Why You Should Create Your Mission Statement For Success In Your Network Marketing Business

by golda on March 21, 2011

 
 
This weekend I helped a friend celebrate her son’s first birthday. For all of you with children you know what a milestone this is. It was a great day. Cake, Elmo and Big Bird balloons, chips, pizza, bounce house, and lots of happy loud children. Oh, I almost forgot the music. The music was great until some older kids showed up and then I wished I had a sensor button because the music suddenly become very grown. I tapped the father of the birthday boy on his shoulder and asked him if this was still a children's party. He assured me that it was to which I replied “then this music is very inappropriate”. He immediately walked over to his laptop and changed it to something more appropriate for the children and adults alike.

What Was Even More Shocking?…

NOT ONE other adult in that room mentioned a word or seemed bothered by the profanity. Have we become so desensitized that we don’t even notice when garbage is being pumped into our subconscious?

You may be wondering what on earth this has to do with business. Or better yet, YOUR business. Everything! Are you willing to put your foot down for what you believe in? Are you so busy trying to please everyone to the point that you have forgotten why you are doing what you’re doing? It was because of my conviction that I stood up for what I felt was right. Honestly…I didn’t want my children (8 & 6)  listening to the profanity that was blasting from the speakers. That was totally out of line with my mission as it relates to being a mother. I was so moved by that experience that I came home and wrote my mission statement. Do you know what your mission is?

Who Cares?!

Every Fortune 500 Company has one so why not YOU? Oprah, Starbucks, Tiffany & Co., Nike, they all have a mission statement. They’re expected to have one. A mission statement is a short, written statement that lays out the purpose of your company. Having one serves as a reminder as to WHY you are in business. It helps you keep on track when you feel like giving up. Now you may not have a million dollar business or a million dollar idea but you can have a million dollar vision.
 
Start thinking like a Fortune 500 Company because honestly, if you are in network marketing you have all the tools necessary to build a multi-million dollar business. As upset as I was over the music this weekend, it confirmed for me my mission as a mother and prompted me to create my mission statement for my business. Now if you haven’t done the same for your business I encourage you to do so now and share it with the world.

I'd love to know your thoughts so if you'd be so kind as to leave a comment that would be great. You are also free to share with your friends in internet land. Until next time…

 
 
Golda Smith is a single mom who is building her "Business From The Kitchen Table" and enjoys working with other moms to get them into the happy zone and living the lives they were meant to live! She has a FREE report entitled “5 Ways To Talk To People Without Picking Up The Phone”. Don’t listen to another dial tone, get this NOW!

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1 Wanda March 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Great article Golda.  I visit my vision and mission statements often.  Some people write them with the one hitter quitter mentality.  Business changes every minute. You don't have to change your mission and vision but you need to make sure that they are in sync with what is needed and necessary for now.

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2 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
March 22, 2011 at 12:01 am

Thank you Wanda for your comment. I believe this is your first time commenting, welcome to my blog. I think that everyone should create their personal mission statements. I think that it will force people to live with purpose and passion. Until next time…

Golda

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3 Steve Nicholas
Twitter: stevetheowl12
March 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Great post, Golda! I think that you are so right about the importance of figuring out why you are in the world of business. I think that it is important to have a mission statement so you can look at every activity and say, "Does this get me closer to my goal?" or "Is this part of my mission?" It will really help you answer a lot of questions about building your business.

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4 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
March 21, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Absolutely Steve. I’m thankful for that wake up call this weekend because it inspired me to take action and get my mission statement on paper and on my blog for the world to see. Thank you for your comment. Until next time….

Golda

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5 Jayne Kopp personal development
Twitter: jaynekopp
March 22, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Hi Golda, first of all Good For YOU!!  No kidding, I think sometimes people are so blinking lax.  I have a 6 and 8 year old too.  Their minds are so open and sharp that you simply don't want them absorbing that garbage.  They will soon enough unfortunately. 
 
Second, I totally agree about a mission statement – in fact I was talking about it last week with my coach.  He thought a Sticky post would be good, but to be honest I am thinking about doing a "page"  all on its own.  i think its important to share it.  Its not so much like an 'about you' page but more about what you stand for and what your vision or 'mission' is! 
 
Great post.
 
Jayne

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6 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
March 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Hi Jayne! Always good to see you. I am surprised at how some parents raise their children and like you I am extremely guarded by what I allow them to be exposed to. Go ahead and write your page!!! I’d love to read it when published ๐Ÿ™‚

Golda

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7 Jane | Find All Answers March 23, 2011 at 4:02 am

Excellent point Golda! You have stroke the bell right. We need to be sure about what should come in and go out of our businesses. And, in fact a goal is necessary so that we work on a purpose and focus our energy in the right direction.

Cheers,
Jane.

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8 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
March 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Hello Jane,

Focus, I think, or lack of focus is where people get off track. I hope that people will be inspired to declare their mission and goals. Thank you for your comment. Until next time…

Golda

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9 Heather C Stephens
Twitter: StephensHeather
March 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Hi Golda!
 
Way to go…I applaud you for taking a stand. ๐Ÿ™‚  I think that having a mission is a huge step to owning our businesses.  I will need to think about mine more clearly and narrow it down. I do have a personal and professional code of ethics that I live by.  Overall I think it boils down to living our lives in alignment with our values.
 
Great job as always. ๐Ÿ™‚
Heather

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10 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
March 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Hi Heather and thank you! I was fired up after that party and making sure that I sat down to write my mission statement was on top of my list. I also talked with my kids about the whole incident and why it upset me and they understood. Can’t under estimate kids at all no matter how young they are. As always it’s a pleasure to have you here.

Golda

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11 Jon March 23, 2011 at 7:46 pm

It's refreshing to see someone that cares about these types of things still. Sadly, it's a changed world. But good for you and your conviction, Golda! It's absolutely necessary for us to focus on what we're truly setting out to do. Then a lot of planning, a lot of perseverance, and a routine check-in with the mission statement to make sure you're aligning and there you have it…

See you again soon and thank you for your recent visit and comment!

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12 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
March 23, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Hi Jon and welcome to my blog! I’m meeting some fabulous people through the Prove It Challenge and it’s great. Thanks for supporting my conviction, kids are exposed to way to much way to soon. So glad that I got my mission statement on paper because it will keep me on track. Until next time…

Golda

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13 Grady Pruitt@How To Build Self Confidence In Adults
Twitter: successBB
March 25, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Golda, thanks for the reminder!  I've had a personal mission statement for a number of years, though I haven't always remembered to keep it in mind.  But it can be a great thing to have when it is USED.  I think having one for your business is important too.  It's something you can use to remind yourself, as well as tell others, what you are trying to focus on.  

Thanks again!

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14 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
March 29, 2011 at 12:36 am

Hi Grady. It can absolutely be a great thing WHEN it is used so I’m glad that I was able to hopefully mobilize you to creating yours. Until next time…

Golda

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15 Violet Koncz April 5, 2011 at 11:17 am

Good Idea! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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16 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
April 5, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Awesome Violet. How are you using this idea?

Golda

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17 Tim Anderson January 13, 2014 at 12:31 pm

I found your website when looking for mission statement samples for networking businesses. I really like what you said about thinking like a fortune 500 company. So often, its easy to think mlm and network marketing businesses are not real businesses. If we don’t think they are serious they won’t be.

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