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Jobs Evaporate in AIR

Here’s a lesson on how to use problems to get ahead… in just two thoughts:  “Do what you love” & “See the future in the here and now”.

Current shifts in business and politics show problems that we can turn into opportunity.

The Wall Street Journal article, “This Hotel is an AIRBNB Killer” provides an example.

We can see a huge earning problem for most people which creates some incredible opportunities for you and me.

The article reviews a new New York hotel called, “PUBLIC”.

AIRBNB has taken the hotel industry by storm.  The article explains.

Airbnb is a mortal threat to the U.S. hotel industry. The only way you can compete with a strong idea is by having another strong idea.

A study last year from Morgan Stanley projected that 25% of leisure travelers and 23% of business travelers will have used Airbnb by the end of 2017, up from 12% for both groups of travelers in 2015.  The report found Airbnb was a common substitute for hotels: 49% of Airbnb users said they had substituted Airbnb for a traditional hotel stay in the past year.

That’s a problem for hotels.

But how does it affect you and me?

Well… part of the PUBLIC business plan eliminates jobs.  The article says.

But in the lobby, an escalator ride up from the market, there’s no front desk, no concierge, no luggage attendant.  Guests check in via a series of self-service tablets along a wall, where they can find their reservations, create their own room keys and proceed up an elevator to their rooms. If questions arise, they’re answered by a handful of roving, jack-of-all-trades staffers known as “Public advisors.”

Normally at checkout at a traditional full-service hotel, where a bellhop brings a guest’s bags to the lobby and hands them to a front-desk attendant, who then brings them out to a parking employee.

“Three people, three trips. It’s ridiculous,” he said. “That’s what we cut out.”

In other words, the hotel cuts out a lot of jobs.

A recent message at this site, “A million lost jobs”  reviewed how truck drivers are at risk from self driving trucks.  Artificial intelligence will replace staff at retail stores.  Autonomous robots will plant, tend, and harvest entire farm crops.

All types of jobs that support the middle class are being eliminated.

That article also shows us an opportunity in this shift.

This hotel wants to create cost efficiency, but not by stripping everything out.  The hotel has created a food and beverage concept that reverses the traditional role of food and beverage in hotels.  Public has five bars: Two on the second floor, one on the rooftop with 360-degree views of Manhattan, one in a lower-level music venue and one connected to Public Kitchen, the hotel’s ground-floor “world food” restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten.  Food is a big profit center.  The hotel has  35% to 45% of its revenue from the food and beverage business, compared with a national average of about 24%,

Public’s food-and-beverage facilities are aimed at increasing room occupancy,

The business model is one of incremental profitability where the beverage business leads to food business which leads to room occupancy.

The driving force behind this business model is “creativity efficiency, quality and genuineness”.

These are the three skills that automation cannot replace.  In fact automation makes these skills even more valuable because machines make these qualities increasingly rare.  Put these qualities to work and you will prosper:

  • Genuineness
  • Creativity
  • Caring

Here is one way Merri and I are doing this?

Genuineness begins  by doing something you love.  There is no substitute for real enthusiasm.  Even when you are weakest, even when you are tired or fed up or troubled… enthusiasm shines through if you are turning your passion into profit.

You don’t have to fake it!

Take for example our North Carolina cabin rental business.  From Memorial Day to mid October, each year we have hundreds of guests stay with us.  We have had quite a success.

Not only do we get a lot of guests, we get a lot of very satisfied guests, who come again and again.

You can see that the last 53 reviews have all been Five Star… for everything.


Here is a typical review.

Wow! Where do I start? This was the absolute best AirBnb experience for our family (we have stayed in over 25 Airbnb properties in 20 countries). We spent 4 memorable nights at the cabin. We were surrounded by woods, nature and next to a running mountain stream. It was very tranquil as we slept listening to the water flowing freely and smoothly between rocks. First of all, Gary and Merri are amazing hosts: ~ Fresh cut flowers on table upon arrival. ~ Home made Peach, Orange and Locust jams left in our fridge. ~ Local farm eggs delivered for us. ~ Gary showed the kids how to fish at his beautiful Trout pond. ~ Gary gave us a Trout from his pond which was the best we have ever eaten. ~ Gary and Merri invited us to their magnificent house at the top of the hill where we had tea and discussed traveling. Then Gary took our entire family on his truck and gave us a tour of the 250 plus acre of the farm. It was amazing!

Gary and Merri checked up on us and made sure we were comfortable. The kids played with the 2 rescue dogs, 2 horses, as they roam freely on the farm. We went hiking on one of the 3 designated trails on the property. The kids swam and played on the creek. Merri and Gary are very caring hosts and they made our stay absolutely amazing! They even gave us a framed photo of the covered bridge at the farm as a parting gift. We loved this cabin so much that will make this an annual gateway for our family.

You can read all 53 reviews if you like at AIRBNB to see that this is not some one off example.

If that’s not enough, look up the reviews for the  other two cabins we rent through AIRBNB…  The Blackberry… 35 Reviews… all five star.  The Blue Ridge Farmhouse… 48 reviews… all five star… for everything!

I am not writing this to brag.

Nor am I trying to entice you to visit the farm.  Weekends are fully booked till the end of our season.

I am trying to share a point… that Merri and I, while well into our 70s tried something new and are excelling.

I want you to understand that you can excel, earn more, gain more joy, freedom and fulfillment… at any age.

All you need,  the one biggest reason for our success… joy and enthusiasm.

The main factor behind this success is our passion for maintaining the farm.  We love the place and love sharing it.  Picking the flowers, arranging them, making the jellies and jams, decorating the cabins, raising the fish is not work.  Being a host, and sharing the beauty of the farm is fun and fulfilling for us.  Our guest’s joy is a great reward.  The excellent income is a welcome benefit, but not our main concern.

We get to meet interesting people from all over the world.  This year we have had the privilege of hosting Americans from across the country, Dutch, Canadians, Moroccans,  Indians, Germans, French, Chinese, Colombians and Puerto Ricans.

This is not only profitable but gratifying and interesting.

Turn your passion into profit.  Use modern technology, that will replace millions of jobs, to create your business doing what you love.


Over 30 years ago I wrote a book, “Passport to International Profit” showing how to become a citizen of the world.

That book helped me become involved with a small “network” of people who wanted greater freedom, to move around freely… find the best places for each individually… and to find ways to live that suit each of us.

We were barely a dozen when we began that “network” but it has has grown. Now it pays more than 1,000 people, all over the globe, to keep sifting out ideas on how to be wealthy and free.

They have uncovered opportunities everywhere… and can help you join a new class of super-wealthy, independent people.

You can be among them, and I’d like to invite you to join this “network” of like-minded folks in the “escape” in a journey to a better, more independent life.

My book 30 years ago pointed out that we are not all Americans or Asians or Republicans, rich, or poor.  We are all individuals.  We can gain a free life wherever we choose.  So there are no special requirements you have to meet to qualify for membership.

What this group has in common is that we all want to “opt out” of the debt-laden mainstream and create better, freer, more prosperous lives for ourselves and our families.

See below the problem, how a McDonald’s is run entirely by machine—with robots taking orders, cooking food, and delivering it. No humans needed.

See how this dramatic shift is impacting everyone, even professionals, accountants, MDs and attorneys.  Believe it or not a robot lawyer is providing pro bono legal help.

Click here to see the gravity of this situation…  for most people.

Learn how these tremendous shifts can create opportunity for you.

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(1)  www.wsj.com: This hotel an airbnb killer

(2) AIRBNB Virginia Creeper Cabin offer




Is Artificial Existential?

Rarely do we see the biggest threats until they are upon us.

For example, computerization.

Computers bring us many good things.

They have also turned the world upside down.

The message “Labor With Creativity” looked at the the end of labor… as we know it… due to computerization.

The article said:  Take trucking as an example.  Autonomous self-driving trucks will eradicate millions of trucking jobs.  The shifts in labor are not a future problem either.  They started decades ago and really accelerated in 2011.  The way you, I and the world works, lives and plays has to adapt.  This shift affects us all, working or retired.  Entire sectors of commerce will evaporate.   Markets will crash. Panic, fear and divisiveness will grow.

Pensions, insurance companies and governments won’t keep promises.

Even currencies will fail us.  They won’t deliver the purchasing power we expect or need.

The rich will get richer.  The poor… more so.

Sound frightening?

It is!

And computerization is already past being upon us.  Computers and robots gobbled up jobs so fast that we hardly recognize it until we watch Madman on TV and see how things have changed.

Yet there is a bigger problem… much worse.

This one is almost upon us now.

Artificial intelligence… a change so huge that everything we know, believe in and trust, could cease to exist.

Elon Musk,  the head of Tesla Motors and Space X, (among other things) recently urged the need to regulate artificial intelligence “before it’s too late.”  He believes that artificial intelligence is an “existential threat to mankind.  Some A.I. scientists feel that this is an alarmist but everyone recognizes the valid concerns about impact on weapons, jobs and privacy.

Should we simply drop A.I.?

We can’t!

It’s too late.

Other nations, China, Russia could overtake us.

A.I. in America may be bad… even fatal.

America, without A.I…. while China or Russia or any other country has it, that’s even worse!

An MIT Review article says:

Russian state news organization RT reports that Vladimir Putin believes “whoever becomes the leader in [artificial intelligence] will become the ruler of the world.” Earlier this year, the Chinese government announced plans to surpass Western nations in the field. Predictably, Elon Musk tweeted his concern: “Competition for A.I. superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3.”

Should we worry about AI’s existential threat?

The article links to two articles:

#1: Yes, We Are Worried About the Existential Risk of Artificial Intelligence. (1)

#2: No, the Experts Don’t Think Super-intelligent A.I. is a Threat to Humanity. (2)

I urge you to read them.

Like it or not…

We will have to deal with Artificial Intelligence.

It’s here.  It will change everything.

Don’t depend too much on the internet, electricity or phones.  Almost all the things we trust now could change.

The greatest asset we can have to prosper from these problems is a keen mind and healthy body.

Creative Intelligence will be the golden asset that takes advantage of artificial intelligence.  That’s why Merri and I will be working hard to share ideas about how we can all be smarter, happier, healthier and more fulfilled.  Let’s take advantage of the changes that are rapidly imposed in our lives.


Be Smarter With Less Stress

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.


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.


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!


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.


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

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


(1) www.technologyreview.com: Yes, We Are Worried About the Existential Risk of Artificial Intelligence.

(2) www.technologyreview.com/s/602410/no-the-experts-dont-think-superintelligent-ai-is-a-threat-to-humanity/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=ca4afa470f-The_Download&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-ca4afa470f-153756177


The Ultimate Form of Security

The ultimate form of security is…the ability to adapt.

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.   Albert Einstein

A recent article at the Truth & Plenty website tells how Norwegian companies are building ships that don’t have any crews.

Just think about this…

The ships are expensive to build but between eliminating  labor and adding clean fuel its operating cost are 90% lower than similar ships.

This article shows how incredible change is coming as machines take over a huge numbers of jobs.

By 2020 autonomous ships can rule the waves.  Autonomous trucks can rule the roads which will affect up to five million jobs, one of the few middle class salaries still available for folks without a college degree.

And in a few years, these jobs will be gone.

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.  HG Wells

Disaster!  What will happen!

Millions of jobs will be removed from the economy.   How will this loss affect your sources of income?  Will the shock send the stock market crashing?  Think about the politics.  Today, elections are won or lost because 60,000 coal miners lost their jobs in the past 5 years.  When millions in the trucking industry start becoming unemployed how demented will the politicians become?

There is only on answer…

To survive and prosper, we need the ability to take small steps so we can continually adapt to change.


Be Richer Than a Billionaire… with Small Steps

Use Small Steps to Create Your Success

Consider this.

During the last recession, a German billionaire quietly put on his coat, told his wife “I have to go to the office for a while”, and drove to a railway embankment near his home, where he lay on the frozen tracks and waited patiently for a train to crush him to death.

This man was ranked as one of the 100 richest men in the world. His personal fortune had passed $10 billion.  But even though he was worth billions, the global recession left him feeling out of control.

A Telegraph article on why he committed suicide (1) said:   He did not need the money.  He lived so modestly that he cycled to work on a 15-year-old bike for most of the year, and in bad weather he drove a four-year-old VW Golf.  He had no bodyguards or servants, lived in an unimposing chalet-style house in the small town of Blaubeuren, his home for the past 60 years, without so much as a CCTV camera for protection, and stopped off at his local pub on his way home each night to share a drink with the regulars.

The blame for his demise was placed on loss of control. “His companies were his life.  He was going to lose control of them and felt he would lose control of his life” a friend said.

His  family said the “powerlessness of not being able to do anything” had been the key to his suicide.

Most of us can’t imagine becoming billionaires, but we can imagine losing control.  

The world is changing at an increasingly frightening pace.  How can we keep up? 

We don’t have the background to build huge businesses.  We don’t have enough capital to start a business.  We don’t have enough time to begin again either.  Yet the relentless transformation of just about everything can make us feel powerless.

Well here’s some good news…

We all have the power to be free, have purpose and have a sense of control.  In fact that power is more than a sense of control.  We have the actual power to take control of our lives.

We can start taking that power right now…

All we need is one small win.  The power of a small win is that it makes it easier to have the next small win.  Successes do not have to be big deals.  The smallest of  wins help us feel better and to lead us to greater success!

This is why I want to introduce you to our special course “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”.

You have something of value.  You might not even know it.

I want to help you find and sell it…

That sale will be your first small win and believe me your first small win can lead to something big… really huge…. again and again.

I know because I have used the technique I want to share with you for almost 50 years…

My wife Merri and I are entering our fifth decade of writing and self publishing.  Though we are financially secure without a penny of debt, we keep working because we love what we do.

You regain and retain control of your life when you learn to write to sell  for profit and passion.

This is why we have recorded our “Self Publishing Writer’s Camp” to help you get started in a micro self publishing business that starts small and maybe like our business stays small, tightly focused, but highly profitable, in fun and highly fulfilling ways.

We love writing and self publishing so much that years ago we offered to conduct 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.

Now you can enjoy that same $1,500 course online for only $79.

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.

Here are  few stories of how those who attended our Writer’s Camps have used what they learned to take small steps that led to greater control, increased success and incredible fulfillment in their lives.

Barry Weinhold sent this note: We were successful authors before attending the Writer’s Camp, with our first book published in 1989 selling over 200,000 print copies. With the tips from your course last fall, we have published six new ebooks in Kindle format that are now available  at Amazon.com.

Thanks for helping us get the word out about Barry’s 2-part Breaking Family Patterns series. Janae has also released her 3-part Con Job series.

weinhold book

We’ve co-authored “How To Break Free of the Drama Triangle and Victim Consciousness.”

weinhold book

Our monthly royalty checks are now coming in and we are very pleased with the response to our new books (656 books sold and 1295 free downloads in seven months). We have six more new ebooks in the pipeline for publication.  Our goal is to publish twelve new ebooks by our one-year course anniversary. We couldn’t have published this quickly without the great support we received from your Writer’s Camp. We highly recommend it to anybody seeking the fast track to becoming independent self-publisher.

Self Publishers can also write in more than one niches.

Nickolette Goff writes non fiction in two niches.  After attending a Writer’s Camp Nicki used what she had learned to help promote her first book… a Quinoa recipe cookbook with 13 recipes.  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.


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 for 2013 to you and Merri.   Love, Nicki

What a joy seeing how helping and connecting people helps self publishers create their own special success.  How beautiful to see friends turn their passions into profit!

Nicki learned at the camp that getting these downloads is step three in a seven step process. We (and others) have been helping Nicki and our delegates walk through these steps so they can earn income through writing and publishing again and again.

Nicki is now well on her way to wonderful self publishing success.   She just completed her fourth book in a totally different genre gardening. This book is “Under Cover Gardening”.

She used the three day free Kindle marketing program again. Read about Nicki’s new book here.

kindle book

Nicki wrote:  Gary: My book was downloaded exactly 6000 times during the 3 days, and is selling around 5 per day right now.  I’m very pleased with the results – three 5* reviews so far.  Nicki

Chances are that most books you write will not be a best seller.  However Nicki’s books show the process that you use to create a steady income as you build inventory.   She is publishing numerous books in each of the genres she loves.  This creates extra income and added inventory if one of your books becomes a big success.

Let’s look at Nicki’s example again to see these benefits. Imagine this. Nicki writes a half dozen books, three on organic gardening and three on quinoa.

Then imagine that Oprah is interested in quinoa, reads Nicki’s book and has her on the show.  Nicki’s quinoa book sales will go bananas.  So too will all her other quinoa books.   Add further to this example and say that the national psyche just happens to be focused on better nutrition when this all happens.  If so, Nicki’s organic gardening book sales will skyrocket as well.

To sum this up… at the camp you’ll learn the importance of writing a lot for your niche.   The increased number of publications will allow you to keep your price low, but generate income that keeps you writing as you build inventory so any bigger success can grow in exponential bonds.

You can also self publish at any age.  A number of our friends who have used our writers course to self publish are in their 70s and 80s.  Yet college students have self published as well.

The father of the family of four wrote:  Hi Gary and Merri:  Just thought y’all would like to know that today Doss published his first book.  It is called College Confidential and it is currently listed at number 42 on amazon. com.  He would not have done it but for our experience this summer at your Writer’s Camp.

So, here is thanking you both very much.

Bill Winter

This book is written by a student, for students, College Confidential: An Insider’s Guide to Success written by Doss Winter is filled with practical tips and insider information addressing everything from Academics to getting your Zzzzs.

dos winter

Dos Winter

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Here are a few more examples of how others used the information from our workshop?

A long time friend, who had just retired from a 30 year career in the oil industry joined our program.  His passion was to learn more about health and looking at the deep, more spiritual aspects of life since he had ended a financially successful career. He has gone on to publishing the leading healthy living magazine where he lives.

Not only was he able to publish 20,000 copies of a 48-64 page magazine on healthy living every month, he was able to meet and work with leading health and spiritual leaders like Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dwyer and even the Dali Lama. What a thrill.

Michelle Toole, an at home mother, made a fateful decision… to attend our self publishing course.

Michelle was disabled when she took the “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” camp.

She took what she learned from our publishing courses and created her own successful global micro website.

Michelle wrote:  “I have some great news, my web site  http://healthy-holistic-living.com is now getting on average 2,000 visitors a day! Yup my little one man show web site now gets close to 60,000 visitors each month!  The power of the internet is amazing as well as the opportunities.  We have said it before but it deserves saying again the internet is truly the great equalizer.

“My web site is at a point now that it is growing without much effort and produces a nice passive income allowing me to continue working on my second site http://home-remedies-and-natural-cures.com and to get my third site up and running.  I am also working on various joint ventures with other web sites focusing on helping others start their own web business. I am doing monthly webinars helping disabled individuals start their own business on the Internet and will be starting a coaching club in the new year.  The opportunities are only limited by one’s imagination.

“Again I can not thank you and Merri enough, I look forward to many great adventures and new experiences in the coming years!”

Another successful self publisher who attended our workshop wrote :

“MY HEAD IS STILL SPINNING from all of the valuable input I received. Out in the boonies, 2 + hours from the airport in Charlotte , North Carolina it was not your typical setting for a business seminar.

“It was presented by a fascinating guy with an interesting career history. Gary Scott and his wife, Merri, split their time between their idyllic farm in North Carolina and their property in the mountains of Ecuador . I first heard about Gary through my interest in Ecuador .

“By his own admission, Gary is often ‘a bit ahead of the curve’ which is part of what makes his material interesting. You sense the authenticity of what he is saying but it has not caught on in the mainstream media or pop-culture.

“The input is that is already affecting my life was not just from the instructor, but from other participants. The small group, less than twenty, seemed to be intimately bonded as soon as the seminar started. People from all walks of life and all parts of the country gained insights from the information that was geared to create a ‘life of your choosing more so than just a successful business. A very simple but powerful concept. Why do we want the money in the first place?

“The lifestyle aspect of the course was taught by example. We, as a group, were temporarily inserted directly into the lifestyle led by Gary and Merri. No better way to learn than by doing.

“The course content suited my needs very nicely. It addressed issues pertinent to FilmTrips and my marketing company, MJ Media. New life has been injected into several FilmTrips projects that had been languishing on a back burner for quite some time. Gary talks about being open to ‘connect the dots’ and take advantage of distortions or discrepancies between economies and countries. I am in a very good position to do that. Telephone and Internet technology has certainly arrived to help make it happen. I will keep you posted!”

Delegates from our last camp wrote:

My daughter and I had a fantastic time at the Writer’s Camp this past weekend.  We both felt we gained a tremendous amount of knowledge on “how to make money with our writing skills”!  Thank you.
Yours and Merri’s expertise on transmitting knowledge to others is phenomenal.  The warm, personal feel of being with you both along with the great people in the class was great!
Thank you again for all the added information gained in all areas of life and what I consider gourmet meals served to us all.

Another wrote: Have just returned from the writing seminar conducted at your farm in Ashe County, North Carolina, I thought I’d give you my take on what I experienced. To suggest that the location, hosts, seminar content, and accommodations were adequate would be an understatement.

The seminar itself opened a whole new world that I hope to explore in the coming months. I drove away from your farm with a well inflated right rear tire and a wealth of information that could catapult me into a whole new profession should I opt to go that route. I still have a number of professional business ideas that I intend to pursue, however, the concepts and ideas conveyed in your seminar will serve to enhance whatever I undertake going forward.

But if there was one underlying common denominator that I recognized, it was the fact that you are both so well qualified to present in this field of communication. Probably my most prolific observation was how well read and knowledgeable you are. The breadth and depth of knowledge on so many diverse yet associated subjects kept my unswerving attention. It also opened my mind to a variety of fields that, heretofore, I would not have considered relevant to my interests. And as a presenter, Gary is prolific. I drove away knowing that not only did the seminar give me my money’s worth but I was introduced to some very valuable contacts.

The bottom line is your seminar was both eye opening and entertaining. I came, I saw, I learned, and I even ate healthy. Thanks for everything. John

The son of a father son team sent this note:

Hi Merri!  I just attended your writers camp with my dad this past weekend.  I didn’t get to express how much I appreciated all that you and Gary did for us this weekend because we were in a hurry to get to the airport.  Letting us stay in your cottage and having us for your writers camp was an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life! Gary and Merri’s stories of adventure, success, your lessons, and advice are truly priceless!!

This camp has inspired me. Writing has always come naturally for me but I never was able to view it as a business opportunity.

This camp has shown me not only that writing can be profitable, but HOW to make it profitable! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with me. In my lifetime, I could only hope to see the success that you and Gary have achieved.

I not have only signed up for your newsletter, but I can’t stop spreading the word to my friends about my experience. Thanks again for your amazing hospitality,  Mitchell

If you accept our invitation, the workshop hammers, even bombards you with the absolute, vital importance of starting small.  We live in the era of epublishing that makes small “big”.  This plays perfectly into the hands of small businesses and copywriters as we just happened to have a perfect advantage right now in the marketplace.

Now let’s get to the important stuff.  Our life is less stressed because Self Publishing can be a low stress business… no commuting… choose your own hours… immersed in your passions with like minded souls. Work at home. How refreshing!


Here I am at our Florida home… at work?

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Here I am at work in the Blue Ridge.  Better than a cubicle for sure!

You can have fun every day doing what you love as you accomplish goals that are important… to you… and are a service to your community.

Merri and I, for example, love helping people get jobs.  So we used self publishing to create a foundation (Land of the Sun Foundation) to help the indigenous learn how to get work.  The foundation has donated nearly a million dollars in Ecuador to create jobs.

What do you love? Why not make the kinds of money I’ve just mentioned publishing your passion and do something good for the world at the same time?

Your passion and self publishing create…magic, wealth, happiness.

Three other things you gain.

#1: Respect. If you are not a recluse like Merri and me, you’ll find yourself the center of attention at social events and with your friends and in business because publishing is highly respected.

#2: Power. Everyone wants publishers to distribute good information about them. And everyone fears publishers a bit. The pen IS mightier than the sword!

#3: Protection. Writers are protected by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. You do not need a license to publish. There is no government watchdog nor do you have bureaucratic red tape involved in publishing. Publishers enjoy almost more freedom than any other occupation because of the Freedom of the Press. This is so powerful because the first amendment is actually a part of the Bill of Rights. Just in case you missed this in school (as most students did including me) here are the exact words of this amendment:  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

You become the press and you are set free. You cannot get more protection than that.

The recorded workshops shows how self publishing can fulfill your material needs.

You can enjoy this wonderful lifestyle whether you are married or single, rich or poor, in good or bad health, educated or not. Self publishing works for travelers and those who want to just stay at home.

This workshop helps anyone who wants to write or publish or both.   See how published products can include compilations, catalogues, CDS, interviews. Plus look at how to develop treks, tours, visits, products and services.

You’ll see how one delegate who attended the workshop used her publication to sell real estate.

This course is for individuals and couples.  We include those who want their own publishing system together as a family business.

This workshop is not theory.  Merri and I share our real time experiences.  We start at the beginning over 40 years ago but mainly look at how we earn hundreds of thousands and even millions a year in our exciting lifestyle… right now.

Whether you are self employed, retired,  a professional or are employed, this course is for you if you want to add extra income or who want to change their life entirely.  Previous course delegates have included investors, chiropractors, doctors, dentists, lawyers, architects, other professionals and those who already own their own business and of course retirees.

Self publishing is now easier to start than ever before because of online publishing.

Which would you rather have… 6% of $10 or 70% of $3?

The math to this question brings an obvious answer and creates opportunity for those who want a writer’s life.

Starting with online books allows you to 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 using Amazon.com 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.  An Amazon.com writer makes $2.10 on a $3 sale.

Buyers of books fall into niches.  Choosing the correct niche is a first step in the elusive process of capturing the national psyche.  When you tap into this phenomenon, you can earn millions just from online sales.   I know. This process has netted an extra $2,072,614.89 for my business in the past several years.

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

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 .

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.

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.

We are so confident that you’ll be satisfied that 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 the Report, “How to Finance a Micro Business” at no extra fee.

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 to get a micro business off the ground.

One of the biggest reasons readers do not get started being their own boss, gaining a second income and taking a first step towards greater freedom, is they can’t find the funds to get of the ground.  This is so important and I am so dedicated to gaining  more independence  that I’ll send this report to you free even if you do not order our Self Fulfilled course at this time.   See the link below for the free report  “How to Raise Start Up Money” free and without obligation.

My special offer to you 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,
  • The report “How to Raise Start-up Money”
  • Report and MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
  • Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, self publishing offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee to share all we know to help you start and run your own self publishing business.

Don’t miss this opportunity.  Sign up with this special offer.   We’ll send the full original of the course “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” (101) and additional updated lessons for $299.

Our Guarantee

If you are not fully satisfied, you can cancel the course any time in the first 60 days for a full refund of all unfilled lessons, and there will be no additional fee.  No quarterly renewal fee will be charged if you cancel.

Why the Update Lessons?

What all professional publishers know is that the world of publishing changes continually and that the key to continual success is to test, test, test and keep the business evolving with the market place.   The course you receive is up to date, but it will fall out of date soon.  To keep you in touch with the latest trends, techniques and ideas, we add regular update lessons to your course.

We have decades of experience and are active in the publishing world every day.  We work with several of the largest internet publishers in the world and gain a continual flow of new experiences, ideas, tactics and strategies.  Your update lessons bring you the latest innovations that are being used in the publishing world right now.  This is a key to maintaining a continual flow of ever lasting residual income from you publications.

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

Our Guarantee

If you are not fully satisfied, you can cancel the course any time in the first 60 days for a full refund of all unfilled lessons and there will be no additional fee.

Take control of your life now with this first small step

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