Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau speaking

:: Lifestyle ::

What does it mean to you to be quirky and what do you love about it?
To me it means thinking for myself and making my own decisions. I also have coffee and a pastry every day at 3pm. I love these things because letting someone else make your decisions is a terrible idea, and coffee + pastry is a great idea.

What’s a secret, unusual talent that you have?
I’ve always wished for invisibility. But since that hasn’t arrived yet, I’m often able to figure out alternative or unconventional ways to accomplish big goals.

Chris Guillebeau :: The Happiness of Pursuit

:: Quest ::

Where do you find your mojo?
Every day I wake up and ask myself, “Hey, where’s the coffee?” And then I think: “What do I want to make today? What can I deliver today?” and of course, “Why does it matter?”

Explain one experiment you’ve done that changed your life:
Cold showers? Paleo? I’m not a fan of either of those. But more than six years ago I started writing 1,000 words a day. It’s safe to say that practice has changed my life!

What’s your favorite recent discovery for…
Your home: This chair –>
Your body: Green smoothies
Your belly: See above
Your soul: Hmmmm….
Music: Spotify “Chill Party” station
Writing: The new Murakami book
Art: The Fox Is Black (a blog)

Chris Guillebeau and Christina Salerno

:: Mission ::

How do you celebrate the deliciousness of being quirky?
I try to live with gratitude, because even though being quirky is a value available to everyone, not everyone knows how to embrace it. Fortunately I found it and I’m very glad I did.

What is your #1 tip for a fellow quirkster?
The mission of AONC: You don’t have to live your life the way others expect. You can do good things for yourself and for others at the same time.

About: I’m a writer, traveler, and entrepreneur. I wrote the books The Happiness of Pursuit and The $100 Startup. I visited every country in the world from 2002-2013.