Today’s Honoree is Jaime Tardy

I’m Jaime. Ever since I was little I had this weird feeling, knowing that I would someday have a million dollars. While I don’t have a million yet, I’ve always been intrigued by how to make a million.

I started out thinking the only way I could do it was to get a good job with a great salary. I wanted to work my way up to a corporate executive position.

So I went to a great (expensive!) school. I decided to start working full time in college to get a jump ahead of other college graduates. By the age of 22 I was making six figures.

But I also started spending as if I made great money. By the age of 24 I was in over $70,000 in debt.

I hated my work. I had worked so hard, for what? I had some cool stuff. But I was stuck in airports all the time. When I was home I dreaded Sunday nights because they marked the beginning of yet another long work week.

I determined that living an enjoyable life was worth far more than a million dollars. So I updated my goal. Instead of just a million dollars, I wanted to find work I loved and the life I loved, and THEN make my million.

In 2006 I decided to crush my debt and quit my job. I read a massive amount of books and websites about how to do it. The world of personal finance and entrepreneurs opened up to me. By April of 2007 I was able to give my notice at my job. I took time off to find out what work excited me.

I found it. Now I help entrepreneurs focus their money and their strengths to create an amazing life while they build their net worth.

But I’m still learning too, so I interview millionaires to get their best tips, tactics and advice from their successes and failures.

What is an Eventual Millionaire?

An Eventual Millionaire is a person who knows they will be a millionaire, eventually. But they are dedicated to becoming a millionaire on their own terms. They want an enjoyable business and an enjoyable life.

I think it’s okay to love money. I love my washing machine too. It’s okay to love a tool that makes your life easier. What is not okay is putting it above other priorities, like family, health and work you love.

I like to help people put money back in its place. Where people control money and money doesn’t control people.

I work 20 hours per week as an entrepreneurial coach, and my husband is a performing artist that travels around the country. We have two adorable young children. Life is good.

Disclaimer: I am not a millionaire yet, nor am I a certified finance professional. But I am debt free and I am building my million by making conscious choices in my life and business. This is purely my opinion on finance. If that sounds good to you, then Join Me!

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s