Cube55 – Security, Responsibility & $100 Start-ups

This Cube focus on part of chapter 5 of The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau & deals with several things, ending with a couple of ideas of businesses that took less than $100 to start and earned enough for the founder to not need a traditional job.

Inside the cube is also this quotation:

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sightseeing.”

~ Daniel J. Boorstin


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Starting Questions:

  1. Who are some people or organizations that promote building a business, investing, or passive income?
  2. Do you want to earn independence?
  3. Do you have other low-cost start-up ideas?
About Jon

Jonathan has a few foci in life: his family, helping people build organizations as a Coach, Adviser, Mentor, or Partner, and learning about success. Actively seeks opportunities to travel, sail, shoot pictures, play music & games, and create art.


  1. Love The Art of Non Conformity. I loved your analogy of the sightseer and the tourist. The tourist is kind of rsigned to the bumps in the road being part of the journey where the sightseer might surrender the bumps as an inconvenience and abort the whole mission. Gillabeau touches on that when he talks about managing your fear day to day. There are days I wake up and say to myself who do I think I am thinking I can work for myself? Then I listen to podcast like this one and my faith is renewed in knowing that I am not alone in assuming this risk everyday. Thank you for a great inspirational reminder why I keep trudging.

    • We all have rough days (sometimes they stretch longer) filled with wonder and self-doubt. You are welcome for this little bit that we can do to help keep you inspired and moving towards building your dreams.

      Thanks for letting us know & supporting StartingCube (and other projects you believe in) as you do.

  2. I, too, like the quote.

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