ZEN+ : Helping you Stay Young and Age Well

Why People Don’t Get Started

By Marcus Santer


My favourite quote this week:

“After all, when people don’t know where to start, they don’t start.”
Andy Bounds

Here’s a metaphor to bring this quote to life:

Imagine your first day at big school.

The teacher walks in and behind her are two caretakers dragging a massive crate full of books.

As the teacher talks, the caretakers dump 20 books on each desk.

The pile of books on your desk is so high, you can’t see the teacher any more, but you can still hear her as she says:

“Here’s the material you need to study in the next 5 years, you’ll be tested on it regularly. Now good luck and off you go.”

How do you think you’d do with your studies?


Not very well.

A good teaching system gives you the most important stuff first, allowing you to put down a firm foundation of understanding you can build upon over time.

And that was the problem with ZEN+

It’s a huge amount of information on how to stack the odds of a longer, healthier and happier life in your favour…

… But with no clear explanation on where to start.

And as the quote goes: “When people don’t know where to start, they don’t start.”

Now my work isn’t an exercise in showing how smart I am.


My objective is to put an end to good folk like you wasting your precious time, energy and money being ripped off by 21st Century snake oil salesmen and charlatans.

I want to stop you being misled by ‘sciency-sounding’ BS dished out by clueless celebrities and money hungry media.

But most importantly I want to do my bit to put an end to the millions of needless deaths that could be avoided by the adoption of a few simple lifestyle changes.

This is what drives me to study and write so much.

But in spite of creating the ZEN+ Wheel and the ZEN+ Questionnaire, the feedback I got on ZEN+ was that it was like drinking water from a firehose.

Not good.

Because when people don’t have a clear idea of where to start they don’t start.

Enter The Healthy Ageing Pyramid – Or The HAP for short.

You start at the bottom with the most important habit – the foundation upon which all the other habits are built – and then you make your way to the top.

All the levels of a pyramid are important, but the level at the top isn’t as important as the level below it and so on.

The beauty of the HAP is it means you’re never confused about where to focus your efforts, to get maximum results in minimum time.

You simply start at the bottom with the most important habit…

… And when you’ve got it…

… You move up to the next habit and so on.

You see contrary to what the $191.7 billion dollar anti ageing industry, popular media and the latest best-selling book want you to believe…

There are NO SECRETS to living and ageing well.

By studying all of the research on the longest living people on this beautiful planet you see the same health habits cropping up over and over again.

And if you will adopt those habits shown to make your body thrive…

… And avoid those habits proven to harm it…

You will significantly stack the odds of a longer, healthier and happier life in your favour.

It couldn’t be any simpler.

And that’s what the seven highly effective habits of the Healthy Ageing Pyramid will give you.

It’s a beautiful thing.

And I apologise that it’s taken me five years to put it together.


As I type this, chapters have been sent out to experts on each of the habits for peer review.

You see, in spite of all the research I’ve done, I want to certain I haven’t left anything out and haven’t said anything that is wrong.

I want the Healthy Ageing Pyramid to be my gift to the world.

Qigong ==> Smiling From The Heart ==> ZEN+ Project

It’s all been building up to this:

The Healthy Ageing Pyramid – Discover the 7 Highly Effective Habits of the Longest Living People on the Planet

Coming January 2017.

Bye for now


P.S. Don’t want to wait for 2017?

The ZEN+ book is the perfect place to get familiar with my research on how to stack the odds of a longer, healthier and happier life in your favour.

Find out more here.

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