My business partner is a zero-to-one kind of entrepreneur.
He makes things from nothing. He starts the things I won’t because I’m too busy planning future things in my head, which are irrelevant unless we do the immediate things first. He has a much better grasp than me of what needs to happen to get things moving. He’s an initiator; a hustler. When I think of “entrepreneurs”, I think of him.
I’m a 1-to-500 kind of entrepreneur.
I don’t know how to start something from nothing. Without him, I probably wouldn’t even be in business for myself at all. I’m good at predicting realistic timelines and identifying bottlenecks before they happen. I’m a planner; a muscler as needed. I don’t really see myself as an entrepreneur at all — I’m more like an entrepreneur’s right-hand man.
Our success so far can be attributed to many things, but I don’t think any of them are as important as this: I rely on him to keep us moving forward, and he leans on me to make sure we’re on track and polish things as we go.