A manifesto is a public declaration of intentions, motives and views of a group. It’s a living document that we hold at the core of the Foot Nerd Tribe and is how our values and beliefs are put into language. Here is our current version of the Foot Nerd Tribe manifesto:
I am a Foot Nerd
I take full responsibility for my health and find purpose in supporting and inspiring others to embark on their own path of self discovery. Prioritizing my health is something I hold as a personal core value and creates the foundation that enables me to help others by sharing my experience. I'm committed to a lifelong journey of personal growth and vow to be the example by leading with my behaviour.
I’m open minded to perspectives different from the ones I currently hold and have adopted a student’s mindset in all areas of my life. I work daily to improve my self-awareness and embrace feedback from anyone who I encounter. I’m open minded and use the scientific method as my guide. I see value in ancestral wisdom and personal experience and vow to apply critical thinking and a rigorous process of inquiry when determining truth.
When helping others, I focus on the entire human and not simply the issues they are seeking guidance for. I practice health and implement empathic accountability when working with others. My primary modality is empowerment through lifestyle education. I believe the human body has everything it requires for health if we provide the right environment for it to flourish. I refuse to acknowledge myself as a expert who “fixes” people, and instead view my role as a guide who helps people become ready and able to change.
I meet others where they are and always remember where I started. I don’t adhere to social norms when those norms become unhealthy, I have the courage to do what is right, I’m generous in listening to those who disagree with me and I recognize the impermanence of knowledge. I change my mind when better information presents itself and I always treat others with love, compassion, and respect.
I am a Foot Nerd and I’m going to change the world by leading with myself and blazing a trail for others to follow.