Help for Creatives and Those Who Love Them
Making money, building your empire can be daunting work so who wants to come home to another set of problems? To avoid that it’s best if you create relationships that don’t add to the stress.
Throughout the months we ask our creative entrepreneurs about relationships. Sometimes we ask them specifically, other times it comes out naturally through the course of the interview. This month we’re sharing what they told us:
If someone’s waiting for you to come home it’s not going to work. Both parties have to be busy.
–Jackie Summers, profiled in Test Run 1, Issue 1 “Boozepreneurs”
Lesson: While we all want to date someone who’s on the come up they’re most likely busy for that reason. Decide how much time you need from your SO because dating an entrepreneur is not for everyone.
“What I do is in the morning I end up driving her to work now so that we can spend more time in traffic even though I don’t have to do it. [I] pick her up we drive again and then we eat dinner every night together. So I don’t lose.” After dinner he comes right back to the business.
–Jean Alerte, profiled in Test Run 1, Issue 2 “Anniversary”
Lesson: Even if they’re busy if you’re important to them they’ll make time for you.
Autumn’s husband who’s an architect built the interior of The Brooklyn Kolache Co. from the ground up. Taking interests in your significant other’s project, helping them build metaphorically, or literally as in this case, goes a long way.
–Autumn Stanford profiled in Test Run 2, Issue 3 “Women Entrepreneurs”
Lesson: One way to make time for your SO is to get involved in their project.
“We had to learn how to work together. Gaston and I (pictured above) are opposites in many ways. It took us three months of fighting over stupid little things. This line goes here, no this line goes here.” Mariquel and her husband/co-founder would enlist the help of a friend who works in conflict resolution for the UN.
–Mariquel Waingarten, profiled in Test Run 1, Issue 4 “Community-Williamsburg”
Lesson: If you find that working with your spouse is a headache, but you’re committed to working together strongly consider getting an mediator to work out the kinks.
Do you agree? Disagree? What are some other relationship advice you’ve found as an entrepreneur you would like to share?
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