Most of the time a behind the scenes post is focusing on an aspect of Courageously Living.
But some people have asked how I stay organized, so I thought I would share a practice of what I do every week.
I learned this from a guest speaker when I was taking courses from Jeff Walker. (Who is a fabulous resource, by the way. He has lots of free resources for his Product Launch Formula.)
The speaker talked about doing a weekly CEO meeting with yourself.
I’ve changed the speaker’s initial meeting agenda significantly, so below is a condensed version of my agenda.
The important thing is have some sort of structure or agenda that you WANT to check in with where you are and where you want to go.
Doing my CEO meeting each week is one of my favorite actives. Some weeks I spend more time with it than others. Because I have a strong muscle built up, my own weekly meetings are more involved and complex than what I have condensed for you.
These 8 topics will help you build a muscle for looking at the big picture, improving your mindset and focusing on the details.
You can do this if you’re an established entrepreneur or just curious about entrepreneurship. It’s actual a great tool for a mind shift change from worker to CEO.
Tip: I’ve created mine in Canva, so I can have pictures, charts and color, but do what works for you.
1) Update your current mindset work
All most all entrepreneurs will tell you have to constantly work on your mindset and break limiting beliefs for you to succeed.
Some examples could be, attracting more abundance, or customers, or working on clearing beliefs around marketing or being seen.
This can be accomplished by asking what have you did last week on this topic. Then answering in bullet form. Or you could journal on the topic. Again this is YOUR meeting for yourself. So make sure you do what resonates with you.
I’ve done bulleted listed, journaling, percentages of change, all different things, the important part is to keep mindset work front and center.
Creating a new mindset takes time, so take it one week at a time. By focusing on one big goal a week(s), you can make lasting changes. And when you're ready to tackle something new, go for it!
2) Review Short Term Goals for the current month
2a) Review and update 1-3 business goals
2b) Review and update 1-3 personal goals
Update what you accomplished towards your goal last week. (If you completed your goal pick another one)
The Importance of Short-Term Goals
Setting short-term goals helps you to keep track of your progress each month. It’s too easy to let your business over your life, having personal goals can help you achieve balance.
3) Review one longer term goal
3a) Review and update 1 big business goal for a longer period of time.
3b) Review and update 1 big personal goal for a longer period of time.
Some common time frames are 90 days, a year or 18 months depending on the goal and what timeframe resonates with you.
Important tip: Pick a timeframe that resonates with you. Owing your own business is about you getting to chose what works for you! It’s easier to accomplish something in a timeframe that you are naturally drawn to.
Keeping a larger goal helps you focus what you are striving towards. If you’ve taken action on that goal in the last week- write out or bullet point what you’ve done.
4) List your wins from last week
Wrote an email to client, list it. Read a business book or watched a youtube video on how to market, list it.
List any accomplishments each week, no matter how small. These help you see and track your progress. Prior weeks wins are great to revisit when you're frustrated or upset about your entrepreneur journey.
5) List your lessons learned from last week.
Everyone makes mistakes or things don’t go according to plan, so by phasing it as lessons learns, it changes your perspective. This way instead of beating yourself up you look at from a way to improve.
6) Create your tasks for the week
Be reasonable in your tasks list. If you know you are going out of town for 4 days- give yourself a smaller task list.
As a business owner, it's easy to feel swamped with a never-ending to-do list. By taking small steps and focusing on achievable goals, you can keep yourself organized and stay motivated.
7) Decide what is your worth 52% of your time for this week
Then make that one thing the priority.
The importance of focus.
Your time, skills and bandwidth are finite, so it's vital to prioritize the things that matter most.
8) Give yourself a hug!
The Positive Effects of Hugs on Your Brain and Body
First off, you are doing amazing things! Additionally, receiving a hug causes your brain to release endorphins that reduce the amount of cortisol (the stress hormone) in your body.