vision, leadership, mission statements

 

Don't Waste That Vision 
Sharing What We Are All About With Those We Lead
by Lee Wise
Retire Quickly
Lee Wise 2003 All rights reserved

I love network marketing. I enjoy the continual process of learning that must take as I explore better ways of "making it happen." 

I especially relate to the people side of the business. 

The thought of meeting someone who is just the right match for the products and services I market is a joy for me. I have come to recognize that this joy springs from one of my basic motivations: to help people succeed or enjoy life in some way or another. 

And I'm quite sure that is why the coaching aspect of 
building a team of professionals is especially meaningful to
me. 

"BUT JUST HOW DO I BUILD A SUCCESSFUL TEAM ANYWAY?" 

Answering that question was a challenge to me right from the beginning of my network marketing adventure. 

As I reflected about what it meant to be a coach in the 
business realm, I decided very quickly that I one of my 
first steps needed to be...

Letting people know where my heart was in terms of how I wanted to build my business. 

A MISSION STATEMENT? 

Call it a mission statement, a way of operating, a set of 
guidelines... or whatever. 

I just knew I wanted to provide those in my sphere of 
influence with the following: 

1. A personal statement of what was important to me

2. A way to begin thinking about how they would 
conduct their own team building efforts

The phrase I finally decided to use was: 

"Foundational Concepts of Our Team" 

SO WHAT'S THE POINT IN SHARING ALL THIS?

If you have not provided a mental framework through which those you are leading can view their own businesses, you may want to think about creating one for them -- if for no other purpose than allowing them to understand what "the heart of the matter" is from your perspective. 

I believe it will help you.  And it could help your team. 

You may want to begin the process by asking yourself a few simple questions:

"What values are most important to me as I seek to
build my business?" 

"How do I want those I lead to build their 
businesses?" 

"If someone were to ask me the top three guiding
principles of my business efforts, what would I share
with them?" 


I have found it helpful to think in terms of...

1. A one-word statement of your important concept

2. A statement of philosophy that expands on the
concept you have chosen

3. A one sentence or phrase "defining statement" that 
summarizes the essence of the concept you have 
chosen

BY WAY OF EXAMPLE...

Below is what I formulated and share with each person who becomes a member of my team. 

Use it to gain ideas for formulating the unique expression
of "you" for those you lead. 

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FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS OF OUR TEAM
"Building Blocks For Ourselves And Those We Serve"
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CHARACTER
This is the foundation of our business efforts. 

*The philosophy

Without a foundation of integrity, everything will 
eventually fail. Anything else is a foundation built 
on sand. 

*Defining statement

"Building a solid foundation for our future and the 
futures of those we are committed to help."

EXCELLENCE
This is the standard for our business efforts.

*The philosophy

Taking the high road while allowing for our own unique 
gifts, talents and current life circumstances. 

*Defining Statement

"Doing what we can, the best way we can at this stage of 
our lives."

MUTUAL COMMITMENT
This is the method our business efforts.

*The philosophy

Teamwork, pure and simple. Caring enough to commit our 
time, talents and energy toward the goal of "winning as
a team." 

*Defining Statement 

"Win as a Team!"

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IT'S YOUR TURN! 

Take at least 17 minutes of your time and begin now. 

What concepts immediately come to mind?
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Of those concepts, pick the most important one to you and record a few ideas concerning a statement of philosophy concerning that concept
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Now what about your ideas related to a "defining statement" for the concept you have chosen? 
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