I am in the midst of a professional transition. I left my advertising gig the end of December and decided to start the New Year at my husband’s small business. I am helping him do some general office management, accounting and process improvement stuff, but, more importantly, am focused on upping the ante on their marketing game in hopes that I can grow the business and increase revenues (which would only be a big WIN-WIN for the both of us)!
I knew I was headed for a year full of change. Not only professionally, in how I spent my time from day to day, but also personally. After all, this new venture will mean that my husband and I will be under the same roof for almost 24 hours a day.
So, in honor of all that, I thought I dedicate today’s post to the 5 lessons I have learned so far about working with your significant other.
1. Define clear boundaries between work and home.
Before we started working together, my husband and I discussed how we were going to mentally separate work time from home time. One of the things I wanted was to leave work, and work talk, for work hours. Likewise, we agreed that we’d try to leave discussions about our kids or pets to our off work hours. For us, it was important that we had a clear distinction – mentally and emotionally – between work and our personal lives. (more…)
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