How to Be the CEO of Your Life

How to Be the CEO of Your Life

by Janet Callaway

Sounds good, doesn’t it? The CEO of Your Life means that you are in charge, you make the decisions; you’re in control of your life. Guess what, you already are the CEO of Your Life; you already have 100% responsibility for whatever happens in your life. You need to recognize it, accept it and take action.

If you were a Company, you would do monthly, quarterly and year end reviews as well as plan for the next year. As the CEO of Your Life, it is time for you to do the same. Let’s begin.

Are you reaching your objectives? Look at both your short and long term goals. If you want to have more time to spend with your family or have more money for vacations/hobbies/children’s college, you might want to take a look at starting a home business, online business or a network marketing business. Such businesses not only provide you with additional income, they also allow you to take advantage of well over 100 tax benefits that are available ONLY to the owners of a home business.

As CEO of Your Life set your 10 year goal. Where do you want to be in 10 years. Then chunk it down into smaller increments. Where do you want to be in 1, 3 and 5 years? It is essential that you put your goals in writing.

What is your Mission Statement/Your Purpose in Life? Do you know what your purpose in life is? If not, take the time to decide what truly matters to you long term. For some, it is raising and being part of a wonderful family while for others it is to feed starving children, save the rainforest or any number of causes. What matters to You? One of the best books I have ever read on this topic is Hyrum Smith’s book The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Managementpublished in 1994.

Define Your Purpose. Be clear on what it is that matters to you. Focus and definiteness of action will then take you where you want to go.

Is ongoing education a part of Your Life? The world is changing constantly and rapidly.How we communicate with each other is one of the biggest changes; that change alone is causing confusion across the generations. The day of the hand written letter, mailed letter, has been replaced with text messages. Many people rarely even check their voicemail. The importance of phone calls and e-mails has changed. Whether you are talking about personal or business relationships, social media and social networking are key. These days, when people“reach out and touch someone” most likely they are doing it online. Be there.

So, how are you doing as the CEO of You

Are you pleased with your job performance?

Had you ever thought of yourself as the CEO of Your Life?

Do you see how recognizing that you are the CEO of Your Life can make a difference?


  • tasha
    December 9, 2011

    Great post on how to take charge of your own life. I have come to realize it can become quiet daunting and a plethora of emotional & phsyical wear once someone actively chasing after your dreams. I personally need to write down my 5 year plan. I am focused on the year ahead but not 5 years down the road

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