A dear friend and business partner of mine had passed away last week.
His name was Dr. Peter Barrington.
Many of you know him and knew his legacy as an investor. If you don't know, this man took a simple trading strategy and turned it into hundreds of millions of dollars.
A trading secret that didn't even have a name...until I decided to name it "The Slice."
Looking back, that name -- The Slice -- is pretty funny.
One day he was showing me how his trading system worked. And he was trying to describe these "spokes" and how to determine the strike prices when deciding to buy a put or call option.
My visual-learning self blurted out... "So, kind of like the wedge of a lemon or orange."
I remember distinctly because Dr. Barrington paused, chuckled, and said, "Well, I guess so!" It was almost as if he magically saw what I told him I was seeing, never considering such a thing even a moment before.
It took me MANY YEARS in arm-twisting to get him to allow me to promote his system which I appropriately named The Slice Trading System. And I felt like I had moved a mountain after about 6 long years of begging when he finally said, "Yes!"
Of course, that victory was immediately dampened when he told me WHY he decided to do it. "I've been diagnosed with cancer and they're giving me only six months to live."
This was back in 2018.
And being the tough old bastard I came to know him to be, it didn't surprise me that he beat cancer...then beat it after he went into remission. This trend happened three times. Maybe four. I think I lost count.
Instead of living only 6 more months, he ended up getting more than 3 1/2 years...defying the Grim Reaper in ways I'd never thought possible.
Last spring, he started getting really sick again. I had a conversation with him about "fighting" and what it meant.
And he told me something surprising. He said, "We go our whole lives fighting for and against everything. And for what? It doesn't make that much sense to do that, does it?"
I had never heard him talk like that before. But then I realized at that moment. He must've read the books I mailed to him!
When he was in hospice care the first time, I sent him some books written by Esther Hicks. I remember the first two titles but the third escapes me. The first two I remember were: Ask and It Shall Be Given and The Astonishing Power of Emotions. The third book might have been The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent...but I'm not 100% certain. (If you haven't read those books, I highly recommend that you do. They can change your life!)
When I sensed that he was letting go, I didn't look at it as "giving up." I looked at it as "surrendering to a higher power" which is something I now try to do everyday with everything. It's really shifted my vice-grip on feeling like I have to control everything. He encouraged me to "go with the flow" more.
The last time I talked to Dr. Barrington was in December. It was right before he was to go back into hospice care. I remember him telling me that he was holding out until after the holidays so he didn't "ruin Christmas for the family," as he put it. But we both knew it would be his last Christmas. In fact, I doubted he'd escape 2021 alive, that's how bad he sounded.
The last thing Dr. Barrington told me was this: "Don't waste your life doing things you don't want to do for money. I can see you doing that sometimes. And life's too short for that."
I knew what he meant. And I silently began crying like a baby while I was still on the phone with him, not wanting him to hear my sobbing, not hearing much else he said after that.
You see, he knew I didn't want to do anything else in investing training including workshops and seminars for quite some time. He was proud of me when I concluded my trainings over the fall of 2021, never to do them again. And he also knew I was struggling with wanting to carry The Slice product line anymore because I was shifting everything about my company. Because I fought so hard to be able to market The Slice System to everyone, I didn't want to tell him, "Hey, I don't want to do this anymore." But I found out that he intuitively knew I didn't want the market and sell The Slice System anymore.
So, that's what he meant. "Don't waste your life doing things you don't want to do..."
And that's why I started crying.
Our agreement has always been that when he passes, I'd get 100% ownership and control over The Slice System. And while it's made both of us a lot of money over the years, I decided that I won't be promoting that product anymore.
So...if you want ANY of it, it's now or never. It's yet another thing added to the list that I won't be reprinting ever again. (For those of you interested in what I have left, CLICK HERE for the book and CLICK HERE for the system.)
See you at the top!
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