19. Boat vs. Train

Brad Sugars illustrates the difference between an employee and a business owner, comparing the employee to a train and the business owner to a boat. Brad explains how an employee, like a train is on a set track: needs massive power to get moving; needs only something small to derail it; will stop moving when you stop powering it and believes it only has one path and needs to hit a junction before it can change tracks and then only onto another pre-determined set of tracks laid by someone else. Brad explains how a business owner, like a boat: has no set direction unless you give it one; gets hit by waves, tides and winds that open it up to new opportunities; you can either harness the elements (winds, waves) or you can fight them and the boat will keep moving even if you don’t power it.