Ernie J. Zelinski
International Best-Selling Author: 
Helping Adventurous Souls Live Prosperous and Free

Ernie J. Zelinski and His Best-Selling Books


Bio for Ernie J. Zelinski

Ernie Zelinski in Hawaii on Annual Winter Working Vacation


Ernie Zelinski is an international best-selling author who helps adventurous souls to live prosperous and free. 

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 600,000 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 deeply believes in the powers of creativity and well-intentioned action as the most important elements for personal prosperity and financial freedom.

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 40 Blog. 

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 blockbuster books.

Ernie's many books have now sold over 950,000 copies worldwide and have been published in 29 different countries.

Other life-changing books by Ernie include Career Success Without a Real Job and 101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting.

Ernie's latest completed humorous creative works include an illustrated gift book called The Joy of Being Retired: 365 Reasons Why Retirement Rocks (and Work Sucks!) and The 777 Best Things Ever Said about Money (Inspirational and Sensational Quotations about Money – The Ultimate Collection!)

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Ernie has recently completed Look Ma, Life's Easy: How Ordinary People Attain Extraordinary Success and Remarkable Prosperity, an inspirational novel that emphasizes the importance of following The Easy Rule of Life in order that we overcome our self-imposed limitations.

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Ernie is also completing a companion book of inspirational passages and proverbs for Look Ma, Life's Easy called Life's Secret Handbook (Reminders for Adventurous Souls Who Want to Make a Big Difference in This World. Note: All rights including Foreign Rights are still available for this book.

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Ernie was recently flown first-class to Istanbul and provided with 3 nights of executive-class accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul by The Turkish National Society for Quality (KalDer) so that Ernie could make a one-hour keynote speech about The Joy of Not Working to 2,000 executives, scholars, and students attending KalDer's 17th annual convention.

The Joy of Not Working by Ernie Zelinski

Praise for Ernie and His Life Changing Books

"What a wonderful title: The Joy of Not Working.
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 TODAY

“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

“This Zelinski guy knows how to write prose that has the potential
to become those old proverbs everyone repeats."
  Herb Denenberg, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin

"Career Success Without a Real Job by Ernie J. Zelinski
 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."
Synchronicity Magazine 

Retirement Book by Ernie Zelinski

Ebook Kindle Edition of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free on Amazon
U.S. Price $9.97

Companies That Have Used Ernie Zelinski's Services

and/or Purchased His Life Changing Books

  • Ford Motor Company 
  • Turkish National Congress on Quality 
  • Allstate Financial — Purchased 3,750 Copies of How to Retire Happy 
  • Nettworth Financial— Purchased 2,500 Copies of How to Retire Happy 
  • Syncrude Corp. — Purchased 1,300 Copies of How to Retire Happy 
  • DWM Securities 
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Manchester Financial
  • Drucker Financial Group
  • City of Calgary
  • Successful Studio Strategies 
  • University of British Columbia Staff Pension Plan 
  • Strathcona County 
  • Telus 
  • Life Planning Network 
  • Fiscal Wellness 

Meet Ernie Zelinski at Some of His

Other Websites and Blogs

Ernie Zelinski's highly-acclaimed philosophy about life reaches over 150,000 individuals a month on his inspirational websites and blogs.

Following are just a few of his over 25 blogs and websites.

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Contact Information for Ernie J. Zelinski 



Ernie Zelinski

Contact Telephone: 780-434-9202

VIP BOOKS / Creative Global Solutions
P.O. Box 4072
Edmonton, AB,
T6E 4S8 Canada


E-Mail Addresses

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Copyright 2017 by Ernie Zelinski — All Foreign Rights Reserved

Author of The World's Best Retirement Book