How to Avoid Getting Sick (or Recover Quickly if You Do!)

Getting sick is no small thing when it comes to maintaining and continuing your progress on the guitar (or any project or skill development...


Getting sick is no small thing when it comes to maintaining and continuing your progress on the guitar (or any project or skill development effort). 

It can take you out and have you begging for mercy, and it seems to always happen at the most inconvenient time.

You can’t keep practicing the guitar and getting better at your craft if you keep getting sick.

I recently talked to my homie, Jesse Michel (an insanely skilled player who works for Kiesel guitars), who was out of commission for weeks after he got back from NAMM.

It recently happened to a Guitar Acceleration graduate and project collaborator, too.

It’s not worth losing up to a week of optimal cognitive and physical energy.

You end up losing momentum with your practice. It slows you down. It might even cause you to break an important practice streak, which makes it harder to get back on the bandwagon.

Whether or not you are fearful or dismissive of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the cultural uncertainty and panic is looming large.

And after hearing that my man, Tom Hanks (who shared one of my old vlogs once upon a time 😆) caught the virus… I figured there’s no better time than now to arm your immunity arsenal.

Being cooped up at home can be an opportunity to practice more, and take on musical projects that we’ve been putting off.

I’ve spent years trying to figure out a few things: 

  1. How to never get sick 
  2. How to stop a sickness in its tracks once it starts to come on 
  3. How to recovery from a sickness quickly 

Obviously, it’s ideal that you never get sick in the first place. 

But though I have greatly reduced the amount of times I get sick; I still haven’t cracked the code to prevent it from ever happening again. 

It would be nice to claim that this deeply-researched protocol will allow you to never get sick. But that’s ridiculous (and I am properly suspicious of anyone who claims such a thing). 

Every body (and everybody) is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all for preventing any and all types of sickness.

But if you do get sick; you want to learn how to detect it, and take immediate action to prevent it from getting worse. 

Reverse it before it reverses you. 

And if you’re already in the thick of it and just want to cut down the length of time you are sick; all of these suggestions can help you, too. 

Please note (required disclaimer): I am primarily talking about the common cold and the flu here.  

There are more serious forms of illness that will need to be addressed differently. And though my protocol might help (it’s what I use and what I’m doing right now); I’m not your doctor. 

Furthermore, I am making the assumption that you are already reasonably healthy. This protocol isn’t a good place to start if you are seriously physically compromised. And you shouldn’t take any of my suggestions without first consulting with your medical advisor. 

I am no expert in this area. I just do my research and run a lot of experiments. I’m showing you what has worked for me to combat colds and flus, which are things that seem to crop up and get passed around a few times per year and can happen at unexpected times (and never at an ideal time). I’m doing this same protocol now, in light of the coronavirus. 

I won’t be detailing best practices that are well-represented elsewhere, such as: 

  • Covering your mouth when you sneeze and cough (using the inside of your elbow or shirt works better than your hands), 
  • washing your hands properly and regularly (sing “Happy Birthday” to yourself twice and firmly scrub every inch with effective soap), 
  • (critically), avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you can train yourself to do this regardless of whether or not your hands are clean, you’ll get a disproportionately useful preventative benefit (want to get sick once a year or less instead of every season? Stop touching your face holes 😆),
  • taking measures to prevent your exposure to viruses and bacteria (social distancing and working from home is a key factor in “flattening the curve” and spread of a virus).
  • it won’t hurt to take the time to clean your fretboard and change your strings. The guitar is a bacteria magnet. 

To be extra cautious for the time being, wash your hands before and after you play, every time you play.

(There seems to be no solid consensus on how long the coronavirus can survive long on most surfaces… but it’s better safe than sorry, especially if you’re older, male, and already immunocompromised.

Use isopropyl alcohol (around 60 to 70%) or sodium hypochlorite (bleach) diluted to .1%. Bleach is typically around 5% sodium hypochlorite).

With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s dive into the protocol: 

First, detect the sickness as soon as possible

For me, there is this tell-tale discomfort in my throat. Every single time this happens, it’s a hint to me that my body is wrestling with something. 

Sometimes, I also get the slightest, random trickle of snot dripping out my nose. This isn’t as sure a sign as the throat scratch, but it’s a good one. 

I also keep track of my (heart rate variability) using an OURA ring.  

When I meditate in the morning and afterward I notice that my HRV is low; it’s often a sign that I might be coming down with something. I take care to rest and recover more than usual, and don’t push myself too much. This will usually put me back on track within 24 hours. 

If it’s progressed to the throat scratch, I have to whip out the big guns (covered below)

Prioritize sleep.

I do this anyway, but I take extra care when feeling sick. 

Eat light, and eat right (this is a loaded topic and varies from body-to-body, but as a general rule: reduce or eliminate inflammatory foods like refined sugars, fried foods, trans fats, and gluten). 

You can watch the video below for an overview of what that eating right might mean (though every body is different and this is an infinitely complex topic):


And eat plenty of probiotic, fermented foods to support your gut bacteria (such as coconut yogurt and kefir and sauerkraut and pickles and kimchi and miso and the occasional glass of kombucha).

For probiotics, I also highly recommend Seed and P3-OM, and using some digestive enzymes (these have been a game-changer for my gut and brain) to ensure you are absorbing the nutrients and breaking down the food properly so as to alleviate as much stress on your gut as possible. 

And I have to stop pushing myself.

That sometimes means a bunch of things I planned on doing are no longer an option. 

But it’s worth cancelling my plans, because the longer-term consequences are way worse than the short-term cost. 

I usually will forego guitar practice, rap practice, strength training exercise, or anything else that is going to require to push myself heavily. 

Then, slay the sickness as soon as possible

To do this, first: hydrate

Your body is about 60% water (the brain and heart are about 73% water). You need plenty of it for your body to function optimally.

As a general rule, drink half your body weight in ounces per day. And make sure you hydrate first thing in the morning (you lose a pound or more––0.45kg+––of water during sleep).

You’ll need lots of water for your blood and lymph fluids.

Ideally, the water you’re drinking is as good as you can get (not all water is created equal, unfortunately). Favor natural spring water (https://findaspring.com).

If you want to go ham with the water you drink, here’s how you can roll:

  • Make it purified, mineral-rich (Himalayan sea salt will do)
  • Add the occasional lemon or apple cider vinegar
  • Blend your water to activate its fourth phase
  • Get a Kangen machine if you can swing it (here’s the one I use)
  • Make it hydrolyzed if you can
  • Add some electrolytes

This all might seem ridiculous. I sure think it is.

All the same, I’ve been messing around with water for a while. I am now officially a water snob, and have no shame in it. 

I drink half my body weight in water everyday… so I might as well be drinking the good stuff.

Then: Walk, stretch, and get some sun.

It pays to take it easy and rest, but not entirely. You need to move around, too. It’s counterintuitive, but being in bed all day can make it last longer, not shorter. 

Walk at around 1.8 miles per hour for 60 minutes to keep your lymph nodes clear.

You can also do some light stretching or yoga. Don’t overdo it, but get your body moving. 

You can also rebound (jump on a trampoline) or vibrate.

One way or another, engage in some low-level physical activity if at all possible (if you’re too sick to move, do what you can to sweat to keep the lymph fluid circulating. Pile on the blankets while you rest!)

It also helps to wear loose clothing. Don’t place unnecessary restriction on your lymph vessels. Favor boxers over briefs.

Get at least 10 minutes of direct sunlight, ideally on as much of your skin as possible. 

You are primarily doing this for the Vitamin D, but if you’re having a hard time sleeping, it can help with that, too (so long as you do it during the morning hours).  

If you live somewhere where getting sunlight isn’t an option, then you can supplement with Vitamin D. But be sure to add some Vitamin A and K, too. It allows for better absorption of the Vitamin D. 

Just make the sunlight exposure part of some other routine in your day (like drinking coffee) and it makes it easy. 

Top 10 Supplements for Preventing, Coping with, and Recovering from the Cold or Flu

With that being said, let’s move onto the aforementioned “big guns.” 

Here’s what I supplement with to slay the sickness: 

  1. Ionic Zinc Acetate 
  2. Elderberry 
  3. Oregano Oil 
  4. Mushrooms
  5. Echinacea
  6. Sleepy Tea 
  7. Bone Broth 
  8. Propolis 
  9. Vitamin C 
  10. RESTORE (or Colostrum)

Here’s a breakdown on how and why each of these items can help you to never get sick (or recover quick), and how I use them. 

I don’t pretend to be an expert about these matters, so I’ll quoting many substantiations and citations from other experts (most notably Ben Greenfield, who did a huge amount of research for his book, Boundless).

Ionic Zinc Acetate 

The medical literature proves that zinc lozenges can decrease the duration of a cold by five to seven days, which is often the entire length of the cold.

There are over three hundred enzymes and over one thousand transcriptions factors––proteins involved in the process of converting, or transcribing, DNA into RNA)––that require zinc for proper function. 

Zinc modulates cell-mediated immunity, and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

The type of zinc and dose matters significantly. You want zinc acetate (which is twice as effective as zinc gluconate).

Zinc lozenges function differently than a typical oral zinc supplement. The key to its antiviral activity is that the zinc is ionic. Dissolving a lozenge slowly in the mouth provides a steady release of free ions into the nasal cavity, which can reduce respiratory nasal symptoms associated with sickness better than taking a zinc capsule or tablet.

Avoid see-through lozenges. And avoid citric acid. This is commonly added to formulations and can bind tightly to zinc ions, which prevent them from being released. Here’s a link to the one I use.

Critically, for zinc to actually do its job, you need to start taking it right away––at the first sign of symptoms, when you feel you have been exposed to sickness. That’s because it is effective because it interferes with a virus’s replication. 

This would suggest that you have only two or three days before it’s too late to use zinc. After you’re already sick, zinc can’t do much to help.

Action Plan:

  • As soon as you suspect you have cold symptoms, pop a zinc acetate lozenge
  • Let it dissolve in your mouth (this takes about 20 minutes)
  • Pop a new lozenge every 2-3 hours until your symptoms are gone
  • Be sure to supplement with copper, too (if you are surpassing 50mg of Zinc per day)

Elderberry 

The anthocyanin content in elderberry has been shown to stimulate the immune system. A study shows that elderberry supplementation can reduce the duration and symptoms of colds. And when used within the first 48 hours of the onset of flu symptoms, it shortens the duration of symptoms by an average of 4 days.

This has, thus far, worked for me without exception (keeping my fingers crossed that the same can be said if I catch COVID-19).

Make sure the dose is between 600 and 900mg per day.

Added perk: For a sugar-avoiding health nut; it tastes amazing. It’s a nice treat to have in the morning without breaking my intermittent-fasting protocol (18:6), and in the evening.

Action Plan

  • Drop the syrup once in the morning and once in the evening

Oregano Oil 

A classic that’s been used for over 2,500 years in folk medicine for treating colds.

This can help to boost the immune system; cleanse the body of fungi, yeasts, bacteria, and viruses; and protect against common illnesses.

“PubMed, a database of published medical and life sciences literature, lists almost two hundred studies on the beneficial properties of oregano oil and over high hundred studies showing the benefits of carvacrol, one of the primary ingredients of oregano, for bacterial infections, fungal infections, parasites, viruses, inflammation, allergies, tumors, indigestion, candida, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, and even to reduce the side effects of medications and certain drugs.”

“Carvacrol and thymol provide oregano’s antiseptic and antioxidant properties. The terpenes in oregano, pinene and terpinene, contribute to its antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anesthetic properties. Two long-chain alcohols, linalool and borneol, provide additional antiseptic and antiviral qualities. Finally, the esters lineally acetate and geranyl acetate act as anti fungal agents. It is the combination of these components working together that makes oregano such a potent protector of the immune system.”

Action Plan:

  • I put 6 drops into a capsule and swallow it once a day (otherwise, you need to dilute it in water, because it’s extremely strong and rough on the tongue).

Mushroom Mix 

“One study found that daily consumption of 5 to 10 g of shiitake mushrooms for four weeks significantly improved immunity and lowered inflammation. Shiitake mushrooms also exert antitumor activity and, when used in conjunction with chemotherapy, have been shown to prolong survival time, restore immunological parameters, and improve quality of life.”

“The American College of Nutrition has found that shiitake mushrooms can improve the efficiency of the immune system, improve gut immunity, and decrease inflammation, and lab tests on human cell lines show that shiitake mushrooms can prevent malignant tumor growths by signaling tumor cells to burst in a process called apoptosis.”

“Lastly, shiitake mushrooms have potent anti-microbial properties, making them effective natural antibiotics. One study showed that shiitake only killed disease causing microbes, leaving beneficial bacteria unharmed (in contrast, prescription antibiotics kill off both beneficial and bad bacteria in your body).”

  • Maitake mushrooms are also powerful immunomodulator’s that stimulate the immune system‘s defense reaction
  • The turkey tail mushroom contains bioactive compounds which can stimulate the immune system
  • Tremella can also help fight infections and has long been used as an immune tonic
  • Cordyceps also exhibits potent anti tumor effects and immunomodulating effects. It can help improve the body’s innate immune function

And the king of medicinal mushrooms is Chaga. 

“Chaga increases the production of immune cells IL-6 and lymphocyte, which can help increase the ability to fight pathogens. Other compounds in Chaga help the immune system to differentiate between the body’s cells and foreign cells. Chaga reduces immune hypersensitivity and even reduces the risk of cardiac shock from severe allergic reactions.”

“Chaga also has antiviral properties and can help fight off a viral infections – it may even reduce the ability of HIV to replicate and prevent herpes and Epstein-Barr viruses from infecting new cells and replicating. “

I get a daily dose of immune boosting mushrooms with Four Sigmatic’s 10 Mushroom Blend, which includes a hefty dose of vitamin C from rosehips, along with Chaga, reishi, cordyceps, lion’s mane (which can benefit in the production of myelin!), shiitake, maitake and a few other choice immune-boosting mushrooms.

Action Plan:

  • Put a teaspoon of the mushroom mix (which can be homemade inexpensively) into your morning cup of coffee or tea, especially during cold and flu season

Echinacea

“A meta-analysis from the University of Connecticut showed that echinacea, when taken during cold and flu season, could cut the likelihood of getting a common cold by over half and also reduce the duration of the common cold by almost one and a half days.”

“It’s shown to relieve upper respiratory symptoms such as inflammation, whooping cough, and the common cold.”

“It also increases the expression of heat shock proteins and also boost white cell counts. Heat shock proteins are typically induced when cells are exposed to environmental stressors, such as heat, inflammation, and oxidative stress. They play a role in assembly and transport of newly synthesized protein within cells and also remove denatured proteins, so they’re important for preventing cell damage and repairing cells after injury.”

“They are also important in antigen presentation and the activation of lymphocytes and macrophages. Antigen presentation is especially important after a vital infection, as it signals to the body that an antigen is “foreign” and “non-self.” It has been proposed that heat shock proteins are part of the body’s adaptive immune response because their circulation in the bloodstream signals danger to the host.”

“Echinacea also boosts the immune system by stimulating phagocytosis, the process by which white blood cells and lymphocytes attack invading organisms such as parasites and bacteria.”

“Echinacea also stimulates the production of T cells and macrophages in the bloodstream while enhancing the concentration of interferon, interleukin, immunoglobulin, and other natural immune compounds in the blood.”

“Echinacea intake also protects red blood cells against oxidative damage. The membranes of the red blood cells contain high concentrations of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are highly susceptible and sensitive to free radicals, but echinacea can act as a free radical scavenger.”

“Echinacea appears to work best an an immune booster when taken in the early stages of a cold or upper respiratory tract infection because it can shorten the duration of both colds and flus. Effective doses range from 900 to 1,500 mg per day split into three doses.”

An added benefit: It can also serve as a nice performance boost, which can lead to better gains during your guitar practice sessions!

Sleepy Tea 

You need your sleep. And your sleep needs to be sound. And you might need more of it than usual. You are far less likely to get the sleep you need if you’re using drugs like Benadryl to knock you out. This is a bummer, because it’d be nice to just take a pill and pass out and get the restorative sleep you’re going for, but studies rule this out.

I often drink this tea a couple hours before bedtime (otherwise my bladder will wake me up in the middle of the night).

Of course, this often isn’t enough. But it might help.

I use a comical cornucopia of things to get the best sleep I can (in fact, my entire sleep routine and the tools I use deserve at least an entire blog post with some video demonstrations).

I’ll put that together at some point, though you can watch the video below, carved out of the Guitar Acceleration Bioupgrading module, for an overview of some of the things I do to ensure sound sleep:


Bone Broth 

Definitely not vegan (for those who roll that way), but also not something that I can exclude from the list.

“Bone broth contains substances that are vital to the innate immune system, such as the amino acids arginine (which is critical for immune system and liver function), glutamine (which assists with cellular metabolism), and glycine (which aids in glutathione––a potent antioxidant––production and improves sleep quality).”

“The marrow in bone broth contains lipids called alkylglcerols that are crucial for the production of white blood cells. These also have been shown to control the growth of cancer cells. And the gelatin in bone broth is beneficial for autoimmune diseases related to a leaky gut. The glycosoaminoglycans found in bone broth can similarly help to restore a healthy intestinal lining. The chondroitin sulfate in bone broth, has both anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory effects.”

Not all bone broth is created equal. I prefer Kettle and Fire bone broth. They have strict standards to deliver bone broth made from the bones of cattle that are humanely raised, with no antibiotics or hormones, 100 percent grass-fed and grass-finished.

Action Plan:

  • Simmer some bone broth and drink it for lunch (this goes well with a post-exercise routine)

Propolis 

“This is the most potent immune-supporting compound we can borrow from the bees.”

“Propolis, taken from the Greek words for defense (pro) and city or community (polis), is known commonly as “bee glue” and is the immune protection for the beehive. It contains over three hundred natural compounds that have been shown to help immunity, and there’s evidence that humans have been using propolis to support health since 300 BC.”

“Studies on humans have shown that is has several applications in treating a host of diseases because of its antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-ulcer, antimyocotic, anticancer, and immunomodulatory properties.”

Action Plan:

  • You can get this in the elderberry syrup that I linked to above, along with some echinacea. Take it once in the morning and once in the evening

Vitamin C 

Several studies show that Vitamin C has little or no effect on colds. But that’s from squids that involve small doses or supplementation after the onset of the cold. Other studies indeed show benefit from larger doses and from taking vitamin C prior to the onset of illness (indeed, one of the main things many experts are suggesting you do in response to the coronavirus is get high-dose IV injections of vitamin C).

1,000 mg of per day of the right type of vitamin C can shorten the duration and mitigate the severity of colds while also preventing colds from developing (especially in people with low vitamin C levels).

“A review of clinical trials published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that 200 mg per day is the maximum humans can absorb when taken orally. Anything more than that the body will pass through (though it may lead to some gut upset in the meantime).”

“All citrus fruits, including orang, grapefruit, lime, and lemon, are excellent sources of vitamin C. Many non-citrus fruits are also rich in vitamin C, including papayas, strawberries, pineapples, kiwis, cantaloupes, and raspberries. Green leafy vegetables such as Swiss chard and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower are also excellent sources, as is parsley.”

Action Plan:

  • I get this from the Mushroom Mix mentioned above. But vitamin C is cheap and plentiful. It seems worth it to take 200 mg twice per day

RESTORE (or Colostrum)

“Colostrum provides a substantial dose of antibodies such as IgA, IgG, and IgM, all of which help to fight pathogens in the intestinal tract. The growth factors in colostrum stimulate the gut to patch up the gaps in the intestinal lining that lead to leaky gut (and then to autoimmune disorders).”

“Later in life, excess inflammation and damage from toxin exposure, glyphosate, processed foods, rancid vegetable oils, and other assailants can cause the gut to become permeable. Research shows that colostrum can restore a leaky gut lining to normal permeability levels.”

RESTORE, with the active ingredient, lignite, can also improve gut permeability (I use both).

Colostrum is also fantastic for building muscle, which is an added benefit for gaining muscles that can help you play the guitar faster, with more endurance, and less susceptibility to injury.

Action Plan:

  • I use Kion’s colostrum, twice a day (once with my morning decaf and once with my lunch)

Phew.

There is more that you can do to prevent or slay the sickies and get back to practicing, of course. But these are what I have found work best for me. 

Some of these items aren’t cheap, so I put them in order of priority (in terms of what gives me the biggest bang for my buck). 

If you can only pick one of these things and can time it right, roll with the Zinc lozenges. (I have one pressed against my gums as I type this). It’s wild how much it can help. They are effective and affordable.

If the sickness has already started, go for the oregano oil.

Some optional (and highly encouraged) moves you can make, without supplementation: 

Use a photobiomodulation device if you have one. 

These are expensive, but I justified the cost because it’s a non-negotiable part of what I do to keep my wrists in a functioning state (for guitar and for writing). 

Do the red lighting in the morning (simulating sunrise) or in the evening (simulating sunset) or both. I do 10-minute sessions, fully naked, 5 minutes in front and 5 minutes in back. 

Optional: Cold thermogenesis. 

The easiest way to do this is to take a contrast shower. 

Move from near-scolding hot (one extreme) to ice-freezing cold (do this 10 times or so, giving double the amount of time to the cold water. Let it hit your chest and face, in particular).

The heat will help you sweat (perspiration seems to be one of the main mechanisms by which the body eliminates toxins).

And the cold will boost your immune system.

In my experience, cold thermogenesis is better to do before you get sick. And it’s better to avoid when the sickness first starts coming on (no need to add even more stress to your system).  

Cold thermogenesis a hermetic stressor: forcing yourself to adapt to an extreme circumstance to prepare your immune system for future stresses.

Think of it like this (this is an analogy from Nathan Lozeron that I thought was on point):

If your house got robbed, you would probably respond by adding more security measures in the future, such as cameras, alarms, a guard dog, and a shotgun.

That’s kind of like what your immune system does when it’s exposed to extreme cold. The cold is the robber. After the acute stress, it becomes more prepared for such stresses in the future by mustering more forces to protect your body.

But it’s not the best idea to add to the stress when your body is already fighting something. 

If the sickness has already taken hold of you, all of these steps still apply. 

When you start to notice that you are feeling better, take care to still take it easy for at least 24 hours, ideally 48. You don’t want to give the sickness any excuse to resurge. Make sure you are fully recovered, and lean on the side of caution if you are unsure. 

That’s it! 

This is what I do. It cuts a 7-day slog into a 1-2 day detour. 

And I’m still able to get plenty of work done. I spend the first day reading a lot. By the next day, I’m already feeling almost right as rain, so I do a bunch of maintenance work for my business. And then I’m back to deep practicing, with little-to-no momentum lost.

I swear by it. And I hope it serves you well. 

Of course, none of these options are guaranteed to prevent a sickness from taking hold (let alone a coronavirus, which is still ill-understood and in need of research). 

And always consult your health care provider before doing anything that might have an acute or long-lasting impact on your body.

Stay safe out there. 

Continue to skill-up. 

Remember: we’re in this together; playfully practicing and always improving. Don’t let the coronavirus––or anything else––get you down for long, because you have music to make that no has ever heard.

And I’m standing by to hear it 🙂


There is a lot of fear, uncertainty, and doubt going on right now.

People are hunkering down, hiding from the coronavirus and lying awake at night.

The whispers about a recession have them worried.

The pandemic has them stockpiling (my Ninja Warrior brother went shopping yesterday and sent me a photo of all the empty shelves).

I’m not worried. 

I’m prepared.

I know this is a departure from our conversation about the guitar and art and music.

But this is all about the accelerated acquisition of what I consider to be an essential skill….

I weathered the Great Recession in 2008 well.

I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time, for sure, but also (barely) smart enough to know it. I skilled-up and made many profitable moves in the trading and investing space.

I then pivoted from those successes to cofound a survival and preparedness company with a cadre of ex-CIA agents, Navy SEALs, and other Special Forces Operators.

…That was then. 

But if there is more economic upheaval around the corner… I plan to do even better this time around.

As Warren Buffet put it: 

“Be greedy when everyone is fearful and fearful when everyone is greedy.”

Pandemics are rough. 

Recessions are rough. 

They can be harrowing and heartbreaking on multiple fronts. 

I do not take it lightly. 

But should things get worse… I do see a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

The savvy few who play economic crises well can turn lemons into lemonade. In fact, many multimillionaires and billionaires are minted during the most trying of economic times.

But it requires the right knowledge, the right timing (this is crucial), a healthy amount of patience, and strict discipline. 

And of course… if you’re playing with the markets, it requires capital that you can afford to lose. (All investments are risky; nothing is guaranteed). 

But in certain emerging markets, you’d be surprised how little capital is necessary to grow extremely fast. (I grew a tiny account into a quarter-million in a few months during the Black Swan cryptocurrency crash of 2018).

I’m not making any claims or saying a recession is inevitable.

I don’t know what’s going to happen. No one does.

I don’t need to know because I don’t make predictions; I make plans. I’m proactive about all possibilities regardless of market conditions. 

And the market moves based on the collective choices of all of its participants. If the participants are fearful; that will be reflected in the prices (as expected, bitcoin and other key cryptocurrencies have plummeted in the last few days).

Whatever happens next, it pays to be prepared. 

From virtual and augmented reality, the rise of blockchain, artificial intelligence, 5G networks, autonomous vehicles, the Internet of Things, and anti-aging breakthroughs… life is no longer limping along.

And in a world of accelerating change that’s now colliding with existential risks… knowing how to make your money work for you (instead of you having to work for it) is a future-proof skill. 

It’s how you maintain a sense of security.

It’s how you can protect your freedom, friends, and family.

I’m here to flip all of this fear into opportunity. And I take that task seriously.

So for the first time ever, I’m doing a series of live classes on recession-proof trading and investing. 

I’ll be focusing on cryptocurrencies in particular; though the same methods and principles apply to stocks, FOREX, and many other investment vehicles.

I’m calling the class Crypto Acceleration.

I don’t know that I’ll ever run this class again. I keep my trading and investments private for security reasons. 

…But I want to help if I can. And I think that the more artists are free to work on their art, the better.

And I’ve earned some hard-won (and highly useful) skills that I’d like to share with you.

This is my response to the panic we’re seeing around every corner.

If you’re interested, shoot me an email ([email protected]) with the word “CRYPTO” in the subject line, and I’ll send you over the details as long as there are still spots available

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