Making the decision to become an entrepreneur, a builder of things, is scary and life-changing. Even more, starting something is just the beginning of what will be a harrowing journey of ups and downs.
That’s just what it means to be an entrepreneur.
Young, single founders can get by with little sleep, a ramen diet, and no outside commitments… But there comes a time when having a supportive life partner quite simply makes life better. In fact, there’s no doubt in my mind that a supportive life partner is a competitive business advantage.
If you listen to the first season of Startup from Gimlet Media, you can hear the power of Nazanin Blumberg’s perspective on Alex’s decision making. If you read the monthly Balancing Acts column by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg in Inc magazine, you get a look behind the scenes at the difficulty of being partner to an entrepreneur.
It’s one thing to have the guts to start a business. It’s quite another to have a life partner who has the guts to go along for the ride.
Thanks to my beautiful fiance Nicole Foo for the inspiration for today’s post.
Build a meaningful career doing work you believe in
Get every new essay on making a positive impact in the world as it's published.