Friday, May 4, 2018

You are the CEO of a Company called Me Inc. By Arika Pierce

At this year’s Boss on Campus event, I presented a workshop on each of us is the CEO of a company called ME, INC. This is one of the first topics I discuss in my new book, The Millennial’s Playbook to Adulting because I believe it’s critical to maximize your potential and take control of your life, simply by behaving like a C-suite executive.

There are five key ways to do this.

1. BUILD A POWERHOUSE BRAND. Every great company has a brand. This is the perception customers have about a product or service. As CEO’s of ME, INC you also need a strong personal brand, which is how people describe you when you are not around. Think about the characteristics and qualities you want to be known for, and work towards aligning them with everything you do.

2. CREATE A PERSONAL BOARD OF ADVISORS. Most companies have a board of directors or advisors who are not involved in the day-to-day running of the business, but who have a vested interest in the business doing well. You need the same type of board for ME, INC. A group of people who can offer you different types of advice and counsel. Mentors are a part of your board, but a strong board should include a mix of people who have different backgrounds, experiences, etc.

. A dream without a plan is just a dream. As CEO of ME, INC you will need a plan to help you reach your goals. The plan can take a variety of shapes or form. For example, for many creating a vision board is the best way to see your goals and track the progress you are making towards your goals.

4. BE YOUR MOST LOYAL CUSTOMER. Customer loyalty is the key to success of almost every company, and it is also key for ME, INC. This means you must have confidence in yourself, promote yourself and be your own best advocate, at all times.

5. ALWAYS EVOLVE. In business, there is a phrase often used called adapt or die. What this means is that for a company to thrive you have to constantly evolve. As CEO of ME, INC. you have to make sure you are always growing, changing, and transforming. Staying within your comfort zones could mean personal bankruptcy. So get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

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