Uh-oh. I see myself in the entrepreneur! I feel like I spend a lot of time planning and strategizing and have trouble turning ideas into action. Thanks for the tips!
Submitted May 27, 2009 11:38 AM
Absolutely fantastic article.
Sometimes it very difficult to assess your own role. I still look at Rich Dad CashFlow Quadrant to this day and can't work out if I am an S, B or an I?????
Looking at the descriptions you have given has helped me a lot, and its clear to see that I am mainly exhibiting entrepreneurial traits. Or put another way, I can spend years on systems and plans without putting them into practice.
I once heard a quote that pretty much sums up the sentiment here 'Greater than the art of beginning, is the art of ending.' To this day I find it very difficult to finish given tasks without losing interest and thinking of the next big idea.
Any info / support you have in this respect would be much appreciated.
Thanks again for a great post.
Submitted May 27, 2009 6:22 PM
I'm the opposite, no matter how many senior people i try to bring in, no matter how many times I tell myself to stop thinking, "I'm the only one who can do this right," I can't get myself to stop being a technician. Sad thing is, I don't really enjoy it anymore with the pressures of handling the other two personalities --manager and entrepreneur.
I'm loving the entrepreneur side, but my technical impulses stop me from taking the time to get nail the strategy. That's where I need the most help.
Submitted May 28, 2009 6:31 AM
Just as E-Myth says you are all 3 personalities, so does Rich Dad say you can be several personalities simultaneously. The Rich Dad Small Business owner (S) might be the E-Myth technician. And perhaps you need to be that at times. The B (Big Business owner) of Rich Dad is probably an E-Myth business owner that is determined to systemize the business, whether or not the guy already has reached the Rich Dad's B-criteria of 500 people working for him or is in the process of getting there. Building the business you sometimes need to take on the S-attitude (I have to do it on my own) and sometimes the B-attitude (500 employees running my systems).
What counts in the long run is what your long term emotions and perspectives are: are you really taking E-Myth seriously and building systems that set you free and ask advice and support from others, then I would say you are a B-personality.
Submitted May 30, 2009 11:26 AM
Wow! This article laid it out for me. I'm definately the Entreprenuer. For quite sometime now I"ve been yearning to start a business and have talked, mainly with my wife, about a number of ideas, but I can't ever seem to get enough momentum generated for any of these ideas to take flight to even see if they will work as Erin put it.
Where does an Entreprenuer start in organizing the process or system?
Thanks for the kick in the butt.
Submitted May 30, 2009 11:56 AM
I took the Rich Dad coaching as well... and you nailed it... create the team, create the team, create the team!!! I get so frustrated trying to sell the dream so that other people will execute tasks the way I think they need to be done.
I have given out assignments and only 3 of about 8 came back completed or at all. One way I have found around this is to outsource. I used Brickwork and was very impressed with their work, professionalism, punctuality and price. (just a thought for those who struggle with the manager role as well)
Thanks for your great articles!!!
Submitted Jun 1, 2009 10:17 AM
I find this struggle is ongoing, and at times the balance needs to shift. If this is done conciously and with prupose then it works well. I work on this balance routinely, being a Six Sigma black belt I am data driven so I log and chart it. I am a journaler, and at the end of every day as i make my final journal entry I look back at my day and record on a spreadsheet the approximate hours spent as a technician, manager and entrepreneur. These are automatically graphed and I can look at the chart for trends etc. If after working through an issues that required high levels of managerial time at the expense of entrepreneurial time I am not shifting back to my normal distribution of time I can conciously address it and even schedule my time differently.
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Submitted Jun 2, 2009 11:17 PM
i see myself as a manager. i love to interact with people. because i am a people person.
Submitted Jun 3, 2009 5:19 PM