Wedding Days and Grand Openings have much of the same feelings going into each one as they hold a special place in a person’s life. Both tend to cost money and both seem to have an ominous understanding of the future. A person wants their marriage to succeed as much as their business needs to thrive because many times one is contingent on the other and as one goes so does the other.
Disclaimer: I’m no expert on either marriage or business but I’ve been married for over 13 years and been in business for 14 so I’ve witnessed a few trends. When business was bad my personal feelings lowered and my marriage suffered. When my marriage suffered I treated my staff poorly and business was negatively affected as I altered my routine. Sadly, I’ve seen many friends go through the same cycle and some could never recover either their marriage, business or both.
Reading about the number one cause of divorce being money trouble, a business owner can constantly have money woes. Sales cycles, holidays, and employee situations all contribute to the ebb and flow of finances to a business. How you bring home these natural financial stages of business could alter the relationship with your spouse or loved one.
First thing to do is separate work and home life. A business owner’s mind truly never shuts off work but keep feelings to a minimum around non business contacts. Telling your 7 year old about upcoming tax obligations won’t get you parent of the year. Second, if you work with a spouse or they do want to understand what is happening at work, have boundaries at home. Distinguish times to talk about events or places NOT to talk about work like over the dinner table. This will help separate the stress and happiness from either work or play.
People plan weddings years in advance as do future business owners having a dream of one day opening a business. The excitement, optimism and confidence of success builds towards the day to finally cut a cake or a big ribbon. They say behind every winning person is a support team helping them along the way. Pick your team well as marriage is the ultimate bond and a successful business could be the goal. Understand they go together and continue to take your life Up One Level.
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