The following is an excerpt from Profit Map Academy – a report and workbook which create a unique and powerful plan to drive your online business and help you channel your motivation every day.
Profit Map Academy is available now, here.
Your personal mission statement will explain in a very real way why your business exists and what your ultimate aim is.
It will motivate and inspire you and is something to remind yourself of at difficult moments – or every morning when you wake up. It provides a direction to help you to channel your motivation and plan your day to day activities.
Writing this requires you to identify the personal goal for your own future which is most important to you.
It is tempting here to make this all about the money. And there’s nothing wrong with this as an ultimate personal goal – we increasingly live in a consumer society, we might aspire to live in a nice house, drive a nice car etc. We also need to earn a certain amount of money each month to survive, let alone thrive.
However, there is often a tension between our ambitions in this respect – we might want to be a multi-millionaire, but also want to free ourselves from the day job and spend more time with our family or friends for example. We might want to spend our time travelling the world, and at the same time earn $10,000 a month.
Your Personal Mission Statement should identify what is most important to you – above all else. A good way to think about this is – if you could have only one thing, what would it be?
The trade-off for many people in defining this, is working out whether more money or more free time is most important to them. It is hugely useful to identify this yourself. The profit map you create will lead you to this goal – make sure it is truly what you want most.
e.g. Personal Mission Statement:
I work from home full time and earn a comfortable income which gives my family choices about where we live and how we spend our time. I am there when my daughter Josie wakes up, to get her ready for school, and there to play with her when she comes back home again. I have the time to show her the creative things that inspire me and share my knowledge of the world with her.
Writing this has forced me to choose between my personal goals and define what I really want above all else. I have explained this as if I am living it – to make it real in my mind and help me imagine how good it will feel to have achieved it.
Harness The Awesome Power of “No”
Because we all have only so much time, knowing what to say “no” to is massively important. Many people fail because they don’t know how to make day to day decisions in this way, and instead fill their time with activities which lead them nowhere.
By tightly defining your own ultimate personal goal – saying no will be much easier. Don’t underestimate the importance of being able to do this – it is a key ingredient in the recipe for your success.
Being clear about your Personal Mission, and translating this into a series of steps that you are taking to achieve it, will help you to say no. This is the biggest advantage of creating your own Profit Map.
If something interesting comes along (as you know it will), and it doesn’t help you to take your next step towards your ultimate personal goal, the answer you give to it is obvious!
Profit Map Academy is available now by clicking here.
It helps aspiring online entrepreneurs – of all types, and in all niches – to be clear about where they are going, and to map their path to getting there.
The report and interactive workbook help you analyse your own skills, experience and aspirations – and build your own personal map to the online profits you seek.
Because the business that you are best suited to, will not be a copy of someone else’s.
We are all unique after all – and so should your plan for the year ahead.