Mission Statement for Success

My Purpose
I started working with business consultant, Karen Knowler. Granted she is a Raw Food Coach (yes, I have been successfully living a raw foods lifestyle 65% for 3 weeks now), but this lady offers some powerful information that can apply to any business!

So, I started the first course, Brillant Branding, because I was considering starting a nutritional business (my other hobby – eating right). Then soon realized that I just have too much on my plate and it would not be optimal to find success under stress. Plus, Karen said something that made a lot of sense. Her consultant told her to do: FOCUS ON ONE THING YOU ARE REALLY GOOD AT.

Click! I had a lightbulb moment like Sharon @ Musings of a Midlife Mom had the other day. If I plan to start a solid business for success I first need to build a solid foundation for that business to stand on! AKA – I need to pay off my debt and build a good savings account.

Of course, it sounds like reiterated mumbo jumbo. But now it’s in perspective. I need to make paying off my debt (following Dave Ramsey’s Financial Plan) my one thing to become really good at! When I started Money Funk, it was to write about my family’s journey about getting out of debt. And I am aware that at times my focus teeters up and down. Now it is my mission to put it back into it’s main perspective. How? Write a Mission Statement.

Money Funk’s Mission Statement

Purpose or Vision: To get out of debt, journal my progress, and inspire others to do the same!

Mission: To obtain a debt-free lifestyle, to build a solid PF foundation, to build a successful business to follow!

Values: Family, Financial Independence, Frugality, Growth, Optimism, Persistance, and Adventure

Personality: Honest, Hard-working, Dependable, Productive, Focused

Positioning: Having success in my PF journey

Target Market: People & Families carrying debt & trying to get out of it

Writing a mission statement is a great tool for anyone; for business or personal use. What are you wating for? What is your mission?

Karen Knowler is The Raw Food Coach and former Managing Director of The Fresh Network, the UK’s Raw and Living Foods organisation. With 16 years of personal experience of eating a raw food diet, Karen has been teaching, writing and coaching professionally on raw foods for over a decade. For more information please check out The Raw Food Coach

{Photo by Linda Cronin}

15 thoughts on “Mission Statement for Success

    1. admin

      Do you know that your post and comment link is broken? I can’t leave a comment on your site or open up a post for single view.

      Anyhow, I wanted to tell you that I will be over for Sunday’s dinner. πŸ™‚

      Thank you for the good words. I really do want to keep focus. “Willpower”, I keep telling myself. πŸ™‚

    1. admin

      Amen! That is my big one too. It’s just that sometimes I easily get sidetracked with other ambitious projects. “Focus, Christine!” I have to constantly tell myself. πŸ˜‰

  1. Ms. MoneyChat

    great mission statement! i have no idea where i got the notion or when i learned to do so but i keep a mission statement. i have to know what i’m doing here on earth;-). LOL.

    1. admin

      And they are bound to change or be tweeked as the journey moves. I used to keep a mission statement for my family. I really should whip it back out. They are great to have and work great when posted on the fridge. πŸ™‚

  2. Sharon

    I’m glad you told JvW about her comment line, I wanted to eat at her house too!

    Great idea with the mission statement. I often thought about a mission statement for my family. I love how organized it is. We’ll do this together…so that we can meet our future goals! (Mine is to be able to live in a place (by the mountains) for my retirement years, or sooner!

    1. admin

      I sent her a tweet, too.

      As I was telling Ms. MoneyChat, I had a rather lengthy one outlining my values as a mom, as a student, as an employee. It was great. I would love, love to live by the mountains too! Great idea to pull our mental resources together.

      By the way, I really enjoyed your lightbulb moment article. It was good. πŸ™‚

  3. jpkittie

    That is awesome Christine! What a great idea! YOu are really getting there & you will get there sooner then you think if you just keep working hard at it – there are a lot of ups & downs, just have to be able to roll with them & stay on track as best as you can – Good luck!

    1. admin

      Thank you, jpkittie! I hope that by writing my goals down will help me to stay on course and achieve them. πŸ™‚ It’s a good theory. And I have to commend you for be able to roll with the punches with grace. πŸ˜‰

      One of these days (sooner than later, I hope) we can cheers to DEBT-FREE!

      1. jpkittie

        goodness – i can’t wait until that day!!! it looks like we are still on the same page so to speak with our debt & probably paying off around the same time!!!!! we will have to open our bottles of wine & have a toast πŸ˜‰

  4. FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com

    Eating only raw foods would be a problem for me, as I *love* rice and meat..

    With that being said, I am trying to do something similar, by incorporating more fruits and raw veggies by eating salads and sandwiches πŸ™‚

    I almost went through half a red onion in 2 days!!!

    Thanks so much for coming by the blog πŸ˜€

    1. admin

      Oh, don’t get me wrong. I love my rice, too (being 1/2 filipino n all). Hence, I am on a 65% raw diet. At night, it’s my call.

      And that is great to be getting more fruits & veggies in your diet. Any bit helps. Have you tried grilling your red onion??? Taste great, especially with some steak. πŸ˜‰

  5. Laura @mtp

    I love the idea of a mission statement! You inspired me to write a financial one.

    Keep focused Christine, you’ll get there πŸ™‚

    1. admin

      Love to see it when you are finished. I hope that you will share. πŸ™‚

      Focus is my problem. Hopefully a mission statement will do the job.

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