Create your personal manifesto
From last week’s blog, we looked at ‘Defining what you really want’. Today we are taking that a step further by pulling your top values into a manifesto statement, much like a vision statement. This manifesto becomes a go to narrative to remind us of why we are upholding our values and intentions.
What is a Manifesto? A manifesto is a written statement declaring your intentions, motives, or views.
What are the reasons for a Manifesto?
There are 3 key reasons to have a Manifesto as follow:
1. To remind you in one powerful statement of who you really are and how you want to make a difference.
2. To help you stay true to your core values and act on them.
3. To gain the opportunity to be vulnerable and connect with those you are close to by sharing your manifesto with them.
Your Manifesto can be as short or as long as it needs to be. … 1 sentence, a paragraph. It’s up to you.
Some ideas to get you started:
– The values that guide me in my effort to step in and show up are …
– I stand for …
– I am most curious about …
– I have the courage to …
– I am on this planet to …
– I will dare greatly by …
– I empower …
– I endeavour to …
I endeavour to create peace, stillness, and happiness in life for myself and those around me.
I empower people to reclaim their inner power, worthiness, and courage to show up, be seen, and live authentically.
I inspire people, through building a safe environment, building trust, mentoring, providing a clear vision, and nurturing relationships, to trust themselves, be great leaders and self leaders, and be innovative.
I am here to achieve excellent results through developing mutual trust and respect, building strong relationships, and following through on my word.
I live to be outdoors, moving my body in the way it is intended to move, breathe in the fresh air, enjoy the clear air, and to be at one with nature.
Now it’s your turn. Take some time to brainstorm your manifesto. Then write it out and put it somewhere that you will see it daily as a reminder of what you intend for yourself, what you really, truly are moving towards. If you are open to it, I would love to hear or see your manifesto. Click here to email it to me in confidence or to set a time to go over it.
In addition to your own manifesto, for your reflection, here is the Manifesto of the Brave and Broken Hearted by Brene Brown.