My husband said to me the other night, “Hey. Let’s do a mini-retirement someday.”
I LOVED IT.
Seriously, it elicited a stronger reaction than if he had given me a 100 roses.
I’ve been wanting to take a gap year every since talking to Noah and Jillian on the podcast, two people I know who have taken or are planning to take gap years.
Jillian’s story is actually pretty amazing.
- She has 6 kids; 4 adopted
- She’s taken 5 mini-retirements with her husband
- Traveled all around Europe
- Renovated 3 houses
- Reached financial independence
- Hit a $750,000 net worth
- Started her own business
I read her blog pretty regularly and her writing is raw and from the heart.
That’s why I was so excited to hear she was launching a “plan your own mini-retirement” course.
Mini Retirements Mastered – sign up here
The purpose of the course is to prepare someone to take the leap into mini-retirement. Like legit prepare, step by step.
This includes the financial preparation needed, the logistics, the dreaming part of it, the emotional support and everything else that comes with a mini-retirement.
I have early access to the course and the format is videos and printables. It’s administered by teachable which is an easy to use platform.
There are also bonus videos by other financial experts on travel, entrepreneurship, and retirement included at the end of the course.
You also get support from Jillian and she’s super passionate about helping people realize their dreams.
She takes it super, seriously.
Sign up here for Mini Retirements Mastered
If you want to hear amazing free advice from Jillian, check out her episode on FIRE drill podcast.
We talked to her for over 30 minutes so you’ll get a good sense of what the course might be like, when it opens again.
- Episode 21: Living an Amazing Lifestyle on Less with Jillian from Montana Money Adventures
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Initially, I was very curious about what you meant by “mini retirement”. Now I understand what you mean. I think it is a good thing to do especially when you have the resources needed to embark on it
Millennial Boss says
I think of it as the realization that your career doesn’t have to be linear. You can take breaks between career opportunities to explore your passions, if you can fund it.
Jillian Johnsrud says
Planning a mini-retirement is 100x better than roses! =) The dreaming, planning and adventure of it all has done amazing things for our marriage as well.
A good thing about having your own business online or working a side hustle as a a part time blogger is that you don’t have to worry about retirement. As long as you continue striving to write and publish quality content, build and maintain solid online relationship with your target reading audience, provide value and meaningful feedback, and engage often , you’ll see profits steadily rolling in as monthly revenues. As long as you’re doing your part, you can work online as a internet entrepreneur well past retirement. Am I right I say? 🙂
Millennial Boss says
That’s the Tim Ferriss dream. Not everyone wants to build an online business but I think it’s one way to fund a mini-retirement.
Owen @ PlanEasy says
My wife and I took two mat leave/parental leaves together. It was essentially a mini-retirement (if you can count caring for a new baby retirement!). First leave was 3 months and the second was 7 months. It was awesome to take a break from the 9-5 grind.
I remember seeing a TED talk about an ad agency that would shut down every 7 years to take 1 year off. Basically a year to be creative without constraint. Sounds like an awesome idea if you can pull it off.
Mr. Groovy says
To tell the truth, J, I didn’t like your podcast with Jillian. Haha–it was too damn short! Jillian is a national treasure and I’m glad her mini-retirement course is now available. Anyone interested in a mini-retirement should definitely give it a look-see. Oh, and I would love to see you take a mini-retirement sometime in the future. You’re a blogging/podcasting dynamo now. I can’t imagine what great stuff you’ll do with more time on your hands. Cheers.
Angela @ Tread Lightly Retire Early says
Not quite a “mini retirement,” but I’m starting to love the idea of taking a month to live somewhere else – we don’t have any plans to move long term because our families are here and that’s super important to us with a small child, but the idea of having more than a week to really explore a place is really intriguing.
Lady Dividend says
Just last night I said to my partner that I need a summer vacation like we had as kids. I’ve signed up for this course and I’m excited to go through the resources. Thanks for sharing!
Yellow Brick Freedom says
I would love to do a mini-retirement. We are planning to start a family in the next couple of years, so I’m hoping maybe sometime between having kids and them starting school. My heart is in Europe, but I’d also love to see Southeast Asia. I would probably want to pick 3-4 places to stay in for at least a month each.
Larry Williams says
I’m thinking about a mini retirement as we speak. I’m thinking about going to Germany for a while. I have so much plans for the future, especially for my kids. Definitely signing up for the course!
So, is a mini retirement the same this as a sabbatical, except with a more relaxing connotation? Sounds fun!