Peak Prosperity Annual Weekend Seminar: April 26-28, 2019

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Sun, Jul 15, 2018 - 2:36pm
NOTE:
We're not yet taking registrations for the 2019 seminar, but we wanted to let you know its dates so you can keep them reserved on your calendar.
 
If you'd like to get alerted via email when we open registration for this event, click here.
After 10 years of holding our annual seminar on the east coast, in the wilds of rural Massachusetts, we finally experiemented with moving it this year to Sebastopol, California, located in the heart of wine county.
 
It was an amazing event. Our best ever -- and that's saying a LOT.
 
Given the widespread praise and encouragement we've received from this year's participants, we'll be holding the 2019 PP seminar in the same west coast location again.
 
 
Our seminar model is extremely well-developed, having been honed over the past decade. It combines teachings, breakouts, and exercises that deliver both critical insights and actionable ideas. 
 
Specifically, this year's seminar will offer:
  • The latest view through the Crash Course "Three E" framework from Chris on what global developments are most likely to come next
  • Understanding (and accepting) the coming wealth transfer, with active discussions of which assets will provide the best protection
  • Why developing Resilience today is the best investment of your energies for securing the best future for yourself and those you care about
  • How to develop Resilience using The 8 Forms of Capital (we give specific recommendations here)
  • Techniques for sharing difficult information with others
  • Emotional Resilience and helping to align spouses with their reluctant partners.
  • A personalized action plan to increase your prosperity
  • The skills needed to create a sustainable income that you own & can depend on
  • Meeting excellent other like-minded people who share your views
  • Private, free-of-charge access to our endorsed financial advisers

AND... just as we introduced this year, our 2019 seminar will see in-person appearances by a number of experts who have been featured on the PeakProsperity.com website over the years. We'll begin announcing those names later this year.

Plus, the connections made at these conferences last for years. They're a huge part of the seminar experience. Having the chance to engage with other highly successful people on these topics in a safe environment is the greatest value the weekend delivers for many participants.

In short, the goal of the weekend is for you to return home with peace of mind, knowing that you're equipped to meet the future head-on. And prosper in it.
 
We're not yet taking registrations for the 2019 seminar, but we wanted to let you know its dates so you can keep them reserved on your calendar.
 
If you'd like to get alerted via email when we open registration for this event, click the blue button below to let us know:
 
Lodging
Lodging options abound in Sebastopol, and especially in the much larger city of Santa Rosa just a few miles to the east.
 
The closest hotels to the venue where the seminar will be held are:
 

Farmhouse Inn in nearby Forestville is a nice choice for those looking for a high-end wine country lodging experience.

AirBnB has lots of options in the area, too, all across the price spectrum. Charming towns in the area to consider options in besides Sebastopol are Occidental, Bodega/Bodega Bay, Petaluma, Forestville, Guerneville and Monte Rio.

Other well-rated lodging options can be found here.

Getting Here

As for airports, the nearest one to fly into is Santa Rosa (STS). It's only a 20-minute drive from the tarmac to Sebastopol. That's a smaller airport, though, so you'll likely have to make a transfer or two to get there from most locations.

The closest major airports are San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK). Both are about an hour and a half drive to Sebastopol. The drive up north from either is pretty straightforward and quite scenic -- especially if you drive over the Golden Gate bridge.

Things To Do In Sonoma County

There's a reason Sonoma County is a top destination for vacationers from all over the world. There's an amazing amount of natural beauty here, top-notch food/wine/beer, and outdoor activities.

Just a few of the highlights include:

So for those who bring spouses and children with you -- don't worry! They won't be bored! In fact, they'll thank you for bringing them here!

Event Details
Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:00pm EDT - Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 6:00pm EDT
Location: 
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S High St
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Cost: 

TBD

Contact Information
Name: 
Peak Prosperity
Phone: 
707.515.6770

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2019 PP Seminar agenda

Here's a preliminary draft of the current agenda for our 2019 annual seminar. It is fluid at the moment and is (very) subject to change. 

But it will give you a good sense of what we're planning:

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 -- NIGHT

  • 6-8:30pm -- Informal meet & greet: this will be a totally optional gathering for folks already in town. We've reserved space at a local pub for those who have already arrived to mingle for a bit. We'll have some finger food but you'll have to buy your own drinks. Very casual and NOT mandatory. Location: Crooked Goat Brewery, 120 Morris Street, Sebastopol CA. We have the Lounge reserved in the back (you'll be able to easily find us.)

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 -- DAY

  • 8:30-9am -- Registration: arrive at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts venue (282 S High St, Sebastopol, CA), get your name tag, pick your seat, etc
  • 9-9:30am -- Welcome & Orientation
  • 9:30-10:30am -- Current state of the Three Es #1: the latest data on where we are in this story
  • 10:30-10:45am -- Financial Capital Top 10 list: what we recommend prioritizing
  • 10:45-11am -- Break: taste samples of Sonoma County strawberries and honey
  • 11-noon -- Real Estate Investing: Owning a tangible asset that generates income is a time-proven way to build wealth (plus the tax laws are increasingly in your favor). Robert Helms and Russell Gray of The Real Estate Guys break down the fundamental ways to approach investing in this asset class.
  • Noon-1:30pm -- Lunch break: Folks are on their own for lunch, but there are lots of local eateries within walking distance. We strongly recommend pairing up with any new friends you've made during the morning session.
  • 1:30-3pm -- Money Q&A panel"Ask anything" session with Chris, Adam, the New Harbor financial analysts, plus specialists in accounting, estate planning, and real estate.
  • 3-3:30pm -- Break: mingle with The Real Estate Guys while enjoying samples of sustainably-raised meats compliments of Victorian Farmstead. Also, Spirit Works Distillery gin & whiskey tasting.
  • 3:30-4:30pm -- Workshop: teach what you learned, identify your top Financial Capital priorities to address, what remaining questions do you have?
  • 4:30-6pm -- Going Deep...Fast!: now is when things get personal. We'll go through a series of exercises designed to get our assembled "tribe" fully plugged in with one another, opening the door wide for tomorrow's collaborations
  • 6pm -- End of seminar Day 1 'official' program

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 -- NIGHT

As with lunch, folks will be on their own for dinner. There are many great restaurants in walking distance of the seminar venue.

But...we'll also have optional events that night that folks can join in if they want to:

  • 6:30-7:30pm -- Private Tour of Kosta Brown winery: for those interested, we've arranged a private tour of Costa Brown, one of the most exclusive wine-producers in the country. Its pinor noir was selected captured Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year award several years running. Price: $10/person.
  • 7-9pm -- Farm-To-Table "Off The Cuff" Dinner: 35 folks will join Chris, Adam, Charles Hugh Smith, Axel Merk, John Rubino, Wolf Richter, and The Real Estate Guys for a 4-course dinner at Zazu. Price: $150/person.
  • 9-10pm+ -- Socializing: Anyone who wants to can gather for drinks after dinner and get to know each other better. Location: Crooked Goat Brewery (meet in the main room -- we won't have the Lounge reserved this time)

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 -- DAY

  • 8:30-9am -- Arrive: arrive at venue, pick your seat, etc
  • 9-9:15am: Share yesterday's highlights/prepare for today
  • 9:15-10:45am -- Emergency Preparedness: Disaster prep guru Mat Stein identifies the best gear, skills, preparations and relationships to have in place to weather the greatest number of potential crises.
  • 10:45-11am -- Break: tour of the Art Center's sustainable landscaping initiative by April Owens of The Habitat Corridor Project
  • 11-noon -- Living Capital (health): Functional health, nutrition, fitness, sleep and stress management best practices from Ryan Parker and TBD nutritionist specialist
  • Noon-1:30pm -- Lunch break: There are lots of local eateries within walking distance. We strongly recommend pairing up with any new friends you've made.
  • 1:30-2:45pm -- Living Capital (systems): Paul & Elizabeth Kaiser of Singing Frogs Farm share the practices that have made their farm one of the most successful sustainable farms in the world
  • 2:45-3pm -- Break: Enjoy tasting flights of Devoto wine and hard cider
  • 3-4pm -- Developing A Success Mindset: most of us are blind to the behaviors that sabotage our potential. Professional development expert Joe Stumpf will share techniques for developing a mindset to excel.  
  • 4-6pm -- Emotional/Social Capital: guest expert and Gottman-trained therapist Mike Basta will offer science-proven practices for such key topics as dealing with a reluctant partner, how to deal with resistance when sharing this material with others, dealing with the stress/isolation around this material. This will be a highly interactive session.
  • 6pm -- End of seminar Day 2 'official' program

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 -- NIGHT

Again, we'll have optional events that night that folks can join in if they want to. But if you'd rather head out somewhere else on your own, that's fine, too:

  • 6:00-7:00pm -- Cider Press party: Sebastopol was built on apples. We'll press our own cider for you to take home. Ice cream and cake, too! 
  • 7-9pm+ -- Dinner: It's on us! We'll walk to a nearby brewpub to enjoy Mexican food, craft beer, good music and great company. Location: Woodfour Brewing Company, 6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol, CA

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 -- DAY

  • 8:30-9am -- Arrive: arrive at venue, pick your seat, etc
  • 9-9:15am --Share yesterday's highlights/prepare for today
  • 9:15-10am -- Personal Security: PP member and police officer Tom Cairns will provide recommendations based on his lifetime of service. He'll share strategies for avoiding danger, and tactics for when you can't.
  • 10-10:45am -- Home Energy: Best practices, most promising solutions for home power conservation and generation.  Renewable energy specialist Jeff Mathias will identify the highest ROI home projects, as well as take questions about your specific home situation.
  • 10:45-11am -- Break: drink Guayaki Yerba Maté while browsing the latest line from Indigenous Designs
  • 11-noon -- Time Capital: Making All This Actionable In Your Life: final workshop exercise, converting the weekend's insights into prioritized, actionable steps for you to take upon returning home
  • Noon: End of seminar Day 3 'official' program

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 -- AFTERNOON EXTRACURRICULARS (OPTIONAL)

Even though the official seminar is over, we've putting together a few optional value-add experiences folks can participate in during the afternoon if they want to, depending on their interests.

Right now, the list of these experiences includes:

  • 1-2:30pm: Singing Frogs Farm farm tour #1 -- Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser will be offering up to 30 people a walking tour of their award-winning farm (which is a 10-minute drive from the event venue). You'll be able to see first-hand the installations and practices responsible for their success. This will be booked on a 'first come, first served' basis. Price: $20/person. 
  • 3-4:30pm: Singing Frogs Farm farm tour #2 -- Tour #1 filled up so quickly we scheduled a second one. Price: $20/person.
  • 3-4:30pm: Real Estate Syndication -- learn how to participate in real estate syndications, in which you invest passively in real estate for income without having to find/purchase/manage properties yourself.
  • 4:30-6pm: Farmland LP -- interested in owning sustainably managed organic farmland as a passive investor? Craig Wichner will present on the funds owned and operated by Farmland LP
  • 3-7pm: Private personal financial consultations with New Harbor Financial -- our partners from New Harbor (who are participating in the seminar themselves) will be available for private sessions for anyone interested in applying the Financial Capital advice from the seminar within their own investment portfolio.
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Seminar Lodging & Airport Options
Lodging
Lodging options abound in Sebastopol, and especially in the much larger city of Santa Rosa just a few miles to the east.
 
The closest hotels to the venue where the seminar will be held are:
 

Farmhouse Inn in nearby Forestville is a nice choice for those looking for a high-end wine country lodging experience.

AirBnB has lots of options in the area, too, all across the price spectrum. Charming towns in the area to consider options in besides Sebastopol are Occidental, Bodega/Bodega Bay, Petaluma, Forestville, Guerneville and Monte Rio.

Other well-rated lodging options can be found here.

Getting Here

As for airports, the nearest one to fly into is Santa Rosa (STS). It's only a 20-minute drive from the tarmac to Sebastopol. That's a smaller airport, though, so you'll likely have to make a transfer or two to get there from most locations.

The closest major airports are San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK). Both are about an hour and a half drive to Sebastopol. The drive up north from either is pretty straightforward and quite scenic -- especially if you drive over the Golden Gate bridge.

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Things To Do In Sonoma County

Things To Do In Sonoma County

There's a reason Sonoma County is a top destination for vacationers from all over the world. There's an amazing amount of natural beauty here, top-notch food/wine/beer, and outdoor activities.

Just a few of the highlights include:

So for those who bring spouses and children with you -- don't worry! They won't be bored! In fact, they'll thank you for bringing them here!

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Food Options Near The Seminar Venue

As a reminder: the seminar will run from 9am-6pm Fri and Sat and 9am-noon on Sunday. Each day will have an hour and a half break for lunch. You'll be on your own for meals -- the good news is that Sebastopol offers a wide range of great food options.

We highly encourage you to invite other seminar participants to dine with you. We'll have lunch & dinner sign-up sheets at the seminar to help facilitate this.

All of the establishments below are within a 5-minute drive of the event venue (most of them are within a 5-minute walk):

COFFEE SHOPS

BREAKFAST

LUNCH/DINNER

  • Handline (California surf & turf) - 935 Gravenstein Ave. - (707) 827-3744
  • K&L Bistro (French) - 119 S Main St - (707) 823-6614
  • Hopmunk Tavern (pub food) - 230 Petaluma Ave - (707) 829-7300
  • Ramen Gaijin (high end ramen) - 6948 Sebastopol Ave - (707) 827-3609
  • Sushi Tozai (Japanese) - 7531 Healdsburg Ave - (707) 824-9886
  • Sushi Hana (Japanese) - 6930 Burnett St - (707) 823-3778
  • 8 Cuisine (Chinese) - 7501 Healdsburg Ave - (707) 823-8189
  • Peter Lowell's (farm-to-table) - 7385 Healdsburg Ave #101 - (707) 829-1077
  • Zazu Kitchen (farm-to-table) - 770 McKinley St #150 - (707) 523-4814
  • Slice of Life (vegetarian/vegan) - 6970 McKinley St - (707) 829-6627
  • Gypsy Cafe (comfort) - 162 N Main St, Sebastopol - (707) 861-3825
  • East West Cafe (Mediterranean) - 128 N Main St, Sebastopol - (707) 829-2822
  • Sequoia Burger (bugers) - 1382 Gravenstein Hwy S C - (707) 829-7543
  • D's Diner (burgers) - 7260 Healdsburg Ave - (707) 829-8080
  • Himalayan Tandoori & Curry House (Indian) - 969 Gravenstein Hwy S - (707) 824-1800
  • El Coronel (Mexican) - 1015 Gravenstein Hwy S - (707) 829-7010
  • Mombo's (pizza) - 560 Gravenstein Hwy N - (707) 823-7492

GROCERY STORES

BARS/BREWERIES/CIDERIES/ DISTILLERIES

TREATS

PHARMACIES

  • CVS - 6877 Sebastopol Ave - (707) 823-7209
  • Rite-Aid - 218 N Main St - (707) 829-3007
  • Whole Body (adjacent to Whole Foods) -  6910 McKinley St - (707) 829-9801

Other great restaurant options are available in the nearby towns of Santa RosaGratonOccidental and Bodega Bay.

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OMG! I've always wanted to go to Bodega Bay!!

I'm going to go bird watching!

 

 

Nature bats last, right?

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Schoolhouse from The Birds

If you enjoyed the movie, you'll love visiting the towns of Bodega and Bodega Bay where it was filmed. You'll recognize a ton.

Tippi Hedren still visits every year (as her health allows, she's 88!) for the annual gathering of Birds fans.

And if anyone wants a tour of the schoolhouse featued in the clip Tom posted, let me know. I serve on a local board with a buddy who owns that house. It's a fascinating building to explore.

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