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Book Freak #67: The Happiness of Pursuit

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Book Freak

November 6 · Issue #67 · View online
Short pieces of advice from books

Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, and The Money Tree. Here are four pieces of advice from his book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life.
Share the vision
“Don’t try to explain everything, but do tell a few good stories.”
Create a structure around what you do
“Don’t just do something ‘fun.’ Find a way to create structure around a project and build in a timeline.”
How to use criticism
“Criticism is like a nut surrounded by a hard shell. The hard shell represents a projected experience from a biased perspective — something you should discard and ignore. If you can successfully discard the criticism’s outer trappings, there is often something you can learn from its core, especially after you’ve allowed some time to pass.”
Love the process
“The long, slow grind of working toward something is all about loving the process. If you don’t love the process, the grind is tough.”
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