I have a business plan. Very few people have ever seen it and it is effectively, super-secret. I worked on this plan for months and months, editing the financial forecasts, adding detail, investigating the competition. This business plan was the best I’d ever done (strangely enough, the only one I had ever done…) Then, life happened…..
Today, I was trying to catch up on some blog posts. I happen across this post by Seth Godin about having a plan. It was concise (as are most of the posts by Seth Godin) and thought provoking. It made me think of my own business plan and how it developed. Along the way to starting a business, I have learned that a business plan is a great resource. Everyone will tell you, with good cause, that you need a business plan. Business plans are the foundation upon which great businesses are built. What is better that starting with a solid foundation? What is better than having a business plan?
I want my business and my life to have a mission. I don’t want to be derailed by a minor setback, major failure, or anything else in between. I want a mission. I want to change the world, even if the only part I change is my own little corner or the life of one person. I want to look back on the story of my life and know I have accomplished something important. I want everyone who looks at my life and my actions to know that I am fulfilling my mission. I need to have a mission.
What is your mission?
How are you accomplishing your mission?
Are you working hard enough at your mission for the world to see?
I have a mission……