Saturday, December 6, 2014
Today I woke early for a light run. Then I made the two hour drive back to Palm Springs for the live event. I really wanted to present last night, but I didn’t have any control over when I would present. I didn’t mind the long drive. I’ve been listening to a lengthy audio book on marketing that I enjoyed listening to while in the car. I arrived in Palm Springs around 11:30 in the morning. I saw Luke, Zarnie, and Mark in the conference room. We watched one of the presenters. He spoke about digital marketing services. The audience broke for lunch at 1:00 pm. The group’s coordinator instructed the audience to pick up their meals and then return to the conference hall for our presentation. There were 250 people at the convention before lunch, but when the organizer expected Luke and me to take the stage, there were only about 50 people back from lunch. That was a real disappointment. I didn’t mind. I wanted to show that live events could be a viable new marketing channel.
The organizer introduced Luke and me. We took the stage and I began making a case on why alternative investments would make sense for any investor who had a five-year time horizon. I spoke about looking at the world as it would evolve in five, ten, and 20 years. Then I asked how investors in the room had positioned themselves to profit from those change. The stock market presented opportunity, no doubt. Yet market volatility also brought risk. The bond market offered security, but with low yields, investors couldn’t get excited.
Then I spoke about Luke Chadwick, the principal owner of Kanantik Belize and Sanctuary Belize. His development generated excellent returns for early investors in Sanctuary. I’m convinced that buyers who got in early could ride on the coat tails of success in Kanantik Belize, his new development. After my 30 minute presentation, Luke took to the stage to speak about the offering. After presenting a series of stunning photographs and videos, he made the offer. He was selling the ½-acre home sites for $120,000. But investors could purchase with zero interest, and zero down. They simply needed to pay $1,000 for the first and month payment, and agree to $500 in monthly payments.
Despite our speaking to a relatively small audience, we sold 10 lots after our presentation, bringing another $1.2 million in receivables for our company.
Days since my release from prison: 481
Miles that I ran today: 7.65
Miles that I ran so far this week: 47.15
Miles that I’ve run during the month of December: 47.15
Miles that I ran so far in 2014: 2,278.14
Miles that I need to run in order to reach my annual goal of 2,400 miles: 121.86
Miles I’m ahead of schedule to reach my 2,400-mile goal by the end of 2014: 44.34
My weight for today: 168