After You Have $175 Million


When you have $175 million why start a funky band tour at age 72?  When you have more money than you can spend, what comes next?

The Wall Street Journal article  entitled “‘Oh, Yeah,’ the Song from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,’ Is Catchy, Irritating and the Origin of an Investing Fortune” (1) tells the story of  how Deiter Meier, a 71-year-old Swiss musician wrote this song and how it has earned several million dollars over the years.

Meier, it turns out, is more than a musician.  He is a good businessman and has turned this source of income into multiple streams of income and a fortune worth about $175 million.  He invested  in a railway company, BVZ Holding AG that benefits from tourism to the Matterhorn in southern Switzerland.  He invested in the company that prints Swiss francs.  He also invested in 250,000 acres of land in Argentina, where he grows grapes for wine and raises beef cattle.

“The Argentina products supply the six restaurants he owns with partners in Switzerland and Germany. His “Loco” Cabernet and Malbec blend sells in Swiss supermarkets for about $15 a bottle.”

He acquired the rights to a patented extraction process for cacao beans, and he is planning a large chocolate factory.

So what is his next big deal?   What he is nervous (and I imagine excited) about is his next little deal?  He belongs to  a band, called October and last year they played their first real gig in Berlin.  Mr. Meier was “semi-nervous.”   That little success has encouraged his bank to plan more European gigs and if that, the band might plan some US performances.

Why would a 72 year old with all that success, delve into this type of career?

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The answer to this question, my friend, gets to the root of happiness and financial success.

Too few investors ask the question, “Why do I want to be wealthy?”  Sure we know that food has to be bought.  Rent has to be paid.  Taxes, bills, cars, gas, education, health care, entertainment all cost money.  We need income or capital for all these things.  Yet paying for the basics of life and the luxuries we enjoy does not require that we be really wealthy.  In fact, research shows that money’s ability to make us feel good is quite limited.

Advertisers try to convince us that we need lots of stuff (and they do a pretty good job with their ads) but the law of diminishing returns really does kick in when it comes to stuff.

Purposeful action on the other hand is reinforced by action. The more there is, the better we feel.

The link between positive momentum and being happy is not strong because happiness comes in two ways. The is “evaluative” happiness and “affective” happiness.

Research shows that affective happiness (“how often we experience positive emotions like joy, affection and tranquility, as opposed to negative emotions”) does not rise much after a household reaches an annual income of around $75,000.

Evaluative happiness (“a sense that we are progressing toward our life goals”) keeps getting better as we do more.

The research is clear.  Growing happiness comes from achieving goals, not getting or being rich.  When the process of  making money is divorced from a long term strategy of completing fulfilling missions, the process of investing is more likely to engender fear and unhappiness, than a feeling of fulfillment and security.

Often super rich people like Deiter Meier gain their satisfaction in making limited progress through music.  Paul Allen (entrepreneur from Microsoft), Stephen King (Writer), Dave Barry (Writer) are a few other examples.  They all have super success.  More money brings limited satisfaction so they enjoy playing in a band.

Creating New Rituals with Association

We do not have to be a performer.  Each of us, no matter how much money we have, will have something we really enjoy doing.  We each have a personal task that uncovers and faces our weaknesses and fears, that discovers and reinforces our strengths and desires.

Break down old habits of thought and emotion, some that have been with us a lifetime, with new rituals routines and habits.

Create a ritual that replaces worry with positivity in the here and now.  You become smarter… happier… healthier when you start every day with a goal to do something that creates a positive association.  Warm and fuzzy is good!  Such associations are comforting, and we are more likely to make wise decisions, based on what is right for us… instead of based on fear and dread.  That’s darned important in these times of social and economic turmoil and change that create so many feelings of threat.

This is fundamental to well-being because happy associations create positive attitudes that cut through the multitude of noise that an imbalanced society creates and leads us to making small steps and little wins.

A Super Thinking routine is one way to chip away at our personal negative forces, one day at a time.  Here is one small part of the Super Thinking Training I have included in our Super Thinking Report that can help you create evaluative happiness.

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This is a simple mental ritual that an Ecuador shaman taught Merri and me for raising this awareness. 

Get a spool of gold colored thread.  (Gold represents wealth, wisdom and prosperity.) 

Measure a length of this thread equal to the distance from your belt loop to the thumb of your right hand when you arm is extended (or left if you are left handed). 

Tie one end of the thread to thumb.  Tie the other end of the thread to your belt loop.

Leave this for a day and count how many times you break the thread.

This exercise helps us recover our awareness.  Not breaking the thread all day long is the ideal… but this is not a contest.  This ritual is a powerful reminder that loops you back to the quiet… efficient…simple wisdom that is uniquely you.  Learn more about this discipline below.

We all have purposes.  Happiness, fulfillment and contentment are guides that lead us to them and keep us on track when we are reaching our goals.  Integrating investing and business with purpose not only leads to a more enjoyable life, but can also enhance our material success.

Gary

(1)  www.wsj.com: Oh yeah the song from ferris buellers day off the origin of an investing fortune

Inflate Your IQ

You can inflate your IQ 18 points.  Move from having an average IQ to being in the top 3 percent of intelligence.

Raise it that high… in just weeks.

When it comes to money… inflation is cheating.

That’s bad for you.

When it comes to intelligence… inflating is smart… fair… good for you and it’s good for the rest of the world.

Monetary inflation is a sneaky government and business trick.

What cost a dollar in 1965 can easily cost $15 now.

They promise you more.

Liars?

They devalue the currency so you get more dollars that buy less.  They can rip off your salary,  your pension…raise insurance, almost everything.

And they make you work harder… longer… for less.

Whittle, whittle, whittle.  Push, push, push.  That’s what monetary inflation does to you.

Fight back… overcome the inflation trick.  Inflate your IQ.

Earn more than inflation.

Be smarter…

That’s the way to get ahead!

Create more income opportunity.  Improve your health.  Be naturally smarter… use Super Thinking.

You can improve your IQ in just weeks.

You might well ask… How is this possible?

That’s what the scientists say.

A Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ways to Inflate Your IQ”(1)  show how you can be smarter and actually add matter to your brainThe article says:

           Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it.

Now, a growing body of research is showing that a person’s IQ can rise—and even fall—over the years.

Scores can change gradually or quickly, after as little as a few weeks of cognitive training, research shows.

British students were given IQ tests and brain scans at ages 12 to 16 and again about four years later.  9% of the students showed a significant change of 15 points or more in IQ scores.

The study published in Nature said that on a scale where 90 to 110 is considered average, one student’s IQ rose 21 points to 128 from 107, lifting the student from the 68th percentile to the 97th compared with others the same age. 

MRIs in this study showed changes in gray matter in areas corresponding to fluctuations in the kid’s skills.

There are practical steps people can take to see longer-term IQ changes.  New tasks stimulate the brain most.  Young adults given just one month of intense training in juggling, found an increase in the corresponding gray matter in the brain as early as seven days after the training began.

Fluctuations in IQ scores over time underscore the brain-boosting benefits of musical training and new experiences throughout a lifetime.

Music lessons are linked to higher IQ throughout life.  Six years’ lessons lifted children’s IQ scores an average 7.5 points.

 Improve the brain through music… without lessons.

Here’s the Super Thinking story…

The educational program Merri and I developed uses a form of brain wave integration that increases IQ.

Super Thinking uses frequency (in music and a number of other ways) to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated.  The music creates the three C’s:  Calm, Clarity and Coherence.

This Super Thinking program is not a gimmick or trick… just advanced education.

Certain types of Baroque music are the base, and they make you smarter!

Proof?

At least four best selling books, “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain”,  “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000″ showed how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

This Baroque music tactic alone is so powerful that Small Business Innovation Research… an official site of the US government granted over $100,000 for the specific purpose they said was: to provide a method to remove barriers which hinder or prevent the employment of blind persons.  An innovative method, the Lozanov Learning System, is proposed to help train blind persons to become computer programmers and operators of automated equipment.

Merri was among just a few who learned this technique directly from Dr. Lozanov the time he visited the USA.

Our Super Thinking workshop enhanced this system with numerous other tactics.

We added slight alterations in nutrition that create a higher IQ.   Altered nutritional tips in Super Thinking can make anyone 25% smarter!

Baroque Music and nutrition are just part of seven, easy to use, learning techniques that make you smarter.

Gain any skill, from computers to athletics to conversational languages…in less time…two-to-five times faster.

Here’s a huge bonus.  Super Thinking also relieves stress.  Super Thinking is fun.

You can use a Super Thinking focus in everything:  health… earning… education… investing.

Super Thinking works on the learner first…the data second.  This system “grows the learner” rather than the information.

If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information.  The answer is create a six inch IQ pipe!

Share our years of experience.

For nearly 50 years, Merri and I have conducted hundreds of courses and tours for tens of thousands, in dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain).  Our Super Thinking Workshop has been one of the most profound.  Now the workshop is even better online because it condenses Super Thinking so you can increase your IQ, at home… right away.

The workshop shows how these mind expanding tactics can be applied to starting and running a business for extra income, to forex trading and investing.  Athletes of all types… golfing being one common sport benefit.  Our Super Thinking plan goes far beyond Lozanov and allows you to rapidly get smarter in every part of your life.

For example, real estate broker, Suzy Kurinsky took the workshop to help her learn Spanish.

She wrote: “You are the BEST!!! Your Seminar was fantastic! I am so excited. I had procrastinated fulfilling my continuing education for my Broker’s License and then just before my surgeries, I realized by expiration date isn’t Nov. 12th – it is Sept 12th. Prior to taking your course I had only completed 3 units of the required 45 units. I thought I would take your course and then complete my remaining 42 units over the next 2 weeks. However, I took one class exam on Saturday night, August 27th. I didn’t even take the cellophane off the required Course manuals until after I saw the two of you today less than 5 hours ago! I used your techniques and completed 39 units of continuing education today. I have now completed all 45 units. All of my test scores were in the 90.6-96% range.  My course exam information is listed below. I just wanted to let you know how valuable your course was to me. Thanks again!”

Super thinking can improve almost anything you do… faster, better, more fun and with less stress.

Another attendee to the Super Thinking Workshop sent this note.

 Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish!  I really enjoyed the workshop and getting to know you.   I can see several ways to apply what I learned in the classes I teach.

Since I returned home, I have purchased some of the CDs of Baroque music and thought about which specific pieces will work best in different parts of my classes.  I am also reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra.  I found your discussion of this book to be very helpful in showing how to balance one’s life.  I have adjusted my daily schedule, and I can already notice a difference in my productivity.

Super Thinking can help improve your health. Super Thinking can make you rich and add richness to your life.

However the time, travel expense and workshop cost (delegates have paid up to $999) have prohibited many from getting this benefit.

That’s why we have created the workshop in electronic form.  Get Super Thinking online for less than fifty bucks.

You can order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

The workshop is divided into two parts.  Part one is the application… the sessions that tell you exactly what to do, what music to use and even includes two recorded sessions you can use.  We have kept this portion short and simple so you can easily start immediately.

Part two is a longer portion on theory.

Part one is enough.

Super Thinking is like jogging… giving results if you simply do it!

You do not have to know why Super Thinking works to increase your IQ.   But Part Two explains why you are getting the good results from Part One, if you want to know.

You might ask…”Will it work for me”?

The Super Thinking Workshop will help increase your IQ.

I guarantee it.  Order the Super Thinking Workshop.  Use it for two months.  If you are not totally satisfied… in any way, during that time, simply let me know and I’ll send a full refund… immediately… no questions asked.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Another Super Thinking workshop attendee wrote: Listening to the two of you during our time together has suddenly got me to thinking, and although some of the ideas still seem foreign to me,  I am at a point in my life now where I can say, “anything is possible”.   I am now willing to embrace and allow myself to experience the world of possibility and let it take me in directions I may have in the past resisted.  I really don’t know where all this is going to lead me but I am now willing to explore, develop and grow.   Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!

Inflation is a cheat… a crime when it comes to money.  Inflating your IQ to beat inflation is simple good sense.  Learn Super Thinking now with no risk.  Begin to increase your intelligence today.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Gary

(1) Read Wall Street Journal article Ways to Inflate Your IQ

(2) See government grant records on teaching blind persons with the Lozanov method

 


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