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5 Questions to Ask to Create Your Mission Statement — 65 Comments

  1. I have a mission statement for my website, but never thought to apply it to my home! That is a great idea! Will work on that with Daniel!

  2. Absolutely love this! I created my mission statement a couple of months ago and live by it every day.

  3. Creating a mission statement in life, organization, family, and business – is a must. Your 5 questions to asks before making a mission statement is true. In addition, one must select an alternative always to fall back in.

  4. that’s some great advice. Mine this year is simply try.

  5. Janeane, this is great advice! I have a mission statement in my head but I really need to right it down and concentrate on always moving toward that.

  6. This came in such a timely manner, we are currently writing our business plan for our new business, and now I realized we need a mission statement as well. Thank you!

  7. Mom-Blog empowers moms raising kids with special needs and diets every day!

  8. I’m Heather and I aim to help close the reading achievement gap in schools by better understanding the reading process and sharing what I learn along the way.

  9. These are excellent tips… will have to tuck this away if I ever need it!!… might even be applicable to writing a tagline for my blog??

  10. A mission statement is a guiding principle for a company to operate smoothly. It will also let other people outside the company know what the company is all about and what its goals are. I agree with your important points. These are the right questions to ask to arrive at the right answers. 🙂

  11. I agree that it’s important to have a sense of direction when starting a new venture. It keeps you focused on what you need to do.

  12. Some good tips and reminders to writing a mission statement. Many people have an idea in their minds but it’s good to get it down on paper and see how it follows.

  13. Really really great advice and lots to think about

  14. These are really great questions to ask. Excellent advice! Thank you!

  15. I am working on my mission statement and have been asking these questions and more. Great place to start.

  16. Def questions to ask. MIssion statements can be tricky but having these questiosn in mind can help get it together.

  17. I have always loved creating mission statements. It’s a great way to make sure you stay focused on your main mission and don’t get side-tracked or pulled in a different direction.

  18. it’s good to reevaluate your mission statement from time to time. Give yourself a fresh perspective

  19. A mission statement helps keep the focus on where you want to be. I don’t have one for my family, but I want to come up with one.

  20. Great ideas thanks! Really need to update my mission statement so will be using these tips!

  21. I had never thought of having a mission statement for my blog. Going to work on that this week, now that you’ve given me the idea!

  22. I really like mission statements. Even if we never share them with the general public, knowing what your goal is is so crucial to staying focused.

  23. I never even thought about having a mission statement. I’m really going to have to think about this!

  24. It makes sense to have a mission statement as a blogger. Thanks for motivating me to develop one!

  25. That is a great idea to hang it up. That way the whole families sees it and it is easier to work together to accomplish the mission.

  26. That is so great! People don’t think abut often, but families also have goals, missions and plans.

  27. Hmm I’ve never even thought about a mission statement. Definitely something I need to get on stat.

  28. I don’t have a mission statement. I guess I really need to sit down and think about one!

  29. We used our mission statement in higher ed. for everything we did. It was the grounding point. How smart to use it for blogging too.

  30. I think I did write a mission statement when I worked on getting my business plan together but I haven’t looked at it for over a year. I should go find it.

  31. I feel behind… I started blogging on a whim and now it turned into an addiction. I should make a mission statement.

  32. Hm…I’ve worked at companies before and knew their mission statements like the back of my hand. But I don’t have one of my own. I need to think about that…

  33. I love mission statements. I think they can really drive a person or business to successful outcomes.

  34. Definitely good questions for a mission statement. It’s all the Who, What, Where, When, and Why. Couldn’t have put this post better myself!

  35. I thinking making a mission statement in the home is a great idea! When I make my family mission statement, I want to print it out and hang it in my home!

  36. I’ve never made or even thought of making a mission statement, but I love the idea and think it would really help me. Great questions! I’ll be working on my mission statement this weekend!

  37. These are some questions to ask for a mission statement. I need to do that for my coaching business.

  38. Thank you for these questions. I really need to think about what my mission statement is.

  39. that sounds like what i’ll maybe end up doing. and then tweaking when i get braver!

  40. I’ve never made a mission statement actually. I do have business goals though

  41. Mission statements are too hard! They make me think too much! I don’t know what my mission is. Ever.

  42. great questions, I try not to do something just to do it too!

  43. I just read a book where we created a family mission statement. It helped me gain focus of what is important to us all.

  44. Me either. I need to though. Add it to my to do list!

  45. Mission Statement Is A Great Idea I Must Get One Together!

  46. Great tips. I actually never thought of a mission statement but really should. Thanks so much

  47. Thank you for writing this,, I really need to work on my mission statement. I guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. I love your mission statement, its very powerful.

  48. You know, I used to have a mission statement, but life has really changed, and so have my business goals. I need to sit down this weekend and really figure this out.

  49. I am in the midst of redoing my mission statement so this is great for me.

  50. I have always had somewhat of a statement like this in my head for my business. I need to work on writing it down so I will have a visual reminder.

  51. This is a wonderful idea, I never thought of doing this. I love the questions you offered to help us get started! I think I will tackle this for my weekend project 😉 Thanks!

  52. Great idea! I created a mission statement for my personal blog that I use on my about me page. It’s always good to have a mission statement to keep you focused.

  53. You are so inspirational! I need to create a mission statement for my blog!

  54. I cheated and paid for a friend to write my bio. I gave her my essence, my wants and my ideas, and she put it into words better than I could. I don’t like boasting about myself!

  55. I love your mission statement. I really need to work on making one of my own.

  56. I really like your mission statement. This idea will help me keep on track.

  57. I have found that my mission statement kept me from making decisions or entertaining work or things that are not part of the original goal. If the new thing just keeps coming up then I consider it strongly, if not I stay focused with the help of my statement. Really helpful post.

  58. I have such a hard time coming up with a mission statement. Will really have to work on this.

  59. This is a great idea for a business! I think having an actual mission statement would help me keep my focus with my blog.

  60. I really do not have a mission statement for my blog – this fall I plan to totally revamp both blogs. I am working on all areas of my blog to be ready for the switch. Your post are a great help in getting me prepared and organized for the switch.

  61. I don’t have a mission statement for my blog, but I think it’s time that I make one (you know since I have only been blogging for 4.5 years now lol)!

  62. I need to create a mission statement for my blog, for sure. Probably my home too!

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