Getting ready for my very last goodbye…
I’m writing this article to you from the patio of our house on the mountains of Tenerife, surrounded by pine trees for as far as the eye can see.
I’m typing this article on my iPad, in the warm gentle sun, eating a peach I’ve just picked from the tree and the only sounds I can hear are the birds between the trees and the soft jingle of a bamboo wind chime.
This peaceful rural lifestyle is the result of the Life Plan Vered (my wife) and I created about 9 years ago.
It took some years to make this lifestyle a reality, but since 2 years now – we’re living almost an exact copy of our Life Plan.
This was the 3rd Life Plan I designed and manifested in my life.
The first plan, I designed almost 30 years ago, and implementing it over 4 years, made me a self-made millionaire at the age of 23, employing 25 computer geeks and living on the 15th floor in 200 East-End Ave, in Manhattan.
Today I’m in the middle of the 4th time I’m going through the Life Plan Design process.
After 49 years of being on this planet, 31 years as an entrepreneur and 22 as a trainer – I’m ready for a new life. A very different life…
And this feels like the right moment to say what I have wanted to say for a while…
It’s time to say, “Goodbye.”
Although it may sound shockingly sudden, it’s a process I’ve been going through for the last 3 years…
You see, back in 2014 I started to feel that it was time for me to begin walking a new path, but Vered convinced me to keep Open Circles Academy alive, as she felt that so many people still needed our work.
Then in 2015 both Vered and I were ready to say “goodbye” – but then our CEO and our accountant urged us to keep Open Circles Academy active, so not to “throw away” the success we had built so far.
In 2016 – it was time. We opened a new company in Tenerife and at the end of 2016 closed Open Circles Academy in the Netherlands after 20 years…
What you might not know is that recently, I have transferred the rights for my business education legacy (the video recordings of all my training programs until December 2016) to the Spanish company, which under the Biz Kaizen brand set for itself the vision to make top quality business education available to every small entrepreneur.
I am very proud of what the Biz Kaizen team created. Check it out here!
I chose 2017 to be my last year as a teacher. I created a series of brand new training programs where I share my top strategies to living life by design, and how to create a happy, healthy, wealthy life.
From 2018 – I will no longer be a teacher, a trainer, a coach or a mentor. That part of my life is over now. I’m so ready for a new adventure… To implement my 4th Life Plan…
But before I go, I’m going deliver the 3 best training programs EVER.
And I’m not alone… During the last events of my career I will share the stage with one of my best friends – he is one of the world’s best trainers, a transformation agent like no other, one of the most generous men I have ever met, and together… We’re going to rock the house for the last 3 times…
A lot of things have changed through the years. The content, the focus, the methodology… All have evolved in some shape and form. And everything will continue to do so over the next years, especially now that I will no longer be holding the keys.
But there is, however, ONE thing that has not changed for all these years. And it has been, and still is, the foundation of what Open Circles Academy was all about.
You. And the Open Circles community.
Your participation. Your passion. Your relentless commitment.
To a certain extent, throughout all these years I’ve depended on you to help me fulfill my vision of creating a better world.
And I want to use this opportunity and let you to know that how extremely grateful I am to you for being in my life.
My personal wish for you is that you live your life by design, so your life is filled with happiness, health, wealth and wisdom…
Oh yes… and that you enjoy the ride…
And before you do… I’d like to ask one last favor…
Something I can take from you on my new journey…
If your life have been impacted, in any way, by our work… Would you be willing to share it with a short sentence, a paragraph or a 3-page essay… in the comment box below?
That would mean the world for me (and for Vered).
Life fully, be awesome…
To your success,
PS. A very needed clarification on our communication to you
During this year you might have gotten several emails every week from me or one of my companies and as a result, you’ve seen my name popping up in your inbox for different purposes.
Although I am striving to deliver tons of value with each and every one of our emails and blog posts, I know it can feel excessive when you get too many emails and is simply not able to keep up with them. Also, having my name associated to several diverse businesses is a sure recipe for confusion and overwhelm.
So here is a quick explanation:
- If you were on Open Circles Academy mailing list, you will keep getting an email newsletter every Tuesday with a link to a business-related blog post on bizkaizen.com
- If you’ve opted-in to any of my special offers of Happy Healthy Wealthy & Wise OR you’ve been connected to me on LinkedIn – then every Thursday you will get a personal-development-related blog post on HappyHealthyWealthyWise.com
- If you’ve bought any of our online programs (e.g. BizKaizen or Zero to Million) – you will get your paid episodes or updates once a week.
If there’s any of our communication you don’t want to receive, simply click on the unsubscribe link in any email that you’re getting from us.
HOWEVER, be very careful when clicking that unsubscribe link, as all your information in our database, is tied to your email address, and when you unsubscribe, we risk not to be able to send you any communication anymore – including information you’ve asked for, and even paid for.