When Chris Guillebeau set out to visit every country on the planet at age 35, he never imagined that the biggest revelation of his trip would be the discovery of countless people who, like him, were trying to overcome a challenge that they had posed to themselves. The challenges were as diverse as human diversity: the pursuit of sporting or artistic excellence, the fight against injustice, poverty or environmental threats. Or just live a different life. Everywhere Chris met ordinary people who worked to achieve extraordinary goals, getting closer and closer to his dreams. Among these people he found a mother from the suburbs who pursued a highly ambitious culinary dream, a DJ who wanted to produce the greatest symphony in the world, a teenager who set out to cross an entire ocean, completely alone, a self-taught person to destroy in an advanced course at MIT, a nerd who turned into a real James Bond and many other people who left their mark on record books. The more I explored, the more I understood that living chasing a dream is a way of being happy. Through hundreds of interviews with these ambitious people, Chris studied their motivations, the selection criteria, the role assumed by friends and family, and the importance of documenting everything. From that study he extracted precious advice. Chris did not forget the less attractive side of pursuing dreams, such as the constant perception of our mortality, the struggle against monotony and the emptiness that remains after reaching our goals. What happens after we go up the mountain, after we break the record, after saving the community “at risk”?
• A BOOK THAT WILL INSPIRE YOU, AND OPEN HORIZONS.
• THE HAPPINESS OF PURSUING YOUR DREAMS DREAMS REVEALS HOW COMMON PEOPLE ACHIEVE EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENTS.
• A book that challenges us to take control, to give meaning to our life without ever forgetting the commitment that comes with it , The Happiness of Chasing Your Dreams is an instruction manual that will inspire any reader, whatever their age or goal.
“Chris Guillebeau is a rare combination of the wise and the adventurous, the passion with which he impregnates his chronicles is contagious.” – SUSAN CAIN, co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author bestseller of the New York Times, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking </ in>
« If you like complacency and mediocrity, don’t read this book. It is dangerously inspiring. The Happiness of Chasing Your Dreams is an instruction manual for avoiding a boring life. »- AJ JACOBS, author bestseller of the New York Times , The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically
«The Happiness of Chasing Your Dreams is smart, honest and dangerous. Why dangerous? Because it is as inspiring as practical. You will not limit yourself to daydreaming – you will literally pack up to launch yourself into adventure! » – BRENÉ BROWN , Ph.D., LMSW, author bestseller of the New York Times, Daring Greatly
«The Happiness of Chasing Your Dreams is an invitation to hear your inner little voice that screams for a goal. This book tells you “Hey! Wake up! You have a unique adventure waiting for you! ”» – LISSA RANKIN, MD, author bestseller of New York Times , Mind Over Medicine
Cover: Soft Cover
Date of 1st edition: August 6, 2014
Dimensions: 16 x 23 cm
Number of pages: 256
Book written in portuguese