I’ve been wanting to write up a business mission statement for a while and although I had some initial ideas in my head, I hadn’t written anything down on paper. I began with a brain dump, which is the process of getting all your thoughts out of your head and written (or typed) out in no particular order. As I got deeper into this, I realized the idea of a mission statement seemed stuffy to me so I created a life and business manifesto instead.
Manifesto; a declaration of your motives, opinions, beliefs and intentions.
Over the course of a few days, I mapped out seven points that were important for me to express. I chose seven because it represents my mother to me because she crossed over on 07/07/07 and I wanted to acknowledge her in this process. I sat with a large pad and my favorite smiley pen and wrote out my thoughts. I enjoyed this process because I always find clarity when I self-examine myself.
I rewrote and crossed things out many times over the next few days, until I felt that the words I chose represented who I was and what I believed in. This is the finished (for now) manifesto, which has become my 7 Point Life + Biz Manifesto.