Fri, 21 May 2021
I have a lot of authors reach out to me, requesting that they be guests on the show. I almost never say yes, but today that is very different. Today, I am very excited to have Shannon Hayes on the show. Shannon has a great story of shifting mindsets, pursuing a rural and agricultural lifestyle, and making it work. And, she has written a fantastic book called Redefining Rich chronicling all of it and the lessons that she has learned along the way.
The title of this book really stood out to me when I first saw the proposal. I talk about redefining retirement on the show all the time. It seemed to be such a natural corollary to redefine what it means to be rich as well. So much of Shannon has experienced and talks about in this book is exactly what I have gone through since the time that I chose lifestyle and fulfillment over dollars and cents.
The journey that you want to take, to the lifestyle that you want to have is going to force you to change your mindset in multiple different ways. If you try to stay in the mindset of the full-time employee, ultra-consumption lifestyle while pursuing your dream, you will never make the sacrifices or adjust your priorities in a way that will lead to success.
Shannon's book is an excellent template for how to change that mindset and find true happiness. I talk about how lucky those of us with rural values who want to live in rural areas are, all the time. However, this makes no difference if you can't look around you and see yourself as rich because of the way in which you get to live. Shannon's book will absolutely help you see it and make that change. We will start you off with this great interview.