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Live Longer With Creativity


Creativity enhances longevity.

Every year for the beginning of the holiday season my sister draws and sends the family artwork in the form of a turkey.

This year she created a Turducken instead… perhaps a symbol of the multi-cultural integration that has become our world.

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Artwork by Sandra Scott

This is a wonderful gift to all of us in the family, her creativity and Sandra is giving herself a gift in the creation.

The process of creating increases our gratitude attitude.   We get more than just the creation.  We gain influence and control over our domain.  We take one positive step that begins a self reinforcing upward spiral.  Whether it’s a work of art, a publication, a meal, a garden, our intention… attention and action have altered the world.

The happiness we gain from creativity feels good.  We are happier and we live longer.

There is scientific proof.

The abstract of research filed at the US National Library of Medicine titled “Counting blessings versus burdens: an experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life” (1) says:

Abstract

The effect of a grateful outlook on psychological and physical well-being was examined. In Studies 1 and 2, participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 experimental conditions (hassles, gratitude listing, and either neutral life events or social comparison); they then kept weekly (Study 1) or daily (Study 2) records of their moods, coping behaviors, health behaviors, physical symptoms, and overall life appraisals. In a 3rd study, persons with neuromuscular disease were randomly assigned to either the gratitude condition or to a control condition. The gratitude-outlook groups exhibited heightened well-being across several, though not all, of the outcome measures across the 3 studies, relative to the comparison groups. The effect on positive affect appeared to be the most robust finding. Results suggest that a conscious focus on blessings may have emotional and interpersonal benefits.

Stress is a major contributor to disease.  Any kind of stress:  weather, physical, bad food, money problems or simply a boss, spouse, friend or government being unfair can fog our thinking and clog the purity of our natural health.

The holiday season often adds stress and depression. There is such a dizzying array of added demands, parties, shopping, cleaning, cooking and entertaining, often with unwelcome guests.

Here are three tips to help be grateful instead of stressful over the holidays.

First, don’t let the holidays become a sloth’s free-for-all.  Eating too much… exercising too little, all adds to your stress and guilt.

Have a healthy snack before holiday parties so that you are not so tempted sweets fats and booze.  Get plenty of sleep and make sure you are physically active every day.

Second, accept life as it is.  Events, family and friends don’t always live up to all of our expectations.   Be more understanding.   If we don’t let our expectations control us, but look for ways to be grateful for life as it is, we can cut off stress before it starts.

Set aside grievances at least till after the holidays.  Let go!

Be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes wrong.  Chances are they’re feeling the effects of holiday stress and depression, too.

Third, keep a log.   Record one thing you are thankful for each day.   Review and memorize the growing list.   Each time you feel a stressful situation… review the list mentally and be thankful.  You be happier and live longer if you do.

To start this holiday season I sent all my grandchildren, who are old enough to hold a crayon or pencil, this gratitude journal entitled “There’s Always Something to be Thankful For”.

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I chose this because it’s a combination gratitude AND coloring journal… a way to start connecting creativity and thankfulness at an early age.

The cover is ready for each of the grandchildren to use their own creativity and associate it with thankfulness. The journal contains 15 more colorable sayings and phrases to remind them to be truly grateful.

What better way to get the youngin’s in the family to start creating and being thankful than by having them decorate their gratitude cover for themselves.

Here is a challenge.  We have 39 days from today until we wake up on January 1, 2o18.   Let’s make our resolution early to look for 39 things to be grateful, one a day… for the rest of the year.

Gary

Writing Pays

 

Do you like (or want) to write?

Writing helps you live longer AND earn more.

See how a couple week’s effort creates ten years of pay.

Over 30 years ago Merri and I locked ourselves in our basement every day, for ten days.  We wrote a report about financial secrets.

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The report sold well and generated an immediate and excellent income.  Now it’s long out of date.  I just have this one copy left stored in my archives.

However those ten days of effort, more than three decades ago, started a chain of events that creates residual income for Merri and me to this very day.  Even better the ten days effort should continue to create income for us for many years more.

Learn how to use brief efforts of creativity to create extra income now that also continues to pay you for years… even though you don’t do a thing after the first effort.   These lessons even show how to generate cash flow that lasts so long, your heirs will enjoy the income too.

Learn how to do a little work for a lot of income, that comes in, again and again.   See nine secrets below on how a small independent at-home-business can generate long tail income (money that comes in again and again) from one small effort.

Learn how to easily gain the most important things in life;  freedom, friendship, financial security, prestige, tax savings, legal protection, fun, adventure, self sufficiency, fulfillment and more satisfaction… with very small amounts of money and time.

Here are five of nine secrets, for creating long term wealth:

Secret #1: The business must enjoy the multiple effect.  A product once created must produce profits again and again, almost on a never-ending basis.  Each venture in the business needs to make a huge return to start and then continue generating earnings year in and year out.

Secret #2: The business needs to be more than its owner.  It 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: The money making system must have a purpose beyond money and be enjoyable and fun!  Sad but true, most of us 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 I learned about making and keeping wealth was that those who were richest absolutely loved what they were doing and felt they were doing something that was good!  Money was of secondary importance to their effort.  And as things are, this means they actually ended up making more!

Secret #4: The money making system must be flexible.  No matter what the economy brings, your ability to make money should work regardless of inflation, recession or even depression.  The business must have resilience-so if times turn tough, they can evolve and turn change into even more income.

Secret #5: The business must be able to start small, but grow large.  I learned that business ideas work best with small starts to begin 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 can grow larger with higher income.

The way to make money in this way is by publishing to sell!   Almost anyone can make more than respectable income when they publish to sell.  Publishing to sell fits all five secrets above, even if you never write a thing.  We’ll look at the other four secrets in a moment.

Publishing is not writing!  Publishing is the business that makes money from writing.  You may have read or heard about the great wealth good writers can make.  Guess what?  Writers make that money from a royalty paid to them by a publisher.  The royalty is normally 15% of the book’s wholesale sales, after returns.  Guess who makes the other 85%?  Guess whose decisions make or break the fortunes of the writer?  The publisher!

Publishing to sell is a business where you get the 85% from publishing,  PLUS MORE… and have extra earnings that just keep keep rolling in, year after year.

Publishing is the business of producing, selling and delivering words.

“Publishing-to-Sell” is the business of producing, selling and delivering books that provide important valuable information, but also leads to the sale of other publications, services or products.

For example, Merri and I used publishing to sell in Ecuador.  We published a report about living in Ecuador.  This was an informative report that helped thousands of readers move there.  The report also outlined the benefits of our Ecuador real estate tours and Super Thinking Spanish courses.  That particular effort starting in 1995 created a million dollar business that still generates earnings to this day even though we have not been in Ecuador for many years.

Here are other examples.  One publisher who used the course, Joe Culbertson, D.C.  is a chiropractor.  Eating junk food creates numerous problems including difficulties in the spine so Dr. Joe created a simple use-at-home spinal device to help the spine.  He published a series of articles about the spine.  Those articles helped sell a three part book he published  Secrets of the Spine: The True Mind/Body Connection.  The book helped him sell his spinal device.

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From Dr. Joe’s website.

Another smart self publisher, Jamie Alexander, who used our self publishing course, has a cooking school.

Jamie started her professional baking career at age 20 when she apprenticed under the best-selling cookbook author, Nathalie Dupree.  When she was living in Paris, she studied at LaVarenne, the Cordon Bleu Cooking School and with the pastry chef of Maxim’s.  Her health problems created by high blood sugar levels caused her to have a passion about baking in a healthy way.  She began perfecting chocolate cake recipes that added nutritious ingredients and eliminated unhealthy ones such as sugar.

You have my word for it, these cakes are delicious and there is not an ounce of sugar or white flour! What a treat!

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Jamie Alexander’s recipes are for sale at Amazon.com and include “Carrot Cake Quinoa Brownies”, “Reid’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Quinoa Brownies”, “Pumpkin Cranberry Quinoa Cake” and “New Orleans Espresso-Infused Chocolate Quinoa Cake”.  See all five Jamie Alexander quinoa stevia recipes below. 

The sale of these recipes are really valuable and worthwhile, but they also help sell Jamie’s New Orleans cooking classes!

You can write what you publish to sell or publish what others write to sell.   Some writers, like myself write and also publish.  That’s because 85% of the income from printed publications normally goes to the publisher.

You can earn as a writer.  You can earn as a publisher.  You can publish, or write, or both!  You can also generate long term income from what your publication sells.

Publishing to sell can create outrageously high long term income for little work and you can do it from your home, in an RV or even while cruising or living on a boat or traveling.  It is possible to generate large amounts of extra income month after month, year after year.

Publishing to Sell has become better, much… much better.   Our early success above (the ten days of effort that still earns 30 years later) began when our publishing-to-sell business was in print.   When the Internet became popular and we created a website (in the 1990s), the cost of publishing risk went into a steep dive due to a new advertising medium called Pay Per Click (PPC).  Prior to PPC the biggest part of every publishing venture was paper, printing and postage.  If a publication was mailed, and not read, the paper, the printing and the postage still had to be paid for.  The cost of sending publications which were never opened, created a huge risk.

PPC means that a publisher today only pays from the delivery of a publication when it is opened.  This dramatically reduces upfront cost and risk.

Freedom is the most important benefit.

In the 1970s, I had what I thought was a good business but to be honest I could never get ahead.  I always seemed to be in debt.  The harder I worked, the deeper the hole my finances seemed to be in.  My financial situation robbed me of freedom.

Then I discovered publishing to sell.  Since then our publishing-to-sell business has brought in millions.  We gained all the physical possessions we desire, more houses than we could use (we rent them), two tropical beachfront homes and a Tuscan inspired villa in the mountains overlooking a roaring creek, a 250 acre farm and a 900 acre plantation in Ecuador, plus more than enough money in the bank.

Our income exceeds our expense.

We do not have one penny of debt and we have as much leisure as we choose.

We are free to work when we want and can decide when we want to slow down and relax.

We live where we like and most important, we arise from bed without an alarm, work without undue stress and have fun every day!

My wife, Merri, and I are our own bosses and do what we love.  We have learned that through publishing to sell, we can accomplish far more important goals, to gain self fulfillment and be of service to our community.  In short, we get paid helping make ourselves and the world a better place.

What do you love?  Rare cars?  You can make a fortune publishing to sell in the genre you love.  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 environmental problems, with crimes, war, poverty?  Would you like to help wipe them out?  Each of these offers opportunity in publishing.

Are you a golfer?  Do you love to travel?  Why not make the kinds of money I’ve just mentioned publishing reports about golf courses all over the world?

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 in the process and live wherever you please!   You can make a fortune by publishing information that sells products and services that are interesting to you.

Publishing to sell can also be international so you can live anywhere and still earn everywhere.  This is especially valuable if you love to travel.  For example, one shrewd publisher realized that Panama was a great place to live so published information on Panama that sold Panama real estate seminars.

Other publishers reaped rich rewards selling information on their own country.  For example, there is currently a huge growth in domestic tourism.  Self publishers are in a position to do something about it… by selling U.S. knowledge everywhere!

Merri and I, for example, lived in Europe for years, then fell in love with Ecuador for 15 years.  We earned by publishing our experiences gained in each place.

Now in our 70s, we live in Smalltown USA. We love the peace and quiet, are closer to my mom, our children and grandchildren.  We still publish to sell!  In each phase of our lives, the publish-to-sell business allowed us to move and live where we desired.

Imagine what this type of business means if you love to travel.  Part of every trip you take can be tax deductible!  You can honestly write off every trip that is related to your publishing business.  Every journey can become a research oriented adventure and a tax deductible event

For example, you’ll see how when we reached retirement age, we slowed down our self publishing business but still earned $2,404725.98, tax free, over the next ten years.

Many benefits come in the form of reduced tax.  As a publisher, you’ll have one of the most respected and tax protected businesses in the country.  Other benefits come in the form of legal protection. Publishers are protected by 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.  The biggest benefits are the freedom, the independence to work wherever you choose in any field you desire.

The 2018 tax law means that you can create a publishing-to-sell business where you only pay tax on 80% of your income.

We created an entire system to help our readers have their own publish to sell business.  This system is unique because my wife, Merri, and I are unique.  We started our publishing business together.  Since we’re almost recluses, we decided to do the whole business by ourselves.  We began working at home.  Today, though we have tens of thousands of readers and have made millions, we still work at home and do not employ a single person.  When we switched to online publishing to sell, we added one business partner, our webmaster, who created and runs our website.  You’ll can learn how to do this in the course I am about to introduce.

May I introduce you to our course, “SELF-FULFILLED – How to Be a Publisher to Sell”.

The course teaches all you need to know on how to start and run your own publishing-to-sell business by yourself.  The first lessons in the course answers your questions and get you started!

This course can put you well on your way to publishing to sell and give you the freedom to live wherever you choose!  It covers the five secrets I mentioned above and the four additional secrets below:

Secret #6:  How to gain 1,000% returns.  See why some of the wealthiest families in the world today come from publishing.  Learn how margins can be so incredible that few would believe them.  This online course contains many case studies.  Case Study #3 for example shows one publisher who sold an idea delivered on one photocopied page.  His cost was only three cents, his selling price $12.50!

Secret #7:  How to create and market your product or find products to sell.  Learn 11 steps in creating the perfect product.  Understand how to review ideas, test focus, aim at markets.  See why you don’t have to write anything if you don’t want to!  Learn where and how to get your data and get others to write for you almost FREE.

For example, the course shows how one friend, before the Internet, never wanted to write and decided instead to publish on cassette tape.  He later switched to webinars.  He started part time and built a career that brought in millions and brought him to know some of the most interesting people.  Now of course publishers who do not want to write can use the internet.

Learn how marketing is the key to successful publishing and how to turn pennies into dollars with good marketing focus.  Gain samples of winning marketing pieces.  Learn 21 frequently committed marketing blunders and what to do about each.

You’ll learn how to turn advertising dollars into a fortune.  How to create your own ads.  When to use classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth.  See how to build a PR list and get thousands of dollars in free publicity.  I share my most secret results on recent mailings so you will know why sometimes you sell more units of a publication at $49 instead of $29.  I show how one couple used ads about retirement to supplement their retirement income and get free trips all over the world.

Secret #8: When to print, how to print and when to go online only.  How to print and fulfill.  Learn how to cut your printing bill in half by asking for quotes differently.  Learn tricks of the trade, how to get the best quality at the lowest price, why to avoid the biggest printer in town and why to avoid the franchise printers.

Secret #9: How to compute and use the Internet.  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 illiterate.  Merri and I have proven this!  The secrets in the course include a step-by-step approach on what to do.   Our partner, the internet expert includes what you need to know for online publishing.

The course contains information on how to use computers and the Internet for your publishing business.  For example you will learn how I have eliminated hundreds of thousands of dollars of printing and postage by switching all of my business onto the net.  We unlock all the secrets of publishing so you can have increased lasting income and reduced taxation.  This course is perfect for those with great computer skills and can help you learn how to focus these skills into a profitable publishing business.

However, the course also helps computer illiterates like myself and shows how to get your computer work done with no upfront cost.

I have created this course in an easy to understand style.  Everything is explained what to do in vivid detail.  We share all, how we have done it ourselves.  The course is full of publishing ideas and case studies.  You’ll learn about a pilot who published a book on the best airport cafes. All his flying became tax deductible!

You’ll see how one couple who loved an island wrote a guide on the place and made enough to buy a home on the beach there.

Another made millions with one simple legal idea.

I give names, resources and addresses of contacts in marketing, printing, plus attorneys, accountants, Internet whiz kids who can give help.

This course is not theoretical.  It describes on a step-by-step basis, how Merri and I built a million dollar international business in just 7 years and how you can do the same.

The course is designed so you can get your own publishing-to-sell business going, full or part time right away.  I’ll explain how and why by sharing one other amazing experience that makes this special offer available for you now so you can have the course for pennies on the dollar.

I have previously exposed this idea only to my readers and never to the general public.  We conducted a course charging $2,000.  Here are raves from delegates who have used our course.

For example, one delegate, a publisher from California said:  “Your publishing course is outstanding! Just two hours of study on Sunday alone were worth more than the price.”

An engineer from Ohio wrote, “Basically, I learned how to be a publisher, especially the selling and marketing implications. The course is absolutely worth the cost!”

A retired railway worker from Michigan said, “Your course opened my eyes to the merits, profits, and prestige of becoming a publisher, particularly the idea of publishing in Canada for distribution in the U.S. (for total tax protection).” An employed couple from New York wrote, “We found the course interesting and informative. We were inspired to start work on a booklet. When we came down, we had no idea on what to publish.” And an attorney from Germany stated, “What I like most is that it is a nuts and bolts course-not pie in the sky.” While a business woman from Atlanta exclaimed, “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).”

Merri and I have been overwhelmed by how much the course helped so we conducted another course and recorded it.  We then reproduced it in written form so it can be delivered entirely online at a huge reduction.  Though many readers have paid up to $2,000 for this course, you can start for only $299.

Here are some of the lessons you will learn in the online course:

Lesson #1:  A Day in the Life of a Publisher.  See how you can start with only a very small amount of money, work as little as four hours a day (if you are operating full time) even less if you start part time. Learn how two of my publishing friends, one an M.D.-the other a pilot ran their own money letters.  This gave them incredible tax protection, took them on many free, exotic trips, widened their perspective and field of friendships, helped them keep the money they were making in their fields and gave them a backup business that they loved for retirement.

Lesson #2:  How to Create Your Product.  Learn 11 steps in creating the perfect product.  Understand how to review ideas, test focus, aim at markets. See why you don’t have to write anything if you don’t want to!  Learn where and how to get your data and get others to write for you almost FREE.

Lesson #3:  How to Choose Your Format.  Some ideas are timeless and can be sold in a book for years on end.  Others are better in a magazine, newsletter or other periodic publication. Some products can just be lists, simple one page photocopied ideas or names and addresses. Understand when to print, record (on audio or video) and when to transfer through the Internet. Learn how to choose the format that suits you, full or part time.

Lesson #4:  How to Publish to Sell.  Learn how marketing is the key to successful publishing and how to turn pennies into dollars with good marketing focus.  Gain samples of winning marketing pieces.  Learn 21 frequently committed marketing mistakes and what to do about each. Know where and when to advertise (such as never near Easter-Christmas is OK).

You’ll learn how to turn a few advertising dollars into a fortune.  How to write or have ads written.  When to use classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth.  See how to build a PR list and get thousands of Dollars in free publicity.  Learn the tricks of the Internet to easily focus and capture a market there.

Lesson #5:  If You Print-How to Print?  Did you know that you can reduce your printing bill by half just asking for a job in the right way?  Learn all the tricks of the trade, how to get the best quality at the lowest price, why to avoid the biggest printer in town and why to avoid the franchise printers.  Learn how to choose the right graphics, correct paper, envelope, style, letter fonts.  When on demand printing is best.  Every Secret is included.

Lesson #6:  How to Fulfill.  This session is a practical guide on how to administer your business.  How to set up a computerized fulfilment system, get local families to do all your work for you and run your business (if you wish) from your home.  Learn how and why to use low and variable overheads, yet give one day turn-around delivery.  Learn when to choose delivery services, to fulfill yourself or build your own system…or when to simply fulfill via the Internet.

Lesson #7:  How to Finance.  Learn all you’ll need about the financial end, of the business, how to control physical or online inventory, keep overheads down, check ad results, get 30 day free credit and stay on top of your business.  Learn 11 hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.  The course and manual contain all these secrets and more.  The computer/internet workshop personalizes the knowledge so you can get started.

Who is This Course For?

This course is for those who would like their own publishing business for fun and profit but also helps business people, brokers and professionals, insurance agents and marketers who want to enhance their existing business or build a second source of income.

Publishing can be used to shift the cost of marketing into a profit center.  If you want your own full or part time publishing business, or want to build your existing business through publishing you should sign up for this course right now with a special pennies on the dollar offer.

This course is for individuals and couples.  You can order the course but your entire immediate family has permission to use it.  We include those who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  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 should take this course.  Plus those who love travel and want to turn their trips into profitable tax deductions!

Only those who really want to publish for profit or to expand their business should sign up for this course.  We have created a proposition where you cannot lose, but the course is not for idle curiosity.  We are giving away every business secret we possess and expect those who use it to reap fortunes in extra income, tax savings or expanded business. We expect this knowledge will change your life for the better.  You’ll gain extra income, more fun, adventure, friends, freedom, independence and prestige too.

Due to the enormous savings of an online course, you can start for only $299 with a full money back if not satisfied guarantee.

Merri and I have had a publish to sell business together for over 30 years and both of us were in publishing before we got together.  Merri’s publishing experience even outstrips mine and we spend a great deal of personal time continually updating the course as the publishing business evolves.  We have a successful publishing business with over 20,000 readers, so our updates are based on real time experience.

Are you interested in a publishing 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, this course is an absolute bargain.  You should sign up now!  Our goal and guarantee is that you will be able to run your own publishing business that publishes to sell.

Though many readers have paid up to $2,000 for this course, you can start for only $299.  You could not duplicate the computer and Internet knowledge for $2,000.  It covers what you need to get on the Net, how to use the Web to publish, how to define your Internet 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 20+ years on the net.  In many cases your tax savings will be five to ten times the cost of the system alone, plus you will learn how to gain thousands of FREEBEES and earn hundreds of thousands a year.

Our publish to sell business has brought us more wealth, satisfaction, fun and friendship than I imagined possible.  It has brought so much to my life, I would like to help everyone be in publishing and I hope you are one with whom I will have the pleasure sharing this exciting and profitable way of life!

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 to share all we know to help you start and run your own publishing business.

Don’t miss this opportunity.  Sign up with this special offer.

Our Guarantee

If you are not fully satisfied, you can cancel the course any time in the first two months.

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 over thirty years 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 everlasting residual income from you publications.

We unlock all the secrets of publishing so you can have increased lasting income and reduced taxation.  This course is perfect for those with great computer skills and can help you learn how to focus these skills into a profitable publishing business.

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. 

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

Gary

See Five Jamie Alexander healthy, delicious, quinoa-stevia recipes here

(1) Counting blessings versus burdens:

Increase Longevity with Thanks


Happy Thanksgiving.

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Artwork by Sandra Scott

I am thankful for these times, a wonderful family, incredible friends and am especially thankful for you.

I gain great feelings of purpose by sharing stimulating ideas and useful resources that can help us live healthier, more affluent and fulfilling lives.

Writers get to keep the original of their creations.  Readers get the copies, so I am rewarded over 20,000 times every day!

Here’s a tip for this day of celebration.

Be grateful.

To keep it simple I’ll just say… “be thankful”.

Gratitude feels good.  You’ll be happier and live longer.

There is scientific proof.

The abstract of research filed at the US National Library of Medicine titled “Counting blessings versus burdens: an experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life” (1) says:

Abstract

The effect of a grateful outlook on psychological and physical well-being was examined. In Studies 1 and 2, participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 experimental conditions (hassles, gratitude listing, and either neutral life events or social comparison); they then kept weekly (Study 1) or daily (Study 2) records of their moods, coping behaviors, health behaviors, physical symptoms, and overall life appraisals. In a 3rd study, persons with neuromuscular disease were randomly assigned to either the gratitude condition or to a control condition. The gratitude-outlook groups exhibited heightened well-being across several, though not all, of the outcome measures across the 3 studies, relative to the comparison groups. The effect on positive affect appeared to be the most robust finding. Results suggest that a conscious focus on blessings may have emotional and interpersonal benefits.

Stress is a major contributor to disease.  Any kind of stress:  weather, physical, bad food, money problems or simply a boss, spouse, friend or government being unfair can fog our thinking and clog the purity of our natural health.

The holiday season often adds stress and depression. There is such a dizzying array of added demands, parties, shopping, cleaning, cooking and entertaining, often with unwelcome guests.

Here are three tips to help be grateful instead of stressful over the holidays.

First, don’t let the holidays become a sloth’s free-for-all.  Eating too much… exercising too little, all adds to your stress and guilt.

Have a healthy snack before holiday parties so that you are not so tempted sweets fats and booze.  Get plenty of sleep and make sure you are physically active every day.

Second, accept life as it is.  Events, family and friends don’t always live up to all of our expectations.   Be more understanding.   If we don’t let our expectations control us, but look for ways to be grateful for life as it is, we can cut off stress before it starts.

Set aside grievances at least till after the holidays.  Let go!

Be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes wrong.  Chances are they’re feeling the effects of holiday stress and depression, too.

Third, take a breather.  Make some time for yourself.   Spend at least 20 minutes a day alone.  Clear your mind.  Slow your breathing.  Use some form of meditation (see one method below) to restore inner calm.

Here is a challenge.  We have 40 days from Thanksgiving  until we wake up on January 1, 2o18.   Look for 40 things to be grateful for, one a day.

Keep a log.   Record one thing you are thankful for each day.   Review and memorize the growing list.   Each time you feel a stressful situation… review the list mentally and be thankful.  You be happier and live longer if you do.

Gary

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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

 

(1) Counting blessings versus burdens:

Ecuador Christmas Roses


Bring Ecuador into your home this Christmas with fresh Ecuador roses delivered by Fedex or  UPS.

Merri and I will have fresh Ecuador roses as our Christmas decoration.

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Bloom.

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Fedex or UPS delivers them in the afternoon and we immediately put them in fresh water.  By the morning they are fully opened and incredible!  This is only a third of one order.

You can now have fresh Ecuador roses on your Christmas table or send them as gifts as well.

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Ecuador roses at our home during the holiday season.

Ecuador fresh cut Christmas Roses can be ordered from now until cut-off time Monday, December 19, at 11:59 AM EST.  Delivery of your Ecuador Christmas roses is Thursday, December 22nd, 2016.

Ecuador roses have extra large heads that open fully.

christmas roses

The colors are more intense.

christmas roses

You can have 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut (four days) roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people. We also love Ecuador’s beauty.  When an opportunity to send Ecuador roses and raise money for the poor occurred, we grab the chance.

I wrote about the roses, made a special offer and sold over 15,000 roses that raised $6,000 to help Ecuador’s poor. The money was used to provide schooling for gifted indigenous children and to buy an InFocus projector used in our free English classes for Ecuadorian children that the foundation provided.

So when a chance to offer Ecuador roses regularly, I thought, “Why not?”

There and then I decided to make a special offer.  Here it is.

The cost of roses, and especially delivery, has been rising, but we still offer four ways to get fresh cut roses to your home at really low rates and help create employment in Ecuador in the process.

I regret that Fedex cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

Fedex will deliver them to you within four days of being cut in Ecuador.  Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know.  We’ll give you a full refund.

To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered.  If you are not satisfied, they must be returned at the time of delivery.

There are four ways to obtain 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut roses and save.

25 farm choice $80.00

50 farm choice $90.00

100 farm choice $140.00

Or 25 red + 25 white $99.00

Red and…

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White.

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Colors come in batches of 25.  Orders of 25 have one color. Orders of 50 have two colors. Orders of 100 have four colors.

This is a batch of 100 fresh Ecuador roses that Merri and I enjoyed.

Dozens-of-roses

To order, click on your choice above.  Your order will be taken to our flower supplier who will follow your order from the farm to your home.  He will first email you a Fedex or UPS tracking number to coordinate your delivery time.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, Fedex or UPS will deliver your roses to you or your recipient on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016.

Premium Quality Roses

I inspected all the major websites offering roses and found when shipping was calculated, prices ranged from $259 to $135 for 50 roses from the best ranked websites.  These prices are far above ours because this is a service Merri and I offer to our readers and the people of Ecuador.  We are not in the rose business and don’t have to add markups.

Fresher Quality Roses

You do not give up quality for the lower price.  In fact the quality of your roses rises.

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito Airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated Fedex facility then flown to your Fedex destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

The longevity of the roses depends on the conditions they are kept and their care so a special instruction is included with your roses on how to make them last.

Christmas-roses

Here are some of my previous roses.  The head size is much larger than anything you see in a store and fresh Ecuador roses last much longer.

There are four ways to obtain 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut roses and save.

25 farm choice $80.00

50 farm choice $90.00

100 farm choice $140.00

Or 25 red + 25 white $99.00

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses you receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real,
green program that regularly spot check farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

We use fresh Ecuador roses at home and in business.

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Roses at  one of our seminars.

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We received three varieties and put micro bouquets on each table.

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Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-workers fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets , gloves, masks, etc
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…three great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador…the freshest…best roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your home.

There are four ways to obtain 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut roses and save.

25 farm choice $80.00

50 farm choice $90.00

100 farm choice $140.00

Or 25 red + 25 white $99.00

seminar-roses

These are fresh Ecuador roses delivered to our North Carolina office.

Longevity

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Ecuador roses keep on giving.  After they fade, I put them in a bowl like this and for many more days to enjoy their beauty.

ecuador-roses

Then I hang them in the kitchen to dry.

Dried-roses

We make our roses last a very long time because after they begin to wilt, we dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age and continue to use them.  Here are 100 dried Ecuador roses on our staircase in North Carolina.

Gary

Here are photos from our home of  different Ecuador roses that give a comparison of the colors you can receive.

Other roses in farm choice include these wonderful…bicolors…

ecuador-roses

in red and orange.  They are spectacular. Here is…

ecuador-roses

a dozen of the red/orange bi color roses.

ecuador-roses

25 red roses.

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Red roses.

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White roses in our dining room.

There are four ways to obtain 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut roses and save.

25 farm choice $80.00

50 farm choice $90.00

100 farm choice $140.00

Or 25 red + 25 white $99.00

 

Last Day for Ecuador Thanksgiving Roses


Bring Ecuador into your home this Thanksgiving with fresh Ecuador roses delivered by Fedex or  UPS.

This is the last day that our Ecuador flower supplier can accept Ecuador rose orders for Thanksgiving.

Merri and I will have fresh Ecuador roses as our Thanksgiving decoration.

ecuador-roses

bloom.

ecuador-roses

Fedex or UPS delivers them in the afternoon and we immediately put them in fresh water.  By the morning they are fully opened and incredible!  This is only a third of one order.

You can now have fresh Ecuador roses on your Thanksgiving table or send them as gifts as well.

Our rose supplier just sent this note:  Gary, Thanksgiving is on Thursday November  24th so we will deliver roses on Tuesday, November 22nd.  and price when we let the farm choose the colors sent..  We will close sales today.

Ecuador roses have extra large heads that open fully.

christmas roses

The colors are more intense.

christmas roses

You can have 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut (four days) roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska but must order for Thanksgiving roses today.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people. We also love Ecuador’s beauty.  When an opportunity to send Ecuador roses and raise money for the poor occurred, we grab the chance.

I wrote about the roses, made a special offer and sold over 15,000 roses that raised $6,000 to help Ecuador’s poor. The money was used to provide schooling for gifted indigenous children and to buy an InFocus projector used in our free English classes for Ecuadorian children that the foundation provides.

So when a chance to offer Ecuador roses regularly, I thought, “Why not?”

There and then I decided to make a special offer.  Here it is.

The cost of roses, and especially delivery, has been rising, but we still offer four ways to get  fresh cut roses to your home at really low rates and help create employment in Ecuador in the process.

I regret that Fedex cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

Fedex will deliver them to you within four days of being cut in Ecuador.  Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know.  I’ll give you a full refund.

To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered.  If you are not satisfied, they must be returned at the time of delivery.

There are four ways to obtain 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut roses and save.

#1:  Order 25 fresh cut Ecuador roses farm choice of color ($80).  To order, click here.

#2: Order 50 fresh cut Ecuador roses farm choice of color ($90).  To order click here.

#3: Order 100 roses farm choice of color insteadThis reduces shipping and the price is only $140 for 100 roses. You save $40 from the 50 rose price.  To order click here.

#4:  Order 50 Thanksgiving Mix (2 different colors) 1 high & magic + 1 hot pink. ($99).  To order click here.

roses

Hot pink and Bicolor orange.

Colors come in batches of 25.  Orders of 25 have one color. Orders of 50 have two colors. Orders of 100 have four colors.

This is a batch of 100 fresh Ecuador roses that Merri and I enjoyed.

Dozens-of-roses

To order, click on your choice above.  Your order will be taken to our flower supplier who will follow your order from the farm to your home.  He will first email you a Fedex tracking number to coordinate your delivery time.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, Fedex will deliver your roses to you or your recipient on Tuesday, November 22nd.

Premium Quality Roses

I inspected all the major websites offering roses and found when shipping was calculated, prices ranged from $259 to $135 for 50 roses from the best ranked websites.  These prices are far above ours because this is a service Merri and I offer to our readers and the people of Ecuador. We are not in the rose business and don’t have to add markups.

Fresher Quality Roses

You do not give up quality for the lower price.  In fact the quality of your roses rises.

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito Airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated Fedex facility then flown to your Fedex destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

The longevity of the roses depends on the conditions they are kept and their care so a special instruction is included with your roses on how to make them last.

Christmas-roses

Here are some of my previous Thanksgiving roses.  The head size is much larger than anything you see in a store and Fresh Ecuador roses last much longer.

There are four ways to obtain 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut roses and save.

#1:  Order 25 fresh cut Ecuador roses farm choice of color ($80).  To order, click here.

#2: Order 50 fresh cut Ecuador roses farm choice of color ($90).  To order click here.

#3: Order 100 roses farm choice of color instead. This reduces shipping and the price is only $140 for 100 roses. You save $40 from the 50 rose price.  To order click here.

#4:  Order 50 Thanksgiving Mix (2 different colors) 1 high & magic + 1 hot pink. ($99).  To order click here.

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses you receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real,
green program that regularly spot check farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

We use fresh Ecuador roses at home and in business.

ecuador-roses

Roses at  one of our seminars.

ecuador-roses

We received three varieties and put micro bouquets on each table.

ecuador-roses

Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-workers fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets , gloves, masks, etc
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…three great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador…the freshest…best roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your home.

There are four ways to obtain 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut roses and save.

#1:  Order 25 fresh cut Ecuador roses farm choice of color ($80).  To order, click here.

#2: Order 50 fresh cut Ecuador roses farm choice of color ($90).  To order click here.

#3: Order 100 roses farm choice of color instead. This reduces shipping and the price is only $140 for 100 roses. You save $40 from the 50 rose price.  To order click here.

#4:  Order 50 Thanksgiving Mix (2 different colors) 1 high & magic + 1 hot pink. ($99).  To order click here.

seminar-roses

These are fresh Ecuador roses delivered to our North Carolina office.

Longevity

Fwd: ecuador-easter-roses

Ecuador roses keep on giving.  After they fade, I put them in a bowl like this and for many more days of enjoy their beauty.

ecuador-roses

Then I hang them in the kitchen to dry.

Dried-roses

We make our roses last a very long time because after they begin to wilt, we dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age and continue to use them. Here are 100 dried Ecuador roses on our stair case in North Carolina.

Gary

Here are photos from our home of  different Ecuador roses that give a comparison of the colors you can receive.

Other roses in farm choice include these wonderful…bicolors…

ecuador-roses

in red and orange.  They are spectacular. Here is…

ecuador-roses

a dozen of the red/orange bi color roses.

ecuador-roses

25 red roses.

ecuador-roses

Red roses.

ecuador-roses

White roses in our dining room.

There are four ways to obtain 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut roses and save.

#1:  Order 25 fresh cut Ecuador roses farm choice of color ($80).  To order, click here.

#2: Order 50 fresh cut Ecuador roses farm choice of color ($90).  To order click here.

#3: Order 100 roses farm choice of color instead. This reduces shipping and the price is only $140 for 100 roses. You save $40 from the 50 rose price.  To order click here.

#4:  Order 50 Thanksgiving Mix (2 different colors) 1 high & magic + 1 hot pink. ($99).  To order click here.

Thanksgiving on The Equator


An Ecuadorian time of thanksgiving has a timely message now.

We have also have had the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving in many countries, from Ecuador to England to Hong Kong. We especially enjoy this day because no one outside the US recognizes Thanksgiving Day in November as an official holiday.  This gives us an opportunity to share a beautiful American tradition with other cultures.

Our family is so wide spread…five kids: in Oregon, Florida, London and Bristol, England, can rarely all unite for Thanksgiving.  Since everyone globally likes feasts, we find it easy and delightful to create a larger family.

We often use the day to invite friends, wherever we are, to share our turkey, dressing, cranberries and pumpkin pie (though there have been challenges finding the ingredients at times – one year in Gloucestershire, we had to settle for making a yam pie as there were no pumpkins!)  Many from other nations have left our Thanksgiving table knowing the true heart of America better after sharing this traditional meal with us.

This is a wonderful…simple way to enjoy friends and expand goodwill worldwide for which we are truly thankful.

Ecuador does not celebrate Thanksgiving but while living on the Equator, Merri and I learned a great lesson about the importance of having a thankful attitude.

This was the year 2000.  Merri and I were spending an entire winter at our Ecuadorian plantation with a shaman and his apprentices.

The shaman and his apprentices stayed in the plantation house. We lived in this crumbling 10’x 10′ hut, no electricity, no phone and no hot water…for months just so we could have privacy and to be more or less in nature.

Ecuador-Thanksgiving

Our goal was to understand how the lifestyle of the indigenous equator  and how the residents really lived, thought and felt.  We did not expect how much we would learn.

Though the apprentices had no material wealth and earned about $30 a month, the joy and happiness during that time with those people was infectious, laughter always just waiting to bubble over at any event.

Then one day around thanksgiving the Ecuador’s economy literally came to a shrieking halt.  Almost everything shot down.

The country ran out of gas.  The banks were closed.  The shaman and the apprentices lost every penny they had in the banks.  Upon learning this, the shaman called for a mingo (this word means circle and represents a meeting) where he performed a ceremony of thanks for all the change that these losses would bring.

Later after the meeting we sat on the front porch and looked out, over this view.

Ecuador-Thanksgiving

We watched the setting sun, dropping in a burst of purple and mauve. The wind was warm and a symphony of insects gave a serenade. This now penniless shaman looked over and whispered. “Life is good”.

Changes in his financial life did not rob him of a penny’s worth of living.  He felt what others considered a loss with gratitude.

I can’t put in words what a sense of peace and harmony rolled over us as we looked down at the lushness of the valley below, the mists rising, the waterfalls folding in lacy cascades, bird songs trilling through the clear air.  The river although far below us was a great bubbling sound along with the strangeness of some of the bird calls. This was a joy we had not felt since we were kids.

As Merri and I enjoy this day of thanks, we feel that our thankfulness is heightened due to our sharing Thanksgiving with other cultures that have helped us learn to be thankful, about everything…even though they may seem negative at the time.

We cannot thank you enough!  We look forward with great joy to sharing more ideas in the year ahead with you. If we can in some way make your life more joyous and help you laugh, learn and be grateful, we will truly be blessed. There is such beauty on this earth and in this world at this time. We feel privileged to be able to share it with you.

Gary

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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

 

Last Week for Ecuador Thanksgiving Roses


There are just a few days left to order Ecuador premium roses for Thanksgiving.

Here is a word from our Ecuador rose and export expert, Roberto Ribadeneira.

You can enjoy Premium Ecuador roses this Thanksgiving because prices are even lower than last year.

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We want everyone to enjoy roses so we decided to provide a discount for the Thanksgiving Premium Roses.

Thanksgiving is a special time to get together with family and friends and reunite with those you love.  Enjoy the elegance of special roses from Ecuador. Ecuador’s high mountains on the equator create the best growing conditions in the world and we have sent many tens of thousands of roses to Gary Scott US readers over the years.

You’ll love Ecuador’s roses in your  home for Thanksgiving.  They brighten the room with amazing colors and are a perfect match for a celebration dinner party.

Even if you are away from home for Thanksgiving, you can still send Ecuadorian Roses.

We ship roses to any zip code in the USA.   You can send roses to your house, office, or to your friends and loved ones to say “Happy Holidays”  You can have us include a card with your message.

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When you buy Ecuador Roses you help Ecuador.  We only ship roses from Fair Trade Certified plantations that have the highest of standards.  Workers receive a good salary, transportation, breakfast, lunch, sport facilities, computer labs and medical care.

Save  by receiving roses directly from the source.  Your roses are shipped by FedEX or UPS air so they are only four days from the farm.  Your roses are packed and labeled at the farm and shipped from there direct to you, so no middleman delays their freshness.

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Your Thanksgiving roses will be the most beautiful because Ecuador Premium Roses arrive faster, are fresher and last longer than anything you can purchase at a florist or in a store.

You also receive instructions on how to care for your roses so they last as long as possible.

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Your roses are shipped to arrive on November 24 just in time for Thanksgiving.  If you want them on a different day, please elaborate on the “comment sections” at the end of the checkout.  If you would like to include a note with the Roses, also write the message on the “comment” section.

Order 50 farm choice Thanksgiving Roses: $90.00

Order here, 25 farm choice Thanksgiving Roses: $80.00

Order here, 100 farm choice Thanksgiving Roses: $145

Thank you for your order!  Roberto

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Fresh Ecuador Thanksgiving Roses


Fresh cut, premium Ecuador roses can add an extra celebration to your Thanksgiving holiday.

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Fill your house with beauty.

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We love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people. We also love Ecuador’s beauty.  When an opportunity to send Ecuador roses and raise money for the poor occurred, we grab the chance.

I originally wrote about the roses, made a special offer and sold over 15,000 roses that raised $6,000 to help Ecuador’s poor.  The money was used to provide schooling and university for gifted indigenous children and to buy an InFocus projector used in our free English classes for Ecuadorian children that the foundation provided.

Enjoy 50 or 100 fresh cut roses to your home at really low rates and help create employment in Ecuador in the process.

I regret that UPS or FedEx cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

UPS and/or FedEx  will deliver them to you within four days of being cut in Ecuador.  Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the UPS (or FedEx) driver and let me know.  Our flower supplier will give you a full refund.

To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with UPS/FedEx when they are delivered.  If you are not satisfied, they must be returned at the time of delivery.

During Thanksgiving, the flower growers can only send farm choice color combinations.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, UPS and/or FedEx will deliver your roses to you or your recipient on Tuesday or Wednesday, November 24 or 25, 2015.

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All photos on this page have been delivered Ecuador roses to our home.

There is exquisite beauty and pure luxury with 50 (or 100) roses compared to a dozen.

I love roses. Having 50 allows me to make my bouquets purely out of roses. 50 roses also allows me really incredible bouquets.

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This is just one bouquet of 12 fresh Ecuador roses.  I put out a few on their own. 36 or 86 more roses to go!

The roses arrive…

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tightly packed… 25 per bundle. You get one one bundle for 25 roses, two bundles for 50 and four bundles for 100 Ecuador roses.

Each bundle will be a different color.

Then they open…

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full…colorful and…

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radiant. This is another 12 roses sitting on my chess table (that I photographed a week after I put them out). This leaves me 24 (or 74) more roses to go for a spectacular two dozen rose bouquet something like this.

Even after the flowers lose some of their oomph I reorganize them and use as table settings.

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Here are roses that had drooped after a couple of weeks so I put them in water in a shallow bowl and we enjoyed them for another week.

As the roses age, I also hang them up to…

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dry and make bouquets of dried roses and feathers.

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For the holidays, fresh Ecuador roses… delivered by UPS or FedEx to your home offering beauty, longevity and great value.

Order any of these arrangements before  Noon, Friday November 20, 2015 and receive them on the Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving, November 24 or 25, 2105.

Order Farm Choice Roses

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Order 50 farm choice Thanksgiving Roses: $90.00

Order here, 25 farm choice Thanksgiving Roses: $80.00

Order here, 100 farm choice Thanksgiving Roses: $145

Thank you for your order!  Roberto

Merri and I send our best wishes for happy holidays ahead and look forward to sharing this special season with you.

Gary

Learn how to export Ecuador roses.

Ecuador Export Update

Here is a note from Roberto Ribadeneira about Export Tours to Ecuador.

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When you join the Export Tour from Ecuador, you’ll find that Ecuador is not only a beautiful place to visit, but is a good place to do business.

On this Export Tour, there is a wide range of products in various different towns north of Quito.  Let’s have a quick look at what we do before we show you the schedule.

Upon arriving to Quito (Ecuador’s capital), we will take you to Cotacachi, where we base our tours in search for amazing products.

You will be presented with lots of amazing artisans that create unique products of great quality.  There are hundreds of different items that we will explore and numerous ideas that we will share  with you.

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Most of the craftsman that we introduce to you are people that live in rural areas, that are hardworking and that make their products by hand. This means that the quality is outstanding but also that we have the flexibility to make small orders and/or big orders.

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Schedule

You will arrive at Quito’s airport, which is brand new and also the most important one in Ecuador. Depending on your time of arrival, we either take you to a hotel in downtown Quito (which is about 40 minutes from the airport) or travel from there directly to Cotacachi.

Cotacachi is one hour and thirty minutes north from Quito. The road is also new and there you will see a beautiful landscape surrounded by mountains. Cotacachi is warm during the day, a little cold at night, so bringing sweaters is recommended.

We will spend three full days exploring products and towns around Imbabura’s Province. Most of the towns that we visit are small and full of kind people. Most of the workers that we visit work from home.

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After the three day tour, we will take you back to Quito if you like to stay there, but if you would want to explore other cities, we will take you to the airport in Quito.

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Tour Day 1:  Leave from Quito to Cotacachi at 09:00.

Starts 12:00 in Cotacachi: visit to leather town, what products you can make in leather, suppliers, manufacturers and ideas on what you can make.

Lunch break: 14:00 – 15:00.

16:00:  Go to San Antonio de Ibarra, see the wood products, manufacturers and designs that we can export from Ecuador.
18:00 ending.

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Tour Day 2:  Starts at 10:00 after breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Otavalo for Tagua and Textiles, see manufacturers, get products to make, personal labels, volume, etc.

Meet with supplier for new products to make high-end tagua items, new products of bamboo, baby blankets, baby products, Christmas products. Products made of Alpaca, specific designs.

13:00: Lunch.

14:00: Talk to cargo agency, see packing, costs, how to ship, taxes, etc.

15:00: Visit manufacturer for handmade sweaters, shawls, and other textiles, he can make specific designs for you.

17:00: Create a website, a shopping cart, manage logistic, storage and shipping cost with FedEx or Mail Service.

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Tour Day 3:  Starts at 10:00 after breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Otavalo Market, fair day. See all the products available, purchase items for business, talk to all the vendors, see different products, low cost textiles, low cost jewelry, ponchos, sweaters, shawls, products for under $2 a piece.

12:00:  Tagua, jewelry, what designs you can make, cost of personalized items. Jewelry store for Tagua products, which they create designs for inexpensive jewelry.

13:00:  14:00 lunch.

15:00:  see rugs, alpaca products, honey products, flowers, etc.

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*    We change the schedule depending on what you would like to see. We found out that some people show more interest in certain products so we spend more time showing them those items. We always adjust to what will be most beneficial to you.

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Towns to visit.

Among the towns that we will show you:
Cotacachi
Otavalo
Iluman
San Antonio de Ibarra
Ibarra
Cuicocha
Atuntaqui

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Products to see:
Tagua
Alpaca
Textiles, such as ponchos, sweaters, shirts, table runners, table cloths, etc.
Bamboo
Wood products
Leather, such as duffle bags, purses, jackets, accessories, shoes, etc.
Jewelry at the Otavalo market, such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc.
Art, paintings on different materials and styles, textiles manufactured at Atuntaqui.

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Optional

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If you are also interested in the flower business, we can show you a beautiful rose farm, that takes around 2-3 hours for the tour, so we recommend doing that if you are interested in that area of business. Most farms are in towns about 40 minutes north of Quito, either Cayambe or Tabacundo. It is a great experience, and you will get to see how they grow roses and the fields.

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Extras

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We also encourage people to bring ideas of products that you want to make and things you want to create. There may be purses that you want to design, hand made leather jackets or a certain wood carvings. There are also other ideas to explore like creating ponchos with your own University’s colors or bracelets with school’s colors.  Perhaps you want to engage in corporate products and want to have beautiful leather laptop bags with special logos, or different colors or a unique design.

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You can talk to the manufacturers and get the pricing on items, timing of when they will be ready, and what they can do.

We will also show you how to calculate the pricing, how to do the packing and what better way to ship items from Ecuador to the USA. This way it will be easier for you to know the costs and put the right sales price for your customers.

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All the contacts and information for everything that we see and all the manufacturers is yours. This will allow you in the future to contact them directly and work with them if you like. So you
will be able to work with the suppliers on your own if that is what you choose.

There are thousands of ideas that we can explore, and also hundreds of products that we can make. Not only you will find that working with people in Ecuador is a great experience, but also that we are able to create amazing homemade products for every need.

Once you get to see how people work and the help that everyone buying from them brings, you will get a better idea on the progress that exporting from Ecuador brings to this people. You will get beautiful products and in exchange people in Ecuador will work very hard, and also be rewarded with a better quality of life.

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We do hope to get to see you soon on this business adventure.  Roberto

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Individual Export Tour for one $799 or a couple $999

Please call me at 1-888-482-3850 or Email me at roberto_ribadeneira@me.com

Life is Good


Life is good and we have more to be thankful for than we can imagine.

Over 45 years of living, working and traveling abroad, Merri and I have been honored to enjoy the celebrations of many cultures.

Here we celebrate the serving of guinea pig with the mother of our Godson at his Christening in Cotacachi.

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We have also have had the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving in many countries, from Ecuador to England to Germany to Hong Kong. We especially enjoy this day because it gives us an opportunity to share in return a beautiful American tradition with other cultures.

Since others outside the US don’t recognize this Thanksgiving Day in November as an official holiday, we love to spread the thought of it ourselves.

Our family is so wide spread…the five kids, in Oregon, Florida, London and Bristol England, we can rarely all unite for Thanksgiving. Since everyone… globally… likes feasts, we find it easy and delightful to create a larger family.

We often use the day to invite friends, wherever we are, to share our turkey, dressing, cranberries and pumpkin pies.  This has created challenges finding the ingredients at times.  One year in Gloucestershire, we had to settle for making a yam pie as there were no pumpkins.  Many from other nations have left our Thanksgiving table knowing the true heart of America better after sharing this traditional meal with us.

This is a wonderful…simple way to enjoy friends and expand goodwill worldwide for which we are truly thankful.

Ecuador does not celebrate Thanksgiving but during these times of economic correction, Thanksgiving in Ecuador can be special. My wife, Merri, and I learned this because Ecuadorians have such a special, thankful attitude. Merri and I were spending an entire winter at our Ecuadorian plantation with this shaman. We walked the cloud forest with him daily and his apprentices as we learned.  Here we are on one of these treks.

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The shaman and his apprentices stayed in our plantation house. We lived in this crumbling 10’x 10′ hut, no electricity, no phone and no hot water…for all those months.

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Our goal was to understand how these people really lived, thought and felt. We did not expect how much to learn, how much we truly are blessed in life and how much we have to be thankful for.

Though the apprentices had no material wealth and earned about $30 a month, the joy and happiness during that time with those people was infectious, laughter always just waiting to bubble over at any time.

Then one day around Thanksgiving the country’s economy literally shut down. I mean almost everything shut down.

Gas ran out and all the banks were closed. The shaman and the apprentices lost every penny they had in the banks. Upon learning this, the shaman called for a mingo (this word means circle and represents a meeting) where he performed a ceremony of thanks for all the change that these losses would bring.

Later after the meeting we sat on the front porch and looked out, over this view.

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We watched the setting sun, dropping in a burst of purple and mauve. The wind was warm and a symphony of insects gave a serenade. This now penniless shaman looked over and whispered. “Life is good”.

Changes in his financial life did not rob him of a penny’s worth of living. He felt what others considered a loss with gratitude.

I can’t put in words what a sense of peace and harmony rolled over us as we looked down at the lushness of the valley below, the mists rising, the waterfalls folding in lacy cascades, bird songs trilling through the clear air. The river although far below us was a great bubbling sound along with the strangeness of some of the bird calls. This was a joy we had not felt since we were kids.

As Merri and I enjoy this day of thanks, we feel that our thankfulness is heightened due to our sharing Thanksgiving with other cultures that have helped us learn to be thankful, about everything…even though events may seem negative at the time.

We cannot thank you enough! We look forward with great joy to sharing more ideas in the year ahead with you. If we can in some way make your life more joyous and help you laugh, learn and be grateful, we will truly be blessed. There is such beauty on this earth and in this world at this time. We feel privileged to be able to share it with you.

Gary

Two days left to enroll as an early bird for the Winter 2014 Super Thinking + Spanish course and save $200.

Learn Spanish in Three Days ONLINE

The “Learn Spanish in Three Day Course” is now available online.

Read below to see why we are offering our Super Spanish course online for the first time.

Speaking Spanish is a huge benefit on its own.  You can become one of the rare North Americans who can get along in Spanish speaking countries.  You can be one of the special people who can communicate with 10 million non-English speakers in the USA.  Spanish is the second most used language in the USA.  There are more Spanish speakers than speakers of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Hawaiian, and the Native American languages combined.  According to the Census Bureau, Spanish is the primary language of nearly 50 million people in the US.  This is the largest Spanish-speaking community outside of Mexico. Only half of these speakers also speak English “very well,” and 19% do not speak Spanish at all.

You can tap into all this potential when you speak Spanish.  Yet there are more benefits.

An article in England’s leading newspaper, the Telegraph, entitled “Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism” (1) sum up the biggest benefit of learning a second language and increased intelligence.  The article says: “Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for traveling.  It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English.  Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process.  The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.”

The article then explains studies that show seven cognitive advantages gained from learning a foreign language.

#1:  You become smarter
#2:  You build multitasking skills
#3:  You stave off Alzheimer’s and dementia
#4:  Your memory improves
#5:  You become more perceptive
#6:  Your decision-making skills improve
#7:  You improve your English

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way.

Though you may choose to take more time using this course to learn Spanish, thousands of our readers have learned at our Spanish courses.

There is a scientific method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books that create educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

This method was created and refined by the Bulgarian educational master, Georgi Lozanov, who transformed the entire Soviet educational system to such a degree that this third world country beat the USA into space.

Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside of Bulgaria who were allowed to be taught this system in the early 70s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for  four decades. It was a delight!

Merri and I began integrating these techniques with other shamanic and educational tactics we had gained in our global travels and then applied them to teach Spanish in three days.

The course has been proven again and again by the thousands who have used this system.  You can read a few of the many raves we have received from delegates who have learned from the Super Thinking Spanish course we created.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

 “The stress free atmosphere and tons of interaction and participation were very conducive to learning.  The relaxation techniques alone are worth the price.  The fact that I can now feel more comfortable conversing in Spanish with my new friends and neighbors is priceless.  Muchas, muchas gracias.”

“I loved the relaxed environment.  I picked up quite a lot of new vocabulary.  I found this course very informative about how the language works, how I can make sentences and understand others better!  Muchas Gracias!  I had a call from Telcel (the local phone company) after our second class and I was able to speak and understand them for the first time. Despacio (meaning slowly) … a great word!  Everyone should take this course before they pick up bad habits.”

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!”

“I liked the laid back yet professional approach.  I highly recommend this new, relaxing method of learning Spanish,  I feel a lot more confident in the delivery of my words and sentences. It was taught in an excellent and very professional way.

“It was a very enjoyable class.”

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.  Merri Scott was among just a few who learned directly from Lozanov.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read the sentence?  You now know hundreds of Spanish words that you will never forget.

See examples of the words you already know below.

How long would have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

This is just one of seventeen Spanish lessons in the course.

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

Then, the third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

By the end of three days you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.  The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know .  

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   This is available at the highly reduced price of $79.

I’ll be in touch personally via email with each person who signs up for this course to see how it works or what is required to make it better.  Once this test is complete, we plan to offer the program on a larger scale and at a much higher price.

The ONLINE course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

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Here are more testimonials from previous Super Spanish Courses.

Maggie wrote: It didn’t really seem possible that we would be speaking and understanding Spanish in only 3 days but the course made it happen in a very supportive learning environment.  I would highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to learn “practical Spanish”.  The teaching methods, use of relaxation, the use of native Spanish speakers for pronunciation and the teachers themselves who were approachable and helpful and always positive made this a very valuable class.

This course improved my self confidence in my ability to learn and retain a language.  It was presented with genuine enthusiasm, great energy and the style of learning is very effective. Gracias!  It was a great experience.

Nadine wrote: “Just spent the last 3 days in the most wonderful learning environment learning Spanish.  What an amazing learning experience!!  First day out of class and I could not stop thinking in Spanish WOW!!  I am amazed by how much I learned, retained and how much more is showing up now that I am out of class.  And the best part is THERE WAS NO STUDYING!! Indeed this is Super Thinking!!!  I would highly recommend this to anyone that has ever had a desire to learn another language or learn anything in record time.

And a few days after that ….  As I went through my day, just hanging out with my son, I could see myself starting to think in Spanish.  At first I thought it was amusing but as it continued and increased I thought “My goodness this is really remarkable amazing” It was really an effortless unfolding.  I wasn’t at any point “trying” to think in Spanish, just words I knew would fly across the screen in my mind.  And then this afternoon, my son cuddled up on the couch to watch some cartoons on his ipad and was watching Peppa Pig in Spanish…hmm coincidence?  I think not, I’m radiating Spanish so much that my son is being influenced!  Thanks a million again.  This weekend the best learning experience of my life!!

If you have ever had a desire to learn Spanish this is the way to do it!  By the end of the first day I had more confidence and more practical ability than I had from any previous courses I had taken.  It was fun and relaxed and full of laughter.  You will leave this class excited to use what you have learned.  Rather than leaving overwhelmed with how much you have yet to learn and master, you are equipped with the knowledge and know how to go out and communicate as well as the excitement to do it!”

Gary noted:  “The whole approach is positive and conducive to learning at a level that benefits ALL participants.  It is not intimidating and does not set up a pass/fail atmosphere.  The presenters are terrific and the results unbelievable.  It was relaxed, informal, friendly and effective.”

Twila said:  “This class provided a very refreshing and relaxed way of learning.  The atmosphere felt very safe to say the words you were practicing.  I learned a lot in a way that will make it easy to apply.  Starting with conversation is way more fun.  How quickly you can learn!  It was a great group, great instructors and great stories.

The atmosphere in the classroom was so relaxed that learning Spanish felt like a breeze and not like a painful task.  The relaxation exercises are really conducive to language learning.  We learned A LOT in a short time and it was fun and the environment was non-threatening.”

Brigitte sent this:  “Buenos Dias, Suzanne. su clase de espanol es excelente! Muchas Gracias!  
I have already done what you suggested and went into the program listening to the music and going over the lessons.  I know: Repetition……reinforcement…..thinking in the new language….it’s all part of it.  I loved your course and will certainly recommend it to friends.  Who knows….I might feel the urge and have the opportunity to repeat it at your beautiful place in Puerto Aventuras…..Quien sabe? Hasta otro dia y saludos a su familia.”

Marie wrote:  “I would highly recommend this course.  The amount covered in 3 days is amazing!  All with no stress.  The correlation lessons and pronunciation practice has greatly reduced my anxiety to go out and use my Spanish.  I really enjoyed the whole process and thank you for the take away tools.”

Learn Spanish online $79

Gary

Here is the English translation of a few of the many Spanish words you now know and will never forget.  How long would it have taken you to memorize them?  How soon would you forget?

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example, action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

Some more of these words:  Combination, Attrition, Education, Vacation, Petition, Lotion, Motion, Construction, Abduction, Pronunciation, Concentration and a ton of others!

Learn Spanish online $79

(1) www.telegraph.co.uk Benefits-of-bilingualism.html

Fresh Thanksgiving Ecuador Roses


It is time to order Thanksgiving Fresh Ecuador roses.

Order 25 fresh cut Ecuador Thanksgiving roses for $79 here.

Order the 50 fresh cut Ecuador Thanksgiving roses for $91 here.

Save $53.  Order 100 fresh cut Ecuador Thanksgiving roses for $129 here.

Save $41. Subscribe Ecuador Living Premium Service (normally $119).   Get your subscription and Ecuador Thanksgiving rose order at half price. $169 total.

When Merri and I receive fresh Ecuador roses, they are beautiful. We immediately place them in fresh water so they can…

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bloom.

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By the morning they are fully opened and incredible!  This is only a third of one order.

You can now have fresh Ecuador roses yourself or send them as gifts as well.

You can have 25,  50 or 100 fresh cut (four days) roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people. We also love Ecuador’s beauty.  When an opportunity to send Ecuador roses and raise money for the poor occurred, we grabbed the chance.

I wrote about the roses, made a special offer and sold over 15,000 roses that raised $6,000 to help Ecuador’s poor. The money was used to provide schooling and university for gifted indigenous children and to buy a  InFocus projector used in our free English classes for Ecuadorian children that the foundation provides.

So when a chance to offer Ecuador roses regularly, I thought, “Why not?”

There and then I decided to make a special offer.  Here it is.

The cost of roses, and especially delivery, have been rising, but we still offer three ways to get 50 or 100 fresh cut roses to your home at really low rates and help create employment in Ecuador  in the process.

I regret that UPS cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

UPS will deliver them to you within four days of being cut in Ecuador. Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the UPS driver and let me know. I’ll give you a full refund.

To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with UPS when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied they must be returned at the time of delivery. 

There are three ways to obtain fresh cut Thanksgiving roses and save.

#1: We provide a service called Ecuador Living to assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.

#2: Order 100 roses instead. This reduces shipping and the price is only $129 for 100 roses. You save $53.

#3: Subscribe to Ecuador Living Premium Service with your first rose order, I’ll reduce the 25 rose price from $79 so you get fresh cut, premium roses and save $29.

To order, click on your choice below. I will forward your order to our flower supplier who will follow your order from the farm to your home.  He will first email you a UPS tracking number.

During Thanksgiving the flower growers can only send farm choice color combinations.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, UPS will deliver your roses to you or your recipient on Tuesday or Wednesday November 26 or 27.

Order 25 fresh cut Ecuador Thanksgiving roses for $79 here.

Order the 50 fresh cut roses for $91 here.

Save $53.  Order 100 fresh cut roses for $129 here.

Save $41. Subscribe Ecuador Living Premium Service (normally $119).   Get your subscription and first rose order. $169 total.

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All photos on this page are delivered Ecuador roses to our home.

There is exquisite beauty and pure luxury with 50 (or 100) roses compared to a dozen.

I love roses. Having 50 allows me to make my bouquets purely out of roses. 50 roses allows me really incredible bouquets.

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This is just one bouquet  of 12 fresh Ecuador roses.  38 (or 88) roses to go!

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I put out a few on their own.  36 or 86 more roses to go!

The roses arrive…

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tightly packed… 25 per bundle.  You get two bundles… unless you want to spend the extra $40 and get 100 Ecuador roses.

Then they open…

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full…colorful and…

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radiant. This is another 12 roses sitting on my chess table (that I photographed a week after I put them out). This leaves me 24 (or 74) more roses to go for…

a spectacular two dozen rose bouquet

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something like this or…

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this one is our dining room.

Even after the flowers lose some of their oomph I reorganize them and use as…

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table settings.

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Here are roses that had drooped after a couple of weeks so I put them in water in a shallow bowl and enjoyed them for another week.

As the roses age,  I also hang them up to…

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dry and make bouquets of dried roses and feathers.

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For the holidays, fresh Ecuador roses… delivered by UPS to your home… offer beauty, longevity and great value.

Roberto Ribadeniera, our flower supplier, just sent this note about Thanksgiving roses.

Gary,  We are placing all orders for Thanksgiving to be delivered on November 26.  The last order date is November 22 at Midnight EST.

The final day to order Thanksgiving roses is November 22, 2013…  at midnight EST so this is the last day to place your order.

You can order in one of four ways.

Order 25 fresh cut Ecuador Thanksgiving roses for $79 here.

Order the 50 fresh cut Ecuador Thanksgiving roses for $91 here.

Save $53.  Order 100 fresh cut Ecuador Thanksgiving roses for $129 here.

Save $41. Subscribe Ecuador Living Premium Service (normally $119).   Get your subscription and Ecuador Thanksgiving rose order at $169 total.

Merri and I send our best wishes for happy holidays ahead and look forward to sharing this special season with you.

Gary

 

We can be Thankful for Nature’s Way


Happy Thanksgiving!  Even if you are not in the U.S. be thankful for nature’s way.

Thank you for joining us.

No turkeys at this site today… and no specials at this site on Black Friday.

Instead this shot of our hound Mahatu (Mah) showing us nature’s way… totally focused on a squirrel sitting in one of the palm trees growing in our back yard… who by the way enjoyed taunting her…. the squirrels, that is not the palms.

That seems to be their part of nature’s way… superior squirrels.

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(Click on photos to enlarge)

First, congratulate Mah… she was recently award the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizens Award.  Way to go!  She was the only mixed breed…all the others were full bred breeds but she was the only one that received the award.

We are really thankful for this because it’s hard for a hound to sit still when her nose is telling her go… go… go. Anyway she did stay in a sit for three minutes after I left the area and passed the other nine obedience tests.  I like this discipline as it’s good for the hound… but even better for the master.   The hound learns a bit.

The master learns a lot about all living things and how we all follow nature’s way. If you can understand a hound on scent.. you can communicate with just about anything.

Back to Mah in this photo.   She had been sitting for some time under a palm tree in our back yard trying to catch a squirrel when I took this shot.

She doesn’t have a chance… I don’t think. Yet she never gives up.

She’ll sit focused like that for hours.

The squirrels high above chant… chatter and scold and they leave her sitting.

In this hopeless domain, she remains focused…. patient and waiting.

Eventually she leaves the spot… maybe a little discouraged but not for long!

Soon she is back in stealth mode… stalking like a cat (though I am not sure she would like me using that comparison) after yet another…  superior squirrel.

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Mah on stealth mode.

Tomorrow morning despite all the failures she’ll experience today… she’ll come down about 6:30… right at the crack of dawn (just as I am finishing my yoga and meditation).   She’ll be really excited, enthusiastic about life and eager to get out the door so she can… chase the squirrels.

That’s nature’s way.  We are intended to try more times than we succeed. In fact nature gives us failure to hone us, make us better… more focused… determined and strong.  Everyone has a phase in life when achievement only seems to come with great effort.   Yet the hardest lessons and trials lead to the richest, most hard-won rewards!

This is how nature leads us with pressure that keeps us focused on our individual, unique purpose.   This heaviness is a force that keeps us plodding through dread so we  generate more inner discipline, faith, optimism and trust.

Nature does not promise success, but by forcing us to learn how to stick to our passion and purpose despite distractions and doubts, we gain mastery of fulfillment that brings us unshakable self-esteem.

The great Sufi poet Rumi says this in his poem Chickpea that says:

A chickpea in a pot leaps from the flame,
out from the boiling water,
Crying, “Why do you set fire to me?
You chose me, bought me, brought me home for this?”
The cook hits it with her spoon into the pot.

“No! Boil nicely, don’t jump away from the one who makes the fire.
I don’t boil you out of hatred.
Through boiling you may grow flavorful, nourishing,
and united with vital human spirit.

The chickpea speaks, “If this is so, then help me to boil!
By this boiling you elevate me.
Hit me with the spoon; delight me!
Let me gladly submit to this boiling
that I may be embraced by the Beloved.”

So whatever you are feeling today… be thankful!

The journey really is what counts and if the path you are on is a purpose you have a passion for (as Mah right now has one for chasing squirrels) the days when you miss your goals won’t hurt you.  They will make you better…. more a part of everything and happier, because this really is nature’s way.

Albert Schweitzer summed this fact so well when he said:

“Success is not the key to happiness
Happiness is the key to success
If you love what you are doing
You will be successful“.

Merri, David, Cheri and I are thankful that you have tuned in. You are our purpose and our inspiration and wish you happiness and a lot to be thankful for every day.

Gary

Our Thanksgiving Black Friday Special… No ads… no specials… no offers today.  Just enjoy the glory of Thanksgiving.