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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. 

Never Forever Home

Never Forever Home

It’s always been a dream of mine to build a home. Ever since I was in middle school, I loved architecture and design. When we bought our first house, I decided to dive in and learn as much as I could about construction. But there is one term...

The Power of Community

The Power of Community

Have you ever floated down a “lazy river” on an inner tube? It’s basically a fake tiny river. A slow but steady current pushes the tubes along. It’s not a lot of current or momentum. But if you’ve seen kids try to go the “wrong” way up the river, it’s hilariously...

The Wild and Crazy 2018

The Wild and Crazy 2018

2018 was a wild and crazy ride for us. I always felt like our life was rather fun filled and packed with adventure before we became financially independent. We lived abroad for four years. We traveled to 27 countries and seen 42 states. We bought and renovated three...

How to Design Your Best Year Ever

How to Design Your Best Year Ever

Setting yourself up for an incredible year or custom designing your life is a bit like installing a kitchen. I remember the first kitchen Adam and I renovated. He did NOT want to do it. It seemed complicated and overwhelming. I assured him that installing a kitchen...

Growing Financial Freedom

Growing Financial Freedom

Financial freedom grows along a spectrum and financial independence is one point in the journey. I like to focus on growing financial freedom. Because it’s something we can all do. At each step in the journey. You pay off some debt, your financial freedom grows. You...