EPoP 021: Chris Guillebeau on Going Big, Guinea-Bissau, and the $10 Rule

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Since starting this podcast, I’ve dreamed of having on Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and one of the few people who has traveled to every country in the world.

And today, it’s a reality!

If you’re interested in creating a lifestyle that is full of passion and purpose, Chris is the man to talk to.

10 years ago, he admittedly wasn’t sure what direction his life should take.  Since then, he’s…

Built an incredible online community…

Traveled to every country in the world…

Written a New York Times Bestseller…

…and hosted a conference for 3,000 of the world’s most motivated and inspired world changers (which I’ve attended and wrote about here).

The Dos Equis “most interesting man in the world” has nothing on Chris!

He’ll touch on how he’s been able to do all that as well as geek out on travel planning in this amazing, informative, and inspiring interview.

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In This Episode:

  • The importance of “going big”, and how to do it.
  • Guinea Bissau, and why it holds a special place in Chris’s heart.
  • How the hardest part of completing a big goal might be moving on afterwards.
  • Turning a “no, you can’t do a book tour” in to a 50 state, 10 province bonanza.
  • Growing an audience without a magical blog fairy.
  • What it feels like to walk around with $100,000 in cash.
  • Why a Brief Guide to World Domination was more important than a masters’ thesis.
  • The $10 Rule and how it makes your travel infinitely better.

And much more!

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  1. Kalboz says:

    Great guy, I met him at FTU-DC in April where he give a very interesting presentation. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Trav says:

      @Kalboz- Couldn’t agree more. You’ve got to come to his World Domination Summit in Portland this July. It’s amazing!

  2. Robb says:

    Trav, you are really kicking butt with these podcasts. I’d gotten behind but I’m catching up quickly, cause you are interviewing some really interesting people. I also met Chris at FTU in April, and am booked for WDS in 2014. He is an inspiring guy and can’t wait to join that community!

    1. Trav says:

      @Robb- Thanks so much…yeah, the quality of the people coming on is really top-notch and add incredible wisdom and value for listeners. Glad you love them!

      Chris is great, I couldn’t agree more. Can’t wait to meet at WDS 2014!

  3. Michael Katz says:

    Good interview with Chris. He is a great role model. I am looking forward to my first WDS in 2014. See you there.

    1. Trav says:

      @Michael Katz- Make sure you find time to come to the EPoP meetup…details will be sent out closer to the date, you’ll have a blast!

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