Have you heard of CEO days for entrepreneurs? If you’re a small business owner, you might be wondering what a CEO day is and why you should have a CEO day. I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes look at my CEO days in this post. You’ll learn what I do, how I do it, and how you can use this in your own business.
What are CEO Days?
A CEO Day is basically a retreat for entrepreneurs. I like to think of this day as an opportunity to look back on my business over the last month or last quarter and then to plan out the upcoming month or quarter.
Why should I do a CEO Day?
When you look at your business with a macro lens, you can make better business decisions. You can also course-correct where necessary.
CEO days for entrepreneurs allows you to work on your business instead of in your business. This time gets you out of the day-to-day hustle and in the planning mode as the CEO that you are!
How do you structure a CEO Day?
I like to keep the structure of my CEO Day pretty loose. With that said, there are things I want to make sure to accomplish, including reviewing data, how I felt, and a little bit of financials.
During the review process, I’ll go through and journal on thoughts and feelings. While numbers and dollars are important to business, I find that how I feel when operating my business is key. If I noticed that I made $30k in one month, but I worked 60 hour weeks and didn’t spend time with my dogs, I’m not going to feel good about that. When you review these items, make sure you know what your goals are and how you define success. To me, success is more than just income.
After you’ve reviewed feelings and numbers from the review period, I suggest looking at tracking numbers from socials and other important things. For me, I have a huge goal to be on 52 podcasts as well as publish 52 YouTube videos. So that is a number I am going to track along with social media numbers.
These numbers will give you a look at where you currently are and what you need to accomplish by a specific date. With the 52 podcasts, I’ve currently booked 27. That means I’m over half-way to my goal, but it’s only quarter 2. This allows me some wiggle room and to take a bit of a break if I want.
CEO Days Are BIG PICTURE
Remember that CEO Days are built to give you that big picture overview of your business. After you’ve reviewed and reflected on the past month or quarter, it’s time to start planning.
This planning can include a brain dump. I love brain dumping out all of my ideas and flipping through my idea notebook. Once you’ve got all of the ideas out of your head, you can start figuring out what ideas are best for your business and will bring in some money.
A few other things I will do during my CEO Day include reviewing all of my systems and automations, culling through emails to empty my inbox, and tracking non-monetary goals. I’ll also review if I need to hire anything out, like a business coach or a VA. Speaking of business coaches, did you know I offer business coaching based on your personalities and strengths?! You can learn more about that here!
Are you currently implementing CEO Days in your business? Tell me what you do below!