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SOLD OUT: Tickets for the FINAL Year of WDS

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Limited Tickets Available: WDS 2020 On Sale Now
-- UPDATE: NOW SOLD OUT.

Over the past 9 years, 10,000+ attendees representing all 50 states and over 40+ countries have traveled to Portland each summer to rally around the values of Community, Adventure, and Service.

The goal? To learn how to live a remarkable life in a conventional world.

Tickets for WDS 2020 are on sale, right now and I want to make sure one thing is absolutely clear—next year is our ten-year finale, so there is literally no better time to attend.

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Find Your Creative Calling: The Long-Awaited Book from Chase Jarvis

9231310911_aa5bd45c35_z Link: The Long-Awaited Book from Chase Jarvis

Life isn’t about “finding” fulfillment and success—it’s about creating it. You don’t discover your life purpose without trying a lot of different things.

But how can you be more creative? How can you cultivate a daily practice of creativity?

The answers to these questions can be found in a new book, Creative Calling. It’s out now and available wherever books are sold, including Amazon of course, but also your local bookseller. (I love to support local stores.)

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New “Hustle Up!” Experience Offers Resources for Students to Take their Side Hustle to the Next Level

MSFT 365 Aside from advertisers for the podcast, I do very few corporate partnerships—in fact, I think the last one was more than a year ago, when I worked with Alexis Ohanian on launching 1850, a new coffee brand from Folgers. But when Microsoft Store asked me to be part of creating a new resource for higher education students, I was intrigued.

The goal was to help students learn better ways of side hustling ... which, of course, is right up my alley! And they wanted to do it through a mobile-first experience that would be completely free for everyone.

That experience is called “Hustle Up!” The idea is that each of us have various strengths and weaknesses areas for improvement, in addition to differing interests, and it helps if you can get some direction in deciding what kind of hustle to start.

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The Three Conditions for Making Ordinary Magic

Magic is all around you. Maybe you’ve even made some magic of your own.

What you might not realize is that there’s a formula for such a thing. This formula requires three conditions to be met before magic can occur:

1. You have a crazy idea. 2. You can’t stop thinking about the crazy idea. 3. You decide to do something about it.

Note that all three conditions need to be met. Merely meeting one or two of them isn’t sufficient.

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To Every Thing, A Season

You probably know the song, the one that borrows its lyrics from the book of ‎Ecclesiastes: to every thing, there is a season for every activity under the heavens.

Seasons have been on my mind lately, as I’ve been transitioning from my busiest month of the year into a time of more focused creative work. I’m grateful for both of these seasons—I wouldn’t want to choose between them—but my life and work in each of them feels very different.

In my creative work season, I’m working on a new book and I take joy in writing every day. I’m able to exercise more and feel less stressed about being behind on a million things. So is this fundamentally better?

I don’t think so. Because last month I visited 14 cities, speaking to readers and the media about 100 SIDE HUSTLES—and then I hosted a weeklong event in Portland for 1,000 people. All of that was fun, too. Almost every day I thought, “Wow, I can’t believe I get to do this! I feel so fortunate.”

The challenge comes if you try to apply the same rules of order or general expectations to each season.

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Coming to a City Near You! Announcing the 100 SIDE HUSTLES Book Tour

Two big things today...

My new book, 100 SIDE HUSTLES, comes out on June 4th. As part of that process, I'll be hitting the road visiting some of my a favorite cities soon.

And because pre-orders for the book make a huge difference for authors, I also have a special offer for you.

Chris Guillebeau Atlanta Tour Stop
1. The first part of my tour schedule is now online!
I’m incredibly excited to announce that the first 12 cities of my Side Hustle tour are now finalized!

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Return of the Annual Review! Let’s Do This! (I mean, if you want.)

danielle-macinnes-222441-unsplash Over the past eight nine ten! years, nothing has helped me to accomplish big goals and stay on track more than a single exercise I complete each December: the Annual Review.

Last year I got a little off track and didn't finish for the first time in a decade. It wasn't pretty. Good news: just like Britney, I'm back.

For much of the next week I'll be working only half-time while I consider some of my successes, failures, and lessons learned from 2018.

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WDS 2019 Tickets On-Sale Now: Join Us Next Summer for a Grand Adventure

Link: Join Us in Portland for WDS 2019!

For 8 years, we’ve brought together amazing and remarkable people from all over the world for a summer gathering known as the World Domination Summit (WDS). Over 1,000 people from over 30+ countries will travel to beautiful Portland, Oregon to discuss, "how can we live a remarkable life in a conventional world."

At WDS, each attendee creates their own personalized schedule using our own mobile app to take part in attendee led-meetups, fun activities and adventures, powerful keynotes, and unforgettable parties.

WDS-2018-speaker We’re doing it again next summer and if you've been waiting for the perfect time to attend, now is the time. There are only two years of WDS remaining!

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WDS Videos Are Now on YouTube!

For the past eight years, I’ve been part of producing an annual celebration called the World Domination Summit. It’s one of the few things I’ve made that holds up over time. I love everything about it, even though we’re choosing to end it after 10 years in 2020.

A lot of people have asked how to watch the talks that our main stage keynotes have given. Since year one, we’ve had a bunch of them online… but never before on YouTube!

Well, guess what: now whenever you’re watching cat videos or teenage makeup videos, you can also check out keynotes from some of our most popular speakers.

Check them out, and subscribe to the channel.

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Sometimes The Best Thing You Can Hear Is “It’s Going to Be Okay”

I've had a few people write in to ask me if I've stopped blogging. Nope—but I'm sorry! It sure looks that way.

I've just been on hiatus while writing a new book. I'll tell you about it soon, and I very much look forward to getting back to regular posts here. (In the meantime, the daily podcast continues.)

For now, I thought I'd pop up and express something that's been on my mind. Every now and then, I see a post offering "Advice for My Younger Self," and I've been asked to share mine in interviews from time to time.

The question I've learned to ask, when working through various issues, is, "What is six-year-old Chris feeling right now?" It's an interesting practice, at least to someone like me who doesn't naturally think this way.

If I could go back in time to talk to a younger Chris, though, I'm not sure it would be the six-year-old version. I think it would be a version somewhere in the 11-14 age range.

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The Future of the World Domination Summit

World-Domination-Summit Way back in 2011, 400 adventurers gathered in Portland, Oregon to consider an important question, "How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?". Embracing the core values of Community, Adventure, and Service, the event was called the World Domination Summit.

8 years later, our once "little" community has grown to over 10,000 adventurers representing all 50 states and over 40+ countries.

We've broken world records, learned to Bollywood dance, faced our fears, found true connection, challenged conventionality, and supported each other's dreams.

At this year's gathering, we made an important announcement that we'll produce two more years of our epic annual gathering. Next year is WDS 2019, and then WDS 2020 will be our 10-year grand finale!

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