Anonymous entrepreneur confesses how he places customer requests ahead of the requests made by his spouse. His wife is obviously not that happy about it and she thinks that it’s about respect. Understandably true and fair thinking. From the perspective of start-ups it’s important to realize how crucial it is to provide good and prompt service and make your customer a hero.
However, to succeed with your start-up it is crucial to maintain balance at home too. Work-life balance is a supportive foundation for every businessman and entrepreneur.
Amanda Jaros writes in Thought catalog about analogy between the promises we make on a one particular day and the relationships we live in. Personally I believe the common factor, to succeed in both, is careful consideration and full commitment.
As Amanda says, in both it’s totally alright and advisable to first get a feeling about it before fully jumping in.
That’s how is it about our decisions in business. Careful consideration and commitment. Here I can find a major exception though. Sometimes in business it’s necessary to do a fast choice and correct the course later after experimenting and learning.
Check out the fun presentation by Scott Adams the author of Dilbert. He questions significance of the passion in entrepreneurship and success. Everybody, including me, highlight meaning of passion in creation of your own business. What if better question is to ask: What do people need? What kind of problems could I solve, how could I make the lives of others easier?
Adams states that rather than looking for a passion or ambitious goals one should set up a system that delivers results. Achievements will then bring that well-known passion.
Also, speaking about presentations, I put together a short summary of how relationship resemble start-ups. I have noticed that also in relationships success delivers passion.