Why Every Woman on the Planet Should Have Her Own Personal Manifesto

Did you know that by age 35 we are basically a set of subconscious programs and habits? It’s true! Neuroscience has paved the way for us to finally understand why change is difficult. And for women, it is much more challenging than for men. Why? We have so many more small, unspoken, expectations put on us than men.

But men are not fully responsible for it, as our mother's often teach us (through their behavior) that men can't remember all the small details that we can. It's "up to us" to keep the home running smoothly. It’s called the ‘Mental Load” or “Cognitive Labor” by psychological and sociological researchers.

If we aren’t super conscious and mindful, we are likely to look back at age 65 and wonder where the time went? Women.com says

It's the white noise that is constantly playing in the background, even when you try to relax and get some rest. It's the never-ending to-do list running through the minds of (mostly) women that no one seems to care about or even be aware of but you:

  • I need to help my son finish his school project.
  • I need to do the laundry this weekend.
  • I need to pick up milk from the grocery store.

And this is often ON TOP OF working outside of the home. We have careers too, why do we need to ask the people we live with to help us? Why are we the unpaid project managers of the home?

No wonder we don’t have time to figure out what we really want at a heart level.

So what’s the cure?

I know of only one...a personal, hand-written, heart-centered, manifesto.

The results I’ve seen from women who create theirs over the years is nothing less than extraordinary.

Neuroscience and quantum physics experts stress written goals as part of manifesting. Handwriting has been proven to program our subconscious minds to remember and validate what we write, more so than typing. When we hand write something we want to be true in the future, we program our minds to help us find proof for its existence. We are wiring a new program that will become our future reality.

With penmanship and cursive taking a back seat to the keyboard in the 21st century, our dreams are literally dying with them. And we don’t spend much time prioritizing our dreams as it is!

According to Merriam-Webster, a manifesto is: 

“a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer”

Notice the word PUBLICLY. Sharing our written manifesto with at least one other person has been shown to increase our chances of success with it.

What if we shared it with ALL women?

What if we inspired each other with our intentions that had more to do with stoking the fire in our souls and less to do with what’s for dinner?

And don't intentions and motives feel better than goals? We can fail at achieving goals. If we simply set an intention with a clear motive behind it, and hold ourselves accountable for taking micro-action toward it, how can we fail?

Here is how to get started:

Define your core values

Mine are connection, innovation, and peace. Yours will likely be things that you really enjoy, or are always in pursuit of, but rarely feel. There are no right or wrong, and some are not better than others. They are what drives you and points you in the direction of your purpose. They are your “why.” 

You may have either had them, or lacked them, growing up. Shoot for two to three. Write them down and read them until you have them memorized. When you feel low, get them out, and ask yourself what activities or actions would be in alignment with them. Let them guide you.

Understand the difference between a goal and an outcome

The type of manifesto writing I teach is about your “ideal situation or outcome,” not a goal. Goals are the action steps you take to get there. Action isn’t always physical though. Some of my clients excel at working out and checking off their to-do lists, but struggle to meditate, practice self-love, or file that LLC they’ve been talking about. Action leads you to the outcome you desire. In order to have what you’ve never had, you need to do what you’ve never done. Here is an example:

Ideal Outcome=Start coaching business working from home

Goals=File LLC, define branding, create website and social media pages

If this woman focuses on the outcome as her goal, she will not take the necessary action to get it, fulfilling her self-sabotage story of “things don’t work out for me.” I wanted to start my own business working from home “but didn’t know where to start.” It doesn’t matter where she starts, just that she defines what actions she CAN take, and she takes them.

Once she’s done all she can think of to make her ideal outcome a reality, it’s time for step 3--surrender.

How is not your job

Regardless of your faith, we can all agree that there is a universal energy source that causes this world to turn, trees to shed and regrow their leaves, and animals to find the nourishment they need without working a job they hate. It’s less important WHAT you believe (as in labels) and more important THAT you believe (in your heart and soul...with feeling).

Manifesting is supposed to be fun! We are all conscious creators of our experience, but whether we intentionally play along or not is up to us. In my book Self-Coaching Mastery, I explain how feelings are created in our bodies, and how all healing is self-healing, by use of surrender to the emotion we desire now, as if we already have it.

Healing can happen in any area of life, by changing our thoughts about it. Circumstances don’t cause emotions, thoughts do, which is why mantras work. 

Therefore, all you need to do to cause a chain of miracles in your life is to change your thoughts about that specific area. The fact that you believe you lack it keeps you lacking it.

You must be so rooted in faith that it is already done, and on it’s way to you in God’s timing, that you move on and just enjoy your life, without noticing the lack of it at all.

Soooooo tricky!!!

So how do we do this? You write what you want as if you already have it, in enough detail that you will know when it occurs, but vague enough to give God and The Universe space to work and surprise you. You will look back at what you wrote and say “This totally fits my ideal, yet was not what I was thinking.”

Do you have a way to organize and track all that your heart calls to you about?

Do you even have a way to connect with your heart and higher self?

Most women don’t, so don’t feel left out if you said no.

The reason is that past hurt and regret weighs us down. Some literally with weight gain that we can’t seem to release, some with failed relationships and financial woes.

I used to be there, wrapped up in all three.

After 2 divorces, a bankruptcy, foreclosure and 30 pound weight gain, I decided one night to let it all go. I felt I needed a ceremony to commemorate and signify the new beginning, where I was getting out of the driver's seat and allowing God to take the wheel. So I created a process I now call ‘Release IT (because release Is Transformational). You write all that no longer serves you down (by hand of course) then burn it. Immediately after you will feel so much space in your soul that it actually feels uncomfortable, so I have you write a gratitude list to lift your vibration from the middle realm (that I call neutral) to high. 

Human beings would rather feel bad than nothing at all, so we have to sneak in feeling good quickly.

Do a 5 minute brain dump 

Once your frequency or vibration is high (a 9 or 10 out of 10), set the timer on your phone for 5 minutes. Drop into your heart and pour out what you’d like over the next 5 years. Allow your higher self to speak. She knows what your purpose is, and what your heart longs for. She knows what fills and lights you up. She is directly connected to God and The Universe, and knows the quickest path to your dreams. Don’t censor what comes out, just allow it.

*Please note--this is a personal manifesto. Do not try to manifest that specific people change. That means other people control you and your emotions. Don't give others that power. {Boss Up} and take ownership of your own feelings. The best way for you to get others to change is to model a higher vibration yourself and learn to manage your own emotional state and wellbeing REGARDLESS of what they say or do. If you are married or have a business partner, consider writing a manifesto together about your ideal marriage or business. 

Organize your dreams into ideals

From what you wrote, circle what you want over the next 12 months and create a few ideal outcome statements as if you already have them. This is what I teach in my Manifesto Writing Instructor Certification course. I have a vision of my STAMP Method being as popular as SMART goals because every woman on the planet should know the power of her own personal manifesto. I have an “Ideal” of helping 1 Million women write one. I need more instructors who want to make an impact while also making an income. It’s OK to make money doing something you love! 

Here are a few STAMP'd examples:

Now that I work from home coaching women toward their purpose I feel peaceful and successful by December 31, 2020. (buy new desk)

I feel so in love and connected now that my ideal man and I are moving in together by February 14, 2021. (go on a Williams and Sonoma shopping spree with him)

Write and/or read your manifesto daily

Once you get all your heart is screaming for down on paper, you can put it away and enjoy your life. That can get you results, but is hard for many women to do. 

You can also read and/or write it again daily, to continue to reprogram your brain and beliefs about it. Every woman is different. Some make their manifestos like a piece of artwork, some add vision boards, some just scribble it each day.

Do what works for you. I like to write mine for 21 straight days, while “VisualFeeling” it (yeah, I made that up).

Show at least one person, or post it publicly

A sister or your personal life coach would be great, but not everyone has one of those people in their lives, so I’ve created a Facebook group dedicated to helping busy professional women write their own manifesto. It’s called {Boss Up} and Write Your Own Manifesto. I hope to help you write yours, so join us!

At The Expansion Group, it is always 100% OK to want MORE out of life. Expansion is normal, and can actually be fun when you do it with intention, surrounded by women like you all cheering you on and lifting you in prayer and love. Sound like a community you’d like to be part of?

Click HERE to learn more.

About The Author

Jamie Dooley is a highly intuitive, manifestation coach, who teaches the art of expansion through energy healing and writing. She is the CEO of The Expansion Group, a collaborative of female dreamers, doers, bosses, and entrepreneurs all lifting each other up. Jamie is also the author of Self-Coaching Mastery, and a manifesto writing expert who teaches women how to embody their sexiest, healthiest, wealthiest selves and have fun in the process. Connect with her at https://jamiedooley.com or on Facebook @jamieismycoach.


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