But, do you have a mission statement for your relationship?
Many people ask me about my relationship with Lacey, and it’s something that makes me super proud. People want to know how we do it.
First of all, people always want to know if we ever fight.
What couple doesn’t fight? Lacey likes to say that we bicker. However you put it, there’s times when not everything completely is in sync or lines up. We don’t necessarily agree on everything that we do.
To address this, we developed a mission statement for our relationship. This was one of the most critical things that changed the way Lacey and I navigated our relationship, because we are both business-driven.
We teach that you have to know what you stand for in business, because people transact with you because of what you stand for.
A lot of businesses have a mission statement or a vision statement, but almost no couples have a mission statement in their relationship. Why put so much effort into your business when you don’t put equal effort into your relationship?
With as much attention that you pay to your business, and with as much work that you do on your business mission statement, ask yourself – do you have a mission statement for your relationship? If not, why not?
I want to encourage you to treat your relationship like a business in this way – start with a relationship mission statement, and then build everything together from there.