This week the Video Ezine Assignment is focused on conscious, committed couples.
I think of you couples as “business partners” or “entrepreneurial couples” whether one of you works in the home, or even if one or both of you work in a corporation. Managing a relationship, a family, running a household and going to work—inside or outside the home—is a massive challenge. It’s like running a business!
Just like a well-run corporation or a business has a culture, mission and philosophy, a well-run household is headed by you two, as “business” partners who partner for the sake of the family.
When you separate the business of life from the fun stuff you can keep the spark of romance alive. When it becomes entangles, both the business and the romantic success typically falters.
So, the more committed you are to your priorities, the more conscious you are of your needs, and the more creative and flexible you are, the smoother your life will run AND the more you’ll have time and energy to reach for your Big Picture Dreams together!
The BIG Benefits of Balancing Work and Family Together
It’s simple. When you are clearly aiming for the same outcomes as the lead-partners, CEO’s of your company/household, you both
- Agree to partner and stay focused together
- Agree to be fully accountable for your agreements
- Want everyone in the company to be happy
- Fully support both of your needs and desires
- Work creatively to build a mutually satisfying life together
The 5 Habits
As conscious, committed entrepreneurial couples you:
1. Are on the same page with your values and priorities.
Your life activities are focused on these key priorities. You create systems and communication to stay aligned and cooperating. You work together so that everyone’s needs are met.
2. Consciously learn and implement a partnering mindset, skills and tools.
You want to reach for your dreams individually and together, so you work to
- Smooth out Daily Details
- Keep Big Picture Dreams Alive
3. Manage conflict together.
If your communication styles are different you agree to learn a mutual style of resolving conflict together. You use time-outs and schedule talk times to stay connected. You create a conflict-free zone and seek advice or help when in trouble.
4. Put difficult topics and issues “On the table.”
You seek to stay connected and not blame one another. You know when issues are On The Table you can resolve them together. You seek Win/Win, mutually satisfying solutions for both of you.
5. Set positive goals to work toward together.
You desire to grow together and to create a fulfilling life together at every stage. So you annually establish Individual, Couple and Family Goals (if applicable.) You have regular meeting to follow-up on progress toward these goals.