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Let's begin today with a wonderful quote from my friend, Mr. John D., about the secret to life:
And here's a quick one, I think you'll like it, from a well known internet social media expert I admire:
YOU WIN, WHEN YOU AREN'T AFRAID TO LOSE
The difference between great and average is how often you take risks.
Accept risk as a normal part of living.
View risk as a part of the process of exploring your world. Make note
of the lessons you learn with each chance you take, and move on.
Forget about the consequences of taking chances.
Risk opens you to only a temporary change in direction that can set you straight for your next success.
you're brave enough to risk, to temporarily live outside of your
comfort zone, for a short period of time, you're big enough to win.
-- Max Steingart
I wanted to have a little fun going into the weekend, I hope you don't mind.
A 2014 movie called 'Draft Day" starring Kevin Costner has a scene
where Costner, who plays the General Manager of the Cleveland Browns
football team is being stressed out (to say the least).
Practically being torn apart by a roomful of staffers all shouting at
him who he should pick next, what deal he should make with other GMs,
and well the list goes on and on.
It got to the point where Costner shouted out, and this is not an exact quote but you'll get the idea...
"Will everyone just shut up for five minutes and let me do my job? I'm working here!"
Truth be told there is another reason I share this story with you which
is, some of my wonderful partners just don't understand, "I'm working
I have 10-12 people calling me several times a week if not daily,
looking for stuff like, "what did you mean in the update when you
said...", "when will the update be out", "thanks Mike, great update"...
Well, you get the idea.
But here's the issue: And I think you'll understand this more clearly when I tell you this:
I allow myself just 3 minutes for lunch every day. Just enough time to
drink a 6oz fruit smoothie, and put my head back on my office chair and
breathe deeply for a moment or two.
I cannot even take a five minute bathroom break without receiving another at least five emails from partners.
It's nuts... "I'm working here!"
So here's the point:
I respect, like, appreciate, and am grateful for all of my partners,
even those who call me frequently not realizing they are interrupting a
very hectic day which is every day, all day long.
I worked until 1:00am last night, just managing those things I have to manage and doing those things I must do.
"I'm working here!"
If I happen to be by my phone and recognize the caller id, I will often
shout out to Amy, my assistant, who answers the call for me, a message
to give the caller.
Here's the point again:
Please please please, if you feel a need to speak with me personally,
just send me a brief email with the topic you wish to cover, and give
me the option of answering by email or I promise if need be I will call
when I'm not in the middle of something.
Proof is in the pudding... Ask Sam who sent me an urgent email at
10:00pm last night. Five minutes later I was on the phone with him.
I do return calls when necessary! But sometimes, too often, I
just don't have the time and a quick email reply start to finish can be
done in a minute or less, where a phone call is always a minimum of
And BEFORE calling or emailing me, check my latest update. I
keep you up to date with what I CAN tell you as things develop, THOUGH
If I don't mention something - it doesn't mean I forgot, or it slipped
my mind, or I'm holding out on you - it means I don't have any new news
on that development when I write this.
You are listening to the words of a man who relies upon every minute of every day to get his work done! 'Nuff said.
I continue to be amazed at how loan partners will interprete my updates in completely diametrically opposing perspectives.
For example, Wednesday's update, the overwhelming majority were
extremely positive regarding the fact the seller has decided to make
available saleable collateral for all my loan partners should any of
them 'want out' before the big sale.
I will not cover this in detail here again, other than to say...
This new idea not only helps prove this deal is the real deal and is
only made possible by all the legal work previously done at the request
of the buyers to make our sellers' companies (all of them) a public
entity for their own business objectives.
In fact the seller has already started work on the exchange platform
for the sale of NFTs / and or tokens containing equity in some form to
be bought and sold. Just like a crypto currency exchange.
Also, the video for just us is still in preparation. It's not just a
matter of the seller sitting in front of a camera, it's a matter of he
having all of the elements complete and ready to deliver on, that he
discusses on the video, things like the exchange platform I pointed out
This may take a week or two hopefully no longer to complete. And
all of this is being done not because the deal is dead - far from it!
In fact, all of this work is being done just to prove to the world that
yes, we are real and this is being done while we are pursuing the sale.
I don't care
As you know, I have resolved to not reply or even read any negative
emails whatsoever. Because I just don't care if some people don't 'get
it.' I'm sorry. My health is far more important than the damage stress is known to cause.
Therefore, what I'm about to share with you is not for my benefit. It
is really for any partner who is being critisized or worse, berated
because of their involvement in all of this.
So let me say this so anyone who needs it may pass it on.
Can anyone possibly imagine "me" or I guess, any person for that
matter, perpetuating in a dramatic and very public way, some scam or
con for almost four years, and still be walking the streets?
Oh sure, I did have a conflict with the state of Michigan where my main
corporate office is located when they filed a cease & desist -
meaning stop taking personal collateralized loans from MI residents.
And after discussing with my attorney who estimated going to court with
the state (who obviously has unlimited legal resources) my expense
would be around $100k just to argue even though I may have been in
violation of 'Michigan' security issues it's the Federal securities
The state of course knew this, and they knew it would cost me a great
deal of money to go to court and I would most likely win but they
didn't care simply because unlike a natural citizen government is
willing to spend tax payer money like there was no tomorrow.
So I settled. I paid a fine, stopped collecting personal collateralized
loans from Michigan residents, and that was the end of it except one
thing... And again, I don't care. A local newspaper got ahold of
the story, no doubt from the state, and printed a story with a headline
something like this 'Local business shut down for securities violations'
Know this: newspapers, like all media, are NOT A SERVICE, they are a
business. And as is the case of all news channels, the more
sensationalized the story the more eyeballs they attract the more
advertising revenue they can earn. The same age old principle applies -
follow the money and you will always get to the right answer.
Fact of the matter is my business was NOT shut down. I was not sued. I
voluntarilly said ok, no more MI residents. The corporation the
newspaper claimed was shut down is still alive and well yet that story
is still out there. In all it's stupid non-factual story, but you know
what - I don't care anymore!
Here's something else any loan partner can share with those who need to begin thinking more acurately about all this:
One of my, and let's say she is in the top ten of total loan partner
contributors, in fact since the following occured she and I have become
friends and are even discussing future business deals together.
She is immensely pollitically connected. So before she loaned even a
dime she contacted two, I've forgotten excactly, maybe three, of those
3-letter agencies, agencies which I have in the past in various updates
recognized as having been involved in meetings about this deal, she did
not call a local field office for these agencies (no, that's too easy
any one can do that, besides field offices have no idea about the stuff
we are doing). She went straight to prominent people in Washington D.C.
Then she called me back afterwards telling me what she had done, and
she was delighted to participate after informing me that yes, indeed
these top of the rung people she spoke to knew about the players
involved, the lawyers involved, and most other aspects of what we are
Here's another point any loan partner may use in their own self defense
for those who need a little help thinking this all through accurately...
There are several very high end lawyers, I have often referred to them.
Lawyers who represent the various purchasers, not to mention a roomful
of very smart, very successful people who serve on the Boards of our
billionaire buyer group. Here's the point: Any agency wishing to
investigate us, the seller, this deal, you name it, would only need to
speak to anyone of these people and just to clear the record any one of
these people would happily allow any investigator to talk to any of the
others. And why? THIS DEAL IS REAL.
It is not some grand hoax being perpetuated for four consecutive years in a very public way. This would be impossible.
In summary, fell free to use any or all of the above in rebuttal to any negative criticism or berating you may suffer.
There is a lot happening now, it's happening fast, and things are changing almost as fast, relative to these reports.
Like I said, I was at it until 1:00am last night. It was only 10:00pm
on the West Coast, for the people I was working with, when I called it
quits for the day.
My job in all of this is to report.
It may not always be the report someone is looking for.
However, you know what? My job doesn't say report only good stuff. My
job is to tell you what is going on as I know. Let me repeat - only as
Please let these updates speak for themselves.
I am not going to sugarcoat anything.
One, I don't need to. Two, I wouldn't do that to you or any other partner. You deserve to know what I know - I'm a loan partner too!
About these updates
If something dramatic or urgent happens between the schedule of
Wednesday and Friday updates, I'll send out a special update.
Otherwise just let the people who are doing what they do, the varitable
army of people who are involved, and let me do my job, and I promise
you, I will.
I thank you for your understanding and I hope some of the above may
help you ease any tensions you personally have or as a rebuttal to any
negative comments or criticisms, etc. etc.
Please allow me to keep you up to date with what I CAN tell you as
things develop, through these updates (again, meaning please no calls or
emails about this update or this deal).
Also, if you are not already, you can CLICK HERE and sign up to receive my updates. Watch for an email to confirm - you do have to confirm your subscription.
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as a group of like minded and generous people, coming together for a
common goal, can and will change the world forever in ways we cannot
even imagine today. -- Mike G.
YOU. I HOPE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON IN VEGAS VERY SOON, TO
CELEBRATE AND LEARN HOW TO STAY WEALTHY! AND AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF
THIS JOURNEY! I'LL HAVE YOU LAUGHING AND CRYING ALONG WITH ME!
I'll try to keep the crying part to a minimum. :- )
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