Instagram has done us all a disservice. Instagram makes it seem like being a CEO or your own boss is the absolute, best, most pink and gold vocation you can possibly pick in life! There are fabulous planners, amazing mugs, incredible t-shirts — all of the things that make it look like it is just the most amazing lifestyle to be a CEO. But, let’s be real; there’s a lot more to it than what you see on the ’gram!
Today on The Entrepology Podcast I am going solo because I want to take you through the top 10 lessons I have learned about what it actually means to be a mindful CEO! There is a truth to running a business, and the truth is: it’s absolutely incredible if you walk into it with your eyes wide open. Without understanding the core tenets of being a successful CEO and the responsibility that’s going to come along with it, you will be disappointed, burnt out, and ultimately, your relationships and health will suffer. But that doesn’t have to be the truth of entrepreneurship!
So what I want to talk to you all about today are the top 10 things you need to know to be a mindful CEO! I’ve seen so many people, including myself, led astray by the glamour of what it means to be self-employed. And when you work on these things and have systems in place to actually help you move forward in these 10 areas, your business, health, and confidence will move to entirely new levels! So here is my list of the top 10 things that every mindful CEO needs to know in order to successfully put their product, their solution, and themselves out into the world!
[:16] About today’s solo episode!
[2:54] The importance of the lessons I have to offer in today’s episode.
[4:48] The first lesson: a connection to purpose.
[7:58] Lesson #2: rejection.
[11:14] Lesson #3: priorities.
[13:47] Lesson #4: measurements of success.
[16:15] Lesson #5: health.
[17:57] Lesson #6: an irresistible solution.
[19:17] Lesson #7: a predictable flow of customers.
[20:39] Lesson #8: operational systems.
[23:27] Lesson #9: financial acumen.
[25:55] Lesson #10: a life beyond work.
[27:57] About our course available based on these 10 lessons!
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CALL TO ACTION
This week I want to encourage you all to take a look at the 10 lessons I’ve outlined. Write each down and rate yourself from 1 to 10 and then write where you’d like to be on that scale. Next, write down one step (for each lesson) that you can take to help improve your score, and ideally set some sort of a deadline, whether it be a month or a year. It is incredibly helpful to keep these goals in mind to truly optimize your work and life as a CEO! Good luck out there!
“When you work on these things and have systems in place to actually help you move forward in these 10 particular areas; your business, health, and confidence can move to whole new levels!” — Meghan Walker
“If you want to move something forward you need to strip all the unnecessary pieces from your life in order to make that one thing happen. Anyone who’s doing big things in this world will tell you that focus has been the key to their rapid advancement.” — Meghan Walker
“One of the key things that need to be in place for you to be an effective and mindful CEO is a clear set of metrics. We call them on the podcast … our key performance indicators!” — Meghan Walker
“I fundamentally believe that when people have their health they can change the world. This is what underlies everything I do.” — Meghan Walker
“Create a system around how you make a decision about the projects you are going to take on. What are the characteristics of an irresistible solution for your target market? And how can you replicate that decision-making process over and over again?” — Meghan Walker
“Part of being a mindful CEO [and] earning the mug or fancy planner means being able to create a distinction between the ‘means goals’ and the ‘ends goals.’ And ultimately, that is what’s going to enable you to connect to that higher sense of purpose.” — Meghan Walker