The Art of Non-Conformity, Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life you Want and Change the World, by Christ Guillebeau
So my sister, Renae, told me about this book MONTHS ago. The author states, “If you’re feeling stuck in something and have always believed THERE MUST BE MORE TO LIFE, this book is for you.” I had never given much thought to the folks we deal with daily. How many of them prevent us from succeeding more than helping us. Through this book, if you are willing, the author will help you set goals, break through fear barriers and begin your new legacy. I know it must sound a bit corny to read this, but if you study this book with an open mind, it can get you started in a good direction. On the flip side, if you cannot read it open-mindedly, save your $.
Here’s a little idea of the book from chapter two: 1. Creating Your Ideal World ~ an exercise to write out your idealized, perfect day. 2. Radical Goal-Setting = FOCUS. One year goals, Five year goals, Lifetime goals 3. Plan for Serendipity: Plan for people you love; planning & thinking time; adventure goals( and so much more listed in this section). Plan to LEAVE OUT ~ Drama & Whiny people; busy work that lacks value; schedules set by other people; unnecessary obligations that we do out of GUILT. (ouch!)
It is incredible at how much is wrapped up in these 240 pages. I cannot make a dent in summarizing it. He reminds us that personal accountability and working hard are key. Also, if you suffer from life avoidance, this author can open you up instead to “life purpose and planning.” ( There is even a chapter for one year, self-directed alternative graduate school experience.) To quote the author at the end of the book, “It’s far easier to be a cynic than a believer. Whatever you decide, don’t do that. Stand for something! Come join the living world. The rest of us are waiting.”
If you are looking for a “set your pants on fire” motivational book to kick-start your life, this might just be the one. It’s why I started this blog…..think about joining me! Thanks Renae, for this great find!