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Setting Your Sports Business Mission Statement for 2013

It’s not a resolution it’s a mission statement!

2013 will be a month in before we know it.  I’m sure 50% of America has already tossed away their laundry list of New Year’s Resolutions. I recommend instead of a “I can’t do this” and “I’ll stop doing that” type of list that in 2013 you strive to be build a Sports Business Mission Statement for yourself!

It’s a will do, want to do, need to improve, and can see myself attempting to statement of what you want to do to self improve your sports business career more dramatically this year than ever before!

The way in which the connection economy is moving (Read Seth Godin’s new dandy The Icarus Deception if you want more info on the traits of the connection economy) it is on us and not our employers or our colleagues to improve ourselves.

We have the ability to improve ourselves and more motivation than anyone else in our lives to do so.  Don’t hold back any longer and make this year you make the leap in your career.

The way to stay on track with that leap is making a sports business mission statement!

You want to do it?? Okay Okay here are the next steps!

1) Draft out where you want to be career wise 1 year and 5 years from now.  It can be a specific department, pay grade (though I preach over and over and over that money will come if you work hard at something you love and don’t think about the money), a promotion, or a new career.

VISUALIZE IT!  SEE IT!  SAY IT! and WRITE IT DOWN on your Sports Business Mission Statement.

2) What do you need to accomplish this year to get you closer to those one and five year goals?

3) What is your dream job/career that you would jump out of bed at 5am and work until midnight for?  (This is crucial concrete groundwork for finding your own hot dog stand as I talk about in my book.)  Your passions need to influence what you are doing in your career to see full and total growth to your hot dog stand.

4) What can you improve on as a teammate this year at your current position?

5) What can you do to help be a mentor to someone this year at your current position?  The person doesn’t have to be at your company.  It can be someone much younger than you, or someone your age but needing guidance.  Pass along the karma that everyone has helped you with over the years.

6) What is one big goal each quarter that I want to achieve at my current position?  Could be getting chosen to work on a project team, closing a big opportunity with a client you have been working hard towards partnering with, etc.

7) What are your 3 words that you want to be described by this year by all who work with you and do business with you?

For more on the 3 words check out Chris Brogan’s recent article!

8) Ask yourself from 2012 did you do everything in your power to make it happen last year?  If not what held you back.   What do you need more of?  Add that to the list.

9) Make a list of one quarterly item you will work on OUTSIDE of your gig to improve your brain.  Could be a public speaking class, a volunteer community position on the weekends, reading two books per month, etc.

10) Reward Yourself!  Make a list of rewards of how you will celebrate throughout the year the things that you are achieving in your BEST YEAR EVER because of your due diligence and hard work.  Could be a vacation, a night out, a massage, etc.  Do them often and enjoy them!

2013 is already here.  Lay the groundwork today with your Sports Business Mission Statement for 2013 and have a blast this year!

Thanks for reading everyone!  Have a great day and as always Carpe Diem!  If you have further thoughts or questions email me at, leave your comments below, or tweet us @SportsNetworker

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