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Live Free and Well Anywhere


Here are 5 global income experiences and 7 business secrets that can help set you free.

I began my international business 48 years ago and have been creating and running international micro businesses since.

During that time Merri and I have been able to live, work and earn all over the world… literally anywhere we wanted because of seven secrets we gained which we share here with you.  We have been blessed with global earning experiences that helped us make millions… but were fun as well such as with British Lordships…see below.

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One of Merri’s businesses was featured in Doonesbury.

Global Earning Experience #1:  Lepers.  These businesses have been fulfilling.   Merri started her international business in her 20s (long before she knew me) importing Italian clocks to the USA. This earned so much ($80,000 in the first year) that she created other micro businesses helping 0rphans in the Yucatan and Haitian lepers (at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital) produce crafts she sold for them in the USA.

Excellent income ($80,000 in the 1970s was a lot of cash)…  Incredible contacts… working with Dr. Larimer and Gwen Mellon who created the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti… and enormous satisfaction.  Merri still cries almost 40 years later when she tries to speak of the gratitude of the lepers and her time and life in Haiti.

Plus she gained lessons that allowed her to live and earn… in many places and many ways.

Then we got together.

Global Earning Experience #2:  Lords.  Another of Merri’s ideas (in the mid 1980s) was to broker British titles to wealthy Americans.  We made a ton from that… even gained 15 minutes of fame when Gary Trudeau learned about this business and immortalized it by having B.D. Zonker buy a title!

What fun… profitable, plus stimulating, meeting and working with the Blue Bloods of Britain… visiting their castles… invited to their events and affairs.

Before I get ahead of myself, may I ask you a question?

Would you like to have a lifestyle and a front yard like this… almost a thousand acres of hacienda overlooking the Andes?

Would you enjoy living in two, three or even more places wherever and whenever you chose?  Would you be happier with more freedom, lack of debt, and a life of riches, adventure and travel?  Would you be glad to feel confident that you can discover interesting and fun business ideas again and again that not only bring in extra income but also help the poor and improve the environment?

If so then read on… because… that front yard above is ours in a remote Andean hacienda.  This is only one of several homes that we have gained (to live and use in business) from the secrets we’ll share below.

In the summer, we retreat to our 250+ acre farm high in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.  Here’s our front yard in these mountains and the view from my home office.

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Home offices in all your homes are important by the way. They are part of one global micro business secret.

When you have an international micro business that involves your home, the…

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tax benefits can be fantastic.  Here is a group of our clients visiting our Blue Ridge home. We’ll see why (in a moment) an at-home international micro business can be especially liberating… profitable and good for the environment as well.

While we enjoy these views, we become richer by the day as we also enjoy helping those less fortunate and also saving natural resources. You can also enjoy such a lifestyle because after years of search, I found these micro business secrets that you can enjoy too.

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Global Earning Experience #3: Hospitality.  Here’s a hotel we owned and operated in Ecuador.  Once we sold this we joined the sharing economy and began offering rentals in our in cabins North Carolina and Florida  through AIRBNB.   We became designated super hosts within months.  If you want to provide genuine care and hospitality you can beat out any big business in your niche because big business has created an uncaring world and we all crave care.

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Having a variety of places to live is part of one of the secrets on how to earn more, have a better life with more fun, adventure and greater freedom.

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This is the entrance to our Florida home. This is a gated community but with just one residence!  This is our 16 acre home and citrus grove which we…

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also use in one of…

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our international businesses.  Here I am consulting with two Danish bankers.

Global Earning Experience #4:  Import-Export.   Here I am at our Florida house showing clients how to import…

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hand tailored, made to order, high quality wool suits from Ecuador into the US for as little as $135 .  We import Ecuador roses year round as well, all from our US homes.

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The secrets we’ll share below are not about how to buy suits or flowers though.  The secrets show ways to make money (also helping others) marketing and much much more…. globally.

Global Earning Experience #5:  Green Produce.   We have an orange grove and lake at our Florida home and

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are the first to test new organic ways to make citrus farming better for the environment and the consumer.  In North Carolina we cultivate Wild American Ginseng.

These are just a few of the business experiences that can help you have the freedom to earn globally.  They are shared in our emailed correspondence course, International Business Made EZ.   This course helps you learn how to earn and live wherever you choose!

The course teaches a system based on seven secrets so powerful that it creates money for you regardless of where you are:  in town, out of the country, traveling or even in places as remote as we live.

These secrets have worked for us in real estate… titles… tours… agriculture… clothing… hospitality… alternative health,  spirituality… printing, publishing and art businesses for Merri and me all over the world.

I searched for these elusive secrets of opportunity for over twenty years, looking for a way to gain incredible, outlandish, unbelievable profit potential.

I finally found them and after years of proof, can now share with you. The opportunity I sought had to be enormously profitable yet also safe.  It had to work in good times and bad and had to be flexible so it could evolve as times changed.

These were not the only standards. I wanted to find unbelievable profit and high safety and freedom but also wanted this incredible investment to offer the ultimate tax shelter, something so perfect it would not be even a little bit questionable. It had to be so tax foolproof that Congress would never change it. I wanted a tax shelter so good that it would be encouraged by the government!

I feared deep down inside that what I wanted was impossible. Nevertheless, I scoured the world for over twenty years looking for it. I looked in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. But I didn’t find it in Asia. I went to the Middle East and searched all over Europe… all across the USA and Latin America.  I hardly missed a country. After twenty years and millions of miles, I guess I gave up.  Only then (as these things so often happen) was it that I found the best opportunity in the world.

This opportunity was not only perfect but I discovered that it was wherever I wanted it to be, in my own back yard, in Florida and our remote home in the High Country of North Carolina and our even the more remote cloud forests in Ecuador.

Merri and I have created a special system that makes it possible for you to enjoy extra income with this opportunity.  You can gain full or part time and enjoy excellent profits as you have fun and do something good in the world.

My search stumbled on the fact that most millionaires make their money in business.  This discovery led to a study of rich businesses, ones that generate everlasting wealth. Here are five of seven secrets we learned about these businesses:

Secret #1: They must enjoy the multiple effect.  A product once created must produce profits again and again, almost on a never-ending basis. Each investment made needs to make huge returns.

Secret #2: They need to be greater than their owner’s time.  They must produce income even when the owner doesn’t put in day-to-day effort. You may already be wealthy or earning a high income. You may not even need another business or extra income, but some day you might. One surgeon explained it this way. “I am making a fortune because peoples’ lives are in my hands. Once my hands are no longer steady, my income stops. My entire financial well being will then be in someone else’s hands!”

Secret #3: These money making systems should be enjoyable and fun!  Sadly most people make money for the sake of making money. Many spend their lives working, just to have a few precious hours having fun. The most important fact I learned about making and keeping wealth was that those who were richest absolutely loved what they were doing! Money was of secondary importance to their effort. And as things are, this means they actually ended up making more money!

Secret #4: These money making systems need to be flexible.  No matter what the economy brings, your ability to make money should work regardless of inflation, recession or even depression.

Secret #5: These businesses usually start small, but grow quite large.  I learned that good money systems work for large or for small amounts and can be operated on either a full or part time basis. Most businesses start with a learning curve. During that time it is essential they are small. Once the lessons have been learned and the system is operating properly, then it needs to grow for larger and larger returns.

These secrets created a fantastic way to make money with my own international business doing what I love!  Now you too can make a fortune by turning your passion into profit.

Before discovering these secrets I had a business but to be honest could never get ahead. I was almost penniless, in debt and living from month to month, check to check. Then I discovered these seven secrets…and how to apply them around the world.

Since then our international micro businesses have brought in millions. We gained all the physical possessions we desired, plus more than enough money in the bank.

We do not have one penny of debt and we have leisure time… though when you love your business… why not work?

This is most important, we have fun and feel that we do something beyond just making money every day!  Merri and I do what we love and have learned that through our global business we can accomplish far more important goals, gain self fulfillment and be of service to our community. In short we can help make ourselves and the world a better place.

Among our greatest thrills is being able to help others through foundations we have started that help the environment and the poor.

More importantly we have the freedom to do all this from our many locations (some are remote-you have seen the pictures) that we really enjoy.

You too can have the freedom to do what you love from any place you like, even operating (actually preferably) from your bedroom if you wish.

What do you love? Rare cars? You can make a fortune creating a business around them. Do you prefer fine art? Or do you love beautiful jewelry, coins, gems, real estate, furs, model railways, dolls, scientific equipment, war memorabilia, old and rare books, or whatever? Do you prefer social subjects rather than objects?

Are you concerned with the environment or humanitarian problems, with crimes, war or poverty?  Would you like to help wipe these social problems out in the course of your business?

Are you a golfer? Do you love to travel? Why not make all kinds of money in a global business related to golf?

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place, help people get along better together? You can do something good for the world, increase your income and live wherever you please in the process!

Whatever your passion you can learn how to make a fortune by creating an international micro business around it.  You can be international if you love to travel or not. Regardless of your skills and position there is some approach that will work for you.

Take fishing, for example. Millions of people love fishing. Here are just a few of many ways that others have profitably matched this passion with profit. Two of my friends, John and Lou, grew up near me in the Oregon mountains. They were outdoor adventure types and moved to Canada, where they homesteaded 1,200 acres on a trout-filled lake in mid British Columbia. They built a fishing camp that attracts fisherman from around the world.

Duncan Kinderman on the other hand loved fishing and castles. He bought a castle on the River Tay, a great Scottish salmon river, and offered time shares for fisherman from Britain, Europe and the US.

Another entrepreneur I know was from Montana. His skills were in marketing so he sold fishing trips for fishing camps. He attended rod and gun exhibitions, met owners of these camps and arranged to sell their fishing trips to the US, Argentina and even in Russia to fisherman around the world.

Ralph Kylloe on the other hand loved fishing and photography so he created the book, “Fishing Camps”, which was published by Gibbs Smith publisher. This allowed Ralph to travel across the country enjoying fishing camps as he photographed and wrote.

Steve Ambrose, another friend of ours, had family commitments at home so he set up a bass fishing business in Florida that served Americans, Germans, Canadian, Dutch and Belgians. Later as his children grew, he used his client base to arrange fishing trips in Argentina.

Each of these people had provincial backgrounds and differed in age, situation and skills. Their common link, the love of fishing, led each to a global micro business. Each was able to blend a unique nature and set of skills to develop a global business that surrounded them with fun, like minded fishing souls.

Also, imagine what an international business means to your world travel. Every trip you take can be tax deductible! You can honestly write off every trip that is related to your business. Every journey becomes a research oriented adventure and a TAX DEDUCTIBLE EVENT.

As a real international business person, you’ll have one of the most respected and tax protected businesses in the country. Every country needs to do business abroad, and most governments have created many programs to encourage their citizens to do business overseas. Many of those benefits come in the form of reduced tax! Other benefits come in the form of legal protection and even subsidies and grants.

There is such an abundance of opportunity that Merri and I have created an entire system to help you have your own international business. This system is unique because Merri and I are unique. We started our global business together. Since we’re almost recluses, we decided to do the whole business by ourselves… thus we create micro businesses that do not require large staffs.

We began working at home. Today, though we have tens of thousands of buyers and have made millions, we still work at home on our remote farms and employ only a few people to help.

You can do the same with a system contained in an electronic correspondence course called International Business Made EZ.  The course reveals all you need to know about how to start and run your own global business all by yourself. It answers your questions and gets your business started!

Thousands have profited from this course which we just updated in its fifth edition.

For example, Ben, an investor from Pennsylvania used International Business Made EZ and wrote:

“Jam packed with vital information. My head is spinning. Thank goodness this is all backed up by your manual. This is a true and cherished gift. Your tips on low cost business are a blessing! Thank you once again for an outstanding course. The value far exceeds the price.”

In just a week, you can be well on your way to income and freedom to live wherever you choose! International Business Made EZ shows you how to take advantage of the five secrets mentioned above and the remaining two secrets below:

Secret #6: Look for ways to gain 1,000% returns in business. The wealthiest families in the world today come from global businesses. Learn how margins can be so incredible that few would believe them. Learn how to use stories to make huge shifts in the value of products. Take for example our friend Earl who is a dog trainer. On a trip to Ecuador clay whistles in the market place were for sale at .35 cents each. By calling them dog whistles Earl was able to sell them at $9.95,  a whopping 2,700% mark up!

Secret #7:  Create and market your product everywhere using niche marketing. There are 11 steps to create the perfect product. You learn them with International Business Made EZ. Understand how to review ideas, test focus, aim at markets. Learn where and how to get your data and get others to provide your marketing material for you almost FREE.

Learning how to market is the key to successful business. Knowing how to turn pennies into dollars is good marketing focus. International Business Made EZ gives you this winning marketing knowledge.

You’ll learn how to turn advertising dollars into a fortune. You’ll learn how to create your own ads and when to use the internet… search engines… pay per click… classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth… even flea markets and roadside stands in some cases.

See how to build a PR list and social business network on the World Wide Web to gain thousands of dollars in free publicity. I even share my most secret results on my marketing so you will know why sometimes you sell more units of a product at $49 instead of $29.

Learn how one couple used ads about retirement to supplement their retirement income and received free trips all over the world.

Learn how we have made money over the Internet (specific details, specific experiences, hard earned knowledge over the last 13 years!)  With an inexpensive computer you can easily run a business from home and still have tons of time left over- even if you are computer challenged. Merri and I have certainly proven this. We were one of the first out there with a successful website and still rank high today even with millions of competitors. The secrets in the course include a step-by-step approach.

Merri and I with our webmaster, David Cross, were leaders in beginning internet micros businesses and have sold millions over the web.  You gain ways to earn global income over the net from that experience as well.

At www.garyascott.com our daily emailed messages are sent to over 20,o00 readers every day.

You learn the income producing power of defined focus and immediate repetition to get good search engine rankings and sales.

Here is an example when I worked on the phrase “multicurrency investing”.

This was a competitive phrase at Google with sites from US News, Toronto Dominion Bank, Citibank, HSBC Bank all huge competitors.

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You can earn successfully while living anywhere because people of all ages are doing this.  Technology wiped out any disadvantages of age and gender. A USA Today article entitled “The new entrepreneurs: Americans over 50” explains that older business people often start one person ventures in home offices using technology that did not exist a few years ago. The article gave an example of Franny Martin who launched a cookie company at age 56 and said she expected $500,000 revenue in 2005. Yet her web site which attracts cookie customers from around the world cost only $3,000 to build.

International Business Made EZ is arranged in an easy to understand style. Everything is explained in vivid detail. We share all, how we have done it ourselves. The course is full of business ideas and case studies based on our 42 years of experience.

The course gives names, resources and addresses of contacts in marketing, printing, plus attorneys, accountants, Internet whiz kids who can give help. This is not theoretical. It describes on a step-by-step basis, how Merri and I built a multi-million dollar international micro business in just 7 years and how you can do the same.

Terry T., a friend and attorney from Germany took the course and enjoyed this fact when he stated, “What I like most is that it is a nuts and bolts course-not pie in the sky.”

  • Learn How to Gain Total Security. Learn how and why the global economy makes employment riskier because change is no longer an option. See ways to become and agent of and profiteer from change never a victim of change.
  • Learn How to Perfect a Lifestyle. Living as you choose is important because life is short. Fortunately matching what you love with what you do in business actually increases profits.

George K an MD from California confirmed this when he wrote: “Your course helped me to crystallize and clarify ideas I’ve been considering that relate to my interests in writing, travel and ecology. They showed ways to combine them in a personally engaging and potentially profitable way. I especially appreciated the practical advice on organizing and marketing-turning ideas into products that sell and make a profit.”

  • Learn  How to Choose the Best Legal Structure. How to use Non-Controlled Corporations. How to gain freedom, asset protection and privilege.

A retired railway executive from Michigan picked up on this aspect and said, “Your course opened my eyes to the merits, profits, and prestige of becoming an international businessman, particularly the idea of doing business in Canada for distribution in the U.S. (for total tax protection).”

  • Learn How to Market your Product. Learn truths that rule the market place. Gain knowledge on subjects like….How to Make the Truth Exciting. Create your own Sales Story. How to Deal With Cultural Differences. How to Build Global Lists and Use International PR. How to Spot the National Psyche and Quadruple Profits With Multimedia Marketing. How to Choose Businesses as Pioneers or as Settlers.

Tom K.,an engineer from Ohio, cashed in on this idea and wrote, “Basically, I learned the selling and marketing implications. The course is absolutely worth the price!”Learn  How to Obtain What You Need from the Net. How to Use the Web to Reach your Market. How to develop your site, target your market and start getting visits. The top ten Internet tips to use, the top ten traps to avoid, and many other lessons our Webmaster has used in his 12 years on the net. This system is so simple anyone can use it.

“Thank you for taking the mystery out of business and bringing it down to the ham and eggs level.” L – Chiropractor – Oklahoma”

Learn the Importance of Business Evolution. It is vital to success and fulfillment that your business has balance and grows in harmony.

Rachel B, a housewife from Washington, enjoyed learning this fact and told us, “The idea of starting at the lowest cost level was terrific.”

Learn How to Set up your Banking Structure. Take Advantage of International Treaties. Learn all you’ll need about the financial end: How to control inventory, keep overheads down, check ad results, get 30 day free credit and stay on top of your business. Learn 11 hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.

International Business Made EZ contains all these secrets and more.

One delegate, Ted T. a publisher from California said, “Your course is outstanding! Just two hours of study alone were worth more than the price.”

While Kelly, a business woman from Atlanta, exclaimed, “It was great going through your steps, being 100% honest without fear of giving trade secrets since you have paid the price (to gain this knowledge).”

Who is helped by International Business Made EZ?

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international business for fun and profit. The course also helps business people, brokers and professionals, insurance agents and marketers who want to enhance their existing business or build a second source of income.

Business people or professionals who want to add an extra profit center to their business or who want to change their business entirely will benefit. Those who want more control over their career can profit. Plus those who love global travel and want to turn their trips into profitable tax deductions!

Your tax savings in a year can be worth ten, twenty even 100 times the cost of International Business Made EZ.

Even older entrepreneurs are taking advantage of technology. One of our friends and clients, Mickey E., a 72 year old real estate broker, began a small global business. With just a computer and internet, she created publications that attracted English real estate buyers. This allowed her to become a top sales person in the biggest real estate firm (selling over a billion dollars of real estate a year) in town.

If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time international business, or want to build your existing business, you can profit by International Business Made EZ!

This course is also for couples 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.

An employed couple from New York wrote, “We found the course interesting and informative. We were inspired to start work on an international project. When we came down, we had no idea on what to do.”

There is nowhere else to gain such a unique network of information and help. The contacts are well worth more than the course alone. We have a successful international business with over 20,000  readers in 82 countries so you gain practical current business contacts that are active now.

Are you interested in a global micro business? It can be small and part time mainly to gain prestige, fun and tax benefits. It can be full fledged and rake in thousands a day. If so, International Business Made EZ is an absolute bargain. Our goal and guarantee is that you will be able to start and run your own global micro business.

If you are not fully satisfied in any way, just tell us and we’ll send you a 100% full refund with no questions asked.

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 an International Business.

Your Friend,

Gary Scott

“The course gave me insight on what to do with widening my client base.” M – Real Estate Broker – Florida

“The course helped me in several ways. #1: To realize that it is not only OK but preferable to start small. #2: I feel I have a workable program to have my own newsletter-my own passion!” T B – Professional, Washington

“The course fulfilled all my expectations providing all the details necessary to start a business from creating the idea, through marketing including the systems necessary to implement our ideas.” B C – Chiropractor – California

“The first thing that strikes you when you start this course is how quickly and simply Gary cuts through many of the common misunderstandings about doing business internationally. In fact anyone with even a small local business could learn a wealth of practical marketing and sales strategies and tips through International Business Made EZ.”

So simple even my Mom can use it.

International Business Made EZ is designed to make international business so easy that even my Mom, when she was a retired 76 year old grandmother, could participate. (She learned how to turn her doll collecting hobby into a real international business which adds zest in her life and turns her hobby into a tax deductible expense.) Yet the program is so comprehensive even sophisticated business people will gain. International Business Made EZ has been accepted by many US State Boards of Continuing Education for attorneys and CPAs.

More Comments from Readers

“I completed International Business Made EZ in a (long!) weekend and – unlike many business books and courses – I didn’t fall asleep whilst reading it! I found it helpful to refer back to whilst I put my business ideas into action and the business and banking contacts in the course were worth their weight in gold.”

“There is a lot of rubbish written about business and ‘get rich quick schemes’ and I seem to receive some sort of junk mail or spam e-mail most days trying to sell me a ‘get rich quick’ idea, but I found Gary’s course genuinely different.”

“Firstly, the International Business Made EZ course is written by someone who has tried and proven his international business and then chose to share those practical examples in a course rather than as ‘pie-in-the-sky theory’. Secondly, although the course would show even hard-nosed, skeptical business people a few things about doing business internationally, it is written in a completely unassuming and open way and this makes it easy for anyone to gain maximum benefit in the minimum amount of time from the course.”

International Business Made EZ contains fifteen lessons. This electronic International Business Made EZ costs $299. You gain incredible education and the importance of the knowledge for you and your family’s wealth. The course is so complete Merri and I extend our “no fooling around-complete satisfaction guarantee.”

Here is the special offer.  We provide three emailed courses… “International Business Made EZ”,  “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” and  “Tangled Web – How to Have a Web Based Business.”

The fee for each is $299.  If you order IBEZ with this special offer we’ll send all three courses to you by email for $299. You save $598.

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If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 30 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

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Terror of Risk


Most people have a terror of risk which is why risk offers so much opportunity.

Here is an amazing story (to me at least) that I hope illustrates three really important points about investing in risk.

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The story has to do with Okies… from whom I descend. This shot from the website www.livinghistoryfarm.org  brilliantly depicts the plight of Americans living on the great plains during the depression and dust bowl.  That site has a link below.

The Thanksgiving message at this site showed the bullet my dad was shot with during the invasion of  Iwo Jima.  A few inches made the difference between my existence or not.  That was quite a risk I was taking even before I was born!

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Here is another family story about risk.

My Grandfather and Grandmother on my mom’s side were “Okies”… part of that massive migration of farmers.

There was a great economic depression in the 1930s and the misery was worsened by a terrible drought on the Great Plains… called the Dust Bowl.

Hoards of of farmers were ruined.

Hundreds of thousands left the plains for the West Coast.  So many people migrated from Oklahoma that they were dubbed “Okies” in the popular press.  Many who were pushed off of the plains were pulled west because they had relatives who had moved to the coastal areas.

California – a state that had once advertised for more migrant workers – found themselves overwhelmed by new migrants and in 1936, the Los Angeles Police Department sent 136 deputies to the state lines to turn back migrants who didn’t have any money. Bordering states like Arizona were angry that California was trying to “dump hoboes” back on them.

Mom’s family came from Miami, Oklahoma and Niosha, Missouri, small farming communities right in the middle of this mess. Adding to this misery my Uncle John, who worked in a bakery, was electrocuted in a freak accident when one of the ovens shorted out.

My Grandmother could not get over his death so Grandpa decided… all things considered to go West for a visit to relatives.

They packed the children Uncle Frank, Uncle Cleo, Aunt Viola,  Amy and mom in their car… probably a 1930s Ford something like this and headed West.

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My mom was the youngest of the lot and recalls it being… “crowded and having to stop a lot to fix flat tires!”

Point #1 about investing in risk.  Economic and political circumstances will cause migrations beyond our control. We can call them stampedes. Attempts to stop the thundering herd can bring disaster.  Yet there is almost always great opportunity in the shift… whether it be Americans from the plains to the coast… Mexicans to America… Americans to Ecuador… boomers from cities to smalltowns USA.

There is energy in movement and money is simply stored energy.

What to do?  Look for big shifts.

The story continues. Once they reached Oregon… a job opportunity arose and my Grandpa decided to flip a coin… “heads they returned to Oklahoma… tails they stayed in Oregon”.   So there you have it… one way to look at my and my family’s existence is that it was determined by the flip of a coin.

There is more to it than that but this brings us to the next point about investing in risk.

Point #2 about investing risk… events way beyond our control and understanding can take place at crossroads in our finances that have a major impact on our failure or success.

The story continues. My grandma Cleo left her brothers and sisters behind in Oklahoma.  Our daughter Cinda learned these details when she began researching our family history.  One brother remained in Oklahoma and to the best of our knowledge never saw my Grandma Cleo again.  However one of his granddaughters decided to also investigate her family tree.  She joined an internet site (as Cinda did) where people can share family trees…and meet long lost relatives and communicate by email.

Cinda found this granddaugther via this site. That granddaughter’s name?  Cinda.

Were my daughter’s and this relative’s named Mary, Ann or Joan… I would not have thought twice… but Cinda?  What are the odds?

I was astounded, yet this third point was fortified with some research on the name Cinda which I though was unusual… one in a million. Certainly my wife and I thought we had thought up a unique and unusual name.

According to thinkbabynames.com Cinda is a very common first name for women (#1777 out of 4276)  in the 1990 U.S. Census.

Point #3 about investing risk…  There will always be forces at work that we cannot conceive… influences that affect us and that are connected with aspects of our lives that we cannot possibly imagine with our logic.

This means we really are always taking risks anyway.  What the market calls risk are investments in new ideas in an ever changing world.  Investments that are deemed safe are those that used to work.

We exist because of coincidences beyond our imaginings we embrace rather than fear change. When you see (or even better, feel) an opportunity that others would deem risky but feels right to you… go for it.  Don’t abandon your good investing and business sense. Stick to the rules of investing in risk, but go for it!

Gary

How we can help you invest in risk.

#1: Reports on how to invest globally in multi currencies.

#2: Services that help in Ecuador.

#3: Online courses on how to have a global micro business

#4: Seminars on international investing & business. See the 2011 schedule here.

#5: Ecuador real estate tours.

International Micro Business Added Twists


You can enhance the chances of success in a micro business by brainstorming from twists.

One thought to throw in your brainstorming pot is your micro business relationships to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

This a snippet from is a great photo by Pieter Hugo for the New York Times that shows foragers in Ghana who tear up old computers for the precious metals inside.  This perfectly depicts what Maslow says.

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Every place is affected differently by the human reactionary path that was described by Abraham Maslow in his “Needs Hierarchy”.   He states that humans move through six steps in life if given a chance to progress.

“The first step in Maslow’s ‘Needs Hierarchy’ is to take care of one’s physical needs, the second is to gain security. After these two levels the third step is to focus on social needs before progressing to the fourth step of acknowledgment and finally to self realization. Maslow years later stated that there is perhaps a sixth step he called idealization or the need to find a purpose beyond oneself.

“Let’s put this into day-to-day economic terms. A person first makes sure he or she has food, clothing and shelter. If these needs are not fulfilled, not much else matters. Someone who is cold and hungry rarely thinks too much about how they look or about the social impact of their process of getting food. Enough hunger and cold will lead people to take great physical risks to be fed and warmed.

“But once the belly is full, the body warm and the larder filled, one begins to think about how to protect that food and how to stay warm. When secure and comfortable that the physical needs are met and will remain satisfied we start to think about how we look, how we get along with others and how we fit into our society and family. We want to fit in! At least for awhile.

“Then we want to excel, to be acknowledged, in our society or family, as being special, being good, being more than just acceptable.

“When we reach a point where we have convinced others we are special and unique, we become driven to convince ourselves of this fact. We look for acknowledgment.

“Finally, if we prove ourselves to ourselves, we reach a sixth level of having needs that goes beyond ourselves.

“Our upcoming society will be dramatically affected by this hierarchy of nature and four other important facts. First, the fact that parts of the world (industrialized society) have seen a six times increase in wealth in just one century. Today the average American is 40 times richer than ancient mankind, an amazing increase. Second, most of the incredibly rich westerners are still not satisfied. Third, most of the world hasn’t enjoyed this increase in wealth.

Fourth, most of the world, rich and poor can see the discrepancies in wealth between the rich and poor.

There are many ways to use these aspects of human nature to add twists in a micro business.

One approach to micro business opportunity is to create a unique business that takes advantage of imbalances in a specific area.

The computer salvagers above take advantage of low labor costs (and a lack of pollution regulations) to create that business.

A better example is one couple who were readers for many years. They started a used tire business in Africa.

The National Highway through Togo is the only link to the landlocked countries of Niger and Mali. The road is rough and trucks have worn out their tires by the time they reach the city of Dapong, half way up the road. A couple developed this perfect structure because they learned that used tires would sell briskly in Dapong.

However, when they checked out shipping used tires from the U.S., they found freight costs too high. Then they realized there was also a good market in Togo for used shoes as well. They knew that Americans hardly ever wear out their shoes. They then had a brilliant idea to stuff the used tires full of used shoes! Thus, they were able to ship the used shoes inside the used tires and establish a thriving, successful business.

Read the entire story about this business here.

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In another example, a reader many years ago, as computers and word processors became common in Canada and the USA, began buying up IBM Selectric typewriters for pennies on the dollar.  He shipped and sold them in Latin America where the computer evolution had not begun.

Another way to create a micro business is to be traditional… with something like a restaurant… but with a twist.

We saw last week how a family opened a restaurant… the California Kitchen in Cuenca.

A California Kitchen would be pretty mundane in the USA… especially California… but In Cuenca, Ecuador it is unique.

Here is a note from a reader who is involved in numerous micro business ideas.

Hi Gary,  We are doing very well in Cuenca.  We have recently become partners in the local CURVES franchise which went into the black in its first month.  Like you, I believe that Ecuador is actually one of the few ideal places in the world that will handle this crisis with relative ease and grace.  To support that belief we are looking for additional small local business investments.  All the best to both you and Merri.

Curves… is an okay idea… a proven success in some places, but curves in Ecuador shows an added twist adaptation to a new growing market of gringos there.

Technology makes it easier then ever before to have your own micro business.  Combine the benefits of technology with added twists adapted from Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and you’ll increase your chances of success.

Gary

How We Can Serve You

Our Only Seminar This Year

Get a Life!  Make 2016 -2017 your best years yet.

Become an International Club member and join like-minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box for better health, greater income and safer, more profitable investments.

We are conducting  just one Value Investing Seminar this year in August 12-13-14 2016.  Attendance is strictly limited to the few International Club members who can enroll soon.

This year our seminar will focus on how to make safety and profit easy consuming less time so we can focus on our individuals purposes in life.

GARY-SCOTT-SEMINAR-IMAGES

Here is a group of International Club members meeting at our North Carolina farm.

In 2016 Merri’s, David’s and my mission is to share our 50 years of experience in international business, investing and living to make ourselves happier, healthier and wealthier.

Being in the international club surrounds you with successful… positive… like-minded souls.  This benefit alone is truly powerful stuff!

Join us for a high mountain retreat that is strictly exclusive to club members and save over $2,000.

Focus on Better Health, Increased Income and Value Investing.  Learn how to create a BIG INCOME by thinking SMALL.

In 2016, we are conducting online seminars about value investing, natural health and how to wrote to sell.

We will conduct only one Value Investing Retreat in person.

International Club members receive all the online seminars free plus can attend the August 2016 Value Investing retreat which is exclusive to club members.  HIGH COUNTRY

In addition club membership includes:

  • Personal investing Course (Pi), normally $297, FREE
  • Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher, normally $299, FREE
  • Eventful Business, normally $349, FREE
  • International Business Made EZ, normally $299, FREE
  • Report “Three Economic Conditions for 50% or More Profit,” normally $29.95, FREE
  • Report “Silver Dip 2015” normally $27, FREE
  • Three online Value Investing Seminars, normally $477, FREE
  • One online Natural Health Seminar, normally $119, FREE
  • One online Writers Camp, normally $299, FREE
  • Exclusive Value Investing Retreat in North Carolina, normally $799, FREE
  • Three night’s accommodations at Merrily Farms, normally $315, FREE

This is every offer in our catalog. To purchase everything would cost $3,509.95.  Club membership for 2016 is $1,199 so you save up to $2,310.95.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Absorb  through  Osmosis

Merri and I have been organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking  lifestyles for over 30 years.  The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:

My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group.  You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport.  They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary.  Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life.  I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.

This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.

Over 30 years ago Merri and I created a way that readers can join us to be immersed in a year-long learning program through our International Club.

The ideas behind this program began in Vienna, Austria while we were conducting a course there.  One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital.  Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!

What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man.

The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!

When you join our International Club 2016 you become part of a special family.  The very first member to join the club all those years ago wrote:  Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.

His feeling struck a familiar chord.  It has always been one of my greatest satisfactions to see how much fun delegates have getting together, sharing information and making friendships as we learn how to improve our health and increase our wealth.

The courses draw like-minded souls.  For this reason some delegates come back again and again. They come to learn, but also to be with their many friends made at the courses.  When like-minded souls get together again and again to discuss a common purpose, magic happens! I can’t explain it in any other way-but it is true.

In a way our meetings are almost like family reunions.  Perhaps it is getting together and reflecting on what has been said and what has been happening.

Learning with those who are also interested in the world creates thoughts that multiply the value of what we gain.  This is hard to describe but results are most powerful and wonderful!  This is to me is as important as the great financial benefit of attending many of our courses.

We started and have continued the International Club for 30 years because there are wonderful benefits from having repeat delegates at courses.  Having repeat delegates makes the whole course somehow more exciting for all. Being a repeat delegate makes it easier to make and keep wealth and to lock in the knowledge you gain. It’s an exciting lifestyle. We have fun, gain adventure, discovery and friendships and share ways to improve our health and wealth!

Another savings: Lifestyle for Two.

We want couples!  As a member of the program, you are entitled to add another personas email address to every single course or tour, plus bring a partner to the m,members only retreat.  The cost for that extra person will be ZERO!  You can enroll bring whomever you wish.  Choose your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, adviser.  You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you.

The International Club fee has been $1,799 but due to the savings of conducting our courses online, we have been able to reduce the fee to $1,499.  This is less than the normal fee we have charged in past years from one seminar (without accommodations).

If you cannot attend the High Mountain Retreat, you are still entitled to a three night stay on a space available basis at the farm during the season we are  open there (June into October).

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Club members meeting at out home.

I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and a guest of your choice to join us for all our seminars including our exclusive August 2016 High Mountain retreat.

Let’s prosper in these times of change. Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year?  Join us at our farm and online. We look forward to being with you!

Club members receive everything we offer in 2016, plus the exclusive High Mountain Retreat in August that includes the seminar and accommodations.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Gary

Smalltown Blue Ridge Opportunity


See below how a huge Smalltown USA problem that will create environmental problems everywhere that creates income opportunity for many small businesses.

Merri and I love Smalltown USA, especially the Blue Ridge where we spend a lot of time in the summer.

While there, I spot a lot of really worthy opportunity… satisfying… profitable and good for the environment.

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I took this shot of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina from Blowing Rock.

These mountains are islands, forgotten in America’s mad rush west and south. This is the most ancient land mass on earth and old time values still reign. Men and women work in friendly, honest labor with wood and cloth using the traditions of our ancestors amidst the timeless forest and stone.

It is our  privilege to be in the Blue Ridge but there is a huge change happening… bad enough to make anyone blue.

Merri and I love our farm… the…

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water and…

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the forest.

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We have a wide variety of timber… pine, poplar and

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all types of hardwood… oak, maple, cherry.

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Especially majestic… are the hemlock that…

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run along our creek.  Many are first growth timber… huge and thick.

Yet soon in most of the Blue Ridge the hemlock will be gone because of a blight called woolly adelgid.

According to Wikepedia hemlock woolly adelgid is a destructive pest imported from Asia that poses a major threat to the Eastern and Carolina Hemlock.

The earliest records of this infestation in the Eastern USA is from 1967 and now it is established in eleven eastern states from Georgia to Massachusetts, causing widespread mortality of hemlock trees. 50% of the geographic range of eastern hemlock has been infected.

The woolly adelgid feeds on the sap of a tree and death typically occurs four to ten years after infestation.

This is an environmental disaster. Hemlock is a vital component of the Northeast’s forest system, and is the third most prevalent tree in some areas.

Hemlock provides protection from erosion along stream banks, food for deer and wildlife, and shelter for deer in the winter.

Major changes in ecosystem structure and function, including hydrologic processes, is expected with the loss of hemlock.

A 2009 study conducted by scientists with the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station suggests the hemlock woolly adelgid is killing hemlock trees faster than expected in the southern Appalachians and rapidly altering the carbon cycle of these forests. According to Science Daily, the pest could kill most of the region’s hemlock trees within the next decade. According to the study, researchers found that “hemlock woolly adelgid infestation is rapidly impacting the carbon cycle in hemlock tree stands and that adelgid-infested hemlock trees in the South are declining much faster than the reported 9-year decline of some infested hemlock trees in the Northeast”.

Few options are available for control of this pest. The adelgids can be physically removed from the tree, either by vigorous washing or by cutting off infected branches. Various petrochemical pesticides are available for home use or by a licensed arborist, including diazinon, fluvalinate, imidacloprid and malathion. The use of pesticides is limited because hemlocks tend to grow within close proximity to aquatic environments such as rivers or streams, and the risk of contaminating these vulnerable ecosystems is great.  Horticultural oil and insecticidal soap are another option.

This is a huge problem.

Problems create opportunity.

So when I discovered the adelgid in our forests a number of years ago, I made two calls.   My first call was to Ted Tidwell who makes the organic degreasing soap Bio Wash.

I used Ted’s soap (Bio Wash) in many ways and though it is not a pesticide I knew it killed many insects. I am not sure of the process but figured it might be like neem oil and Indian plant that blocks the breathing process.

We use Bio Wash for so many things from washing dishes to killing ants to helping plants grow that I asked Ted…  could this help slow the woolly adelgid?  Ted did not know so I called a couple of arborists… Ryan and Tracie Franks of Appalachian Tree Care. They specialized in fighting the wooly adelgid so I  asked him to come out to our farm and test Bio Wash on the wooly adelgid.

He did some tests and was amazed. Bio wash dissolve the adelgid’s cocoon and stops the growth process.

So for years we have sprayed as many of our hemlocks that we can reach with Bio Wash.

This is a tiny spot of good news in a really blue situation.  The alternatives to stopping the woolly adelgid diazinon, fluvalinate, imidacloprid and malathion are incredibly dangerous chemicals!   If these chemicals get in a water system they can kill fish and just about anything in a stream.  The makes using it extra problematic because hemlocks tend to grow near rivers or creeks.    These are the worst chemicals but there is even the risk of contamination with the milder horticultural oils and insecticidal soaps.

Bio Wash is on the other hand organic, bio degradable and non mutagenic so we can spray along near the creek without so much concern.

Bio wash offers many micro business opportunities and we have looked at many of them at this site in past months.  See how Bio Wash provides agricultural and export opportunity at Ecuador Imports. See how it is being test on citrus greening at Ultimate Small Overseas Business Freedom.

So I thought it would be good if Ryan and Tracie Franks could talk about the problems of woolly adelgid and how Bio Wash helps so I can show ways to use this in micro business opportunities.

I emailed Ryan if he would speak at our June North Carolina course.

He replied:   Hello Gary,  Tracie and I are doing well.  This winter’s weather may well have slowed the Wooly Adelgid  a bit…we had several long cold spells which could have knocked their population back significantly.

We appreciate your invitation to the seminar in June and we would be honored to attend and glad to talk about Wooly Adelgid and Bio Wash.

We are so grateful that our paths crossed and I would be glad to help share the story with others.  We’ve saved thousands  of hemlocks and have done so without having to spray potentially harmful chemicals.  This has been a win/win/win/win….situation for all involved!  Ryan

So Ryan will join us with our other speakers to provide you with experience, knowledge and contacts on health and wealth.

In the meantime if you are in Ashe or Watauga North Carolina and have tree problems be sure to check on Appalachian Tree Care

Woolly adelgid is a huge problem that creates great opportunity for those who help fight it.   There is more.  Energy and capital will be needed to remove millions of trees. What can one do with the timber?  Plus how can we mitigate the damage.

I know that Ryan and Tracie are already busy fighting this blight.   More environmental help will be needed in many ways. This creates a worthy opportunity… an effort that will satisfy and reward as it helps the environment.

Gary

See another huge and more environmental catastrophe that create opportunity with Ecuador shrimp here.

How We Can Serve You

Our Only Seminar This Year

Get a Life!  Make 2016 -2017 your best years yet.

Become an International Club member and join like-minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box for better health, greater income and safer, more profitable investments.

We are conducting  just one Value Investing Seminar this year in August 12-13-14 2016.  Attendance is strictly limited to the few International Club members who can enroll soon.

This year our seminar will focus on how to make safety and profit easy consuming less time so we can focus on our individuals purposes in life.

GARY-SCOTT-SEMINAR-IMAGES

Here is a group of International Club members meeting at our North Carolina farm.

In 2016 Merri’s, David’s and my mission is to share our 50 years of experience in international business, investing and living to make ourselves happier, healthier and wealthier.

Being in the international club surrounds you with successful… positive… like-minded souls.  This benefit alone is truly powerful stuff!

Join us for a high mountain retreat that is strictly exclusive to club members and save over $2,000.

Focus on Better Health, Increased Income and Value Investing.  Learn how to create a BIG INCOME by thinking SMALL.

In 2016, we are conducting online seminars about value investing, natural health and how to wrote to sell.

We will conduct only one Value Investing Retreat in person.

International Club members receive all the online seminars free plus can attend the August 2016 Value Investing retreat which is exclusive to club members.  HIGH COUNTRY

In addition club membership includes:

  • Personal investing Course (Pi), normally $297, FREE
  • Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher, normally $299, FREE
  • Eventful Business, normally $349, FREE
  • International Business Made EZ, normally $299, FREE
  • Report “Three Economic Conditions for 50% or More Profit,” normally $29.95, FREE
  • Report “Silver Dip 2015” normally $27, FREE
  • Three online Value Investing Seminars, normally $477, FREE
  • One online Natural Health Seminar, normally $119, FREE
  • One online Writers Camp, normally $299, FREE
  • Exclusive Value Investing Retreat in North Carolina, normally $799, FREE
  • Three night’s accommodations at Merrily Farms, normally $315, FREE

This is every offer in our catalog. To purchase everything would cost $3,509.95.  Club membership for 2016 is $1,199 so you save up to $2,310.95.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Absorb  through  Osmosis

Merri and I have been organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking  lifestyles for over 30 years.  The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:

My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group.  You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport.  They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary.  Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life.  I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.

This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.

Over 30 years ago Merri and I created a way that readers can join us to be immersed in a year-long learning program through our International Club.

The ideas behind this program began in Vienna, Austria while we were conducting a course there.  One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital.  Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!

What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man.

The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!

When you join our International Club 2016 you become part of a special family.  The very first member to join the club all those years ago wrote:  Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.

His feeling struck a familiar chord.  It has always been one of my greatest satisfactions to see how much fun delegates have getting together, sharing information and making friendships as we learn how to improve our health and increase our wealth.

The courses draw like-minded souls.  For this reason some delegates come back again and again. They come to learn, but also to be with their many friends made at the courses.  When like-minded souls get together again and again to discuss a common purpose, magic happens! I can’t explain it in any other way-but it is true.

In a way our meetings are almost like family reunions.  Perhaps it is getting together and reflecting on what has been said and what has been happening.

Learning with those who are also interested in the world creates thoughts that multiply the value of what we gain.  This is hard to describe but results are most powerful and wonderful!  This is to me is as important as the great financial benefit of attending many of our courses.

We started and have continued the International Club for 30 years because there are wonderful benefits from having repeat delegates at courses.  Having repeat delegates makes the whole course somehow more exciting for all. Being a repeat delegate makes it easier to make and keep wealth and to lock in the knowledge you gain. It’s an exciting lifestyle. We have fun, gain adventure, discovery and friendships and share ways to improve our health and wealth!

Another savings: Lifestyle for Two.

We want couples!  As a member of the program, you are entitled to add another personas email address to every single course or tour, plus bring a partner to the m,members only retreat.  The cost for that extra person will be ZERO!  You can enroll bring whomever you wish.  Choose your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, adviser.  You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you.

The International Club fee has been $1,799 but due to the savings of conducting our courses online, we have been able to reduce the fee to $1,499.  This is less than the normal fee we have charged in past years from one seminar (without accommodations).

If you cannot attend the High Mountain Retreat, you are still entitled to a three night stay on a space available basis at the farm during the season we are  open there (June into October).

gary-scott-seminars

Club members meeting at out home.

I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and a guest of your choice to join us for all our seminars including our exclusive August 2016 High Mountain retreat.

Let’s prosper in these times of change. Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year?  Join us at our farm and online. We look forward to being with you!

Club members receive everything we offer in 2016, plus the exclusive High Mountain Retreat in August that includes the seminar and accommodations.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Gary

International Micro Business Inspiration


An international micro business can enhance wealth and protect against inflation especially when you take a global perspective and a bird’s eye view.

Get ideas on how to spot micro business ideas from this field and…

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these cars.

business-idea

The novel “Lake House” by James Patterson… was a great success but was a rather odd novel with sympathetic characters being genetically altered children who are part bird. They have wings and fly.   I was surprised when I learned that this has been a really top selling novel.

Why did this story do so well?

Patterson says it’s because most people have a dream of wanting to fly.

My thinking is the yearning goes deeper. We humans yearn for bird’s eye views.

We want to see the big picture…connect dots…to enhance our lives, yet see all the detail just as birds do. We want to improve our life and make the world a better place with win-win views. Like the eagle. He sees the entire panorama yet spots the smallest mouse moving in a field.

This is not always easy. It has been said that man can achieve the impossible, fly to Mars even put a man on the moon. Yet we can never overcome the inconvenient.

Take energy concerns. Fly into Copenhagen and you’ll see windmill after windmill built in the middle of the sea. What a huge undertaking that was!

Or go visit my state of birth, Oregon. Drive up the Columbia River and see the Bonneville Dam. A monster of a grand project…all to have more energy.

There are almost impossible jobs done…the wind captured…the mighty Columbia tamed just to replace fossil fuels.

Merri and I have noticed something interesting when we drive to Charlotte Airport. Coming south (North of Charlotte) a DOT Lane starts where only cars with two or more people can drive. Traffic was backed up for dozens of miles in the right lane…all cars with one driver. Merri and I whisked into the totally empty DOT lane and at 70 MPH right through Charlotte while these multitudes sat, burning fuel and wasting time.

Why? Because it’s a little inconvenient to find another person to ride with to work! Instead the masses sit there, thousands of man hours lost and tens of thousands of gallons of gas consumed.

Our international business can enhance our wealth when we use a bird’s eye view as well. We increase our odds for great prosperity when we tap into life supporting investments….because in the long term what makes money is solving problems.

Here is a case study on how to create micro business opportunity by spotting problems as they unfold every day.

This case study looks at opportunity in energy.  Energy shortages are a huge problem and hence a huge opportunity.

Problems create three types of opportunity.

#1: Adaptation

#2: Mitigation

#3: Structural Change

Let’s begin by looking at the problem and opportunity in energy structural change.

During a Smalltown USA study on electricity costs, I stumbled across a January 29, 2010 Economist article entitled “Running out of juice” that created new thoughts about green investing and about living in Ecuador.

An excerpt from the article says:

How will we recharge all the electric cars?

IN THE ten years since hybrid electric vehicles first hit the highways and byways of America, they have come to represent 2.5% of new car sales. Yet, in places like Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, DC, every other car seems to be a Toyota Prius. That is because hybrids like the Prius have sold overwhelmingly where well-heeled early adopters reside.

A couple of million of the new electric vehicles could be bought by early adopters during the first few years.

The popular assumption is that they will be plugged into a wall socket in the garage late at night, taking advantage of cheap off-peak power. Unfortunately, things are not that simple.

One thing the new plug-ins and pure electrics have in common is a beefy lithium-ion battery pack that needs a lot of heavy charging. At the very least, that involves installing 220-volt wiring in the home. Trying to recharge a modern electric car with a standard American 110-volt supply takes too long to be practical (up to 18 hours in the case of the Leaf).

Of course, if not fully charged at night it may have to be recharged during the day—when electricity rates can be up to five times more expensive. Average peak rates in America are 33 cents a kilowatt-hour compared with seven cents off-peak.

In theory, recharging electric vehicles during off-peak hours should help utilities “fill the valley”—the trough in electricity demand between midnight and six in the morning, and thereby get better utilization from their coal- or gas-fired generating stations. But, again, things are not quite as they seem. No utility wants to run its network flat out. Scheduling maintenance becomes difficult, which can lead to more frequent failures. The net result is that additional capacity has to be installed at a cost that would not otherwise be justified.

This time the Californian utilities are being more circumspect. They are concerned about highly concentrated pockets of ownership and the effects of everyone deciding to recharge their electric vehicles at once—as they inevitably will do when they return home from work. The local electricity system could be easily overwhelmed, and wider swathes of the grid brought to its knees in the process.

Preparing for this means beefing up local transformers as well as installing heavy-duty wiring and smart meters in homes to provide early warning of network troubles ahead. Sooner or later, those additional costs will have to be passed on to customers.

Now let’s talk about US electricity costs.

Excerpts from an April 2009 NPR article entitled “An Aged Electric Grid Looks To A Brighter Future” by Jeff Brady point out a story for rising costs and says:

The nation’s electricity grid is facing some huge challenges — it’s outdated and unprepared for increasing demand and a future that includes more renewable sources of energy. In a week long series, NPR is examining the state of the nation’s electricity infrastructure.

The economic stimulus bill passed in February includes $11 billion to upgrade the country’s power grid, but that’s just a down payment on a massive undertaking. That’s because when it comes to electricity, not much has changed since Thomas Edison fired up the first commercial power grid in lower Manhattan on Sept. 4, 1882. The fundamentals he pioneered are still the basis for an electricity grid in the U.S. that is almost 100 percent reliable. But in recent years, that grid has started showing weakness.

On Aug. 14, 2003, a lot of people in the northeastern U.S. learned that they couldn’t take reliable electricity service for granted anymore. A utility in Ohio failed to trim a few trees, causing a surprise outage that rolled across the region. Eventually, it left 50 million people without power for about a day. The risk of blackouts still exists in just about every region of the country.

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The cost of this upgrade will eventually be passed onto consumers.   This started me thinking about electricity in the parts of Smalltown USA where Merri and I live.

Living in Smalltown USA often means living with extra space and in some parts of the country that space can be used to generate electricity.

I have already figured out what to do with hydro power on our North Carolina farm… because our farm has space… water and a lot of drop in altitude.

But I wanted to check potential solutions for creating energy in Florida… where energy might best be provided by the sun. We have 16 acres in the sun and parts are in the form of large empty fields with no obstructions.  I was wondering what to do with this space and started looking at Hybrid Solar Energy Systems.

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Right at the entrance of our house is a perfect…

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place for an energy field.

So I started researching.

I was surprised. Though the numbers will not send me rushing to the bank… they have caused me to pause… and consider.

A 5040 watt complete MyGen solar electric system by Kyocera can generate up to 5,000 watts of power an hour… sometimes.   Our electricity co-op will buy this electricity from me for .11 cents a kilowatt.

This 5040 watt system was offered to me totally installed for $37,380. “Whew,” I thought at first.

But a 30% federal tax credit is available thus lowering my real cost to $26,166.  A talk with the electricity co-op suggests that the actual electricity generated from such a system is worth about $500 a year or about a 1.3%  per annum return on that cost… if electricity costs remain at .11 cents a watt.

1.3% isn’t enough to get excited about until you ask two questions.  The tax credit raises the return to 1.8%.

First, what is my bank  paying me on a $26,000 CD right now?

A  local bank here in Florida is offering 1.6% on a one year CD.

Second, how much might electricity costs rise?

I do not know the answer to this but certainly would be surprised to see electricity prices fall.

In Florida there is one added kicker. The state has been paying a subsidy of four dollars per watt on the first 5,000 watts of installation. In other words… they would kick in $20,000 if I put in the system.  Wow!  That means the cost starts at $37,380.  The tax credit saves me $11,214…. leaving $26,166 of cost minus $20,000.

This is a no brainer… an investment of $6,166 with an 8.1% return at current prices on a commodity that is likely to rise in the years ahead.

The downside is that Florida ran out of money for this subsidy and there are numerous buyers already on a waiting list… which is the only reason why I am still researching rather than having the installer working now.

Yet there are three points we should consider as they may lead to some green profits

Green profit point #1: Solar energy systems are becoming more efficient.

Green profit point #2: Energy costs are rising.

Green profit point #3: We, as investors, may profit from installing solar energy in some states now.  This will create more demand for solar products and cause the shares of solar energy companies to rise.

So a bird’s eye view shows us that micro business services in alternate energy generation structural change makes sense.

We can see a different type of energy opportunity in adaptation.

One micro business Merri and I had was publishing reports on how we to import used Rolls Royces and Bentleys from England to the US.

A better idea…

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now might be reports on how import the deux chevaux instead.

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This was described by CAR magazine journalist and author LJK Setright as “the most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car”. Imagine how much good we could do in the world if everyone drove a two cylinder 61 miles per gallon car! See more in Lowtech magazine below.

Or in researching the deux chevaux I spotted a micro business that imports and rebuilds them to sell at a premium… up to $20,000 each.

There are…

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many small, fuel efficient cars and…

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many micro business ideas that can be built around small cars… like converting the Suzki Samari engine to a much more fuel efficient Volkswagon diesel engine.  Ideas range from a how to manual to importing the engines to providing the conversions.  I have had my Samari for 24 years and would be your first customer!

So there are plenty of micro business ideas that come from adaptation to the energy crisis.

How about mitigation.  Our efficient energy driven society forces most of the population to work so hard they have no time to eat right and exercise properly.   So energy mitigation creates business opportunity in wellness.  Selling people on ideas of cycling to work is an example.  They save on fuel and get exercise they need.

This opportunity could unfold in businesses as diverse as offering reports on cycling to selling bikes.

Problems create opportunity to change… mitigate and adapt.

Get a bird’s eye view of the world’s problems. Then look for micro solutions.  This is a great way to start your micro business for everlasting wealth.

Gary

How We Can Serve You

Our Only Seminar This Year

Get a Life!  Make 2016 -2017 your best years yet.

Become an International Club member and join like-minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box for better health, greater income and safer, more profitable investments.

We are conducting  just one Value Investing Seminar this year in August 12-13-14 2016.  Attendance is strictly limited to the few International Club members who can enroll soon.

This year our seminar will focus on how to make safety and profit easy consuming less time so we can focus on our individuals purposes in life.

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Here is a group of International Club members meeting at our North Carolina farm.

In 2016 Merri’s, David’s and my mission is to share our 50 years of experience in international business, investing and living to make ourselves happier, healthier and wealthier.

Being in the international club surrounds you with successful… positive… like-minded souls.  This benefit alone is truly powerful stuff!

Join us for a high mountain retreat that is strictly exclusive to club members and save over $2,000.

Focus on Better Health, Increased Income and Value Investing.  Learn how to create a BIG INCOME by thinking SMALL.

In 2016, we are conducting online seminars about value investing, natural health and how to wrote to sell.

We will conduct only one Value Investing Retreat in person.

International Club members receive all the online seminars free plus can attend the August 2016 Value Investing retreat which is exclusive to club members.  HIGH COUNTRY

In addition club membership includes:

  • Personal investing Course (Pi), normally $297, FREE
  • Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher, normally $299, FREE
  • Eventful Business, normally $349, FREE
  • International Business Made EZ, normally $299, FREE
  • Report “Three Economic Conditions for 50% or More Profit,” normally $29.95, FREE
  • Report “Silver Dip 2015” normally $27, FREE
  • Three online Value Investing Seminars, normally $477, FREE
  • One online Natural Health Seminar, normally $119, FREE
  • One online Writers Camp, normally $299, FREE
  • Exclusive Value Investing Retreat in North Carolina, normally $799, FREE
  • Three night’s accommodations at Merrily Farms, normally $315, FREE

This is every offer in our catalog. To purchase everything would cost $3,509.95.  Club membership for 2016 is $1,199 so you save up to $2,310.95.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Absorb  through  Osmosis

Merri and I have been organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking  lifestyles for over 30 years.  The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:

My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group.  You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport.  They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary.  Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life.  I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.

This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.

Over 30 years ago Merri and I created a way that readers can join us to be immersed in a year-long learning program through our International Club.

The ideas behind this program began in Vienna, Austria while we were conducting a course there.  One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital.  Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!

What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man.

The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!

When you join our International Club 2016 you become part of a special family.  The very first member to join the club all those years ago wrote:  Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.

His feeling struck a familiar chord.  It has always been one of my greatest satisfactions to see how much fun delegates have getting together, sharing information and making friendships as we learn how to improve our health and increase our wealth.

The courses draw like-minded souls.  For this reason some delegates come back again and again. They come to learn, but also to be with their many friends made at the courses.  When like-minded souls get together again and again to discuss a common purpose, magic happens! I can’t explain it in any other way-but it is true.

In a way our meetings are almost like family reunions.  Perhaps it is getting together and reflecting on what has been said and what has been happening.

Learning with those who are also interested in the world creates thoughts that multiply the value of what we gain.  This is hard to describe but results are most powerful and wonderful!  This is to me is as important as the great financial benefit of attending many of our courses.

We started and have continued the International Club for 30 years because there are wonderful benefits from having repeat delegates at courses.  Having repeat delegates makes the whole course somehow more exciting for all. Being a repeat delegate makes it easier to make and keep wealth and to lock in the knowledge you gain. It’s an exciting lifestyle. We have fun, gain adventure, discovery and friendships and share ways to improve our health and wealth!

Another savings: Lifestyle for Two.

We want couples!  As a member of the program, you are entitled to add another personas email address to every single course or tour, plus bring a partner to the m,members only retreat.  The cost for that extra person will be ZERO!  You can enroll bring whomever you wish.  Choose your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, adviser.  You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you.

The International Club fee has been $1,799 but due to the savings of conducting our courses online, we have been able to reduce the fee to $1,499.  This is less than the normal fee we have charged in past years from one seminar (without accommodations).

If you cannot attend the High Mountain Retreat, you are still entitled to a three night stay on a space available basis at the farm during the season we are  open there (June into October).

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Club members meeting at out home.

I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and a guest of your choice to join us for all our seminars including our exclusive August 2016 High Mountain retreat.

Let’s prosper in these times of change. Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year?  Join us at our farm and online. We look forward to being with you!

Club members receive everything we offer in 2016, plus the exclusive High Mountain Retreat in August that includes the seminar and accommodations.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Gary

Visit our Blue Ridge farm.

Welcome to Little Horse Creek… where it is…

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always quiet and cell phones do not work.

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In times that so many perceive as tumultuous, inspiration becomes even more valuable and important in business.  The news on the internet, in the papers and on TV are so filled with negativity that it can be catching. In such eras, those who see positive realities gain an extra edge.

You own small business can help you enjoy a lifestyle of freedom…such as Merri and I have.

Our international micro business allows us to live part time at our remote North Carolina farm on Little Horse Creek.

Here is the creek…

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deep in the forest…

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isolated and with many waterfalls.

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The creek becomes a bit swollen in the spring time. Changing from this to…

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this!    The creek starts on our land… fed by dozens of pure water springs. It feeds the pond below our main house and…

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fills our…

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deep woods…

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Japanese soaking tub that is heated with a wood burning stove and refilled after each soak… so the water never requires chemicals but is always clean.

The creek provides some great trout meals also. Here is a brookie our daughter Eleanor caught.

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The water refreshes in summer. Here is…

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our son Jake soaking in one of the pools on a hot summer day.

We have a…

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creekside…

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forest office where…

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we can feed everyone on the deck looking over the waters.

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In winter our meandering stream becomes part of the wonderland.

This beauty and solitude provide many positive inspirations. There is plenty of space to hike. We have put in over…

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eight miles of road (the blue lines).  Each leads…

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to a place… like our…

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isolated glen labyrinth which has a great…

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view.  Vistas are…

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everywhere. The paths themselves are…

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places of…

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Blue ridge mystery leading to beauty… year round… summer green, gold in autumn. They are white powder in winter and…

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lead to flaming wild azaleas in spring.

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We grow bold sunflowers and a lot of our own vegetables in the summer.

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and have…

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farm fresh…

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eggs.

Here is my office and…

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my sunrise view on…

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crisp mountain morns.

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In the summer we get to watch the horses being…

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lethargic.

We invite delegates at our North Carolina courses to come up for an afternoon tea to…

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our house. The horses like to visit also.

Merri gets busy in our teaching kitchen…

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and cooks up the treats when…

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we have seminars.

A few people come stay with us in our…

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seven cabins and farmhouses for guests. This is Blackberry…

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Cabin.  All have feather top mattresses and high thread count…

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sheets and mountain made quilts and Pendleton wool blankets for cool nights.

The blackberry has a great porch and…

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rocking chairs for idle afternoons.  The Trout Cabin…

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is next door. With a…

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big porch for Bar B Qs plus a king…

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size bed.

The Johnny Appleseed Farm House sleeps up to 7 and the Wildflower Cabin is here as well.

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We converted this…

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falling down tobacco shed into a great Guest Barn… with all amenities including a pillow top king size bed. This is very comfortable.

However if you are not into comfort we have a primitive cabin…

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deep in the woods… cold water and a pot bellied stove for heat and cooking… but still a great pillow top king size bed.

Here is Thomas Fischer of Copenhagen’s Jyske Bank speaking at our seminar with roses we imported from Ecuador in the background.

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This is why Merri and I like having our own international micro  business. North Carolina farm… Danish bankers… Ecuador flowers!  The best of every world.

This gives us the freedom to live part time in the North Carolina mountains but also part time in Ecuador… and part time in Florida…  yet still earn income.

I can do shamanic exercises  when our son visits us in North Carolina even in the winter.

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Or swim in this, a warm Pacific current, about 45 seconds stroll from our Ecuador beach penthouse.

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Here I am chasing our horses past the primitive cabin during a snow storm.

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But when it gets too cold, I can ride in Ecuador instead. Here my friend, Joe Cox, and I enjoy winter views of Cotacachi below.

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Merri and I can walk in this…the entrance to our Farm in January.

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Or we can hike around Lake Quicocha, a sacred Andean lake near our Inn Land of the Sun (formerly Meson de las Flores).

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Of course this message is not really about weather… North Carolina… Florida or Ecuador.

This message is about the benefits of having a business that provides freedom and allows you to live and work wherever you find inspiration.

Get away from the gray humdrum… go where your horizons expand.

Inspiration is everywhere. Seek it. There has never been a better time for a micro business and an upbeat outlook on life.

One kind reader sent me two coffee mugs recently, enamel bumper stickers if you like, that said “Ille Gitimati Noli Carborundum.”

The translation is “Don’t let those who are illegitimate wear you down”.

Look for inspiration in your passions.  They may lead you to strange places… in the minds of the humdrum herds.  Yet success is waiting for you in the nooks and crannies where others do not go.

Gary

If you want extra income, adventure and fulfillment in your life…consider a international micro business.

Our emailed course on having an international micro business may help you do this. Click here to learn more.

An October 22, 2008 New York Times article entitled, Inspiration Can Be Found in Many Places, but You Need to Be Looking By MICKEY MEECE says:

“Successful inventors, entrepreneurs and writers say they are often asked where their big ideas came from.

They will acknowledge that serendipity often plays a role. But equally as important, they say, is having an open mind — especially in tumultuous times like these. Big and small ideas are out there, they say, if you are looking for them.

Consider the experience of Lopa Mehrotra, who was studying to be a political scientist. One hot summer day, she said, she was watching her 6-year-old daughter outside playing.

“Look,” her daughter said, as she scraped two gray rocks on stone and watched them turn white. “It’s magic.”

“I said, ‘Actually, it’s science,’ ” Ms. Mehrotra said recently, explaining how that moment inspired her to create TestToob.com, a social networking site that allows students to showcase scientific experiments.

Jacques Heim, who founded Diavolo Dance Theater, was in Aspen with his dance company, using an elementary classroom as a dressing room. Naturally, it was full of toys, he recalled. He saw a box of blocks, including three in particular that caught his interest: identical five-sided pyramids that created a cube. “I was inspired by the geometry behind it,” he said, “and played with it for months.”

Ultimately those cubes led to a performance piece called “Foreign Bodies,” set to music by Esa-Pekka Salonen, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Members of Diavolo, based in Los Angeles — gymnasts, actors and dancers — use everyday objects, like doors, stairs and chairs for dramatic movement, as well as the three mobile pyramids for “Foreign Bodies.”

“I believe if you have the child inside you and you walk down the streets, things happen to you,” he said. “Intuition. That’s how I operate.”

Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, a physics professor, said she got her idea when she was changing the channels one day and happened upon a Nascar race. Without warning, she recalled, one of the cars hit an outside wall. None of the cars had bumped, she said, and there were no engine failures or flat tires. So what happened?

It was not idle curiosity. To solve the problem, she immersed herself in racing by spending time with pit crews, crew chiefs, mechanics and drivers, and eventually wrote, “The Physics of Nascar.” The book traces a race car from its design to its race to the finish line.

Sometimes, Ms. Leslie-Pelecky said, she finds herself on the track and thinks, “How did I get here?” It is because of her “pit bull gene,” she decided. “When you get to a problem, you don’t let go until you solve it.”

Our mission is to make sure that our International Business and Investing courses in Ecuador and North Carolina inspire.

Lifestyle Control


Freedom is having control over your lifestyle.

GARY, YOUR BEING SUCH AN  ASTUTE INVESTOR WHY NO WARNINGS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ACTIONS WITH CENSORING RADIO STATIONS COULD BE A SERIOUS THREAT ON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS. I SEE YOUR WILLING TO TRADE YOUR ECUADOR REAL ESTATE FOR FLORIDA PROPERTIES COULD THIS BE WHY. JUST A THOUGHT, PERHAPS I AM WRONG.

You can see the direct reply to this reader’s question if you click here.

However a more important side note below may help you make investing and business decisions about your lifestyle.

First let me state that there are five really important reasons (to Merri and me) why we are spending more time in the US now than in some previous years.

First, my mom (now going on 90) and our…

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granddaughters Teeka and…

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her older sister Sequoia who is busy here working in the greenhouse

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and…

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Garren, our grandson, here helping us (ahem) on the farm.  Plus…

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trusty Mahananda, our pumpkin patch hound.  She is closing in on 14 and according to Dogworld.com, that’s pretty old for a human.  She is still spry and acts like a kid when she sees a rabbit…  but her sighs when we reach an airport are enough said.   So we no longer fly her… and she does not like kennels so we hire someone to stay at home with her when we are away.   (Sorry, only dog lovers will understand.)

These reasons get to the crux of matching one’s daily situation to one’s investing and business activity.

The reader’s comments above started me thinking about this important point that relates to matching lifestyles with business and investing.   On our recent visit to Oregon…   as we left Portland Union Station heading…

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heading for Seattle to

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visit friends and to have health exams… the trains intensified the importance of the lifestyle wealth match.

That train trip started me thinking about Warren Buffet and his purchase of  Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.

When Buffet made the purchase there was a lot of criticism.   Morningstar Inc., the Chicago research firm, valued Burlington shares at $90, below the Buffet’s price of $100.  Buffett could have purchased Burlington’s stock at its low for about $67 a share.

Buffet’s comments on this criticism pointed out the importance of matching lifestyle with investments when he said that “$100 was his first and best offer. You do what you can when you can,” he said.

Buffet clarified this importance of fitting investments to one’s situation in an interview with Charlie Rose. An excerpt from the transcript is below.  The bold is mine.

CHARLIE ROSE: Reasonable return is good enough?

WARREN BUFFETT:  Reasonable return is good enough, Charlie. I mean, 50 years ago, I was looking for spectacular returns, but I can’t— I can’t get them. We have— we have eight or $10 billion to invest every year. And we’re in the utility business, and it’s the same thing there. When we build electric generation or something of the sort, we shouldn’t expect a spectacular return. We’re building things that are essential to society, and people need our services. They really don’t have any choice in the case of the electric utilities, for example, and sometimes in case of rail. And we should get a decent return on that. Enough to encourage us to keep putting money into the business, but we’re not entitled to spectacular returns.

There you have it.  25 years ago when Buffet was young and investing reasonably smaller amounts, he could look for bargains. With eight to $10 billion to invest his lifestyle dictates reasonable … not spectacular returns.

Buffet is matching his investing and his business to his unique circumstances. He is not getting the cart before the horse. I doubt that you’ll see Buffet altering his beliefs… his actions…. his organization… to try and get spectacular returns from his multi billions of investments. He instead is matching his investing to his lifestyle.   That’s good for his quantum wealth balance.

That train trip perhaps also helped me understand buffet’s investment as well.  There is something solid about trains…  a solid link from the past to now… a solid bedrock of communication less fraught with the risks that are associated with air travel.

The industrial revolution went into high speed when America embraced the train.  Maybe railroads will again advance America in some new revolutionary way. I am for it!  Whenever there is a logical alternative… I remain grounded these days and you’ll find me traveling by train.

Gary

P.S. I spotted two other important comments, about investing and business balance, in my research on Buffet’s railway purchase.

First, important comment about investing and business balance:

Billionaire Warren Buffett is showcasing his company’s recent acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad at the start of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting.

Buffett did a series of interviews before a cardboard BNSF locomotive Saturday morning, played with a model BNSF train and performed a version of “I’ll Be Working on the Railroad” before the meeting.

Buffett and his partner Charlie Munger will spend more than five hours answering questions from roughly 40,000 people.

Buffett says he believes BNSF is a big, solid business that will deliver good returns over the long-term. Berkshire spent $26.7 billion on the railroad earlier this year.

Buffett played his ukulele with the Quebe Sisters Band at the Justin Boots booth before heading backstage.

The point is that Buffet uses music to help maintain balance.  My experience is that many really successful business people use some artistic form to help connect their right and left brains… so they have whole, long term thinking that keeps them in tune with our universe that is beyond logic.

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I certainly try this which is why I love to play music and paint.

Imagine the benefits railroads may gain from the Icelandic volcano.  Yet… there is no way that Buffet could have logically known about this new risk to travel when he bought the railroad.

Another comment in Buffet’s interview was: Without becoming too insipidly philosophical here, let me quickly add this. Blaise Pascal once said: “Most of men’s problems arise from their inability to sit quietly and alone”.

This is why our quantum wealth courses feature how to use music and meditation to reduce stress and increase intelligence.

How We Can Serve You

Our Only Seminar This Year

Get a Life!  Make 2016 -2017 your best years yet.

Become an International Club member and join like-minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box for better health, greater income and safer, more profitable investments.

We are conducting  just one Value Investing Seminar this year in August 12-13-14 2016.  Attendance is strictly limited to the few International Club members who can enroll soon.

This year our seminar will focus on how to make safety and profit easy consuming less time so we can focus on our individuals purposes in life.

GARY-SCOTT-SEMINAR-IMAGES

Here is a group of International Club members meeting at our North Carolina farm.

In 2016 Merri’s, David’s and my mission is to share our 50 years of experience in international business, investing and living to make ourselves happier, healthier and wealthier.

Being in the international club surrounds you with successful… positive… like-minded souls.  This benefit alone is truly powerful stuff!

Join us for a high mountain retreat that is strictly exclusive to club members and save over $2,000.

Focus on Better Health, Increased Income and Value Investing.  Learn how to create a BIG INCOME by thinking SMALL.

In 2016, we are conducting online seminars about value investing, natural health and how to wrote to sell.

We will conduct only one Value Investing Retreat in person.

International Club members receive all the online seminars free plus can attend the August 2016 Value Investing retreat which is exclusive to club members.  HIGH COUNTRY

In addition club membership includes:

  • Personal investing Course (Pi), normally $297, FREE
  • Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher, normally $299, FREE
  • Eventful Business, normally $349, FREE
  • International Business Made EZ, normally $299, FREE
  • Report “Three Economic Conditions for 50% or More Profit,” normally $29.95, FREE
  • Report “Silver Dip 2015” normally $27, FREE
  • Three online Value Investing Seminars, normally $477, FREE
  • One online Natural Health Seminar, normally $119, FREE
  • One online Writers Camp, normally $299, FREE
  • Exclusive Value Investing Retreat in North Carolina, normally $799, FREE
  • Three night’s accommodations at Merrily Farms, normally $315, FREE

This is every offer in our catalog. To purchase everything would cost $3,509.95.  Club membership for 2016 is $1,199 so you save up to $2,310.95.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Absorb  through  Osmosis

Merri and I have been organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking  lifestyles for over 30 years.  The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:

My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group.  You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport.  They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary.  Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life.  I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.

This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.

Over 30 years ago Merri and I created a way that readers can join us to be immersed in a year-long learning program through our International Club.

The ideas behind this program began in Vienna, Austria while we were conducting a course there.  One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital.  Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!

What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man.

The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!

When you join our International Club 2016 you become part of a special family.  The very first member to join the club all those years ago wrote:  Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.

His feeling struck a familiar chord.  It has always been one of my greatest satisfactions to see how much fun delegates have getting together, sharing information and making friendships as we learn how to improve our health and increase our wealth.

The courses draw like-minded souls.  For this reason some delegates come back again and again. They come to learn, but also to be with their many friends made at the courses.  When like-minded souls get together again and again to discuss a common purpose, magic happens! I can’t explain it in any other way-but it is true.

In a way our meetings are almost like family reunions.  Perhaps it is getting together and reflecting on what has been said and what has been happening.

Learning with those who are also interested in the world creates thoughts that multiply the value of what we gain.  This is hard to describe but results are most powerful and wonderful!  This is to me is as important as the great financial benefit of attending many of our courses.

We started and have continued the International Club for 30 years because there are wonderful benefits from having repeat delegates at courses.  Having repeat delegates makes the whole course somehow more exciting for all. Being a repeat delegate makes it easier to make and keep wealth and to lock in the knowledge you gain. It’s an exciting lifestyle. We have fun, gain adventure, discovery and friendships and share ways to improve our health and wealth!

Another savings: Lifestyle for Two.

We want couples!  As a member of the program, you are entitled to add another personas email address to every single course or tour, plus bring a partner to the m,members only retreat.  The cost for that extra person will be ZERO!  You can enroll bring whomever you wish.  Choose your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, adviser.  You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you.

The International Club fee has been $1,799 but due to the savings of conducting our courses online, we have been able to reduce the fee to $1,499.  This is less than the normal fee we have charged in past years from one seminar (without accommodations).

If you cannot attend the High Mountain Retreat, you are still entitled to a three night stay on a space available basis at the farm during the season we are  open there (June into October).

gary-scott-seminars

Club members meeting at out home.

I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and a guest of your choice to join us for all our seminars including our exclusive August 2016 High Mountain retreat.

Let’s prosper in these times of change. Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year?  Join us at our farm and online. We look forward to being with you!

Club members receive everything we offer in 2016, plus the exclusive High Mountain Retreat in August that includes the seminar and accommodations.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Gary

New Occupations Reduce Stress


New occupations can reduce stress.

ecuador-spas

Spas are a great way to…

ecuador-spas

reduce stress. Jean Marie Butterlin who conducts our Ecuador Super Spanish… and Shamanic programs is visiting many spas with his wife,

ecuador-spas

Pascale. Here they are at a spa in Puyo, Ecuador. A report on Ecuador spas comes soon.  Jean Marie and his family left a much more stressful life and careers in France and Spain and now live in Ecuador, researching, writing and discovering their new path.  He is centering now on finding business opportunities all over Ecuador.

Reducing stress is important. In 42 years of advising readers on global investing and business… my experience is that that most losses and most opportunities missed are due to bad decisions… not lack of information.  Stress leads to bad decisions.

A science daily article entitled Stress Hinders Rats’ Decision-Making Abilities shows how much the effect may be. Here is an excerpt.

ScienceDaily (Nov. 21, 2008) — A little bit of stress goes a long way and can have far-reaching effects. Neuroscientists from the University of Washington have found that a single exposure to uncontrollable stress impairs decision making in rats for several days, making them unable to reliably seek out the larger of two rewards.

We do not have to live on a rat race of stress either.

Another article on May 18, 2010 entitled “Daily stress and worry plummet after age 50” in USA Today By Sharon Jayson gives us a clue.

An excerpt says:  After 50, daily stress and worry take a dive and daily happiness increases, according to an analysis of more than 340,000 adults questioned about the emotions they experienced “yesterday.”

The research, published online today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that young adults experience more negative emotions more frequently than those who are older. Negative emotions, such as stress and anger, are similar in that they consistently decline with age, but worry holds steady until around 50, when it sharply drops, the study shows.

There are many ways to reduce stress.

Stress Buster #1: Exercise. Here is an excerpt from the Mayo Clinic article “Exercise: Rev up your routine to reduce stress”
Physical activity — whether it’s a relaxing walk, bicycle racing or meditative tai chi — helps relieve stress.  By Mayo Clinic staff
By now, you should know that exercise does your body good. But did you also know that virtually any form of exercise can decrease the production of stress hormones and counteract your body’s natural stress response? It’s true. The same regular exercise routine that helps prevent disease and builds muscle can also help you better manage stress.

Stress Buster #2: Listen to Baroque Music. One chapter in a study at Weber University in Utah entitled “Stress and the Environment” says: The Effects of Music.  Even though the term music therapy is fairly new, the practice of using music to heal can be traced back to antiquity. The healing power of music therapy is even recorded in the Bible: “And whenever the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand; so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.” (1 Samuel, 16:23).

Another interesting example, in our earlier history is written about the Russian Envoy Count Kayserling. The Count suffered with miserable insomnia. To deal with the problem, he asked Johann Goldberg, a local musician to play for him at night. Goldberg seized his harpsichord and played a piece of music written especially for the Count by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Count had informed Bach about his terrible problems with sleeplessness. He asked Bach to compose some music that might help him relax and get to sleep.

Soon Goldberg was playing the music that Bach had composed for the Count’s problem every time the count was having one of his sleepless nights. The Count had Goldberg installed in a room nearby ready to play at the Count’s beckon call. The Count was so happy with the positive effects of this music that he gave Bach a lavish gift of gold. We know this relaxing composition by Bach today as the Goldberg Variations.

Music therapy has been used throughout history as a way of coping with difficult situations. One such example is that of the people who were forced into Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. People being separated from family and friends, being forced into slave labor, watching many people around them executed and waiting for their turn to die created an extremely stressful situation. The people in these camps seemed to have little to live for, yet many remained strong, and endured the trial. When asked what kept them going many would respond that music was one source of strength. It seemed to bind the prisoners together. There is a story of a group that was in the changing room for the gas chamber, and they were heard singing the Czechoslovakian national anthem and then a Hebrew song, “Hatikvah,” as a way to give each other strength for what was ahead of them. Music was a way for them to find peace, even in war and death.

Don Campbell, teacher and researcher in the fields of music, sound, health, and learning and founder and former director of the Institute for Music, Health, and Education in Boulder, Colorado writes of others throughout history who have shown evidence of the importance and power of music:

•    Early Greeks thought there was a clear connection between music and mathematics. Over the entrance to Plato’s Academy at Athens there was an inscription that could be translated: “No one may enter who does not know earth’s rhythm.” . . . in the belief that what held all things together was music.

•    Hindus believe there is a seed sound at the heart of creation, the Nada Braham, the tone from which God made the world, “which continues to sound at the bottom of creation, and which sounds through everything.”

•    A passage in the Tibetan Book of the Dead describes the essence of reality as “reverberating like a thousand distant thunders.”

•    Pythagoras asserted in the fifth century B.C. that, “There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacings of the spheres.”

•    Plotinus: “All music, based upon melody and rhythm, is the earthly representative of heavenly music.”

•    Lao-tzu spoke of the Great Tone that is “the tone that goes beyond all unusual imagination.”

•    Ancient writings are filled with testimonies to music’s power to perform miracles of healing or transformation, whether in ancient Greece or Rome, in the Bible, or other ancient texts.

•    Rumi, thirteenth century Islamic master, wrote: 
We have heard these melodies in Paradise; 
But while we are thus shrouded by gross earthly veils, 
How can the tones of the dancing spheres reach us?”

•    To get in touch with music that allows access to the unconscious and inner depths, one must listen to the masterpieces of baroque, classical, romantic and impressionist composers who have encoded many of their works with messages of divine inspiration and unity. Great compositions offer those who listen, keys to personal transformation and the understanding of wholeness.

David Tame, another musicologist, spoke of music in his book the Secret Power of Music in these ways:  To the question, “Does music affect man’s physical body?” modern research replies in the clear affirmative. There is scarcely a single function of the body that cannot be affected by musical tones. The roots of the auditory nerves are more widely distributed and possess more extensive connections than those of any other nerves in the body. Investigation has shown that music affects digestion, internal secretions, circulation, nutrition and respiration. Even the neural networks of the brain have been found to be sensitive to harmonic principles.

Music affects the body in two distinct ways: directly, as the effect of sound upon the cells and organs, and indirectly, by affecting the emotions, which then in turn influence numerous bodily processes.

Stress Buster #3: Do what you love: Yet it turns out that part of the reason that those over 50 have reduced stress is they become more willing to take on new occupations.  To see more on why this is important click here.

This is one reason we have a special offer for five more days on our courses that can help you create your own micro businesses.

Gary

Learn how our quantum wealth sessions in North Carolina can help reduce stress.

How We Can Serve You

Our Only Seminar This Year

Get a Life!  Make 2016 -2017 your best years yet.

Become an International Club member and join like-minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box for better health, greater income and safer, more profitable investments.

We are conducting  just one Value Investing Seminar this year in August 12-13-14 2016.  Attendance is strictly limited to the few International Club members who can enroll soon.

This year our seminar will focus on how to make safety and profit easy consuming less time so we can focus on our individuals purposes in life.

GARY-SCOTT-SEMINAR-IMAGES

Here is a group of International Club members meeting at our North Carolina farm.

In 2016 Merri’s, David’s and my mission is to share our 50 years of experience in international business, investing and living to make ourselves happier, healthier and wealthier.

Being in the international club surrounds you with successful… positive… like-minded souls.  This benefit alone is truly powerful stuff!

Join us for a high mountain retreat that is strictly exclusive to club members and save over $2,000.

Focus on Better Health, Increased Income and Value Investing.  Learn how to create a BIG INCOME by thinking SMALL.

In 2016, we are conducting online seminars about value investing, natural health and how to wrote to sell.

We will conduct only one Value Investing Retreat in person.

International Club members receive all the online seminars free plus can attend the August 2016 Value Investing retreat which is exclusive to club members.  HIGH COUNTRY

In addition club membership includes:

  • Personal investing Course (Pi), normally $297, FREE
  • Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher, normally $299, FREE
  • Eventful Business, normally $349, FREE
  • International Business Made EZ, normally $299, FREE
  • Report “Three Economic Conditions for 50% or More Profit,” normally $29.95, FREE
  • Report “Silver Dip 2015” normally $27, FREE
  • Three online Value Investing Seminars, normally $477, FREE
  • One online Natural Health Seminar, normally $119, FREE
  • One online Writers Camp, normally $299, FREE
  • Exclusive Value Investing Retreat in North Carolina, normally $799, FREE
  • Three night’s accommodations at Merrily Farms, normally $315, FREE

This is every offer in our catalog. To purchase everything would cost $3,509.95.  Club membership for 2016 is $1,199 so you save up to $2,310.95.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Absorb  through  Osmosis

Merri and I have been organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking  lifestyles for over 30 years.  The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:

My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group.  You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport.  They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary.  Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life.  I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.

This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.

Over 30 years ago Merri and I created a way that readers can join us to be immersed in a year-long learning program through our International Club.

The ideas behind this program began in Vienna, Austria while we were conducting a course there.  One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital.  Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!

What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man.

The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!

When you join our International Club 2016 you become part of a special family.  The very first member to join the club all those years ago wrote:  Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.

His feeling struck a familiar chord.  It has always been one of my greatest satisfactions to see how much fun delegates have getting together, sharing information and making friendships as we learn how to improve our health and increase our wealth.

The courses draw like-minded souls.  For this reason some delegates come back again and again. They come to learn, but also to be with their many friends made at the courses.  When like-minded souls get together again and again to discuss a common purpose, magic happens! I can’t explain it in any other way-but it is true.

In a way our meetings are almost like family reunions.  Perhaps it is getting together and reflecting on what has been said and what has been happening.

Learning with those who are also interested in the world creates thoughts that multiply the value of what we gain.  This is hard to describe but results are most powerful and wonderful!  This is to me is as important as the great financial benefit of attending many of our courses.

We started and have continued the International Club for 30 years because there are wonderful benefits from having repeat delegates at courses.  Having repeat delegates makes the whole course somehow more exciting for all. Being a repeat delegate makes it easier to make and keep wealth and to lock in the knowledge you gain. It’s an exciting lifestyle. We have fun, gain adventure, discovery and friendships and share ways to improve our health and wealth!

Another savings: Lifestyle for Two.

We want couples!  As a member of the program, you are entitled to add another personas email address to every single course or tour, plus bring a partner to the m,members only retreat.  The cost for that extra person will be ZERO!  You can enroll bring whomever you wish.  Choose your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, adviser.  You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you.

The International Club fee has been $1,799 but due to the savings of conducting our courses online, we have been able to reduce the fee to $1,499.  This is less than the normal fee we have charged in past years from one seminar (without accommodations).

If you cannot attend the High Mountain Retreat, you are still entitled to a three night stay on a space available basis at the farm during the season we are  open there (June into October).

gary-scott-seminars

Club members meeting at out home.

I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and a guest of your choice to join us for all our seminars including our exclusive August 2016 High Mountain retreat.

Let’s prosper in these times of change. Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year?  Join us at our farm and online. We look forward to being with you!

Club members receive everything we offer in 2016, plus the exclusive High Mountain Retreat in August that includes the seminar and accommodations.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Gary

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Stress Hinders Rats’ Decision-Making Abilities

Daily stress and worry plummet after age 50

Exercise: Rev up your routine to reduce stress

Stress and the Environment

International Micro Business Income Idea


Learn how unique knowledge you have can create international micro business income and everlasting wealth for you.

Merri and I are preparing for two quick trips across the Atlantic.  The first to celebrate a Cotswold wedding of our daughter Eleanor to Ben Marsden…  way to go Ben & Ele!

Here is a shot of the happy couple at our Blue Ridge farm.

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The second trip will be to Copenhagen where I’ll speak at Jyske Bank’s bi-annual seminar.  This is always a really education event. I’ll give you details on how to join Merri and me in Copenhagen below.

copenhagen-pictures

Copenhagen is my favorite European city.  See some great shots of Copenhagen at www.perroloco.net

Thinking about Atlantic flights reminded me of  a special business knowledge that can bring us continual fortunes.   This is an asset that we often don’t even know we possess.   Even if we know it, we sometimes don’t know how to unlock it.

Learn how to create everlasting wealth in three true stories below.

Thin sheets of salmon and golden orange slice the inky blackness on the horizon. The jet turns right and slightly rolls. Land appears. Ireland. Passengers awake to coffee smells and the bustle of a morning meal.

Having lived in Britain for eleven years and educated three kids there, Merri and I have crossed the pond so many times, I cannot count. Yet flying into Heathrow always gives me a special thrill. The plane glides over never ending rows of homes and I am always reminded of an amazing story about untapped inner  knowledge and how it can make you rich.

I call the knowledge untapped because knowledge is just a thought, an electrical impulse we cannot touch, cannot see, taste, smell, hear or feel…  just like a vein of gold buried deep beneath the surface.

Yet there is a unique knowing that we all possess. This IN formation is so real and powerful it can change our financial future forever and can even alter the world.  This information is infinitely powerful and different within each of us, so  I call it a “unique sacred view.”

This true story is about a man who was in the greenhouse business.

He raised and sold flowers and made enough money to take a holiday in London.

As the jet lowered itself towards Heathrow he saw the myriads of houses stretching out of view, the streets, the tiny back yards, the roofs and chimneys. He thought it looked like a miniature wonderland from his high altitude view. This man’s unique, sacred knowledge gave him a different view so he did not see chimney pots sitting on the roofs of the roofs below. Being in the flower business, he saw flower pots below.

Sacred inner knowledge is a different view of a common thing. Because chimney pots are a common and necessary commodity on every house, their price is low. Flower pots on the other hand are discretionary items people are willing to pay a great deal for.

This man’s unique sacred view created an idea. He bought hundreds of chimney pots for a few dollars apiece in London, shipped them back to the U.S. and sold them as flower pots for hundreds of dollars. He made a fortune.

I share numerous such stories because I see them every day while working with my delegates at our Quantum Wealth – International Business & Investing Made EZ course.

In the second story, when we were conducting Quantum Wealth in Ecuador, one our course delegates visited the Ecuadorian village of Calderon. The craftsmen there specialize in manufacturing masapan, bread dough figures that come in every shape and size. This pasty material is made into flowers, dolls, chess pieces, statues, figurines and so much more. If you can name it, the craftsmen can make it out of this flour dough material which dries rock hard. They make them into bracelets, necklaces, pins, refrigerator magnets, earrings as well. Prices are low and this delegate had unique sacred knowledge about hotels (this was his business).

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Masapan fridge magnets.

This knowledge allowed him to see how masapan flowers could be excellent gifts on his turn down service instead of a piece of chocolate.   He bought a batch and gave it a try. They were wildly successful. Everybody loved them so he started selling them to other hotels. He paid between seven and twenty five cents for each piece and sold them for a dollar up to $1.95, making as much as 2,800% on his money in a month!

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Masapan fruit.

And his business grew.

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So much can be made from masapan… jewelry… toys… figurines… nativity sets… flowers.  The list goes on and on.

The third example of this true story is of another Quantum Wealth delegate, a woman who worked at a self defense training center for women. She came to the course in Ecuador and while shopping in Otavalo (the largest Indian market in South America) saw clay whistles molded into decorative form selling for 33 cents apiece. These whistles were made in the forms of dogs, fish, turtles, etc. Her unique sacred business knowledge saw something other than clay figurine whistles. She saw decorative security whistles that women could wear for safety and make a fashion statement at the same time. She bought over hundreds (at 30 cents a piece) on her first trip and sold them at the center for $15.95 each, making over 5,300% return on her investment!

Everyone can gain everlasting wealth when they recognize their own unique knowledge that is sacred as well.

The sum of your life has created some tiny impulse within you that when unlocked can create almost unbelievable profits. Unlocking this secret knowledge begins when you recognize it, broaden your horizons and look.

Unique sacred knowledge usually works best when something old you know matches up with something you see that is new.

You get an aha where the total is more than the sum of the parts. This is why I call the knowledge sacred because the profit comes from an invisible sacred place.

Global travel stimulates unique sacred knowledge because every culture lives differently from all others… in many, tiny ways.  Sacred knowledge is unleashed when you observe how others live, what things cost and how another society works differently.  This observation allows you to spot distortions and create everlasting wealth.

Knowledge you already have can create wonderful flows of  income.   The sacredness is that this information is infinite.  We never run out of thoughts and ideas… they are a gift that we all have within.  When we open our awareness and blend ideas we gain from broadened horizons… magic takes place… sacred gifts that an bring everlasting wealth.

Merri and I hope we can help you spot your unique sacred knowledge for income… fun… fulfillment and service.

Gary

How We Can Serve You

Our Only Seminar This Year

Get a Life!  Make 2016 -2017 your best years yet.

Become an International Club member and join like-minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box for better health, greater income and safer, more profitable investments.

We are conducting  just one Value Investing Seminar this year in August 12-13-14 2016.  Attendance is strictly limited to the few International Club members who can enroll soon.

This year our seminar will focus on how to make safety and profit easy consuming less time so we can focus on our individuals purposes in life.

GARY-SCOTT-SEMINAR-IMAGES

Here is a group of International Club members meeting at our North Carolina farm.

In 2016 Merri’s, David’s and my mission is to share our 50 years of experience in international business, investing and living to make ourselves happier, healthier and wealthier.

Being in the international club surrounds you with successful… positive… like-minded souls.  This benefit alone is truly powerful stuff!

Join us for a high mountain retreat that is strictly exclusive to club members and save over $2,000.

Focus on Better Health, Increased Income and Value Investing.  Learn how to create a BIG INCOME by thinking SMALL.

In 2016, we are conducting online seminars about value investing, natural health and how to wrote to sell.

We will conduct only one Value Investing Retreat in person.

International Club members receive all the online seminars free plus can attend the August 2016 Value Investing retreat which is exclusive to club members.  HIGH COUNTRY

In addition club membership includes:

  • Personal investing Course (Pi), normally $297, FREE
  • Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher, normally $299, FREE
  • Eventful Business, normally $349, FREE
  • International Business Made EZ, normally $299, FREE
  • Report “Three Economic Conditions for 50% or More Profit,” normally $29.95, FREE
  • Report “Silver Dip 2015” normally $27, FREE
  • Three online Value Investing Seminars, normally $477, FREE
  • One online Natural Health Seminar, normally $119, FREE
  • One online Writers Camp, normally $299, FREE
  • Exclusive Value Investing Retreat in North Carolina, normally $799, FREE
  • Three night’s accommodations at Merrily Farms, normally $315, FREE

This is every offer in our catalog. To purchase everything would cost $3,509.95.  Club membership for 2016 is $1,199 so you save up to $2,310.95.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Absorb  through  Osmosis

Merri and I have been organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking  lifestyles for over 30 years.  The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:

My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group.  You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport.  They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary.  Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life.  I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.

This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.

Over 30 years ago Merri and I created a way that readers can join us to be immersed in a year-long learning program through our International Club.

The ideas behind this program began in Vienna, Austria while we were conducting a course there.  One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital.  Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!

What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man.

The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!

When you join our International Club 2016 you become part of a special family.  The very first member to join the club all those years ago wrote:  Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.

His feeling struck a familiar chord.  It has always been one of my greatest satisfactions to see how much fun delegates have getting together, sharing information and making friendships as we learn how to improve our health and increase our wealth.

The courses draw like-minded souls.  For this reason some delegates come back again and again. They come to learn, but also to be with their many friends made at the courses.  When like-minded souls get together again and again to discuss a common purpose, magic happens! I can’t explain it in any other way-but it is true.

In a way our meetings are almost like family reunions.  Perhaps it is getting together and reflecting on what has been said and what has been happening.

Learning with those who are also interested in the world creates thoughts that multiply the value of what we gain.  This is hard to describe but results are most powerful and wonderful!  This is to me is as important as the great financial benefit of attending many of our courses.

We started and have continued the International Club for 30 years because there are wonderful benefits from having repeat delegates at courses.  Having repeat delegates makes the whole course somehow more exciting for all. Being a repeat delegate makes it easier to make and keep wealth and to lock in the knowledge you gain. It’s an exciting lifestyle. We have fun, gain adventure, discovery and friendships and share ways to improve our health and wealth!

Another savings: Lifestyle for Two.

We want couples!  As a member of the program, you are entitled to add another personas email address to every single course or tour, plus bring a partner to the m,members only retreat.  The cost for that extra person will be ZERO!  You can enroll bring whomever you wish.  Choose your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, adviser.  You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you.

The International Club fee has been $1,799 but due to the savings of conducting our courses online, we have been able to reduce the fee to $1,499.  This is less than the normal fee we have charged in past years from one seminar (without accommodations).

If you cannot attend the High Mountain Retreat, you are still entitled to a three night stay on a space available basis at the farm during the season we are  open there (June into October).

gary-scott-seminars

Club members meeting at out home.

I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and a guest of your choice to join us for all our seminars including our exclusive August 2016 High Mountain retreat.

Let’s prosper in these times of change. Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year?  Join us at our farm and online. We look forward to being with you!

Club members receive everything we offer in 2016, plus the exclusive High Mountain Retreat in August that includes the seminar and accommodations.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Gary

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Get an invitation to attend Jyske Bank’s Global Wealth seminar here.

Music and Earthly Vibrations


Music is one way we process data beyond logic.  This fact can help improve our health and wealth in numerous ways.

Our recent message The Power in Sound looked at how music creates order from chaos.  As it does so, it also helps reduce chaos in the mind and enhances mental order and increases awareness.  As in Music – So in Life!

The Power of Sound message looked at scientific studies of the sound OM… a universal sound.

Two articles in Wired magazine shows that scientists are also studying our worldly sound.

Here is an excerpt from the Wired article “Things That Make the Earth Go Hm” by Stephen Leahy.

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Photo from Wired article “Things That Make the Earth Go Hm”

The article says: The Earth hums. Although inaudible to human ears, powerful ocean waves produce a quasi-harmonic humming sound in the ground that can be detected just about anywhere with seismometers.

Long dismissed as “background noise” by seismologists, a new look at this constant hum is opening a window on ocean activity, providing insight into the Earth’s structure that may one day be used to give advance warning of earthquakes.

Microseismic data readings from a few locations allow scientists to triangulate the location of individual storms in the middle of the Pacific or Atlantic. Some researchers hope they can use the phenomena to assess the strengths of El Niño  conditions in the Pacific when little or no direct ocean data is available.

Collectively, these ocean microseisms have an annual cumulative seismic energy comparable to that generated from earthquakes, said Kedar. All that constant low-level energy has another use: detecting changes in the Earth itself.

To understand what’s going on deep in the Earth requires seismic data. Until now, only the occasional tremors from earthquakes and big explosions generated such data. Nor were seismometers designed to detect low-frequency tremors or vibrations.

“Newer digital broadband seismometers can detect the ocean microseisms,” said Rob Clayton, a geophysicist at the California Institute of Technology Seismological Laboratory.

A constant flow of seismic data from a region over a long period of time allows the detection of very subtle changes in the Earth, said Clayton. “I think we will be able to monitor a lot of things this way.”

Using data from 155 digital broadband seismometers, Clayton said they should be able to detect the seasonal cycle of the filling and pumping out of aquifers in the Los Angeles Basin. That may prove useful in monitoring groundwater levels one day.

But by far the biggest application is in learning more about earthquakes and as a possible early-warning tool. The constant stream of data from ocean microseisms may allow seismologists to detect small vibrations deep within the Earth itself.

Music and sound magnetizes mankind within and without.  Music aligns brain frequencies with natural rhythms so the brain processes more accurately or erroneously (depending on the music).  At the same time this alignment affects all who hear it and molds social behavior patterns in cultural conformity.

The study of sound can help us in many ways… to spot earthquakes… to predict weather… even to see what will happens to stock market prices.  Observing music is like watching hemlines.  The hemline theory says that the hemline goes up on women’s skirts, the stock market goes up as well.

As music becomes more discordantso too the market.

One wealth building trick is to observe what is happening to music!

Why not? Music is a reflection of society and music is all about frequency. For example we can look at the music of a society and immediately learn a lot about the society. Even better we can look at the music of the youth in a society and start to draw conclusions about how they will be…in the future.

Music has a profound impact on how a society acts. Or maybe how a society acts has a profound impact on its music. More likely it’s a bit of both. Society is the person…music the mirror.  Watching the mirror has an impact.

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Andeans, for example, have sweet energetic music and…

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sweet energetic people.

So if we watch music and how it changes we can glimpse  how this music affects our youth (who are our future).

If you are my age you may remember your high school music teacher or your folks calling Rock and Roll, “rotten roll”? They preferred Glen Miller and the twenties bands.

We of the Golden Oldies era may dislike Rap or Heavy Metal. That’s music doing its job.

Our music fought the Johnson Administration when the kids rallied for peace. Our children’s music will probably fight us now that we are the guys with mortgages and pensions trying to have some stability and peace.  We may not like the turmoil, but it is this struggle that helps us grow.

Watch music. It will help you understand how various generations will think and act.

Marketeers depend on the power of music to mold cultures. This is such a powerful truth that there is a psychological (or marketing) name for the impact of music on young people, called “Cohort Synchronization”. Cohort Synchronization says that we as age groups are affected for life by what happens to us at around the age of 18. For example Jonesers (people born 1952-1956) think differently than boomers, (born in 1946 through 1952). Boomers were promised the world and we got it. Jonesers were promised the world but came onto the job market during a recession caused by the oil crisis. Thus Jonesers have always been more conservative, price conscious buyers than Boomers until recently. Suddenly as they approach the age of 50, they can see that life is passing them by and they had better get while they still can.

Cohort synchronization also works with music. Music that was popular when we were about age 18 maintains high emotional impact. This music has a profound impact on the way we think and act our entire lives!

Retail businesses especially use cohort synchronization to choose music for their stores that will have a positive uplifting impact on their targeted buyers. If a retail outlet is trying to appeal to me, it might play music of singers such as Tommy Sands, Johnny Tillotson, Bobby Vee, the Shirelles, Brian Hyland…all music of the early 60s. Yet if they are aiming for my sister (born seven years later), a Joneser, they would do better with Funk bands like Parliament-Funkadelic, The Meters, War, The Commodores and Earth, Wind and Fire.

So to see the future better listen to the music…not just yours but that of each upcoming generation.

This wealth building trick…to observe music to understand a society is nothing new.

As in Music – So in Life! Emperors in China understood this.   According to David Tame’s book  “The Secret Power of Music” Each year in the second month Emperor Shun could be found journeying eastward to check upon his Kingdom and to assure that everything was in order in the vast land. Yet he did not do so by auditing the account books of the different regions.  Neither by observing the state of life of the populace, or by receiving petitions from them. Nor by interviewing the regional officials in authority.    According to the ancient Chinese text “Shu King” the emperor Shun went about the different territories and test the exact pitches of their note of music.

Tame goes on to say that when the Emperor wanted to measure the efficiency of his central government he listened to and checked the five note of the Chinese musical scale.

Tame says: He had the eight kinds of Chinese musical instruments brought before him and played by musicians. Then he listened to the local folk songs and the tunes which were sung in the court itself, checking that all this music was in perfect correspondence with the five tones.

According the the basic philosophy of the ancient Chinese music was the basis of everything.  In particular they believed that all civilizations are shaped and moulded according to the kinds of music performed within them.  Was a civilizations music wistful and romantic?  then the people themselves would be wistful and romantic.  Was it strong and military? Then the nation’s neighbours had better beware.

They believed that to change the type of music a nation listened to would change the nation.

See some photos from Jean Marie Butterlin, who conducts our Ecuador shamanic tours, from our recent tour that show the connection between healing and music.

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Jean Marie Butterlin.

The photos showed the relationship between frequency and…

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sound.  Here is Clemencia, Shamana of Zuleta conductng a ceremony on the tour and using the frequency of color and vegetable rattles.

On another segment of the shamanic tour the group visited the crater lake Quicocha and as they headed out to a sacred shore on the lake  for a ceremony… the Taita Yatchak used…

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pan pipe music. He played for the group.

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He used pan pipe music in the purification ceremonies. See pictures of this ceremony and take a musical emotional test at our Ecuador Living report The Power of Andean Music.

We will review how to use music to be healthier and wealthier at our upcoming Quantum Wealth course in North Carolina.

Gary

How We Can Serve You

Our Only Seminar This Year

Get a Life!  Make 2016 -2017 your best years yet.

Become an International Club member and join like-minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box for better health, greater income and safer, more profitable investments.

We are conducting  just one Value Investing Seminar this year in August 12-13-14 2016.  Attendance is strictly limited to the few International Club members who can enroll soon.

This year our seminar will focus on how to make safety and profit easy consuming less time so we can focus on our individuals purposes in life.

GARY-SCOTT-SEMINAR-IMAGES

Here is a group of International Club members meeting at our North Carolina farm.

In 2016 Merri’s, David’s and my mission is to share our 50 years of experience in international business, investing and living to make ourselves happier, healthier and wealthier.

Being in the international club surrounds you with successful… positive… like-minded souls.  This benefit alone is truly powerful stuff!

Join us for a high mountain retreat that is strictly exclusive to club members and save over $2,000.

Focus on Better Health, Increased Income and Value Investing.  Learn how to create a BIG INCOME by thinking SMALL.

In 2016, we are conducting online seminars about value investing, natural health and how to wrote to sell.

We will conduct only one Value Investing Retreat in person.

International Club members receive all the online seminars free plus can attend the August 2016 Value Investing retreat which is exclusive to club members.  HIGH COUNTRY

In addition club membership includes:

  • Personal investing Course (Pi), normally $297, FREE
  • Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher, normally $299, FREE
  • Eventful Business, normally $349, FREE
  • International Business Made EZ, normally $299, FREE
  • Report “Three Economic Conditions for 50% or More Profit,” normally $29.95, FREE
  • Report “Silver Dip 2015” normally $27, FREE
  • Three online Value Investing Seminars, normally $477, FREE
  • One online Natural Health Seminar, normally $119, FREE
  • One online Writers Camp, normally $299, FREE
  • Exclusive Value Investing Retreat in North Carolina, normally $799, FREE
  • Three night’s accommodations at Merrily Farms, normally $315, FREE

This is every offer in our catalog. To purchase everything would cost $3,509.95.  Club membership for 2016 is $1,199 so you save up to $2,310.95.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Absorb  through  Osmosis

Merri and I have been organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking  lifestyles for over 30 years.  The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:

My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group.  You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport.  They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary.  Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life.  I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.

This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.

Over 30 years ago Merri and I created a way that readers can join us to be immersed in a year-long learning program through our International Club.

The ideas behind this program began in Vienna, Austria while we were conducting a course there.  One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital.  Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!

What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man.

The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!

When you join our International Club 2016 you become part of a special family.  The very first member to join the club all those years ago wrote:  Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.

His feeling struck a familiar chord.  It has always been one of my greatest satisfactions to see how much fun delegates have getting together, sharing information and making friendships as we learn how to improve our health and increase our wealth.

The courses draw like-minded souls.  For this reason some delegates come back again and again. They come to learn, but also to be with their many friends made at the courses.  When like-minded souls get together again and again to discuss a common purpose, magic happens! I can’t explain it in any other way-but it is true.

In a way our meetings are almost like family reunions.  Perhaps it is getting together and reflecting on what has been said and what has been happening.

Learning with those who are also interested in the world creates thoughts that multiply the value of what we gain.  This is hard to describe but results are most powerful and wonderful!  This is to me is as important as the great financial benefit of attending many of our courses.

We started and have continued the International Club for 30 years because there are wonderful benefits from having repeat delegates at courses.  Having repeat delegates makes the whole course somehow more exciting for all. Being a repeat delegate makes it easier to make and keep wealth and to lock in the knowledge you gain. It’s an exciting lifestyle. We have fun, gain adventure, discovery and friendships and share ways to improve our health and wealth!

Another savings: Lifestyle for Two.

We want couples!  As a member of the program, you are entitled to add another personas email address to every single course or tour, plus bring a partner to the m,members only retreat.  The cost for that extra person will be ZERO!  You can enroll bring whomever you wish.  Choose your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, adviser.  You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you.

The International Club fee has been $1,799 but due to the savings of conducting our courses online, we have been able to reduce the fee to $1,499.  This is less than the normal fee we have charged in past years from one seminar (without accommodations).

If you cannot attend the High Mountain Retreat, you are still entitled to a three night stay on a space available basis at the farm during the season we are  open there (June into October).

gary-scott-seminars

Club members meeting at out home.

I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and a guest of your choice to join us for all our seminars including our exclusive August 2016 High Mountain retreat.

Let’s prosper in these times of change. Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year?  Join us at our farm and online. We look forward to being with you!

Club members receive everything we offer in 2016, plus the exclusive High Mountain Retreat in August that includes the seminar and accommodations.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Gary

Read Wired Articles Things That Make the Earth Go Hm

Scientists Track Down Source of Earth’s Hum

Global Lifestyle Question


A reader recently sent me this global lifestyle question.

Gary,  I am interested in the Cotacachi Condo building.  If it is still available, the rental income looks attractive. Does it have a long rental history, and do you currently have a manager for the building? Sounds like you don’t like being a landlord, may I ask why?

I’m a fluent Spanish speaker (lived in Madrid 3 years) and thinking of investing in South America soon, living there eventually. Your newsletters have been a real inspiration and I’m now working with Jyske Bank.

cotacachi-condos

Here is the building with a central location and this…

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view.

See a Ecuador coastal duplex where you can enjoy an Ecuador beach lifestyle and an income here.

My reply to the reader’s question above may help you learn how to have a fulfilling global lifestyle.

I receive numerous questions about where I live and why and have written about this often.

You can see some of the reasons why we live were we do at
Ecuador DiversifiedTriple Protection and Ecuador Florida.

See how this type of global lifestyle adds tax benefits at Tax Angles & Quantum Wealth.

Merri and I have a deep philosophy about freedom that also impacts what we do. See more on this at
International Investments & Freedom.

Plus we also let our intuition and coincidence help us move in directions we might otherwise miss. See why at Intelligent Protection.

Finally see how we finance and enjoy our global lifestyle at

Regards,

Gary

How We Can Serve You

Our Only Seminar This Year

Get a Life!  Make 2016 -2017 your best years yet.

Become an International Club member and join like-minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box for better health, greater income and safer, more profitable investments.

We are conducting  just one Value Investing Seminar this year in August 12-13-14 2016.  Attendance is strictly limited to the few International Club members who can enroll soon.

This year our seminar will focus on how to make safety and profit easy consuming less time so we can focus on our individuals purposes in life.

GARY-SCOTT-SEMINAR-IMAGES

Here is a group of International Club members meeting at our North Carolina farm.

In 2016 Merri’s, David’s and my mission is to share our 50 years of experience in international business, investing and living to make ourselves happier, healthier and wealthier.

Being in the international club surrounds you with successful… positive… like-minded souls.  This benefit alone is truly powerful stuff!

Join us for a high mountain retreat that is strictly exclusive to club members and save over $2,000.

Focus on Better Health, Increased Income and Value Investing.  Learn how to create a BIG INCOME by thinking SMALL.

In 2016, we are conducting online seminars about value investing, natural health and how to wrote to sell.

We will conduct only one Value Investing Retreat in person.

International Club members receive all the online seminars free plus can attend the August 2016 Value Investing retreat which is exclusive to club members.  HIGH COUNTRY

In addition club membership includes:

  • Personal investing Course (Pi), normally $297, FREE
  • Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher, normally $299, FREE
  • Eventful Business, normally $349, FREE
  • International Business Made EZ, normally $299, FREE
  • Report “Three Economic Conditions for 50% or More Profit,” normally $29.95, FREE
  • Report “Silver Dip 2015” normally $27, FREE
  • Three online Value Investing Seminars, normally $477, FREE
  • One online Natural Health Seminar, normally $119, FREE
  • One online Writers Camp, normally $299, FREE
  • Exclusive Value Investing Retreat in North Carolina, normally $799, FREE
  • Three night’s accommodations at Merrily Farms, normally $315, FREE

This is every offer in our catalog. To purchase everything would cost $3,509.95.  Club membership for 2016 is $1,199 so you save up to $2,310.95.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Absorb  through  Osmosis

Merri and I have been organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking  lifestyles for over 30 years.  The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:

My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group.  You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport.  They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary.  Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life.  I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.

This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.

Over 30 years ago Merri and I created a way that readers can join us to be immersed in a year-long learning program through our International Club.

The ideas behind this program began in Vienna, Austria while we were conducting a course there.  One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital.  Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!

What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man.

The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!

When you join our International Club 2016 you become part of a special family.  The very first member to join the club all those years ago wrote:  Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.

His feeling struck a familiar chord.  It has always been one of my greatest satisfactions to see how much fun delegates have getting together, sharing information and making friendships as we learn how to improve our health and increase our wealth.

The courses draw like-minded souls.  For this reason some delegates come back again and again. They come to learn, but also to be with their many friends made at the courses.  When like-minded souls get together again and again to discuss a common purpose, magic happens! I can’t explain it in any other way-but it is true.

In a way our meetings are almost like family reunions.  Perhaps it is getting together and reflecting on what has been said and what has been happening.

Learning with those who are also interested in the world creates thoughts that multiply the value of what we gain.  This is hard to describe but results are most powerful and wonderful!  This is to me is as important as the great financial benefit of attending many of our courses.

We started and have continued the International Club for 30 years because there are wonderful benefits from having repeat delegates at courses.  Having repeat delegates makes the whole course somehow more exciting for all. Being a repeat delegate makes it easier to make and keep wealth and to lock in the knowledge you gain. It’s an exciting lifestyle. We have fun, gain adventure, discovery and friendships and share ways to improve our health and wealth!

Another savings: Lifestyle for Two.

We want couples!  As a member of the program, you are entitled to add another personas email address to every single course or tour, plus bring a partner to the m,members only retreat.  The cost for that extra person will be ZERO!  You can enroll bring whomever you wish.  Choose your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, adviser.  You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you.

The International Club fee has been $1,799 but due to the savings of conducting our courses online, we have been able to reduce the fee to $1,499.  This is less than the normal fee we have charged in past years from one seminar (without accommodations).

If you cannot attend the High Mountain Retreat, you are still entitled to a three night stay on a space available basis at the farm during the season we are  open there (June into October).

gary-scott-seminars

Club members meeting at out home.

I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and a guest of your choice to join us for all our seminars including our exclusive August 2016 High Mountain retreat.

Let’s prosper in these times of change. Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year?  Join us at our farm and online. We look forward to being with you!

Club members receive everything we offer in 2016, plus the exclusive High Mountain Retreat in August that includes the seminar and accommodations.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Gary