Many of us have the misconception that business and marriage together as a couple will lead to a poor mixture. Do you also think the same? Every married couple has some issues, fights, and other things going on in the relationship. For couples who are business owners, this can present unique levels of problems, even if they are not sharing the same business. Whenever we think about money in a relationship, the first thing that comes to mind is spending, which leads to frustration.
The partition between the money of both couples can sometimes make the marriage like a bumpy road. However, married couples with similar business mindset, helps growth and gain in marriage, business and wealth.
Here we will share how you can position and win in marriage, business and wealth.
Keep a joint bank account.
One of the biggest mistake that many couples make is avoiding money conversations. You think as long as bills are getting paid, that’s all that matters. A discussion needs to be had if you want to build ‘family/future’ wealth. Suppose you are a couple running a business and a career but didn't have good accounts accountability. One of the best ways to position your marriage and business is to keep a joint bank account to delegate all bills. It helps you to keep track of your money-saving and spending. That doesn’t mean that you can’t keep separate accounts too. Many couples have had their paycheck going to the same bank for years and have other assets there, and it would be such a hassle to move everything. It’s ok to diversify but both partners should know what’s going on with all monies. Remember that marriage is an equal partnership, and there is no concept of my money versus your money.
Discuss your lifestyle choices together
Lifestyle choices are essential to discuss in couples running the business together. If you do not love shopping, but your spouse loves to buy things with brand tags, it's better to decide on these life choices together, if you want to position yourself in marriage and business to make wealth work. It helps to know about the compromise on your preferences and support your partner's interest. It allows you to live a better personal and professional life.
Recognize your difference in personality styles
If you want to live a healthy life, position yourself in marriage and business. Everyone has a different mindset that fulfills the criteria of opposition and agreement. However, when you know your partner's personality and know how they may think or contemplate, it helps with understanding and compromise. Keep in mind that their personality is different, and you need to try to understand them as much as possible. It helps you position yourself to win in marriage, business, and wealth. The compatibility and understanding of personalities will benefit both partners in the long run.
Set expectations together
Expectations can sometimes cause frustration and disappointment when they are not discussed and handled appropriately. We have expectations from our mate when it comes to personal desires, marriage desires, business, money and everything else in life. Talking about these expectations helps everyone be clear on needs, desires, understandings and fulfilment. Don’t skirt around these issues. Sit down as two mature adults and have honest, open discussion that leaves you both on the same page. When we are clear on what our mate wants and they are clear on what we need, it makes for a happier union.
These essential discussions help you position your business, marriage, and wealth at a high end toward success in all areas of your life. Everyone has different circumstances, and their marriage adjusts according to them. Moreover, many experts say that keeping personal and business life separate when it comes to spending quality time together for each is necessary for success. As the saying goes, ‘there is a time and place for everything under the sun’. Take the time to discuss goals, situations, desires in marriage, in your business and in your future financial goals. Remember, if you fail to plan. You plan to fail.
If you and/or your spouse have a business and you want to be connected to other couples working together to build strong marriages and strong businesses, reach out. Our Global Marriage Leadership Mastermind Program helps couples develop their business and their marriage. We focus on all key areas of business and marriage from branding, marketing, social media, roles and responsibilities, strengths and weaknesses, and scaling together to success. We help you get on the same page in Marriage, Business and Wealth.
Here's to your united success,