April 13


Update From Ecuador…

By Michael Q. Pink

April 13, 2009

I am writing this blog on our American Airlines flight back to Miami, having just completed our exploratory trip to Amazonia (the Upper Amazon Rainforest) in search of the amazing ways God creates abundance out of scarcity. We were also hoping to find a back up location for our business coach training. We stayed at the beautiful Samari Spa in Banos at the base of what has recently become an active volcano (something they failed to mention in advance, but added to the sense of adventure!)


As wonderful a facility as the hotel was, we have determined it is not the setting to facilitate our coach training due to the lengthy travel required over a three day period, first to Quito, then by bus to Banos, then by van to the rainforest. It’s an incredible setting for hosting any kind of retreat so I recommend you checking it out when you have sufficient time to allow for travel. We hope to use it for client retreats or other purposes in the future ourselves.

While the rainforest is full of amazing things and you never go hungry if you don’t mind eating fresh picked hearts of palm and the incredible variety of fruit that monkeys eat, it simply doesn’t equal the experience in Panama. The dugout canoes and the endless waterfalls make for quite the experience but believe me, unless we plan a 10 day trip instead of a 5 day trip, it will be too much wear and tear on the chicken!

I did learn something new about the Kapok Strategy for helping businesses wisely manage their human resources which I will be sharing in an upcoming blog. I want to do some additional scientific research to verify what the guide told me before I send it out to you, but if true, it is an important truth for anyone running a business in lean times. Our last day back in Quito, we were treated to a wonderful experience with our new guide and taxi driver who is of the Quitu indigenous people.

Their understanding of the movement of the sun and planets is nothing short of amazing. Quito means “half the earth” or the place where earth is divided in half. They pegged the line for the equator thousands of years ago and they nailed it more precisely than the French did in the 1800’s when they did their measurements and placed the official marker where it still is today, off by 300 meters! It makes you wonder how apparently primitive people could determine the exact line for the equator and many other things that we are only able in the last 100 years to match.

All in all, we were glad to have made the trip. We went to check out a rainforest destination and learn more of the mysteries of God and came away with more questions than answers and plenty to lift before the Lord to gain His understanding and wisdom. I understand from Cheryl at my office that many of you have indicated an interest in joining us on our next excursion to the rainforest to explore its treasures and the possibility of becoming a rainforest certified business coach.

I am looking to lock down a time in June in Panama where we will be staying at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. It will be the trip of a lifetime and for many of you, the perfect opportunity to merge business interests with your desire to make a difference in the lives of others. If this sounds like something of interest to you, then consider joining us in June to investigate what it would be like to build a coaching business with a group of like hearted Christians committed to changing the world. To be considered for the coaching team, there are three initial prerequisites…

  • You have read Rainforest Strategy and the concept appeals to you.
  • You have read our vision and it resonates with you.
  • If the possibility of building a lucrative coaching business while changing lives and mentoring others appeals to you and if our strategic vision resonates with you and you see the power of the rainforest as a business model, then we would like to hear from you. Please email me at admin@MichaelPink.com  and tell me how you believe God has prepared you to help others using our proven coaching platform in the business arena. Please share your business background and what about this opportunity appeals to you. I genuinely want to know why this resonates with you and what you bring to the table to help me build the most successful coaching business of our time.

Thank you all for your encouragement as we labor in love to transform the marketplace.

Michael Q. Pink

About the author

Michael is America's leading authority on applying Biblical Wisdom and Natural Law to sales and business and has authored 19 books including The Bible Incorporated, Selling Among Wolves and God's Best Kept Secrets. Using that knowledge, he has helped thousands of professionals and entrepreneurs experience radical transformation in their lives and careers, including helping a start-up with 3 struggling sales reps turn the corner and become the 16th fastest growing company on the INC 500 list. 

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