Everyone wants to be a millionaire, but where do you turn when you strike it rich then lose it all in a real estate meltdown? In this episode I share the story of a hot dog who rescued a couple of corporate drop-outs who lost everything in the Great Recession.
Several years ago as we prepared to transition from sprawling urban life to our rural farmstead, my wife and I were filled with excitement about growing our own food and being immersed in nature. Yet, during that period of intense change and learning we also spent many hours discussing, of all things, retirement.
At the time the idea of retirement was many years away for us, but in our “former” lives we at least understood what the plan was, so we rarely thought about it. The plan then was simply to keep working until we were 62 or so and then let a 401K or pension plan fund the rest of our life, perhaps with a little help from social security.
Welcome to Episode 4 of Self-Sufficient Life! In this episode, you’ll hear the story of a little girl who pushed her city wheelbarrow to the life in the country she was destined for.
Little kids dream of becoming all kinds of things when they grow up, but usually outgrow their fantasies when they become adults. But every now and then a kid holds on tight and grows up to live her dream.
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Whether you’re a homesteader, farmer, author or online marketer, the easiest way to build a marketing platform today is still via a blog. And the best way to have control over your site is to host a WordPress site on Bluehost. That’s what I do and it’s what most leading bloggers and marketers do as well.
In the video below, I show you how to set up your blog in 15 minutes or less. I’ll even show you how to set-up WordPress, choose and customize a theme, set-up custom pages and create your first blog post.
Welcome to Episode 3 of Self-Sufficient Life! In this episode, you’ll hear the story of how a monster traffic jam in Sacramento sparked a rural revolution in Idaho.
Patrice Lewis sat in a monster Sacramento traffic jam and reached her tipping point. Patrice was a project coordinator for an agricultural research firm in Sacramento.Her husband, Don, was a geologist with a geo-engineering firm.
They entered their respective fields because they loved the outdoors.But, as they sat in traffic with the heat waves rising from the asphalt, they realized the truth.They rarely got to be outdoors.
It had begun to gnaw at them. The commute. The flickering fluorescent lights. The cubicles. And the crowds.
They reached the tipping point–and fled. First to Oregon, but later deeper into the wilderness to an Idaho homestead.
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Welcome to Episode 2 of Self-Sufficient Life! In this episode, you’ll hear the story of how Lisa Steele escaped the concrete jungle surrounding Wall Street and built a lucrative brand around backyard chickens.
Lisa Steele made Gordon Gecko proud, living the high-life on Wall Street during the go-go ’80s. But when terrorists bombed the World Trade Center for the first time in 1993, Lisa reached her tipping point and began looking for a simpler life. It was many years later when boredom and necessity motivated her to start writing about her passion; chickens.
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Alright, alright, alright (best Matthew McConaughey voice), my new podcast, Self-Sufficient Life, is now live!
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My passion is inspiring people to become more self-sufficient, and I’m really excited about this new podcast! So much so that I want to spread the word far and wide, but I need your help. But first, here’s what’s in it for you!
Welcome to Episode 1 of Self-Sufficient Life! In this episode you’ll hear the story of how an investment banker and a fashion designer traded the glamour of Manhattan for goats and brambles in Tennessee.
Imagine being a young couple living the good life in New York. One’s an investment banker, the other’s a fashion designer and both are on their way to the top. Then, they get this wild idea–“Hey, let’s quit our jobs and move to the country to milk cows and make artisan cheese.” Only when they find their farm, it’s not what they imagined. One obstacle after another confronts James and Eileen Ray as they struggle to give birth to Little Seed Farm.