THE INVESTING REVOLUTION


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Life is full of widgets of deception that smell like red roses.
         
The investing revolution is the positive change in your thinking about money that I am bringing about through my revolutionary books and blogs; from thinking about money as only an economic commodity, a thing you want to have in order to buy ‘stuff,’ to thinking about money as a psychological ‘friend,’ an entity you need to be in a wholesome relationship with in order for you to live your dreams.
          The difference is night and day.
          Do you want to live your dream, or do you want to have more garage sales? Do you want to do the fun things in life that bring you health and happiness, or do you want to live for the hope of getting these things, like your friends or relatives are doing?
          Do you think that a small change in your thinking will do?
          If you do, you are like millions of shadows that live for a dream that never comes through - while they think every day that their ‘big break’ is ‘just around the corner.’ Do you want your life to be a “’fish story?’ The big one always gets away.” How many times you heard someone says, “I almost won,” or, “This time my investment will pay off,” or “Hey, give me a break, she almost married me,” or “You wait and see,” or, “I’m trying hard,” and finally, “who cares.”
          Life is full of widgets of deception that smell like red roses.

Welcome to my very special page written for the value “seekers” in life: My ‘flagship’ textbook “The Psychology of Investing” has landed in selected bookstores like a ‘bold’ eagle in March 2009. It is the easiest introductory textbook to navigate, the most practical to use, and the best ‘how to’ book on ‘behavioral investing.’  You can use it as a self-guide, or as a textbook in a classroom.
          My first free 12 weeks ‘pilot study’ class began on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 in Victoria, British Columbia. A few more free workshops will follow and then this educational program will go public, offered by a new educational institution now forming in Victoria, BC, the Investing Institute International (iIi). (www.investinginstituteinternational.com).
            The program will educate the public in behavioral investing, and train teachers as investing coaches. Graduates may form the Victoria Behavioral Investing Club (V-BIC). Members will be free to invest individually or collectively  (This program can be repeated elsewhere in the world where there are individuals who are passionate about learning to use psychology to invest their money. E-mail me what help you may need to form a behavioral investing club in your community.
          The advance textbook, “The Psychology of Investing During the Obama Years will appear in selected bookstores in 2010. It will be the textbook for an advance workshop in behavior investing, and the second textbook for training behavioral investing coaches at the educational institute. The institute, ones formed, expects to offer local workshops, and correspondence classes. The institute will issue completion certificates. The goal is eventually to get accreditation.
          What do people do when they start suspecting that unless they change their way of thinking about the world their ‘dreams’ aren’t going to become a reality?
          They start pretending that nothing is missing in their lives. They play golf. They run for office, buy popular books, take ‘politically correct’ classes, find religion, attend recommended seminars, or participate in conventional classes furthering traditional education, searching forever for truths in ‘stale’ educated circles. They become as good as conventional education allows them to be.
          Bhagavad Gita, the incredible Hindu law of natural knowing what is as it is (not as one is ‘educated’ to believe), is the only truth that will make your dreams come true in your life time.
          How do you break the cycle of stale thinking that famous poet Henry David Thoreau calls, “A life of quiet desperation?”
          Simpler than you think... you ‘browse’ through the pages of my ‘flagship’ textbook on this website and discover that my ‘guru stuff’ is different from anything you have ever heard before! You get interested, even excited. You perform the activities that I have created for you, as your psychological couch. You realize that I care for you as a fellow human, unconditionally. I don’t need your dough. I have plenty of fame and flame. I am 74, looks 50, acts 35, you can find my ‘stuff’ discussed in churches, colleges, magazines, I’m all over the Internet. I have done it all and I have got it all - except for one thing - You! My home planet is hurting; half my fellow ‘Cro- Magnon’ is starving, and the other half behaves like they have little control or direction in their Neanderthal lives.
          Now you get excited.
          You start following my ‘stuff’ on the Internet, may be take my classes, workshops, seminars where available. You purchase my books. If insightful and committed, you are now on a mission with passion to change the stressful or mundane direction of ordinary life - and make a difference in the lives of friends or relatives who live in a ‘box.’
          Werner Erhard said, “They drive their cars holding the rear view mirror believing they are holding the steering wheel, so when they have accidents they can’t figure out what’s happening in their lives.”
          My story is about getting you firmly behind the steering wheel in your life’s journey, and I will start your coaching with the easiest of the essential trio - money. It is easier to gain wealth than to find true love or health.

Mary attended my Human Development class at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California in 1980 after she took EST and learned to ‘spot’ professors who ‘got it.’ She was one of 30,000 students who passed through my classes, workshops, seminars and offices that I have had over a long career as a professor, psychologist and parapsychologist. She was 50 now, still young looking and pretty.
          I was not impressed when she said that she recently took the Landmark Program in Vancouver, BC, to ‘refresh’ her EST experience, but I almost jumped off my swivel chair when she said that she finally understood what Werner Erhard had meant in 1979 when she took the program in San Francisco, “Mary,” he said, “Now you are different, when you finish my program you’d be the same.”
          “Hit me,” she said, “I’m ready for behavioral investing.”
          Being retired now, I thought it was juvenile to put it that way at fifty - but refreshing nevertheless. “Mary, the investing revolution is psychological, not ‘Estian.’  You create a wholesome relationship with money. You exchange it only for products or services that bring you love, happiness, fun, health, knowledge and psychological well-being. You make friends with people you can have wholesome fun with, who show you that they value your friendship.”
          “Wow, sounds like what Werner would say.”
          “Will you do it?”
          “Yes, absolutely, but that’s not what I think.”
          “What? The last time I have heard that expression was in San Francisco from Werner himself.”
          “Yes, I’ll do it,doc, but that’s not what I think” she repeated.
          “Great, Mary, you got it.”
          If I had doubts before that my textbooks were ‘designed’ for Mary, now, thanks to the famous “but that’s not what I think,” I got it too. I could impact the lives of a million ‘seekers’ to live an amazing life - like Werner did in the 80tis in an entirely different domain - beyond the 30,000 people who passed through my classes, yes, absolutely, I will do it - but that’s not what I think.
          The idea of an investing institute international was born.
          “I got your first textbook. I have read Part One. Hit me. I am ready.”
          Actually I didn’t like that expression, “Hit me, I’m ready,” and it was a challenge not to laugh, but I let it go. I used to correct people when I was different, but now that I am the same I let go of things - but that’s not what I think.
          “The first step in your investing revolution, Mary, is not to try to figure out my various riddles, but to ask yourself two pivotal questions: How do people choose stocks?  Why do most people don’t choose what’s best for them?
          “I consider myself a happy woman at 50, certainly not your ‘garden variety’ of divorced girls. I wasn’t listening to what you once said in class that a single woman in our society evaluates 200 potential men during her serious dating period, but rarely chooses to marry the seven that could make wonderful husbands, let alone the one who would be her “soul mate?”
          “It is true.”
          “I won’t make that mistake at 50.”
          “OK.”
          “Can you apply it to evaluating books too?”
          “Yes, Mary. The average reader scans seriously about 200 titles during her search for answers, but rarely chooses to read the seven books that could make a lasting difference, let alone the one that would ‘reinvent her relationships.”
          “You mean that she would ‘become the same.’”
          “Exactly.”
          “Why would she not pick up the seven books that could make a lasting difference in her life?”
          “This is what I am here to change.”
          “I should know...by telling the truth, Bhagavad Gita, no spin, no bull...just what is as it is.
          “You got it again, Mary, no spin, no bull, just the naked truth as is in the Veda.”
          “Well, I am divorced, looking for a ‘soul mate.’ How do I evaluate the man I date?”
          “Simple enough. Watch how he relates to his mother, and if his mother is deceased - what he says about his mom. Date only those men who relate well to mom or her memory.”
          “Do I ask them what they did before we met?”
          “More than that, Mary.”
          “Let me guess... do I have to choose specific dates?”
          “You bet, even hours.”
          “How about asking him how he felt on the day I got divorce?
          “That’s an ‘indicator’ sign. If your date says that he was happy that day for no apparent reason, he may be your soul mate.”
          “How about the day I was hired for my great paying job?”
          “Great.”
          “Major failure, accident, illness, recovery, or even wining the lottery?”
          “You got it, Mary, you are a ‘natural.’

The story of making choices in life is always the same. You are faced with a 100 selections to decide on every day, and there is no ONE SOURCE OF UNBIASED KNOWLEDGE TO GUIDE YOU WITHOUT A SPIN - NO BULL - WITHOUT ‘POLITICALLY CORRECT’ GARBAGE.’ Most women and men live and die, and never discover the simple rules that are right there in front of their eyes in my websites, books, blogs, speeches and writings: How to judge who to marry, who to divorce, who is a true friend, how to invest for profits, who to listen to, what rules to follow, workshops to take, jobs to acquire, careers to follow, cars to purchase, homes to own, places to rent, neighborhood to live in, the best doctor to visit, best medicine and treatments to have, how to stop smoking, lose weight, foods to cherish, and fun to pursue.
          Psychologists have found out that because in modern life there are million choices ‘floating’ around you in a ‘jungle of enticement,’ most people pass by the best opportunities life could offer. You look at the right forest but not see the fruit trees. You read the publisher’s news release for my book on this website, and you think of 50 other wonderful book releases on the market today with the same title,

The Psychology of Investing.
         
How is one to choose what really works in life??????
          My publisher’s news release for my books was just as wonderful as the news releases for the other 50 books with the same title - all written by professionals who know their trade. I had to call in and add what you are reading on right now on this page, in preparation for my second different book that would appeal to even a deeper desire to ‘reinvent’ yourself for the new economic and social reality we find ourselves in.
          The best life that you could ever live is yet to come if you ‘reinvent’ yourself. A peaceful psychological revolution in society and its economics has began with the affirmation, “This is the last severe recession we should tolerate” People lost food money and got ‘sick and tired’ of politics and economics as usual. No bull, no spin, no ‘politically correct’ garbage is acceptable anymore, they shouted ...just the truth... the name of the new game in Washington. The election of President Barack Hussein Obama had something to do with a revolution in thinking in America! That is why half of my second book is devoted to analyzing the personality of your country’s CEO!

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Welcome to your amazing future:

The MSIH copyrighted “flame” stands for the nonprofit society that would be established to spread prosperity and peace.
          The 4 English letters MSIH mean “Messiah” in Hebrew. The Enterprise consists of 3 sections:
           *FINANCE: Handles income and expenditures, and provides the unique Psychology of Investing workshops based on Dr. Elior Kinarthy’s textbooks The Psychology of Investing (see sample sessions), and The Psychology of Investing During the Obama Years.
           *HEALTH: Distributes products and services to improve mental and physical wellbeing.
           *GAMES: Sells the amazing patented PK electronic game, and designs educational toys and games for the future.

“The program presented in my books and in these on-line pages is educational only, and is the sole property of Dr. Elior Kinarthy, the author, and cannot be legally copied for commercial purposes without violating the law. A written authorization by the author is necessary for commercial use of these educational materials. Furthermore, any outcome from the authorized or unauthorized use of the materials presented here is at the sole responsibility of the user and not the author. The material presented is only educational, the view of Dr. Kinarthy, and cannot guarantee intended or actual market, or any other results.”
           
  
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF INVESTING PROGRAM (a sample of the first 2 out of 12 sessions is presented).

Program Description: This basic workshop is educational. The course is designed for people who want to learn the psychological rules, insights, and actions that determine successful investing in stocks.
          Participants will set up and manage 5 mock portfolios using the rules of behavioral economics that guide the basic steps required for successful selection and disposal of shares in publicly registered companies.
           The material is easy to learn and the sessions are participatory and fun, a meaningful experience for everyone. No prior knowledge of psychology or economics is necessary.
 
Textbook: The Psychology of Investing, by Elior Kinarthy, PHD, psychologist and investor.

Materials: Bring your textbook to every session. Participants may also bring a lap top computer to class, or a pen and pad.
 
Session One:
*Introduce yourself:
          *Name, age, marital status, children, education, job. Make a nametag.  
          *What do you know about investing?
          *What do you know about psychology?
          *What do you expect to gain from this                                                                workshop?
*Overcome common misconceptions about investing:
            “I don’t have money to invest.”
            “I need to know math to invest.”
            “I need to have a high IQ to invest.”
            “It’s hard to invest as a woman.”
            “Investing is a form of gambling.”
           “Investing my money is scary.”
            “Existentialism and investing don’t seem to be                                           connected at all.
            “Being a millionaire and having a million dollars is the same thing.
*Read Part One of textbook.
 
Session Two:
*Create four Mock Portfolios on your laptop.
          *Keep Portfolio Currency: US dollars.
          *Enter symbols of 5 companies in uppercase with spaces in between, for   example, AAPL AMZN CME GOOG IBM. You can find company symbols in   your newspaper Business Section or directly from the Internet.
          *Check mark Purchase Price/share.
          *Don’t exceed $100,000.00 in mock $$$. Trade in metric numbers.
  
The Victoria Behavioral Investing Club (V-BIC):

The introductory workshop is based on the ‘flagship’ textbook “The Psychology of Investing.” The Advance seminar is based on the deeper textbook, The Psychology of Investing During the Obama Years.
          Those of you who finished the first workshop with the highest or second highest score, can take the advanced seminar offered in 2010, or repeat the basic workshop as a ‘Teaching Assistant.’
          Those who were not able to attend the first workshop, can take it for free when it is offered again, or wait until it is offered on the Internet or in the community for a fee.
          All are welcome to join in forming the V-BIC. We need volunteer executive officers to run the Club. You can be a founding member. 
         Graduates of the basic workshop and advanced Seminar that pass with high scores can sign up for a weekend training as Behavioral investing Instructors (BII) when available. The BII Certification will be exchanged for diploma or certified license to teach when the Investing Institute International (iIi) acquires legal status as a nonprofit educational institution.
          The general aim of the school is to teach behavioral investing so common folks can learn how to increase their capital gains in the stock market, while avoiding ‘scams.’ The two specific aims of the institute is to train behavioral investing coaches who will teach investing classes in the community, and to form the Victoria Behavioral Investing Club (V-BIC). 
          The ‘pilot’ training cost you nothing until we are ready to offer workshops in the community. Behavioral investing is a new concept for all of us. We won’t leave behind anyone who wants to learn a new and exciting psychological method of investing in stocks. The school is strictly educational.

Get involved in your future,

Namaste