Most entrepreneurs try to grow their income and achieve bigger goals with the same mindset that they started their small business with in the first place. But that mindset will just keeps them stuck at the level of success they have right now. With a CEO Mindset, an entrepreneur can level up their decision making and focus so that they spend more time leading their team to achieve great success.
Listen in as I share how a few simple thoughts can be sabotaging your growth -- and how you can elevate your mindset to achieve bigger success.
1:00 Think about what your biggest goal is? Is it to grow your income into six, seven or even eight figures? Get clear on your goal so you know what mindset you really need.
3:21 A sign you are using the wrong thinking to grow your business is you never seem to have time to work on your “bigger goal” projects.
4:23 Multiple Train Syndrome: When you have multiple projects you are trying to move forward, but since it’s just you, you have to get off one train to drive another. Projects move forward REALLY slow!
5:50 Write down the answer: What would the leader of a six [or seven or eight] figure business do differently? Train your mind to think through this question.
7:37 Employee thinking keeps you playing a small game in your business. When you think more like a CEO, you play a bigger game.
10:17 The first of five CEO Mindset Shifts is to Have a Clear Vision of where you want to be in your business. Whether its 6 months or 6 years, have a clear vision.
13:20 The second CEO Mindset Shift is Time Mastery. As a CEO & leader, time is often what you have the least of but having a mental mastery to prioritize is critical to sustain higher levels of success.
15:30 Knowing your Personal Productivity Formula will help you make better decisions for what you say yes to.
19:30 The third CEO Mindset Shift is Delegating Profitably. Whether you are afraid to let go or you don’t know how to pay for the team you need, if you aren’t delegating enough, this can become a huge bottleneck. Melanie covers 3 ways you hold back from delegating properly that end up costing you time and lost opportunity.
24:24 The fourth CEO Mindset Shift is Making Better Decisions. Your decisions are your success fuel since every decision drives your actions, strategies and growth efforts.
26:18 Decisions and your comfort zone go “hand in hand.” When you stretch into CEO Thinking, you’ll make better decisions that are in alignment with your definition of success.
27:34 The fifth CEO Mindset Shift is recognizing you need to Invest to Grow. A mistake many entrepreneurs make is using the “top line revenue” to make investment decisions instead of knowing the real numbers. Don’t get stuck on what things cost. Look at how the investments in your future success can pay off.
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