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Amazon Business Opportunity


This Amazon business opportunity is in the Amazon jungle.

La Selva

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The word… Amazon… is one of the most branded names in the world.  There are a few really good lodges in the Amazon and they have a great demand.

La Selva

La Selva Amazon Lodge is special and there is a business opportunity at the lodge that does not require a big investment.

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This is La Selva lodge in Ecuador’s Amazon.

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These photos were sent to me by my friend, Kjetil Haugan, the owner of the “totally rejuvinated” La Selva lodge.

The photos Kjetil sent show what…

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a great job was done with the …

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rejuvenation. This is the main lodge.

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The main lodge balcony.

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Steps up into the canopy!  You are in the wilderness but…

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in luxury.

La Selva Lodge has been in operation since the 1980s, offering incredible eco tours, jungle treks, free birding, wonderful cuisine, a true adventure that supports the indigenous community and environment.

Ecuador Living Club Members have been able to save far more than the cost of a year’s club membership on discounts gained just at a La Selva Jungle Lodge adventure.

Now that La Selva is upgraded so too are the benefits.  We have worked closely with Kjetil both in his Palmazul and Vistazul projects and his outstanding Galapagos cruises.  Kjetil offers a 20% discount to Ecuador Living club members.   This means that Ecuador Living club members can save more than the cost of their membership on one stay at La Selva lodge.

Club members also gain discounts on Galapagos tours and hotels in Ecuador as well.  See how to join the Ecuador Living Club here.

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Although Kjetil has upgraded La Selva into one of the Amazon’s best, he wants to do more.  He recently sent me this post.

Gary,  We continue to improve La Selva.  Right now we are making a new entrance and fixing the observation tower.

The idea from the beginning was to create something different from the rest of the lodges in the area.   We have created a much better infrastructure than the others, but I want to make La Selva a wellness resort that can help change people both physically and spiritually.

Spending a week deep into the Amazon jungle with healthy, local food, early yoga lessons before the excursions, spa with treatments based on local knowledge and ceremonies with local shamans will transform the guests.

Everything will continue to be of the highest quality.

I would like to partner up with a group or company that is already in the wellness/resort/spa business and have them invest to convert the lodge into a wellness center and manage it.

I do not think this will require a large investment but has the potential to turn La Selva into something different from every other Amazon lodge.  Kjetil.

For more details send me a note with your wellness background and what you would like to do in the Amazon at gary@garyascott.com

Learn more about Ecuador opportunity at our upcoming Montreal international investment seminar and attend a Super Thinking + Spanish Course FREE.

Gary

Flying High With Self Publishing


Fly high.  Combine income and meaning.

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Life is more fulfilling when you have an interesting and positive way to earn extra income.

Take Kitzia Kokopelmana now in Vilcabamba and Cotacachi, Ecuador.

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Kitzia Kokopelmana who promotes organic edible landscapes, growing and harvesting organic food and seeds has expanded from Vilcabamba to Cotacachi, Ecuador.

What a great way to serve. Her mission is to create a grassroots certification agency with high organic standards and low-affordable prices for organic farmers in Ecuador.

She is earning by strengthening and increasing the organic farming in Ecuador and other South American countries by providing education and certification.

What a great way to fly high!  See links to Kitzia below.

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You can also be flying high when you receive your first self publishing royalty payment.  The greatest benefit of writing and self publishing is that you can make such as huge improvement in people’s lives.   Then there is the money you earn as well.

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Sound of Adventure.  This is a new book published by Writer’s Camp delegate Kay Blevins.

Publishing is such a great

Real Money Changes Everything

Recently a reader wrote: I’m looking at doing a Forex Trading Course but would love to hear any insight you have about Forex trading.

I replied.  When readers tell me they did really well test trading, I haul out a 2×4  plank and ask them to walk across it.   They do so with no problem. Then I ask,  “If this board was spanning a 2,000 foot deep chasm would walking across it be the same.”   It’s not the knowledge that counts in forex trading… its the emotion when real money is involved.

Real Money Changes Self Publishing

A Writer’s Camp delegate recently sent this note.  Gary and Merri, one of the things Paul and I had hoped to achieve someday after taking your writing class was to publish something.  In December I finally finished and published a book – not what I had expected but one that needed to be written.

It is about why I became a pilot and the greatest accomplishments that went way beyond all the various licenses.  I did get to fly in many transcontinental air races – a dream from my teens – but I also fell in love with an airplane, so it is a love story with challenges and much of the rest of my flying and life interspersed.

It is “Sound Of Adventure”, and is a Kindle and a POD on Amazon.  

I received my first royalty payments and that was such a blast!

There have been so many amazing benefits and the accolades and comments from friends and acquaintances really have been a blessing I never expected.   Still love the pictures that I took of your NC place – it was truly magical.  The seminar you and Merri did had lasting effects and I have been grateful we could attend.  You do draw nice people to your work!

Just felt I must thank you – even at this late date.  Some of us take longer to fulfill our dream!

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The numerous notes we receive from readers and delegates are inspiring to Merri and me.  The point is really clear.  The writing… the scheduling, the marketing… all of this process is fulfilling and enjoyable but when that first royalty payment arrives, everything becomes different.

I know the feeling but find it hard to explain so hope that Merri and I hope can help bring this difference to you.

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Learn more about Sound of Adventure at Amazon.com

Gary

Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

When you write, you can work anywhere.   Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.

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Here I am with our hound Ma, working during the summer at our North Carolina farm.

Learn how to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.  I have been able to earn by writing in Hong Kong, England, the Isle of Man, Dominican republic and Ecuador to name a few of the place I have lived.  Everywhere I have been… too numerous to share here, I have been able to work.  All I need is my laptop.

A pencil and pad even did the job before.  Freedom is just one benefit that you can gain from writing.

Another is income.   Writing has brought me both farms, free and clear… plus a lot more.

Another good example is my friend Hugh Howey.  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.com.  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.

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Sometimes Hugh and I get together at my  farm and play chess (he beats me badly).

Writers like High are great inspirations.

A couple of years ago Hugh  left Florida, and moved to South Africa.  He had a sailing catamaran built for him and now can sail the world while he continues to write.

Hugh explained it like this: And that’s the miracle of working as a writer: I can do it from anywhere and everywhere. The past few years, I’ve done a lot of writing from airplanes and airports while on business trips abroad.  SAND was entirely written overseas while traveling through seven different countries; I think it’s a better story because of those inspirations. In upcoming years, I may be writing near your home port.

Hugh’s a super star writer and his success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person.  He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.  But you do not have to be a million dollar a year earner or a traveler to benefit from writing.

The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing can bring you 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 Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared.   Hugh, like me and most writers were journeymen first.  Stardom came later.

Here are sevens secrets that can help you become a journeyman writer. 

The secrets are a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income, freedom 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 and 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 will be 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. 

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 is new… except the seven secrets. 

Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love this evolution 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.

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.

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 Whiplash?”

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.

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.

Be immersed in your passion and get paid well for it. 

This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers.  Extra income, more freedom and fulfillment are usually more than enough enough.

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

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).

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David Cross

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.

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.

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 regular writing and self publishing updates 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 . 

To order International Business Made EZ and the entire “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program for $299.  Click Here.

See success stories from Self Publishers and a few who have attended the “Writer’s Camp” you can hear on MP3.

 

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Amazon in the Amazon


What could be more fitting than marketing products from the Amazon at Amazon.com.

Yesterday’s message about developing unlikely habits  that grab the beginning of the bell curve showed ways to become a one man Amazon.com.

An example of how a micro self publishing and event business could be started is to look at the Amazon and how it could be marketed via Amazon.com.

For several years we have recommended visiting La Selva Lodge in the Amazon.

We do so because we receive emails from readers like this.   Gary and Merri, you were right, we loved La Selva!    I want to thank you for your recommendation.  My husband and I just returned from our trip there and we had such a  wonderful time.    We were very impressed with La Selva:  the guides were fantastic, the food delicious, the accommodations were very nice, the staff was so friendly and helpful, the location of the lodge on the lake was fantastic, the wildlife and the rain forest were amazing.  Wow!  I could go on and on.  We also felt that the trip was an incredible value for all that we received.   I am recommending La Selva to my friends. Muchas Gracias.

If you go there to start a business the trip may be tax deductible. That’s an advantage to start.  More important is zeroing in on a niche and monetizing the effort.

Here is the trick for using this process with a self publishing and perhaps events micro business that uses the 7Ps.  This is an excerpt from Lesson One of “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” 303.

Self Publishing 303 – Lesson 1  – 7Ps in the Bell Shaped Curve

Writers cannot… and should not fight Nature.  Nature is a writer’s best friend because words invoke Nature.  The words in a horror story cause the reader’s mind to produce a flow of adrenaline.

The words in a romance novel cause the reader’s mind to flood the body with oxytocin.

Words are a writer’s way of generating forces of Nature.  The more a writer understands Nature, the better the writing will be.

Writers also want Nature at work so book sales boom as they unfold like a bloom.

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Photo from www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/fibonacci-sequence-illustrated-nature/10867

There are some great photos of nature and the Fibonacci Sequence at this site.

Nature’s order of expansion is defined in English as Viral.  Viral expansion is natural and mathematical.  Good, natural, viral book sales expand  at a ratio of 1.618… the Golden Mean.

Fibonacci numbers are a mathematical representation of Nature’s unfolding from leaf arrangement in plants, to the growth of population.

Fibonacci numbers are applicable to every living thing, from a single cell, to a grain of wheat, to a solar system, the sale of a book  and even the use of a technology.

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There is a good explanation of the Fibonacci Sequence at www.world-mysteries.com/sci_17.htm

Writers also want their book sales to expand by this sequence.

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This is called Viral Expansion… usually expanded by word of mouth when a publication taps into the national psyche.

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Book sales and book selling technology are also ruled by Nature and can be seen in the Fibonacci Scale.

All evolution follows the Bell shaped curve and this curve shows an expansion based along the Fibonacci Sequence of 1.618.

In the bell chart above that I picked at random, we can see how sales go viral.

The first wave of book sales (#1) represent 4% of the total orders.

If we multiple that 4% by 1.618,  we see that the second wave of book sales are 6.472% of the orders (shown as 7%).  Multiply 6.472% by 1.618 and the third wave of sales represents 10.471% (shown as 12% in the bell chart).

The fourth wave amounts to 16.943% (shown as 17%) and the fifth wave 27.14% of total sales.  However this fifth wave sends the trend over the top and the petal now begins to draw within.

The fifth wave – The downwards shift in the sales.

As Nature expands, the Fibonacci Sequence reverses as the Law of Diminishing returns sets in.  In the case of book sales, they drop… also along the Fibonacci Scale.

Natural order  also rules over sales technology and this fact led to the creation of “Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish 303”.

“What will the bell shape curve do to Amazon.com?”

303 began when this thought hit me like a ton of bolts.

I was talking with author Scott Nicholson and he brought up the bell shaped curve and the current number of new writers who are publishing their books at Amazon.com.

Scott lives near me in North Carolina and is a great writer and has written 15 thrillers, 60 short stories, four comics series, and six screenplays.

He has won numerous writing awards including the grand prize in the International Writers of the Future contest in 1999.

His latest book, McFall, was released as a series by one of Amazon.com’s publishing subsidiaries under a two book deal Scott has.

Scott says that 20,000 new books a day are published at Amazon.com!

Scott wrote about this at his website Authorscottnicholson.com I’ve gotten out of the “writer babble” business for two reasons: (1) I don’t know as much as I thought I did, and (2) it’s all changing so fast that even the boldest predictions of digital evolution quickly become laughable.

He explains how after the 99-cent ebook had a year’s run, and the pool was finally beginning to find stratification (crappy books sinking, good books nailing stable plateaus) Amazon unleashed the free ebook.

He adds at his site: I’m on record as predicting the flat-text e-book era has an outside range of five years, at least for fiction—specialized non-fiction and manuals will continue to be valuable for their content alone. I believe e-book sales will continue, but certainly not with expanding profits for all involved. Now that there are 20,000 free Kindle books available every single day, how long before readers come to expect and even demand free books exclusively? And what happens when the system is set up so that those who are the best or luckiest at giving away books become the people who dominate the bestseller lists?

Freebie roulette. Great for readers. Good for Amazon (maybe in the short term, but it is hard to figure the long term). Terrible for authors.

The market is diverse enough to support many different price tiers, but writers who want to survive in 2015 will need to make money off of free books, or they will soon quit writing.

Freebie Roulette?  Wow, I thought, how will writers survive?

Then I realized that I know the exact answer because I have been living it for 45 years. I have been “writing to sell” using monetization and the 7Ps.

Not only have I been writing but I have been earning… a lot.  The 7Ps have created a lifestyle beyond my greatest expectations.

“Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish 303” shines this 45 years of experience with on the world of ecommerce of ebooks as it evolves.

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Here is an Amazonian example of how to use Amazon.com, the 7Ps and monetization in the Amazon to earn income and add joy and fulfillment in your lifestyle.

This is just one example.  The process can work on almost any passion you have.

The first P is passion and we use this to direct the Golden Rule of Simplicity to define readers.

Here is the Gold Rule of Simplicity. 

• Your Desires Are in Others
• Your Desires ID Markets
• Your Habits Reveals Pathways
• Your Emotions Create Stories
• Your Demands Create Products

Imagine that your passion is the Amazon.   In the past we had to pay to find like minded souls  who had a similar (our readers) either through Search Engines or Pay Per Click or  whatever prospecting tool we desired.

Now Amazon.com provides an array of tools that allows you to be paid to build your list of loyal readers.   You can publish a book about the Amazon that earns some income.

Income is not the #1 goal of your Amazon.com publication.

This is where the monetization process and the 7Ps begins.  Reach… engage… focus… refine trust.  Royalties you earn from Amazon.com are a bonus.  The main goal of your publication at Amazon.com is to attract like minded souls who in this example are also interested in the Amazon.

“Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish 303” shares how to turn the readers of your Amazon.com publication into paying customers so the process of going to the Amazon… and bringing others will earn income and add adventure as you use new ecommerce technology to become a one man Amazon.com in the Amazon!

Gary

How to Get Ahead Through Travel

The way to get ahead is by getting ahead.  Really. 

The bell shaped curve affects all trends.  The 15.75% of businesses and investors that really get ahead are the early adopters.  They gain the largest rewards.

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Bell shape curve… 15.75% get in ahead of the trend.

You can get ahead because a new trend is on its way.   This is an era of rapid disruptive change that hits even the giants.  In fact the bigger they are… the more vulnerable they become.  Amazon.com for example has turned huge industries upside down… and knocked booksellers, publishers and many retail businesses to their knees, but is Amazon.com the giant that will stumble next?

Self publishing at Amazon.com is evolving.   The idea of simply publishing and just waiting for royalties to roll in, is well along the bell shaped curve.  Amazon will be with us for some time…  but new technologies that can disrupt Amazon.com are already on their way.

What’s Next? – Huge Profits For the Early Adapter

Amazon.com will change.  The firm has incredible income but small profit.   Amazon.com is the 1,000 pound  gorilla when it comes to selling books.  For how long?  Just when everyone thinks they have the system figured out… a new disruption comes along.   Ask the guys at Borders or Barnes & Noble!   Wait… that’s right. I forgot.  Borders is gone.  Barnes & Noble’s revenues decreased 8 percent in 2013 so it’s also on its way out?

An article at MIT Technology Review titled “Why the Father of the Consumer Internet Invests in E-Commerce” shows one way that internet publishing and e-commerce are evolving.   The article says:  Steve Case brought the Internet to Main Street.  Now he wants everyone to open an online store.   Case is no buzzword-dropping futurist. He’s practical, with a sharp eye for Main Street’s needs and, he says, “big ideas that are still small companies.”  Its largest investment, $40 million, went to BigCommerce, a company that brings “Amazon-like capabilities” to any merchant. The pool of potential customers is huge: 95 percent of retail establishments in the U.S. consist of a single store.

Be a Micro Amazon.com

This is the new trend rising… small companies with Amazon.com like capabilities.   Early adopters have a chance to get ahead of this trend by mastering the 7Ps.

Our two online courses, “Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish” and “Event Full Business” how to profit from an events business, both teach how to use the 7Ps.  The two courses work together in a synergistic way so you can create a micro publishing seminar business as Merri and I have.

The 7 Ps are “For Certain” principles in this uncertain world.

The 7Ps are  Passion – Problem – Person – Product – Prospecting Path – Promise – Presentation and go beyond change.

Whatever disruption new technology brings, the 7Ps create opportunity because they identify, reach, engage, focus and solidify customers at a profit.

The Ps are really important to any writer, publisher or micro business because they transcend all forms of technology.  They are a constant in an ever changing world.

The 7Ps reflect an immutable logic that worked in paper based publishing before computers.  They worked with computerized Cheshire labels.  The 7Ps worked  with jet printing on envelopes and personalized emails.  They work for websites and blogs.  Our Writer’s Camp and Online Self Fulfilled delegates and Event Full subscribers are using the 7Ps successfully right now at Amazon.com and in numerous micro businesses.

Learn how to earn extra income by combining the 7Ps in an events business that is supported by self publishing and writing to sell.

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Merri and I speaking to over 400 delegates in Quito, Ecuador

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Merri and I speaking to a dozen delegates at our farm office in North Carolina.

Merri and I have been using the 7Ps for over 45 years.   Since May 1968 we have been paid to travel and live exactly where we have wanted to be… because we have known how to write to sell and monetize the publishing success with events, seminars, courses and tours.

The combination of self publishing working hand in hand with an events business has allowed us to visit and to live anywhere in the world we have desired.   Many of our courses delegates are using the 7Ps to enjoy great profits and lifestyle as well.

One reader sent me this note:

“Gary,  I participated in a Home Party last week and sold $253 worth of Ecuador goods that I brought back on my trip there last November.  That makes a total of approx. $450 in random sales so far which comes real close to paying for my airline ticket.  I still have a nice inventory, so will work on selling the rest.” 

This reader is using an events based business to generate income that pays for Ecuador travel.

Our online course “Event – Full Business” shows how to start small and gradually build a larger events business (if that is your desire) as we have done.

There are many fringe benefits to an events business. For example almost all of our global travel has been tax deductible for all these years.

The pay has certainly not been bad either.  One event earned  $142,260 in three days.  In another instance we earned over $135,000 in two days.  Once our earnings exceeded $200,000 in just three days.  More often we bring in $10,000 for a weekend’s work.

Yet the income has been a small part of this adventure. The expanded horizons… the people we have met… the adventures we have shared… the tens of thousands of delegates we have enjoyed and hopefully helped…. the poor we have served… the freedom we have felt… to be able to go where we desire and come home, when we desire, with more than when we left.

Gain income generating synergy.

We have created a special program so readers can enjoy both our guaranteed online courses “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” and “Event Full Business – How to Have a Seminar and Tour Business” and save $149.

“Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” is regularly available for $299.

“Event Full Business – How to Have a Seminar and Tour Business” is $349.

This special offer provides both guaranteed courses for $499… a $149 savings

Event Full Business- How to Have a Seminar and Tour Business.

We have conducted seminars or events or spoken at them in… (alphabetical order)  Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary (before the Iron Curtain came down), Indonesia, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nevis, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and at one time or another most of the United States and even more.

There is a possibility that  Merri and I know more about conducting events than 99.9% of the people in the world.

We share what we know about events in our emailed correspondence course:  “Event – Full Business”.

Self publishing and events go hand in hand.  Writing to sell can build an events business and events can sell self published books, reports and courses.

Here are the initial lessons you receive.

#1: How to earn millions from seminars, courses and tours. See how we have earned as much as $200,000 for three days’ work. (Once $135,000 in two days.)

#2: How to build a seminar business. See the one day Washington-Atlanta-San Francisco system that helped our courses evolve and how to use this approach to help your teaching grow.

#3: When and when not to use other speakers. Seminars for speakers… a way to get it all out as your bank accounts gets it all in.

#4: How to use other speakers. Gain the key to the room and the people within. Why the golden pen is mightier than a glib tongue, the sword and the overloaded brain.

#5: Dealing with hotels/locations. Why the marketing does not talk to catering which will not communicate with accounting and the mess this could mean for you. How to choose… arrange and survive the hotel. Forget the $11,314 coffee bill… for swill.

#6: Scheduling seminars. Magic dates and times for marketing… how far in advance to market and seminar death dates to avoid.

#7: Creating a back end business. How Merri made $12,936 dollars at a seminar in 37 minutes by just standing still.

#8: Three types of courses… delegate driven… speaker driven… third party driven.

#9: The importance of strategic partnerships for added wealth.

#10: How to market seminars, courses & tours.

#11: How to build a List.

#12: Alternative seminar and course location options.

#13: The benefits of both big seminars and small courses.

#14: How to survive the dreaded problems: What to do when enrollments are low. Handling the heckler, the takeover and the cell phone. When the hotel fails. Surviving speaker no shows and all of those types of things!

#15: How to enhance your other businesses with seminars.

Event – Full Business – How to have a seminar and tour business sells for $349, but in this special offer you receive both fully guaranteed online courses “Event – Full Business” and “Self Fulfilled” for $499 and save $149.

Self Fulfilled-How to be A Self Publisher.

There are growing numbers of great stories about beginning writers using Kindle to sell their publications.

One great story is about Hugh Howey, a writer that every self publisher should meet and hear.  Read Hugh’s story here.

Hugh Howey is a self-described “bum,” who bounced from computer repair, to yacht captain, to bookstore clerk. In his spare time he wrote science fiction, and  in 2011 self published his post-apocalyptic novel Wool.   Soon he was earning him over $100,000 a month on Amazon, had secured him a six-figure book deal from a major publisher and his book had been optioned for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

Hugh is an inspiration and you can see numerous interview’s with Hugh at our website.

Part of Hugh’s formula was to lower his sales price as low as 99 cents.   This compares to the typically $9.99 to $12.99 for other books on Kindle. The low prices started enough people reading his book Wool. Suddenly sales of Wool took off through word of mouth.  After the book became a best seller at Amazon.com the foreign rights, six figure print deal and film rights flowed naturally.

Starting with online books allows you to lower price…  increase volume and cut out a publisher, distributor and book store who normally absorb up to 88% of the income created by a book.

You can start self publishing with no printing costs, no shelf space, no inventory, no postal delivery.  Most of the publishing expenses are eliminated.

Our self publishing course includes how to use the 7Ps to self publish for profit plus includes “Self Publishing 202… How to Publish on Kindle”.

Learn how to develop your publishing skills to turn your passion into profit!  If you can’t write… publish the writing of others instead!

Self Fulfilled: How to be a Self Publisher teaches our proprietary step-by-step plan for getting your publishing business going… full or part-time… right away.

The course includes 11 steps to creating the perfect product, including how to review ideas, test focus, and aim at markets.

* How you can start with a very small amount of money and eventually work only four hours a day (if you are operating full-time).

* How to gain 1,000% returns on some of your publications.

* How to choose a format—book, newsletter, list, audio or video—that suits you and your audience.

* Frequently committed marketing mistakes and how to avoid them (plus, you’ll get samples of winning marketing pieces to study).

* How to set up a computerized fulfillment center even if you’re computer illiterate.

* How to turn advertising dollars into a fortune by creating winning ads, direct mail pieces, and getting thousands of dollars in free publicity.

* How to use your computer and the internet to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in printing and postage.

* How to control inventory, check ad results, and keep overhead down.

* 11 financial hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.

* My secret pricing strategies that will help you sell more units of your product.

* Plus much, much more that I don’t have space for here!

* How to use the internet to publish

* How to define and target your internet market, and start getting visits

* How to develop your website

* The top 10 internet tips to use and the top 10 traps to avoid

The course includes:  A 50 minute Video Workshop worth $99 “How to Start Your Own Internet Business” presented by our webmaster David Cross,

* The $299 online course “The Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have an Internet Business”.

* Our Super Thinking Workshop in an MP3 file so you can listen on your computer, burn a disk or listen on you Ipod or in your car. This workshop is a $199 value.

* A special report only available to those who enroll in “Self Fulfilled” entitled  “Three Secrets for Creating Publishing Ideas”.

Self Fulfilled is normally $299.  Event Full Business is normally $349.   This special offer gives you both for $499.   Save $149 when you order both “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” and “Event – Full Business”.

GUARANTEED. We’ll Accept All the Risk!

We completely guarantee the program.

Order Self Publishing: Your Complete Business Plan for becoming a self publisher and take a full 30 days to put it through its paces. That way you can follow my simple process and start seeing the results for yourself.

If you’re not completely convinced that this information is helpful to you—all you have to do is let us know and  you’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your subscription.

We welcome you to “Event – Full Business” and Self Fulfilled.

We’ll be doing all we can to help you create a rich and fulfilled lifestyle that stretches well beyond your dreams with a self publishing business that supports events.

Self Fullfilled and Event Full Business $499

See more about these two courses here.

Why the Father of the Consumer Internet Invests in E-Commerce

Ecuador Amazon Home With B&B or Small Farm Potential


Live in luxury in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

We are seeing a rising interest in multi dimensional property everywhere… the USA, on Ecuador’s coast, Cuenca, Cotacachi and even the Amazon so I was interested when a reader sent this Amazon property for sale.  Here is a paid advertisement for an Ecuador Amazon home with Bed & Breakfast or small farm potential for sale.

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Main entrance to the home with exposed brick and stone walls.

(click on photos to enlarge)

The Amazon Region of Ecuador is one large and rich adventure. The Amazon contains the world’s largest tropical rainforest, the world’s largest river, and perhaps the greatest diversity of wildlife to be found anywhere.  It is home to more than 4000 species of birds, 2000 species of fish, 60 species of reptiles, including the Caiman and the Anaconda, and a great variety of mammals.

Imagine living there in a home like the one offered here in this paid advertisement.

Gary

Ecuador Amazon Home With B&B or Small Farm Potential for Sale

American built and owned rustic contemporary 2500 sq ft new construction (2011) 3 bedroom / 3 ½ bath exposed brick home sits on 2.5 acres of jungle habitat complete with cacao, coffee, lemon and banana trees, and the occasional monkey.  The living space consists of a large American style kitchen with a center island and granite countertops, an airy dining & living room with 14 ft ceilings that open to a large covered porch in the midst of tropical vegetation, a study/media room, laundry room, and pantry.

This furnished home is complete with full amenities including outdoor barbeque, washer / dryer, centralized gas, monitored alarm system, internet and Direct TV, and is located 6 miles from the city of Tena, and a short walk to the scenic Napo River.

Tena, the kayak and white water rafting capital of Ecuador, is also the springboard to the Amazon.  Visitors enjoy jungle tours, or visit nearby waterfalls and Indigenous communities to learn about Quechan traditions and typical foods like guayusa tea, chicha drink and mitos (fish or other meal cooked in large leaves over a fire).

An excellent investment opportunity for a family home or start-up bed and breakfast.  Owners possess legal property deed.  Opportunity to purchase additional land.

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Open style living and dining area with 14 ft ceilings.

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Large covered porch with sliding door access from the living area and studio.

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Master bath with tub set in river stone.

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2nd floor bedrooms with ceiling fans

This wonderful home sits on 2.5 acre land.

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Jungle vegetation surrounding this Ecuador Amazon home for sale.

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banana, coffee and…

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cacao and lemon trees, as well as tropical flowers.

Asking price:  $165K, fully furnished with property deed.        

I came to the Ecuadorian Amazon from the US as a missionary physical therapist, and in 2006 I founded a rehabilitation center for children with disabilities at the local hospital in Tena.  Later I met and married an Ecuadorian doctor and we have a 4 year old daughter (who is currently learning Quechan dancing).  We tailor-built this home for entertaining in the Amazon, and for cultivating the local culture and vegetation.  My 10 year venture as a non-profit organization is coming to a close and relocating, so it is with sadness that I look for a new owner to occupy our wonderful home.

For more information please contact: nmfalcone@yahoo.com; telephones (Ecuador) 011 593 62844 133 / 0984827203

End of Advertisement

We DO NOT investigate properties when they are advertised so be sure to complete your due diligence and always use an independent Ecuador attorney who represents you (not the seller) when you buy real estate in Ecuador. Also we want to be sure that you check the claims of the developer/seller and make sure that you are satisfied. We also recommend that you rent before you buy and become familiar with Ecuador.

Tena is one of Ecuador’s main Amazon towns.

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Tena

Sitting on the Napo River Tena offers access to civilization in the midst of nature’s jungle wonder.

The city of Tena (population 28,000), capital of the Napo Province, lies 116 miles from Quito.

This is a small but industrialized center in Ecuador with a major regional hospital and many tourist related businesses.

Transportation is good with a small airport and a bus terminal.

Tena is a popular launching point for jungle, kayaking and rafting tours in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest region.

The climate is comfortable and cooler than much of the Amazon due to its 1,700 foot elevation. There is rainfall year-round but even in the wettest time April, May, and June, it usually does not rain every day or all day.

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Interested in this property?  Try a jungle adventure. For example you can cruise the Napo.

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Trees on the Napo River

One great way to visit Tena is via Papallacta… one of the best know thermal spas in Ecuador.   Merri and I have been recommending a soak in this spa since the early 2000s.  In 2005 I wrote:   Hot Springs: I have watched a hot spring resort high in the Andes outside of Quito (called Papallacta), grow by leaps and bounds over the past five years (despite Ecuador going through its worst economic depression ever). Soaking in exotic therapeutic waters is likely to grow in popularity in the U.S. because it fits into three of the big trends in the imagination era (the market for adventure, health and longevity and the market for togetherness).

Visiting these thermal pools is a healthy and relaxing adventure and a perfect stop and overnighter on the way from Quito to Tena.

The road runs from Quito to Papallacta to Tena.

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Tena Papallacta road.

Gary

Learn how to live anywhere and write to sell.

Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

When you write, you can work anywhere.   Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.

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Here I am with our hound Ma, working during the summer at our North Carolina farm.

Learn how to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.  I have been able to earn by writing in Hong Kong, England, the Isle of Man, Dominican republic and Ecuador to name a few of the place I have lived.  Everywhere I have been… too numerous to share here, I have been able to work.  All I need is my laptop.

A pencil and pad even did the job before.  Freedom is just one benefit that you can gain from writing.

Another is income.   Writing has brought me both farms, free and clear… plus a lot more.

Another good example is my friend Hugh Howey.  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.com.  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.

Hugh Howey

Sometimes Hugh and I get together at my  farm and play chess (he beats me badly).

Writers like High are great inspirations.

A couple of years ago Hugh  left Florida, and moved to South Africa.  He had a sailing catamaran built for him and now can sail the world while he continues to write.

Hugh explained it like this: And that’s the miracle of working as a writer: I can do it from anywhere and everywhere. The past few years, I’ve done a lot of writing from airplanes and airports while on business trips abroad.  SAND was entirely written overseas while traveling through seven different countries; I think it’s a better story because of those inspirations. In upcoming years, I may be writing near your home port.

Hugh’s a super star writer and his success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person.  He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.  But you do not have to be a million dollar a year earner or a traveler to benefit from writing.

The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing can bring you 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 Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared.   Hugh, like me and most writers were journeymen first.  Stardom came later.

Here are sevens secrets that can help you become a journeyman writer. 

The secrets are a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income, freedom 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 and 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 will be 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. 

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 is new… except the seven secrets. 

Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love this evolution 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.

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.

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 Whiplash?”

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.

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.

Be immersed in your passion and get paid well for it. 

This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers.  Extra income, more freedom and fulfillment are usually more than enough enough.

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

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).

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David Cross

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.

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.

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 regular writing and self publishing updates 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 . 

To order International Business Made EZ and the entire “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program for $299.  Click Here.

See success stories from Self Publishers and a few who have attended the “Writer’s Camp” you can hear on MP3.

 

Power of Positive Part #2 – Amazon Adventure


Here is the example of the power of positive in the Amazon and how little can accomplish a lot.

A reader recently sent the following comments:   Ecuador’s Kichwa people have asked for our help to stop the government turning their forest home into an oil field. A massive scandal in the global media challenging President Correa to act on his environmental principles could persuade him to pull back and stop the Amazon oil rush. Sign the petition now:

He asked for my comments on this and I replied:   “We look for small positive things we can do and then do not spend much time on politics that we cannot do much about.  We have found that there are usually two sides to every story. Plus one rule for being a good guest anywhere is to avoid becoming embroiled in the politics of one’s host.

“In the case of the Amazon oil problem our positive approach was to donate funds to an indigenous tribe that did not want to sell their oil rights so they could build a small tourist camp deep in the Amazon jungle in Sucumbios Province. This gave them an alternate way to earn.

Here is the story we wrote about this 2002 adventure from the archives of this website.

Amazon Story

Here is our Amazon story in the Cuyabeno.

Cuyabeno River.

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Photo of Cuyabeno River at Flickr

Our trip into the Amazon rain forest was Amazing. We began with a 25 minute flight from Quito to Agrio Lago (sour lake), an oil town deep in the jungle about 35 miles from the Colombian border. This is a rough wild-west type of town and the airport is just an asphalt strip cut in the middle of deep jungle.

We knew things were a bit different on arrival when we saw two sinister blackhawk helicopters, side doors open, machine guns mounted, displayed and ready to use. This is not for visual effect. The crews sit at ready in the shade of a squat faded, cement terminal building. They are not all Ecuadorian pilots either. A curly red headed, tall, freckle faced officer reminded us that the U.S. have their Plan Colombia in operation here.

A squad of soldiers broke from the jungle at the end of the runway, crossed the tarmac and entered the green foliage at the other end of the strip.

This security is all about oil. This is a main oil area and gunships protect the pipelines. Ecuador is a rich country, number one exporter in bananas, huge in shrimp, big flowers, cocoa and coffee, gold and silver, but its economic future depends on the oil.

Ecuador is the second largest oil exporter in South America and its economic plan for the next five years is based on doubling its production of the black gold.

Oil has been the nation’s short term economic salvation, but this is the reason we are here as well because this same oil also creates huge ecological problems, destroys rain forests, pollutes streams, etc.

One way of combating this problem has been the creation of numerous huge eco-reserves and we headed for one of the largest, the Cuyabeno (good man) Reserve, 2,700 square miles of deep jungle rainforest that is highly protected.

This area has been created to conserve the fauna and flora and meet requirements so the native inhabitants in joint administration with the government can continue to live, as they always have, here.

The preserve is set into two areas, the first is open to tours through just six tour operators and three lodges of which our lodge is one. (Merri and I are have such a belief in this project that we have financed it and are joint owners of one of these three camps). No one except the indigenous are allowed into this area unless with one of the tour guides.

The second area is a zone of maximum protection where no one (except the indigenous) is allowed. This offers the wildlife population an exclusive area to live undisturbed.

At the airport we climbed into a dusty blue 17 seater bus and headed down the only asphalt road (paved for just a while-it quickly turned to gravel)for a two and a half hour ride to the Cuyabeno River, one of several tributaries that flow through the reserve into the Amazon.

The road was good, well kept to serve the pipeline, a huge dull, black snake, that ran beside us the entire drive. Ominous in the damage it presents, yet this is power, civilization and the portent of doom all at one time. I try to make it feel evil, but we are riding in a diesel bus and did get here in a gas guzzling Boeing 727, having reached the airport in our gasoline powered car.

This ominous tone is quickly cast off by the green wonder of the trip, magnificent folds, cuts and hills, rich green, splashed by silver leaves of the castor plant and an occasional blotch of brown representing Brahmin cows that thrive in this area.

The image is verdant, rich, huge kudzu like vines cling on flamboyans and great stands of bamboo. Stalks of Hawaiian Ginger and Heliconia (Birds of Paradise) spring from large clumps of Verbe de Monte (wire grass) that cover the roadside. Local buses roll by, open air affairs, gaudily pinstriped and colorful, reminiscing of old coca-cola trucks, painted and stuffed with riders instead of bottles of Coke.

Houses are built on stilts to remind us that this is a rain forest subject to an intense rainy season. They are clapboard, unpainted or in faded splashes of chipped pastel corals and turquoise. Rusty tin roofed or thatched palmed, held languid children who stood by the roadside and waved with puzzled looks, (like we are the first to pass, or perhaps they were asking, if you are so rich, why are you here). Rural schools noted each separate community, concrete buildings with open gaps between the walls and fibreglass roofs, so air can flow in from the joint soccer field-basketball court that lays in a concrete sheet or weedy, open field.

Jungle trees, fighting thick palmettos for sun, sport thin trunks and rise hundreds of feet before branching into the air. A line of these trees announced the Aqua Rico river, a wide, slow meandering tributary that runs from Peru to the Amazon.

We sped through Dureno, an oil town of faded shacks, clapboard, cement and cement block where a broomstick factory stood at the end of town announcing that not everything depends on oil.

The atmosphere turned rich and ripe, huge breadfruits and palms jutted from the jungle and we passed another town Paca Yacu, where further on in the midst of the jungle was a long tin roofed shack with the words “Night Club” written to attract the oil workers who toil 21 days in the jungle before having eight days off.Imagine a night at this club!

The next village Chiretza was surrounded by huge elephant ears and long banks of ancient looking ferns. Low plastic greenhouses spread out here so coffee beans can be dried more quickly. Village after village flashed by, Aqua Negro, being the last, each a slice of time, an adventure of untold stories waiting to be spun around a camp fire. Yet we sped on.

At last we reached an entry station to the park where the Cuyabeno River slips slowly by. A faded concrete building sat by an old bridge built on huge hardwood logs.

This is the dry season so we had to slip down a muddy slope to reach our long canoe, carved from one huge log. Fitted for twelve the outboard motor could have sped us along, were it not for a multitude of vines, deadfalls and huge logs that lay strewn along the muddy bank at the many bends twists and turns in the stream.

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Photo of Cuyabeno River at Flickr

The river flowed slowly, between 30 and 50 feet wide, a swirling brown lane in a canyon of green. Vines dripped from trees, sipping water and life for the canopy hundreds of feet above.

There are 500 species of birds, 100 mammals, 374 types of fish, manatee, pink dolphin and unimaginable numbers of amphibians, turtles, insects and such forms of life, so we were never alone.

We were immediately overjoyed that these life forms did not include a host mosquitoes or other eating bugs. The ecological platform here is in balance and natural predators, mosquito hawks, birds, bats etc. keep the bad bugs in check.

A Blue Morpho, flashed from the jungle in a wonderful iridescent azure, blinking, erratic pattern against the green. They become our constant companions as we floated past tangles of forest, vines, birds of paradise, huge sago palms, tiny queens, slim trunked and rising hundreds of feet to their lacy crowns. Clumps of fern bracketed wild orchids, that were splashes of red, yellow and orange. Everything here is bigger and on a grander scale.

A sign snapped from the foliage, “Land of the Siona-Secoya”. This is what the lodge is about, its revenues are used in part to help support this tribe, building schools, providing basic needs and trying to stop the encroachment of western civilization so his community can live as they have for so many generations before.

A Kingfisher (a sign that the environment is clean- as they cannot stand pollution) landed on a red plant that the native guide tells is a contraceptive used by the locals. They boil it for two days and drink a cup a day to prevent unwanted childbirth. Yet the community here needs kids, only 43 remain in the community.

Perfumes floated through the areas, exotic, heady sweet smells, wild garlic, farnagapani and huge banks of honey suckle.

Huge fish roiled in the water. Ara Paima (tarpon) are one of the major food sources for the natives here. They are caught by trolling with a small fish until the tarpon is attracted. Then one fisherman uses a small canoe and detachable harpoon that hooks a strong line into the fish, leading to a long, exciting ride and finally dinner for many. Pirannahs and catfish also frequent the river and will add to our daily fare while we are here.

After about two and a half hours of this jungle canyon, the first of three lodges appeared. Our lodge is deepest in the jungle so we journeyed further before we arrived.

The stilt lodge is hidden in the jungle and approached by steps up from the river and a boardwalk through vine-covered jungle that leads to a thatched covered tee shaped building surrounded by jungle green.

Built of rough cut lumber, bamboo and thatch, the top of the tee contains the sleeping rooms, each with two, very comfortable queen size beds and private bathroom with shower. The base of the tee is a large, open air lounge filled with deck chairs and hammocks. Then there is a dining room with thirty foot hardwood table. In the kitchen beyond Rodrigo the chef, somehow cooks up incredible jungle feasts on his meager gas stove.

Wonderful smells wafted from the kitchen as candles blinked in the sunset offering a warm row of direction along the hand rails to our comfortable rooms.

The rainy season was just beginning, but mostly in the jungle it rains at night, so after a delicious meal of manioc bread, jungle stew, tropical fruits and herbal tea, we all gazed at the camp fire in the court yard for a bit before we walked bare footed along the thick hewn plank floors to our beds.

The jungle noises of the day faded into night sounds which serenaded us until the downpour began. Cozy in our tents of netting, the deluge pounded dreamily on the thatch. The pour wakened us just enough to appreciate the total silence that followed the rain, pure, utter quiet, deep, deep, nourishment and rest.

We took our standard four day, three night tour and part of this was bird watching. We saw such a huge variety I will not list them all here, but a few of the more notable were the colorful Hoatzin, something I cannot compare. I know of nothing like it that exists up north. The white throated toucan, yellow rumped cacique, mealy parrot, red capped cardinal, anhinga, hawk, vulture and heron, plus the blue crowned motmot and great tiamou were a few we saw.

There were also monkeys aplenty, tiny lion monkeys, baby faced squirrel monkeys and howler monkeys who sounded like jets rumbling in the distance.

The next morning after a breakfast of tropical delights, we boated to an obscure path, climbed out and hiked to the village of the Siona-Secoya that we protect. Our partnership with this community began after the village Shaman Aldemar saw our tour partner in a dream as the man who would help his people.

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Gary Scott and Aldemar

On the trip into the tribe’s home, we ate on the hoof. Food in the jungle is never far. Manioc a root, was a tasty (something like a light, sweet, juicy, raw potato) start. Then we moved onto Piton (looks like a Kiwi fruit which they also boil to get oil for shampooing hair). We ate sour cane (similar to rhubarb), sugar cane, cocoa (when fresh the fleshy fruit is quite delicious and totally unlike its dried, brown powdery state), coffee (similar to fresh cocoa), banana and a fruit they called grape, but which is more like lychee fruit, a white syrupy pulp that is extraordinarily sweet! What surprised us most was the sweet smell of coffee flower. This is more like jasmine or honeysuckle than the aroma we know when it has been dried, roasted and brewed.At the village we shared in a celebration with the locals having a sip of banana and manioc chi cha (beer). This was powerful stuff which the natives enjoyed more than we. Perhaps this was why they challenged us to some volleyball. The village has a net and we had brought a volleyball as a gift. Perhaps the bigger gift was their whipping us civilized people as we flopped around trying to keep up with them. In our defense we did manage to score twice before we were defeated 21 to 2.

Nights were absorbed cruising the river, spotlighting Cayman (alligators) and wrestling a smaller one. During the others days, aside from loafing in hammocks and enjoying the gentle always perfect temperature, we watched birds, fished for piranha, (delicious, flaky meat) and hiked in the jungle.

We fished and swam in the is lake.

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Photo from Trip Advisor site.

Rare Pink Dolphin are also seen here… though we missed this treat.

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Pink Dolphin Photo at Flickr

The final evening Aldemar sat round the camp fire and talked to us of his tribe’s history and his healing approach. He is 40, has studied since he was 10 and will study his entire life. The jungle is the world’s pharmacopoeia and these natives know herbs better than most anyone. He cleansed us with leaves from the Chunga bush and told us of Huasi (a thin red root of a special palm) and a yellow Bromeliad flower that are cures for digestive problems and ulcers. He explained how Dragon’s blood from tree bark dissolves liver problems and infections and Albaca leaves grown in muddy surroundings are cooked and mixed with a half gallon of pure water to lower blood pressure.

Not that blood pressure was a problem on this trip. This was a totally relaxing trip and I snuck the guest book to see what those who accompanied us wrote.

“Wonderful escape from the stressful world.: ES Houston “Incredible wildlife, so close to nature,” RI Germany

“A thorough, relaxing trip, what a wonderful way to wind down.” “I enjoyed the all natural food.” JH Seattle

“I enjoyed hammocks and not having electricity. Never had a candle light shower before!” MF New Mexico

The return trip was as remarkable and we all arrived back in Quito more rested and perhaps more in touch with life than perhaps in a very long time.

Regretfully we stopped taking readers to that lodge because the FARC came across the border from Colombia and kidnapped some Americans.   The US State Dept. issued a travel advisory that said then (and remains today):   Northern Border Region: Due to the spread of organized crime, drug and small-arms trafficking, and incursions by terrorist organizations near Ecuador’s border with Colombia, the U.S. Embassy in Quito advises caution when traveling to northern Ecuador, including the provinces of Sucumbios, northern Orellana, Carchi, and northern Esmeraldas. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling alone or staying overnight in these areas. At least 11 U.S. citizens are known to have been victims of kidnapping in this region in the past 11 years.

See a link to the full advisory below.  Fortunately Ecuadorians still promote tours there that help support this tribe.

Why Positive?  Though we lost 100% of our investment in that project (you win a few and you lose a few financially) when you are taking positive steps towards your passion you never lose.

Fulfilling one’s purpose is the biggest contract any of us have.

One challenge in life is to discover the path we are meant to travel and to follow it!   Our heart, which knows the big picture, leads us.   Since the journey is filled with twists and turns we use our logic to fine tune the course.  This is why small steps are good… yet so potent.   Our heart shows us the right big path.   Our logic adjusts our progress in each small step.

Learn how to be big in little ways at our Super Thinking + Investing and Business course this weekend Feb 1-2-3, 2013.   Due to a strong response, we moved the seminar venue to a larger meeting place and have three spaces left.

This course shows how to write and sell your adventure at Amazon.com

Secumbios Travel Advisory

As Above Nutrition


Here is more information on how to take care of your own health with “As above – S0 below” nutrition.

“Last Tuesday’s message “Autumn Foods” reviewed how “look alike” foods can enhance nutrition to gain better health”.

Merri and I learned this simple tip from Ecuador shamans and yatchaks.   There are many specific “look alikes” that we can all use to support good health.

As above…so below.

Merri and I lived and studied for years with many shamans in Ecuador and they used the look alike concept in many ways.

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Gary with Aldemar shaman in the Amazon

The Tuesday message mentioned that when I had a bad fall (in a marble bathroom) and suffered brain injuries, the shamans recommended that I eat many walnuts. They believe that walnuts are good brain food and explained they could tell because walnuts look like a brain.

So when this note was sent to me, I thought it worth passing along:   It’s been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish… all before making a human. He made and provided what we’d need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We’re such slow learners…

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!

God’s Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye… and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocados, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female – they look just like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Oranges, Grapefruit, and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body’s cells. Today’s research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

So keep this idea in mind when thinking about health or wealth.

As above… So below.  This is great guide in nutrition… in society… in investing… in the spirit… in the body, mind, soul and all of life.

Gary

Longevity Secret

Here is a longevity secret.

This is  a recent comment from a reader in the Pacific Northwest:  Gary, Thank you very much for this product.  I have taken it for 2 months, am down 20 lbs of fat and put on 5 or 6 lbs of muscle.  I currently weigh 194lbs on my way down to 178 where I was 2 ½ years ago. My blood pressure has gone from dangerously high to 133 over 83 and headed further South. I am 70 years old and feel terrific since using this product.  It has done wonders for my energy.

If you see more orders come from my area  I may be the cause of it as I’ve been spreading the word.  I’ve shared it with personal trainers in my gym who train boomers and others and have some credibility as they see it working well for me.  

Ecuador Longevity Secret

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Merri and I lived and worked with this Ecuador Yatchak for seven years This photo was taken after a purification ceremony at a sacred spring.

A huge health focus by this yatchak was purification… from the inside and out.  He had us walk in mountain mists. The negative ions in the mists attached to free radicals and purified the skin to cleanse us from the inside out.

Another purification was of our blood. Herbs… minerals and a low calcium diet.  There was almost no dairy served.

Since it is difficult for most of us to eat cleansing food in the West, this message looks at a longevity alternative and begins by showing  how and why, in the 1960’s, due to strict OSHA regulations, the government curtailed a simple (and incredibly low cost) amino acid that can help improve cardiovascular systems, increase memory, improve vision, enhance vitality, expand energy and extend lifespan.

Access to good health care is vital and should be enjoyed by all.  Yet it is not.  It had been a Western birthright… each generation living longer than the last.  New research shows this is no longer true for all.  Government studies show that there are widening gaps in life expectancy based on income, race, sex, education and geography.

There are two Americas measured by wealth and  health, and the distortions are growing.

A government-sponsored study by Harvard researchers found that life expectancy actually declined in a substantial number of counties from 1983 to 1999, particularly for women. Most of the counties with declines are in the Deep South, along the Mississippi River, and in Appalachia, as well as in the southern Plains and Texas.

The article went on to say that the people of Appalachia used to be among the longest lived. I can believe it. There is a family cemetery here on our farm. These five headstones show the occupants lived to be 86, 91, 95, 100 and 115!  The 115 year old lived from 1794 to 1909. I  wonder what type of medical insurance she had back here in these hills?

Here is that cemetery.

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This problem of declining service is growing in more sectors than just American health care.

This growing gap is a concern on many fronts…but means, that in many parts of the Western world, good health care is only available to an increasingly smaller portion of top earners.

To overcome this problem Merri and take many steps to improve how we feel each day and hopefully enhance our activity and longevity.  We meditate daily… have a strong sense of purpose in our business and life, keep a regime of regular, mild exercise and yoga and eat our own or locally grown food whenever we can.  We also use numerous nutritional disciplines… including a mix of nutrients recommended some years ago by a reader and seminar delegate.

This delegate was an M.D.  He was in his eighties but had the energy and looks of a much, much younger man.  When asked about his secret of youth he said his vitality was based on several factors. A few of them you would expect, such as good diet, sufficient exercise and plenty of activity in a strong, purposeful life. Then he explained another secret of his youth and energy: chelation.

The youthful doctor told us he had been running the largest I.V. chelation center in the United States from Hawaii. Hardening of the arteries is such a huge problem in our modern world that he was making a fortune.

Then, he said, he had learned about Beyond Chelation (TM) a vitamin-mineral formula created by Dr. Gary Gordon. The doctor said he found this so effective that he shut down his clinics and exclusively used this simple formula which he (after seeing the results of Dr. Gordon’s formula) felt had better results than I.V. chelation therapy.

Over 30 years of Dr. Gordon’s experience as a clinician, researcher and educator in chelation therapy are behind this comprehensive cardiovascular nutritional supplement, designed to maintain and promote vascular health, mental and physical well being.

Our client and doctor friend gave us a month’s supply of this formula. He thought it would be excellent for us and would help us with traveling also. Merri and I tried this product ourselves and felt great, plus we loved the savings we enjoyed. It is so much less expensive than all the numerous other vitamins and minerals that we had been taking. We actually were spending less! In addition this system is so convenient. Everything is in one simple daily packet. Especially when we travel we just bring along a packet for each day we are on the road. No more loading up pill boxes or bringing bottles (or suitcases full of bottles) of vitamins and stuff.

We liked this product so much we began passing the favor on to many delegates at seminar.  As is so often the case when we like something we start talking about it and pretty soon, a batch of friends were taking Beyond Chelation Improved and telling us great things about their experiences.

Here is an example of raves we receive on April 21, 2012 from a delegate who received a month’s supply in early March:

I was introduced to and given 30 days supply of a product (for which I must thank my good friend, Merri Scott, profusely) that is clinically proven to clean out the blood and much much more.

Almost Miraculous results?  Well…you be the judge.

Look at the 2 blood tests (lipids,sugars etc.) I had done recently, just 2 months apart.

My Cholesterol was 330 then, 169 now!
My triglycerides were 1350 then, 199 now!

Both incredibly, dangerously high, if fact doctor said he never saw or even heard of Tri’s so high.   (I checked on the internet, others do have them that high).

My (FBS) Blood sugar was 150,  now 129!

Hemaglobin count up appreciably (red blood cells), which is real good too!

And Blood Pressure at the time was 130/80, a bit high, now 107/70= Perfect said the doc!

Man I feel a whole lot better too.

How did I do it?

1) Exercise greatly intensified & consistent= 3-5 days a week in gym weight-lifting, plus biking-walking-swimming.

2) Diet= a) Dropped fatty meats (ie. Bacon/Pork chops etc).
             b) “NO WHITES ALLOWED” DIET= No white Sugar, Flour or Starch (yes= ouch!).
                 b-1= Cut non-white and white GLUTENS (mostly Gluten-free) too!
                 b-2= Mucho water, and only purely natural fruit juices… fresh squeezed & ground (minimized frequency).
                 b-3= More adamantly continued NO ALCOHOL consumption!
             c) Added more fresh veggies & fruits, as many as can be found in BZ (Not many veggies variety esp).

I had been adjusting diet and starting to exercise (Gym= Weights & Biking) 3 months before the tests so who knows if they were even higher before I tested?

The slight dieting and much more exercising alone, evidently, did not change it much!

I have lost about 33 lbs of fat ,and gained 10 pounds of muscle, so I am down 23 lbs, from 244 to 221!

Lost some love-handle & gut inches ! I am going for under 200, over the next few months,where I haven’t been for about almost 20 years!

I have had high cholesterol and triglycerides, since I was in my mid to late 30’s (now 58),and always did diet and exercise changes to adjust them down a bit, but never were they anywhere near this “before drastic action” high  before, nor have they ever been this low after the 2nd test and resultant phenomenal improvements! I continue to refuse to take the poisonous Pharmaceuticals Doc’s keep trying to stuff down my gut! No PHARMA. PHARMA-KILLS!

“Health is our greatest Wealth”…no assets have real value when we lose it!

Thank God for: good friends, good food, good info, good nutrition, good energy, good exercise, and good health!

May Goodness & Mercy follow & lead us, over the mountains and thru the valleys, revealing light thru the darkness all the days of our lives!

I DO FEEL SO GOOD again!  Via Con Dios !

They reordered so much of it through us that I decided to make it available to all my readers at a really special price… lower than I believe you can get anywhere on the internet to see if readers are interested in obtaining Beyond Chelation Improved through us.

Let me begin by saying that Beyond Chelation Improved has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease and should only be taken as a food supplement. Having said this I share Dr. Gordon’s information below.

Dr. Garry Gordon of Payson, Arizona, is one of the fathers of the Chelation Therapy movement and he developed this cardiovascular nutritional supplement called “Beyond Chelation”.

This supplement combines more than sixty ingredients, known to have beneficial effects, into one total cardiovascular support program. “The name of this new product states exactly what it is,” says Dr. Gordon. “It’s what the public should be taking if they’ve already had chelation or can’t afford it, or simply want to take advantage of new breakthroughs that permit us to safely and effectively reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.” In addition to promoting heart health, Dr. Gordon has found that his supplement has multiple anti-aging effects. Along with Dr. Dean Ornish of Sausalito, California, who demonstrated in a five-year study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that heart disease could be reversed, Dr. Gordon believes that vascular disease can be arrested and cured. However, for those unable to stick to an extremely low-fat diet (below 9% in total fat content) and the meditation and exercise mandated in Dr. Ornish’s program, Beyond Chelation may provide similar effects. In his own practice, Dr. Gordon has been able to document significant improvements of blood flow to the legs, head and heart of patients experiencing problems of clot, spasm and arrhythmia with the use of oral chelation formula so that fewer than 5% have had to have heart surgery.

There are many benefits from chelation:

  1. Helps to prevent Arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries)
  2. Helps to rejuvenate your cardiovascular system
  3. Helps to improve conduction in all degrees of A-V heart block
  4. Helps to abolish extra heart beats, skipped beats and rapid heart beats
  5. Helps to decrease ventricular arrhythmia due to digitalis toxicity
  6. Helps as a pre-operative preparation
  7. Helps remove lead and heavy metals from the system
  8. Helps increase American life expectancy
  9. Reduces toxic lead and metal deposits and abnormal calcium deposits
  10. Reduces blood pressure and blood cholesterol
  11. Improves circulation
  12. Improves vision and hearing
  13. Improves liver function
  14. Improves skin texture and tone
  15. Helps prevent abnormal cross linking of molecules that age tissue
  16. Helps to relieve symptoms of senility by increasing circulation to the brain
  17. Helps to relieve pain, hypoglycemia, phlebitis and scleroderma
  18. Dissolves fats in plaque lined arteries
  19. Helps make blood slippery and prevents abnormal blood clotting
  20. Helps to increase tissue oxygenation

How does Chelation Therapy work?

It is a largely hidden fact that the main blood vessel leaving the heart of a healthy 80 year old man has 140 TIMES more pathologic calcium in it than the main blood vessel of a healthy boy of ten. By means of chelation therapy, this unwanted calcium (causing a build up of vulnerable plaque, hardening of the arteries, and potential heart problems) is removed from blood vessels and put into water-soluble complexes (chelates), which are readily excreted through the kidneys. Clinical observations reveal, however, that the amount of calcium in bones is not affected by the removal of calcium in the arteries nor is it diminished by the use of EDTA chelation therapy.

What is EDTA and is it safe?

Chelation therapy (using the synthetic amino acid known as EDTA) has been a standard treatment for lead and heavy metal poisoning since World War II. In the 1940’s and 1950’s, patients taking EDTA chelation therapy for lead poisoning reported improved memory, vision, hearing and smell, and diminished leg and heart pain. Since then nearly 1,000,000 patients with cardiovascular disease have been treated successfully. Further, EDTA has been used as a food additive for over 30 years, the average American consuming between 15-30 mgs in their diets daily.

Why was EDTA put on the back burners?

In the 1960’s, prior to the current strict OSHA regulations, workers poisoned by high levels of lead at their jobs were given EDTA tablets by their company doctors to excrete the lead. The government, wanting to get to the source of the problem, ordered this remedy to be curtailed and the working environment improved. Because of this situation and with this order, oral EDTA chelation went into seclusion.

Why is Oral Chelation surfacing now?

Through almost 30 years of comparative case studies, researchers have discovered that oral and IV EDTA chelation therapy (especially when augmented by scientifically formulated nutritive support) improved the functioning of most organs of the body. Recently, biological age determination testing has gained widespread scientific acceptance, which allows us to prove that Chelation therapy improves the functioning of most organs, effectively turning back their biological clocks. It also may be a solution to the newly discovered cause of 85% of the major heart attacks now targeting half of the American males in the United States who are over 40 years of age: vulnerable plaque.

Preventive Medicine and Longevity Medicine: the Medicine of the Future!

Anti-Aging, Longevity, and Preventative Medicine are the Future! With our knowledge of alternative medicine doubling every three years and our technology advancing exponentially, we are entering an age where we are able to probably turn our biological clock backwards! Instruments are now in use that can measure the functioning of each of our physical organs and new high potency nutritional supplements, hormonal balancing, and advanced oral chelation products have become available which can enhance the functioning of our organs and help prevent heart attacks and fight many of the auto-immune and degenerative diseases that are plaguing modern society.

What is “Beyond Chelation”? With over 30 years of experience as a clinician, researcher & educator in Chelation Therapy, Dr. Gordon has formulated a comprehensive cardiovascular nutritional support supplement designed to maintain and promote cardiovascular health and combined it with the finest ingredients known for mental and physical well being within a product known as “Beyond Chelation,” the new cardio-support, multi-vitamin-mineral of the future augmented by amino-acids, polysaccharides, herbs and more.

There is one more benefit and that is the savings and convenience. Taking Beyond Chelation Improved provides almost every vitamin and mineral that we were previously taking in separate form. Merri and I have actually reduced our spending on vitamins and minerals. Plus Beyond Chelation Improved comes in a handy nine capsule cellophane packets, that is easy to carry and take each day. One container has thirty packets, a month’s supply, which at $59.998 (49.99 plus $9.99 shipping) makes this a very inexpensive way to get most of the vitamins and minerals you already take as you gain the chelation benefits.

Beyond Chelation Improved (TM) consists of 30 packets with 9 capsules. Each packet contains: three multi-vitamins/minerals, three detoxifiers (which deliver a combined total of 400 mgs of EDTA), one Omega 3 marine lipid concentrate, one evening primrose oil and one Ginkgo Biloba capsule. This formula provides the finest multi-vitamin/mineral available and essential ingredients to feed the heart, chelators to help rid the body of heavy metals and help control chronic inflammation, which now is known to be the MAJOR cause of heart attacks and strokes. It also provides Ginkgo Biloba with phosphatidyl serine and choline for their proven neuroprotective effects, as well as their anti-platelet activity.

Dr. Gordon has purposely left IRON out of this supplement because recent research has linked the availability of iron to infectious organisms in arteries, which are now proven to be directly linked to blood clots that cause 85% of heart attacks and strokes.

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Beyond Chelation Improved $49.99 + (9.99 shipping)  Order a month’s supply here.

We are sorry we cannot send to Canadian and overseas buyers.   Please contact Cheri Hall to get manufacturers address.  Please Email cheri@garyascott.com

A reader wrote: This formula helped produce MIRACULOUS results for me in 30 days! No it’s NOT MLM, and NO I do NOT sell it!

Cholesterol from 330 to 169…triglycerides from 1355 to 199…blood sugar from 150 to 120…blood pressure from 130 to 107… plus aided in fat loss, energy gain…overall well-being…along with Exercise and the “NO WHITE” (sugar-flour-starch) diet!

I BLESS Gary & Merri Scott (GaryaScott.com) for introducing and gifting it to me, when I was at their Super-learning Spanish  and Super-thinking course (which I highly recommend too= Mucho Mejor!) . It just may have saved my life…or helped alot!   SALUD! Health is our greatest Wealth!

Longevity comes in many ways… prevention and good medical intervention when prevention did not do the job.  Beyond Chelation and Ecuador health care are answers to both.

Gary

Learn more about longevity at our upcoming Super Thinking + International Investing and Business Seminar October 5-6-7 in North Carolina.

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Amazon Spanish Camp


Here is an example of how to create a tour business.  This example shows how one of our conduct a Super Spanish teachers combined a Super Spanish course with an eco trek in the Amazon.

This course was conducted at the La Selva lodge in Ecuador’s Amazon.

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These photos were sent to me by Kjetil Haugan, the owner of La Selva lodge. 

The photos Kjetil sent show what…

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a great job was done with the …

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rejuvenation of the lodge. This is the main lodge.

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The main lodge balcony.

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Steps up into the canopy!  You are in the wilderness but…

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in luxury.

La Selva Lodge has been in operation since the 1980s, offering incredible eco tours… jungle treks… free birding… wonderful cuisine… a true adventure that supports the indigenous community and environment.

Ecuador Living club members have been able to save far more than the cost of a year’s club membership on just a La Selva Jungle Lodge adventure.

Now that La Selva is upgraded so too are the benefits.  We have worked closely with Kjetil both in his Palmazul and Vistazul projects and his outstanding Galapagos cruises.  His ownership of La Selva added an expanded benefit to Ecuador Living club membership.  The previous owners provided Ecuador Living club members a 15% discount.   Now under the new ownership this discount has been increased to 20%.   Ecuador Living club members can save more than the cost of their membership on one stay at La Selva lodge.

See how to get an Ecuador Living Club password here.

This created a special opportunity for the teacher to teach Spanish in a three day course at La Selva Lodge.

The lodge is authentic… in operation since the 1980s and…

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offering incredible eco tours…

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jungle treks…

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free birding…

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boating…

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wonderful cuisine… a true adventure that supports the indigenous community and environment.

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The lodge is comfortable plus…

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luxurious.

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There is plenty of space for quiet contemplation…

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meetings and…

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private time.

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Delegates at this course learned Super Thinking, Spanish and the wonders of the Amazon while they saved hundreds of dollars.

The Amazon Super Thinking + Spanish Camp included the Super Thinking + Spanish course fee plus four nights accommodation, all meals at La Selva Lodge, all excursions and all transport in the Amazon and an English naturalist guide.

Because Kjetil Haugan, a friend for more than a decade, recently purchased La Selva we have been able to help Super Thinking + Spanish teachers put together a super special price that cut the cost of your Spanish course in half.

(Fees did not include airfare to or from Quito, Ecuador, airfare from Quito to Amazon ($145), National Park Fee ($25), bar bill and or tips.)

First, we negotiated a bargain price with the owner of La Selva, Kjetil has offered us a special price.  Second most hotels and tour businesses in Ecuador offer us a commission.  We do not accept commissions and passed this savings to the delegates.  This allowed the teacher to offer a program where delegates had better rates for both the course and the time in the Amazon.

This was a great success. The teacher Glenn Sterling, who is living a better retirement himself, sent us this report about that Amazon Spanish Camp he organized and conducted.

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Here is a picture of lodge from the canoe on the lake.

Glenn Sterling always wanted to visit the Amazon so he organized course there.

Getting There – To the Amazon or Bust

By Glenn Sterling

Arriving was 99% of the adventure.  We’d flown from Quito, Ecuador.

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Quito at night taken from Stubel Suites and Cafe.

We flew next morning for a half hour flight to Coca (named after a local Indian Community ) a city of about 60,000.

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This was our Aerogal flight to Coca.

This bus was waiting for us at the Coca Airport.

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The bus took us to Coca and once there we loaded onto a boat and donned life jackets.

Our seatbacks were slid into place and we began the 2.5 hour journey down the broad, shallow, silt-laden Napo River.

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The weather is never chilly here but is frequently blessed with warmish showers.  Our ride was no exception, so we were wet but warm and our rears comforted by the deep foam seat bottoms.

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There were lots of odd boats on the Napo, a tributary of the Amazon River. One had been a jet!

In the Amazon, the river IS the highway.

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Our guide, leader and naturalist, Rodrigo, showed us how to open a unique local fruit we’d found in our yummy, bagged lunches.  Bottled water accompanied our snack.

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We sped downriver dodging islands of debris, tree stumps, clumps of floating grass and other items.

The river was widening as its banks collapsed from swollen waters and frequent rains.  Daunesh said “Hey, it’s a rain forest.”  It was.

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Napo River bank.

We were never alone on the river.

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The ponchos kept us dry.

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Finally we felt alone in the jungle when we were led to a 15 minute walk down a boardwalk trail into the Amazon jungle.

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Daunesh was among the first to arrive at our canoes and soon our Armada struck off through a narrow waterway.

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The water way led to the open waters of Lake Garcocha (Heron lake in Quicha).

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In another 10 minutes we arrived at the lodge on the edge of the lake.

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They had refreshing drinks and mouth watering snacks awaiting us  and after the travel adventure our appetites were ready.

Glenn

See here why La Selva is the number one lodge in the jungle.

See details of  our Florida based Super Thinking + Spanish course here.

Learn Spanish in the Amazon or Blue Ridge


We have added a  3 Day Super Thinking + Spanish Camp to be conducted September 21, 22 and 23 at our North Carolina farm  on Little Horse Creek.

(or learn in St, Louis, Vernon BC Canda or Washington DC)

In these busy times the farm is a peaceful quiet place to learn.

Here is Little Horse Creek.

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The creek starts on our land… fed by dozens of pure water springs. It feeds the pond below our main house where guests meet and flows past our deep woods seminar hall where we learn together.

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Creek below the seminar hall.

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The leaf change will have begun…(Saturday, Sept. 22 is the first day of Fall)…enjoy the beauty of golden leaves.

Enjoy sunrise views.

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and crisp mountain morns… maybe even a little frost.

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Yet afternoons are sunny so we can visit the views from the woods and even…

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take a little relaxation in the sun… since we use relaxation techniques in the teaching of Spanish.

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We’ll have picked plenty of mountain blackberries by then so I expect Merri will have a pie or two (maybe four) cooked up for us when we…

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come up to our house for afternoon tea.

The Super Thinking + Spanish course is the same as always but seriously limited to the number of delegates due to the nature of our seminar hall.

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Here is the inside of our seminar hall.

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A recent group at the camp.

We hope you join us for this Blue Ridge experience where you’ll enjoy nature and  learn Super Thinking + Spanish.

September 21-22-23  Merrily Farms Spanish Camp  Enroll for one $799 or Two $999

Or if you prefer the Amazon!  October 8 to 12 Glenn Sterling with conduct a Super Thinking + Spanish course in the Amazon.

Glenn Sterling sent us this report about the first Amazon Spanish Camp he organized and conducted.

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Here is a picture of lodge from the canoe on the lake.

One great way to get paid to travel to places you desire is as a Super Thinking + Spanish teacher.  Spiro Michas enjoyed conducting a Super Spanish course when he visited Uruguay. Glenn Sterling always wanted to visit the Amazon so he organized course there.

Learn how to become a Super Thinking + Spanish teacher during our September Blue Ridge Spanish Camp.

See below the schedule for Glenn’s next Amazon Spanish camp.

Here is a report from Glenn on the first Amazon Spanish Camp he conducted.

Getting There – To the Amazon or Bust

By Glenn Sterling

Arriving was 99% of the adventure.  We’d flown from Quito, Ecuador.

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Quito at night taken from Stubel Suites and Cafe.

We flew next morning for a half hour flight to Coca (named after a local Indian Community ) a city of about 60,000.

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This was our Aerogal flight to Coca.

This bus was waiting for us at the Coca Airport.

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The bus took us to Coca and once there we loaded onto a boat and donned life jackets.

Our seatbacks were slid into place and we began the 2.5 hour journey down the broad, shallow, silt-laden Napo River.

ecuador-amazon-photos

The weather is never chilly here but is frequently blessed with warmish showers.  Our ride was no exception, so we were wet but warm and our rears comforted by the deep foam seat bottoms.

ecuador-amazon-photos

There were lots of odd boats on the Napo, a tributary of the Amazon River. One had been a jet!

In the Amazon, the river IS the highway.

ecuador-amazon-photos

Our guide, leader and naturalist, Rodrigo, showed us how to open a unique local fruit we’d found in our yummy, bagged lunches.  Bottled water accompanied our snack.

ecuador-amazon-photos

We sped downriver dodging islands of debris, tree stumps, clumps of floating grass and other items.

The river was widening as its banks collapsed from swollen waters and frequent rains.  Daunesh said “Hey, it’s a rain forest.”  It was.

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Napo River bank.

We were never alone on the river.

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The ponchos kept us dry.

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Finally we felt alone in the jungle when we were led to a 15 minute walk down a boardwalk trail into the Amazon jungle.

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Daunesh was among the first to arrive at our canoes and soon our Armada struck off through a narrow waterway.

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The water way led to the open waters of Lake Garcocha (Heron lake in Quicha).

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In another 10 minutes we arrived at the lodge on the edge of the lake.

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They had refreshing drinks and mouth watering snacks awaiting us  and after the travel adventure our appetites were ready.

Glenn

For more details contact Glenn Sterling @ nnomad9@gmail.com)

Learn how to create your own seminar or tour business.

 

New La Selva Ecuador Amazon


Here is the new La Selva lodge in Ecuador’s Amazon.

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These photos were sent to me by Kjetil Haugan, the owner of the “new-totally rejuvinated” La Selva lodge.  Kjetil wrote:  The lodge is now ready.  We had our first guests on Monday and they loved the place.  We look forward to providing a 20% discount to your Ecuador Living Club members.   Take care,  Kjetil.

Join the Ecuador Living club here.

The photos Kjetil sent show what…

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a great job was done with the …

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rejuvenation. This is the main lodge.

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The main lodge balcony.

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Steps up into the canopy!  You are in the wilderness but…

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in luxury.

La Selva Lodge has been in operation since the 1980s, offering incredible eco tours… jungle treks… free birding… wonderful cuisine… a true adventure that supports the indigenous community and environment.

See here why La Selva is the number one lodge in the jungle.

Ecuador Living club members have been able to save far more than the cost of a year’s club membership on just a La Selva Jungle Lodge adventure.

Now that La Selva is upgraded so too are the benefits.  We have worked closely with Kjetil both in his Palmazul and Vistazul projects and his outstanding Galapagos cruises.  His new ownership of La Selva will add an expanded benefit to Ecuador Living club membership.  The previous owners provided Ecuador Living club members a 15% discount.   Now under the new ownership this discount has been increased to 20%.   Ecuador Living club members can save more than the cost of their membership on one stay at La Selva lodge.

See how to get an Ecuador Living Club password here.

Gary

See below a special opportunity to learn Spanish in three days in an  Amazon Spanish Camp at La Selva Lodge, Ecuador this October 8-12, 2012

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La Selva Jungle Lodge is one of the best lodges in Ecuador’s Amazon and owner, Kjetil Haugan, offers several special privileges to our readers.

The lodge is authentic… in operation since the 1980s and…

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offering incredible eco tours…

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jungle treks…

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free birding…

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boating…

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wonderful cuisine… a true adventure that supports the indigenous community and environment.

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The lodge is comfortable plus…

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luxurious.

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There is plenty of space for quiet contemplation…

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meetings and…

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private time.

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Learn Spanish in Three Days ONLINE

The Learn Spanish in three day course is now available online.

Read below to see why we are offering our Super Spanish course online for the first time.

Speaking Spanish is a huge benefit on its own.  You can become one of the rare North Americans who can get along in Spanish speaking countries.  You can be one of the special people who can communicate with 10 million non-English speakers in the USA.  Spanish is the second most used language in the USA.  There are more Spanish speakers than speakers of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Hawaiian, and the Native American languages combined.  According to the Census Bureau, Spanish is the primary language of nearly 50 million people in the US.  This is the largest Spanish-speaking community outside of Mexico. Only half of these speakers also speak English “very well,” and 19% do not speak Spanish at all.

You can tap into all this potential when you speak Spanish.  Yet there are more benefits.

An article in England’s leading newspaper, the Telegraph, entitled “Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism” (1) sum up the biggest benefit of learning a second language and increased intelligence.  The article says: “Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for traveling.  It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English.  Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process.  The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.”

The article then explains studies that show seven cognitive advantages gained from learning a foreign language.

#1:  You become smarter
#2:  You build multitasking skills
#3:  You stave off Alzheimer’s and dementia
#4:  Your memory improves
#5:  You become more perceptive
#6:  Your decision-making skills improve
#7:  You improve your English

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way.

Though you may choose to take more time using this course to learn Spanish, thousands of our readers have learned at our Spanish courses.

There is a scientific method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books that create educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

This method was created and refined by the Bulgarian educational master, Georgi Lozanov, who transformed the entire Soviet educational system to such a degree that this third world country beat the USA into space.

Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside of Bulgaria who were allowed to be taught this system in the early 70s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for  four decades. It was a delight!

Merri and I began integrating these techniques with other shamanic and educational tactics we had gained in our global travels and then applied them to teach Spanish in three days.

The course has been proven again and again by the thousands who have used this system.  You can read a few of the many raves we have received from delegates who have learned from the Super Thinking Spanish course we created.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

 “The stress free atmosphere and tons of interaction and participation were very conducive to learning.  The relaxation techniques alone are worth the price.  The fact that I can now feel more comfortable conversing in Spanish with my new friends and neighbors is priceless.  Muchas, muchas gracias.”

“I loved the relaxed environment.  I picked up quite a lot of new vocabulary.  I found this course very informative about how the language works, how I can make sentences and understand others better!  Muchas Gracias!  I had a call from Telcel (the local phone company) after our second class and I was able to speak and understand them for the first time. Despacio (meaning slowly) … a great word!  Everyone should take this course before they pick up bad habits.”

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!”

“I liked the laid back yet professional approach.  I highly recommend this new, relaxing method of learning Spanish,  I feel a lot more confident in the delivery of my words and sentences. It was taught in an excellent and very professional way.

“It was a very enjoyable class.”

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.  Merri Scott was among just a few who learned directly from Lozanov.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read the sentence?  You now know hundreds of Spanish words that you will never forget.

See examples of the words you already know below.

How long would have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

This is just one of seventeen Spanish lessons in the course.

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

Then, the third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

By the end of three days you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.  The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know .  

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we are testing an online beta program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   This is a beta test and is available only this week, June 5 to 11, at the highly reduced price of $79.

I’ll be in touch personally via email with each person who signs up for this course to see how it works or what is required to make it better.  Once this test is complete, we plan to offer the program on a larger scale and at a much higher price.

The course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

Learn Spanish online $79

Here are more testimonials from previous Super Spanish Courses.

Maggie wrote: It didn’t really seem possible that we would be speaking and understanding Spanish in only 3 days but the course made it happen in a very supportive learning environment.  I would highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to learn “practical Spanish”.  The teaching methods, use of relaxation, the use of native Spanish speakers for pronunciation and the teachers themselves who were approachable and helpful and always positive made this a very valuable class.

This course improved my self confidence in my ability to learn and retain a language.  It was presented with genuine enthusiasm, great energy and the style of learning is very effective. Gracias!  It was a great experience.

Nadine wrote: “Just spent the last 3 days in the most wonderful learning environment learning Spanish.  What an amazing learning experience!!  First day out of class and I could not stop thinking in Spanish WOW!!  I am amazed by how much I learned, retained and how much more is showing up now that I am out of class.  And the best part is THERE WAS NO STUDYING!! Indeed this is Super Thinking!!!  I would highly recommend this to anyone that has ever had a desire to learn another language or learn anything in record time.

And a few days after that ….  As I went through my day, just hanging out with my son, I could see myself starting to think in Spanish.  At first I thought it was amusing but as it continued and increased I thought “My goodness this is really remarkable amazing” It was really an effortless unfolding.  I wasn’t at any point “trying” to think in Spanish, just words I knew would fly across the screen in my mind.  And then this afternoon, my son cuddled up on the couch to watch some cartoons on his ipad and was watching Peppa Pig in Spanish…hmm coincidence?  I think not, I’m radiating Spanish so much that my son is being influenced!  Thanks a million again.  This weekend the best learning experience of my life!!

If you have ever had a desire to learn Spanish this is the way to do it!  By the end of the first day I had more confidence and more practical ability than I had from any previous courses I had taken.  It was fun and relaxed and full of laughter.  You will leave this class excited to use what you have learned.  Rather than leaving overwhelmed with how much you have yet to learn and master, you are equipped with the knowledge and know how to go out and communicate as well as the excitement to do it!”

Gary noted:  “The whole approach is positive and conducive to learning at a level that benefits ALL participants.  It is not intimidating and does not set up a pass/fail atmosphere.  The presenters are terrific and the results unbelievable.  It was relaxed, informal, friendly and effective.”

Twila said:  “This class provided a very refreshing and relaxed way of learning.  The atmosphere felt very safe to say the words you were practicing.  I learned a lot in a way that will make it easy to apply.  Starting with conversation is way more fun.  How quickly you can learn!  It was a great group, great instructors and great stories.

The atmosphere in the classroom was so relaxed that learning Spanish felt like a breeze and not like a painful task.  The relaxation exercises are really conducive to language learning.  We learned A LOT in a short time and it was fun and the environment was non-threatening.”

Brigitte sent this:  “Buenos Dias, Suzanne. su clase de espanol es excelente! Muchas Gracias!  
I have already done what you suggested and went into the program listening to the music and going over the lessons.  I know: Repetition……reinforcement…..thinking in the new language….it’s all part of it.  I loved your course and will certainly recommend it to friends.  Who knows….I might feel the urge and have the opportunity to repeat it at your beautiful place in Puerto Aventuras…..Quien sabe? Hasta otro dia y saludos a su familia.”

Marie wrote:  “I would highly recommend this course.  The amount covered in 3 days is amazing!  All with no stress.  The correlation lessons and pronunciation practice has greatly reduced my anxiety to go out and use my Spanish.  I really enjoyed the whole process and thank you for the take away tools.”

Learn Spanish online $79

Gary

Here is the English translation of a few of the many Spanish words you now know and will never forget.  How long would it have taken you to memorize them?  How soon would you forget?

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example, action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

Some more of these words:  Combination, Attrition, Education, Vacation, Petition, Lotion, Motion, Construction, Abduction, Pronunciation, Concentration and a ton of others!

Learn Spanish online $79

(1) www.telegraph.co.uk Benefits-of-bilingualism.html

Exciting… Tax Deductible Lifestyles


You can have exciting… tax deductible lifestyles wherever you choose.

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Does this look like work?   Playing in the Pacific or…

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strolling through lush gardens at a European castle.

Well those activities were part of my job and each trip was… truly tax deductible… and fun…… exciting and fulfilling.

Merri and I  feel we are among the luckiest people in the world.  For most of our entire lives we have been able to do what we love… go where we enjoy on a tax deductible basis and get paid (by conducting events) to do it.

I get quite a few emails like this.

“Gary, Your energy level is amazing.  Obviously you enjoy your work and highly active lifestyle and involvement.”

Merri and I even though we are approaching 70 are busy and fully active but do not feel like we are overworked.   This is because we love what we do.

Or, “We would love to plan a trip when you are in NC and would also like to register for the October work shop.  I am very excited to reconnect. I have always loved your spirit and your ability to walk your talk.”

This is because actually we don’t walk our talk, we talk our walk. When one loves the life of serving… this is a very fulfilling process.

And “What an exciting lifestyle you and Merri have. My partner and I want to live this way too”.

A meaningful lifestyle that helps others and provides so many rewards is possible for everyone and one can begin taking steps towards this way of living in part because of cultural differences.

The excerpt below is from our online course “Event – Full Business – How to Profit  Conducing Seminars, Workshops &  Tours” explains how.

Beginning of excerpt.

Event- Full Business – How to Profit Conducting Seminars, Workshops & Tours

Lesson Nine.  Cultural context can help you create an events business.

This lesson looks at how you can use cultural diversity to create an eventful business.

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Merri and me conducting during a shamanic ceremony as we conduct an Ecuador shamanic tour.

Merri and I are perhaps the luckiest people in the world because our entire lives we have been able to do what we love… go where we enjoy and get paid (by conducting events) to do it.

Few emotions have as much impact on the human psyche as curiosity and the craving for  broader horizons.  These desires to experience and know more of the unusual (that is usual somewhere) is the underpinning of global tourism.

This same human drive coupled with our innate fears can be used to power an events business.

People love to do new unusual things but fear making a mistake or getting hurt in the process… so  if you learn how to do something unusual well… others will most likely join you.

For example Merri and I took thousands on shamanic tours… high in the Andes and deep in the Amazon to learn new concepts of thinking about nutrition, health, life.

We went first because we were curious… second because we liked the experience and third because we believed others would enjoy joining us in the adventure.

We took groups to Hungary… Czechoslovakia and Budapest… before the Iron Curtain was totally torn.  We have taken them to many places… Belize (20 years ago)… The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, BVIslands, Scotland, Isle of Man, Switzerland, London to name a few.  These were places where we had been… had felt expanded and believed our clients would as well.

You can have this type of lifestyle as well by enriching your customers lives by introducing them to other cultures… but make the experience unique.

For example in the Isle of Man, Switzerland and London we looked at the potential for investing in real estate. In Ecuador we created shamanic tours.  Each event was something that was similar to what many offered… but still unique in some way.

Valuable Combination – A Beneficial Unique Sameness

If you offer an event in a place that many have read and know about… this is good.  You gain the benefit of all previous and current marketing from everyone.

Take the Amazon as an example.   The name Amazon long before Amazon.com has been one of the most recognized  brands on earth..   In fact Jeff Bezos chose the name Amazon because it began with an A and was exotic and different.

Consequently many companies offer Amazon tours.  They are great jungle adventures and all the advertising for great Amazon natural tours is great. They really sell this jungle as a wonderful spot to visit.

Amazon tour promoters are limited by competition. Plus other than discovery and a sense of adventure, they do not have any particular, special benefit to offer.

Amazon tours are essentially a commodity… a good one albeit… but commodities are drastically affected by price.  Competition keeps the price down.

Sell the Benefit

This is why we created Amazon shamanic tours.

Shamanic tours offer unusual natural health benefits… something extra to sell.  These benefits also make the adventure that would otherwise be the same as our competitors.

We get the benefit of all our competitors advertising. All of the, sell the wonders of the Amazon. Our shamanic tours offer all the same wonders of an Amazon tour… PLUS… the shamanic element and health benefits.

We gain the benefit of great generic Amazon branding but as a unique tour do not have any competition nor comparative pricing to worry about.

We can either match price and market that our tours offer more OR charge more and enjoy higher margins.

Blending for Unbeatable Pricing

Blending is a way of using the power of a brand… adding a benefit and then beating the competition by increasing your income as you do a double price reduction.

Confused?

Here is an example.  Amazon Spanish Camps are two products blended into one.

These camps teach delegates to speak Spanish in four days as they enjoy La Selva Amazon resort.

Normally a stay in the resort costs $880 for the four night full package at La Selva. Normally  a four day Super Spanish courses costs $799 for the course making it $1,679.

Glenn Sterling one of our Super Spanish teachers blends the two for $1,299  which saves the delegate $480.

Glenn makes less on the La Selva tour than any competitor who would send guests there.  Glenn also makes less on the Spanish course than he normally would.

Glenn however earns more on the package than he would either on the tour or the course. 

This tour gains the advantage of the Amazon brand.  This tour Gains the advantage of the appeal to visit a jungle lodge. This tour offers the benefits that come from learning to speak Spanish.  This tour increases Glenn’s income, but allows him to beat his competitor’s prices.

End of Excerpt

The lesson continued with a case study using a real time example of a marketing piece used to sell Amazon Spanish Camps.   This study shows how a Super Spanish teacher also became an Amazon tour operator and effectively blended Spanish courses with Amazon tours.

Tax Benefits

There are huge tax benefits from having a seminar or tour business.

A New York Times Magazine article: (linked below – bolds are mine) that says:   If economists ran the tax system, there would be virtually no exemptions or loopholes. But economists don’t run the tax system! Instead, businesses, rich people, Congressmen and attorneys spend a shockingly large amount of time lobbying for tax breaks or exploiting the ones that exist. When the modern income tax was created in 1913, the code was 27 pages long. Last year, it was 5,296 pages. What in the world does it say? After surveying 20 accountants, tax lawyers and policy wonks, we’ve boiled down their arcane knowledge to this short list of things you might want to know.

So what’s the easiest way?  Run your own company.

More specifically, as Greg Kyte, a Utah C.P.A., puts it, be the sole proprietor of a Schedule C business. Then you can buy stuff for yourself and probably write it off as a business expense. “You can look through your receipts for the year and say, ‘Here’s some stuff I bought at Home Depot,’ ” says Kyte (who, for the record, says he never does this). “The I.R.S. would have no idea if I bought that for my house or for my business.”

There were more than 20 million Schedule C returns filed in 2009, with receipts of more than $1.2 trillion.

Upstanding Schedule C filers have options, too. They can legally write off payment for office work done by family members, even if they’re in middle school. “I’ve seen people with infant children claiming that their kids are doing work,” says Howard Rosen, a St. Louis-based C.P.A. “I’m talking about a 3-year-old doing filing,” Rosen says. “He didn’t even know the alphabet.”

That article gives some other clues on how to put the algorithms to work:  “There’s an old saying in the I.R.S.,” says David Lifson, a C.P.A. in New York. “Look at T. and E. and get out by 3.” Because people are aggressive about writing off travel and entertainment expenses — and because regulations for deducting T. and E. expenses are Byzantine — this is low-hanging fruit for auditors.

Another thing that makes people more likely to be audited: being rich. Those with income of at least $1 million are 11 times as likely to be audited as the average taxpayer; those with incomes of $200,000 or more are 4 times as likely.

Having had our own Chapter C micro business for over 25 years I can attest to enormous tax benefits.

The tax breaks are so great that there is never any need to feel tax burdens.

There are many many tax benefits in a micro business.  A Chapter C corporation provides innumerable ways to reduce tax.

Always Look for the Silver Lining

I am already taking advantage of some of the changes mention above about tax preparers and micro business tax benefits.  I am always looking at how change can benefit readers.  For example we have been working with a tax preparer who US readers who live or do business abroad correctly prepare their tax returns.

Curiosity and the human desire to grow and be enriched by absorbing the best of other cultures creates create opportunities for seminars and tours as well as an exciting lifestyle.

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Delegates at a recent writer’s camp… one of the events we conduct at our North Carolina seminar center.

Many readers of this site crave freedom… and perhaps adventure.  At least they desire the ability to get out of the rat race.   They want  to travel… spend time… live… laugh or love in more than just one place… and they want the places to be ones they choose.

How can one live such a lifestyle… where a suitcase is a necessary and vital friend?

There are few people more capable of answering this question than… Merri and me.

For 44 years (from May 1968) we have been paid to travel and live exactly where we have wanted to be… because we have had an events business conducting seminars, courses and tours.

Our seminar/conference/ events business has allowed us to visit and to live almost anywhere we have chosen… or not.

Sometimes we have incredible adventures.

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Here I am with Merri and an Ecuadorian Yatchak deep in the Llanganatis jungle creating a shamanic tour.

However when we want to stay at home we can also do so.  One does not have to travel to have an events business.

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Here I am (in brown shirt) speaking to a delegate that we conducted at our Florida home.

We even built a…

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seminar hall on Little Horse Creek so we can stay in the mountains when we desire… and still conduct events.

Here is one of the small groups at a retreat we conducted in the seminar hall.

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Most owners of an events business do not do this much, however!  Lesson Two of a new course we have created called “Event – Full Business” shows how to start small and gradually build a larger events business (if that is your desire) as we have done.

We have conducted events as small as two delegates and some with over 400 so…

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we know the events business inside and out… large and small. Here Merri and I are speaking to over 400 + people in Quito, Ecuador.

There are innumerable fringe benefits to an events business. For example almost all of our global travel has been tax deductible for all these years.

The pay has certainly not been bad either.  As you’ll see below, one time we earned  $142,260 in three days.  In another instance we earned over $135,000 in two days.  Once our earnings exceeded $200,000 in just three days.

Yet the income has been a small part of this adventure. The expanded horizons… the people we have met… the adventures we have shared… the tens of thousands of delegates we have enjoyed and hopefully helped…. the poor we have served… the freedom we have felt… to be able to go where we desire and come home, when we desire, with more than when we left.

These facts have dramatically enriched our lives….and we hope others.

Now we would like to help improve your lifestyle as well… if… earning with a seminar, tour events business appeals to you.

We have conducted seminars or events or spoken at them in… (alphabetical order)  Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary (before the Iron Curtain came down), Indonesia, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands,  Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and at one time or another most of the United States and more.

There is a possibility that  Merri and I know more about conducting events than 99.9% of the people in the world and because so many have asked… we have finally decided to provide an online correspondence course on how to create your own seminar, tour or events business.

We call this brand new emailed correspondence course:  “Event – Full Business”.

We have completed 17 lessons and to give you a better idea about “Event – Full Business”. The Introduction Lesson is below.

I am ready to send you the Intro and Lesson #1 of “Event – Full Business” and am ready to accept your enrollment of students in our beta program.

See how to benefit from this first stage in our course development after you have studied this introduction.

“Event- Full Business” – How to Profit Conducting Seminars, Workshops & Tours

Sometime about 24 years ago…. around 1987:

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Photo from www.thetoptensite.com/Niagara_Falls.html

A white water symphony… harmonized in crushed octaves.  A melody amplified by nature’s power and white water sound conducted in the fresh air amphitheater that is Niagara Falls.

Merri and I walked arm and arm along the Canadian side of the falls…overwhelmed by its strength and its spectacular beauty.  We had driven from our home in North Carolina to conduct an International Investing and Business Conference… one of the largest of our own seminars that we had ever conducted…380 people.

We arrived a day early… took a suite with a large red garden tub… soaked after the long journey and then enjoyed the wonder of this natural phenomenon…Niagara Falls.

This was the day to enjoy because the next three we would be busy, very busy… with stress-of course. Marketing had shot past our expectations and this was a large crowd. We would work hard yet we would also earn approximately $142,260 for three days work. Actually more. You’ll see why below.

We have earned in many ways since then… until now… 24 + years later.

This morning a reader enrolled in our 2011 International Club allowing him to attend all the seminars we’ll conduct for the next year.

He wrote: “Hi Merri. I am looking forward to meeting you both again. Had met in Niagara in the 1980s. Thanks.”

Obviously, something we did for this client 25 years ago brought this extra business to us now.

This fact stimulated me to get on with this course which I have been outlining for some time. A seminar, conference, tour business not only creates unusual profit opportunity now… but when a seminar business is properly run, it can create income for a lifetime!

This course shows how Merri I and have created riches and a lifestyle beyond our wildest imagination and shares steps you can take to create a profitable and fun business conducting seminars, workshops conferences and tours wherever and whenever you like.  (Or perhaps you want to conduct seminars online or live or with a video sent through the internet.)

When it comes to conducting seminars, courses and tours, there are few people with more experience than Merri and me. Over 43 years we have organized, marketed and conducted thousands of tours for tens of thousands of people in dozens and dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain).

This course shares how we have done this… what we did right… what we did wrong… how you can get started and what you can do much better than we have.

Here are the initial lessons in an outlined that I am writing.

#1: How to earn millions from seminars, courses and tours. See how we have earned as much as $200,000 for three days’ work. (Once $135,000 in two days.)

#2: How to build a seminar business. See the one day Washington-Atlanta-San Francisco system that helped our courses evolve and how to use this approach to help your teaching grow.

#3: When and when not to use other speakers. Seminars for speakers… a way to get it all out as your bank accounts gets it all in.

#4: How to use other speakers. Gain the key to the room and the people within. Why the golden pen is mightier than a glib tongue, the sword and the overloaded brain.

#5: Dealing with hotels/locations. Why the marketing does not talk to catering who will not communicate with accounting and the mess this could mean for you. How to choose… arrange and survive the hotel. Forget the $11,314 coffee bill… for swill.

#6: Scheduling seminars. Magic dates and times for marketing… how far in advance to market and seminar death dates to avoid.

#7: Creating a back end business. How Merri made $12,936 dollars at a seminar in 37 minutes by just standing still.

#8: Three types of courses… delegate driven… speaker driven… third party driven.

#9: The importance of strategic partnerships for added wealth.

#10: How to market seminars, courses & tours.

#11: List building.

#12: Alternative seminar and course location options.

#13: The benefits of both big seminars and small courses.

#14: How to survive the dreaded problems: What to do when enrollments are low. Handling the heckler, the takeover and the cell phone. When the hotel fails. Surviving speaker no shows and all of those types of things!

#15: How to enhance your other businesses with seminars.

We welcome you to “Event – Full Business”.

We’ll be doing all we can to help you create your riches and a lifestyle beyond your wildest dreams with an events business so your life and income can be filled by events and event full!

The first lesson will look at seminars, workshops conferences, exhibitions,tours, various events, how they differ and their strengths and weaknesses so you can begin to zero in on what would be best for you.

This is the introduction.  We invite you to become a subscriber to this new online correspondence course, “Event – Full Business”.

We’ll send you the first lessons immediately and each lesson as it is completed.  Plus we’ll ask for your input.

Never Ending Story – Save Next Year

The world is changing at an ever faster pace, so no course on business remains current for long.  Our events business evolves every year.  Consequently our courses never end… they evolve with our business.

Throughout the year we update, rewrite and expand our courses… adding new tips and share real time what we have learned and what we are still learning.  We show the changes we are making… how and why… in our business through the year.

This continual update is like an Alumni Club. Imagine attending Harvard. After graduation you stay in touch with your fellow students. You share. You help one another. You network and stay up to date. Our online business courses work in the same way so we… all our subscribers… and you,  help the courses evolve and keep pace with new ideas, new technology, innovation and changes in the market place.

So you gain more than just savings as a beta subscriber.  The extra added benefit is that you help direct the creation of the course and make it more useful from the very beginning.

Then year after year… as long as you like… you stay in touch with us, our webmaster and with the other subscribers from around the world though a special password protected site.

The first 17 lessons above are set and will be sent regularly. Your questions, comments, actions, successes and failures will help expand and direct this course over the next year.

Enroll in the online Event – Full Business course, $349 by clicking here.

Gary

Gary

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