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

Albert Einstein

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As You Create, You Are Created

As you write your book, make your movie, paint your paintings– you are created. As you launch your creative 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 creative brand; a piece of art or a feature film; a social justice movement or a Michelin Star restaurant.

A Manifesto For Personal Truth & Creative Excellence

LIVE YOUR TRUTH

Be you without hesitation or apology. Go to the beat of your own drum. Raise your voice and be heard. Live your message. Ensure your personal truth informs & signs 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 personal truth. Turn the unknown into a co-conspirator. Take risks. Own your process. Shatter the status quo.  

MAKE IT HAPPEN

Get focused. Take action. Double down on the things you’re trying to create and settle for nothing less. Be daring. Rewrite the rules. Master intention and intensity as a single superpower. Rise above the crowd.

BRING THE MAGIC

Blow people’s minds. Redefine  boundaries. Set the standard. Produce signature work. Go well beyond what people thought possible. Then push for more. Transcend. Surrender to creative excellence until it engulfs your being. 

ANCHOR YOUR ZEN

Bring down your armor. Connect. Keep your ego in check. Let go. Honor your brokenness. Reveal. Stay whole. Stay fully present. For life & craft are happening all around you. The good. The bad. The lessons learned. 

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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

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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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IN THE BEGINNING …

as you took in your first breath, your Ikigai Tree was planted. And in that moment, the first page of your Personal Truth was written. A truth unique to you and you alone. Your reason for being. Your daily purpose. The personal truth that informs all that you do. The sense of calm that comes from your True North … 

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