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A New Direction For Options2Wealth (Part 2)

I am very excited about starting this new journey with my blog, Options2Wealth, and want to sincerely thank all those who have agreed to join me in making a difference by becoming agents of change and by donating a percentage of their profits to non-profits...

As you all know, Adam Grant's book, Give and Take, helped me in formulating my plans for the blog's new direction...and those who took the time to read Give and Take, know about Grant's eureka moment when his research revealed that the most successful and the least successful folks were "Givers."

What gives?

Yes, let me repeat: Grant's terrific research revealed that the most successful and the least successful folks in the world were neither the "Takers" or the "Matchers" but the "Givers."

However, the one trait that the least successful "Givers" lacked was the ability to identify the "Takers" and banish them from their lives...

Because we all want Options2Wealth to be very successful in its new mission of making a tangible and measurable impact on our communities by helping local non-profits, it is important that we take heed of Grant's research and only let "Givers" be part of our journey...Because, if we allow in the Takers, then, as per Grant's groundbreaking research, O2W will fail in its mission...And since failure is not an option, therefore, I will need everyone's help in identifying the "Takers" and ensure that they are kept at bay...

:-)

Plan going Forward: For all those who have not followed the blog since its inception, let me share a quick overview: I started this blog as an experiment to prove that equity options are not risky, if one learns to read stock charts...in fact, Options are the most efficient wealth making tool available...And the best part is, they're LEGAL...no need to skirt the law by fishing for insider information...To prove my point, I started an experiment on December 31st, 2012 and for the following 6 months, shared publicly a $10,000 trading portfolio that in its first 5 months racked up over $1 million in trading profits...and when my 6 month, very public experiment ended on Friday, June 28th, 2013 my trading portfolio had gained 10,644.80% and was worth $1,074,475.06, up $1,064,475.06 from its original seed capital of $10,000...

Afterwards, a number of you asked me to start a brand new $10,000 experiment and again share my trading moves with readers here...Even though I continued to share my knowledge of chart reading, and options, on my blog, I demurred from starting a new trading portfolio...

But after reading Adam Grant's book, I had an epiphany: I realized that I could harness the power of Options2Wealth and by bringing in the fundraising platform of my company, DonorNation, develop powerful synergies that could make a positive impact by providing much needed funds to various school PTAs and other non-profits...

So here's my new gameplan:

1) The newsletter will be online and access will be limited to only those who have been invited.

2) I have formed an LLC company called Options2Wealth and this entity will be funded with a seed capital of $10,000. (Casey, who has been a terrific help with the logistics of setting up the newsletter, graciously and generously offered to donate the $10,000 seed capital. I was surprised, and touched, by his offer but decided to fund it with my own money.)

3) The initial seed capital is actually earmarked as a donation by my family for the benefit of various non-profits who are registered on the DonorNation platform and these funds will be 100% invested in an Options2Wealth trading account set up at TD Ameritrade.

4) Every quarter, the LLC will donate a percentage* of its adjusted trading profit(s) to various non-profits on the DonorNation platform. And since I won't withdraw any funds from this account for my personal needs, the account size should hopefully continue to grow, resulting in ever bigger quarterly disbursements to non-profits.

5) Only those who have access to the newsletter and its website will have the ability to view my trading moves in realtime.

6) In the newsletter, I will share my stock picks and explain the reason(s) behind my option bets with Candlestick and PnF charts...and of course, just like the original experiment started here almost 15 months ago, I will announce my buy and sell decisions in realtime and before the actual execution of the trade.

When I first shared my blog's new direction with all of you here, I did not make an arbitrary decision as to what percentage I would like to see you all donate...instead, I asked all those who wish to join me on this new journey to share with me and others the percentage that each one of you would personally like to give to the non-profits...Even though a number of you shared that number, the majority of you who voiced support for my idea, did not...Since I want the blog to reach a consensus on this very important point, I urge all those who have not, to do so at the earliest...because unless you all agree on that percentage number, I won't be able to start the newsletter...so to all those who have held back on making this critical decision and share it here, please hurry...

* Please note that the percentage that will be donated out of the Options2Wealth's trading portfolio will be the same percentage number that I expect this board to decide as a consensus.

Also, it is very important that all those who want to be included in the blog's subscription to contact Casey as soon as possible so that he may add your name to the list...Casey will shortly share the newsletter's website registration and login instructions to only those who have contacted him directly...

Two questions that were posed to me regarding the blog's new direction deserve answers:

1) Can non-profits who are not currently on the Donornation.org website benefit? Answer: Absolutely! Even though our focus for now is to support San Diego County based organizations, if anyone here wants to support a favorite non-profit that's based elsewhere, then please have them register on DonorNation and then you may donate your profits to that particular organization.

2) Why am I requiring the donations to be funneled through DonorNation? Answer: I can assure you that it is certainly not for the revenues that my company will generate from these donations...To be absolutely frank, the main reason(s) I want the donations to be made through DonorNation is for me to a) easily track how much of a difference my endeavor is making in supporting non-profits, and b) To ensure that only "Givers" be part of this journey by identifying the "Takers" and remove their names from the subscription list.

(Since I like to be completely transparent, I want to make sure that everyone here understands that DonorNation will charge a 6% facilitation fee on all monies donated though the platform.)

I am currently traveling out of the country but will be returning to San Diego on Monday...In the meantime, I want all those who want to be included in the subscription but have a) not disclosed the percentage of their profits they are willing to share, or b) not reached out to Casey, or c) done neither of the above, to please do so at your earliest convenience...

Hope to get this train up and running asap!

karim