Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!3 min read

What’s better than a delicious piece of rich chocolate cake? I can’t think of anything. Now, there are two reasons why a business owner, a CEO, a manager, or an entrepreneur would eat a piece of chocolate cake. The first reason, is they don’t have a business that works for them. They’re stressed out and overwhelmed. Why? They don’t have proper hiring, onboarding, and training processes in their organization. They don’t have documented position agreements with their team of which the team knows their roles and responsibilities. They have no follow-up review process so they can review what their team has accomplished over the last 90 days and what they need to accomplish over the next 90 days. They don’t have systems in place so they’re costing themselves stress, time, energy, and money. There’s no structure. They never really created a vision or mission or culture of which to attract the right people so unfortunately their staff are not enrolled and are just clocking in 8:00 to 5:00.

Because of the lack of systems and structure, the business owner, the manager, the CEO, or the entrepreneur, at the end of the day, is exhausted. They rush home, get a piece of chocolate cake out of the refrigerator or off the counter, and they gobble it down, stressed out, hoping that eating this chocolate cake will relieve their stress. But, unfortunately, it doesn’t.  

The second reason is to enjoy a decadent piece of chocolate cake. This happens when an executive, business owner, manager, or entrepreneur has a business that’s systemized and structured. They have a vision, mission, and culture that they’re very clear on. It’s articulated. They actually have it on a plaque in the front office where people walk in and can read it. It’s on their websites so people can feel enrolled in the organization, that the organization’s out for them.

Their team is aligned. They know their KPIs, “key performance indicators.” They know their roles and responsibilities as they’re documented. They’re being reviewed every 90 days with the excitement of how they can get better and excel over the next 90 days moving forward? The systems are in place so they’re saving themselves stress, time, energy, and money.  

In this case, at the end of the day, that manager, owner, CEO or entrepreneur is going home and getting their spouse and making reservations at a very nice restaurant where they sip wine and talk about life and balance. They have a nice meal, and at the end of that meal, they order a piece of deliciously decadent chocolate cake. They get two forks and savor every bite. Why? Because they have a business that works for them and they’re rewarding themselves and their success with that piece of chocolate cake.  

One piece of chocolate cake, two reasons to eat it. The choice is yours. If you’re savoring this delicious piece of chocolate cake, good on you. If you’re gobbling it down, stressed out, and exhausted, you may need to be speaking to someone like me.  

As for myself, I think I’ll end by getting a cup of coffee and digging into and savoring a slice of chocolate cake.  

COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, professional speaker, and trainer. He is the President of Power & Ice Wealth Creation a strategic leadership company that works with business owners, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to both develop a systematized and structured organization while accelerating their mindset, efficiencies, and effectiveness to grow both personally and professionally to achieve extraordinary results. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com 

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