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Useful for me as over the last years I've lost my life direction due to some personal and family setbacks. The idea is simple (find life quests like "visit every church or sports stadium in your country", "hike 1000 km") but well elaborated. Some filler in the book, but not excessively so.
I found this book incredibly inspirational and motivating at the same time. It was simply amazing to see how many people took on various quest from different backgrounds and different goals. The author is only one of them not trying to be the main character but very well describing and summarizing. The individual efforts. Anyone who is interesting in goalsetting and want to put more adventure in their lives should really listen and relisten to these stories. Well worth hearing them again and again. The yearly review is also something very beneficial to do which I would suggest for everyone to do each year.
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Would you try another book from Chris Guillebeau and/or George Newbern?
I think I would have enjoyed this book much more if I hadn't just finished other books that have similar themes that are just much better. I think the overall story and advice were good but I recommend many other books (Grit for instance) that offer a much more fleshed out idea than pure conjecture in this book. Secondly, the narrator was just so wrong for this book. I couldn't hear any passion or excitement in the tone or voice. This book offers stories more than actual fact, so why didn't the narrator show some passion in conveying these stories? He read it like a science book, when in reality, this book is more of a novel.
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after a while of listening I can't help feel there is no reason for checking off all the nations on earth (one's recognised by the UN) as the only border is in the human mind.
Really good overall, very interesting but it's mainly just a collection of interesting stories, doesn't give you as much to go away with when compared to $100 startup. Chris's writing style is slick and well executed though so I would deffo recommend it if you're a fan :)