Posts Tagged "Chris Guillebeau"

Five Audiences Bad For Your Creativity

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Marketing, Writing | 1 comment

Five Audiences Bad For Your Creativity

Too many people create something that a only very small and generally non-lucrative audience will appreciate or, worse, they don’t take a chance creatively because they fear the reaction of those small, non-lucrative audiences.

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Selfishness

Posted by on Nov 12, 2010 in Featured, Philosophical | 0 comments

During the book signing and meet-up with Chris Guillebeau at Sam Weller’s on Wednesday evening, one of the follow-up questions from the audience was what Chris, as well as audience members, found to be the biggest barriers to accomplishing goals. The first one mentioned was fear, which is the most obvious and most accurate for many people. But there are other reasons. Another person talked about finances and retirement, when incomes are fixed, health issues loom large and the desire to work long hours — even at something you love — is minimal. Other answers included fighting...

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Chris Guillebeau: Meaningful Adventure

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Philosophical | 1 comment

Chris Guillebeau: Meaningful Adventure

Two guidelines for living unconventionally: 1. Pursue meaningful adventure. 2. Ask, “How can I contribute?” Those guidelines were the heart & soul of a brief yet thought-provoking talk by Chris Guillebeau during a Wednesday night book signing and meet-up at Sam Weller’s Bookstore in Salt Lake. All in all, his entire talk lasted barely 15 minutes, with another 20 or so minutes for Q&A with the crowd of about 20 people. For those unfamiliar with Chris, he has been blogging for 3-4 years about living an unconventional life, dispensing philosophical advice about becoming...

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