“When you take bold steps with your life, the Universe steps in to help you and steps in big time.”
—Wani Iris Manly
At a certain point, life gets deep. You start to realize that what you choose to become in life is much more important than the things you have or accumulate. In other words, what do you want to make of your life? As for Wani Iris Manly, she has chosen to be a source of inspiration and motivation to this world. She has chosen to help people and organizations reach their highest potential through shifting their thinking and through living for something outside of oneself.
It all started about eight years ago on the 9thanniversary of 9/11 when the calling came from within for Wani to discover who she really. Within a span of two years, the inner calling became louder.
It was New Year’s Eve circa 2010. Instead of bringing in the New Year with celebrations with friends, Wani spent the day in silent retreat, intensely analyzing her life and business. At that time, things were not what she wanted it to be. She was ready for something new but what that new was, she had no idea.
Around 6:30 am, Wani took pen to paper. She began with the positives; listing everything she had achieved that year. Then she moved onto what went wrong, and why. Taking total responsibility, embraced the mess both she and her business was in. Next, she wrote out every limiting belief she had about herself. In a state of deep surrender, she got on all fours in prayer to let these beliefs go.
Looking ahead to 2011, Wani wrote everything down she wanted to be, do or have in the coming year. She allowed her dreaming to go beyond thinking big and to the unimaginable. Then she set intentions around each item, visualized them, and when the clock struck twelve o’clock, poured herself a glass of champagne, made a toast and slept.
Within 72 hours, Wani’s then existing world in Miami where she had been living for eight years since graduating from law school became invaded with a bombardment of signs pointing her to the French capital. Paris, of all places was a city that was never on her radar. She booked a trip to Paris searching for answers. When nothing came after four days, she headed to the French Riviera, and in Monaco, a message finally arrived.
It was: “Your life is now in transition — from a lawyer to writer. “ In August, Wani’s heart spoke to her and said, “Move. Move to Paris.” Without hesitation, she said, “Yes!”
A few months later, Wani disposed of everything she had, and began a new sojourn to Paris, without a Plan A, B, or C. Without knowing a single French person or one word of French, Wani took a chance on the city of lights, citing, “I didn't choose Paris, Paris chose me, and I’m excited to find out why.”
Since January 2012, Wani has been living an adventurous life between Paris and Miami, fulfilling a dream that she conjured up at just the age of six. That is, to live between Europe and the US. She has become motivational speaker, bestselling author and has worked with individual to shift their mindsets to live lives they really want and help corporations shift their thinking to be in alignment with societal changes to maximize their full potential and achieve better outcomes.
An energetic speaker on topics that include the eight principals of living the life you really want, living an inspired, mindset, money karma, abundance, manifestation, empowerment, and more, Wani is unapologetic about encouraging people to live their best life. To that end, she offers a workable solution for those that desire to have a fulfilling life without having to sacrifice the rewards that success breeds by cultivating a mindset and servers them.
What makes Wani stand out from the rest is her uniqueness. Wani’s journey has been unconventional and non-traditional from the moment of birth, and it is what has persuaded her to take the road less traveled and create a path where none has been carved. Having lived in five different countries across three continents, unafraid to be out of her comfort zone, and facing fear in the midst of uncertainty is what Wani accredits to her success.
Wani’s philosophy for success in life is quite simple. You are under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago. In other words, change. Reinvent yourself. Become the best version of you and who you are is always evolving
Besides being an attorney and the founder of W. Manly, P.A., a boutique corporate and securities law firm she started in 2006, Wani is also the best selling author of Get Out Of SURVIVAL MODE And Live The Life You Really Want. As shifting one’s beliefs and mindset is the cornerstone of her work, she is also the creator of several acclaimed mind shifting courses including, the Clear Your Money Karma and Live The Life You Really Want Ecourse, the 40 Days Abundance Mindset Course and the 40 Days Abundance Accelerator Course.
Wani holds a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School at Chicago, inclusive of international studies at Universita di Parma Facolta di Giurisprudenza in Parma, Italy, Fundación Universitaria San Pablo - Centro de Estudios Universitarios, and a B. A. in Government and Political Science from The University of Texas at Austin.
Multilingual in Spanish and French, Wani is addicted to the practice of Bikram Yoga, where finds mindfulness and discipline in this hot yoga practice. Within in two minutes of speaking to her, you can bet that she’ll be inviting you to take a class with her no matter where she is in the world.