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In addition to my own Slow Manifesto on this site, there are others within the entire slow “movement”… and I thought you might find them interesting:

In Praise of Slowness (opens in a new window)

Plus, there are links in the post above that can lead you on your journey to slowness.

And, while it’s not really a “manifesto,” I had an article brought to my attention today that falls into the category of “Good Slow Ideas”…

18 Things Everyone Needs To Make Time For Again

Today,  I just got the first indication that my book, “The Slow Manifesto,” is a serious idea (not an original one, but a serious one).

Without any provocation, other than perhaps I know him, fellow copywriter (legendary) John Forde included a piece of my “Manifesto” in his  popular newsletter for copywriters… The Copywriter’s Roundtable (if you write direct response copy, I suggest you subscribe immediately).

He’s mentioned it to thousands of people, and folks, that makes this book I’m writing real… very real.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a VERY humble person, and getting into the “spotlight” is not one of the things I focus on.  So, I’m going to slow down a little, and write this book so that whomever picks up a copy will surely be inspired to slow down as well. 🙂

Not that I wasn’t writing it for that effect before… but now there is a little more “light” on the subject.

It’s the least I can do, now that this project has made its first leap into the light.

Slow down, and welcome to The Slow Manifesto.

At one point, the book that follows was going to be a heavily researched, more “academic” style of writing.  It was going to share data, facts, resources etc… about the need for our society to slow down.  It was going to demonstrate in a fairly scientific way the benefits of slowing down for humans.

Eventually, I said to myself (as I usually do), screw that.

This needs to be a book of action… a book that fills you up with the feeling there is more to life than the next iPhone upgrade, the next 41 megapixel camera, the next 70 hour work week etc…

So that is what this is.  I’ve turned what was “Slow – The Book” into a manifesto for lifestyle change.  I’m going to get “in your face,” and I’m not going to hold anything back in this writing.  I won’t insult you, dear reader, but there is no place for sugar coating anything when it comes to major lifestyle change.

Slowing down your life is serious business, and that mentality is carried throughout this book.

If you don’t like that style of writing, please stop reading.  If you paid for this book, I thank you for your patronage, but by all means please return it and get your money back.

If you’ll stick with me though, what I hope to convey through this manifesto is the seriousness of the situation we’re in as a society, and what to do about it so you can enhance your life.  I hope you’ll enjoy the read, and more importantly I hope you’re inspired to make a positive change in your life, as I was.

Thank you, thank you for reading my very first published book.  Slow down, and enjoy it.