Getting Out of My Own System

Taken from Robert Kiyosaki’s book, a lot of people can come out with a better hamburger(product) than McDonald’s but can he sell millions like McD. I doubt it.

Having a product without a system can be fairly compared with having to-do list but not doing it. Like having a dream but not striving towards it.

Cash Flow Quadrant

Right now, my small business can be described as a system because instead of selling product, I’m offering service, which is a system itself. However, almost all of the work is done by myself. According to Kiyosaki’s book, I’m still in left quadrant which comprises of employee or self-employed (I should have made a post to explain this in greater detail). To be in right quadrant, I must get out of the system by delegating the work to others. This might results of lower income for myself, but I will have more time focusing on other stuff, like how to expand my system.

I’m now on my mission to ‘hire’ some of my friends who might be interested in this. Actually working with people that are close with you is not really a good thing. I remember a proverb at my own site that read something like this: dinner with family, business with strangers. This is a very true advice as when you have family/friends as your workers, you will be having other conflicts beside business matters. It’s not actually bad thing to have them around but just be prepare for problems that it might create. This journal might describe the problem a bit more.

Summary of my journey today:

  • Own your system, don’t be inside it so you can focus to expand it
  • Family/friends might have more issues than business-related
  1. #1 by Ummi on January 9, 2007 - 5:16 pm


    Sudah lama tak jenguk website ni… A refreshing entry! Sudah terlampau bosan membaca blog-blog yang bercerita tentang konflik2 yang tak berkesudahan, akhirnya teringat balik kat blog Irwan 🙂 You make a lot of sense, you always do – keep it up my friend!

  2. #2 by Irwan on January 9, 2007 - 5:27 pm

    thanks Ummi, your good words never fail to motivate me further.

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