Choose Mission, Set Goals - Perfect Life Design | Jesse Redheart | Skillshare

Choose Mission, Set Goals - Perfect Life Design

Jesse Redheart, Viking From The North

Choose Mission, Set Goals - Perfect Life Design

Jesse Redheart, Viking From The North

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
11 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Mission Intro - Your Quest

    • 2. Choose your Mission

    • 3. Mission Examples

    • 4. Form a Mission Statement

    • 5. Mission Statement Examples

    • 6. Personal VS. Company Mission Statement

    • 7. Goals Intro - The Path

    • 8. SMART Goals

    • 9. Set Your Goals

    • 10. Goal Setting Examples

    • 11. Goal HELP - Pitfalls

  • --
  • Beginner level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level
  • All levels
  • Beg/Int level
  • Int/Adv level

Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.





About This Class


  • Choose a Mission
  • Write a Mission Statement
  • Form a Personal Mission & Company Mission
  • Set Great Goals


  • A simple way to write a Mission & Mission Statement
  • Personal Mission VS Company Mission
  • SMART Goals
  • Real-life Examples

Meet Your Teacher

Teacher Profile Image

Jesse Redheart

Viking From The North


Created social media marketing campaigns for pop- and rap stars, celebrities and public figures. Campaigns included Music videos, websites, advertisement, online sales and partnerships. Clients: JBL, Go-pro, Soulja Boy, Tyga, Justin Bieber, Nash Grier and Capitol Records... Planned and organized international gaming events. Partners included Acer, Ford, Futuremark and Nintendo... See full profile

Class Ratings

Expectations Met?
  • Exceeded!
  • Yes
  • Somewhat
  • Not really
Reviews Archive

In October 2018, we updated our review system to improve the way we collect feedback. Below are the reviews written before that update.

Your creative journey starts here.

  • Unlimited access to every class
  • Supportive online creative community
  • Learn offline with Skillshare’s app

Why Join Skillshare?

Take award-winning Skillshare Original Classes

Each class has short lessons, hands-on projects

Your membership supports Skillshare teachers

Learn From Anywhere

Take classes on the go with the Skillshare app. Stream or download to watch on the plane, the subway, or wherever you learn best.



1. Mission Intro - Your Quest: mission. So what are we going to learn? We're going to choose our mission and then write your mission statement, which is purpose plus mission plus skills. Then why are we learning our mission? What do we need it for? It is the actual quest, the journey that you will go on. It is something you can actually reach for. While purpose is why mission is what It's where you're going. A mission statement is a great all in one statement. It has your purpose, mission and skills in it. Forming that sentence is important. And also your mission statement will determine how to fulfill your purpose. There are so many ways to get to your purpose. Let's say your purpose is to advance humanity. There are so many ways of doing that. So you have to figure out your skills and your mission to know how to get there. A mission statement is great because you can put it on your wall and it will guide your every action. You can look at it every morning or before you make decisions and read it every time and make a decision that brings you closer to your mission. Statement 2. Choose your Mission: how to form a mission. Jews away to get to your purpose, using your skills. So what is the problem between you and your purpose? What is stopping you from getting to your purpose? What do you have to do to get to your purpose? Can you solve those problems with the skills you have? So here's an example from fiction. This is Luke's purpose from Star Wars. Bring peace to the galaxy. That's the reason behind everything he does. Then he skills well. There are multiple things here. So he has the force. He's brave. He's heart is good. This from the last original Star Wars. By the way, Hey has a robot sidekick, friends and allies, all the rebels. He's a good pilot and there's a great mentor. So how can he use these skills to get to the purpose which is bring peace to the galaxy? What is the problem between you and your purpose? In this case, it is the death star. And how can you sold it? With your skills, you can destroy the debt star with the help of your friends, robots and the force 3. Mission Examples: here are examples of missions from these four people. Remember, missions are how to get to your purpose. What do you want to do? How do you want to get their Bob's mission is to make custom. Traditional style furniture with modern functionality seems really thought out. Mary's mission is to create strong female characters. That's how she wants to achieve her purpose. John's mission is to make practical, artificial intelligence for everyday use. That's how he will advance humanity. Lucas sees mission is to teach Children to become successful by igniting their ambitions. 4. Form a Mission Statement: Now, when you have your mission, you got a form of mission statement The all in one statement that you need. Mission statement is formed like this. It's your purpose by mission, with skill. So it's given example we're here. In Luke's case, bring peace to the galaxy. That's the purpose. By destroying the death star, wet rebel pilots and the force right? There's an all in one sentence. It has your skills. It has your purpose and your mission in it. 5. Mission Statement Examples: here the completed mission statements from all these four people. So Bob's Mission statement revitalize appreciation for handcrafted work by making custom traditional style furniture with modern functionality. A bit wordy but really compact really thought out, and you really know where he's going. You can see Mary empower women by creating strong female characters with my creativity, graphic design and animating skills. Great. We know what she's doing and what she's doing it for. We also see that when she's reading her mission statements, she is reinforcing her creativity, graphic design and animating skills. John's Mission statement to advance human life by designing practical artificial intelligence for everyday use with he's programming and graphic design skills. See how the skills are quite similar to Mary's, but still, their mission statement is completely different. Jones Mission statement is future oriented, and that's why it is a little vague. He has to feel it out a bit. What's gonna happen in the future? What can he do in five years in 10 years? We don't know yet. Lucas Mission statement help underprivileged Children by teaching them how to become successful and igniting their ambitions. With my knowledge and experience, he clearly wants to become a teacher, and he knows what he's doing. His thinking about education and the future kids are the future. 6. Personal VS. Company Mission Statement: your personal mission statement versus the company's mission statement. There are a few differences between those two, so let's take a personal mission statement. For example, this is my personal mission statement that I wrote a while ago to help millions of people by solving their problems with my products and creations. My it sounds vague, but I'm also giving myself leeway. I'm giving myself the space toe work, and it's just guiding me throughout my life. Then how do you get your company's mission statement? First of all, you gotta ask for your company's mission statement from your boss or from somebody who actually writes it. If you own your own company, right? Your company's mission statement here is the mission statement for my company to reform education for Millennials by building an academy that teaches field test the rial life advice in a simple, entertaining, visual and story driven way. A lot more specific, but that's what a company has to do. They can't just which they can't just start doing something else. After five months, they have to focus on a specific audience specific target. So the company mission statement has the purpose, which is to reform education, but it also has a target audience, which is for Millennials. How are we going to do this by building an academy? Okay, that's great. But what would that academy do? It teaches field tested. So Summers tested the advice already. It's not just random and real life advice, so it's something you can actually use right now. It's practical advice, not some academic advice that you can never use in real life. Okay, how do you teach this advice? We teach it in a simple but entertaining visual and storage German way. This is how the target audience millennials want to learn this information. They want everything to be fast, entertaining, visual and story driven. So this is how I formed my company's mission statement. I might modify these later, but at the moment they are like this. Compare and match these two mission statements after you have both of them. Just make sure they align because if they don't, you have a problem. So first of all, try to change your personal mission statement. If you can tweak your personal mission statement to match the company's, you gotta ask your boss to give you another assignment or something. Show him your personal mission statement and tell him this is what I want to be doing. Is there something in this company I could do that would help me get here? If there's nothing if they're completely opposite your mission statement is to save the rainforest and your company is purposely destroying the rainforest. Then you do have to quit. Just one more thing about vague versus specific. So your personal mission statement can be vague because you're giving yourself space. You don't want to be restricted and doing one thing like I only want to do plastic figures of Gandalf. So having a broader mission statement for yourself is fine. But remember, for companies, if you're writing it yourself, remember to be specific. 7. Goals Intro - The Path: goals. So what are we gonna learn? First of all, you pick your goals with the end in mind. So you pick different goals, starting from the ultimate goal to this day. And you align those goals to your mission statement the one that you wrote in the last chapter. Why do you need calls if you already have a mission statement? First of all goals help you along the way to fulfill your mission. They're stepping stones along the way. They're easy to follow, actionable and motivating. Actually measure your results and get there faster. Goals will also show you the direction you go to wards. They will show you that path where you have to walk towards 8. SMART Goals: smart goals. Smart goals are specific, measurable, achievable, rewarding, time based, right. So let's take an example off a good one and a bad one. So don't write something like Get super Rich. That is not a good goal. Do more something like this earn a $1,000,000 in gross income by the end of the year. First of all, it's really specific. Next, it's measurable. You can measure exactly a $1,000,000 in gross income. Achievable depends on your situation, of course, rewarding if you find $1,000,000 rewarding. Yes, then the goal is rewarding. And finally, time based. Yes, By the end of the year, it's really specific and time based. Now that is a great goal. Let's just take another example from fitness. A bad example would be get fit, cause that doesn't really mean anything. How do you know when you're fit? So a better one would be do 100 push ups in 10 minutes on November 3rd that is super specific and also achievable, measurable, rewarding and time based 9. Set Your Goals: goal setting start with the end in mind. So let's start by the ultimate goal. This is the ultimate thing you want to go towards. This is your mission statement, but specific. This is something you thrive for. Then we're going to make a five year goal and work our way back from there one year goal than one month go one week. Oh, and one day go. So let's use this same examples to demonstrate these so ultimate goal could be to have $10 million in the bank. What would a five year goal be like then? Let's say you want to make $1 million a year. That's a good five year goal, but it is still a lot of money if you don't make that much right now. So what could a one year goal be like if you let yourself grow your income in those five years? So one year goal would be something like earning 200,000 year? Okay, Now you just divide that to these smaller sections and see how it breaks down. So one month goal. That's one of your goal. Divided by 12 around 17,000 month in a week, that would mean 4200 approximately, and then one day goal would be 600 a day. Something like 200,000 year is too much for us to understand right now, but we can easily understand making $600 a day, and that's achievable. That's something we can thrive for. That's something we can do every day. And it doesn't seem so overwhelming anymore. We don't have to worry about the next day. We don't have to worry about the quota one month or a year. We just worry about what we're doing right now today and getting through that 600. And the other example was the fitness one. So in one year he wants to do 100 push ups in one sitting. So in one day he wants to do one, and then tomorrow his goal might be to and then might be, three right? So he works his way up to five for a week, and then he works his way up to 20 so it could be like this incremental rise doesn't have to be divided by So here are two different examples 10. Goal Setting Examples: goal setting examples bulbs. Ultimate goal is to have his work and displayed in every major city, so he wants to have clients in every major city in the world. That's a big goal, but it's good. It's an ultimate goal. He's five year gold is to have 100 antique style furnitures sold for a premium price than one year. 20 antique styles furnitures sold for high price. See how the price also changes in five years. He can sell things for a premium price for even more than he can in one year, one month or one week, all the way to his one day goal. Just once. One potential customer to look at his work. That's all he has to do. Mary's ultimate goal is to have 10 full animated films made with her stories and characters . And in five years, two of her animated films are internationally distributed. Great use of numbers so far. But remember Mary that international distribution is not in your control, so you got to think about that. Her one year goal is to have her first animated film ready and 10,000 copies sold great great quantification and then one month had the first chapter made one week have the outline, and one they go to have an inspiring story for the film. Great, you're breaking down the process of making a film. John Jones Ultimate Goal is to have a fully functioning artificial intelligence that he made or he and his team made. His five year goal is to have 100 full features in his AI, and it goes down in one year. 20 features in one month to features one week, one functioning feature and one day 10 feature ideas. So all he has to do today, it's figure out 10 feature ideas. See how most of these people use numbers well, and finally, Lucas, His ultimate goal is to have more than 100 success stories from underprivileged Children. So that means in five years he has to have more than 1000 students that he's giving all of his knowledge and helped to seems like he has to build some kind of a system to do this. In one year, more than 200 students in one month more than 20 and in one week more than four students, So all he has to do in one day is find one student and give all of his knowledge to him or her 11. Goal HELP - Pitfalls: inspiration and pitfalls. Here are some things to help you out. First of all, make your goal inspiring. Every time you read that goal or you wake up in the morning, you want to be motivated and inspired by it. If it doesn't inspire you, it's probably not a great goal. When people make New Year's resolutions, they don't make goals that are motivating enough. For example, they say, I'm gonna quit smoking this year. Great. Is that motivating enough? Does it make your life better? What is the reward? What are the punishments? How do you know when you quit smoking? What about the frequency? It's not inspiring enough. So that's why a lot of people fail. Plan to fail. The point is to be realistic and understand that you will fail at some point. You have to plan for those moments when you don't want to get out of bed. You just want to watch Netflix. You don't want to talk to anyone, but what happens after that? You have to refocus immediately. Every time you fail and you will fail, you just have to refocus again and go towards that goal. So, for example, let's say your goal is to gain £10 of muscle, and you fail at going to the gym a few times. It doesn't take away the muscle that you already gained. Sure, you failed a few times, but you have to refocus immediately and go back to the gym and you can start where you left off, and that's the cycle you have to keep on doing. You will fail, but you just have to refocus also what we're talking about earlier, setting a deadline with severe consequences and rewards is so important for any go go slow and steady. You don't have to rush into things. You have enough time and energy. If you only do one thing that gets you a little closer to your goal every day, that's great. That is enough. You don't have to become a Superman and do 100 things a day. You will burn yourself out. A better way is to just do little things every day that get you towards you go. A lot of people get a little too motivated when they're making their goals a little too ambitious, and they make these crazy goals like I wanna look like Arnold Schwarzenegger I wanna have the muscle. But I also want to study and I want to be a doctor and I want to do this. And the next day they try to do all of that, and they realize they can't do it in one day. We only have her surgeon, amount of energy and willpower and cognitive energy in our brains. We can't do everything simultaneously. Next, reset your goals often. Go back to this chapter, check out your goals and re do them. Write them again, look at them daily and then write them at least once a month because our goals change, our priorities change and the process changes. We don't know where we're in the process, so don't get discouraged. You don't make your daily or weekly go. Just reset the goals and then refocus immediately. Here's a great quote from Peter Theo. If you have a 10 year plan, you should ask yourself, Why can't I do it in six months? But just asking yourself, Why can't I do this in six months? What is the reason? What is the problem and then solve that problem? A lot of things you can condense. It's kind of like when you're writing your final paper in school and you're given six months to ride it and you will take six months. But first months, you won't do that much. You'll just cram everything at the end. You'll stay awake for five last night's and write it. But if you're only given one month to do the same thing, you will do it in one month. There's a limit, of course, how small. You can condense all of these things and compress, but most of the time you can. You can at least split the time in half that it takes you to do something.