Over the past 3 years, I’ve noticed something…
Among the most successful creators I’ve interviewed, they all seem to have TWO things in common.
- They ALL experience the “entrepreneur roller coaster,” as shown below
- They all dedicate time to analyzing past performance.
You’ve probably seen this before:
Haha this is me over the course of any given DAY.
However, something I’ve found to be effective in my own business–AND something I invited Allea Grummert (Duett.co) on the podcast to chat about–is dedicating time to look back and get a 30,000ft overview of your business.
This helps with focus, objectivity, growth–and managing that nasty emotional roller coaster we all deal with 🙂
Here are some questions for your CEO Date:
- What’s my overall annual goal?
- What small things can I celebrate this week?
- What went well last week?
- What could’ve gone better last week?
It can also help to do FORWARD-looking brainstorming and organizing…
- What are my 3 biggest projects for next week?
- Which ONE item on my weekly agenda would make me FEEEEEL like I was productive–if it was the only thing I actually got done?
If you’d like to simply copy Allea’s weekly CEO Date template, it’s available for download below 🙂
Resources & Allea’s templates mentioned on today’s show:
- Here’s Allea’s exact template. You’ll need to make a copy for yourself and customize, of course!
- Notion – Kinda like Asana, Trello, and Google Docs all rolled into one.
- I use Airtable – and it’s friggin incredible.
- Bear – my writing app of choice.
- Benefits of a daily diary and topic journals – the article from Derek Sivers that convinced me to start a daily journal
Other awesome resources for blog planning, organization, and productivity:
Boom y’all. Get to it.
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