In today’s competitive business world it always helps to have the latest tools and information to assist ambitious entrepreneurs on how to get ahead. Career Coach, Rod Colon, believes business people need to look at themselves as CEO’s of their own corporations.
Rod says, “Landing an opportunity is not the end of being the CEO of ME, Inc. but the beginning of your next chapter. Being the CEO of ME, Inc. doesn’t stop just because you’ve successfully navigated your way into a targeted position or landed that ideal client; this entire program is much more than simply “landing a job.”
If you’ve internalized the CEO of ME, Inc. paradigm, you now recognize its unique value as a powerful business strategy, too. Simply put, you become a business leader within your network not only because it’s the right thing to for the network, but because it’s the right thing to do for your own business. There is an obvious mutual benefit in this type of business model.
In my view, there are three levels of CEOs that emerge from applying the principles:
1. CEOs of ME, Inc.
Many people will master and implement the job search methodology and CEO mind-set that I teach and go on to find opportunities whenever they’re needed. They are winners in the race for 21st century jobs because they’ve discovered that the process really works.
2. CEOs as Networking Leaders
A smaller group will move into positions of leadership, recognizing the value of helping others while improving their branding, exposure, and ever-expanding networks, all of which nourish their own CEO of ME, Inc. business.
Networking Leaders are winners in the race for 21st century jobs because they see the long-term potential of owning their careers and establishing business rules based on reciprocity and trust.
They recognize the extraordinary business value in branding themselves as someone who gives freely and without restriction.
3. CEOs as Strategic Partners
Finally, there is an elite group of entrepreneurs who combine the CEO of ME, Inc. paradigm with dynamic leadership to develop truly creative and powerful business strategies. Their unique application of the ME, Inc. paradigm is built on tapping the immense reserves of talent and opportunity within their networks to promote products and services that are in high demand.
Once the profit motive is appropriately factored in to the business model — while preserving trust, integrity, and the inherent value of relationships — we now have a strategic partner, the highest level of CEO career and business management.
You can do it … I know you can!”
• This week on Your Career Is Calling “Enhance Your Career by Marketing to the Latino Community” with Marketing Executive and Networking Guru Ali Curi this Sunday, June 3 at 8am (ET) on 107.7 FM and online on www.1077TheBronc.com.
• Participating at the Clinton Global Initiative – Chicago, IL (Wednesday, June 6 to Friday June 8)
To learn more visit www.rodcolon.com
Female entrepreneurs face even tougher challenges. Women’s organization 85 Broads “is a global women’s network whose mission is to generate exceptional professional and social value for its members through regional network events and online at www.85Broads.com. Members invest their time, their intellect, and their financial capital in each other, across multiple generations, which is what makes 85 Broads so unique.
The women in 85 Broads are entrepreneurs, investment bankers, consultants, film makers, lawyers, educators, athletes, venture capitalists, portfolio managers, political leaders, philanthropists, doctors, engineers, artists, scientists, FT parents, and students.”
She Means Business is a new documentary about Women Entrepreneurs. 85 Broads explains, “As entrepreneurs themselves, 85 Broads members Elizabeth Dell (Producer) and Jackie Baptist (Executive Producer) were amazed at how rarely the media tells stories of women entrepreneurs. We create businesses… and those businesses are how families get fed; how colleges are paid for; how mortgages are covered…sometimes for a person, an extended family, or even an entire town!
The film will show honest portrayals of human experience, focusing on four to six early-stage and/or transitioning woman-owned businesses, following their successes, failures, struggles, concerns, disasters, and miracles. Through the lens of these specific individuals and experiences, the documentary will explore key issues such as similarities/differences in female-led versus male-led companies; women’s access to capital and entrepreneur training / business skills; and successes and strategies of woman-led businesses.
In tackling these issues, SHE MEANS BUSINESS will also include stories of successful women entrepreneurs, academic perspectives, policy and advocates for women entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and investors, and more – hoping to portray the full spectrum of people involved in the creation of successful women-owned businesses and women entrepreneurs. There is an incredible array of high-powered women already supporting.
SHE MEANS BUSINESS is starting its own journey, raising funds for the documentary through Kickstarter. We are delighted to help Elizabeth and Jackie get the word out about their documentary. They hope you will get involved and tell family, friends and supporters to get involved too!
85 Broads is supporting by donating 35 memberships (20 Visionary, 10 Investor, and 5 Power Circle) as backer rewards. They are already being claimed and going fast. Give 85 Broads membership as a gift AND support an amazing project!”
Visit their website at www.85broads.com for more information, and www.kickstarter.com/projects/1118297434/she-means-business to learn more about the documentary.