"It's not easy to dream big--and it's not easy to turn that dream into reality. The brilliant Chris Guillebeau provides the essential blueprint for those of us for whom the "happiness of pursuit"--such as Chris's successful quest to visit every country in the world--is a key part of the "pursuit of happiness"."
--Gretchen Ruben, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Happiness Project"
"Passion is the quickest route to joy -- the kind that gets your heart beating and your soul smiling. It involves committing to something bigger than yourself, taking risks, trusting; there's no passion in your comfort zone. Guillebeau's route to happiness is taking on a quest -- something that will get you up in the morning, impatient to begin your day. His stories, biographies, observations, and personal insights will get you thinking about a greater purpose. And there's a lot of how-to in here. If you've been wondering 'what it's all about?' this book could change your life."
--Rita Golden Gelman, author of "Tales of a Female Nomad, Living at Large in the World"
"When a quest is a journey or a sought-after goal, it can be satisfying, fun, even paradigm-shifting. But when a quest begins with an inner yearning and transforms into a calling, it becomes medicine for the soul, and this changes" everything". "The Happiness of Pursuit" is an invitation to listen to the part of oneself that craves purpose. It says. "Hey! Wake up! Your unique adventure awaits you."
-Lissa Rankin, MD, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Mind Over Medicine"show more