‘I Am An Entrepreneur’ – A Manifesto For Us All

I Am An Entrepreneur

Three months ago I wrote a manifesto, and I hate manifestos.

Even the word “manifesto” makes me cringe. But there I was, writing one that seemed to reflect exactly how I felt, and how I feel, every day.

Then it started spreading. People literally worldwide started sharing the image and message. I received comments, tweets, and emails from folks asking where they could buy a copy. I knew when I started regularly seeing it in my Instagram feed, it had gotten pretty big.

The point of my “Entrepreneurship Manifesto” wasn’t one focused on entrepreneurship at all, really. Rather, it was a manifesto for us all. A manifesto for the rest of us. One that defined not a way of working, but a way of living.

Today, I’m thrilled to announce that the manifesto, “I Am An Entrepreneur” is now for sale – available for wall-hanging and conversation-starting everywhere!

This 18 x 24 poster designed by the extremely talented Kate Hall is being sold by the fine folks at Cool People Care. A dollar of each sale will go to Kiva – an outstanding non-profit that helps to inspire and fund entrepreneurs in developing countries to get their ideas off the ground.

For $20, you’ll have some sexy new art for your wall (printed on high-quality poster-stock paper), and maybe more importantly, a constant reminder that whether you’re running your own business, working a nine to five, or unemployed – that idea, that passion, that hustle that represents entrepreneurship and the desire to do something great, is within us all. 

Click here to buy the “I Am An Entrepreneur” poster. 

I Am An Entrepreneur

Interested in winning a free one? I’ll be giving away THREE (3) free posters this Friday, June 1st. Here are three ways you can enter:

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Laura Kimball May 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

For a guy who hates manifestos, you sure wrote a great one :)

I guess you needed to have that feeling in order to produce one you loved, right? Though, why do you hate them?

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Matt Cheuvront May 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Haha. Thanks, Laura. I don’t actually hate manifestos, but the word “manifesto”, for whatever reason, irks me like none other. Of course, then I go and write my own. Brilliant!

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Berrak May 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Why yes, I will totally try to win the manifesto before I buy it. Because, you know, struggling entrepreneur and all ;)

You know how I feel about this manifesto. It’s awesomesauce. 

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Matt Cheuvront June 1, 2012 at 8:04 am

Thanks, Berrak. Either way, I hope you’ll get yourself some sexy new wall decor!

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Nikki Jeske May 30, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Done all three! :D This is absolutely awesome, inspiring, and motivating. Thanks Matt!

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Matt Cheuvront June 1, 2012 at 8:03 am

Thank YOU, Nikki!

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Aaron McDaniel May 31, 2012 at 1:34 am

Fantastic Manifesto! The inspiration you got reminds me a bit of the movie Jerry Maguire and his “mission statement.”  The poster idea is amazing too! I am gonna need to pick one of those up.

-Aaron

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Matt Cheuvront June 1, 2012 at 8:04 am

Thanks, Aaron. Hope you grabbed a copy!!

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Samantha June 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

I love this! As an entrepreneur I appreciate it, but I love the aesthetic too.

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Samantha June 6, 2012 at 6:23 am

 Just bought my copy!

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Matt Cheuvront June 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

You rock, Samantha!!

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Lisa June 12, 2012 at 4:44 am

Just found this. This poster needs a home above my desk.

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Matt Cheuvront June 13, 2012 at 3:38 am

Well I hope you grabbed a copy, Lisa!

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Clare August 27, 2012 at 8:20 am

Wonderful. This is my new desktop image. Thanks Matt!

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Mohammed October 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

Excellent manifesto Matt.
Perhaps i can suggest an addition.
As an entrepreneur myself, i believe people give up on their startup businesses too soon.
The fear of failure is a reality of an entrepreneur’s life. Its the ability to bounce back from failure that sets apart an entrepreneur from the others.
Perhaps another line could be added along the lines of “i fall down, but i get up again. And again. and again.”

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Erika Batista December 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I am in utter love with this. So inspirational. Thank you!
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Erika B.

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