When you climb the classic career ladder you might find yourself, somewhere along the road, quite unsatisfied. I’ve coached senior CEO’s that has climbed that ladder all their life. Driven by the ego, admiration, power, prestige and status. And to be honest, they’re hardly ever happy.
The entrepreneur’s major question is “WHAT the f–k do i focus on?” and the employee’s is “WHY the f–k am I doing this?”
An entrepreneur is often driven by a strong belief. For them, the question “why do you do what you do”, is the easy one to answer. But when you start questioning how they manage their time and what they focus on the answer isn’t as easy. They often tend to focus on tasks that they enjoy doing and procrastinate stuff they don’t enjoy.
Employees on the other hand often have a straightforward answer to the question “what do you do”. The question that preoccupies them at times is why they do what they do.
A perspective that I’ve realized is very challenging for people is that I don’t believe in setting goals… But the truth is it works!