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I’m Jillian Johnsrud

Speaker. Writer. Teacher.

Live Your Most Courageous Life on the Journey to Financial Independence. 

I Mentor FI Inspired People Through Work Transitions.

What does a mentor do? I look at your big, long-term goals and dreams. We confront the challenges that have held you back and find solutions. I examine all the details of your current situation. Then we work together to plot out a plan, breaking big goals into small actionable steps and habits.

Each month we review progress and find the right next steps… so you stay on track. Small victories lead to bigger goals. And the bigger goals pave the path towards the life that fits your passions and purpose.

It’s hard work. But you don’t have to go it alone. With an experienced guide, you can change your trajectory and custom build your life.

About Me

I started my financial journey at 19 with $55,000 of debt. Adam and I didn’t have high earning jobs, but we still had big dreams. We wanted to travel the world, adopt kids, and have financial freedom.

It took over a decade but we paid off our debt, paid cash for our home, adopted 4 kids (and had 2 biological kids), bought rentals, traveled to 27 countries and lived abroad.

At 32, I became financially independent and we left our full-time jobs. We live in Kalispell Montana, near Glacier National Park with our 5 kids and our dog named Cheesy Taco.

Latest Content

 

See what I’m creating on my podcast “Everyday Courage with Jillian Johnsrud,” blog or Youtube Channels. 

By this time next year

By this time next year

There are lots of things that matter to you. If I asked you to list off the things in your life you care about, it might be a long list. When I coach people, part of my job is to figure out where we need to focus. To sift through things that matter but are in a good...

Should you invest in yourself?

Should you invest in yourself?

If you were given 100 pieces of wood to build a boat to take you where you want to go, 1 piece should be directional, right? At least 1 out of a 100 seems reasonable. An oar, rudder, or sail maybe. I can't tell you how many people will say to me, "But I just really...

Zig When Markets Zag

Zig When Markets Zag

This has been the year of fulfilling the “wouldn’t it be nice if one day…..” list. We have compiled a long list of those over the years. “Wouldn’t it be nice if we could go skiing on great powder days?” Or “Wouldn’t it be nice if we took a little break from Montana...

The FIRE-y Life with Mr. 1500

The FIRE-y Life with Mr. 1500

Jillian asked me to do this interview almost two years ago. Then life got busy. Then, it got busier. I kept on telling her I’d complete it in two weeks. And then I wouldn’t. Instead of producing the post, I’d produce more excuses. I suck. However, I do keep my word,...