* International Investments – Des Vestments
* Natural Health Tip – Never Retire
* Ecuador – Live There for Beauty
International investments can stabilize our wealth, especially when the US dollar falls. The nature of our universe is expansion through blending. This expansion in economics is expressed by the growth of the global community. This is a part of the existence of nature and as such is good. However nature’s growth is uneven so wise investors continually look for distortions and trends caused by this evolution.
There is though one critical way many investors and financial planners err. They focus too much on numbers and ignore the most important component of investing success, desire.
We human beings are powerful dream manifesting machines. When we learn to turn on our creative switch, we are unstoppable. We should be really thankful for this fact. We can literally create universes! Here is the crunch. The key that unlocks the success machine within is desire!
This powerful tool of desire, that we all possess, does not work in abstract. Numbers are a very evolved form of abstract and the essential part of our creative process does not fixate on gaining something as mushy as getting 12% or 14% or 100% per annum. Numbers are drab artificial figments of our mind that our hearts (wisely) choose to ignore. Our creative juices are blended from the vibrant vibrations of our sense. The lively sights, sounds, tastes, smells and feels are the fuels for manifestation of our goals. These five senses are like powerful horses that pull us to success. Their driver is desire.
Our creative process works on things and emotions! So when Merri and I invest it is not to make an extra 5% or to beat some bell wether stock or currency index or whatever. We invest for a manifestation. We invest to buy a new car or build a new house or lease a jet or take our family on a vacation….something exciting. In short we picture what we want the money to do. We measure our portfolio’s success in terms of what our profits do….not on the numbers
Typical investor thinking is to buy investments very low and sell them at their very highest price. They want to make the highest possible percentage return. This leaves the investor wanting. When the market goes, they want to have invested sooner. If an investment drops, they want to have sold sooner. If they sell an investment that keeps going up, they want to have held longer. Rubbish! This process is devoid of fun, satisfaction, gratification and all the things that really make us tick.
Vestments are defined in the dictionary as garments, especially robes worn to show rank or office. So what is an investment, a fashionable robe that we can talk about? “Hey I made 12% last year. How about you?” For most investors this is just what their investments are, until their portfolios tank. Then they stop talking. Investments need to be something more than ideas to talk about, to worry over and to be sorry for when they rise or fall. Your investments need to do something for you that to you is real. Your investments need to perk up your desires! Our financial energies should be cemented in concrete, tangible worthwhile goals!
Merri and I are happy exiting an investment when it has achieved our goal. Years ago we had a mortgage and we made some investments we thought would help pay it off. Every day as it rose we ticked off the reduction in what we owed. The day we had enough for the pay off there was no question what to do. We did not ask, “Should we hold or sell?” Nor did we think “Wow this is really rising should we invest more or just sell part? The answer was a slam dunk. Sell and pay that darn loan off! We felt really good taking that check into the mortgage co.
If we want a new car and have an investment that has risen enough, we are delighted. For example, I am thankful for Jyske Bank. An investment in Jyske shares rose so much I was able to sell just a tiny portion to buy a new Honda. We were not upset when the shares we still held rose even more! We just thank the bank’s management each day (for doing such a good job) when we get in the car. By the way we never look at the price of new cars once we have bought either.
Two motivators in our manifestation process are our desires for freedom and time. We invest to have years of time when we can work at exactly what we want, when we choose. We know what it costs to live for a year so we invest to make enough for a year of that freedom. When we make a year of living, we take the profit and try to lock it away. This is the harder part because of inflation. Inflation robs purchasing power so what we can live on today may not be enough next year.
One way to overcome this is to always have a backup business. Inflation robs fixed income and salaries. Businesses by their nature must profit so are somewhat impervious to inflation. This brings us to an idea that’s also a health tip.
Natural Health Tip – Never Retire
The keys to wealth and longevity are one! I have studied longevity a lot. Few aspects of finance have such an impact from a personal and social point of view as how long people live. Long lives create more time to make money or more time that capital has to last. Longevity affects government spending, social security, medical costs, etc. Longevity and health also have an enormous impact on our financial planning. Eat and live bad means save up to pay the doctors but don’t worry too much about a big retirement fund. You won’t last that long.
Eat and live well and you had better stack up the bucks if you plan a slow down, but don’t worry so much about medical costs.
There have been numerous studies of longevity and the conclusion so far is that aging is overrated. Old age can be just as fulfilling a part of life as adolescence! What is most interesting were some conclusions about what might cause long, productive lives.
The studies show that the same factors that create longevity create wealth! “Those who are hopeful, happy and optimistic in attitude live much longer.” So let’s be thankful!
Anti-age researchers for example have also discovered that those who had a rich vocabulary and were able to express themselves early in life were most likely to keep their intelligence intact in old age. Instead of use it or lose it the motto is “develop it and keep it!” They also found that a life pretty free of tobacco, alcohol and excesses of any kind help. Mellow attitudes filled with faith, prayer and a sense of community are anti-aging factors.
Another key is that they are always looking forward. Having a purpose and keeping your mind active, reading, talking and working helps you live longer and earns more.
Purpose, hope, optimism, silence, activity and faith. These factors are also the fundamentals of health and wealth.
So how about this? Don’t plan on retiring. How about this instead. Live to be 100 or more. Let your capital grow so your lifestyle improves every year. Do more at 69 that at 65. Do lots more at 79. Have a huge bash for your 89th and think up a whopper for your 99th birthday…something so outrageous you can’t imagine it now.
A business acquaintance agrees. Lord Rees-Mogg, a member of the British House of Lords, and used to speak at my seminars decades ago. Now near his 80s he is still active and he spoke at a seminar with me a couple of years ago.
The gala dinner at the end of this seminar was a great treat and fortunately I was seated to the right of him. We talked all night. I learned a lot. He is a genuine, learned man with an incredible grasp of history. The last time we had talked Lord Rees-Mogg was Sir Rees-Mogg and that’s had been nearly 20 years. His mind is still sharp as a tack, he is energetic and very physically fit.
Recently an article about old age authors included him and says:
William Rees-Mogg, 77. After Charterhouse and Balliol College, Oxford, Lord Rees-Mogg joined the Financial Times in 1952, rising to become chief leader writer and assistant editor before joining The Sunday Times in 1960. From 1967 to 1981, he was editor of The Times, where he still has a column. He also writes for The Mail on Sunday.
“I think there’s been a big change in journalism. People now realise that the audience for journalism is influenced by its own experience of life and that newspapers want to retain their older readers at the same time as they want to get younger readers and therefore, you get a great demand for old journalists to write.
“You’re writing for people with a similar life experience to your own. There are more and more old journalists and I think that’s a natural trend. You do establish a strong relationship with your readership.
“I’ve got two areas which I’ve written about for most of my life. One is politics. I was the FT’s lobby correspondent for six months in the 1950s. The other is economics and financial journalism. I tend to go back to those as the core of what I write about.
“I was on two papers in succession which were very much on the up – the FT in the 1950s when the modern FT was created, and The Sunday Times in the 1960s, when it became the dominant broadsheet Sunday paper.
“At The Times, my earliest years were years of opportunity, but in the 1970s a lot of work was basically defensive, trying to keep the paper going despite interruptions in production. My advice to young journalists? Never retire.”
You can read the entire article at news.independent.co.uk/media/article774309.ece
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Ecuador – Live There For Beauty
Another way to enhance the chances of living along and healthy life is to reduce stress. One way is to live in a low cost, beautiful place. Ecuador is such a place. Low cost? Believe me. You can live like a king for $2,000 a month. Beauty? Let the picture below of San Pablo Lake near our hotel speak for itself.
Until next message, good long and healthy wealthy living to you!
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See San Pablo Lake below.