As a new entrepreneur, you feel inclined to say yes to everything. But as your business grows and those yeses pile up, they become overwhelming to the point where they prevent you from doing the necessary CEO level work you need to focus on.
In today’s episode, I share three CEO boundaries that’ll give you the confidence to say no so that you can concentrate on the work you’re truly here to do.
On this episode of Promote Yourself to CEO:
2:59 – Having clear boundaries doesn’t get talked about much in business circles. Why is having clear boundaries in place so crucial as a CEO?
8:07 – I discuss the different types of clear boundaries you need to place in your business, starting with your calendar.
Take Action! Build out your Calendar SOP:
- What is your model calendar?
- When are you blocking time for your core CEO tasks?
- How will you manage appointments? Doing interviews? How much you’ll travel each week or month or quarter? Requests for coffee? Detail these in your SOP!
15:31 – What’s one reason why people get drained and feel tired when working with clients? I talk about the most important thing you can do about it.
21:57 – I reveal how I handle emergencies (on both my end and a client’s) and requests for meet-ups to ensure I protect my time and energy.
27:29 – Constant communication can become an energy drain too. What do you need to look at when setting boundaries around people contacting you?
Consider how these are managed:
- Social Media DMs
- Social Media Groups
- Phone or Text
37:28 – While email is my go-to business communication channel, I reveal how I handle questions and messages through other channels.
42:17 – What do you do when people just want to pick your brain? It’s easy to get sucked into this thinking it’ll lead to a client relationship!
45:46 – Having these clear client boundaries in a scheduling policy will nip problems like last-minute cancellations in the bud quickly.
50:45 – This client boundary challenge is something I see a lot in service providers who are good at a lot of things.
- Fired Up & Focused Challenge
- Dare to Leadby Brené Brown
- “How a Model Calendar Helps Me Work Just 25 Hours a Week!”
- The CEO Planner
- The CEO Retreat
- Google Voice, Help Scout, and Voxer
- Racheal on Instagram and TikTok
- Leave a review on iTunes
Let’s face it – you’re a busy entrepreneur. Your to-do list runneth over. You simply can’t add more to an already overflowing plate!
But how do you continue to grow your business?
It’s not by working harder… it’s by working SMARTER. Join the Fired Up & Focused Challenge and I’ll share with you my favorite strategies to help you start working smarter, not harder, in your business!
Here’s a taste of what you’ll learn:
➳ How to avoid the biggest time wasters all entrepreneurs struggle with (and where you, dear CEO, should be investing your time for the greatest ROI in your business).
➳ The best way to eliminate procrastination and accomplish more in a single day that most people do all week.
➳ My favorite way to live more and work less, so you can create more white space each week for the things that matter most, to you! … and so much more!
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