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Men Who Fall In Love With Thai Hookers Are Clinically Sick

Here is an interesting article I came across that may interest some guys. The writer rambles on a bit so I have highlighted the most important sections.

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Consider an all-to-familiar and often talked about scenario. A man somewhere between the ages of thirty or thirty-five and forty-five or even fifty-five goes to Thailand because he’s heard numerous stories about all the young and attractive Thai girls that are available for sex and the semblance of love (the well known girlfriend experience), and all for a relative pittance.

This foreigner—this farang as he will be known in Thailand—swears to himself that he will not get involved romantically with a hooker; after all, he comes from the West (Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Great Britain, the United States, Canada) where prostitution and prostitutes are roundly and strongly proscribed. The man would almost never think of marrying a hooker that he met in a brothel or on the streets of his own country. But once in Thailand —in Bangkok , Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai—he quickly discovers that Thai hookers are uncommonly irresistible. They are nothing like the prostitutes he has known or heard about in his home country.

Thai hookers have several things going for them. They are younger than any woman he could possibly date at home. Many of them are strikingly attractive, and lovingly small and cuddly, and not at all like the fat women (whales in the vernacular of middle-aged men in the West) he has come to dislike, especially in the form of ex-wives or lovers.

Furthermore, Thai hookers, initially at any rate, seem happily subservient, and full of unbounded love, and they make great love—or so he convinces himself. And then too among many other attractive traits, Thai hookers don’t seem bothered, or only minimally so, by the great age difference—ten, fifteen, twenty years or more in some cases. Or at least they are not bothered in ways that the farang is familiar with in his own country. In fact, he will conclude that the only people that will be preoccupied, even obsessively so, with this matter of age difference are all those people back home who, when learning about what he is up to, will conclude that he is just another “dirty old man.”

The typical man in this all-too-familiar scenario is one who is coming off one or more bad relationships or marriages in his home country, and he is often deeply bitter because he is making heavy child support and alimony payments and often has had to relinquish half or more of total household assets in a divorce settlement. But now that he is in love with a Thai hooker he suddenly feels that he can start his life over, and in a way utterly unimaginable in his homeland. So, going against all that he told himself before coming, and all that he’s heard from others about how he will be almost surely played for a sucker by a Thai hooker, he falls madly in love with one. And in so doing he quickly convinces himself of several things. He believes he can overlook her sordid past–all those scores or even hundreds of men that she has slept with and sexually done everything imaginable with.

He convinces himself that he is as good a lover as any of the men the young hooker has ever had. He also convinces himself that whatever great cultural differences there may be between this young adorable hooker with a sixth grade education who probably spent most of her life on an impoverished rice farm in Isaan, and who has a different concept of family and dealing with interpersonal issues than anything he grew up with, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that cannot be easily overcome in the name of “love” and all that he has to offer this young woman in a mutually loving relationship. He can either stay in country and provide a new and rich and unimaginable life for himself and his new partner, or he can take the hooker to a strange country where she will not for some time speak the language fluently or easily make friends and will have to learn to live in a climate that is trying if only because it is so different than what she is used to.

But love is love, and love lasts forever, does it not? Or so imagines a man in those days and weeks and months of blinding passion that only those in love can truly understand.
Now what is never admitted, or even really known about in any rational or quasi-scientific sense in this new life with an alien hooker from a largely unknown culture, is that the man is, in fact, clinically sick.

He is sick in the same sense that a schizophrenic or a person suffering from chronic depression or bi-polar disorder is sick. There is a chemical imbalance in his brain, just as there is with schizophrenics and the millions, tens of millions of people worldwide, who suffer from chronic depression. But unlike people everywhere with mental illnesses that we now know are principally the result of brain chemistry imbalances rather than problems rooted in twisted childhoods and bad parents, it never occurs to the farang madly in love with a Thai hooker that he could be sick in the very same way as mental patients are sick. Love is, in fact, a sickness that looks a lot like someone with a compulsive—obsessive disorder, or one seriously addicted to the most dangerous drugs known. Love is a sickness that can commonly last in rather severe form for a period ranging from twelve to eighteen months.

There’s an old and familiar saying that men everywhere, when in the presence of young (and even not so young) and attractive women, think with their “little heads;” their dicks, in other words. They don’t “think” straight, or rationally. We now know that the idea of the “little head telling the big head what to do” is much more than a crude street joke often voiced among men. We know because of tests with functional magnetic resonance imaging that chemicals called serotonin and dopamine and norepinephrine show up in quantities in the brain when “in love” that one does not see in people not “in love.”

Now one can easily come up with some quite good evolutionary reasons for this change in the chemistry of the brain upon falling love, but that is not my purpose here. Rather what I want to emphasize is that being in love is a genuine sickness akin to many mental illnesses, and such a sickness—being in love–serves an important function in the mammal mating game. And mating, of course, as Darwin so clearly saw, is at the very heart of evolution or what he referred to as descent with modification.

At the risk of repetition, and the addition of a few details, it needs to be noted that being in love is not merely the alteration of just any kind of brain chemistry. Rather, when one is in love, elevated dopamine levels are evident in the nucleus accumbens, that part of the mammalian brain associated with craving and addiction. That very part of the brain, in fact, that cocaine and heroin so effectively work on. (For more on this argument among humans and in species as different as elephants, bats, butterflies and chimpanzees, see Helen Fisher, Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love, New York , Henry Holt, 2004).

So, to summarise at this point, we have with whore-mongers in Thailand a rather sizeable population of vulnerable (some might say highly vulnerable) males who quickly see an opportunity to begin their lives over with a young and attractive woman who seemingly has everything that an ex-wife or two didn’t have, and that women at home that he might have reasonable access to as a future partner just do not possess. But when the man falls “in love” with that very person—a Thai hooker—that he finds so desirable, he is, in fact, like men everywhere and for long stretches of mammalian evolutionary time–clinically sick. He is, in his sickness, drugged, doped if you will. And, yes, blind and easily gulled.

Because the man in love is sick, and the sickness can easily persist for more than a year, he will tolerate an unusual amount of lying and deceptions from the hooker, or anyone else he’s in love with for that matter. He will repeatedly overlook all of the many obvious signs that would suggest—and do clearly tell those not similarly affected–that he is in for a great deal of emotional trauma and financial loss in the not-too-distant future.

The in-love man refuses, adamantly refuses, to believe that he is anything like any of the other men who have fallen in love with Thai hookers. His situation is, he will be quick to tell anyone who will listen, “unique.” His Thai hooker girlfriend that he’s in love with is “different,” never, in his mind, like all the other scamming hookers he had heard so much about. This man in his own mind is most certainly not sick; he is merely deeply in love. He even heartily embraces the addiction of love—just as those on coke and heroin love their addictions. Anyone, then, who wishes to advise a person in love of his or her condition, and draws attention to altered brain chemistry and the many and obvious perils of what any truly addictive sickness entails, “just doesn’t understand.” Indeed, such a person to a person in love may sound like a certifiable quack, or like someone who simply takes too seriously the biology of our species and evolution by natural selection.

Enter the Thai hooker as loved one. She, of course, has no concept whatever of sickness in the mind of the farang as I have just outlined it. Rather, what she and those like her quickly learn is that foreign men who get involved romantically with them are simply the best and biggest gulls or marks imaginable. They will accept an unending string of deceptions and lies, and they will go on accepting them even when the lies and deceptions are baldly transparent. Thus, a farang in love can be milked, and repeatedly milked emotionally and financially. Until finally one day there’s a large fatal misstep—one or two lies and deceptions too many, perhaps a lie or deception that is just too big following on all that preceded. It is at this stage that the brain chemistry itself may be changing, and perhaps quite rapidly. The direction of the chemical positive feedback loops have been reversed.

The farang is “coming to his senses,” he’s beginning to ”understand” how badly he’s been taken. And before long he and those around him will, in their own words, see that he is once again his normal, rational self. All will go well, until he once again falls in love and serious changes in his brain begin to take effect, and then chemically magnify altered brain states to such an extent that the man is once again “blind.” He will no longer be receptive to friendly counselling and all the obvious evidence around him that he is being financially milked and repeatedly taken for a sucker.

So much has been said or written about the “dumb,” the “stupid,” the “irrepressibly stupid” farang in Thailand . But using these kinds of unflattering and heavily judgemental words is the wrong way to characterise the predicament of any man or woman in love.

People who are sick are not stupid; they are, well, just sick. They are no different than the tens of millions of people all over the world who have mental illnesses because of “bad” brain chemistry. People who, with good medical attention, can be diagnosed and treated with medicines. Thus, distasteful as the idea may be, romantic love is a sickness and should be seen as such. (Hookers, I should note, may also share many of the problems that come with love sickness, because many of them do in fact genuinely fall in love with farang. At least long enough and convincingly enough to get what they so desperately need—or come to need—money.)

Is there a way to avoid this sickness or deal with it, such that fewer farang will find themselves hopelessly strapped with this sickness called love not long after meeting and sleeping with an irresistibly young, charming and beautiful Thai hooker? I think there are two main ways to avoid this “drugging,” this addiction based in the biochemistry of the brain. One is to literally use drugs such as Prozac that blunt or attenuate love sickness. In other words, add to the Viagra or Cialis or alcohol cocktail that so many whoremongers use a manufactured drug that has just those properties and in sufficient doses to keep dopamine and serotonin and other key brain chemicals at “normal” not-in-love levels.

Another way to deal with the problem, and one followed by a great many whore-mongers who have no knowledge whatsoever of what I have outlined here, is to butterfly. And do so with discipline. Simply follow the rule that no Thai hooker (or any person for that matter to extend the argument), no matter how attractive or unusual or good is bed, should be seen more than two or at most three times. To break this rule is to invite disaster, allow the brain chemistry to be sufficiently altered such that one simply cannot resist the incredible high that is no different that a coke or heroin high but which we so innocently and naively call love.

Here is a free ebook that you can download and have a good read.

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How to Avoid the most common SCAMS in Thailand

So here we have a great video on how to avoid the scams in Thailand

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Scams in Thailand video

 

Our own story –

We were also ripped off by the first builder that quoted for us on our pool and resort build… The scam is very simple, they quote you a price for any building work and then you agree to pay in stages obviously, 1/3 up front to buy materials etc. 1/3 about half way through and the final 1/3 at the end. We handed over £7000  initially for the start of the pool build and on the day of starting… NOBODY showed up… After several heated phone calls and excuses, it was obvious the builder had no intention of doing anything… 

He then blocked our calls and we had to take him to court to try to recover the money.. The lawyer wanted 40,000 Baht (£1000) and after about a year we eventually got a court hearing date and flew back to Thailand.. Of course the builder did not turn up and it was his lawyer and ours in a hot and sweaty courtroom where there were 4 cases going on at the same time!!! At our turn the two lawyers approached the Judge and after about 3 mins they left the room and were chatting to the builder on the phone. (my wife told me what had transpired after the ridiculous court case) They then came back in the room and a few more mins chatting to the judge and next thing I know… they are announcing the next case as we and our lawyers exited the court room… 

The judge had told the builders lawyer he had 3 months to pay back 50% of the £7000 or go to jail.. I was livid and my wife was in tears… so after the lawyer and court costs, our flights and ” if  “he paid back £3500… we would basically get  back about £1500  for all this hassle… It took another 3 months but the builder did pay back the £3500 Cos I had started a website about him and posted onto loads of Thai forums. Two months later, he actually rang my wife and begged us to take down the website and posts as he was obviously losing work and he reputation (if he had one) and he would pay up… I did as he asked, only because, I was also warned that slandering him in Thailand could have caused me even more problems. (so he paid up and was spared a Thai jail sentence) 

I then found out – what he did was a very common – scam in Thailand as one of my wife’s friends is a loan officer of 20 years at the Bangkok bank. He borrowed  20 million Baht (£450,000) at an employees special very low interest rate and proceeded to buy a chunk of land and build a 6 story apartment block of about 156 units. Well during the last 6 years (it is still unfinished and still just sitting there as he tries to find a buyer) this Thai guy who is about 45 yrs of age and very experienced in the Thai ways had got conned himself no less than 3 times from various contractors.

At one stage he took a builder onto the roof and pulled out a hand gun and said… If you do not finish what you contracted to do I will have to kill you and then kill myself..  This did not work as the contractor promised to finish the work but never did… 

So these things happen even between the Thais themselves so have a good watch of the video and learn about the most common scams in Thailand

On a more humorous note 

Scooter rental in Thailand

It is still perfectly OK to ride a bike with your family in Thailand
but do beware it is not “Helmet day” when all bikers get stopped by the mafia style gangs 10 or more police officers all capturing the un- suspecting non helmet wearing riders around specific corners…. But do not fear… once you pay your 200 Baht (£4 ) fine, you can carry on riding your bike all day long (without a helmet) as you have the police receipt proving you paid your fine! LOL

If your looking for Swimming Pool Installers in Thailand

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Are you interested in Yachts ?

Would you be interested
in a partnership with me –
Buying and Selling Sailing Yachts ?

One of my passions has always been Yachts and Boats, I’ve had a few boats in my time and also own “The Yacht Harbour.com” and “Boats for Sale by Owner” websites. Recently, I came across a very interesting course, that I eventually purchased called “Yacht Flipping” and because I now have more time on my hands I have been seriously looking into it.

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Yacht Flipping or better known to most people as Buying and Selling yachts can be operated purely for profit but the technique is also used, the same way that people buy and sell properties – Starting with one house and then selling and buying a bigger house and keep moving up by flipping properties to a much larger house or a portfolio of properties.

Personally, I am more interested in the buying and flipping, until say for example a £10,000 sailing yacht turns into a £100,000 sailing yacht that I can use myself.

The type of partner I would be interested in doing this with would need to 

  1. Live in the UK
  2. We would need to be compatible and trust each other so a few meetings would be necessary to get to know each other.
  3. Have at least £5000 to invest with me so we could start with £10,000

So is anyone reading this interested buying and selling yachts to eventually own a really nice yacht?  Email me . Truly a Freedom Business.

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Why search for a mentor ?

From an average guy to running a £500,000 pa Telecom company

When I was in my 20`s and starting out in life and a normal job… and looking back…. there was absolutely nobody around that I could turn to for advice. None of my family or friends could understand WHY I wanted to go into business… All I used to hear was… WHY don’t you stop dreaming and get a proper job… I would have given anything to be able to discuss my ideas and dreams with someone older and wiser, someone who had been there and done it and could help me get started.

 If only I had the chance to be able to chat with someone ….. It could have saved me years of frustration and £10,000 / $$$$… Nobody around me was positive, nobody could understand my need to do something different. All they wanted me to do was stop dreaming and be just like them.

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It all changed for me when I was in my mid 30’s. I had started a few small businesses like buying and selling cars and doing painting and decorating jobs. But all the time I had a full time job and every time I mentioned to anyone that I was going to give up my job and start my own business…. It was the same old put down every time. If fact my family and friends were the worst.

To give you an idea of my first couple of years after leaving school, I had started out at age 17 as an apprentice painter and decorator… That lasted a few months because the pay was under £10 per week and the average wage at the time was £50 per week. So I gained some basic painting skills and then left to work at the airport. The pay was much better and they let me drive the van on the airfield. A while later I was made redundant as the airport was only busy during the summer months but I soon found another job. Back then there were always plenty of jobs around and if you left one job you could easily find another job a few days later. No CV’s or whatever, just a quick interview and then start tomorrow morning.

 Well let’s fast forward to 18 months after leaving my apprenticeship. Within those 18 months I had worked in no less than 40 different jobs! I stopped counting after that and for the next 15 odd years I did many different things… All the while, searching for the career or vocation that would suit me… During that time I had achieved a great deal of experience in so many trades. I had actually left school with 7 GSE 0 levels including ENGLISH, MATHS AND BUILDING DRAWING amongst 5 other building trade subjects. That led me to work as a bricklayer, a plasterer, an artexer, hod carrier, computer floor layer.. And at age 21 got my HGV heavy goods vehicle license and was happy for a few years driving articulated lorries all over the UK.

During this time, I had also been through another very interesting period in my life. Married at age 20 and divorced at 24 ! A single parent father to 2 girls aged 10 months and 3 yrs… Not an easy time I can assure you. But even through those difficult times I still worked and either my parents or my girlfriend at the time would be helping me with the kids and nursery and then school.

 

 At about age 31, I had applied to British Telecom and was taken on as a telephone engineer, that was my longest employed position and lasted about 5 years. So at age 36 I had answered an ad in a national newspaper for a business opportunity called “Herbalife” .. I went to a Business Opportunity meeting in London at the Royal National Hotel and could not believe the incomes of what people were earning! To cut a long story short, I joined that night and started to attend the training’s and very soon was earning as much part time as my full time BT job. About 6 months later, I told my family and friends that I was going to leave my “safe and secure, job for life” British TELECOM and do Network Marketing. They were horrified and told me I was crazy and stupid and it would never work etc. Well I shocked them all and left BT and started to do Herbalife full time. I was making about 100 pounds a week at BT but I was now mixing with and working with people making £2000 per week, £5000 a week and some even more. This was back in 1986.

 Up until that time I had no idea people could earn the massive incomes I was being exposed to. So that was the first time I started to receive any real mentoring and success based training. Within 6 months I had out earned my BT salary and was driving a Porsche… Family and friends all thought I was totally insane but I carried on and proved them all wrong.

 Within a year and a half I was earning about £ 2000 per month ($3000) and had even won a £5000 bonus one month by being 3rd in the UK for volume and turnover with my team. That month my income was £7000 and qualified me to attend what they called “millionaire school” in Los Angeles, USA. The training’s and personal development during those first few years were incredible… It made me really understand the old saying “you become like the people you hang around with” my new peer group were all positive thinkers and many were multi millionaires…

 I was exposed to incredible mentoring and small group training’s from people like Mark Hughes, Larry Thompson and Jim Rohn. Anthony Robbins was also a student of Jim Rohn for any younger readers who don’t recognize the name.

Can you imagine being invited to an exclusive top 10 leadership training in the world where only 2 people from the UK qualified… Myself and another distributor with our partners and it was the most incredible experience of my whole life to date. To be in a room with Jim Rohn, Mark Hughes and Larry Thompson and only 10 other distributors .. Most of whom were in the $100, 000 per year bracket to multi millionaires. Then we were taken by limousine to the founder of Herbalife – Mark Hughes private residence in Beverly Hills Los Angeles. That evening we partied and made lifetime connections with the best of the best.

 These incredibly successful legends were my mentors…

Your mentors are whoever you are in daily contact with… So take a serious look around and see who you can hold in esteem and take personal or business advice from..

 Up until the age of 36, I was trapped and held back by my family and friends… You can read as many books and go on as many seminars as you like…. but you will always stay at the same level as the people you work with or hang around with every day. If you want to get better, you have to first stop listening to people around you and start mixing with the people you wish to become like.

My only regret is not getting into MLM (multi level marketing) or networking business sooner.

Although I am not active in any networking company now, I do still get a monthly royalty check from one company and I still look back on those years as the best years of my life. I traveled and lived in so many countries and had the most incredible mentoring from the people I met in that industry. This set me up for the next phase of my business life and if you check out the about me page on this blog, you will see I have since the networking days been very successful in several totally different business ventures.

The best one being a Telecom company I set up in the early 1990’s where I was earning  just over £40,000  per month… Not a misprint £40K per month (or about £500,000 – or $750,000 per year). My bank manager and accountant loved me but the tax man was getting too excited also, so I decided to leave the UK and live in Cape Town S.A. for a couple of years. The next 10 years were very interesting to say the least and I lived in Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and a few other places. Life can be amazing when you have lots of money, but I have also learned that having lots of money can bring major problems that most people never ever experience.

Whatever else you do in your life…. I truly advise you to find yourself a mentor that you can respect and value their wisdom and experiences. I personally, love to help people who are trying to help themselves. Over the last 20 odd years I have helped countless people become successful. Many in training seminars I have conducted and also people who have worked with me in my various business enterprises.

 You could of course ignore all this advice and carry on listening to your best friend or your mate who is still working as a plumber for the same company for the last 20 years….

Be very very careful who you listen to as it will either hold you back or help you achieve your dreams and desires. What’s your dream?

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What do you love to do?

One of the questions I am always asked is…

How can you just go away for weeks or months on end and not worry about anything? The answer is simple, I have not worked for anyone else in what most people would define as “a proper job” for nearly 30 years now.

How can you go away for a month or more if you are employed?
You can’t, because if you did, you would not have your “job” when you come back.

The answer is to start creating other income streams while you still have your safe secure job! Now that’s a weird statement these days isn’t it?  What job is really secure….  and what does job mean?

Jump Out of Bed or Just Over Broke – If you had the choice would you really , honestly choose to go to work every day? Most people would say NO but if you say to yourself yes, then you are truly happy and what I would term successful. Success is really actually doing every day what you want to do.. That’s Freedom. It’s definitely not about the money because there are a lot of very unhappy and miserable millionaires out there. Happiness and Freedom is what you are really searching for…

So what is it that you really love to do…  

 

What sort of things do you think or daydream about?

I have for years and years always dreamed of living and running my own resort in the Far East. It really started when I was working as a Network Marketing trainer and we were working in Bali, Indonesia….  I know that sounds way out but that was a way of life I and several friends lived back in the early 90’s. The company we were involved with at the time was “Herbalife” (but there are 100’s of other companies active in the market today that you could choose if you wanted to live the same lifestyle.) Anyway, the company would announce that they were opening a new Country… and anyone who wanted to go there could jump on a plane and start recruiting (at our own expense of course)  The first time I went to a new country was S. Africa… I flew in and checked into a hotel till I found an apartment a couple of weeks later and started to run recruitment ads in the local papers.

Soon I had a few people signed up and had met up with a few other distributors who had also flown in to do the same as me. Then I had a few of my distributors fly in from the UK and Germany and we all lived and worked and had a fantastic life experience in Cape Town South Africa…  for me it was 18 months and for a few others it was a few years and for others a few months. I suppose it all depends on your personal circumstances.

I had basically had enough of the UK and the taxes and decided to go abroad… I was married at the time and had two daughters… One had already left school and was living with a boy friend and my youngest was 16 and just finished school. She also came to Cape Town after a few months as finding a job in the UK at 16 was not easy even back then. He life has never been boring since then and has had many experiences and eventually married a S. African and lived there for many years.

Back to the theme of this posting… Freedom to work when and where and with whom you want are the most important factors to consider..  From S.A. I went to the Philippines for 6 months, Then it was Thailand for about 10 years in and out and in between Bali, Indonesia which brings me back to my “Living on a resort” dream. What happened was that, a distributor who also became a really good friend of mine (Mona) had recruited the owner of a resort hotel in Bali.

 

That owner, offered for us to live in the hotel and my room was directly overlooking the stunning swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and landscaping. I lived in that room running ads in the local papers and doing business presentations and training seminars at the hotel for about 6 weeks. After that time, my visa had expired and I went back to Thailand for another few years.

While in living in Phuket, Thailand I was approached by another guy whom I recruited into the company that used to be a top timeshare salesman. This guy had found a resort for sale in Pak Chong, just north of Bangkok and he needed a business partner to help him fund the lease. So to cut another long story short, I had decided to buy the lease on the resort with Juregen, the German guy and we moved in and ran that business for a while.

So that is why I love the idea of resort living and I have just returned for Thailand yet again with the plans and pictures of the resort I am creating. Because we already own the land, the resort units, swimming pool and landscaping are not going to be that expensive. The designer has created the plan and we have already started some of the work. The resort is not really being created as a money making exercise, it is being created as a dream place to live and work from.

I just love waking up and wandering around by the ocean or a pool and nature every morning. I love the freedom of living where ever I want and not having to commute to work every day in traffic and watch the same old rubbish on TV every evening…  You do realize why they call them “TV Programs” don’t you? Virtually everyone you know is being programmed to go to work everyday and pay the exorbitant taxes and bills and fuel costs by the TV and advertising companies. Most of the people you know are basically all asleep… but some are waking up and if you are reading this, you are probably already awake and are desperately looking for a way out of the restriction and controlling forces.

When I have the time, I create niche and tradesmen type websites and sell them on ebay or even made to order by clients. Some basic sites sell for £150 to £500 on ebay and some go for several £1000’s…  When you consider that a basic website can be created in a few hours, £150 is a very good return on your time. You may not sell it immediately but then you can use your spare time to make a few more sites.

I have quite a few available for sale now on ebay and a couple of expensive ones that are more for individuals or companies already working in the fields. Check them below  if your interested in taking on a specific website business and getting it working for you.  I also offer to teach you how to build websites for £100 (2 hours working with me on the phone where I train you on the online website building)

Sites currently for sale

www.lutonairportparkingdirect.co.uk – £250
This is for airport parking

www.careyelashes.info – £500
I have several sites like this and usually they earn me between £500 + a month
but this site will need some SEO work to get it back up onto the 1st page of Google, Bing and Yahoo etc. Easy, fun and simple business with a real product that is easy to mail in the post.

www.theyachtharbour.com – £20,000
My yacht sales website with over 450 yachts and boats for sale. I may sell this website
but am looking for serious offers over £20,000

www.waterworldthailand.com – £5000
This is a site that is all about selling swimming pools and shade sails in Thailand.

 

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MODEL SHIPS, YACHTS, WOODEN BOATS, SAILBOATS, PREMIER SHIP MODELS

I have just added a new page / income opportunity my Yacht Harbour (Yachts and boats for sale by owner) website as I feel that many of the yacht and boat owners who list their boats for sale on the site, would also ideally like to keep a detailed model boat of their pride and joy or they just love having a perfect replica of their boat in the office or at home. Model Ships, Yachts, Wooden Boats, Sailboats and Premier Ship Models are available from the links on the site or directly going to the shop page here.

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This yacht is for sale at £650 (Contact me via this site as I have it in my office) 

There are over a 100 modern and classic model yachts to choose from and all are made to order by the most skilled craftsmen in the UK and Mauritius. They are not cheap however, and a model of the Discovery 55 below costs £3376 and takes about 10 weeks to build from time of deposit taken.

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 I have teamed up with the company that makes these amazing show pieces and if anyone (you) want to become an sales agent for me, I will split the commission with you on any orders that you bring in (that complete of course). Average commission on a £4000 model boat would be about £550 (£275) each. I would handle all the details like dealing with the model builders, getting them all the information they require if the customer requires a custom built model boat or yacht.  The way it works is 50% deposit at time of order, 30% about 5 weeks into the build and the final 20% on completion. The shipping varies between £100 to a UK address and £150 – £200 to an international location (all via DHL or UPS).

So from start to finish takes about 10 weeks and the client can order a yacht or boat design from the examples on the website from £200 – £4500 + or a custom built model of their own yacht would range from £2500 – £4500 + depending on size and detail required. Some clients even want interior lights and that is usually about £500 extra…. 

Who would you approach to get orders for these amazing replicas?

– Any Yacht or boat owners

– International Art Galleries

– Yacht designers and boat builders

– Local and International museums

– Super-yacht manufacturers

– Film and Movie – production companies

– Cruise liner companies

– Shipping companies

If interested in becoming an agent – contact me

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Kayaking Thailand

Kayaking in Thailand is quite popular for all ages of people and the main kayaking holidays in Thailand are in the beach resorts of Krabi, Phuket, Ko Samui and around the Phang Na area (James Bond Island.

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However, there is another world of kayaking Thailand’s rivers and lakes. All over Thailand there are rivers and large water areas in natural surroundings and Forest parks with waterfalls and virtually unseen areas by foreigners. The only people that see these wonderful rivers and secret areas are the Thai fishermen who use their long boats to paddle up and down the rivers looking to catch fish to sell or eat with their families.

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Some of the rivers are small and very scenic to kayak down and some are very wide and long like the river Mun or the river Chi.

There is a fantastic complex of river networks around the interior of Thailand and the River Chi runs from the Lao border going up to the north east part of Thailand and at Lam Pao opens up to a large inland lake area. The river Mun in Thailand is another long river and goes across the centre of Thailand and has many smaller rivers going down to Cambodia.

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Coconut Palms hotel with pool in Mahasarakam province.

If you are visiting the North east of Thailand between Khon Kaen, Kalasin and Maha Sarakham and are interested in Kayaking Thailand Rivers then Coconut Palms pool resort in Kantarawhichai, Maha Sarakam is perfectly located. Directly opposite the Nong Bua Lake where you can explore and kayak Thailand all day long. Just a few miles down the road is the River Chi of which stretches for miles in each direction. The river Chi runs through the Maha Sarakham University area and there are several restaurants along the banks of the river and so much to see and explore. Another short drive across the province is a huge complex of rivers and lakes and even the Kosamphi National park.

See the map below.

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The Nong Bua lake opposite Coconut Palms is huge and the sunsets are spectacular. The whole area including the lake has been cleaned up and the government is designating it an recreation area of natural beauty.

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Nong Bua Lake, Kantarawhichai, Maha Sarakham

Above is a picture of the lake but it stretches out a long way.

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The people interested in kayaking Thailand can either bring their portable inflatable kayaks with them (only 14kgs in a backpack or Coconut Palms will be importing some Seyvlor Hudson Kayaks and maybe later if the demand is there a couple of Seyvlor Colorado kayaks for rental at the resort.

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Exploring the small rivers

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FREEDOM BUSINESS IN THAILAND

Over the last 3 years I have been travelling back and forth to Thailand  and building a small pool resort and am now so ready to leave the UK for ever. The costs of virtually everything here from dining out in restaurants to fuel and council taxes and all the other bills is becoming truly horrendous.. At the time of writing, In my home town of Luton, Bedfordshire the rents are hitting £850 for a 2 bed flat and £1200 for a 3 bed house ! Now add on council tax of £160 per month and then your gas, electric, water, TV and broadband and you are up to £1400 for a 2 bed flat!! So virtually all of what you earn will go on trying to survive on a monthly basis… of did i forget to add food and transport to work… there, now you have no money left to have any kind of decent life.

How can anyone here really think they are free!

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If you do… you need to check out Thailand as that is most definitely the Land of Freedom. The cost of an average meal is still less than £1 (if you eat where the locals eat) , fuel is only 30 Baht (0.66 pence) per litre, there are no heating bills… (you will need air-con in your home to be comfortable though. Electric and gas prices are massively cheaper then the UK. There are massive shopping centers in most major cities now that supply the most luxurious furniture and there are Tesco Lotus supermarkets all over the country now.

Even when I lived in Phuket for 2 years back in 2000 and before that, Bangkok for 9 years, there were some incredible shopping plazas. If in Bangkok go to the Paragon centre, the Siam centre, World Trade center and of course the Emporium on Sukhumvit road. Even getting around in Thailand is easy and relatively cheap. The sky train and the Underground rail system in Bangkok is fast and very efficient. Avoid the local taxis though as the traffic jams in BK will drive you nuts. 

 

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 As for doing business in Thailand…  

The best businesses are those you can run on a laptop, ipad or smartphone. While I am there for several months at a time, I do the same as I do here in the UK, update my websites, send out orders of any physical products (like Eyelashes for cars) and work on new websites for existing and any new clients that come on board.  Telephone consulting is usually done via Skype but even on a landline or mobile it only costs a few pence per minute.

If you need any help or advice from Setting up a Freedom type business, investing in Thailand or the Philippines or if you are contemplating marriage to a Thai or Filipino… or getting a visa for your partner you can contact me anytime.

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Do you have a Life plan ?

We all need a plan and the Journey is more important then the destination is a very qood quote from Buddha. My wife and I had a dream, in fact it goes back much further because I remember discussing creating a ZEN swimming pool style resort with my daughter over 10 years ago… But like most people it was a dream than needed some serious funding.

 

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Coconut Palms Hotel with pool in Mahasarakham, Thailand

Well I have always believed in the universe giving you what you really desire deep down inside and one of the things I have always taught my children and business students is….

“Never think about “how” you can achieve your dreams, desires and goals.

Just think about and “keep an image of your dream in your mind” of already having it.

The universe works in a strange way… and you have to be very careful about what you think about ALL DAY LONG. Because as sure as anything I have ever seen throughout my life – What your mind focuses on and your belief system sets up your reality. If you continually “think about” illness or having no money or not enjoying your work or whatever it is that you think and dwell upon everyday… be assured, that is exactly what the universe will give you. Your mind is very very powerful and acts like a magnet. So it will attract to you whatever you think about ALL DAY LONG. Check out “The Strangest Secret” a classic recording – Find it on YouTube. I used to play that on my ipod over and over again some 20 odd years ago while learning all about this attraction and positive thinking stuff.

Guess why many people don’t believe in positive thinking… because every time they try it (for a few moments each time) and get zero results is because the most dominant thing going on inside their own minds is they are continually thinking about NOT having the things they really want.

Your belief system sets up your reality and also sets up it’s limitations

Just take a look at Muslims or any of the very religious people and their lives.
If you have been programmed to act or dress in a certain way – you believe that to be right.
And you are right because that is what you have allowed to be programmed into your brain. 

Just try telling a Muslim about another way to look at life or religion or anything that conflicts with his or her pre programmed beliefs… You may as well go talk to a brick wall.

The only way anyone can change their belief system is to firstly ACCEPT that whatever they believe now has come from someone, their school, parents, TV or whatever. Many people only believe something if it comes from their doctor or the TV or someone they hold in their mind to be knowledgeable or the Iman or the priest…  Here’s one I love….  It’s when overweight people go to their doctor for advice on losing weight and the doctor is bigger than they are!

So how did our new resort manifest itself into our lives… ?

To be perfectly honest — I have no idea how it actually manifested, I just believed that somehow the universe would show me a way or introduce someone into my life that would help in some way.

We both desired it and started to talk about a pool with bungalows around it, I used to look at land and imagine building a small resort. I actually believed deep down in my heart that one day I would retire to a small income earning resort and it will all be paid for with no mortgages or debts to the bank. And it did not happen without some issues and grief as I will outline below but another fantastic way to look at life is

“Everything happens for a reason and leads to something better”

What does that mean…. ? Well here is how it happened for me.

I was in my late 40’s and married to a Filipino and had a similar plan but started to build a house with a pool on the hillside in Cebu, Philippines with a couple of self contained apartments under the house  to rent out when we eventually moved there to provide an income. The builder basically ripped us off and we ended up with an 70% completed house a lot of uncompleted building permits and much more expense if we wanted to finish it.

However living in the UK did not help and the housekeeper ran away after selling all our furniture, electrical items and the pool pump and filter! The pool then became a frog sanctuary and the house was becoming a real issue as my wife and I were not getting on… (various issues but not part of this story) a year later we separated and for the next 5 years could not sell the house. Everything and I mean everything went into building the house because it was going to be my / our retirement home and income. For those 5 years I thought life had given me a payback or something. (maybe I did something like this to someone in a previous life!… who knows) Anyway, we eventually got divorced, reluctantly as everything I had financially was tied up in that house.  I met someone new in Thailand (everything happens for a reason and leads to something better) and remarried about a year later and even though we had a lot of viewings on the Philippine house… we always lost the buyer because the building permit was not there or there was too much work involved to complete the house etc. Also as a foreigner in the far East basically we have zero rights and can own a house but not the land. So I was really trusting my ex wife to sell and give me at least half of the proceeds.

One day I had an email from our agent (highly recommended Raymond Ong in Cebu) who stuck with me… through the hard times…  taking clients up to see the house for 5 years when all other agents bombed out as they found we had paperwork issues as well. He has another client interested and told me the next day we had another offer…  It was much less than what we wanted and the house was worth if it was completed but it was exactly double what I had spent to date. To cut a long story short, we accepted the offer and the guy who purchased had connections in the government planning department so could get the paperwork sorted. I flew into Cebu as did my ex wife… We met at the bank where all the signing and money was being transferred and we ended up with a nice lump sum of cash in each of our bank accounts.

So that was the funding we needed to start building our dream pool resort in Thailand. You may be thinking that I had nearly lost everything and why would I be willing to risk it all again but this time in Thailand….  Well I truly believe that the universe did me a massive favor by getting me out of the last relationship and all the money I had invested was basically trapped in the “universe bank” until the time and circumstances were right for me to move onto my next project. In my own mind, all that money was gone and I was getting used to the idea that it was never coming back… so when it did, I though OK this is our chance to create something that we had been thinking about for a long time.

The next hurdle 

We cleared the bank loan on the house and land we already had, made our basic plan of the bungalows around a pool and found a builder. Then the Thai builder decides to walk away with our money and not even turn up on the day the project was supposed to start. We had paid him  £7500 (30%) deposit and he just kept the money and walked away!  It took another year and two legal court hearings for us to get half of the money back.

In the meantime we didn’t give up and the the design of the resort and pool changed or evolved would be a better word (everything happens for a reason and leads to something better).  The “Universe” somehow put me in touch with an Australian pool builder via a website I found on the internet and my wife and I were sitting at home one Sunday afternoon and I received a text from  Rob the Australian pool builder in Thailand…  he said is your wife’s name Joy? … I was surprised and texted back yes… how did you know that? It turned out that my wife’s friend who was on holiday in Thailand with her UK boyfriend Billy, who had spent many afternoons at our home having BBQ’s in the summer, was Rob’s “best friend” and they were sitting together in Thailand and my name had come up as his next client!

So we were basically given the best service possible and the pool was installed and everything went like clockwork…  Then we found another Thai builder, this time a family member and again everything went to plan ( a few issues but how can you possibly not have any issues in Thailand  LOL). Exactly 18 months after starting the project we came back two days ago and it is all finished and open for business. Even we cannot believe it as it happened so fast and we have only been out there 4 times during that time to supervise and move on the the next stage.

Enjoy the journey and have a plan…  There is nothing more frustrating that going to work everyday and having nothing to look forward to. I run business training seminars from the poolside in the cabana below when in Thailand and also from various locations in the UK at certain times of the year.

You become and get what you think about most of the time. Whatever you think about a lot, you attract into your life and experience. What you think about, you talk about, you give power to.

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Tomorrow never comes

I have never been able to understand the mentality of people that work at jobs or businesses for many years right up until retirement and even then, they still cannot seem to enjoy the lifestyle they could be living that they actually created years ago. Let me give you a couple of examples…

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There is an Italian couple that have run the same corner shop with rooms to let above, a cafe to the side and the main shop is an Italian general store. Now, I have know this couple for the last 35 years and the shop has hardly changed in that entire time. You now they type of shop I mean… when you walk in there is hardly anywhere to walk because of all the stuff for sale in the walkways / isles. The shelves are full, the place is overflowing with items for sale. There is a tiny area behind the counter where the husband or the wife stands and while one is at the counter the other is serving in the cafe next door.

They are very rarely together and are probably in their late 50’s now. They work at the shop from about 6.30 am to about 10 pm every day 7 days a week. I also know for a fact that they have amassed quite a lot of money and have a really big house (probably all paid for in a nice part of town.) But… they spend their whole waking lives in the shop!

To me it is insane as there are so many better ways to live than standing in a small space serving customers all day long.. You may be thinking at this point that they may be happy doing that every day 7 days a week… well they don’t look happy to me, they look frustrated and pissed off most of the time whenever I see them.

I suppose people get sort of stuck in their ways and don’t really like change. Most people also will tell you they are doing whatever they do for the future… But again, tomorrow never comes. You must live your life doing things you enjoy and love everyday… Maybe you have young children and or do not have quite enough money to live the lifestyle you really want but as soon as you are in a position to make the changes, do it quickly and take small steps as sometimes the big change is too difficult to do all in one go.

Another typical example is the Indian shop keeper couple up the road from our house. They not only own the shop and run a Post office from within the shop and have accommodation above, they own several houses in the area which are all rented out. They also own many more properties in India of which we have heard makes them incredibly wealthy not only in the UK but in India too.

Now this is where I cannot for the life of me see why they live the lifestyle they do… Inside the shop is a reinforced Glass box about 6 feet x 6 feet and this is the secure post office part of the shop. Either the man or his wife is sitting inside this glass box “prison” every single day for hours and hours on end. WHY ? Why don’t they just enjoy a simpler or more productive life.

There are so many things that most people would love to do if they had the time and the money. There are so many things to learn, so many places to see, so many things that you could do with your life.

Freedom is very rare for most people, they have jobs or commitments and a whole host of reasons why they cannot be totally free. Many are self imposed and some are not. So one of the most important things to be thinking about on a daily basis is HOW you can be more free in your life or what would you do if you had the money, the time and the freedom to do whatever it is in life you really want to do.

Think about your passion… What is it I really want or love to do? What would I do if I did not have to work and had plenty of money and investments? If you don’t know or have difficulty answering those questions.. please understand that you are not alone and many of us have struggled with answering those deep questions. We are all so very different in mind and desires so it really is a very personal thing that you need to reflect on and try to figure out in your own life.

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice”

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