The first you must do as a CEO is build a product. As the CEO of your life, your utmost priority should to build your life like you would a product, to answer specific questions in the world.
The second thing involves building a social network around the value of your product. Once you have developed a product out of your life and this could be as a writer, programmer, businessperson or lawyer, you must be deliberate about systematizing the reach of your product through relationship building. After all, no one is an island. Building and maintaining relationships that facilitate your agency is the next important skill.
Lastly, success leaves clues. You must be able to transmit your product and system to successors, who in turn will replicate what you have done, modifying your product to answer contemporary questions as times change.