005: How a Mission Statement Can Create Household Harmony

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005: How a Mission Statement Can Create Household Harmony

In this episode we will be talking about shared mission statements. Mission statements aren’t just for individuals or companies, they can also help add clarity to families. And, just to be clear, families look many different ways - not just people with children - it includes people in committed relationships, single people who live or work closely with others - even our teams at work. The strategies we are covering will help any group of people to work stronger together.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Why you should have a family mission statement even if you don’t have kids.
  • How a family mission statement can help you cut through the clutter and direct your decisions.
  • What are the secret ground rules to a winning family mission.
  • Exercises to do together as a couple before you bring in the kids.
  • The questions you need to answer to come up with a shared mission statement..

What to Do Next:

  • Follow the two exercises discussed in the podcast (link to download is in the Resources and Links section below)
  • Come up with a family mission statement that reflects the core values
  • Post your family mission statement on social media with #productivityparadox
  • Bonus: brainstorm a phrase that epitomizes the values and mission of your family. Could be a quote like “Just keep swimming.” Think of it as the family mantra.


Resources and Links

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15 Questions to find Household Harmony: Finding a Family Mission Statement to Help Your Family Work as a Team

Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton