As a first-time CEO, I was often overwhelmed by the amount of work on my plate. Being able to prioritize tasks and delegate work helped me manage my time and energy more effectively. In addition to prioritizing what was important, it helped me feel less stressed during those crazy days when everything seemed urgent. This is why I’ve created a list of tips for first time CEOs:

Make Your List Of Priorities As A CEO.


As a CEO, you need to focus on your top priorities. This means that you should make a list of them and prioritize them so that you can focus on the most important things first. Don’t forget about personal priorities like family time and health.

If there is one thing I would recommend for first time CEOs is that they keep their mind focused on their top priorities in order to get the job done successfully but also have fun doing it!

Create Accountability For Yourself.

  • Create accountability for yourself.
  • Set goals and priorities.
  • Set up regular check-ins with your team.
  • Find a mentor or business coach who can hold you accountable for your progress and help keep you on track as a first-time CEO.
  • Set up a routine for yourself so that work doesn’t take over your life, especially when it’s just starting out!

You Are Not Alone.

Remember that you are not alone. You will feel like the only person in the world who ever made a mistake, but there are many people who can help you. A board of directors, mentors, and business coaches can be your lifeline if you need advice.

For example, if your startup is struggling financially and you don’t know how to handle it, a mentor or coach might give you some pointers on how they got out of similar situations in the past. They may also have experience managing their own company’s finances so they can help guide you along as well.

You Are Not Superhuman.


  • You are not superhuman.
  • Mistakes will be made, but don’t let them get you down! Learn from them and move on.
  • If you’re feeling tired or overwhelmed, take a break! It’s fine to say “no” sometimes when someone asks for your time or help.
  • On days when you don’t feel like doing anything at all (and there will be those), push through it anyway. If possible, enlist some friends/colleagues to hold each other accountable in getting stuff done as well as keeping each other company while working on projects together

You’ll Get Better At All Of This With Practice.

You will get better at all of this with practice. One of the most important things to learn as a new CEO is how much you can delegate and let go of. So that you’re focusing on the parts that only you can do well. As time goes on, you will get better at knowing what those things are.

It’s also important to relax a bit more as time goes on. You won’t always be able to do everything perfectly; don’t worry about it if something doesn’t turn out right or if someone else makes a mistake!

CEO Is A Lonely Job But You Don’t Have To Do It Alone.

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CEO is a lonely job, but you don’t have to do it alone.

As CEO, you’re the person who everyone looks to for answers. Your team might be counting on you for guidance and leadership, so it’s important that they know what they can count on from you. As one of our CEOs put it: “I’m the CEO now and I’m responsible for this company.”

There are many ways to get help when dealing with these responsibilities, including:

  • Hiring a coach or mentor (or both) – this can help you manage your time better, get unstuck when trying new things in the business, and learn how to delegate effectively
  • Reaching out to friends and family – talking with people outside your company about what their experiences have been will give them a great perspective on running a business
  • Online resources – there is plenty of information available online if someone wants an introduction to what being an entrepreneur entails; we’ve found that sites like Entrepreneurship Corner provide useful insights into starting up companies as well as other useful tips such as how best practices should work within organizations


If you are a first time CEO, these six tips should give you some direction on what to expect and how to get started. Remember that this is a lonely job but one that does not have to be done alone. There are many resources out there for people who want help managing their business or even just getting started with their first business idea!

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