I am often asked, "How do you work with your husband? I could never work with my partner".
My friend Peta, who runs a brewery alongside her brewer husband, put my answer the best when she said, "I was sick of watching my husband give his best for the majority of the day, to someone else, and all I was getting was what was left over. I wanted to get him at his best for the most time." Here here.
Working with my spouse allows me to see my partner when he is on fire. You know, giving off that kind of energy that makes you want to run over and give him a big smoochy kiss? Well, that's my answer. But don't get me wrong, it's not all flowers and chocolates. It definitely comes with its challenges.
The reasons I love working with my husband are the same reasons I hate working with my husband:
He's completely unemotionally attached to the outcome of a conversation.
He's a killer negotiator.
He lags on detail.
He is as tenacious to an outcome as a bulldog to a bone.
His ability to lead a conversation to a pre-defined agenda is outstanding.
He can be on 24/7.
He takes the bull by the horns and gets sh*t done.
He's a spunk.
His strong points are my weaknesses, which in the creation of a well-rounded business is important. But when you are also raising two young men, under the age of 4, in addition to your together business, there needs to be strategy around bringing the yin and yang together.