The Balancing Act
You will agree that personal relationships require as much time and effort as our businesses do. I personally believe that business is a part of our life and not our life. Most entrepreneurs focus so much on their business that they sometimes lose focus on their personal lives. A healthy balance between both is essential. Especially, a lot of care has to be taken when your spouse or partner doesn?t share your business vision.Stay tuned as I share a few tips to maintain business success while making personal relationships work - this just needs little right practices and some habits.
Set Goals for Life & Business both
While businesses are important, relationships are too. Most business owners plan their business goals. But let me ask you, are your life goals and personal relationship goals in place? If not, then understand that that is the priority. A good way to do this is reserve a specific amount of time for your partner, and plan the rest of your week around that.Divide your time between your important relationships and your business. Sometimes, there are business challenges or emergencies, and you will have to adjust to address them. That is one reason for having your partner be aware of your business activities.
Keep them informed.
Often, when partners do not share your business vision, they may feel unimportant and don?t understand the commitment to the business that you have. It is important to let your partner know how committed you are to your business, and that you?ll do your best to spend time with them.Try to avoid discussing business with your partner all the time, but it is important when things get tough in the business, revel or confide, don?t hide. You never know there may be insights that your partner has that you haven?t considered. Such a conversation can help make your partner feel important and appreciated.
Getting them involved
Don't miss on the opportunities to let your partner know that you are happy to be in their company. Whenever there is a business event, ask your partner to attend the outing with you. Get your partner introduced to all the people you know your partner can help while networking. He or she may not be there for business purposes, but the acquaintances gained from the event might become helpful to your business. It?s ok if they don't share your business vision but by involving them and showing your appreciation, you will ensure a better understanding and will showcase your commitment to both your business and your relationship.
Refresh and Revive
Sometimes it is important to disconnect from the business for a little while and come back with a fresh perspective, so you can get better at things. This will also give you time to keep your focus and strengthen your relationship with your partner. Now this doesn?t need to be a regular occurrence but you can unplug and refresh. It could be as simple as a weekend vacation, movie or a long drive where you find yourself not thinking about your business. It will help refresh you and, when it?s spent with your partner, it just helps in strengthening your relationship.
"It may not be the easiest task to achieve but a healthy balance between work and life is necessary even though it may be bit tough.Balance your business and your personal relations and thrive in your business."
The Balancing Act