Out of curiosity, I decided to look up the definition of Manifesto, just to make sure I wasn’t just having a Jerry Maguire moment. Here is the definition of Manifesto (according to Merriam-Webster):[sws_grey_box box_size=”600″] man-i-fest-to
Plural: man-i-fes-tos or man-i-fes-toes
:a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer [/sws_grey_box]
Now that I’m a few days away from my rant, I’ve had some time to digest things.
(and btw… that felt REALLY good to do! Scary… but good!)
In the past year I’ve done a LOT of personal work (which has been ridiculously hard at times but the reward has been SO worth it!) which has also, for lack of a better word, forced me to take responsibility for my life in a way I’d never even thought possible (or necessary for that matter).
Don’t get me wrong- I’ve never been someone to pass the buck. I can remember when I realized it was just easier to say “I screwed up. I’m sorry. What can I do to fix/remedy the situation?” Doesn’t really matter if it was work or in my personal life – it ALWAYS felt better. This is a message I’ve been instilling in my kids for as long as I can remember.
(this is smacking of avoidance right now… so I’ll just move onto My Manifesto!)
You can actually ‘watch’ My Manifesto in the video below or read it. I figured if I’m going to GO BIG, then I may as well go for it all!
I’ll be printing this too and posting a picture! think I may do this poster size… hmm… (that’s for the creative in me!).
Lastly… PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE share your OWN Manifesto if you feel inclined to create it.[sws_divider_basic]
by Kim Doyal
If it’s not FUN, I’m NOT doing it.
I will CHOOSE the clients and partners I work with. If it’s not a good fit, I’m wishing them well and moving on.
The QUALITY of My Life MATTERS.
Floating in the Pool… Are GOOD for my SOUL
My business thrives when I do what I ENJOY. I start EACH day doing things that make me HAPPY.
CREATING and TEACHING is what I was MEANT to do.
I don’t have to be perfect to SHARE MY GIFTS WITH THE WORLD.
I Will Use MY VOICE!
Keeping quiet serves no one
My TIME and TALENT are NON-NEGOTIABLE
Guilt is a wasted emotion.
I CHOOSE to LET IT GO
TRUST & FAITH
Will ALWAYS be my FIRST choice
I know what MY INTENTIONS are
I will HOLD My Intentions as the FOUNDATION for EVERYTHING I do
Being LIKED by everyone is never a worthwhile GOAL
I will ALWAYS choose
Being KIND over
Even with MYSELF
Bad MOMENTS, Bad DAYS, and Bad WEEKS Happen.
This is simply LIFE. And it ALWAYS gets better.
My PRIMARY source of income in my business comes from MY PRODUCTS & TRAININGS.
Is a complete sentence.
I START my day with Exercise.
Life is BETTER when I do this.
I work better.
I laugh more.
I feel happier.
… and it’s O.K. to rest if that’s what I need.
Keeps me grounded and PRESENT throughout my day.
… as hard as it can be.
5 minutes is better than no minutes.
Is worth telling.
There is ALWAYS
Something to be GRATEFUL for.
Vulnerability is hard, but worth it.
Life feels SWEETER when I TRUST this.
I appreciate good WIT & SARCASM.
Life is TOO SHORT to be so SERIOUS.
In myself, in my KIDS, in Miracles, in happily every after, in laughing until it hurts, in loving with my WHOLE heart, in family, in LIFELONG friendships, that READING makes life richer, in TAKING RISKS, that it’s O.K. to get paid WELL, that creativity is NECESSARY for growth, that asking for help is NOT a sign of weakness, that smart women ROCK, that kind men are wise, that peanut butter & chocolate together are DIVINE, I am BLESSED, that hairstyles from the 80’s should NEVER come back, the word dillhole is just funny, Snoop-Dog needs his own dictionary (fo-shizzle), laughing babies can make ANYONE feel better, there’s no such thing as TOO MUCH coffee, the soundtrack to my LIFE would be a best-selling album and that EVERYONE should write their Manifesto.