Fire Fly Manifesto and Career Renegade Go Live

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It’s been years in the making, and today’s the day… is officially live today, along with the release of my Fire Fly Manifesto.

So, what’s this all about?

It’s no surprise I’ve been working on Career Renegade “the book” for the last two years. But this book was always intended to be something bigger, much bigger…the catalyst for a movement defined by:

“The quest to build your career around the life you want to live, the people you love to be around and the things you love to do, while living well in the world.”

So, the book is coming out on January 13th (woohoo!) and it’s now available for pre-order on, your local bookstore or any other online outlet (man I’ve been waiting to say that for a really long time). FYI – you may want to pre-order, because it’s not a huge first run and, with the early interest and what you’ll see I’m offering when you pre-order over at, I’m a bit concerned it’s going to sell out before it’s even released.

Granted, January 13th is only a few weeks away, but I wanted to give you something to read and do NOW, and that’s where and The Fire Fly Manifesto come in.

The Fire Fly Manifesto

I began writing this before the economic crisis really took hold and quickly realized the need to finish and release it immediately. It’s short at only 10 pages and it speaks to an opportunity, maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity, that’s being laid at our feet during what’s no doubt an incredibly trying time for many people.

It gives both hope…and something to do.

It gives you a way to refocus your energy on coming out of the financial funk not only on sound footing, but with a new professional path defined not by the blind quest for false security and the illusion of success, but by equal helpings of passion and prosperity. And, it’s totally free, in fact, you don’t even need to give your e-mail to download it.

So, go here now, download your copy, it’ll only take a few minutes to read, then, if it resonates with you (and I hope it will)…

Help me spread the word…

Share it, post it, e-mail it (actually, the file’s a little big, so better to just e-mail a link), tweet it, Facebook it, Stumble it, buzz it, print it, bind it, pass it around…whatever form of word of mouth works for you. I just want the ideas in the manifesto to get out there now. Even if you disagree with them, at least use them to begin a conversation many people aren’t yet having.

But wait, there’s more…

While you’re over at, check out the other cool things you can dive into. Here’s an excerpt from my opening post over there, revealing some of the adventures and posts to come…

Weekly Career Renegade Profiles – As you peruse through the different pages, you’ll discover a totally free weekly Career Renegade Profiles series you can sign up for. These are amazing, one-hour, in-depth conversations with people who’ve accomplished what so many of us seek to accomplish. True Career Renegades. And, they are offered as a combination of teleseminars, recorded interviews and some really killer video webisodes. Every week will be a little different. So, be sure to click on over to the Renegade Profiles page and sign up.

Online Career Renegade Flight School – I’ll also be introducing a number of different ways to participate in the community, through live events, online events and trainings, like my first ever 16-hour (wowzers) Online Career Renegade Flight School, and what I’d love to grow into a community of localized Career Renegade chapters, where like-minded folks can connect, brainstorm, strategize and support each other.

The Case For Coming Alive – Now, in the manifesto, you’ll learn about a ridiculously compelling 30-page report I’ve been working on (for nearly two years, seriously) called The Case For Coming Alive. It’s literally set up like a legal brief, packed with research and case-studies and it’s designed to convince both you and those whose support you desperately seek that working without passion and purpose, regardless how much you earn, is a long slow death sentence that must be reversed.

It’s not about hyperboly, scare tactics or puffery, it’s wall-to-wall facts. And, listening to the responses of the few people who’ve seen working drafts, it’s powerful enough to rally just about anyone to your cause. and, It’ll probably be released as a multi-part series on the blog over the first month or two.

So, that’s it, really, when you get a chance today, head on over to our newest adventure–

Spend a few minutes checking out all the fun new pieces of this just burgeoning community…

Download the manifesto, say hello in the comments on the first post and, if you’re inspired, sign up for all the cool free stuff.

And, as always, a big, fat, giant virtual hug of gratitude to you for supporting me, this wonderful community and joining in the conversation. It’s been an amazing journey that’s about to expand dramatically and I’m so excited to see how we can continue to inspire, encourage, learn from and lead each other!

Let the Career Renegade revolution begin!

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8 responses

8 responses to “Fire Fly Manifesto and Career Renegade Go Live”

  1. Betsy says:

    Jonathan, Fabulous! I’ve pre-ordered the book and will be putting up a post to spread the Firefly download love.

  2. Guy Harris says:

    Hi Jonathan,

    I saw this link on twitter. I like what I see. Congrats on bringing your concept to this stage. Good job! I’ll retweet the link in hopes of spreading some awareness.

  3. Brett Legree says:


    This is awesome, and yet again another indication of the power of Twitter. Just reading now and very interested.


  4. Justin says:

    I am about to download the Fire Fly Manifesto, as it seems like an important document, especially in these hard economic times. And frankly, the name is very attention grabbing, and I like it.

  5. what divine timing — and excellent design!

  6. Bryan Eye says:

    Congratulations, Jonathan. Looking forward to freeing up some time to delve into your latest creation. The title alone creates buzz.

  7. TomasJ says:


    Fire Fly Manifesto file is broken. My Adobe Reader 9 can’t open it.

  8. Chad says:

    Congrats Jonathan!

    Man how do you pump out so much content? I look forward to reading your book in the new year.