Be Extraordinary

I love my job. Tomorrow I get to meet Gregg Vanourek, one of the authors of Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives. I’m hoping that Gregg will be able to inspire our students in the Fall. What is Life Entrepreneurship? It is creating a life of significance through opportunity recognition, innovation and action. Leading an entrepreneurial life can change your experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

In this same theme, there is Chris Guillebeau’s blog on the Art of Non-Conformity. I recently stumbled across his manifesto, A Brief Guide to World Domination – How to Live a Remarkable Life in a Conventional World (pdf). This brief (29 page) article starts with the premise that “You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.” That’s the core. If you don’t have time for the full 29 pages, you can start with his post on The Decision to be Remarkable.

That’s it really. Want to change the world? Just decide, then act. Everything else follows.