Declaration of Brilliance

The Declaration of Brilliance

In October of 2020, my dear friend Robert said to me

“I think you should write a manifesto.”

Robert Donnell

This is the same Robert who suggested that I take on writing Short Brilliance Nuggets each day.

“What even is a manifesto? It sounds political to me. Why should I write one?”

I was full of questions.

We talked about it. I looked at some examples. I slept on it. It seemed like if I was going to write a “manifesto” it would be about what I stand for. It would be about what the foundation is for the work I do.

Something Magical Happened

Then something magical happened. I sat down and wrote down what came to mind and was in my heart. It plopped onto the paper. Fast.

I showed it to Robert and his wife Irene. We made it a bit more concise. Then I picked a brain bulb as an image to go with it and hired a designer to lay it out. You can read it below. I now offer is as prints (poster or canvas). People hang it on their walls. To me, that is so cool.

Yet, I didn’t want to call it a “manifesto.” II decided to call it the “Declaration of Brilliance.”

I’m Curious

Would you please read it and comment. What are your thoughts from reading it?

The Declaration of Brilliance


  1. Laura Schultes on at

    Love This!

    • Stephie Althouse on at

      Thsnk you, Laura!

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