Anson Sowby and his wife Ro Cysne are both entrepreneurs. In a world where 50% of startups fail within the first year he’s been accused of being crazy. Sowby has 6 solid reasons why despite the crazy that can seep into your life with double the startup trouble, it’s also a wonderful wonderful thing.
You can be crazy together: No one but another entrepreneur would truly understand the dilemma of prioritizing your honeymoon or a big client pitch. Sowby was faced with such a situation. His wife understood and (crazily) suggested that they push back the honeymoon.
Networking: Sowby notes that in addition to having a solid +1 to attend networking events with, your networking circles is now doubled! Start ups have common business needs that a power entrepreneurial couple can help fill.
Piggybacking: Entrepreneurs know how to leverage their resources, and as a duo you have twice the amount of resources to share. Sowby recounts a quick family photo that was easy to snap between models prepping for Ro’s clothing collection.
Short commutes: With the ability to choose your own office location, entrepreneurs can spend more time together and not in a car (with potential road rage).
Motivation: Things get difficult as an entrepreneur on a daily basis. A spouse who is an entrepreneur understands how hard the struggle is and is much better at helping you see the bigger picture (because they see it too).
A built-in writing buddy: With similar mindsets, you have a second brain who can help you get the work done.
Read the full article from Anson Sowby at Forbes
Bill Ringle is a CEO, former Apple exec, published author, and angel investor. Through Grow Business Now, he offers strategies and tools to elevate growth for executives and entrepreneurs from more than 46 industries. Bill has conducted nearly 200 podcast interviews on My Quest for the Best, where industry and business leaders share their secrets to success.