Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur and writer. His blog, The Art of Non-Conformity, helps people follow their passion and find a meaningful way to use their talents. Chris is also a travel-junkie and is close to completing his lifelong quest of visiting every country in the world. Whether he’s travelling around the globe, writing, performing speaking engagements, launching new products or organising World Domination summits – one thing’s for sure – Chris is NOT living a unremarkably average life.
Chris’s blog and his manifestos (which you can download for free and where this list is taken from) helped me when I was frustrated at my old job and was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I thoroughly recommend his site, along with his latest book The $100 Startup, to anyone who’s stuck in a rut, thinking about a career-change or starting a passion-project.
I was lucky enough to meet Chris when he was recently in Melbourne for the ProBlogger Event. He was a fan of Zen Pencils and one of the first things he said to me was “How can I help?” which I thought showed a lot about his character. I suggested that I adapt one of his quotes and this comic is the result.
I’m by no means better than the orange-haired dude in this comic. I’ve been guilty of numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 at some point in my life.