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THINKING BUSINESS
a blog by Chris Barrow

How to create your mission statement – and why


The Extreme Business 100 – A Gentle Reminder



In last month’s newsletter I announced the availability of limited places in The Extreme Business 100 community for 2024.


I want to take the opportunity to thank those who have requested a 30-minute no obligation Zoom chat with me – Phillippa has been busy booking those conversations and I’m looking forward to meeting you all.


We are still interviewing (and being interviewed) by potential new clients. Membership of The 100 is making a huge difference and we have plenty of client testimonials to prove that.


If you would like to learn more about next year’s programme – in just 5 minutes – and book a complimentary call – please just follow the link to our landing page here.



How to create your mission statement – and why


On the morning of Saturday 15 June 1996, my flight from San Francisco was returning me to Manchester after a week-long trip to attend a workshop delivered by Hyrum Smith, business partner of Stephen Covey, author of “The 7 habits of highly effective people”.


My trip to California was motivated by a driving desire to discover my purpose.


I was 43-years old, married with 5 very young children and three years recovered from a catastrophic business failure that had left us penniless.


I had worked my way out of immediate financial danger, re-established my career, but I was lost – I didn’t have a quest, a goal, a target – for the previous 36-months it had been “survival” and I had survived.


Read the full article in our November newsletter here.

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