Thanks for coming to the workshop: Are you an Entrepreneur?, below are the slides for the first session in pdf format.
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Your personal vision statement provides the direction necessary to guide the course of your days and the choices you make about your life.
The idea is to craft a broad based idea about your life and what will really make it exciting and fulfilling, that’s your life vision.
From the vision, you craft a more focused and action orientated “mission” statement based on “purpose”. And finally you get to a list of goals, wishes, desires and needs.
Think of the process like building a “life strategy” that has tasks and actions underneath it.
After considering and writing down your Personal Vision Statement you can move on to developing a more specific plan, called a Personal Mission Statement.
A Personal Mission Statement is how you will manifest your Personal Vision in your daily life. Mission and vision statements provide focus to your purpose.
As Henry David Thoreau said, “In the long run men only hit what they aim for.”
Having thought through your vision for your life, you now need to put that into action…that means taking action and living your life “on purpose”.
Without a purpose in life, it’s easy to get sidetracked on your life’s journey. It’s easy to wander and drift, accomplishing little. With a purpose however, everything in life seems to fall into place.
Congratulations, if your idea has made it through the first basic set of tests then it must be excellent. Now on to the next set of tests, remember we are trying to eliminate bad ideas fast and through a logical and non-emotional process.
Just to be controversial…who cares about the idea?
Having just gone through a process to choose an idea, many people would say that this is not the key issue to success – it’s all about the market.
Just to be clear then – I agree, you absolutely should choose a MASSIVE market – if you have a great idea and a restricted market you are much more likely to fail in my experience, you have to do everything perfectly and that’s a practical impossibility.
In reality the key to success is a combination of the best idea you can develop married to a team’s ability to execute, to build, market, and sell a product or service that’s better, faster, or cheaper, and to do so to near-superhuman perfection.