“A man’s life is a constant battle between his work and his woman.”
I get asked the question “How do you find the balance between your work and your girlfriend/wife/partner?” on a weekly basis.
Lets dig into what’s really going on when a client asks me this.
They’re feeling overwhelmed. They’re feeling stressed. They feel stretched too thin.
They love their work/career/business enough that it genuinely compels them to become the best in the world at what they do.
They also love their partner so deeply that they want to do right by her and make sure that she feels as loved as possible with the limited time resources they might be giving to her.
In my mind, there are two strategies that you can choose.
Prioritizing Business Advancement Above Your Relationship
Knowing that most men derive a huge amount of self-esteem and identity level happiness from their work, it’s no wonder that they would naturally gravitate towards prioritizing their work over their woman.
When I ask my clients to send me a screen grab of their weekly calendars, it is immediately clear that their work takes the front seat in their lives.
When you prioritize your happiness at any cost (whether through doing work you love, exercising, or engaging in your favourite hobbies) then you are ultimately a happier person. And if you’re happy, then you can be a happy and fulfilled person for your intimate partner.
But there is a limit to how far you can improve your relationship by working extra hard on your career/business.
Prioritizing Your Relationship Over Business Advancement
I believe that working really hard on your career/business doesn’t really funnel excess energy into your relationship, whereas funnelling extra attention and intentionality into your relationship does serve your business.
So you can either work your butt off every day and have that make you a 10% more effective relationship partner, or you can prioritize your love life and have that make you a 300% more effective business man.
Without fail, every time that I have had a client engage in a month long test of making their romantic partner their priority over their business their business has levelled up faster than almost any other growth curve in their businesses history.
Why? Because our emotional energy touches everything that we do. If we aren’t feeling safe, secure, and settled in our love life then it affects us every day that we’re trying to get work done in the office.
Why else? Because you feel that much more confident when you know your partner is well-fucked and blissfully happy with you.
Why else? Because when you remember how much you love spending time with your partner you’ll work smarter within your business, you’ll get more done in less time, and the pillow talk that you engage in with your partner will give you much needed insights and intuition into the work that you’re doing that you might not have otherwise been able to tap into.
Bottom line… setting the energetic foundation of making your relationship and sex life thrive will do so much more for your growth (and the growth of your business) than burning the candle at both ends in your business will do for your home life.
Make her a priority.
Even if you have limited time in your day/week/calendar it’s imperative that you make her feel loved, seen, and appreciated.
Dedicated to your success,