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The 4 Other Roles Your Business Needs

In our last show, we introduced two of the typical roles entrepreneurs fall into according to the book Rocket Fuel. Today, we’re chatting on the other common roles in a business, and the transitions that happen as you scale.


Key Insights

  • Key Insight - What does it look like to be a visionary?
  • Key Insight - What does it look like to be an integrator?
  • Key Insight - Learn the difference between being self employed and being a business owner


  • [00:14] - Welcome
  • [02:02] - Visionary or Integrator? What if you're neither? Or both?!
  • [04:38] - Becoming self employed
  • [05:55] - There are definite perks that come from having a job, and beginning a business can make you see how much you miss them
  • [07:03] - By becoming a business owner, you can create a place that offers and hosts all of the perks you missed from working at a job
  • [08:09] - The trap of Self Employment
  • [09:38] - Decide what roles you actually want to play
  • [10:01] - If you dont fit into either visonary or integrator, you may actually be better suited in a job
  • [14:40] - Are you self employed or a business owner? And are you happy with where you're at? Is it supportong your ultimate goal?
  • [18:34] - You CAN learn the skills to become either or, so if you're not feeling like you're enough of either, you can always become one... or even learn to flip between the two!
  • [22:20] - Action Items

Resources Mentioned

Actions to Take

Tom Sylvester
  • Tom's Action - On a weekly basis, begin to identify 1 thing you need to or would like to remove from your plate. Every 90 days, think about what you would need a team to look like to support that.
Ariana Sylvester
  • Ariana's Key Action - POst up in the comments - Are you self employed? Or a business owner? Does it feel good where you're at?

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Tom & Ariana Sylvester

Tom and Ariana have built 3 business and quit both of their jobs, all while raising 2 amazing kids.  Together they share their philosophies and guidance for entrepreneurs on their Lifestyle Builders™ podcast, their upcoming book Lifestyle Builders™: Build Your Business, Quit Your Job, & Create Your Ideal Life, as well as through their coaching and consulting programs.

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