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Finding Your Quest: An Interview with Chris Guillebeau

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Chris Guillebeau knows a lot about doing big and hard things. For the past 12 years he was on a quest to visit all 193 countries in the world, and to do it before his 35th birthday. After years of planning, traveling, more planning, more travels, and many surprises and mishaps along the way, he achieved his goal earlier this year.

It’s simple enough for me to offer Chris a congratulatory pat on the back for his achievements and move on, but I’d like to make sure we let this sink in.

This took twelve years. There are few things that I’ve pursued for that long. Add in the difficulties and obstacles along the way: logistics, travel costs, time, and politics — and it’s truly unbelievable.

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The Difference Between Your Job and Your Work

- - Purpose, Work

“Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” – Mark Twain [tweet this]

There’s a difference between your education and your schooling.

Your schooling is what happens in the classroom. It’s the classes that you take to achieve a standardized level of education and get a diploma.

Your education is what you learn in all of life. It’s what you read, practice, experience. It’s what you learned from coaching little league, and how you grew as you led a project at work.

Your schooling is part of your education, but your education is much bigger than your schooling.

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