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Episode 974

From Employee to CEO: Unleashing the Power of Mindset in Your Cleaning Business: Episode 974


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Episode 974 – From Employee to CEO: Unleashing the Power of Mindset in Your Cleaning Business: Episode 974


In this podcast episode, Mike Campion introduces Jenell Newell, one of GMCC’s new mindset coaches, to the Cleaning Nation. Jenell shares her insights and experiences working with small business owners and highlights the importance of shifting from an employee mindset to a CEO mindset. She emphasizes the significance of staying connected to one’s vision and purpose as a business owner, and the role of mindset in achieving success.

The Shift from Employee Mindset to CEO Mindset:

Jenell acknowledges the challenges faced by small business owners in transitioning from an employee mindset to a CEO mindset. She explains that this shift is crucial in building a sustainable and successful business. While employees tend to focus on the day-to-day tasks and details, CEOs have a bigger picture in mind and work towards a long-term vision.

Importance of Connecting with the Why:

Jenell emphasizes the importance of understanding and revisiting the purpose behind starting a business. She encourages CEOs to create a list of 20 reasons why they are in business and to stay connected with their why. This helps in maintaining motivation, aligning actions with long-term goals, and making a meaningful difference in their lives.

Elevating Perspective as a CEO:

Drawing an analogy with mowing a lawn, Jenell explains how CEOs have a higher vantage point compared to employees. CEOs are like people riding a John Deere mower, able to see the bigger picture, make strategic decisions, and enjoy the fruits of their labor. On the other hand, employees using a push mower may get lost in the details and struggle to see the overall vision.

Surrounding Yourself with the Right Support:

Jenell highlights the importance of surrounding oneself with a supportive community, coaches, or tribes. These individuals can remind CEOs of their purpose, challenge their limiting beliefs, and hold them accountable. Having the right people around can help CEOs stay motivated, focused, and aligned with their goals.

Holding the Why for Yourself and Your Team:

Mike adds that as CEOs, it is not only important to hold onto their own why but to also hold that space for their team. CEOs need to be strong and connected to their purpose to inspire and motivate their employees. By doing so, they create a positive work environment and become leaders that others want to follow.


Transitioning from an employee mindset to a CEO mindset is crucial for the success of small business owners. By staying connected to their purpose, elevating their perspective, and surrounding themselves with a supportive community, CEOs can lead their businesses to new heights. Holding onto their why and helping their team connect with their own purpose enables CEOs to build a thriving and fulfilling business.
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