So Money - Episode 392

Chris Guillebeau

Author of "Born for This"

Today’s guest is a New York Times bestselling author. Chris Guillebeau has written “The Happiness of Pursuit,” “The $100 Startup” and now “Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do“, which is out today. In his latest book, Chris talks about the intersection of joy, money and flow, which he thinks are all key to help you mind the work that perfectly suits your unique interests, skills and experiences. We’ll talk about this.

More about Chris Guillebeau… he has spent his lifetime self-employed so he knows a thing about being an entrepreneur. His real passion is traveling. He has visited every country in the world (yes, 193 in total) before his 35th birthday. He also hosts a yearly summit every summer in Portland, Oregon called the World Domination Summit where creative people come together to attend keynotes, attendee-led meet-ups, workshops, a city-wide scavenger hunt and even a Guinness World Record attempt. So, if you’re planning on being in Portland, OR in August you might want to check it out.

In our interview, Chris talks about how his new book is really meant to help people win the career lottery. But what does he actually mean by that? That term actually makes me nervous because when I think of career lottery, you have no control over your career path and I would hate to believe that. Plus, did you know that Chris has been to Iran? He kind of puts me to shame because I’m Iranian and I’ve only been there once and was way too young to remember. So, he tells me a little bit about that experience. Also, what’s his $10 rule? And what is a $10 rule? Of course, we talk about money, too.

If you’d like to learn more about Chris check out his website or follow him on Twitter @ChrisGuillebeau.

One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “I’m going to choose to invest in life experiences because I believe it’s valuable and rewarding.” – Click To Tweet

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