A professional will receive input about work from other successful professionals. Where people fail is more likely personal than it is professional. Every husband knows his wife better than anyone else; likewise every wife knows her husband. We all need input about ourselves.
Brenda has saved my hide more times than I can remember. But she didn’t come and try to tell me how to do my job. She came and questioned me about how I would function. One of the first times this happened I was starting a new business and I sat down to talk with her about it. When I asked what she thought, she acknowledged that she didn’t have any input for the business, but she said, “You know how you are. You’ll throw yourself into this and you won’t spend time with me and the girls. Is that what you want?”
I was trying to convince myself that I would never do that, but I knew it was my tendency. So, together, we agreed about how I would manage my schedule, and how long I would work to reach a certain financial goal. We both agreed that if I deviated from the plan or if I failed to reach my goal I would get out of the business. These are the kind of personal insights that no one other than our spouse can give us. JOIN ME this week and garner new skills for creating the best husband – wife team you could be.