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Happy Memorial Day


Happy Memorial Day.

Merri and I give thanks to our friends, brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, grandparents and forefathers for the sacrifices they made to help make a better world.   I am truly thankful.

Today I am rereading “The Twilight Warriors”.

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This is a great book for Memorial Day as it recollects the history of the men and women who have served their nation.   This is a fit read for this time and for this age.

On Memorial Day, we intensify our memory for those who have died in our nation’s service.  Let’s remember them and their sacrifices every day… but set aside this day (or one like it if you live outside the US) as a time of special honor, emotion and gratitude.

“The Twilight Warriors” was written by Bob Gandt. This book tells the story of the deadliest battle of WWII, the invasion of Okinawa.  Bob, a good friend of ours, said  “At  the heart of this story are the real life heroes of Air Group 10.”

“The Twilight Warriors” was given the  RADM Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature and the author, Robert Gandt, was honored by the Naval Order of the United States at a ceremony at the Racquet & Tennis Club on Park Avenue, New York City, November 2011.

The prize is named for the late Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison, a Harvard University history professor widely considered to be America’s most distinguished naval historian.

This award in my opinion comes not only from the great historical accuracy but because this history has been   by Gandt in such a compelling form.

The Twilight Warriors relives the drama of the world’s last great naval campaign. From the cockpit of a Corsair fighter we gaze down at the Japanese task force racing to destroy the American amphibious force at Okinawa.

Gandt has crafted a compelling read.  It is impossible to put the book down because Gandt has personalized the story so well.

The story of The Twilight Warriors is made real through the eyes of the Tail End Charlies.

The specific persona that holds the story together is one among the Tail End Charlies… a 22-year-old former art student who grows to manhood on the day of his first mission over Japan and his best friend, a ladies’ man and intrepid fighter pilot, whose life abruptly changes when his Corsair goes down off the enemy shore.

Here is an excerpt from “The Twilight Warriors”:

Alameda Naval Air Station, California
19 February, 1945

It was late, nearly ten o’clock, but the party was going strong. You could hear them singing a hundred yards down the street from the officers’ club.

I wanted wii-iings
‘til I got the goddamn things,
Now I don’t want ‘em anymoooore . . .

Getting plastered before deployment was a ritual in the wartime Navy, and the pilots of Bomber Fighting 10 were no exception. It was the night before their departure aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid. The entire squadron had suited up in their dress blues and mustered in the club for their farewell bash.

The party began like most such occasions. Pronouncements were made, senior officers recognized, lost comrades toasted. The liquor flowed, and then came the singing. It was a form of therapy. For the new pilots, the booze and the bravado and the macho lyrics masked their anxieties about what lay ahead. For the veterans, the singing and the camaraderie brought reassurance. Most knew in their secret hearts that they’d been lucky. They’d lived through this much of the war. There were no guarantees they’d make it through the next round.

Leaning against the bar and clutching his drink, Ens. Roy “Eric” Erickson bellowed out the verses of the song. Erickson was a gangly 22 year old from Lincoln, Nebraska. He was one of the new pilots in the squadron. They called themselves “Tail End Charlies.” They flew at the tail end of formations, stood at the tail end of chow lines, and now they were catching the tail end of the war. They’d spent the past year and a half training to be fighter pilots. Their greatest fear, they liked to boast, was that the war would be over before they got there.

The Tail End Charlies stared at the map. They knew some of the place names–Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa. Until today that’s all they were, just names. Now reality was setting in. Those places on the map–the ones with the hard to pronounce names–were where they would see their first combat.

But there was more. What none of them yet knew–not the pilots or the intelligence officers or the flag officers planning the operation–was that the island in the middle of the chain, the one called Okinawa, was where the Imperial Japanese Navy would make its last stand.

But there was more. What none of them yet knew–not the pilots or the intelligence officers or the lag officers planning the operation–was that the island in the middle of the chain, the one called Okinawa, was where the Imperial Japanese Navy would make its last stand.

See more and/or order the Twilight Warriors at Amazon.com

Because I was never involved in a major military conflict, I do not think I can understand the feeling of surviving and the mourning of the ones lost… the buddies… the best friends… the multitudes who were missing and their fate so often unknown.

I make this observation as the son of a wounded veteran who survived invasions including Iwo Jima.   My dad appreciated every day he lived… any small thing he gained from life was a gift.   Just being alive was the miracle.  That is something worth remembering.

Have a Happy Memorial Day.

Gary

Overcome the Income Gap

You don’t have to be short of funds regardless of your education, what you do, whoever, wherever you are.


If you’re thinking of moving to a better place, having a better lifestyle, maybe taking that long-awaited retirement, making a career change or living in a sleepy, low crime, no stress town, more power to you.  Perhaps you plan to move into small-town USA or head overseas to live abroad.  Or maybe you simply want to earn a little extra income as you learn to make a lot of extra income.

But what if there are no good jobs, or you find prices higher than expected or see inflation stop your income from going as far as expected?

The establishment says:  “Get some education to quickly gain a higher income as well as the better life”.  Right?

But, wait a minute…

The establishment is basically composed of big corporations and your better life might not be their goal.

Liars.  Increased profits is their agenda.

The same companies that tell you to get a better education have created a growing income gap that might throw a monkey wrench in your plans.  The gap gives these companies better employees and increases in their very large profits but as you discover will not help you.  Companies are using technology to reduce their payrolls and improve their employees by creating a wave of under employment that traditional education has not been able to stop.

In fact the educational system is one of the big businesses and part of the underemployment problem.

When you diligently search the internet, you discover there’s no easy, inexpensive way to gain the education you need for a better income…even though you can pay tens of thousands of dollars for even the most minimal online university.

The educational industry has ripped off millions of students with promises that cannot be kept.  They have fallen further and further behind in providing usable education for decades.

Now it could take you longer and cost you more… and even the best universities won’t promise you a job.

Over the past few decades the cost of university has skyrocketed.  The time required to obtain a degree has lengthened.   The better a school’s reputation, the worse this fact.

For example, a recent survey on inflation shows that a Harvard education is one of the most inflated services of all.  Since WWII, the prices of eggs, bread and some foods have risen 4 or 5 times.  Gold, silver, income, the price of rent, a house or car have risen 15 to 20 times.  A Harvard education has risen 44 times.

In 2016 the basic cost for Harvard reached about $65,000… a year.

They claim is “This is the best you can get”.  Give me a break.  The fact is almost no one, except a few elite are going to get into Harvard.  If you are making a life change, you probably can’t go back to university at all.

Who wants to?  Even the average non profit university costs $25,000… a year… just for tuition.

Plus who, when moving up in life, has four or five years to spend just learning, especially when the benefits of college may be pure nonsense now.

The entire idea of university is becoming defunct due to two trends in underemployment.

You have probably read or seen on TV that American unemployment has fallen and job availability is picking up.

Baloney.

The establishment is trying to fool you with statistics by ignoring two trends in underemployment.

This chart shows the first trend of underemployment in the Western world… the simple fact that it is rising.

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U.S. underemployment rate from April 2016 to April 2017 (by month) at Statistica.com (1)

This statistic shows the U.S. underemployment rate on a monthly basis for the ongoing year.  In April 2017, the U.S. underemployment rate had skyrocketed to 14 percent.

The second trend is a bigger problem.  Underemployment is growing fastest among college graduates.  There aren’t enough jobs to employ everyone at their full earning potential.

This creates a process called “filtering-down”.  This is the bad news for traditional education.

Workers with college degrees get whatever few jobs are available.  They spend four or five years and $100,000 or $125,000 bucks and maybe more, often acquiring enormous student debt.  The best they get is to beat out a non college student for a dull, non repetitive, underpaying manual job.

If you think an online or for-profit university is going to be any better, think again.

There is a shake-up in for-profit higher education.  Too many of these schools are cheaters.  This has caught up with them.  A broad swath of the sector is shutting down as federal regulation, lawsuits and a growing stigma about for-profit education takes a toll.

Thousands of dollars in paid tuition can be lost with a for-profit.  The recent closure of ITT Educational Services shows the risk.  Their abrupt shut down impacted 35,000 students who were taking classes on campuses and online across America.  Many had paid for the school with loans. The school went away. The debt did not.

This is just the latest in a series of for-profit educational scandals. University of Phoenix lost 50,000 students in 2015.  DeVry University was sued by the Federal Trade Commission for misleading students about their chances of getting a job and increasing their income after graduation.

In 2015 Corinthian Colleges closed most of its schools after being slapped with a $30 million fine by the DOE for overstating job placement rates for graduates.

Just wait, it gets worse.

The worse news is that even if someone graduates from college, they are more likely to get a lower-paying job than in the past.  This pushes those without college degrees into even lower paying work.  This is a process called “filtering down”.

On top of the problem of filtering down, the inflation-adjusted value of the wages of college-educated workers has barely increased in the 21st century.  Graduates are taking jobs below their full earning potential and their educational status is not pulling up the wages received for these jobs.

What a mess. You want to move up but the entire system is trying to beat you down.  Education costs more and brings less.   Jobs are harder to get and pay lower wages.

You really don’t want to get caught in this system at all.

Fortunately there is a way to break free.  There are courses that can be obtained for pennies compared to university, and they can be completed in weeks rather than years so you can start earning sooner.

This just gets better.

These courses provide a formula for everlasting wealth using three ways to get rich.

Let’s first define rich.

“Being rich is doing something bigger than you, that you love in a way so there is always money enough and at least a little left over”.

This form of richness lifts you well beyond dollars and cents.  These courses teach you how to start with your own core business and it can be anything that interests you.  You’ll see how it can be gardening, farming, fishing, golf, finance, travel, photography, art, construction,  machinery, inventions. whatever.

The courses help you choose your core business and then teach you how to build that business and wrap the publishing and hospitality around it.

Here another thought they teach that’s extremely valuable… How to eliminate the middle man who would otherwise be your employer and who would take most of the reward for your work.   You’ll learn how to avoid job applications, how to end the need for dusting off your CV and eliminate hat in hand job interviews where someone else gets to decide your fate.

These courses teach you how to go direct to clients so you become self-sufficient and self-empowered.

You learn how to circumnavigate the big corporations who are creating underemployment and you earn by serving your customers direct.

Finally there is one more… quite frankly huge, advantage to these courses.  They are guaranteed… really.   You get to take the courses, try what you learn and if you are not satisfied, you’ll see below how they are totally free.

Let me tell you about these three courses.

The first course is Self Publishing to Sell.

You can help everyone become richer and enhance your own life by writing to sell.  The same technology that has eliminated so many old employment opportunities creates new freedoms to live where we choose and yet share our services with others almost everywhere around the world.

First, earn with online self publishing.   The three stories below show how Amazon.com and self publishing have enriched the lives of three others.

Online self publishing is creating a wealthy writer’s middle class.   Read the three stories of self publishing success below to learn a secret that new self publishers can use to make life rich.

In the past, a few writers made fortunes. The rest starved.  No more!  The old way of writing and publishing was great… if you like the lottery.  Not so good, if you wanted an income for sure.

There are growing numbers of great stories about beginning writers using Kindle to sell their publications.  Here are three stories of how new self publishers have used Amazon.com to make their lives better as they earned more.

Let’s start with Nickolette Goff who is retired and loves organic gardening,  healthy cooking and visiting Ecuador.   She had never published a book and after our self publishing course she wrote and promoted her first book… a Quinoa recipe cookbook with 13 recipes she garnered from her Ecuadorian trips.   She had 10,000 downloads of the book in five days and obtained dozens of good reviews!

You can get 13 more great quinoa recipes in Nicki Goff’s book at the links below.

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You can order Nicki’s first book at Amazon.com.

She wrote:  Hi, Gary,  Book sales are actually going well, and I’m having a lot of fun with this. I’m so grateful to you and Merri  for pushing me to get some action going!

The free promos really get things going, and seem to reignite sales.

Two more in the works – both on gardening topics.  Best wishes to you and Merri.   Love, Nicki

Nicki’s husband wrote:  Nicki, her sister and two nieces were visiting Ecuador for 3 weeks in January –  Her Kindle books have paid for her trip so she loves that.

Take Bob Gandt, as another example.

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Bob Gandt has had great writing success and has been published by numerous major publishers.  Bob’s niche is flying, war and writing.  He published his first story at age sixteen – the same year he first soloed an airplane.  Since then he has logged something over 25,000 hours, written fourteen books and published countless articles. Hearing the stories of others like Bob help me (as well as you) better understand how many different ways there are to Write to Sell.

At age 20 he was at the time the youngest aviator in the U.S. Navy. In 1965 he began his 26 year career as a pilot for Pan American World Airways.  His 1995 book, Skygods, (Wm. Morrow & Co.), recounts the meteoric descent and crash of the once-great Pan Am. His 1997 book “Bogeys and Bandits” (Viking Penguin) told of a training squadron at the same base where he had trained years before.

This book led to a CBS series Pensacola: Wings Of Gold.   Bob was the writer and technical consultant for these twenty-two-episodes, which starred James Brolin as the commander of a Marine F/A-18 training squadron. Bob’s books were previously published by the big publishing houses, but now Bob’s focus is on self publishing.  As an author whose numerous books have been published for and sold through book stores, he sees the bookstore path filled with dinosaurs.

Bob started with print but took a special step that every writer should know.  This step has helped him add Ebooks to his stable of income producing systems.  Print and Ebooks are all part of the publishing process… but Ebooks make self publishing easier than ever before. Bob’s passion is flying and the military.  His books reflect this.

Learning and sharing your passion with like minded souls is just fun.  There is no other way to say it.  This is how life should be lived and self publishing lets you live it this way.

Yet despite an offer from a major publisher, Bob self published  his latest book at Amazon.com.  We helped introduce this book, and it has reached #1o on the Military Thrillers best sellers list several times since! See Bob’s website here.

Another great story is about Hugh Howey, a writer that every self publisher should meet and hear.   Hugh had just a little success with publishers, a book with modest success.

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Hugh whipping me badly in a game of chess.

Hugh self published his book, Wool.  Hugh was a bookstore clerk.  In his spare time he wrote science fiction and began self-publishing his work on Amazon.com in 2011.  Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.  His books made the New York Times best seller list.  See Hugh Howey’s Amazon.com page here.

The formula that each of these writers has used is based around building a following for their books.  They wrote more than one book.  They sell their first book at a low price (free to .99 cents).  This compares to the typical $9.99 to $12.99 for books written by top branded authors on Kindle.

The low price starts building a readership.  In Hugh Howey’s case, he offered his first book free.  After the book became a best seller at Amazon.com, his other book sales, foreign rights, six figure print deal and film rights flowed naturally.

Nicki Goff and Bob Gandt are using this formula as well…  a  low priced first book attracts readers and builds a following for more…. higher priced, followup books.

This is one secret contained in our Self Publishing Course “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”.  

Online self publishing allows you to a lower price…  increase volume and cut out a publisher, distributor and book store who normally absorb up to 88% of the income created by a book.

You can start self publishing with no printing costs, no shelf space, no inventory, no postal delivery.  Most of the publishing expenses are eliminated.

The writer keeps 70%.

Amazon keeps 30%.

A typical writer earning 12% of the wholesale book sales makes about $.60 per $9.99 book sale.  A Kindle writer makes $2.10 on a $3 sale.

Costs are reduced as well.  Nicki Goff, Bob Gandt and Hugh Howey (as I do) all write at home with no office or staff overheads.  This is how most self publishers start so all the income generated is profit.

This is a new exciting era for writers.

Smart self publishers can begin earning quickly with no obstacles between their publication and the reading public.   New technology provides self publishers with the following benefits:

* Printing, shipping and disposal (of unsold books) costs eliminated.

* Shelf space unlimited and almost free with no capital costs.

* Increased sales volume. Kindle owners buy more books than print readers and will spend weekly to get new chapters rather than entire books.

Get a great head start on earning income through the the evolving online self publishing process that we reveal in our course.

Technology favors self publishers today.  Portable computers, the internet, wireless access, on demand printing smart phones and electronic readers all create enormous new, quick earning potential for self publishers.

“Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”  teaches our proprietary step-by-step plan for getting your publishing business going… full or part-time… right away.

You learn:

* How you can start earning quickly with a very small amount of money even if you do not write full time.

* 11 steps to creating the perfect product, including how to review ideas, test focus, and aim at markets.

* How to gain 1,000% returns on some of your publications.

* How to choose a format—book, newsletter, list, audio or video—that suits you and your audience.

* Frequently committed marketing mistakes and how to avoid them (plus, you’ll get samples of winning marketing pieces to study).

My wife, Merri, and I became multi-millionaires in our own self-publishing business over 40+ years.  Today, we have more cars than we can drive, five homes and numerous cabins in North Carolina, Florida and Ecuador.  We have a beautiful lake front home on 16 acres (with an orange grove to boot).  We have a 253 acres in the beautiful mountains, where we live in the summers.  We have no mortgages, not a penny of debt, and plenty of money in the bank.  More importantly even though we are well past retirement age, we can remain active,  love what we do… and make contributions to society that feel are meaningful.

Gain practical publishing ideas and case studies.

For example, you’ll learn about a pilot who published a book on the best airport cafés (suddenly all his flying became tax-deductible!)… how one couple who loved an island, wrote a guide on the place and made enough money to buy a home on the beach there… and how another couple made millions with a simple legal idea.

What’s Your Passion: Travel and Tourism?

A client of ours amassed a fortune by starting travel guides for cities. He started with Sarasota, Florida, publishing a simple booklet with attractions, restaurants, etc. and plenty of advertising. Then he moved onto Naples, and on and on,until the whole state of Florida was done.

He didn’t have to put much work into the booklets as he could carry over plenty of generic information from booklet to booklet. But there were plenty of advertisers and plenty of people who wanted to obtain these booklets.

You learn:

* How to set up a computerized fulfillment center even if you’re computer illiterate.

* How to turn advertising dollars into a fortune by creating winning ads, direct mail pieces, and getting thousands of dollars in free publicity.

* How to use your computer and the internet to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in printing and postage.

* How to control inventory, check ad results, and keep overhead down.

* 11 financial hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.

* Our secret pricing strategies that will help you sell more units of your product.

* How to define and target your internet market, and start getting visits.

* How to develop your website.

* The top 10 internet tips to use and the top 10 traps to avoid.

“In Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” Merri and I gave away every publishing secret we know to write to sell for a solid income.

The second online course in this powerful trio is “Event – Full Business, How to Profit from an Events Business”.  This course teaches the art of using hospitality to earn extra by offering seminars, tours, exhibitions, special events, etc.

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Merri and I speaking to over 400 delegates in Quito, Ecuador

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Merri and I speaking to a dozen delegates at our farm office in North Carolina.

Since May 1968 we have been paid to travel and live exactly where we have wanted to be… because we have known how to write to sell and monetize the publishing success with events, seminars, courses and tours and other hospitality events.

The combination of self publishing and working hand in hand with an events business has brought us excellent income and allowed us to visit and to live anywhere in the world we have desired.  Many of our subscribers have gained enormously from these courses.

One sent me this note:

“Gary,  I participated in a home party last week and sold $253 worth of Ecuador goods that I brought back on my trip there last November.  That makes a total of approx. $450 in random sales so far which comes real close to paying for my airline ticket.  I still have a nice inventory, so will work on selling the rest.” 

This reader is using an events based business to generate income that pays for international travel.

Our online course “Event – Full Business” shows how to start small and gradually build a larger events business (if that is your desire) as we have done.

There are many fringe benefits to an events business. For example almost all of our global travel has been tax deductible for all these years.

The pay has certainly not been bad either.  One event earned  $142,260 in three days.  In another instance, we earned over $135,000 in two days.  Once our earnings exceeded $200,000 in just three days.  More often we bring in $10,000 for a weekend’s work.

Yet the income has been a small part of this adventure.  The expanded horizons… the people we have met… the adventures we have shared… the tens of thousands of delegates we have enjoyed and hopefully helped…. the poor we have served… the freedom we have felt… to be able to go where we desire and come home, when we desire, with more than when we left.

Event – Full Business:  How to Have a Seminar and Tour Business.

We have conducted seminars or events or spoken at them in… (alphabetical order)  Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary (before the Iron Curtain came down), Indonesia, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nevis, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and at one time or another most of the United States and even more.

We share what we know about events in our emailed correspondence course:  “Event – Full Business”.

Self publishing and events go hand in hand.  Writing to sell can build an events business and events can sell self published books, reports and courses.

Here are the initial lessons you receive.

#1: How to earn millions from seminars, courses and tours. See how we have earned as much as $200,000 for three days’ work. (Once $135,000 in two days.)

#2: How to build a seminar business. See the one day Washington-Atlanta-San Francisco system that helped our courses evolve and how to use this approach to help your teaching grow.

#3: When and when not to use other speakers. Seminars for speakers… a way to get it all out as your bank accounts gets it all in.

#4: How to use other speakers. Gain the key to the room and the people within. Why the golden pen is mightier than a glib tongue, the sword and the overloaded brain.

#5: Dealing with hotels/locations. Why the marketing does not talk to catering which will not communicate with accounting and the mess this could mean for you. How to choose… arrange and survive the hotel. Forget the $11,314 coffee bill… for swill.

#6: Scheduling seminars. Magic dates and times for marketing… how far in advance to market and seminar death dates to avoid.

#7: Creating a back end business. How Merri made $12,936 dollars at a seminar in 37 minutes by just standing still.

#8: Three types of courses… delegate driven… speaker driven… third party driven.

#9: The importance of strategic partnerships for added wealth.

#10: How to market seminars, courses & tours.

#11: How to build a List.

#12: Alternative seminar and course location options.

#13: The benefits of both big seminars and small courses.

#14: How to survive the dreaded problems: What to do when enrollments are low. Handling the heckler, the takeover and the cell phone. When the hotel fails.  Surviving speaker no shows and all of those types of things!

#15: How to enhance your other businesses with seminars.

The tuition for “Event – Full Business – How to have a Seminar and Tour Business” is $349.  That’s nothing compared to a university tuition but it gives you lessons on how to start earning now.  This is also true for “Self Fulfilled- How to be a Self Publisher”. The tuition is only $299.

To help you start earning extra income, I have created a special offer so you also get our third course “The Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have an Internet Business” (also normally $299 tuition) on how to use the internet and a website in your business. Plus there are two bonuses for you.

Bonus #1: Get the 50 minute Video Workshop “How to Start Your Own Internet Business” presented by our webmaster, David Cross,

Bonus #2: Our Super Thinking Workshop that helps you absorb, retain and recall what you learn. You receive this workshop in an MP3 file so you can listen on your computer, burn a disk or listen on you Ipod or in your car.

When you enroll in this special tuition offer of price of $499 you receive the three courses and the bonuses worth a total of $947 for almost a third the price.  You save $648 total.

Three Course Special $299

THESE COURSES ARE GUARANTEED. We’ll Accept All the Risk!

We completely guarantee the program.

Order the three courses and take a full two months (62 days) to put them through its paces.  That way you can follow my simple process and start seeing the results for yourself.

If you’re not completely convinced that this information can help you develop extra income all you have to do is let us know.  You’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your investment.  No questions will be asked.

Fair enough?

Our publishing and hospitality business has brought us more wealth, satisfaction, fun and friendship than we ever imagined possible.  We want to share our knowledge and secrets with anyone who has a desire to experience this way of life.

Whether you are an engineer, doctor, housewife, business owner, or retiree… self-publishing offers a way to create income by turning your passion into profit.

Don’t miss this special opportunity.  Order Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher today if you want to cash in on the satisfying, profitable and exciting lifestyle that publishing can bring despite and in fact because of trouble in the world.

Self Fulfilled Special $299

We are not finished yet.

I wish I could say that you can take these courses once and be done.

I can’t.  Our business has ups and downs, changes continually and always evolves.  Continuing education is required so for the next year you’ll receive updates.  As we learn new ideas, tactics, strategies and ways to enhance our business, we’ll share what we learned with you as we update these courses.  You’ll receive all the updates for a year at no further cost.

In addition we’ll set you up for continuing education for another year at the guaranteed $499 price.  You’ll be able to decide to cancel continuing education any time you choose or when we send a tuition note next year.

You don’t have to be short of funds regardless of what you do, wherever and whoever you are.


If you’re thinking of moving to a better place, having a better lifestyle, maybe taking that long-awaited retirement, making a career change or living in a sleepy, low crime, no stress town, more power to you.  Perhaps you plan to move into small-town USA or head overseas to live abroad.  Or maybe you simply want to earn a little extra income as you learn to make a lot of extra income.  Our three courses and the bonuses can help you take these ideas out of your dreams into your life.   Simply enroll and start improving your life now.

Enroll here Self Fulfilled Special $299

Gary

www.statista.com: US underemployment rate

 

 

The Ultimate Form of Financial Freedom


A thought before you vote.

The ultimate form of personal financial security is always having a product or service that you believe in and that has a growing true value.  To always have such an asset requires evolution and a never ending series of missions.

Regardless of what candidates say, they will not bring you freedom.  True freedom comes from your ability to master missions that you believe in.

There is a crunch.  It is hard to believe in anything in our increasingly cynical world.

Last May I celebrated my 50th anniversary of being in the financial business.  My arrival in Hong Kong in May 1968 taught me so many lessons that I wrote about a problem that has been brewing, fermenting and growing ever since, for nearly all 50 of these years.  That was my first book, “Passport to To International Profit”.

One chapter in the book was about the “Concept Conversion Trick” and how it creates the “Soil Defense Syndrome”.

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Here is an excerpt from that chapter:

“The Concept Conversion Trick begins when people agree on a good concept for working and living together.  The people go to work and if the concept is good they will create a paradise.  The government gives them a flag and a song. Then the government pulls the trick.  The government convinces the people that the flag and song are important.  Then while the people are busy watching the flag and singing the song, the government replaces the concept with a set of ever increasing written rules and regulations administered by bureaucrats and backed up by a police force.

“This trick trades people’s individual freedoms for a shiver up the spine when the song is played the piece of cloth is waved.  The Concept Conversion Trick turns spirit into matter.  Like trading love for a beautiful plastic doll.  When the trick has been pulled and the dust settles, the people realize too late what has happened. Anyone who steps out of line is called unpatriotic or even criminal.  He is swatted down by the bureaucracy or police force, crushed with overwhelming power or made an example of so others will tow the mark ‘for the good of society’. All this is done in the name of public interest.”

If this writing sounds prophetic, having been written almost 40 years ago, it was not.  A simple review of any previous great society shows that this trick was part of its evolution.  Like the Roman Empire, things may get better for a while, then worse and then better again.  In the long term, as societies age, they lose their original vibrancy and life.

Should we be surprised?  Does not every single thing in this universal existence develop in the same way, vibrant and flexible while young and growing thicker and more brittle with age?

Gary

Live Well and Be Free – 5 Global Earning Experiences

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

I began my international business over 50 years ago and have been creating and running international micro businesses since.

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

See how this one micro business helped us rub elbows with British Royalty.

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One of Merri’s businesses that worked with British Royalty was featured in Doonesbury.

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

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

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

Then we got together.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Home offices in all your homes are important by the way.  They are part of one global micro business secret and you’ll see why have two home offices (and using two cars in business) can save thousands in taxes.

When you have an international micro business that involves your home and car, the tax benefits are fantastic.

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A group of readers visiting our North Carolina home after learning how to gain freedom with a micro business.

You can also enjoy such a lifestyle because after years of search, I found business secrets that you can use and enjoy.

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Waterfall at our North Carolina Farm.  See enjoyable benefits of a micro business in water.

Global Earning Experience #3: Hospitality.  Here’s a hotel we owned and operated in Ecuador.  Once we sold this we joined the sharing economy and began offering rentals in our North Carolina cabins through AIRBNB and houses in Florida.  We became designated super hosts within months and added thousands of extra dollars to our income every month.

Caring is just one example of how to live anywhere and earn.  If you provide genuine care in anything you can be anywhere and beat out big businesses in your niche because big business has created an uncaring world and everyone craves care.

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

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

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I was wearing a hand tailored, made to order, high quality wool suit from Ecuador that could be imported into the US for as little as $135 .  Plus that Panama hat was made in Ecuador.  This is odd but true, all genuine Panama hats are made in Ecuador.  We imported Ecuador roses year round as well, all from one of our tax deductible US home office.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wanted a tax shelter so good that it would be encouraged by the government.

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

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

Merri and I have created a special program we call “Live Well and Free Anywhere” that makes it possible for you to enjoy extra income doing something you love.  You can gain full or part time and enjoy excellent profits as you have fun and do something good in the world.

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

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

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

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

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

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

These secrets created a fantastic way to make money with my own international micro business doing what I love!

You too can have everlasting wealth by turning your passion into profit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take fishing, for example.

I am no great aquafarmer, but the numbers and lifestyle work on a small scale.  We pay about $3.50 a pound to stock the fish, they double, triple, even quadruple in size and we sell them at a local butcher shoppe for a modest profit.   This is not a big deal, but does generate income, helps attract guests to stay in our rental cabins, puts some great trout dinners on our table and is a thoroughly enjoyable part of my daily labor.  I need this to counter balance sitting in front of a computer.

Over a couple of months the fish grow… a lot.

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We are lucky to have a perfect but natural place to raise the trout.  On busy holidays when our monster trout are in demand I have to work hard fishing at that pond.  Pity me!

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This pond is just below our house, so raising the trout is EZ for me.

Millions of people love fishing but don’t have a pond.  This does not mean they cannot be involved in fishing.  Here are just a few of many ways that others have profitably matched this passion with profit.

Two of my friends, John and Lou, grew up near me in the Oregon mountains.  They were outdoor adventure types and moved to Canada, where they homesteaded 1,200 acres on a trout-filled lake in mid British Columbia.  They built a fishing camp that attracts fisherman from around the world.

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

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

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

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

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

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

For example if you have your own business you can gain $12,976 by using two vehicles for business because  IRS Form 4562, which is filed by proprietorships and corporations, contains spaces for up to six vehicles.

There are similar benefits by having a second home office defined in IRS publication 463 and IRS publication 587.

These are huge tax benefits that can be gained when you have an international, at home,  micro business.

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

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

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

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

Thousands have profited from this course which has been updated in its fifth edition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At www.garyascott.com our emailed messages are regularly sent to over 20,000 readers.

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

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

International Business Made EZ is arranged in an easy to understand style.  Everything is explained in vivid detail.  We share all, how we have done it ourselves.  The course is full of business ideas and case studies based on our 48 years of experience.

The course  describes on a step-by-step basis, how Merri and I built a multi-million dollar international micro business in just 7 years and how you can do the same.

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

Learn How to Gain Total Security.  Learn how and why the global economy makes employment riskier because change is no longer an option.  See ways to become and agent of and profiteer from change never a victim of change.

Learn How to Perfect a Lifestyle.  Living as you choose is important because life is short.  Fortunately matching what you love with what you do in business actually increases profits.

George K an MD from California confirmed this when he wrote:

Your course helped me to crystallize and clarify ideas I’ve been considering that relate to my interests in writing, travel and ecology.  They showed ways to combine them in a personally engaging and potentially profitable way.  I especially appreciated the practical advice on organizing and marketing-turning ideas into products that sell and make a profit.”

A retired railway executive from Michigan picked up on this aspect and said more.

“Your course opened my eyes to the merits, profits, and prestige of becoming an international businessman, particularly the idea of doing business in Canada for distribution in the U.S. (for total tax protection).”

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

Tom K., an engineer from Ohio, cashed in on this idea and wrote, “Basically, I learned the selling and marketing implications.  The course is absolutely worth the price!”

Learn  How to Obtain What You Need from the Net.  How to Use the Web to Reach your Market.  How to develop your site, target your market and start getting visits. The top ten Internet tips to use, the top ten traps to avoid, and many other lessons our Webmaster has used in his many years on the net. This system is so simple anyone can use it.

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

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

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

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

International Business Made EZ contains all these secrets and more.

One delegate, Ted T. a publisher from California said:

“Your course is outstanding! Just two hours of study alone were worth more than the price.”

While Kelly, a business woman from Atlanta, explained:

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

Who is helped by International Business Made EZ?

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international micro business for fun and profit.

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

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

Even older entrepreneurs are taking advantage of technology.  One of our friends and clients, Mickey E., was a 72 year old real estate broker, when she began a small global business.  With just a computer and internet, she created publications that attracted English real estate buyers.  This allowed her to become a top sales person in the biggest real estate firm (selling over a billion dollars of real estate a year) in town.  She later used the tactics she learned to move to Ecuador (in here late 70s) and start a micro business there.

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

This course is also for couples who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.

This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

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

There is nowhere else to gain such a unique network of information and help.  We have a successful international business with over 20,000 readers in dozens of countries so you gain practical current business contacts that are active now.

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

If you are not fully satisfied in any way,  just tell us within 60 days and we’ll send you a 100% full refund with no questions asked.

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

To order International Business Made EZ and the entire “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program for $299.  Click Here.

Your Friend,

Gary Scott

Others who have used thus course wrote:

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

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

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

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

More Comments from Readers

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

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

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

This electronic “International Business Made EZ” costs $299. You gain incredible education and the importance of the knowledge for you and your family’s wealth.

The course is so complete Merri and I extend our “no fooling around-complete satisfaction guarantee” and a special offer because “International Business Made EZ” is only one small part of the special program we have developed for you.

Here is the first part of the special offer.  We provide two emailed courses… “International Business Made EZ”,  and “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell and be a Self Publisher”.

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. 

Merri and I use writing and self publishing in our business.  We have earned as much as $20,000 for a single day’s work… and have earned consistently year in and year out… while we do what we love… because of a few secrets.  We write to be self fulfilled… to share what we have gained from living, working, investing and writing all over the world.

We wanted to share these secrets so we created a Self Publishing “Writer’s Camp” weekend seminar.  We offered the course for $1,500 and were surprised when 80 delegates enrolled.  People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.  Those who attended love the seminar.

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.  Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.

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

You receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in the “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you.  The normal fee is $299 for each course (and $299 for the recorded workshop).   We’ll send both courses and the recorded Writer’s Camp to you by email 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 .

Does that sound fair enough?

To order International Business Made EZ and the entire “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program for $299.  Click Here.

Well actually you save more than $598.  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.

You can 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 and 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.

To order International Business Made EZ and the entire “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program for $299.  Click Here.

Fair enough?

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Merri and I have always preferred to start our micro businesses  through cash flow.  However in the early the days of our business I found myself raising extra capital several times.  I have also helped numerous businesses raise money to get started.  This report shares several experiences to give a thumbnail sketch of how to raise money abroad.

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The Ultimate Form of Financial Freedom


The ultimate form of financial security is always having a product or service that you believe in and that has a growing true value.  To always have such an asset requires evolution and a never ending series of missions.

True freedom comes from mastery over missions we believe in but there is a crunch; it is hard to believe in anything in our increasingly cynical world.

This May we are celebrating my 50th anniversary of being in the financial business (this is the 48th year of talking and writing about international investing).  My arrival in Hong Kong in May 1968 taught me so many lessons that I wrote about a problem that has been brewing, fermenting and growing ever since, for nearly all 50 of these years.  That was my first book, “Passport to To International Profit”.

One chapter in the book was about the “Concept Conversion Trick” and how it creates the “Soil Defense Syndrome”.

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Here is an excerpt from that chapter:

“The Concept Conversion Trick begins when people agree on a good concept for working and living together.  The people go to work and if the concept is good they will create a paradise.  The government gives them a flag and a song. Then the government pulls the trick.  The government convinces the people that the flag and song are important.  Then while the people are busy watching the flag and singing the song, the government replaces the concept with a set of ever increasing written rules and regulations administered by bureaucrats and backed up by a police force.

“This trick trades people’s individual freedoms for a shiver up the spine when the song is played the piece of cloth is waved.  The Concept Conversion Trick turns spirit into matter.  Like trading love for a beautiful plastic doll.  When the trick has been pulled and the dust settles, the people realize too late what has happened. Anyone who steps out of line is called unpatriotic or even criminal.  He is swatted down by the bureaucracy or police force, crushed with overwhelming power or made an example of so others will tow the mark ‘for the good of society’. All this is done in the name of public interest.”

If this writing sounds prophetic having been written almost 40 years ago, it was not.  A simple review of any previous great society shows that this trick was part of its evolution.  Like the Roman Empire, things may get better for a while, then worse and then better again.  In the long term, as societies age, they lose their original vibrancy and life.

Should we be surprised?  Does not every single thing in this universal existence develop in the same way, vibrant and flexible while young and growing thicker and more brittle with age?

This is why I have almost always bet against the US dollar.

This is why my business has been global for more nearly 40 years.

This is why I am so involved in a global business from Small Town USA now, where more of the old American values linger.

Here’s how to debunk the myths of aging & change with the ultimate form of freedom.

The book “Mastery: A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness and Achievement ” provides a transformative milestone in anyone’s life, especially for those over 50, but really anyone.  Mastery shows how to gain freedom in a quickly changing, cynical world.

Mastery is a ground-breaking book written by my friend and award-winning novelist and historian, Robert Gandt and yours truly.  We set aside a year of our busy schedules to craft an original, comprehensive guide to making the rest of life meaningful.

We dedicated our efforts to make this book more than a motivational treatise.  Mastery is a detailed master plan for people over the age of 50, facing retirement and the need to learn new ways of living with purpose and accomplishment.   Because the need to learn new ways grows increasingly important, Mastery applies to anyone of any age who really wants true freedom.

Get my “Mastery’ FREE.

During my 50th global freedom anniversary month if you order my report, “Investing in the Era of Cynicism” I’ll send you the online version of “Mastery: A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness and Achievement” FREE.  See details below.

The Greek Irony

Soon you could be reading… again, about how instability in Greece threatens our modern world.   Greece, once a great nation, has debt and deficits that threaten order around the world.  This is nothing new.  In fact, deterioration in Greece is one reason for a seven decade downward spiral in America’s freedom.  Greece was a flash point that accelerated spin in the news.  Yet wisdom from Greece shows us the key to freedom in an increasingly cynical world.

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A downward spiral of freedom began a downward spiral of our freedom.

The loss of our beliefs has made us cynical.  Our most fundamental rights have been eroded both by governments and big business.  According to a Gallup poll, the most unpopular three institutions are big corporations & Wall Street banks, HMOs and Congress.  Yet there is little we can do because these institutions control the spin in the news.

In the past 30 years the numbers of companies controlling America’s media has dropped from 50 to six.  Today’s news is shockingly uniform in our media.

As our rights erode, no one in mainstream media says much about it.

“Rights” are defined as “privileges to which we are entitled.”  Whereas “Freedom” is said  “to be the power of choice.”  Do we feel like we have rights and freedom when we deal with city hall (local state or federal), or with our bank, or utility or HMO?

Over the last 50 years the average income for 90 percent of the American population fell.  Our health system is restricted by a Kafka-esque maze of legislation and insurance regulations that delay, frustrate, and thwart attempts by patients and doctors from proper medical care.  Big banks and corporations restrict our freedom of choice.  The business customer relationships are no longer transactions between free equals.

Banks can trap us in indebtedness at every age from student loans to mortgages to health care costs.  They pay almost nothing on our savings.  They hide unexpected fees and payments in complex and unreadable documents.  Banks and big corporations routinely conceal vital information in small print and then cheat.  Weak regulations and lax enforcement leave consumers with few ways to fight back.  Many of these businesses ranging from cable TV to phone and internet service to health insurance have virtual monopolies that along with deceptive marketing destroys any form of free market.

These same companies control the credit-scoring agencies so if  we don’t pay unfair fees, our credit scores will plunge and we could lose the ability to borrow money, rent an apartment, even to get a job.  Many consumers are forced to accept “arbitration clauses” in lieu of  legal rights.  The alternative is to lose banking, power, and communication services.

Big business has also usurped our privacy.  Internet companies sell our personal data.  Personal information is pulled from WiFi and iPhones track and store our movements.  The government can access this information, sometimes without subpoenas.  There’s a lot that we don’t know, often withheld under the guise of “National Security.”

When did this deterioration of our life liberty and happiness begin?  One time we can pinpoint is the passing of  President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945.  Vice President, Harry S. Truman became president that year and one of his decisions, over 70 years ago, began a cycle that has strangled the freedoms that created a great nation.

How the National Security Act of 1947 destroys freedom and accelerated a downwards spin.

Benjamin Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post clarified the problem with spin when he said, “I would define spin as the shaping of events to make you look better than anybody else.  I think it is . . an art form now and it gets in the way of the truth.

There has always been spin.  Winston Churchill summed up the power of spin when he said “I know history will treat me well because I intend to write it”.

But a particular spiral of spin, that has robbed us of most of our freedom, started when President Truman shifted the US from avoiding regional conflicts not directly involving the United States, to a policy of active intervention in far away conflicts.

Truman’s policy was that America’s “National Security” would be protected by providing political, military and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces.  The Truman Doctrine reoriented U.S. military and foreign policy and led to The National Security Act of 1947 and creation of the National Security Council (NSC).

The problem with the Act is it let the NSC and CIA decide (often secretly) what is “National Security”.

The initial excuse that began the erosion of our freedom was communism in Greece.  The British Government had withdrawn military and economic assistance to the Greek Government and Truman believed that the Soviet Union could gain too much influence over Greek policy.  The US became involved.

The 1947 act also established the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).   Then the spin really began leading to a war in Korea, then Vietnam, then the Middle East.  President Nixon, used the NSC, headed by Henry A. Kissinger, to actively engage in negotiations with foreign leaders and implement decisions already agreed upon by Nixon and Kissinger.

The West has been in a perpetual war since.   Government is broken.  Legislative and executive branches focus on fighting rather than on running nations.

Leaders create laws for their own political purposes.  For example, Richard Nixon’s former Domestic Advisor, John Ehrlichman, told how the war on drugs had nothing to do with eradicating drugs.   The laws allowed the government to associate hippies with marijuana and others  with heroin.  He said: “We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

Part of the original Truman story was the idea of “containment”.  This spin is still being spun.  Cold war temperatures with Russia have been rising and may rise higher.  In 2014 Measure HR 5859 won unanimous initial approval in both the Senate and House.  This law mandates U.S. sanctions against Russian arms and oil, plus authorizes providing lethal assistance to Ukraine’s military.  Those provocative steps go beyond what the White House and European Union have been willing to do so far and yet the vote was unanimous.

Why would anyone want continual war?  Wars are bad for the common man but make money for a select few.  Wars also give governments the ability to deprive the public of its rights in the “interest of National Security”.

Another benefit (for a few) of continual war is that the war eases deficit and credit financing.  Deficit financing is the process where governments spend more money than they have.  They borrow or print money to fill the gap.  An occasional budget deficit is to be expected, but in times of peace an informed pubic has the sense to see that no one, governments included, can always spend more than they earn.  During times of war financial caution is more likely to be ignored.  Endless wars of containment allows governments to abandon the idea of balancing a budget.

Credit financing is a good thing if the borrowed or printed money is invested into capital that creates increased production sufficient to bring returns greater than the cost.  Regretfully this rarely happens.  Deficit financing occurs instead.  Governments spend more money than what they have and use it badly.

Spinning a bad expenditure is easier than working hard to spend efficiently.  Money makes it possible for us to buy and sell without bartering.  Money gives us a “medium of exchange,” which allows our complex global, economic system to function.

So much that glow on Western democratic capitalism has dimmed…or so it seems.  The US, leading the way, is still a superpower with economic, innovation and military might, but the institutions that should serve the people have become  flawed or broken.

America’s infrastructure is in shambles.  The nation’s bridges are crumbling, many water systems are filled with toxins, yet instead of spending more to fix this, we build more prisons.  The 2.2 million people currently in  jail is a 500 percent increase over the past thirty years.

60% of the inmates belong to ethnic groups.  Not just non-white ethnic groups are suffering.  Annual death rates are falling for every group except for middle-aged white Americans.  Death rates are rising among this group driven by an epidemic of suicides and afflictions stemming from substance abuse, alcoholic liver disease and overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids.

America’s middle class is shrinking.  Nearly  half of America’s income goes to upper-income households now.  In 1970 only 29 percent went to this group.  The top contending presidential candidates condemn income inequality, but Donald Trump has billions built on 2nd generation wealth and Hillary Clinton collects six-figure speaking fees where she ironically condemns “income inequality”.

The 2016 presidential campaign shows that this is the year of anger.  There is anger over immigration, abortion, income inequality, trade jobs, welfare, Social Security, health care, the justice system and so much more.  The biggest lies seem to attract the most votes.

How do we invest in a cynical world?  What can we do?

Regretfully these attacks on our freedom are realities of life.  There is little we can do to change this big picture.

Fortunately there is a lot we can do to live well despite this cynical world.  To begin, recognize how much good we do have.  Having lived, worked and invested around the world for nearly 50 years, let me share a secret.

The secret is that things are really good in the western world.  Despite the problems, we are surrounded by more abundance and greater opportunity than almost anyone has ever enjoyed, anywhere, ever.   To enjoy a fair share of this wealth, all we have to do is understand human nature and learn how to invest in a cynical world.

See beyond the parts of human nature that make us victims of education.  Each of us learned a blemished social economic model that gave us a flawed perception of how the world should be.  This faulty educated view can distort our outlook so we miss the fact that we really are in one of the most amazing times of opportunity!

The habit is to fixate on the past and remember it as better than it was.  This lure of the past makes us resistance to change.

We have free will and do not have to let the poor government, wars, deterioration of economic and social injustice blur our well-being.  We are responsible for our world.   The majority put the blame on government and big business for failure.  Both focus on all that is wrong, but rarely do anything about it!

Start assuming that no one will come to your rescue.  See life for what it is: a gift.  See change as a gift.  If nothing changed, it would be guaranteed that nothing would become better for us.  What would life be worth if we didn’t have challenges?  How happy would we really be with no struggle and we waited for someone to save us from our mistakes?  We are responsible and the path to a better life regardless of what’s around us, is to put our chins up, shoulders back, thoughts and feelings cleared, determination and take action. There is no other logical choice.

Solutions are to integrate logic, purpose and intuition.

Here is an example.  A reader sent this note.

Gary, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your clarity plus your common sense approach to life.  I’m not sure which Internet search led me to you but I believe in synchronicity over coincidence.  You preach about eating right.  The day I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2014, I started reading and began my 100% organic and immune building, cancer killing foods. By July 2014, the lump has “dissolved” and my oncologist said that I had “exceptional, extraordinary, remarkable” results. Food goes far beyond flavor for me.  It is fuel for my health.

That is inspiration to me.  Rather than blaming junk food, the chemical industry, big Pharma, this reader did something positive and solved the problem.

Merri and I have been developing reports and courses so readers can have a 7 step program to achieve true freedom by creating a purpose in a cynical world.

Here are three of the seven steps we can take to be prosperous and free.

#1: Uncover a passion to be truly free. Gain freedom by providing a service we are passionate about in a positive way.   “Why are we on this earth?”  That is a question for each of us to answer. Rarely can we answer clearly, but one fact is clear, we each need to feel a purpose and we need to act on that feeling.

Since the 70 year problem began in Greece, let’s look there for a solution.  Once upon a time, Greece was the great society and then, the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, reflected on this idea when he postulated that the greatest asset of all is… usefulness.  We are social animals.  Whether in business, investing, with family, friends or strangers… at home or in our travels… when it comes to being valuable… usefulness reigns!

Whatever our path… we need to pave it with usefulness.

Aristotle even defined the ingredients of usefulness as Ethos – Logos and Pathos.

Ethos is ethics… having character or credibility.  Logos is  logic… our ability to communicate via reason.  Pathos is emotion… the really driving passion that shifts what is known… to being what is desired.  If you can emotionally appeal to reason and be believed… your social interaction becomes truly useful.

“Our passion is the driving force that shifts what is known… to being what is desired.”

#2: Have good natural health to be free of the “Secret Charge Master”.  Just as governments hide truth behind “National Security”, big health care businesses hide medical truths behind “Charge masters”.  Most hospital charge masters are secret because big business does not want us to know how much hospital costs have risen.  Motivations beyond our good health, like corporate greed, want to keep us in the dark about health care cost.

Despite rising health care costs, a report from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention shows that hospitals are the last place we want to be for good health.  One report shows that hospital-acquired infections alone kills 57% more Americans every year than all car accidents and falls put together.

Often, what patients catch in the hospital can be worse than what sent them there.  Governments and health care agencies agree  – antibiotic resistance is a “nightmare.”  An antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be spreading in more hospitals than patients know.  About one in every 25 hospitalized patients gets an infection and a 2013 report from the Journal of Patient Safety showed that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the country.

Along with the risk of hospital acquired illness and medical errors, the second huge threat to our well being… is health care costs, especially at hospitals.  This is why charge masters are so often secret.  There are few risks to our wealth that are greater than a hospital stay.

#3: Seek value investments to protect and increase purchasing power without unreasonable risk.  Big businesses represent a threat to our investments.  Near zero interest, over priced stocks and hidden agendas at banks and brokers  have eroded the purchasing power of our hard earned savings.

We cannot trust mainstream media to make our investment decisions.  Many big publishers and media rely on spin provided by big business and government intermediaries to provide sensationalism in the economic news. Drama sells more than news that informs so our daily news on the internet, in the papers and on TV are subject to spin.  Even accurate economic news often presents a misleading picture.  This is why financial news based on core business fundamentals such as price-to-book-value, price-to-earnings and dividend yield are better indicators to follow when seeking investments.

Financial news based on mathematics reflects a more accurate truth.   Math might be boring, but mathematics are much more comparable and harder to misinterpret.  Numbers applied to value do not misinform.

Learn how to survive and profit from spin.   I have just published a report, “Investing in the Era of Cynicism” that reveals the link between hidden information of nearly 70 years ago and how it can affect your wealth now and into the future.  The report shares how knowing about the link may save your savings and your ability to earn and protect your savings and investments in the next two years.   The report reveals the link between hidden information of 70 years ago and how it can affect the economics that surround us now and into the future.  The report shares how knowing about the link may save our savings and ability to earn and protect our savings and investments in the next two years.

#1: Turn your passion into a profitable mission. Make the mission something big, but start it small.

#2: Lead with an adaptable lifestyle. Expect the unexpected and be willing to change.

#3:  Focus on earning with your own micro business first.  Then Invest.

#4: Have a relentless search for value in business, investing and life.

#5: Do not trust any one currency.

#6: Plan for age. Avoid hospitals and public health care.

#7: The seventh step. Well that’s a secret for now that we share in the report.

You can survive and profit with seven steps that reach beyond spin and are effective in this new and rapidly changing cynical state of mind. 

Special FREE Copy of “Mastery” on Kindle or Your Computer

During my 50th anniversary month if you order my report, “Investing in the Era of Cynicism” I’ll send you the online version of “Mastery: A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness and Achievement” FREE.

Order “Investing in a Cynical World Report” delivered online in .pdf  $19.95

Gary

Why I want to send you Mastery FREE?

Bob and I  exhaustively researched and carefully constructed Mastery to provide a highly detailed, strategic plan to reinvent and reclaim our lives.

Over 50 – New Challenges

“Today’s men and woman over 50 face a totally different set of issues and expectations from previous generations,” notes Robert Gandt.  “No one expects Baby Boomers who led active, accomplished lives to sit by the fire and knit.”  But faced with new challenges from health issues to finance, many feel overwhelmed and caught up in activities that take up time but yield few meaningful results.

Here is an excerpt from the first chapter of Bob’s and my book, Mastery:  A Mission Plan for Reclaiming A  Life of Purpose, Fitness and Achievement.

Something is Missing

You headed into retirement like a stranger into a strange land.  The mantra was stay busy.  Keep yourself occupied.  And you did.  It became a shared joke:  Before you retired, how did you ever find time to work?

One day folded into the next, leaving scarcely a trace.  Months passed.  Years.  Time swept around you like the water of a fast-running stream.  And sometimes in a reflective moment you wondered:

Where did it go?
What did it mean?
Why do I have this feeling that something is missing?

It’s more than a feeling.  Something is missing.  You haven’t identified it because it’s an intangible, nearly indefinable part of the life that you left behind.

It’s called mission.  Without a mission, your energy, brainpower, and creative spirit are being dispersed like chaff in the wind.  You are operating on a level far below your optimum plateau.

– From Mastery::  A Mission Plan for Reclaiming
a  Life of Purpose, Fitness and Achievement

Debunking the Myths of Aging

Mastery takes careful aim at the myths that inhabit the aging process and prevent us from rising to new heights of success and well-being.  Exhaustively researched, the book provides a detailed blueprint for achieving dramatic new levels of health and fitness, overcoming age-related conditions such as arthritis and memory loss, learning to speak a second language, play a new instrument, become a better cook, fly a plane and to open the mind to endless, life-affirming possibilities.

Mastery covers a broad spectrum of subjects to enable readers to define their goals and reach them.  Detailed chapters cover exercise, diet, financial management, launching a new business, and even the importance of standing up straight.

A love of learning is an essential part of the Mastery process and increasing one’s reading speed comprehension enhances that. “Writing is thinking,” assert the authors, who encourage extensive journaling to clarify thoughts and set goals.

The Master of My Fate

Personal stories of achievers inspire and instruct.  Bob and I cite experts from ancient philosophers to Ted Talks.  But the reader is constantly reminded of the importance of individual responsibility in transforming our lives.  If we are to be the masters of our fate, the old fashioned virtues of commitment, diligence and accountability, apply.

Health Begets Wisdom

The Mastery process demands a high level of physical fitness and mental acuity.  I added my 50 years of study and experience in global wisdom on healthy living and financial management.  The book’s extensive chapters on health, diet and nutrition combine with information on mediation practices and mind/body exercises to keep the reader “mission capable.”

A Personal War of Independence

Bob’s background as a fighter pilot, flight instructor and military historian is clear in the book’s strategic, goal-oriented approach.  Mastery is one’s personal War of Independence, bringing freedom from stagnation, boredom, ill health and that highly unsettling feeling that life is slipping by.

Bob identifies the enemy: people who do not want us to change, to move forward.  And the most insidious foe of all, our own self-doubt.

Like any battle, Mastery demands discipline, focus and perseverance.  Mastery warns against purposeless distractions that take time away from the primary goal. Beware of TV, social media, the Internet, meetings – all part of that “messy basket of activities with no definitive outcomes.”

Explorers Transformed by Travel

Both Bob and I have been global explorers. Bob started in Kansas and I began my journey in Oregon but we lived and worked around the world.  We cite the”Transformative Power of Travel” and how to use it to expand scope and understanding.  Learn how the open road beckons us all and if we listen to this calling we can soon be following the intrepid author’s paths that lead us each to our own adventure of self discovery.

Mastery looks at how to use wisdom from around the world to overcome inertia and insecurities about venturing forth that sometimes overtake us as we age.

What’s Special About Mastery

Gain almost 100 years of global experience on how to be truly free.  My first book “Passport to International Profit”, published in the 1970s, was one of the first books to cover international living and investing.  I went on to write newsletters, blogs and hold seminars on gaining health and wealth, that reached millions of readers around the world.  I have appeared frequently on TV and radio shows including the nationally syndicated radio show, Market Rap.  My monthly column, “The Global Guru”, ran for years in “On Wall Street”, one of the largest magazines for US stockbrokers.   After living and working in Hong Kong, Europe, London, the Isle of Man, Dominican Republic and Ecuador for decades, my wife, Merri. and I live in Florida and the Blue Ridge Mountains and publish daily articles on natural health, pinnacle careers.

Robert Gandt is a former naval officer, international airline captain and award-winning military and aviation writer.  He is the author of over a dozen books including The President’s Pilot, The Killing Sky and the definitive work on modern naval aviation, Bogeys and Bandits.  His screen credits include the television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold.  His acclaimed account of the Battle of Okinawa, The Twilight Warriors (Broadway Books 2010) was the winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature.  He and his wife, Anne, live in Spruce Creek Fly-In, an aviation community in Daytona  Beach, Florida.

During my 50th global freedom anniversary month if you order my report, “Investing in the Era of Cynicism,” I’ll send you the online version of “Mastery: A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness and Achievement” FREE.

Order “Investing in a Cynical World Report” delivered online in .pdf  $19.95

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Want to see more about Mastery, see a great inspiration from Bob For reviews and examples of his books visit www.gandt.com.

Mastery Special


Last year I was pleased to co-write “Mastery, A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness, and Achievement” with Bob Gandt.  

Bob and I shared ideas on how to use purpose to improve our lives, even when the world seems to be falling apart.  For decades Merri and I have stressed our mantra, “Turn Your Passion into Profit”.  Mastery provides numerous techniques for using missions to make life better regardless of surrounding circumstances.

Bob, a former jet fighter pilot, Pan Am captain, wrote the text in his lively style, so we delivered a serious message in a fun, easy read.  Bob is a highly successful writer with over a dozen best selling books. His book “Bogeys and Bandits” inspired the TV series “Pensacola Wings of Gold” starring Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, James Brolin.  Bob was the screenwriter of this script so he knows how to make a serious subject light and fun.

MASTERY Kindle Edition Special

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The Kindle edition of Bob Gandt and Gary A. Scott’s groundbreaking new book MASTERY is at Amazon.com.  (Print List price $13.99, Kindle regular price $4.99).  Download it directly to your Kindle reader or app from the Amazon page.

LIVE THE MISSION-DRIVEN LIFE

MASTERY debunks the myths of age and ability and shows how–at any age–you can:

* Dramatically improve your health and fitness
* Learn a new language
* Learn to fly, meditate, juggle, cook, play a musical instrument
* Write a book and see it published
* Read 1000+words per minute and retain what you learn
* Travel the world with a new zest for adventure
* Run, race bikes, build new muscle
* Overcome arthritis, sarcopenia, memory loss
* Launch a micro business

Order Mastery at Amazon.com and check out the audiobook edition at Audible.com or on the Amazon page.  How to download the audiobook FREE.

Mastery is a primer for many of the ideas we share at this site and whether your interests are in improving health, earning more income or investing in a better way, I recommend Mastery.

Gary

Join Merri and me this year as we continue the never ending process of mastery.

Make Safe More Profitable With the Silver Dip

May 2017 will be my 51st anniversary of being in the investment & finance business.  This is the 49th year since I started talking about international investing, (I started a Hong Kong mutual fund business in May 1968).

Since that time, my investing goals have been based around spotting contrasts and trends.

One current trend is that the valuations of US shares are dramatically overpriced  in every fundamental way.   The Morgan Stanley MSCI Index USA currently sells for 2.81 times book value, compared to the MSCI Europe Index that sells for 1.68 times book value.   The US PE Ratio is 21.2 versus 18.2 in Europe and the average US dividend yield is 2.15% versus 3.69% in Europe.  Shares in Europe on average are a far a better value.

When you use a long time dimension and diversify correctly, investing in value such as this has always created the highest profits and greatest safety.

I use this strategy because using a value strategy also takes the least work and has the lowest stress!

Then I look for ways to add spice and extra profit short term distortions.

For example in 2015 I spotted two distortions.  They were contrasts that  had reaped huge rewards for me and many of my readers 30 years ago.  I quickly issued two reports, one for each trend.  After a  year one of the distortions has already returned 210.58% in the last year.

A new contrast has even more potential in 2017.

One of the reports released, “Silver Dip 2015” looked at potential profits in silver because when the US stock market falls, the price of gold and silver rise.  I have been a gold bug for almost 50 years and spotted this fact long ago.

The “Silver Dip 2016” report reviewed a way to profit from silver and gold because of a mathematical, historical fact.  When the silver/gold ratio rises over 80, silver is more likely to rise than gold.  That ratio is even higher now than it was in 2015 so silver may not create the extraordinary profits this year.

The “Silver Dip 2017” offers a new ideal speculation.

The second distortion, explained below, has greater long term potential and all but guarantees short term profits in gold, silver and the currenct hot speculation.

There is no question that a long term correction is coming.  Only the full timing can be in doubt.  The question we must ask is, “Could the big break come in 2017 and could it break upon us right now?”  The answer is “Yes”.  When the bubble bursts, it can cause the perfect economic storm that makes a few investors, who are ready, rich.

I have been warning readers about this stock market correction (and how to profit instead of lose), since  January 28, 2015.

Zero interest is the sucker punch that can devastate millions of investors.  This is a Ponzi scheme where governments rob money from the future and spend it badly in the here and now.  Each downward economic wave of the last 30 years has created a larger mountain of debt that brings the world closer to an economy where there is no more future money to steal.  The only way governments can afford to borrow more is to take it for nothing.  That’s zero interest.  In worst case scenarios, governments can charge you to borrow your own money.  In Europe some bonds now have negative interest.

shouldn’t pay us anything.  Even worse they could charge a negative interest rate on our bank accounts and lock our money into the system.  The alternative is to invest in a risky, over priced stock market and morbidly weak currency.

Over priced stocks and an over priced US dollar are the third sucker punch!

To date we have been able at least to choose where and in what currencies we invest.  This is where we encounter the one-two-three punch.  The zero or negative interest rate destroys the purchasing power of our savings.  Capital controls lock us into a weak currency or market so we cannot take profits or protect our purchasing power from this inflation and currency loss.

Our savings, pensions and wealth can be floored by a combination of a falling stock market, crashing US dollar and inflation.

The purchasing power of the US dollar will fall.   Trading down is working in many ways.  Even if  pensions can pay what they have promised, the money in dollars won’t buy as much.  Coffee isn’t free with meals.  Many ordinary foods (tomatoes, peppers, almonds and walnuts as an example) and yes, maple syrup become luxuries.

Social Security won’t be as useful either, if it is paid at all.  Could Social Security really default?  The answer is “Yes, it could”.  An October 8, 2013 Reuters article at finance.yahoo said:  “President Barack Obama warned last week that Social Security benefits might not go out ‘on time’ if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling.  Should seniors and disabled Americans really be worried about their benefits if the U.S. government runs out of borrowing capacity later this month?  The answer is YES.”

I can make these predictions based on 30 year trends because I have been writing and teaching global investing for almost 50 years.  Long term experience helps me spot distortions and cycles that have been building for even as long as 30 years.   This experience has helped me steer my readers in the right direction again and again.

I invite you to join me and a small selective group who for the next year will participate in an intensive program called the Purposeful investing Course (Pi). The purpose of Pi is finding value to protect our savings, pensions, income and wealth from these two devastating economic conditions.

I’ve been watching this 30 year distortion take shape and believe that 2017 could very well be the year of a huge shift.

Slow, Worry Free, Good Value Investing

Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies.  They create a Behavior Gap, that causes investors to underperform in any market good or bad.  The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear.   Pi helps create profitable strategies that avoid losses from this gap.

Lessons from Pi are based on the creation and management of a Primary Pi Model Portfolio, called the Pifolio.  There are no secrets about this portfolio except that it ignores the stories from economic news (often created by someone with vested interests) and is based mainly on good math that reveals the truth through financial news.

The Pifolio is a theoretical portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover all the good value markets using my (almost) 50 years of global experience and my study of the analysis of four mathematical investing geniuses (and friends).

The Pifolio analysis begins with a continual research of international major stock markets that compares their value based on:

#1:  Current book to price

#2:  Cash flow to price

#3:  Earnings to price

#4:  Average dividend yield

#5:  Return on equity

#6:  Cash flow return

#7:  Market history

We combine the research of several brilliant mathematicians and money managers with my years of investing experience.

This is a complete and continual study of what to do about the movement of international major and emerging stock markets.  I want to share this study throughout 2017 into 2018 with you.

This analysis forms the basis of a Good Value Stock Market Strategy.  The analysis is rational, mathematical and does not worry about short term ups and downs.  This strategy is easy for anyone to follow and use.  Pi reveals the best value markets and provides contacts to managers and analysts and Country Index ETFs so almost anyone can create and follow their own strategy.

A country ETF provides diversification and cost efficiency by spreading one simple, even small investment into a basket of equities in a good value stock market.  The costs are low and this type of ETF is one of the hardest for institutions to cheat.  Expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund.

Little knowledge, time, management or guesswork are required.  The investment is simply a diversified portfolio of good value indices.  Investments in an index are like investments in all the shares of a good value market.

Pi opens insights to numerous long term cycles that most investors miss because they have not been investing long enough to see them.

For example, in the 1980s, a remarkable set of two economic circumstances helped anyone who spotted them become remarkably rich.  Some of my readers made enough to retire.  Others picked up 50% currency gains.  Then the cycle ended.  Warren Buffett explained the importance of this ending in a 1999 Fortune magazine interview.  He said:  Let me summarize what I’ve been saying about the stock market: I think it’s very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like—anything like—they’ve performed in the past 17!

I did well then, but always thought, “I should have invested more!”  Now those circumstances have come together and I am investing in them again.

The circumstances that created fortunes 30 years ago were an overvalued US market (compared to global markets) and an overvalued US dollar.  The two conditions are in place again!   There are currently ten good value (non US) developed markets,  plus 10 good value emerging markets.

Pi shows how to easily create a diversified, worry free portfolio in some of these good value markets using Country Index ETFs.

The current strength of the US dollar is a second remarkable similarity to 30 years ago.   The dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  The trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

This report sells for $29.95 but you’ll receive the report, “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

Plus get the $39.95 report, “The Silver Dip 2017” free.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80 and has remained near this level.

These two events are a strong sign to invest in precious metals.

I updated the special report now “Silver Dip 2017” about a leveraged speculation that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The purpose of the report is to share my 30 years of experience speculating and investing in gold and silver.

The low price of one commodity offers special value now so I want to send you this report because the “Silver Dip 2017” reveals how to gain enormous profit potential in the year ahead.

Save $428.95 If You Act Now

Subscribe to the first year of the Personal investing Course (Pi).  The annual fee is $299, but to introduce you to this online course that is based on real time investing, I am knocking $102 off the subscription.  Plus you receive FREE the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More”, the $27  report “Silver Dip 2015” and our latest $297 online Value Investing Seminar for a total savings of $428.95.

Triple Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the first monthly issue of Pi and the report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” and the online Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free purposeful investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  I guarantee you can keep “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More” and “Silver Dip 2015” plus the Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

Subscribe to a Pi annual subscription for $197 and receive all the above.

Gary

 

 

Happy New Mission


Happy New Year.   Instead of making New Year’s resolutions in 2016 why not accept a mission instead?   Make this your mission.  Make your mission the one you have always wanted to do.

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In 2016, the sun will shine somewhere every day.

With this thought in mind here is an excerpt from the book I wrote with Bob Gandt, “Mastery – A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness, and Achievement.”

Defining the Mission

“The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri River & such principal stream of it, as, by its course and communication with the waters of the Pacific Ocean may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent for the purpose of commerce.
PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON, June, 1803, defining the mission of Lewis and Clark

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it. . .
—from the 1980’s television series “Mission Impossible.”

“As a kid you had dreams.  Big dreams.  You indulged in fantasies.  Some were so over the top you kept them to yourself like a secret treasure.  Nothing was beyond the limit of your imagination.  If you were a boy you flew spaceships, fought crime, punched out thugs, won the heart of the pig-tailed girl in the row ahead of you in the fifth grade, saved the world from aliens, pitched a no-hitter in the World Series.  If you were a girl you trounced your classmates (boys and girls) in sports as well as academics, appeared in heart-wrenching cinema epics, ran a mega-business from your glamorous penthouse, took dawn rides on your prize stallion along a Mediterranean beach, wrote a best-selling novel about love in the apocalypse, played the violin to a spellbound audience at Carnegie Hall.

“Dreaming was fun and harmless.  No stigma attached.  You could insert yourself into any role and see yourself being a winner.  A superstar.  You were your own hero.

“And then something happened.  Years passed.  The dreams faded.  You grew up.  Your grand imaginings were shunted into a dark closet of your mind like a stack of forbidden comics.  Too far-fetched, too embarrassing, too phantasmagorical for the adult world.

“It’s time to revisit those dreams.  Let’s dig through your closet of nearly-forgotten fantasies.  What was that feat you imagined accomplishing before the image faded away like an illusion?  What was that fondest daydream, the one that kept inserting itself into your idle thoughts?  Keep digging.  You may be surprised to discover that some of those childhood yearnings are still alive.

“In them lie the foundation for your mission.”

Join Merri and me in 2016 to build and complete missions in health, earning and investing.

Gary

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This year I will conduct three online value investing seminars.  Each seminar runs 15 hours but is broken into 10 minute to 20 minute sessions for easy and convenient learning.  Now Mastery is available at Amazon.com in Audio Audible form so you can listen anywhere you are.  

Anyone who enrolls today in one, two or all three of the 2016 online Value Investing Seminars described below will receive an audio audible copy of  “Mastery – A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness, and Achievement.” so you can listen to Mastery as well as the seminars.

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Old Accord Creates New Profits – Multi Currency Investments.

Earn more with multi currency stock market breakouts.

Improve Safety – Increase Profits

Learn how to improve the safety of your savings and investments by selecting good value and diversified investments in a multi-currency portfolio.

Few decisions are as important to your wealth as the value of the markets and currencies you invest in.  This has been our area of expertise since the 1970s and we have worked with and advised some of the largest currency traders in the world.

Gain Protection First – Against the Dollar’s Purchasing Power Loss.  In 1913 the The Federal Reserve Act created the Federal Reserve Bank to protect the purchasing power of the US dollar, which has since lost about 94% of its purchasing power.  Here is its price compared with gold since 1900.

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Dollar chart from pricedingold.com (1)

The Fed has let the dollar lose most of its strength plus has allowed interest rates to fall so low, that safe investments cannot keep pace with the drop in purchasing power.

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Chart from Grandfather Economic Report (2)

Many investors have forgotten about the risk of a falling dollar because the greenback has been strong for the past five years.  This temporary dollar strength came after the great recession of 2009 just as there was temporary dollar strength after the great recession of the 1980s.  Then about six years after the recession, an agreement was made by major governments to weaken the dollar.

There was a severe global economic recession affecting much of the developed world in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  The United States and Japan exited the recession relatively early, but high unemployment would continue to affect Europe and the UK through to at least 1985.  As a consequence between 1980 and 1985, the US dollar had appreciated by about 50% against the Japanese yen, Deutsche mark, French franc and British pound, the currencies of the next four biggest economies at the time. Then the governments reached an agreement and exchange rate values of the dollar versus the yen declined by 51% from 1985 to 1987.

Now the world is again in the same place.  The recession is over.  Europe is a bit behind in recovery and the dollar is higher than before the recession.

There is no reason for the greenback to be  strong.

The agreement in 1985 was called the Plaza Accord.   Over just two years the greenback dropped nearly 50% versus other major currencies.  The next accord will generate great profits for those who know what to do while it ruins the purchasing power of dollar back investments.

The strong US dollar and low interest rates have created one of the biggest stock and multi currency breakout opportunities in history.  Learn how to create a plan to profit from multi currency shifts ahead.

One reason for the potential gains is that stock markets and currency values are cyclical.  Due to low interest rates created by the 2009 economic downturn, the US and a few other equity markets have risen to some of their highest prices, ever.  These markets offer very poor value now.  The steep valuation creates incredible profit potential but also hides some enormous risks.  Learn how to develop an investing strategy based of earnings, cash flows, dividends and book values to increase potential for profit and reduce the risks.

Next Extra Profit Created by Value Breakouts

Over the history of US equity markets, the  price of overall markets have risen about 9.1 percent, respectively, compounded annually.  Yet over more than a hundred years of stock market activity,  a majority of the profits have come from just a very few dramatic breakouts.

Equity markets are ruled in the short term by emotions that create unpredictable ups and downs.  Numerous fears of defaults, worries of double dip recessions, high unemployment, concerns about fiscal cliffs, hold investors back.  Yet global population growth and advances in production and prosperity are relentless economic fundamentals that increase value.

When fear holds back a a fundamentally rising value, rising profit potential grows.  Values increase as prices stagnate.  Then markets break free and rocket upwards creating wealth, prosperity and growth.

Find out which breakouts are likely to take place next.

Stocks rise from the cycle of war, productivity and demographics. Cycles create recurring profits. Economies and stock markets cycle up and down around every 15 years as shown in this graph.

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The effect of war cycles on the US Stock Market since 1906.

Bull and bear cycles are based on cycles of human interaction, war, technology and productivity.  Economic downturns create war.

Here is the war stock cycle.  Military struggles (like the Civil War, WWI, WWII and the Cold War: WWIII) super charge inventiveness that creates new forms of productivity…the steam engine, the internal combustion engine,  production line processes, jet engines, TV, farming techniques, plastics, telephone, computer and lastly during the Cold War, the internet.  The military technology shifts to domestic use.  A boom is created that leads to excess.  Excess leads to correction. Correction creates an economic downturn and again to war.

Learn how the Cyber War (WWIV) may change the way we live and act and how this will affect currencies and investments.

Learn:

* How to easily buy global currencies, shares and bonds.

* Trading down and the benefits of investing in real estate in Small Town USA.  We will share why this breakout value is special and why we have been recommending good value real estate in this area since 2009.

* What’s up with gold and silver?  One session looks at my current position on gold and silver and asset protection.  We review the state of the precious metal markets and potential problems ahead for US dollars.  Learn how low interest rates eliminate  opportunity costs of diversification in precious metals and foreign currencies.

* How to improve safety and increase profit with leverage and staying power.  The seminar reveals Warren Buffett’s value investing strategy from research published at Yale University’s website.  This research shows that the stocks Buffet chooses are safe (with low beta and low volatility), cheap (value stocks with low price-to-book ratios), and high quality (stocks of companies that are profitable, stable, growing, and with high payout ratios), but his big, extra profits come from leverage and staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio, as all value portfolios, has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

keppler asset management chart

This chart based on a 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of outperformance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio, the better the odds of outstanding success.

Learn how much leverage to use.  Leverage is like medicine, the key is dose.  Buffett leverages his portfolio at a ratio of approximately 1.6 to 1.  This rate of expansion by the way is called the “Golden Ratio”.  It is a mathematical formula that controls the growth of most natural things; trees, the shape of leaves, the spiral of shells, as well as the way economies and societies grow.

We’ll sum the strategy, how to leverage cheap, safe, quality stocks and for what period of time based on your circumstances.

Learn to plan in a way so you never run out of money.  The seminar also has a session on the importance of having and sticking to a plan.  See how success is dependent on conviction, wherewithal, and skill to operate with leverage and significant risk.  Learn a three point strategy based on my 50 (almost) years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

Enjoy investing more with slow, worry free, good value investing.  Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies.  These are major foundations of the Behavior Gap, a trait exhibited by most investors, that causes them to underperform any market they choose.  The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear.  The losses created by this gap grow when investors trade short term under stress.

Learn how to put meaning into your investing by creating profitable strategies that combine good value investments with unique, personal goals.

Learn how to span the behavior gap.  Behavior gaps are among the biggest reasons why so many investors fail.  Human evolution makes fear the second most powerful motivator.  (Greed is the third.)  Fear creates investment losses due to behavior gaps.  Fear motivates us more strongly than desire.  By nature investors are risk adverse, when they should embrace risk.  Purpose is the most powerful motivator,  stronger than fear and greed.  One powerful way to overcome the behavior gap is to invest with a purpose.

Combine your needs and capabilities with the secrets and the math of our good value model portfolio.

Share ideas about my good value portfolio.  My personal investment portfolio comes from a continual analysis of international stock markets and a comparison of their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.

Markets included in this portfolio are:

• Norway
• Australia
• Hong Kong
• Japan
• Singapore
• United Kingdom
• Taiwan
• South Korea
• China

These markets have been chosen based on four pillars of valuation.

• Absolute Valuation
• Relative Valuation
• Current versus Historic Valuation
• Current Relative versus Relative Historic Valuation

Learn how to use Country ETFs to easily construct a diversified, risk-controlled, equally weighted representative country portfolios in all of these good value countries.

To achieve this goal my portfolio consists of Country Index ETFs that track an index of shares in a specific country.  These country ETFs provide diversification into a basket of equities in the good value countries.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund as well so such ETFs provide diversification and cost efficiency.

This is an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value because little management and guesswork is required.  You are investing in a diversified portfolio of good value indices.  A BUY rating for an index does NOT imply that any stock in that country is an attractive investment, so you do not have to pick and choose shares.  You can invest in the index which is like investing in all the shares in the index.  All you have to do is invest in an ETF that in turn invests passively in all the shares of the index.

Learn the results of a $80,000 share purchase cost test that found the least expensive way to invest in good value.  The keys to this portfolio are good value, low cost, minimal fuss and bother.  Plus a great savings of time.  Trading is minimal, usually not more than one or two shares are bought or sold in a year.  I wanted to find the very least expensive way to create and hold this portfolio so I performed a test.

The Test for Low Cost Trading

Research put every part of this portfolio in place, except knowing the best, easiest and least expensive way to buy.  A search for an optimal way to buy and hold boiled down to two methods.  One tactic to test was to use a unique online broker that appeared to offer the lowest cost deal.  The other approach was to use a community bank in Smalltown USA.  The small town bank that I use looks after my 401K trust account and their service is first class.  The benefit of small banks is that they still treat us as a human beings (instead of a number) and when we need, it’s easy to go right to the top to answer a question or get a problem resolved.  There are no call centers and the bank and the person looking after my account is just around the corner.

I created a test to see which offered the least expensive service.

Working with my banker in Smalltown USA,  I created two accounts, one at the online broker and the other at the bank. I placed $40,000 in each.

I set up the order for the country ETFs online, while my trust manager set up orders for the identical amounts of the same shares in his system.  Then we got on the phone, coordinated our timing and on a count of three each pushed the button “BUY”.

The results of this test  show how you can gain on any purchase of country ETFs.

In this special offer, you can get this online seminar FREE when you subscribe to our Personal investing Course.

Save $468.90 If You Act Now

Subscribe to the first year of The Personal investing Course (Pi).  The annual fee is $299, but to introduce you to this online, course that is based on real time investing, I am knocking $102 off the subscription.  Plus you receive FREE the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More”, the $39.95 report “Silver Dip 2017” and our latest $297 online seminar for a total savings of $468.90.

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Triple Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report, access to all the updates of the past two years, the two reports and the Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  You can keep the two reports and Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

Subscribe to Pi now, get the 130 page basic training, the 120 page 46 market value analysis, access to over 100 previous Pifolio updates, the “Silver Dip 2017” and “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” reports, and value investment seminar, plus begin receiving regular Pifolio updates throughout the year.

Subscribe to a Pi annual subscription for $197 and receive all the above.

Your subscription will be charged $299 a year from now, but you can cancel at any time.

Gary

 

Gary

(1) Dollar chart from pricedingold.com

(2) Grandfather Economic Report

 

 

Life is Finite (and Short)


Here is a a good quote to think about as we end the year.  This is from “Mastery A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness, and Achievement”  by Gary Scott and Bob Gandt.

This chapter has to do with managing time and is entitled: “Life is Finite (and Short)”.

“Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.  Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
—CARL SANDBURG

You have an account, and it’s comprised of that essential life substance—time.  The balance of the account—the time remaining in your life—is drawn down daily.  Each of us—rich, poor, industrial magnate, homeless derelict, super achiever, perennial ne’er do well—draws the same twenty-four hours from his account each day.  No more, no less.  No trust funds replenishing anyone’s squandered account.  It’s the great equalizer in the otherwise unequal distribution of assets across the human race.

If there is anything good about life in the senior lane, it is this knowledge:  Your account is finite.

Time is not infinite.  Time is precious.  Time, unlike money, is irreplaceable.  Time spent in front of a television, skimming magazines, surfing the net, reading junk mail, answering marketing calls, doing piddling errands is time lost.  Time spent in the company of tiresome and spirit-draining people is time wasted.

You probably keep careful records of your money flow.  You reconcile bank accounts, track investments, monitor expenditures.  But rarely do you track the expenditure of your most precious commodity—time—with anywhere the same diligence.  When you abruptly realize the lateness of the day, or of the season, or of your life, you ask the inevitable question:  Where did the time go?

You don’t know.  It just went.  It receded into the distance like the view from a fast-moving train.  You had no plan for how to spend it, nor do you have a record of where it went.  You are left staring at your depleted balance sheet with only an indistinct memory of what happened.

Or didn’t happen.

The first step in taking back control of your life is to account for your time.  Let this be the opening shot in your coming war of independence.  Begin each day with a WIWTH  (What I Want to Happen) list.  The WIWTH list is best written the night before.  With your most important tasks already identified, you have a jump start on the new day.

There is immense power in the WIWTH concept.”

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See ya next year!

Gary

Here are Unusual Factors of Success

Here are three unusual factors that can bring unusual success to anyone lucky enough to master their secrets.  Three legends reveal these factors. The factors are unusual because the three men could not seem more different yet each is (was) preeminent and almost incomparable in their individual field.

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Their endeavors have been totally different, one religion, others business and politics.  That’s unusual because the differences in their lifestyles seem completely apart.  One went to bed about the time another was rising.   One eats McDonald’s hamburgers and sells Colas while another is a vegetarian.  One of these men is celibate and doesn’t drink alcohol or use tobacco.  Another was famous for smoking huge cigars and his prodigious consumption of alcohol every day.

Yet all three used the same three factors to become the legends they are.

We too can use these unusual factors to attain unusual success.

These men have all used the same three factors to achieve vitality and success.  These factors brought them longevity as well.  Churchill lived and remained a member of Parliament to age 89.  Warren Buffet is 85 and still going strong. The Dalai Lama at age 80 remains inspirational and fully engaged.

What unusual factors do the Dalai Lama, Winston Churchill and Warren Buffett have in common?   First, without question, they shared success. They have been absolute, unquestionable leaders in their fields.  What factors brought them this?

These three titans came from such different fields, yes.  They lived very different lifestyles, yes.   The three factors they shared are the same:

Factor #1: Focus.

Factor #2: Routine.

Factor #3: Commitment.

The one especially important factor they all shared is commitment to personal freedom.

The Buddhist teachings exemplified by the Dalai Lama are based on freedom of choice.

Winston Churchill left the army to pursue a career in writing and politics. He chose to be free of  discipline and authority, and wanted to be independent.  He said “With nobody to give me orders or arouse me by bell or trumpet.”  Yet he created an even more strict daily schedule than the army gave him, a routine that he delighted in because he created it himself.

Warren Buffett is considered one of the world’s most successful investors, yet money is not his main goal.  His journey is the reward.  The money is simply a vehicle that brings freedom to design the life he wants to live.

These three behemoths also share an important adherence to routine.  Their routines are incredibly varied but the common factor is their huge commitment to routine.

Buffett is a creature of habit and spends about 80% of everyday reading.  He doesn’t spend his day reading because he has to. He designed it that way.

Churchill had a a seemingly bizarre routine with days that began at 8 am.  After a bath and shave he jumped back in bed and read papers for a couple of hours with a whiskey soda and cigar.  Once the newspapers were read he answered mail, dictated memoranda and greeted any visitors he wanted to see.   Then he worked on speeches and books until a 1:15 lunch.  He enjoyed an unrushed sumptuous lunch.  After the mid-day meal Churchill walked to the pond on his property, fed the ducks and swans and began a period of uninterrupted thought and reflection before either painting, reading, or listening to music.  At 3 pm he took at two hour nap.  5 pm was time to spend a couple of hours with his family.  At 7 pm he took a second bath pondering future speeches and writings before sitting down to a big dinner at 8:30.  At 11:00 pm, Churchill began his second uninterrupted work period, writing usually until 2 am, sometimes even 3 or 4 am.

The Dalai Lama on the other hand wakes around 3 am.  After a morning shower, he begins the day with prayers and meditation until 5 am. At 5 am he walks until breakfast is served at 5.30 am.  During breakfast, the BBC World News is played.  From 6 am to 9 am there is more meditation and prayers. Then at 9 am he studies  Buddhist texts and commentaries written by great Buddhist masters.  Lunch is at 11.30 am.   Office work is from 12.30 pm until 3.30 pm, when typically, interviews are scheduled.  At 5 pm a light evening tea is served before evening prayers and meditation. The Dalai Lama does not eat dinner and retires around 7 pm.

The routines of these great men differ in many respects, but there are aspects of their activity that are common.  First, each routine is based around the person.  They each created a routine that works for them.  Second, each routine has time for plenty of reading.  Before these men act, they intake a great deal of information.  Third, each devotes a great deal of time to focused contemplation.

When Churchill sat at the pond, he preferred solitude.  He would dismiss his servant and sit alone with his reflections.  When Buffett reads, he’s in the zone, closes the windows and shuts off everything.  He focuses entirely on what he’s reading at that moment. The Dalai Lama meditates 4 hours a day.

The common thread that binds these factors and created their greatness is their commitment to mastery.  The routine, the reading, the meditation, contemplation and focus are all integrated to gain mastery over their chosen path.

This is why I want to introduce you to to “Mastery”, I coauthored with Bob Gandt.

“Mastery” shows how to use unusual factors to gain unusual success.

A huge part of the Western population has lost the sweet dream of freedom and expectation of a better life.  Getting ahead has become an empty promise.   Millions have resigned themselves to a slow, insidious erosion in their lifestyle.

Our book, “Mastery” shows how to use the three unusual factors to create a mission plan for reclaiming the Western Dream.

“Mastery” debunks the myths that age, ability and economic stability are limiting.  Mastery shows how, at any age, under any circumstance, you can dramatically improve your health, fitness and life style.

“Mastery” shares how to use the three unusual factors to attain mastery over specifics such as how to:

* Travel the  world with a new zest for adventure.

* Regain good natural health, overcome arthritis, memory loss.

* Launch a micro business.

* Write a book and see it published.

* Read 1000+words per minute and retain what you learn.

* Learn a new language.

* Learn to fly, meditate, juggle, cook, play a musical instrument.

* Restore vitality, build new muscle, run, race bikes.

*  Expand the fulfillment and meaning in every part of your life.

Here are four gifts you can give that will give forever.

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You can order these books at Amazon.com  Mastery by Bob Gandt and Gary Scott.  Click here.

How to Practice a Meaningful Life Dalai Lama $13.99

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life $13.99

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 $19.99

 

 

Gain Everlasting Wealth with Integration


Merri and I learned the Andean circular mindset by living and working with the Taita Yatchak and his apprentices for years.   This mindset is based on a lack of anticipation.  The shamans expect tomorrow to be exactly like today.   Each 24 hours consist of  the same routine; exercise, prayer, eat, study, work, prayer, eat, work, prayer, eat, relax, sleep.  Saturday is market day. This is why festival days are so important as they are great breaks in the routine.

The upside of the Andean shamanic mindset is learning to enjoy what is, in the here and now.   The downside is this mindset inhibits innovation:  positive aggression, forward planning and preparation.  This mindset can be too relaxed without enough concentration.

This circular mindset is very different from the Western linear idea of expansion.  We Westerners sacrifice now to enjoy a bigger and better future. This mindset can suffer from the stress and narrowed perspective from too much concentration.

There are benefits to both lifestyles, but when both mindsets are integrated, we can unlock amazing power through relaxed concentration.

This site is dedicated to helping readers improve their lifestyle by using simplicity and relaxed concentration to create a three tiered foundation that :

* Enhances natural good health.
* Stimulates a pinnacle career.
* Protects purchasing power with Purposeful investing.

This is why I was happy to co-author the book, Mastery, with Bob Gandt.  This book is about how to use commitment to set and accomplish goals, but in a relaxed easy and fulfilling way.

To help you attain mastery and learn how to achieve relaxed concentration, I want to offer you our $19.95 Super Thinking Report free when you order Mastery.

Simply order Mastery at Amazon.com, read it and give the book your honest review.  Send a copy of the review to me and I’ll send you the $19.95 Super Thinking Report described below free.

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Order MASTERY (this week only) the Kindle edition is FREE from Kindle Unlimited or otherwise $6.99 at Amazon.com

Read it. Review it and send a copy of the review to me.  I’ll send you The Super Thinking Report described below free.

Be Smarter

Join the top 3 percent of intelligent people in the world.

Become more independent and relaxed by becoming smarter.

A study of 10,000 British people studied the pure relationship between intelligence and happiness stability.

IQ can predict the emotional ups and downs of life.   The research found that the lower the IQ,  the more stress and higher the ups and downs in life satisfaction.  The differences were not due to education, income, or jobs either, but simply IQ.

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Delegates at a Super Thinking course relaxing in their secret rose garden.

Free yourself by becoming smarter, healthier, happier… in just weeks… hearing  a relaxation session that takes you into your secret rose garden.

Merri, David and I originally developed this session for our Super Thinking courses and have set it into an online workshop for you.

Listen… just 18 minutes day.  We guarantee your life will be better.

Inflate Your IQ.

When it comes to money… inflation is cheating.

That’s bad for you.

When it comes to intelligence… inflating is smart… fair… good for you and it’s good for the rest of the world.

Monetary inflation is a sneaky government and business trick.

What cost a dollar in 1965 can easily cost $15 now.

They promise you more.

Liars?

They devalue the currency so you get more dollars that buy less.  They can rip off your salary,  your pension…raise insurance, almost everything.

And they make you work harder… longer… for less.

Whittle, whittle, whittle.  Push, push, push.  That’s what monetary inflation does to you.

Fight back… overcome the inflation trick.  Inflate your IQ as you relax.

Gain more than IQ.

Be smarter… more energetic…. healthier… more relaxed.

That’s the way to get ahead!

Create more income opportunity.  Reduce stress.  Improve your health.  Be naturally smarter… use Super Thinking.

You can improve your IQ in just weeks.

You might well ask… How is this possible?

Here’s how the scientists say it is possible.

A Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ways to Inflate Your IQ”(1)  show how you can be smarter and actually add matter to your brainThe article says:

           Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it.

Now, a growing body of research is showing that a person’s IQ can rise—and even fall—over the years.

Scores can change gradually or quickly, after as little as a few weeks of cognitive training, research shows.

British students were given IQ tests and brain scans at ages 12 to 16 and again about four years later.  9% of the students showed a significant change of 15 points or more in IQ scores.

The study published in Nature said that on a scale where 90 to 110 is considered average, one student’s IQ rose 21 points to 128 from 107, lifting the student from the 68th percentile to the 97th compared with others the same age. 

MRIs in this study showed changes in gray matter in areas corresponding to fluctuations in the kid’s skills.

There are practical steps people can take to see longer-term IQ changes.  New tasks stimulate the brain most.  Young adults given just one month of intense training in juggling, found an increase in the corresponding gray matter in the brain as early as seven days after the training began.

Fluctuations in IQ scores over time underscore the brain-boosting benefits of musical training and new experiences throughout a lifetime.

Music lessons are linked to higher IQ throughout life.  Six years’ lessons lifted children’s IQ scores an average 7.5 points.

 Improve the brain through music… without lessons.

Here’s the Super Thinking story…

The educational program Merri and I developed uses a form of brain wave integration that increases IQ.

Super Thinking uses frequency (in music and a number of other ways) to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated.  The music creates the three C’s:  Calm, Clarity and Coherence.

This Super Thinking program is not a gimmick or trick… just advanced education.

Certain types of Baroque music are the base, and they make you smarter!

Proof?

At least four best selling books, “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain”,  “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000″ showed how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

This Baroque music tactic alone is so powerful that Small Business Innovation Research… an official site of the US government granted over $100,000 for the specific purpose they said was: to provide a method to remove barriers which hinder or prevent the employment of blind persons.  An innovative method, the Lozanov Learning System, is proposed to help train blind persons to become computer programmers and operators of automated equipment.

Merri was among just a few who learned this technique directly from Dr. Lozanov the time he visited the USA.

Our Super Thinking workshop enhanced this system with numerous other tactics.

We added slight alterations in nutrition that create a higher IQ.   Altered nutritional tips in Super Thinking can make anyone 25% smarter!

Baroque Music and nutrition are just part of seven, easy to use, learning techniques that make you smarter.

Gain any skill, from computers to athletics to conversational languages…in less time…two-to-five times faster.

Here’s a huge bonus.  Super Thinking also relieves stress.  Super Thinking is fun.

You can use a Super Thinking focus in everything:  health… earning… education… investing.

Super Thinking works on the learner first…the data second.  This system “grows the learner” rather than the information.

If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information.  The answer is create a six inch IQ pipe!

Share our years of experience.

For nearly 50 years, Merri and I have conducted hundreds of courses and tours for tens of thousands, in dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain).  Our Super Thinking Workshop has been one of the most profound.  Now the workshop is even better online because it condenses Super Thinking so you can increase your IQ, at home… right away.

The workshop shows how these mind expanding tactics can be applied to starting and running a business for extra income, to forex trading and investing.  Athletes of all types… golfing being one common sport benefit.  Our Super Thinking plan goes far beyond Lozanov and allows you to rapidly get smarter in every part of your life.

For example, real estate broker, Suzy Kurinsky took the workshop to help her learn Spanish.

She wrote: “You are the BEST!!! Your Seminar was fantastic! I am so excited. I had procrastinated fulfilling my continuing education for my Broker’s License and then just before my surgeries, I realized by expiration date isn’t Nov. 12th – it is Sept 12th. Prior to taking your course I had only completed 3 units of the required 45 units. I thought I would take your course and then complete my remaining 42 units over the next 2 weeks. However, I took one class exam on Saturday night, August 27th. I didn’t even take the cellophane off the required Course manuals until after I saw the two of you today less than 5 hours ago! I used your techniques and completed 39 units of continuing education today. I have now completed all 45 units. All of my test scores were in the 90.6-96% range.  My course exam information is listed below. I just wanted to let you know how valuable your course was to me. Thanks again!”

Super thinking can improve almost anything you do… faster, better, more fun and with less stress.

Another attendee to the Super Thinking Workshop sent this note.

 Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish!  I really enjoyed the workshop and getting to know you.   I can see several ways to apply what I learned in the classes I teach.

Since I returned home, I have purchased some of the CDs of Baroque music and thought about which specific pieces will work best in different parts of my classes.  I am also reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra.  I found your discussion of this book to be very helpful in showing how to balance one’s life.  I have adjusted my daily schedule, and I can already notice a difference in my productivity.

Super Thinking can help improve your health. Super Thinking can make you rich and add richness to your life.

However the time, travel expense and workshop cost (delegates have paid up to $999) have prohibited many from getting this benefit.

That’s why we have created the workshop in electronic form.  Get Super Thinking online for less than fifty bucks.

You can order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Relax in the Secret Rose Garden.

The workshop is divided into two parts.  Part one is the application… the sessions that tell you exactly what to do, what music to use and even includes two recorded sessions based around a secret rose garden that you can use.  We have kept this portion short and simple so you can easily start immediately.

Part two is a longer portion on theory.

Part one is enough.

Super Thinking is like jogging… giving results if you simply do it!

You do not have to know why Super Thinking works to increase your IQ.   But Part Two explains why you are getting the good results from Part One, if you want to know.

You might ask…”Will it work for me”?

The Super Thinking Workshop will help increase your IQ.

Our guarantee.

I guarantee it.  Order the Super Thinking Workshop.  Use it for two months.  If you are not totally satisfied… in any way, during that time, simply let me know and I’ll send a full refund… immediately… no questions asked.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Another Super Thinking workshop attendee wrote: Listening to the two of you during our time together has suddenly got me to thinking, and although some of the ideas still seem foreign to me,  I am at a point in my life now where I can say, “anything is possible”.   I am now willing to embrace and allow myself to experience the world of possibility and let it take me in directions I may have in the past resisted.  I really don’t know where all this is going to lead me but I am now willing to explore, develop and grow.   Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!

Inflation is a cheat… a crime when it comes to money.  Inflating your IQ to beat inflation is simple good sense.  Learn Super Thinking now with no risk.  Begin to increase your intelligence today.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop  $49.95.

Gary

(1) Read Wall Street Journal article Ways to Inflate Your IQ

(2) See government grant records on teaching blind persons with the Lozanov method

 

How to Master Anything


The greatest power of all is to overcome the mystery of mastery.   The ability to create mastery is a fundamental to success in any field, in any place, at any time, and at any age.  This is an era when the value of experience is worth more than the cost of getting it, so everyone over or approaching age 50 should read the latest book I wrote with Bob Gandt, “MASTERY: A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness, and Achievement”.

To make it possible for everyone to read this valuable book and because I need your help, you can gain the benefits of mastery free.

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“Mastery” is about how to create and fulfill missions for health, enjoyment, happiness, ideals, education, friendships and wealth.

Two ways to read Mastery FREE

There are three ways to receive the Kindle edition of  “MASTERY: A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness, and Achievement” at no charge. You can borrow Mastery FREE through Amazon Prime.  You can have “Mastery” FREE if you are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

A recent survey asked our most important questions. “What are the most important life goals?”

After thousands of replies the seven top answers in order of importance were first, “Being Healthy”.  “Enjoying Life”.  “Being Happy and Content”  was third and – “Pursuing Ideals & Passions” fourth. “Achieving Intellectual Growth”  fifth,  “Having Close Friendships” sixth and finally “Having Financial Freedom” was seventh.

We can fulfill our entire bucket list with mastery.

I was delighted when my friend, Bob Gandt, suggested we write a book together about mastery because the underlying foundation that fulfills all desires is the same; mastery.  Mastery is the ability to start and complete personal missions that make every aspect of life better.

For example, “Mastery” has an entire section on how to improve our natural health one step at a time.  The Peak Health section provides safe, sane, effective ides on nutrition and how to have more health with less effort.  Learn the power of posture and how to sleep better in this section.  There is also a section on fitness and how much fitness helps natural health and success in every part of life.

Another section of “Mastery” shows how to increase the powers of the mind.  In this section we learned the fast way to slow down, how to use muscle memory and expand our intuition bandwidth. Learn how to use zoning, super thinking and super reading to become smarter.

The “Embracing the New” section shows ways to make friends and have more adventure in life at any age.  See how to embrace technology, gain transformative power from travel and create missions great and small.

Part Five of Mastery: The Anti-Retirement section helps how to be sure we never run out of money.  Gain power from a pinnacle career.  Earn by following your passion. Learn how to stay mission capable and earn with a writing mission.

Both Bob Gandt and I have special credentials to share how to learn, earn and enjoy with writing.

Flying and writing have been Bob Gandt’s dual passions. He published his first story at age sixteen – the same year he first soloed an airplane. Since then he has accrued something over 25,000 hours, written fifteen books and countless articles.

While being the U. S. Navy’s youngest pilot at one time Bob logged over 300 carrier landings and nearly 2,000 hours in the A-4 Skyhawk.

For over thirty years he was an international airline pilot, with Pan Am and Delta Airlines. domiciled in Berlin, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta.  He has sixteen books published by major publishers including Viking Penguin Press, Wm. Morrow & Co., Naval Institute Press, Penguin Putnam and Random House.

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Bob Gandt and his wife Anne after Bob completed a 2012 Clermont, Florida triathlon.  He took first place in the over-70 group.  Bob says “mainly due to being the only one in the group”.

The way Bob and I have gained so many  mastery ideas during our global lifestyles makes Mastery an easy, but must read.

If you are an Amazon Prime subscriber or enrolled in Kindle Unlimited click here and order Mastery here. There is no charge.

If you are NOT an Amazon Prime subscriber or enrolled in Kindle Unlimited you can order MASTERY at Amazon.com here.

Order at Amazon.com. Click here.

Gary

Intrepid Memories


Memories from the past can broaden our horizons to greater opportunities in the future.

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Today I am rereading the book, Intrepid by Bill White and Bob Gandt, with a forward by John McCain.

This is a great book that recollects the history of the men and women who have served our nation aboard this ship.

This is certainly a fit read for this time and for this age.  Memorial Day is the day we intensify our gratitude to those who have served and died for our nation.

Let’s remember them and their sacrifices every day… but set aside this day (or one like it if you live outside the US) as a time of special honor, emotion and thanks.

Intrepid is also a great read because the word “Intrepid” is described in the Merriam Webster Dictionary as:  characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance.

Remembering the value of these qualities can help us prosper in an era of change when we need to be intrepid.  Remembering the past can help us understand change and help us enjoy the here and now in an intrepid way.

The West has enjoyed decades of extraordinary expansion due to the Veterans of our nation.  Yet the rapid change taking place globally can leave us asking, “Have our leaders let us down?”

The answer is “They have not”.  The world is (and always has been) beyond the control of any political platform.  No one…no economist…no banker nor investment manager… no bureaucrat nor politician can guarantee the future.  We cannot and should not rely on the government to look after us.  We can only rely on our ability to be intrepid in the face of change.

Change has always left the backward looking in despair.  Yet there has always been progress because those who are intrepid and forward looking, have always used troubling new ideas… new technology and new social pacts to create wave after wave of prosperity and growth.

History suggests that those who are intrepid and approach the era ahead with resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance are those who will benefit from the next economic cycle.  Now is the time to become more intrepid.

Enjoy today’s holiday.  We are living in the most prosperous time known to mankind made possible through the valiant efforts of those who have sacrificed so much.  It is with great gratitude that we look forward to sharing an intrepid future with you.

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You can order Intrepid at Amazon.com

Gary

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.

 

Persistence VIII – Smaller is Good


This series has been looking to answer the question:  How can we be more persistent?  One way to be persistent is by shifting into a lower gear.

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Merri and me hiking into a valley with an Ecuador shaman.

A shaman taught us a lesson on persistence when he invited Merri and me to hike into a remote sacred valley.  The hike was arduous, slogging at high altitudes over ground so boggy it suck our boots off.  The thin air left us heaving for breath and the rolling hills each just a little higher destroyed the soul.  The top of each ridge offered hope that the strain would end, only to disappoint with a view of an ocean of ridges each climbing higher and higher still.

We labored up and slid back, floundered in the mud and peat  as  each ridge laughed and defied at our weary muscles.  The shaman trudged on and when a slope grew steeper he never said a word, but showed us what to do.

He took smaller steps.     

We found by following him, as weary as we were, that we could climb the steepest slope by simply shifting our steps into a lower gear. The steeper the climb, the smaller the steps.

Thomas Carlyle explained nicely why we should have it:  “Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

Winston Churchill simply said “Have it!  “Never give in.  Never give in.  Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

But how?  What steps can we take, what lesson can we learn to be more persistent?  One way to be more persistent is to think smaller.  A book on mastery I am co-writing with Bob Gandt shows one reason why we may give up.

“But learning another language or a musical instrument or any new motor skill from scratch can be a rocky path.  Memorizing a new vocabulary, struggling with a seemingly incomprehensible grammar, repeating the same fumble-fingered mistakes on a keyboard—these minor challenges become a cumulative discouragement.  Three steps forward, two back.”

Then it shows how to persist:  To preserve your enthusiasm, take smaller steps.  Too many adult students of language or music or technical skills commence their studies in a burst of euphoria, then hit a wall of discouragement before reaching their first goal.

Lesson VII on Persistence looked at how we eat the elephant one bite at a time.  Next time you feel daunted or when your frustrations make you feel like giving up on a mission that is important to you, take smaller bites.  Chew a bit more and remember a few more of Winston Churchill’s words, :”If you are going through hell, keep going.”

See Persistence I to VII here.

Gary

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.

Hugh Howey

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.