Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chris Guillebeau's Unconventional Book Tour

Just got home from my first ever book signing!  Oops - that sounds like my book signing, doesn't it?  Well, maybe one day.  :)  But no, I mean it was the first time I had ever intentionally gone to see an author.  Who, you ask?  Chris Guillebeau.  When I heard that he was passing through town on his Unconventional Book Tour, I decided I couldn't NOT go.  It was so exciting to talk to him!  Although, I have to admit, I was as nervous as I am in interviews.  LOL!

I wrote down quite a few nuggets (that one's for Shawn) from his talk  - but here's something that stuck. He was saying that along his travels he comes across so many people with great ideas.  People that wish they would have started earlier...gone after that dream.  And they're kicking themselves for not starting when they were younger, whatever it may be.  They're often stuck in the place of non-action, and wonder if it's too late to begin.

This is exactly how Chris felt 3 years ago when he started The Art of Non-Conformity.  But he did it anyway.

"The best time to start was last year.  The second best time to start is right now." Seth Godin  


  1. How fun to get to meet him. It is a small world out there, which is amazing.

  2. i am so hoping i get to see him on tour. i met his wife by the sea. she was talking abouth her husband and his travels, etc. of course i said....who is your husband. so from
    there this who new world opened up. i have held off on getting his book just in case he gets near here soon.

    so happy you went!

  3. i would love to see him on this tour! i can't wait to pick up the new book fun you got to go!