The Art Of Non-conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live The Life You Want, And Change The World by Chris GuillebeauThe Art Of Non-conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live The Life You Want, And Change The World by Chris Guillebeau

The Art Of Non-conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live The Life You Want, And Change The World

byChris Guillebeau

Paperback | September 7, 2010

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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.

Chris Guillebeau is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The $100 Startup and The Happiness of Pursuit, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller Born for This. He is creator and host of the annual World Domination Summit, a gathering of cultural creatives that attracts such speakers as Susan Cain, Brené Brown, and Gretchen Rubin....
Title:The Art Of Non-conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live The Life You Want, And Change The WorldFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 7.46 × 5.49 × 0.64 inShipping dimensions:7.46 × 5.49 × 0.64 inPublished:September 7, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0399536108

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everybody needs to read this This book provides a wake up call and initiates thinking about life. It helps see if you really are living to the fullest or making excuses. A lot of the stories within are relatable and it feels like therapy without leaving your house.
Date published: 2019-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not only for the twentysomethings Being in my late twenties myself, I found this book to be very relatable for all ages. Super recommend!
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Wake-Up Call I Didn’t Know That I Needed Advice and suggestions about making the most of one’s twenties are shared through stories and examples from Jay’s professional practice. I think that it would be best to read this book annually to keep myself motivated to continue to work towards my dreams and goals.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just for the young, applicable to all ages! A wonderful, encouraging book that reminds us that we have just ONE life. Be brave, Be bold! Includes a diverse mix of examples and scenarios that are interesting to read and learn from. Best quote of all: Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creature of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. Sir Cecil Beaton
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very relevant This was a surprisingly good book. It makes you think about what you're doing and what you might regret in the future. A lot of people in their 20s myself included feel like they still have a lot of time. But really your twenties are not longer than your thirties and the more time you waste now the closer you will be to your thirties questioning why you didn't take your twenties more seriously. Anyways, read this book and it just might inspire you or reaffirm that you're on the right track depending on where you are in your life.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So relevant for twentysomethings everywhere! As I am in the final year of my nursing degree, this book was SO relevant for me! It encourages twentysomethings to get up and just do it. So many people in our generation just waste their time because we're told "you have all the time in the world", "you're still so young", but Meg Jay really puts the twenties into context and explains how YOU define the rest of your life! An excellent gift for the twenty year old bookworms in your life - also great for parents with twentysomethings to read!
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent read I love this book. As a 21-year old undergraduate studying in Human Resource Management, I felt that the book gave great insight, especially in the career section. Highly recommend this book to anyone in their 20s!
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meg Jay - the defining decade This is an amazing book and should be a must read for anyone. So important for early twenties to read or those beginning university/college/trades. Still useful for those at the end of their twenties, who are still missing jobs and purpose. Great, fun, easy, educational read.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the Recent Grad! Definitely, I wish had read this book once I graduated from University. A great book that showcases different perspectives from twenty-somethings.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST! This is an absolute GREAT book and should be required reading!!! It is even useful for ages up to 30, or those not yet settled in a career - for those that feel listless and drifting through life.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fresh Air A quick read and a handy manual for taking steps to live a life more in tune with your values and aspirations. Not everyone has to live a life of radical nonconformity but if 9 - 5 corporate drudgery is getting you down, this book offers emotional support and inspiration.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Anything is possible While this book doesn't get into details like the "4hr Work Week", but it will begin spinning the gears in your head to what is possible. This will make you take a deeper look at what you're doing
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiration This is a book about the choices we make and the lives we live as a result. I used to always make the safe choice but now sometimes, I dig deep and find the courage to take the road less traveled. There isn't just one way to do things and just because everyone else thinks you're crazy doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. I've had some great unconventional experiences since I first read this book and I return to it regularly for inspiration.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An essential read... no joke. This is my first review on indigo, and for good reason. This book blew me away. I had watched Meg Jays TED talk on her book and it brought me to tears as she recounted the story about the young woman who couldn't think of someone to put in the "emergency contact" box. Ultimately this book is for those who are college graduates who feel lost and confused about the purpose of their twenties. I am not a college graduate, but I do work full time as a graphic designer and a part time photographer... and it still applied to be in every aspect. Read this book if you feel lost. It not only makes you realize that you aren't alone in your feelings... but that there is hope, and all you need is a little push and a little perspective
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Recommended to me by a twentysomething friend who loved it. Really great points about work, love, and the brain. Definitely recommend it to twentysomethings everywhere!
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wake up call I attended Chris's book signing and it served me in 3 ways: 1. he put words around the reality of living my own journey -how refreshing! 2. he woke me up to the fact that it following my dream is practical and doable -it's not some type of fantasy land that's out of reach for me. 3. Go with my gut -I tend to overanalyze and stop an idea short of completion.
Date published: 2011-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Read! Being a life long confirmed non-conformist and an Aquarian contrarian, I absolutely love Chris Guillebeau's ability to live the life he wants and let others in on it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is ready to think differently and live the life you want.
Date published: 2010-12-11

Editorial Reviews

"This is a direct, honest and truly scary book. I hope you have the guts to listen to what Chris has to say, and not become one of the monkeys he warns you about." -Seth Godin, author of Linchpin "Chris Guillebeau is the Indiana Jones of career experts." -Gretchen Rubin author of The Happiness Project "The Art of Non-Conformity is like a lightning bolt to the head. Read it and your brain will spark and sizzle." - Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of Awesome "The conventional world order has blown up, much to the relief of students, cubicle dwellers, artists and activists who knew there was a better way. This brilliant book will wake you up and inspire you as it guides you to create a new life on your own terms, earn a great living and positively impact your corner of the world." -Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation "Some people are content to report on others' success. Not Chris. He lives and breathes what others dare to dream, pushes the envelope of possibility, then shares his experiences, lessons, tools, ideas and strategies in a way that makes it all seem not just doable...but imperative. Go! Read this book now!" - Jonathan Fields, author of Career Renegade "Chris Guillebeau's delightfully rebellious book, The Art of Non- Conformity, teaches us how to live with gusto, on our own terms, and bring excitement into our lives. His encouraging and witty tone will inspire even the least courageous person to make bold steps. I love this book!" -Barbara Sher, author of I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was "Here's the way to find your own path, set your own rules and find your own purpose-and all with courage and grace, resilience and style." -Michael Bungay Stanier, author of Do More Great Work "Chris Guillebeau is an inspiration. Many people talk about living their dreams, and here's a young person who has actually done it- traveling around the world, giving back to the community, and getting paid to work on his own terms. The Art of Non-Conformity tackles the toughest problems associated with following your passion, and Chris supports the provided viewpoints with eye-opening statistics and anecdotes. He derives valuable life lessons from all of his experiences, and we have been privileged to go along for the ride." -Alexandra Levit, author of New Job, New You "Do not be surprised if you start noticing the guy next to you in the coffee shop or the woman seated across the aisle on your plane intently reading a battered copy of The Art of Non-Conformity. It's not just a book, after all, it's a beloved companion for those who know that life is an adventure worth exploring." -Barbara J. Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job