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Ecuador’s Unknown

Here are some more insights on Ecuador real estate, inflation and Ecuador’s unknown.

Fwd: Cuenca

Cuenca from above.

A number of readers commented on our recent about inflation and inflation in Cuenca.

One reader wrote:  At long last last someone is speaking the truth and telling it like it is without all the hype  Thank you for the honesty and editorial integrity. Have a good weekend!

Another did not quite agree and wrote:  Gary, Costs have gone up, that is true but not that much! I spent one month in Cuenca four years ago last October and now live here full time. I have been in Cuenca now for one year. Market costs, Medical, Transportation, etc are the same. Buying property has increased especially if you use the typical gringo services, same with rental property, if you talk to locals and do your home work you do not have to pay gringo prices. I rent a brand new 3 bedroom two bath partially furnished, new washer & dryer, stove & fridge for $325.00, that does not include association fees. I believe too many older gringos are coming to Ecuador and do not do their homework and just drive prices upward, it happens in the US when people from areas like California move to places with much lower real estate costs and pay way too much and just drive the prices up and before you know it locals can no longer afford property in their own town!

Another was worried and said:    Hello Gary,  I was in San Clemente today, enjoying a glass of wine at the hotel you have often favorably reviewed.  Reading your EL article today I am confused. Are you suggesting not investing in real estate in Ecuador?  I have recently purchased a condo in Manta but find myself uneasy with the leanings of the President.  Sincerely.

I suggested to this reader that if we eliminate places where we are not happy with the politicians we might be living in a pretty narrow world!

However this reader should not be confused that just because there is inflation that there are not Ecuador real estate bargains.  Our advice remains the same.

There are real estate bargains everywhere…especially on Ecuador’s coast.  However don’t look for a place just because it is cheap.  Look for places you love. When everything seems right, go visit before you decide to stay. Next rent before you decide to buy.  There are bargains everywhere but you find them by being there and getting to know the market… not necessarily when you first arrive.

Owning real estate is very different from committing your investments and savings.  We like living and real estate in Ecuador. Businesses in Ecuador can also be great… but Ecuador banks… bonds, etc. are not investment grade.

However wherever you choose to live, there is always the unknown. We can never know it all.

On the subject of investing on the coast and the unknown.

No one knows what the future will bring anywhere… but glimpses can help us prepare for profit in business and investing.

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Photo from National Geographic article “The Calm Before the Wave”.

I took extra note of this February 2012 National Geographic article… “The Calm Before the Wave” because the house above is at Canon Beach, Oregon very near where Merri and I stay often with our kids, grandkids and my mom.  Wow!  We could be sitting there enjoying the Pacific and get wiped out.  We simply cannot know… in investing… in business…. in life.  They now have Tsunami Warnings but when we asked how long would a person have once the warning has sounded and were told “5 minutes”…well we felt a little disheartened!

However we can take advantage of the future unknowns by extrapolating what might take place. 

At our Quantum Thinking + Investing and Business  Course we study potential problems that could hit the world in 2102.  Then we ask… “What businesses and investments will rise busy from each catastrophe?”

Take for example the #2 concern on the list we’ll review… another type of tsunami… an economic disaster that is the Euro’s disintegration.  The National Geographic article “The Calm Before the Wave” shows two potential tsunami disasters that could happen at anytime… and are growing increasingly likely.

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What effects will happen if a tsunami hits Hong Kong?

Here are excerpts from the February 2, 2102 National Geographic article “Calm Before the Wave” which is about potential tsunamis (bolds are mine): “I think all subduction zones are guilty until proven otherwise,” says Kerry Sieh. Sieh, director of the Earth Observatory at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, is one of the world’s leading paleoseismologists—he plumbs the geologic record for evidence of ancient earthquakes and tsunamis. He’s a delicately built man of 61, with graying, neatly trimmed hair. The historical record—and especially the modern instrumental record—is too short, he says. It absolves long-dormant faults around the world that very likely could generate killer tsunamis. “We must assume every long subduction zone is capable of producing great earthquakes and tsunamis,” Sieh says. “We can’t assume that any megathrust is gradually and harmlessly releasing strain.”

Sieh pulls up a map on his computer. “This is the Manila Trench,” he says, pointing to a line that begins off the west coast of the Philippines and continues north to Taiwan. “It’s 800 miles long and hasn’t done anything big in 500 years. If it broke in a magnitude 9, it would have very serious consequences along the Chinese coast—the tsunami would focus right on Hong Kong and Macau. We don’t know if it will break, but I think we have to assume that it can. And there are many others.”

Among them is the Cascadia subduction zone, a 600-mile-long offshore fault that runs from northern California to southern British Columbia. Geologists have found sand deposits up and down the coast that were laid down by a tsunami 312 years ago, in 1700. Recent evidence from seafloor sediment cores suggests to some that about 40 earthquakes have occurred along the Cascadia fault zone over the past 10,000 years, an average of one every 250 years; other researchers estimate the recurrence interval at 500 years. When the fault does rupture, most agree, the earthquake could be as large as the one that hit Japan last March, and the tsunami could reach the coast in 20 minutes.

A lot will depend on the season, says Nathan Wood, a geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey in Vancouver, Washington. “The Pacific Northwest coast is sparsely populated for the most part, and many people are less than a mile from high ground,” Wood says. “But in the summer there can be 100,000 people on the coast. We could have tens of thousands of deaths.”

In Washington there are tsunami evacuation signs, tall towers on the beaches to broadcast warnings, and tsunami information booklets in hotel rooms, next to the Gideon Bibles. But evacuation centers are sparse, and not everyone has access to high ground. Ocean Shores, a resort town that NOAA lists as “tsunami-ready,” lies on a narrow peninsula with no high ground and just one two-lane road to safety; 5,500 people live there year-round, many more in the summer. One evening last summer I drove around the town with Jody Bourgeois, a geologist at the University of Washington. “These people are toast, soggy toast,” she said glumly.

Seattle, tucked away in Puget Sound behind the Olympic Peninsula, would probably not be hard hit by the tsunami, though it would certainly feel the shaking from a Cascadia quake. But geologists have discovered smaller, shallower cracks in the crust that extend under Puget Sound. “The picture has just started to come together in the last two decades,” says Bourgeois. “It’s a major, major hazard.” The earthquake from a shallow fault could be extremely destructive, and a moderate tsunami launched right off Seattle might be even more damaging than a giant one off the coast. It’s not clear how often such events happen in Puget Sound. The last one was about a thousand years ago.

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The idea is to figure out what disasters could happen.  Then figure our what businesses would be most useful due to the tsunami.  Plus know what you will not want to be holding.  The idea is not to invest in these businesses now but to have a short list.  Research these companies.  Know them.  Be ready to act immediately if a disaster hits.  The list makes us proactive rather than reactive.  Currency tsunami, business tsunami, etc. are all important to research.

Good News Too.  We look at positive scenarios as well… potential for new agreements… new inventions… reduced tensions in markets… currencies and conflict.  Then we calculate IN ADVANCE who will benefit and study this opportunity so we are prepared to react instantly if and when either scenario good or bad unfolds.

So we can anticipate disasters.

We certainly can anticipate all the good that might take place in the year ahead.  We can plan how to invest in each event.  Yet with the power of logic we can never know it all.

Beyond Logic

Logic is a 64 Kilobyte processor in a exponentially expanding Yottabyte world.  After anticipation and planning and research we need to go Beyond Logic.

Our need to know more than we can think is why Part #3 (Part #1 is about investing, Part #2 how to have a micro business) of our Quantum Thinking + Investing and Business Seminar has sessions on Frequency Modulation.  It is important how to tap inner resources for outer expansion in a changing world.   As change comes faster we must become smarter… more flexible and enhance our ability to embrace and understand deeper from the never ending shifts we face.

Frequency Modulation helps us fine tune our intuition so we are more in touch with reality and can translate this knowing into useful action.

Merri developed this program from her study from the Bulgarian education master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.  At least three best selling books, Superlearning, the Mozart Effect and Superlearning 2000 have revealed insights about how we can learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

In 1980 Superlearning sold over two million copies and showed how the Lozanov learning system blended long-tested sciences of yoga with contemporary physiology and psychology so people could learn faster and better.

This book exposed this fact and made the system so popular that Dr. Lozanov was allowed to visit the US from Bulgaria to teach this system to just a very few people so they could pass on this vital information on how to learn and think in a more natural, powerful way so we can enjoy life and enhanced memory more.

Merri was among those few who learned and is licensed to teach the Lozanov System. She has organized a practical course on how to learn faster and better.

With her modified system, you will learn how to think and learn more powerfully.

The learning systems you gain expands on Dr. Lozanov’s original work and offers new insights into tapping human potential, drawing from ancient and modern tactics for quick learning such as subliminal memory, music, nutrition, and productivity.

There are three scientific reasons why this course can change your learning capacity forever.  By helping integrate brain waves, the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated.

Correct brain wave integration enhances the three C’s:  Calm, Clarity and Coherence.

FM creates relaxed concentration… a key to happiness, health and success through whole brain thinking that can help improve your business & investing.

This part of the seminar helps investors and business people integrate brain waves so they are more intelligent, intuitive and relaxed.

This workshop shows how to get into and stay in a state of relaxed concentration… a mental state shown to enhance almost every human capability.

FM…  Frequency Modulation/Full Mode Plus

FM  works by focusing on the learner first… the data second.  FM Plus “grows the learner” rather than just expands the information.  The explosion of data we must all process everyday means there is too much information to process already.  Let’s view this learning in terms of plumbing to outline what “Growing the Learner”  means.

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 to first create a six inch pipe and then an even larger pipe…a never ending expansion of abilities!

Frequency Modulation expands the learner’s thinking and information processing ability.

First, you learn how to evoke the power of the senses thus super-charging memory. Ever hear a song from twenty, thirty or forty years past and in a snap know all the words, the tune and remember with whom and where your heard it decades ago? Learn how to use ten cycle music to gain almost super human thinking powers.

Dr. Lozanov was totally committed to learning without stress, to enjoy the thrill of relaxed, leisurely learning. These are just two, whole learning, super-thinking tactics you gain at this course.

What is your desire? Do you want to speak Spanish, French, German, Chinese or any language? Would you like to golf better or accomplish more in school? Would you like to easily, quickly zip through projects, chores, reports? Know what to invest in or what career to follow?  “Quantum Thinking” sessions can help you learn any subject two-to-five times faster, in exciting and innovative ways.

The techniques you gain will help unlock the quantum potential we all possess. This evolutionary program shows how certain types of music can enhance learning and how even altered nutrition can make you a startling 25 percent smarter, how subliminal messages can increase your energy and thinking process, plus much, much more.

This system follows and builds upon what was taught in the Superlearning, the Mozart Effect and Superlearning 2000 books plus includes techniques and strategies that she has gained in her 44 years of global travel and studying with educational masters around the world.

This is a course that shows you how to increase your mental power to better succeed in the 21st century when we can otherwise be overwhelmed by information. The system you gain is built from old and new sources ranging from yoga to contemporary Russian science, and ultimate zone training already used by many Olympic champions.

“Quantum Thinking” presents new ways to use  music to supercharge your mind. The knowledge you gain about smart food and super nutrition allows you to enhance productivity and creativity.

The tactics you gain enhance your ability to absorb… retain and recall information.

Once these concepts of enhancing your mental powers with music are understood, you will know how to create your own program and build new skills at work in study and play.

The science behind this has been explained by Austrian scientist, Karl Pribram.

According to Wikepedia: Pribam is a professor at Georgetown University , and an emeritus professor of psychology and psychiatry at Stanford University and Radford University.

Pribram tries to explain this power we all have within in scientific terms.
Pribam is  a neurosurgeon, who pioneered work on defining the power of our limbic systems, the relationship of the frontal cortex to the limbic system, the sensory-specific “association” cortex of the parietal and temporal lobes, and the classical motor cortex of the human brain.   He is also known for his development of the holonomic brain model of cognitive function and his contribution to ongoing neurological research into memory, emotion, motivation and consciousness.

What the heck is a holonomic brain model?

The answer to that, I fear, is beyond me. An excerpt from the research paper entitled  “Comparison between Karl Pribram’s “Holographic Brain Theory” and more conventional models of neuronal computation”  by Jeff Prideaux might explains why the understanding is complex.

The excerpt says:  Karl Pribram’s holonomic theory reviews evidence that the dendritic processes function to take a “spectral” transformation of the “episodes of perception”. This transformed “spectral” information is stored distributed over large numbers of neurons. When the episode is remembered, an inverse transformation occurs that is also a result of dendritic processes. It is the process of transformation that gives us conscious awareness.

Pribram says that both time and spectral information are simultaneously stored in the brain. He also draws attention to a limit with which both spectral and time values can be concurrently determined in any measurement (Pribram, 1991). This uncertainty describes a fundamental minimum defined by Gabor in 1946 (the inventor of the hologram) as a quantum of information. Dendritic microprocessing is conceived (by Pribram) to take advantage of this uncertainty relation to achieve optimal information processing. Pribram then says that the brain operates as a “dissipative structure” where the brain continually self-organizes to minimize this uncertainty. The next few sections will attempt to explain the concept of the “uncertainty principle” and the concept of “dissipative structures” that self-organize.

The Uncertainty Principle

Quantum Physics

In quantum physics, the uncertainty principle can be described in the following way (paraphrased from Pagels, 1982): Consider that you have a device that can simultaneously measure the position and momentum of a single electron. Every time you push a button, the device displays numerical values for the position and momentum. Although, each time you press the button, you will get slightly different measurements for the momentum and position. If enough measurements are taken, then a statistical analysis can be performed. Heisenberg defined the term delta q as indicating the spread or uncertainty of the position measurements around some average value and delta p as indicating the spread or uncertainty of the momentum measurements around some average value (for the series of measurements). He then found that (delta q)x(delta p)>=h where h is Plank’s constant. For a series of measurements, the positions can be expressed as an average +/- some uncertainty. Likewise for the momentum. No matter how good one makes a quantum measuring device, the products of the uncertainties can never be less than Planks constant. For example, if you could build a measuring device that exactly determined the position (where delta q = 0) then you would not be able to determine anything about the momentum (delta p = infinity). There is a similar uncertainty relation for the energy of a particle and the elapsed time. For a series of measurements, the product of the uncertainty of the energy (delta E) and the uncertainty of the elapsed time is always greater or equal to Planks constant. (delta E)x(delta t)>=h.

Communication theory

In communication theory, a variation on the uncertainty principle also holds (Gabor, 1946). The measurement of the frequency can be made with arbitrary precision. Likewise, the measurement of the time of occurrence can be made with arbitrary precision. But there is a limit to the precision when these measurements are taken simultaneously. One can exactly measure either the frequency (of for example a tone) or the time (of occurrence) but not both at the same time. For instance, if the time of occurrence were known (indicating an impulse function) there would be frequency components all up and down the spectrum. If, on the other hand, the frequency information was exactly known, one would not know any information about when it occurred. A single peak (or peak pair if you consider the corresponding negative frequency) in the spectrum implies that the tone has infinite extent in the time domain. Analogously to the quantum uncertainty principle, when frequency and temporal measurements are made simultaneously, there is a limit to the precision possible. Pribram claims that the brain functions as a dissipative structure to seek to decrease this uncertainty in the direction of its theoretical limit.

Dissipative Structures

The second law of thermodynamics holds that the entropy always increases in any isolated system (figure 10). This simply means that if something is left to itself, it will move towards equilibrium…it will move towards maximal disorder…its internal energy state will tend to be minimized. There has not been, to date, any confirmed observation that this law is invalid.

I have printed this report and read it and read it… but it still totally has not sunk in.

However I am getting some clues about how our mind works.

The first clue is that we do not have “a mind”.
Pribam when asked in an interview about the mind said:

Well, I don’t like the term the mind, because it reifies — that means it makes a thing of — something that’s a process. We pay attention, we see, we hear. Those are all mental processes, mental activities. But there isn’t a thing called the mind. There might be something you want to call yourself, but the mind sort of makes something concrete out of something that’s very multifaceted.

This clue is that our mind is not a thing… but a process that takes place in the brain.. body and maybe elsewhere…. at some quantum level.

Life is a continual learning process so anything we do to improve that process is vital to success, fulfillment happiness and reduction of stress.

This never ending process is also dramatically improved by certain types of music. The AARE is the Australian Association for Research in Education, the Australian national association for fostering educational research in Australia.  AARE facilitates contact between educational researchers and supports the development of high quality educational research.

Here are excerpts from this study (bolds are mine):  In his discussion of the historical development of holonomic brain theory Pribram (1986) stated that all “the evidence is coming.  Not only at the neuropsychological level, but at the psychophysical and psychological level, the behavioural level and in quantum physics (there) is a real paradigm shift away from Euclidean geometry that allows for crazy things, even like hypnosis to be so (p.73).”   To many scientists this may appear to be very “soft science” but Pribram appears to believes that the distinction between soft and hard science is not as relevant any more as he sees many fields to be moving in the same direction and the final proof of brain theory will be “mathematically so precise that…there is just no stopping it.”

This study fits into the psychological and behavioural levels that Pribram was talking about.  When I started this type of research I had a notion that if a person had some control over their own behaviour and they were able to be in command of their state of consciousness and never be out of control, they would be operating at a rhythm which would be optimal for them.

By gaining the skill to relax at will and thereby alter the state of consciousness, we can gain more control over our behavior.  Extra control of our body and behavior is a positive force.   The knowledge, derived from consistent results over a period of time becomes even more powerful as it affects confidence and self-esteem.

This new skill permeates and improves our decision making process.

No one knows what the future will bring.  We can get glimpses that help us prepare and we should use logic to prepare in advance… yet we also need to go beyond logic for the extra profit… the magical touch we can all have in life… in business and in investing.

Join us to learn about Quantum Learning, International Investing and Business.  Enroll here. –  $749 Reserve- $999  for two.

The Florida seminars are taught at…

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Mt. Dora’s Lakeside Inn listed on the
 National Historic Register, that has continuously 
operated as an inn for more than 125 years, 
the oldest operating inn in Central Florida.

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The Lakeside Inn is located 40 miles Northwest of Orlando
 in Mount Dora… our Florida shopping town and known as 
the “New England” of Central Florida.

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February 10-11-12, 2012, Lakeside Inn, Mt. Dora, Florida.

Gary

Better still join us all year as an International Club member and stay in touch with investing and business as the world moves on.

Learn About Ecuador in the International Club

Please join Merri and me.  Spread an epidemic of success… in health… wealth…. service to the community and personal fulfillment.   Be infected with positive purpose…. enthusiasm… fulfillment… extra income, profits and fun.  Inoculate negativity.

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An invitation from Gary Scott.

Malcolm Gladwell shared “Three Rules of Epidemics” in his book “The Tipping Point”.  One of these three rules was “The Law of the Few”.

Gladwell wrote:  The 80/20 Principle states that in any situation roughly 80 percent of the ‘work’ will be done by 20 percent of the participants. This idea is central to the Law of the Few theory where a tiny percentage of people do the majority of work. But say you took those 20 people who do all the “work” away, would changes or epidemics never occur or would the next 20 people step into that role and assume the position of “workers”? Is one born an exceptional person, a ‘one of the few,’ or could someone eventually learn how to become a member of this exceptional group?

This rule is to know the Pareto principle (named after the Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto).  The 80–20 rule is based on the universal principle of factor sparsity.  In short… “roughly 80% of effects come from 20% of causes”.

Pareto, noted this law when he realized that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population.  Then he saw that 20% of the pea pods in his garden contained 80% of the peas.

This law seems to apply over a good segment (perhaps all) of reality.  80% of business sales will be made from 20% of the sales efforts. 80% of a company’s sales come from 20% of the  clients.  80% of the profits will come from 20% of those sales, and on.

If you look at the ten wealthiest people in the world, the top three (Carlos Slim Helú, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates) own as much as the next seven combined.

Almost two decades ago Merri and I noticed that about 20% of our readers were thinking about leaving the USA.

In thinking this through and contacting thousands of our readers we found seven problems that made Americans feel let down.  These concerns were the backbone of why 20% of Americans were leaving.

#1: America’s long-term economic crisis and transformation.

#2: High levels of joblessness.

#3: Significant and growing inequality.

#4: Comparatively high levels of crime and violence.

#5: Growing inflation of basic costs of living… food and gas especially.

#6: Political dysfunction in Washington.

#7: Growing interference by Big Brother in every aspect of life.

Those answers refocused our business and life.

We developed two ideas around this:  EcuadorLiving.com.  Today this is one of the largest and most read websites for expats living in or moving to Ecuador.

We also developed Smalltown USA, micro business and self publishing site because our minds were asking… “How can we also serve the other 80%?”

We knew that a large percentage would move to Smalltown USA.

In 2013 our purpose is to help readers young and old move:

* Abroad

* To Smalltown USA

* Into their own high earning micro business in writing – self publishing – or online.

Merri and I feel very privileged to be invited into your home or office (albeit virtually).

To enhance the process we say “Come on into our home” as well.

To make this easier here is a new monthly plan for our annual International Club. 

Plus we added two more courses to be conducted in our small home towns… Super Thinking + Spanish, March 18-19-20 in Mt. Dora, Florida and an extra June 14, 15, 16 Writer’s Camp  in North Carolina.

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Join us at our Florida home.

In a moment I’ll outline the monthly plan and invite you to join us as many times as you wish in January, February, March,  June, August-September, October and November in 2013.

First, let me share this story.

We and our readers gain so much from meeting personally… especially multiple times. “Life changing” are the words we often hear… so I want to share how you can meet with us and numerous experts on investing, pensions, health, writing, and micro business in January or February and March and over the entire year plus gain some huge savings in the process.

On New Year’s Eve, a reader whom we have known for more than 2o years asked about the new community magazine franchise.

I wished this reader a Happy New Year and explained… The community magazine system is not a franchise.  In a way it is the opposite as franchises aim to make each business a similar model.  Hyper community magazines need to be unique to the community.

Our program provides basic training and a business plan based around our existing success that earns up to $17,000 a month.  A publisher can use the training to run the business on their own.

Positive Community Magazine (PCM is the venture) will then provide a variety of services.

Printing
Magazine design
Article archives
Ad creation
Web site development
Additional marketing support & training
Consultations +

Each publisher can choose which of these services they want to use ranging from none… to all of them.

The reader replied:  Happy New Year to you Two too. I spent some time today wondering what YOUR resolutions are for 2013. Thanks for your responses. I thought I might be getting a bit ahead of myself with some of the questions. But your orientation was very helpful. With that we are better able to wrap our minds around the “upside down” ideas. This helps prepare us for the conference.

I like the way you have shaped your model.  It is just like you to empower your clients then provide a menu of services they may choose from or not. No strings attached. Your price structure seems very affordable.  It seems to me you have developed yet another great model. I tip my hat to you.

You are the ultimate existentialist Gary.  Believing everybody is responsible for their own happiness and success. The influence you have had on me thru the years has been very positive.  Happy New Year

I replied:  Thanks.  I have to be honest… we did not make any resolutions. I just went to work instead.  Answered my first email at 6:39 and had my first sale of 2013 at 9:18.

I think this comes from feeling settled in the right place, on the right track, at the right time, so no big changes or big new promises are needed.

No big celebrations are required since every day is a celebration of gratitude, abundance and life.

Look forward to being with you two again in January.  Gary

This reader of course belongs to the International Club where we help members develop your ability to make their own happiness and success.

I invite you to join the club.  Save as much as $7,239 for as little as $177 a month.

As a club member you gain $7,792 of seminars, courses, online courses plus Spanish lessons and Ecuador tour discounts.

Join Merri and me  for seven courses and seminars that we’ll conduct in 2013 FREE.  Gain positive solutions to economic, financial and lifestyle developments.

Here are the courses you can attend at no cost.

January 11-12-13 Super Thinking Spanish, Mt. Dora, Fl.

February 1-2-3 Super Thinking International Investing & Business Seminar, Mt. Dora Fl.

March 15-16-17 Super Thinking Writer’s Camp, Mt. Dora Fl.

March 18-19-20 Super Thinking Spanish Mt. Dora, Fl.  (Taught by Mark Frakes – $175 extra)

June 14, 15, 16 Super Thinking Writer’s Camp, West Jefferson, NC.

August 31- Sept 1-2 Super Thinking Writer’s Camp West Jefferson, NC.

October 4-5-6 Super Thinking International Investing & Business Seminar, West Jefferson, NC.

November 15-16-17 Super Thinking Writer’s Camp, Mt. Dora, Fl.

In addition members receive discounts on Ecuador farm tours and Spanish courses conducted by our Ateam Ecuador and Super Spanish teachers.  For example Super Spanish courses that are normally $699 are $175.  Ecuador real estate tours are reduced 20%.

Part of the courses we conduct are held on the New River in Ashe County, North Carolina.

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New River

We’ll conduct three of the courses either at our farm or in this forest lodge.

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50 delegates joined us.

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The seminar in action.

After the seminar, International Club members join us at our home to talk with the speakers.

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International Club members meeting in our home after a North Carolina seminar.

Four courses are in historic Mt. Dora, Florida.

Please join us this year through in Florida, and North Carolina FREE as an international club member… plus gain access to the agricultural tours and Spanish courses conducted by the Ateam Ecuador at a discount.

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Super Thinking Spanish course at the historic train station in Mt. Dora.

There are many benefits of membership.

You (and a guest of your choice) can attend all eight of the seminars we have already set for 2013 plus any others we decide to conduct in the year ahead FREE.

As a club member you also receive seven online reports, courses and workshops worth $1,246 FREE.

The first of these seven online courses is “Tangled Web – How to Have an Internet Business,” normally sold at $299.

The second is our online course “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”, which has a $299 value. I am sending you this extra course free as I think it will help you have greater success. This is an extra $299 savings.

The third is our online course “International Business Made EZ” sold at $299.

You also receive fourth the 50 minute video by our webmaster David Cross on “How to Get Your Web Business Started”.

Your fifth course is the 50+ lesson course “How to Create your Own Website Using Sitesell” by Michelle Toole. (We are proud that this course was written by a student of our courses showing how well the 43 years of knowledge that Merri and I have accumulated and put into these programs can help you start your own global micro business.)

Sixth, you become a beta member in our newest online course “Event – Full Business – How to have a Seminar and Tour Business” currently offered at $349.

Seventh, you are entitled to attend “How to Earn from Positive Community Publishing” workshops FREE.

When you enroll, we’ll send you a password that makes the online courses easy to access at the Club website.  You can reserve as many seminars as you desire.

Five Positive Steps

Join Merri and me as we look at positive ways to prosper during 2013. Here are five ways to gain from the forces of change that can raise havoc with many.

#1: Having your own micro business for extra earnings, freedom, fulfillment and fun.

#2: Living and prospering in lower cost countries or small towns.

#3: Multi currency investing through US brokers and bankers abroad.

#4: Commodities that rise with inflation.

#5: Good value real estate…. especially multi dimensional and agricultural property.

We have specialized for over four decades in helping our readers excel in these five inflation beating opportunities.

The big benefits of belonging to the International Club are the power of repetition, updates and international friendships.  As a club member, you become friends with other members as you meet again and again.

Your first saving is on waived seminar fees for the seminars over the next year.

As you will see above and below you can attend Florida & North Carolina seminars.  If you attend just two of these seminars, the $1,799 membership fee will have already created a savings for you.

Yet there is more.  Much more.

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International Club members meeting in West Jefferson for a reception after the North Carolina seminar.

Enough…. Enough with the Bad News.

Our 2013 mantra is BE POSITIVE in this negative world.  There is nothing as valuable as rarity but we need to remember that bad news sells. This means the mainstream media has slipped into offering information with an adrenaline rush.  Mayhem, murder and natural disasters.   These negative events will happen…. globally. We cannot do much about this.  Dwelling on insolvable negativity is not good for our health or wealth.

A recent quote from the Abraham Hicks website explains why nicely.

Continuing to tell stories of shortage only continues to contradict your desire for abundance, and you cannot have it both ways: You cannot focus upon unwanted and receive wanted. You cannot focus upon stories about money that make you feel uncomfortable and allow into your experience what makes you feel comfortable. A different story will bring different results: My thoughts are the basis for the attraction of all things that I consider to be good, which includes enough money, and health, for my comfort and joy.

Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever

What we can do is make ourselves Friendlier, More Compassionate, Happier, Stronger, More Energetic with greater intellect.  The way to start is to surround ourselves with successful, friendly, compassionate, happy, stronger, smarter, positive people who think as you do.

The International Club brings together experienced, like minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box… in constructive, thoughtful, doable ways.

Being in the club surrounds you with successful… positive… like minded souls.  This benefit alone is truly powerful stuff!

The courses you can attend free integrate Super Thinking with business and investing ideas and experience that enhance your health and wealth.

Focus on Ecuador & Smalltown USA & Canada

Learn how to create a BIG INCOME by thinking SMALL.   At the seminars you meet speakers who are attorneys and real estate experts for both Ecuador and small town USA.   You’ll rub shoulders with experts on global investing and pensions who can help you increase and protect your savings and pensions also how to increase the income you earn in positive ways you enjoy as you help your community.

(See a list of speakers you’ll meet at the club meetings along with other club members below).

Absorb  through  Osmosis

Merri and I are in our 45th year of organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking  lifestyles. The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:

My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group. You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport. They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary.  Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life.  I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.

This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.

24 years ago Merri and I created a way that readers can join us to be immersed in a year-long learning program through our International Club.

The ideas behind this program began all those years ago in Vienna, Austria while we were conducting a course there.  One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital.  Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!

What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man.

The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!

When you join our International Club 2013 you become part of a special family. The very first member to join the club all those years ago wrote, Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.

His feeling struck a familiar chord. It has always been one of my greatest satisfactions to see how much fun delegates have getting together, sharing information and making friendships as we learn how to improve our health and increase our wealth.

The courses draw like-minded souls.  For this reason some delegates come back again and again. They come to learn, but also to be with their many friends made at the courses. When like-minded souls get together again and again to discuss a common purpose, magic happens! I can’t explain it in any other way-but it is true.

In a way our meetings are almost like family reunions. Perhaps it is getting together and reflecting on what has been said and what has been happening.

Learning with those who are also interested in the world creates thoughts that multiply the value of what we gain.  This is hard to describe but results are most powerful and wonderful!  This is to me is as important as the great financial benefit of attending many of our courses.

See the 2013 seminars in detail  below.

We started and have continued the International Club for 24 years because there are wonderful benefits from having repeat delegates at courses. Having repeat delegates makes the whole course somehow more exciting for all. Being a repeat delegate makes it easier to make and keep wealth and to lock in the knowledge you gain. It’s an exciting lifestyle. We have fun, gain adventure, discovery and friendships and share ways to improve our health and wealth!

You can see from the schedule above a very busy schedule for 2013. Very few club members actually attend every seminar.  Many  attend almost all of them!  Of course we hope you be with us for all of them, but even if you attend just two of the seminars, you gain considerable savings.

Another savings: Lifestyle for Two.

We want couples! As a member of the program, you are entitled to bring another person to every single course or tour. The cost for that extra person will be ZERO! You can bring whomever you wish. Bring your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, adviser. You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you. (Accommodations and air fares relating to the courses are not included for members, delegates or their guests.)

The International Club fee of $1,799 is less than the price of two seminars.

You can pay $177 a month or $457 a quarter.

Take for example if you plan to attend our Super Thinking + Spanish, $899 for a couple and a couple for the International Investing and Business program, the normal cost would be $999 or $1,898. International Club members attending just these two programs would already save… plus they can attend all the other Florida and North Carolina seminars plus receive $1,265 worth of emailed courses at no further cost.

I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and your guest of your choice to attend all of these courses and tours.

Let’s prosper in these times of change. Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year? Join us at our farms and visit Ecuador. We look forward to seeing you at as many courses as possible and sharing this wonderful world of abundance and well being with you!

Gary

You gain $7,792 of seminars, courses online courses and more in Spanish and Ecuador discounts plus $1,246 of online value.  Club membership is $1,799. You save $7,239.

Become an International Club  Member $1,799 annual.

Become an International Club Member $457 a quarter.

Become an International Club Member for $177 a month.

Attend as many of the courses below as you desire.

March 15-16-17, 2013 Super Thinking & Writer’s Camp Mt. Dora. Fl.

March 18-19-20, 2013 Super Thinking + Spanish Mt. Dora, Fl.  (Taught by Mark Frakes – $175 extra)

June 14, 15, 16 2013  Super Thinking & Writer’s Camp West Jefferson, NC.

August 31- September 1-2 Super Thinking & Writers Camp at Merrily Farms, NC.

October 4-5-6 Super Thinking + International Investing & Business Seminar West Jefferson, NC

November 15-16-17, 2013 Super Thinking & Writer’s Camp Mt. Dora. Fl.

In additional Super Spanish courses will be scheduled in Canada, Mexico. and the US throughout the year.

(Dates subject to change).

Join us in 2013 and learn how to take advantage of the fact that the Sun Always Shines Somewhere

Yes, I want to become an International Club Member. 

Annual membership $1,799. Click  here.

Become an International Club Member $457 a quarter.

Become an International Club Member for $177 a month.

Click here to see 13 of the speakers you’ll meet at the International Club in 2013.

 

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