Taking the time to have the honest, and open conversations with your life partner about what’s important, is the first step toward building true alignment. This alignment will then become the foundation for your relationship and your business.
Most entrepreneurs consider their threats to be externally driven. However, we want to discuss how your biggest threat is far closer than you might think. And, we don’t mean your competition, your team, your clients, nor your family and friends. Have you ever slowed down to consider this: you yourself are your biggest threat; you yourself get in your own way?
I love the quote by Albert Einstein: “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Opportunities are everywhere—for you and your business. However, do you have a mindset that allows you to recognize them? Are you currently making them happen or waiting for them to happen—to you?
As business owners, we know you know what your weaknesses are. However, knowing them and doing something about them can be two very different things. When I ask my clients to tell me what their weaknesses are, I typically get the response, "How long have you got?" or something like this, "How many would you like me to give you?"
As business owners, and directors of our own lives, it’s important that we know what we’re working with. I mean really know! And while I’m aware that you know how to complete a SWOT analysis for your business, the question is: when was the last time you did one on yourself?
Leo D'Angelo Fisher Of Business Review Weekly Receives A 'High Class' Response For His review Of The Invisible PartnershipSubmitted by Louise on Sat, 03/26/2011 - 10:02
Leo D'Angelo Fisher Of Business Review Weekly Receives A 'High Class' Response For His review Of The Invisible Partnership
Upon the release of our book The Invisible Partnership: How to Work with Your Spouse Without Getting Divorced, Leo D'Angelo Fisher - Senior Writer & Columnist at Business Review Weekly wrote a review entitled 'Married to Work.' The impact of Leo's review, along with the authorship of William and I, have reverberated far and wide —
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had many extraordinary conversations with clients, which could only be described as ‘life’ reality check moments. The big questions like ‘why are we doing what we do?’ ‘Is it really making a difference?’ ‘What impact is my business really having?’ ‘Am I doing what I’m supposed to be doing?’
There’s no doubt that this question conjures the thought of a ‘paint-by-numbers exercise, Business 101 or 90 Days for Dummies.’ However, not every business owner will take the time to plan out the next 90 days—whether this is for their business or for their life.
William de Ora and Louise Woodbury are the authors of "The Invisible Partnership" and "The Invisible Entrepreneur". They have been happily married for 16 of the 17 years they have been working together. They run a consultancy called Quantum Dynamics and teach couples how to work together without getting divorced.
This is a subject close to our hearts and a principle by which we live, both personally and professionally. One of our favorite quotes is by George Bernard Shaw: “Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.”