A personal manifesto is a letter to yourself, a reminder and a call to live under your terms.

For some reason, people tend to struggle to draft their manifesto. Maybe it is the word “manifesto”. Maybe it reveals a lack of self-knowledge. Maybe it has to do with the fear to discover your true personality. Writing down your manifesto should not impress you this much. It is simply an exercise to get to know yourself better. It is not your official bio. It is a work-in-progress, that you can edit anytime.

Start by figuring out who you are (using games, tests, visualization). Then question who you think you are. Finally draft your own adventure book, who you want to become. …

You may have notice the recent emergence of articles, debates about remote work. The recent 2-month lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak forced a large number of workers all over the world to try working from their home. For some, it was a first experience of remote working. For companies after a long denial, it was a proof of concept that “remote work” can actually work well. As people are asking if remote work could be the future of work, let’s explore the practical side of it.

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62% of employed Americans worked from home during the lockdown. 3 out of 5 reported that they would prefer to continue working for home. …

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Knowing how-to learn is useful in any context. It is like knowing how-to write, communicate and sell or knowing how-to manage your time and attention. As soon as you master a meta-skill like learning, the effects are long-term in terms of independence, adaptation and evolution.

No talent required… it is like a muscle, it gets better by practice and repetition.

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Keep your student mindset alive, don’t assume you know, keep searching, exploring and learning. Learning is a lifelong journey. Don’t assume that what worked in the past will keep working. Learn to face your contradictions, question your believes and assumptions.

You will find new ways to solve recurring issues by creative innovation. …


Christophe Berg

Author, educator & coach. Plant-based 🌱 since 2005

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