Discovering Your Purpose and Personal Mission Statement
Welcome to your first Who Wants To Be The Boss? Lesson!
I’m excited to have you as a valued member of our 6-month training program and am looking forward to seeing your “business” “come to life” over the next few weeks and months.
Before we begin with the inaugural training, there are three important things that I need to mention to you…
1) Time Released Bonuses Every Throughout of The Program. You’ll automatically receive a FREE bonus as an active Who Wants To Be The Boss? subscriber. This will appear in your inbox approximately every 90 days or sooner and will include accessories and training materials to further streamline your time for you. Additionally, there are some built-in “surprises” (coaching, etc.) along the way at unspecified intervals. And, finally, there is a “graduation” bonus at the completion of your 6 month training that is literally worth more than the entire year’s subscription dues … so look for that on graduation day.
2) What’s In Store The First Few Months. I want to give you just a quick look at what we’ll be covering during the first few lessons in your training…
The first month will be the quick start steps involved in buying and starting a business, with the emphasis put on buying, and then more are starting from scratch. (don’t fret veterans, I’ve got some “gold nuggets” in these preliminary lessons for you!) and the next month will be advanced strategies for expanding and improving the foundation of your new business.
3) Why You Should Never Cancel. There are many reasons why you should stick with your membership (it’s great training, if you keep quitting one thing and going to another you’ll never get anywhere, even if you don’t use it all now you can archive it to use later, etc.) (I also suggest you get a 3 ring binder and print and save each lesson) but there is an all-important reason that I have to warn you about from the beginning. Each of your lessons is sequential and delivered by autoresponder. That means, if you decide to cancel and rejoin at some point in the future, you’ll have to start all over again with the very
In today’s lesson I’m going to explain the concept of
“Discovering Your Purpose and Personal Mission Statement’ this exercise offers a rare look into what it really means to discover your purpose, talents, possibility and potential. Dave dares to reveal uncommon and rarely explored philosophies in this unique presentation that appeals to all walks of life.
How do you determine what kind of business is best for you?
I firmly believe that anyone who wants to succeed in their own business can – especially in today’s market place, you will never find a better time to buy or start your own business! You need discover the business that matches your unique interests, abilities, and when you find an appropriate market. How does that happen? Most simply, by asking yourself some questions — and answering them honestly.
Here’s a fun exercise that’s helped hundreds of people launch their businesses. Find a quiet spot and jot down the ideas that come in response to these questions: As you do this exercise, sit with a friend or someone who really knows you and have them ask the questions. Take time to fully answer each question. It’s also important to write your answers down on paper.
Discovering Your Purpose and Your Personal Mission Statement
What is your purpose in life? Why were you put here on earth? The important answer to this question lies within you. The fact that you are here is evidence that the world needs something you have. Your challenge is to discover it. You are starting by participating in this exercise.
Your mission statement is a brief and focused statement of purpose that can be used as a new beginning to evaluate and refine your life’s activities. What should you really be doing? How many times have you asked yourself that question? My purpose for this exercise is to help you find your purpose and your personal mission statement. “People often say to me I want to own my own business, but I am not sure where to start.” “I really don’t know what I want to do with my life or I don’t have a clue of what my talents are”. If you’re one of these people, this exercise is for you.
When you know what your values, belief’s, principles and talents are and why they are that way, then the light comes on and you will actually see your vision for your future. The process of outlining your mission statement has been, up until now, a task that most of us won’t commit to the time and energy to discover. This exercise offers a step-by-step guide that will make writing your mission statement take a matter of hours rather than months.
My hope is that this exercise, Discovering Your Purpose and Your Personal Mission Statement will help you realize your own uniqueness.
It doesn’t matter where or to whom you were born or what you were born into or what your life is now. What does matter is where you are going.
The only thing that separates you from who you are now and who you want to be is your ability to Dream, Visualize, Plan, Believe and then Act. It’s going to take much patience’s and persistence
Making Money Is Easy?
Find a need and fill it is an old marketing saying! And it’s still holds true today.
Look, anyone willing to take the time to figure out what people want to buy can make money by selling it to them…This is not some kind of hidden secret, it’s the way people have always made money.
The real challenge is making money doing something you love!
Let’s take a step back from that and throw in: The challenge is finding your passion and then earning an income following your passion…Now that’s something a lot of us could wrap ourselves around if only we knew how.
Let’s get started on our journey of discovery! To discover your true purpose, you must first identify your values and principles. What is it that makes you unique? We’ve been told all our lives that there is no one quite like us and there never will be. We are one of a kind. It has been proven by our fingerprints. Our DNA and voice prints are so distinctive that we could be singled out from a crowd of millions.
Remember back when you were young; 12,13 or14, when you used to dream your dream? You dreamed about what you wanted to do when you grew up. The window that you looked out of was clear and bright. Your dreams were very vivid. Has your window become cloudy and dusty with time, lost dreams and hope? Are we too busy trying to make a living instead of living our dreams? Well! Now is the time to take out a bottle of Windex and a cloth and clean your window so it will sparkle again, so you can begin dreaming again. Let’s go back to our childhood and open up that dusty old toy trunk where we kept our toys. What or who did you want to be? Just maybe that’s what you should be doing today.
The following exercises are designed to help you discover the kind of personality you are, so you can begin to break through the layers of personal conditioning and attitudes that keep you from expressing yourself effectively. What we think about ourselves is clearly reflected in everything we say or do in our work and our life.
Therefore it is important to take the time to get a clearer picture of who we really think we are.
I suggest you enlist a discovery partner for this task, someone that you know and trust and who has no agenda in the outcome of your life. The purpose of the Discovering Partner is to help you complete each of these exercises about you. You want them to write down which elements in their mind best describes you and then compare and reflect on their answers.
Once you discover the kind of personality you are and understand the kind of personality of a person you’re talking to, you can break through their layers of personal bias and attitudes and get them to respond to you in positive ways. This is why you should understand the “Four Personality Types”. You must discover which you are, so that you don’t get in your own way when you try to communicate with others and to know what personality types other people are, so you can get around their built-in filtration systems and maximize their cooperation while minimizing their resistance.
The Four Personality Type
(easy going-formal) Neat & orderly Systems
Crisp answers Difficult to get to know
Demanding of self & others
Impersonal & businesslike Rational decision making
Cool Reserved Guarded More cautious
Disciplined about time
Uses facts & numbers Formal dress & speech
Measured opinions & actions
Strict Disciplined at seminars
Being in charge
Take charge attitude
Tends to use power
Takes social initiative
Clear idea of need
Likes family outings Warmth
Unclear about what is needed
Lets others take social initiative
Tends to avoid use of power Supportive
Go along attitude
Personal & friendly
Seems easy to get to know
Emotional decision making
Dramatic opinions & actions
Informal dress & speech
Undisciplined about time
Why should you be concerned about your personality type? You cannot find your true purpose in life until you know yourself. You will be able to describe yourself in a single sentence that will be a testimony to the power of self-knowledge and your self-esteem.
Now add up your different personality traits in each row. My guest is that you’re a combination of several types. Very few people will be exclusively one personality type. Remember these fundamental concepts:
1. Learn which personality type you are and how you tend to express yourself.
2. Adjust how you express yourself to fit the personality type of the person to whom you’re talking.
How do other people see you most of the time?
• Informal or Formal?
• Easy going or Dominant?
How do you see yourself
Tend to be supportive,
Tend to be hard to get to know, business like manners
(easy going formal)
1. A detail person, facts concepts and systems
2. Slow to make decisions based on facts and logic
3. Will analysis detail and fact finding
4. Tend to over analysis, avoid decision making
(easy going informal)
1. Relationships with people are important
2. Works hard at being cooperative and supportive
3. Good mediator
4. Might not make the right decisions in order not to hurt someone’s feelings
Tend to be more open, friendly and easy to get to know
1. A need to be in charge
2. Decision making is easy and quickly based on facts and logic
3. Action and results oriented bottom line important
4. Abrasive, dominating, to the extreme
1. Will act impulsively before checking things out
2. Filled with enthusiasm, ideas and dreams
3. Life of the party
4. If it feels good, do it, usually makes decisions based on gut reaction
Tend to be supportive, accepting, quieter and
Now that you have an idea of your personality type, you can begin to discover your true purpose in life. The following exercises are created to address those questions, to help you define your personal mission statement.
Exercise 1: Why is a Personal Mission Statement Important?
1. It builds______________________________
2. It reduces______________________________
3. It allows______________________________
4. It attracts______________________________
5 It assists______________________________
Exercise 2: Let’s Open Up the Toy Trunk & Answer these Questions
1. What was your favorite toy that you chose most of the time from your trunk?
2. What did you really like to do for fun when you were young?
3. What were your favorite games?
4. What came easy for you to do as a child?
5. What did you tell people you were going to be when you grew up?
6. Are you doing anything that resembles that dream now? If not, why not?
Exercise 3: What People have said about You
1. People have often said to you, “You are or you would be good at______________________________”.
2. Create and write a list of at least fifteen talents you have been given.
3. Which of these talents have you not used lately?
4. Which of these talents have you multiplied?
5. Whom do you blame for not using your talents?
Exercise 4: What Do You Value the Most?
Your values are the common thread that runs through all that you do or will do. Your values decide how you react to things; what makes you content makes you laugh or cry or become angry. Think about the things that are most important to you. Then select the words below to help stimulate you.
Purpose of Life
Justice Generosity Effort Diversity Personal growth Spiritual fulfillment
Exercise 5: Our Values Must Be In Harmony with Our Principles
Principle is a devotion to a code of conduct. If our values do not align with our principles, they may prevent us from being all we can be. Select the principles below that best describe you.
Exercise 6: Who is Living the Life You most Admire?
Look at the people in your life that have influenced you the most.
Are they creating a life that you want to create? Who is living the life you most envy? Who is living the lifestyle you most wish you could be living? Select one or two people below who has been a positive influence in your life.
8. Historical Person
What Words best Explains Why You Admire these People?
Select from the list below the words that describe the qualities you admire most about the two people you selected.
Exercise 7: Our Talents and Gifts
There has never been a person like you ever before, nor will there ever be again.
You are truly one of a kind! One of the reasons many of us don’t put much value in our talents and gifts is because they seem to come to us naturally. We all have gifts and talents that enable us to do certain things. Which of the following talents that were given to you will you choose to use? Select from the list below what you consider to be your gifts and talents.
Hard working Open minded
Exercise 8: What is Keeping You From Being All You Can Be?
“First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they’ll eventually conquer you”. Dr. Rob Gilbert
It’s your choice. It will always be your choice, many of us have delegated that choice to habits formed long ago, formed when we knew far less about our lives than we know now. We let early childhood habits control our lives today. You may have habits that keep you from being all you can be? Select from the list below the habits that might prevent you from fulfilling your personal mission.
Exercise 9: Fast Forward Your Life in Time
Visualize a celebration in your honor at some point in the future. What words would someone close to you use to describe his or her feelings about you on this occasion?
What I would like to see happen in my life in the next…..
A. Three years 1.
B. Five years
B. Ten years 1.
Making your personal mission statement come alive! This is the method for creating your mission statement. The information that you have created is ready to be compiled into a draft of Your Personal Mission Statement.
Starting with exercise 4 through 9.
(my core values are)
(my principles are)
(words why you admire)
(talents & gifts)
(all you can be)
(fast forward your life)
What group or cause most excites you to become involved ? (examples: education, homeless, family, environment, children
Your new beginning: This is your starting point for your Personal Mission Statement.
Now Do It!
Discovering Your Purpose and Personal Mission Statement
The exercise that you just completed is a beginning, a start, a first draft of your personal mission statement. I would ask you to take time to review your discoveries and to personalize it even more. Remove, delete, add, rephrase and fast forward ideas that have particular meaning to you. You should continually work to refine your mission. Your personal mission statement will be specific to you and your particular talents and gifts. A good mission statement should inspire you to get out of your chair and take action! If your personal mission statement holds no personal passion, then you need to re-work it until it does. Make it inspirational!
As you began this exercise about discovering your purpose and personal mission statement, I share with you 5 things you must do to accomplish great things.
Dream, Visualize, Plan, Believe and Act.
Dream: Transforming a vision that is your insight that is not yet perceptible to others. Your Purpose.
Visualize: To form a mental image, unusual wisdom in foreseeing what is going to happen.
Plan: It serves as your blueprint.
Believe: To have a firm conviction about your dream, cause.
Act: Take action-move a head
Abe Lincoln once said, “If I had eight hours to cut down a tree, I’d spend the first hour sharpening my ax.” Seminars help sharpen your ax, but you can’t go to a seminar every day. However, you can sharpen your ax every day, by reading a chapter of a book, by listening to audio tapes, by watching videos. And being a part of my membership site.
Hold on tight to your dreams,
This Week’s Assignmet
1. I want you to start brainstorming some ideas for your new business. Write these ideas down on paper. You might be thinking of buying an existing business or you might think you want to start from scratch. I will be covering both ways to own your own business in my lessons. For now, you need to start getting in the mind set that you can do it.
Coming Up Next…
Lesson #2: “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It” Preparation
I can’t wait to share this months lesson’s with you! It is really going to be fun and easy to do this and again, I am glad you are with us on this journey. In your next lesson we’ll be covering some key ideas of getting a quick start on starting or buying your own business. Lot’s of good ideas to inspire you to step out and get going! I am looking forward to working with you next week. So, as they say in the radio business, stay tuned.