The Work You Were Meant to Do with Chris Guillebeau

Episode: 043

What is your dream job and how do you find it? Chris offers some key advice on how you can begin the search.

Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit, and other books. On today’s show, Chris discusses how you can find your dream job and do work you were meant to do. You can learn more by listening to this podcast and by checking out Chris’s book on the subject entitled, Born for This. At the end of the show, Roger mentions that if you’re feeling alone in your journey, don’t be! Chris has a huge community of people searching for their dream as well, so feel free to visit Chris’s website to find out more.



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Key Takeaways:
[0:45] ManTalks has officially launched in Toronto and LA!
[3:00] Please keep spreading the word about ManTalks.
[5:10] What was Chris’s defining moment as a man?
[7:10] Why did Chris write The $100 Startup and Born for This?
[8:45] Are you dissatisfied with the traditional path? Then Chris’s book is for you.
[9:55] How can you hack the job of your dreams?
[10:25] If you’re working for a company, you should think about yourself as leasing your talents to that organization.
[11:15] Chris explains the difference between hard skills vs. soft skills.
[12:10] Life’s too short to hate the work you’re doing.
[12:20] What are some of the signs that someone is in the wrong job/career/thing?
[12:45] You don’t need to know your life purpose at age 20. Most people don’t even know that at age 30.
[13:15] How do you know if you’ve found your dream job? Well, if you had to ask…
[14:50] How do you move closer to what your purpose is and make money?
[18:25] Chris dives a little bit into his background.
[19:45] We gain confidence through mistakes and trying different things.
[20:55] What’s the most popular question Chris gets asked at these events?
[22:45] Chris dives a little deeper into what he means by ‘side hustle’.
[24:20] What kind of legacy does Chris wish to leave behind?
[25:10] Do you think you’re alone in this? Go to Chris’s website.

Mentioned in This Episode:
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Born for This by Chris Guillebeau

Music Credit:
Parlange & Latenite Automatic (


“If you hack your job, it’ll help you in your existing job or it’ll help you create freedom for yourself.”

“Life’s too short to hate the work you’re doing.”

“This is a process of discovery. It’s not something where tomorrow you’ll have the dream job.”

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