Reasons Why I Think Mark Zuckerberg is Awesome!

Honest, open, purpose driven, in control, different, confident!

I don’t imagine than many of my readers are shareholders in Facebook and if you are then I am sorry for you but this article is excellent.  If you hold shares do you sell or hold (I’m not sure that you’ll want to buy after reading this article)?  I don’t know what to suggest but MZ just went through the roof in my estimation.

http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-stock-letter-shareholders

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Revisit your vision

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Sometimes you can “get religion” when something really works for you and I confess that I may be guilty of this this morning but (to slaughter a great Woody Allen line) just because I’m excited to share doesn’t mean it’s not really important.

Yesterday afternoon I went back to rewrite my vision, mission and values statements.  Whereas before the vision was foggy it was now crystal clear.  Where before my mission was wishy washy, it is now strong and where before my values were plentiful and polyanna they are now focussed and meaningful.  It has made a huge difference to the decsions that I have made since and I wish the same for you.

It was about 6 months since I had attempted this exercise and I’ve grown a lot and learned great deal in that time I am sure that the same can be said of you.

You may like to take a couple of hours of total quiet and do this exercise:  Sit down somewhere comfy with a pad and pen to hand.  Sit still.  Think of nothing for an hour (as best you can).  Use the notepad to jot down the to-do’s that inevitably come up in the first few minutes but after five, maybe ten minutes put that to one side and don’t use it again.  You have captured the urgent things,you’ll get to them later.

Now, don’t listen to a word you think for the first 30 minutes or so.  Then after a while you’ll find yourself coming up with great ideas and exciting opportunities.  Don’t write these down either they are just the teasers.

At the end of the first hour get up and write the Heading “MY VISION” then write what comes to mind.  Don’t filter or second guess and for goodness sake don’t judge it as possible from where you are today.  When you are done with that heading then write the heading “MY MISSION” and do the same and then “MY VALUES” and do the same.  Remember, don’t filter just brain dump.  You may refine then later.

When you have done that, sit back and read what you just wrote.  How much more powerful a vision is that for you and your life than you had before?  My bet is that you’ll be blown away.

Let me know how you get on.  I hope it is as powerful for you as it was for me.  Good luck.

If you would like more details on how to complete this exercise then feel free to comment here or email me at rwhiting@focalpointcoaching.com.