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Definite mission vs. mission

06 Dec

In the previous two blog posts, I’ve written about a Definite Mission and not just a mission. I feel society uses the word “mission” too often and the power is therefore weakened. You need something stronger than just another mission. Write and embrace your Definite Mission. Here is a chart showing missions and Definite Missions.

Mission Definite Mission
Get smart Earn a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University
Get smart Earn the MCSE designation
Make a good living Become successfully self-employed
Write something Publish this book
Do something else for a living Make a living off this book and the speaking/consulting opportunities it creates

These Definite Missions were forward-looking. I wrote a Definite Mission and then found a way to accomplish it. The opposite can also happen. Your Definite Mission can be backward-facing.

Mark Anthony Germanos is the author of two books, Escape the Cubicle: How to leave your corporate or government job for something better and How to Make Computer Systems Work for You. He has faith in a slow but sure Sacramento business revival. Sacramento small business owners are leading the way. His second book, Escape the Cubicle, is for those who want to escape cubicle jobs and become successfully self-employed. Escape the Cubicle answers the questions: "How can I grow my business" and "How do I become my own boss."

Mark is the President of Cameron Park Computer Services. As a business owner and computer networking consultant, he has seen habits that successful Sacramento small business owners embrace. He helps Sacramento small business owners embrace those habits to increase their profits, efficiency and happiness. An advocate of Sacramento business revival, Mark believes everybody should run their lives like a small business, perform SWOT Analyses and use social media campaigns to improve business. He used to say “social media is stupid.” That was until he attended a conference and saw how Sacramento small business owners can use social media campaigns as a valuable tool. Since then, he has earned more than $40,000 in business via social media. His Sacramento small business clients also have five-figure returns. Sacramento small business owners that launch social media campaigns give themselves a comparative advantage over those who lag behind. Mark does not do everything, but his clients do receive great results and participate in the Sacramento business revival when they follow his advice.

Mark moved from Chicago and restarted his business in California with a cell phone and a Honda Civic. An active triathlete, he has a life, a dream wife and a dog. For additional details, visit http://markanthonygermanos.com. Twitter: http://twitter.com/markgermanos. Facebook: http://facebook.com/markanthonygermanos. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/markgermanos.

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