Do You Have a Mission Statement?

I think I finally figured out mine:

My mission is to be a Connection Agent.

I am connecting people and businesses with their true identity and message; with creative opportunities to grow and succeed; and with other people and resources to bring about increasing success.

I want to leave behind a network of people who are richer because of these connections, and who will follow that example by enriching others.

As I look over the entire landscape of my heart and my activities, I think that kinda sums it up.

What about you? Can you arrive at yours a whole lot earlier in life than I’ve been able to?


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Steve Woodruff is a blogger, a Connection Agent, and a consultant in the pharma/healthcare industry. He specializes in helping people and companies make mutually beneficial connections.

16 Responses to Do You Have a Mission Statement?

  1. Steve,

    I love it – it absolutely describes all that you give to others, all that you inspire in others, and your own incredible power.

    Now you’ve really inspired me… I know that I am in a very transformational period and I know that my own mission will become much more clear in the next six months to a year – but I can’t wait to get to the point you are at where you can see it, feel it and express it so beautifully!

    Thank you for sharing this, Steve!


  2. Hey Steve,

    Lisa nailed it… definitely describes you to a T. Thank you for sharing this with us. It is indeed inspiring.

    As for me, apparently my name is not Steve.

  3. Christina says:

    I love it! Nail on head!

  4. Sandi Fitch Hutton says:

    Steve, Thanks for sharing this. I’d like to add my thoughts on this…

    Before you can have a mission, I believe you need to have your own philosophy (which can be transformed to your mission).

    Consider what you value, what you hold dear (your beliefs). From there, you should be able to determine your philosophy and mission!

    Mine is, Make a Difference. It’s simple and it’s profound (for me). My team loves it because it not only is a philsophy and a mission — it becomes a vision as my team imagines both the little and big things they do that make a difference in others.

    Have at it!



    • Sandi, I absolutely agree. A mission statement is just a gloss unless it rests on a dual foundation:
      – Firm convictions
      – Solid self-awareness

  5. Jeanne Male says:

    Sweet! It takes a tremendous amount of self-awareness and it’s tough work but you nailed it. Lisa’s comments about what you do and the transformational period that we seem to share expressed my thoughts like a mind reader! Can’t wait to meet her at SOBCon.

    Thanks for sharing this important step – a personal mission is mission critical to living and working with purpose…at any time but especailly helpful work during a transition. My old mission passes marketing muster but no longer feels settled in my heart. When I develop solely (aka soul-y) from the heart, it doesn’t pay my bills. 😉 Getting there but still no kewpie doll or cigar for me.

    See – you’ve made me richer through your inspirational reminder to keep at it!

  6. I do love this, too. What I love about it in particular is how you have so beautifully articulated what you see as a legacy for yourself. It’s great to do this so openly, too, because you’ll get reinforcement that this is already who you are – which I can attest to. It must feel good, right!?

    • I think a lot of mission statements leave out the “final deliverable” – what’s the legacy? But actually, it’s very clarifying…it’s the “why”.

  7. Jay Baer says:

    Well done. I love it.

  8. Steve, nicely done. Simple and to-the-point. Congrats! CB

  9. The Yiddish word for “connection agent” is “yenta.” See? Not a bad thing at all to be a yenta! As for the timing for figuring out our life’s mission, I think we have to do a fair amount of living before we can figure this stuff out!

  10. It is so nice to know that there are people out there thinking as seriously about these things as they do the next revenue stream. Thanks, Steve, for creating a community of like-minded professionals!

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