I became pseudo-obsessed with figuring out who penned these beautifully written phrases that summed up so much of what I was struggling with each day. After a bit of digging, I found Holstee and read about Mike, Dave and Fabian. I felt that I didn’t have much of a choice but to set up a phone call and find out how this Manifesto came to be, so a few days later I had the opportunity to hear the story from Mike himself. I found the Holstee story to be inspiring but even more, I found the movement and the community of people who also believe in these truths (and attempt to live by them) even more fascinating.
Since first ‘meeting’ the Manifesto, I’ve come in contact with some amazing people who see the world as I do…some I’ve never even met in person. It truly is all about asking someone what they’re passionate about and sharing your passion with them.
I won’t soon forget Mike’s answer when I asked him to share some advice with budding entrepreneurs (for an article I was writing at the time). He said, “If you have an idea, get it out of your head. Create a prototype, get it into the world and then do it. Do it on a small scale. Make something you can hold.”
Don’t think of the ‘what if’ and the reasons you might fail. Take the plunge, do what you love and keep your eyes open for some life-changing people along the way.
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