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Innerpreneur Spotlight: Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau
Writer & Non-Conformist
The Art of Non-Conformity
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I am:

a writer, world traveler, solopreneur, and professional nonconformist.

My passion is for:

challenging authority and living a life of gratitude. In short — doing what I want to do, focusing on personal goals (like visiting every country in the world), working for myself, and helping others at the same time.

My business helps you with:

I write for free three times a week on the The Art of Non-Conformity site, and at least one of those posts usually has some kind of personal development exercise or story of overcoming adversity. I also have a small business of Unconventional Guides (reports and multimedia products) that helps people create freedom in the areas of Life, Work, and Travel.

Learn more about Chris’s guides The Unconventional Guide to Working for Yourself: Creating Personal Freedom through a Very Small Business and The Unconventional Guide to Discount Airfare: Surviving Stress and Maximizing Fun

I make things different each day by:

I’m not sure I can honestly say I make things different every day… but the goal is to challenge conventional thinking, inspire others to question expectations and assumptions, and help people get out there to do something that perhaps they have been afraid to do before.

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I have lots of ideas about:

lifestyle design, microbusinesses, international travel, and general trouble-making.

My advice is:

You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.

“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

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6 Thoughts on “Innerpreneur Spotlight: Chris Guillebeau

  1. Chris Guillebeau on December 2, 2008 at 9:46 PM said:

    Thanks for the profile, Tara!

    I love your site (but you know that already). Keep up the good work and I know that a lot more people will be discovering you over the next year.

  2. TARA,
    You have sketched out an interesting profile of a , possible and challenging personality of our' modern times'. It is obvious that a contemporary, modern person has the theoretically limitless and
    objective opportunity to find out and get aware of himself, his existence, the cultural enviroment
    in which he operates, creates and consumes, as well as finding other people, places, cultures ,values and alternative and innovative ways of living his historical mandate on earth. Observing things from different, nonconformist angles, experimenting and inventing himself as”a poet” – Poetry is what happens when anxiety meets a technique. Travel can also be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
    The homeostasis of the life system you advocate for is very well illustrated by Andy Warhol's quote that you cite. 'General trouble making' sounds so potent , promising and a bit revolutionary in the healthy sense of the word. You strangely remind me of H. Thoreau, who once said:” The greatest compliment that was ever paid to me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”
    Regards, Mike.

  3. Chris, thank you so much. Such kind words.

    I'm a big fan too (but you know that already;).

  4. Mike,

    The quote, ” The greatest compliment that was ever paid to me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” is beautiful. It expresses my thoughts exactly. Thank you for sharing it. And thank you for such an insightful comment.

  5. I love what Chris said about “living a life of gratitude” and “you don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.” Great spotlight.

  6. Ananda,

    Chris is a true inspiration to me. He is the first innerpreneur I discovered online and I was immediately draw to his ideas. He is an amazing person with some invaluable insights. I encourage you to check out his blog and share it with your clients. He truly understands how to live a life of gratitude.

    Tara

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Innerpreneur Spotlight: Chris Guillebeau

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