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Warm, Wealthy Wisdom in 200 Words (More or Less)

By Mike Johnson

Social Distancing Since 1957

I wanted to be me when I grew up. For the longest time, I wasn't. I made the journey from jobs to freelance writer to entrepreneur to passive income to early retirement.

The struggle of that journey made me greatly appreciate arrival.

No job. No boss. No work schedule. No commute. No dress code. No debt. Passive income. Freedom.

Experienced guys have learned a few things the hard way. We like to share. Take a break from pushing that boulder uphill and grab some free, decade-saving advice.

  • #1 Wealth is a Choice

  • #2 Wealth is Time & Freedom, NOT Money

  • #3 The Moth

  • #4 On the Inside Looking Out

  • #5 The Martian

  • #6 Can't Fix the World

  • #7 You and Your Cause

  • #8 Back Off Man, I Have Credentials

  • #9 Take This Chance

  • #10 Hit By a Tornado

  • #11 You're an Apple

  • #12 What Are You For?

  • #13 Arise Early

  • #14 Proof We Survive "Death"

  • #15 You're a Loveable Knucklehead

  • #16 Humans Are Cute

  • #17 How to Save Decades

  • #18 Road Not Traveled

  • #19 Engage

  • #20 Meeting Chekov

  • #21 Buy Memories

  • #22 Don't Trust Authority

  • #23 Mickey Mantle Moments

  • #24 Crown is Moving

  • #25 Cheap Animals

  • #26 Captain of His Soul

  • #27 More Dairy Queen Stories Please

  • #28 I See Debt People

  • #29 Wall Drug

  • #30 An Unfinished Life

  • #31 Baseball or Government?

  • #32 Wear Suit on Saturday?

  • #33 Spam Spam Spam

  • #34 Cat Wisdom

  • #35 Has Slavery Snared You?

  • #36 Summer Perspective

  • #37 Melancholy McDonald's

  • #38 Create in a Jiffy

  • #39 Poaching Enlightenment

  • #40 Bosses

  • #41 Dress Codes

  • #42 Light the Match

  • #43 Deer Abundance

  • #44 Keep Drilling

  • #45 Face the Gunfire

  • #46 Dimes Into Dollars

  • #47 Less is More

  • #48 One Red Paperclip

  • #49 Window of Opportunity

  • #50 Letters vs Numbers

  • #51 Appear as Such

  • #52 Null Your Rates

  • #53 Markers

  • #54 Creating Fake "Knowledge" From Thin Air

  • #55 Entrepreneurs Question Everything

  • #56 Advice From the E-Trade Baby

  • #57 Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets

  • #58 The Essence of Life

  • #59 JFK's Plane

  • #60 Go Premium

  • #61 Johnny Cash

  • #62 Take Over Yellowstone

  • #63 Your Brain is a Pharmacy

  • #64 What Will You Build Today?

  • #65 RVs! For Numerous Reasons

  • #66 Put George Washington to Work!

  • #67 Inspiration Trumps Charity

  • #68 Framing the Falls

  • #69 Everything is a Dream

  • #70 Sweet Workspace

  • #71 What's on the Other Side of Coon Lake?

  • #72 Passive Income Romance

  • #73 Krispy Krime

  • #74 Held Down by The Man

  • #75 Nothing is Everything

  • #76 Test Drive Your Dreams

  • #77 Why I Took Social Security Early

  • #78 Group Insanity

  • #79 Choose Again

  • #80 Change the World or Change Your Mind?

  • #81 Arrogant, Power-Hungry Busybodies

  • #82 The "News" is Produced

  • #83 Worthy Missions

  • #84 Vibrations

  • #85 Time Change or Life Change?

  • #86 Mountain Miracles

  • #87 Socialism is Racism

  • #88 Work on You First

  • #89 Big Lives Cost Little Money

  • #90 Age Knows Things You Do Not

  • #91 You're the Tuner

  • #92 Owning Your Life Rather Than Renting

  • #93 Mr Softee Solutions

  • #94 Skills & Character Trump Diversity

  • #95 Fixation Follies

  • #96 In Here or Out There?

  • #97 Inspired by Achievers

  • #98 Obstacles To Greatness

  • #99 Entrepreneurship: Glorious & Grim

  • #100 The Knowledge Scale

  • #101 The Divine Matrix

  • #102 Feed Your Dreams

  • #103 The Destination is Enough

  • #104 New Year or New Decision?

  • #105 The Inversion

  • #106 Mount Rushmore

  • #107 Best Way to Support the Troops

  • #108 The Gatekeeper

  • #109 Ten Best Investments I Ever Made

  • #110 Look! A Squirrel!

  • #111 Shush Your Mind

  • #112 Financial & Time Freedom Like Riding a Bike

  • #113 Get Rich By Sharing Love

  • #114 Audacity to Leave the Herd

  • #115 Manifest a Shoe or a Showroom

  • #116 They Stole Your Retirement Account

  • #117 100% Independent or 100% Dependent?

  • #118 Do You Still Accept Paper Money?

  • #119 The Big Mac Index

  • #120 Quick Sales Increase: Neighborhood Walk

  • #121 Strange Games

  • #122 You're a Gypsy

  • #123 Everything Comes & Goes

  • #124 Are You Brave Enough to Ask?

  • #125 Revolution of One

  • #126 Turn off the Media

  • #127 Travel at the Speed of Thought

  • #128 You Did That

  • #129 Waffle Wisdom

  • #130 Their Diabolical Plan

  • #131 How to Manifest

  • #132 Dependency Workarounds

  • #133 Let it Snow

  • #134 High School Clock Watching

  • #135 An Inspiring McDonald's Story

  • #136 You're Being Scammed

  • #137 How to Create Value

  • #138 Think You Can't Be Fooled?

  • #139 Driving With Buffalo Bill

  • #140 Take it Up a Notch

  • #141 Ambition Cuts Both Ways

  • #142 Become Your Own Expert

  • #143 Garbage In Garbage Out

  • #144 Quit & Live in a Van

  • #145 When Life is a Riot

  • #146 The Bushy-Tailed Woodrat

  • #147 Who Fired That BB Gun?

  • #148 Say the Words

  • #149 Your Second Job is to Escape Your First Job

  • #150 Why Isn't Your Financial Planner Retired?

  • #151 Work Cultures Will Never Improve

  • #152 The Smart Alternative to College

  • #153 Many More Ways to Earn Income

  • #154 Contrived Holidays

  • #155 Buy the Business!

  • #156 Use Your Super Powers!

  • #157 Infinite Returns

  • #158 Close the Circle

  • #159 Become the Boss's Rabbit

  • #160 Joe vs the Volcano

  • #161 Nothing Creates Value Like a Big Fish

  • #162 Dishwasher Pete

  • #163 Neville Goddard Gold

  • #164 The Junco's Miracle

  • #165 Hello! McFly? Anybody Home?

  • #166 Talk Your Way In

  • #167 Write Your Own Obit

  • #168 Don't Drink the Employee Kool-Aid

  • #169 Attitude Increases Altitude

  • #170 Do You Qualify For the 21 Club?

  • #171 When in Doubt Send a Scout

  • #172 Watch the Antler Drop

  • #173 Your Money Mindset Determines the Difficulty of Your Life

  • #174 You're Not Tiger Woods

  • #175 Postcard From the Volcano

  • #176 Buddy Holly Smarts

  • #177 Don't Ask Me to Be Your CEO

  • #178 Are You a Pompous Ass?

  • #179 If Your Life Depended on It, Would you LIVE It?

  • #180 The Great Escape

  • #181 Covid Craziness

  • #182 Howl Responsibly

  • #183 Wallet Wisdom Trumps Conventional Wisdom

  • #184 You're Making Life Too Hard

  • #185 The Hooters Retirement Plan

  • #186 Mind Your Bubble

  • #187 Pop Bottle Prosperity

  • #188 World's Most Interesting Man

  • #189 Jim Hansel Art

  • #190 Time Time Time Time Time Time Time Money

  • #191 Bad Bosses

  • #192 Mike's Money Manifesto

  • #193 Paperboy Joy

  • #194 The Day We Bought the Farm

  • #195 In Radio, It's Not the Size, It's the Frequency

  • #196 My Year as a Treasure Hunter

  • #197 Just You & Your Consciousness

  • #198 Away From the Things of Man

  • #199 Are You Smarter Than a Border Collie?

  • #200 Woodpile Wisdom

  • #201 Reardon Metal

  • #202 Old Frankenstein

  • #203 The Magic of Comic Books

  • #204 No Death Today

  • #205 Watching Elk

  • #206 The Writer's Connection

  • #207 87 Ways to Earn Cash Immediately

  • #208 The Far Edge of the Internet

  • #209 Opinions & Beliefs

  • #210 Sharing vs Selling

  • #211 Donut Forget the Experience

  • #212 Oprah Hasn't Called

  • #213 Batting Cage Karma

  • #214 My Book

  • #215 Dumpster-Diving Bears

  • #216 Will You Make the Right Call?

  • #217 The Secrets About Big Bucks

  • #218 My Frisbee Dogs

  • #219 My Attempt to Be Jean Luc Picard

  • #220 Are You as Fixated as a Hummingbird?

  • #221 Would You Pay $79,000 For This Barn?

  • #222 Triple 20

  • #223 My Orange Vega

  • #224 My 67 Cougar

  • #225 The Science of Getting Rich

  • #226 Advice From Zimbabwe's Hyperinflation

  • #227 Day at the Cemetery

  • #228 Divine Meetings

  • #229 Under the Direction of Ron Howard

  • #230 The Magic of Gears

  • #231 Mike Interviewed: How to Escape Captivity

  • #232 Where Should I Invest?

  • #233 Duality is a Thing

  • #234 You're An Interesting Species

  • #235 I Own 12 Million Acres

  • #236 LinkedIn vs LinkedOut

  • #237 The Magic of Mix Tapes

  • #238 Superman Quits!

  • #239 Your Seat on the USS HyperInflation

  • #240 Distracted By Days, We Drift Through Decades

  • #241 Small Town Grocers

  • #242 Do They Deserve Your Money?

  • #243 How to Rein in Government

  • #244 From 3 Cents a Word to $3,000 a Word

  • #245 Drew Baylor Moment

  • #246 Are You Normal?

  • #247 Monday

  • #248 Fruits of Research

  • #249 Heart Business

  • #250 Who Are We?

  • #251 What it Feels Like After Quitting That Job

  • #252 The Game Within the Game

  • #253 It's Arrogant to Post Anything

  • #254 The Study Carrel

  • #255 Ambition Has a Shelf Life

  • #256 Geezer Gospel

  • #257 Wonder Years & Electric Bikes

  • #258 How to Triple Your Tip$

  • #259 We Can See It From Here

  • #260 The Thrill of the Chase

  • #261 Why I Buy Land

  • #262 My Visit to Evel Knievel's Canyon

  • #263 This Is How I Want to Face Death

  • #264 Seasonal Businesses

  • #265 Toads & Salamanders

  • #266 Baseball Love

  • #267 Atlas Shrugged, Now Non-Fiction

  • #268 Etched on the Universe

  • #269 Are You Money Brave?

  • #270 Blondie Returned

  • #271 Buy an Old Guy a Beer

  • #272 Circling the Drain

  • #273 How Much Are You Asking?

  • #274 Defending Your Life

  • #275 Jewel Cave

  • #276 "You're Fired"

  • #277 Remember

  • #278 The Corporate Breeding Program

  • #279 Letters to Leaders

  • #280 Go Within or Go Without

  • #281 Conversations With God

  • #282 Home From the Forest

  • #283 How to Get a Little Saturday EVERY Day

  • #284 Do We Ever Arrive?

  • #285 Paychecks No Longer Work

  • #286 The Elevation of Joy

  • #287 Many Ways to Live

  • #288 Uncommon Thoughts

  • #289 My Job as a Dishwasher

  • #290 My Job as a Landscaper

  • #291 The Power of Clarity

  • #292 Perspective

  • #293 Morning Lessons, Morning Promises

  • #294 I'm Not in Love

  • #295 I'm a Dinosaur

  • #296 The Hidden Value of Entertainment

  • #297 I Never Met My Best Mentors

  • #298 Laddie is Missing!

  • #299 My Very First Loan

  • #300 What's in Your Wallet?

  • #301 Ten Wealth Transfer Truths

  • #302 My Shocking Woke Moment

  • #303 Antler Hunt

  • #304 Deer Dropped Two!

  • #305 Why I Like 13 Below Zero

  • #306 Keep Your Eye on the Ball

  • #307 No One Owns You

  • #308 Human Focus Knob

  • #309 How Many Income Streams in This Photo?

  • #310 That Dam White Paper I Wrote

  • #311 You Don't Have To

  • #312 Mike's Free Customer Service Booklet

  • #313 My Squirrelly Romance

  • #314 The Earth May Be Flat

  • #315 Do You Believe in Miracles?

  • #316 Are You Playing the Right Instrument?

  • #317 Sports Fans Never Forget

  • #318 Lost in Space

  • #319 Elephant in an Elevator

  • #320 April Blizzard

  • #321 Mental Mudroom

  • #322 Sick of Trading Time For Money?

  • #323 Silver & Souls

  • #324 Gurus & the Chairman Emeritus

  • #325 Great Date Night Movie: "About Time"

  • #326 The Letter Box

  • #327 The Guitars Mock Me

  • #328 Is Your To-Do List Too In-Tents?

  • #329 Age is Not Fair!

  • #330 How Customer Service Changed My Life

  • #331 Tea With James Herriot

  • #332 The Horse in the UPS Store

  • #333 How I Create Names & Taglines

  • #334 Life, With Witnesses

  • #335 Rain in the Valley, Snow on the Mountain

  • #336 Tiny Perfect Things

  • #337 You're a Thrillionaire

  • #338 Are They Really Still Sending Kids to College?

  • #339 Chemtrails Are a Thing

  • #340 After Death Observations

  • #341 Solitude Makes You Smarter

  • #342 URL Forwarding: Elegant Marketing

  • #343 Reading Nooks

  • #344 Monday's Post

  • #345 High on a Hill With a Lonely Goat Herd

  • #346 Our Ticket to Freedom: Do Not Comply

  • #347 You Can't Delegate Your Soul

  • #348 Location of Forrest Fenn Treasure Chest

  • #349 The Quest to Mold Memories

  • #350 Dog is My Co-Pilot

  • #351 How to Avoid Trouble

  • #352 Bankers Are Suckers

  • #353 Interrupting Einstein

  • #354 Neighborhood Tyrants

  • #355 We Never Walked on the Moon

  • #356 Rich as a Soda Baron

  • #357 Dinking Around With Derivatives of Dreams

  • #358 How Willard Scott Changed Our Life

  • #359 How To Swallow Anything

  • #360 My Covid Comment to Local Newspaper

  • #361 The Magic Hour

  • #362 E-Bikes Are Shockingly Great

  • #363 Uncle Wally's

  • #364 Fresh Thoughts

  • #365 Chocolate Chip

  • #366 If the Universe is a Carnival ...

  • #367 Spoon-Bending & Firewalks

  • #368 Hurricane Ian

  • #369 The Looking Glass

  • #370 Benefits of Being a Quitter

  • #371 Framework of Life

  • #372 It All Works Out

  • #373 Bears!

  • #374 Detach From the Hive

  • #375 The Hard Truth About Your "Wealth"

  • #376 Everything You Know May Be Wrong

  • #377 A Dog Named Boo

  • #378 We Live Too Long

  • #379 Your Boat Scratched My Anchor!

  • #380 Perspective of a Free Man

  • #381 Election Fraud is Real

  • #382 The Thing About Evil...

  • #383 Skating on Thin Ice

  • #384 Tossed Into the Gap

  • #385 We Live Forever

  • #386 Feed Yourself, Starve the Beast

  • #387 Real Bowlers Do It In The Alley

  • #388 Rich Dad

  • #389 Real Estate Deals Are Surreal

  • #390 "I Do Not Consent"

  • #391 Silver Lining of Financial Hurricanes

  • #392 Mainstream Source-ery

  • #393 Writing Off Verizon

  • #394 3,417 Saturdays

  • #395 Initiate

  • #396 Lincoln Logs & Richie Rich

  • #397 Gaslit Once, But it Came Out Write

  • #398 Hope

  • #399 The Magic Zone & Love


  • #400 Fresh Eyes & Second Chances

  • #401 Paid to Learn

  • #402 Trolley Driver

  • #403 Digital Currency

  • #404 Winter Deer on the Mountain

  • #405 Alarm Clocks & Witch Doctors

  • #406 What We Owe To JFK

  • #407 Under Somebody's Thumb

  • #408 Family Lore

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