116 Coach Radio – Challenge Authority: Chris Guillebeau [Your Story]


Show Topics:

  • Chris Guillebeau’s story of challenging authority and traveling the world
  • Chris’s goal is to visit all 192 countries by the time he’s 35
  • High school dropout but then received a Masters in International Studies
  • Creating info products and membership websites


Chris Guillebeau’s mission at the The Art of Non-Conformity is to help people live unconventional lives, make their own choices, and change the world.

He set a goal to visit all 192 countries by the time he’s 35 and he’s nearly complete.

Chris dropped out of high school (said it wasn’t working for him) but then went to community college. He finished most of it before they found out he never graduated from high school. He earned his college degree at 19 years old and ultimately a Masters degree in International Studies.

Chris found out he wasn’t a very good employee. His last job was lifting boxes at FedEx. He got into eBay, then search engine optimization and a few other things getting the travel bug.


His turning point was September 11, 2001. He and his wife, Jolie, moved to West Africa to serve on a Mercy Ship. Chris read about a surgeon who has been serving for many years and was inspired by him.

Chris wrote a best selling book called The Art of Non-Conformity and monetizes a few different ways, including Unconventional Guides (affiliate link) and the new Travel Hacking Cartel.

Chris’s suggestions to break free and do your own thing: “Start with a dream and vision then reverse engineer it.”

To build your own empire, Chris suggests to start by building an audience. Engage with your community and ask what they want. Survey. You’re asking your community questions, right?

Create the most powerful guarantee you can.

Read Wishcraft, set goals and relate them to timelines,

“I try to do 80% of my writing for free.” – Chris Guillebeau

Connect with Chris: @chrisguillebeau and facebook.


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Author: Justin Lukasavige

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