Personal Mission Statements by Chris Scott

Composing a personal mission statement has helped me to relax and direct my focus on searching for a better job that takes full advantage of my personal strengths, namely jobs involving coaching and training or supervising smaller teams with available one-on-one time. It also provides talking points during interviews that clearly define my methods.  It helps me to remember those strengths, and to remember what I most enjoy doing when I’m tempted to dilute my efforts and waste time searching for jobs I won’t enjoy or be as good at. I keep it with me everywhere I go in a place I see it often.

According to what we learned during Career Club, your personal mission statement becomes your personal constitution, a solid expression of your vision and values. It becomes the criterion by which you make directional decisions. This removes uncertainty and confusion in the personal and professional decisions you are faced with.

• Two descriptive words stating what you do:
• Why do you do it?
• How do you do it?
• What value does it bring?

• Is your personal mission statement consistent with how you live your life? If not, are you planning to change your life, or change your mission statement?
• Is it clear and simple? No more than four sentences?
• Does it focus on the positive? Are there any words with negative connotations?
• Will it guide your day-to-day actions?

MY DESCRIPTIVE WORDS AND COMMENTS

– Leader – coach – partner – parent – trustworthy

– Inspire and encourage
– Calm and natural
– Focused and tangible
– Financial prosperity and getting things done

• Two descriptive words stating what you do: Inspire and encourage focused actions and tangible results.
• Why do you do it? As a team we can achieve more than as individuals and create an energizing and mutually beneficial upward spiral.
• How do you do it?
– Speaking to encourage and assure;
– Asking questions and listening to understand what motivates each of us and what may be blocking the way,
– Co-planning creatively to choose actions that solve clearly-defined problems and results.
– Finally, we establish agreements and follow up at regular intervals to keep momentum.
• What value does it bring? Synergy – achieving, better faster results than separately as isolated contributors.

MY PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT

TO: inspire and encourage focused actions and tangible results with members of a team SO THAT:as a team we can achieve more than as individuals and create an energizing and mutually beneficial upward spiral.
DO THIS BY:
– Speaking to encourage and assure;
– Asking questions and listening to understand what motivates each of us and what may be blocking the way;
– Co-planning creatively to choose actions that solve clearly-defined problems and results.
– Finally, we establish agreements and follow up at regular intervals to keep momentum.

Have you been working on a personal mission statement?  Share it in the comments below!  Or give me feedback on mine.

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One thought on “Personal Mission Statements by Chris Scott

  1. To be alive in every moment. To teach, mentor, and create that which is not only functional and beautiful, but which sustains the Earth. To empower others to create and in their own way improve the world.

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