It’s like the elephant in the circus. When they’re young they’re held with a huge, unbreakable chain – and so they learn they can’t escape. And eventually, a tiny, easily breakable chain works to keep them in place.
So many people are in a place of ‘learned helplessness’. Stuck in jobs they hate, yearning to travel, hating being an entrepreneur (wasn’t it supposed to free them) – wanting a more free and adventurous lifestyle.
If you’re wanting this – first contact my pal Alex Baisley – but then immediately go order this book (from a local, independently owned bookstore).
Here’s the publisher’s blurb:
If you’ve ever thought, “There must be more to life than this,” The Art of Non-Conformity is for you.
Based on Chris Guillebeau’s popular online manifesto “A Brief Guide to World Domination,” The Art of Non-Conformity defies common assumptions about life and work while arming you with the tools to live differently. You’ll discover how to live on your own terms by exploring creative self-employment, radical goal-setting, contrarian travel, and embracing life as a constant adventure.
Inspired and guided by Chris’s own story and those of others who have pursued unconventional lives, you can devise your own plan for world domination-and make the world a better place at the same time.
What do you think? Know of any inspiring examples of people living outside of the box?
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