Announcing: How to retire in 12 months – A personal message from Serena

How to Retire in 12 Months Book CoverThis blog is a little special because I am announcing the launch of my book “How to Retire in 12 Months”. The past 2 months have been exciting for me with lots of travel, media and some heart warming emails from readers all over Australasia and I wanted to take a few moments to share it with you.

Firstly, some of you have already bought the book, and some have even taken some time to review it online. If that is you, thank you!

Even if you haven’t heard of it yet, many of the experiences shared are those that we have gained in working with you, the Grassroots community; and so even as a reader or subscriber to this website you have contributed to the book.

Here are the answers to some questions I asked on your behalf!

How did this all come about?

In late 2009 I set myself a personal challenge to create a low maintenance income. I wanted to create an income that I could service in less than one day a week from anywhere in the world. Although I am passionate about helping small business owners, I also have some strong urges to travel the world, live an adventurous life and use my talents to make a difference in the world.

I gave myself 12 months to figure it out and wanted to share the journey and voila! my personal blog was born. Part way through the year I was contacted by John Wiley and Sons to write a book and share the process with the world and the book launched in April this year.

What is the book about?

How to Retire in 12 Months is split into two distinct parts. Part one is all about mindset; changing how we view retirement, looking at how money is the wrong goal and why you should do something you are passionate about for a living. The second part is all about how to create a website that creates a low maintenance income.


How is the book going?

So far we are about 11 weeks in and the book is doing pretty well! We need to keep up the momentum though and keep spreading the word because if it we sell enough we may have the opportunity to take it to the US one day, which would be a really big deal for a new author from this side of the world.


How can I help you promote it?

It is very kind of you to ask! Every little bit helps, so if you get a chance to mention it please do… whether it is to your colleagues or staff, on your Facebook wall or in your newsletter; every bit of promotion will boost sales and help us reach our goal. Likewise if you have any great media contacts please get in contact with them for me.

What’s next?

If you would like more information or to buy a book please visit the Retire Young website.

Thank you for reading, for your own going support and for being part of the Grassroots gang!

Lots of love,
Serena xx