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Stock Market Crash: An Exponential Investment Perspective

If you have an Exponential Mindset™, you MUST ask yourself

“What do sophisticated investors do in times of crisis like this?”

I call it the Coma Investment Principle™ and it’s one of the 3 reasons I became financially independent at 42 years of age.

Imagine you make a stock investment and as soon as the trade is concluded, you lapse into a coma. You wake up days, weeks, months or years later. How will you know if you wake up happy with your investment?

The answer is obvious – the  lessons are not.

If your return is MORE than you expected, you’re happy. If not, you’re disappointed or depressed.

This is never more true or important than in times of crisis like we’re in right now.

You’ve heard it before “buy low, sell high.” Easier said than done when EVERYONE ELSE is selling and all you hear is doom and gloom… I won’t even waste your time or mine trying to explain the perils of trying to ‘time the market’ – because that is just plain STUPID.

So what are the lessons from the Coma Investment Principle™?

Lesson #1
You usually don’t fall into a coma after making a trade. Instead, you track every single daily (hourly?) up and down movement and rarely, if ever, play the trade/investment through to your original “decision-making horizon” – the period over which you originally invested.

Many investors invest with a “let’s see what happens” approach that has them constantly second-guessing themselves, creating immense levels of stress and sub-optimising their returns. If the stock goes up, they might sell prematurely, if it goes down, they might sell at a loss in fear of a further drop.

You need to approach your investments KNOWING ahead of time your particular decision-making horizon for EACH one, so that you can appropriately mix and match investment size and risk/return with the decision-making horizon in mind thus MAXIMIZING returns and MINIMISING stress and lost opportunity (costs).

Guess what’s happening right now? Everyone around you has NO HORIZON – they are panicking and can’t see beyond TODAY… That is FINANCIAL SUICIDE.

Lesson #2
The second lesson is selecting the right investment for the right decision-making horizon. Some investors ‘day trade’ stocks whereas others have a buy and hold strategy – BOTH benefit from knowing how long their horizon is. The worst thing you can do is buy, hold and lose sight of time. Returns are TIME DEPENDENT. A 100% return sounds great, but if it took 10 or more years, in today’s terms, that is a very poor return on capital.

So, how do you select the right stocks with a decision-making horizon in mind? You must MATCH the projections of growth with YOUR horizon. If a company has a 3-year plan that is attractive, but your decision making horizon is 1 year, that’s a sub-optimal match that just won’t work.

Stuck with stocks and don’t know what to do?

Get rid of impaired stocks – the ones that have changes in their fundamentals. If the fundamentals of the company, industry and/or clients have not changed – HOLD ON TO THEM.

Lesson #3
Make the trend your friend and match it to your horizon as much as you can. If a company has an aggressive growth strategy within a bigger trend (e.g. commodities) that you believe they can deliver on AND your horizon and their projections match up, it’s definitely something you want to consider and put on your short list.

This is what you want to look for when the worse has passed – to PROFIT on the way back up. Listen to the experts that you KNOW have the right approach/strategy/mindset. I follow only ONE expert’s advice and that a secret I share with ONLY my most trusted friends and most elite clients (Platinum and Diamond Members). He has NEVER called a market trend wrong, but has never been part of the ‘herd’ either…

Choose your ‘experts wisely’.

Check their long-term records ESPECIALLY how well they do avoiding and recovering from crises like this one.

Lesson #4
When you’re in a coma, you can’t keep researching and over-analysing every option available. When you are awake you can – but that  doesn’t mean you should. Of course there’s a fine line involved and interpretations of this lesson will vary between investors, but Warren Buffett is notorious for sticking to his horizons even when everyone’s telling him he’s wrong. His bank account is proof that he knows something few people ever learn!

Watch and listen carefully who is panicking and who isn’t. That will tell you everything you need to know and what you should be doing when you’re ready.

Lesson #5
Last and most importantly – you can use this secret to unlock unlimited opportunities in other investments you make – be they in real estate, projects, personal or entrepreneurial ventures. Once you KNOW how long you’re in for, you can make the necessary time, effort and resource commitment to ensure a stellar return or outcome.

When you match them up, it’s like all the stars in the universe lining up and magic starts to happen. When you don’t it’s as if everything is conspiring against you producing disappointing or disastrous results.

What crises can you predict in other aspects of your life? What would happen if you acted BEFORE the crisis occurred? What could you exploit if you had a Decision Making Horizon that extended beyond everyone else’s?

Hmmm… something to think about.

The most simple secrets are often the most powerful and valuable, like this one – every single successful ‘master’ investor alludes to this concept and I can guarantee you it’ll improve your results. How much? As much as you abide by its principles!

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault


I realise that for many, this advice comes too little too late, but then again what we do is ensure people adopt an Exponential Mindset™ that allows them to see the world via a different perspective and achieve extra-ordinary results BECAUSE of that viewpoint.

Think about this strategy whenever the doom and gloom gets to you – if you don’t you’ll get sucked into what I call the Vortex Of Mediocrity™. It is a force that is more powerful than gravity!

An economic downturn is an IDEAL opportunity to grow your business – exponentially

We have all heard the news lately—

The bear market is upon us… the bulls have gone home…

Interest rates are going up in the US and ‘might’ come down in Australia…

Housing starts in the US and Australia are way down…

The sub-prime crisis in the US is not even close to being over…

The price of oil is down from its high, but that’s a false win since it’s still above $115…

The Australian Dollar’s run has stopped and retreated…

The labour market is still strong – for now. The number of people SWITCHING jobs is down and new job openings are decreasing…

So how can it be an IDEAL opportunity to grow your business exponentially?!?!?

That is what over 100 keen Australian Entrepreneurs and Internet Marketers are going to learn at this year’s third annual Exponential Internet & Business Building Bootcamp.

SOLD OUT – this year’s event will cover new content that includes HOW TO RECESSION PROOF YOUR BUSINESS – an entire new segment to arm participants to make the most of this IDEAL opportunity when most businesses will be:

* Strapped for cash
* Under-resourced
* Fighting price cutting like never before
* Negative buyer sentiment – people ‘waiting’ to buy
* Aggressive competitor tactics

For many, this will be the first time they see the Exponential Mindset™ at work – LIVE, IN PERSON and FOCUSED on REAL LIFE ISSUES.

It’s going to be an exciting 3 days – a full 36 hours.

One of the strategies that will be demonstrated is MindMapping.

They will be shown how Gideon King founder of NovaMind created these exponential results…

Within a couple of months of attending the Bootcamp, I implemented a simple strategy to ask for referrals from NovaMind customers, which increased revenues by over 50%, and had a significant flow on effect as those new customers in turn referred others.

Later on, I used the strategy of preeminence to become a recognized Mind Mapping expert worldwide, which in turn has supported growth of the business, and the development of NovaMind.

I have also used a combination of strategies, almost all of which were taught at the Bootcamp, to take a 6 year old well established company and grow the income by 81% in 60 days, while reducing expenses by approximately 20%.

When you apply them, these strategies really work!

If you want to access this exponential tool, go to the NovaMind site and download the FREE trial version – it’s an Aussie product and nothing short of incredible!

When you decide to buy it – please make sure you use my affiliate link -> CLICK HERE. And I’ll make sure you get an EXTRA EXPONENTIAL BONUS!

MindMapping is an awesome skill to have. At the Bootcamp, we’re going to cover Group MindMapping strategies that I invented about 10 years ago – it’s MindMapping taken to the next level.

Talking about taking things to the next level – whenever you come across something of value, you have a ‘duty’ to share it with people. The more you share, the more you will get back in return – either directly or INdirectly.

For example, I came across this website that’s really cool to teach you to touch type faster and more accurately…


There is NOTHING TO SELL YOU – just an idea that might improve your typing speed by 20, 30 or 50%.

You’re welcome.

Of course when you come across another site of similar value, please reciprocate and let me know!

This is called creating value within your business model.

With the Internet and blogs, it’s increasingly easier to do, yet very few people do it.

THAT is why as the RECESSION takes hold, YOU WILL HAVE AN ADVANTAGE – if you do it.

Most business people will be so focused on SURVIVING that they won’t be value-adding = an IDEAL OPPORTUNITY for you to LOVE your clients and prospects to death!

To the death of your competitors!

If that excites you and you haven’t yet bought it – you simply must make the $27 investment to purchase my book “Get the Best Business Results With the LEAST Amount of Effort”.

Most Bootcamp attendees who have invested THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS have invested the $27 to make sure they learn the Exponential Learning Strategies BEFORE they step into the Bootcamp.

These strategies are so powerful that they defy ‘logic’ – they will astound you with their elegance, simplicity and EASE.

There are ‘secret’ bonuses included with the book – – –

Back to value creation strategies –

The most exponential thing you can do is create a MasterMind Group – you know I am going to tell you that Bootcamp attendees are going to do this over 3 days…

… so I won’t tell you…

But what you might not know is that we’ve created a SPECIAL BONUS for Bootcamp attendees that you can benefit from even if you don’t attend the Bootcamp!

It’s a never-before-seen offer that will blow your socks off.

Click here to learn how to have FUN creating a Powerful MasterMind Group.

I know that after you’ve read the book and listened to the audio recording you’ll wish you were at the Bootcamp with OVER 100 super-excited entrepreneurs…

But this wasn’t your time – there will be other opportunities in a few months – other events to attend to get into … “the Exponential Mindset™”.

Onward and upward!

Just when you think you’ve ‘seen it all’ someone comes up with something that defies description.

Click here for my exponential consolation gift to you since you can’t make it to the Bootcamp this year…

If you want, you can type in this blog and see what happens!


At the Bootcamp, I will be sharing more than 100 tips, techniques, Internet sites and plug-ins like this with participants and I know you would have liked to have been there, but this year just wasn’t your year.

I didn’t want you to be ’empty handed’…

Today’s gift is courtesy of Nick Schoonens of Marketing Results – the whizzes behind our Exponential Marketing Strategies!