8018 Get started with your business of the self

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Thumos Video Glossary


Each term in our Thumos Video Glossary is linked to the video that can best explain or define the corresponding concept using the Thumos language.

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*** Start of original and copyrighted material by Nickantony Quach ***

In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an elaborate, confusing structure designed and built by Daedalus to hold a monster.

The trap of irregular network was so cunning that he could barely escape it after he built it.

He later used feathers and wax to build wings for himself and for his son Icarus, who, against his father’s advice, flew too close to the sun, tumbled out of the sky, and fell into the sea.

Whatever you do, “don’t fly too close to the sun!”

Needless to say, the sun is not a destination to aim for.

Target; that means, aimed destination.

The moon, however, is not an impossible target.

If a target can be reached, it is called a goal.

Goal; that means, reachable target.

A goal is the primary outcome as desired by a planner.

An approach you take to achieve the goal is your strategy.

Strategy; that means, long-range methods.

The reason behind the goal is its purpose.

Purpose; that means, reason for action.

Putting a man on the moon is not an endless goal. As soon as a man is on the moon, game over.

Keeping a village on the moon is an endless goal. After it is built on the moon, maintenance of the moon village is an endless task.

When the goal is endless, it is called a vision.

Vision; that means, imagined future.

The work to fulfill such an aspiration is a mission.

Mission; that means, goal-oriented operations.

Both direction and destination for a mission are often determined by its goal, its vision.

Video 8017 already explained what a mantra is.

Mantra; that means, aiding concentration.

A mission statement is an organizational mantra.

If you want to run your business of the self professionally, you need to have a mission statement for your business of the self.

What is the mission statement for your business of the self?

What is your personal mantra for life?

*** End of original and copyrighted material by Nickantony Quach ***


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