In April 2013, my friend Chris Guillebeau landed in Norway.
This one instance is nothing remarkable; lots of people fly to Norway! What made it remarkable was that it was Chris’s 193rd country visited.
On his 35th birthday, Chris was able to complete one of the most epic quests I have ever heard of: he had visited every single country on the planet before turning 35.
- “Hey, this Chris guy likes to help people and built a business around it, maybe I should build Nerd Fitness around helping people.”
- “Hey, this Chris guy is on an epic quest, maybe I should go on one too.”
Since then, I’ve followed Chris’s journey, begun my own, and in many ways, followed in his footsteps. He’s been an incredible inspiration and one hell of a mentor, and I’m excited to share his latest project today. I remember meeting him for the first time at his first ever event, The World Domination Summit, and thinking how “normal” and “everyday” he seemed.
As we’ve come to learn from our favorite books and movies, normal, everyday people can still accomplish great things
Launching today, “The Happiness of Pursuit” is now available and sure to be his second New York Times best seller.
What makes this particular book even cooler is that Chris featured my James Bond adventure and Epic Quest in the book! He was nice enough to sit down with me for a kickass interview that is well worth a watch/listen.
By the end of this article, we’re going to have you building your own Epic Quest and get started TODAY.