From visionary social entrepreneur and lifestyle architect Chris Guillebeau, author of the New York Times bestseller The $100 Startup, comes a book about finding purpose in work and life by committing to a life-changing project or quest.
Chris Guillebeau specializes in helping people break out of the box of their everyday lives, sharing ideas on how to create income on one's own terms and not necessarily abide by a 9-to-5 corporation life. Now he goes a step further to help you find genuine life fulfilment by undertaking a quest or challenge that is big and ambitious, that involves surpassing the limits most people accept as part of their routine-filled lives and making an actual difference.
Chris has undertaken a successful quest of his own, having visited nearly every country in the world by age 35, but your own quest needn't involve travel at all. What's needed is commitment and progressive accomplishment, losing oneself in a task - whether it be a physical journey, an artistic enterprise, a philanthropic feat, even an act of political protest. Chris has surveyed thousands who've undertaken such quests and identified:
· How they went about it
· The common mistakes
· What happened when they hit the wall
· How they coped when the quest was over
The Happiness of Pursuit offers well-researched, easy-to-follow advice that helps readers bridge the gap between 'impossible dream' and 'everyday reality'. Your own quest can give you the self knowledge to find and live a more fulfilling life.
PRAISE FOR THE HAPPINESS OF PURSUIT
"Could be nothing short of life changing." Forbes
"Fabulous... well-written, entertaining, and inspiring." Huffington Post