What feels right to you?
We have had to change our game plan for my business and our businesses a few times.
And it’s that way again. Back in October or November Chad (my fiance and father of our 2 amazing kids) got a promotion. Certainly, you would think with a 4.50/hour pay raise we would be thrilled that he got it.
I am so proud of him and what he’s accomplished with being in his industry. He graduated with a bachelors degree in Psychology and did not want to go back to school and it is really hard to find a job in that field without a Master’s, so I know that he has done so much and grown so much in his field.
BUT, I’m sure you saw the but coming, right? But, he is gone so much for 4 days a week and Cameron (our 4 year old) wants to start more sports and Chad is gone from 10am – 11:30pm Monday through Thursday. So Chad will most likely miss games since they are usually during the week and this morning he had that “Oh shit, I’m going to be gone for some of the big moments” moment. And he started focusing on the problem.
How will this work?
Chad and I are pretty different and with my personality, I’m the type who will say, “Okay, yes, Houston, we have a problem. What are we going to do to get to the solution?”
Chad will say, “Okay, we have a problem, let’s talk about the problem and then let’s talk about it a little more, until the very last minute and then we can find the solution.”
And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing because I think a lot of people who don’t understand entrepreneurship or as Chad calls them “old school” 9 – 5 people, beginner entrepreneurs and other people in general think. If we focused on finding a solution, focus on giving a solution and giving of ourselves that big things and great things can happen.
With all of that said, missing our son’s potential games really struck a cord with Chad and I think that dealing with kids in a Juvenile Detention Center has heightened his anxiety too. So he is jumping on the boat with me to create something great.
I’ve share my visions with him from what I have seen from other Internet Marketers and my goal isn’t just to coach people to create focus and automated businesses, my goal is to create multiple internet streams (eCommerce sites, 2 podcasts, coaching, niche blogs, etc) and Chad wants to help.
As I am building up my coaching business and group coaching programs, Chad will be helping us start on smaller projects that we can outsource a lot for.
We already outsource a lot, I order articles, we are hiring a web developer to help us with our new website design and I order Fiverrs for just about everything.
How do I feel about this change?
I am excited! I feel like Chad is such a good leader but he’s not passionate about his work. I think giving him something to do after the kids go to bed on the weekends instead of laying around watching The Walking Dead that he can really utilize his talents and learn so much. We will see if he agrees.
I feel nervous because for so long I had the spouse who didn’t understand what I did. Sure I’ve been able to help pay for bills and cover my business expenses but I think that it takes a different type of person to really understand why you are doing what you want to do.
I know I was sent to this earth to empower people to live to their potentials. I feel like I have a message about living your true potential, being productive and purposeful in your life and I need to share it with whoever will listen.
I’m just happy that Chad is on board with that!
With that said, one of our first projects we are working on is an awesome website/podcast. It is going to be about His Thinking Versus Hers. Chad and I are on two different wave lengths 76% of the time.
We want to talk about in relationships how men truly do think differently than women. Even just one example, I’m a spender, I feel like we need savings, but I also believe that we only live once and I don’t want to not go out on a Friday to put an extra $40 in the bank. Chad would stay in or choose for just one of us to go so we could save half or all the money.
Even with him working a brick and mortar job and with me working from home and owning my own business since 2009, we’ve had such huge differences in opinions and discussions around it that we think other people in their relationships and business life have felt the same way.
All of that to say, be prepared to really see me use my word of the year – GROWTH – over the next few months as I will test myself to push myself into territories unknown, into co-creation with Chad and learning about ourselves and how we work in the process.
I love change but it is so scary at the same time, but sometimes it has to be done! We’re both scared shitless but we know that if we work harder at this for the first few years, that we will reap what we sow and I know that is what we are both super excited for!
Do you change your business or add things as you see fit? Do you allow for change and moving yourself and your business around if you have to?