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EP 008: Meet the Analyst

It’s the final episode talking about our 5 Strategy Master types! Today we are sharing all about the ANALYST who actually comes in at the 4th most popular strategy type!

The Analysts are detail oriented masters at extremely attentive to facts, figures and numbers. They are the silent strategists who pack a major punch when it comes to building lucrative businesses!

The Analyst at a Glance

The Analyst is likely to be found at a computer, crunching numbers faster than you can crunch a double layered taco. They are capable of seeing things that the rest of us cannot, and their ability to forecast profits and losses makes them akin to a future teller.

The Analyst is a patient and, for lack of a better term, calculated business owner- but in the best sense of the word. They don’t need to prove anything with flashy vanity metrics, because they are interested in the real metrics, the success indicators that the rest of us may totally overlook.

Common Traits of the Analyst

The Analyst is fantastic at managing their time, since they are great at compartmentalizing information and know how to keep to a schedule. They may get invested in a project and spend too much time worrying about things adding up beyond a necessary point, but they are overall very great at managing their schedules.

The Analyst works from data and not emotion. Where most people base their business decisions on what “feels” right, the Analyst is looking at the data and approaches projects with facts and figures. They are insightful and knowledgable and will avoid many of the risks that emotionally driven entrepreneurs make.

Speaking of risk taking, Analysts WILL take risks, but they are calculated ones. They won’t throw all caution to the wind but rather reference the research they have done to see where the risk taking could prove the most profitable for their business. They don’t take risks knowing they might fail, they take risks knowing they’ll succeed, but they are just not sure at what level.

Analysts retain information with ease, and this helps them in project management. They may or may not take great and lengthy notes, but either way will know exactly where to go for relevant information, even if that place is deep inside of their minds.

Because the Analyst is a no-nonsense business owner, they will not usually speak up unless called on. They are not intrusive and need to take more initiative to be heard. They are full of valuable and relevant info, but they don’t share it because they are usually overpowered by the Avant-Garde’s and Visionaries.

The Analyst may fall into the comparison trap because everything they do is on paper. They can see where they fall short in a way that others cannot, because they can’t ignore the numbers. They are not as likely to see themselves as leaders, but make fantastic CEO’s because of their depth of knowledge and skill and analytical minds.

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Because they are so complex and smart, they have a hard time breaking down information in a way that others can understand. They are on a different level in the way they compute and function, and this can be frustrating and overwhelming for members of their team.

Analysts usually work behind the scenes and do not need a lot of recognition or attention. Successful outcomes are validating enough for them.

They are great at finding opportunities in random places. Because they can see the underbelly of business in a more pragmatic way, they are the entrepreneurs who make money doing things most of us never would have even thought about.

Perfect Pairings

Avant-Garde- The Analyst does not work well with the Avant-Garde. They are built very differently and frustrate each other in the way they approach projects and business.

Director- The Analyst is likely to work really well with the Director. They will be found collaborating together on projects, and they speak the same language.

Analysts- Analysts work just fine with other Analysts, but they can hold each other back if they get too immersed in the data collection or perfectionism of a project.

Architect- The Architect relies on the analyst to support their plans, but they might not see eye to eye when it comes to prioritizing data.

Visionary – These two work well together. The Visionary needs the Analyst to help bring vision to life. They see the potential in projects and their skill sets greatly enhance each others capacities.

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