People work to earn a living, whether it’s for a large or small company or as a self-employed entrepreneur. Some employees work so hard that they devote their lives to serving their companies, willing to exchange their time with their families if their bosses require it. These loyal and responsible employees tend to serve and empower their companies’ mission and vision.
Have you ever considered being the CEO of your own life instead of just running a business? Your personal life can be compared to a company, with you being the CEO. If you were the boss of your own life, how would you manage it? Do you have a mission and vision? How are things going in your health, relationship, and financial departments?
Looking back at the past five or ten years, how did you perform as the CEO of your life? Did you do well? Personally, I think I have done well, if not really great, being the boss of my own life. So far, I have managed to maintain a smooth flow in every department, although I can see some unsettled things in certain areas.
What is your purpose in life? What are your ambitions? These are the mission and vision of every company. Finding a true purpose in life is a lifelong process, and living without a purpose defeats the purpose of living.
What are your company’s goals? Are they short-term or long-term? For example, this website I created is aimed at a long-term goal, so I will make the most of it.
How are your departments doing? When was the last time you went out to dinner with your spouse? How is your health? Do you exercise regularly and get enough sleep? Are you debt-free? My health is doing well so far, but I don’t exercise daily. However, on my rest day, I ensure I can make the rounds on my bike for a 10KM pedal to sweat out at least once a week. Although I have several ongoing loans, I make sure to pay them off before they are due.
How do you organize your company? What are your processes? Our beliefs, principles, attitudes, and personalities shape how we organize our companies. Our daily routines also matter, like playing with our kids, exercising regularly, or chatting with our parents on a regular basis if they are living far apart. If these things seem to be working fine, then we have an organized life. However, one area I fail to organize is talking to my mother regularly. I have not visited her for four years, which is awful.
If you were to assess your company, how would you rate it? How well do you perform as the CEO of your life? Trying out the CEO concept for our personal lives is advisable for everyone. Every company experiences failures and successes, and our lives are no different. Both face hardships and abundance.
Therefore, next time you think about managing your life, try the CEO concept. It is better to live a life with a simple organizational chart that provides direction for the path we choose to walk through.