Couple Entrepreneurs – Part III (Time Together)

There is one thing couple entrepreneurs will not complain about🙂 The time spent with each other. At least when you are still small. It may happen that you grow very large and then its just like the two of your holding two different jobs. But initially, if you are doing business together, the complaint can only be in another direction. That is – you are spending too much time together and you need to see other people more often.

The best thing that comes out of it is that there is emotional and moral support at work too! When you are working on your own, you are pretty much by yourself. Whatever modern organizations may talk about caring about employees and all – you know that everyone has to think for themselves. You are not supposed to ever have an emotional reaction to anything. When your life partner is your business partner too, you can bitch about even your customers to your partner without bothering that it can backfire during appraisal, when someone would give a comment that ‘you are not mature enough to handle your emotional reactions and speak without thinking!’ It is okay in this case!

The shared experiences also help you grow together – personally and professionally in corporate-speak.

The bad thing that can happen is that you may often find you can’t talk about too many things other than work, even when you want to! Most, probably all, of your time is being spent working on the same thing and you already know everything about what the other person is doing. You can’t start an evening by each of you talking about how your day was! You already know. And if you are somebody like me, who is anyway too bad at general chat – it is even worse.

Of course, it helps if you manage to find sometime for your hobbies, reading etc. Then you can talk about those things! But its tough🙂 Even this blog gets updated only in bursts these days!

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started Pothi.com, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe (http://instascribe.com) with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: https://jayajha.wordpress.com Twitter: @jayajha Facebook: http://facebook.com/MovingOnTheBook

2 thoughts on “Couple Entrepreneurs – Part III (Time Together)

  1. “The bad thing that can happen is that you may often find you can’t talk about too many things other than work, even when you want to! You can’t start an evening by each of you talking about how your day was!”

    Dear Jaya,

    It’s very true. It happens most of the time when a couple is totally involve in some social work too. I do face same situation.

    rgds.

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