Sanford Levings

"Hi, I’m Sanford Levings, President of MinistryCFO and author of this blog. The purpose of our blog is to share with you information and insights that we gather from working with and listening to our clients and partners, located throughout the country." read more

Work ON Your Business, Not IN Your Business

E-Myth-RevisedIn Chapter 7 of his book, The E-Myth Revisited, Michael Gerber makes an important distinction
between working on your business vs. working in your business.

Gerber contends that, unless we make the following realizations, we are resigned to spending all of our days working in our business rather than ever getting to the point where we can move to working on our business.

  • You must recognize that the purpose of your life is not to serve your business.

  • It’s the other way around: you want your business to serve you.

  • It is not until you accept this concept that you can then make the adjustment from working in your business to working on your business.

So how does one get from point A (working in the business) to point B (working on
the business)? You’ve got to address the following challenges:

  • How can I get other people to work without my constant interference?

  • How can I better systematize my business to run more smoothly?

  • How can I do the work that I love rather than the work that I have to do?

Our primary focus at MinistryCFO is to help our clients answer these challenges. We
are experts at helping you systematize your business so that your operations run more

The byproduct of smoother operations is that there will, indeed, be less interference and
the leaders of the church will be able to work in those areas that best fit their skill set
and passion.