Chris Guillebeau joins the show today to talk about his latest book, Born For This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do and why he wrote it after hearing from so many of his rabid fans that they had “won the career lottery”. He discusses the passion versus profit mindset, building a community, and so much more.
Is your business (or your idea for a business) based on your dream work? Is it the work you are meant to do? Our guest for today’s show, Chris Guillebeau, has written a brilliant book called Born For This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do.
Chris joined me on episode 167 to give serious value bombs, wisdom bombs, and knowledge bombs! We talk about why he wrote this book after hearing from so many of his rabid fans that they had “won the career lottery”.
In particular we focus on two chapters: You Incorporated and DIY Rock Star. Chris shares the themes in each chapter and what they mean for you.
We also highlight several case studies from the book, including a successful tee shirt business and the Passion Planner. He explains why these people – and other successes – often find the trifecta of joy, money, and flow at the heart of their businesses.
This is a terrific show so grab some coffee or tea, your notepad and get ready to dig in with us on episode 167 of Youpreneur FM.
In this 42 minute episode Chris Guillebeau and I discuss:
- Why every Youpreneur FM listener will benefit from reading Born For This.
- What is a very common trait among successful entrepreneurs?
- What are the things Chris has failed at?
- How do we balance the passion versus profit mindset?
- How to build a community vs. building a list.