How I Work

Chris Guillebeau on why perfectionism gets in the way of success

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My guest today is Chris Guillebeau. Chris is a New York Times bestselling author and modern-day explorer, having visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. You might have come across Chris’s work into side hustles because he is the author of The $100 Startup, Side Hustle and most recently, 100 Side Hustles. And his daily podcast Side Hustle School is downloaded more than 2 million times a month.

In this chat, we cover:
* Why Chris starts his day with email
* Why Chris has finally put on an email auto-responder after ten years of avoiding doing it
* How Chris manages a daily release schedule for his podcast - and why he doesn’t batch the recording of episodes
* How perfectionism can get in the way of success
* The importance of daily habits
* Why Chris didn’t find time tracking a useful activity
* Using waiting time productively
* Tips for better travel

Learn more about Chris here, grab a copy of his books, and check out his daily podcast Side Hustle School.

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