Monday, August 24, 2009

Look Ma, Life's Easy Will Be Self-Published Sooner or Later

Korean Edition of Look Ma, Life's Easy
(Published in 5 Foreign Languages But Not in English)
I received the following e-mail about a book I wrote several years ago called Look Ma, Life's Easy


    Thanks for answering my friend request :-)

    Welcome in my friend list also.

    I am Belgian and my native language is French, but I love to write in English. So, I can send my message to you in English. Ok!

    You are Canadian so I thought I could write in French or English, but it ok for me. :-)

    I have read your books since 2003. They have really helped me in my life. I would like to say you Thank you for your works! They are very useful.
    My favourite book is Look Ma, Life's Easy. I read it in French.
    Nevertheless, I would like to find it in English to help an American friend but that cannot be found anywhere? !...We tried; but no success :- ( My friend is Marvin P. He lives in Dallas, Texas. Could we help us to find your book in English version for him? I should be very grateful to you.

    Best Regards
    Catherine D.

The answer to Catherine's question is that Look Ma, Life's Easy was published in 5 foreign languages (Russian, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Korean) but never in English.

Now that I have a new American distributor (National Book Network) for my books, I intend to self-publish the book in the next year or so.

In the interval I am working on my book called The Joy of Being Retired.

Monday, August 17, 2009

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free on Quintessential Careers Book

I was delighted to find a review of my book How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free on Quintessential Careers Book Reviews

Here is part of the review:

    This book [How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free] comprises so much more than financial planning. Many of the books and magazines that discuss retirement focus on building a nest egg, investing, and accumulating wealth.

    I would not hesitate to share this book with friends, colleagues, or clients. Investigating the many options for retirement is even more important now than when the book was first written. With so many people having to change or rethink their retirement plans, this book is a breath of fresh air. At a time when people need inspiration and hope for their futures, learning
    How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free may be just what they need.

    Although the ideas in the book are not new, the stories about how people are living them is unique and refreshing. They bring out the importance of living a full life now and not waiting until retirement.

    Five things I re-learned from this book are:

      1. Plant a Get-a-Life Tree. Among the lists, activities, stories, and ideas that Zelinski offers for brainstorming retirement options, he illustrates how to plant a Get-a-Life Tree. The tree is a form of mind map to help people think about retirement options.

      2. Stay active before and after retirement.
      Ernie Zelinski emphasizes the importance of a healthy active lifestyle. Being active and healthy doesn't begin at retirement. The author tells us to find our interests and purpose long before we retire.

      3. You don't have to be rich to enjoy retirement. In fact,
      Zelinski emphasizes the fact that having a nest egg doesn't guarantee a happy retirement. The book is rich with stories about the many ways people have found happiness in retirement.

      4. Build healthy relationships before you retire. Having healthy relationships
      outside of work before you retire will be the foundation for retirement bliss.

      5. Retirement can be the best part of your life. Reading Zelinski's book was fun and inspiring. The author reminds us to focus on the things that are really important in life. Retirement, after all, is just the beginning.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Create More Money for Your Retirement

Most of the articles I see on Google Alerts for anything relating to retirees has to do with money, their retirement portfolios, and how many of them are short of money.

I am amazed by the number of people that I know who want more money in their lives but are not willing to put in the time, effort, and creativity to generate more income.

If you are short of money, you likely aren't using your time, effort, and creativity to generate more retirement income. Either that or you don't handle money that well.

Here are some ways to attract money into your life according to Joe Vitale that can add to your retirement income:

  • Take action on an idea you have.

  • Write a script of you being wealthy and how it feels.

  • Forgive yourself and others.

  • Read Think and Grow Rich.

  • Turn a problem into a product and sell it online.

  • Feel grateful for something you have.

  • Pray.

  • Create a vision board of what you want.

  • Do 5 things each day on items on your vision board.

  • Ask for help.

  • Help someone else. (by hiring them to help you)

  • Do whatever you are afraid to do. Wealth is hiding behind your fear.

  • Get a retirement job. While you pursue your dream, feed yourself with work.

  • Get clear of limiting beliefs about money