Hello! I’m Mike Johnson, a writer and entrepreneur who learned how to retire early. Along the way, I learned that the conventional wisdom of working 40 years to build a nest egg so we can retire at age 65 is insane.
Specifically, trading half our life to earn income is insane. Trading real money today for pieces of paper (stocks & retirement accounts) that promise potential money in the future is insane . Blindly trusting “experts” is insane. Following The Herd is insane.
Why not just learn how to BUY the passive income stream others say you must work 40 years to acquire? You can gain this knowledge, buy an income property or business, and “retire” with 95% passive income in less than 12 months, no matter how much money you have now.
Can everyone do this? Nope. Can the motivated do it? Yep.
After working 41 years for others and in my own businesses, I retired at age 52. I guess I’m a slow learner. But then, I didn’t have someone like me to point out the shortcuts that seem obvious after you learn them.
So you can see that I’m pretty similar to you, here are the jobs and businesses that took me the greater part of 41 years to escape. I’m sure you’ve held some of these jobs or run some of these businesses too. Please note that it wasn’t a smooth, steady progression.
Snow Shoveler, Lawn Mower, Babysitter, Paperboy, Busboy, Dishwasher, Short-Order Cook, McDonald’s Cashier, Baker, Donut Shop Manager, McDonald’s Manager, Freelance Writer (failed), Vacuum Cleaner Salesman, Painter, Wendy’s Manager Trainee, Weedeater, Sod Layer, 7-Eleven District Manager, Honor-Box Snack Business Owner, Freelance Writer (mostly failed), Typist, Adult Education Instructor, Newspaper Reporter, Newspaper Editor/Publisher/Owner (bankrupt), Freelance Writer (wildly succeeded), Radio DJ, Business Consultant, Trolley Tour Business Owner, Audio Tour Producer, Bus Company Owner, Landlord, Website Publisher, Hobby Farmer and House Rehabber.
I achieved Early Retirement in 2009. Current Career? Freelance Writer & Mobile Home Park Owner, 95% retired. I am now age 59. I’ve been married 38 years and that is my biggest asset.
Oh, and I’m just a high school graduate. I also believe going to college is insane. Far better to take specialized training classes or get a job temporarily in an industry that most lights you up, and PAYS you to learn the skills you need to purchase your own passive income streams later.
This website is my effort to save you the 41 years it took me to get here. Because I can tell you from firsthand experience that once you create your own passive income, you quickly realize that TIME is by far your greatest asset.
So, having attained time and money, it is now my passionate mission to teach you how to gain a passive income that saves you years or decades. In short, I’m going to show you how to turn your life into a Perpetual Saturday — and do it in less than 12 months.
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