Fishing for Gold
When Mike Manion escaped his corporate life, he promised himself he would only get involved in activities where he had a chance to learn something new and have some fun. After looking back, he sees that he has kept that promise to himself.
Recently, he found an opportunity to help him meet his short, intermediate and long-term goals and at the same time, learn and have fun. Read on to find his roadmap for getting there!
Mike Manion lived in Brazil for twelve years from 1978 to 1990. Initially, he was based in Rio de Janerio for seven years and Sao Paulo for the next five years. He worked for a fast growing multinational air transportation service and set up company operations in fifteen countries as their Regional Sales and Marketing Manager in Latin America. He spent from three to six months in each country until he brought the new market to a break-even stage.
After seven years, he moved to Sao Paulo as Country Manager for Brazil and expanded the company from offices in three cities to twenty-six offices throughout the country. He had 420 Brazilian employees and was Varig’s second largest client. His landlord was the longest sitting Finance Minister and Mike was ‘running with the big dogs.’
Some of the benefits of the expat corporate life for Mike included:
- Being paid in US dollars out of Hong Kong into his account in Panama.
- His parallel market money exchange contact in Rio accepted his dollar checks from Panama and gave him Cruzeiros for twice the official exchange rate.
- He had a local interest-bearing checking account at Citibank do Brazil.
- There were times in the mid 1980’s that inflation reached 80% a month, but his Cruzeiro checking account paid 90% per month.
- His company expat package included paid housing which was a two story penthouse on Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana
- A company car
- A maid who did the grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning and laundry. He never had to go to the grocery store, the bank, or the gas station.
- At the office, he had a personal secretary and an office boy.
- He was exempt from US tax up to $90K +/- of foreign earned income and the company paid his Brazilian taxes.
Mike loved his life in Brazil – - the people, the food, the music, the beach and the fishing. He admits it, he was spoiled.
When Mike moved back to the US, he felt he had experienced a reverse form of culture shock. After conducting business outside the US from the ages of 25 to 37, he considered these years to have been his professionally formative years. His wife at the time was a Brazilian attorney, and she had been in-house counsel at the Sao Paulo Commodity Exchange. Upon their move to Southern California, she and her ten-year old son found their immigration experience into the US far from easy. After about six months, they both commented how they felt much less freedom in the US than they did when they lived in Brazil, and Brazil had been a military government for all but his last 2 years there! He commented, “I do not want to get political here, and I want to keep this positive, but I do not feel any freer, even after being back here 20 years. Time’s up, I need to escape before it’s too late. Numis Network is my ticket to create that escape.”
He is very clear about his goals: First, build a business that creates a $10,000 monthly net with opportunities for rapid growth. After he’s completed his initial phase, he plans to move into his mid- range goal which is to relocate offshore.
Mike Manion has made a smart business decision to support his life’s goals and plans by aligning his marketing efforts with EscapeArtist and joining the Numis Network to market gold and silver numismatic coins. Now he has the opportunity to approach a global audience by marketing money, real tangible money, gold and silver graded coins. He comments, “We are seeing unprecedented deficit spending, overtaxing and printing of paper currency running overtime. Numis Network is the gateway for me to achieve all my plans for the future.”
As a reader of Escape from America, you have either already made the move offshore, or you’re researching your options to make your own big move and live the Escape Artist Dream. Here are Mike’s research criteria he created for himself that is worth considering if you’re dreaming of a change in your future to distant shores:
Where would you like to move? Today, you can work and maintain contact from anywhere that provides a stable Internet connection. The good news is that you can work from the beach if you want to, and the bad news is you can work from the beach. Mike Manion has defined this as a good news/bad news scenario and coined it the ‘electronic leash,’ but he’s discovered how to cut the leash and have global connectivity to the world for himself and others.
Why move from a 9 to 5 job? Mike said, “Everyone has their motivation for being entrepreneurial, but most of us want to avoid or get out from under the corporate yoke. Am I right? We want to be in the position to “get to” work from the beach, not “have to.”
How can you do that? Today’s soft economy makes it nearly impossible to have all your needs met while receiving only a pension or Social Security. Mike commented, “How will raging inflation affect you? May I suggest you create multiple streams of reliable income to help you achieve your own goals of financial independence, lifestyle and time freedom? With Numis Network, the more people you help reach their objectives, the closer you are to meeting your own goals. That’s the beauty and simplicity of success with Numis Network. When others are succeeding, we succeed.”
What kind of opportunity can provide you financial freedom? Numis Network is a vehicle to financial freedom that offers gold and silver graded numismatic coins. It is a turn-key business that people can operate from anywhere in the world that has an Internet connection.
When can you make your dreams come true? Only you know the answer to this by doing your own due diligence. Research Numis Network and the market for relevant and timely information about Graded Gold and Silver Numismatic Coins. You’ll find that people all over the world are looking for financial security and lifestyle freedom and Numis Network offers them a chance to live their dreams.
His current challenge is setting new goals for himself. His ultimate long term goal allowed him to work backwards to make things happen to get him there. He admits he is still defining where he wants to resettle, “I want to live in a place that has excellent fishing that will pay for itself. I am a Private Pilot and I like airplanes, so I am planning on establishing remote/fly-in fishing camps, one in the tropics and one in Canada to start. A tangential goal is to create jobs and work with people of The Pacific Coast First Nations of British Columbia, and the Mayans of the Sian Ka’an Reserve at the end of the road south of Tulum, Mexico.”
If you are serious about achieving independence go to my website and join me as we explore streets of Gold and Silver Numismatic coins with Numis Network.
These are pictures of Mike’s Ultimate Goal
His process is to create an objective that requires these milestones to meet his objectives and he’s doing that with Numis Network and EscapeArtist.
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