To lead without love is to breathe without air.
The dictionary describes self-love as “regard for one’s own well-being and happiness.” In the Joy Manifesto, we name that self-love is that and so much more.
is a deep state of gratitude for oneself that grows from seeing one’s heart in action; one’s truths and values authentically expressed in the world in a way that supports our physical, psychological, and energetic growth. Self-love is the root of authentic leadership.
“To ask humans to produce without self-love is like trying to turn on a light bulb missing its filament. It is like expecting a tree to grow without water. The reason why productivity, engagement, and satisfaction in work are all so low is because people are running around without the energy and wisdom that they need to produce anything meaningful to their soul.”