Are you sick of working day after day for someone else, dreaming of what you'll do one day when you retire? Why wait until you're old to enjoy retirement? How would you like to retire in 12 months? Stop dreaming about a better life in the future - create one for yourself today! If you're serious about getting the most out of life and want to discover how you can use your passions to pay your bills, then How to Retire in 12 Months is the book for you. Author Serena Star-Leonard was handcuffed to a desk for years, working long hours in unfulfilling jobs. One day she stopped dreaming about a better life and created one for herself. She built an online business that allows her to work at something she truly loves, wherever and whenever she wants. Serena has redefined retirement and all it took was 12 months and a big dream. Inside this book you will discover how to: develop a low-maintenance income from your passion; get out of the rat race and build the life you want; retire in 12 months.
Serena Star Leonard is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about her mission to retire young and teaching others to do the same. Serena's own 'passion income' is being developed through her internet strategy business grassrootsinternetstrategy.com.au. Her main business is star-coaching.net which offers entrepreneurs and business owners affordable, positive and experienced coaching/mentoring that will gives them the confidence to take action on their ideas and make a success of them. Through Star Coaching and retireyoung.com.au she is coaching others to also retire in 12 months with great success so far.
Acknowledgements vii Introduction 1 1 Your retirement (pipe) dreams 7 2 A fulfilling life (and why money won't buy it) 19 3 The success mindset 43 4 Finding your passion 63 5 How to make money online 79 6 How to sell yourself online 103 7 Creating your own products 127 8 What's next? 151 Glossary 161 Useful resources 165 Website examples 169 Index 171
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21 Jun, 2011
Serena Star Leonard's book has been a fun read. Most of the book cruises along with the chatty expose of developing your mindset, challenging your beliefs and encouraging you to discover your passion.
The tone changes half way through the book as Serena moves into her chapter â€œHow To Make Money Onlineâ€. You will now learn about different types of marketing, creating websites, and in time, your own products.
By the time you have finished the first half of the book, you will have the inspiration to â€œgive it a goâ€. By the time you finish the second half of the book you will have a good overview of how you are going to go about it.
I found that, even as an experienced online marketer, there were definitely some ideas and techniques I learned from Serena's book. I do think that Serena has done a great job of where to start, and she has also provided you with a resource that you can return to as you start your own â€œretirementâ€ plan. And Serena's writing is always sprinkled with enthusiasm which is very infectious.
16 Jun, 2011
This book truly rocks! I received my gorgeous blue copy in the mail and kept it beside my bed for weeks because I loved it and I didn't want it to end. It's this easy to read journey through all the steps you need to take to turn that pipe-dream of earning an online income whilst enjoying far greater personal freedom (perfect for stay at home mums, as I am), into a stupendously amazing reality. Thanks hugely to Serena Star Leonard's inspiring vision and wisdom I'm now earning a significant portion of my income directly from the online sales of the courses and an ebook that I offer. She helped me believe in it - a dream that I held close for a very long time because I was too shy to share it with the world. Now I'm doing it! I'm her fan forever.