Phil Town to share Personal Seeking True North Story and Payback Time Investment Strategies in Jackson Hole

August 26th, 2009

Hi Everyone,

WOW – am I excited!  On Friday afternoon, September 25, 2009 we will be joined by my good friend and Investment Strategy Master Phil Town.  Those of you in Jackson may know Phil or have seen him around town (ha, ha).  But then again, maybe not because he has a wild travel schedule, speaking to 20,000 people at a time!  (No kidding!) You might have heard about his NY Times # 1 Best Seller, Rule # 1.  You probably haven’t heard about his new book, Payback Time.  He told me that he had a 5 day window between Singapore and travel all over the US this fall, and he’s coming to Jackson to be with us!  Why? Because he not only BELIEVES in the Seeking True North message, but has LIVED IT.  Phil is an expert a knowing when to hold em, and when to fold em, so to speak.  He puts on his pants just like we do, except when he does he makes gold records. (ha! Obscure More Cowbell joke)

Seriously, If you are going to be learning about financial success, why not go to an EXPERT?

I want you to learn all about investing in your most important assets while Seeking true North in your own life, regardless of whether or not you can make it to our seminar.  So here is a post for you that has success strategies about your relationships, peer groups, and strategies that are cross contextual. Yes, this is all part of the Grand Dynamics strategy to offer our perspective and empower individuals, teams and organizations – whether that comes across in a dialogue, email or our team building events, seminars or speakers.

So get this, part of Seeking True North is about surrounding yourself with a peer group that raises your standards. One principle I have known to be true is that our lives are a direct reflection of the EXPECTATIONS of our peers. Do your peers truly raise you up? Do you raise to the expectations of those around you?  Do your relationships serve you to evolve into your highest self? If your relationships do not serve you, consider the reframe of the relationship that empowers you to your highest self.

You may find this concept similar to the STN tool known as the Prax Factor, which in essence says that if you want more of a certain thing in your life, then seek out people that have those qualities! Want more happiness and laughter in your life? Then surround yourself with people that are happy and laugh a lot!  What qualities might you want more of in your life? Who might be someone that has those qualities? The same principle applies for anything you want more of. 

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that we all would like to make smart investment decisions, whether that is investing your energy, your time or your money.  Which leads me to another point, and that is that many success strategies are cross-contextual.  This means that what you learn in one situation can be applied to another. Where have you already been successful in your life? What strategies have worked for you already?  I can certainly vouch for this principle in my own life.  The first thing that comes to mind for me is Rock Climbing. That’s another post, another story, but my point is that when I apply those concepts that have brought me success in the mountains, I immediately begin to experience results in other parts of my life. And as I  continue to continue to seek out those people who have been VERY successful in many contexts, I begin to discover their patterns that I can apply in my life.

Yet another STN Principle is that SUCCESS LEAVES CLUES.  If you want to achieve a certain thing, there is a pretty good chance that there is someone out there that has already achieved it.  A personal motto I like to say a lot is that success is reserved for those that search it out!   Thus the Seeking part of the True North equation! Who might be a role models who has already achieved or is currently achieving the success you with to have? Generate your own list and find out what they are doing! And don’t forget the implementation part of it. Choose the action and begin to MODEL their success. Develop your sensory acquity along the way and notice what it working. Learn, adapt and continue on with power and confidence. Soon the results will be coming your way.   

I personally desire to continuously learn more about financial success. Phil Town has and continues to experience that. And What I love about Phil Town is that he started off, well, very similar to many of us in Jackson Hole who moved here to ski, climb or guide rivers.  And he took a borrowed $1000 and 5 years later had turned it into a million. Now he is one of the most sought after speakers on investment anywhere.

I’ll spare you the details of his rags to riches story (which is awesome by the way) and skip to the present. Phil town will be at Spring Creek Ranch on Friday afternoon from about  3-5 PM sharing his Seeking True North story and success strategies for investing.  Yes, Phil will be talking about investing. He’ll share secrets about how you can begin to capitalize on the current market, even if you have never traded a stock in your life. And for those that have, or do regularly, you’ll gain insight that could make all the difference. Yes, Phil will share secrets that could make you millions. And yes, the strategies that Phil will share will be concepts that you can APPLY to many aspects of your life. Remember, Success Strategies are cross-contextual!

Now you may or may not be a stock trader. You probably at the very least have a 401 K or an IRA or something of the sort.  Maybe you do have a bunch of stock and maybe you have lost a lot of it. Here’s what Phil has to say about his new book, Payback Time.  “PAYBACK TIME is about just that – how to get it back if you’ve lost it.  If you’ve been following my advice you should be in pretty good shape and now starting to get back into the market.  But millions are not. Most of these people are not people who are interested in investing, nor do they want to trade. They are buy and hold mutual fund investors.  And they’ve been killed financially.  Now all they are doing is praying the market will go back up.   In a recent email exchange with Phil he told me this: “This market is the opportunity of a lifetime for true north investors who understand the basics of great investing:  buy only wonderful businesses.  Buy them only when they are on sale. Knowing how much to pay for a business is all about knowing Payback Time.” 

WAIT! What if I can’t make it to the ENTIRE Seeking True North Weekend? 

Well, I want to make this presentation accessible for anyone interested. Of course, there is only so much room at Spring Creek, so we’ll have to cap the numbers, so if you are interested in attending this portion of the weekend, then contact us immediately at to reserve your spot.  However, I want to reinforce that this weekend is about immersion into the MANY success strategies that apply to our lives personally and professionally.  The weekend is designed to take your life to new heights and to breakthrough anything in your way.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Here are a few posts of Phil’s that I personally like. You might enjoy them:

About Phil Town: His story, information, links, etc:

Phil’s post about the MEANING of what you are investing in, and investing using your values to make decisions (awesome!)

Phil’s post on what you do if you don’t have the money:

Here’s a sweet video of Phil in Action:

Phil Town on CNBC from Phil Town on Vimeo.


I look forward to seeing you soon. Until then, LIVE YOUR ADVENTURE!


2 Responses to “Phil Town to share Personal Seeking True North Story and Payback Time Investment Strategies in Jackson Hole”

  1. Gold Investing Expert Says:

    Great article

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    I recommend to anyone who’s thinking of starting to invest in gold to read a book or two on this topic, as there so many mistakes and blunders that are possible to make when you first start in this industry.

    Thank you very much for sharing this with your us.

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