I talk a lot about the need to level up your team as your company grows.
Eventually, I believe you need been-there-done-that leaders in key seats: seasoned experts who have achieved the growth you are still chasing.
But there’s one point I may not have clarified enough.
If you want to play bigger, it’s not enough to surround yourself with experience and talent.
As the CEO, you have to level up your own performance.
Take a look at those 3 Year Objectives you’ve set for your company.
Think about who you know who is achieving what you hope to achieve.
Then, ask yourself: Am I operating at their level?
There’s a certain level of performance required to achieve big results.
Sports offers a perfect analogy. If you want to play professionally, you’ve got to train professionally.
Folks in the major leagues operate at a different level than those in the minor leagues (substitute the equivalent for your sport of choice here).
And those who want to play at the elite level? They operate like they’re there long before they actually arrive.
If you want to grow, you’ve got to change the bad habits. You’ve got to move beyond the excuses.
That’s just how I am.
That’s just how I prepare.
This is just how we do it.
Everyone wants the results.
Not everyone is willing to put in the work to get them?
If I sound fired up, it’s because this topic is particularly relevant for me right now. I’ve recently had some new speaking opportunities that forced me to change the way I prepare.
Our company wants to be in front of smart, sophisticated leaders. But I’ve got to be on my A game if I’m going to connect with those folks. I have to perform well enough to earn their consideration.
It’s humbling. And hard.
If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll get what you’re getting.
If you’re trying to do something epic, you have to raise the bar.
I can’t say for sure what you need to perform at the next level. It could be anything from media training to a better exercise routine.
I do know you’ll need to do something different to get where you want to go.
A great avenue for this kind of CEO growth is Executive Coaching—and you can do it with the Crews & co. team. Frankly, every top performer (sports or otherwise) has a coach.
If you want to improve your performance, reach out to explore if Executive Coaching is a fit for you.
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