Happen to the World – The Official Manifesto

Happen to the World

The Official Manifesto

Founded 2014


Live intentionally, be a badass, conquer the world.

Happen to the World is a movement. A tribe dedicated to improvement, achievement, friendship, and not settling for status quo. Ever.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain


An old man is sitting on his front porch. He watches as the colorful leaves drift across his view and one by one cover his yard. The old chains from the swing creak at the end of each arc . A cloud of dust rises as a red sedan comes to a stop in his driveway. A 5 year old boy climbs out of the car and runs to his grandfather. He climbs up his into his lap. A stark contrast between the man’s old skin and the young boy’s youthful energy. A moment passes. The boy looks up at the old man and asks, “Grandpa, will you tell me a story?”

You look down into the eyes of your grandson and smile. “Well, there was this one time……….”

We are here to fill in “this one time.” Our days are numbered. The hour glass is always running out of sand. We can either choose to live it awesomely or let it pass with regret. When your grandson climbs into your lap, don’t you want to tell him about the time you were in the ring with the bull? Tell him about how you fell through the sky at 120mph with a parachute. Tell him about the time you were scuba diving with an alligator 10 feet away. Tell him about the time you ran all night in the woods to finish a 100 mile race. Tell him about the book you published. I want him to look forward to your stories because he knows you really lived.

If you want to really live, if you want to have a story to tell, this is the place for you. We are your people.


Happening to the World is about doing. Every day we wake up is a new day to explore, connect, and create. No matter where you are in life, you have the ability to develop power over yourself and improve your life and the lives of those around you. Make the decision about where you want to go, decide what you want to accomplish and get started on something. What do you really want to be? What do you really want to do?

All too often I meet people that seem to be stuck in their lives with no happiness or progression. They have started to believe the world’s greatest lie.

What is the world’s greatest lie?” the little boy asks.
The old man replies, “It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.
―Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Don’t get trapped believing the world’s greatest lie.

Want to Happen to the World?

1. Avoid negativity and gossip at all costs.

2. Force yourself to interact with strangers.

3. Work on your goals everyday.

4. Scare yourself.

5. Be weird.

6. Maintain your convictions in a crowd.

7. See the world the way you want to.

8. Ignore Excuses.

9. Abandon procrastination.

10. Stop looking for proof; Do your thing your way.

11. Help others first.

12. Make your own luck.

13. Don’t tell yourself no. 

Our greatest desires are connected with our greatest fears.  

Do something today that scares you.

Happen to the World.


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