Escape Plan Update #1

Ever since I made proclamation to nut up or shut up, I’ve been pretty busy with implementing my “escape plan.” Like I mentioned in the post, my intention is to travel through Europe for an indefinite amount of time and prove that you mix extended travel with work.

So here’s an update on what’s going on…

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Time to Nut Up or Shut Up

One of my new favorite quotes comes from the recent movie Zombieland. When about to kill a few zombies, the character Tallahassee says “It’s time to nut up or shut up.”

Right now I’m going to make the same proclamation. Rather than talk about lifestyle design, I’m going to take those first steps towards proving it can be done.

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How to Retire Today But Still Make Money

Do you dream of one day retiring and being able to enjoy life on your terms?

If you’re like most people then you probably answered ‘yes’ to this question. The problem is you live in reality where bills have to be paid. So retirement is probably a far away dream.

But there’s a way you can start retiring today while still making money. In this post, I’m going to discuss the concept of “Mini-Retirements” and explain how it really is possible to get more out of life while still earning a sizeable income.

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Personal Growth Goals For 2010

Over a week ago I described my professional goals for 2010. In this post I discussed how I was going to spend the majority of the year focusing on “communications.” Specifically I want to improve my writing, speaking, and technology skills.

But goal setting isn’t just about professional growth. I also think it’s important to create challenges that’ll help me grow as a man. This is part of my ‘work hard, play hard’ mantra. So while I’m focusing on my communication skills, I also want to set aside time to work on my personal growth.

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