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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The first of these seven online courses is “Tangled Web – How to Have an Internet Business,” normally sold at $299.
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Sixth, you become a beta member in our newest online course “Event – Full Business – How to have a Seminar and Tour Business” currently offered at $175.
When you enroll, we’ll send you a password that makes the online courses easy to access at the Club website. You can reserve as many seminars as you desire.
Five Positive Steps
Join Merri and me as we look at positive ways to prosper during 2014 and 2014. Here are five ways to gain from the forces of change.
#1: Having your own micro business for extra earnings, freedom, fulfillment and fun.
#2: Living and prospering in lower cost countries or small towns.
#3: Multi currency investing through US brokers and bankers abroad.
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#5: Good value real estate…. especially multi dimensional and agricultural property.
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International Club members meeting in West Jefferson for a reception after the North Carolina seminar.
Make the Years Ahead Your Best Years Ever
The International Club brings together experienced, like minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box… in constructive, thoughtful, doable ways.
Being in the club surrounds you with successful… positive… like minded souls. This benefit alone is truly powerful stuff!
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Absorb through Osmosis
Merri and I are in our 45th year of organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking lifestyles. 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.
24 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 all those years ago 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 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.
Another savings: Lifestyle for Two.
We want couples! As a member of the program, you are entitled to bring another person to every single course or tour. The cost for that extra person will be ZERO! You can bring whomever you wish. Bring 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. (Accommodations and air fares relating to the courses are not included for members, delegates or their guests.)
The International Club fee of $1,799 is less than the price of two seminars.
I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and your guest of your choice to attend all of these courses and tours.
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 farms and visit Ecuador. We look forward to seeing you at as many courses as possible and sharing this wonderful world of abundance and well being with you!
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