Originally featured in The OffBeat Business Magazine February 2016 issue.
For most of my adult married life, I’ve been asked, “How do you do it? Doesn’t it drive you crazy to be with your husband ALL-THE-TIME?” In the past, my husband and I worked separate businesses from separate offices in our home. For a short while, we even worked separate businesses from the same small home office. But for the past 2-1/2 years, we’ve worked side-by-side cooperatively in one business from a 38’ motorhome. Throughout our entrepreneurial journey my answer to the “how do you do it” question has remained the same. “We happen to like each other!”
As this year winds down, we’re feeling a bit contemplative … thinking about the ups and downs of 2014, and planning for more of the ‘ups’ in 2015. It’s been a good year for us. How about for you?
We’ve been on the road now for nearly 1-1/2 years and our business and lives continue to evolve. We’ve learned to squeeze a little play into just about every workday. In central Florida, that means the workday is usually broken up by a mid-afternoon swim with friends. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t hard to get back to work afterwards! But we remind ourselves that both the fun and the work are activities worthy of our attention, and it doesn’t hurt that the work is actually something we really enjoy doing.
Wow, it’s been six months since my last post! No excuses … this is not the way to run a blog, and not the way to put the best face forward on our business. Long story, short … this is the first of many, many blog posts that will again deliver to you the Inside Line on Getting More Business. (Don’t worry … we haven’t gone from semi-annual posting to daily. It’ll be more like weekly or semi-monthly.)
We talk to people every day that battle many of the same issues. Some can see this is a hurdle, some take quite a bit of business counseling before they recognize that it IS an issue. (more…)