personal manifesto

Accelerate into aligned action with a personal manifesto

Recently, I had the opportunity to lead another successful personal manifesto workshop, and once again I was struck by the importance of taking the time to check in with yourself on a deeper level. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind and lose sight of what really matters. That’s where a personal manifesto can be incredibly valuable.

Manifestos have been used throughout history to express ideas, beliefs, and values associated with artistic, political, and cultural movements. Some of the most famous manifestos include the Futurist Manifesto (Marinetti, 1909), the Communist Manifesto (Marx & Engels, 1848), the Dada Manifesto (Tzara, 1918), the Surrealist Manifesto (Breton, 1924), and the Black Panther Party Ten-Point Program (Newton & Seale, 1966). Each of these manifestos outlines a vision for a different kind of world, with different goals and makeup. 

A personal manifesto is a written statement of your core values, beliefs, and goals. It serves as a guide for how you want to live your life and what you want to achieve. The goal of a personal manifesto is not to change the world, but rather to change yourself (which you could argue, is the first step to changing the world). By clarifying your values and goals, you can make more intentional choices about how you spend your time and energy. A personal manifesto typically consists of a series of statements that articulate your beliefs and aspirations. It may include sections on your core values, your goals and aspirations, and the actions you will take to live in alignment with your values.

The benefits of creating a personal manifesto are numerous. It can help you:

  • Gain clarity on what you want to achieve in life
  • Make more intentional choices about how you spend your time and energy
  • Align your actions with your values
  • Stay motivated and focused on your goals
  • Make better decisions in the face of challenges

But a personal manifesto isn’t the only way to articulate your values and goals. Businesses, for example, often create mission statements that serve a similar purpose. A mission statement is a written statement of the organization’s core values, beliefs, and goals. It helps guide decision-making and keep everyone focused on the organization’s purpose. A personal manifesto can serve a similar purpose for individuals, helping you stay focused on what really matters to you.

In conclusion, a personal manifesto is a powerful tool for gaining clarity on your values and goals and living your life with intention and purpose. Whether you’re looking to make a major change in your life or simply want to stay focused on what’s important, investing time and energy to create a personal manifesto can be incredibly valuable.

Connect here if you want me to organize a manifesto workshop, whether on a personal, team or business level. We’re going to get deep and creative.


Marinetti, F. T. (1909). The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism. Poesia. Retrieved from

Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1848). The Communist Manifesto. Retrieved from

Tzara, T. (1918). Dada Manifesto 1918. In R. Motherwell (Ed.), The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology (pp. 92-93). Wittenborn, Schultz, Inc.

Breton, A. (1924). Manifesto of Surrealism. Le Révolution surréaliste, 1(1), 12-15.

Newton, H. P., & Seale, B. (1966). Ten-Point Program. The Black Panther, 1(1), 10-11.

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