Myles Wakeham invented the "Financial Sustainability" methodology. Simply put, it is a way for anyone to escape the shackles of a job, by using assets to generate income to live off that. This concept diverges from the Financial Independence Retire Early movement, in that it doesn't require you to save up millions in capital so you can try and live off that. This method is about deploying your savings to work for you - so you don't have to.
Myles originates from Adelaide, Australia, but moved to the United States in 1989. He never graduated high school, let alone college, and yet is a multi-millionaire and hasn't had a job for 25 years. He was one of the original team members that built the world's largest Biotech corporation, Amgen, and although he was almost killed in a fatal car accident in the outback of Australia at the age of 32, followed by divorce and losing everything, he fought back and regained his million status in the 2000s. He was an early investor in Bitcoin in 2011, and built up a portfolio of rental real estate assets that funds his families lifestyle. Half of the year, he lives in Arizona and the other half he travels the world. He recently purchased a compound in central Mexico is is developing a world class recording studio there.
He brings a combination of inspiration, hope and resilience to any interview. This is not a boring guest. Myles' story can bring joy or bring you to tears. His Australian charm and story telling connects with people of all walks of life. Anyone with an excuse as to why they can't do something should listen to Myles and realize how wrong they are. If a high school drop out that came to America with just a suitcase of clothes can build a rich life here, then it proves anyone can do it.
"It's not what you earn - it's what you keep"15 October 2021
"Finding a happy life purpose must embrace the fight against entropy - you either get happy attending to things, or you get happier creating new things, because eventually everything will turn to dust"15 October 2021
"The best education you can get is to learn to surf"15 October 2021