What kind of cake do YOU want?

Nina KaufmanArticles, Leading Your Business2 Comments

It’s my birthday week, so naturally, my thoughts turn to cake.

(I love cake.)

As a kid, I got to choose what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday. Not there was such a wide selection in those days. You got Duncan Hines® chocolate cake or golden cake. Chocolate icing or vanilla icing. Fruit filling was around … but why bother with fruit when you can have chocolate?

I was super-clear about what I wanted.

Golden cake. Chocolate filling. Chocolate buttercream icing.

And I got pretty testy if I didn’t get it.

Are you that clear about what you want?

And are you willing to stand your ground and fight to get it?

I get it. Running a successful business is not a piece of cake.

Business is complicated. Over time, it can muddy your thinking. Soften your goals. Cloud your vision for the kind of life you want to live.

Happens to my clients all the time. Like the lawyer who’s hanging on to an underperforming partner. Or the bookkeeping practice that can’t grow because it depends too much on the owner.

Wish I could say I’ve never had that problem … but I’d be lying.

That’s why I’ve made it my business to learn that recipes for success abound — and to share them with others.

It all depends on what kind of cake—or life—you want to have…

… and your vision for your business may be changing in light of the upheaval we’ve all been experiencing.

So when you have down time this holiday week, take a moment to picture your “cake.”

What are some of the ingredients?

  • Calm or energized work environment?
  • Independent or devoted workforce?
  • Large or small clients?
  • Uber-abundant or financially free income?
  • Unplugged time with family?
  • Ability to travel?
  • Freedom to pursue passion projects?

Make it as clear as choosing your favorite flavor kind of birthday cake.

That way, your business brings you the life you want.

You deserve it.

>> P.S.: If you want a little push to move toward a plan of action, book a 30-minute Strategy Session with me. It’s my birthday gift to you. All I’ll need is a little info about your business and goals to focus on how I can help you best.

2 Comments on “What kind of cake do YOU want?”

  1. Love what you do! And given that my biz is now cake, I feel the need to send you one. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous new spin round the sun!

    1. AB – after the birthday weekend I just had, I need a diet. No cakes, please. 🙂 Congratulations on the new business! Where are you based? And what inspired you to start a cake business?

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