They want to come to Ecuador… but need to earn here to stay.
This is a global problem. More and more people…especially those of my era…near the age where Westerners think they should retire will need to earn more in Ecuador or somewhere. The economic downturn has ruined their pension and/or savings.
There is a lot of good in this. Most of us should want to keep on earning… regardless of where we go or live, Ecuador or not.
Our friend and adviser, Blaine Watson, recently sent me an article entitled “Author/physician Shigeaki Hinohara” written by Judit Kawaguchi that explains why it is good to remain employed well beyond what the norm calls retirement years.
The article says: At the age of 97 years and 4 months, Shigeaki Hinohara is one of the world’s longest-serving physicians and educators. Hinohara’s magic touch is legendary: Since 1941 he has been healing patients at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo and teaching at St. Luke’s College of Nursing. After World War II, he envisioned a world-class hospital and college springing from the ruins of Tokyo; thanks to his pioneering spirit and business savvy, the doctor turned these institutions into the nation’s top medical facility and nursing school. Today he serves as chairman of the board of trustees at both organizations. Always willing to try new things, he has published around 150 books since his 75th birthday, including one “Living Long, Living Good” that has sold more than 1.2 million copies. As the founder of the New Elderly Movement, Hinohara encourages others to live a long and happy life, a quest in which no role model is better than the doctor himself.
In the article it explains that the Doctor says that energy comes from feeling good, not from eating well or sleeping a lot. He says to plan ahead. His schedule is already booked ahead until 2014 with lectures and usual hospital work. In 2016 he plans to attend the Tokyo Olympics and says there is no need to ever retire. The doctor but if one must, it should be a lot later than 65. The current retirement age was set at 65 half a century ago, when the average life-expectancy in Japan was 68 years and only 125 Japanese were over 100 years old. Today, Japanese women live to be around 86 and men 80, and we have 36,000 centenarians in our country. In 20 years Japan will have about 50,000 people over the age of 100.
Hinohara says. Share what you know. He gives 150 lectures a year, some for 100 elementary-school children, others for 4,500 business people. He usually speaks for 60 to 90 minutes, standing, to stay strong.
This is why Merri, our webmaster and I have created a new course on how to build a web business with a webmaster. Here is a special offer on this new course
Delegates have been gaining from our Ecuador courses on how to earn in Ecuador or elsewhere… in money and more.
Take Todd Smith as an example. Todd attended one of our courses on how to earn via internet publishing. He started his own website. This is a photo on his home page.
This is a worthwhile read because authenticity and transparency are two of the most important factors for earnings success in your own business.
Knowing our clients can have a dramatic impact on earnings and there is a growing trend of people wanting to see the whole picture.
For example, when people previously went for a cup of coffee they wanted the best coffee, served in the least expensive, fastest, most convenient way. Now more and more buyers want more. They want to know where the coffee was grown, what type of coffee… what did the growing process do to the environment… how were the processors and growers of the coffee treated?
They ask what will the coffee do to the body and environment? Was the cup organic? Is the cup recycled and so forth?
We can see how this is affecting the market place in a Reuters news release some time back entitled, Starbucks Seeks More Socially Responsible Coffee.
This article told how Starbucks had launched an aggressive plan to ensure that its coffee came from environmentally friendly farms paying workers a fair wage.
They were setting up strict rules on everything from forestation to pesticides to labor practices.
Starbucks made this move because they have suffered bad publicity from coffee drinkers who wanted more than just a cup of coffee.
*See a bigger picture.
*Consume and invest in values not just material value.
*Are highly sensitive to being mislead.
*Are willing to pay a bit more for a whole product.
*Are getting organized.
Micki and George Jacobs attended one of our courses on how to earn in Ecuador and globally just wrote:
We have finally gotten our website up and running for selling Bayardo’s paintings. Our webmaster (like you, he’s our son-in-law), made it attractive but simple to use. If you could mention it sometime in your news letter to get some interest started, George and I would really appreciate it. We really hope to sell enough of them to place regular orders, and maybe even increase the number of paintings ordered if sales take off. Thanks for any help you can offer us. We hope to see you and Merri when we are down there in late March/early April.
Hugs to both of you, Micki.
Micki and George fell in love with Ecuador, and wanted to buy original art. The watercolors of Bayardo Monteros stood out above everything else… unbelievable detail in the feathers of the birds he paints was captivating.
Here is an example of his work.
Plus these Blue Footed Boobies
You can see them better with more examples at George and Micki’s site.
Here is our friend Monteros.
They decided it would be a great idea to regularly buy small batches of his paintings to sell in the U.S. Not only would the extra sales vastly improve Bayardo’s situation and expose his work to a larger audience, but it would also give others a chance to purchase an original piece of Ecuadorian art without the expense of traveling to Ecuador. They started this website, EcuadorianWildlife.com
So whether you want to earn in Ecuador or elsewhere our internet course can help. This is why Merri, our webmaster and I have created a new course on how to build a web business with a webmaster. Here is a special offer on this new course
Even more important than the money is the great pleasure one can gain. Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, “Outliers-The Story of Success”, explains what numerous studies have shown. Those who have a fulfilling business are happier and healthier as well as better off financially.
The three keys for a business to be satisfying are:
#3: A direct relationship between effort and reward.
This is why earning in Ecuador or globally offers such satisfaction. This method of earning fits all three requirements.
So if you have discovered that due to, what seems like misfortune, you have to work more… be happy. You may live longer, healthier and happier. There are more explanations about why it is good to remain active are below.
Until next message, good earning to you.
A special art form called Mazipan, made from bread dough is made into almost everything and is a favorite export. Here is it is as tiny fruits…made into pins, fridge magnets and such.
Here is it is masks.
Primitive art painted on sheep skin is another favorite. This art form evolved from drum making.
Intricate carving on gourds are special.
Plus many wood carvings are exported to earn in Ecuador. This is a favorite workshop.
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Dr Hinohara aso said about longevity: My inspiration is Robert Browning’s poem “Abt Vogler.” My father used to read it to me. It encourages us to make big art, not small scribbles. It says to try to draw a circle so huge that there is no way we can finish it while we are alive. All we see is an arch; the rest is beyond our vision but it is there in the distance.
I have copied that poem Abt Vogler below:
1 Would that the structure brave, the manifold music I build,
2 Bidding my organ obey, calling its keys to their work,
3 Claiming each slave of the sound, at a touch, as when Solomon willed
4 Armies of angels that soar, legions of demons that lurk,
5 Man, brute, reptile, fly,–alien of end and of aim,
6 Adverse, each from the other heaven-high, hell-deep removed,–
7 Should rush into sight at once as he named the ineffable Name,
8 And pile him a palace straight, to pleasure the princess he loved!
9 Would it might tarry like his, the beautiful building of mine,
10 This which my keys in a crowd pressed and importuned to raise!
11 Ah, one and all, how they helped, would dispart now and now combine,
12 Zealous to hasten the work, heighten their master his praise!
13 And one would bury his brow with a blind plunge down to hell,
14 Burrow awhile and build, broad on the roots of things,
15 Then up again swim into sight, having based me my palace well,
16 Founded it, fearless of flame, flat on the nether springs.
17 And another would mount and march, like the excellent minion he was,
18 Ay, another and yet another, one crowd but with many a crest,
19 Raising my rampired walls of gold as transparent as glass,
20 Eager to do and die, yield each his place to the rest:
21 For higher still and higher (as a runner tips with fire,
22 When a great illumination surprises a festal night–
23 Outlining round and round Rome’s dome from space to spire)
24 Up, the pinnacled glory reached, and the pride of my soul was in sight.
25 In sight? Not half! for it seemed, it was certain, to match man’s birth,
26 Nature in turn conceived, obeying an impulse as I;
27 And the emulous heaven yearned down, made effort to reach the earth,
28 As the earth had done her best, in my passion, to scale the sky:
29 Novel splendours burst forth, grew familiar and dwelt with mine,
30 Not a point nor peak but found and fixed its wandering star;
31 Meteor-moons, balls of blaze: and they did not pale nor pine,
32 For earth had attained to heaven, there was no more near nor far.
33 Nay more; for there wanted not who walked in the glare and glow,
34 Presences plain in the place; or, fresh from the Protoplast,
35 Furnished for ages to come, when a kindlier wind should blow,
36 Lured now to begin and live, in a house to their liking at last;
37 Or else the wonderful Dead who have passed through the body and gone,
38 But were back once more to breathe in an old world worth their new:
39 What never had been, was now; what was, as it shall be anon;
40 And what is,–shall I say, matched both? for I was made perfect too.
41 All through my keys that gave their sounds to a wish of my soul,
42 All through my soul that praised as its wish flowed visibly forth,
43 All through music and me! For think, had I painted the whole,
44 Why, there it had stood, to see, nor the process so wonder-worth:
45 Had I written the same, made verse–still, effect proceeds from cause,
46 Ye know why the forms are fair, ye hear how the tale is told;
47 It is all triumphant art, but art in obedience to laws,
48 Painter and poet are proud in the artist-list enrolled:–
49 But here is the finger of God, a flash of the will that can,
50 Existent behind all laws, that made them and, lo, they are!
51 And I know not if, save in this, such gift be allowed to man,
52 That out of three sounds he frame, not a fourth sound, but a star.
53 Consider it well: each tone of our scale in itself is nought;
54 It is everywhere in the world–loud, soft, and all is said:
55 Give it to me to use! I mix it with two in my thought:
56 And, there! Ye have heard and seen: consider and bow the head!
57 Well, it is gone at last, the palace of music I reared;
58 Gone! and the good tears start, the praises that come too slow;
59 For one is assured at first, one scarce can say that he feared,
60 That he even gave it a thought, the gone thing was to go.
61 Never to be again! But many more of the kind
62 As good, nay, better, perchance: is this your comfort to me?
63 To me, who must be saved because I cling with my mind
64 To the same, same self, same love, same God: ay, what was, shall be.
65 Therefore to whom turn I but to thee, the ineffable Name?
66 Builder and maker, thou, of houses not made with hands!
67 What, have fear of change from thee who art ever the same?
68 Doubt that thy power can fill the heart that thy power expands?
69 There shall never be one lost good! What was, shall live as before;
70 The evil is null, is nought, is silence implying sound;
71 What was good shall be good, with, for evil, so much good more;
72 On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven, a perfect round.
73 All we have willed or hoped or dreamed of good shall exist;
74 Not its semblance, but itself; no beauty, nor good, nor power
75 Whose voice has gone forth, but each survives for the melodist
76 When eternity affirms the conception of an hour.
77 The high that proved too high, the heroic for earth too hard,
78 The passion that left the ground to lose itself in the sky,
79 Are music sent up to God by the lover and the bard;
80 Enough that he heard it once: we shall hear it by and by.
81 And what is our failure here but a triumph’s evidence
82 For the fulness of the days? Have we withered or agonized?
83 Why else was the pause prolonged but that singing might issue thence?
84 Why rushed the discords in, but that harmony should be prized?
85 Sorrow is hard to bear, and doubt is slow to clear,
86 Each sufferer says his say, his scheme of the weal and woe:
87 But God has a few of us whom he whispers in the ear;
88 The rest may reason and welcome; ’tis we musicians know.
89 Well, it is earth with me; silence resumes her reign:
90 I will be patient and proud, and soberly acquiesce.
91 Give me the keys. I feel for the common chord again,
92 Sliding by semitones till I sink to the minor,–yes,
93 And I blunt it into a ninth, and I stand on alien ground,
94 Surveying awhile the heights I rolled from into the deep;
95 Which, hark, I have dared and done, for my resting-place is found,
96 The C Major of this life: so, now I will try to sleep.