Chris Guillebeau is a writer, traveler, and entrepreneur. In 2013 he completed a 10-year quest to visit every country in the world before his 35th birthday. Every summer in Portland, Oregon he hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people. His new book, “Born for This,” will help you find the work you were meant to do.
In this episode, Chris and Stacy discuss building a business that truly fits the life you want to lead and some of the options that you have. You don’t need your business to reflect anyone’s ideals but your own!
Some highlights include:
“I was 19, and I didn’t want to work for anyone else.” At minute 1:00, Chris talks about jumping into entrepreneurship because he wanted to work but didn’t want a boss. He also talks about how his career has evolved since that time.
People have different learning styles. At minute 8:00, Chris talks about why a formal mentorship might not be the best strategy for every person starting a business.
Have a healthy life and do work you love doing. At minute 10:00, Chris talks about why work-life balance is a great thing to strive for but might not exist in exactly the ways we think of because the term has been co-opted by corporations.
“I don’t have any desire to have a lot of employees.” At minute 15:00, Chris talks about why he keeps his team small and how they are able to put on World Domination Summit by adding a team for that event only.
Forge your own destiny. At minute 20:00, Chris talks about why he loves being an entrepreneur and the challenges that come along with it.
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Ways to contact Chris:
- Book: “Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do”
- Book: “The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life”
- Book: “The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future”
- Book: “The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World”
- Website: chrisguillebeau.com
- Twitter: @chrisguillebeau
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/chrisguillebeau
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