Does your guy respect your business? Whether you started your business from nothing, came from corporate, or dropped all of your life’s resources into a new venture, your guy is one of the most critical members of your fan club, and every business needs a fan club that isn’t just virtual and online.
When I started my business (remember that I left a really respectable income behind), he took to talking about my “little business.” It took a while of gentle and not so gentle reminders, but he caught on and started introducing me as a business owner. When your guy describes your business in at least the same terms as you do, or perhaps even better, then you know he’s on board.
My business reached a milestone last year of 5 continuous years in business. Hubby dear was paying more attention than I was, and noticed how I was gushing over the (then) recently released iPad. He totally surprised me with my very own iPad to celebrate the business milestone. If your hubby presents you with productivity tools, even if you aren’t sure they’ll work for you, take it as his vote of confidence in your business acumen.
He did it once again this year. Just after the book was released, my husband presented me with a professionally shadowboxed version of the book. Wow! Not quite as expensive as the iPad, but still not cheap, and definitely something I never would have thought to get for myself. Guys who get a sentimental gift that represents your success are priceless.
The saying used to be that behind every good man was a good woman. But, hey, running a business, especially while you are pregnant, is a team sport. There’s got to be a good guy behind you if you are going to stay healthy, happy and at least somewhat balanced. Let’s celebrate those guys who help us forward.
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