Jeff Steinmann wants to help you Live More.
He is the author of “How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom.”
Jeff also hosts a weekly show called “The How to Quit Working Show” that features lessons from Freedom Fanatics who quit their soul-sucking 9-5 job and created a business that lets them live a passionate life of freedom.
Most of all, Jeff is a Freedom Fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”.
Jeff, what’s an interestedly weird fact about yourself?
Back in 1993, I did something that cost me $120, bungee jumped and I was not at all afraid of heights. The experience of free falling was awful but I use it as a metaphor for taking risk in life and doing things.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
Went to high school, then college, it took me 13 years to get through college because they kept trying to teach me things I didn’t care about but along the way in the late 90’s I got a career in technology.
I wanted freedom and wanted to do my own thing on my own terms versus being tied and dependent upon a company.
My definition of freedom is about not relying on other people and being in control of your own destiny.
What’s your big reason why?
Freedom, that’s the thing that drives me.
I look at it as I’m either successful or bankrupt and never going back to get a job.
What has been your biggest temporary defeat?
Had a great business model but made the decision for a number of reasons to take it to a different direction.
Parted ways with a partner and several clients.
Everything I built up for a couple years started crumbling.
How did you become a contributor to major publications such as the Huffington Post?
Get a body of writing out there.
Next, persistently pitch unique and interesting topics to these publications that resonate with their readers.
One thing I pitched was around lifestyle balance.
I view writing as a craft, writing has to be good.
Jeff, please share with us more about your book “How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom” and how that all came about?
I wrote the book in 9 months flat.
What inspired me was I quit working for about a year at that point.
It’s a blueprint for living a life the way everyone wants to live.
Wanted to help others.
It took 18 months to hit the best sellers list.
What’s your best entrepreneur advice?
Remember everything is about consistency, doing the same thing over and over until you perfect that thing.
My 1st advice is you gotta stick with it.
Next advice get away from the idea mentality which means folks think that in order to have a successful business you need a brilliant idea, ideas are relatively unimportant in the grand scheme of things.
What matters is the execution.
What are the success rituals of Jeff Steinmann?
Meditation everyday that’s #1.
I meditate a couple times a day.
Also recognize that about every 60 minutes I need to do something such as calm my mind down or need more energy.
What’s your favorite success quote?
“If you keep on doing what you’re doing you’re gonna keep on getting what ya getting.” – Ziz Ziglar
Think and Grow Rich – by Napoleon Hill