I've seen books, heard podcasts, seen Pins, overheard conversations at baseball games (!) about writing a Manifesto.
So, I finally decided it is time for me to learn about, explore, and write my own manifesto. A quick Google search led me to the image to the right. Turns out I have been carrying around a manifesto without even realising it. I have about a dozen LuluLemon bags. I love them. They are the right size and sturdy. I have also always loved their inspirational sayings. I visited this life hack website which gave me more inspiration. I think I am ready. My mentor Mary Kooy often cites the Dutch proverb: What the heart is full of, the mouth runs over with. That is where a true manifesto comes from. I think a manifesto needs to be organic; it needs to come from your gut...you can't reflect for a while - it needs to be what your heart is full of.
My Work(ing) Manifesto:
- Ask for Help
- You don't need to know all the answer.
- Don't Do. Teach to empower.
- Learn & Laugh
- Take Risks
- Make Mistakes and learn from them
- Innovate - no matter how small (even though it is a big word)
- Focus on the task at hand (see the value in monotasking)
- Don't overthink
- Take care of you.
I would like to thank Gretchen Ruben and Elizabeth Craft and Happier Podcast #87 for the final push to write this.