Retired (my properties) and got my retirement watch! Now at 34, I’m Free!

The good ol’ 40-40-40 plan…

Work 40 hours a week for 40 years of your life and retire with (what once was) a 40 carrot gold watch.

That was the “DREAM” of the last era, in the industrial age, where most people could in fact stay employed with just one company…

…and make it 40 years there…

…and be offered a 40 carrot gold watch afterward in retirement…

Well, this is 2015 and we’re in the midst of the information age, in the new economy.

As such, I personally haven’t had a job since I was in college over 15 years ago (I’m right now 34 years old).

I’ve been self-employed as a self-taught, self-educated entrepreneur and have never worked a standard 40-hour week (let alone week to week for 40 years)…

I’ve only been in the work force about 15 years…

…Yet despite all that, ironically, I retired and got the watch! 😉

Me in the apple store, where they do actually have a Gold Watch, though I only got the sport model, full disclosure lol…


I thought it was funny.

I didn’t work the 40-40-40 plan and I’m not 65, but I did get to retire my properties by selling the community (and my house) and now I’m free!

And you know what?

It’s the BEST feeling in the world to no longer be indebted to any one or any institution (banks all paid off!).

I had control of my time and schedule before, as I’ve been a self-employed entrepreneur for years…

But I was still subject to the whims and demands of 4 banks with over $1 million in combined mortgage/business loans.

So after having sold off much of my properties and brick-and-mortar type business and having paid off all the corresponding bank loans, to celebrate my FREEDOM, I decided to go out and get my (apple) watch, a symbol of my new complete freedom.

What a rush!

(Perhaps I should have gotten the GOLD Apple Watch to really signify my status, but I felt that a bit pretentious… lol).

I wish this feeling of freedom for you.

Now I’m onto bigger and better things, like creating Tiny House Communities around the country (including my own 32-foot long custom Tiny House I’m building) and helping other people who so desire it also to be able to have this kind of freedom a part of their life as well.

Because it’s awesome!

You can learn more here:

In the meantime, I appreciate you!

Let me know your thoughts and comments down below!  What do you think?  Cool symbolism or am I just ridiculous?  Lol.  I’d love to hear what you think down below…

Take care!

– Hans

Hans skiing Breck

PS> Snow’s falling!  Time to hit the slopes real soon!  Are you ready?

Service Professionals – this may piss off your landlord

As a self-employed service professional, your work space and environment is crucial to creating the results for you and your clients and getting repeat business, right?

Yet, sometimes getting all you want in a work space just doesn’t seem possible, does it?

You may be a massage therapist or masseuse, an energy healer or energy worker, a chiropractor, or have a nail or cosmetic business – even a hair salon…

And maybe you found a good location that’s highly visible but there’s no parking or rent is expensive.  Perhaps you’ve found a great space that you’ve been able to customize and create that perfect feel but your clients are too scared of the area to even get out of their car…

I think you get the picture.  It seems like you always have to compromise on some element of your space which has a noticeable impact on your clients and ultimately your success and your ability to make an impact.  

But what if you could have your cake and eat it too?

What if it were possible to not only have all the elements that you wanted in a space – totally customized and unique to you and your business in fact – AND even own it outright (instead of paying rent each month) AND further reduce your expenses like utilities AND include additional elements and benefits you may never have even considered?

Have I got your attention yet? 🙂

Finally! The Perfect Solution for Self-Employed Service Professionals

I’m real excited about the potential that this new movement can have on all sorts of people from all different areas of life (and work).  This is but just one benefit it offers.

Oh, and if you decide to go this route, you will likely piss off your landlord (because you won’t need him or her or them anymore…).

To learn more about this movement, the New American Dream Project, and the many ways you can benefit from it, I encourage you to just click here now.


I appreciate you!

– Hans Schoff

PS> What are your thoughts?  Leave them in the comments section below – thanks!!

Hans mobile office


(Today driving thru the midwest back to Alabama in my mobile office.  If you want to learn how you too can work mobile like I do and travel or do more of what you want, watch this video here)



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