What’s your sentence?: The movie
Careful readers of Drive will remember the “What’s Your Sentence?” exercise from page 154 of the book. (If you’ve forgotten, shame on you. But you can watch the 2-minute video below or can click here to get up to speed.)
The exercise asks you to distill your life — what it’s about, why you’re here — into a single sentence. It’s tough, but it’s powerful. And in workplaces and schools, in the US and abroad, an astonishing number of people are giving it a try.
To expand the conversation, we’ve decided to make a short film that assembles the sentences of people around the world.
All you need to do is video yourself for about 15 seconds. Say your name, where you’re from, and your sentence. Don’t be meek. Break out the props, play some music, find an amazing setting, whatever you want. Then email the video to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (In the alternative, you can upload your video to YouTube and tag it with “mysentence”. To make it easy, you can even record your video straight to YouTube with your webcam by clicking here.)
Just watch the video below for the instructions.
ADDED BONUS: Everyone who sends in a clip will be entered in a random drawing to win a free book as our thank-you gift. I’ve purchased a few dozen copies of my favorite business books of the last year — from Seth Godin’s Linchpin to David Shenk’s The Genius in All of Us to Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness — that I’m eager to give away. So you’ll have a chance not only to make a contribution to the world, but also to win a mind-altering book.