I could see the dust in the stream of light, hanging suspended as though waiting for Sarah to speak. She had put her heart into this place, just as she had put her heart into her pies, falling in love with baking as a young girl, mentored by her aunt who had lived with her family while Sarah was growing up.
Her aunt had introduced her to the magic of the process: the kneading of the dough, the cleaning of the oven, the sprinkling of the flour, the preparation of the trays, the careful cutting of the apples, the cherries, the rhubarb, the peaches. It was a labor of love. Her aunt had told her, time and time again, Sarah, dear, we have all the time in the world.
Baking pies is not about getting done. But now Sarah knew that baking pies was about getting done. Baking pies was ruined for her. At least she thought it was. I knew how oppressive it must be for her to find herself so deeply in debt, to feel so helpless in the face of it.
Where was her aunt now? Who was going to teach her what to do next? 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.
I told Sarah that every technician suffering from an Entrepreneurial Seizure experiences exactly the same thing. First, exhilaration; second, terror; third, exhaustion; and, finally, despair. A terrible sense of loss—not only the loss of what was closest to them, their special. Upload Sign In Join. Create a List. Download to App. Ratings: Rating: 4.
Length: pages 4 hours. Description An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way. Related Authors. Joseph Heller Something Happened If you own a small business, or if you want to own a small business, this book was written for you.
Just look at the numbers. Why is this? Why do so many people go into business, only to fail? This book answers those questions. If your thinking is sloppy, your business will be sloppy. If you are disorganized, your business will be disorganized. Aldous Huxley The E-Myth is the myth of the entrepreneur. Well, while there are such people, my experience tells me they are rare.
The vision was all but gone in most. The zest for the climb had turned into a terror of heights. The face of the rock had become something to cling to rather than to scale. Exhaustion was common, exhilaration rare. But, if so, where was the dream now? Why had it faded? Where was the entrepreneur who had started the business?
The answer is simple: the entrepreneur had only existed for a moment. A fleeting second in time. And then it was gone. In most cases, forever. That myth, that misunderstanding, I call the E-Myth, the myth of the entrepreneur. Personalized experience.
Get started with a FREE account. Load more similar PDF files. The product begins to show the wear and tear. Nothing seems to work the way it did at first. I said brown! It is pastrami. This is corned beef! You stretch. You work harder. You put in more time, more energy.
If you put in twelve hours before, you now put in fourteen. If you put in fourteen hours before, you now put in sixteen. If you put in sixteen hours before, you now put in twenty.
But the balls keep dropping! All of a sudden, they want to hide. In a flash, you realize that your business has become The Boss you thought you left behind. Infancy ends when the owner realizes that the business cannot continue to run the way it has been; that, in order for it to survive, it will have to change. When that happens—when the reality sinks in—most business failures occur. When that happens, most of The Technicians lock their doors behind them and walk away.
The rest go on to Adolescence. Sarah was beginning to look defeated again. I had seen that look before on the faces of countless clients. When a Technician-turned-business- owner is suddenly confronted with the reality of her situation, a sense of hopelessness can set in. The challenge can seem overwhelming. But, I sensed that Sarah would struggle with the idea—and herself—until she got it.
I used to love the work I do. Because as a Technician-turned-business-owner, your focus is upside down. You see the world from the bottom up rather than from the top down. You have a tactical view rather than a strategic view. You believe that a business is nothing more than an aggregate of the various types of work done in it, when in fact it is much more than that.
When The Technician fills your day with work. When The Technician avoids the challenge of learning how to grow a business. When The Technician shrinks from the entrepreneurial role so necessary to the lifeblood, the momentum, of a truly extraordinary small business, and from the managerial role so critical to the operational balance or grounding of a small business on a day-to-day basis.
I saw that Sarah was still struggling with the idea of doing what she does differently. On a vacation? Or at home? Reading a book? Working in the garden?
So you can invent something that satisfies a need in the marketplace that has never been satisfied before.
So you can live an expanded, stimulating new life. And get rid of it as quickly as you can. Because a small business simply demands that we do it or the business will shrivel on the vine. Alvin Toffler The Third Wave Adolescence begins at the point in the life of your business when you decide to get some help. But it always happens, precipitated by a crisis in the Infancy stage. Every business that lasts must grow into the Adolescent phase. Every small business owner who survives seeks help.
What kind of help do you, the overloaded Technician, go out to get? The answer is as easy as it is inevitable: technical help. Someone with experience. Someone with experience in your kind of business. The sales-oriented owner goes out to find a production person. The production-oriented owner looks for a salesperson. And just about everybody tries to find someone to do the books!
Harry knows the books. He knows how to do the books in eight different languages. But most important, Harry has twenty-two years of experience doing the books in a company just like yours. The world suddenly looks brighter again. A major ball is about to be caught—and by somebody else for a change! Harry arrives. You cleared out a generous space for him. You arranged the books and the stack of unopened letters on his desk. In your business, Harry is that person. And this Monday morning is that critical time.
Think about it. Harry is going to take one look at the books and know the truth. Will he laugh? Will he cry? Will he leave? Or will he go to work? And in a single stroke, you suddenly understand what it means to be in business in a way you never understood before. The Manager in you wakes up and The Technician temporarily goes to sleep. Your worries are over. Someone else is going to do that now. But at the same time—unaccustomed as you are to being The Manager—your newfound freedom takes on an all too common form.
In short, like every small business owner has done before you, you hand the books over to Harry…and run. And for a while you are free. At least relatively so. After all, you still have all the other work to do.
But now that you have Harry, things are beginning to change. Life becomes easier. Life becomes a dream. You begin to take a little longer lunch: thirty minutes instead of fifteen. Harry comes to you occasionally to tell you what he needs, and you, busy as usual, simply tell him to handle it. Harry needs more people. The business is beginning to grow. Busy as usual, you tell him to hire them.
He does. He never complains. He just works. You get to be The Boss, doing the work you love to do, and Harry takes care of everything else. Ah, the life of an Entrepreneur! And then it unexpectedly happens. A customer calls to complain about the shabby treatment she received from one of your people.
You promise to look into it. Your oldest supplier calls to tell you that the order you placed the week before was placed wrong, so the shipment will be ten weeks late. Out on the shipping dock, you walk up to a kid Harry hired. You look at the package and explode. Here, give it to me. That very afternoon, you happen to be walking by the production line. You almost drop in your tracks.
And as the thud of the landing balls becomes deafening, you begin to realize that you never should have trusted Harry. You never should have trusted anyone. You should have known better. As the balls continue to fall at an overwhelming rate, you begin to realize that no one cares about your business the way you do. That no one is willing to work as hard as you work. That no one has your judgment, or your ability, or your desire, or your interest.
So you run back into your business to become the Master Juggler again. So he interferes with what they have to do even more. But Harry knew this when he started. He could have told you—his new Boss—that ultimately The Boss always interferes.
And the reason is that The Boss always changes his mind about what needs to be done, and how. For you to behave differently you would need to awaken the personalities who have been asleep within you for a long time—The Entrepreneur and The Manager—and then help them to develop the skills only they can add to your business. The Technician in you has got to go to work!
The Technician in you has got to catch the balls! The Technician in you has got to keep busy. The Technician in you has just reached the limits of his Comfort Zone. I looked over at Sarah and could tell I had hit a nerve. Sarah had discovered something in the course of our conversation— something about her Comfort Zone that was very meaningful for her.
And, intuitively, I knew we had just taken a snapshot of it. And it perhaps depends on the way this need is satisfied whether the process of change runs smoothly or is attended with convulsions and explosions.
But Harry has needs of his own. He needs more direction than The Technician can give him. He also needs to know where the business is going and where his accountabilities fit into its overall strategy.
And the lack of one causes the business to go into a tailspin. It can return to Infancy. It can go for broke. Or it can hang on for dear life. In short, go back to the time when business was simple, back to Infancy. And thousands upon thousands of technicians do just that. They get rid of their people, get rid of their inventory, wrap up their payables in a large bag, rent a smaller facility, put the machine in the middle, put the telephone by the machine, and go back to doing it all by themselves again.
They go back to being the owner, sole proprietor, chief cook and bottle washer—doing everything that needs to be done, all alone, but comfortable with the feeling of regained control. Predictably, this too takes its toll. At that point you feel the despair and the cynicism almost every small business owner gets to feel. And with it, any desire to keep busy, busy, busy. The customers become a problem rather than an opportunity.
Your standards of dress begin to deteriorate. The sign on the front door fades and peels. For when the dream is gone, the only thing left is work. The tyranny of routine. The day-to-day grind of purposeless activity. Finally, you close the doors. According to the Small Business Administration, more than , such businesses close their doors in the United States every year.
Your business, once the shining promise of your life, and now no promise at all, has gradually become a mortuary for dead dreams. The roll call is endless: Itel, Osbourne Computer, Coleco, and countless more.
They are a high-tech phenomenon. With the explosion of new technology and the numbers of those who create it, a whole new breed of technicians has flocked to the business arena. Along with these wizards and their seemingly unlimited technical virtuosity, an avalanche of new products has thundered through the wide-open doors of an enthralled and receptive marketplace.
Unfortunately, most of these companies barely get through the doors before the uncontrollable momentum that got them there forces them to stumble and then fall. As quickly as it grows, chaos grows even faster. For tied to the tail of a technological breakthrough, The Technician and his people rarely break free long enough to gain some perspective about their condition. The demand for the commodity of which they are so proud quickly exceeds their chronically Adolescent ability to produce it.
The result is almost always catastrophic. The reality is otherwise. Luck and speed and brilliant technology have never been enough, because somebody is always luckier, faster, and technologically brighter. The race is won by reflex, a stroke of genius, or a stroke of luck. Adolescent Survival The most tragic possibility of all for an Adolescent business is that it actually survives!
And you do survive. And so you put everything you have into it. And, for whatever reason, you manage to keep it going. Day after day, fighting the same battles, in exactly the same way you did the day before. You never change. Night after night, you go home to unwind, only to wind up even tighter in anticipation of tomorrow.
Something has to give, and that something is you. Does this sound familiar? Because the tragedy is that the condition of Infancy and Adolescence dominates American small business. It is the condition in most of the small businesses we at E-Myth Worldwide have visited over the past twenty-four years, a condition of rampant confusion and wasted spirits. There is a better way. The nerve I had touched earlier in Sarah had diminished enough for her to collect her thoughts.
She knew the answer. She did everything for me, Elizabeth did. She was absolutely incredible. She did the books. She helped me bake.
She cleaned up in the morning and after we closed. She hired my first three employees, taught them how to do the various jobs that needed to be done. She was always here when I needed her. And, as the business grew over the next two years, Elizabeth took on more and more of the responsibility for the business.
She worked as hard as I did. And she seemed to love it here. And me. She seemed to love me too. Goodness knows, I loved her. That she had taken another job. Just like that! I thought it was a joke. And Elizabeth said she was sorry. And then hung up! Hung up. Just hung up. I felt cold inside. How could this be? I thought to myself. How could someone I thought I knew so well, someone I trusted so much, have suddenly become a stranger?
What in the world did this say about me? About my lack of judgment? The people she hired left soon afterward. To be honest with you, I never really had a connection with them. How easy it was for me to become absorbed by the work rather than the people. And I guess they knew that. Because after Elizabeth left they all seemed to regard me with suspicion. Like I had let her go without telling them or something.
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During the haircut, one of his assistants kept my cup of coffee fresh. For at the heart of the Turn-Key Revolution is a way of doing business that has the power to dramatically transform any small business—indeed, any business, no matter what its size—from a condition of chaos and disease to a condition of order, excitement, and continuous growth. Is it any wonder we have such a tough time keeping our commitments to ourselves?