Economic Turmoil

by | Oct 23, 2008 | Archives

Economic turmoil today will create more future prosperity then ever before…for those….who accept change and adapt.

Yet amidst the noise and drama created by the popular press, how can we figure out what to do?

The answer is…find and share with experienced, like minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the a constructive…thoughtful way…and who do not have any hidden agendas.

Merri and I are in our 40th year of doing just this through our courses, seminars and newsletters. The importance of this sharing…by like minded souls…was reinforced recently when a delegate from our last 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. Thanks to you I am so ready to move to Ecuador and begin a new life. I just have to figure out what I am going to do and how to do it……… 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.

This why I want to share how you can attend 26 of our investment, business, Spanish, real estate and export, courses, tours and expeditions in 2009 (worth $24,324) FREE.

19 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 20 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 2009 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. These courses somehow draw together 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 26 courses that would cost $24,324 FREE. See why and our 2009 schedule below:

We started and have continued this program all these 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!

A great fortune has blessed Merri’s and my life. We seem to attract really nice people who have common goals and think like we do. We all gain much from continually getting together. You will, too!

We have scheduled the 26 courses, two in the Blue Ridge of North Carolina ,17 in Cotacachi, Ecuador and seven on Ecuador ’s coast to be held in 2008.

Our Cotacachi courses are held at El Meson de las Flores in the village of Cotacachi . El Meson sits next door to one of Ecuador ’s most magnificent Cathedrals shown here.

cotacachi cathedral

You can see the schedule and saving below. The normal cost of attendance for a couple at all of our courses would be $24,324. Thousands have paid these prices over many years. Of course few club members actually attend everyone of the courses…but of course can and often do. From a realistic point of view, if you attend even a few of the courses you gain considerable savings.

Here are photos of El Meson where we share ideas on how to make our lives better.

We conduct our main Ecuador courses at our 140 year old colonial inn, Meson de las Flores. Here I am speaking to delegates at the inn.


Here are the rooms inside…

international-club rooms

and out.

international-club hotel

Here is our staff preparing for a coffee break.


A full breakfast of just squeezed juice, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon or ham, rolls, cereal, coffee or tea is served here in El Meson’s courtyard for all delegates and is included in your low room rate of $59 plus 22% tax. (Rooms and air travel are not included in course fees or club membership).

Often our groups are too large for our meeting room. Then we meet in the museum’s hall next door. Here is this wonderful space!

international-club-meetng room

This is another benefit of club membership. Often our courses sell out and our inn is full. We give club members (who let us know early that they are coming) priority for rooms at El Meson.

We also (on a first come – first served basis ) let club members stay in our North Carolina retreat center FREE when we conduct courses there.

We have our North Carolina courses in the summer when it is cool here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Often courses are too large to conduct at the farm, but we always at least get out here for a meal and to enjoy the natural views from our front yard.


We have a course mid October when the leaf change is at its best. Here is the same view then.


We conduct our Ecuador coastal tours from Palmazul where we have our Ecuador beach home.


Here are delegates on this beach.


Here are delegates inspecting a beach condo for sale.


This year we have upped this benefit to cover 26 courses that amounts to a total savings of up to $24,324!

Here are the twenty six courses you can attend free. Plus there is even one more savings you will see below.

If you join the International Club today the entrance fee for 2009 is $2,999. Your attendance fees at all courses will be waived. You and your guest can attend $24,324 worth of courses FREE.

You can calculate the savings as our schedule of all 2009 courses is shown below.

Arrival dates are always one or two days earlier. Please double check with us before booking flights.

Jan. 16-21 Ecuador Spanish Course ($999)
Jan. 22-23 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($749)
Jan. 24-27 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($849)

Feb. 13-15 International Business & Investing Made EZ ($999)
Feb. 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($749)

March  8-9  Imbabura Real Estate Tour. ($749)
March 10-15 Ecuador Export Expedition ($1,499)
March 16-19 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($849)

May 21-26 Ecuador Spanish Course ($999)
May 27-28 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($749)

June 12-15 Shamanic Mingo Tour ($999)
June 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($749)
June 18-21 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($849

July 2-7 Ecuador Import Export Expedition ($1,499)
July 8-9 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($749)
July 10-13 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($849)

July 24-26 IBEZ North Carolina ($999)

Sept. 17-22 Ecuador Spanish Course ($999)
Sept. 23-24 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($749)
Sept. 25-28 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($849)

Oct. 9-11 International Investing & Business Made EZ North Carolina ($999)

Oct. 21-26 Ecuador Import Export Expedition ($1,499)

Nov. 6-8   International Investing and Business Made EZ Ecuador ($999)
Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($749)
Nov. 11-14 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($849)

I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and your spouse or a guest of your choice to attend all of these courses which are valued at $24,324 FREE! Plus there is even one more savings…free November 2008 courses…shown below.

International Club 2009 Membership Enroll here

You may well wonder why I would make such an offer and ask why the cost is so low? Let me answer this question frankly and from the heart.

First, it helps us do a better job for you. We feel greatly enriched when we can really help our clients improve their lives. We have learned through years of experience the best way to do this is to meet with you regularly. We can best help you learn how to improve your health and wealth through continual expansion of knowledge.

Second, we gain enormous fulfillment from the many friendships we form through the years. Our friends have enriched our lives tremendously. Let me explain this in more detail.

As a member, you will be part of our international family that meets intensively over the next year to examine ways we can make our lives better. Our goal is beyond just having money. Our goal is to have good health and wealth and feel comfortable about it through continually increased knowledge.

Though I give all course delegates my very best, I cannot help but to do a better job for those who come again and again. As we meet often; your particular wants, needs and desires become clear, and it is easier for me to point you in the right direction.

Another phenomenon is that repeat delegates help each other! They get to know one another, help each other learn, share their insights, make contacts and gain more wealth.

Steve, our man in Ecuador, is an experienced English-Spanish speaking businessman who lives in Cotacachi, teaches many of the Super Thinking and Import-Export courses. He can also act as your local backup for the business. Steve has lived and worked throughout Europe, the US and South America and now is committed to his Ecuadorian and our international family so you can feel assured that he is here to help you.

Lifestyle for Two. There is more! I have learned at my courses that many repeat delegates were couples. We want couples! As a member of the program, you are entitled to bring another person to every single course. 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, advisor. You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you. (No accommodations or any air fares relating to the courses are included for delegates or their guests.)

Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year? We look forward to seeing you at as many courses as possible and sharing this wonderful world of abundance and well being with you!


Here is even another savings.

We are conducting three Ecuador courses in November. When you join the International Club you can also attend these three courses FREE as well, another $1,999 savings.

Learn more about Ecuador this November. Join Merri, me, Steve, Kjetil Haugan or Thor Anderson of Vistazul and Peter Conradsen of Jyske Global Asset Management in Cotacachi Ecuador. We’ll review economic conditions, Ecuador real estate, my entire portfolio and investing and business ideas for the months ahead.

Nov 7-9 2008 International Investing and Business Made EZ Ecuador.

See the wonderful balconies in the Primavera condos for sale at $46,000 in Cotacachi.


Nov 10-11 Imbabura Real Estate tour.

Then travel to the coast. Enjoy the Vistazul swimming pool on Ecuador’s Pacific.

Picture 9

November 12-15, 2008 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour.

International Club 2009 Membership Enroll here