Feb 222012
 

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Part 2: Working ON your business not IN your business. – How to become the Entrepreneur you were meant to be.

In Part 1 we defined the 3 Roles/Personalities of a business owner. Below you will see those definitions again, but with some ideas on how to move yourself and your leadership skills up the ladder.

1. The Technician.

The Technician is the doer. With this role your primary responsibilities are the technical part of the business. If you own a plumbing business the technician is the plumber.

How to transition from technician to manager.

  • The first step to managing an employee is to first learn the trade or skill by doing it yourself.
  • Document everything you do into owners manuals and check lists.
  • Develop a recruiting, hiring, and training program that works for your technicians.

2. The Manager.

The Manager lives in the past, the manager craves order. The manager builds a house then lives in it forever. The entrepreneur builds a house and the instant it is done starts planning the next one.

How to transition from manager to entrepreneur.

  • The first step to managing a manager is to first learn it by doing it yourself.
  • Document everything you do into owners manuals and check lists.
  • Develop a recruiting, hiring, and training program that works for managers.

3.  The Entrepreneur.

The Entrepreneur is the visionary or the dreamer in us. The entrepreneur lives in the future, never in the past, rarely in the present.  To the entrepreneur, most people are problems that get in the way of the dream. Where the entrepreneur lives in the future, the manager lives in the past, the technician lives in the present. The entrepreneur is always creating new and interesting work for the technician to do, thus establishing a potentially symbiotic relationship.

If you are truly interested in becoming an Entrepreneur you have to be 100% committed to this process. There is nothing easy about making these different transitions. Which is probably why most business fail in the first 5 years. New business owners realize how hard it is to go from being a plumber to being an investor in their own plumbing company. It roughly takes 10 years to go through this process, from technician to Entrepreneur. Some owners move through the transitions quicker than others depending on your level of commitment to learning. The sooner you realize that you are a student of business, the sooner you will move through these different levels. Like I always say what you EARN is equal to what you LEARN.

That’s great if you are you happy being a plumber, cleaner, or technician. However, read this post for more information on the difference between owning a job and owning a business.

 

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 February 22, 2012  Posted by at 6:00 AM Growth, Leadership Tagged with: , ,  Add comments

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