THE HOLSTEE MANIFESTO

How it all started, and what continues to
inspire us today.

Ten years ago, we wrote The Holstee Manifesto — our own definition of success. Today the words of the Manifesto continue to inspire us and our work.

The Holstee Manifesto Poster

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Bring home your own copy of the original Holstee Manifesto! This is the original design and print that started the Holstee movement. Printed in Los Angeles, CA on 90 lb. Stonehenge bright white cotton paper that is 100% tree-free, chlorine-free and acid-free.

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This History of the Holstee Manifesto

In our first step as a company, Holstee’s founders, Dave, Mike and Fabian sat together on the steps of Union Square in New York to write down how they define success. The goal was to create something they could reflect back on if they ever felt stuck or found themselves living according to someone else’s definition of happiness.

In 2009, the words of the Holstee Manifesto took form in a bold letterpress poster with the help of designer, Rachael Beresh. Not long after it began to take the internet by storm, with the Washington Post calling it “The Next Just Do It”.

In 2010, we created the Lifecycle Video above as a homage to Manifesto while celebrating the diversity of bicycle riding in New York City.

The Manifesto has been translated into 13 languages (and counting!) with the help of our worldwide community, including Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Polish, and Hebrew and Arabic.

In 2012 we launched MyLife to collect the many stories people were sending in about how they chase their dreams, live their best lives and how they have chosen to redefine success in their own terms. Years later, it is monumentally encouraging and inspiring to see how many people with which the words of The Holstee Manifesto have resonated. We are honored, proud and humbled to have such a remarkable community that surrounds and supports Holstee.

Above all else, creating the Holstee Manifesto has confirmed for us that with genuine positive intentions, anything is possible.

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    Holstee Manifesto Poster (18x24)

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    Holstee Manifesto Greeting Cards (6-Pack)

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  • Gold Foil Manifesto Print

    Gold Foil Manifesto Print

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    5"x7" Gold Foil On White Print

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    This 5”x7” edition of the Holstee Manifesto shines bright in stunning gold foil. It is a simple yet beautiful way to add sophisticated inspiration to your home, office or desk.

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    Signed & Framed Holstee Manifesto Poster

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    18"x24" , Framed Letterpress Poster - Signed

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    Holstee Manifesto French Poster

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    Holstee Manifesto Decal

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    48"x64" Wall Decal

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    The Holstee Manifesto as a life-size 48" x 64" wall decal. Display these well-loved words in your home or office for an everyday reminder that this is your LIFE. Printed onto biodegradable PVC-free polyester using eco-solvent, low VOC inks. Easily adhere the Manifesto Decal to any smooth surface.

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Going beyond the Holstee Manifesto

The ideas laid out in the Holstee Manifesto aren’t a goal, they are a practice. To bring the ideas of the Manifesto into our lives we developed the Holstee Membership.

Our monthly membership helps conscious people (like you!) live a more meaningful life through actionable guides, inspiring art, thought-provoking content and a like-minded community.
This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion.