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Born for This [Book Review]

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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I share many of the values that Chris Guillebeau writes about. It all started with reading The $100 startup, several years ago, continued with attending WDS for the past two years, and I’m now going down the list of his books with Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days first and now Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do. I initially bought the book as a gift for a friend who…read more

How to live a good life [Book Review]

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The first time I heard about Jonathan Fields was when, in 2017, Chris Guillebeau mentioned attending Camp GLP. He got me curious. I then found out that the author of How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom was going to give an Academy at the 2017 edition of WDS and I started listening to a few episodes of his podcast: Good Life Project. Very soon, I was hooked. The New-York ex-lawyer, ex-yoga studio owner, turned writer and science geek has very deep and meaningful conversations with…read more

The Artist’s Way [Book Review]

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I was still living in Philadelphia the first time I read did The Artist’s Way. At the time, my roommate, Kate, suggested that we do it together. She felt that she was in some kind of a creative slump, I tagged along, mostly for fun. I ended-up seing several exhibitions that I would have never would have gotten tickets to, attempting at pole dancing and starting singing. The latter, I never quit. In 2011, The Artist’s Way changed my life. When I found myself in a creative slump last year, I went…read more

Expedition Happiness: to be happy or not to be happy

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Selima Taibi and Felix Starck, two german artists, decide to turn an American school bus into a home-on-wheels called Expedition Happiness and drive, east to west, across Canada and down to South America with their dog. Will they find happiness in this nomadic and adventurous life? That’s the question this documentary is trying to answer. Nomadic life and “van life” have been indubitably romanticized over the past few years. The whole tiny houses, digital nomads and other minimalism movement has taken the front stage, and, I must confess, I’m one…read more

Side Hustle, from idea to income in 27 days [Book review]

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In the late weeks of 2016, I (re)discovered author Chris Guillebeau. Once upon a time, I had read The $100 Startup : Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love and Work Better To Live More. But, somehow, I had never paid much attention to its author. Until one day I landed on Chris’ blog: The Art of Non-Conformity. One thing leading to the next, I was soon a regular listener of his podcast Side Hustle School, and I had signed-up to attend his event that summer in Portland, OR. Needless…read more