September 7, 2016 by Rikki Ayers 1 Comment The Own Up Grown-Up Manifesto Own Up Grown-Up was created to give you the information you need to make better life choices. This is the manifesto the entire project was built around. The guiding principles behind OUGU (fun to say, right?) are… Ask tough questions. Your ideas matter. You ARE good enough, smart enough, brave enough, ready enough. But…wishing isn’t enough. You’ve gotta do the work if you want the results. Fuck stereotypes. Don’t let other people put you in a box because they don’t understand you. Express gratitude often. Mean it. Grandpa’s advice isn’t necessarily relevant anymore. Your future isn’t determined by your past. You can change now. When you take responsibility for your own life and future, you get all the glory. Own up! Enjoy the journey.