This funky map (if you don’t see it, visit this post’s web page) from PersonalDNA.com means they have me tagged as a “Considerate Inventor.” The personality traits described are pretty much dead-on. If you are interested in who is behind the words, you can read
My Personal Dna Report. (I recommend you do your own, too.)
One of the most important things an entrepreneur can do is understand who they are at their best and what they are most “at home” doing.
When you have an awareness of your strengths, you can develop systems … people, vendors, processes … to a) keep you doing what you do best and b) keep your business moving forward.
Pain and struggle happens when you try to “change” core aspects of your personality to match what you (or your accountant … management … yoga teacher … or business guru-of-the-month) think they need to be. Greatness happens when you engineer a system to support and nurture your strengths in a venture. Took me a lot of blood, sweat and tears to learn that lesson.
Tip of the hat to Fred Wilson (an “Animated Leader” whose crap-littered sidebars I thoroughly appreciate) for the test.