Wednesday, May 29, 2013

You Ask, We Answer!

Once a month, we answer questions from you, our 4Life® distributors. Stay tuned to the 4Life Research USA Facebook page for your next chance to ask questions!

Rolly Guiao Ocampo from the Philippines asks, "What is your advice for building a business with your spouse?"

Thanks for the great question! Sharing the same goals for your business can be a very rewarding and fun endeavor. Here are some things to keep in mind.

1. Be sure you make time when you don't talk or think about the business. Don't let it consume all of your time together.

2. Divide responsibilities so that each person fills the role for which he is best suited. If your spouse is really good at keeping the books but doesn't like public speaking, don't expect him to speak at meetings. Maybe with time your spouse will grow into doing a new role, but let that happen at a natural pace.

3. If a certain aspect of building your business causes both of you great stress (like planning a large event, for example), it might be worth it to hire other people to help you, rather than get too stressed out.

4. Don't forget to compliment one another, celebrate your successes, and encourage one another in challenges. Remind each other why you became involved with 4Life, the goals you want to accomplish, and the dreams you share together.

5. If you have children, share what you are doing with them and get them involved, too. Let them feel like they can contribute in some way, even if they just help you set up chairs for a meeting. If you have young children, take turns being away from them if possible, because your family should always be your first priority.