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Chris Guillebeau

5 Strategies To Find The Work You Were Born To Do

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on On Tuesday, April 5, Susan Cain chatted with Chris Guillebeau, author of Born for This: How to Find the Wo...

What One Man Learned When He Traveled To Every Country On Earth

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

In 2002, I walked into a cafe, laptop in hand, to begin a grand adventure. My adventure did not involve swords, dragons, or golden cups; it didn’t r...

14 Things The Best Entrepreneurs Never Do

Bryan Elliott | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business
Bryan Elliott

Chris Guillebeau was a high school dropout and either fired from or quit most of the jobs he had before becoming an entrepreneur. By his own admission he was a terrible employee.

You Graduated... Now, What? (10 Steps to Building Your Life on Purpose)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 06.26.2016 | Education
Mark W. Guay

I watched as my students picked up their cap and gown and carried it in their arms like a newborn baby. I smiled, said a few last words of encouragement, then asked, "You graduated... now what?"

Measure Impact More Than Money

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Before you know it, 2015 will be upon us. I like to set a personal "theme" for each new year; it's a practice that I find helps keep me grounded in my intention throughout the year. I pick a word, sometimes two, to represent what I most want to accomplish in the coming year.

The #1 Way to Answer the Big Questions -- What's My Purpose? Who Am I? What Am I Meant to Do?

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Many entrepreneurs, wanting to create a meaningful and purpose-driven business, struggle with trying to figure out what the work is that they're meant to do in the world. Or, they know what they can do, but are less successful making sense of it all, and how to create a business around it.

The Happiness of Pursuit: Chris Guillebeau on Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life

Mark W. Guay | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

Hearing the words "once upon a time" brings a tingle to my spine: memories of hearing Dr. Seuss folklore, tales of Odysseus fighting to find home and ...

An Interview With Author Chris Guillebeau

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Kimanzi Constable

When Chris talks about non-conformity, he's not talking about rebelling against the world, he's talking about how to change the world by each of us achieving our personal goals.

7 Just-Right Mindfulness Tips With Gretchen Rubin and Goldilocks

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

The only life you can live is yours. Not the one they think you should be living. The stakes are high.

What 1,000 Boomer's Kids Did This Past Weekend

Ken Solin | Posted 09.08.2012 | Fifty
Ken Solin

These young men and women already know something I only discovered in my sixties: Life isn't just about stuff.

The Art of Doing More Great Work

Laura Cococcia | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Cococcia

I had the pleasure of chatting with Michael Bungay Stanier about Do More Great Work, the inspiration for his projects and a few words of advice.

Singing (and Hip-Hopping) the Praises of Non-Conformity

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

After writing this two-part series on following your bliss, I've come to realize one of the biggest obstacles to going after what makes you happy is a...

The Case Against Bridge-Jumping

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Chris Guillebeau

Publishers (and some authors) think that book tours are no longer practical. I think it's because they're doing it wrong, and I'm setting out to prove my case.

Strategy, Tactics, and the Plan for the Next 97 Days

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Chris Guillebeau

Have you heard the news about the death of publishing? Books are going extinct! Paper will cease to exist! Buy stock in digital ink. Seth Godin, a me...

Your Backup Plan Is Your Plan

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

Refusing the backup plan is key for many successful entrepreneurs and other heroes. A good backup plan creates safety -- something you don't want when you're trying to change the world.

Luciano Pavarotti's Secret for Online Success

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Guillebeau

Luciano Pavarotti once said that "some singers want the audience to love them. I love the audience." How can I give more? That's the question online entrepreneurs should be asking.

The Journey

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Guillebeau

Part of what I like about adventures is the challenge for the sake of the challenge. I like the logistics. I don't always like getting stuck in random places, but I like finding my way out.

Try This if You're Feeling Stuck

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

If you're involved in any kind of creative work, you and inertia are probably well acquainted. I wish I were an exception, but no -- inertia and I are mortal enemies.

Notes from a Full Life

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Guillebeau

At the end of the day, I want to be tired -- not from a grind of tasks that leave me with a feeling of "What did I really do today" but with a sense of wow. I want adventures.

Getting to Saudi Arabia

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Chris Guillebeau

During the day in Saudi Arabia I worked out in the fitness center and went to shopping malls. That's pretty much all that a non-Muslim, Western visitor can do in Riyadh, so that's what I did.

The Monster Trip of 2009

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

The nice thing about travel is that the more you wander, the more experienced you become. These days, it doesn't take me long to settle in anywhere.

What Is First Class Travel Really Like?

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

Domestic First Class isn't much to get excited about. Things get a lot more exciting (sometimes) when you head overseas on long-haul flights.

French Guiana and the $100 Question

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Guillebeau

If I wimped out and hung around drinking coffee, I'd feel better that day, but later on I would have regretted not making the journey. My rule is "never pass up a country when it comes your way."

Overland Journey from Guyana to Suriname

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Guillebeau

Here I am in Suriname. Country #109. I feel like I'm far away from where I came from, and that's just fine with me.

The Journey to Every Country in the World

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Guillebeau

My mode of operation is "keep it simple." I don't check bags, regularly hop between continents, and sometimes wake up not remembering which country I'm in.