We had a great discussion of The E-myth Revisited last week! Our small group of participants spoke of how they would apply what they were learning to their business and personal lives. One participant shared that he wished he'd had this book in his hands 20 years ago! The teaching is part story, part inspiration, part instruction. The book outlines the three personalities that are each required for the business to function but are also at odds with each other. The Technician, the Manager, and the Entreprenuer. Every small business owner can relate to the struggles and challenges shared in the story of Sarah and her shop, All About Pies. The struggle of pouring your heart into the business as an entrepreneur, taking pride in the creation of whatever you offer as the Techinician, and overseeing the process as the Manager. The problem is when the business becomes dependant on the owner. He/she wears all the hats, hires their first few employees, and without systems in place for how the business should operate -- ends up falling apart because others don't have the same heart for the business that the owner does. The book outlines how to get out of this pattern. It equips owners and partners to intentionally build a business with a foundation that can stand the test of time - and even be replicated - creating th opportunity for additional shops or locations or ownership. Would you like to get away once in a while? Spend more time with family? Create a business as an investment that can be purchased by someone else down the road when you're ready to retire or move on to your next dream? Read this book sooner rather than later -- it should be on every entrepreneurs bookshelf!