Being the CEO of Your Life: Leading with an Entrepreneurial Spirit

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Being the CEO of Your Life: Leading with an Entrepreneurial Spirit. National Conference for College Women Student Leaders University of Maryland College Park Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold Friday, June 3, 2011. Where are we headed?. Characteristics of an Entrepreneurial Leader - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Being the CEO of Your Life: Leading with an Entrepreneurial SpiritNational Conference for College Women Student LeadersUniversity of Maryland College ParkDr. Shaunna Payne GoldFriday, June 3, 2011

  • Where are we headed?Characteristics of an Entrepreneurial LeaderWhat is your Entrepreneurial Lens?Golds Top Five ListThe Marianne Williamson Effect

  • How do you know a successful leader when you see her?

  • What is Your Entrepreneurial Lens?If you were to do something in the next one to three years that you, your family, and/or your support system would regard as a major win, what would this look like?Is this the road not taken? How so? What makes you and this thing unique?What do you need to make this thing happen?What are the minimum outcomes you need from your new venture to make a difference in your life and the lives of others?

  • #5 Visioneering: Create a Vision BoardWhat do you want in your life? What images represent your dreams? What words inspire you to move forward? Consciousness can shape reality.Please Your Animal. Oooos and Ahhhs!Let Go Mentally and Emotionally. Do not think!Be Still & Still Moving. Jumping Into Action.

    Beck, M. (June, 2010) What The Hecks A Vision Board How Can It Change Your Life? O, The Oprah Magazine.

  • #5 Visioneering: Set No LimitsWhat are the ideas that lurk in the back of your brain?What are some things that youve only imagined?Filter a grandiose vision into a single statement.What is The One Line Lesson? (Evans, 2009, p. 203)

    The idea is to create shoes that feel good and look good~Taryn Rose, Orthopedic surgeon and shoe designer.

  • #4 The Gods Must Be Crazy!If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space! (Shania Twain, 2011).Create something out of nothing.Creativity should inspire action.

    An African Bushman, unaware of white culture, discovers an empty Coca Cola bottle in the Kalahari Desert. The bushman closely examines this mystical object (casually dropped by a passing pilot), wondering what it is good for. He then tries blowing into it, and is very pleased to learn that it makes a noise. You must become the Bushman! Create a group of 3 and collect 3 items out of your purses or bags. Then, find a new use for it. (Article Source:

  • #3 The One Minute Drill

    1. How do you want to spend the rest of your life? Make a list of goals and activities. *4 . Select the goal or activity from section one that you most desire to achieve and write it here.

    Section two?Section three?2. What do you want to do over the next 3 to 5 years. Make a list of goals and activities.*5. Write as many things that you could do in the next 7 days to further goals from section four. Do not evaluate feasibility. Brainstorm anything you can do or begin in the next week.3. If you have six months to live, how would you spend it? List goals and activities.*6. Choose 3 items from section 5 that you will do in the next 7 days and write them on this card.

  • #2 Meetings: The Sunday Meeting/Meeting with MyrtleOne hour of time at the beginning of each week devoted to pro-actively planning your week. Follow the 5 step plan!

    Block Your Time Commitments Out of Your Weekly Calendar.Create Your To-Do List (including short term and long term tasks).Map Your Tasks Onto Your Time.Proactively make decisions. (Delegate, lower your standards, compromise, re-negotiate deadlines, or let it go!)Commit to Executing Your Plan!

    Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD

  • #1 Work Like a Swan on the Water Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson was asked on the first day on the job as mayor of the newly merged city and county government:Hows it going? How wild and crazy is it?Deputy Mayor Joan Riehm replied, Like a duck on water.Abramson explained, That means were smooth on top but paddling like hell underneath.(The Courier Journal, Louisville, KY, 2003)

  • The Marianne Williamson Effect

    ****What is aesthetically pleasing to you? What evokes a feeling that is beyond words?Dont OVER think the vision.Move into action******

    Our Deepest Fear Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.