A couple of centuries ago some people were thinking the industrial revolution would lead to the end of toil and strife. Automation would bring shorter workdays, fewer work weeks, and an abundance of free time. Email would allow people to attend fewer meetings and spend more time outside the office. It would be a new golden age.
Alas, in practice most of the advances just resulted in more work. Culturally, we traded greater productivity for a higher material standard of living rather than greater freedom. We do more for the sake of more.
This is so ingrained in our psyches that many can’t even grasp the idea of retirement at any age… “You don’t work? But… what do you do all day?!”
To wean myself off the drug of perpetual productivity, I started asking how I could accomplish as little as possible.
Ladies and gentleman. Boys and girls. People of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Have I got an opportunity for you!
Imagine… world travel, fine dining, never work again… all of this can be yours, and more!
The path to riches beyond your wildest imagination is all contained in my early retirement home study course, for the low low monthly price of…. $0.
“Jeremy…. you guys can literally be anywhere. I’ve been to Taipei several times for work, and, well… why did you choose to live, uh… there?”
I like this question.
Chillin In Place™
Some time ago I answered the question, “So what do you do all day?” by highlighting the annual schedule for my ideal Travel/Recharge/Create lifestyle.
Now that we are more Chillin In Place™, this is how I enjoy early retirement on a daily basis.
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Hi Jeremy, thanks for all you do. I really appreciate everything you share on GCC. You guys are really living the dream. The thing is, we really love our life here in the US. Traveling the world and having grand adventures might be fun for a year or so, but we ultimately want to just enjoy a simple life in a (TBD) nice place in the US. I know this is different than what you guys are doing. What do you think?
Well… I have to say…
Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, persons of all faiths and creeds, welcome.
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Together, we can overcome life’s obstacles, make the world a better place, and enhance financial and spiritual well being.