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The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life Hardcover – 9 Sep 2014
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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 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 to take a beautiful voyage - one that can be either physical or mental as you chase the thrill of steady accomplishment."
--Susan Cain, Quiet Revolution co-founder and New York Times bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
"If you like complacency and mediocrity, do not read this book. It's dangerously inspiring. It will make you want to do amazing things with your life. You may not end up visiting every country on Earth or directing a global protest from the top of a tree (I certainly won't), but Chris made me want to dive into an adventure. The Happiness of Pursuit is a how-to guide for avoiding a boring life."
--A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically
"The Happiness of Pursuit is smart, honest, and dangerous. Why dangerous? Because it is as practical as it is inspiring. You won't just be daydreaming about your quest -- you'll be packing for it!"
--Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Daring Greatly
"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 Ruben, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project
"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
--Rita Golden Gelman, author of Tales of a Female Nomad, Living at Large in the World
"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
About the Author
CHRIS GUILLEBEAU is the New York Times bestselling author of books including The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit, and The Art of Non-Conformity. He is also the founder and host of Side Hustle School, a daily podcast with more than 2 million downloads per month. During a lifetime of self-employment and side hustling, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday.
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The book is interwoven with Chris's own experiences of travelling the world as well as many other tales of people on their own quests. It digs under the importance of quests in all our lives and helps the reader find their own version of a quest they might like to target.
It's a book with many layers and as with all his work is very readable, accessible, uplifting, challenging and extremely motivating.
I much preferred his previous book $100 startup which I still flick back through sometimes.