Imagine if you could have the ability to see the future, what would you like to know? Daniel Ameduri of Future Money Trends Newsletter is a business expert who claims that to be able to see the future, we must extrapolate where we are now to where we will be in the future. When it comes to money, he has the crystal ball to know what’s going to happen next. What started as a hobby of doing economic updates and forecasts turned into a full time business of putting content on the internet and building up an educational brand and a financial publishing company.
Cracking The Code of Future Money Trends with Daniel Ameduri
My guest is a business expert who claims to be able to see the future. No, he is not a mystic or a mind-reader, he is guy who can extrapolate from where we are now to where we will be tomorrow. When it comes to money, he says he know what’s going to happen next. He is the Co-Founder of the Future Money Trends Newsletter. He is here and he brought his crystal ball with him. Welcome, Daniel Ameduri to the show.
Thank you so much for having me.
I got a chance to take a quick look at your newsletter and saw some of the cool stuff you’re writing about and it was very intriguing. I’d love to find out how all of this got started from you? Can you go back to the beginning and share that?
For me, it was a hobby. In 2008, I started a YouTube channel, and this was prior to Google even owning YouTube. It was just a hobby. I would do economic updates. I would give people my opinion and forecast. I had forecasted the collapse of the Dow Jones and Lehman Brothers and AIG and Countrywide. When it all happened, the YouTube channel exploded. It would get 50,000 views in a matter of a few hours during the Lehman Brothers crisis. At some point in time, Google took over YouTube, contacted me in 2009 and made me one of the first few partners.
At the same point in time, a company reached out to me and asked me to be their spokesperson. This was a company that made forecasts and studied inflation. Long story short, my wife wanted to quit her job as a teacher. She was always encouraging me. She’s like, “You should start your own newsletter.” I listened to this for about six months until in March of 2010, I filed for a corporation called Future Money Trends with my cousin and in June of 2010, we opened up for business and started putting content on the internet as far as articles. We did a lot of videos and started building up an educational brand and a financial publishing company.
Your wife would tell you that you waited five and a half months too long. You should have listened to her advice to begin with.
I still call her the real founder because it was her idea and she pushed me to do it. She did get to quit her job, so it was a happy ending. We’re still thriving in the business better than ever.
She’s the one who could see the future, not you. It sounds like you had to do some interesting things to become a success as you are in to generate revenue through your newsletter. The YouTube channel was a big hit and a big motivator for people to come and subscribe to your newsletter. What other tactics did you use to bring customers in?
We focused relentlessly with YouTube because we had cornered that market. Where a competitor would spend $10 to get an email subscriber in their newsletter on Google and maybe they’d spend even more. They might spend $100 to get that subscriber. We were spending virtually nothing. It’s literally in the single digit penny universe of how much we would pay for our leads, At that point in time, there were only about three people on YouTube talking about the economy regularly or the stock market. We pretty much dominated that space in the early days of 2010 and 2011 to the point where we were getting thousands and thousands of subscribers.
The only cost of the business was to maintain the website. We had GoDaddy domain. In the early days, I was the web guy. We had free a free labor there as the business owner. As most business owners in the early days, you’re doing everything. You’re answering the phone and you’re going to the FedEx store. You’re responsible for it all. We’re also writing content. The more content we could get out, the better. That’s how we actually started. We really focused exclusively with YouTube. About 5% of our marketing and how we get new subscribers is through non-YouTube related social networking sites like Twitter or Facebook, but still to this day, 95% of our clients subscribers come from YouTube.
Once you get a lot of people coming to your platform, to your YouTube channel, won’t YouTube pay you a fee for advertising on that channel or do you reject advertising?
We reject advertising. Initially, it wasn’t our decision. YouTube does not want you doing other advertisers. That was our business model. We were getting subscribers, we were writing financial content and we were acquiring clients who wanted to advertise to our newsletter subscribers. When Google saw that we had other ads in our videos, they kicked us off of having Google ads. We could no longer even have the Google ads. We had to pick one or the other and we chose to go with the other because with the Google ads, we couldn’t control what was being advertised to our clients.
Let’s say our subscribers are watching a nice, great video that we’re doing on Bitcoin or silver or gold or the economy, Google might be advertising lingerie or a football ad or Viagra. We didn’t know what the hell was going on to our subscribers. We were much more comfortable with everybody going back to the website where we could have content that was educational, content that we were proud of along with a sponsor that we felt was worthy and was more aligned with what we were trying to do. The core objective of the business, which is helping people become financially independent.
I do know that there are a number of people who make a lot of money from their YouTube content, but it is in the form of advertising dollars that they get from YouTube. You chose not to do that because you had a higher purpose in this case. You aren’t there to generate advertising for YouTube, you are there to bring readers to your newsletter. I totally get that and I like the strategy. It makes a lot of sense. Over the course of the last seven plus years, have you found that readership would ebb and flow or is it just been a constant rise up?
It’s been a constant rise up. There are ups and downs in any cycle. One thing that was not in our favor was that we had felt that the quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve and some of these emergency managers that are still in place would drive the gold price and over priced much higher. We had steered the entire business in 2011 towards the precious metal sector because we felt that that sector would do well. We had nailed the economy and we had nailed the sluggish growth and many of the other forecasts. When it came to the precious metals, we were dead wrong. We had to literally build a newsletter that felt and forecasted the precious metals would do well in one of the worst bear markets precious metals saw in 40 years. Luckily, we had also felt that cryptocurrencies will do well. We were all over the cryptocurrencies. We were all so bullish on the stock market in general.
We felt that the Dow Jones, because of inflationary pressures by the Federal Reserve would do very well. It wasn’t that the newsletter was entirely wrong, it was just that on one of the core things that we had wanted 20% to 25% of our efforts to go to, it didn’t work out. Silver went from about $15 when we started to about $50, but by the middle of 2012, it officially entered into a bear market and it went down for the next three years, which was very difficult because we’re forecasting a higher silver price. We’re forecasting a higher stock market price and Bitcoin price.
One of our core trends that we were following and forecasting didn’t go our way. It was very difficult because not only are you bothered by this as a business owner because your subscribers aren’t making money from our stock suggestions. At the same point in time, when we’re looking for these advertisers to support the newsletter, you’re also trying to advertise and bring just the best advertisers to your subscribers and to your website. Unfortunately, any gold or silver sponsor that we wanted to acquire as a client, they were neck deep in the bear market and they didn’t have the funds to spend.
You’ve been venerated since because gold has had one of the best periods of time than it has in awhile. Trends come and go and your readers pay you to be accurate about what the future looks like. Again, that’s a hard business. I’d like to understand if I could because there’s many of us here on the show that are investors that do have investment accounts and might even have both gold and crypto. How do you get your information? Where do you look to source your core data that you use to make your predictions?
Daniel, what I’m looking for is an idea of where you source your information. To make these predictions, you must use a data source or multiple data sources. For all of us in business, we’re always on the lookout for trying to understand our market. In your case it’s a very big market with a lot of participants. A lot of people looking at what you would think is the same data, yet you have a different perspective. Where does that perspective get generated from? Where is your data?
The data comes from a lot of things. To start off, we review all of the government statistics that come out and we view them knowing that they’re flawed. That is one thing that I would say gives us a competitive advantage is that we don’t view them and treat them as if Moses came from Mount Sinai with two tablets in his hand. We view them knowing they’re flawed. Oftentimes, with certain things like the inflation rate or the GDP, we know what the government has done to specifically make those things bent to the way they want them to as well as the unemployment data.
We also use another website called ShadowStats.com by an economist named John Williams. He keeps track of the old ways the government used to keep track of inflation and GDP and unemployment. We can actually see what unemployment would’ve been using the 1980s methodology. You got to consider this, when people go, “Unemployment was this in 1950 and 1980 and 1990.” They’re not comparing apples to apples because there are completely different ways they calculate these numbers now. That goes with all the government numbers. We like to look at that. Those are great data points on economic trends.
The stock markets the same thing. Everybody likes to think the S&P 500is the same 500 companies that had been around since it started, but really there are only 80 of them left. Many of the companies that weren’t in the original 500 are completely gone, the same thing for the Dow Jones. Only one stock is around that was in the Dow Jones 100 years ago. We’re looking at the stock market trends, but we also look at it with what percentage of the Dow Jones, for example, or S&P 500or NASDAQ is being moved by Apple and Facebook and oftentimes it’s a very large percent and you can look at the volume. I would say the most important data point that we focus on for either microcap stock suggestions or economic analysis when you’re looking at the blue chips stocks and the general indexes is volume.
Volume simply registers how many people are buying, how many people are selling. Volume is like a real polling machine. People love to use these polls they take from surveys. That’s 800 people and then they basically say, “This is how the whole nation thinks and it’s a scientific poll.” Volume is where people are willing to risk their dollars. Nothing is more powerful than that voting booth. The voting booth of the market, all the results are in the volume. We look at volume on many different angles, specifically to make forecasts because the volume often tells you where a market’s going.
What you’re really looking at is trend data, what people are doing. No matter what business you’re in, if you sell a product, if you sell a service, if you’re thinking of selling a new product or service, let’s use some of Daniel’s wisdom here and start looking at as he says, volume. To me, I look at dollars. Where are people spending their money now and how can you find that out? There are different tools on the internet.
SEMRush is a way of understanding what backlinks are connected to people’s sites or Google AdWords Keywords to see just how popular certain phrases are. Those are our tools on the internet and Daniel’s tools are coming from the government in some cases. The best part I like about what you said, Daniel, is that you don’t always believe what you see. Explain why that is and how you adjust for the fudge factor that you think is somehow in there?
Specifically, dealing with financial markets, you’ll almost always find that the opposite of what you think or the opposite of what the crowd is expecting is what happens. I know everyone here can share a story with, “If you want to see a stock have a trend reversal, just have me buy it.” You hear that often at parties. People are like, “It was going fine until I bought it. I screwed the whole thing up.” It’s the crowd mentality. We saw it with Bitcoin. Bitcoin was nearing 20,000 and all of a sudden, I kid you not, my housekeeper asked me about Bitcoin. When she said she bought it weeks prior, she had made a thousand dollars and she was like, “What should I do?” I said, “First of all, sell what you invested in it. That way, you’re no longer betting your own money. Just realize, this is all speculation.”
The housekeeper called the top literally to the day. It’s when people start getting out of their comfort zones, when people start getting out of their expertise and start piling into some investment, that’s usually a classic sign of a top. I look at everything skeptical, whether it’s a momentum that a certain stock is seeing or a momentum that a sector seeing, but especially when it comes to anything that the government says. I’ll be honest with you, anybody who gives just a small glance at what’s behind these numbers and we can just use unemployment, for example.
In 1996, there was something called the Boston Commission. It changed the unemployment data radically. That’s why we have this permanently low unemployment number even during the great recession, employment didn’t get that high. In other recessions, they got to 25% to 30%, 40%. We were able to keep it down partly because they stopped serving about one-third of inner communities. That was one way they got the unemployment rate down. Then, they got the unemployment rate down by counting people who had two part time jobs twice. They have something called the Birth-Death Model where the government literally guesses how many jobs are being birthed from new businesses and how many jobs there are dying off from businesses that are going away. This is a complete guess. They have no idea what’s happening, but they’re guessing it.
That adds about 250,000 jobs to the number every month. You just starting to look at all these things and you realize that it’s completely fabricated. Then with the inflation rates, let’s say you and I would say, “If the steak last year was $1 a pound and this year it’s $1.10, we’ve got 10% inflation rate for meat.” When the government looks at it, if a steak’s a $1 and it goes to $1.10, they go, “What’s the price of a hotdog?” They say, “A hot dog is a $1.” They go, “What the consumer would have done, they would’ve stopped buying the steak and they would have bought the hotdog so we have no inflation.” That’s literally what’s happening. That’s hedonics. That’s another thing the government uses.
The way they use it is in when it’s in their favor for to go up, they’ll use that. Let’s say a TV from Sony is $5,000 and because as we know technology, without government intervention goes down, the TV will be $4,000. That could be deflation there which they don’t want. What the government will say was, “That TV might have gone down $1,000, but there’s a thousand dollars of added value that’s been in place there because of the advancement of technology. It’s a net wash. It’s funny how they calculate all these numbers, but most of them are completely bogus. That’s why you do need to rely on private economists, John Williams or even Gallup. Gallup keeps track of the unemployment rate by doing their own survey. It’s always been much higher than the government’s and it’s no surprise. Using real data and having real expectations and trying to see what the crowd is going into because that’s typically where you don’t want to be.
It sounds like one big scam. We are here with Daniel Ameduri. He is the futurist when it comes to money. He has been explaining to us exactly how he sources his data and exactly how he makes his assumptions. Now we’re at the point where I would like to understand what the future truly looks like. It looks as if the markets’ has a raging upswing and everything looks so good. The predictions are because of the tax cut that all these great things are going to happen. What is it that you see?
We’ve been forecasting for a much higher stock market and that is mainly because of the cutback in regulations. The tax cuts are going to drive the market higher. You’re going to see it’s down $30,000 in 2018. The cutback in regulations is the most under-reported story. I’ve spoken to people who’ve met with Secretary Perry recently, some of the mining companies in the United States. What they’re reporting back is where it would’ve taken five, seven, ten years to permit a mine. Secretary Perry has been mandated by the Trump administration to have these things permitted in under a year.
That regulatory reform or cut back and regulations is going to drive higher income jobs. People who work for mining companies and they’ll hire thousands of them, those individuals will make north of $125,000 a year. You’re talking about high-income jobs on the regulatory front. That doesn’t even get into all of these companies are going to have more cashflow. They’re going to be doing more employee compensation, more investment into their own business as well as well as share buybacks, which will inevitably drive share prices higher. I’m very optimistic about the stock market and the economy in 2018.
We were underperforming are potential for the past ten to fifteen years going back into 2006, 2005 even. In fact, if you look at the data from a John Williams, is if we had kept track of GDP the same way they did it in the early ‘90s or ‘80s, we never got out of the recession from 2007. It’s certainly possible and I know a lot of people think the bull market is long on the tooth or the economic growth is long in the tooth. If you use data that we simply would have used in the ‘70s or ‘80s or early ‘90s, we actually are just coming out of that recession.
We could be looking at the birth of a new economic boom here in the United States. We have some very structural and fundamental problems with government debt and with the overhang of actually the last crisis. Don’t forget that as much fun is going on in the economy right now with increase in optimism and sentiment. The Federal Reserve in Central Banks around the world, they still have emergency measures in place. We still have interest rates artificially low levels.
Once those interest rates go up, I think we’re going to see a little bit of a grind, but as long as we can get through this, it’s going to take about three years. If we can just make it to the 2020s, we have the possibility to grow our way out of these problems. We’re going to have to make it three years without going into another recession because if we go into another recession, with Central Banks and the Federal Reserve already at emergency levels, we’re probably going to go into a pretty severe depression.
As a business owner here on the show, would you advise that we as business owners do the thing that we like to do, which is to invest, invest, invest into growing our company or do you feel as if this potential for a recession might cause us to think about holding back some and putting reserves in place and making sure that we’re just not pushing as hard as we could?
You should always push as hard as you can, but there are some systemic risks out there. You should definitely make sure your cash levels are healthy, that you’re well-capitalized because as great as this economic boom can be, we have to keep in mind that if interest rates spiked due to do the external forces that no one can control. No central planner, no government can control once the market turns on the bond market or let’s say this guy in North Korea does something crazy and causes some sort of war. There are always things out there that are wild cards.
The point I want to make is we can’t afford to have a wildcard right now because we’re still in emergency measures from the 2008 financial crisis. Much of the problems with the 2008 financial crisis, which is people having too much debt, none of that has gone away. The system never had a chance to liquidate because of all these emergency managers. You’ve got new bubbles. You’ve got college tuition over a trillion dollars. You’ve got people now mortgaged backup to their eyeballs. You’ve got mortgage companies now offering no downpayments again. As a business owner, my best advice for the economy is I would ignore the noise of the economy and just focus on your business and focus on over-delivering to your clients. I would definitely not spread yourself thin because there are some systemic risks out there that you always want to be prepared for hard times, especially in this environment.
The thing I would add to what you said is that I believe that a great business with a great idea, a fantastic product, and a customer service-oriented company can thrive in any market. The precepts behind a great company make it somewhat inflation proof. It doesn’t mean there won’t be ups and downs. It doesn’t mean that you won’t go through a period where it could get pretty scary, but the focus on a great product, the focus on over-delivering, as you said, is what makes the difference for all of us in business. If we stay focused on that, then the rest of the economy, by itself, will probably be only supportive of us at least for the next several months, if not years.
Daniel, the next thing I want to talk about because it’s been so in the news and even I have bought cryptocurrency. I got to ask you what you think of the future of crypto. There are a lot of people who teach how to trade it and maybe some of those are scam artists, maybe they’re brilliant, who knows? What is the future of a make-believe currency that has no value in our society that cannot be used for anything other than speculation? How do you see that?
In the West, we’re all speculators in the United States and Europe, but in other countries like China and India, Venezuela, Argentina, Zimbabwe, they’re actually using these cryptocurrencies as currency. The opportunity here is there are about two and a half billion people who are considered un-banked. Meaning there’s no bank in their area. They don’t have access to opening up a bank account or they don’t even want to because their currencies are such garbage and their government does all things that devaluate the currency or have capital controls like in India. These people are using Bitcoin and many of these cryptocurrencies as payment systems because they all have mobile phones.
I was talking to a guy in India and I asked him. I said, “What’s the relationship with Indians and Bitcoin and gold?” He said, “None of us trust our government. They’ll take 50%. They’ll have capital controls on our cash. They’ll devalue the currency.” He says, “Indians have always liked gold. We’ve had a strong appetite for gold, but it always was difficult to do business and transact in gold.” They weren’t able to transact. They were only able to just take their money they made in their business and immediately by the gold to protect the value. He said Bitcoin has changed that. Now, they’re able to do the transaction, get it out of the government money after they make the sale, get it into Bitcoin, and now it’s much easier to transact.
These currencies don’t have any intrinsic value like gold, but they do have utility, which is a qualification for currency use. They do have a good use as a currency. Remember, Bitcoin is a digital currency, but so is the US dollar, especially for a millennial. Anybody under 35 years old, they’re not walking around with cash, they’re walking around with their smartphone. When they go into Starbucks, they show them the QR code. It dings it off that or when they do a peer-to-peer transaction, they might use PayPal or there’s a bunch of other ones now as well. For the younger generation, the digital currency and the trust factor of the blockchain makes total sense to them because you’re paying lower fees. Bitcoin is going through a transition. It needs to scale itself. It’s got a lot of growth and growing pains ahead of it, but there are all solutions providers and some of the smartest people in the blockchain space.
Ultimately, what the blockchain does is it gets rid of all these third parties who are charging these fees to simply move $20 from one place or used for businesses to transfer millions of dollars. They’re getting rid of these third parties because you don’t even need them anymore because of the blockchain is basically the trust factor. It’s showing you exactly where the money went. This is going to be much bigger. You can talk about Bitcoin or you can talk about the blockchain, but the blockchain itself, the distributed ledger is going to be used from everything from gold transactions to oil contracts to when you purchase your home, how you keep your hospital records. One day of the blockchain will be used. It will be as normal as the internet in five to ten years.
For those who don’t understand the word blockchain, think of the blockchain as a list of transactions that has occurred on that amount or that particular item, in this case, a Bitcoin or Ethereum coin. The interesting thing about is the IRS has called blockchain one of the best audit tools they’ve ever found. They can use the blockchain to see exactly how that money was spent from the origin of that Bitcoin being mined. Here’s something to think about in foreign countries where the currency is wacko. It makes a lot of sense.
In the United States, we have a fairly stable currency. It’s only the threat of that currency becoming unstable that causes gold to actually increase. If interest rates go up, gold is going to go up. Why? That means that potentially the currency will theoretically be unstable. It potentially can spiral into super inflation of which I don’t think anybody expects right now. That’s what makes gold attractive and it does have a use as a metal. Would you advise people at this point to start accumulating even if it’s slowly, gold and Crypto or forget gold and just stick with Crypto?
No, gold is a cornerstone of any portfolio. It’s your backup money. It’s your financial insurance. I think you should consider the fact that with hackers and different digital threats now, even from your own government or let’s be real, I’ve talked to many business owners. The IRS and these employment agencies of different States like California, they don’t exactly send you a notice in the mail that they think you’re off on let’s say a few hundred thousand dollars of your accounting. They’d like to go through a process with you to figure this all out. No, it’s the opposite.
They take your money right out of your account. They freeze your assets. I know other publishers who’ve had forced liquidation and their brokerage accounts because the SEC wants to do an investigation. These regulatory bodies are you’re guilty until proven innocent. The government is your first threat. Then you have hackers. Hackers could easily take money out of your bank account if they were focused on it or put some virus in your computer. You have those types of threats and you always want to have some gold and some silver because you want to have a backup plan, an insurance policy. That is your first line of protection that you have a start over fund in gold, the one true money.
When it comes to financial disaster, yes, you’ll want some gold, but I look at for individual reasons. It’s also great to have money off the books. Let’s say, God forbid you’re sued, it’s nice to have some physical precious metals that’s completely outside of the banking sector. I’m a strong advocate for acquiring some gold and silver as well as some crypto, but for completely different reasons. I like cryptocurrencies for pure speculation on the future. I like gold because I need to make sure that if all hell breaks loose in the world or my individual life, that I have money.
There’s an ETF called Block that focuses on companies that are operating under the blockchain or using blockchain or making blockchain available to others. I like that. I’m in that. The other thing I would say in response to what you said is that I do believe that you are right. You called gold the one true money and for all the reasons you described it, how concerned should people who are here on the show be of some of the things you talked about?
I’ve lived a life where I haven’t ever worried about having my money confiscated on my property confiscated. I’ve never been in a place where I was afraid that I would have people bring lawsuits against me. It’s not that it’s not possible, and it’s not that I’m not prepared. I have all the insurance in place. I run out of an LLC. I understand all of that. Are you more of a prepper? Are you someone who’s afraid that the world is going to come to an end and you got to be prepared? Is that where you’re coming from?
No, I’m an optimist. I believe technology and innovation is razor-thin close to taking humanity to a whole another level. Am I a prepper? No, I don’t consider myself a doomsday prepper. I do believe in preparing for the worst because of what’s going on in different governments. I also read what other countries are doing. I see China buying a lot of gold. I see Russia buying a lot of gold. I see the Eastern Central Banks loading up with physical gold and also running around buying as many mining properties as they can. There are resource wars that potentially could be coming.
I also know the data out of the resource companies because sometimes we suggest resource stocks and when I look at them, I can tell you right now, it was a lot easier to find gold and copper and zinc 50 years ago than it is now. Ore grades have collapsed. You’re seeing a peak in production. You’re seeing deficits in many of these metals and it’s not going to get any better. Zinc, for example. We won’t mine enough Zinc to accommodate demand for the next fifteen to twenty years. The same thing with silver has been in deficit now.
Gold is also plateauing in its production and you look at the discovery cycle. We haven’t made a major discovery in twenty years. It’s not that I’m a doomsday prepper, but I do see some things that are not normal happening in our economy. As long as people have faith in these Fiat currencies, I think we’re all okay. Once you know the masses have a loss of faith in a currency or s system, all of this stuff is arbitrary whether the dollar has value or why do human beings stop at red lights? None of his is an inherent or natural. It’s simply the rules.
As soon as the group loses faith in the system, we’ve seen what happens in smaller cities like Ferguson, the riots that were happening there or the LA riots back in the ‘90s or what happens on some of these natural disasters. I know that we’re also dealing with some very systemic risks here in the treasury market and the bond market with other countries, with other competing nations. At the same point in time, as optimistic as I am, I also have to be mindful that there are some major systemic risks that could cause a lot of problems. I’m hopeful that we won’t have to go through hard times because of the technologies that are coming and the technologies that are being unleashed on society now.
Daniel, you said that technology is razor-thin close to taking us to the next level. I happen to agree with you and I see the future in my world where technology is how we get there. The question is, what do you think it’s going to take in terms of time before we live in a place where technology has all of the sudden secured us more so than it is now? Technology, in a way, has put us at risk. We lose the power grid and it’s over in six weeks. In six weeks we’re back to Bohemian. The real question is how close is this technology nirvana that we can then start to live in a way that makes us feel as if we are completely protected from the potential of a of a true disaster?
Unfortunately, it might take a good 15 to 25 years to be in that state. When it comes to the systemic risks of what’s happening with our governments, I think we’re not too far off. I think we’re five to ten years and that’s not that bad. When you consider how fast time goes by in our lives. That’s not too far off. There are a lot of solutions being made with the blockchain also with another technology called hash graph. These are things that are going to make things more transparent, things more safe, things more unhackable. That’s important. Once you get that electric grid and use blockchain technology to protect it, you’re already seeing homeland security and the US Department Defense using blockchain for communications. We’re getting there, but it’s still going to take some time.
When it comes to everyday human beings, our quality of life is just going to keep going up. Whether it’s the vehicles we drive, you’re taking naps on the way to work or traffic goes away because Boeing creates flying cars, which is going to happen. I spoke with Boeing and because of the artificial intelligence that’s in the cars that are driverless, they’re going to be able to go up with cars as well which is going to help a whole lot of these cities that they have no room to build roads. They have nowhere to go but up and they’ll be able to do that with AI. I know that AI, there are some scary things to it as well. It comes with every technology and all this stuff is new and we’re going at a pretty fast rate here. We’ve gone parabolic with knowledge and with information and I think that can be scary to a lot of people. At the same point in time, anybody who’s a young person now is very, very lucky.
Boeing is one of my favorite companies in the world. I am in awe of what they have become. They’ve transitioned from being a manufacturer of airplanes to a full-spectrum technology company offering services as a huge element of their revenue and it seems as if in a sense they’re almost non-stoppable. I’m a very big fan. Boeing is an amazing company and the future of Boeing is incredibly bright, almost no matter what happens. Everything you say, we are both in agreement. We both have the same viewpoint. I know that everyone like this.
I hope this gives you a feeling of optimism because I know it does for me. I understand a lot of what Daniel has described. I’ve been in these worlds before and it’s true. It makes sense. Someone who can help see the future for us is someone we need to connect with and someone we need to know. I have a couple of questions for you and these are the questions that I love to ask my listeners because it helps us identify what the true nature is really about. Here’s the first one. Who in all of space and time, would you like to have one hour to enjoy a walk in the park, a quick lunch or an intense conversation with?
I hope I don’t offend people, but it would be President Trump for what he did prior to being president. Politics aside, I think about what it takes in someone’s mind to build a skyscraper and to borrow $100 million. These are things that I can’t tell you how many hundreds of miles I’m away from even thinking about that stuff, to go through the regulatory process to build a skyscraper or to have the idea to borrow Tiffany’s airspace to add it to Trump Towers Airspace and to make that deal. I would like to talk to him about making these massive deals and what gave him the audacity to even consider it?
Here’s the grand finale question. This is the change the world question. Daniel, I want you to think about this and tell me, what is it that you’re doing or we’d like to do that truly has the potential to literally change the world?
I don’t know how I can change the world like some of the people out there, the people look up to like Peter Thiel or President Trump, but what I am doing is I am helping people improve their lives financially. I do believe if people have more money and people like to say that you have happiness about money and success about money’s, I’ll be perfectly honest with you. Financial success yields and leads to so much other success and happiness and fulfillment and life experiences. Things that you don’t even have access to now.
If people have their financial house in order, they’ll have stronger marriages. They might have more leisure time with their children. That will ultimately do a better world. We have over 200,000 subscribers now. I hope that 200,000 people out there are improving their life financially and all those people, not including their wives or spouses, husbands, children. Hopefully, that is making an impact on at least a few million people and ultimately will help the whole world.
I agree and I’m sure it is. Everyone, if you would like to find out more about Daniel’s publication or you like to understand how you could subscribe, just go to the show page on YourFirstThousandClients.com, go to Daniel’s show page and everything will be there just for you. Daniel, thank you so much for your time. I enjoyed our conversation and I can’t wait until we get a chance to speak again soon.
Thanks for having me on the show.
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