Back in October of 2010, Jamestown Coffee hosted a book signing for Chris Guillebeau, author of The Art of Non-Conformity. We had enjoyed Chris’s book, and had a great time with Chris who was at the time on a 50 state book tour.
In 2011, Chris was hard at work on another book, which was about people who have found a way to follow their passions as a way of life. Chris had set a personal goal for himself to visit every country on the planet Earth. Lofty yes, but he’s almost done! And he found a way to live the life he wanted to live and make a living doing it.
After months of extensive research and meeting and interviewing people all over the world who found a way to work for themselves, The $100 Start-Up was published May 8 by Crown Books.
We’ve mentioned much of this in a previous post here at Jamestown Coffee, in an effort to shamelessly plug our minor participation in the book. But what we really want to communicate here is this: if you are looking for a way out of the rat-race, for a guide to change your life and embark on an adventure you will never regret, Chris has some solid, proven guidance for you in his new book.
Among Chris’s key principles: if you’re good at one thing, you’re probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish – sell him the fish instead.
This is not one of those get-rich-quick books. If you’re looking to do that, this is not the book for you. But if you you’re looking for a way to find some satisfaction and purpose in what you do, then we highly recommend this read.
You can purchase a copy of The $100 Start-Up at Jamestown Coffee, or click on the sidebar link to order from Amazon.