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The Happiness of Pursuit
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Chris Guillebeau is the author of The Art of Non-Conformity, The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit, Born for This, Side Hustle, and 100 Side Hustles. 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 thirty-fifth birthday. His daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than two million times a month. He is also the founder of the World Domination Summit, an event for cultural creatives that attracts thousands of attendees to Portland, Oregon, every summer.

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"Chris Guillebeau is a rare combination of sage and adventurer, and The Happiness of Pursuit is both a distillation of his wisdom and a demonstration of his--and others'--passion for the questing life. The passion Chris chronicles is infectious, and it becomes even more so as we read about life-focusing action delivering deep meaning. Even if you prefer never to leave your armchair, this book will inspire you to take a beautiful voyage-- one that can be either physical or mental as you chase the thrill of steady accomplishment."--Susan Cain, cofounder of the Quiet Revolution and New York Times bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

"It's not easy to dream big--and it's not easy to turn that dream into reality. The brilliant Chris Guillebeau provides the essential blueprint for those of us for whom the happiness of pursuit--such as Chris's successful quest to visit every country in the world--is a key part of the pursuit of happiness."--Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project

"Guillebeau's stories, biographies, observations, and personal insights will get you thinking about a greater purpose. And there's a lot of how-to in here. If you've been wondering 'What it's all about?' this book could change your life."--Rita Golden Gelman, author of Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World

"The incredible quests Chris Guillebeau explores in The Happiness of Pursuit, including his own to visit every country, left me feeling exhausted. Of course, as a person who works from home, I limit my quests most days to taking a shower. Bottom line: these stories are inspiring--and very, very entertaining."--Joel Stein, columnist, Time magazine and author of Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity "When a quest is a journey or a sought-after goal, it can be satisfying, fun, even paradigm-shifting. But when a quest begins with an inner yearning and transforms into a calling, it becomes medicine for the soul, and this changes everything. The Happiness of Pursuit is an invitation to listen to the part of oneself that craves purpose. It says. 'Hey! Wake up! Your unique adventure awaits you.'"--Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine

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