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Episode 111: Chris Guillebeau – How To Create Your Dream Job

Episode 111: Chris Guillebeau – How To Create Your Dream Job

Chris Guillebeau is an extraordinary leader.  Between his best-selling books and hosting the World Domination Summit every summer, he’s constantly inspiring and empowering others to be creators and leaders.  During this conversation, you’ll get to hear why Chris specifically wanted to come on the show and his personal backstory (It’s incredible).  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Since then he has modeled the proven definition of an entrepreneur: “Someone who will work 24 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.”

Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages. His second book, “The $100 Startup,” was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 300,000 copies worldwide. His latest book, “Born For This” will be released April 5, 2016.  This book is the culmination of years of research on people who’ve found or created their “dream job.” From the outside, it looks like these people have been lucky. But in reality, they’ve followed a process of trial-and-error to get exactly what they want.

Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects.

Episode 111: Chris Guillebeau – How To Create Your Dream Job

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The Learning Leader Show

“Never Give Up? That’s Terrible Advice.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Curiosity and persistence leads to sustained excellence
  • Why some of the greatest achievers in the world have given up at times
  • Why we should all think like a janitor
  • Fulfillment = Success
  • How to build a tribe through creating interesting content
  • The art of non-conformity
  • Build a business on vision and relationships… Not on tactics
  • Receiving life coaching from Jay-Z
  • You Inc. – Build a small empire
  • Why a side hustle is something that everyone should have
  • How to be a DIY Rock Star
  • Why you shouldn’t think like a CEO
  • Being a learning leader means you are actively engaged in learning – positioning yourself as a learner

 “Think Like A Janitor… He Knows Everybody”

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Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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If you enjoyed hearing Chris Guillebeau on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From ChrisGuillebeau.com

During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Since then he has modeled the proven definition of an entrepreneur: “Someone who will work 24 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.”

Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages. His second book, The $100 Startup, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 300,000 copies worldwide. His latest book, The Happiness of Pursuit, was published in September 2014 and was also a New York Times bestseller.

Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects.

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