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Lee Bellinger is the founder of Independent Living News which has a private subscription and they have products for off the grid living, survival in an emergency, gaining independent income and much more. He is the inventor of the PowerWhisperer Home Power Backup System. Independent Living is noted for its successful predictions and in February 1998, Lee published a front-page illustrated prediction story on the destruction of the World Trade Center by terrorists.


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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • [0:37] Jeremy introduces his guest, Lee Bellinger. 
  • [1:50] What does Lee’s morning routine look like? 
  • [3:30] Lee talks about predicting the World Trade Center attack. 
  • [13:00] What was it like living off the grid on a yacht? 
  • [15:10] Lee opens up about his childhood. 
  • [17:20] Stories from Lee’s yacht. 
  • [21:40] How did Lee end up in publishing? 
  • [24:45] Early popular articles that Lee published. 
  • [27:40] What is Lee’s research process? 
  • [29:30] Why Lee is worried about the national power grid. 
  • [31:00] Developing a reliable power generator. 
  • [37:50] The ultimate guide to self-reliance living.  
  • [43:45] Lessons learned from unsuccessful products. 
  • [46:10] Teaching others to become self-reliant. 
  • [49:20] Adding value to people’s lives. 
  • [54:15] Lee explains why silver is such a great resource.
  • [57:20] Why make the shift to Independent Living?  
  • [1:01:30] The benefit of joining masterminds and connecting with other leaders. 
  • [1:06:50] What is the most controversial article Lee published? 
  • [1:09:40] Lee talks about the lowest moment from his journey. 
  • [1:14:20] How Lee ended up proposing with a movie advertisement. 
  • [1:17:00] Proud moments from the journey. 
  • [1:20:45] Closing thoughts and predictions from Lee. 

In this episode…

How would you describe your lifestyle – are you independent, or would you say that you are dependent on others? Let’s face it – no one wants to be dependent on help from other people, but is there really a way to live independently in today’s interconnected society? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and publisher, Lee Bellinger. In his conversation with Jeremy, Lee opens up about his background, how he got started as a publisher, why he decided to create and market his own product, and much more. You’ll want to pay close attention to this fascinating episode featuring Lee’s story – don’t miss it! 

Can you imagine what it would be like to become so in sync with the news cycle that you feel like you can begin predicting news events before they happen? Chances are, your answer to that question is, “No.” Lee Bellinger accomplished what many believe is impossible – he has become such a student of the news that he can accurately predict major events like the fall of the World Trade Center. Lee has a fascinating take on how he keeps a finger on the pulse of world events, make sure to check out the link to his website located in the resources section at the end of this post! 

What would you do if you found yourself in the room with key leaders and politicians? Would you try to strike up a conversation, stand away in awe, or would you respond with apathy? Let’s face it – politicians aren’t the most popular group in our society, but they do hold powerful influence. Lee had the privilege of networking with many politicians when he would give cruises of the Potomac River. While Lee could have exploited his political connections – he chose to take a different route. 

If given a choice between helping others or accumulating wealth and power – most people would choose wealth and power. Which one would you choose? Working with politicians and focusing solely on the political angle quickly wore thin for Lee, so he decided to change gears. Lee wanted to make a more meaningful impact on his readers by empowering them to take control of their situations and prepare for the future. This direction eventually led Lee to develop and manufacturer his hit product, the PowerWhisperer. You can learn more about Lee’s fascinating creation by visiting the link to his website located in the resources section. 

Too often, business leaders get so caught up in their own goals and efforts that they fail to grow as business leaders. What is your plan to grow and develop as a leader? What role does mentorship play in your plans? Lee was content to keep his business headed in the same direction until he connected with like-minded business leaders. Once he connected with the right leaders – Lee was convinced that masterminds and mentoring relationships were essential for professional growth. What are you waiting for? If you haven’t participated in a networking event or reached out to key leaders in your industry for mentorship – now is the time! 

Resources Mentioned on this episode

Lee’s wedding proposal. He had this video created and then took his whole family to movie night… right after the movie previews were done, he had the theater roll this clip. produces promo videos along with videos like this one.

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