What are your non-negotiables? Those actions you are committed to, no matter what?
Let me tell you about one of mine that’s made a huge difference—every four weeks I take a week of CEO time.
That means no individual client sessions. No groups. No calls with potential clients.
Instead, I spend time on the big projects I can’t get to in between client calls.
This time has made a huuuuuge difference.
Now I actually get important things done that I used to keep putting off. Things that will lead to significant growth in my business. Systems that will get my time back.
There’s also time to focus on strategy, planning, and vision.
Watch the video to find out more about what a CEO Week can do for you:
When taking a week for CEO time was first suggested to me, it sounded impossible. I had to go out six weeks to be able to block off a week. Even then, I let a few non-CEO things in.
And I was only able to get myself to do it by telling myself it was just a one-time experiment.
It was amazing. I rested. I finished up projects that had been on my To Do list for months. I had creative ideas.
I got excited about my business again.
So I scheduled the next CEO Week. And the next.
Finally, I realized that my CEO Week was important not only for my sanity but also for my business. So I made it a non-negotiable.
Actually, my CEO Week got established much quicker than I thought it would. I just had to make the decision.
Today I want to inspire you to create your own standards. Your own non-negotiables.
This is your business. You are either creating it on purpose or by accident.
You create your business “on purpose” when you have non-negotiables, like setting aside CEO time.
It happens “by accident” when you allow others to carve up your schedule with their own priorities.
CEO Weeks let me create a business and life that leads to more freedom and fulfillment. That supports me so I can show up completely for my clients.
I’d like to help you create that for yourself, too. It will look different from mine, but it will be supportive and right for you.
So . . .
What do you dream of? What are the non-negotiables you want to incorporate into your business in the next 6 months.
- CEO Week? (Or a CEO day every week?)
- 4-day workweeks?
- No more than 3 clients on your schedule per day?
- Turning off the phone and computer after 5 pm and over weekends?
If you’re not already doing that, what’s getting in the way? Have you tried just making the decision and making it happen?
Tell me the non-negotiables you currently have or dream of having and what’s been getting in the way.
Until next time . . .