Posted on 08 January 2010.
Every lifestyle has certain foundations.
To kick off this decade and aim us towards 2012, over the next week or so, we’ll share seven key messages I have sent before… but have updated because they reflect the fundamental values we share from the lessons we learn as we experience our lifestyle.
Each of these messages can help you find your own benefits from the successes and errors we have made in our global lifestyle. They share what we have learned in 41 years of global travel, investing and business. These thoughts are the basis for our search to better health, increased wealth and more fulfillment.
Each message will introduce the basic benefits we offer to new readers and hopefully remind those who have been with us for so many years.
Our mission is to help readers gain quantum wealth… 300% of life… fulfillment… health and wealth… in the Imagination Era.
At the physical level we focus on how to have a happier lifestyle, better health and increased wealth with benefits in Ecuador… Smalltown USA… How to self publish… How to have your own internet business and how to invest and do business globally.
At a deeper level our sites review ways to increase our intelligence with super thinking and complimentary ways to improve our health.
Quantum science supports ancient wisdom that there are two aspects of existence – one physical, temporary and visible… the other inner, eternal and invisible. When these two qualities support one another… each gains greater power.
When we are fulfilled, we work and live with greater wisdom. Joy… satisfaction…. comfort are nature’s way… leading us to where we should be… in the zone. When we reach this point, our greatest achievements flow easily.
Foundations of Quantum Wealth
Quantum wealth is everlasting wealth. The theme of our sites is that everlasting wealth has three foundations, balanced health, fulfilling service and positive attitude. Each foundation reinforces the next into an upwards (or downward) spiral.
Everlasting wealth comes from the recognition that there is only one energy that connects all living things. This is an infinite power with infinite knowledge…so while humans normally only use a small portion of their potential, each of us is a part of and connected to everything. We know at some level …ALL.
We can gradually learn how to use our connection to infinite knowledge so success comes in easy… simple ways. For example if we eat and exercise better, we feel more like turning our passion into profit through service. When we provide fulfilling services, we begin to have a better attitude which helps us earn more, which gives us time, desire and the ability to eat and exercise better and this spirals up and on and on.
Where to begin?
How can we kick start a positive spiral in an era where we are bombarded by fear, anger and bad news? We begin with gratitude, one of the most powerful positive thought processes. Gratitude has incredible power because it leads to joy.
Big business sells fear because it is an easy emotion to arise. Fear leads to anger. Anger is the second most expressive of all emotions. Most people use anger as their main emotion because when it is such an expressive emotion, it helps them engage in expression and allows them to discuss their feelings and activate events.
Joy however is even more powerful and much healthier and effective emotion. So we use gratitude to start positive upward spirals because gratitude is a stepping stone to joy!
Gratitude through Service
If we are part of one energy that connects all… then when we help others… we help ourselves. So instead of trying to be grateful… it is easier… faster…. more efficient to make someone else grateful… by providing a product or service.
Make someone else grateful and share in the joy.
But there is one more step in this formula.
Turn Your Passion into Profit
Do something you enjoy to make someone else grateful.
What we call our passions are nature’s signals to us about where we should be… what we should be doing.
Following our passion can give us to a state of peak performance with what we call PIEC activity.
PIEC is an acronym for “Personal Income Earning Corridor.” The PIEC concept of living, working and financial prudence differs greatly from traditional approaches to lifestyle and of accumulating wealth.
Traditionally, people get jobs to create income. They work to live and support their lifestyle while attempting to spend less than they earn. Maybe the savings will bring, some time in the future, an event or lifestyle that is enjoyable.
A PIEC lifestyle reverses the priorities. Instead of working for money to save and invest, the focus is on doing something enjoyable right now. Learn how to enjoy the effort in some profitable way. This creates “Avenues of Abundance” that combine lifestyle with the necessary task of accumulating wealth.
For example, if a PIEC investor loves golf; instead of working six days a week, 50 weeks a year just to golf on Sundays and during short vacations, instead he’ll create a business in some aspect of the golfing trade.
In another example, a client of mine, who loved animals became a vet. But he learned that the vet’s lifestyle was not one he enjoyed. He wanted to travel and move around, which is difficult for a professional who needs to stay at his office and build a practice. So he built a business that prepares special animal foods for race horses. Now he travels globally visiting horse breeders and makes much more money as well.
PIEC investors combine money with time, energy and desires. They generate income doing something desired. Desire and fulfillment become at least as, if not more, important as the money.
The reason PIEC investing works well is that when we love to do something, we do it better, for longer and with greater enthusiasm.
These are wealth building attributes that cannot fail.
Yet PIEC investing does not mean we should suddenly abandon our jobs and try becoming golf pros, when we have never been able to break 100. Smart PIECS often require a gradual approach.
For example, as a writer and lecturer, I was never fully satisfied sitting behind a desk or standing on a podium all day long, even though I was making over a million bucks a year. I’m the physical, outdoors type and yearned for exercise and the wilds of the deep woods. “What good’s the money if this isn’t fun?” I often asked myself.
Rather than quit writing and teaching, I looked for ways to combine these professions with the outdoor life. Through research I learned that many city folk like myself yearn to be in the primitive outdoors. So I bought an isolated farm high in the Blue Ridge Mountains and an Andean plantation high in Ecuador where I am developing seminar centers with charming but simple dwellings, set in rustic surroundings, with clean water and pure air. Now I can teach in a primitive setting and after I finish the writing or talking, I run up into the woods with an axe and clear another cabin site or something physical like that. I’ve combined my writing with physical work and have blended the life I want, with my readers’ needs in a way that makes great financial sense. The cabins are projected to bring more profits than most stocks or bonds could ever return.
The process took six years to shift and we are far from finished. But while I’m doing what I love, who cares? This is one of the great benefits of PIEC investing. We can slow down and enjoy the work instead of always rushing ahead, looking for something more.
Those who work nine to five can start PIEC businesses part time if they are too uneasy to quit their jobs. Others, who like myself, already have a business can slowly shift their product or service in a sensible way and let it evolve toward their PIEC.
A PIEC lifestyle helps create a positive quantum spiral.
The driving force of these quantum wealth spirals is consciousness. The attitude and desire to be healthy and wealthy, the belief that we are healthy and wealthy or are going to be is the key that makes everything else work.
“Where does this attitude come from?” To answer this we have to look at the Quantum aspects of life. Doing this can help us with our wealth as well because the foundations of wealth have the same attitude root!
Begin with our physical selves which to our five senses looks, feels, smells, tastes and sounds solid. Yet if science is to be believed we know that we are not solid at all but something more like a string of frequencies all bundled together (this is called string theory).
We are told (and most of us believe) that if we dig deep enough we’ll find that the solid stuff that makes us is just a bunch of molecules swirling around one another separated by vast amounts (in relative terms, the molecules are as far from each other as earth is to the sun) of space. And as you’ll see in a minute if we believe it, it is real.
Plus we also believe that if we look deeper we find that even these molecules are not solid, but are again composed by bits of stuff we call atoms swirling in vast amounts of space. Nor is this the end. These atoms are also broken down into even tinier parts, electrons, neutrons, protons that are made of even smaller bosons, quarks and such.
Finally we reach a point where these smallest bits act differently than any way we can imagine in our physical world. This is their Quantum state, a place where the essence of all physical things sometimes acts like bits of matter and other times acts like energy.
Here is the crunch. Science tells us that it is the act of observation, or our intention or attention that determines whether these bits are energy or stuff. In other words, if science is to be believed, we literally create the universe in which we live.
This first dramatically came home to me when I read an article in USA Today entitled, “Quantum Computer” which states Atomic Quantum computers (QC) will probably take the world into the next era of information technology.
The article says: The QC works in Qubits of processing power and has a different type of logic (which works on the principles of quantum mechanics) that makes their speed immense. For example a forty qubit (IBM labs have already created up to three qubit computers) processor would have all the power of today’s super computers, but would be enormously faster. A Quantum computer would be a billion times faster than a Pentium III PC. According to the article, a current super computer trying to find one number in a database of all the world’s phone books would take one month. A quantum computer would take 27 minutes! Labs around the world are pushing this science hard. IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Bell Labs, UC Berkeley are just a few U.S. concerns that have invested heavily in this technology. Because these computers will be able to break any type of code or encryption, the CIA, Pentagon etc. are both very nervous yet interested all at the same time. The government has set up a well-funded quantum computer lab at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The point? What I am about to write is not science fiction nor airy-fairy stuff. Billions are already being invested by some of the largest companies and governments in the world.
Yet all this investing is in something none of us may be able to understand or even worse can’t even believe. The article goes on to say:
Charles Bennett, IBM’s best known quantum computer scientist says, “It takes a great deal of courage to accept these things. If you do, you have to believe in a lot of other strange things.” MIT’s Neil Gershenfeld, who with IBM’s Issac Chuang built the most successful Quantum computer to date, says, “Nature knows how to compute. We just don’t know how to ask the right questions.” Here is how the computer works. All atoms have a spin of up or down, so scientists can use these spins in the same way that transistors are currently used in today’s computers to represent a 0 or 1. So far so good, but here is where the quantum factors come in that are the source of the amazing power of these computers. Atoms can have both an up or down spin at the same time until they are measured. The act of measuring forces the atom to choose between up or down.
In essence what these scientists are saying is it’s not the atom that has the spin, but the act of observation!
In other words, these computers do not depend on matter but on motion. Remember I am simply passing on what USA Today says.
Here is more of the article:
IBM, Hewlett Packard, the U.S. Government and others are spending billions on right now. But Quantum weirdness does not end here. The article continues by saying that qubits don’t do calculations in linear form like current computers. They instead do all possible calculations at the same time, straddling all possible answers until the act of measuring the qubits forces them to settle on an answer. Weirder still? According to the article, the Quantum computer holds an infinite number of right answers for an infinite number of universes (remember I am not writing this, the USA Today article and the computers already exist). The computer just gives you the right answer for the universe you happen to be in at the time.
To believe in Quantum computers (which our government and private industry is spending billions on) we have to believe in parallel universes.
This is hard to grasp and then it gets even harder!
Here is more of the article: Quantum computers gain even more power because of a process called entanglement. When two atoms are observed by the same force, they become entangled and remain so even though they may be light years apart. Their spins are in all positions at once, but the instant one entangled atom is observed its spin goes one way. At that same instant, the spin of the other particle locks in the opposite direction (even though they are then light years apart). This is essential to the increased speed of Quantum computers. Today’s computers are limited to the speed, which an electron can pass through a wire (the speed of light). With entanglement, a quantum computer’s speed can blow by today’s computers because the shift in spin even over light years is instantaneous! In addition because of entanglement according to USA Today, there are ways to do Star Trek type teleportation. Remember I am not writing these words. According to USA Today, Stan Williams of Hewlett-Packard says, “The potential is so huge and it would be so disruptive it could completely change the way at least some computing is done.”
In other words, our attitude, our attention or intention or focus or beliefs (or let’s use the word faith) is what creates our world.
This explains many phenomenon (such as faith healing) and makes many events that are inexplicable with Newtonian science quite scientific. If we can affect our beliefs at the very deepest levels, the place where we connect with our Quantum state we can do anything, including making ourselves ill or well. We can amass riches or make ourselves poor.
This not to say by any means that we should abandon logic. The key to gaining 300% of life is to use both our logic and intuition.
My logical mind has a very difficult time grappling with these ideas but believe me I have seen them work so often I now have a great deal of respect for this.
This by the way, is why I believe so deeply in the power of meditation and prayer as part of the health and wealth building process. Each is a different way of getting in touch with our most profound level of existence because each relies on faith and in terms Quantum mechanics faith (our beliefs, our attention, intention, attitudes etc.) are the key to life.
We study regularly with yatchaks, shamans, Indian Vaidyas and sages from all cultures. Here I am with Merri and the Taita Yatchak in a Llanganatis jungle.
This is a time of incredible social and technological change. This is a time of many problems… but since problems create opportunity, this is also a time of incredible opportunity.
I look forward to sharing quantum wealth and a bright future with you!
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Seven Secrets of Self Publishing
Here are seven secrets that can help you earn as a writer and self publisher.
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These secrets are important because growing numbers of unknown writers have become famous writers and rich by self publishing over the internet.
Take for example Amanda Hocking. After self publishing her first book at Amazon.com in the spring of 2010 she became one of the the best-selling e-authors. In the next year her book sales grossed approximately $2 million.
In 2011, St. Martin’s press paid Hocking more than $2 million for the world English rights of a four book series. In 2013 she sold another series to St. Martin’s Press.
E.L. James is another such story. She sold 250,000 copies of “50 Shades” via Createspace and Amazon.com before publishers noticed her and published the erotic romance trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed which sold over 70 million copies worldwide, setting the record as the fastest selling paperback of all time.
Hugh Howey is a third example. He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks. Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon. This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.
These are great inspirations.
I know Hugh. This type of success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person. He deserves every accolade he receives and he does not take a bit of this success for granted. Hugh is pouring enormous energy into be worthy of his readership. We’ll share some of Hugh’s secrets in a moment.
Neither you or I are likely to have this type of success. That’s not bad. The good news is… we do not need this type of success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle. Self Publishing offers so many opportunities that one can have a life that most people only dream of as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.
May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.
What most success stories like those of Hugh Howey or E.L James or Amanda Hocking rarely share is the many hours of writing they devoted before their self published book sales soared. They were journeymen first… stars second.
The sevens secrets are the journeyman secrets… call them a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income and fulfillment.
Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.
Merri and I are not writing stars. We are journeymen who have for 40 years, year in a year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.
Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars. Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.
In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably for you too. First some history.
Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts” about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in. This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.
My story allowed me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following my adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.
Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world, have homes in Hong Kong, England, a farm in North Carolina, orange groves and home in Florida… hotel and condos in Ecuador and work that we love and feel has meaning and purpose.
Self Publishing has become a new business art form and the seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.
Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing. Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology. Everything seems new… except the seven secrets. Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many. We love it due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps. The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.
The First P is Passion.
Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing. This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted in life. Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all, you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets on writing to sell.
You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget. Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.
So the question is… What do you love to do?
What’s Your Passion: An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain? He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms. For example: “What Is Whip Lash?”
The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read. These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.
There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business. It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.
Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.
I’m passionate about investing, so I write and self publish ideas about investing. Merri and I love Ecuador… so we wrote about Ecuador.
What do you love? If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf. Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art? Write and sell publications in these fields.
Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues? You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.
Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place? Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.
Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.
This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers. To be immersed in our passion and get paid well for it. That usually enough.
The seven Ps are:
#4: Profitably Priced Product
#5: Prospecting Pathway
In 1974, I had a business that never got ahead. I was almost penniless, in debt and living from hand to mouth. Then I discovered these seven secrets. They helped me write and sell book after book and report after report. Since then, our self publishing business has brought in millions.
How to build a solid business.
The key to building a successful self publishing business is to use the Golden Rule of Simplicity and the 7Ps to create your publication. The premise behind the Golden Rule is that if you have a passion… you have a problem. Your problem is a desire to fill.
The Golden rule of writing uses a writer’s desire as a compass to direct the creation and sale of the publication.
Here is the Golden Rule of Simplicity: Your Desires Are in Others. Your Desires ID Markets. Your Habits Reveals Pathways. Your Emotions Create Stories. Your Demands Create Publications.
This creative pathway works whether your publication is written by hand and sold on the street corner or published for Kindle at Amazon.com. These simple but basic fundamentals guide the creation of your works whether you use the most sophisticated equipment and algorithms or are totally low tech.
The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend seminar. We offered the course for $1,500 and were surprised when 80 delegates enrolled. People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.
Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience. We created a course based on our current self publishing activity.
That was more than 20 years ago and thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades. You can see a few current success stories at the links at the bottom of this note.
This course is not theoretical. It describes step-by-step how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now. We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong six figure annual income.
Another thing that is unique is that Merri and I do this entire business by ourselves with the help of David Cross, our son-in-law and webmaster. You will not have to build an organization to self publish. Though we have over 35,000 readers who have subscribed to our ezine and though we have have made millions we still work from home. You’ll be able to do the same—if you wish—because the course includes everything we did and do—explained in vivid detail.
To this end, I have created a special offer. When you enroll in a Writer’s Camp, I’ll immediately send you an online course “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher,” which is normally $299. I’ll also send our online course on how to use the internet and a website in your business and three additional bonuses.
Bonus #1: Get the 50 minute Video Workshop worth $99 “How to Start Your Own Internet Business” presented by our webmaster David Cross,
Bonus #2: Get FREE, the $299 online course “The Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have an Internet Business”. To read more about this course click here.
Bonus #3: Our Super Thinking Workshop in an MP3 file so you can listen on your computer, burn a disk or listen on you Ipod or in your car. This recorded course sells for $199.
Bonus #4: A special report only available to those who enroll in “Self Fulfilled” entitled “Three Secrets for Creating Publishing Ideas”.
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Whether you are an engineer, doctor, housewife, business owner, or retiree… self-publishing offers a way to turn your passion into profit.
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