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  • Doug Belshaw 8:16 am on May 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Doug Belshaw 9:38 am on March 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: guidelines, inspiration, manifesto   

    Inappropriate Guidelines for Unacceptable Behaviour 

    Update: thanks to some nudging by Laura, you can now find the PDF for this here.

    Last year, Laura Hilliger shared with me something created by Dancing Fox, that I can no longer find online — not even on the Wayback Machine. Entitled Inappropriate Guidelines for Unacceptable Behaviour, it’s a hugely uplifting manifesto for life and work.

    As you can see from the above photo, it was released under a CC BY-NC-SA license, so I’m reproducing it below.

    1. Whatever you do, make it awesome. If it’s not awesome, crumple it up. Start again. Your best work should scare you.
    2. Inspire courage by being courageous.
    3. Be remarkable. To be remarkable, you have to create things and behave in ways that will be remarked upon. This seldom happens in your comfort zone. It’s seldom done by repeating yourself.
    4. Be human or be ignored. You’re not a cog. This is not a machine. Don’t try to sound grown up, or professional, or respectable. You’re out to change the world. Be passionae. Wild. Crazy. Disruptive.
    5. Stand for something bigger.
    6. Ask of every transaction, how can I make this kinder?
    7. Challenge conformity. Challenge authority. True leadership will empower you to break the rules.
    8. Speak the truth. Even when your voice shakes.
    9. Prove, every day, that a better world is possible. That you can’t sink a rainbow.
    10. When in despair, remember two things: Big ships turn slowly. And big change always looks impossible when you start, and inevitable when you finish.

    Great stuff.

    • Brian 2:43 pm on March 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Aw shucks! We are foxy proud of this and glad you like it. We put it online here: http://dancing-fox.com/rebelcode Must make it more search engine friendly! No good sitting in the dark in our fox den!

    • Rosie Hare 9:02 am on April 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I love this! Just bookmarked it so I can go back to it when I’m having some down days.

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