Are You Working for a Lunatic?

In one of my recent Pharo Cattle Company updates, I discussed our need to learn how to work smarter – NOT harder.   Farmers and ranchers, for the most part, are not afraid of hard work.   Unfortunately, most are not so good at working smarter.   They would rather do minimum labor type work than entrepreneurial and management type work.   Properly done, entrepreneurial and management type work will generate an income that is at least ten times greater than minimum labor type work.   Then I shared the following quote. "If your business depends on you, you don’t have a business.   You have a job – and you are working for a lunatic.”   ~ Michael E. Gerber A few subscribers asked me to share more details on the steps we have taken to convert my job into a business.  A few mistakenly assumed that I was talking about management succession (turning the reins over to someone else).   I will do my best to briefly describe what this involves. The quote above came from a book called The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber.   The subtitle for this book is “Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It.”   The second chapter begins by saying, “Everybody who goes into business is actually three-people-in-one: The Entrepreneur, The Manager, and The Technician.” All three personalities a

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  1. Thanks, as a husband-wife team we should be able to be 1.5 people each. We might even pull it off some days….. I am usually .5 people and my wife is 2.5, that’s why they are referred to as “the better half”?

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