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It's not uncommon for entrepreneurs to build a business that feels like a job due to the strain on their bandwidth. However, if you want to scale your business and experience exponential growth, you need to understand and execute the CEO's mindset. You have to be the leader who drives your business or you get stuck in everyday life.
The CEO mentality isn't just a cute Instagram meme. It's a philosophy and way of building a business that will help you scale in a way that doesn't take up all of your time.
Here are three CEO-level mindsets that create freedom and financial independence. This mindset enables you to build a company that aligns with your values, purpose and vision.
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1. Understand the importance of self-prioritization.
Too often we are fed the belief that it is self-centered to prioritize ourselves, needs, goals, and the way we spend our time. We give in to external circumstances and often don't leave enough for what we need to build our business.
If you want to build a scalable business, you need to understand the importance of self-prioritization. There is a big difference between selfishness and self-prioritization. Our goal should be to put ourselves first and give from a place of abundance.
True freedom means spending time how you want to spend it and doing what you want to do. That means you will wake up and look at your schedule and see items and tasks that will make you feel good about how you are going to spend your day.
If your schedule is full of everyone else's needs and wants, you will never build a business that gives you the kind of freedom you want to promote.
Self-prioritization means that you work on yourself, your goals and the tasks that you need to do (first) and then give the outside world access to your energy. You give from a place of completeness.
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2. Turn off the unsolicited requests for your energy.
You are an entrepreneur and you will no doubt come into the spotlight as you build your business. The more you are exposed to consumers, the more demands will be made on your time and energy. A CEO-level mindset understands that if you give your time and energy to others, you won't have enough for yourself.
As difficult as it may be to say no, it needs to become a daily habit as you spend your time doing tasks and goals that will help you optimize your energies. Your energy should be targeted and targeted when you've had enough of it.
Treat your time as your most precious resource and let this be reflected in what you give access to your energy. Prioritize what makes sense for your next steps and rate each request for your energy on this plan.
3. Spend your time building a business that fits your vision.
In the world of digital entrepreneurship, we are faced with all sorts of different views about building a business. We see success and failure being played out on social media every day. These beliefs about entrepreneurship shape the way we develop our business, whether we are aware of it or not.
Your goal should be to build a company that fits your vision of entrepreneurship. It's okay to model success. It's okay to use the success of others as inspiration, but at the end of the day, this business has to be your business.
If you only spend your time doing things that you think are what you want to do and not what is your vision, it is wasted time. Spend your precious time in a targeted manner.
Your energy speaks before you ever say a word. When you release energy at the CEO level, you attract high-end customers who understand your worth. Now, if you are attracting swap and free inquiry type consumers, check your mindset and the energy you are spending.
Be the CEO of your company. Spend your time starting the kind of business that gives you real freedom, financial independence, and the ability to do the job that gets your purpose.
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