Today I want to talk to you about whether you have the C.E.O. mindset. You might be thinking CEO as in business CEO, leader of the company. There is that and that’s really important because as a business owner I really do encourage you to think like a CEO, somebody who has a strategic view of their business.
A CEO doesn’t try to do everything themselves, they like to keep learning and developing themselves, but that’s not the CEO I’m talking about today.
The C.E.O. mindset is something that I came up with as I built my own framework for my business and my clients, and it stands for Consistency, Execution and Opportunity.
One big thing that prevents us from being successful in our business or life, in general, is a lack of consistency.
It’s often not lack of knowledge or talent, but it’s the fact that we don’t continue what we’ve started. We have a microwave mentality where we expect to see the results straight away, and if we don’t, we give up.
You’ll find that if you become a consistent person you will out-perform pretty much most of the people in the marketplace that you’re hanging out with. People just quit and move onto something else, and they don’t give things a chance to marinade and to see results.
Consistency is really fundamental. It’s about showing up every day, it’s about communicating with your tribe and being visible on a regular basis. It’s about following through on the things that you say you’re going to do and it’s about building integrity and trust because showing up regularly is what builds that trust factor.
I remember one of my mentors telling me how there is no ROI (return on investment) of ideas. We like to consume information, and if you’re somebody who likes to take a lot of courses, but not actually take any action, then you will find that you’re not going to make any progress. You have to take action, you have to execute, and so the second part of this CEO mindset is about execution.
It’s about taking that knowledge that you’ve built and doing something with it. If you have an idea, test it and see what happens. Everything’s an experiment until we actually put it out there, and I really see business and life like that, it’s just one big experiment.
If I try something and it doesn’t work out, that’s great, I’ve learned something, but if I do something and it works, brilliant!
The same thing happened when I decided to do my mastermind years ago. Initially, I was really afraid of it, but I really wanted to do it and support women, so I decided to see what happened, and it was an amazing three month experience.
If you’re not executing and if you’re not implementing what you’re learning and you’re not taking action every single day, you need to start doing that if you want to see movement and growth in your business.
The saying goes success is when opportunity meets preparation or preparation meets opportunity. This essentially means that you are able to become successful when you’re able to see opportunities and take them.
You’re not going to be able to do that if you’re not clear on what it is that you want. For example, if you know that you want to interview a certain person for a podcast and then that opportunity presents itself, you can jump on it because you know that’s what you want to do. Being able to spot opportunities and being able to make quick decisions is key and it goes back to being clear on what you want.
So to recap, my CEO mindset is consistency, execution and opportunity.
Are you doing those three things? I’d love to hear from you, and you can tell me which one you struggle with the most.