You know you don’t have to wait for retirement to live a life that is more in line with your dreams and values, right?
There’s nothing wrong with putting yourself in the driving seat again, so you live a life of purpose. I’m hoping this site will help you do that.
My name is Sam and I’m a 44 year old freelance marketing consultant, a writer and a photographer. I’m also the voice behind GenerationXit.
GenerationXit is a new resource for people aged 40+ – Generation X basically – who want to reverse engineer their lives and live a completely different existence. A life in which you have more control, and at the same time, more freedom.
Whether that’s as a location independent entrepreneur, working freelance from a laptop as a ‘digital nomad’, or simply leaving the 9 to 5 to set up your own business, this site is for you.
Why I started GenerationXit
I started GenerationXit after noticing very few resources aimed at people aged 40+, who are not retired but who want to make big transformations in their lives.
As the years go by, you have more responsibilities and more commitments. It’s not so easy to sell up and follow your dreams, as you might have done in your 20s. But this doesn’t stop the heart from hankering after a more meaningful existence – so something must be done!
A lot of my writing is aimed at people who want to be location independent or who are considering working remotely (the path I took to freedom). But really, the principles are the same if you choose to leave your 9 to 5 and set up a business in your bedroom.
The first step is to explore that path to freedom – what does it look like? What does it feel like? What are the practical steps you need to take along the way?
You don’t have to be in your 20s to do this
Lots of people think that ’embracing freedom’ is a pastime of the 20 somethings – but that’s not true at all! The Millenials are simply better at marketing themselves on Instagram 😉
54% of all digital nomads are over the age of 38, according to Forbes. And the same publication has predicted that by 2027, half of the US workforce will be working freelance. In other words, it’s a growing work trend that’s here to stay.
Along with pragmatic advice to help you prepare for your journey, you’ll find blog interviews with other inspiring Gen Xers who have radically changed lives, as well as some of my own travel musings, written with an older crowd in mind.
I also run the GenerationXit podcast where I interview location independent people in their 40s and 50s. These have a strong focus on business and generating income. We also cover some of the real issues which affect older, location independent people, covering everything from familial responsibilities, mental health and emotional wellbeing, mindset and more.
My goal is to build a community who are not prepared to wait for retirement to fulfil their dreams.
I believe you want to join me. Am I right?
So take the first steps today.
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Wishing you freedom and fulfilment,