Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Guillebeau about his newest book – The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future. We have thousands of members in the 48Days.net community who are looking for and finding ways to launch businesses so when Chris’ book came out I immediately grabbed a copy to read about the examples he had found.
Here’s a great line from Chris’ prologue: ”There’s no rehab program for being addicted to freedom. Once you’ve seen what it’s like on the other side, good luck trying to follow someone else’s rules ever again.”
Chris is a great example of someone who has found ways to make money while doing things he enjoys and living the life he wants to live. Chris said he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. One of his big goals is to visit every country in the world by the time he’s 35. Now at 34, he has been to 185 of the 203 countries – only 8 more to go and he’s right on track. When someone has accomplished that kind of big goal you know he’s likely to recognize the significance of someone else on the path to big success.
In this 15-minute interview I asked Chris these following questions:
- From the Prologue – pg xiv — “If I needed money, I learned to think in terms of how I could get what I needed by making something and selling it.” What are some things you’ve done to make money?
- On pg 154 you talk about John Morefield – an unemployed architect who set up shop with – 5-Cent Architecture Advice. Describe what that did for him? How have you used marketing that doesn’t cost any money in making your business work?
- Chapter 13 – pg 235 – Don’t be a firefighter. What are a couple tips for working ON our business instead of just IN it?
- Why is it that a disaster often prompts a person do start doing the greatest things in their lives?
- Where can people find your book and your amazing resources?
This is not just a book of stories of people who have found their own success. It’s full of principles and strategies we all can use to find – or create – our own success story. I highly recommend you pick up a copy pronto.