This is the premier, practical workshop. Focused on implementing, on being it, on making it happen. No fluff, just execution! Includes short lessons, discussions, materials and resources, and group video conference calls.
This is not an information-only course.
This is an implementation and actionable guidance workshop that both teaches you what you need to know to achieve the inner and outer freedom you seek, and gives you practical, do-this-next, how-to game plans. You also get direct support from David via weekly group Q&A conference calls. Speed of execution is our goal.
When you join this group, what you are really buying is time and comfort. Over 6 weeks, you action on what would otherwise take you 10+ years of expensive and painful trial and error and struggle.
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WEEK 1: How To Earn More Money, Get Paid For Being Yourself
Challenge #1: “I find it hard or impossible to earn more money, more physical cash! What do I do and how do I do it, exactly?”
I’ll tell you how I did it.
(These principles and methods work everywhere, for anyone.)
So, I was born and raised in Kenya, East Africa.
Growing up, all I heard was that we were a ‘third-world’ country.
And much of what I saw and experienced confirmed that.
I had to escape.
Or so I thought.
I later came to realise that there was something far more ‘sinister’, if you like, going on, that was making it very difficult for me to earn a decent living - nay, to be free!
I attended Alliance High School (1989 - 1992), a boys boarding school known for it’s top 5 national exams performance - and it’s extreme discipline structure that involved plenty of official corporal punishment.
That school programmed your entire existence, in a somewhat spartan militaristic way.
They believed that they had to “shape and mould” you into their boxed, limited definition of what a ‘good’ person should be.
It also had a lot of horrible systematic bullying that we all underwent, from other students, as it still does (see recent news feature).
The country itself, Kenya, was under a dictatorship. President Moi ruled it for 24 years, driving it deeper into poverty, corruption and insecurity.
We were not allowed much freedom of thought or action. A proper dictatorship.
And so the idea of ‘conforming’ was drilled into us from a young age, for generations.
Many families carried on the same behaviour at home, enforcing corporal punishment and an insane drive to fit in and ‘be employed’ by the government or a good company (and they were very few good ones), even if the salary was crap.
The moral then was, “fit in, keep your head down, kiss ass above, and struggle against yourself and work hard to be the best at that”, and you will be a good, respectable citizen. The society, the government, the system, will reward you.
Here is the irony… that formula didn’t work, not for most people, and definitely not for me.
It made me broke and unhappy and trapped between a rock and a hard place.
I was so busy ‘doing the right thing’ to be accepted by the world-view around me (as most of us do, wherever we are)… and ‘doing the right thing’ to fit in with what I was told I should be… that I missed the true wealth that lay inside me all along.
The kingdom is within.
I only started doing financially well, and being truly free even beyond finances, inside and outside, when I went against all that.
And going against all that training, expectation, conditioning, wasn’t easy or fun to do, at first.
Not until I discovered the formula, and how to execute the formula.
And then it became easier and fun and rewarding to be myself, regardless.
OK, but how is this relevant to how YOU can make more cash money, practically, in your life now, wherever you are now, at whatever stage?
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WEEK 2: How To Fix Subconscious & Law of Attraction Failures
Challenge #2: “My subconscious is still "f**king with me", despite everything I have tried. How do I become free of my negative, painful or limiting conditioning and programming once and for all? And why does the Law of Attraction not seem to work for me?”
The first step to freedom is realising you are not free.
It took me a long time to realise this for myself.
It was initially difficult for me to see that what I assumed were ‘facts’ about myself and about life, were simply what I had been societally conditioned and programmed to believe.
Beliefs are not facts.
They just look like facts.
Especially because they have an apparent identity attached to them ('me, mine, my'), and a "voice in the head", self-talk that appears to come from inside you and belong to you. Which is all part of the illusion of separation. The Game of Life.
Anyways, from my growing up in a ‘third-word’ country, I carried a lot of limiting, scarcity-creating beliefs about myself and the world.
At first, it was a massive, MASSIVE struggle to even SEE these subconscious beliefs - and then it was another mission to let them go, until I discovered the trick.
But it can be done.
I did it.
I am still doing it, it goes on, but the bulk of the limiting beliefs are gone with the wind, I’m happy to report.
There is a method to this madness, a formula.
It is called Mindfulness.
You have heard it before.
Surrender. Let go. Unconditional love.
Without mindfulness, that is very, very difficult to do.
With mindfulness, it is easy.
Mindfulness is a practice, a skill you can learn like any other.
And it is a skill that sharpens with practice (like all skills do).
And I am not talking about the “20 minutes a day” variety of mindfulness (although that also helps).
I am speaking about mindfulness as a lifestyle, whereby you carry on with life as normal - except that you 'see' yourself rather than blindly identify.
Yet, there is one more piece of the puzzle.
That is the doorway, the beginning.
It makes sense when you really think about it.
And yes, it is easier said than done. But it can be done, once you know how.
Acceptance works on that fact that it takes no time to be who you are, where you are, here now.
You first stop fighting against yourself, against life.
Stop fighting, start witnessing (mindfulness).
And then…. voila!
The doors fling open!
WEEK 3: Invest Like A Boss (High Returns, Low Risk, Stress Free)
Challenge #3: “I should invest, and I'd like to, but I don't have the capital, the time, or the knowledge. All I have is confusion, fear, and overwhelm. And I'd like to make huge returns, not take forever just to get small returns. What do I do?”
So back in the days when I finally started making some decent money, I did what many people do in the beginning.
I blew it on beer, buds, and bullshit.
And then it occurred to me that because I was pissing it all away, down the drain, I was paying everyone else except me.
I had nothing to show for all that work, all those years - except my beer stories, bud memories (if any), and bullshit ‘assets’ (bling) that simply held me down in maintenance costs and worry.
I needed to start paying myself, investing in myself, creating a system to exit the rat race, to be truly free.
I needed to create a garden.
A garden of investments that made my money work for me…
…creating more and more money automatically, even as I slept.
I had to invest.
So back then, I opened an account with e-trade online (I wouldn’t do that today).
I bought a bunch of books and magazines and read them all.
I just got more confused and overwhelmed!
I looked at the markets - thousands of stocks and currencies and futures and options and CFDs and ETFs and WTFs!
So I gave up and just bought some ‘safe’ shares, and sat.
It was like watching paint drying on the wall.
Nothing happened much, except maybe a 3% gain here, a 2% loss here - over long stretches of time.
And then, after many years of searching, I bumped into several interviews of self-made billionaires.
I was shocked by what they all said.
It was so simple.
Yes, also a little boring sometimes, but so simple to invest wisely, safely, hands-free, and ultra-profitably!
I very much liked that kind of boring 🙂
Without stress and without having to read the markets all the time or study tons of books and get crazy!
This is what the billionaires all said…
Simply follow the following 4 simple steps and forget everything else, and you will do very well, stress-free:
- Asset Allocation (Once a year only, you decide on 5 to 7 complimentary assets you shall invest in, and the proportion each asset will take in your overall portfolio, and then stick to it for the rest of the year.)
- Dollar Cost Averaging (Every week/fortnight/month, invest the exact same amount of money into your selected assets, in the proportion dictated in your Asset Allocation plan, regardless of price movement, regardless of news, etc. Simply set and forget.)
- Rebalancing (Once every 3 or 6 months, "correct" the asset proportions of your portfolio and bring it back to the original plan.)
- Compounding (Relax, let the system work for you over time. That's the magic, when all these first 3 elements work together over time.)
Now, that formula above is actually quite common knowledge amongst the wealthy class.
Nothing new there (except I didn’t know it then).
What is new, is the new mix of assets (this one I came up with myself) that go into your Asset Allocation plan, your portfolio.
Here is what I suggest (at your own risk - but so far it works).
In your portfolio, get rid of everything else except these:
1. Hold only a little cash (enough for 1 or 2 months living expenses)
2. One good, simple Index Fund (never mutual funds - big difference).
2. Some gold and/or silver (this is real money, proven for thousands of years to hold value, especially in times of crisis - buy it as a gold 'sim' card, jewellery or coin or bullion - physical metal)
3. Plenty of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin (once you truly understand what these are, you realise they are much, much safer than cash, bonds/t-bills, and most shares - and they currently grow at more than 10X almost anything else)
You can do very well investing in only those things.
Now, to make it work smooth, without stress and with minimal risk, you apply Dollar Cost Averaging and Rebalancing to the Assets above.
Secondly, ensure that the bulk of your portfolio is in the cryptocurrencies - those are the future of the world.
See the performance on just 3 of those cryptos, for just the last 1 month and 1 year:
WEEK 4: Mental Models To Start, Run & Grow Any Business
Challenge #4: “I’d like to start a business, but I don’t know how. Or I already have a business, but it’s not going well. What do I do?”
I’ve been in the trenches, you know.
I don’t only write books 🙂
I’ve been in the middle of the action, too.
Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt.
I’ve started and run several businesses, including:
- an export business (when I was 17 yrs old, exporting African crafts from Kenya, started with small boxes, grew to 20ft container load)
- internet marketing software (when I was about 23 yrs old, gave me my first taste of freedom to travel, digital nomad style)
- real estate agency (got to sales volume of $4 mill in second year of business, from scratch, in tiny Mombasa, Kenya, shocking many people’s expectations)
At times, I’ve done it the “el stupido” way, and I’ve done it the smart way.
I’ve been down and beaten and in panic and anxiety and broke-ness…
… and I’ve been blessed to work ‘on my laptop on the beach around the world’, literally.
Some sins have to be owned first, before they can be disowned, right?
Some of my businesses failed spectacularly, and some did very well.
But that’s not the point.
The point is, what is the smart way?
Well, first let’s look at the not-smart way.
The not-smart way is whereby you start off with passion and a dream of freedom and making cool stuff happen…
But in the end, you create a monster that owns you, that steals your time, your freedom, your relationships, overwhelms you - and sometimes even looses your original capital.
That’s the stupid way.
It’s stupid because you can achieve your goals - and even better - while keeping your time, freedom, relations, and sanity.
So why do we so often do it the stupid way?
OK, seriously, why do we so often do it the stupid way?
There is absolutely no good reason.
You see, our socialisation, our subconscious programming and conditioning, makes us do it that way (see challenge #2).
Our sense of safety, control, survival… all come into play.
Our egomania, too. Addiction to drama.
We hear that “hustling” is the way to grow business.
We worship the “bursting your ass” culture.
We identify with stress as a status symbol.
And we think we gotta make it “all on me”.
We bring our drama to the business, and use the business to give us purpose and identity through our drama.
Conditioning makes us do it “el stupido”.
You can’t build a scalable, sustainable, stress-free, liberating business that way, based on “hustling it”.
Yes, you can be a millionaire that way, but you will still be trapped and stressed to the max, if you become a millionaire by “hustling it”.
You gotta stop having to personally exchange your time for money.
That’s the point.
You gotta stop living as if there is an invisible gun against your head, compelling you to “get out there and push, or else starve and break everything".
In other words, this is about how to stop relying on 'hustling' to grow your business.
It is about putting together a system, and automation, that creates leverage, growth and freedom (and by the way, this ties in with challenge #1).
And therein lies the secret.
WEEK 5: The Financial ‘System’ Enslaves Us. What Do We Do?
Challenge #5: “"The System" is rigged. “Big Brother" is making life hard for us, making us have to earn our right to live on this planet, hypnotically enslaved by The System, and forced to destroy the environment. I can’t seem to wake up, to find a way out of that rat race. What do we do?”
OK, there is no easy way around this so, lets start at the top...
They are both just paper...
So how come this paper makes us do this...
How did that paper become the planet's slave master to be worshiped, to die for, to kill for, to have to get-three-jobs-I-hate for, to be in requirement to pay for our right to live on this planet or else die, like no other creature does?
Don't you think there is something wrong with that picture?
Do you think this was a 'natural' outcome of evolution?
Might there be a better way?
And might you - yes, you - have a direct role to play in changing this?
Let's clear the air...
WEEK 6: Putting It All Together, Making It Work
In this part of the workshop, we shall tie up everything we have learned over the previous 5 weeks, and put it all together.
We shall discuss how all the parts fit together (because, ultimately, they are all connected), and how to practically live your life by these principles.
We shall achieve synthesis, synergy, symphony and synchronicity.
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Challenge #1 (Earning More Money) & Challenge #2 (Fixing the Subconscious and Law of Attraction)
Challenge #3 (Winning at Investing) & Challenge #4 (Business Mastery)
Challenge #5 (Our Society & How To "Save" the World's Broken Monetary System)
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Your Workshop Host
David Cameron Gikandi
Explorer, Entrepreneur, Researcher, Facilitator & Coach. Creative Consultant on The Secret, author of A Happy Pocket Full of Money.
My name is David Cameron Gikandi. I'm not a guru. I'm a rare information curator, publisher and implementer.
My inspired talent is in researching and curating esoteric evidence into practical concepts. I'm especially good at connecting the dots.
I was the Creative Consultant on The Secret (the 2006 movie) and I'm the author of the international best-seller, A Happy Pocket Full of Money.
But like you, I am a student of life.
I was born on March 6th, 1975, in Nakuru, Kenya. Nakuru is famous for it’s rhinos (I have actually been chased by one) and flamingos.
I love life, the mysteries of life, and travelling!
I also love helping people to flourish!
I hold a BSc. in International Business from Jacksonville University, Florida, USA. I also have an MSc. in Information Technology from Griffith University (Queensland, Australia) and I am a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer.
Plus I read and travel a lot!
What do my readers, viewers and clients think of my work? See for yourself...