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Together Towards Tomorrow: Strength in Community


Preparing for Uncertain Times: The importance of building a strong community for self-sufficiency in an uncertain future. We are in this together. Secure your financial well-being, meet your neighbors, and foster a strong community to enhance your resilience. After all, there are more of us than there are of them, and together we can shape our own future.


00:22 Back from Down-Under

00:53 Kerry Stevenson’s Gold Summit

01:18 As Good As Gold Australia

02:02 I found My Voice

03:23 A Tool for Change

04:31 Building Community

05:25 Charity in Community

05:54 Meet Your Neighbors

06:23 Perfect Time for New Zealand

07:55 Thank You Community!

09:36 Let’s Stand Together


Lynette Zang (00:02):

If you think that the world is headed in a direction that makes you a bit concerned for the future, and you’d like to be as self-sufficient and independent as possible, then you’ve come to the right place. My name is Lynette Zang. Now it’s time to go beyond gold and silver.

Lynette Zang (00:22):

I’m Lynette Zang. Chief market analyst at ITM Trading, and a very, very grateful prepper. And you know, I, I know a number of you guys know that I was in Australia and in New Zealand recently, and I wanted to talk to you and take some time to discuss community. But first I wanna tell you that if that wasn’t the best trip I’ve ever had, it was certainly right up there as the best trip I ever had. I mean, it was incredible.

Lynette Zang (00:53):

Kerry Stevenson put together an absolutely amazing event summit, the Australian Gold Conference. It was a three day summit, and it was just, the attendance was great, the energy was great, the people were great. I mean, it was a fabulous, a fabulous, fabulous experience. I’m so glad that I went.

Lynette Zang (01:18):

And then after that, I did two more events, which were more of an evening with Lynette, and that was put on by As Good As Gold Australia. Brian and Darryl Panes, and also, you know, their son Jarrad, was just great, really taking care, such good care of us. But what I really wanted to talk to you about today. In Australia, I feel as if I found my voice. And I say that because the materials at the second two events, I just threw the materials that I prepared out the window. And what I talked about was community.

Lynette Zang (02:02):

And that’s what I need to talk to you about today. Because we are being run over by a steam roller, and we have to come together in community to support each other wherever we are in the world. When I was in Australia, a lot of people talked to me about their experience during the pandemic. And I, I, I said to them, I was kind of surprised considering that, that Australia began as a penal colony, that I would’ve thought that the people would’ve been less compliant. But they said to me, no. And they also were saying to me, I don’t understand why it’s so quiet, why people are not rushing to gold, to silver. Because the, the gold summit was really about the miners. It was mostly miners. And they were telling me how quiet it was. And I see that here too. The reality is, is if you are not looking, you can’t see the steamroll coming at you and you can’t see that it is literally this close.

Lynette Zang (03:23):

So what I realized in all of those talks is that I need to figure out and give you guys the tools to spread the word and, and extend the community, Grow the community. So that’s my commitment to you. Is that I’m gonna figure out a way and give you a tool, five minutes to show people that you love and you care about that just wanna go, Nope, nothing happened in here. Everything is hunky dory. To show them what they need to see. I can’t guarantee anything, obviously. But I can guarantee that I will show up and I will do the work, and I will create something for you that if you can get them to sit down for five minutes, maybe just, maybe it will open their eyes.

Lynette Zang (04:31):

And I know there is a big heavy normalcy bias out there. People marry the legal money of the state, and they, and they, they can’t wrap their minds around the fact that it’s going away. And it’s purchasing power is going away. I’m promising you right now. You know, my commitment to growing the global community and in the Thrivers community, you can, no matter where you are in the world, you can participate in that and help us grow that community. I always ask myself, if not me, who, and if not, now, when? And I challenge you to ask yourself the same question. Hand in hand, in growing and supporting the development of this community.

Lynette Zang (05:25):

What you’re seeing here today from the farm, basket that we’re donating to an auction to raise funds. And we’re donating two of these. So these are all products from our farm. And, at this particular auction, I also always donate an ounce of gold. It it’s not just developing this community, but that’s, that’s really important. It’s, it’s also supporting the community that you’re already in.

Lynette Zang (05:54):

Do you know your neighbors? Maybe you can walk, knock on their door and say, hello. I’m not gonna say that they’re all gonna be like-minded, but I am gonna say that I’m going to do my best, my absolute best to give you the tools to help them see the truth so that they too can make educated choices that put their best interest first. But we have to do this together.

Lynette Zang (06:23):

And there’s something else that happened that I wanted to share with you. New Zealand has been on my bucket list since 1987, and it’s not like I haven’t traveled since 1987, but somehow I was never quite ready to go to New Zealand. And I did this time, and it was beyond incredible. It was absolutely the most beautiful country. I mean, hiking to waterfalls, sitting in hot springs. I mean, it, it was phenomenal. And the people were also just so phenomenal. But I realized that it wasn’t time before this to go to New Zealand. The reason why New Zealand has been on my bucket list for those that haven’t maybe been following me for a really long time is because when I was a stockbroker in 1987, I stumbled across non-dollar denominated bonds. And those are just bonds that were issued in different currencies, but with stumbling on that, without starting to study currencies and how they moved, I never would have known about currency life cycles. Never. So I did, mostly I did Canadian, some Canadian bonds and some Australian bonds, but mostly my focus was on New Zealand. So I just study the country and the currency and the people and all of that. And, and I did fall in love.

Lynette Zang (07:55):

But I realized that in Australia, I found my voice. And that’s why it was time for me to make that complete loop and go to New Zealand. Because New Zealand gave me the knowledge base of what I talk about. And it had not been for that experience, I would be as naive as everybody else is. So having it come full circle, it was a full circle moment for me. And it was absolutely incredible. And I am ever in debt to Kerry to Darryl, to Brian, to Jarrad, to Kevin. To all of the wonderful people, to all of the people that went to those events and gave me overwhelming love and made me know that I was so much a part of their community, even though they’re way over there, and I’m way over here. It is really a small world. We all want the same things. We all wanna have a safe place to live and have a reasonable, decent standard of living, and be able to raise our children and know that they have a future. And what these guys have, have in mind for us takes all of that away.

Lynette Zang (09:36):

So I’m saying, let’s stand together. Let’s create this community. Let’s grow this community. Let’s support each other because we are really all in this together. And until next we meet, please be safe out there. Bye-Bye. <silence>.


Kerry Stevenson

Founder: The Australian Gold Conference

Host of YouTube: Making Money Matter

YouTube: @makingmoneymatter

Twitter: GoldEventsAU


As Good As Gold Australia

Darryl Panes (CEO)

Brian Panes (Principal)

Jarrad Panes (CFO)

YouTube: @AsGoodAsGoldAustralia

Facebook: AsGoodAsGoldAustralia

Twitter: AsGoodAsGoldAus

LinkedIn: AsGoodAsGoldAustralia


  • Lynette’s mission is to translate financial noise into understandable language and enable educated, independent choices. All her work is fact and evidence based and she shares these tools openly. She believes strongly that we need to be as independent as possible and at the same time, we need to come together in community to survive and thrive through any financial crisis.

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