Who is the Real CEO in Your Company?

The person at the top isn’t the real CEO of the company. It is the person who answers the phone, or makes the call as a salesperson.

They are the people that make sure your systems work correctly, and your vendor partners who are the face of your company.

You rely on your team to do whatever it takes to make your company a success.

They are the people who make you look good, or bad. They control your destiny, with each contact they make with the customer.

Most CEO’s don’t pay enough respect to those people who come to work, day in and day out. If only the CEO would step out and tell their team how important they are. A simple acknowledgement, and word of encouragement might be the difference between success and failure.

The thing is, we all have talents, no matter how intelligent we may or may not be, but few of us have those around us that will encourage us to go beyond what we believe.

It is unbelievable what the average person does when given the encouragement to move beyond their own limiting beliefs.

Far better to have a team of extremely loyal partners who are willing to work beyond their skill level, than to have highly intelligent, educated people who won’t work beyond their skill level.

If you have a team of people who are willing to push themselves beyond their skill level, it is your duty as an entrepreneur and CEO of your company to see that talent, and help them do more for you and for themselves.

Look to those people who are there when the chips are against you, as opposed to getting the “talent” that you can now afford. You’ll pay more, and end up with less.

Keep in mind that your team, the ones that ride the wave are the very people who really know your business. They know what needs to happen, even if you think they are not qualified. Don’t be a fool and ignore what they have to say, because what they say might be the ticket to your success.

There are many solid companies who have employees who started as janitors, and ended up running the entire organization. They fight hard, and they work hard because those are the people who have something to prove.

They aren’t owed, they are fighting for everything that they have, just like entrepreneurs do when we launch new business.

If your business continues to grow, that moment will come when you’ll be forced to choose between your loyal team and the “expert”.

Just remember who the real CEO is, and you’ll make the right choice.

Entrepreneurial Distractions

Entrepreneurs are impacted by constant distractions. ¬†They exist as humans, animals, tv’s email, weather and so on.

Bob Parsons, founder of GoDaddy, says that when you have a distraction, you need to deal with it now, and get it out of the way. Letting it simmer while trying to do your work leaves you doing a poor job.

Find your time to get your work done when you won’t be distracted, and then step into that time being as fresh as possible. Get those distractions out of the way, so you feel good about getting your work done.

It makes a huge difference when you can knock out those little irritating things that keep coming up, and just think, you can focus on bigger irritating things (hopefully not the case)!

Parsons joked that he made it a point to never answer the phone unless it was his wife! When you answer the phone, you have less control over the conversation, so he has the caller leave a message instead.

email is another distraction, that interferes with our work. Why not just shut the email down, and only check it once or twice a day? Imagine how much more you will do if you aren’t looking at your email every other second!

Keep in mind, there are only 24 hours in a day, and 7 days in a week. When you are focused, you are able to get a lot done during that time, but if you have constant distractions, you’ll never get anywhere fast.

Free yourself up and watch your productivity and happiness go through the roof. Imagine not having the stress of everything weighting heavily on your mind. It’s possible, and from my experience, getting focused and letting go makes what seems like forever, turn into an extremely short amount of time.

Facing your distractions isn’t anymore painful than our avoidance. The good news is, we get to relief when we put the distractions to bed.