5 ways to cultivate a CEO mindset
If you're anything like I was when I first started my business, you're likely trying all the marketing strategies, reading all the books, watching all the webinars and yet you still find yourself spinning your wheels. On top of it, you're juggling all the hats and feeling totally overwhelmed.
Trust me, I get it! From working a day job and building 2 businesses from scratch to going full-time in my business and earning an income doing what I love, I've learned a thing or two about what it takes to reach your goals and create a successful (and sustainable) business.
Here are 5 ways to cultivate a CEO mindset so you can go from overwhelmed to organized and take your business to the next level.
Start before you're ready.
Chances are you'll never feel 100% ready. If you wait for everything to line up perfectly before taking any action, your business will never move forward. Confidence and clarity comes from getting outside your comfort zone and doing the work.
Do less, better.
Embrace a minimalistic approach to your business. Find ways to de-clutter your business, whether that's simplifying your offers, streamlining your systems or pairing back your marketing plan. Having less to do means you can bring more quality and focus into everything you do.
This is what separates the hobby-status entrepreneurs from the CEO's. Being 'hungry' means you have an insatiable desire to continue growing, achieve your goals and do what it takes to move your business forward. Having this hunger will keep you going when things get tough.
We all need support and the more energy and time you have to focus on what only you can do, the easier it will be to feel balanced in your life and business. Outsource to a VA, get groceries delivered to your door, hire housecleaners or find ways for your family or partner to contribute so you can free up some time and energy.
Focus on money-making activities.
Create your to do list in order of what will have the most impact on growing your business and reaching your goals rather than what's easiest or what you think you 'should' do. Money-making activities could include writing a blog post or newsletter, reaching out to another entrepreneur to collaborate, hopping on a Facebook live or connecting with current and potential clients to see how you can support them. Self-development and working on your mindset counts too!
Being the CEO of your business isn't easy, but the growth and rewards you experience make it all worth it. Keep moving forward and know you can do this.