Escaping the "Self-Employment Trap"
Many entrepreneurs, write the
authors of Scale: Seven Proven Principles
to Grow Your Business and Get
Your Life Back
, don't know the difference
between growing a business
and "growing a job." A job is the responsibility
of one person. In contrast, a business functions
through a number of individuals in key roles, each with their own sets of responsibilities. In other words, authors Jeff Hoffman and David Finkel write, if as an entrepreneur you are working 70 hours a week because you alone are still responsible for the four core systems of your business —
finding prospects, closing sales, producing and delivering the product, and collecting on what you are owed — you haven't built a business, you've built a job. And
sustaining such a job is not possible unless you sacrifice other aspects of your life.