Often, people do not take as much of a conscious, organized approach when it comes to managing their personal lives as they do their professional lives. They let others control their life, success, and happiness. This is a missed opportunity.
The most important skill for any CEO is the ability to execute and get things done. You need to master this same skill as CEO of your own life. In life, as in business, I have to base my actions on my vision for the future. Here are three ways to make yourself the CEO of your own life and to master execution.
CEO Of Your Life
1. Define Your Vision
Having a clear vision not only determines how you act, but it also gives those actions meaning. While executives understand that organizations need a vision and a purpose, many people don’t realize that their own lives require the same driving factors.
While details like your career and your relationship may reflect aspects of your personality, they don’t make up your vision for your life. One of the reasons some people have difficulty when they retire or change careers is that they feel lost and struggle to find their identities.
Understanding your vision of yourself and your purpose is vital. Once you determine your vision, it’s much easier to determine the actions you must take to fulfill that vision. If, for example, your vision is to serve your community, you will view the other facets of your life through that lens, from how you spend your time to how you spend your money.
2. Take Action
Once your vision has been firmly established, it will guide your actions in a meaningful way. If you’re going to get anywhere, you’ve got to take that first step.
Taking action is not easy; you will have to overcome fear, doubt, and quite possibly rejection. To successfully execute and be the CEO of your own life, you must have the ability to feel fear and do it anyway.
With Action Comes Clarity: It can be simple and straightforward, it just needs to be a step. There is no wrong action as long as it moves you closer to your vision. If you want to be an artist, take an art class. If you want to start a business, go do the research. If you want to write a book, write the first sentence.
The only way you will ever realize your vision is to take action. And the more you relate your actions to your vision, the more fulfilled you will feel. While it’s more comfortable to take the easy path and put your dreams on hold, don’t hide in the safety of settling. Great things can happen only when you step outside your comfort zone.
3. Audit Your Life
CEOs have to pay attention to all aspects of their businesses, and being the CEO of your life is no different. You need to evaluate all facets of your life and make changes where necessary. One of the most important factors contributing to your success or failure is the people you surround yourself with.
To be successful, you must build healthy, inspiring, and supportive relationships. Life is a team sport — you cannot do it alone. And who wants to? Building these relationships is not just a cornerstone to execution: It’s an integral part of success on all fronts of life.
The more you surround yourself with people who drain your energy or foster doubt, the less you are called to step into your true potential. The more you surround yourself with amazing people, the more you’re called to step into your greatness. Consciously make a point to spend more time with people who challenge, motivate, inspire, and support you and less time with people who drain your energy.
An organization is only as good as the people in it, and the same is true for your personal life. Other people influence us more than we like to imagine; their ideas, attitudes, and beliefs affect us both consciously and unconsciously.
Just as in a corporate team, surrounding yourself with the wrong people can mean the difference between success and failure. Build a personal culture of support, learning, and authenticity, just as you would do when creating a company culture. Jim Rohn famously said we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with, and we could not agree more.
In our Becoming the CEO of Your Life Events you will learn:
How to achieve CLARITY and CREATE VISION for your life.
How to identify & ACTIVATE the driving forces in your life.
How to develop the CHAMPION FRAMEWORK in all 5 Power Pillars:
Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Physical, & Financial.
How to become an INTENTIONAL INFLUENCER and
COMMUNICATE effectively in every relationship.