I’m Eddie Guillen and I help people escape the dreadful 9am - 5pm without cutting their salary.
Feeling underwhelmed with your job? Commute and long hours getting you down? Are you often tired, drained and worn out?
Is that little voice inside you screaming that you’re supposed to be doing something much greater with your life?
I’ve been there too. We can’t fool ourselves when we’re ‘settling’. But it’s scary to do something about it.
You’ve got commitments… mortgage, family, outgoings. You can’t just quit and hope things work out.
That’s why most people never make the move.
But if you knew how to swap your current salary for at least the same salary but doing something you loved… Would you do it?
That’s where I help.
I provide the practical, step-by-step blueprints and the ongoing follow-up that has enabled hundreds of people escape the corporate rat race and secure their freedom.
If you’re looking to transform your situation I’d love to assist.
The day will come when you burn out. Those of you who are under 30 years of age like me are full of drive and ambition to succeed currently. You’re excited to start your new career after college graduation and work your way up the corporate ladder.
But there will be a day when you start burning out. You’ll no longer be as excited to get up and work your 9-5 job as you used to be. You’ll start feeling the desire to sleep in and the desire to stay home to work on other hobbies and activities. You’ll want to be with family, to travel, and to enjoy the freedom of choosing how you spend your day.
Realistically ask yourself if you really want to work 40+ years of your life until you’re in your 60’s and nearing death or nearing a decline in health at least. Don’t get caught up in the societal norm where everyone thinks you have to work until your 60. We will teach you an income trick in a future article if you’re concerned about your retirement accounts and not being able to withdraw from them until age 59 and a half. Don’t let this be a reason to force yourself to keep working until your 59 and a half.
I hope this opening intro isn’t too depressing for you, but instead a smack in the face of the bigger picture and the realities that will hit you some day when your initial energy and ambition dies off.
To begin seeing the bigger picture you have to look at life and decide what you want out of it. I’m sure there are many of you who are scared of early retirement because they think they’ll be bored and they enjoy doing the work they do currently.
Early retirement isn’t just sitting on the couch all day doing nothing productive though.
Early retirement is being free to leave your job if it’s no longer an exciting part of your day. Test yourself and see if you are still full of excitement to wake up each day and go into work. Once you start hitting the burn out you’ll know your ready for early retirement.
Early retirement is where you quit your job you no longer enjoy and you go find something meaningful and fulfilling to do with your time instead. This may be volunteer work or a new part time job you love doing and can still earn some money from. In my case, I would love to be free to work from home all day and help others succeed. This is the lifestyle design I’m after.
If you’re ready to begin thinking early retirement, then let’s dive into the importance of building passive income. Passive income will be your key to quitting the J.O.B. as it will support your living needs that your job income currently supports.
To quit your job, your passive income will need to equal or exceed your current cost of living. Ideally, it needs to exceed it so that you can fund your current cost of living plus have additional income coming in that get’s invested to build your retirement fund and thus allow you to earn more and spend more per year in the future.
What is passive income? It’s income that you create that comes in every month on its own without you having to put in physical work for it. It’s the opposite of your job income where you have to actively trade hours for money. Instead it’s assets working 24/7 for you creating income that you don’t have to work for hence the term “passive.”