This is our manifesto. It's what makes us tick. Why we do what we do and how we keep on track.
A manifesto is a personal declaration of your core values, wisdom that inspires you and goals you want to achieve. It's a philosophy you can always turn to especially when things seem a little wobbly.
Do you have a manifesto for yourself? A set of principles, declarations or standards that help you tap into your dreams and aspirations for yourself and the world you live in.
Your manifesto is meant to challenge your assumptions, keep you focused on what matters most to you and provide a sense of certainty that you stand for something you believe is important.
You'll find tips to create your own manifesto below. If you would like you can borrow ours until you create your own. Simply download it here.
Tips to create your own manifesto
1. Create time
It's best to choose a time to create your manifesto when you are feeling great about yourself and your life. But I get it, we rarely do it in this moment because you're too busy having fun and living life. Therefore, the second best time is when you feel things need to shift and you recognise that you're the best person to serve, support and nurture your own needs.
Your manifesto is meant to have you feeling inspired, open, positive and full of good vibes. This is your declaration of wisdom that ignites your vision, gives you purpose, fires up your passion. It's what you believe and the goals you wish to achieve so you can ensure you're feeling fabulous.
Producer's hot tip: Use this time as an opportunity to visualise the world you want to produce. Here's how to create a positive space and environment to play.
- Block the time out in your calendar
- If you fancy, light a candle or some incense to help bring your senses alive
- Put on some cool music
- Pour your favourite drink
- Pull out your journal, coloured pens or just one colour if you prefer
- Set an intention and the scene for goodness to be created
- You can even set a timer
- Google "manifesto" for further examples and inspiration
- Invite a friend over and do it together
2. Write it down
Be patient. Give yourself permission to be creative. Get a pen an paper and write it down. Ponder these statements to help the juices start flowing:
- Write a list of what puts a smile on your face?
- When you're grumpy, what helps shift your mood?
- What inspires you to be your best?
- List the attributes you want to be known for?
- Express what would double your happiness...
- What do you want to see more of in the world?
- How would you like to make a difference?
- Create belief statements like I believe...
- I want to be known for...
- I'm inspired when...
- If I could do anything it would be...
3. Allow simmering
Once you're happy with this version, put it away for a couple of days. Go and do what you love to do and then come back to it.
4. Enjoy the process
Review what you have written. Tweak and change it as much as you choose. When you revise it you might go even deeper or be more lighthearted or have more clarity or be more profound. What feeling does it give you? When you're happy with your manifesto, be creative and playful with the layout. The more visually appealing it is to you the more often you'll love to read it. Paint it. Print it out. Laminate it or have it printed on canvas. Do whatever inspires you and puts a smile on your face. That is the aim. The ultimate outcome you're after.
5. Be brilliant now
Now you've spent time creating your manifesto it's time to live it every day. Put your manifesto somewhere you will see it daily. Remember the aim is to be inspired, excited, compelled, peaceful and full of hope. It's a reminder of your inner brilliance, your core values and beliefs and the type of person you continually aspire to become.
And finally, this is for you. No-one else has to be impressed. Your manifesto doesn't have to make sense to anyone but you but it should put a smile on your lips, a skip in your step and hope in your heart.
Now you have a manifesto to keep your focus. The next step could be to make sure you are being as influential as you could be.