But I’ll share one idea that can help you health, wealth and longevity in a moment.
Recent messages have looked at new developments in formulas for longevity. We have been studying the economic potential of investing in companies that are developing new ways to enhance longevity.
However there is one powerful approach to a longer, better life that is already known and scientifically proven…calorie reduction.
One proponent of this approach was longevity scientist, Dr. Roy Walford, who argued that longevity can be significantly increased by a diet that contains all the required nutrients but about a third fewer calories. He passed in 2004 but his website continues.
He has even wrote the book, “The 120 Year Diet” and backed up his explanation with laboratory evidence – why he believed that the anti-aging diet can preserve one’s vital, productive years and extend the human life span to well beyond its present maximum. Walford’s other book, “The Anti-Aging Plan”, also includes 20 days of varied high-nutrition menus that contain fewer than 1,500 calories a day.
There have innumerable tests on many types of animals with differing rates of metabolism. These tests suggest that the human being wears out after processing somewhere in the region of 70 million calories. Burning these at a rate of 1,500 calories a day would have us living about 127 years. So a lifespan of 110 to 120 looks about right.
So what is wrong?
Why is the life expectancy in the U.S. (one of the richest countries in the world) only 75? In fact why is the life expectancy of Americans less than just about any other developed country?
My guess is… we simply eat too much. We just use up our calories too soon.
In other words eat less, live longer! And be happy.
The typical Western lifestyle is pretty illogical if one thinks about it.
We work so hard building financial security that we lose our good health and happiness. Instead of enjoying golden years, most people get lingering illness or even worse death, heart attacks, stress, diabetes, bad diet, cancer or an early death as the reward for all their hard work.
There appear to be three secrets to longevity.
Secret #1: a restricted diet with a reduced caloric intake. (which we just reviewed).
Secret #2: live with ritual! Those who live extraordinarily long lives seem to share this common trait. Whatever they do they do in moderation, in a very similar way and with great gusto. For example, if they drink an ounce of whiskey every day, at six, they do not do this at five some days and eight others. They do not have a half ounce one day and two another. They tend to have one ounce at six p.m.every day. This instills discipline, keeps life simple (very important) and allows the body to get used to doing whatever it is it has to do. Take Chris Mortensen one of the oldest documented men in the 1990s who at 113 said of his weekly cigar, “If you take my weekly cigar away from I am going to die”. The anticipation and ritual of whatever pleasure he received from this was far more life giving than the stress. The world’s oldest documented woman in the 1990s, Jeanne Clement, at age 122 drank cognac and ate a pound of chocolate a week (but never two).
Secret #3: remain independent, challenged, active and needed. One of the most important features found in societies where residents are long lived is that old age is revered.
People at age 100, even 110 can still active and working!
Max Zimmer of Los Angeles came to the US from Austria in 1911 with only a two dollar bill. At age 103 he still had the same two-dollar bill and had built and still ran a multimillion-dollar business.
This is one reason why Merri and I focus on turning passions into profit! We help people develop their own small, global, independent business because this can bring freedom, fulfillment and a longer life.
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A longer life however is only one third of the formula. Let’s shoot for a healthier life and a smarter one!
Longevity goes hand in hand with better health.
One MD who specializes in anti aging points out that most centenarians seldom spend much time with doctors. When they finally get sick, they die quickly and with little expense. They depend on themselves to remain healthy not others.
Merri and like an occasional three day juice fast and usually don’t eat at night, having instead just boiled milk. We find that when we feel lethargic, out of sorts and heavy in heart, nothing boosts us faster.
There are numerous references to this simple power generator in all types of spiritual texts. One of my favorites comes from the 14th century poet Rumi (you can read some of his best poems in the book “The Essential Rumi — by Coleman Barks). He’s what Rumi said:
There’s hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness,We are lutes, no more no less. If the soundbox is stuffed full of anything, no music. If the brain and the belly are burning clean with fasting, every moment a new song comes out of the fire. The fog clears, and a new energy makes you run up the steps in front of you. Be emptier and cry like reed instruments cry. Emptier, write secrets with the reed pen. When you’re full of food and drink, an ugly metal statue sits where your spirit should. When you fast, good habits gather like friends who want to help. Fasting is Solomon’s ring. Don’t give in to illusion and lose your powers, but even if you have, if you’ve lost all will and control, they come back when you fast, like soldiers appearing out of the ground, pendants flying above them. A table descends to your tents, Jesus’ table. Expect to see it, when you fast, this table spread with other food, better than the broth of cabbages.
How explicit in such an awe inspiring way!
We do not have to rely on poetry as our entire guide either.
CALORIE RESTRICTION MAKES YOU SMARTER
A study in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology suggests that calorie reduction also protects brain cells from aging and improves brain function.
Scientists fed rats an unrestricted diet. Other rats were fed a diet with 40% fewer calories. The rats on an unrestricted diet had a 60% decrease in a protein that protects cells from injury, while the calorie-restricted rats experienced an increase in the protective protein and a decrease in DNA fragmentation (which is a good indicator of cell death).
Count this as one more health benefit from eating less.
If calorie restriction is not for you, there is evidence you can get the same benefits from short-term fasts. Try eating nothing for one day every couple of weeks.
Remember to drink plenty of water when you fast.
In short, if you eat less and better you will be smarter in business and investing as well as the important things of life.
Here’s a calorie saving trick. Eat your main meal at noon. Here is why.
The ancients believe that every day consists of two four hour air, water and fire cycles each.
2am to 6am: Air Cycle. This is time to wake up. The mind is light active and this is a good time to think, multi task and learn.
6am to 10am: Water Cycle. Strength is increased. This is a good time to do physical activity.
10am to 2pm: Fire Cycle. This is the time for digestion. High noon is the best time for the main meal of the day.
2pm to 6pm: Air Cycle. The mind is light and active again. Study and do mental work.
6pm to 10pm: Fire cycle. If you eat a heavy evening meal, this cycle will digest it. However if your evening meal is early and light, this second fire cycle acts like an oven cleaner and burns up stresses and toxicities gained during the day.
10pm to 2am Water Cycle. Best time for deepest sleep.
Merri and I were working too hard. Our health was out of balance. The yatchak explained the body’s natural schedule that supports balance, health and well being.
The shamanic healer advised us to create a three part ritual.
First, eat a light early evening meal… very light. Second, quit work in the evening fire cycle and change into relaxing clothes at that time. “You have to tell your body that you have quit work for the day,” he said. Third, he taught us that it is important to be in bed before the 10pm fire cycle begins.
When we follow this ritual, we find that we awaken naturally easily around 4am to 5am… filled with energy and ready to work.
Seven P Secrets of Self PublishingHere are seven secrets that can help you earn as a writer and self publisher.
When you write, you can work anywhere. Here I am working in my greenhouse.
Gain the freedom to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.
These seven secrets are important because growing numbers of unknown writers have become famous writers and rich by self publishing over the internet.
Take for example Amanda Hocking. After self publishing her first book at Amazon.com in the spring of 2010 she became one of the the best-selling e-authors. In the next year her book sales grossed approximately $2 million.
In 2011, St. Martin’s press paid Hocking more than $2 million for the world English rights of a four book series. In 2013 she sold another series to St. Martin’s Press.
E.L. James is another such story. She sold 250,000 copies of “50 Shades” via Createspace and Amazon.com before publishers noticed her and published the erotic romance trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed which sold over 70 million copies worldwide, setting the record as the fastest selling paperback of all time.
Hugh Howey is a third example. He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks. Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon. This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.
I know Hugh. Sometimes we get together at my farm and play chess (he beats me badly).
These writers are great inspirations.
Hugh’s success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person. He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.
Neither you or I are likely to have this type of success. The good news is… we do not need this type of success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle. Self Publishing offers so many opportunities that one can have a life that most people only dream of as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.
May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.
What most success stories like those of Hugh Howey or E.L James or Amanda Hocking rarely explain how many hours of writing each devoted before their self published book sales soared. They were journeymen first… stars second.
The sevens secrets are the journeyman secrets… call them a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income and fulfillment.
Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.
Merri and I are not writing stars. We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in a year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.
Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars. Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.
In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably for you too. First some history.
Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts” about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in. This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.
My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.
That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.
Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.
Self Publishing has become a new business art form and the seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.
Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing. Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology. Everything seems new… except the seven secrets. Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many. We love it due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps. The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.
The First P is Passion.
Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing. This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted in life. Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all, you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets on writing to sell.
You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget. Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.
So the question is… What do you love to do?
What’s Your Passion: An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain? He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms. For example: “What Is Whip Lash?”
The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read. These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.
There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business. It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.
Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.
I’m passionate about investing, so I write and self publish ideas about investing. Merri and I love Ecuador… so we wrote about Ecuador.
What do you love? If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf. Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art? Write and sell publications in these fields.
Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues? You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.
Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place? Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.
Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.
This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers. To be immersed in our passion and get paid well for it. That usually enough.
The seven Ps are:
#4: Profitably Priced Product
#5: Prospecting Pathway
In 1974, I had a business that never got ahead. I was almost penniless, in debt and living from hand to mouth. Then I discovered these seven secrets. They helped me write and sell book after book and report after report. Since then, our self publishing business has brought in millions.
One key to building a successful self publishing business is to use the Golden Rule of Simplicity and the 7Ps to create your publication. The premise behind the Golden Rule is that if you have a passion… you have a problem. Your problem is a desire to fill.
The Golden rule of writing uses a writer’s desire as a compass to direct the creation and sale of the publication.
Here is the Golden Rule of Simplicity: Your Desires Are in Others. Your Desires ID Markets. Your Habits Reveals Pathways. Your Emotions Create Stories. Your Demands Create Publications.
This creative pathway works whether your publication is written by hand and sold on the street corner or published for Kindle at Amazon.com. These simple but basic fundamentals guide the creation of your works whether you use the most sophisticated equipment and algorithms or are totally low tech.
The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar. We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled. People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.
Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience. We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.” Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.
Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.
You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you. The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop. I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course “International Business Made EZ (also $299) all for $299. You save $598.
We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .
These courses are not theoretical. They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now. We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.
This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course. The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business. This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.
Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business. Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.
Here is a special offer. We provide two emailed courses “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell and be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”.
We include the “Self Fulfilled Writing and Self Publishing Course” because there are two reasons to write, when you have something to say or when you have something to sell. In this day and age many of us want to do both, make a statement that makes the world a better place and earn something extra in the process.
Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product.
You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).
David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s. He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.
You can learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.
For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners. He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.
David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small. From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.
David is an essential part of our web based business and Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc. wrote: “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry. Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”
As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.
David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use. In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.
There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding. Expand your borders now! Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.
If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days. You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.
You also receive a report “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.
Plus you get more in the program.
You receive the Report, “How to Finance a Small Business Overseas” (no extra fee).
Merri and I have always preferred to start our micro businesses through cash flow. However in the early the days of our business I found myself raising extra capital several times. I have also helped numerous businesses raise money to get started. This report shares several experiences to give a thumbnail sketch of how to raise money abroad.
In addition you receive any updates we make on any of these courses reports or recordings, free for a year. Businesses usually need to evolve. Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses. Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year. We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.
My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:
- “International Business Made EZ” course
- “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
- Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross,
- The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3,
- The report “How to Raise Money Abroad”
- Report and MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
- Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year.
We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .
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