Working ON vs IN a small business

Easier said than done but where there is a will there must be a way.

When you are one of the sled dogs 🐕 if not the the lead 🐺 its tough to move from pulling to directing exclusively without the team stalling out in the winter tundra 🥶

So working on the business is directing the team, looking 👀 ahead, upgrading the sled, training the team, recruiting strong 💪 and smart 🧠 ❤️ players, prepping, etc

I think great leaders do BOTH well but know when and how to rotate, especially in startups and small biz. I definitely struggle at times with this.

Yet, we shouldn’t act like ‘kick up your legs on the desk CEOs’ when its a one man, small crew or ever for that matter. Like mail in leadership.

As a small biz, its not an either / or thing. It mainly figuring out what you do best, have the most passion for and building around that.

Leaders are made differently.

Think:
Lincoln vs Grant
Eisenhower vs Patton
Jobs vs Wozniak

It boils down to Roles & Goals.

E-myth is the quintessential book on this topic, IMO.

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