Projects & Updates

From my July 13th 2018 BEAR’S BULLETINS: 

Life is truly just a series of PROJECTS

At least, that is, if you’re a creator, an artist. If you write, draw, paint, make stuff, teach, sell or ship anything to others (directly or indirectly), the more engagement you have in and around your passions, and core strengths, the more likely you are to hit a homerun or two along the way. 

The notion of finding your own way, outside of tradition, was clearly made in How To Become ‘Recession-Proof. 

And, in Thirty Years of Projects, Seth Godin expands on it a bit: 

“I realized the other day that most people grow up thinking in terms of professional affiliations. ‘I’m going to be an accountant.’ ‘I’m going to work for General Dynamics.’ Somehow, I always thought of my career as a series of projects, not jobs. Projects… things to be invented, funded and shipped. 

"Sometimes they take on a life of their own and last, other times, they flare and fade. But projects, one after the other, mark my career. Lucky for me, the world cooperated and our entire culture shifted from one based on long-term affiliations (you know, ‘jobs’) to projects.” 


This is a select list of sites / information products and the highlights about the operational timeframe and success of each one.

NOTE: The websites and/or associated content listed below are either inactive or no longer operational.  Some, I am no longer affiliated with or have ownership of.

CURRENT /  Active
(soon to be Rogue Money)

2009 to Present

The M4 Research mission is to help alternative and sovereign-minded investors gain access to private, by-invitation-only, and completely unique (and legal) Investment Vehicles (IVs) that can offer uncommon returns, with minimized risks.

The overall “M4” brand — which stands for Make, Manage & Multiple Money — was born in 2011. It is an umbrella, or parent, financial publishing company designed to offer experts  (traders / investors / business minds) a place to ‘plug-in’ their content so they can do what they do best: teach and offer-up their unique research.

The publisher feature of M4 is still being built and fine-tuned. Currently, 90% of the content (which consists of specialty premium reports and a flagship membership, M4 Insider) is initiated and edited by its co-founders, Brad Weinman and Barry Goss (me).  

I, Barry, have been the acting Publisher since 2009, when our first product was The Wealth Vault (now M4 Insider). 

To review my "curation style, check out these samples of my now-retired Money Monday newsletter.

2005 to 2010

This was the passion-project that started it all for me. Meaning, my insatiable curiosity for beyond-the-surface motivational and self-help wisdom (via so-called saints, sages, and spiritual masters) is what fueled my quest to learn about the more esoteric ways of life and the hidden laws that govern our universe, therefore our inner-world.

I can attribute my exploration of metaphysics & manifestation  to two key sayings I had come across all in the matter of a weeks time frame. This is from a reading by the Sleeping Prophet, Edgar Cayce:

"Life in its expression, in a mental and in a material world, is only a mental and material manifestation of the soul."

That dropped on my foot, via a dusty old book in a library at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Next, I came across this cryptic phrases from the beginning of The Emerald Tablet:

"As Above, So Below, So Within, So Without."

That is believed to be the key to all mysteries, embracing the entire system of traditional and modern magic we humans strive to balance daily. Needless to say, I was hooked, so a Forex Trader friend of mine help fund my quest to find answers.

In the fall of 2005, I published in e-book format, The Manifesting Mindset.

It was the preview / teaser (lead-magnet) to my paid membership site, The World's First Multi-media Manifestation Portal.

At the height of our marketing / joint-venture promotions, we had member base of approximately 1200 people. Each of whom paid a one-time investment of $197 to $247 USD.

Over the years, I've been asked several times, "how did you come up with the name / domain" (the answer).

2007 to 2010

This project was an extension in some ways of the one above. Yet, in a more collaborative quest, it was a natural joint-venture between myself and Heather Vale (aka The Unwrapper™).

We both found each other through a mutual connection tied to my “manifestation research” pursuits (as outlined above). Teaming-up was a no-brainer. She, as an inquisitive journalist, was on a driven quest of self-exploration beyond traditional self-improvement.  So was I.

Under the identities of “metaphysical investigators” we put our combined interests (and skills) together to create a package of long-form (detailed and highly intimate) audio interviews that featured several of the mentors featured in the smash-hit documentary The Secret.

This was an incredible project, both professionally and personally. For one,  through two sets of critical-thinking eyes, we brought out entire new perspectives and deeper information to help our listeners implement (and get results from) many of the glossed-over principles and concepts that were briefly touched on in The Secret.

Secondly, as we would both come to realize towards the end of this project, it was the avenue that something 'bigger than ourselves' would use to bring two souls together (creating a third) in order to assist in our individual growth and transformations. 

For the launch of this product — a website opening / product offering that generated over 6-figures in revenue over 4 weeks with the help of many affiliates and promotional partners — we created a teaser (i.e., lead magnet) we affectionately called The MOS Talking Ebook.

2009 to 2010

This was a collaboration between myself and Jody Sachse, one of the most underrated (and underexposed) experts in the field of producing cutting-edge brainwave-entrainment meditation audios.

Jody is the founder of the Harmonic Ascension brand.

Together we teamed-up so I can help publish the physical version (via a drop-shipped CD) of a few of his flagship mediations. I handled the copywriting, content strategy and automation / fulfillment. Jody did what he does best: create brain-transforming entrainment audios.

To help establish credibility and trust with our site visitors, Heather and I co-wrote and edited a 24-page report titled Frequency Is Everything.

Sidenote: There's a much longer, and soulfully surreal story in this, but Jody was also my 'behind-the-scenes' jack of all trades guru; my techie / webmaster man who ensured had what it needed, so I could focus on what I do best: Ask curious questions and round-up quality content.