About six months ago I came across Seth Godin’s Bootscrappers manifesto, and then last week I discovered Clare Lancaster’s Manifesto for women in business and I’ve kinda become hooked. So a manifesto for business, not just artists and regimes?
What does it all mean? There are so many how-to, get-focused and be-the-one mantras shuttling around the internet. They’re packaged as designed images, ebooks and slide presentations. Quite honestly, don’t I/we already know that stuff? You know, the ‘be the change you want to see‘, ‘if it be, it is up to me‘, ‘every journey starts with a first step‘ etc injections of idea/motivational drugs.
Yeah. They may be a big of a drug. But I think I’m I’m drawn to the idea of creating a manifesto for my own business cause I see it in a similar way to my business’s vision statement or a way to express ideas about how I want/hope my business operates. I was more than a little inspired yesterday by Anita Heiss’ post about using a business/life-coach and Geraldine Starr’s tips about working towards success.
Perhaps too, I’m become more drawn to the idea of printing these out and hanging them around my workspace so that I have them in my eye-line when I need them (instead of stuck someone in my hard-drive).
There are days when I get so bogged down in details and become so overwhelmed that I can’t remember what I’m supposed to be doing or where I’m supposed to be going.
So I’m embarking on a manifesto creating journey. I’ll let you know how it goes… and, it appears I’m not alone – check out the Manifesto Project …
Have you ever thought about a manifesto? Do you surround yourself with positive messages?