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    The Peak Prosperity Annual Weekend Seminar: Apr 14-17

    We're adding a whole extra day this year
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, January 22, 2016, 10:42 PM

We're happy to confirm that we'll be returning to Rowe, MA this spring to offer our annual weekend seminar from April 14-17.

We're particularly excited about this year's gathering, as 2016 is fast proving to be a very different year than the preceding ones. The developments in January to-date show how the recent era of relative tranquility and control is clearly beginning to slip away from the grips of the central planners.

We're also still on an emotional high from last year's experience. So many active and long-time PP.com readers attended that it felt like a reunion of lifelong friends. Maybe you can help us raise the bar even higher this year!

And this year's seminar will be different from years past in an important way: It's a full day longer.

The #1 feedback we've been receiving is that the weekend is so packed with great people and valuable content, that there just hasn't been enough time to soak it all in satisfactorily. We agree — especially on the people part. One of the top benefits of the seminar experience is being in the company of others who see the world in a similar way, who are trying to find solutions to the same problems, and who are genuinely interesting, fun, nice people. We have a tremendous history of friendships that started at Rowe and grew deep roots over the following years. 

So, we've received approval from the folks at Rowe to add an extra day onto the program, to give us all more time together: both to absorb the insights, as well as get to know each other at a level deeper than the superficial. We're super excited about that.

What To Expect

We know that chance favors the prepared, and the most important preparations you can make right now are to your frame of mind.  Some will meet the future boldly and make the most of it, others will sit back and be carried along.  The difference between the expected outcomes for both types is widening.

And giving the warning signals 2016 is waving so overtly in our faces, the need for preparation is perhaps greater now vs years past. Wealth transfer, job loss, geopolitical skirmish, community unrest, support system disruption — the risk of these materializing in our lives has not been this high in the past 7 years.

How can each of us protect ourselves and our loved ones from these risks, and yet walk into a future we're excited to enter? That's what this seminar focuses on. All of us — even the Martensons and myself — have ample room to improve towards this goal. Our workshop helps make sure your focus, your priorities and your actions are aligned — so that you can best work towards your goals once you return home.

So if it's time for you to kick your personal resiliency into a higher gear, we would love for you to join us:

"Thriving in Any Future" Seminar
Rowe Camp & Conference Center
22 Kings Highway
Rowe, Massachusetts 01367

Thursday April 14 through Sunday, April 17, 2016

Presented by Chris & Becca Martenson, with Adam Taggart
Cost varies – click here for more information

Click here to register online

We have an extremely well-developed seminar model that has been honed over the years and combines teachings, breakouts, and exercises that will provide both critical insights and actionable ideas. This year will be no exception, as we have a lot of learnings to share from the research we undertook in writing our new book Prosper!. Plus, we'll be unveiling some never-seen before material.

Specifically, this Rowe workshop offers

  • The latest view through the Crash Course framework from Chris on what 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
  • Becca Martenson’s expertise in 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 people who share your views
  • Private, free-of-charge access to our endorsed financial advisers

The connections made at these conferences have lasted between participants for years and are another significant benefit of the experience. For others, simply having the chance to engage with other highly successful people on these topics in a safe environment is worth the effort to attend.

In short, the goal of the weekend is for you to return home with peace of mind, knowing that you are equipped to meet the future head-on and prosper in it. 

You can register now by clicking the blue button below or contacting Rowe via phone at (413) 339-4954 or email at [email protected]

We hope to see you there.


Chris, Becca, & Adam

Feedback From Past Rowe Attendees

Here's a write-up from a former Peak Prosperity staff member, after she attended Rowe:

A First-Hand Account of The Peak Prosperity Seminar

Have you ever wondered what happens at one of our Peak Prosperity weekend seminars? Every year, Chris and the Peak Prosperity team host two weekend-long retreats to explore topics related to the Crash Course, up close and personal. So what are these retreats like?

It takes an exceptional group of people to come together to discuss these kinds of topics. The people at this seminar were diverse and impressive, and this is typical at our seminars. I was humbled by the courage of several conference attendees who were at the very beginning of their journeys. Some were what we lovingly call “reluctant spouses,” and some were folks who simply heard of the conference and felt called to attend, having never even encountered our website or any of our other material. Some were seasoned members of our online community, with a few who were recognized almost as celebrities as the result of their many written posts on the site. Some were very young – like the precocious 12-year-old who came all the way from Mexico with his dad and promised us he’d use what he learned to make a difference in the world. There was an energetic young couple on the brink of post-college life. There were middle-aged parents wanting to help ensure a good world for their kids to grow into, and folks who were approaching or already in retirement and concerned about their remaining years. There were even some people there who had attended a previous conference and came back again with family members, neighbors, or friends.

Naturally, I was impressed by those who been “prepping” for years in various ways, or who are longtime activists in their communities, or who have turned their professional focus over to supporting sustainable living for others. Several attendees shared impressive stories of the ways in which they have helped to significantly increase the resilience of their communities. But I was equally impressed by those who arrived on Friday night knowing only that they yearned to make a change in their lives, not yet sure what their first step might be. By Sunday afternoon, I am quite sure those folks had a plan of action and a sense of relief in knowing that they truly are not alone on this journey.

Read her full recap here

But don't just take our word for it. Here are comments from past seminar attendees:

"I was deeply impressed with Chris, Becca, and Adam during this weekend. They have obviously put a lot of thought into the curriculum and done their own work. The exercises had an organic feel of having been worked from the inside out by them before being shared with us.

"The sense of openness, transparency in the workshop participants was immediate and, I believe, was catalyzed by the clear minds of Chris and Becca who come from a place of love not fear. I came away with a clear action plan and a deeper sense of peace in a world with imminent change upon us."   – Debra

"The opportunity to meet Chris, Becca, and Adam face to face was invaluable. An unexpected result of our time together was the opportunity to meet with other concerned individuals and share ideas.  Moving forward from the workshop I felt empowered with the knowledge that I don't have to do this alone. There is a growing community here, and we are poised to guide each other into a truly prosperous future."  – Nan

"This was my second Rowe conference with Chris and Becca.  In addition, having a reluctant spouse and being surrounded by generally closed minded family and community, being among an enlightened and enthusiastic group provided me with a huge morale boost to keep me moving in the right direction."  – Daniel

"Chris and Becca's seminar was a thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting experience. One might imagine a lot of negativity at an event on this topic, and we did discuss each other's fears and concerns, but I left feeling a great deal better about the future.  Before the seminar I felt like I had no one I could talk to about our predicament, but that isolation just melted away as we formed our own little community at the seminar."  – Jamie

"Attending the Crash Course seminar was life-changing for me.I highly recommend attending the Crash Course or related seminars to anyone who is interested in learning about the changes that are currently unfolding around the world, and how to adapt to them (even and especially those who think they already have all the information they need about this)."  – Heather

"This is an engaging, down-to-earth, and practical program. As late as it seems, we are all still "early adopters" in preparing for a very different future. That means most of our families and friends don't understand what we see coming, and it's great to be in a group of intelligent people who "get it." It's also a treat to hear Becca's story of having to help process things as a spouse, and to see how they work as a couple in the art of sharing a difficult message with the world. The delivery is as important as the content. Bravo!"  – Doug

"As to the Crash Course presentation recently delivered at Rowe, let me say I have been referring to it as perhaps the best workshop that I have ever attended.  I really found the whole experience fantastic."  – Mark


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  • Sat, Jan 23, 2016 - 11:23pm



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    West Coast

    Wish I could make it. Will there ever be anything like this on the West Coast?

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  • Sun, Jan 24, 2016 - 12:52am



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    Might actually be there this year! If I do, I will be driving up from Baltimore, the scenic route through PA and New York State. If anyone needs a lift and can meet me on that route (or close by) let me know.

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  • Sun, Jan 24, 2016 - 9:59pm



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    West Coast, 2nd vote

    I'd love a west coast version as well. Perhaps the SFO Bay area.

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  • Sun, Jan 24, 2016 - 11:41pm



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    Bay Area

    Yes, I'm up in the Bay as well. I believe Adam Taggart is in northern CA too.

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  • Mon, Feb 08, 2016 - 5:31pm


    Jim H

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    Thinking about Rowe...

    Zen Gardener got me to thinking about Rowe today...


    by Zen Gardner

    It’s an option. It’s always an option, a choice. We can submit to outside influences or we can be driven by the truth we know in our hearts. We can honor life, creativity, love, cooperation and unity or we can let would-be controllers make our decisions and set our courses of action for us.

    Who hasn’t witnessed this mindless humdrum called “normal” human existence and been bewildered? We’ve seen it in ourselves and those we observe walking in the repetitive monotony of life. Socially and economically maintaining an existence on this planet is so completely contrived, deliberately backbreaking and monotonous you really have to wonder why more people don’t wake up and rebel against this insanity.

    It’s pathetic when you come right down to it.

    We all see it, we’ve all experienced it. It’s subtle, yet completely obvious. The curse of the parasitic meme-setters is that it appears, and in fact has become apparently necessary, for our compliance to their staged channels and parameters. Scarcity, the money system, hierarchy and all that construct is something humanity has willingly, as well as forcibly, bought. It’s just that it eventually becomes almost unbelievable that so many can fall for such contained oppression without questioning the entire construct around them.........

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  • Thu, Feb 18, 2016 - 3:50pm

    Mark Boland

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    Times for Seminar

    I am so excited to be attending this event.  I have not seen the start and end times published.  I need these times posted so I can make plane reservations.

    Mark Boland

    Baton Rouge

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  • Thu, Feb 18, 2016 - 6:10pm


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    Chris, Becca & Adam Seminar COMMUTERS Club -- Interested?

    Dear All,  

         I live in Shelburne, MA, about 8 min from the Greenfield Rotary [intersection of I-91 & Mass. Rt. 2], and commuted to the CM Seminar last year.  We built a net-zero-energy house here, in part in response to what I and my wife, Vicki Citron, learned at previous seminars.

          I met a number of other relatively local people [defined as those who commuted daily to the seminar, like myself to save money], but I failed to subsequently develop "social capital" with any of them.  Many commuting attendees [a minority of the attendees overall, I believe] will pass through the Greenfield Rotary on their way to Rowe from the East, North, and South.  So if there is an interest in forming a face-to-face discussion group among this year's attendees, our house is a central location.  My "vision" is that we could meet regularly at my house [or any other mutually convenient place] to discuss ... Whatever we choose to discuss

         It would be good to meet at least once before the upcoming seminar, if that is possible, to put a little of that social capital in the bank, so to speak...

    Warmest regards to all,

    Jonathan Shay


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