One of the hardest things you can do when you first become an entrepreneur is to get other people to see what you’re trying to do!
9/10 who is the hardest person to convince? Your spouse, partner, significant other, or somebody that you live with!
Today I am going to give you some tips on how to get your spouse on board with your online business dream (I’ve been there, I’ve done it. No I’m going to help you do it)!
I will never forget the first time I heard about online business helping people achieve their goals. I was mowing the grass one day and I heard a podcast that laid out the game plan for how to money online with coaching, information products, and working with people to help them accomplish a goal. I ran inside to tell Jocelyn because I knew this was the way to create our family’s future and she was like, “go mow the grass.” Of course there was doubt at first for both of us! Was this some type of pyramid scheme? Could you believe these success stories on this podcast?
I went down the rabbit hole and Jocelyn stayed on top of the rabbit hole (at first)! Months in, nothing was happening. I was spending 3 or 4 hours a night and any extra money I could make off of a yard sale or selling something on eBay. It seemed like I was wasting my time.
Jocelyn started asking me questions like, “are you sure this is worth it?” She wasn’t being a disbeliever or nay-sayer. She was still saying, “do what you want. This is your time. And, I will be cool with that.” As I threw more and more money, the disbelief in my spouse (and myself) grew at a higher level.
That was, until God answered my prayers and I made 11 cents (and got Jocelyn on board)!
How To Get Your Spouse On-Board With Your Online Business Dream:
- Respect their boundaries. You have to set their boundaries at first and understand that they are not on-board at first. This is your dream right now, YOU need to go down the rabbit hole by yourself at first. Choose times to work on it that don’t affect your family or spouse time!
- Take care of your responsibilities first. When you get obsessed with something you can’t put it ahead of everything on your schedule. You will make your spouse mad if you prioritize your thing over your family’s things. Pay the bills, sweep the floors, take out the trash, whatever you need to do first. Do not put your dream ahead of your spouse and your family!
- Prove it. You have to make money. You can’t quit, you can’t give up. You have to keep pushing until you start making money! Get your product right, get your membership going. It can even be a small concept like my 11 cents – you are proving it can work!
I hope these 3 tips that I learned in battle-tested real-time because of a whole lot of 2020 mindset will help you not make the same mistakes I did! We have more tips on how to get your spouse onboard inside the Flipped Lifestyle Blueprint!
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