Ep 49: How to Get Your Husband on Board With Your Business
June 12, 2018 - 01:00:01
Over the past three years, one of my most favorite things has been meeting women at Business Boutique events all across the country who are there for one reason: Their husbands bought them a ticket.
Y’all, let’s take a second. How amazing is that?
This crazy, wonderful, exhilarating journey of chasing their dream started because someone—an incredibly supportive husband, in this case—believed in them. That right there is a dream in and of itself. And believe me, I know. I have one of those rock star husbands too.
Is Your Husband on Board With Your Business?
My husband is my confidant, my teammate, my number one fan—but even he can get overwhelmed by yet another one of my big ideas. Any dreamers out there? Y’all know exactly what I’m talking about.
But you know what I’ve discovered? Usually when that happens, it’s because I simply didn’t give him enough information or enough time to process it all. Or, let’s be honest, maybe in my excitement, I jumped all the way from A to Z and just plain scared him!
The good news is it’s possible to get even the most hesitant husband interested and on board with your business. (Really!)
The best place to start? Take a look at the way you talk to him about your business.
What Is the Best Way to Talk to My Husband About My Business?
Here’s the deal: A big dream calls for one heck of a powerful communication strategy, whether you’re talking to your customers or your very own spouse.
If you want to get your husband on board with your business, you have to first help him understand the meaning behind your work.
If you want to get your husband on board with your business, you have to first help him understand the meaning behind your work. And I’ve got three tips to help you do just that.
In this episode, I’ll talk about the importance of:
- Explaining your why
- Asking your husband what he needs
- Showing him the ways your business brings you joy
My Guest This Week Is My Husband, Matt Wright!
Photo Credit: Cameron Jones Photography
My guest this week is my very own husband, Matt Wright—also known as my biggest cheerleader. There’s nothing I can’t accomplish with that man by my side. I’m so proud of him, and I’m so proud he’s mine.
I am so excited for you all to get to know him a little better—and I’m excited for Matt to tell you what it’s like being married to a woman who is chasing a big business dream.
So, Matt and I have been married for six years now, and in all that time, he’s never left me speechless—until a few weeks ago.
Now, anyone who knows me or has ever listened to this podcast knows that I’m a talker. I am not what you’d call quiet. Or shy—at all. One could say that I have a lot to say, a lot of the time. Shocking, I know!
I recently asked Matt what he thinks is the best way for a woman to get her husband on board with her business. Y’all, his answer blew me away.
Without hesitation, he explained, “I think husbands should support our wives because that’s our responsibility. If you’re married, it’s your responsibility to support one another.”
“I think husbands should support our wives because that’s our responsibility. If you’re married, it’s your responsibility to support one another.” -Matt Wright
What?! He totally called out men to do the right thing. And I love him for it.
I also love that he offered a completely different perspective that had never occurred to me. That’s invaluable.
But let’s be honest: Actions speak louder than words. And sometimes competing responsibilities, other commitments, kids, and everyday life just get in the way.
That’s why I wanted Matt to share his thoughts on specific ways for your spouse to become more interested—more personally invested—in your business.
In this podcast, Matt and I will talk about:
- Looking for common threads in both your businesses so you can help one another
- Respecting your husband’s feelings as they relate to your business
- The best ways to manage expectations and become a true team
- How to make your husband still feel like a priority in your life
- Thinking about your business from your husband’s perspective
What Do I Do If My Husband Doesn’t Support My Dream?
In a perfect world, every single woman chasing a dream would have a supportive husband behind her. Sadly, I know that’s not the reality for everyone. But it’s never too late for your marriage to become a real partnership.
Please believe me when I tell you that. You need to work on changing the dynamic of your relationship to create a new normal around your business.
I know you can do it. And I’m going to share four ways to help you gain your husband’s support.
If you’re as hard driving as I am, some of these may be a struggle for you. But trust me. They are worth your time and your patience.
I have another challenge for you. Have your husband listen to the rest of this episode with you. I’m going to be answering questions from husbands whose wives are pursuing their business dreams just like you.
I think it will be extremely informative and helpful for both of you.
Lastly, don’t forget that I love hearing from you! Send me your questions or comments by email or Twitter. Or give me a call on my new toll-free line at 844.944.1074. You just might hear your question on a future episode!
1:19 5 How to Include Your Husband in Your Business
7:38 Interview with Matt Wright
36:46 Encouragement to Communicate with Your Husband
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