How much of our time as small business owners is spent going through the motions rather than setting ourselves a purposeful path and following it. I have been doing some research in this area and I believe the process starts with knowing ourselves and then purposely creating the desired outcomes for our business, family and ourselves by having a personal mission statement. Here is a link you can use to create your mission statement:http://www.franklincovey.com/msb/missions/login This along with Stephen R Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are a good starting point. Covey covers in his book: He talks about:

  • Being proactive – be the programmer – how to lead
  • Begin with the end in mind – mission
  • Putting first things first – priorities
  • Paradigm of interdependence – do it with others
  • Think win-win – best outcomes and mindset
  • Seek to understand first – seek insight
  • Synergize – 1+1= more than 3

Resources

Five steps to building your personal mission statement.

Mission statement builder

How to write your mission statement video

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