To grow your business, you must grow the woman running it.
To lead, you must first become the women who leads themselves first.
To experience less struggle and more joy doing it all, you must become the woman who believes she can.
Many of us are coming into 2022 with life and business feeling very heavy. The uncertainties continue.
How do you create more certainty?
When I’m stuck, I go back to the basics. Don't boil the ocean or think you need something new or different. Instead, go back to what you know and do well.
I often ask clients, when was the last time you wrote your job description?
You may be thinking, why would I waste my precious time writing a list of what I do every day?
You need to know what you are doing.
You need to know why you are doing it.
You need to know what you don’t want to do anymore.
Your team also needs to know what they can expect from you.
Your clients want to understand how to work with you.
Most of all, knowing brings accountability to WHO YOU WANT TO BECOME and what you want for the business.
Uncertainty and overwhelm may be driven by a lack of clarity due to the daily crazy. This perpetuates a state of being which creates the same behaviors and the same results.
When work isn’t getting done, team members are not aligned and results are not happening, go back to the basics.
I’m not suggesting you write a job description for hiring purposes.
I’m suggesting it in pursuit of who you are and who you want to become.
A full list of your responsibilities.
Responsibilities that you are accountable for.
That measures your success.
Written down with specificity.
Along with how you execute them.
And the results you are creating.
Doing an audit of your role may sound tedious, but it can be revealing.
After one client of mine took this task on for themselves and each member of their 17-person team, they then interviewed each other in a workshop setting asking:
What do you like most about your role?
What do you wish more people knew about your role?
What do you want to do more of?
The result was a huge morale boost. They no longer stepped on each other's toes and accountability sky-rocketed. And, with clarity on the role she wanted for herself, my client doubled her locations and 'easily' took on Series A Funding.
The next part of this exercise may be the most important. From today’s job description, write your future job description.
This exercise will lay the foundation for your Dream CEO position. The prize you’ve most desire.
What will you be doing?
Who will you be doing it with?
What results will you be responsible for creating?
What can your team count on you for?
What can your clients count on you for?
Who will you be?
When you started it, you had a vision, a dream of success, fun, joy, earning expectation, and a desire to achieve and feel accomplished. Translating that into the vision of your future begins with writing it.
I dream of delivering massive value and having massive impact, and I’ve written my CEO-of-Me job description and had so much fun writing my Dream CEO role.
Now that I’ve written it, I’ve already started becoming it.
I’ve also changed how I’m spending my time in pursuit of it.
Putting it on paper, I can measure every decision based on who I want to become and what I want for my business. It’s given me a plan of action.
Share your JD with me by shooting me an email. Include your address, and I’ll send you my journal, Your Extraordinary Life.