“Define your own road in life”
So last night I was looking for jobs and I came across a job with Roadtrip Nation. When I got on the website and read what they were about, I was in LOVE. I have never come across a company that I have felt like I just belong there, like that is what I want to do, that I believe in so much. Plus they go around in green RVs, it doesn’t get much better than that if you ask me.
At Roadtrip Nation they encourage people to take trips and interview people so that they can find their own way in life. It is a TV show and here is a trailer from one of their seasons.
I wanted to share with you from their website their manifesto that I strongly believe in and what it means to them.
We wrote this Manifesto after we returned from our very first Roadtrip in 2001. After interviewing over 80 Leaders from all walks of life, the Manifesto became our reflection of how those people discovered their paths. We were feeling Noise and pressure around us to conform, and hearing their stories gave us the strength to forge paths of our own. Since that first Roadtrip, Roadtrip Nation has grown into a movement; however, we’ve retained this Manifesto as a core piece of our efforts in order to ensure that we stay true to the original principles that started us on this journey. Over the years, the Manifesto has been misinterpreted from time to time, so it may be easiest to clarify what the Manifesto is NOT trying to say:
We’re not telling people that it’s bad to be a lawyer, doctor, accountant, or consultant. At the time we wrote this, it felt like those were the professions that most people tried to pressure us to join. If you’re truly passionate about becoming a doctor, become a doctor – you can make an important contribution to the world. The same goes with accountants, lawyers, and consultants; the world needs people to fill all of these different roles, and if you’re passionate about those paths, no Noise, including this Manifesto, should tell you differently.
It’s up to you to define your road in life based on what you’re truly passionate about. By discovering that sincere path, you’ll end up contributing to the world in your own distinct way. Imagine the collective impact of an entire generation discovering their own roads and using their lives to build more efficient vehicles, cure cancer, or teach elementary school kids how to learn in a fresh, new way. When we discover our own paths, we’re not the only beneficiaries; the world is waiting for us to manifest ourselves and needs us to rise up to that challenge.
Everyone should have their own Manifesto that reflects their own ideals and where they want to go with their lives. We hope that ours provides some inspiration for your journey and encourages you to set out on your road.
I have sent in my application though I am not exactly qualified for the position as a Product Manager because I don’t have the experience they are looking for I am still going for it anyway. I believe I would be amazing in that position because not only would I love the job and environment I believe in the RoadTrip Nation. It is where I belong. So now a part of my journey is to figure out how to get a job there because that to me would be success.