I never considered the value of a job description till I started working for myself. There was a time when I saw those guardrails as restrictions limiting my upward potential. I know now that they also kept me productive, ensuring I spent the maximum amount of time using my move valuable abilities (writing code instead of, say, sweeping the parking lot).
But, now I live in world without restrictions on responsibilities. Everything needs to be done, every day and there are just a handful of us around here to get it done… and by handful I mean two.
For a small business owner, its tempting to start assuming the more respectable titles that could be associated with your day-to-day activities. Who doesn’t want to be a CEO, or visionary, or owner? But, if you’re just starting out, most of your daily duties are far more mundane and -at the same time- varied. The truth is, every single job, from writing checks to finding tissue boxes, fall on you the entrepreneur till the moment you actually arrive… when you can finally afford to pay someone else take on the tasks that you’d prefer to not have to do yourself.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. -Pv 11:2