Monday, March 20, 2006
The mission is never impossible on eBay
One of my favourite TV shows as a kid was "Mission Impossible " ... The team each week were given a task at the start of the show followed by the classic line "this tape will self destruct in five seconds,good luck " and then they would go off and achieve the impossible ...its amazing they never failed ..
In my business life ( which was my life for 21 years) it was always drummed into me "know where you are going Rob" . "What is it that you want the business to achieve ?"
One of the best ways of summarising your intended destination is in a mission statement ... I remember one example of this which was short and sweet but very telling.... Fuji Flms successful mission statement that simply read " Kill Kodak" ...it certainly had all the folks who worked at Fuji focused .
Gary over at " The Auction Rebel" has written an excellent piece on defining your own personal mission statement for eBay ...read it for yourself ..click here
After having read his article I made an attempt to articulate my own " Mission NOT impossible statement".... and it simply reads as follows ....
" To become self-financing to meet the needs of my Family" .... now being a trainee Pastor all that I do is tied up with scripture ...read about that here .
Anyway ... If you are serious about making some sort of income from eBay you need to be serious about defining your mission ...so with that in mind why don't you share your own personal eBay mission statement with the world in the comments below . ..Go on grab a cup of coffee and think about defining your mission ...
Posted by Rob. at 9:24 AM