American Author, Entrepreneur and Chairman of E-Myth Worldwide, a coaching, training and education firm
It is self-evident that businesses, like people, are supposed to grow; and with growth comes change.
My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren't so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more.
Quality is just a word, and an empty word at that, if it doesn?t include harmony, balance, passion, intention, attention. Continuous improvement for its own sake is a waste of time. Life is what business is about.
The Entrepreneurial Model does not start with a picture of the business to be created but of the customer for whom the business is to be created.
The greatest business people I've met are determined to get it right no matter what the cost.
The technician suffering from an Entrepreneurial Seizure takes the work he loves to do and turns it into a job. The work that was born out of love becomes a chore, among a welter of other less familiar and less pleasant chores. Rather than maintaining its specialness, representing the unique skill the technician possesses and upon which he started the business, the work becomes trivialized, something to get through in order to make room for everything else that must be done.
The true product of a business is the business itself.
The true start-up of a business is what happens before you start-up.
Your business is not your life? Once you recognize that the purpose of your life is not to serve your business, but that the primary purpose of your business is to serve your life, you can then go to work on your business, rather than in it, with a full understanding of why it is absolutely necessary for you to do so.
A true business opportunity is the one that an entrepreneur invents to grow him or herself. Not to work in, but to work on.
Innovation is the heart of every exceptional business. Innovation continually poses the question: What is standing in the way of my customer getting what he wants from my business?
Most entrepreneurs are merely technicians with an entrepreneurial seizure. Most entrepreneurs fail because you are working IN your business rather than ON your business.
The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing.