As mentioned when we first started talking about The Cashflow Quadrant each quadrant is more than just a difference of operation methods. At the core it represents differences in mindset. One can understand the logic of moving from one quadrant to another but the greater challenge is in changing how you think. In this section we want to discuss the mindset of people that operate from the S-Quadrant.
People in the S-Quadrant love to be their own bosses. They find it difficult to be put in a mold and report to a superior. Making their own decisions is what they truly desire so they will take control of their own financial destiny by starting a small business. As mentioned in the previous article these are consultants, events coordinators, brain surgeons, real estate agents, etc.
This kind of lifestyle allows them to work during hours they decide on which gives them some freedom to do other things that they would normally not have time to do while employed by someone else. Instead of having a job these people own a job; that is the major difference between them and someone in the E-quadrant.
A lot of the S-Quadrant people work alone in order to make as much money for themselves through the services or products they offer. Rarely do they train others to do the work for fear that they will become their competition. In addition to the services they offer they also do the administrative work themselves forcing them to work long hours as a result.
As stated in the previous article this is the hardest of all quadrants. When they don’t work they don’t get paid. When they have several projects running they work very long hours which often leads to burn out. If you already find yourself in this quadrant you may relate to what I’ve shared. What are your experiences in the S-Quadrant? Feel free to share in the comments below.
I know many people that operate in the S-quadrant. While they have some level of freedom compared to those that operate in the E-quadrant that freedom comes at a heavy price. They work much harder than people in the E-quadrant to keep making their money. When they stop working the income also stops flowing to them.
Imagine you are in the S-quadrant and you are bed ridden for even a few weeks or some months. That would put you and your family in a lot of trouble if you are the bread winner. That is why Robert Kiyosaki advises people in this quadrant to make the transition to the B-quadrant where they can work build a team that runs their business. It’s definitely some food for thought.
In the next section we will discuss how you can make the shift towards becoming financially free coming from the S-Quadrant. I hope you have gotten much value from this information. Share your views and comments below and share on social media. Until next time,
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