“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” 

Albert Einstein

A Creative Manifesto For Authors
Creative Professionals Manifesto For Growth

As You Create, You Are Created

As you write your book, make your movie, paint your paintings– you are created. As you launch your innovative brand or your social enterprise, you are created.

The deeper you dig, the more you reveal. To others. To the world. To yourself. It’s all there in the work. Your pain. Your joy. The things you have to say. It’s all there …

So you follow the hidden forces that bring your ideas to life. It’s an odd dance. The discipline of a daily practice. Moments of inspiration. Doors opening and closing. Constant chaos. 

And then a spark. And the spark becomes a fire. And the fire becomes a book or a heartfelt brand; a piece of art or a feature film; a social justice movement or a Michelin Star restaurant.

A Creative Manifesto For Authors, Artists, & Creative Entrepreneurs

LIVE YOUR TRUTH

Be you without hesitation or apology. Dare to go to the beat of your own drum. Raise your voice as only you can. Claim your message to the world. Let it inform & sign your work. Get comfortable in your own skin. 

FEED YOUR FIRE

Choose projects, make life choices, that energize you and fill you with meaning. Live & create from a place of truth.Turn the unkown into a creative partner. Take risks. Own your creative process. Shatter the status quo.  

MAKE IT HAPPEN

Intention and intensity get’s stuff done. It takes both in equal measure. So get focused. Take action. Double down on the thing you trying to create and settle for nothing less. Be daring. Rewrite the rules. Rise above the crowd. 

BRING THE MAGIC

Blow people’s minds. Redefine the boundaries. Set the standard. Meaning, produce signature work. Have impact well beyond what people ever thought possible. Then push for more. Go to that next level of creative excellence.

ANCHOR YOUR ZEN

Bring down your armor. Keep your ego in check. Honor your brokenness. Stay in touch with the things that keep you whole. And be fully present for each step along the way. The good. The bad. The lessons learned. 

Margaret Connor Wellness Consultant

The greatest advantage to having Bob in your life is that he calls bullshit on you in the kindest of ways when you get distracted from your path. Take a moment and think about the list of people in YOUR life that can offer you that clarity-and truly with your very best intentions at heart.

Margaret Connor
Margaret Connor.com
Wellness Consultant

Karen Barry Flywheel Creative

During a workshop Bob was teaching, he helped a woman with her elevator pitch. He kept challenging her to identify the “why” when she finally blurted out, ‘I give children a voice.’ It was a very moving and powerful moment. We all had goosebumps. That’s what it’s like to work with Bob Olmstead.

Karen Barry
Flywheel Creative
Design Firm

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WHEN YOU WERE BORN …

Your Ikigai Tree was planted and with it, the first page of your book was written. A book unique to you and you alone. Ikigai is your reason for being. Your daily purpose. The truth you live and speak. The sense of ease that comes from your True North. 

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