How can you live a remarkable life in a conventional world? It all starts with knowing what you want.

My latest book, SIDE HUSTLE, will give you a 27-day plan to go from idea to income.

Welcome to The Art of Non-Conformity (AONC), a home for unconventional people doing remarkable things. I’m Chris Guillebeau (pronounced Gil-a-beau). I write books and travel. Over the past ten years I visited every country in the world—but my next quest is just beginning.
The purpose of AONC is to share the story of how to change the world by achieving personal goals while helping others at the same time. In the battle against conventional beliefs, we focus on three core areas: Life, Work, and Travel.

All of the writing on the AONC site is presented freely with no outside advertising. If you’d like to support the project, pass it on to someone who might be interested.

You can follow along by RSS, updates in your inbox, every day on Side Hustle School, or just by checking in here at the site every day.

The money you have is enough. Chris makes it crystal clear: there are no excuses left. START. Start now, not later. Hurry. – Seth Godin Chris Guillebeau makes getting your dream job seem less of a dream and more of a reality.
Susan Cain
Your Life, Your Terms
Your Life, Your Terms

You don’t have to live the way other people expect—and you can do more than you think. Choose for yourself before someone else chooses for you.

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Do More Of What Matters
Do More Of What Matters

The work you do should be meaningful and enjoyable. And even if you love your job, you should have more than one source of income.

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Go Anywhere, Anytime
Go Anywhere, Anytime

These days, it’s possible to go anywhere in a short period of time, and without spending much money. What are you waiting for?

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Do More Of What Matters

The essence of my philosophy is this:

  1. You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect
  2. You can do good things for yourself and help other people at the same time
  3. If you don’t decide for yourself what you want to get out of life, someone else will end up deciding for you
  4. There is usually more than one way to accomplish something

In short, I’m interested in the convergence between highly personal goals and service to others.

Decide for yourself what you want, then find a way to make it happen.