Chris Guillebeau is one of the most fascinating people I’ve interviewed.
Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth — he’s already visited more than 175 nations — and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back.
Chris solicited the stories of thousands of business owners around the world that had started businesses from next to nothing and personally reviewed over 1500 of those stories as he wrote his lastest book – the wildly successful and immensely useful – The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
The $100 Startup is full of inspiring stories from those who’ve found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful. Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn’t depend on shelving what you currently do. You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you’re sure it’s successful.
Guillebeau has condensed these stories into an easy-to-use guide of the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.
One of my favorite finds are the one page resources Guillebeau has placed on his website for the book – 100Startup.com