Starting a new business is crazy hard, crazy stressful, and generally a shit show. The internet talks a lot about how hard this is for the entrepreneur, but they rarely talk about how hard it is for the spouse of the entrepreneur. All the stress, but none of the control…
How will it affect our marriage?
How will it affect my career?
How will it affect my passions?
How will it affect our free time?
How will it affect our kids?
How will it affect our sex life?
How will it affect our finances?
Your entrepreneur might be comfortable operating with high risk and lot of unknowns, but that isn’t always the case for those married to them…
I was listening to a podcast yesterday with the co-founder of Infusionsoft on what a nightmare the first 3 years were for him and his wife. Jump to minute 12 and listen here and you can hear the story from his perspective.
He was making about $2,500 a month, they have 4 kids, and his wife was home trying to make it all work. They are in $100,000 of debt from school and going into more debt because of the business and personal guarantees. He talks about how stressed he and his wife were, how she couldn’t believe the business would work, and so many tear-filled conversations. I recommend a listen as it is only about 10 minutes long for that part of the story.
I am guessing so.
We need more stories from your perspective…
How are you coping with the stress?
How did you have the hard conversations?
Did you stay supportive if you did?
How did you get through it?
How did it affect your kids?
When did you give up?
What would you tell someone going through it looking back?
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