Five years ago February 28, 2010 my hometown Vancouver wrapped up hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics with an epic men’s gold metal hockey game. Downtown became one massive street party in a sea of red and white, with people hoisting the Canadian flag proudly.
Canadians, we get a little excited about our hockey, eh?
So what is your flag?
Your flag summarizes what you stand for, your ideals and why others should gather around you. Really it comes down to three simple questions:
Who do you serve?
How do you help?
Why do you do it?
I put these same questions out to my newsletter community recently, and it was amazing the comments I got back about how helpful it was for them to focus on their purpose.Here’s how I define my purpose. I’d love to hear about yours. Just respond in the comments field below and get the conversation rolling!
- I serve entrepreneurs, marketing managers, students and anyone who wants to market their business or ideas.
- I speak, write and consult, but ultimately teach and inspire.
- I help you connect what you do well with an audience that cares. It’s about helping you sell your products, services or ideas.
- I do it through teaching, consulting, speaking and writing.
- I share, so others can be successful. That’s what gets me up in the morning.
And here’s the golden question to add at the end, for those of us who have a way of becoming distracted.
- Is what’s on my “to do list” today advancing those goals? (And if it’s not, get it off your list!)
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So wave your flag proudly this week. And always be learning!