Make it Happen Monday: The Holstee Manifesto


I’m going to let a great video and manifesto image from a company called Holstee do the talking today. This company believes in the same things we do over here at Loving the Bike, and they have a great way of expressing it.  Check out their manifesto and then watch their inspiring bikey video below.  Life is Short, Ride Your Bike.  Oh, and Make it Happen….as always.

Holstee Store:

In addition to having some incredibly inspirational marketing, Holstee has some cool products as well…including plant based / biodegradable bike care products.  Have a look at all their product offerings at

Win a $20 Holstee Gift Card:

Leave a comment letting us know what words of wisdom you liked best from this manifesto and you’re in to win a $20 Holstee Gift Card.  Get a second entry in by tweeting your favorite part of this manifesto to @lovingthebike.  Contest closes at Noon EST December 14, 2011.

The contest is now closed.  Congratulations to @Caratunkgirl who wins the gift card.  Thanks to all of you who entered and keep and eye out for more winning opportunities in the future.

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  • Tristin

    “If you don’t like something, change it” so very true and so many people don’t get it.

  • Marty

    Darryl, It’s so hard to pick a favorite part, because i love every single word. It’s the way I live. The video just gives me happy goose bumps! Thanks for sharing and I had to share too! ;)

  • Daniela Ginta

    Thank you for this, Darryl! I’d go with “Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them.” But really, the whole thing is simply perfect. If only we would listen to all is says :-)

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike

      You’re welcome, Daniela.  I’ve been scratching my head on this one for years….but continue to wonder why things like this don’t come naturally to all of us.  The reminders sure are nice and hopefully it all sinks in a little more each time.

  • Kim

    I love the part that says: “If you don’t like something, change it.”

  • David

    I have seen this one before but the reminder is always welcome.  Do what you love and do it often is one of my own personal mantras so I would select it as my favorite from the list.  But the whole manifesto is beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    I love absolutely everything about this!!  And such perfect timing!! 

    Hmm…I know I can’t win the gift card, but my favorite words of wisdom (if I HAD to pick just one), would be “Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them.  So go out and start creating.”

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike

      That one sort of reminds me of the movie we watched last night, huh?  Find more opportunities to create goodness with the people who fill your day.

      • Anonymous

        Yep!  Maybe that’s what made it stand out for me! :) 

  • Jamie

    Getting lost will help you find yourself.

  • Joel Phillips

    “Live your dream and share your passion”.   This was easy for me to select as my favorite bit of wisdom from today’s post.  It’s the answer to that age-old question… What’s the key to happiness?

  • PedalmanTO

    ‘Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them.’ – I love this!

  • Caratunkgirl

    THAT is awesome – one of the great things about Loving the Bike is the constant inspiration and motivation you share with us.  I love Getting lost will help you find yourself

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks for the complement and we’ll do all we can to continue pumping out the positive vibes over here.  Great to have you reading us.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Congratulations, you’re the winner of the $20 Holstee Gift Card.  We’ll tweet you more details.

      • Caratunkgirl

        WHAT??? AWESOME!! I never win anything!!! :)  COOL

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  • Kmy2809

    Thanks I needed this! My fav is stop watching tv if you don’t have enough time. How many times have I heard someone say this?!

  • Eric Hutchins

    If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.  Its the underlying message that I love. We all complain how busy our lives are and that we dont have time to do the things we want to. But only a few of us really look at the choices we make and realize that we are our own worst enemy.
    I want to echo Aaronthestrong’s comment also in that this is exactly WHY I love this site. It is a place that makes you reflect, makes you smile makes you want feel grateful for what you have.
    Keep it up Darryl. Great stuff.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Once again, I am so thankful for having you as a reader, friend, and part of the Loving the Bike army.  I really appreciate the  kind words as always, Eric.

      • Eric Hutchins

        If only I could figure out how to proofread :)

  • Kristy Black

    Getting lost will help you find yourself. I once traveled to Italy alone and stayed there for a month. I’ve never felt so lost and so refreshed at the same time. Love Holstee too!

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Good luck and thanks for the comments, Kristy.

  • Mark Sinclair

    DO WHAT YOU LOVE, AND DO IT OFTEN. This would be my favorite.

  • Jeremy

    That video is perfect.  I am a believer in not wasting time watching television so I’ll have to go with the one about not watching tv if you want to have more time.  Thanks.

  • Aaronthestrong

    This is why I love this website. I need constant reminders of all these things :) I don’t know that I can pick just one, but I guess since I have to I would choose “Stop over analyzing, life is simple.”

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks for your sweet complement and we’re so happy to have you as a contributor over here as well.  I think we all need constant reminders, Aaron…but as long as a little more sticks each time, then I think that’s a good thing.  Life is Simple.

  • Jane K

    The manifesto is brilliant and the video is even better.  If you don’t like something, change it is my choice.

  • Rwjy9010

    How about two?  “Life if Short” and “life is Simple” are wonderful.  The whole thing is wonderful.


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