119: The Top 10 Attributes of a Mindful CEO


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Instagram has done us all a disservice. Instagram makes it seem like being a CEO or your own boss is the absolute, best, most pink and gold vocation you can possibly pick in life! There are fabulous planners, amazing mugs, incredible t-shirts — all of the things that make it look like it is just the most amazing lifestyle to be a CEO. But, let’s be real; there’s a lot more to it than what you see on the ’gram!

Today on The Entrepology Podcast I am going solo because I want to take you through the top 10 lessons I have learned about what it actually means to be a mindful CEO! There is a truth to running a business, and the truth is: it’s absolutely incredible if you walk into it with your eyes wide open. Without understanding the core tenets of being a successful CEO and the responsibility that’s going to come along with it, you will be disappointed, burnt out, and ultimately, your relationships and health will suffer. But that doesn’t have to be the truth of entrepreneurship!

So what I want to talk to you all about today are the top 10 things you need to know to be a mindful CEO! I’ve seen so many people, including myself, led astray by the glamour of what it means to be self-employed. And when you work on these things and have systems in place to actually help you move forward in these 10 areas, your business, health, and confidence will move to entirely new levels! So here is my list of the top 10 things that every mindful CEO needs to know in order to successfully put their product, their solution, and themselves out into the world!

Key Takeaways:

[:16] About today’s solo episode!

[2:54] The importance of the lessons I have to offer in today’s episode.

[4:48] The first lesson: a connection to purpose.

[7:58] Lesson #2: rejection.

[11:14] Lesson #3: priorities.

[13:47] Lesson #4: measurements of success.

[16:15] Lesson #5: health.

[17:57] Lesson #6: an irresistible solution.

[19:17] Lesson #7: a predictable flow of customers.

[20:39] Lesson #8: operational systems.

[23:27] Lesson #9: financial acumen.

[25:55] Lesson #10: a life beyond work.

[27:57] About our course available based on these 10 lessons!

Mentioned in This Episode:

Gary Vaynerchuk

Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (Netflix Special)

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown


@DrMeghanWalker on Instagram

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At the end of the day, it’s really all about your brain and what you do with it. It is the most amazing supercomputer that you have access to — and yet, we spend so little time making sure we’re giving it the things it needs so that it can serve us on our mission-driven journey. Want to know how well your brain is actually serving the work that you do on a daily basis? Well, we’ve specifically crafted a quiz just for you! You can find it over at EntrepologyPerformanceLabs.com/BrainQuiz. You’re just one click away from finding out how your brain health really measures up!


This week I want to encourage you all to take a look at the 10 lessons I’ve outlined. Write each down and rate yourself from 1 to 10 and then write where you’d like to be on that scale. Next, write down one step (for each lesson) that you can take to help improve your score, and ideally set some sort of a deadline, whether it be a month or a year. It is incredibly helpful to keep these goals in mind to truly optimize your work and life as a CEO! Good luck out there!

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