Bio for Ernie J.
Ernie Zelinski is an international
best-selling author who through his books helps adventurous souls live prosperous and
free while making a big difference in this world.
He is also a prosperity life coach, professional speaker, and
unconventional career expert.
Ernie has helped hundreds of
thousands of individuals from all walks of life in their career transitions and retirement planning through his
international best-selling and life-changing books such as The Joy of Not
Working and How to Retire
Happy, Wild, and Free. These two books together
have sold a total of over 775,000 copies.
Ernie is an
innovative ex-corporate worker who was blessed to have been fired from his job as a professional engineer
over 20 years ago and to have leveraged his many years of struggles without a real job into a lifestyle of
personal and financial freedom that is the envy of the corporate world.
Ernie has dedicated his life to helping individuals create a
better work/life balance in their lives and to help them pursue their dream careers.
Ernie's core message — that
ordinary people can attain out-of-the ordinary results and make a difference in this world — is at the heart
of his work.
Ernie recently donated $40,000 to sponsor the annual "The Ernie J. Zelinski $3,000 Award for Individual Creativity" at the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering and the two annual "The Ernie J. Zelinski $2,500 Awards for Individual Creativity" at the University of Alberta School of Business given to students who display "quirky brilliance" in their course work or extracurricular activities. He has also committed to giving another $300,000 to fund these respective awards in perpetuity. Another similar Individual Creativity Award will soon be funded at the downtown Vancouver campus of Simon Fraser Univeristy.
Ernie deeply believes in the powers of creativity and
well-intentioned action as the most important elements for personal prosperity and financial
To prove this, Ernie
semi-retired when he was 31 years old and had a net worth of minus $30,000. As a result of his creative efforts
working only 4 or 5 hours a day, however, Ernie today is financially well-off and makes a better income than 85
percent of full-time corporate workers.
For what it takes to be an international best-selling author,
read the interview with Ernie Zelinski on the Retire by
Ernie Zelinski's books — with translations in 22 languages —
have changed lives around the globe. Thousands of individuals have contacted Ernie Zelinski by letter and
e-mail about how they have experienced renewal and personal growth as a result of reading one of Ernie's
Ernie's many books have now sold over 1,100,000 copies worldwide
and have been published in 29 different countries.
Ernie's third best-selling book is The Lazy Person's Guide to Success — Financial Independence and Personal Freedom Too! It has sold over 110,000 copies and has been published in 11 foreign languges.
THE LAZY PERSON'S GUIDE TO SUCCESS — FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE AND PERSONAL FREEDOM TOO!
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Other life-changing books by Ernie include Career Success Without a Real Job and 101 Really
Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting.
Look Ma, Life's Easy: How Ordinary People Attain Extraordinary Success and Remarkable
Prosperity is an inspirational novel that emphasizes the importance of following The Easy Rule of Life in order that we overcome our self-imposed
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A Limited Leather Edition of a companion book of
inspirational passages and proverbs for Look Ma, Life's
Easy is called Life's Secret Handbook (Reminders for Adventurous Souls
Who Want to Make a Big Difference in This World.
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Ernie speaks on the topics of retirement, unconventional career success, and creativity. He recently made keynote speeches about The Joy of Not
Working to over 2,000 executives and scholars at the National Turkish Congress on Quality (Kalder) in Istanbul, Turkey and to 1,200 career experts at the National Career Development Association convention in Orlando, Florida.
Ernie's most recent books are THE BOOK OF SWAGGER: People, Places, and Things That Have Swagger — And Some That Don't! and THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SWAGGER: 637 Swagger Tips for Super Achievers. The ebook editions on Kindle and iBooks are already available. The print editions will be published on October 15, 2023.
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for Ernie and His Life
"What a wonderful title: The Joy of Not
Ernie Zelinski's basic message, no matter your career
stage, is get a well-balanced life and quit relying
on your job to define who you are.
It's hard to quibble with Zelinski's live-life-to-the-fullest
message. Those who have drafted a resignation letter
in their heads a thousand times may be motivated
to finally quit an unfilling job."
— Michelle Archer, USA
“Get this book [How
to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free]
if you look forward to a retirement with 'zing!' ”
— Nancy Paradis, St.
Petersburg Times, Florida
guy knows how to write prose that has the potential
to become those old proverbs everyone repeats."
Denenberg, Philadelphia Evening
"Career Success Without a Real Job by Ernie J.
reads like a conversation with an old friend.
The book is 'peppered' with quotes from people
like Henry Ford, Jerry Garcia, Mother Teresa and
Mad Magazine that give us an inspiring look into
the mindsets of all these successful people and ideas."
Ebook Kindle Edition of How to Retire Happy,
Wild, and Free on Amazon
U.S. Price $9.97
Have Used Ernie Zelinski's Services
His Life Changing Books
- Ford Motor Company
- Turkish National Congress on Quality
Financial — Purchased 3,750 Copies of
- Nettworth Financial—
Purchased 2,500 Copies of
How to Retire Happy
- Syncrude Corp. — Purchased 1,840 Copies of How to
- DWM Securities
- TD Canada Trust
- Manchester Financial
- Drucker Financial Group
- City of Calgary
- Successful Studio Strategies
- University of British Columbia Staff Pension
- Strathcona County
- Life Planning Network
- Fiscal Wellness
- RBC Wealth Management — Purchased 300 Copies of The Lazy Person's Guide to Success
Zelinski at Some of His
Other Websites and
Zelinski's highly-acclaimed philosophy about life reaches over 150,000 individuals a month on his inspirational
websites and blogs.
Following are a few of Ernie's websites.
Contact Information for Ernie J. Zelinski
P.O. Box 4072
T6E 4S8 Canada
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Foreign Rights Reserved
Author of The World's Best Retirement