The Art of Non-Conformity – a book response

I have read enough postings on Chris Guillebeau‘s webpage to know that when my free copy of his book The Art of Non-Conformity arrived, I’d want to isolate myself somewhere where I could curl up and read it cover to cover, uninterrupted. Unfortunately my J-O-B, and family obligations were not going to allow that to happen.  I decided to wait until the next day to start the book, when I could choose to take transit to work, and allow myself a large chunk of time to read. A week later, I have finished.

When I first started reading Chris’ website I was skeptical.  Free e-books always seem to come with catches that I had no interested in signing myself up for.  And “World Domination” sounded a little gimmicky.

So, I started with reading articles on his webpage, finally intrigued enough (and my skepticism satisfied enough) to download his guide.
While I was going through this and becoming more and more excited about what Chris had to say, he offered an opportunity for 100 readers to receive an advance copy of his book, and I was thrilled to learn I’d been one of the many many entries chosen. With no obligation to promote Chris’ book, I had a chance to better get to know his ideas, and am considering whether I should sign on for his Build An Empire – unconventional guide. I’m still undecided, mainly because I need to prioritize my time first.

I feel like I’ve found a kindred spirit in Chris. His book repeated much of what I’ve read on his website, but elaborated on many ideas. It left me feeling inspired to make up my mind and take action. I feel as though I’ve been fence sitting for many years, constantly exploring options, but making few leaps (but for a few conventional ones).

I have food for thought, and a place to begin the next stage of my explorations, putting something ANYTHING that I feel passionate about into action.

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Chris Guillebeau
13 years ago

Thanks for your response! So glad to know you’re enjoying AONC.


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