Deep breath, close eyes count to ten, repeat.This is a mantra I have often employed whilst working alongside my husband in our own business for the past 10 years. That’s not to say the mantra is necessary all the time but there are definitely those days where I wonder what the heck we’re doing together (in life and business).
There’s NOTHING worse than starting the day on the wrong foot and spending the rest of the day wishing we could quit. Sending snide emails and giving dirty looks across the office is an option, but it never seems to get us far.
When things are rocking, a husband/wife team is formidable, when things are rocky, business, marriage and family suffer.
As with all lovers working as a team, my husband and I made the decision to go into business together for many reasons and it’s vital that we continuously remind ourselves of the BIGGER picture.
We have (mostly) learnt how to successfully collaborate in business and maintain a happy marriage too (yes it can be done)!
We have become experts on the job through trial and error and I want to share this journey with you simply because I want you to know it is possible to NAIL it in business, have a blissful marriage and truly love every part of this blended life.
But I also want you to know, that like any collaboration it takes hard work, commitment and a personalised framework you must live by.
Our Framework for working and living together happily and harmoniously
What’s your number one tip for working with your lover? I would love to hear from you – send me an email or comment below on how you and your partner work together – what works, what doesn’t and what do you wish you’d known before you “said yes to a blended life”.