How to Live the Good Life Without Being Independently Wealthy or Retired

Exempt from external authority, interference, restriction, etc., as a person or one’s will, thought, choice, action, etc.; independent; unrestricted.

An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.

What’s holding you back from living the life you want to? How are some people able to spend months vacationing every year and enjoy expensive time-consuming hobbies while you’re stuck working like mad at a job you don’t really even enjoy?

The answer is career flexibility.

Smart people are finding creative ways to make a living that enable them to live the good life without being retired or independently wealthy. They’re able to work where and when they want to and earn enough money to be more than comfortable. These people have discovered that not being chained to a desk with just three weeks of vacation per year is the key to living a richer, more independent life.

This site is all about helping you:

The answers are different for everyone. The right career move for you might be to become a freelancer, consultant, micro-business owner, entrepreneur, artist, dog walker, acupuncturist, blogger or something else. Or, maybe you already have a flexible career, but need help making the most of it.

The goal is for you to enjoy your career and have enough time and income to travel, volunteer, spend time with your kids, go sailing, sip Mai-Tai’s on a beach or whatever else you consider living the good life.

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About Your Author

Hi. I’m Corbett. For the past 13 years I have been a Software Developer, Business Consultant and Entrepreneur. After spending three years building my last company, my wife Jessalyn and I decided to take some extended time off. We bought a Subaru Forester, packed our bags and our dog Kinsey and headed off on a six-month-long road trip through Mexico. We wanted to relax, learn some Spanish, meet new people and take some time to plan my next career move.

In Mexico we met a ton of interesting people. A lot of those people were on extended trips like us. Many of them had made a habit of traveling for months at a time every year. These weren’t just older retired and/or independently wealthy people either; most of them were relatively young and of modest means.

I was utterly intrigued by the fact that so many young, middle-class people had found ways of crafting careers that allowed them to take up to six months off every year to travel or live in another part of the world. How were they able to do it? These people were living the “good life” and I wanted to find out how. That’s what prompted this blog, and I hope to help you find a similar path.

I’m a big believer in working to live, rather than living to work. Those of us who aren’t independently wealthy or retired can unlock the good life by designing a truly flexible career that lets us work where and when we want to while making a comfortable income. Join me as I explore how you can live the life you’ve dreamed of.

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