About

Our Firm

We exist to empower the everyday person with rare and insightful education, resources and tools, so we all can achieve True Wealth. True Wealth is wealth coupled with purpose. True Wealth is grounded in robust, universal business, investing and trading principles we have developed over more than two decades of solid research and experience.

We focus on what we call the Three Pillars of True Wealth:

  1. Mindset.
  2. Financial Markets.
  3. Property.

We are based in Brisbane, Queensland Australia, but our network is now global. In the Financial Markets, we help the Stock Market investor or trader, and also work in other financial markets, such as Foreign Exchange (FX) and Futures. Our research and experience cover various instruments such as: Stocks, Options, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and Spot FX. We also help the Real Estate or Property buyer and investor, particularly in residential property and property development in Australia. Mindset is a cornerstone of all we do. We focus on building the creative mind, linking outcomes with meaning and purpose, and can help you identify strengths and weaknesses, and deal with particular problems, such as the Wall of Worry. Insodoing, we are building a community of like minds, so we call can Rise and achieve True Wealth.

In the Mindset area, we specialise in helping you develop the creative mind for problem solving and innovations in relevant domains, such as property investing strategies. We also know the best results and the best people or organisations, exist when material outcomes are firmly linked to a higher or philanthropic purpose.

In the Financial Markets area, we help you learn how to be a truly independent investor or trader by learning about robust principles of local and global markets, including stocks, and then building systems for consistency and execution.

In the Property area, we help you with strategies that work in terms of passive income and long term wealth creation. For example, you can learn about Yield Strategies as distinct from Equity Strategies, and learn how to find the optimal piece of real estate to meet your initial and long term portfolio needs.

 

Mission

Too often in the finance and allied sectors, the interests of the client are not put first. Commissions and competing considerations get in the way. Too often misinformation and things that simply do not work, are given to clients who lack the truly independent knowledge and confidence to make informed choices.

At the other end of the spectrum, everyday people have had for too many years now, marketeers and spruikers also leading them astray with misinformation and ‘education’ that is usually over priced for very generic or even trivial information.

The everyday person, trying to simply get ahead, is left with no where to go. It has now become extremely difficult to find accessible, credible, honest knowledge and support communities.

We believe knowledge is power.

Our mission therefore to help fix this power imbalance by providing independent and rare knowledge, tools and support communities, so clients can regain control, and make better choices. We provide knowledge, not advice, so people can work proactively with their carefully selected professional teams. This can help the everyday person work towards financial independence for themselves and their families.

Our mission is to help democratize wealth creation.

Technology is the great enabler for us in our work. Through technology we are able to cost effectively help people around the world become empowered and achieve what we call True Wealth.

We believe a higher purpose in our work is linked to people, relationships and serving others, particularly through the sharing of rare knowledge and tools. In this way, we are working towards building a community of like minded people who can achieve True Wealth, and help others do the same. This is True Wealth for all of us.

 

Our Founder

Lee Spano is the founder and CEO of Creatness International. Lee has specialist and diversified knowledge and experience now spanning some 25 years. He has worked in several fields, including: law, property, finance and technology. This diversity gives him insightful macro and micro perspectives- essential nowdays for success in both the financial markets and in property. This experience has helped him build creative and analytical capacities, that when combined give him, his team and his community a long term edge.

Lee started out as a lawyer in 1990 in Sydney, Australia. He holds several degrees, and other awards from leading institutions, such as the University of Sydney spanning several disciplines including: Law, Business, Finance, Psychology, Philosophy, and Pure Mathematics. Most importantly, he is committed to lifelong learning and growth through innovation, business building, and engaging with other entrepreneurs and independent thinkers. As a consequence, creativity, integrity, excellence, persistence, and an ethos of service or contribution, have become enduring values.

In the Financial Markets, Lee has specialised knowledge and experience of over 20 years including the following markets and instruments: Stocks (Australian and US), Options, Contracts for Difference (CFDs), Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Futures and Foreign Exchange (FX). Here he has build innovative investing and trading plans, and associated systems for long term wealth creation.

In Property, Lee has extensive knowledge and experience in investing and development. This includes: specialist medium density residential property development including project management and financial management; investment / development strategy formation for both growth and yield in one project or over a portfolio; significant analytical experience including financial, feasibility, trends and other qualitative analysis; site research, due diligence and assessment- feasibility and associated financial analysis; finance raising, management and associated liaison with financiers; legal and risk management including contractual matters, entity structuring, dispute resolution, and specialist finance and property issues, such as title sub-divisions.

In the area of Mindset, Lee has formally studied Psychology, spent most of his working life researching the work of many pioneers and leaders from Normal Vincent Peale to Tony Robbins. He is a Certified NLP Practitioner, and has studied recent developments in neuroscience and cognitive theories. Lee has researched points of intersection in Eastern and Western philosophies, and build specialist knowledge in the power of creative thinking and innovation.

By understanding deeply both the property and financial markets, this gives Lee a unique insight into macro and micro economic issues, including short and longer term market cycles. For example, the impact of corrections in the financial markets and their impact on local property markets. In addition, it allows him to have an over-arching investor’s perspective, such as learning how to achieve and balance the often competing objectives of growth and yield.

Lee has written widely over the years, and his latest book is ‘True Wealth – Principles and Practices’http://amzn.to/2rPMVzc . Here a new paradigm of thought for lasting prosperity and success is presented. It is based on extensive research and experience, drawing on many fields, ranging from science to philosophy, business and economics. He helps us to re-define what we mean by wealth and success, and then empowers us to achieve so much more in business and in life. Lee’s writing has been featured on several blog and other websites; his current main blog can be found at: http://creatness.com/blog/ .

On a personal note, Lee has a passion for family, community, landscape and fine art photography.

 

“Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.”- Andrew Carnegie.