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Creating a Manifesto

By January 13, 2023August 21st, 2023No Comments

Today’s blog is about creating a manifesto, this is not one of those exercises you rush through so you can check it off your to-do list. Writing a manifesto is an intense search for your values, your purpose, your personal truth.

I decided to create a manifesto after I had listened to a podcast by Gretchen Rubin about a manifesto, you can listen yourself here.

A manifesto aligns your actions with your personal values. Your values express what intensely matters to you, and by living your values, you’ll become more comfortable with your life and who you are. You may even stop comparing yourself to others, because your values, and strengths are personal and unique.

A manifesto could be for your business, reflect a set of your goals or ambitions, something you create as a couple or a family.

What the point in a manifesto?

A manifesto expresses your values. But what do these values really mean? How do they set you apart?

A good manifesto is different. It guides your life decisions and inspires you.

If your manifesto relates to a business, it makes the right people feel keen to be part of your tribe—to become your client, to read your blog, to partner up for projects, to buy and own your products, to act on your advice.

You could write a family manifesto – this would connect your families values and beliefs in one document, it holds people true to the family expectations, it makes expectations clear, and offers a set of values to life by. Creating your family manifestation articulates what do you want out of life, what your purpose is, and how you want to be remembered.

I can’t promise writing a manifesto is easy, but the search for your personal truth is worth every effort. It makes you feel more grounded and at ease with life’s challenges.

I did my manifesto in two ways, firstly, I made a list (cause I really do like a list), and then just for fun, I ran the list through an ai (artificial intelligence) generator, and it gave me a paragraph based on my text.

Creating my Manifesto:

  1. Be Jabba! – authenticity leads to success.
  2. I make a difference to others – I am capable.
  3. A strong foundation is vital (sleep |good food |movement | organised).
  4. I am most successful when my short-term incentives are linked to long term goals.
  5. Happiness, gratitude, and freedom lead to an abundant life.
  6. I can do what I want to do, when I have done what I have to do.
  7. I can get a lot done by doing a little bit each day.
  8. I will not let perfect be the enemy of good enough.
  9. Fail to Plan and You Plan to Fail.
  10. Action is critical for achieving my goals.
  11. Focus on the end goal, not the process.
  12. Hope is not a strategy. A plan (motion) only goes so far, action delivers an outcome.
  13. Choose the most beautiful.
  14. Just start- shorten the runway.
  15. It feels better to do something than put it off.

And then this is what the ai generated for me>|:

It’s important to be authentic and true to oneself, as that often leads to success. Taking care of yourself is important to establish a strong foundation to be successful. It’s good to have a plan, but it’s also important to be flexible and adaptable. Taking action is crucial for achieving goals, and it’s important to surround oneself with like minded people who can support and bring out the best in each other. Finally, I am focusing on the end goal, and won’t get too bogged down in the details of the plan. Stay focused, stay positive, and take action in order to achieve success.

I would love to know if you have created a manifesto, or even better, if you share your one with me! So, drop me an email and let me know.

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