Born for This

How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do
by Chris Guillebeau | 320 pages

What were you born to do? As you might have guessed, that’s what this book is all about. Our guide, Chris Guillebeau, gives us a bunch of helpful tips and strategies to help us find the work we were meant to do. Big Ideas we explore include how win the career lottery (hint: think JOY-MONEY-FLOW), playing the elimination game, remembering that if Plan A fails you still have 25 other letters, Warren Buffett on goals, and getting good at quitting.


“What if you don’t want to settle? What if you want to find the work that you truly love and you don’t want to eat ramen noodles every night? Why can’t you have it all?

Happily, you can. As you’ll see throughout this book, some people manage to find this work. They’ve won the career lottery, and the results weren’t all determined by chance. Whether through their own brilliance or, more likely, as a result of trial and error, they’ve found the work they were born to do—and that’s what makes all the difference.

This book will help you find that thing, too.”

~ Chris Guillebeau from Born for This

What were you born to do?

As you might have guessed, that’s what this book is all about.

Our guide, Chris Guillebeau, gives us a bunch of helpful tips and strategies to help us find the work we were meant to do.

Chris wrote another one of my favorite books called the Happiness of Pursuit. Check out the Notes on that. (He also wrote The $100 Startup + The Art of Nonconformity—need to feature those as well! :)

This book is great. If you’re looking to live with more purpose and meaning while getting paid to do what you love to do, I think you’ll find it really helpful. (Get a copy here.)

It’s packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites we can apply to our lives *today* so let’s jump straight in!

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About the author

Authors

Chris Guillebeau

Author who has visited every country in the world.