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Of Turbulence & Purpose


Turbulent times ahead create opportunity when you have a…

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purpose.  This Ecuador shaman shared an interesting message with Merri and me.

There is a good chance that economics in the next few years will leave many people suffering.

Yesterday’s Financial Times article “OECD cuts global growth forecast” says:  Advanced economies will barely grow in the second half of this year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development predicted on Thursday in a significant downward revision to its previous forecasts.

Presenting updated growth estimates for rich-world countries, Pier Carlo Padoan, the OECD’s chief economist, said that quarterly growth in the second half of 2011 would average less than 0.2 per cent a quarter, an annualised rate below 1 per cent.

The gloomy forecasts come a day before the Group of Seven finance ministers and central bank governors meet in France to assess the increasingly feeble prospects for all advanced economies. In the fourth quarter of the year, the OECD thinks it is most likely that the G7 economies will stagnate, growing by less than 0.1 per cent with almost a 50:50 chance of contraction.

Mr Padoan blamed the forecast downgrades on the recent turmoil in financial markets, weak momentum in advanced economies, falling confidence and deteriorating labour markets. “The impact of the sovereign debt woes in Europe and the United States and the associated turbulence in stock markets over the summer have not yet fully fed through into the indicators underpinning the projections,” he argued in the OECD’s interim assessment of the economic outlook.

When Merri and I first moved to Ecuador we lived and worked for a number of years with…

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this Ecuador yatchak and his…

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family.

We lived part time in their village. They built a hut for us…

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which was beautifully charming.  The yatchak also created a special…

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bed with this incredible headboard of what he called “ancient sacred wood to promote dreams that would lead us to our purpose”.  More on the importance of purpose in a moment.

We also purchased a hacienda deep…

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in the Andes with…

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962 acres and this front yard.  We lived there with the yatchak and his apprentices for almost a year.

Plus the yatchak and his wife came…

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to our North Carolina farm. He taught many delegates and…

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had special ceremonies around campfires.

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Plus he and his wife helped us start our North Carolina crops… taught us many agricultural lessons and secrets.

Merri and I learned a lot from this wise man… but one of the most important messages he shared with us seems especially relevant now.

He used to say “Have a purpose instead of a goal“.

I spent some time pondering this before it had meaning to me.  Goals are what we make with our logic.  Yet logic is never enough. There is way too much we do not know to have our goals turn out as we expect.  A purpose is far wiser… infinitely more flexible… capable of rolling with punches and shifting with change.

The economic and lifestyle goals of many will change with the economic turbulence ahead.   Those who are strongly cemented in a broad purpose have an advantage.  They might be knocked sideways by changing financial tides, but they’ll get up… dust off and move on with their purpose… because a purpose is not limited by size… duration or magnitude. We can move on with a purpose regardless of external events.  Action in down times is easier… more productive and can take advantage of the value created on the downside of every curve.   Those depending on goals and mathematical bottom lines can lay stricken by their shattered logical goals.

This is why we try to invest and do business with a purpose and always remember the quote I have framed on my desk… “Action is Thy Duty… Reward Not Thy Concern”.   We keep moving forward with our purpose without great concern with where the currents carry our correct actions.

So how can we define a purpose?

Winston Churchill is quoted as saying: It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.

One way to look further than we can see is through an understanding the ups and downs of cycles.  When we know where something is in its cycle, we can accurately predict what it is likely to do.

All of life… every event… the fauna and flora, even the universe flows in cycles.  When we understand and tune into cycles we begin to spot trends that will help us achieve greater happiness… better health… more success.

To entrain with cycles we often have to think outside the box. There is a reason for this. Every cycle has three foundations: birth, inertia and transformation.  Part of every society’s inertia is an educational system and collective mindset. These have their own momentum and they often stifle or resist new ideas… especially those ideas that may disturb the “norm.”   This means that part of society, resists its own evolution.

This site has reviewed many times how to play games to think outside the box.  A game is a structured activity, with a set of rules. This is important… because when we play… we create a set of rules that is beyond the norm… outside the box of logic…  so our information processing and decision making escape the tyranny of reason.

This message in particular looks at a more scientific (though still fun) approach to getting out of the box… astrology…Vedic Astrology to be exact.

Several recent events in Merri’s and my life illustrate how we actually utilize the knowledge and the charts our astrologer, Blaine Watson, gives us.

We can let our imagination soar so we can see eventualities in enjoyable, non threatening ways.

Astrology goes a step beyond because it is founded in deeply imbedded scientific principles.

Let’s look at that science, then we’ll look at the recent events that illustrate how Merri and I successfully use Vedic Astrology in our business, investing and the whole of our lives.
The first part of the science encompasses our brain and how it stores and processes the information. Our brain is a collection of neurons that store electromagnetic energy that we call  memories and when this storage is stimulated we have feelings and thoughts.

Since our feelings and thoughts are electromagnetic energy, they are influenced by the external electromagnetic sources.

Astrology is based on the position and movement of planets because each planet has its own gravitational force and resonates with  a unique electromagnetic energy.  There is plenty of electromagnetic energy being displaced when a person is born and the position of the planets has a subtle electromagnetic impact.

The influence is subtle – yes. The impact is more subtle than perhaps the color of the room you are born in… less than the skill of the doctor or midwife (or lack thereof) attending the birth… the weather outside… room  temperature, etc… but the influence is there.

Plus in many ways subtle can be more powerful than not-so-subtle.

Subtle is powerful because nothing ever rests.  Everything is rustling in nature’s gentle vibration so everything has a push pull impact on everything else at some subtle level.  For example you’ll see in a moment how one photon can influence a frog’s eye from a distance of 60 trillion miles!

This connection of everything with everything else is really important because it is a driving force in the universe.

All existence in the universe is a swirling mass of energy.  Form is created by density and speed of energy and the vibration of atoms and molecules, along with the impact of environmental forces (everything else).

All matter is vibrating energy as are all emotions and thoughts.  Thus all thought, reason, emotion, will or desire are accompanied by vibratory rates, which may be lowered or raised by external forces… such as the planets.

In the same way that the vibration of a musical note can affect the atoms and molecules in a mirror and cause it to shatter, so it is with planetary resonance.

According to Dr Percy Seymour, a Theoretical Astrophysicist, resonance makes it possible for a radio telescope to tune into specific vibrations in the Andromeda Galaxy (14 million, million, million miles away) and accounts for the Solar System playing a symphony of vibrations on the magnetic field of the Earth.  If so, then even small fluctuating forces can have large consequences.   This is the main tenet of astrology, personalities of individuals are related to the state of the Solar System at the time of birth and their feelings and thoughts are influenced by the motion and position of the planets.

There is a resonance from the tugs of the tide.  There is a resonance from the hot gases trapped in the magnetic field of the Sun and Earth.  There is resonance in the fluctuations of the Earth’s magnetic field. There is resonance in the reflected sunlight from the moon that waxes and wanes.  All these frequencies have an impact on the electrical activity of the neural network in the brain. Resonance of frequency (harmonics) is the celestial link to the terrestrial form.

Astrology is the study of the harmonics of cosmic periods. Resonant theory (harmonics) is the Holy Grail for astrology.

It also explains why we attract certain events, or people, to us who reflect the state of our consciousness. Thus, when we are angry we are more likely to attract the violence or car accident which we are resonating with. More positively, it is the explanation for miraculous events in that we ‘entrain’ ourselves to good unfolding when our thoughts are constantly kept at the higher vibration, or frequency, of love and happy outcomes.

Dr. Seymour says in his book “The Scientific Basis of Astrology”:  The claims made by many scientists that astrology is opposed to the basic principles of western science comes from a total misunderstanding of serious astrology, and an appalling lapse in their understanding of the methodology, philosophy and history of science itself.

For Merri and me, Vedic Astrology is a way to add scientific foundations that help us to see life in an out-of-the-box way.

Here is how we have integrated the progression in our astrological charts to recent events.

First, looking at health. Until last year Merri and I had a business that was a runaway success.  The emphasis was on runaway.  We traditionally conduct six to eight seminars a year and had been doing a couple of those seminars in Ecuador.   We saw the potential in Ecuador real estate so wanted to help our readers tap into this.   We added a tour director to the staff and upgraded our schedule to over 5o tours a year.   Our tour director quit without notice the day before the first tour so Merri and I were stuck running this schedule.  Yikes!  We became really exhaustively busy.  But there was good news also.  The 2007 recession came along but our business boomed and was extra profitable because our overheads were reduced.

We stressed ourselves physically (with Merri receiving the brunt of the efforts). Then in Merri’s last progression one observation was from mid 2010 to March 14, 2011 “Merri will not be so much in charge of her health”.   Merri’s and my charts are generally harmonious and I had a weaker but similar observation.  This is very very hard because she has rarely had any health problems…not even a cold, never a virus or flu, etc.

We sold that Ecuador tour business and would have for no other reason than we did not want this physical stress during this time when we should be resting more.

Yet there were other reasons.

My chart since last June in a Saturn, Jupiter cycle was especially rampant with observations related to laying of foundations for transformation and expansion in fields of “knowledge related to intelligence, wisdom, higher learning, spiritual, refined, synchronicity, expanded vision of reality and philosophical”.  Other observations included a focus on “knowledge hidden from view, creativity, discovery, invention, publishing and reaching a larger audience”.

Our Ecuador business was booming based on a foundation we began laying 15 years ago. We are pioneers and likely to be on the leading edge. This suggested to us that we should be laying new foundations.

Added to that is the observation that this would come in a slow, grinding way and that I would thrive by having challenges.   This led me to feel that it was time prepare to for whatever is next!  We could not reach a larger audience working in the way we were.

We sold our tour business to Jean Marie Butterlin and began preparing to take our Quantum Thinking course activities to their next level.

Then I moved into a Saturn – Jupiter – Sun cycle for only a short time.  Here the observation was that I would gain personal power, a sense of self sufficiency with people in positions of power.  I had no idea what this would mean but was extra alert for opportunities related to gold and for people in positions of power whom I could help and vice versa.

I did not have to wait long.

A friend and long term reader but one I had not heard from in years emailed me on February 26.  He was writing about Ecuador but guess what he had started to do… run a website on… you got it… gold.

I immediately jumped in and asked… “Need any help expanding that site?”

This is where the astrology helps me so much.  There was no logical reason for me to be interested in a website about gold… except I was looking to see if such a thing would appear.

Nice coincidence… right?  This may seem so until I noted that a publisher in a position of quite some power arranged a meeting to finalize  the publishing of one of our new courses.  The publisher set the meeting for… get ready for it, February 26. Something was really clicking on that day.

The publisher’s offer was good. There were a few issues I could have balked on but I did not.  All the observations from my chart suggested that this was the time to move up… not stall.  Plus one other observation about this period is “this time can do no harm to the chart”.  What excellent advice!   I could afford to step up and we concluded the deal which will definitely expand our audience.

Last June I shifted into a Saturn – Jupiter – Moon cycle that included more.. publicity more recognition than normal.  Even before June,  one contact has brought me much closer to huge amounts of good exposure from the national level.  I do not know (nor really care) if that contact will bring added recognition or not. The point is I have been super sensitive and watched for such an opportunity.

I was also aware of any extra expenses as that was a time “when more money may tend to go out than normal”.

Finally last month (August) I  moved into Saturn-Jupiter-Rahu and as Blaine Watson (my Vedic Astrologer) puts it… “Busy… you ain’t seen nothing yet.” Words in this period include: Relentless.  Here are his comments,  “Business rises exponentially but in an unpredictable way, so take one step at a time.   There is an exultation in the house of fame…  foreigners are a large part of picture… be cautious of your own brilliance (ie do not be a smarty pants)  be careful of illusion. If it comes to you… consider it. If it comes from you… be suspicious.”

He also warned me to take one step at a time and to be careful for accidents… and as you recall ignoring that caution landed me in a 20 foot fall out of a tree.

Which of these observations will become reality and to what extent, I do not know. Our charts show potential… not fact.  The observations do provide one with guidelines  so I can focus in areas I might otherwise not see.  They gives me clues about when and in what areas to plunge ahead or pull back.  They give extra ideas about when to be bold… quiet… restful… humble and when to get ready for a lot of activity.

Right now… Merri and I are writing… writing and writing as we rest. The time ahead looks busy in the filed of communications and our written words are those that could gain a larger audience faster and easier than in any other way.

For over 20 years, Vedic Astrology has been an extremely important way we integrate potential with past.  This science has helped us reinforce the limitations of logic with a stronger field of knowledge.

This is why I encourage Blaine, our Vedic Astrologer,  to conducts courses on Vedic Astrology and why Merri and I are pleased to host one of his courses at our North Carolina farm September 23-25, 2011.  We hope to see you here!

Gary

Here is a rave about one of Blaine’s previous courses.

Hi Gary & Merri.  Just wanted to write and thank you for such a fun, interesting and exciting time.  From the moment we got there, till we left, we were treated so kindly, and there was never any stress.  Being with you, your staff and the other guests – it felt like a family reunion; like one big family.  The staff were every present, earnest and helpful, and always a friendly word.

The Vedic Astrology course was beyond anything we expected.  PhD Astrologer, Blaine Watson (what an inspired guy!) had a great presentation and took time to address some individuals questions on the particulars of their charts – which was insightful and amazing.  I am so looking forward to have my one-on-one reading on the phone.

We had a blast and we thank you and your staff for all your efforts.

Join us with Blaine Watson at our North Carolina Farm September 23-25, 2011.

We’ll start the course at 1pm on Friday Sept 23, 2011 at our…

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seminar hall at…

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our Blue Ridge farm.

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Lunch will be served on our deck overlooking Little Horse Creek, Saturday September 24, 2011.

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The hall is not large so this course is limited. We have five spaces left.

See more about our farm.

When Logic is Not Enough


Blaine Watson is a master at Vedic Astrology

Thinking out of the box.

In these times of rapid change, experience and education are not always enough to keep pace.

We must have ways to think beyond the norm… outside the box of logic…  so our information processing and decision making can escape the tyranny of reason.

This is why Merri and I use Vedic Astrology as a way to go beyond our immediate imagination and to see life’s potential in different ways.

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Blaine Watson teaching a Beyond Logic course.

This is because the future is always ambiguous… even if we think not! As technology puts booster rockets on economic and cultural evolution, it can be another pressure on us.  Our lives can take many numbers of paths that lead in different directions… at any time.

This leaves us asking, “What SHOULD we do?”

Astrology is an ancient science that allows us to open windows of information that create a set of out-of-the-box rules that direct us in ways we would never logically reach.

Because this process is fun and without threat… we can see future opportunity in numerous expanded ways.

Where mystery, science and market movements meet.

Those who can answer this intriguing question probably understand the quantum aspects of existence. Quantum mechanics is the part of science that tells us that our world is not anything like we expect or can even imagine. The quantum state is the world where our intention turns energy into matter. At the quantum level, everything comes from nothing. The present, future and past are one. Atoms spin up and down at the same time but when observed, choose a direction to spin depending on the universe we are in.

In short, our quantum existence is impossible in logic. Yet it is a proven fact.

Quantum science also helps us understand astrology. If our intention can alter the movement of minute particles separated by billions of relative miles, so too can the movement of huge particles that swirl around us impact our lives.

This is why Merri and I have used Vedic astrologers for years. We have found them invaluable when it comes to making decisions about health, wealth and family that we cannot make with just logic.  This ancient knowledge shows us different perspectives.

Rather than try to explain or defend the science of this, let me just share a few ways that Vedic astrology has helped us.

A example took place when our daughter Elle graduated from University in London with a degree in dramatic arts. Her question to Merri and me was: “Should I go for a career in singing or go on and get a teacher’s certificate in Physical Education?” (She was a superb athlete as well as an aspiring singer.)

We all agreed that becoming a singer was a long shot. Teaching was safe. But we knew that her passion was to shoot for the stars. So how would she feel in later life if she didn’t try?

Merri had our Vedic astrologer check her chart. The astrologer knew nothing about Elle but said that two months before we had asked, she had moved into a three year cycle when her best thing would be the performing arts, entertaining, etc. That was enough to convince me. “Go for it”, we encouraged her.

She did and within a week she was picked as a backup singer with a popular English rock group. Her first gig was before 4,000 fans and she met rock stars she idolized. This led her into a performing arts business where today  she is already earning over six figures a year. No one could have predicted the amazing ride she has taken. None of us saw this coming from the risky choice.  Just consider the difference in this life!

Without that reading, we would have felt more inclined to have her take a “safer” route. What a shame that would have been!

All we saw was that there was good potential at this time, and potential is what quantum science is all about. Every second of our hidden universe is composed of infinite potential. But that potential is hidden from our logic. Vedic astrology can help us figure this potential out.

In another case another daughter had finished university and was successfully employed as a fisheries biologist for the Bureau of Land Management. She wanted to go back to school and become a veterinarian. This meant another long hard four-year slog and sacrifice for all. Should she do it? Her chart suggested that this was perfect for her so she tried. Doors opened like magic. She was one of 23 accepted on her first try from over 300 applicants. Financing appeared in unexpected ways and she breezed through the four years. She is now a successful, joyfully happy vet. This was her perfect place. The astrologer saw this and he was right!

The inability to measure the results of astrology used to bother me enormously until years ago I read an article about Aristotle Onassis. He was asked about his use of astrology. His reply was that to be a millionaire, astrology wasn’t really needed, but to become a billionaire, it was essential!

This struck a chord as I lived in Hong Kong and saw the most successful businessmen there (often billionaires) look beyond logic.

To make billions, one has to take enormous risks. Taking such risks require us to see in ways that go beyond our logic, reason and understanding.  To know what to do next, can be a trial by fire or a delightful turn of events.

Merri and I started using Vedic astrology years ago. I do not use it to make day-to-day business decisions. Most things get worked out with logic and thought. But astrology provides an overlay in our business and life, gives us a sense of when to push, when to pull back, when times are ripe and when they not.

Merri and I review our charts once a year with our friend and advisor, Blaine Watson. Blaine has been studying astrology since age nine and practicing Vedic Astrology for 25 years and professionally for 18 years. He received certification from Benares Hindu University in Varanasi, India and has over 7,000 clients in 41 countries.

Here is Blaine Watson and Vaidya Mishra teaching at our farm.

Multi-currency-courses

Blaine has been amazingly correct, incredibly insightful with my and Merri’s charts.

Sometimes I am astounded with little points that are no big deal. For example, last year he said my chart showed that beginning February 27, I would have such strong opportunities in business that people would give me property. I really did not believe this. On February 25 the owner of www.garyscott.com, a site I had troubles with wrenching this site back …(although it was my site, over the years another group had taken it ), I received a note saying he felt he should give it to me! I accepted and he made the transfer on…you guessed it, February 27.

Other times, what my chart says is important because it gives me encouragement. For example a number of years back my chart showed problems with government authorities.

Sure enough a two-year tax audit ensued, beginning almost on the day predicted. However I was told even though this trouble would run for over two years it would bring me money and this suggestion (although I just couldn’t believe it) was right! I received two refunds (I had been overpaying), the first was over $70,000 and one later for $44,000. This amounted to over $114,000. The refund was nice but more importantly the knowledge during the two year process that the potential for the audit to end well was encouraging.

Another year Merri’s chart showed she was in a long period where people would just give her valuable things including land and houses. That knowledge helped us make the decision to buy our farm here, despite the fact it had not been surveyed. The survey turned up 33 acres more than expected. We received this great gift free! Another year my chart suggested I should reduce my equity load. This matched my logical concerns about an inflated stock market. Thus I was 90% in bonds when the US stock market bombed.

I could go on and on with such stories.

Vedic Astrology helps us in many, many ways. First, its overall readings point out the areas that will bring greatest success. For me it’s writing, publishing and communication (surprise-surprise), plus real estate and liquids and gas. Further my annual updates show which of the areas will work best that year and when to push and when to rest.

So I am especially alert to opportunities in these fields. For example though I generally avoid investing in shares, I bought shares in a Singapore company, Hyflux, which is in the business of purifying water in China. I did my logical due diligence before investing in those shares but it was the liquid aspect that first attracted my attention. I am currently also heavily researching investment opportunities in biodiesel (liquid and gas).

Vedic Astrology gives me very exact investing and business knowledge, but deeper still: confidence, clarity and a calmness that come from knowing that all things are in order even when they do not seem to be. This along with prayer, faith and conviction are guides at times when there is no other way to know.

This has been a very deep and personal experience for me, Merri and our family and I am always pleased to recommend Blaine.

He can help you have a detailed description of your chart, how it is laid out, the significations of the planets, the 12 signs, the 12 houses, the 27 nakshatras or as well as an explanation of the planetary cycles (dashas) and transits (gochar).

You learn about your  chart and understand what is influencing you each day.

Blaine Watson

Gary

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Blaine reviewing charts at a course for our readers.

Contact Blaine Watson at blainepw@gmail.com

 

Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

When you write, you can work anywhere. 

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Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.

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

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

All I need is my laptop.

That’s all you need too… a laptop to be free!

Before computers, a pencil and pad did the job.

Freedom is just one benefit you can gain from writing.

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

Another good example of earning potential is my friend Hugh Howey.   He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks.

Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.com.  This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

That’s what he’s doing now.

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

Writers like High are great inspirations.

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

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

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

The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing can bring you a life that most people only dream of, as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.

May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.

What most success stories like Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared.   Hugh, like most writers were journeymen first.  Stardom came later.

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

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

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.  

Merri and I are not writing stars.  We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in and year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.

Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars.  Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.

In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably will be for you too.

First some history.

Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts”  about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in.  This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.

My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.

Self Publishing has become a new business art form. 

The seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.

Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing.  Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology.

Everything is new… except the seven secrets. 

Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love this evolution due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps.  The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.

The First P is Passion.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing.  This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted.

Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all,  you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets.

You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget.  Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.

So the question is… What do you love to do?

What’s Your Passion:  An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain?  He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whiplash?”

The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read.  These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business.  It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.

Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. 

I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.

What do you love?  If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Write and sell publications in these fields.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues?  You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place?  Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.

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

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

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.  We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled.  People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.

Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.  We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.”  Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.

Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.

You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you.  The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop.   I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course “International Business Made EZ (also $299) all for $299.  You save $598.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .

These courses are not theoretical.  They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now.   We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course.  The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business.  Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.

Here is a special offer. 

We provide two emailed courses  “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell and be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”.

We include the “Self Fulfilled Writing and Self Publishing Course” because there are two reasons to write, when you have something to say or when you have something to sell.  In this day and age many of us want to do both, make a statement that makes the world a better place and earn something extra in the process. 

Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product. 

You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).

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David Cross

David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s.  He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.

Learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.

For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners.  He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.

David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small.  From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.

David is an essential part of our web based business.

Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc.  wrote:  “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry.  Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.

David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use.  In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.

There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding.  Expand your borders now!  Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.

If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

You also receive a report  “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.

Plus you get more in the program.

You receive regular writing and self publishing updates for a year.  Businesses usually need to evolve.  Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses.  Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year.  We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.

My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:

  • “International Business Made EZ” course
  • “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
  • Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross,
  • The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3,
  • MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
  • Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within the first three months for a full refund . 

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a quarter of update lessons $79.   Click Here.

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a full year of update lessons $299.  Click Here.      

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

 

Spotting Trends With Quantum Thinking


Here is how to spot trends with quantum thinking.

Winston Churchill is quoted as saying: It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.

One way to look further than we can see is through an understanding of cycles.  When we know where something is in its cycle, we can accurately predict what it is likely to do.

All of life… every event… the fauna and flora, even the universe flows in cycles.  When we understand and tune into cycles we begin to spot trends that will help us achieve greater happiness… better health… more success.

To entrain with cycles we often have to think outside the box. There is a reason for this. Every cycle has three foundations, birth, inertia and transformation.  Part of every society’s inertia is  an educational system and collective mindset. These have their own momentum and they often stifle or resist new ideas… especially those ideas that may disturb the “norm.”   This means that part of society, resists its own evolution.

This site has reviewed several times how to play games to think outside the box.  A game is a structured activity, with a set of rules. This is important… because when we play… we create a set of rules that is beyond the norm… outside the box of logic…  so our information processing and decision making escape the tyranny of reason.

This message in particular looks at a more scientific (though still fun) approach to getting out of the box… astrology…Vedic Astrology to be exact.

Several recent events in Merri’s and my life illustrate how we actually utilize the knowledge and the charts our astrologer, Blaine Watson, gives us.

We can let our imagination soar so we can see eventualities in enjoyable, non threatening ways.

Astrology goes a step beyond a game because it is founded in deeply imbedded scientific principles.

Let’s look at that science, then we’ll look at the recent events that illustrate how Merri and I successfully use Vedic astrology in our business, investing and the whole of lives.

The first part of the science encompasses our brain and how it stores and processes the information. Our brain is a collection of neurons that store electromagnetic energy that we call  memories and when this storage is stimulated we have feelings and thoughts.

Since our feelings and thoughts are electromagnetic energy, they are influenced by the external electromagnetic sources.

Astrology is based on the position and movement of planets because each planet has its own gravitational force and resonates with  a unique electromagnetic energy.  There is plenty of electromagnetic energy being displaced when a person is born and the position of the planets has a subtle electromagnetic impact.

The influence is subtle – yes. The impact is more subtle than perhaps the color of the room you are born in… less than the skill of the doctor or midwife (or lack thereof) attending the birth… the weather outside… room  temperature, etc… but the influence is there.

Plus in many ways subtle can be more powerful than not-so-subtle.

Subtle is powerful because nothing ever rests.  Everything is rustling in nature’s gentle vibration so everything has a push pull impact on everything else at some subtle level.  For example you’ll see in a moment how one photon can influence a frog’s eye from a distance of 60 trillion miles!

This connection of everything with everything else is really important because it is a driving force in the universe.

All existence in the universe is a swirling mass of energy.  Form is created by density and speed of energy and the vibration of atoms and molecules, along with the impact of environmental forces (everything else).

All matter is vibrating energy as are all emotions and thoughts.  Thus all thought, reason, emotion, will or desire are accompanied by vibratory rates, which may be lowered or raised by external forces… such as the planets.

In the same way that the vibration of a musical note can affect the atoms and molecules in a mirror and cause it to shatter, so it is with planetary resonance.

According to Dr Percy Seymour, a Theoretical Astrophysicist, resonance makes it possible for a radio telescope to tune into specific vibrations in the Andromeda Galaxy (14 million, million, million miles away) and accounts for the Solar System playing a symphony of vibrations on the magnetic field of the Earth.  If so, then even small fluctuating forces can have large consequences.   This is the main tenet of astrology, personalities of individuals are related to the state of the Solar System at the time of birth and their feelings and thoughts are influenced by the motion and position of the planets.

There is a resonance from the tugs of the tide.  There is a resonance from the hot gases trapped in the magnetic field of the Sun and Earth.  There is resonance in the fluctuations of the Earth’s magnetic field. There is resonance in the reflected sunlight from the moon that waxes and wanes.  All these frequencies have an impact on the electrical activity of the neural network in the brain. Resonance of frequency (harmonics) is the celestial link to the terrestrial form.

Astrology is the study of the harmonics of cosmic periods. Resonant theory (harmonics) is the Holy Grail for astrology.

It also explains why we attract certain events, or people, to us who reflect the state of our consciousness. Thus, when we are angry we are more likely to attract the violence or car accident which we are resonating with. More positively, it is the explanation for miraculous events in that we ‘entrain’ ourselves to good unfolding when our thoughts are constantly kept at the higher vibration, or frequency, of love and happy outcomes.

Dr. Seymour says in his book “The Scientific Basis of Astrology”:  The claims made by many scientists that astrology is opposed to the basic principles of western science comes from a total misunderstanding of serious astrology, and an appalling lapse in their understanding of the methodology, philosophy and history of science itself.

For Merri and me, Vedic Astrology is a way to add scientific foundations that help us to see life in an out-of-the-box way.

Here is how we have integrated the progression in our astrological charts to recent events.

First, looking at health. Until last year Merri and I had a business that was a runaway success.  The emphasis was on runaway.  We traditionally conduct six to eight seminars a year and had been doing a couple of those seminars in Ecuador.   We saw the potential in Ecuador real estate so wanted to help our readers tap into this.   We added a tour director to the staff and upgraded our schedule to over 5o tours a year.   Our tour director quit without notice the day before the first tour so Merri and I were stuck running this schedule.  Yikes!  We became really exhaustively busy.  But there was good news also.  The 2007 recession came along but our business boomed and was extra profitable because our overheads were reduced.

We stressed ourselves physically (with Merri receiving the brunt of the efforts). Then in Merri’s last progression one observation was from mid 2010 to March 14, 2011 “Merri will not be so much in charge of her health”.   Merri’s and my charts are generally harmonious and I had a weaker but similar observation.  This is very very hard because she has rarely had any health problems…not even a cold, never a virus or flu, etc.

We sold that Ecuador tour business and would have for no other reason than we did not want this physical stress during this time when we should be resting more.

Yet there were other reasons.

My chart since last June in a Saturn, Jupiter cycle was especially rampant with observations related to laying of foundations for transformation and expansion in fields of “knowledge related to intelligence, wisdom, higher learning, spiritual, refined, synchronicity, expanded vision of reality and philosophical”.  Other observations included a focus on “knowledge hidden from view, creativity, discovery, invention, publishing and reaching a larger audience”.

Our Ecuador business was booming based on a foundation we began laying 15 years ago. We are pioneers and like to be on the leading edge. This suggested to us that we should be laying new foundations.

Added to that is the observation that this would come in a slow, grinding way and that I would thrive by having challenges.   This led me to feel that it was time prepare to for whatever is next!  We could not reach a larger audience working in the way we were.

We sold our tour business to Jean Marie Butterlin and began preparing to take our Quantum Thinking course activities to their next level.

Then I moved into a Saturn – Jupiter – Sun cycle for only a short time.  Here the observation was that I would gain personal power, a sense of self sufficiency with people in positions of power.  I had no idea what this would mean but was extra alert for opportunities related to gold and for people in positions of power whom I could help and vice versa.

I did not have to wait long.

A friend and long term reader but one I had not heard from in years emailed me on February 26.  He was writing about Ecuador but guess what he had started to do… run a website on… you got it… gold.

I immediately jumped in and asked… “Need any help expanding that site”?

This is where the astrology helps me so much.  There was no logical reason for me to be interested in a website about gold… except I was looking to see if such a thing would appear.

Nice coincidence… right?  This may seem so until I noted that a publisher in a position of quite some power arranged a meeting to finalize  the publishing of one of our new courses.  The publisher set the meeting for… get ready for it, February 26. Something was really clicking on that day.

The publisher’s offer was good. There were a few issues I could have balked on but I did not.  All the observations from my chart suggested that this was the time to move up… not stall.  Plus one other observation about this period is “this time can do no harm to the chart”.  What excellent advice!   I could afford to step up and we concluded the deal which will definitely expand our audience.

In June I shift into a Saturn – Jupiter – Moon cycle that includes more.. publicity more recognition than normal.  Even before June,  one contact has brought me much closer to huge amounts of good exposure from the national level.  I do not know (nor really care) if that contact will bring added recognition or not. The point is I’ll be super sensitive and watch for such an opportunity.

I’ll also beware of any extra expenses as this is a time “when more money may tend to go out than normal”.

Finally August moves into Saturn-Jupiter-Rahu and as Blaine Watson (my Vedic Astrologer) puts it… “Busy… you ain’t seen nothing yet.” Words in this period include: Relentless.  Here are his comments,  “Business rises exponentially but in an unpredictable way, so take one step at a time.   There is an exultation in the house of fame…  foreigners a large part of picture… be cautious of own brilliance (ie do not be a smarty pants)  be careful of illusion. If it comes to you… consider it. If it comes from you… be suspicious.”

Which of these observations will become reality and to what extent, I do not know. Our charts show potential… not fact. The observations do provide one with guidelines  so I can focus in areas I might otherwise not see.  They gives me clues about when and in what areas to plunge ahead or pull back.  They give extra ideas about when to be bold… quiet… restful… humble and when to get ready for a lot of activity.

Right now… Merri and I are writing… writing and writing as we rest. The time ahead looks busy in the filed of communications and our written words are those that could gain a larger audience faster and easier than in any other way.

For over 20 years, Vedic Astrology has been an extremely important way we integrate potential with past.  This science has helped us reinforce the limitations of logic with a stronger field of knowledge.

This is why I encourage Blaine to conducts course on Vedic Astrology and why Merri and I are pleased to host one of his courses in Mt. Dora this upcoming  April 9 and 10.  Hope to see you here!

Gary

Here is a rave about one of Blaine’s previous courses.

Hi Gary & Merri.  Just wanted to write and thank you for such a fun, interesting and exciting time.  From the moment we got there, till we left, we were treated so kindly, and there was never any stress.  Being with you, your staff and the other guests – it felt like a family reunion; like one big family.  The staff were every present, earnest and helpful, and always a friendly word.

The Vedic Astrology course was beyond anything we expected.  PhD Astrologer, Blaine Watson (what an inspired guy!) had a great presentation and took time to address some individuals questions on the particulars of their charts – which was insightful and amazing.  I am so looking forward to have my one-on-one reading on the phone.

We had a blast and we thank you and your staff for all your efforts.

Join us with Blaine Watson in Mt. Dora Florida, April 9 and 10, 2011.