So today we’re going to discuss a little PMS. I can pretty much guarantee that we are NOT thinking about the same thing though! I’m not talking about the physical PMS that women get, but a psychological one that ANYONE can and should have:-)
So you may say Danielle, seriously, what in the blazes are you talking about anyway? The PMS I’m talking about…are you ready? It stands for your Personal Mission Statement. DO you have one? Are you unsure about what that is? So do you think you need one…(let me assure you, you do!)
While it is important to have a compelling sentence or two (think your 30 second “elevator speech” or “tagline”) about what you do, it is equally important to have a Personal Mission Statement. Your Personal Mission Statement is basically your heart and soul. The “why” of what makes you do what you do. A Personal Mission Statement reflects your ideals, values and beliefs. Think of harps playing, angels singing, and golden lights!
A Personal Mission Statement pretty much forces you to look at what qualities YOU value above all others and guides your course. It is very much worth your time, effort and energy to create a mission statement that is the essence of what you do. Along with your goals, your mission statement should be visible to you (and others)…SO that means you must write it down. Live with your mission statement and own it. It should inspire and motivate you.
Mine is “Empowering and educating professional women with success tools and strategies”. Think about hugely successful and high profile women: Oprah, Martha Stewart, Michelle Obama, or any other women you admire…what do you think their mission statements would be? Now imagine applying that concept to your values and beliefs.
Ok your assignment is to create your own Personal Mission Statement…what do you feel in your heart and soul matters the most to you, inspires you, and motivates you. Take some time to really think and reflect on this, it is that important. Please come back and let me know what you came up with as your PMS!