Multi Currency Long Range Views

by | Jun 8, 2008 | Archives

Multi currency long range views bring wealth.

Our physical surroundings affect the way we think and feel. Merri and I try to live and work with long range views around us. This is the view from our Hacienda Rosaspamba in Ecuador.

Messages last week looked at multi currency investing and how big opportunity is being created by huge change…now.

Capturing profits from the new prospects requires long range views vision to guide your multi currency investing.


This is dawn on the long range view from my North Carolina office.

So this week’s messages will focus on how to use broadened horizons….intuition…ways to have better future acuity and how to see a better future in better ways through change.

Here is a change for sure. I am beginning this week with something I never do, forwarding a spam (or what looked like spam) to you!

Usually forwards of this nature, if they somehow make it through our spam filters,  get the big D button before the first sentence is fully scanned.

This one caught my eye and seemed so worth sharing.  I liked it so much I wanted it to be true.  That’s dangerous so I researched further.

Where did this article begin?  That was my first question. Who originally wrote it?

I was able to track the article to a blog posting at

The article was written by by Patrick Duffy principal at MetroIntelligence Real Estate Advisors.

Further research at Goggle revealed that Duffy has consulted for nearly 20 years on various development projects throughout the United States and Mexico.  He is an expert on the housing industry and columnist for Builder/Developer magazine, he also writes on real estate matters for the Los Angeles Times and California Builder magazine. As a consultant, he has been widely quoted in both the local and national media,.  As a speaker he has presented at PCBC, BIS, Big Builder, Great Valley Conference, UCLA Extension, First American Title’s Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference Series, Hanley Wood Market Intelligence’s Executive Housing Seminar series and various BIA/HBA Chapter events throughout California.

His MetroIntelligence business has a web site at
Both this and the Housing Chronicles site appear to be good resources for information on the US property market.

Duffy’s excerpt encapsulates many ideas that our site has reviewed over past decades and relates to the importance of eliminating noise for clear vision.

Here is what Duffy wrote:

“The post-American world is naturally an unsettling prospect for Americans, but it should not be. This will not be a world defined by the decline of America but rather the rise of everyone else. It is the result of a series of positive trends that have been progressing over the last 20 years, trends that have created an international
climate of unprecedented peace and prosperity know.

“That’s not the world that people perceive. We are told that we live in dark, dangerous times. Terrorism, rogue states, nuclear proliferation, financial panics, recession, outsourcing, and illegal immigrants all loom large in the national
discourse. Al Qaeda, Iran, North Korea, China, Russia are all threats in some way or another.

“But just how violent is today’s world, really?  A team of scholars at the University of Maryland has been tracking deaths caused by organized violence. Their data show that wars of all kinds have been declining since the mid-1980s and that we are now at the lowest levels of global violence since the 1950s. Deaths from terrorism are reported to have risen in recent years. But on closer examination, 80 percent of those casualties come from Afghanistan and Iraq, which are really war zones with ongoing insurgencies—and the overall numbers remain small.

“Looking at the evidence, Harvard’s polymath professor Steven Pinker has ventured to speculate that we are probably living in the most peaceful time of our species’ existence.  “Why does it not feel that way? Why do we think we live in scary times? Part of the problem is that as violence has been ebbing, information has been exploding. The last 20 years have produced an information revolution that brings us news and, most crucially, images from around the world all the time. The immediacy of the images and the intensity of the 24-hour news cycle combine to produce constant hype. Every weather disturbance is the ‘storm of the decade.’ Every bomb that explodes is BREAKING NEWS.

“Because the information revolution is so new, we—reporters, writers, readers, viewers—are all just now figuring out how to put everything in context.We didn’t watch daily footage of the two million people who died in Indochina in the
1970s, or the million who perished in the sands of the Iran-Iraq war ten years later. We saw little of the civil war in the Congo in the 1990s, where millions died. But today any bomb that goes off, any rocket that is fired, any death that results, is
documented by someone, somewhere and ricochets instantly across the world. Add to this terrorist attacks, which are random and brutal. ‘That could have been me,’ you think.

“Actually, your chances of being killed in a terrorist attack are tiny—for an American, smaller than drowning in your bathtub. But it doesn’t feel like that. The threats we face are real. Islamic jihadists are a nasty bunch—they do want to attack civilians everywhere. But it is increasingly clear that militants and suicide bombers make up a tiny portion of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims. They can do real damage, especially if they get their hands on nuclear weapons. But the combined efforts of the world’s governments have effectively put them on the run and continue to track them and their money. Jihad persists, but the jihadists have had to scatter, work in small local cells, and use simple and undetectable weapons. They have not been able to hit big, symbolic targets, especially ones involving Americans. So they blow up bombs in cafés, marketplaces, and subway stations. The problem is that in doing so, they kill locals and alienate ordinary Muslims. Look at the polls. Support for violence of any kind has dropped dramatically over the last five years in all Muslim countries.”

This is knowledge worth knowing…helpful…that can put us on the right track towards broadened horizons….intuition…ways to see and have a better future in better ways.

This is the long rage view from our Cotacachi house (which you can rent).

Improving our vision, broadening our horizons, increasing our well being and adaptability vital to our future. This is why we are sponsoring an Intuition Course here at the farm this August.


This is the long rage view from our North Carolina home.

Sunday begins the week.  This Sunday can begin your journey into a more prosperous future.

Vision to see a better future before it happens is important and profitable in times of rapid change!

A great article at by Hara Estroff Marano entitled “Future Vision – How to start getting more of what you want in your life.” explains why and gives seven tips on how to do this.

The first tip is:

1. Decide to enjoy this process and create a time and space, 5 to 20 minutes, where you will not be disturbed, and where you can explore your own imagination.

The other six tips are:
2. Remind yourself that you can’t fail at this.
3. Know that this will be a fun journey to visit a wonderful future.
4. Recognize that about 70% of your brain’s capacity is consumed in processing the visual information that comes in through your eyes.
5. Imagine or pretend that you are in a beautiful spot in nature looking out over a vast horizon where a wonderful future awaits you.
6. Let your bright future come in closer, close enough for you to see yourself in it living a wonderful life.
7. As you do this, choose one moment in the future that is filled with the feeling of joy and love that you want.

The article ends saying: “Give yourself the gift of doing this visualization each day for the next two weeks, and watch what happens.”

This is good advice.  I hope your vision grows clearer every day!

Or consider joining us this August. Improve your vision, broaden your horizons, increase your well being and adaptability with Susan Stanton Rotman’s Intuition Course at our farm.


This is the long range view from the top of our North Carolina farm



P.S. You can still  make to our  June 16 -17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour


This is the dawn in the long range view of my office at Hotel El Meson de las Flores in Cotacachi, Imbabura, Ecuador.

You can still enroll in the June 19-21 Ecuador Shaman Tour

See dates for our Autumn Ecuador courses and tours:

Sept 17-21 Coastal-Quito Real Estate Tour

Sept 23-27 Super Thinking + Spanish Course

Sept 28-29 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Oct 3-5 International Investing and Business Made EZ North Carolina

Oct 14-18 Ecuador Import Export Course

Nov 7-9 International Investing and Business Made EZ Ecuador

Nov 10-11 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

November 12-16 Ecuador Coastal Tour

See discounts for attending more than one course.