Creativity that isn’t monetized is like being broke with a winning lottery ticket in your pocket.
– Monique Mayers
I always used to think that being able to get a lot done, with lots of skills and talents, was a good thing. But if you look at the great achievers of the world, a large majority focus on being great at ONE thing. Whatever their strength is… they exhibit a mastery at it.
If you’ve watched the documentary Quincy, you saw that mastery in music was something that Quincy Jones continuously strived to achieve – moving across genres and mediums, growing creatively and outdoing his best with each step. His mastery ultimately opened doors to wealth, connections and the ability to give back to the global community in ways that will be felt for generations.
That’s what’s possible when you tap into your own genius.
Everyone you admire has dedicated time and energy to their personal genius.
Serena Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Usain Bolt, Beyonce, everyone featured on Chef’s Table…
And while we can argue about what specifically that genius is – you can’t argue that there is a special je nai sai quoi about everyone on that list. And if you’re reading this… it also exists in you.
My goal is to show you – the entrepreneurial minded business owner – how to build a space where you can be creative and grow a thriving business. I refer to this as becoming a CEO, using the conventional definition below:
a chief executive officer, the highestanking person in a company or other institution, ultimately responsible for making managerial decisions.
If you’ve never been to business school, like me, you might wonder what exactly are managerial decisions. Here’s a great visual from Economics Discussion which you can check out if your curiosity entices you…
Being the CEO of a small business is exactly the same. The only differences may be the types of objectives. For an artist, it might be to create a series of paintings. For a web designer, it might be to build a portfolio of beautiful websites. These creative projects would replace corporate objectives, like increasing, growth, or hitting $XX million in MRR, or whatever.
Financial targets are great – and encouraged – but they are archived through your genius and execution of your talents… your je nais se quois. But if you’re too busy, too overworked, too tired to harness the true power of your skillset, you’ll never accomplish the full extent of your greatness. You’ll never redeem that winning lottery ticket.
The point is that you can’t be the CEO if you’re always busy doing everything else in the business, and I want to offer a way to make that happen in your business today…. Regardless of where you are right now.