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Entrepreneurs are a unique blend of risk-takers, mad scientists, hope addicts, inventors and magicians. They can make incredible love partners if you know how to crack the code that unlocks their love and devotion. You can be on an adventurous ride of your life filled with excitement being with an entrepreneur lover -- or on a ride of terror that you want to exit ASAP. If you find yourself in a relationship with an entrepreneur or even if you are one yourselfknow that it can be challenging communicating your needs in such a way that gives your desired outcome.
Please heed the following very carefully. Often we unknowingly say exactly what pushes our entrepreneur lover away. Somehow our words come out in the form of pressure, judgment, blame, shame and general neediness. Instead of bringing playfulness, seduction, humor and kindness, we often demand that our needs be met, and that le to a response that in the opposite of our desire. As an expert in relationships and intimacy, over the past plus years I have worked with all kinds of couples, and my absolute favorite are entrepreneur couples, where one or both partners owns a business.
My background in mathematics and neuroscience gives me an interesting perspective of looking at the complexities of relationships with entrepreneurs, their partners, employees, children and extended families through the eyes of pattern recognition. Noticing the natural patterns that arise in any relationship and how to adjust the pattern to get what you want is my specialty. What I have found is the entrepreneur brings a unique set of gifts and challenges to a relationship. The gifts in relationships are easy to spot in the form of generosity, enthusiasm, dedication, devotion and loyalty.
The challenges in love partnerships always have to do with time, energy, attention, focus, comparison, drive and ambition. To fully love your entrepreneur lovers, you must accept them with all their gifts and challenges while also asserting your needs and desires. The key here is the way you assert your desires makes all the difference. Here is a must-have guide on how to communicate with your entrepreneur partner, including topics and phrases to avoid, and what to say instead.
By following the below tips, you can get the outcome you want to live an extraordinary life with your entrepreneur lover. Get used to it. Owning a business means that the bottom line rests with the owner and that means if something goes awry, your sweetie is getting called in to handle it, give an opinion on it or at the very least be informed about it.
First, get clear with your needs. Ask yourself, What do I really want? And FYI, relax can also mean going for a minute walk to connect, giving a neck rub, drawing a bath together or even taking a nap. Or are you just trying to toot your own horn? An easy win here is to give praise for your partner's business and risk-taking abilities, which is like a super power to actually take action on ideas.
I mean, seriously, how incredible is it to have an idea for a business and then start it and make it work? This kind of acknowledgement is the unspoken longing all entrepreneurs have at a core level, especially from someone who loves and cares about them.
If you are a Debbie Downer in any way shape or form, you will lose the attention of your entrepreneur partner forever. Entrepreneurs have very little tolerance for negativity as they have enough fear, doubt and worry of their own that they are working at releasing. Your job is to be supportive and encouraging as a lover. It is essential for the longevity of your relationship and the business. What does this do? It reminds your love that there are always successful people in any economy. Why not him? Yes, Bette Midler shout out.
Let them be momentary thoughts that pass through you like clouds passing in the sky. Easy come, easy go. Okay, first, put the spoiled brat away.
In fact, it could push your generous enterpreneuer lover in the opposite direction of your desire. Always practice being your most gracious self and express your sincere gratitude when your partner gives you time, attention or material gifts. Also, be willing to hear a no. It is essential that even when your entrepreneur lover says no to something you want to purchase that you accept the answer without withholding, punishing or otherwise withdrawing.
Give your best logical reasoning for why you should purchase the item and then let it go. Neither is the idea of work-life balance. Entrepreneurs love to work and gain so much from a job completed and well done. Would you prefer that I rub your face and shoulders, or your legs and feet? Creating loving physical touch with your partner will help the person to relax, even if only for a little while.
Simply seek another way to assist in finding that quick relaxation. Also see point No. Stop it. Right now. This is probably one of the worst things you could ever say to your entrepreneur lover. If this is coming up for you, being romantically involved with an entrepreneur may be something you want to rethink. The short answer is, whatever it takes. Most entrepreneurs are so dedicated to their business they are willing to invest over and over until the business flies or it drowns.
This is a philosophical conundrum. The firm belief in going for your dreams is at the heart of every risk-taking entrepreneur. Or 2 Be honest with yourself about your needs in a relationship around security and have an open conversation about your fears and concerns and be willing to let go of your fears. Harsh, and true. What is the real issue here?
Look inside yourself and find some compassion for how hard your partner works. See if you can find Businessman looking for someone special to talk to else to do until he is off the phone and you can then reconnect. Being understanding and supportive when your entrepreneur lover takes calls, answers s or texts even at the occasionally inappropriate time will keep you connected in the long term, even though it may feel more disconnected in the short term.
Show your partner you understand his plight and positively reinforce when he does demonstrate restraint and chooses to not take business calls during intimate times. When you ask that question it puts an unintentional and unnecessary pressure on your entrepreneur lover.
Sounds crazy, right? Would it be best for you to plan the vacation, or better to make the suggestion for a short getaway to refresh and include her in the planning? Not all entrepreneurs want to go on a three-week hiatus from work. If it is important to you, then make that very clear with a loving, playful tone to inspire your love to take action in the direction of alone time together. What are you really worried about here? Whatever it is, keep it to yourself. Are you wondering if your partner really has what it takes to make the business work over time?
It is natural to have fears and doubts do arise. And how can you shift your thought of fear and negativity into something that inspires and encourages? See below:. How can I support you right now? And that is priceless. Latest Video Start A Business. To fully love your entrepreneur partners, you must accept them with all their gifts and challenges while also asserting your needs and desires.
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