Chris Guillebeau Blog – The Art of Non-Conformity

I recently stumbled upon a very interesting blog by Chris Guillebeau named “The Art of Non-Conformity“.

You can read more and subscribe to the regular updates here. I will also be posting some excerpts that I find relevant and worth sharing with you.

So have a read below and judge for yourself if this is in any way relevant or possibly beneficial to your life :-):

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THE SENSE OF BEING ALIVE

“You Are an Entrepreneur. Whether you work for someone else or are completely on your own, you are an entrepreneur. No one else will ever care about your own career and well-being as much as you, so you should take it seriously.

Personally, I’ve found that being self-employed is the best option for me. I can roam the world at will without being trapped in a cubicle. But my way isn’t the only way — some of our readers have negotiated unique work agreements with their boss, allowing them to follow a passion while still earning a living. Others have pursued location-independent careers around the world — with clients back at home.

The Biggest Obstacle Is Fear.
If you want to start a business, you don’t need an MBA, venture capital, loans from friends, a 60-page business plan, or anything like that. Similarly, if you want to travel, you don’t need a guidebook or a year’s worth of planning – you can just buy a ticket and head out the door.

So what’s the problem? Far more than anything else, fear is the obstacle that holds us back. Instead of pretending to be fearless, learn to work with fear. It doesn’t usually go away, but you can avoid letting fear make decisions for you.

A friend of mine likes to say, “Failure is not nearly as glamorous as it looks,” and he’s right — it’s usually better to win than to lose. But it’s also true that you can recover from almost any mistake. If you try something and it doesn’t work out, move on to something else. We regret what we haven’t done much more than what we tried and failed at.”

Lastly, consider this quote from Joseph Campbell –

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. … I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.”

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SOURCE: Guillebeau, C. (2010), The Sense of Being AliveThe Art of Non-Conformity Blog [online], Available at: http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/ [Accessed via email on 21/10/2010]

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Chris Guillebeau TED Talk on Fear and Permission

You can follow Chris on Twitter: @chrisguillebeau and connect with him on Linkedin.

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Related Posts:
Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future
Creating the Life You Really Want: Stimulating Risk Is Inseparable from Living
PERSONAL POWER Programme by Anthony Robbins

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7 responses

  1. I love Chris’ stuff! Great video.

    Mark Blasini

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