Reprinted from Janice Brown, “Embracing the Business Mindset,” Law Practice Today: The HR/Staffing Issue, October 2015. © 2015 by the American Bar Association.
You’re not a businessman. You’re a business, man.
The words may come from Jay Z, but they underscore a key lesson I learned from small business expert and best-selling author Michael Gerber (The E-Myth, which is about the myth that most people who start businesses are entrepreneurs, when, in fact, they are started by employees who want to work for themselves) during my transformation from a lawyer to a business owner.