• Ecuador Real Estate – Happiness
  • International Investments – IN-sured
  • Natural Health Tip – Summer Madness ain’t Cool

Whatever way you choose to protect your health and wealth be happy. On the subject of happiness and the subject of banking abroad, according to a BBC article, Denmark is the happiest place on earth!

The article states: “If it is happiness you are seeking a move to Denmark could be in order, according to the first scientist to make a world map of happiness. Adrian White from the University of Leicester in the UK used the responses of 80,000 people worldwide to map out subjective well being. Denmark came top, followed closely by Switzerland and Austria. The UK ranked 41st. Zimbabwe and Burundi came bottom.

“A nation’s level of happiness was most closely associated with health levels.


  • 1st – Denmark
  • 2nd – Switzerland
  • 3rd – Austria
  • 4th – Iceland
  • 5th – The Bahamas
  • 23rd – USA
  • 41st – UK
  • 90th – Japan
  • 178th – Burundi

“The article pointed out that Asia scores low, with China 82nd, Japan 90th and India 125th, because these are countries that are thought as having a strong sense of collective identity which other researchers have associated with well-being. Large countries in terms of population did badly,” he said.

Frustrations of modern life, and the anxieties of the age, seem to be less significant compared to the health, financial and educational needs in other parts of the world.

You can read the entire story at news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/health/5224306.stm

Join Merri, Thomas Fischer of Denmark’s Jyske Bank and me at our last International Business and Investing Made EZ course in North Carolina this year. Review where to invest and do business now and learn which markets and currencies may be strong in the year ahead. Meet Steve Marchant, our man in Ecuador, and learn about products to export. Go to http://www.garyscott.com/nccourse/

International Investments – IN-sured. See yesterday’s message at spottingtrends.com/investment/investment_philosophy_35.htm

Natural Health Tip – Summer Madness ain’t Cool. Tomorrow. See how to keep calm when other’s aren’t cool!

P.S. One part of Ecuador that Merri and I love most is the sweet happiness of the people. The pictures of these happy Ecuadorians below says it all! Please send me your photos of happy people that I can share!

This Happiness is one more great reason to join us and learn how to invest and do business around the world.

Walking the main street to El Meson in Cotacachi. (These great photos are from Jim Humphrey).

Our courses are fun and filled with like minded souls!

One of the regular parades passing El Meson.

Learn more about our August 31-September 4, 2006 Super Thinking + Spanish courses. These are courses that help you learn how to learn. You find new ways to absorb, retain and recall information much more effectively. You improve your health and add Spanish fluency as bonuses! See details at at www.garyscott.com/catalog

Here are notes from happy delegates at our last Super Thinking + Spanish Course.

“Hola Merri. Thank you for the course, which was just perfect. I really understood the Superlearning approach, so much so that I have downloaded and been playing baroque music ever since I returned, and have been reading Gary’s book daily. I am now working hard to make money to buy a lot from Santiago. As I told you, I was previously sold on Costa Rica, but now it’s Ecuador. This was the life-changing experience.”

Here is another comment:

“Regarding the Super Learning Spanish course, the things we especially liked:

“The ease of the learning method: not learning all the conjugations or memorizing or learning in ‘pieces.’

The fact that you speak both English and Spanish and you presented the material in relationship to the English language. This made a huge difference. Your teaching style was very comfortable and clear.

“The distillation of the grammar into the 17 rules.”

“Using relaxation to learn.”

“The ability to participate in the class, particularly creating sentences was very valuable.”

“The synergy of the group added to the class.”

“Super Learning theory set the foundation for the class and set a tone of “trust” that we could just relax and learning would take place (and it did!).”

“The community environment was excellent in that we could go out and immediately practice what we had learned through the planned activities and interacting with the waitresses, etc.”

“We enjoyed the class. This was very important in learning and using the material.”

“All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed the class and our entire trip! Buenas noches!”

One More Rave

“Gary & Merri, WOW! That sums up the whole Ecuadorian experience. As you may have heard, our flight was delayed and we did not get in until 7 AM on Sunday. Upon our return for the 2nd check in, we ran into Don Carlos who has a booth at the airport.

“Again, it was indeed a pleasure meeting you both. I had an extraordinary experience personally and as part of the collective Naples team, the process created numerous potentials and possibilities that simply delights and tickles my sprit and my soul.

“Your love and respect for each other as well as your passion for your work are awe inspiring. As a recovering Pollyanna, you have now challenged me to again believe in the power of love. Forward ho!

“Take care and until our paths cross again, hopefully sooner rather than later, I send you much success and fulfillment and many blissful rocking chairs days in the NC Mountains.”

See more at www.garyscott.com/catalog