Sunday, February 15 through Saturday, February 21, 2015
Sunday (Alternative Investment Seminars): I’m really excited to launch a new business. It’s called Alternative Investment Seminars. This venture will present investment opportunities for people who want one of two outcomes: 1) they want to own real estate in appreciating markets with little money down and easy financing terms; 2) they want to generate more than 9% income, payable in monthly installments, on cash they can invest over three-year time horizons. We’re holding our first live event on March 10th. I’ll present my story and how I walked into this opportunity. If that test event goes well, we’ll take this venture on the road, traveling across the United States to present opportunities in live event forums.
Monday (Alternative Investment Seminars): I’ve written out the script that is going to guide me through my first presentation. I envision a 60-minute event. First I’ll talk about my journey. That intro will not last longer than ten minutes. Not easy to condense a 26-year odyssey through prison into ten minutes, but I’ve cracked the code and I can do it. Then I’ll present three reasons why alternative investments make so much sense: 1) high volatility in the stock market; 2) low yields in the bond market; 3) 80 million retirees over the next 20 years. That combination makes for a compelling case. I look forward to advancing the prospect and speaking in front of thousands, tens of thousands, and millions.
Tuesday (Alternative Investment Seminars): Now that I’ve written laid out the oral presentation, the next step was to build a slide deck of stunning visuals. I want to show the extraordinary opportunity of owning land in paradise. To help people see the beauty of real estate, I’ve put together a series of extraordinary photos. I’ve also built charts that will help me show prospective investors why this opportunity makes so much. All of this energy that I’m investing to build these presentations will contribute to my overall message of personal growth and development. Anyone can become something more than past decisions if the individual invests the energy to change and grow.
Wednesday (Alternative Investment Seminars): Some may consider my background as a real challenge when it comes to discussing investment opportunities. After all, I’m not a licensed investment advisor. In the role I’m creating, I will educate audiences on an opportunity and why I’m seizing upon it. From that perspective, my background has relevance. The reason that I emerged from prison differently from the way that anyone would expect is the same reason that others may want to listen to my views. My odyssey through 26 years in prison and back to society required that I follow a principled plan: Visualize / Plan / Execute. I envisioned how I wanted to return; I put a plan in motion to carry me through 26 years; I executed that plan daily. I’m offering that same suggestion to audiences that listen to me. How will the world change in the next 20 years? What plan do you have to seize upon opportunities? How are you executing that plan?
Thursday (Podcasting): While researching ways to build my practice of providing guidance to individuals who have been targeted for criminal prosecution, I discovered a lawyer in Orange County who has been building her practice as a podcaster. I listened to one of her podcasts and became intrigued. She led me to the work of an individual who teaches podcasting. I’ll be writing more about this discovery in the weeks to come. For now, suffice it to say that I invested $1,000 to enroll in the course. My commitment is to develop my knowledge of how to expand my business through creating more content that I can broadcast through podcasts. It’s my hope that the readers who follow me will sign up.
Friday (Travel): Carole and I left our home at 4:00 this morning for a drive to LAX. We flew to Kona, Hawaii to attend my friend Greg Reyes’ wedding. I’ve never been to Hawaii before, so Carole encouraged me to make it a vacation. I’m glad she did. We’re staying at the fabulous Four Seasons Hotel, which is really extraordinary. The grounds are magnificent. It’s truly an island paradise like I’ve never seen before. Our flight landed in the early afternoon. We ate lunch with Norma, who is also attending the weeding. Then I went for a swim in the ocean and in two separate pools. We returned to our room early because Carole had to complete some schoolwork. I used the time to catch up on some social media postings. I’m very glad that Carole made the suggestion of splurging on the Four Seasons resort. What an extraordinary place.
Saturday (Podcasting): Carole and I woke early this morning to enjoy our room. We found a coffee machine and proceeded to work on our respective assignments. At 6:30 we walked through the grounds and I found a beautiful pool where I could swim laps for exercise. It’s a good thing I found the pool because I forgot to pack my running shoes. Carole and I discussed our plans for building a podcasting platform. I’m really excited to invest the time, energy, and resources to develop this new platform. The podcast, I think, will grow my audience and market. I’ll publish sessions on numerous subjects that will include: health, fitness, overcoming struggle, alternative investments, marriage, and other subjects that will allow us to influence the lives of others.
Miles for week: 14.97
Miles for month: 46.68
Miles for year: 166.55
Link to 2015 running log: Running Log