I have been a teacher for more than 20 years now. At its essence helping people is about recognizing and responding to their potential. And this calling must begin by recognizing and responding to one’s own potential.
I’ve been providing a lot of content on a weekly basis: A new episode of Prosperity TV, five blog posts, and many shorter posts on social media channels. This is all done in addition to giving many speeches, consulting, writing books, and authoring other resources.
This has been a rewarding and intoxicating process, and I feel that I am working at the highest level of my life. But it is also taxing my resources and limiting my own learning.
So today I must say goodbye, for a time…
I have sold my home, sports cars and all the furnishings to a sheik from Dubai. I have more than $100,000 worth of suits that don’t fit my new physique and lots of other possessions that don’t serve me any longer, so I’ve created a vacuum. Please don’t tell Robin Sharma, but my next book might be titled, The Monk Who Sold his Viper.
Effective today, I'll stop posting to my Facebook page, Twitter feed, YouTube channel and blog, and am going to disappear from the public stage.
I will be traveling the world, following the sun and my creative muse, looking for the next lessons that life can offer me. I may write four or five books, learn two or three languages, and visit 10 or 15 countries. I could go back to school somewhere, search for Galt’s Gulch, schedule some sunsets, or maybe just run off with Cirque du Soleil.
One thing is certain: The exponentially increasing speed of change and technology development will make the next decade the most chaotic one in human history. We are going to have to find answers to the most perplexing questions humankind has ever had to face.
And from that chaos will emerge the greatest opportunities in human history as well…
The process of writing Risky Is the New Safe opened my eyes to developments, trends, and opportunities I want to explore deeper. One of the things I’ll be doing on this sabbatical will be writing the sequel to “Risky,” which is titled, 2024: The History of the Future.
I’ll take some of the concepts explored in the first book, and go deeper down the rabbit hole…
In the areas of sales, marketing, and branding – there will be more disruptive change in the next ten years than occurred in the last 200. In other areas like medicine, wellness, and longevity, we will experience more serious disruption in the next decade than we have seen in a thousand years. And in a few select areas like genetic engineering, and artificial intelligence – there will be more disruptive change in the next ten years than occurred in the last 13 billion. Really.
For humankind to survive these challenges, it will require a whole new level of thinking. I’m not at that level of thinking yet, but I’m committed to getting there. And that is the reason for the adventure I’m about to embark on.
In the meantime, I’ve left behind plenty of content for those of you intent on studying the path of prosperity. There are more than 100 episodes of Prosperity TV here. Visit and watch one or two a week to keep your prosperity consciousness up. You can find all of my books on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. And stop back here and search the blog anytime; there are more than 1,000 posts archived here.
Please don’t ask how long I’ll be gone, because I don’t know. Sign up for my update list here, and if and when I reappear, you’ll be the first to know.
Keep an eye out: You might catch sight of me on a college campus, or a Shaolin Temple, on a ballroom floor in Buenos Aires, climbing a volcano in Costa Rica, or somewhere south of disorder.
But until we meet again, please: LIVE RICH!