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A Rosy Purpose in Ecuador

We do not need rose colored glasses when our personal purpose is rosy.

Having a large website focused on Ecuador, I  get emails all the time from readers who move to Ecuador and are unhappy because they feel aimless and without a purpose.  Having a fulfilling lifestyle is especially vital when you leave your roots and a lifestyle that is familiar.  Once the novelty of a new place has worn off ask yourself… “What will you do?”

Merri’s and my  purpose for years has been to learn better to unite our logic with our intuition so we can better follow the leads that direct us in what we should do.

See how following the lead and how having a purpose can expand your lifestyle… enhance your abundance and make the world a better place.

Because our path of the past 20 years has been so bizarre in many ways, let me share it.   This experience may better prepare you whatever you do, wherever you go.

Looking for a purpose led us from this million dollar (plus) home just a few steps from the beach in Naples, Florida  with…

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this big upstairs study and…

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this large downstairs living area plus huge dining room, front and back porches, kitchen and nine bedrooms, four baths to…

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this Coleman tent in the Blue Ridge and…

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this tin roofed shack in the Andes.

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Neither had electricity or running water.

Let me be clear, we had millions in the bank and in assets. We did not have to live like this. We chose to live like this because we felt we were led to do so.

This series is about the importance of following our dreams rather than escaping our nightmares.

If you missed the first six posts, you can click on them here.

#1: Beating illusions from the rose colored glass

#2: Beating the Rose Colored Glass in Canada

#3: Beating the Rose Colored Glass in Mexico

#4: Beating the Rose Colored Glass in the UK

#5: Smell the Roses

The last message, #6 looked at the benefits of having rose colored options.

Message #6 concluded that we can have great adventures, satisfaction and abundance when we follow leads that nature presents even when they seem to make no sense.

The lead you follow should be satisfying and attractive to you.   It is our nature is to seek sweet aromas not run from bad smells.

What is even more amazing is that when you follow the lead… and look back you’ll see so much sense you may ask… “Why didn’t I think of that before?”

The future only reveals itself  in the present and the past, but there is a rose colored future meant for each of us… that comes when we  follow the lead that is presented.

The propelling drive behind these leads is Our Purpose.

I started unknowingly thinking about purpose when Merri and I lived in Naples.  We had earned a good income, more than we ever expected, and being fairly frugal were no longer concerned with day to day living costs.  We had been busy working  (instead of spending) and we did it from our home (few overheads) without staff (even fewer overheads), so a lot of the money that floated by, stuck.  After a certain point, each extra dollar became more and more like the sixth cup of coffee in the morning. Not too exciting.

You either understand this or you don’t but Merri and I started to itch for something new.  Something had to be scratched, but we did not know what.  The itch grew yet remained unscratchable. This resulted in a process many of our friends called “temporary insanity” or some went even further and called it “insanity”.

At that time we appeared to have a perfect life.  We owned a wonderful nine bedroom house in Old Naples, one of the most beautiful, perfect cities in the world. We had our comfortable mountain cabin in North Carolina that sat deep in the forest on a rushing creek.  This was one of the most traditional areas to get away and recharge.

Plus to really get away we had a condo on a crescent beach in the Dominican Republic, where everything was different and worked outside the Western box of normalcy.

We traveled globally, getting to London several times a year. Other cities regularly visited were Paris, the Prague, Copenhagen, two or three Caribbean stops, all in the name of business, tax deductible trips. Everything was paid for and profitable. No mortgage, no losses, no debt. Our children were happy, healthy and doing well.  We had everything we had imagined and more… until it started… that itch.  We did not realize that it was our purpose pulling us into the next step.

I thought it began with me, but see now that it really was an outside force moving both Merri and me along.  We were like light bulbs thinking the light was ours but the reality was more universal.

This was first noted at the Victoria, Canada airport. We had taken nearly a month off for a deep purification-meditation session with an Indian healer at his remote home on Salt Springs Island. While there this vague itch began to focus itself.

There was no big picture yet (this would take over a decade to resolve), just one tiny first step.  I realized we needed to sell our house in Naples and move on.  I say this was a tiny first step, but actually this was huge!   Merri and I loved that house. Our kids had scattered to the four winds.  Fran was in Costa Rica; Cinda in Portland, Ele in London and Cheri and Jake with us in Naples.  When one is continually on the move and the family scattered, the grounding of home is important! Our Florida home was perfectly located in the middle of Portland, London and Costa Rica. Those many bedrooms had worked just right, one for Merri and me, one for granny and one for each of the kids, plus two were our offices.

There was one more problem. We had nowhere to go. What would we do? Live in a tent?

I should have asked this question before I scratched my itch in Victoria at the airport because this is what we did!

Victoria, airport at that time had one of the lousiest cafeterias in the world.  I will never forget the incredibly 50s sandwich (perhaps that was when it was prepared). Wonder bread and sliced something,  with very little, very limp lettuce and cold, rancid butter).  I had little enthusiasm as I unwrapped it, but even less enthusiasm for the conversation I was about to begin.

Merri loved our house and Naples.  These were her roots for thirty years and I was about to ask her to rip them out. She really loved the place. “More than me”, I thought. Yet the itch was growing. I had to scratch!

“Merri”, I said, “I am going to say something and if you do not agree, let’s forget we even started the conversation.” I was creating lots of back doors for a quick exit on this one.

“You think we should sell our house and move, don’t you?” she said. “I have been feeling the same way and agree. Let’s do it!”

Talk about drop jaw! I was so astounded that I could not talk. My face was so frozen I could not even think about eating that sandwich (this was not a bad thing). I had never even hinted this subject to that moment. So much for spending every night with a woman for 20 years. Or perhaps I talk in my sleep?

The fact that we both arrived in Victoria with the same thinking, at the same time and totally agreed to something that was totally outlandish and illogical should have been the next clue.  But again I remind you we were not looking. We had no idea that anything was happening at all. Besides we could never have figured this out.

“Well, that’s settled,” I happily thought, “a 30 second conversation in which we carefully thought through the fact that we are about to uproot what seems, the very essence of our lives, abandon our family, friends, home, career, just about everything. Glad we spent plenty of time on that!”

Over the days, weeks and months that followed, we created a plan. Life was different.  Merri refused to tell our staff who helped in the house and gardens that we were selling.  She refused to have a sign out front.  I continued to tell her how wrong it was that we did not discuss this with those who had helped us for years.  But the very week before the house closed, they came and asked to speak to us…they told us that finally they were able to get good jobs in their field (they were all teachers) and they would do their best to help us when they could!  What a relief!  What a plan that the powers that be had!

In retrospect these changes had been gradually evolving. For instance along the way, circumstances had led Merri and me to learn to meditate. This changed our lives dramatically (for the good). I started talking about how to meditate to be a better investor at my international investing seminars many years ago. Whoa! What a fuss. A lot of my loyal readers did not like this at all. They were like rats jumping a sinking ship. Attendance fell.

I thought this was because the stock market was bad.  Now I know better.  Our purpose was changing and those of these readers was not.

Back to the house for sale. There we were. We had sold our Dominican condo and the North Carolina cabin. We had our house in Naples for sale and we were changing our entire way of life.

Still we did not know why. Nothing had happened in Naples.

The house just sat there for sale and would not move.   Good thing too, because we did not have a new place to go.

We finally bought a farm in the Blue Ridge and also bought a  950+ acre hacienda Rosapamba deep in the Andes.   The second those sales went through… our house in Naples sold.

In fact it sold too soon because neither the farm nor the hacienda had a house in which we could live.  We moved into a tent. Does this seem strange, moving from a huge, nine bedroom house into a 80 square foot COLEMAN tent.   Merri and I felt strangely proud though we still did not understand why.

Many of our friends and family probably began checking to see they could have us certified. We began fixing an old Johnny Appleseed farm house and I continued to write what I am sure many readers said were, “strange things.”

We noticed that both properties had previously been used for transformation.  The Blue Ridge farm had been a corn mill… Rosaspamba a sugar mill. Both places still had old grinding equipment there.

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We have many water falls at our farm in the Blue Ridge.

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We have a huge water fall at Hacienda Rosaspamba.  Here is our hound enjoying this Andean land.

We had moved from a million dollar house in Naples, Florida to tents and shacks.  Not logical in business terms.  Did it make us happy?  Giddy is a better word perhaps.

As you’ll see it also led us to another fortune… a most logical investing and business decision that came… in a most illogical way.

One one of our very first Ecuador tours we met the Taita  Yatchak… became involved and he ended up moving to our hacienda with his apprentices and we lived there… the yatchak and the apprentices in the house.  Merri and I took the shack… for a number of reasons… but it did show these wonderful people that Westerners are not all about material comfort.

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

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

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

This is when our bigger picture was to learn how to unite the powerful intuition that Merri had gained from her Native American grandmother with logic and to help others feel this as well.

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

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

How can we define a purpose?

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

There is no way I could have seen tht Ecuador was about to become a big country… just as when I landed in Hong Kong in 1968… I could not have figured out that it was the place to be as one of the first emerging markets to emerge.

We originally were conducting shamanic tours… sharing with readers about the spiritual side of Ecuador… then around 2000 the Ecuadorian economy collapsed, the sucre slid from 3,000 per dollar to 25,000 per dollar. Real estate became so cheap we had to do real estate tours as we had in London, Isle of Man, Dominican Republic before.

We were once again without thought, without research, on the investing leading edge.   Business boomed.

Luck?  Perhaps… except this is not the first time… by closing our eyes and following how we felt… rather than what we saw, we have stumbled on good luck while trying to do something else.

That moment gave Merri and me confidence that hunches and intuition are more than wild imagination.

They are a form of communication that go beyond what our brain can sort out in finite terms. A seed of belief was planted, those many years ago, that has grown as we have cultivated it with trial, error and experience.

Yet our purposes to help people learn to integrate their logic and intuition and to be more feeling remained the same.

We bought our Inn in Cotacachi on a hunch.   We bought a block of condos after exchanging a 15 second glance.  Again and again we have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars based on “illogical” hunches.

Our Ecuador business was absolutely booming.  Our hotel was fully booked again and again.  We were swamped even with the slow global economy.  Our Ecuador real estate  appreciated despite a Western real estate crash.

The Ecuador business was pouring in and yet we were thinking about Small Town USA.

Let me outline the crazy illogical reason why.

First, when we were in Florida in many years later on our way to Ecuador I saw real estate prices that were real bargains…maybe even better than in Ecuador.  We were so impressed with Florida real estate that we hired our daughter, Cheri, part time to take a look.

But that would not have been enough.  We are early in early out people but Ecuador’s cost of living was still so much lower… life so much simpler… business was so good.

Once again we were led by a chain of illogical events.

Susan Rotman, our business psychic consultant, sent an electronic card… all about US patriotic songs and sights.  See the card here.

This card is very patriotic… very not Merri and me.  Susan knew it as well.

Okay, what’s this about?”  We emailed her.

She replied:  “Interesting–I woke up yesterday morning from having a dream about you and Merri.  As delightful as you both are, I have never dreamed about you before!  And it was from that I was moved to send you the card“.

We called and asked for a consultation.   During our talk, she said she dislikes Florida but saw us spending time there.

Then whatever you wish to call it (intuition, fate, God, Guardian Angel) started hammering me with a series of events.

Merri had been saying for the last year, “It’s time for you to write another book”.    I had been resisting. “Too busy…doing what we’re doing,” I kept thinking.

In our February 2009 course three people showed up with my old books.  The first had my novel, the 65th Octave, and said, “I did not even realize at first that you were the same Gary Scott who wrote that book. I bought it years ago in a Houston health food store. When are you going to write another book?”

The next delegate had a 65th copy as well. She told me how she had purchased it used from someone else in her city and asked me to autograph it.  “When is the sequel coming?”, she asked.

The third delegate, an Australian showed up with a 30 year old copy of the first book I ever wrote, “Passport to International Profit.” A pilot gave it to him years ago when he was a steward on Qantas Airlines.  He asked me to autograph it and inquired, “When’s the next coming?”

I listened.  Never in decades has even one delegate arrived at my course with one of my books.  This one course had  three!

Plus our Super Thinking + Spanish courses were really growing and the potential for conducting these courses through teachers in the USA was so much stronger than having them in Ecuador.

Enough. Enough. I got the point and we headed  back to Small Town USA and returned to buying property (agricultural).   We had a desire to help those of you who wanted a simpler life but perhaps didn’t want to live in another country.

For totally illogical non linear reasons we saw once again time to make some changes… walking the path… our eyes closed… feeling our way… following the vision as it presents itself.  This is adventure and the outcome has been interesting  and the Spanish program has soared… using a program that helps unite logic and intuition.

During times like the present, the economic turmoil creates extra  potential for great wealth… satisfaction… fulfillment…happiness… joy…. growth… if we can escape the Tyranny of Reason and use our inner vision. 

This is a time of change and the old ways will no longer work.   We need insight and vision to guide us because the best ways ahead have not been seen before.

So the next time you need a miracle…do not deny that one can happen. The next time you have done your due diligence and some small niggling idea reaches you, act on it. This does not mean you should stop working nor that you should quit using due diligence. The idea is to fuse the intellect and intuition, not abandon nor honor one over the other. They work best as a team!

Nor does it mean you should go out and risk all on a hunch.

Start small… all things should start small and grow.

Nor does it mean you will not have to work. Often the hunches have led us to incredible amounts of labor.

You already possess connections to infinite knowledge. Your mind cannot grapple this because the act of defining defeats the very thing you are connected to. However, if you let go and let your intuition lead you, you too may have some wonderful surprises and luck that after awhile will not be surprising at all!

During this time, we look forward to helping our readers use the natural gifts within to integrate the deepest levels of intelligence as Ecuador shamans do.

Until next message, may all of your surprises and luck bring richness to your life.

This era for us is the third of three circles where ideas of the Eagle (mind) and Condor (heart) can be brought together.  We look forward to sharing them with you.

Gary

Balance health with frequency and learn Spanish in three days!

Learn how to earn from Frequency Modulation by teaching Super Thinking.

Learn Spanish in Three Days

Learn how to speak Spanish in just three days using Frequency Modulation.

Super Thinking tactics help us absorb… retain and recall information better and faster.  We prove this in our Super Thinking + Spanish course which teaches delegates to communicate on Spanish in just three days.

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Delegates at a 2012 Mt. Dora Super Thinking + Spanish course… a Doctor attendee wrote:  Merri,

We want to thank you and Gary plus all the others for making the class such a fun and rewarding experience.   I took Spanish as an undergraduate and lasted two days before dropping the class due to my own anxieties.  Over the years I have tried to learn French, Italian, and Spanish yet again using a variety of methods such as Rosetta Stone, Berlitz etc. and was never successful.  I finally feel like I can be successful at learning to converse at Spanish–in fact already feel successful!  Thanks so much for teaching an old dog some new tricks.  We’re both looking forward to continuing the learning process, having fun doing so, and taking more classes.

Enroll here.

Here is our Super Thinking + Spanish schedule below.

2013

June 21-22-23  Super Thinking + Spanish  St. Charles, MO  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teacher Mark Frakes)

July 5-6-7  Super Thinking + Spanish  Sarasota, Florida  Single $699  /  Couple $899  (Teacher Mark Frakes)

July 12-13-14  Super Thinking + Spanish Kelowna, BC  Canada Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teachers Shawn & Suzanne Bandick)

August 16-17-18  Super Thinking + Spanish  St. Charles, MO  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teacher Mark Frakes)

September 27-28-29  Super Thinking + Spanish  St. Charles, MO  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teacher Mark Frakes)

November 21-22-23  Super Thinking +Spanish  Puerto Aventuras, Mexico Single $699/Couple $899 (Teachers Suzanne & Shawn Bandick)

2014

January 10-11-12   Super Thinking + Spanish  Mt. Dora, Florida  (Gary & Merri Scott)

For information more contact Cheri Hall at cheri@garyascott.com

Attend all seminars and courses and more FREE or at a discount as an International club member.  See details here.

 

Our Super Thinking + Spanish courses are Spanish course that goes way beyond just learning to speak Spanish.

See how after just one weekend a delegate became an accidental Spanish translator.

Spanish is the second largest language in the world. Chances are a huge Spanish speaking population lives near you. Yet our language system did not teach us how to communicate with or understand this culture.

Learning Spanish is valuable and important.  Now there is way, to enjoy a long weekend as you learn Spanish at a very affordable price.

Unlock the power of your untapped knowledge.

There are numerous little known, but scientifically proven ways to enhance the speed, accuracy and efficiency of your decision making process for greater wealth, health and happiness. In just three days you can gain almost amazing learning skills.  Plus you become skilled in Spanish as a bonus.

In just three days?

Sound too good to be true?

This is not a gimmick nor a trick. 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 Bulgarian, 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 how and is licensed to teach the Lozanov system from this Bulgarian master. 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 in just three days. To prove how good you will be with this process, you learn Spanish as a side benefit.

The learning system 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 will change your learning capacity forever (and help you speak Spanish in just four days).

This system uses music to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated.  This brings forth the three C’s:  Calm, Clarity and Coherence.

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Don Childs, our pronunciation coach & Merri. A delegate just created a great Spanish sentence on the second day. Congratulations!

The Super Thinking system works by focusing on the learner first… the data second.  The system “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!

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 who 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? Merri’s “Super Thinking” course 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.

Merri’s 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 42 years of global travel and study 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.

“Super Thinking plus Spanish” 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.

Second you gain seventeen, easy to use learning techniques that can help you gain any romantic language in much less time than traditional learning techniques.

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Rick Brown will teach next in Toronto.

Here is our Super Thinking + Spanish schedule below.

2013

June 21-22-23  Super Thinking + Spanish  St. Charles, MO  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teacher Mark Frakes)

July 5-6-7  Super Thinking + Spanish  Sarasota, Florida  Single $699  /  Couple $899  (Teacher Mark Frakes)

July 12-13-14  Super Thinking + Spanish Kelowna, BC, Canada  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teachers Shawn & Suzanne Bandick)

August 16-17-18  Super Thinking + Spanish  St. Charles, MO  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teacher Mark Frakes)

September 27-28-29  Super Thinking + Spanish  St. Charles, MO  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teacher Mark Frakes)

November 21-22-23  Super Thinking +Spanish  Puerto Aventuras, Mexico Single $699/Couple $899 (Teachers Suzanne & Shawn Bandick)

2014

January 10-11-12   Super Thinking + Spanish  Mt. Dora, Florida  (Gary & Merri Scott)

For information more contact Cheri Hall at cheri@garyascott.com

Attend all seminars and courses and more FREE or at a discount as an International club member.  See details here.

 

For information more contact Cheri Hall at cheri@garyascott.com

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Spiro Michas teaching in Motevideo.

Fluency in a language is considered to come when you know 1,200 words. To prove that it is possible to gain this and much more, let me share just one of the 17 tactics Merri taught me that gives you thousands of Spanish words in less than three minutes.

Here are the thousands of Spanish words lesson #1:

All words in Spanish and English that end in ION are almost identical,  just pronounced differently. For example action is accion, education educacion, manipulation, manipulacion, etc.

Now you already literally know hundreds of Spanish nouns. This is just one of seventeen Spanish lessons you gain. The next lesson teaches you how to pronounce each of these nouns. Then you learn in a third lesson almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

Third, you learn how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds). This simple lesson leaves you sounding like a Spanish professor (believe me I know as I use this tactic every day when in Ecuador).

There are many other lessons. For example lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything you want in Spanish. Lesson six gives you the valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples your Spanish capacity with yesterday, now and tomorrow.

By the end of the three day course you will feel quite comfortable speaking Spanish without stress!

A delegate who learned Super Spanish outlined how this course can help you.   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 Thinking Super Spanish. And learning Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.  In recent years, I’ve rarely relaxed (No wonder I have had high blood pressure!) .   In class, the past three days, I’ve been introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music.  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make this a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi

The Super Spanish helps you start speaking and understanding Spanish right away.  This can help you speak Spanish faster and make your traditional Spanish course easier and more effective. 

A Livescience.com article helps explain why this course works and how delegates are creating Spanish sentences by the first lunch break and can communicate well in Spanish after just three days.   This article by Jeremy Hsu, LiveScience Senior Writer, is entitled “CIA Seeks Anyone, Anyone Who Can Speak 2 Languages”

Four important points in the article are shown in excerpts below with my comments to show what has been wrong with traditional Spanish courses and why the Super Thinking tactic is perfect for this program.

The article says: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Many Americans don’t learn a second or a third language from birth, let alone a language that the CIA or U.S. Foreign Service might want. The situation has forced U.S. government agencies to learn how to cultivate the most talented second-language speakers from among college students with little to no other-language expertise.

“In U.S. education, we don’t develop early bilinguals,” said Catherine Doughty, a language expert at the University of Maryland.

Doughty spoke as part of a panel on Feb. 19 during the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Washington, D.C. Finding the best.  Government agencies aren’t alone in trying to recruit multilingual speakers; U.S. corporations covet such skills for doing business in the era of globalization.

The article explained how Doughty and her colleagues used tests to train up cognitive processes related to language learning, such as the ability to hold information in the brain while using it for learning.  The tests sought to predict those who can succeed despite everything stacked against them.

The article reviewed changes in the brain.  Lee Osterhout is a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Washington in Seattle.  His lab used electrodes placed on the scalp to measure the electrical activity created by the signals of brain cells. That allowed the researchers to see differences in the brain patterns among language learners and fluent speakers. They found some surprising results.

The article pointed out: Repeated studies of French language students showed that their brains responded differently to real French words compared with fake words after just two weeks of classes, even if the students themselves could not tell such words apart.   

“From knowing nothing to a little bit, [there are] huge changes in the brain,” Osterhout pointed out.”[From] knowing a little to knowing a lot, [it is] much more subtle.”  Another surprise came from studies of Spanish-speaking immigrants, because neither age nor language proficiency seemed to predict how quickly the immigrants picked up English. Instead, the fastest learners showed both the greatest motivation to learn and a willingness to use English at every opportunity despite being bad at it (at first).

MY COMMENT: This is the other reason why Super Thinking plus Spanish works. This three day course gets the delegates speaking and thinking Spanish all the time so they can use and/or think Spanish every day… and communicating even from the beginning. In this way the education grows even when Spanish is not being spoken.

The Super Thinking course first integrates the brain.  Students learn better with relaxed concentration. Then the course teaches them 17 simple lessons so they know 4005 words in Spanish and can use them to create sentences. In this way, you can communicate in just three days.

Travel, accommodations and food are not included.

Gary

Super Spanish in Canada

Shawn and Suzanne Bandick teaching Super Spanish together in Vernon BC.

Yet your Spanish will just be one result from learning how to think better!  You will be able to use your new learning powers in amazing ways.

Here are what delegates wrote about a Super Thinking + Spanish seminar. 

“Hi Gary & Merri, You two 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. Well, as you can see 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!” Suzy Kurinsky

Another wrote: Hi Gary & Merri –  First, Merri, thanks for the great home made chili dinner. It was some of the best I have ever tasted. Also, thanks for the Spanish course. Merri’s technique is truly a breakthrough in learning.  I believe I learned more Spanish in four days than I learned in four weeks in a previously attended Costa Rica language school.  The Costa Rica school taught a very limited number of memorized words and phrases. Ted.

Another delegate at a Super thinking plus Spanish seminar wrote: Merri’s approach exposed us to a broad variety of works and the technique needed to expand the language.  Again, Thanks for the experience.

One attendee wrote: Thank you very much Gary! And I just wanted to say thank you and Merri so much for everything during the seminar. You guys are indeed a shining example of having a business that truly serves others. And thanks for the extra time spent and good things taught to me personally. I have begun to implement them already and will continue to apply them. And you might be interested that waiting for my flight home I ended up sitting next to a woman from Quito and could understand some of what she said in a cell phone conversation. We talked a little and she said that I should visit Ecuador!  Thank you again for your real graciousness and acceptance! I will also write to Merri and thank her as well. And I wish that I could do something for you two!

Another wrote: Thank you!  We  always look forward to spending time and learning about so many fascinating things. Like Minded people and Vivaldi! What could be better?  You and Merri are very special to us!

Another sent this note: Hello Merri,  Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish!  I really enjoyed the workshop and getting to know you and Gary.  I am definitely going to take more of the courses that you and Gary are teaching.  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.

Thank you for sending the file of the 4005 Spanish words.  This will be very helpful in my daily review of Spanish.

Another emailed this: Every day I’m becoming more proficient in Spanish.  As I get ready to do something, I think about how I would say it in Spanish.  Thank you again for a Super Workshop!  With love and blessings,

Another: Gary and Merri,  It certainly was an interesting and intriguing four days for me.  I enjoyed the Spanish but even more so, all the tentacles that extended during those four days that went into so many different directions.

I grew up in a very SQUARE box with loving  and intelligent parents but my world remained within this box, unable to see beyond those walls, as I was never encouraged to “think outside the box”..  Mike has been opening doors and leading me outside this box but because of my upbringing I have not completely embraced or understood what was beyond those doors he opened for me.  As I have gotten older I have become more open to the world outside those doors yet those old tapes continue to play and I have not been able to completely release myself and experience all that can be.

Another shared this: 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” and 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.

I found all the information you offered on healing, realigning the body, nutrition, etc. so fascinating, have you ever thought about doing a course on just that?  With the aging population and the health care issues I think it would be not only an interesting course but one that would be very beneficial to so many.  I, personally, would love to learn more about what you talked about and plan on purchasing the book, “Body Renewal, the Lost Art of Self Healing” for my Kindle.

Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!

Another: Hola Merri Y Gary, I was thinking about you this Remembrance Day, and I went to check emails and there you are!  We had fun at Disney World on Monday and sat beside several Personnes Espaniol.  We could understand them however I couldn’t make sentences quickly, but could say one or two word phrases that were understood.  We arrived home at 3am yesterday – the airlines were very late in Denver due to a crew incident.

I found myself making up sentences all day yesterday as I was running errands.  John knows more vocabulary than I at this point as he has studied Spanish previously.  Today I will begin to review the lessons and construct sentences to send to you and the group – as you suggested below.  Es en BUENO sugestion!!!  I also received the email Merri sent with the 4005 words and started to scroll through those yesterday.

Another: Thank YOU Merri, Gary, Don and Richard for everything you have done to create and bring this wonderful experience to all of us.  It takes a well sychronized team of people to put on an effective, change producing seminar!  I have given many seminars and enjoyed the experience immensely.  The outcome is even better!  Estoy une infantil de Super Thinking and Spanish, y es possible aprender en tiempo.

John and I both thank all of you for the wonderful experience – we are working now to clear up things so we can leave for the Galapagos and Ecuador November 25th – December 20th.  Nosotros tiene muchos appreciacion!  Gracias y Abrazos,

Another:
Hello Gary,  Muchas gracias para la informacion!  I had a wonderful time at the Super Learning + Spanish weekend!… excelente!

I was impressed with your depth of knowledge on numerous subjects and your ability to speak about them with exceptional recall.  Con mucho apriciar,  P.S. Yo estoy enteresado en Espanol #2.

One delegate even explained how after our course they ended up as the accidental translator: Gary,  I have sent Merri a couple of messages, and  a story of Mike being able to translate yesterday for a Spanish person  who couldn’t understand what a man was trying to tell him!

We loved the seminar, and are excited to put the super learning to practice, and especially the great company of like-minded people (especially G & M!)  Muchas Gracias!  Tiene an excellante dias.

Another was able to write part of his thanks in Spanish. Gary Thanks so much for sending the course and the extra one ( that was an unexpected and delightful surprise!)  It was great seeing you and Merri again and we are looking forward to returning to Mt. Dora next year.  usted y Meri tengo un fantastico celabracion de la dar gracia y navidad

Finally another…. communicated entirely in Spanish…. after just our Super Thinking + Spanish seminar: Buenas dias nuestra maestra perfectamente, Merri!   Muchas gracias por la lista espanol.

Claro, David y yo aprendemous mucho espanol el fine de semana pasada. Gary y usted nos hacen espanol muy facil aprender. Es importante continuar a practicar espanol cada dia. Gracias tambien!  Buenas suerte…hasta la vista! Con mucho amor,

Comments from another delegate: I wanted you to know that the Spanish course has proven incredibly helpful. Dealing with internet service providers and shopping for appliances, etc., normally would have required me hiring a translator to follow me around. While it may not be pretty or 100% grammatically correct, I am understood. Thank you!  Saludos!

Whether your goal is to reduce your cost of living… increase your income… enhance the return on your investments or all, being able to speak Spanish… enhances your opportunity and does the world good.

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See an example from a Super Thinking + Spanish delegate who lost 55 pounds after taking our course.   See how Jim Reed used our Super Thinking + Spanish course to enhance his health and wealth as well as speak Spanish.

The ability to speak Spanish… even if you never leave the US is valuable in this day and age.   Spanish opens access to a good labor force and helps you communicate with a useful part of the American population.

Beyond Spanish… knowledge is bliss. Ignorance is dangerous in these times of rapid change.  The more knowledge we can absorb, retain and recall… the better our chances of success… higher income… less stress…. better health and more fulfillment.

So it’s little wonder that the attendance at our Super Thinking + Spanish and Quantum Wealth courses have grown dramatically.   Our changing world not only reinforces the need to speak Spanish but also requires us to be smarter.

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Ernest Neuman and pronunciation coach teaching in Vancouver.

Here is our Super Thinking + Spanish schedule below.

2013

June 21-22-23  Super Thinking + Spanish  St. Charles, MO  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teacher Mark Frakes)

July 5-6-7  Super Thinking + Spanish  Sarasota, Florida  Single $699  /  Couple $899  (Teacher Mark Frakes)

July 12-13-14 Super Thinking + Spanish  Kelowna, BC, Canada Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teachers Shawn & Suzanne Bandick)

August 16-17-18  Super Thinking + Spanish  St. Charles, MO  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teacher Mark Frakes)

September 27-28-29  Super Thinking + Spanish  St. Charles, MO  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teacher Mark Frakes)

November 21-22-23  Super Thinking +Spanish  Puerto Aventuras, Mexico Single $699/Couple $899 (Teachers Suzanne & Shawn Bandick) 

2014

January 10-11-12   Super Thinking + Spanish  Mt. Dora, Florida  (Gary & Merri Scott)

For information more contact Cheri Hall at cheri@garyascott.com

Attend all seminars and courses and more FREE or at a discount as an International club member.  See details here.

Super Thinking plus Spanish courses are among the few I know that not only share valuable information but help the delegates become smarter so they absorb, retain and recall the education more effectively.  The course does this through the power of music… a power we all already have within. Let’s see some examples.   Meet Jim Reed.

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Jim is a retired airline pilot who moved to Ecuador a year ago and lived in our Casa Blanca condos for a year.  He has become an Ecuador resident and built a house.   I interviewed him on one of our trips to Cotacachi.

Like so many others I have spoken with who have attended our Super Thinking + Spanish course… he claims to be much happier… more relaxed and has become healthier, shedding medication and weight.

Jim lost 55 pounds in the last year and, as reported by so many… without trying… without eating less… without any feeling of deprivation.

One fact that many who enjoyed wonderful positive changes when they have attended our Super Thinking course is they learned to use music in a very specific way to reach the quantum states of their intellect.

Here are more raves from delegates of this course:

Gary & Merri, Mike and I have so enjoyed attending your seminars.  I look at is as a place to gain  “tools for life” as well as  receiving a plethera of information on the topics at hand.

(So far we attended  Spanish and investing.) I get equally as much value out of the tools, and mindset in viewing the information that can be applied to life in general as well as the topic at hand. So thanks for enjoying what you do… it definitely shows up in real world application.

At each seminar we meet many interesting and unique folk – I think the audience you draw  can think out of the box at least a little bit! So again thanks for gathering such a wonderful array of resources for us.

Another emailed:  Dear Gary and Merrie,  We so enjoyed the language class last weekend at Mt Dora!

Carolyn came back with your simple, common sense approach and the new tools to start speaking.

Most remarkable is that she feels comfortable putting together sentences and ‘communicating.’ Somehow many of us seem to get caught in the trap of thinking we have to say it ‘right,’ and so we don’t even try. It is interesting that we do not see ourselves ‘creating’ communication in our native tongue; each saying it a little different than the other, and yet still all getting the ‘communication’ across the bridge in our own manner.

We delighted to know you both better, and greatly admire your passion for life and generosity sharing what you have learned.

We are planning to attend the next business seminar you offer. Carolyn is talking about returning for the Fall Spanish Super Thinking class with a girlfriend.

We are excited by the many new challenges we have found through your offerings.

Another a dentist said: I was so delighted with my experience at the Spanish training.  I felt more confident of ability to pronounce Spanish than I ever was of French or German.  Funny… I did not think I remembered any French or German but when I cannot remember the Spanish words the German and French popped up.  Practicing my pronunciation made my trip home go faster. I never enjoyed pronouncing either of the other two, but this was fun. It is hard to fall asleep at the wheel when you are moving your mouth to speak Spanish. It does work your mouth in a different way.  I realized that you have to say each syllable slowly and correctly(until you get it perfectly) and when you do it is impressive.

It was amazing to see us all writing such advanced sentences after a few days and so much more enjoyable than having to go through the alphabet to build the words to build the sentences.

Another Wrote: Dear Gary,  I intended to give it a few days before I wrote to you about my experience in the Spanish + SuperThinking  Course. However, I had such dramatic results today, in the physical rather than the cognitive realm, that I had to share this immediately.

I started my day with Baroque music. Before I began my Spanish lesson, I went through the Mayan Waves Brain Refresher (Brain Sync). I also played an alpha wave composition while I completed a lesson in the morning. I repeated the process this afternoon. Before my high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout in the evening, I put on a gamma brain wave video from you tube faster reading gamma waves help with exercise. I preformed the “Halo Of Sweat” workout from an online fitness site. Around the world, people complete the workout and posts their scores, striving to meet or beat the personal trainer. Frankly, my reps have rarely come close to the reps of the woman featured in the video nor have I ever beat her. Until today.

Not only did I come close to her performance, I surpassed her quite significantly with several exercises. I performed my best in the last exercise, Abs Burn Out. Her scores were 38, 34 and 33 and mine were 60, 40 and 47!

I believe several factors allowed me to achieve this acceleration in athletic ability today:

1. My left and right hemispheres are now harmonizing.
2. The meditation and relaxed concentration techniques I learned are coming more easily to me and effective.
3. My focus and concentration are greatly enhanced.

I am a Pilates professional so to have my exercise regimen improve so swiftly is remarkable. Not only am I now able speak Spanish but I am experiencing optimal health as well. I am deeply grateful to you and Merri for your SuperLearning instruction.  Be well,

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Mark Frakes with a Super Spanish class in the St. Louis area.

Here is our Super Thinking + Spanish schedule below.

 

2013

June 21-22-23  Super Thinking + Spanish  St. Charles, MO  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teacher Mark Frakes)

July 5-6-7  Super Thinking + Spanish  Sarasota, Florida  Single $699  /  Couple $899  (Teacher Mark Frakes)

July 12-13-14 Super Thinking + Spanish Kelowna, BC< Canada Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teachers Shawn & Suzanne Bandick)

August 16-17-18  Super Thinking + Spanish  St. Charles, MO  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teacher Mark Frakes)

September 27-28-29  Super Thinking + Spanish  St. Charles, MO  Single $699  /  Couple $899 (Teacher Mark Frakes)

November 21-22-23  Super Thinking +Spanish  Puerto Aventuras, Mexico Single $699/Couple $899 (Teachers Suzanne & Shawn Bandick)

 2014

January 10-11-12   Super Thinking + Spanish  Mt. Dora, Florida  (Gary & Merri Scott)

For information more contact Cheri Hall at cheri@garyascott.com

Attend all seminars and courses and more FREE or at a discount as an International club member.  See details here.