Marriage and Entrepreneurship: What Divorced Entrepreneurs Wish They’d Known Earlier
If there’s one thing you should know about marriage and entrepreneurship, it’s that you’ll never turn your non-entrepreneur spouse into an entrepreneur. The harder you try, the more you’ll ruin your marriage. This is because being an entrepreneur isn’t just about running your own business. Hell, I’ve met business owners who weren’t even entrepreneurs by the true definition of the word.
They didn’t think like entrepreneurs. They didn’t even have entrepreneurial reasons for starting their business, and they sure as hell didn’t RUN their business the way an entrepreneur would. Rather, they started their business because it was the most practical (or necessary) thing to do at the time. Entrepreneurs are a different breed than normal people. Non-entrepreneurs will never think like us, and they’ll never fully understand us.
Does this mean an entrepreneur and a non-entrepreneur can’t stay happily married unless the entrepreneur gives up on their dreams? No, it doesn’t. But the entrepreneur has to accept that their spouse isn’t going to change their mind because what you’re essentially asking your spouse to do is change who they are. Thankfully there’s an alternative solution to this problem, and I talk about it in today’s podcast on marriage and entrepreneurship.
Goals and Progress
- January Income: $1,868 (January Goal $2,000).
- Bodyweight: 238lbs (Goal 185).
- Linkedin Connections: 11,127 (Goal 10,000).