What business gurus can teach us about marraige

August 30, 2010

in Good Marriage, Series

Two of the blogs I regularly read to give me inspiration for what I write here are Chris Brogan and Seth Godin. These two business blogs rarely show up in my Sunday links because Seth and Chris don’t write about marriage – but much of what they write easily applies to marriage.

The next few days I am going to use posts made by Chris and Seth as a jumping off place for marriage tips. For today, I’d like you to think about how you treat your bride versus how you treat your co-workers, subordinates, bosses, customer, clients, suppliers and other business contacts. Do you treat business contacts better than you treat your bride? If you treated business contacts the way you treat your bride, would it hurt your business, cost you a promotion, or even get you fired? If the answer is yes, what do you think that kind of treatment is doing to your bride, and to your marriage?

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HP 2600n
HP 2600n

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Russell
Russell

I think about this often. I know that at work I have to be "on" for both my coworkers and customers. I deal with a lot of stuff during a typical day, which is 10 hours long, and when I get home my natural self - introvert - takes over and I want to disengage from my family for a short time. This is not always an option. So I try to be aware of this as often as possible. It is not fair that work gets my "A" game every day and my family gets anything less. It has taken me many years to realize this and get a handle on it. I'm not perfect at it but I am working on it.

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