👋 Hey there!
🚅 This is issue #33 of The Double E Bullet where I share two action-packed bullets to help you elevate your entrepreneurial journey and take you from founder to fearless leader.
🌱 Building Resilience as a CEO 🌱
Leading the life of entrepreneurship is not an easy one. If it had been, everybody would have done it and everyone would be running billion-dollar businesses like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.
But, we all have to start somewhere, and the early days of entrepreneurship are often the hardest.
I remember from my own experience how I would have to face drawback after drawback each week. Despite making some sales, it was still not enough to grow my business.
Looking back, I realized that going through a lot of challenges is actually a good thing. Entrepreneurship will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions which will help you to become more resilient because, trust me, there are still a lot more obstacles on the road.
Here are some of the ways I’ve learned to build resilience as a CEO:
1. Keep your system going
Learn to focus on the things that are working for you and improve or remove the ones that don’t.
Think of your business as a machine-it will have problems slightly similar to others but the solutions might not exactly work the same way. You just need to make sure that your machine is well-oiled so it continues to run smoothly and you can always fix the broken parts or upgrade ones that are outdated.
2. Study the failures of others
As a CEO, I always take the time to read blogs, articles, or books, listen to podcasts, or even watch videos. Sharing information is a lot easier now so there is plenty of medium for you to choose from.
I especially focus on business and self-development content because I love to hear what other CEOs and entrepreneurs have to share when it comes to their successes and failures.
Learning is all about making mistakes and the only way you can make those is when you actually implement the things you have learned from your coaches, mentors, or other people going through the same journey as you are.
I’ve shared many times how I journal and take notes of my own failures so I can understand what went wrong and avoid making the same mistakes in the future.
You can check this previous bullet on how to start habits like journalling, as well as read about my favorite app for taking down notes.
4. Get support
Whether it’s from family or friends or a group of like-minded individuals, it’s extremely important to have people by your side because the path to entrepreneurship can be a lonely one.
🏋 7 Minute Workout | Down Dog 🏋
Over the years of running multiple businesses, I’ve learned that resilience isn’t just something that you learn to build mentally.
CEOs and entrepreneurs also need to make sure to have a balance in other aspects of their lives, including their physical health.
But what’s tough about being a business owner is that you barely have time for exercise, for example. I found this really nifty app that lets you do workouts for just seven minutes.
It might not seem like much but 7 Minute WorkoutDown Dog actually provides full-body workouts that you can do in just a small fraction of your day.
If you want to stay in shape or lose weight or bulk up on certain muscles, this is definitely a great start. Personally, I love doing it at the start of my day because it helps clear my mind and sets the mood and energy for the rest of the day.
🧨 DHIREN’S UPDATES 🧨
Founders can get stuck and if you can relate to at least one of these:
- feeling like you’re stuck in a rut with your business
- suffering from decision fatigue
- constantly spinning your wheels
- struggling to attract and retain clients
- feeling like something is missing in the puzzle
- sales message is unable to beat the competition
… then I highly suggest that you find a coach or mentor to guide you, and a support group whom you can share struggles with and bounce ideas off of.
Speaking of which…
Community, coaching, and support are what it’s all about in my 5-week online course, the Entrepreneur Basecamp.
Every week, we meet up for action-packed sessions, have Q&A time to answer any and all questions you might have about running a business, and get expert guidance and feedback as well as support from fellow entrepreneurs.
Make sure to join the waitlist today – we have a special surprise for those who do! 🙂
That’s all for this edition! What was your favorite bullet?