I read an article that suggested entrepreneurship is at its highest now. With an economic downturn possibly approaching, people are nervous, which has created a variety of individuals looking to capitalize on entrepreneurship! This is fantastic, in my opinion; however, this may change the dynamic of relationships.
Here are a few things to consider prior to jumping into the R-word with an entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurs are thinkers. This means you may find them weird. Entrepreneurs tend to think outside the box. They don’t confine themselves to regular strategies. They are typically innovative, optimistic, and rebels. During discussion, you may not always see eye to eye. They’re just not as logical as you’d like them to be. Remember, that can be good; they’ll definitely increase your thinking abilities.
They aren’t governed by a schedule. Although many balance life and work well, they’re always working. Even when they aren’t. They’re bound to be in mid-conversation when suddenly they’re writing an idea on a napkin. Learn to discuss those ideas and concepts with them as opposed to getting frustrated that they’ve zoned out. They’ll come back to earth and likely be excited to share the revelation with you!
Sometimes they need and require solitude. It’s not you! Often, entrepreneurs experience a multitude of emotions. Their business is very much a part of their life. This requires them to be constantly evaluating. It’s who they are. This can be good for your relationship. It forces them to be and do better in every area of their life; that includes you!
They’re extremely opinionated. As I mentioned above, they’re not typical thinkers and they are rebels. When they have their mind made up, it’s made up. There’s no changing it. They don’t like being told no, they can’t, or they shouldn’t. Why?! They’ve built their life around being free. Entrepreneurs focus less on income and more on freedom or solving a problem. They just happen to profit from what they do! Respect their opinions and learn how to challenge and support their thinking. This doesn’t mean you can’t disagree, or poke holes in their ideas, it simply means you’ll have to become a sounding board, which most of them really like.
Lastly, they get bored easily! Doing something over and over is mundane. They’re often looking for the next thrill. They like fun, joy, travel, random pleasure, and spontaneous events! That doesn’t mean you’ll bore them if you’re on a schedule, but if you’re unable to adjust, that may cause an issue. They want to be able to adjust and enjoy life. Do that with them.
Being with an entrepreneur is work! However, it’ll be the time of your life.
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