I’m no entrepreneur and I’m ok with that. I recently read the first few chapters of “E Myth Mastery” and learned beyond a reasonable doubt, that I do not have the passion necessary to invent / create / pour my heart and soul into a startup company.
And that’s ok (hopefully), I’m perfectly fine with sticking to the plan, which is, after all, why it’s the plan in the first place. I’d like to have a wellspring of entrepreneurial passion, I’d like to not experience debilitating nerve pain, I’d like to really enjoy something in my life. But that’s the way it is, I have learned an important lesson, and now I don’t need to read the last 333 pages.
If I do start a company someday, and I plan on it, it will be a holding company for my real estate investment properties. I think that type of venture would suit me very well. I don’t have the passion for a daring startup company, but I have the focus and patience to manage long-term investments. I don’t have the burning need to create, but I have the dispassionate void where my heart used to be to keep logic at the forefront of my decisions. I’m no entrepreneur, so I’ll play to my different strengths.
I don’t want to be a businessperson. I don’t want to calculate economies of scale. I don’t want to maximize shareholder value. I don’t want to be The Man, another empty suit prattling on about synergy and diversification to clients who wouldn’t know good business practices if they were hit in the face with a pie-chart laden power point presentation.
I am neither ambitious nor competitive. I care not for accomplishments nor accolades. My personality is not well suited to the cutthroat conference room.
If I found myself at a classy soirée surrounded by a rabid pack of recent MBA graduates and future titans of industry, I would be hard pressed to concurrently feign interest and chortle at sarcastic jokes about well known conglomerates I’ve never heard of. So much so, that I fear I would not fully enjoy the 100 year old scotch, hand-rolled cigars, and pizza bagels borne aloft on swarovski crystal serving trays.
Business administration, strategy, and supply chain management are worth studying, if only to more fully understand how it all works. However, it’s not my kind of thing, so I’ll play to my strengths elsewhere.
I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man!
Let me handle my business, damn.