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What Believe and Create REALLY Stands For: Our Core Values and Beliefs

People often ask me, what is Believe and Create?  What does it stand for?

22 values and beliefs that lead to a happier and more fulfilling lifeMy 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.

Our Core Values and Beliefs

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.  

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The Believe and Create Manifesto

22 Values and Beliefs that Lead to a Happier, More Fulfilling Life!

  • It doesn’t matter who you are or where you came from, YOU matter. You matter a LOT!
  • You deserve to live a fabulous, wonderful life … filled with love, peace, happiness, and abundance in its many forms. And it’s up to you to create that life for yourself.
  • You have special gifts to bring to the world. It’s your sacred duty to do so.
  • What others say about you does not matter. What you believe about yourself does.
  • Loving yourself isn’t optional, and you can’t be half-hearted about it. You have to go all in.
  • Your thoughts are creating your life. Keep the frequency high … and dare to dream BIG dreams.
  • Challenges are not meant to break you. They are there help you rise higher.
  • The law of the harvest is real. Plant healthy seeds in the right soil and nurture them with great care, then in good time the harvest you reap will astound you.
  • Life is beautiful. It is not meant to be merely endured, it is meant to be savored.
  • You get to choose whether you place your faith in scarcity or abundance (and abundance is a LOT more than money!). Your choice will determine what you experience.
  • We are ALL here to be blessed and to bless others.
  • You are a spiritual being, here are earth for a short while. Your soul is eternal.
  • You must nurture yourself body, mind, and soul. When one is unattended, your life gets out of balance and you will suffer.
  • No one accomplishes anything great alone. We are interdependent. We need each other.
  • Gratitude begets more to be grateful for.
  • Peace on the outside cannot happen until there is peace on the inside.
  • You are being guided, but you must listen. Pay attention. Your intuition is speaking to you; seek its wisdom in silence.
  • Time is precious. Do not waste it; give it the reverence it deserves.
  • Growth comes from taking responsibility and then taking action.
  • Sometimes you need to do that which scares the pants off you.
  • What you seek is seeking you. You were given your dreams for a reason; believe in yourself and believe in your dreams.
  • Now is the time to enjoy this wonderful ride called life! Love your life where you are right here, right now. After all, now is the only time you can enjoy your life ... everything else is just memories from the past or anticipation of a future that is promised to no one.

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