About my trip:
I rode a severely modified 2002 Harley softail to Sturgis from LA and then from there over to Jackson Hole where I live. I got too hot, too cold, too dry, too wet and rode too fast too often. It was perfect. Gave me time to smell the sagebrush at 90 mph and see some of the most amazing country at 20 mph. I camped most of the time. Rode solo most of the time just to go where I wanted, when I wanted and as fast or slow as I wanted. Nearly ran out of gas in Wyoming but some folks that run a bar were kind enough to spot me a gallon of gas and a great breakfast burrito. Rode some around Sturgis with a Jackson cop named Sarah and an authentic Jackson Hole cow puncher named Jimmy. Talked investing for hours with a Rapid City school teacher while I watched guys burn their back tires off for no reason whatsoever. There were too many bikes and not enough time to enjoy it all. And now I'm back and thinking about what to tell you guys at the next event where I'm speaking.
Here's what I've been thinking for the last ten days or so:
Everyone can do this stuff. It's not hard. You just have to be willing to learn a few things that I can teach you the way I was taught. Once you know those things, you won't ever lose money again. No one will ever be able to sell you some over-priced business or stock or real estate. And in the long run you'll be able to retire a lot sooner than you thought with a lot more money that you thought you would have.
Do it yourself, don't lose money and you'll retire really nicely in just a few years. In fact, get this: if you can save $500 a month and you can learn this Rule #1 stuff, you can retire in 15 years with $50,000 a year income for the rest of your life.
That's the message that was on the wind: you can do it. You really can.