbound sales? Yeah, Billy was just a MOUTH!!! He sure did know how to kiss a**!!!

    Agreed!!!

  160. heated says

    Brian Forte:, 2 months ago

    I have read through this. You guys have too much time on your hands. Most of what is here is not true regarding lined pockets, prophets, etc. You guys don’t know the whole story. Anyone coming back to work is doing so based on their own free will. We had a good company that was very successful for many years. Unfortunately some bad things happened in my sister and Peter’s marriage and the business was sold as a result. That sale led to the end of the business. As for stealing the company in the middle of the night like a ninja – good writing but grossly inaccurate. I can almost guarantee that many of the good people on this blog would have done te same thing — but you don’t know the details and you can only speculate. As for the mission of the company – it is real and that is why so many of you worked so long and so hard. As for the Maserati – This is America. We have the freedom to make our own choices to drive what we want, live where we want, vacation how we want. What you see now is a Maserati. What you don’t see are the crap cars I drove when I was younger or the years and years and years of hard work that it took to get that kind of car. It’s very easy to ridicule when you don’t have all the facts. As for my record – yes I have one. However, I have made good and been a good citizen. I have never been convicted but yes I have been arrested and yes I was sorry and made it right. It’s past history as is GMS. Time to move on. May the Lord bless you. I am not a prophet or guide. All this is childishness.

    How dare you?:, 4 weeks ago

    I honestly hope and pray this is not the real BF. But if it is:
    How dare you? How can you have the audacity of coming here and even trying to explain yourself. Do you feel guilty? If not, you should.
    How can you say people have too much time on their hands… it is because of you they have too much time, because they are out of jobs and struggling to make ends meet. It is because of you that everything went down hill, because of your greed. Because you tried to take ownership of something that wasn’t yours. Because you stopped paying hundreds of people/vendors and led them under false pretenses. Because YOU violated agreements and took money that no longer belonged to you. The sale did not lead to the end of the business… YOUR actions did. If you had given up what wasn’t yours to keep, the company would’t have gone through what it went thorough for over 2 months. You call yourself a ‘good citizen’ …please… you care about no one but yourself. If you were a good citizen you would have thought about the hundreds of employees you had before acting the way you acted. You come in here and say all this talk is childish? Childish is stealing your sister’s company in the middle of the night, its not wanting to give it up even though is not yours, is sending nasty emails to your previous employees who at some point considered you a ‘friend’ … thats childish.
    The mission of the company… yes it does exist, it exist in the heart of the employees… of those employees who will NOT go back to work for you because they have morals and believe in the real mission, not in manipulation through God’s word and greed.
    I feel sorry for myself for taking 5 minutes out of my life to write this post… but God knows I poured my heart out. So BF if it was you who wrote the post and you read this… have some decency and do yourself a favor… don’t try to pass up as the ‘good guy’ or the ‘victim’ we all know who you are and what you are capable of. The least you could do is apologize and repent for all the wrong you’ve done and all the lives your actions have affected.
    May the Lord bless you.

  161. says

    Since I worked with OB, I will say that Linda is the kindest, most compassionate person. She was a good listener and always gave people on her team the benefit of the doubt. If she’s back working for them, it’s because she has to pay the bills for her special needs child. Not because she loves BF or anyone else. And Billy is loud and opinionated, but he was also really good at his job. You don’t get promoted by not pulling your weight. There was a lot of fun and good times the OB team had, separate of the rest of GMS. But everything started changing, and it was no longer fun to work there, and the rules changed every week. And then it got really crazy and out of control and lockdowns, and well, you know the rest.
    Even though I’m outta there, I would still have Linda or Billy’s back any day of the week. As I would probably have yours, too. – Be Happy for what you have and if you’re not happy, change it up!

  162. Escuchar says

    Check it out, Trailer Trash has a new job ,Head Hall Monitor at a local elementary school.She will be able to write up the students and monitor phone calls on the teachers.Word is no one can stand her at school ,guess times never change.

  163. its not personal but you are fired says

    The thing I liked about Tom Parker he never took any crap from Tailer Trash,she hated the fact BF was Tom’s Buddy.Well guess what she is out on the street and Tom is management.Go TP

  164. Don't be so quick to judge... says

    Tom might be in management, but he is NOT making any money, and told his sales team he has not received any bonuses. Trailer Trash is very happy that she is no longer working for BF, and is probably making more money as a hall monitor at the elementary school.

    It’s so easy to forget, that what you give is what you get!

  165. Hey Ya says

    PICTURE COMING SOON….Heidi-Boykin
    Phone:
    813-449-4800

    Hiregy
    1111 N. Westshore Blvd. Suite 102B
    Tampa, FL 33607
    Fax: 813-289-3631

    Client Services Manager
    Heidi@Hiregy.com
    What is Heidi’s favorite Yoda quote? > Find Out.

    One, two, three!
    My baby don’t mess around
    Cause she loves me so
    This I know fo sho!

    But does she really wanna
    But can’t stand to see me walk out tha door
    Don’t try to fight the feeling
    Cause the thought alone is killin’ me right now
    Thank God for Mom and Dad
    For sticking together
    Like we don’t know how

    Hey ya! Hey ya!
    Hey ya! Hey ya!
    Hey ya! Hey ya!
    Hey ya! Hey ya!

    You think you’ve got it
    Oh, you think you’ve got it
    But got it just don’t get it when there’s nothin’ at all
    We get together
    Oh, we get together
    But separate’s always better when there’s feelings involved
    Know what they say -its:
    Nothing lasts forever!
    Then what makes it, then what makes it
    Then what makes it, then what makes it
    Then what makes love the exception?
    So why, oh, why, oh
    Why, oh, why, oh, why, oh
    Are we still in denial when we know we’re not happy here

    Hey ya! (y’all don’t want to here me, ya just want to dance) Hey ya!
    Don’t want to meet your daddy (oh ohh), just want you in my caddy (oh ohh)
    Hey ya! (oh, oh!) Hey ya! (oh, oh!)
    Don’t want to meet your momma, just want to make you cum-a (oh,oh!)
    I’m (oh,oh) I’m (oh,oh) I’m just being honest! (oh,oh)
    I’m just being honest!
    Hey! alright now! alright now, fellas!
    Yea?
    Now, what cooler than being cool?
    Ice cold!
    I can’t hear ya! I say what’s, what’s cooler than being cool?
    Ice cold!
    Alright alright alright alright alright alright alright alright alright alright alright alright alright alright alright alright!
    Okay, now ladies!
    Yea?
    Now we gonna break this thang down for just a few seconds,
    Now don’t have me break this thang down for nothin’,
    I want to see you on your badest behavior!
    Lend me some sugar, I am your neighbor!
    Ah! Here we go now,
    Shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it,
    Shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it,
    Shake it like a Polaroid picture! Hey ya!
    Shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it,
    Shake it, shake it, shake it, suga!
    Shake it like a Polaroid picture!
    Now all the Beyonce’s, and Lucy Lu’s, and baby dolls,
    Get on tha floor get on tha floor!
    Shake it like a Polaroid picture!
    Oh, you! oh, you!
    Hey ya!(oh, oh) Hey ya!(oh, oh)

  166. Going Down says

    Morgan and Morgan going after Peter, Tamara Lowe and Brian Forte f to the money due to the SAS’s for overworking them and underpaying them

  167. SMILE IS GONE says

    I just can’t do it, cannot work here anymore.
    Every time I fake a smile, I feel just like a whore.
    I just can’t do it, lying, stealing, It’s beyond my means.
    Scamming the crowd for programs they really don’t need.

    What we do on earth earth today…
    Will echo with you in eternity for ever…

    • BILL COSBY says

      That is exactly where each of us are at this time. Our life purpose and personal standards will not allow us to participate in such criminal activities of steatling from ignorant people and scamming those who are desperate for a quick fix to their finances. No person can motivate another person. This whole idea of motivational seminars is a waste of time and energy. My concern and best wishes are with you as you look for another job. There are jobs out here that are alot better than that demotivational crap.

  168. LOL says

    Heard successless had another poor turnout in Orlando and roughly 600 people registered for the stock investment workshop via Bob Kittell. Remember when our average registrations were between 3000-4000 registrations at GMS. With those weak numbers, I would be getting a little worried if I worked there!!!! Wonder what positive spin Brad and the powers that be can put on those poor numbers. Out of 600 registrations, be lucky if 300 people go to a workshop.

    good luck…

  169. Scrubbing Bubbles says

    Rumor has is Giselle Rodriguez is scrubbing toilets working with her family cleaning business…anyone else hear that?

    • Help I am falling and can not get up says

      Giselle Rodriguez is a wonderful young lady and was a great team lead in the early days.But all good things came to an end when Trailer Trash was promoted and became Da Boss.That was the start of the undoing of the dept. and all the motivation of the team went down with it.

      • LOL says

        She had the worst hold rate on the team, consistently. Nice, yes. Good at what she did, NOT. Scrubbing toilets is more her speed.

  170. Terrible says

    Brian’s problem is that he just wants to hoard all the money for himself and pay his employees peanuts. The employees are all stressed out because they do not make enough money to pay their bills, let alone try to get ahead. Therefore God will not bless the company, and it is going to be very tough times for Success2012-2013 until he shares the wealth. Does not matter how many bible studies you have a week if the CEO is not following what the Bible states. God knows your heart no matter how fake you try to be. God hates greed and pride, read it or yourself, is at in every book within the bible.

    Practice what you preach!

    • Leave says

      They are not forced to stay are they? Sounds like the behavior of a TIC or LEECH.

      Just leave and move on

    • Preacher's daughter says

      And that is exactly what they “preach about” is money. What you love the most, is what speak about the most….and what they speak about the most, is money.
      What really amazes me is how Peter and Tamara Lowe for years had their “15” minute sermon at the end of their seminars, to preach the word of God….while watching porno movies at home (news stated that Peter Lowe accused Tamara Lowe of stealing his porno movies out of his home) Now why in the world would Tamara Lowe want to steal these porno movies out of her “ex” home unless she was on these movies herself and did not want anyone to see these? Why else would she have in interest in taking these porno movies out of her “ex” house, unless she watched them too??? Christians? :-) LOL
      They are very deceiving….all of it….these seminars, the Lowes, everything.

  171. My guess says

    My guess is “smile is gone” is not an employee at SR and no one will be quitting this week. Only time will tell if I’m correct.

  172. BILL COSBY says

    What the heck does Brian have to preach about??? How to break the law and be arrested, how to run a crooked company, how to steal from the helpless and hurting, how to treat your workers as third class citizens by paying them only pennies, etc. Brian is PATHETIC!

    • Go vote! says

      We cannot change Brian nor the company. But… we can decide who the President will be. Today is election day. This country needs PROGRESS. We need to move FORWARD. Get out, get heard and VOTE for BARACK OBAMA!!!

      • says

        Barack Obama sucks. Vote for him if you want the economy to get even WORSE!
        Sounds like Go Vote drinks the Kool-Aid!!

  173. Partly cloudy says

    Some of the old team said GR would open up new Q’s and work them alone.Seems TP caught her doing that one night.

    • That's old as hell says

      Really? That happened so long ago it isn’t even funny. Pretty pathetic if you ask me. Move on you loser and no I don’t work at success. I happily declined their offer.

  174. BILL COSBY says

    Quit making fun of GR for working at cleaning homes. That job is just as honorable and worthy as yours. I have 3 friends who have done this for years and they make a ton of money. Maybe some of you smart asses might need some good ole fashioned work to straighten up your nasty attitudes. You are pathetic to make fun of someone’s job—-sounds like some of you lazy bums lived off of us tax payers for a long time by collecting unemployment.

  175. Layoff says

    Successless already told several departments they will be off for a long while during the holidays, then the humiliated employees get to play catch up on all of their bills for the next 3 months. You will see them begging for change at the 7/11 or delivering pizza to your home during the holidays. What a shame!!!

    • says

      They are laying them off for the holidays? What a crock!
      Why on earth would they hire people and then lay off most of them.. wait, we’re talking about GMS here. Same sh** different day.
      I feel bad for the staff.

  176. Sweet as can be says

    I agree lay off GR ,she was the best of all of them.A good family cleaning business can make $ 75,000 a year or more.

  177. Nice says

    Heard GR is working with insurance companies making 60k a year, must be nice … Wish I could find something that pays close to that… Any ideas… Not close to GR so can’t ask. Surprised some people are talking smack about her everyone pretty much liked her, she was a very professional young lady. Btw another lawsuit on BF news article came out Sept 15 in Naples.

    • Oh no the sky is falling says

      ‘Get Motivated’ speaker seminars get into sticky lawsuit with …
      ‘Get Motivated’ speaker seminars get into sticky lawsuit with Naples woman at center . By LAURA … she’s demanding punitive damages to punish Forte. In Florida, …
      m.naplesnews.com/news/2012/sep/​…seminars-lawsuit-amy-wolfe – Cached

  178. Layoffs Coming Soon... says

    NAPLES —
    Documents

    Exhibit for Amy Wolfe’s Verified Complaint
    Amy Wolfe vs. Real Estate Investor Education, Booker T. Equity, LifeWin and Joseph Johnson

    A local investor could lose millions after the sudden collapse of Get Motivated Seminars.

    Naples resident Amy Wolfe is in a legal battle to get her money back after she says she loaned $12 million to a businessman to buy and operate the now-defunct Tampa-based company. Known for its high-powered motivational seminars that filled arenas across the country with cheap tickets, the company shut down in early July.

    Its flashy events featured celebrities such as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. A two-day event in Estero packed Germain Arena in January 2011, drawing thousands to hear all-day pep talks.

    Bloomberg News recently reported The Washington Speakers Bureau is owed more than $1.7 million for speeches made between November 2011 and February 2012 and that Giuliani, Powell and Laura Bush, the former first lady, may be among those who will go unpaid. Wolf contends she’s owed much more than that — in excess of $12.7 million for loans she made to the company’s new owner, Joseph Johnson, a businessman who lives in Apollo Beach near Tampa.

    Wolfe, who couldn’t be reached for comment, and her company, Lobo Capital Partners LLC, have filed lawsuits in state and federal court to try to get her money back and to protect her security interests in Get Motivated.

    In one of her suits, filed in circuit court in Hillsborough County, Wolfe states she made two loans to Johnson in 2011 for the purchase of Get Motivated Seminars Inc.

    According to the lawsuit, Johnson defaulted on both of the loans, one for $2 million and the other for $10 million, and the interest and fees owed on those loans grow daily. It appears he’s made no payments on the loans.

    Wolfe’s Orlando attorney, Laurence Pino, declined to comment.

    Johnson couldn’t be reached for comment.

    In June, Wolfe asked for a financial audit of Johnson and his companies in Florida and Utah to try to find out how he spent her money. The audit concluded he hadn’t kept accurate and complete records, according to the lawsuit.

    The seminars, with tickets as low as $1.95, were a means for generating leads for investment firms, which profited off attendees by selling them classes in “stock options and other trading tactics,” Bloomberg reported in May.

    Rick Nash, a spokesman for Get Motivated, told Bloomberg the troubled company shut down July 2, but that Johnson is working with its founder, Peter Lowe, to “relaunch” the seminars.

    Wolfe has foreclosed on her security interests in Get Motivated and Johnson’s other businesses, which he put up as collateral for her loans. Those interests include intellectual property, accounts receivable, inventories and equipment.

    In one of her suits, Wolfe alleges Johnson is “wasting and misusing the collateral to the point of insolvency” and that she’s at risk of losing most, if not all of her investment.

    State records show Wolfe formed Lobo Capital Partners LLC in June 2012 to take over the Get Motivated assets. The company has a Naples address and she’s listed as the manager. On Sept. 7, that company filed a federal lawsuit in Tampa against Brian Forte and two of his related companies in Hillsborough County, alleging they stole trade secrets and other confidential information from Get Motivated.

    Forte, a former senior vice president for Get Motivated Seminars who the lawsuit says left the company in December 2011, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

    Wolfe alleges Forte is doing business under the name “Get Motivated” and he’s offering seminars under that name, despite signing a confidentiality and non-compete agreement in January 2002.

    According to the lawsuit, Forte formed Success Resources USA LLC, a Delaware company that’s doing business in Florida as a professional development, training and seminar company. State records list him as a managing member of that company.

    Wolfe said Get Motivated planned to hold seminars in Denver in September and in Orlando in November, but had to cancel them because of “issues” with Forte.
    What’s at stake

    State records show Wolfe formed Lobo Capital Partners LLC in June 2012 to take over the Get Motivated assets. The company has a Naples address and she’s listed as the manager. On Sept. 7, that company filed a federal lawsuit in Tampa against Brian Forte and two of his related companies in Hillsborough County, alleging they stole trade secrets and other confidential information from Get Motivated.

    Forte’s Success Resources is scheduling its own seminars in the same two cities on the same dates, featuring celebrity speakers such as sports stars and politicians. Advertisements for the seminars and the company’s website have the “overall look and feel” of Get Motivated and include photos of past Get Motivated seminars, the suit states.

    Advertisements for an upcoming seminar, called Success 2012, in Orlando boast tickets that are “almost free,” starting at $1.95, and promote a lineup of speakers that includes billionaire media magnate Steve Forbes, comedian Bill Cosby, actor Michael J. Fox, broadcast icon Larry King and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neil.

    Get Motivated was unique in having so many high-profile speakers all at a single event, said John LaRosa, a research director at Marketdata Enterprises Inc. in Tampa. He said it’s a tough model for a business to follow because expenses are so high.

    He said Lowe and his wife were in trouble almost from the start with Get Motivated.

    “They’ve had a really rocky history,” LaRosa said. “They’ve gone out of business multiple times and had multiple lawsuits.”

    Wolfe seeks an injunction against Forte and his related companies to stop them from holding seminars that mimic ones developed by Get Motivated’s creators, who founded the business in the 1980s. On top of actual damages, she’s demanding punitive damages to punish Forte. In Florida, punitive damages generally are capped at $500,000, or three times the actual damages.

    The Tampa Tribune has detailed the collapse of Get Motivated Seminars and the ugly divorce of its founders, Peter and Tamara Lowe, in Palm Beach County. In court filings in the divorce case, Peter Lowe says he sold the Get Motivated business to Johnson on Jan. 9, with his wife’s approval. He alleges Tamara Lowe turned around and set up a competing business, called Take Action Media Inc., stealing everything from computer files to chairs from the offices of their original business.

    Tamara Lowe’s attorney told the Tampa Tribune her husband “secretly” sold their business to Johnson.

    Tamara Lowe’s Take Action Media is also named in the lawsuit brought by Lobo Capital Partners, run by Wolfe. The suit contends Forte is an owner, officer or director of the competing company set up by Tamara Lowe.

    The allegations of theft come as no surprise to researcher LaRosa.

    “It’s just like any other business that goes out of business. There’s a possibility the former employees are going to go into the same business, thinking they can do it better and more profitable. Sometimes they can and sometimes they can’t.”

    __ Connect with Laura Layden at http://www.naplesnews.com/staff/laura_layden

  179. Watch your back! says

    Everything must change.

    Ends, some people will rob their employees or their mother
    For the ends, rats snitch on one another
    For the ends, sometimes people get scammed
    For the ends, so before we go any further
    I want my ends

    I knew this cat named jay, he didn’t have a dollar
    He was am married man, a real scholar
    Had a Ph.D., had an M.B.A. in lying and cheating
    But now he’s waiting tables cause there’s rent to pay
    Companies downsizing then closing, inflation’s rising
    Can’t find a job, he’s feeling kind of stressed
    Doesn’t even feel the effects when he says
    Forgot to count how many times he been blessed
    So he falls off track, starts smoking the crack
    And once it hits his brain, it starts to chain react
    He sells the shirt off his back, shoes off his feet
    He’s losing all his teeth, now he’s out in the street
    And all of sudden he’s like Jesse James
    Trying to stick up kids for their watches and chains
    But he’s from Get Demotivated school, and he’s nervous with the tool
    So he ends up on his back in a bloody pool

    I knew this chick named Mandy, she had a nice strut
    And everywhere that I went, she was up in the cut
    Swinging that butt, like place your ad here
    Only rapped the benz, and rocked the fly gear
    Brand name wearing, champagne waving
    Jewels around the neck, a life style she’s craving
    Ain’t no saving, she’s doing enough spending
    If you do the lending, she’ll do the bending
    Straight machine vending, it’s money for tail
    Shopping sprees get her on her knees
    And if you hit her with keys to your crib, you acting funny
    Come home one day, find her counting out your money
    From the Wetlands, all the way to the Apollo
    If you’re broke she’s spitting, and if you’re rich she might swallow

    For the ends…etc.

    I knew these Get Motivated homeboys, that made a lot of noise
    Making money on the block, kids was on they jock
    They was tougher than leather like Reverend Run
    DMC, they was toting guns
    Holdin’ weight, goin’ out of state
    Stackin’ mad chips, and pushin’ phat whips
    Fly jewels and clothes, and got no job
    And then one dissapeared, and one got robbed

    So they had to go to Successless Seminars for the ends…

  180. Yep says

    Thats nothing, about GR openening Ques someone is Outbound with the initials AC would do the exact same thing and then take credit for being top sales person all the time when the truth is all they did was cheat and steal from the company and then take credit, it was like the company paying them for stuff they didn’t actually do. Also would go in and change orders that were placed online to make it look they they were the one that contacted the customer and again get paid for those orders as well. And the team leads were in on it as they were doing it too. No one is OB could ever do as well as this person because they weren’t cheating like AC. But Ac was always being praised for being such a hard worker(what a joke)

  181. NOT COOL! says

    People did used to like Giselle until her dog collar wearing manager started to get the best of her. Then she started acting more and more like Trailer Trash. It was ridiculous all the BS that they would tell us and put us through!! Don’t forget, “You have been in idle for two minutes!!! Are you working on something specific or is there something I can help you with?”

    Then the reps would just dial fake numbers to keep the wolves off our backs.

    It was terrible!!!

  182. says

    AC is now a team lead there. Her former team leads DN and BB are working for other companies now. When Linda was the only one is charge of the sales team it was so much easier. When BB forced Linda and Brad to make team leads to “help Linda” it was really so they (( BB and DN )) could ferret out orders that they believed to be fake or padded, listen to the calls, and then take those orders away from them. So forget trying to get excited about a legit 400 ticket order. And then we all had to be mega-concerned about Front Screens because DN and AC would get “referrals” into your leads, thus screwing you out of potentially big money. You could never take a day off, especially if it was around a launch because a shark in the water would take all your leads. We tried to tell her to fire the sharks, but the sharks were apparently the real sales people and their orders made the rest of us look like crap. That’s why Justin ( who had been on the team for years ) moved to another department, and Jim Love left the company. BB who ran Linda, and eventually the department, changed all the rules, and made it so hard to even make goal. If AC is running the team now, I can’t imagine she’s making any money.

  183. says

    Why do they have 3 international events and ONE in the USA???? How are the Tampa workers going to make ANY money for the holidays with one event to sell????? This makes NO SENSE.

  184. Yep says

    AC can still make money she knows how to manipulate the Ques and the orders, she is a pro at it and unless Tom Parker is aware to her crimes she will continue to cheat her way through. Trust me BB used to feed her all kinds of stuff because he made commissions of of her sales

  185. says

    Yep: you and I probably know each other! haha
    I remember when AC made like $3000 a paycheck. She also clocked in at 8am, would stay til 7:30pm empty ques and leave at noon on Friday. The rest of us were lucky if we made goal. The summer we had ONLY Omaha to sell… brutal. Yet AC made $.
    No one EVER got the workbook orders that AC got. Anyone can pad 10 tickets here and there… BB prob fought DN over who had AC on their time. It doesnt shock me he used her to make more $.

    • Yep says

      We probably do lol, and that is so true about her clocking in early. She also use to clock clock out and work off the clock so she could get in the ques after everyone else left for the day. Funny how she always took the praise like she deserved it.

  186. NOT COOL! says

    You know it. The funny but sad truth is Tom Parker does not even know hour to operate Microsoft excel. Chamanda is actually running both outbound and inbound departments, just not receiving the compendstation.. If Chamandai is truly running the show thanks to her excel skills. Tom should pay her half of his measly checks. She does all the work with NO pay. That’s on her! She must like being used and abused! She could go out into the workforce, and make double the pay…easily, and really change people’s live, not just scam the suckers born every minute that attend the so called motivation seminar. When is reality they are just being motivated by unlisted guests to buy a product that seems to good to be true, Which it is! Stealing money from the poor and unexpected.

    Same, shame, shame….

    • Don't get fooled again says

      I heard that Amy was fired for cheating and stealing. Parker closed in on her sneaky BS and sent her on her way. Way to go Parker. Its about time. Billy Blair and Amy got the boot from success 2012.

  187. says

    When was she fired… yesterday? Because she has posted pics of herself at the Orlando seminar with the celebrities. And that was very recently…
    Still don’t know why Tom fired Billy. He wasn’t fired for being obnoxious. And Chamanda’s running outbound? I thought Linda was back there. So confused.

  188. Sweet as can be says

    Same drama at investor education dept..the team leads stole all the top leads ,got into Q’s early.They also did not mark any work done with the customer till they made sure they completed workshops.Great way to get a top hold rate.Got these facts from a former top manager who made a lot of $ doing the above.She also told me they keep an updated hit list to get rid of people who would question their authority.

  189. NOT COOL! says

    Oh yeah!!! Giselle, would cal the welcome queues at the night off kick off and if the customer did not answer she would like hang up and go to the next SMID She was the cherry picking queen!!!.

    • I did too says

      I cheated for investor education as well. I would keep multiple tabs so when everyone went to call bogus queues, I still had some great leads. Everyone copied me and that tactic was shut down. I would not leave messages but would notate that I did so I can move faster to the next call. But come on, after 3 messages is there really a need to leave 2 messages a day?! That’s a little stalker like and unprofessional thus why I felt like I was doing justice by not leaving voice mails. I also would not allow incoming calls through my phone by hitting outbound and dialing over them. But come on, all of you are perfect? You never went on DND and got some breathing room. You never sat idle? You never called out for a fake reason? None of you are perfect and we all cheated the company at one time or another. So who are you to bring up other people’s mistakes and cheats? I’ve seen a ton of you cheat and when a company sets up a cheap non paying slavery atmosphere, what else are you to do? Get Real.

      • Can this be real says

        The best cheat in investor Ed. Would call the cancel q and marked down he saved them and did walk thru ,which he did not do.Made a lot of $ till BA fired his ass.We all rigged the phone to look like we were calling Q’s,trailer trash never got us on that one.Why not she would bonus out only her followers .She kept her hit list always ready to pull the tigger and fire anyone of us ,knowing we hated her for what she had become.

  190. says

    On the OB side of things, lots of shady stuff would happen there, too. Before BB and DN stuck their big noses in there, the Q’s were a great resource for upgrades and workbooks. We used to be able to call the queues, upsell the workbooks for upgraded Exec seats, or talk them into giving \referrals for VIPs and Plats.
    Sometimes if you got a church group or something similiar, they would want lots of tickets for the group, but a lot of these people were poor or the buyer wouldn’t want to spend $5 on wb for everyone. So we would sell them their big # of tickets, then go into the Qs and do upgrades for workbooks. Well one staff member with a very big mouth told Brad that they “were happy to meet their ticket goal, so now they were going to call q’s to sell workbooks”. That combined with people being shady and emptying out the q’s ( by writing down the orders on a piece of paper ) and exiting out of the orders, so no one else could call it. Happened ALL the time.
    Then all of these bullsh#t contests started happening then the lovely rule of if you didn’t hit goal ( tickets AND workbooks ) you couldn’t call Q’s. How in the hell were we supposed to help our numbers? If we had a crap letter in a city, and that’s ALL we could call, getting referrals from the Qs was the only way to make goal. So once again, the sharks were the only ones getting the good letters, the ticket and workbook #s, and the only ones calling Qs.
    Then there would only be 3 people eligible to call Qs, because the sharks were the only one to hit goal, and Linda would be upset with us because there were over 300 orders in the Qs ( day before the seminar ) and they need to be confirmed/emptied. Can we stay late to empty the Qs?
    It was always funny to me because the sharks were the only ones who could stay late at night, the only ones who can get referrals, call Qs, and make their goals. No wonder half of the staff was miserable and quit.
    The other shady side was that usually in the customer’s email you could find out what company they worked for. The nice people would fwd the order # ( if the company was your letter )and exit out of the que so no one else called it. However, out for themselves sharks would save it, and get 50 referrals out of it. And too bad for your luck if you just spent the past week trying to sell into that company. “Well you should have front screened them.” How, if no one would talk to you or direct you to the decision maker?
    Not at all sorry that the sharks are gone. Karmas a b#tch.

    • I have the fax says

      trailer trash was controlling OB sales behind the scenes .that is why all these crazy rules came into play ,same as investor education.top brass wanted to make it near impossible for you to make any money.she liked DN & BB that is why they would get fat checks.now it all makes sense why you all went thru hell.

  191. says

    Yep: I wonder what finally got her caught after all these years? I remember BB listened to her and said she didn’t say or do anything special to get her outrageous # of tickets, wb, and referrals. But I guess we can’t believe him either.

  192. BILL COSBY says

    Wish I knew my alphabet soup, don’t understand all the letters to describe people. I do know Tom Parker, Brian, Brad, Trailer Trash (Heidi), GR, Tammy and Peter. That’s about it. But I can understand that things are just as screwed up as they were when I was there 1 and 1/2 years ago.

  193. ItsAGreatDay says

    I remember the good ole days, when it was Peter Lowe International. Back in the mid to late 90’s, it really was a great day at PLI. Then they got stars in their eyes, got SUCCESS and grew too big for their own britches. A few haughty (and illegal) mistakes with credit card processing and Success Tapes, and…then there was a mass layoff in 2001, they went from 100+ employees to around 10. A quick name change, and they were at it again with Lifewin, Mentor Makers and then GMS. Clean slate. Here they go again with a new bunch… I truly believe the only reason they lasted this long was because the gospel was preached at their shows – even if for a minute. However, at this point, they should just cut their losses and go back to Amway.

    • says

      Doesn’t mean they are closing. A couple of years ago there were no shows to selll and we still had to be there. Trying to get people to come to a “free” event. Totally sucked- but we wanted a paycheck, so we did it.

      • Stormy Weather says

        Right karma ,they like the color green $ too much to shut down.Hear Morgan & Morgan has the top brass at the top of their list.See all you bloggers on the top,keep it comin’

  194. Time to write you up ,you took 3 pieces of pizza, says

    Big news, Trailer Trash went back to school for her GED,found being a drop out only works when Brad A .was her leader.

  195. Stormy Weather says

    Anyone want to send a xmas card to our friends ,BA ,BF, and our real special girl ,Trailer Trash,I thought not.

  196. BILL COSBY says

    Trailer Trash Heidi B made a believer out of me. Now I believe in demon possession because I met her.

  197. says

    I hope you all have a Merry Christmas. I feel badly for the current Success Staff. Doesn’t look like they have any shows, therefore it’ll be hard for them to make money for Christmas. Pray for them that they will get through the season!

  198. Jesse says

    Successless Seminars….LOL What a joke! Even worse than Get DeMotivated from what I hear. M I C K E Y M O U S E….ran and operated like a joke. Lots of unhappy employees now with no new seminars coming up. What would you really expect people?!! C’Mon!!!

  199. Stormy weather says

    Funny we all think the next deal will be better next time.Yet with this company the money always stays at the top never falls to the hourly hard workers.Now most are sitting at home with little cash waiting till the phone rings for the next workshop.Do yourself a favor get another job,even at Walmart .These gurus have best run out of ,next times.It was all a bad dream anyway.

  200. says

    You’re so interesting! I do not suppose I have read anything like that before. So good to find somebody with unique thoughts on this subject. Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that’s needed
    on the web, someone with some originality!

  201. Bill Cosby says

    Is no new always good news? I want them to make alot of money so we can get paid for our overtime pay that is due. If Brian does not come through, maybe the other big players will take care of it (with a little help from Morgan).

  202. Bill Cosby says

    I believe all was said that could be said. All the pain came out; all the hurt and sadness that had come from this strange organization; maybe it is time to get on with our lives and forget about these evil characters who impacted our lives; people basically stay the same or get worse; let’s not be filled with hatred or bitterness toward them or it will only hurt us.

    • workin' the cancel Q says

      Right on Bill C.,they said we could not shut them down.Well we did break their business model,stopping all the crazy hours working overtime for free.Also the large amount of $ they paided their lawyers to defend themselves.A job well done my fellow bloggers !!

  203. Success Seminars Website Down says

    I knew it was a matter of time before they closed out. O well…

  204. Stay on task,says Trailer Trash says

    News from the street, Morgan & Morgan has tried to serve papers to Forte many times ,people in the know said he hides in the back office.He is such a good roll model for the Christian Faith !!

    • someone who really knows says

      Service for both Brian and Jillian have been attempted at their home on several occasions. The serving processor told me they were the most difficult people she had ever attempted to serve. There were several times when there were cars in the driveway, and people in the house who she saw through the window but they refused to answer the door.

  205. Done says

    Does not surprise me that Heidi is gone from Hiregy, the boss must have seen right thru her, and/or she did not do enough rear end kissing! Of course she could be working with Brad,Joke Johnson or Petee Lowe on their next scam!!?? Anyone know? Actually, who cares. Karma is a bitch! Heard Brian Forte is looking to buy a house in California while the employees of Successless have been paying their part for health insurance, yet that have not had any health insurance since Jan. 31st. What do you suppose Brian did with all that money that the employees paid into believing they have health insurance???? Is that legal? Now the employees have no insurance for themselves or their loved ones and Brian is still paying for a nanny while his wife is a stay at home mom!!! What’s up with that!!!?? Heard 2 of the managers are losing their homes who at Successless Seminars due to low salary and no promised bonuses. What a shame!!! Anyone want to speculate on a date when Successless Seminars closes its door permanently?

  206. Stormy weather says

    How sad that a one time wonderful business and good place to work, falls like a bad apple.

  207. You are lucky to work here says

    Any info on he overtime lawsuit , did the group win a victory ?