Welcome to Your Retirement!

Life As an Independent Digital Nomad

Ever wonder, is this as good as it gets? Slaving your days away for peanuts, wearing out your body in a rat race going nowhere?

I’ve been there, believe me, but now I’m out, baby! And I have no plans of going back!

Thanks for visiting “Why Are You Still Working?,” my new blog designed to share all the steps I’ve taken to retire at age 44 – with my family – and to give you insights into the latest “digital nomad” trends that I’ve run across and tried out myself.

I’ll try to give you all the tips I know, in the hopes they will benefit you in your own exploration of mega retirement or just independent working from home, as a freelancer, blogger, marketer, or whatever! The online world’s wide open, and there are so many opportunities for all who have the patience and discipline to dive in. It ain’t easy sometimes; but then neither is working 40+ hours a week at some job you hate.

No thanks. I’m done with that, at least for the foreseeable future. Let me tell you what I’ve been up to instead…

Read on, my friends, and again WELCOME to your new Independence!

Matt Cates, Author of “Why Are You Still Working? A Practical & Philosophical Guide to Mega Early Retirement”

Matt Cates
Me at 44

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Blurb from my eBook, Why Are You Still Working? 

Have you lost your mind? You want to quit work and retire…at YOUR age? Who said you could do that?
Get up and go to work, you bum! Go every day until you die!
Or…don’t.

After all these years, aren’t you bored to death of the daily grind, of your boss, of the commute? Don’t you really, seriously think you could find SOMETHING better to do with that 40-plus hours of your week?

Hmm, you may be on to something.

Because you know in your heart, life doesn’t have to be like this; it SHOULDN’T be like this!

Don’t work yourself into the grave. We all deserve our freedom at some point… So why not now? Right now!

So many of us are MUCH closer to being able to retire than we realize. In some cases, we are capable of it right this minute…but we feel like we’re not prepared to make the leap. For me, it took a year to decide, but once I did there was no going back.

Here, in this book, is how I did it. There is no great secret to it. The only mystery is, what took so long!

At 44 years old, I left a good-paying job, packed up the family, and have been living a dream life on the Aegean Coast ever since…all the while NOT working, but instead focusing on taking things easy, spending lots of quality time with my family, and just plain old goofing off! (Yes, I did write this eBook in my spare time; I have lots and lots of spare time!)

You, too, have the ability to live life on your own terms, to ‘do it your way.’ But only if you really want it! You have to act; you must make it happen, because it won’t happen on by itself.

‘Why Are You Still Working?’ clearly outlines the exact steps I took to go from living and working in one of America’s most expensive areas to reassessing my priorities, downshifting and downsizing, and resettling in a place others only get to visit on vacation while paying the bills as a digital nomad with a pension. Not every tip will apply to every person; I realize that. Every situation is different. But most will apply, if we’re willing to keep an open mind.

In this updated version, I’ve hyperlinked to the new Why Are You Still Working website, which offers even more in-depth tips and insights. There’s no magic to it, and no schemes or tricks, and I’m not selling any over-priced online courses or trying suck anyone into a ‘customer funnel.’

It’s just down-to-Earth, common sense advice that any person can apply, plus tips to help anyone go from burnt-out employee to blissful beach bum… It’s easier than you think–the hardest part is just doing it!

The second hardest part? Sticking to it! But trust me when I say, every day of my mega early retirement is better than a day on the job!

But Why Are You Still Working isn’t only about retirement. It’s about independence!

Maybe you still want to work, but haven’t considered all the options…like working from home, working freelance, working online, working as a digital nomad selling your services and products on your own time, from anywhere on Earth! This book explores a few such concepts, and links to resources to dig in deeper.

Give it a try! You’ve got nothing to lose…and a whole new life to gain!

Read the first chapter free right here! 

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