Keys to Being in Business With Your Spouse
Posted on November 8, 2022

I work with so many business owners who are in business with their spouses in some capacity.

Whatever it looks like there are ✌️ people making decisions.

It usually plays out like this…

1️⃣ One spouse has been following me on social for a while or they’ve been referred to me by a friend.
2️⃣ We have a call and they know that working with me 1:1 and getting support is totally something they want.
3️⃣ They need to talk to their spouse (I am 💯 in favor of BTW) before they make a decision.
4️⃣ The spouse doesn’t know who I am or what I do and doesn’t understand why they need support.
5️⃣ The original spouse comes back and says they can’t do it.
6️⃣ They go on dealing with the same issues in their business and feel like they’re continuing to always put out fires and not move forward.

I see the original spouse I spoke to getting overwhelmed as time passes. In this scenario, it’s usually the wife that comes to me. She’s running her business AND a household AND all the things that come with raising a family. She needs help and opens that door a little bit but then closes it and moves on as is.

Steps to approach this conversation with your partner:

👉 Decide that this is actually something you want to do 100%. If you’re not 100% in, we can’t expect someone to support us in this.
👉 Ask for support vs permission. “How can we figure this out and make it work” VS “Is it okay with you if I do this?”
👉 Give them time! You’ve probably been following me for a while and have been having a conversation with me. For your spouse, I’m just some random human!
👉 Communicate the value for you and why is it important to you to do this.

If you want support in getting support- let’s have a conversation! I’m here to help you do the work you may just not be able to do on your own or feel like doing on your own.

I give free calls (Click Here) and would love to chat and see how I can support you!

 

Jordan Ilderton