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Why I Wrote THE Manifesto for the Multi-Passionate

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!

About the Author Corrie Ann

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.

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Garin says November 23, 2017

I was in the same boat as you Corrie. I can’t stress enough how happy I am that you wrote this book. For the longest of time, I let people tell me what I should be doing. In doing this, I thought I was doing the right thing at the time but I was never happy. Even with doing what others thought I should do, something was always wrong. It was the wrong shift, it wasn’t full-time, it wasn’t part-time, etc I couldn’t win so to speak. Writing has been my passion since I was 15. I knew sacrifices had to be made in my life when I got married but I didn’t think giving up on my writing would be part of that. I take full responsibility for my actions or lack thereof but it didn’t feel good to not be doing what I loved. I had a couple of opportunities in 2006, 2007 to work in the gaming industry but I turned it down as my wife at the time didn’t support me doing that even though it was full-time work with potential overtime. Last year I finally made the decision to get back to writing and it’s the best decision I’ve made. Since I made that decision back in March of 2016, I’ve written for a video game, written a television script, have a book on Barnes & Noble, I’m in a compilation book on Amazon, and I’m in the running for a few big-time writing jobs. The best part of it all is my kids love my stories and want me to continue. That wouldn’t be possible if I didn’t decide to follow my dreams and your book will serve as further motivation if I ever start to feel down about things. Thank you so very much!

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    Corrie Ann says November 22, 2017

    Garin – thank you for your comments. I appreciate you being an early reader and providing me feedback. I love what I do and it makes a world of difference when I hear about the impact it has had in someone’s life. Happy Thanksgiving!

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