Here I am - Day 2! Yay! Just thinking about all the graduations we have in our family this year! Four college graduations and a high school graduation - all boys!! Do you give money for graduations?? Most of us do! You know most of them will spend the money on everyday needs like gas, food, etc.... I don't know too many who have actually used it for savings or for getting new clothes for job interviews, etc. I wanted to get them something a little more lasting, along with the prerequisite cash, but have been wracking my brain trying to figure out something boys would like and appreciate....
then I started reading this book The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau (the author of another great book - The $100 Startup)... and by the 3rd chapter I KNEW I had found my "something extra" graduation gift! I immediately ordered 6 more copies! One for each of the college grads and one each for my own kids!
You can check out inside pages or order a copy HERE!
I LOVE this book so much because it talks about how NOT to be a follower, how to live life differently, that it's OK to make your own HAPPY and live on your own terms! It's so motivational and inspiring ~ and really has a lot of thought-provoking ideas for how be a creative and happy in whatever career path you choose ~ whether as an employee of a company OR a small business owner!
This is a philosophy I've lived by my whole life - and try to teach others - especially my kids! GO FOR your dreams, take RISKS, move beyond your FEARS, stop worrying about what others THINK or what they're doing, BE YOU!!
I just cannot say enough about this book ~ it's really been one of my very favorites of all-time! And I hope the graduates I got copies for will take the time to sit down and at least START reading it ~ cuz if they START, I don't think they'll be able to put it down ~ and maybe, just maybe, they'll get some ideas on how to live a more fulfilled, adventurous & happy life!! :)
P.S. I gave my son (he's 24) his copy a couple days ago -- and he's LOVING it! This kid has not been a "reader", traditionally - but he's almost through with the book and said to me he wished it wouldn't end! How great is that?? I'm a Happy Mom!!