Now celebrating its 12th season, Native FilmFest – a signature cultural program of Agua Caliente Cultural Museum – is one of the most highly regarded events of its kind. The festival presents the best in films by, about, and starring Native Americans and other indigenous peoples from around the world. Screenings will be followed by informative Q&A sessions with filmmakers, directors, and actors in attendance.
Elizabeth Weatherford, Founder and Director of the Film and Video Center of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, returns as our Guest Programmer. Her participation in the festival is made possible through our Museum’s partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program. The lineup of films selected for this year features engaging, entertaining, and enlightening feature films and documentaries paired with short films that have been described as “cinema-graphic gems.”
Special guest filmmaker and educator Chris Eyre, who is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, will be a festival participant. People magazine named him “the preeminent Native American filmmaker of his time.” His debut film Smoke Signals was based on a series of short stories by Native American writer Sherman Alexie. It debuted in 1998 at Sundance Film Festival winning the Filmmakers Award Dramatic and Audience Award Dramatic.
Since that debut, Chris Eyre has made a number of distinctive films such as Skinwalkers and the signature film for the National Museum of American Indian, A Thousand Roads. His newest film release is Hide Away staring Josh Lucas, Ayelet Zuver, and James Cromwell. Currently, he is Chair of the Moving Image Arts Department of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
Mr. Eyre’s Hide Away will be screened at the festival, and he will be an integral part of the Q&A that follows the screening. Also, he will conduct film lecture workshops for students interested in film – drawing primarily from media classes at area schools. Complimentary All Access Passes to Native FilmFest will be made available to participating students.
Every year, the late Chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Richard M. Milanovich, attended Native FilmFest. He was a true lover of films of all genres. It is most fitting that we honor him with the good wishes of his family by establishing the Richard M. Milanovich Award for Distinguished Contributions to Indigenous Film. Although not an annual award, the Museum will present the first Award to Native filmmaker Chris Eyre at the 2013 festival.
There will be tented receptions daily between the afternoon and evening screenings where filmgoers may purchase tasty meals and beverages at minimum cost, as well as visit with other filmgoers and the filmmakers, directors, and actors in attendance.
Please check www.accmuseum.org for the full screening schedule and film synopses that will be announced on January 2.
* Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Lakota Dakota Nakota Oyate
* Ron His Horse Is Thunder, President - Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
* Darrell Kipp, Co-Founder of the Piegan Institute
* Rosalie Little Thunder, Chair - Seventh Generation Fund
Breakout Session Presenters
* Earl Bullhead - Use of Stories, Songs, and History to Teach the Language
* Albert White Hat - Philosophy of the Language, Original vs. Modern Meanings, and Subcultures of the Lakota language
* Robert Two Crow - Exploring Indigenous Language Research
* Darrell Kipp - Immersion Schools
* Bryan Charging Cloud - Okiciyapi, Working Together to Strengthen the Language and Encourage New Speakers
* Lakota Language Consortium - Lakota Language Teacher Training and the Future of the Language
* Jim Green - The Silent Way - Teaching Like Your Grandparents
* Dakota Wicohan - Dakota Learners As Teachers - A Response to the Dakota Language Crisis and the Loss of Fluent Elder Speakers
* Alexis Nakota Sioux Language Program - TBA
* Robert Four Star - TBA
* Stephanie Charging Eagle - Child Behavior Management for Parents, Teachers, and Administrators - Lakota Language Identifies Values, Behaviors, and Protocol of the Lakota Way of Life
* The Association on American Indian Affairs Native Language Program - Language Revitalization from a Grassroots Perspective
* Rosalie Little Thunder - Akiciyapi, Using Competitive Games to Teach and Promote the Language
* Faith Spotted Eagle - Sacred Sites and the Language (Odakota)
* Leonard Little Finger - TBA
* Dr. Archie Beauvais - Rosebud Sioux Tribe Lakota Language Preservation Project - Project Goals, History of Language, Writing Styles, Collaboration
* Dottie LeBeau - Internalized Oppression
* Wilmer Mesteth - Ohunkankan
* Biagio Arobba - The Art of Lakota CDs and Software
* Jerome Kills Small - Wicho'iye Kaga Pi, Bound Morphemes: Lakota Language Word Creation from Word Stems
* Dakota Iapi Teunkindapi Consortium - Overview of Consortium and Updates on Language Revitalization Efforts
E-Course you can do at home...that will give you the step by step map everyone wants and needs to succeed!
Can you earn an extra $50,000 next year public speaking?
I've never met anyone who was responsible for their own income (business people, sales people, therapists) that couldn't earn (easily) twice as much income when they added Paid Speaking to their Life Tool Box. Maybe you have done some speaking already. (That's a big plus by the way!)
Bill Clinton earns $100,000 for a speech. And he's good. But he was the President. He should be getting paid high buck for the stories he can tell and the experiences he can share.
I'm not Bill Clinton. I don't earn $100,000 per speech. Not many people do.
But, how does $10,000-$15,000 sound?
I get it. what about you?
Who are the highest paid people in the world?
Public speakers, motivational speakers, inspirational speakers, keynote speakers, workshop leaders and seminar presenters are among the highest paid people in the world. And I'm talking about people who for the most part, didn't go to college...
One article I read recently said that public speakers are the single most overpaid people in the world.
The article was written by a staff journalist. Superb writer. Articulate. Makes a good argument. And he could easily be earning 10 times what his paper pays him...easily. Sorry my friend, that was your choice.
Not only is there no reason that you can't be "overpaid," I'd be surprised if anything else was the result.
You don't have to be a dynamite speaker to earn $100,000 per year speaking. You don't have to have a college degree and you definitely don't need a decade of experience.
You need a coach with connections and a detailed plan.
You don't have to be gorgeous (I can show you photos from the convention), intelligent (I can let you listen to tapes from the convention) or even "have money to make money."
I will outline for you in absolute minute detail how you, too, can:
* Control your income level. (Decide how much you want to get paid!)
* Develop programs, products and written material superior to all competitor's
* Have your own Boot Camp (which is the fastest way for participants to accelerate their career and their lives!)
* Learn why Boot Camps are the best investment per dollar spent for every participant.
* Have knock 'em dead platform skills...inspire...entertain...inform...change lives
* How to use publicity to build your self and your business
* How to position yourself as THE expert in your field
* Use the internet to add enormous amounts of money to your income.
* Give profitable teleseminars that people desperately need
* Dominate your market
* Where the hottest markets are right now
What are people saying about this course?
"Kudos for your Public Speaking Program. And I never even have to leave the house. I actually love doing in-person presentations, but they aren't the only way to do things. I also do teleseminars, and I have just launched a new joint venture project with some of the big names in Internet Marketing. I am interviewing 7 of Mark Joyner's Space Monkeys from his 7 Day Business Turnaround Kit, and Mark himself. The participants include Jason Henderson, Michael Morgan, Tom Justin, Reed Floren, and more. Read more about it at www.wealthvirus.com. Thank you for the inspiration, the skills, and giving me the courage to make this dream into reality!" Tania Baildon, Wealth Virus Expert www.wealthvirus.com
"Wow, you really do over-deliver! I have at least 2 months more work to do even after the course is over. I am not complaining...this is GREAT. I have arranged 3 speaking engagements already and I have a blueprint for my future speaking to be successful. Not only have your prepared the soil you have helped water and fertilize it! I previously thought speaking was just speaking, but boy, was I wrong! Thanks for helping me open my eyes - and - giving us tools to manifest what we are learning. All of the add-on information helps us have multiple streams of income as well as better and more effective marketing. What you have delivered is more than what I thought I would receive, and frankly, it is worth more than you charged. I can't wait to get to the $100K mark...you have already deserved a bonus and the course is not over yet!." Karl W. Ellerbeck, NCMT, Speaking@KarlEllerbeck.com
"Kevin, with two thirds of the Professional Speakers Course behind me you continue to challenge and push me beyond limits I did not even realize existed. With over 400 pages of unadvertised course manuals, 20+ hours of recorded training material, continual opportunities for active participation and one third of the training still to come, I cannot fathom what you have left to share! I haven’t even read about a course that contains half of the materials that you have covered to this point, and still say there is more! The opportunity to interact with the other participants really pulled it all together. Thanks…so far." Murray R. Mortlock, CD, Alberta, Canada
"Kevin, I have received incredible value and benefit from your Professional Speakers Course. You have left no stone unturned per pro speaking. I highly recommend this program to anyone considering speaking professionally! Thanks!"
Michael Roth, DC
"Kevin, I really appreciate you and how I've learned from you, which was mostly what you pulled out of me. The technical "how to's" are invaluable. You truly delivered as and beyond what you promised. You may or may not believe in God but one thing for SURE, God Believes In YOU. The qualities of character and compassion, the giving and care that you exhibit are clear and identifiable, they have a source. That source has been expressed through YOU."
YOUR brother, Michael Muhammad
"Kevin, this week I secured a further 12 speaking engagements where I am speaking for free. This is the start of my career and I want to speak wherever I can. However, get this...I am also speaking at two large engagements with 500 and 600 attendees respectively. Both paid. I am just doing everything you told me to do. I am getting myself out there in every shape and form and it all is beginning to happen. I am on the edge of some great things. I owe so much of this to you, Kevin (and that is underplaying it)!"
Adam Eason www.Adam-Eason.com
"This class has made me realize that almost anything is possible. Your class gave me every tool necessary to not only begin my speaking career but catapult it forward. You not only made me realize my commitments - but put me on the road to achieving them. You are an incredibly intelligent, witty, dependable, thoughtful, inspirational, energetic and authentic human being. All of that bundled with the fact that you truly care about others makes you very unique. It was an amazing experience for me to begin this e-course and over a period of eight weeks learn all there was to learn about becoming a professional speaker. You are a genuine giver. I hope others don’t miss the opportunity to spend time learning from you. You have changed my path and I thank you for it. Thank you for helping me get my website up to the #1 position on Google." Tonya Reiman www.NoBoundariesHypnosis.com
"I signed up for Kevin's Speaker Course thinking I would learn some better communication skills and improve my presentation style. I received that in the first week and we were just getting started! This course opened my eyes to all aspects of professional speaking, besides just the speaking. I can't thank you enough for all that I have learned. This course is a must for anyone who is considering professional speaking."
Todd Bramson www.toddbramson.com
"Your offer for the speaking course in Coffee with Kevin Hogan came at just the right moment in my life. I had just decided to turn my focus from private hypnosis sessions to sales training. After finishing the course, I feel like I have been through a university level course on how to become a successful speaker. My stack of notes and printouts is over 2 inches high. It was just the exact information I needed, from how to set up and drive your web page to the top at google to how to get paid to how to win over your audience with stories. The information was practical and extraordinarily valuable. I now have all the tools I need to succeed as a speaker/trainer. I highly recommend Kevin Hogan's speaking course to anyone who is contemplating earning money as a speaker. In fact, it is a necessity." Patrick Dillon, Real Estate Broker/Hypnotist New Paltz, NY
"If you are successful, highly motivated and think you are already at the pinnacle of self-achievement, then this program is definitely the program for you! Not only does Kevin teach you insider secrets on how to jump-start a highly successful professional speaking career, he skillfully elicits potential areas of self-sabotage and procrastination and then firmly guides you to overcome them; patiently ignoring your kicking and screaming and excuses. He then proudly shares your joy as you reach goals that were only vague hopes when starting the program. Kevin's skill, knowledge and warmth make this the "must have" course not only for those seeking a professional speaking career, but also for any successful person seeking the next pinnacle." Michelle Drum, Charleston, IL
"Long before I met Kevin Hogan, I heard and read tons of nothing but great comments about him. Now I have a ton of great things to say myself. Kevin is absolutely brilliant. He is a master at his craft and it was inspiring to witness him doing what he does best: Deliver powerful, life-changing information in a humble but extremely confident manner. I have read dozens of books, attended dozens of workshops and dozens of seminars on the professional speaking industry searching for the secret ingredient. But there is no secret ingredient, there's a secret recipe. Kevin Hogan is the man with that recipe. During this Speaker Course, Kevin covered it all. From creating stories that deliver your message straight to the unconscious mind to how to position yourself on the stage for maximum impact. From killer marketing secrets to fee and contract negotiations. How to become an "expert"...How get YOUR book into the top 10 on Amazon! That secret was worth the cost of the course by itself. And as if all of this wasn't enough during our one-on-one coaching session, Kevin gave me some advice and guidance that will not only make my career better, but make my entire life better. I don't know where he keeps his heart, because it's too big to fit in his body! The bottom line is this: It doesn't matter if you're a beginning speaker or an advanced one. If you want save thousands of dollars and cut years off of your learning curve then quit playing, and take this course." Al "The Inspiration" Duncan, TV Personality, Host of The State Of The Mind Address, www.alduncan.net
I got paid $500 for my first paid public presentation. Now that may not sound like a lot to you, but this was 1987 when $500...was about twice what it is today. I was 25.
Two years before that presentation, I earned $14,140 as a restaurant manager that worked 54.90 hours per week. (Do the math.) I was not a good manager. To my credit, I was a customer-service-junkie manager. I wanted every customer served at light speed and with the best we had. But I didn't care if the paperwork was up to date...didn't care if the drawers added up perfectly at the end of the night. They were always close enough. (If they weren't I put in my own money and found how the cash disappeared later...) Didn't care if the coupons were all entered into the registers. I just was not a bookkeeping kind of guy.
I didn't mind paying lazy employees minimum wage and good employees twice that. But the restaurant did. Employees needed to be paid roughly the same amount of money....How stupid was that?! Lose your best employees to the first real job they find...and I'm stuck with what's left. I shared that with the regional people. They didn't like my non-conformist attitude. I confess that I never read "the company handbook."
That got me into more than occasional trouble. I didn't know you couldn't help people with their family problems at home, compliment the lady on how nice she looked that day, tell the guy to get his backside in gear, or bet on the Vikings. I managed "by Mom." I managed the store like my Mom would have. (And by the way...we were substantially profitable that year over and above the previous year even with bad weather at the holidays!)
I didn't get fired from THIS job. But I should have. I hated the rules...well I would have if I would have read them. The Regional Manager kept reminding me of the rules. I would almost get ill when I would be lectured about "the rules and policies". Policy always sounded like Police to me....
It just wasn't for me. I quit before finding more ways to get "fired." (No one was "downsized" in those days.)
I wanted to do something FUN, EXCITING, and something I LIKED. My two co-managers LOVED their work. The place was a perfect fit for them...but not me. I was a square peg and had no intentions of getting any more shaved off on the sides to "make me fit."
Napoleon Hill sat by my bed every night. (Think and Grow Rich, that is.) I was going to do him proud....
Moving from the point of being a speaker who wanted to "get good," to a professional was a pretty big step for me. I was going to ask for $500....
I was REALLY young. Why would anyone PAY ME to talk to them?
And once I decided to actually answer that question...
It was 1987 at Moreland Elementary School. I talked to the 400 kids packed into the gymnasium about drug and alcohol use. The good. The bad. The ugly. I was scared to death (almost literally, as I suffered from severe panic disorder in 1987...I had panic attacks 3-6 times per week...they were random...I never knew when they would come.).
I was 25 years old and my life dream was now officially on day one. I didn't do it alone. I asked for help and I had help. I had a friend helping me. Someone who was as dedicated not to my dream but the message we wanted to share. In fact, there were 2 or 3 people like that. None of us got rich. We weren't in that frame of mind. We shared a powerful message to people who wanted to hear it...and a lot that didn't. Later letters and testimonials would show lives saved, endless appreciation, recommendations to other schools and organizations.
Two years later I spoke to South St. Paul High School. $1000. I had an enormous audience of students, teachers, parents. The place was packed. Same subject. But media covered this one. We came up with a neat angle that tied us into a national campaign. That was a very, very good thing because it was the beginning of the next level...
In fact most of my early presentations were all $500-$1,000 per day (several presentations per day at each school). They were in front of schools...kids...the toughest audiences on the planet...and I survived to tell about it!
I don't have detailed records (what a surprise)... but I did about 15 schools per year for four years. I made more money in those 15 days than I did the entire year in 1986.
I made the audience members' adrenaline pump. I was unconventional. I did a lot of things most speakers would never do in front of an audience. I was not politically correct. My lack of judgment in content often got me a few scowls but, by-and-large, they liked the 25 year old...
I worked hard to get the dates...next to no one knows how to go from anonymous to known quickly...and I was no exception. I had to learn the hard way. But I learned.
I learned how to get paid even when they didn't have ANY MONEY. I learned how to get paid and my audience was children, which meant ZERO back of room. I learned how to get paid when there was literally no budget, no allotment, no nothing. Each month went by and I learned another secret. Another insider idea that would pay off over and over again. The kind of stuff no one on the outside would ever think about...which is why they were on the outside and I was in the jungle on safari!
Today...things have moved along nicely. I have been invited to speak literally from London to Australia. It took me an enormous amount of time to learn how to move from level to level. 500 to 1000. 1000 to 1500. 1500 to 2000. 2000 to 4000. 4000 to 5000. 5000 to 10,000.
But the hardest leaps were the early leaps. Constantly having to justify how I could be worth 1000.00 for one day...
And that's what I want to help you do.
I want to show you how to move from zero to whatever you want to earn. (There is a cap by the way, in what you get paid for speaking. You can do X dates per year. That's it. There IS a cap so don't think you will make 100,000,000 just from speaking. You won't! You simply get paid more than all of your friends and peers and most everyone else...a lot more.)
Here is what you are going to learn in your 8 week course:
* How to get companies to pay you more than you have ever been paid in your life.
* How to get the company to pick you up at the airport in a limo, assign you your assistant, bring you to your world class hotel, drive you to the convention, buy you a gourmet lunch, wine and dine you at night and return you feeling like you never have felt before to your hotel ready to return home in the morning.
* How to get them to pay you *in advance*.
* My contract that I use with companies all over the world...I'm going to give it to you.
* Typical contracts that they respond with! (They don't tell you this in Speakers 101. You have to learn that their contracts are written by big shots who don't care about you or your speaking. They are the company attorneys.)
* How to easily negotiate your fee (usually in one minute or less) and the terms of your contract.
* How to get nonprofit organizations to pay you when everyone else is speaking for free.
* How to get THOUSANDS of dollars from nonprofit and charitable organizations that do not have "ONE CENT" to pay your fee... (I lived on this secret for three years!)
* How to develop a wealth of material that is YOUR UNIQUE MATERIAL to use when speaking.
* How to develop stories from YOUR LIFE that you can tell over and over for tens of thousands of dollars. Never will you have to tell someone else's story again.
* How to build YOUR name so YOU become your own BRAND.
* How to start tomorrow!
* How to get newspapers and TV to come and cover you tomorrow!
* How to get free television time that would cost you tens of thousands of dollars if you could afford to pay for it.
* How to get international gigs. (Read that as get paid to travel first class to the most exotic places on the planet!)
* I'm going to show you EVERYTHING you MUST do from square one to square 100.
* I will fill in every step.
* I will show you every secret.
* I will show you who is getting hired, why and where.
* I will show you how to work as MUCH or LITTLE as you want to.
* I will show you how to get INVITED BACK next year so you don't have to market to that group ever again!
How can you learn the different aspects of public speaking from home with an e-course?
First, you'll receive raw uncut footage of me at work with various groups and corporations. You'll see me at my best, good and once when I wasn't as good as I wanted to be. I'll show you what works and what doesn't and WHY and HOW to replicate it. You'll see what it takes to keep an audience in rapture.
Four times during the two month course you will call in to our special phone system and record parts of a speech that you will develop and that I've approved. (I won't let you develop a presentation that you won't get paid for!) I'll have crucial feedback for you within 48 hours in most cases. I'll let you know exactly where you are at with no B.S. I'll show you how to repair the defects and enhance your strengths. You'll get point by point feedback as if I was in the room with you. You don't need any special equipment to do this. I take care of everything.
As a bonus, I'm also going to let you use video tape if you have the ability to videotape yourself. If so, you will have two opportunities to get me video in the 5th and 8th weeks of the course. I will analyze up to 30 minutes of a presentation that I approve for you. I'll give you point by point feedback as if I was in the room with you.
There's a great deal of written work in creating various messages (marketing, manuals, PR, press releases) that you will use to represent yourself to the people you want to hire you. I will line by line each piece of work for you.
Every piece of getting paid what you are worth is included and detailed.
I will hold nothing back. If you need the answer to ANY question you will be able to ask at any time.
The complete plan is here for you. Nothing is left out. No additional secrets. Everything is here. Everything.
The course works like this.
10 people participate (I'd work with 50 if I had the time, desire and energy...it's not that "space is limited"...it's not...it's an E-Course.)
Each week, you'll receive your lesson for the week. One week it's a video tape that will arrive in your mailbox. The next week it's densely packed information and crucial data you get by email. The next week it's YOU making a video and sending it to me to FIX. Not only will I show you how to present so they WANT YOU BACK, I'll show you what to do to become a truly SUPERB speaker so they will be talking about you the next day!
Yes. I'm going to show you how I create and develop presentations so that you can literally talk for DAYS and not cover the same story or material twice...all without a script.
This program not only shows you how to make money but...if you choose... how to become one of the best!
Crucial: In order to get feedback on the week's assignment you MUST get your homework to me by the end of the week. I won't play catch up with anyone. It's your life, not mine....and it's MY LIFE, not yours. I'm dedicated to you, you dedicate to me. If fixing the planter in the back yard is more important than the rest of your life, then don't register for the course.
At the end of the course, you will have my attention for quite some time because of how I earn my money...
Each participant pays a grand total of $10,000 per person.
I'll do 100% of the work to get you where you want to be, if you will put a 30% deposit down. (Or less...!)
You enroll for only $2997. (pre-registration discounts may apply!)
Then you give me your word (and a signed note) that after you have earned $100,000 in speaking fees, you will pay the balance of $7,000.
I'm going to write letters of recommendation, take phone calls for you from potential clients, help you in ways that only someone in the field can, and be here for you when you need any holes filled in for you.
If we have corresponded or talked in the past...this is who I prefer to work with. But even if we haven't as long as you have integrity (total integrity) and a strong desire to succeed, you can participate.
I retain the right to turn down any application for any reason prior to the beginning of the course. After the start of the course, we are stuck with each other!
If you want to lead the field, I want to help you. Oh, and if I'm anywhere nearby when you are giving your first speech after you hit the $100,000 mark, I will be there in the audience cheering you on.
Here's your chance. You've always wanted it. You've always dreamed it. Whether you are 25 or 75...don't die with your music still in you...this is the opportunity of your lifetime. Let's have fun together and make some music!
What if I miss the registration deadline?
If you miss this course, it is offered in the spring and the fall. You can put your application in any time and you will be registered for the next upcoming course.
Note: When you apply for this course and checkout, you agree to the terms of this E-Course, as discussed above.
Three interactive, action-based days where we'll apply the Science of Affluence and create pathways to financial freedom in your life!
"LIVE" with Kevin Hogan
Fred Gleeck, World's Most Respected Information Marketer
Stewart Emery, Success Built to Last
Bill Harris,, Founder of Centerpointe, Creator Holosync
J.P. Micek,, Secrets of Online Persuasion, Founder of Tribal Seduction
If I could show you how to create the life you desired, adopt the mindset of the wealthy, and literally give you a step-by-step map to manifest your life filled with abundance -- would you be interested?,
And what if, in the process, I could show you how to unplug the self-sabotage that was holding you from financial freedom?
Further, what if I could show you how to do this in a way that was right for you and your family, a way that was truly meaningful?
If that sounds like you, keep reading, because this letter might just include the key to a real life transformation.
50 years ago, your life would have been you against your self.
If you were able to master your self, figure out what you wanted to do, be and have in life, you'd go do it.
Today we have an added bonus challenge. It's not only man against himself, but man against a falling rock of what is and will be the biggest economic mess of all time.
...The Bad News
In the wake of the mortgage crisis, due to the waves rippling out, about 91% of the population will be significantly impacted by the end of next year.
* Next year the majority of homes in the U.S. won't be worth what people paid for them.
* People who have "jobs" will lose those jobs because of mass layoffs (obviously this has already begun)
* People who had built a nest egg 10 years ago, have earned nothing.
* The average American with a retirement plan popped $300 per month into it last year. It requires about 16 times that to have enough to live on (to say, age 85).
* Why? Because the average retired American currently gets a check for $1.020 per month for Social Security. This number is dropping against inflation and will do so until it hits the big goose egg.
* The cost of education and healthcare have doubled over inflation for two decades.
* People watch The Secret then go buy a car, a boat, you name it. Bought an SUV in 2005? It's worth 28 CENTS on the dollar for what it was paid for.
....And if you live in Europe, Canada or Australia you are about two years behind us in the mess.
...The Good News
But some people, the other 9%, are better equipped to weather the storm. In fact, the recent data shows they will actually report record "net worth's" on their financials.
The difference between the two?
It all comes down to one core factor.
Hint: the key is in your thinking.
The Ant's Mistake
Remember the old "Ant and Grasshopper" story? Aesop (The Fable Guy) has revised his story.
The ant in the New Revised Edition, THINKS she is doing all the right things....unfortunately she is following an outdated model of thinking. She's been doing the "hard work model."
The ant works HARD but today that Ant fails and gets washed away with the lazy grasshopper.
That didn't happen 50 years ago.
Meanwhile the partying grasshopper thinks everything will "take care of itself," and she will worry about "it" when she "crosses that bridge." Maybe "The Secret" will pay her mortgage.... and of course the ant was banking on hard work paying off, ignoring the accurate thinking necessary to get a handle on the new 2008 reality.
And the ant really believes that $300 per month she is saving in her company's 401 k/ retirement plan will take care of her when she hits 65.
Is there a path that can avoid this mess that has been handed to us?
I can tell you from a monster sized longitudinal study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that two categories of people out of the hundreds of possibilities, can live with a sense of security.
The first razor thin group that might make it according to the BLS is "Professional." (Attorney, M.D., etc.)
But the other group that is most likely to weather any storm, the Michael Phelps of life, are....
"The Self Employed."
....a lot has changed...
Here's the deal. It's pretty simple. The self-employed earn on average 60% more than everyone else...and everyone else has "Professional," factored into it.... That could go a long way to paying those monthly expenses.
Self employed's often end up with a well chosen micro-biz in the basement... and those that are smart and keep their costs down, and their profit margins up, and learn to market intelligently, they do pretty well.
Unfortunately, there's a lot of people with basement bizzes that sell stuff as part of a network. One of the reasons that 60% figure isn't 160% is because of the networks and the brick and mortar starts. Don't get me wrong, the networks aren't bad, but with the razor thin profit margins and the fact that most of the stuff being sold is retailing....well....the results will speak for themselves.
What's your situation? If your stuff you sell from your basement has less than a 50% profit margin, you will almost certainly be among the 90% of start-ups go under in five years.
And if you open a brick and mortar store, in five years, the non-franchise companies...over 80% fail in five years.
So WHERE is "the 60% more per year than everyone else?"
It's in disproportionate amounts to people who
a) are Self Employed
b) are in a home biz
c) have per item profit margins of higher than 50%
d) aren't opening a store in the strip mall across the street.
There are hundreds of successful models that are making Self Employed, the Smart Employed's.
The guy who comes and puts down that environmentally friendly weed killer and fertilized on my yard each month in the summer. He sees 30 lawns a day at $40 per lawn. He works five days a week and does a quarter mill per year.
No rocket science involved. In fact, pretty much anything done from home is non-rocket science stuff.
I should know, I've been doing it since the last time I had a job...in 1985.
Services, Internet, you name it. The at home person writes off a chunk of all their expenses on their taxes. They earn *way* more money than people doing similar stuff in an office after the commute.
All that said, there are good choices and their dumb choices...high probability of success vs. low probability.
I'm a LOW RISK PERSON.
There are people that take much bigger risks than me and many get their butts kicked, many double or triple my results.
At Breakout '08 in Las Vegas, we'll go through the stuff that has the best chance for success...and those that are virtually guaranteed to fail.
Wisdom is knowing what isn't worth gambling on... There are a couple of games in Las Vegas you can plan and do OK at. Poker, Video Poker, and Blackjack. And then there are the other 91%.
Some products are great, if you can avoid your own self-sabotage. But most require you to be extremely lucky -- because when you get right down to it, they don't work. I prefer to follow Warren Buffet's lead and eliminate as much risk as possible from the equation.
The good news is you're very close to getting a tested formula that's yours to take and use however you choose... a map, to achieving the level of success and abundance that matches your dreams. No more...no less... Read on. . .
Two Weeks before Financial Halloween
It's no accident that this event is held a short two weeks before Halloween. There is a short window to break out of your current financial situation, and get a secure start on the surest path to financial freedom.
This is not all doom and gloom. Quite the opposite. You can insulate yourself against the coming economic times. Even do well...very well... But the window is tight. There are a few paths open to you. But the most certain will soon thin out to newcomers....
How can people excel when the house next door is being foreclosed on? The guy can't sell his car, his boat and is getting laid off....?
Think about this.
A storm hit my neighborhood here two months ago. We had dozens of houses have wind and hail damage.
But there are a lot of smiling faces on the tops of the roofs around here. Hundreds of guys are raking it in because they have an at home, low risk, no rocket science biz.
Everyone's disaster is SOMEONE's OPPORTUNITY.
Anyone in the neighborhood could have started a roofing company but they didn't. Nope, they came from all around and will be sitting on the beach when there are two feet of snow here.
The crucial thing for you is to "get" what "someone's opportunity," is that you will enjoy doing.
I hate roofs... One of my brothers on the other hand...is a carpenter and is giving quotes... to this day.
Opportunity is there for the prepared and the wise and the person who moves.
It will *always* be this way.
The Doctor will make the most money when their is an epidemic or a major natural disaster. Preparation meets opportunity.
Is that OK?
When you are seriously ill or hurt, don't you pretty much demand to see a Doctor and complain that you had to wait?
Aren't you plenty happy to pay the Doc?
When people are doing stuff to help other people, like getting a roof over their heads, money doesn't matter much.
In October I'm bringing you answers culled from multiple sources. Hard data. From private research to government -- including one massive study involving 1000s over nearly thirty years -- along with my observations and empirical evidence of stuff that you can easily do that works and stuff that you can equally as easily do...that does not..
One thing you might want to file away: the government research suggests that 91% of all McJobs will suffer in the coming years. The other 9% will pull ahead. Pick which side you want to be on....
I have a drawer filled with case studies at home. People who were jobless when I met them who became millionaires within a matter of a few years. (I wish I'd have had me ...bugging me... to do what I tell people to do...)
What you are going to learn if you are accepted, could make the difference between earning 50 thousand and 300 thousand next 1-3 years.
In my own Inner Circle coaching group -- a very select group of people closest to me outside of family -- I've watched 3 members do that in the past year alone. Now that I think of it, two of these were unemployed 18 months ago... A slew of the rest are working a proven model now. The results will be determined, not by me, but by them, because that is how life works.
I'll share their stories with you. You'll learn all about EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID in a special session in the 4-star Luxor Hotel in Vegas. And you'll learn how to ACCURATELY model them and apply what you learn to your life.
My Story, Your Lifestyle
Before I reveal to you the most certain path to wealth accumulation, let me assure you. . . this is not about chasing money.
It's about life, living and lifestyle.
You're smart enough to know that creating the life you want does require money. It's part of life.
Let me give you a bit of my background. . .
I grew up poor in Chicago. There were people who had less, but I don't know anyone who had less money, except maybe the few homeless that would walk the streets in those days.
The difference between where everyone in that neighborhood "ended up" was in large part a result of thought, belief and motion.
There were people who had lofty aspirations and they lofted themselves into bankruptcy at a young age. Sometimes twice.
So why was is it that in our 440-square foot home, 4 of 5 little kids ended up with enviable income after they "did done growed up?"
(I've actually done the math on this and I'll spare you here...but it was a tad unlikely...)
It's all about thinking, a few key personal instructions, and having a *real* map that is a true plan with contingencies and all...ON the map.
My Mom never said, "visualize, feel good about it, be grateful for what you don't have yet, and receive it."
She said, "no matter what happens we will survive."
She said, "I don't want you to go to the orphanage. We will survive."
Now what kind of "success talk" is that?
It's the only kind possible. Talk of making millions to those little kids and you bend their tiny brains in such a way that they turn to crime...the only way they would learn to get a lot of money. And many of those kids in that neighborhood did precisely that.
Two kids down the street burned Warren High School, right to the ground in 1985. (I always say we didn't have a violent neighborhood and IT wasn't...but I confess a lot of us experimented with matches and combustibles.)
And although it wasn't violent, crime touched all of us at some point in our lives. At one point I was the victim of theft from one of the kids in the neighborhood. Broke into my bedroom, stole coins I had collected since I was 7. Spent all of the money. I was saving it for college. It would have paid for a year or so.
I recovered. Earlier in life, I had savings bonds stolen by someone I loved. There goes another year in college...
I worked a lot as a kid, saved almost all of it and watched pretty much all of it vanish on two different nights.
I learned early...
I was a massive "saver" as a child. When you're poor you either spend like an addict or you stash like it will be gone tomorrow. I fell into the latter camp because I hated being poor.
My advantage was a Mom who wouldn't tolerate deviance. There was never the option of "giving up."
I have been, since my years in Chicago, at all ten deciles of wealth. Having done so, I can tell you that I get what it is like at every income level and I know exactly what it takes to get to move from level to level.
The 7 Steps to Wealth Accumulation
It sounds rather...interesting...I don't know any other way to say it. I'm going to completely rewire your thinking about wealth, unplug self-sabotage, and draw a map for your success, all the while building the momentum you need to breakthrough.
Step One: Learn How Wealthy People Think - The Science of Affluence
We begin here at 9:00 am on Tuesday morning. The doors open at 8:15 for coffee. You'll meet a few people. I might give you an important envelope you'll need for the rest of your life... at nine we get to it.
You'll learn and understand the differences between how the wealthy and middle class think.
I'll walk you through a complete profile of people like you and me who have fun, like what they do, have built wealth, and we'll look at the much larger group of people like you and me who think differently. The differences are significant... and you'll figure out what to change and then we'll start the process of change.
You'll identify where your thinking is incongruent with Wealth Accumulation. If you like, you can make these changes!
Not knowing the above is like trying to drive with the emergency brake on. If you don't get this right, wealth accumulation is a non-starter.
The nonconscious mind and the environment has gotten you to where you are at, for better at worse. Now you have the opportunity to make choices that will move you in a direction that you prefer.
Step Two: Adopt Scientifically Proven Abundance Thinking
Of course, I wouldn't leave you with just some facts scribbled down on notes you'll probably never look at again. We're going to put this research to work in your life, from day one all the way to your financial and lifestyle targets.
In this step, you'll use my Thought Sequencing Process (TSP) to change your thoughts in Las Vegas, once and for all.
This is the key to not only "knowing" how the wealthy think, but installing that thinking in yourself.
Not only will you use TSP but you'll learn how to use TSP when you get home!
Step Three: Identify Self Sabotage
There's no way around this one. And you won't learn this anywhere else. It's entirely unique to this event.
You'll identify all areas of unconscious self-sabotage. A lot of people can figure out through trial and error all the rest of this stuff...but self-sabotage is the monster force that it is because it is so hard to see what holds us back.
And learn how to begin the process of identifying and then stopping self-sabotage forever.
If you fail to start this process -- if you allow yourself to be forever plagued by self-sabotage -- even with the right thinking, you'll never get where you want to be...and stay there. It's a bit like starting out in the right direction with a millstone tied around your neck.
This crucial step just begins in Las Vegas, but you'll take it with you. Once you've mastered it, you'll be able to chart your own course, and get out of the way of your own freedom. . . which is closer than you know.
Important note: In this step we'll deal with an issue that could really hobble your efforts. Sometimes, it seems our friends and even family don't want us to succeed. You may risk becoming an "outcast".
Don't get me wrong, your friends and family don't want to see you completely starve...they simply aren't going to be thrilled with your new lifestyle as you live without fear of paycheck to paycheck.
We'll discuss this and the choices you get to make along the way. This can be tricky to navigate....now you'll be prepared.
And one fun point: you'll get to pick a luxury here...in fact you have to...
I'll also show you how to eliminate all non-deductible expenses in your new phase of wealth building. But we all need at least one thing to establish "familiarity" with our aspired lifestyle.
A little known secret is that when your brain experiences something good, it will find a way to get back. So rather than cut everything out of your life in some miserly quest to horde your wealth. By all means keep some luxury. This will hone your mindset to a finely tuned wealth-finding machine.
For me, I like staying at the nicest hotels in the world. When I'm on the road, I don't like feeling on the road. So, no one treats themselves better in this aspect of life.
That said, there's plenty of things that I simply don't care about.
....and I don't care what my neighbors think...and I'll walk you through THAT process, too.
If you succumb to attempts at conformity and feel manipulated to "fit in" in some way with all of the social groups and cultures around you, you'll waste away. I won't let it happen to you.
Step Four: Utilize The Action Orientation Change Process
This is not about visualizing and being grateful for stuff that hasn't happened. It's not some New-Agey, back-rubbing, feel good. . . waste of time.
I am going to lay out all the steps you need to make big things happen in your life. This event is about Change through Action Orientation (AO). There's no faster way to change than by movement. And you're going to make it happen. I'll guide you to the results you want, in October.
It's surprisingly easy to screw this up...completely.
Step Five: You Will Receive Your Threads
You'll be given Personal "Threads" of Wealth (PTW) to create momentum in thought and action. These are individualized to you, and you alone.
Remember, I have a background of 10 years of private practice therapy. My tool of choice was often Regression Hypnosis.
What that means for our purposes is that I got to hear people tell the unfiltered truth. Something you almost never get in day to day interaction.
I have thousands of pages of notes of what and how people really think.
Whether from CEO's or Desperate Housewives (and sometimes both at the same time...), thousands of people have bared their soul to me. Quite often you see threads of happiness, wealth, self-sabotage, and so on.
The similarity with which we all think when we are honest with ourselves is uncanny. It's only the nonconscious mind and the environment that make us different.
The way people really think tears the cover off the Employee Handbook. She doesn't only want to have sex with person A, she wants to remove person B from the planet....permanently... and those are often the less intense things...give or take, people think ....exactly what you think deep down.
Some of these things are the hidden desires that people are supposed to be ashamed of.
Don't get me wrong, I don't want to know your innermost thoughts. (I already do.)
Nothing you are thinking can surprise me. I've heard, studied, and when necessary, repaired it all.
You will work through a carefully crafted series of questions revealing things to yourself (don't worry, this part is completely private: you won't share your answers with anyone, including me!).
Know thyself? ("Kevin, I just don't know what I want/want to do.")
You will after this. Then you will receive your Threads. Like a puppetmaster's strings you can use Threads to attain your goals.
Step Six: Use Your Threads Daily
You will take 1,2, or 3 easy and small, "thin" actions and use them like a mantra, everyday, until you reach your own Wealth Summit.
Remember, this is about motion. But you have to start where you are. The fastest way to take action, and make it stick, is to begin with something small. Something that will gradually move you beyond your comfort zone.
Threads, which are your private mechanism for the MOMENTUM to change, will give you the momentum you need to blast through all the obstacles you'll face in your new life.
Without this momentum, you'll be stalled on life's train tracks. . .
This is what happens to everyone else. They are the rocket that would work just fine if it launched beyond earth's atmosphere... but the scientist forgot the booster engines....wasn't much of a rocket scientist after all....
Step Seven: Cartographic Creation
By now, and perhaps for the first time, you'll have a clear picture of the life you want to create for yourself.
Now STOP! When was the last time you had a CLEAR PICTURE of what you wanted to create for your SELF?!
What is THAT WORTH?
You'll be fully informed to make these choices responsibly and ethically. All that remains is to pull it all together.
In this step, you'll get the basic framework for your map, and you'll draw in the paths you need to take to get you to the life of your design.
You'll get a map and I"ll help you draw it...and I'll show you how to draw your next map...and your next map...sorry, you'll evolve a great deal between now and when the egg timer goes off....
See how we've moved beyond mere desire?
Now you'll experience a degree of certainty in your life you likely hadn't imagined.
And once past certainty comes security and living a lifestyle of YOUR CHOICE, not someone else's hallucination of who you should be or how you should live.
The Well Intentioned Dragons in your life are now "slain" and you are free, to be, you.
You will be given specific, exact plans to have a small, fun, Home Made Business (HMB) that will be your vehicle to abundance. (You may not want to change your current business and that's good. You'll begin where you are.)
Specific strategy and even laser beam tactics that will draw people to be compelled to do business with you, to be your client or customer.
KEYPOINT: You will know exactly what to do, step by step, when you get back home.
The most discussed HMB projects will be anything using the Internet, because someone can begin immediately, have essentially zip risk, zip capital, and have the highest potential for rapid income and long term.
In addition to your beginning on the path to abundance, there will be four guest speakers who not only have life-changing information to share with you, they walk the talk. Each lives the life of his creation, a life of freedom and great personal meaning. I've asked them all to be here because of their unique connection with you.
Kevin Hogan with Fred Gleeck - Las Vegas Wealth Building Event Fred Gleeck: The Simplest Vehicle to Build Wealth - The Steps to Create and Start an Information Business
As you read this message, you have hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars in unsold inventory. That inventory is sitting in your head!. This session will show you how to take that inventory - what you know more about than most people, and turn it into hard, cold, cash. I'll give you a well tested system to show you exactly how to take what you already know and create an ongoing stream of revenue.
Fred's record as an info-marketer extends back over 20 years. Author of more than 15 books, he is widely respected and known for his integrity. He also owns over 350 domains, many of which sell individual products. Most importantly, he lives life on his terms, dividing his time between Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, and where ever his travels take him.
Kevin Hogan with JP Micek - Las Vegas Wealth Building Event JP Micek: Mogulogic: The Science of Using Business to Create your Ideal Lifestyle.
John-Paul is passionate about the freedom, wealth creation and lifestyle benefits reserved for business owners with the Mogulogic Mindset. He started his first business at age 12, then built & sold three other businesses before his 35th birthday. Starting from humble beginnings; he has gone from mowing lawns and digging ditches to living the ultimate business owner's lifestyle in a tropical paradise.
He teaches you how to reverse incorrect "programming" and get you moving in the right direction. You'll literally complete a simple exercise that will permanently "re-program" your mind so you won't revert to your old comfort zone of wealth creation.
You'll learn. . .
* The formulas and principles everyday people have used to create multi-million dollar net worth and a millionaire lifestyle
* How to lay the practical stepping stones that will take you to your ultimate goals
* Simple processes that will help you face your fears and overcome them in a matter of minutes
* Quick mind-expanding exercise that will allow your mind to accept making the "big moves" required along the way
* Strategies and formulas to minimize financial risk as you plan your future wealth map
Kevin Hogan with Bill Harris - Las Vegas Wealth Building Event Bill Harris: The Missing Key to Success
Many people know what they should do to achieve what they want in life, but for some reason cannot or do not do it. Or, despite knowing what to do, they do something else, something that leads to failure. Why is that? Why do people attend one "success seminar" after another, yet fail to achieve the success they want?
The answer is found in certain unconscious internal processes that automatically generate your moment-to-moment feelings and other internal states, your behavior, the people or situations you attract or become attracted to, and the meanings you place on the events in your life.
If this "mental software" was set up in a resourceful way you may create a fair amount of what you want. If not, you'll likely create a lot of what you don't want, despite your best efforts to succeed. Either way, your results are generated on autopilot. It is possible, however, to become aware of these internal processes and to intentionally direct them. "For any outcome you want, there is a certain way of thinking and acting that will get it for you."
These internal processes contain that particular way of thinking, and they generate the necessary way of acting. Those who become aware of their internal processes and exercise choice in using them exercise tremendous control over what they create in life, internally and externally.
This is the missing key to success. Learn the process by which any person can become aware of these internal processes and use them to create any outcome.
Bill is bringing you some of his finest written work, The Nine Principles for Conscious Living
Kevin Hogan with Stewart Emery - Las Vegas Wealth Building Event Stewart Emery: Bestselling author of Success Built to Last, Actualizations: You Don't have to Rehearse to Be Yourself, and The Owner's Manual for Your Life. Stewart Emery has led seminars in dozens of countries, attended by 10s of thousands. He has conducted coaching interviews with over 12,000 people in the last three decades.
From Success Built to Last, co-authored with Porras and Thompson:
Success Built to Last, Stewart Emery "The only thing that provides lasting success (and happiness, if that's part of your personal definition of success) is the day-to-day practice and struggle to move the three circles - Meaning, Thought, and Action - toward alignment in your life and work. It is an adventure that you are better off embracing with all of your heart and soul because it is a challenge that never ends as long as you are here."
My Pledge to You
The trouble with seminars is it's hard to know what you're getting into till you get there. Many are little more than glorified sales pitches.
If you've ever been to any of my events, you know that I run a different kind of show.
First, it will be solid content. Content born out in practice, backed up by research. Relevant information that you will begin to implement from the first hour of the first day.
Second, I tend to attract a different kind of crowd than your typical seminar goer. You'll meet people you may actually want to get to know and be involved with. You can tell by the level of concentration that your peers are not flakes. They're real people with real businesses, and people who want to change to make things happen.
Third, and this is a big one with me, there will be no pitching. You already payed to get here. No one respects that more than I do. So what you get at the seminar is complete, no holding back. So you can put it to work right away, and make the most of your time. Nothing else to buy.
To Sum it All Up
This is *it.*
You'll never get a chance like this again.
No sales pitch here or in Las Vegas.
Thursday October 16 - Saturday October 18.
Three days that always begin with Coffee with Kevin Hogan (in person!) at 8:15 AM.
You get EVERYTHING you will need to know to live the life YOU want to live. You will have every tool you need to shift your thinking and actions to get where you want to be.
COOL: At 5:00 each day you have a choice. You can head to dinner early or stay for a bonus module until 6:00 +/- each day.
We finish on Saturday evening so you can stay, play, have fun, enjoy a sense of wealth at the beautifully remodeled Luxor Hotel and then head home Sunday or Monday, at your leisure.
Each day, Coffee, doughnuts and rolls are on me. Lunch is on me. A nice little snack in the afternoon is on me.
You can enjoy the event of your life including Coffee, lunch and snacks each day for the pre-registration price of $1897 through September 11 at 11:59 CDT, when the price goes up!
Please join us for the Diabetes Fall Festival featuring Olympian Billy Mills. Dinner by Famous Dave's BBQ, cultural dancers, community walk, activities, prizes and more! Admission is free!