“Ernie Zelinski helps others find
the time to live.”
— Boston Herald
Ernie J. Zelinski is an international best-selling author,
innovator, professional speaker, and prosperity life coach who inspires adventurous souls to live
prosperous and free.
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 available on Amazon.com and fine bookstores throughout the Universe on October 15, 2023.
Purchase THE BOOK OF SWAGGER: People, Places, and Things That Have Swagger — And Some That Don't! on Amazon.com.
Purchase THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SWAGGER: 637 Swagger Tips for Super Achievers on Amazon.com.
Through his books Ernie inspires adventurous souls to live prosperous and free while making a big difference in this world.
His core message — that ordinary people can
attain out-of-the-ordinary results and make a difference — is at the heart of his
Ernie deeply believes in the powers of creativity
and well-intentioned action as the most important elements for how ordinary individuals can
attain out-of-the-ordinary personal prosperity and financial freedom.
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 is the author of the international bestsellers
The Joy of Not
Working (over 315,000 copies sold) and How to Retire
Happy, Wild, and Free (over 460,000 copies sold), two life-changing books that have
helped hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world live happier and more satisfying
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 languges.
THE LAZY PERSON'S GUIDE TO SUCCESS — FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE AND PERSONAL FREEDOM TOO!
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Ernie's highly-acclaimed philosophy about life
reaches thousands of individuals a month on his inspirational websites and blogs. Ernie has negotiated over 111 book deals with publishers in 29 countries for his various creative works — which have been published in 22 languages and have sold over 1,100,000 copies worldwide.
Another of Ernie's most recent published book is The Joy of Being Retired: 365 Reasons Why Retirement Rocks — and Work Sucks!
365 REASONS WHY RETIREMENT ROCKS — AND WORK SUCKS!
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Ernie Zelinski's Other Recent Creative
Look Ma, Life's
teaches people how to actively pursue the alluring rewards of their
dreams without compromise or apology. Life's Secret Handbook is an
unconventional resource for those adventurous souls who need a daily dose of inspiration to
follow their dreams and make a big difference in this world.
These are companion books, much like Richard Bach's inspirational
novel Illusions (The Adventures of a Reluctant
Messiah) and the much smaller Messiah's Handbook
(Reminders for the Advanced Soul). In similar fashion to Bach's two
books, Look Ma, Life's Easy is an inspirational novel
and Life's Secret Handbook is a handbook that
forms part of the story in the inspirational novel. The handbook has many more passages, however,
than are utilized in the story in the inspirational novel.
Look Ma, Life's Easy in Kindle Edition on
Look Ma, Life's Easy in Print Edition on
Life's Secret Handbook in Leather Edition on
Thousands of individuals have contacted Ernie by phone,
e-mail, and regular mail to let him know how they have experienced inner renewal and personal growth as a
result of reading one of his blockbuster books.
Feature articles about Ernie and his books have appeared in
major North American newspapers including USA TODAY, Oakland
Tribune, Boston Herald, The Washington Post, Toronto Star, National
Post, Vancouver Sun, and The Wall Street Journal.
Ernie has been interviewed by over 100 radio stations and has
appeared on CNN TV’s Financial News, Istanbul TV Network, CBC TV’s Venture, CBC TV's National News, and
CTV’s Canada AM.
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 also recently made the opening keynote speech called
How to Turn On Your Genius Machine at the Edmonton Toastmaster's
3-day District Convention.
Things That Have
“This Zelinski guy knows how to write
prose that has the potential
to become those old proverbs everyone repeats.”
Denenberg, Philadelphia Evening
“Get Ernie J. Zelinski's book [How
to Retire Happy, Wild, and
you look forward to a retirement with 'zing!' ”
— Nancy Paradis, St. Petersburg
“Take inspiration from the success of Ernie
— Leslie Whitaker,
“Next to the Bible it [How to Retire Happy,
Wild, and Free]
may be the most inspiring book I have read.”
— Richard Thibeault, Pointe Claire, Quebec
“To be sure, retirement books are a glutted field,
but most focus on money and financial planning.
They view the finish line as the last day of employment.
That’s where Zelinski's [retirement
— Jonathan Chevreau, National Post
“I have learned much from
— Azizi Ali, Multimillionaire, Best-Selling
and Professional Speaker
“If he was in a different kind of business, he'd be one of
successful entrepreneurs on the covers of magazines.”
Budnarchuk, Owner Audrey's Books, Edmonton
“Like The Bible, The Joy of Not
Working tells you
everything you need to know to resolve your Life
crisis, but doesn’t exclude humor in its presentation.
Check Chapter 7, “Lighting the Fire Rather than Being
Warmed by it”, pages 118-120, for a list of 200
activities for your consideration.”
— Helga Roberts writing
“Zelinski paints a picture of retirement so appealing
you will wish you had retired years ago.
He hits topics such as lifelong learning, relocation,
the importance of friendships, and creative travel options.
His seven page list of “activities for your Get-a-Life Tree”
helps get the reader started.”
— The Life Planning Network writing
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
Kindle Edition of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and
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Companies That Have
The World's Best Retirement
- Ford Motor Company
- Allstate Financial
- Nettworth Financial
- DWM Securities
- Drucker Financial Group
- Manchester Financial
- Syncrude Corporation
- TD Canada Trust
- University of British Columbia Staff Pension
- City of Calgary
- Strathcona County
- Life Planning Network
- Fiscal Wellness
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Author of The World's Best Retirement