Does your mission statement speak to the most essential values in your business? Or is it full of jargon and buzzwords?
Mission statements unite your employees around a common goal – the more aspirational, the better. This is one of those times you go big or go home.
Of course, writing a killer mission statement is only half the battle. Next, you have to make sure everyone in your organization gets behind it…easier said than done.
A lot of smart people have said something along the lines of: the only way to be secure is to be comfortable with insecurity.
One thing that’s helpful is to remember that anxiety is just the brain’s way of planning for future stress. For whatever reason this misfires, and causes us a lot ofstress in the present.
Plan for what you can control. Trust yourself to handle what you can’t.
We’re looking forward to 2015; what about you?
A lot has happened in the past year. From consulting at companies like Ditech and Microsoft to breaking into higher ed and healthcare.
So many strides are being made in understanding and improving business culture. It’s a pleasure to be a part of it.
Happy New Year!
The Gapingvoid Team
Henry Ford said this, and he was right. A business that focuses solely on money won’t make much of it. At least not for very long.
Sure, you might have the advantage of being first to the market, of having the right network to sell to at the beginning. And that might carry you for a while.
But every decent entrepreneur knows that at the end of the day you’re creating experience. Something money facilitates, but doesn’t actually provide.
What provides experience? Real human connection with another person. A feeling of belonging. Belief.
That’s what matters. That’s what lasts.
People always underestimate what they can do in ten years and overestimate what they can do in a week.
A funny quirk of human nature. Keeps things interesting ,I suppose.
If you remember one part of this image, make it “live in days”.
Want these cartoons delivered to your inbox? Subscribe to the Weekly Digest.