Some time ago I stumbled across the idea of writing a manifesto. I don’t know exactly where I originally got the notion; however, soon after I started seeing them everywhere. It seemed like everyone was writing a manifesto for this or that. I particularly liked The Writer’s Manifesto by Jeff Goins. It was quite long in the pages, yet held very few words.
Recently I decided to take my entrepreneurial journey into an entirely different direction. Rather than staying in the coaching realm and providing programs and courses only related to the Clean Body Project, I decided to take my writing career from part time to full time. The trouble I ran into was – how do I decide what to write about on any given day? You see, I’m a multi-passionate writer, or what I like to call a Renaissance Soul Writer (TM). I have a plethora of interests, areas of expertise, skills, and talents. How was I ever going to choose one to focus my attention?
Of course, Margaret Lobenstine came to the rescue. She is the writer and coach who coined the term the Renaissance Soul. She wrote a book by the same name. (You may also see other experts refer to the terms polymath, multipotentialite, or scanner.) I picked up the book again to read and it dawned on me. I don’t have to choose. I can fully embrace all the different sides of me and incorporate them into my writing and career.
…lot of agility, adaptability, a natural propensity toward curiosity, an insatiable appetite for that and this and this and that!
Margaret Lobenstine, Author and Life Coach
I started questioning others to see if they considered themselves multi-passionate. Let’s just say, I wasn’t surprised at the response. It seems that many individuals in the entrepreneurial world are multi-passionate. Often times people keep it to themselves because they feel they might be looked upon as being flakey or unfocused. I was happy to find others who can completely relate to how I think.
Hence, THE Manifesto for the Multi-Passionate. It is my declaration to the world that 1) I am a Renaissance Soul Writer (TM) and 2) we don’t have to choose one part of who we are to create a purpose-filled life and career.
The early readers have found it helpful in identifying how they feel – it gave them a way of voicing this unique characteristic. It also provided some reassurance that it is perfectly acceptable to operate in the world as a multi-passionate person.
I would love for you to read it and let me know what you think. You can go here to the official ebook page, or click the button below to get it sent straight to your inbox. Come back here and leave a comment with your feedback and any insights you gained. I’d love to hear from you!
Corrie Ann Gray is a visionary writer, strategist, philosopher, and a damn good cookie creator. She is also known as The Renaissance Soul Writer and is the founder and director of the Clean Body Project, where she inspires individuals to live a holistically purpose-filled life.