A sales trainer I met had one of the most unique motto's I've ever heard:
This was his ice-breaker to start off presentations on how to improve your performance as a sales rep. I'm not sure it's the best analogy, and I have no idea if he's still opening with that one, but hey- I'll remember it forever so it's got to be worth something!
I was reminded of that saying when I took a look at Marcus Buckingham's book, Go Put Your Strengths to Work. It's not so much about breaking out on your own as entrepreneur, but about focusing on your best qualities to improve the type & quality of work you do; whether it's as your own boss, or working for someone else. Even though it's not purely entrepreneurial, I love the message that it sends: everyone has different strengths, and the key to your success is finding and working with them instead of just avoiding mistakes. A great message, regardless of your status as employee or employer.