Many of you have heard me say, "As your marriage goes, so goes your business".
What I mean by that is that your marriage reflects you as a person - just like your business reflects you. The type of person you are will show in the strength of your marriage and in the strength of your business.
What I don't mean to say is that if your business is suffering, end the marriage so the business can improve.
Personal relationships will deteriorate if they aren't taken care of, and the result is often divorce. I talked to our pastor about this and he gave me a very valuable insight. He said, "Look beneath the surface and you will often find that there is equal blame on both sides."
But I'm a guy, and I'm going to talk to the men. Take a long hard look at yourself before you blame your lady for any personal or business problems you may have. We can be our own worst enemy. We let our big egos get in the way.
If you take my words wrong and decide to end your marriage to improve the business, think again. If your marriage is a mess and your business is a mess, look at yourself before you start blaming her. Unless and until you start treating your wife like the beautiful person she is, little else in your business or marriage will improve. If you can't treat your wife right, you are probably also not treating your employees, your specialty contractors or your customers with the respect they deserve.
In our newsletter, under the things to do section each month, we always add a sentence that encourages you to "fall in love with your spouse" again. Take them on a date. Tell them how special they are. Improve your marriage, and you will see the results in your business.