Quit To Win!4 min read

Last week, I shared about how to be an athlete and win by building a winning organization that is systemized. Today I’m going to share on how to quit and still win. I read this little book called, The Quitter’s Manifesto. A lot of us think, “Quitters, don’t win. You can’t quit, don’t quit. Keep going.” But here’s something to think about. If you are a CEO of an organization, a manager, a business owner, a sole practitioner, or an entrepreneur, what do you need to quit to go to the next level in your business? It’s not necessarily the things we do that propel our business to the next level. It’s about the things we need to stop or quit doing to go to the next level.

I sat with an individual several weeks ago. He had a nice business, he’s accumulated wealth, has a beautiful family, but he’s doing all the work himself. He was talking about the fact that he’s irreplaceable. “You can’t replace me; you just can’t find the people out there to do what I do.” First of all, I challenge that statement. He was referred to me by a business broker because he was burning out, losing his mojo, and wanted to sell the business. But unfortunately, the business is unsellable. Why? It’s not systemized. If you take him out of it, there is no business.

Think about this. First, we make our habits, then our habits make us. If you have developed an organization that you are doing all the work, and one day you sit down with someone like me, a coach who shares on how to guide you to create the business that’s systematic, that you can sell one day, that you can step away from. Your logical brain realizes it makes sense. You tell the coach that you’re fried. You’re not getting enough time with your family, your wife, and your children. You’re not able to do whatever you want, whenever you want with them. You tell the Coach, “This needs to change.” The coach asks, “Are you committed to doing what it takes to get there?” You reply yes. But then when it comes to taking the step to move forward, to take the action, to let somebody be your guide in this journey, you just can’t quit your old habits of doing it yourself. If this is you, how’s that working for you?

Sometimes to be successful in business, we need to quit doing the things we’re doing that are keeping us exactly where we are. Because if you’re doing the same stuff over and over, you’re deciding not to quit on it, you are not moving ahead and you’ll be in the same place five or ten years from now.  You’ll continue complaining that you’re fried, burnt out, can’t find any good people, and still not seeing your family. However, you’re not willing to do what it takes to hire somebody, to be the guide to show you how you the way.

I appreciate the pride factor, but let’s be smart. If you have a business that is not necessarily working for you, that’s unsellable, that’s un-systemized. Be clear that your habits have created this. If this is you, think about being a quitter as it just might be the right ingredient to get you and your business to the next level.

COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, global speaker, and published author. He is a proud Action Coach Franchise partner as well as 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