- Why did you start working with your spouse?
- Was it intentional? Did you fall into it together? Did you meet while starting up the business?
- Why do you like your current arrangement together? Are you accomplishing your goals by working together?
- What can you do differently in your partnership to shift the dynamic toward your vision for yourself, your relationship and your business?
My husband, Dan, and I did not intentionally say to each other,”Let’s start a business together” or “let’s be entrepreneurs and have our own businesses”. We just did it. Most of you probably have too. You trust each other, you know what each other is good at, and you know you can count on your partner to be motivated toward the same goals.
Some of you (the enlightened Spousepreneurs) have chosen this path intentionally. I LOVE THAT! I hope more of you out there will do this too. However, it takes lots of planning and I dare say, that coaching can help guide you through the process. You can design together your “partnership agreement” so that you both are clear about how you want this to go and you can design into your strategy, check-ins with an outside party (maybe it’s another couple who are Spousepreneurs like you are).
The key is to keep learning and growing and evolving as your business, your life and your family evolve. We are not stagnant beings so there may come a day, when being a Spousepreneur isn’t fun anymore, and that’s when you need reexamine your partnership agreement to see if anything needs to change and be updated.
More on this later…but if you have some answers to those questions at the top of the blog, I’d love to hear about them in the comments.
As a little bonus here, follow @WeFoughtAbout on Twitter–it’s a couple who shares everything they fight about. So funny!