Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, world traveller and lifelong learner. Through his blog 'The Art of Non-Conformity' he tries to help people live unconventional lives, make their own choices and change the world. He lives in Portand, Oregon. "
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New on #SideHustleSchool: In need of cash to pay for a medical emergency, a Utah man experiments with creating and… https://t.co/hPqW5UhU6g
by @chrisguillebeau - 17 hours ago
New on #SideHustleSchool: A newlywed cuts the stems on floral wedding costs for couples on a budget. https://t.co/LQkWHLIAeJ
by @chrisguillebeau - yesterday
New on #SideHustleSchool: An illustrator launches a podcast to help others find success with their creative pursuit… https://t.co/8hxZSjRc6y
by @chrisguillebeau - 2 days ago
New on #SideHustleSchool: "Yes!" A government employee becomes a flash mob marriage proposal consultant earning $45… https://t.co/8CNQ5mlDpt
by @chrisguillebeau - 3 days ago
@clemh @ABCBooksNL it was a great visit but no plans to return at the moment … hopefully at some point!
by @chrisguillebeau - 5 days ago
I’d Like to Hear Your Stories About Failure - yesterday
In many of the talks I’ve done, I’ve noticed that one topic comes up over and over: failure.
Choose a Long Life, Be Forgotten Immediately Afterwards - 4 days ago
Even if you've never read Homer's Iliad, you're probably familiar with parts of the story. Much of it is about heroism and valor, but it's also about choice.
He gives this speech, this response that is weird, where he says, effectively, “The prophecy is that if I go back to fight here, I will die here. My name will be immortal. If I don’t go back to fight, I’ll go home and live a long life and will be forgotten.” He chooses to go back and be forgotten. Then, later, he changes his mind because his friend gets killed.
I think the existential examination of this Greek warrior and this heroic culture that clearly valorizes heroism and deathless fame and everything, and who is, canonically, the most famous heroic warrior and the one with the most deathless fame, he’s the one who says, “Nah, I’d rather go back and live a long life on my farm.”
To Win the Lottery, Buy a Ticket and Never Check the Numbers - 25 days ago
I recently bought my first lottery ticket in something like 15 years. The purchase happened on a whim, as I was walking down the street in California. When I passed by a minimart, I thought, “I should go inside and buy a lottery ticket.” And so I did.
Under the Unseen Blue Sky in Sydney, Australia - 28 days ago
If you’re going through a dark night of the soul, you might as well pass the time in a beautiful place.
New Travel Hacking Offers: Earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Points & More - 28 days ago
Greetings from paradise, also known as Australia.