December 1, 2017

The Transition from Founder to CEO

I never imagined how challenging it would be to transition from a Founder to a CEO.

The last 8 years have consisted of never ending work days, sleepless nights, financial and emotional stress, the list goes on.

It’s taken everything I have to get World Advisory to where it is.

I’ve been so immersed in establishing this company that, as we’re expanding, it’s been a struggle to adapt to my increasing role as a manager.

When you focus all your effort on reaching your goals, it’s easy to assume that once you achieve them, everything will work out.

But the skills, habits, and personality traits that help you reach that point don’t always translate to accommodate your new set of pressures and responsibilities.

It can be a very steep learning curve with all your hard work, and potentially the interests and well-being of others, on the line.

I’m reminded of Steve Jobs and countless others that have been fired from the companies they brought to life. A Founder can be a company’s greatest gift, but also its biggest threat.

As a CEO, I’m learning and making conscious efforts to be more present, responsive, and efficient on a daily basis. Which is tough for someone with a tendency to daydream!

To those who work with me, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued patience and support.

To anyone starting out in business or pursuing a passion or a goal of any kind, keep in mind that success is a journey and not a destination.

The rest of your life starts now.

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