The age-old saying, ‘Don’t mix pleasure with business’, applies in most professional situations, but when it comes to goal setting, you’ll naturally want to do the complete opposite.

If you’ve launched your own business or you’re a hustling entrepreneur, it’s likely that the idea for your business stemmed from a personal desire, want or need, so you’ll be wholly invested in it.

Writing both a personal mission statement and a professional mission statement mightn’t be high on the priority list when there are emails to read, calls to be made, and meetings to be had, but it is critical to growth, personally and professionally.

Writing a personal mission statement is all about goals and future-thinking, and writing a meaningful statement isn’t something you rush either. A conscious personal mission statement is something you flesh out over a few hours, come back to, gain clarity on and often revisit.

It’s essential to differentiate professional and personal goals as your business grows too, but when you live, love and breathe your own business, it can be challenging. When you understand your own values and the values and goals of your business, you can make the right plans to move forward and grow, or make quick decisions when the time calls for it.

Steven Covey refers to developing a mission statement as “connecting with your own unique purpose and the profound satisfaction that comes from fulfilling it.” Steven is a wise man, and we’ve taken a leaf out of his book to help you define your professional and personal goals.

  1. Identify your past success.

When you recognise your past achievements, you can set the right goals for your future successes.

Nothing is impossible, and everything is achievable when you’re aware of your capabilities and your strengths, and you know what you have to do to improve them or use them to achieve your goals.

  1. Define what is important to you.

We all want different things, and we all enjoy different things.

When you’re clear about what you want in life and what’s important, you can create a clear action plan about how to get it. Some of us want millions of dollars, and some of us want more hours in the day with our family; whatever it is for you, be honest with yourself.

  1. Think about your obituary.

It sounds grim, but it’s not. Think about what you want people to say about you when you’re old and grey, and you’ve lived your life.

Think about how you want people to remember you, and how they’ll feel about you. When you think about other people’s reflections of you, it’s easy to shape your personal and professional life in a way you want it to be remembered by others.

  1. Think about other people.

You can’t take money with you when you die, but you can sure as hell enjoy it while you’re alive.

You can also make other people’s lives better with it too. Think about other people, and how you can positively impact their lives through your personal endeavours and professional achievements.

Think about your community, your family, your friends, your employer or the world in general.

  1. Write it down.

Like any goals or missions, they work best when they’re written down, regularly revisited, and often updated.

Write down your personal mission statement and reflect on it every now and again. If you’re feeling disconnected from it, re-write it. If you’re not feeling fulfilled by your goals, change them.

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Siddharth Vadasseri
01:56 19 Jul 18
I've had the pleasure of working at Creative Cubes since it opened, and what I've loved most is that it isn't just desk space. Working here feels like being part of something. Every day you're surrounded by people pursuing their own endeavours, but doing it side by side in a community. The space itself is so well thought out and aesthetically pleasing, but beyond the beauty on the surface there is a depth here. The members are fantastic, the founders are involved and accessible, and the 'Happiness Team' provides a quality of customer service like no other co-working space I've been to. AND, it's pet friendly!
Judy Anderson
00:34 17 Jul 18
The 'Happiness Team' is what makes this co-working space stand out for me. I've worked out of several co-working spaces across Australia, Singapore & San Francisco. The customer experience at Creative Cubes is the best I've come across. For example, a happiness team member will physically walk to my desk to let me know when a guest has arrived, because they know I'm not always going to see the email notification. Sometimes they even buy me time if I'm running late! Brilliant.
Kristen Holden
02:32 17 Jul 18
The team at cubes are amazing and the space is modern and funky. They have a great mix of different businesses working in the space so the vibe is top notch as well. Would definitely recommend going down and taking a look for your office space or next event!
Lets Mingle
02:38 29 Jun 18
This is one of the best co-working spaces in Melbourne! Loved my time here. Great vibe, great people and great location. The happiness team go above and beyond to ensure the experience of rocking up to work is an enjoyable one! 5/5 from me!
nicole iglicki
00:26 17 Jul 18
Love this co working space.It offers both independent offices and or communal co-working space which is designed to collaborate with other members. It is decorated perfectly and the internet is fast! The Happiness Team also go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and will meet all your required needs.
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