Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times Best Selling author of The $100 Startup and his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. Chris has been on several quests himself with one of his most notable being visiting every country in the world from 2002-2013.
He is the Creator of World Domination Summit and Pioneer Nation held annually in Portland and has one of the most popular blogs home for remarkable people of all kinds called The Art of Non-Confomity.
I learned about Chris from one of his TED Talks where he shared the concept of not focusing on what you are passionate about, but rather what bothers you and going out and fixing that problem! Chris has more interesting travel stories than a box of Rice Krispies has individual Krispies. He is genuine, approachable and relatable to many.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/168797292″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
With all the things we could talk about with Chris one thing came to mind that many don’t discuss is his take on the power of understating your reality of mortality and how that can motivate you to go after your dream. In this podcast we cover questions like:
- How can we benefit from understanding our own mortality?
- What are ways someone can switch to a more of an emotional side of knowing their mortality?
- What is the difference between a Hobby and a Quest?
- How do you get support from your partner who might not have the same interests as you?
- What has been the worst travel experience for Chris and why?