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“I retired in five years.”

That’s what Grant Sabatier wrote in his book, Financial Freedom. Grant starts the book off talking about how he had $2 in his Citi Bank Account in 2010. He was at rock bottom, living at his parent’s house, and too depressed to do much of anything.

Then, like a miracle, he turned it all around within five years. Now he’s a millionaire.

His book is incredibly useful and inspiring — let’s get that out of the way.

The problem is, he spends 85% of the book talking about ways to save and invest money, and very little talking about the ACTUAL way he retired in five years. …

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“I’m sorry Tom, we’ll have to pass on this for now — consider submitting to us again!”

I’ve actually received this message from Medium editors a few times over the last 2 months.

Heaven knows we at the Post-Grad Survival Guide have passed on a ton of submissions, so I shouldn’t be surprised to get some karma.

In seriousness, it’s a good thing that Medium is collectively “tightening up” on submissions and enforcing better standards — among them being a de-emphasis on clickbait, more research, longer length, and other things.

It’s a lot different from the old Medium, I must say. …

Why your favorite writers may have a shelf-life

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I’ve written over 1,000 blog posts online.

Last week I looked back on some of those earlier posts from 2017–2018 and honestly, they’re much better than what I’m writing now.

They’re more descriptive, fun, light-hearted, and “snappy.”

You could tell I was having fun.

However, now? Now I feel like I’m on the tail end of my writing career.

I’ve wondered lately whether writers have a shelf-life. Do most prolific writers have their moment in the sun and then fizzle out soon after?

I see new writers make the come up online all the time. They have fresh new perspectives and get a ton of attention like a tsunami wave. …


Tom Kuegler

Vlogger. Travel blogger. 27 years old. Currently in the Philippines. Get my free 5-day Medium course via email → https://bit.ly/35yyIIu

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