It’s easy to measure your success or failure as a CEO by the success or failure of your company, but the two are not necessarily the same. Sometimes you have to step back from the company to evaluate your personal achievements and to ensure you are executing your vision.
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Questions for You
Am I learning and growing?
Am I having fun?
Is this job sufficient financial rewards?
Am I having an impact?
Am I the right person (and the best person) to continue leading this venture today or into the next stage of growth?