World Domination by Chris Guillebeau

Posted by 3 July, 2008

I read this e-book from Chris Guillebeau. I found it to be particularly interesting. I read a lot of motivation essays and articles, but this e-book has a bit of a different tone. The title of the e-book is “World Domination”. If that doesn’t get your attention, then you may not have a pulse. He states that while titled “World Domination”, the e-book is for the minority seeking a remarkable life.

Chris then details 11 ways to be unremarkably average. My personal favorite is:
11. Jumping through hoops and checking off boxes.

The rest of the 11 ways to be unremarkably average can be found here: link.

Chris claims that the two most important questions in the universe are:

1. What do you really want to get out of life? Chris refers to an exercise titled the “Perfect World” exercise. Here is the link for the workbook: link. I plan to go through this workbook in a few future posts.

My short answer: I want to make my wife happy and I want to be happy. I want to lead a fulfilling life where I can make a positive impact on someone else’s life. It’s my life and I want to do what I want, when I want. I assume that I will be altering my answer in the near future.

2. What can you offer the world that no one else can?

Wow. That’s a tough question and one that will most likely take many, many years to answer.

I do not know nor have I ever spoken or communicated with the author, but if you are not interested in the “norm”, this is a great read. I know I felt exhilarated after reading it. I’ll close with a quote by Robert Bruce found in the e-book: “You’ll never crush your own mediocrity working only four hours a week”. Go read this e-book, and go be remarkable!

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