If you really care about your money, chances are you’ve watched more than your fair share of financial shows. If so, you’ve probably seen or heard Peter Schiff. He’s a hard guy to ignore…not that you’d want to. We know we’d be better off had we been listening to him back in 2006 when he accurately predicted the financial collapse. Watch the video here.
So it’s probably obvious why WE would want Peter Schiff on board our 2013 Investor Summit at Sea™. We want to spend quality time with him, hear what he thinks about the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, quantitative easing ( we call it “queasing”, because it makes us queasy), the Fed, and Keynesian versus Austrian economics, and more. We’re also anxious to learn more about what Peter calls The Real Crash (the title of his recent best-selling book), which is the collapse of the dollar and government debt.
Scary? Maybe. But closing our eyes, or switching the channel on the remote won’t make these issues go away. So like it or not, we are ready to learn from a guy we think has unquestionably earned the right to have an opinion worthy of our consideration. And maybe, we’ll learn some important strategies to protect ourselves and actually make great profits while everyone else is hitting the panic button (or the snooze button).
But why would Peter Schiff invest a week of his life to come hang out with us (and you, if you decide to join us)? After all, we’re not paying him.
Peter told us he looks at the Summit as a rare opportunity to give more than a keynote speech to a large crowd or a short soundbite on a TV show. And even though he has a radio program, we know from experience that radio is a one way conversation. The Summit is about connecting with people face to face without cameras and microphones.
For Peter, just as Robert Kiyosaki told us about the 2012 Summit that he attended, the Investor Summit at Sea is a chance to spend quality time with a relatively small group of serious investors and a diverse faculty in a fun, semi-private and focused environment. Plus, our event brings together a slightly different mix of speakers than Peter usually shares the stage with, which means new conversational dynamics and strategic relationships, both for him and everyone else.
If you’ve ever heard Donald Trump talk about how he avoided financial ruin and re-built his empire, you know how important building face to face relationships can be. As Trump explains it, he was $900 million in debt and on the verge of ruin, when almost on a whim, he decided to attend a dinner party that he didn’t really feel like going to.
It turns out that he ended up sitting next to one of the bankers scheduled to foreclose (first thing on Monday!) on an important property , but after a personal conversation, Trump made a deal that played a pivotal role in saving the property and Trump’s future. What’s scary, Trump says, is how close he came to not going.
The important lesson? No one is going to come to your home and hand you or a solution on an opportunity. The good news is that everything and everyone you need is out there somewhere. You’re mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go out and find the resources and relationships you need to achieve your dreams. If you’re reading this, you’ve already shown yourself to be someone who is out looking. Good job!
We’ve been hosting these Summits for 10 years now. We never know who’s going to be there, what will be going on in the world at the time we sail, or what the faculty will have to say about anything. But we do know that good things ALWAYS happen when we get people together for a week in the right environment.