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Chris Guillebeau
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"It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something." -Ornette Coleman
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"Mondays ain't so bad ... it's your job that sucks."

Personally I like Mondays just fine. How about you?
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Monday is moon day. It's a great day. I start my work week on Tuesday ..
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Awesome podcast by Mark ... definitely check it out!
 
A year ago, I picked up The $100 Start Up and it inspired me to start The Traveling Cup. I'm so honored to share Chris's newest read as my latest post on The Huff Post. Check it out! 

The Happiness of Pursuit: +Chris Guillebeau on Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life  http://ow.ly/BxbBs
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 my first read of The Alchemist. There's an element in a quest that captivates like no ot...
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A great book!
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A long (and useful!) post from +John Jantsch on the changing world of content. Featuring contributions from lots of smart people (and also me). 
I believe the future of content marketing, however, rests in our ability to evolve to a more personalized form of creation and delivery
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Great insights. Excellent well-rounded article that is long in a great way! :)
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Free Donut Friday!

It's national donut day. You can get a free donut from Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts, or Tim Horton's. (What! I know... crazy.)

Krispy Kreme - no purchase necessary

Dunkin' Donuts - must buy a beverage

Tim Horton's - no purchase necessary, but must mention something about National Donut Day to receive the freebie

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_Image: D.K. Petersen)
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Share a Photo of Your Surroundings

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As a lifelong introvert, I was thrilled to see my friend +Susan Cain  debut a new community for people like me. (And it's also for extroverts, in case you're wondering.)

From this post:

"I also learned that rejection isn’t crippling. It’s the shame we attach to it that is. I’ve been rejected more times in the past eight months than I have been in the last 22 years—not because I peaked at 22, but because I’m finally putting myself out there. The first time, it felt as if I was punched in the gut. But when I woke up the next morning, I was still me, and my life moved on. It’s not that rejection necessarily gets easier, but the recovery time gets quicker."

What do you think -- do you experience the world as an introvert, extrovert, or "ambivert"?
What this introverted artist learned through facing the perils of her profession: overcoming fear, finding balance, defining success, and more.
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Interesting read - a few observations.

Great art is not only about artistic ability. It is about stretching oneself (as Anna states) as well as the exploration of the wider connection of art to the human condition and the world around us. I have often noted that successful artists have an unusual eloquence - both in general and, of course, about their work and its wider relevance.

To gain recognition and/or success, the artist needs to communicate a narrative that connects with the audience. This is a harder feat for the introvert than the extrovert.

Anna's story confirms what I have recently heard regarding rejection as a form of therapy. It appears a powerful and under-recognized means of personal growth.

I would highly recommend a listen to the Invisibilia podcast episode that features a story on rejection therapy: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/01/16/377239011/by-making-a-game-out-of-rejection-a-man-conquers-fear

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A little new years poetry
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wow amazing place
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Thanks to +Jared Easley +Jody Maberry for having me on their great podcast!
 
Thank you to +Jody Maberry for guest hosting this awesome interview with NY Times Best Selling Author +Chris Guillebeau :)
Chris Guillebeau   Jody Maberry is filling in for Jared Easley as host for today’s Starve the Doubts episode, as he interviews New York Times bestselling author and modern day explorer Chris Guillebeau.   Chris Guillebeau has a new book called the Happiness of Pursuit. He is best known for the blog The Art of …
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Awesome new project from +Chris Brogan.

Chris does great work! Definitely check this out.
 
My new course just launched. This is the most important work I've ever put together. It's not about marketing or sales. It's about the life you have to build and the power you have to harness to get your business put together and meet your goals. 

Some of what we're building as benefits for you will be that you'll be able to: 

Make better decisions faster. 
Magnify your power by aligning your path. 
Optimize performance. 
Strengthen business relationships. 
Eliminate distractions. 

You've done what you've been able to do so far. Here's my effort to get you to that next-level in the game. 
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11 Questions (and Attempted Answers) on Travel
Get an insight into the life of Chris Guillebeau, one of the most prominent travel hackers, & learn about how he earns frequent flyer points.
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Nice interview. I am bit bummed that RTW tickets with AA miles are no longer an option. It is a good reminder to embrace opportunities before they disappear!
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“Making a living is nothing,” the novelist and critic Elizabeth Hardwick wrote in an essay titled “Grub Street: New York,” first published more than 50 years ago in the inaugural issue of The New York Review of Books. “The great difficulty is making a point, making a difference — with words.”
Art is imagined to exist in a realm of value that lies beyond mere economic considerations, but money is a key measure of artistic success.
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My favourite comment on the worth of art came from the Guerrilla Girls the other day when they reported on what Barbara Lee had done and was planning to do.

Guerrilla Girls
15 May
YOU GO GIRL!
On Tuesday Barbara Lee sold a Warhol at auction for $41 million and will use the money to buy art by living women artists. This is not something new. She is a longtime feminist philanthropist and advocate
for women in politics as well as art -- and a great friend to the Guerrilla Girls.

 Art by women sells at auction for about 7 cents on the dollar compared to art by white men, so Barbara's $41 million should buy a lot of stuff! 
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Challenging Authority Since 1978
Employment
  • Unconventional Guides
    Founder, 2008 - present
  • Author & Publisher
    Self-Employed, 2008 - present
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193 Countries
Previously
Portland, Oregon
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Pursuing World Domination, Visiting Every Country, Writing Books, etc.
Introduction
I publish The Art of Non-Conformity blog and travel around the world meeting fun people.

I also founded the Travel Hacking Cartel and UnconventionalGuides.com, two businesses that help people see the world on their own terms. 

My latest book, THE $100 STARTUP, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

I like coffee, running, writing, and wandering.  

You can reach me anytime through my website: SAY HI.
Education
  • University of Washington
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