What Believe and Create REALLY Stands For
People often ask me, what is Believe and Create? What does it stand for?
My first reaction is that it stands for “believe in yourself and create a life you love.” That’s the original idea that came into my head back in late September of 2011.
I was sitting alone in my room at a Marriott Courtyard in Nashville, Tennessee when the idea came to me. I just finished a 3-day training with Dan Miller (author of 48 Days to the Work You Love) and I decided to spend one more night to process all the thoughts going through my head.
My mind was ablaze with ideas but nothing stood out; I was looking for my personal north star, and all I was seeing was a universe of too many choices, and none seemed to be a perfect fit.
I was unhappy in my life … my soul was yearning for something completely different from the life I was leading. I was lost so I sought divine wisdom; I knew that I would not be able to come up with the answers on my own.
The message I received was: “Believe in yourself and go create the life you want to live.”
The message was for me, and yet it was so much bigger than being just for me. I knew I was being called to live at a higher level; I also knew I was being called to help others live at a higher level, too. I can’t really explain why I knew this was true, as this message was not born from any logic I understood. I just felt deep down in my soul that this was true.
I didn’t act on the message immediately. Maybe I was in shock or denial; I went back to my life and went back to being miserable, because (sadly) I’d become comfortable in my misery. Yet, the words “believe and create” kept coming into my mind; I simply couldn’t shake them. Truth is, I didn’t want to.
It took me more than a year to get up the nerve to start pursuing the idea as I understood it (which was … do it and preach it!) and when I did, I took baby steps. I launched the Believe and Create Facebook page in 2012 to form a community of like-minded people (to date, more than 170,000 people have liked the page and thousands have shared B&C’s messages). In 2013 the website was born. The rest is history.
I now know that while the words “Believe and Create” literally stand for “believe in yourself and create a life you love,” the concept is so much bigger and deeper and richer than that. Believe and Create stands for a way of choosing to live; it’s about living the full width and breadth of your life.
Below is the Manifesto I wrote for Believe and Create that more fully expresses all this endeavor stands for. My hope is that it will inspire you … make you think … challenge you to raise the vibration of your life wherever it is low … and make you recommit to living a life you truly love.
And, if you find wisdom in the message, I hope you’ll take a moment to comment (below the post) and share this page with people you love and care about.