I created a financial freedom manifesto as a way to pass my thoughts into paper so when I do accomplish financial independence, I have an action list to start working immediately. I felt that since everything starts with a thought, that thought must be transferred into something tangible like in paper not just a dream or a mere wish list floating in my mind. In this manifesto, I wrote everything I have thought to be, do and have on a larger scale when the opportunity is presented, what I am going to do in some detail and how I will do it. It also explains with whom I will share this experience and why. It shares my mission and long term vision of my goals, the life I will lead and the legacy I will build for the generations after me. Creating this manifesto seals my commitment to take an altruistic approach of my life for a greater good at a different level from what I am doing right now , knowing what needs to be done and why I am doing it not just dreaming about it and wish to come true. Manifesting it as if already happened makes me feel even better, as if it is happening right now and I know it will in due time. I will be ready so when it does happen, I will take action without hesitation.
Carmarielos's Life List
1. be financially independent
2. Teach my children the things I love
3. Play guitar
4. Learn Systema
5. Improve physically and mentally
6. improve my Yoga and meditation
7. Travel the world
8. Learn 3 more languages
9. I want a teaching certificate in Systema.
How I did it: Write daily notes about everything you like, aspire or care about. Doesn't matter if it makes any sense now. Put those notes on a MS Word document Organize your thought. Ask for help of friend or family. Don't be too critical of yourself or others. Let it flow. Get help from the right people. Invest in what is worth for you. Never sacrifice quality over cheap. be grateful every day of your progress and let it show. Talk the talk an… Read how I did it…
How I did it: I say that it took me 6 month, but in reality it is a constant work in progress. Keeping a "by the hour" schedule didn't work for me. I wrote down a list of tasks and things I have and want to do daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly. Eventually got into quarterly, 6 month and then yearly. It may look complicated but make it simple. Many of the things on my list were automatic, like picking up my daughter at school at 11:30 every mor… Read how I did it…
How I did it: I created a template with three questions to answer at the end of the day: What happened today? 3 things I learned today and why are they important? and What good deed I did today?At the end of the week, go briefly over the week's journal and soon you will be able to pick up interesting things that can help you in becoming who you want to be or whatever you want to accomplish. Read how I did it…
Moving forward with this goal in mind in everything I do. Now our son is 8 months old and my daughter is already passing the goodness into him teaching him things and entertaining him. She is such a sweet helper; I can appreciate the character she starts to build, emulating traits from her Mother and myself. I am committed to revolve my time around my children, my family. We recently re-arranged our office area to be open with the living room and plan to schedule “office times” to check email and stuff without taking quality time with my children
Looking back on my last entry on this goal, everything I wrote 8 months ago happened, I DID IT! I wrote the book! It has been an unique experience of learning and doing, taking risks and facing adversity. I started to write this book right away without caring about organization and making sense. I discover that I have gone way back in my journey of self growth, sharing my experiences with other people, living life the way I wanted to be. My intentions were set to create my own guide on personal growth based on the experiences I lived during this past decade. I thought that if it helped me , it can help anyone who would like to change and improve their lives. As expected, the rest DID unfold as I progressed over the months.