Thank you for joining in in a three-part series of “Family Fridays. “My passion is to help families thrive together. This is the 1st of a step by step process on strengthening families. If you find value in these short post, please let others know about them.
HOW TO ADD VALUES TO YOUR FAMILY MISSION STATEMENT
Today, we live in a complex world with filled with mixed messages. How do you decide what’s right for your family?
Success depends on reaching a goal or goals. You cannot reach a goal if you don’t set one. The goals should be set and understood as a family so you can be successful together. A family mission statement is the reason a family exists. The first question is “why does this family exist.” A family provider is more than someone who brings home a check; he or she provides a vision for the family to ensures everyone stays on track.
Families are likely to be reactive if there are no clear goals set. That means the family will be shaped by situations or circumstances instead of being prepared to face them. The first step in this process can be done in several ways; one person could write one-word adjectives or verbs that line up with your vision of what you want your family to look like, act like and feel like. If you have children, they can also be involved in developing the mission statement. A mission statement should include: core values, personal goals, and, strengths. I will show you a fun and effective way to do this in my next post. Stay tune for our next post on Friday July 21st for the next steps. (“A practical and fun way to choose family values”)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Johnson is the CEO and senior consultant/trainer for Life Strategies Solutions. (a consulting/training company headquartered in Cary North Carolina. Mr. Johnson is a retired 20-year veteran of the New York City Police Department and has over 31 years of experience in research, training, development, and implementation of youth development, mentorship and community-based programs. In 1995, He spearheaded a program that reduced youth on youth crime in Brooklyn New York. Mr. Johnson holds several field-related certifications including leadership and curriculum development.
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