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Ernie J. Zelinski is an international best-selling author whose life-changing books have sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide. Ernie is also an innovator, creative content creator, prosperity life coach, and professional speaker.

Ernie is an authority on the topics of early retirement, book marketing, self-publishing, selling foreign book rights, solo-entrepreneurship, and applying creativity to business and leisure.

Ernie's core message — that we all can be more creative and really live life the way it was meant to be lived — is at the heart of all his work. 

Ernie's How to Retire, Happy, Wild and Free has sold over 425,000 copies and has been published in 10 languages.

Ernie is also the author of The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked, which has sold over 315,000 copies sold and has been published in 17 foreign languages.

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Feature articles about Ernie Zelinski and his best-selling books have appeared in major newspapers including Oakland Tribune, The Globe and Mail, USA TODAY, Edmonton Journal, Boston Herald, Calgary Herald, The Washington Post, Toronto Star, and Vancouver Sun. He has been interviewed by over 100 radio stations and has appeared on national television including, Turkish TV, CNN TV’s Financial News and CBC TV’s National News.

Ernie has independently published  Look Ma, Life's Easy (An Inspirational Novel about How Ordinary People Attain Extraordinary Success, Financial Independence, and Personal Freedom) along with its companion book Life's Secret Handbook (Reminders for Advanced Souls Who Want to Make a Big Difference in This World). The parable Look Ma, Life's Easy is reminiscent of the soul-stirring Illusions by Richard Bach and the heart-warming The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robert Sharma.

Ernie's latest completed creative work The Joy of Being Retired: 365 Reasons Why Retirement Rocks — and Work Sucks! is designed to help retirees celebrate retirement instead of looking at it as something to be avoided. 



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Ernie speaks on the topics of retirement, unconventional career success, and creativity. He recently made keynote speeches about  The Joy of Not Working to over 2,000 executives and scholars at the National Turkish Congress on Quality (KalDer) in Istanbul, Turkey and to 1,200 career experts at the National Career Development Association convention in Orlando, Florida.

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Author of The World's Second Best Retirement Book
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 I will do today
what others won't,
so I will have
tomorrow what
others don't.
— John Addison
No organization — government or
otherwise — can take great care of you in retirement.     Organizations aren't capable of this — only  you are!
— from Life's Secret Handbook

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Surveys of seniors overwhelmingly      suggest that higher incomes don't drive satisfaction in   retirement. That said, there is a minimum
of income required to enjoy retirement.
— Dan Richards
I'm regularly asked     what my [retirement]  plan is, and I    deliberately don't have much of a plan. I've had lots of plans in my life and it might be nice to have a period      that is less planned.
— Malcolm Hamilton, Expert on Pensions 
& Retirement Planning

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