What is a mission statement and why do you need one?
A mission statement summarizes the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual.
Mission statements tend to sound formal and important.
That’s because they should be.
If you’re skeptical about needing a mission statement for your business, or even a personal mission statement, take a second to consider the benefits of having one:
- Mission statements bring clarity and purpose
- They can inform your decision-making
- Your mission statement helps others understand you better
- They can help you focus on what’s important to move things forward
Your mission statement doesn’t have to be perfect from the get-go.
In fact, it should continue to evolve alongside your business or character until you feel like you’ve nailed it.
What are mission statement generators and do they even work?
Mission statement generators are tools that help you create your mission statement.
At the very least, these tools can give you inspiration and help you better understand the tone and wording of mission statements.
So, they’re not completely useless, but I would still heavily adjust any generated mission statement to truly make it your own and unique.
You can also check out my article on the Fortune 500 company mission statements where I list all 500 mission statements from the most successful brands on the planet.
Without further ado, let’s check out some free mission statement generators!
ChatGPT – WINNER
There’s no question – ChatGPT blows every standalone mission statement generator out of the water.
Especially when you’re using my custom GPT model specifically created for the purpose of creating mission statements.
It’s called MissionCraft and you can access it here. The model itself is free to use but you’ll need the ChatGPT Plus subscription to access it.
Once you click on ‘Let’s start!‘ the easy and intuitive step-by-step process of creating your unique mission statement begins.
MissionCraft will prompt you with questions to gather the information necessary for making your mission statement truly uniquely yours.
Once MissionCraft has gathered the information, it will generate three versions of your mission statement.
You can pick the one you like the most and, voila, you have a top-notch mission statement for your business or organization.
Alternatively, you can chat with MissionCraft just as you would with a person and further refine your mission statement.
ChatGPT Prompt for Free Version of ChatGPT
If you’re not keen on subscribing to ChatGPT Plus for the MissionCraft model, there’s a free alternative.
The only downside is that the quality might not match that of the paid version, as it relies on the free version of ChatGPT, which is less sophisticated.
You’ll still need to sign up for ChatGPT here and continue using the free version – ChatGPT 3.5.
Here’s the prompt to copy/paste into ChatGPT 3.5 for crafting your mission statement:
Replace the examples in brackets with details relevant to your business.
If any point seems inapplicable or unclear, feel free to remove that entire row.
After ChatGPT generates your mission statement, you can refine it further by specifying what you’d like to change or improve.
For example, make it shorter or longer, remove a part of it, use different language, generate more variations, etc.
HoneyBook – RUNNER UP
HoneyBook mission statement generator is neatly designed and simple to use.
The tool asks you to answer a few questions like:
- What’s your company’s name?
- What personality best describes your brand? (8 different choices)
- What industry is your company in? (20 or so choices)
- In 4 words or less, what’s the main good or service you provide?
- Who do you provide it for?
- How do you help your customers?
After it has all the answers it needs, the tool generates your mission statement by injecting a few buzzwords based on your answers.
Here’s an example of what the tool came up with based on my answers:
If you don’t like what the tool came up with, you can hit the “Generate More” button and you will get a different statement.
The tool will offer a few variations that are essentially the same, only worded slightly differently.
This is, in my opinion, the best free mission statement generator tool of its kind.
Whole Whale mission statement offers less customization than HoneyBook generator, but more than some other ones in this article.
It gives you five boxes to input your information and it basically stitches together whatever you typed in.
Resulting mission statement is not the most useful in the world, but like any other mission statement generator, you can use it to get an idea or inspiration for your own unique mission statement.
Here’s what the tool came up with for me (please note that this is a fictional company from a TV show Peaky Blinders):
This tool has the potential of actually producing very useful mission statements but not to its own credit.
The resulting mission statement entirely depends on the quality of input and not on what the tool does with it so I couldn’t rate it any higher than second place.
Still, this mission statement generator is worth checking out, in my opinion.