My pal and fellow blogger, Tanmay Vora, just put up a review of the Art of Nonconformity by Chris Guillebeau. THIS is a book title that I wish I had thought of first! Can't wait to check it out, but since I am only about a million years behind in my reading, I thought I would share Tanmay's review with you because the book will likely be out of print by the time I get around to blogging it (I guess this could be called a book review hijacking - I like it!). Here is a snippet from his post:
I loved it when Chris divided all our work in two parts – “’busy work (responding to things)’ and ‘legacy work (creating something that outlasts us)’. Each chapter has number of such useful ideas that will help you surge ahead.
Ah yes, wonderful point. I know we should not need anyone to tell us that we can design and live our own lives, but it is nice to have someone point out all the potentially unintended ways we slowly move from being on track and on purpose to being automatic and on autopilot (with marketers and our society-driven perceptions of what defines success programming many of our moves and whims).
Check it out and do YOUR thing with gusto.
This is not related, but I guess it really is - I was looking for a good video for something coming up and ran across this great talk on TED.com from Dan Gilbert about happiness. I love the line, "he's got a heart of gold, don't touch the fruit cake."