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Who Am I and What Am I Willing to Work For?

by SMD 


>>This series is based on Michael Gerber’s excellent book The E-Myth Revisited and the article The Business Plan That Always Works from E-Myth.comI’ve noticed that the most difficult thing for most people is to see their own imperfections. Personally, I’ve found that it is actually really restful to not have to carry around the weight of my own ‘goodness’ any more. To me a f*cked up person who is honest about themselves is much more powerful [and healthy] that someone pretending to be ‘fine’ [in the counseling business we used to call f-i-n-e: f*cked up, insecure, neurotic & emotional].

The reason is that it takes honesty to be in touch with what’s real inside. And, in order to create the business plan that always works we must be passionately interested in who we really are and what it is that really moves us.

This type of planning means abandoning our preconceptions about who we are [both internally manufactured and imposed from external influences] and the work we do. The business plan that always works is about the process of creating a business that supports and aligns to your heart. Aligns to what is distinct in you. For me, as I’ve gone through a process of moving into my heart with more honesty, I have gone from being a woodworker to a computer programmer and the satisfaction I derive from my work and my life has increase dramatically.

In the final segment of the series, I realize that the plan is more about the journey than the destination.

Business Plan Series: Intro, part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7

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