What do you see in Costa Rica?

Common question for me when I tell people that I would love to live there.  What do I see in Costa Rica?   Well, let me tell you…

It’s the beauty of the place for starters.  Volcanic mountains with some activity like Hawaii.  It’s beautiful beaches like most caribbean islands.  It’s tranquility.  It’s happiness.  It’s adventure!

I’m hardly an expert on the place and I have a tendency to be impulsive but a ten year plus history of saying that someday I would like to live there is hardly impulsive.  I’ve been there.  I’ve looked at real estate in different provinces.  My preference is the mountainous northern Pacific area, although some friends recently stayed in the Manuel Antonio area in Puntarenas.  I haven’t seen that area yet, so it’s next. manuel antonio[ Photo by: D.Convertini]

Currently, I am vicariously enjoying a book by Nadine Hays Pisani that could my eye in the Amazon Books site:  Happier Than A Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week

This is the first book in the series and I fully intend to do more than just show you pictures of pretty beaches over the next few blog posts.

I also want to explain why I’m learning internet commerce and creating multiple streams of income.  There are some residency requirements involving income in order to live there and I don’t speak enough Spanish to pass their medical boards.  Although, this too might change.  I currently think that I may wish a brick and mortar business related to health care or lifestyle improvement, but you never know until you actual get both feet in the water (or sand) and just do it.

Stay tuned and like and comment.  Appreciate suggestions too.

 

The Times They Are A Changing

Change

When I was in high school, the popular son by Bob Dylan described the changes that accompanied many of the rebellious youth of my day were beginning to see.  Things like the assassination of JFK, the perceived social injustices and the government’s lack of meaningful changes for the country’s wellbeing.

I’m starting to feel that this may be happening again.  As a high school student, I had all the optimism of a bright-eyed futuristic thinking change agent.  The world was going to change for the better or I would be working more towards that end.

The challenges facing my generation regarding the future are many.  We’ve got ISIS, the propped up economy, the corruption in our government.  Where do I start?

I read a post today from an American living in Costa Rica, Michael Simons, who moved from Florida to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and the American entrepreneurial spirit sprouted from his soul to develop a successful real estate business and more.  see Tank Tops and Flip Flops

I admit my jealousy.  I would like to plan for the future and I’m thinking the adventure of moving to Costa Rico would be an exciting future.   Maybe a change in perspective is in order.

What do you think?

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New Years Resolution

New Year Resolution Statistics

I’ll bet that your resolution for New Year 2016 doesn’t resolutions that are anything like this:

new year resolutions statistics

Not that a serene life wouldn’t be nice.  Think about all the craziness going on in the world today and a little serenity makes a lot of sense.  We have the terrorism issue, the economy, the political turmoil and I would have to say that I don’t know anyone who is serene.  So just what have you thought of for your New Year Resolution?

Here are the latest google results for New Year Resolution Statistics

  1. Lose Weight
  2. Get Organized
  3. Spend Less, Save More
  4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  5. Stay Fit and Healthy
  6. Learn Something Exciting
  7. Quit Smoking
  8. Help Others in their Dreams
  9. Fall in Love
  10. Spend More Time with The Family            

Health Technology and Longevity

Technology and Your Health

Fun things that I have been doing lately always seem to involve either health technologies that I never knew about when I went to medical school.  For example, there is a lot of buzz going on about Redox Signaling Molecules which have been stabilized by ASEA and which have been having great results on Kathy’s skin and I think on mine too.  The concept is simple although the science is not.

Essentially we knew that within the cells of the body, there are many organelles which have various functions.  We know about the nucleus, of course, with the DNA and so forth.  Outside in the cytoplasm are other components.  One of these is the mitochondria which supplied the “energy” for the cell.  This energy came in two varieties, oxidative force and reductive force.  The thought was that if these were in balance the cell was relatively stable and healthy.  Disease happened when the oxidation gets out of balance either from within or without the cell.  Hence the theory that consumption of antioxidants by mouth would enter the circulation, enter the cells, and counteract this oxidation.

What about reduction?  Well the mitochondria produces reduction forces which also “counteract ” the oxidation.  The cell communicates within itself through what are named redox signaling molecules so that the oxidation or cell damage from whatever origin is taken care of.  Sometimes the cell is able to heal itself, sometimes the signal is for cellular death.  And these molecules can also signal a cohort of other cells to do the same thing or another action.   This is a simple explanation of what it’s all about.

ASEA Product Quickdraw from Amazing Molecules on Vimeo.

More information on how you and I can stay in optimal health and live longer on http://www.ketterhealth.com

 

 

Multiple Streams of Income

Multiple Streams

There have been many different people describing their being focused on just one business at a time as the reason for not taking a look at other things.  I find this almost humorous were it not for the fact that such as approach can, in fact, be detrimental to financial independence.

That approach means that one can’t walk and talk at the same time.  That listening to music presupposes that it is impossible to drive a card or work other tasks at the same time.  Both must be dependent upon different areas in the brain to allow simultaneous tasking.

Likewise, to say that when applying the 10 foot rule to talking with people you rule out the possibility that one person may not find appealing a product based networking opportunity because you are only interested in selling a service based opportunity.  Or consider the possibility of an affiliate based income opportunity when you are focused on a binary networking business.

The old saying that different strokes for different folks is as true today as it was in the past.  It is for that reason that I feel it is essential to have more than one opportunity to share.  Business is built on relationships and to exclude from a business relationship a person who might be perfect for one and not for the other between two opportunities is absurd.

So put a couple of different things together that you feel comfortable with.  My personal examples are a health business, ASEA, that merges well with my past medical history and networking with Xango.  I’m also looking at a company with a telemedicine aspect to it.  Lyoness is a no brainer because the cashback is a loyalty program everyone can do.  Gold and silver programs are different as much as they are alike.  The commonality is, however, that saving in currency is doomed.  Business on the internet with some people is a hot commodity.  The Stage-It  web business is able to promote all of the above and more.  Then there is always the Matt Lloyd, MOBE, my online business empire, which is for the higher income seeker.

All of these examples do not detract from one another.  They complement each other.

“Never depend on a single income.” ~ Warren Buffet

“The richest people in the world look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

Many of today’s millionaires attribute their wealth and success to having multiple streams of income. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” Nothing could be truer in this day and age. Never rely on just one source for your future. If you lose your job today, or the business you own doesn’t thrive, what will you do? Find what you are passionate about, what you really love, and use that to solve a problem or to fill a need.

If you’d like to see what I’m doing to insure for my family’s future, take a look here at KnoMe. KnoMe will work alongside any existing job or business, helping promote you first, and then your product or service. People do business with people they know, like & trust, and this is the tool that will accomplish that. KnoMe reaches people where they are at – right on their phones! And the coolest part – you get paid for sharing. Not selling, not convincing, not recruiting, JUST sharing…….can you imagine if you’d gotten paid to share Facebook???

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I would appreciate your thoughts and sharing.

Don Ketterhagen shares his strategies on life and successful living