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Holstee Manifesto

holstee manifesto

I did not know anything about the Holstee manifesto till very recently.

In 2010 Three founders of a small apparel company, Holstee, wrote down a set of ideals as a manifesto for how they would want to live their life. The manifesto is a 15-sentence message comprising brief commandments that make for powerful reading. For some quirky reason, this manifesto became a bestseller, ironically outselling any other products the apparel company sold. The manifesto became a source of inspiration that many tech entrepreneurs embraced. Here is how it reads.

This is your life.

  1. Do what you want and do it often.
  2. If you don’t like something, change it.
  3. If you don’t like your job, quit.
  4. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.
  5. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.
  6. Stop over-analysing, life is simple.
  7. All emotions are beautiful.
  8. When you eat, appreciate every last bite.
  9. Life is simple.
  10. Open your heart, mind and arms to new things and people, we are united in our differences.
  11. Ask the next person you see what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them.
  12. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself.
  13. Some opportunities only come once, seize them.
  14. Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating.
  15. Life is short, live your dream and share your passion.

The actual Manifesto poster looks like this.

If you wish to create a poster of the Holstee Manifesto you can download a pdf copy from this Link

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