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Chris Guillebeau

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.