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May 9, 2011

Success Story about The Joy of Not Working

Here is a recent e-mail that I received from one of the readers of two of my books. The books were likely The Joy of Not Working and Career Success Without a Real Job.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Nadine Myers
    To: vipbooks
    Subject: Success Story

    Hi Ernie,

    You likely will not remember me. I am from Australia, and whilst in Vancouver in 2009 sent you an email shortly after reading a couple of your books, so excited and inspired.

    Wow, has my life changed since then! My husband and I decided to give up corporate life a couple of months after reading the books, and to see how long we could live without working in a "job". We lasted two years! During that time we travelled all the way across Canada, and down through Central America, then to South Africa. We are now living in South Africa, as it is a beautiful country and reasonably cheap to live.

    I have to say, I have been living the life of my dreams the past two years and continue to do so. I created an online business that allows me to work anywhere in the world, and choose the hours that I work. I have no-one to report to, and have complete freedom and control over my life. I am in awe of the life I have created every day, and can't believe how lucky I am.

    I thank you for your inspiring books and for setting such an incredible example for others to follow.

    All the best to a happy life of leisure, Ernie!

    Kind regards,


    Nadine Myers
    Managing Director &
    Emigration Job Search Strategist

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Here are a few career success quotes to help you find a retirement job or an inspirational career so that you can have fun at work:

    What counts is not the number of hours you put in, but how much you put in the hours.
    — Unknown wise person

    After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.
    — Mason Cooley

    People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
    — Anne Sullivan

    Don't flaunt your success, but don't apologize for it either.
    — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
    — William James

    If your belief system has not molded the life you desire, how you think will need to change. — Asha Tyson

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