Self-Empowerment Experiences Through Traveling

My Journey:

Ever since dabbling in hypnosis at 11-years old (with 2 books that a friend and I bought with our paper delivery money) I have been on the great journey of self-improvement.

I have focused both on the rational process and procedures of goals, time management, skills, etc… and also the ‘spiritual’ areas of inner peace and deeper life meaning.

I have spent months with monks in Thailand, traveled 3 of the past 6 years, seeing 5 countries in South East Asia and 14 countries throughout the Americas from Argentina through to Canada.

After the year in South America I decided NOT to get on my return flight back to the UK… because at that point getting better at applying the Law of Attraction in a highly practical and realistic way…

A way I had learned from a recording of a $10,000 seminar… the most insightful and useful personal growth audio program I’ve ever heard (and I’ve heard most of them) called “Your Wish Is Your Command”.

And it was working…

I remember the moment of discarding my return ticket. It was a truly liberating experience. No deadlines. No boundaries. Just the open road and the application of my mind.

And I’m ready to share my story.

During the year of South American backpacking I multiplied a modest savings account (my travel money) on the stock market – and felt financially freer than I had at any time in my life.

…including my early-20s when I manifested the highest paid job of all of my friends including chauffer driven sparkling Mercedes’ that took me home every night from London’s investment banking skyline…

(My friends were mesmerised. I was clearly on to something with all these personal growth tapes and books)

…to my mid-20s when I took off for a year-long career break traveling South East Asia…

…to my late-20s when I rose quickly through management positions in corporate London and reached Head of Marketing reporting straight to the company Chairman, yet I had no real qualifications at all, except for my ability to focus my mind and break through limitations…

And now with 16 months traveling across Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico…

…’tragedy’ struck in the US (what irony!)

Just at the height of my new found personal and financial freedom, this year in March, a turn of events led me to lose my Apple MacBook Pro (my data), my iPhone and (drum roll) nearly $30,000 in the stock market.

Ups and downs… all the while developing clarity and mindfulness of the creative process for manifesting what we ‘vibrate’.

I understand why those things went wrong because of some crucial concepts that have ‘clicked’ for me by listening and re-listening to the audio program I mentioned above, “Your Wish Is Your Command”.

It was that program which made me understand I had the power to discard my airplane ticket and forge ahead on my dream of perpetual travel.

It was that program which helped me land a win-win client project for $10,000. And then a lot more from that same client.

And through that program I also understand how I sabotaged myself with the stock market losses – the deep learning I needed and thus the solution for how I can make it all back and grow in my successes with confidence no matter what obstacles get in the way.

I will share my new insights in our upcoming ‘creative manifestation’ workshop.

And I want to give this to you before I leave Toronto.

After this workshop I will take up my backpack once again for a new destination, a new challenge and a new place of learning. I like Toronto and believe as a whole you are at a cross-roads of a more active personal growth community. So I intend to make Toronto one of my regular visiting spots.

See the history of the law of attraction.

January 2012 Message

Several topics, take your pic:

What 20 months of travel teaches you…

Nothing.

You see, it’s possible to visit a place, to touch it… but not be touched by it. To see it, pass through it… but not really to have experienced it at all.

Travel brings opportunity for new experience, sure.

But the depths of possibility must be discovered personally through effort of focus and openness of being.

When in Belgium, try authentic Waffles (with warm chocolate is good) and fruit flavored Beer. When in Peru, try Ceviche and Guinea Pig.

The real point: “Wherever you are, be there.”

If you’re not happy where you are. Change it in a New York minute. But be flexible, adaptive, open, experimental. Drop your biases. You may become so deeply immersed as to become giddy. Roll with it. At least a while. The world is bigger than your current (media guided) perception of it.

I landed in Venezuela on 2 (February) 10, 2010, traveled through and into Colombia, through to Ecuador, on to Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and in December decided to tear up my return flight ticket and continue traveling…

…so back up South America and then across Central America including Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, reaching Mexico in February 2011…

…a few quick stops in North America including a weekend Personal Growth Seminar, then a client visit, and then on to Toronto in Canada for several months achieving a life goal of attending a specific health and martial art school.

I returned to London UK 10 (October), 21 2011. Every day is significant. As is every day of your entire life.

Follow your bliss. But experiment with its boundaries and extremes. Spend time with people. Locals and fellow travellers. Be kind. Increase your understanding of the human condition. Make a connection.

But no matter how much you may learn, I believe you do not escape or change your essence. “Wherever you go, there you are”. Traveling may separate you from past bias to  unravel the layers exposing your inner core that’s always been there. And only if you let it.

When you get back ‘home’, things will be different, and the same. You’ll be different… and the same. The contrasting contradictory dichotomy can be hard to brook.

And the amount and quality of new friends hard to fathom… or keep up with.

My Friends, Contacts and Website Readers

As E. B. White said:

“I wake up each morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. This makes it very hard to plan the day.”

And the turning cogs of global change are relentless which has made saving the world vs savoring it all the more pressing. My favorite author wrote:

“Direct every thought, every action towards the overthrow of the parasitical elite class.”

That may not so directly reflect your own passion or purpose, but it does mine.

As such, I like to support people to pursue their own recognized purpose, for when enough people demand the life of their dreams, we’ll enter a new golden age for mankind.

The villainous parasitical elite class (“virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition”) will be vanquished.

Many people contact me regularly through my website, or keep in touch from precious connections made through travels, at social events, seminars, and so on.

What I’m trying (perhaps horribly) to say is that I care very much about you. Anyone who I have connected with during travels or otherwise. Anyone that asks me a question via my website or in person. Anyone who seeks to apply themself to life’s great opportunities and challenges. Anyone I’ve had the privilege of contributing to and learning from.

But I don’t have time to be so socially available.

Nor am I yet good at motivating people per se.

If you have ambition, I can help and very much want to do so. I like to share energy and time with ambitious and focused people.

My 7 Dimensions of Life Management is explicitly designed for helping you pinpoint the steps along the vast spectrum of personal success and ascension, starting from your fundamental subconscious emotional integration and attitudes about life… all the way through to your great gift and contribution to humanity.

But no one can focus your mind for you. I am always here whenever you want to make use of the 7 Dimensions framework, to help clarify or expand on your value creative endeavors. And of course, the responsibility to advance is no one’s but your own.

If we have made agreements… if you have made commitments… and you have not followed through. Well… just make the choice to re-focus and get it done.

Involve me or just make direct use of the 7 Dimensions.

Enter the 7 Dimensions of… Manifestation, of Creativity, Life Management… or Ascension (whatever you want to call it) here:

www.cosmicelevator.com/manifest

Get access, plug-in and ask me for tips any where along the way. If you are stuck with a particular area, let me know so I can work with you to clarify and expand your own unique situational solutions.

Which brings me to…

“Your Wish Is Your Command”

The Audio program Your Wish Is Your Command is almost indescribable.

The only Congressman to be elected in 2 different US States, Ed Foreman, a personal growth seminar leader himself and supra successful entrepreneur and businessman said “Your Wish Is Your Command is the best personal growth program I’ve heard”… and he’s heard them all.

John Gray (author of Men from Mars, Women from Venus) endorses it. So too Michael Beckwith, featured teacher in the film and book The Secret. And many others.

Perhaps you’re not much into ‘personal growth’ or ‘self-help’ type stuff. Nor am I anymore. But this is completely different.

It’s not created by someone who got rich by selling information on how to get rich, nor from anecdotal story books of fictional characters that apply magical formulas and manifest imaginary abundance.

No, this CD series was produced by one of America’s leading businessman, public figures and consumer advocates who only recently decided to finally reveal the thinking principles that have facilitated his real world success. Billion dollar success.

Thinking principles that have been kept in secret circles of wealthy elite families for generations, such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, and so on.

I’m now into my 6th listening and I know people who have listened to it over 35 times…

If you already have it, I implore you to listen again. Apply the simple thinking processes it proscribes. As you change internally, so will the knowledge you are able to glean from those magical CDs by re-listening every few months.

Apply the methods it reveals: Chief aim, sweet spot, training balance scale… etc, etc, etc…

Use what you learn along with the 7 Dimensions framework. Ask me for suggestions or just write to me and share your experiences with manifestation. I am overjoyed to receive emails from people learning how to use the contents of Your Wish Is Your Command and/or the 7 Dimensions.

Your Wish Is Your Command is a hard reality check for some. Partly because its simplicity is such a threat to our false pride and the layers of rationalization we use to hide from our current failings. Hence the relevance of the Teachability Index as on the CD set which must be re-listened to many times to grasp ever-more deeply.

I’m in the same boat often too, mind you. Because ‘to know and now to do is not to know’. And I still ‘know’ more than I do… So alas, I re-listen to the CDs and focus on applying just a bit more, learning just a bit more, to achieve and attract and become more and more.

What specific benefits have I had from listening to Your Wish Is Your Command personally?

Well since you asked…

Whilst traveling…

* August 2010 achieved top 7 position in a big marketing competition against dozens of top online marketers for a company’s new product launch.

* Multiplied a portion of my money by 5 times in a year on the stock market (yes, 500% annual return)

* Being in a good financial situation and having as much fun as I was, I tore up my return ticket after 10 months traveling and decided to press on.

* Spontaneously manifested clients which gave me the cash to train full-time at a health and martial art school for several months (in Canada), achieving a life-long goal).

But…

* March 11th Japanese Earthquake caused my stock market investments to drop over 15% in one day. That wouldn’t have been a problem had I been prepared to respond according to the teachings of Your Wish Is Your Command or followed my own investment ‘advice’… But alas, the fear-of-loss caused me to maintain most of the investments at great risk and ongoing fear.

Soon after:

* A very unlikely basement flood totalled my laptop, causing me to lose track of the stock market for several weeks yet due to my fear of lost opportunity I kept the positions open… leading to a 75% drop in value as the Earthquake’s devastating effects on people’s lives, livelihoods and on the global economy spread.

* What’s more, the online backup service (Mozy) failed… and so along with the laptop, I lost a great deal of data… much of my life’s work.

Never before had I been made so aware of how my faulty thinking can sabotage a winning streak. Nor how my own self-imposed blindness could lead me to such a personal financial meltdown.

The fear-of-loss was partly developed over the year of traveling due to the threats of physical danger and potential losses that come with traveling alone in foreign lands and partly 3rd world or socialistic countries. I carried it in my gut and that negative vibration coincided with (resulted in?) that ‘unlucky streak’.

Your Wish Is Your Command has made each of these experiences more poignant as I understand the psychological processes I have gone through… and more importantly, how to sling-shot those experiences into greater future success.

Regardless of short-term circumstances, the goal is to ‘feel good now’.

Do not carry emotional baggage any further than you learn a lesson from it. Sometimes the lesson is simply that shit happens. Let it go. (Yet don’t get too cocky in thinking you’ve learned all the available lessons from the past.)

6 months later, on my return home, my mother commented I had the presence of an angel. I won’t tell you the expletives she’s used against me in years past so suffice it to say it was a nice change.

Perhaps the mass accumulation of 20 months travel really did teach me something – and it reflected on my face. I won’t claim to be the 2nd coming, however.

Life brings opportunity for spontaneous adventure through intention-guided happenstance.

I believe the only burden I do carry long-term is, as per E. B. White:

“…torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor it.”

This burden sometimes runs deep as the night.

The goal: Follow your bliss and feel good now.

Note, this is unlikely to happen through the pursuit of instant gratification. (watch the Marshmallow Experiments video on the Lifestyle Design > Children page)

So what’s in store for me now having settled into the reality of post-travel re-adjustment and a desire to maintain a semblance of angelic radiance despite a return to corporate life?

Poetry Recitals and Life in London

I’m going to take poems I’ve written during flashes of inspiration, refine them, write others, and start reciting them in open-mic events in London.

I will explore my inner world, in reflection of the human condition during these great times of change from Old World structures to New World vistas.

Here are a few poems I’ll be working with to begin:

If you’re in London, come join me at a London venue. Contact me here.

I may also continue delivering life management and creative manifestation workshops as I previously began in Toronto Canada and in London (let me know if you want to participate).

I’ll also be facilitating Master Mind groups for people on the path of ascension as per the 7 Dimensions.

Plus…

Value Creation through Business

Business is the gift-child of civilization. Marketing is my passion in business. I work with select companies that I think contribute to the rise of the New World.

As such, I wouldn’t work for Coca Cola. Nor Monsanto. Nor Spread Betting. Nor Loans.

In 2012 I will be working with a company focused on leading-edge customer service technologies where I’ll be applying the 6-Part Professional Matrix and I look forward to beholding the value creation I  help bring to society.

I continue to write on Success-Matrix as Founder and contributing author.

To close, let’s touch on the weird and wonderful question:

Is 2012 the end of the world?

No. The mayan calendar is a 6,000 year cycle. 2012 thus is when the world begins anew. 2012 brings great opportunity and great challenge. For some parts of the world it may mean food riots and even civil war. Look to the Summer of 2012 for that.

Yes. In fact, 2012 IS the end of the world, just as reincarnation is a new beginning. Not in some karmic cosmic joke, but right down here on practical physical Earth in terms of changing psychology. 2012 signifies the end of Old World structures. Because when enough people hold a better vision, chances are the New World will manifest. Optimism is vital.

Individually we have the opportunity to survive and prosper. Precautions and taking initiative is necessary. Stock sufficient food supplies for several months worth of food shortages. This may not actually be necessary but better safe than extremely sorry. Have a safe-haven you can escape to if need be.

Elevate your psychology by seeing through the lies of the media, of politics and organized religion. Turn off the debilitating negativity and superficiality of mainstream TV.

Hear this:

You are a sex god (or goddess)

And your DNA vibrates to the frequencies of the 5 Platonic Solids, fed by good nutrition, regular physical exercise, emotional clarity, tantric breathing, positive psychology and focused intention. You are born to be a creator. The law of attraction is really the law of creation. And that requires focused intention and realistic positive expectation based on honest experience and judegment.

Escape the old world anti-civilization bit by bit. Break on through to the other side via honesty, integrity, discipline, thought and control.

Yes, control.

Don’t rely on anyone to hold the doors of opportunity open for you. Thank with sincerity anyone who does help you. Pay it forward or provide value in exchange. Build your own success through synergetic exchange within like-minded groups.

I’m investing a portion of my money into gold and silver. Do not delay. Chances are high (putting it lightly) that the reserve currencies of the world will move to a precious metals backed standard just as they were in most of history. Politicians paper money will likely devalue in a great implosion of hyper-inflation.

Survive and prosper in 2012,

Gavriel Shaw

PS. By 2020 you’ll have made it to the era of Immortality, but that’s a topic for 2013.

 

Have it your way (big site changes)

On the homepage you will see a major change…

… Because there is more to you than just work, business, and marketing.

There’s more to me too…

I’m going to share with you a lot of new ideas, resources, and experiences, that I’m transferring from my various other websites, covering 4 key areas of ‘personal adventure‘ that lends itself to a ‘work life balance’.

What’s more, I’ll soon be traveling — and I’m taking you with me.

So check out the 4 new sections below, and stay tuned for more as I gear myself up for another year of flashpacking!

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work-life-balance

…to balance the equation:

  1. Engineer your ideal lifestyle (for health, wealth, security, environment and more)
  2. Delve into the inner workings of your mind (super intelligence and total mind control)
  3. Join me on the beaches and valleys of world travel (flashpackers and global digerati)
  4. Contribute to the rise of Civilization 2.0 (political science, activism, etc)

How I Spend My Time

Ever since learning to mind-map at 11-years old and dabbling in hypnosis at 14, I have been on the great journey of self-empowerment.

Gavriel ShawI have focused both on the rational process and procedures of goals, time management, skills, etc… and also the ‘spiritual’ areas of inner peace and deeper life meaning.

I have worked in corporate world in dozens of industries in positions of senior management.

Now I write from the beaches of the world and roof top terraces via my laptop… facilitate group workshops… and provide personal coaching in living rooms and coffee shops.

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For 3 of the past 6 years I have traveled the world.

I spent months with monks in Thailand, have seen 5 countries in South East Asia and 14 countries throughout the Americas from Argentina through to Canada.

What I do is straight forward.

I interview experts in their respective fields across diverse topics from financial investment, to surviving possible geo-political shake-ups, 2012, alternative health, law of attraction, modern honest spirituality, small business launch and marketing strategies… and much, much more.

As you’ll discover, this site contains a vast array of collected short-cuts, strategies and tools under these 4 categories:

  • Lifestyle Design
  • Creative Process
  • Global Awakening
  • Business & Marketing

I research life’s advantages, explore practical tools for success and publish my findings for you on this site.

Traveling has been a truly liberating experience. No deadlines. No boundaries. Just the open road and the application of my mind.

And the world is my oyster.

My lifestyle of travel and writing is your opportunity. Not only do I crunch a ton of research into my website every month, but I can literally help you to achieve a similar lifestyle of ‘freedom from the system’ if you so desire.

What would I do if money was not an issue

If I had Bill Gates’ kind of money.

You know, Billions of dollars.

Money with a capital M…

What do I do?

Well, first of all I sell the US Dollars and move most of it into stable currencies which for the time being include the Norwegien Krona and Canadian Dollar. I also put much of it into Gold and Silver and other precious commodities. real money

Because let’s face it. The US Dollar isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. Literally.

But that aside.

I take care of a bunch of basic Lifestyle Design matters, including a new wardrobe, nutritional supplements, spending money for lavish fun…

Beyond those immediate basic items I would quickly employ a full-time Virtual Private Assistant to help me with daily logistics such as travel plans, and also appoint some full time web-staff to support my website development so that I can focus on research and writing rather than so much on fiddly web development stuff or basic website promotion (which is time consuming and not a thrill for me).

And the website fits in with my life purpose of contributing to the rise of Civilization 2.0… helping to “organize the world for freedom”. And as such my website is designed to empower people with tools, insights and opportunities to live their dreams.

Because the more people that live their dreams, the less the system will rely and depend on all of the negativity that perpetuates a corrupt system.

I also ensure that certain special people in my life are wholly supported with the right resources for moving ahead with their own ambitions, helping them live their dreams. Those people in my ‘inner circle’ so to speak.

I also get onto a full schedule of receiving personal tutors on a range of subjects, from mathematics and physics through to health, business management, creativity, art, you name it. I want private tutors through which to learn and enjoy various learning opportunities for fun and to improve my effectiveness in all areas of life.

I also travel the globe to meet individuals and attend seminar events and grow my network, my circle of friends and my experience and expertise on various interests that serve to fulfil my purpose of contributing to the rise of Civilization 2.0.

And I give up the traveling backpack and go for a lighter personal luggage case with just the bare essentials of fresh clothes and my digital gadgets. Anything else needed can be bought at each location I visit and delivered via the arrangements of my Virtual Private Assistant.
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I rent luxury cars at each location so I can get around comfortably, quickly and easily. I also buy properties at key locations which at present I have in mine for Cafayate, Argentina; Berlin Germany; London UK; Toronto Canada and somewhere in China once I visit.

These properties will be available to my inner circle for running workshops or various other programs around the world, all geared towards my purpose of contributing to the rise of the new world…

  • Supporting people to live their dreams.
  • Abandoning the clutches of a failed Elitist system.
  • Empowering people through the tools and techniques available on my website and through trained facilitators.

And I realise that I don’t need Bill Gate’s kind of money to achieve all that.

In fact, I am progressively building the opportunities to actually achieve all those things within the next 5 to 10 years.

From my basic material requirements to the contributions I want to have and the life-learning I want to continue.

I will live my dreams.

And so will you.

But first you too must define your dream. Then, you must get a burning desire for its achievement.

Are you with me on this?

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Travel & Career Breaks

On 10 January 2006 I began 14 months of traveling in South East Asia…

…freelancing from my laptop with GPS Internet access and beach flip flops.

It was one of the best things I have ever done for my professional career too – the freelance experience, the ‘global experience’… the chance to reframe my outlook… and what an adventure!

Watch my Thailand video:

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Then, I went back to a corporate career in 2007 with a new direction and 3 years of corporate life in London.

Now, once again, in 2010, I am heading off.

Having gone through 3 jobs, from SEO Manager and Copywriter to Online Marketing Manager to Head of Marketing, I am donning a shiny new backpack and heading this time, for South America.

This time it’s flashpacking.

…a flashpacker is a ‘flashy backpacker’ – someone with a bit more cash, a bit more style, has a few extra digital gadgets, and requires a bit more comfort – than the typical view of a normal backpacker.)

More like a professional’s career break. A mini-retirement…

The picture is from Ecuador, a place called Vilcabamba, known as the Valley of Eternal Youth… Aug 2010.

As of April 2011 I’ll have visited over 12 countries in 14 months including Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicarague, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, USA and Canada.

I’ve met dozens of ex-pats… including grey haired hippies…. a guy who believes he is targeted by invisible weapons from secret factions of the US Government… an ex Marketing Director for the Church of Scientology… plus a retired Hewlett Packard Executive now building his retirement home with his own bare hands.

And how do I support myself?

Simple: I make money online with several websites. I also freelance in sales copywriting and website marketing. I’m studying ‘travel writing‘. I also invest in the stock market (gold is gorgeous but silver is best right now in my humble opinion which does not qualify as investment advice by any professional or legally recognised body 😉

It’s not easy. There’s plenty of ups and downs. But it’s fun, it’s real and I’ve proved it’s possible. You might agree that it sure beats rush-hour traffic and office politics.

A life of adventure – beyond the boundaries – pushing the envelope, and taking the highs with the lows.

Truth be told:

There is plenty of opportunity for lifestyle management, without the need for a basic job income…

You just gotta organize your life a little differently. I can show you exactly how.

I’m also deeply frustrated by how suppressed we are by those ‘inglorious basterds’ in top positions of big banks, the politicians, and beaurocrats that have caused the economic breakdown and made our money worth far less than before.

Well, perhaps we share similar views?

Disappointed and frustrated by a normal lifestyle..?

…Keen for sun, sea and adventure — that extends further than the measly 2 week holiday you are able to take from work…

…perhaps, like me, you are not afraid of the hard effort that it takes to engineer a lifestyle of experience, meaning, success and adventure.

I invite you to hook up with me, on facebook, youtube, twitter, and get a free membership on my site www.cosmicelevator.com (for career professionals, small business owners, independent entrepreneurs, flashpacker globe trotters, modern digerati, and freedom activists.)

If you have a business or budget and might want to hire me for a marketing project, see my services page.

And if we share similar views, maybe the stars will align and and we can dine together on the beaches of the world.

Gavriel

Personal Notes from Bolivia

A day later and I find myself thinking for the first time ever in 10 months of travel:

‘why the heck am I still doing this?’

I thought for the first ever in 10 months of travel… standing in the midst of a manic bus station, the disorganization, the pushing and shoving and the disregard of my backpack by the station attendees, dragging it along the oily rough concrete floor…

But reaching the remote tropical village of Villa Tunari was worth it…

4 hours from Cochabamba, where, by coincindence, the 70s drug lord Sosa’s jungle mansion was set in the film scarface that happened to be playing at the restaurant where I had dinner.

…now 2 days later in another crazy bus station my bus has actually exited the station as the frantic attendee waves a clipboard at me pointing to the bus, which I must make a dash for.

The 10-hour journey some how managed to wind up at 14.5 hours.

But Santa Cruz is surprisingly nice so I’m glad I stuck to my plan to reach it despite the troubles.

With great relief of my new surroundings, a sunny open courtyard at a quiet hotel, with wifi, new tropical fruits…

…plus an uninhibited Toucan who seems fully committed to eating laptop cables…

…I can get down to work:

The global situation is… well… perplexing:

The recent Bernanke interview is extraordinary.

His nervousness is apparent, I guess due to the precipitous promontory of purgatory at which he now stands. ‘Not printing money’ he claims. “100% confident of his ability to control the US economy”, he stutters.

Europe and the US are heading for greater trouble.

…Not without Political Marketing heading deeper still into the original manipulative public relations experiments of Edward Bernay’s in the 1920s, with a new bussword now ‘Nudging’.  See Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness. I’m not judging it. I’m a marketer myself. But people should know what is going on. Survival of the smartest.

With 3.5 million views, this cartoon explanation of Quantitative Easing is a must-see:

As of 9 December 2010 for investments: Silver looks good in the medium and long-term (just my own opinion and not advice). Looks like a bit of choppy short-term volatility. Check out this Silver investment related article <<< every cloud has a silver lining.

Traveling helps one understand market opportunities, and I have investments in a couple of south america banks, plus Chinese companies although I’ve never been to China but would like to in the next couple years.

I morally support Wikileaks in exposing Governments.

This weekend I’m heading into Argentina and I look forward to it. I may have the opportunity to visit Doug Casey’s ranch, vineyards, spa, etc under development (see www.laestanciadecafayate.com)

I find myself obsessive about the stock market at present, where the news of political / economic upheaval mix with opportunities for profit…. or loss.

Back to it…

Today’s Professional Is Globally Mobile

Are your skills transferable?

Could you hop countries within a couple months if you wanted?

Does your current CV or resume suit an international career?

In 2005, December 22, just before Christmas, I was working in London’s Canary Wharf, 4th floor from the top of the Bank of America building.

And I had just decided to buy a one way ticket to South East Asia. Thailand.

On 10th January 2006 I was up in the air, quite literally, on my plane to the Orient.

A special laptop protective backpack and a 1 year travel visa.

I just came across this travellers quote and it brought back the strong memory of me walking through the Gate at Gatwick Airport…

By a traveler named Peter Fleming who went to Xinjiang in 1935.

“He who starts on a ride of two or three thousand miles may experience, at the moment of departure, a variety of emotions. He may feel excited, sentimental, anxious, carefree, heroic, roistering, picaresque, introspective, or practically anything else; but above all he must and will feel a fool.”

And it’s soooo true.

I was leaving behind my well paid corporate London city boy lifestyle and heading off into unknown untold experience.

I freelanced whilst traveling, as a web marketer and travel writer… Running my laptop off a PCMCIA Card using a pay-as-you-go Thailand SIM card.  Slow but ok.  For faster connection I could convince the local Internet cafe to hook my laptop up to one of their computers.

Now with that 14 month travel experience behind me, it’s sad to see so many Londoners stuck in their job ruts as if mouse running a wheel in a cage.  It is they that now seem like the fool.

Knowledge is power.

And if you have the desire, you can most certainly find the opportunity to travel, or country hop into a new job.  My traveling experience and freelancing gave me the chance to improve my marketing and writing skills.

On my return I worked at an advertising agency and completely smashed their control pieces used for promoting financial products for their largest client.

Get out there. You’ll have a much bigger picture than those around you when you return… if you return. Or you might settle in greener pastures.  There’s plenty out there.

Check out my Lifestyle Alliance to join a private network of globally minded adventurers and professionals.

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