Welcome to this month's issue of the Wealth Keys newsletter, our first for 2004.
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This edition includes…
2. Mindset Article: Which life purpose is the right one?
3. Ongoing Event #1: The Wealth Express Workshop
4. Ongoing Event #2: Stock Course
5. Our Top 10 Marketing Wizards
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A belated Happy New Year to you all, and please accept my apologies for being out of touch over the holiday period.
The past five months have been among the most difficult of my life. My friend Roy was diagnosed with lung cancer in August, and as his family lives in Canada, I became his primary caregiver. I was able to maintain the web site for the first few months of his illness, but as his condition deteriorated, culminating in his death on Christmas Day, my involvement with him became a full-time occupation.
I'm just now completing the final details of sorting out his affairs, so I'm able to return my attention to areas of my life I've been neglecting, including this newsletter. Roy was one of the biggest supporters of my web site, and his input and encouragement will be sorely missed.
FEATURED ARTICLE: Which life purpose is the right one?
A subscriber recently e-mailed me asking for assistance. Apparently she did the exercises on our Life Purpose page and discovered that she had at least two very clear directions, along with several other enticing possibilities. She asked how she should go about choosing among so many options.
I believe the most important thing to keep in mind with goals is the following statement from one of my mentors:
A person can accomplish many things as long as he or she does them ONE AT A TIME.
When several possibilities present themselves, one way of choosing which to do first is to utilize the following visualization:
If you did A first, followed by B or C, how would that work?
- Imagine yourself following a particular path, then jot down the costs and benefits of doing this.
- Mentally step five years into the future and see how your life would be if you'd followed that path.
- Now step 10 years into the future and observe the consequences.
- Step 15 years into the future and do the same.
- Note down any further observations.
Do this for each of the possibilities.
- With your notes close by, get a fresh piece of paper and create a column for each of your main choices. You can cut the labels into separate pieces of paper if you wish.
- Play with different scenarios.
Would it make more sense to do C first, followed by A and then possibly B?
Can you find a way to combine two of them?
For your first goal, you might choose one that appeals to you most in the moment, or you might prefer to use the more logical approach outlined above.
Just know that you don't have to miss out on anything if you get creative in your approach.
One man discovered while doing this exercise that he only wanted to pursue one of his more adventurous goals (wildlife photography) for about five years or so, not for the rest of his life. He realized he would be content to go back to his current profession (accounting) afterwards, knowing that he had fulfilled a childhood dream by taking up the adventure.
The important thing is to get these options out of your head (where they can rattle around indefinitely) and onto paper, where you can get some clarity.
Here's a story that illustrates the principle of sequential goals:
Darko was a dancer in his native Yugoslavia and was eventually accepted into the national ballet company. During a dance tour in Europe in the early 1970s, he decided to defect, and soon settled in Los Angeles. Realizing he was now too old to work his way up in the American ballet world, he began studying computer programming and became an expert in setting up business systems.
He made an exceptional income from his computer consultancy business and bought a large house in the San Fernando Valley. He married and had two children, but when they were entering high school, he realized he had enough passive income to retire. He then turned his focus towards his secret love, art, and began taking painting lessons. His life now revolves around the art world, a direction he finds as fulfilling as his two previous vocations.
If instead of exploring three very different fields sequentially, Darko had flitted from one to another, never fully committing to any, he would have been a “jack of all trades, and master of none”. Instead, he mastered them all.
ONGOING EVENT #1:The Wealth Express Workshop
Australian entrepreneur and multimillionaire Jack Weavers has been teaching his wealth creation secrets for several years now. His company, OneWorld Seminars, offers seminars and workshops in Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA and New Zealand, as well as in Australia. We attended one of his introductory evenings two weeks ago, and as usual he packed the three-hour event with loads of useful information and some thought-provoking questions.
I haven't attended any of his courses to date but have heard nothing but good things from all of the graduates I've met. Several friends have taken his three-day seminar and are making excellent money trading properties and stock market derivative products. Jack also offers a one-year mentoring program, as well as advanced programs and follow-up meetings for graduates.
If you'd like to learn more about Jack, his web site is located at http://www.oneworldseminars.com
ONGOING EVENT #2: Stock Course
This week I had the pleasure of attending Tony Summers' preview of his very successful program, Stock Course. I was very impressed by his presentation. It isn't often that I learn something really new at one of these events, but Tony offered some scintillating tidbits about his novel approach to the market. He did the bulk of his training in the US so I imagine the strategies he uses are more commonplace in many US courses. (We'll be listing our top stock market trainers in the next issue of the newsletter.)
Tony's workshop is only currently available in Australia and New Zealand. His web site can be found at
RESOURCES: My Top 10 Marketing Wizards
As all sorts of people seem to be compiling top 10 lists in the New Year, I thought it was time I made a list of some of my favorite marketing teachers. One or more of them may have just the type of information you need to make this a successful new year.
Here are my top marketing mentors in no particular order:
- Jay Conrad Levinson
Jay is the godfather of US marketers and is the author of the phenomenally successful Guerilla Marketing book series.
According to the legend, Jay was lecturing in business at a prestigious US university when he realized that all the current marketing textbooks were geared for large corporations; there was nothing available for the small business owner. So he wrote Guerilla Marketing, a highly readable book packed with low-cost effective marketing strategies. The book was so popular that it led to a series of additional publications, including Guerilla Selling, Guerilla Marketing Weapons and Guerilla Marketing Online.
I discovered Jay's books in the early 1990's and they taught me that it's possible for a so-called little person to market themselves or their business effectively with very little outlay. In fact, some of the guerilla strategies are easier for the small business owner to utilize because they're able to work on the fly, whereas large corporations are hampered by too much bureaucracy. The same principles apply to Internet marketing, which Jay's books prefigured by almost a decade.
Jay's web site is located at http://www.gmarketing.com
My other favorite Jay is Jay Abraham, one of the marketing arena's biggest stars. Over the past 25 years, Jay has helped grow some of the largest corporations in America, from Microsoft to Citibank. His books and products focus on helping readers discover their hidden talents, which they can then learn to market profitably.
Jay's audiotape package, Your Secret Wealth, helped me to identify which wealth creation vehicles fit best with my personality and natural inclinations. I've always felt we shouldn't perform an activity simply for the financial reward, and identifying a talent and exploring how it can generate income, as Jay does, is a more organic process that works from the inside out. It leads to greater congruency, and fits in with the quest for one's life purpose.
You can find Jay's web site at http://www.abraham.com
Another good web site on Jay's approach to marketing is http://www.abrahammarketingstrategies.com
Robert started his amazing career in real estate, writing a book in the early 1980s called Nothing Down, which became one of the most successful financial books in publishing history. From there he branched out into the wider wealth creation field, creating two additional best sellers called Multiple Streams of Income and Multiple Streams of Internet Income. I consider the first of these two books to be my bible on wealth creation.
More recently, Robert teamed up with Mark Victor Hansen to co-author The One Minute Millionaire, a highly original book that is 50% novel and 50% practical how-to strategies. If you're serious about wealth creation, you need to have this one in your library. Robert also offers a wealth of material in video and audio formats, and runs an international mentorship program for aspiring millionaires.
You can find his web sites at http://www.multiplestreamsofincome.com
Mark Victor Hansen
Mark is the co-author (with Jack Canfield) of the publishing phenomenon known as the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Mark's story on how this project came about is included in Mike Litman's excellent book, Conversations with Millionaires, which you can find at http://www.cwmbook.com
Mark collaborated with Robert Allen on The One Minute Millionaire project. They offer a variety of teleconference calls and f*ree events around the US, so be sure to get onto their mailing lists to stay informed of dates and/or locations.
I became a fan of Mark's when I read his book called Out of the Blue, which focuses on learning to enjoy the moments of our lives. His web site offers many inspiring articles and information on maintaining not only a wealth mindset, but also a life-affirming one.
Mark's web site is at http://www.markvictorhansen.com
Corey is the original wiz kid of Internet marketing, having parlayed his initial product, an e-book on cars, into an $8,000,000 plus industry in a few short years. Corey offers a variety of courses, e-books and support programs to anyone wanting to make money online. His Internet marketing course, The Insider Secrets to Marketing Your Business on the Internet, has outsold all other similar products for three years running.
Corey's products gave me my initial education on how Internet marketing really works. They're packed with practical information and I'm still working my way through the many techniques.
To learn more about Corey, visit
Ken is the genius behind Site Build It (SBI), the web building program I used to create my site. Ken is a Canadian doctor who, over the past six years, has developed Site Build It into a powerhouse all-in-one web creation product. SBI sites are among the top ranking sites online, with 50% of them in the top 6 percentile, and 17% in the top 2.
Ken's 600-page manual guided me through the process of building and promoting my site, while the SBI staff was readily available to answer any questions I had along the way. One of the features I like best about SBI is its time-saving applications. I love the automatic search engine submission function, not to mention having each web page critiqued before submission. I still have lots more features to explore, including the link exchange program available to all SBI web owners.
To tap into Ken's vast knowledge of Internet marketing, visit his web site at
Neil was an English PhD student when he started a web site in 1995 to supplement his income while completing his thesis. In the process he found a new life purpose. He now gets over a million visitors a year to his sites and produces low-cost high-value products for Internet marketers. Along with Ken Evoy, Neil was an immense support when I put my first site together. He replied to all of my e-mails promptly, and no question was too mundane to merit a thorough answer.
Neil can help anyone with a good idea start from zero income and build a successful web business.
His web site can be found at
I've been on Jim's mailing list since my earliest days online and his tips and comments have helped me grasp the underlying concepts of online marketing. His book, How to Write an e-book in 7 Days, co authored with Joe Vitale, is a top quality how-to guide for creating your first e-book. I found it to be an excellent blend of left- and right-brain techniques. And the method actually works! I also appreciated the many tips on Internet marketing included in the book.
You can find Jim online at
Stephen runs several top-notch stock market sites, and is the author of the brilliant resource, The Whole Truth, an e-book exposing the half-truths promoted in many Internet marketing courses. It clarified a lot of the information I was devouring when I first looked at this arena. The very useful bonus included with the product is an e-book critiquing many of the top Internet marketing products currently available.
To learn more about Stephen's products, visit his web sites at http://www.the-whole-truth.com
Rebecca found a worthwhile book in the public domain book (The Science of Getting Rich), offered it f*ree on her web site, and built up a successful international business in a few short years. Everything about her presentation is professional and yet it retains a personal touch as well. She offers a wonderful monthly newsletter and a range of products that support the purpose of her f*ree offering.
Rebecca's newsletter will often feature an article that says exactly what I need to hear (or be reminded of) at the time. She doesn't play the hard sell game. Instead she offers something of value and her ongoing support. And her visitors reward her accordingly.
To visit her site, go to
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