The Household CEO - Visualization / Devon Fleming
Updated 1:11 pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2012
As Household CEO, whether or not you work outside of the home, and technically, 57 percent of all women in the U.S. with school-aged children, do work outside of the home, you have a most demanding, and potentially rewarding, position, responsibility and power of example.
One of the concepts that I often refer to is the practice of using proven business skills to become a more effective manager -- whether managing one's home, family or life in general.
Wouldn't you agree that applying skills like time management, prioritization, delegation and improved communication skills -- so often used for running a business -- could/can be applied and probably found helpful, as a Household CEO, in your life?
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Yes, I thought so. Now, just how does one, practically speaking, put these theoretically powerful skills to work?
This is where I find myself giving real advice -- as someone who has experienced this dilemma and come out on the other end, successfully -- versus an expert, doctor or other intellectual source who publishes information about a problem/solution theoretically, but has never experienced it first hand. There is a huge difference.
Just ask the former smoker who could never quit smoking -- despite reading every book on the subject -- until he speaks with a successful former smoker and how they experienced the problem, what steps/tools were used to solve the problem, and the feelings surrounding the whole process, was that person able to quit smoking.
Thus, it is experiential information that enable us to change our behavior, either solving a problem, or becoming more effective at our `jobs'.
The long and short of it: Visualize the goal. Visualize the feelings surrounding the solution and go to great lengths seeing, believing, living and acting out all of the details around the successful completion of the task at hand.
Visualization is a powerful skill in life: Whether managing a company, household, family, life or any combination of these.
Laymen translation: "Act as if." It is a scientific fact, your life will follow in this direction.
A former Wall Streeter, Devon Fleming is best known as an author and media figure in Connecticut and NYC metro. The DF brand produces and distributes actionable solutions in multi-media: print, online, on-air and live at special events; collaborates with synergistic luxury brands, women's networks, nonprofits and other forward-thinking leaders to empower women as they become the leading force of the new economy. The term HHCEO was coined (and copyrighted) by DF LLC to describe the demographic that control nearly 85 percent of all global consumption.