In 2009, two brothers – Dave and Mike Radparvar – sat on the steps of Union Square in New York City and wrote the following manifesto. They had just quit their jobs and decided they would venture into the fashion industry with zero experience, and they felt they needed a guiding light.
Today, their company Holstee shares a similar mission to my own, namely bringing more meaning and inspiration into people’s lives.
Here’s the plain text:
“This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. 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 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.”
And if you prefer it in video format, here that is as well: The Holstee Manifesto: Lifecycle Video.