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active CEO Podcast #103 Be Your OWN CEO

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns Be Your OWN CEO Breaking The CEO Code Coach Speaker Consultant

Be Your OWN CEO

By Craig Johns

Be Your Own CEO – create your own high performance habits, boundaries & influence.

Most people would relate CEO to a chief executive officer being the highest-ranking person in a company or other institution, ultimately responsible for taking managerial decisions. How ever we have redefined CEO in terms of you and your energy.

Wouldn’t it be great to experience greater levels of energy more often in your life? … Do you know we are all CEO’s … the chief energy officer of our live’s? … And think how that energy effect’s other people and the way you behave.

Be Your OWN CEO

Human effectiveness is ultimately a function of human energy. How will you mobilize, focus, inspire and sustain your energy? Do you nurture, transform and direct your own human energy?

Life is both a marathon and a sprint. There will be energy highs and lows in life, and the key is how you manage that. You need to develop the ability to harness and mobilise your energy on demand. This is a massive asset that you need to take full ownership of

You Are The CEO

Are you accountable for every action you take and its result? Do you make a conscious and intentional choice before considering your commitments? it is important to know and understand what you can really give 100% attention to.

Successful leaders say NO more than they say YES. Are you living proactively or reactively? Be more proactive and take greater charge of your life. Be proactive by design versus reactive by default. How are you being proactive in clearly mapping out your priorities and desires?

Do you understand the business of your life? Your success depends on your attention to your entire “human” company. Break down yourself into different divisions of your own “human” company and create your OWN CEO Audit & Plan.

It’s now time for you to Be Your OWN CEO!

Want To Learn More?

Check out the newly Breaking The CEO Code whitepaper. It provides an overview of Breaking The CEO Code and showcases the 6 key phases. We also go a little deeper into the 2nd phase PERFORMANCE, where we discuss the 3 P’s of the Leadership Performance Formula.

Breaking The CEO Code WhitepaperDownload

Resources Mentioned in this show:

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Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
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Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent?

Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent?

How Do You Choose When Everything Is A Priority?

Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent?
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By Craig Johns

Do you find that you are overwhelmed with a whole lot of ideas and items on your to do list, and you don’t know where to start?

I have found the Priority 2×2 Matrix my best friend when it comes to productivity, performance and effective output.

There are two great Priority 2×2 Matrix that will help you find clarity, speed up the decision making process and manage your time more effectively:

  1. IMPORTANCE vs URGENCY
  2. IMPACT vs EFFORT

IMPORTANCE vs URGENCY

When there is a sense of urgency and overwhelm, I first start with IMPORTANCE vs URGENCY. Start by creating a 2×2 grid (adapted from President Dwight Eisenhower) with IMPORTANCE on the y-axis (vertical) and URGENCY x-axis (horizontal). Then place your ideas or to-do item’s in the grid according to their IMPORTANCE and URGENCY. 

  1. High importance, high urgency (Top right box)
  2. High importance, low urgency (Top left box)
  3. Low importance, high urgency (Bottom right box)
  4. Low importance, low urgency (Bottom left box)
Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent? Importance and urgency

Choose the top 3 priorities that are positioned in the in the far right and highest point of the top right box (high importance / high urgency), and use these as your three tasks to complete today or first (if they will take longer than one day). After you have completed tasks in box #1, then you will need to determine which tasks in box 2 or 3 are more important. The IMPACT vs EFFORT Priority 2×2 Matrix will assist you in making this decision.

Sometimes it is really challenging to differentiate between the tasks, when they all feel important and urgent. That’s when the IMPACT vs EFFORT Priority 2×2 Matrix, becomes your go to tool to find clarity.

IMPACT vs EFFORT

Create a 2×2 grid (adapted from President Dwight Eisenhower) with IMPACT on the y-axis (vertical) and EFFORT x-axis (horizontal). Then place your ideas or to-do item’s in the grid according to their IMPACT and EFFORT. 

  1. High impact, high effort (Top right box)
  2. High impact, low effort (Top left box)
  3. Low impact, high effort (Bottom right box)
  4. Low impact, low effort (Bottom left box)
Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent? Impact and effort

Choose the top 3 priorities that are positioned in the far left and at the highest point of the top left box (high impact / low urgency), and use these as your three tasks to complete today or first (if they will take longer than one day). After you have completed tasks in box #2, then you will need to focus on tasks in box 1.

It is really important that you only choose a maximum of 3 tasks to complete each day, no matter whether you use the IMPORTANCE vs URGENCY or IMPACT vs EFFORT Priority 2×2 Matrix.

It’s time for you to find clarity, make a decision and own your time!

Want to learn more:

NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
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Target Market Behaviours During Loss, Uncertainty And Change Craig Johns Business Coach High Performance Leadership

Target Market Behaviours During Loss, Uncertainty And Change

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TARGET MARKET BEHAVIOURS

By Craig Johns

What are the stages of target market behaviours that people are currently going through as they come to terms with loss, uncertainty and change living in a remote world of COVID-19?

As a leader, CEO, entrepreneur or influencer you are trying to figure out how to firstly retain, but also recruit in the future, your valuable clients, members and suppliers. You first need to understand your target market behaviours and then you can understand the importance of your digital presence right now.

People will go through these 7 stages at varying speeds, so it’s important to be digitally present right now to capture their attention. Here is a brief outline:

Stage 1 – DENIAL

When COVID-19 first came to light, most people brushed it off, as a concern in their world, and continued on with normal daily behaviour

Stage 2 – SHOCK

When governments started to enforce restrictions, peoples jobs were uncertain, they were unsure if they would be able to put food on the table and stock markets started to take a dive, people took notice and the shock of it caused them to start seeking as much information on COVID-19 as possible. They became totally infatuated and engrossed in it.

Stage 3 – OVERWHELM

They become overwhelmed with the information and any word starting with “C” creates a stress reaction, so they start to withdraw from the intense exposure of COVID-19. Less time watching news, less time on social media and taking a break from digital technology. They start to withdraw inside themselves.

Stage 4 – REFLECTION

The sudden change, chaos, loss and uncertainty, causes them to go inside their thoughts as they reflect on what is really important to them, what are their values, what is their purpose in life, why am I doing what I am doing and is there a better way. They begin to think about how they can upskill and upgrade themselves as a person. What am I learning about myself, that I want to change? They start to think about what personal and professional development they require to be a better person, better parent, better leader and create a positive impact in their world and hopefully as a custodian on planet earth.

Stage 5 – RESET

They start to create a new way they want to live, a new way of thinking and a simpler way of life. New behaviours start to form, they want to become a better person or a better leader, and they start to dream about new health and fitness goals, but they realise they don’t have all the answers and they need help.

Stage 6 – BROWSING

Internet has now become their new best friend. They start browsing or window shopping so to speak. What are the solutions in the marketplace to solve my problem of creating a better way of living. How can I be healthier, how can I improve my personal performance and how can I achieve my goals. It won’t just be solutions they are looking for, it will be how do they get RESULTS to the problems they are seeking an answer for. They will only be able to find solutions from the people who have a digital presence and are visible in the digital community of the internet and social media.

Stage 7 – PURCHASING

Once they have browsed they will choose the option that can show how they get RESULTS and that they trust. They will make a decision based on the information they can easily get access to and is SIMPLE to understand. Some will be ready right now, so they are looking for solutions that can be done easily via the virtual world of internet, video conference and phone call, that they can do in their comfort of their own home.

My question to you is:

How are you creating your digital presence and most importantly message, to not only solve, but show how you can help current and future clients, members or suppliers get RESULTS, starting today?

Understanding your target market behaviours to thrive, not just survive in COVID-19.

Want to learn more:

NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohnsspeaker.com
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OWN Your OWN Freedom Craig Johns Breaking The CEO Code

active CEO Podcast #93 OWN Your OWN FREEDOM

OWN Your OWN Freedom Craig Johns Breaking The CEO Code

Craig Johns talks about OWN Your OWN FREEDOM, the first of the 8 ways to own your OWN Influence.

OWN Your OWN FREEDOM

Find the passion, happiness & direction in your life!

Your passion can be anything in the world that challenges you, intrigues you and motivates you in life. It’s not about doing something you love so that it doesn’t feel like work, a passion is something that puts you to work.

Happiness is a feeling that occurs when you know your life is great and you just can’t help smiling. People feel happiness for different reasons, have you found your happiness or are you still in the pursuit of happiness?

If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything. What is your reason for living, your purpose in life, and as Simon Sinek says “What is your why”? If it all starts with why, then what is the direction you are taking in life?

OWN Your OWN FREEDOM

Three questions to ask yourself in OWN Your OWN FREEDOM

  1. What makes you come alive?
  2. What are your innate strengths?
  3. Where do you add the greatest value?

If you are still struggling to identify your direction, there a 3 deeper questions that will bring you clarity, which are in this podcast episode.

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active CEO Podcast #89 How Many CEO Performance Habits?

CEO Performance active CEO Podcast Breaking The CEO Code Craig Johns NRG2Perform High Performing Leaders

CEO Performance

Craig Johns talks about CEO Performance, the third P of the 3P’s of the Leadership Performance Formula. CEO Performance is about developing high performance habits, effective routines and important cues, while removing unwanted contamination and negative influence in your life.

How many CEO Performance habits do you have?

Humans are designed for boundaries in their life. Without clear boundaries it is easy to head down broken path or fall into a trap. Sometimes boundaries need to lose to ensure creativity and innovation can occur, and other times they need to be tight so you limit the distractions.

High performance habits involve unleashing your courage, improving productivity, raising necessity, remaining focused and creating clarity.

What are the routines you can create to reduce time wasting, increase ENERGY, REFLECT effectively, improve HEALTH, curiously GROW, enhance your PROXIMITY, and positively INFLUENCE others?

High performing leaders eliminate the unnecessary habits and negative distractions in their life, so they can energetically execute with focus, confidence and clarity.

What habits and routines do you need to break or create to ensure that you can be more productive and perform better?

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Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
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