In the movie “Jerry Maguire,” Jerry’s life is turned completely upside down. He loses everything only to gain everything he ever wanted.
But, you know how it all started? Because he wrote a manifesto.
He wanted to change his industry. He saw a problem and decided to do something about it.
And, eventually, he did make a difference.
Now, putting aside the part where his life absolutely collapses for a time, the point is none of it would have happened if he didn’t write the manifesto.
Yes, the manifesto directly resulted in him losing his job and his fiancée. But it also directly resulted in him eventually gaining the business and relationship he wanted. More than that, he also was the catalyst to make changes in his own industry.
Okay, so let’s talk about you. You too may have a fire inside. You see something that needs to be transformed and you want to transform it.
Maybe you even want to start your own movement. (And have your business be a part of that movement.)
If this is you — if you have this burning inside to make a difference, then the first thing you should sit down and do is create your own manifesto.
A movement needs a manifesto. In fact, any sort of transformation needs a manifesto.
Ready to get yours written?
Maybe this has triggered a few things for you. Like you don’t want to write. If you don’t want to write your manifesto, then turn on the video camera and do a video one. Or an audio one. You can always have it transcribed later (yes I think you need a written version but it doesn’t have to start as something written).
Or maybe you’re comfortable with your life right now. Sure, it’s not exactly what you dreamt of but you’re happy. Sort of. Maybe fine is a better word. You really don’t want to have your world turned upside like poor old Jerry.
Well, first off, I don’t necessarily blame you. The vast majority of folks are not the least bit interested in having their world turned upside down. But alas, sometimes it’s necessary for where you want to go next in life.
But, I understand the fear, so let me leave you with two thoughts:
* Just because you write and publish a manifesto doesn’t mean your life will fall apart. I’ve known multiple successful people who put manifestos out there and didn’t have Jerry’s experience.
* If you think about it, Jerry WAS actually taken care of. He didn’t declare bankruptcy, he didn’t lose his house. Yes, things were a mess for awhile but quite honestly the only things he lost were the things he didn’t really want. (In other words, if you DO find everything go topsy turvey, maybe all that’s happening is you’re losing what isn’t serving you, and you need to lose it in order to make room what actually will serve you at a higher level.)
How does creating a manifesto feel now? Ready to take the plunge?
Would love to hear your thoughts — have you created a manifesto? How did it work for you? Ready to create one now?
Until next time.
© Copyright 2015 Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW)