As I already know my values, why is it important to have a written format of a value manifesto?
This written format will help you remember what you are trying to do and help you adhere to it now. Also, because it makes it more official (like a contract with yourself), it helps you commit to it.
We all have our values and we tap into them when the time comes to make a big decision (choosing a career, buying a house, getting married, having children, etc.). But it is the spur-of-the-moment decisions that we encounter every day that truly make a person, and we usually only have a split-second to make that decision!
Still not convinced? Read this great article from Elissa Joy Watts: Compose a personal manifesto that gives you goosebumbs.
What format is the Value Manifesto sent in?
Electronically in 8 1/2″ x 11″ PDF format so you can print as many copies as you want. The Premium offer also includes 5 printed copies along with a framed copy.
I have a value dear to me that is not on the order list, can I add it?
No problem! Just add it in the “Any special requests?” box and I’ll happily include it on your Value Manifesto.
I received the final version of my Value Manifesto as ordered but I want to make a change, can I do it?
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me and I’ll be happy to make the necessary change.
Should I choose values that I practice or those I aspire to?
Actually, both! Choose what is truly important to you. This exercise takes time so don’t rush it. Remember, your Value Manifesto is a source of inspiration and commitment to what is truly important to you.
Where should I put my Value Manifesto?
You can put it on your fridge, in your office, on your bathroom mirror, or any place that you are sure to see it every day. Some people prefer to keep it in a more private place, like in their journal. Whichever you prefer, the important thing is to have it fresh in your mind when you need to make a decision as it provides a shortcut for making them authentically.
As time goes on and you see your Value Manifesto regularly, your values will be at the forefront of your mind, allowing you to make quick, every day decisions based on them.
Why choose from 5 to 10 values?
Your core values are your guiding principles for living your life. They determine your behavior and actions. They truly represent who you are and who you want to be.
You may feel overwhelmed at first as you go through the list of suggested values. That’s perfectly normal! Just choose the ones that represent you. On your first iteration, you will probably select more than 10 and that’s OK. Don’t let the limit hold you back at this point!
As your thinking deepens, you will review them and naturally eliminate some because they seem redundant or do not truly represent your core values. After having decided on 5 to 10, that’s when you can submit them!
How much time will it take to receive my Value Manifesto?
Your manifesto will be sent within 10 days of your order.