My Manifesto 2014 is centered around the word “Strength”. I will define the word Strength thoroughly, as well as how I will apply these twelve definitions to the key areas of my life.
The word Strength recently came to me very clearly as a stable datum to address the confusions of finances, business expansion, physical well being, as well as my own personal and spiritual development.
Coincidently, on Jan 31 2014, we will see the “Year of the Horse” commence in the Chinese New Year. As you can see from the photo I added to this post, I put a Western spin to this New Year event. I hope you find inspiration and insight from my personal manifesto 2014.
Manifesto 2014: “Strength” Defined
Defining your terms is a key component to understanding any subject. As Socrates once said, “The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” In bold are the definitions to the word Strength, followed by the “how” I will apply these definitions and to what areas of my life.
1. Physically powerful; capable of exerting great physical force. Marked by great physical power.
One of the key areas for me to build is my physical strength. Over the last few years, I have not been working out. I was an avid mountain biker and martial artist. This year I will revive both activities.
2. In good or sound health; robust.
The news last month from my Dr. was not good: high cholesterol. Since, I have gone onto a 90% paleo diet, I have lost 12 lbs in the last 3 weeks. This will continue as a lifestyle change, not just a diet. I plan on losing another 25 lbs by the end of January 2014.
3. Economically or financially sound or thriving: a strong economy.
The plan that I will carry out in 2014: 1.) B completely debt free, 2.) Make a six-figure income, and 3.) Have a financially stable income that will allow me to contribute to my Church and to regularly set aside reserves.
4. Having force of character, will, morality, or intelligence: a strong personality.
My mental and spiritual progress is built upon the writings of L. Ron Hubbard. Additionally, I will continuing to read and learn from other scholars and experts in the field of marketing, business, finance and politics.
5. Having or showing ability or achievement in a specified field.
In business, I will increase my knowledge and skills in marketing, PR and sales. This will be crucial to my new found endeavors that will secure my financial base. Additionally, I plan to do more reach out with my Church, as well as with community and humanitarian efforts.
6. Capable of the effective exercise of authority: a strong leader.
As an executive coach and a public speaker, I will place myself into more public speaking opportunities to demonstrate on how people can take control of their lives, their future and their prosperity. While I am bettering myself, included in my Manifesto 2014 will be bettering the lives of others. Through my Church activities, business and in other arenas, I will exercise my authority best through public speaking, as well as through my blog and video content.
7. Capable of withstanding force or wear; solid, tough, or firm.
When one expands and starts upon the road of success and prosperity, one becomes a target or jealousy, retribution and rumor. This I know all too well. Recently, as I started to reach out and develop more prospects for success, I was witness to a new round of subterfuge and covert intent.
I will move forward, keeping my eye on the objective and sublimating the jealously and rumors aimed at me as further fuel to succeed, as well as to openly demonstrate my best achievements. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra
8. Not easily upset; resistant to harmful or unpleasant influences.
While my success is occurring, and as challenges are being overcome, I will maintain poise. I will not fall prey to the taunts to hate, feel compelled to inflict any retribution or to attack back in a reactive manner.
Moreover, I will not fall for unethical or immoral influences in business, life or in how I conduct myself. I will follow the precepts of The Way to Happiness.
9. Having force or rapidity of motion.
To accomplish such deeds I will be swift and not prone to procrastination. Effective knowledge and strength develop an exponential “X Factor” of success when applied with speed. “In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
10. Persuasive, effective, and cogent.
Intention is power. All that I do, I will intend to persuade others to be better and to become more effective in their endeavors. Moreover, I will communicate, coach, instruct and teach in a cogent manner so that those I influence will achieve greater understanding and ability.
11. Having force of conviction or feeling; uncompromising.
To be compassionate, one must have a set of values and conviction. These values are non-negotiable. These must be made clear to those around me so that there is no question as to where I stand or why. By setting a good example, others will feel empowered to become better and stronger.
12. Intense in degree or quality.
Intent on quality is what makes one valued and prosperous. I will set and meet high standards as a Scientologist, an Constitutionally based American and business professional.