Today I’m talking about a situation that many women entrepreneurs might face in their careers… what to do when your family and spouse question your business, and ask you to consider going back to a day job!
If you’re in the startup phase of your business, and you left a corporate job to pursue your passion, then you might encounter this tricky situation, so keep reading and watch the video below!
To Continue Your Business Or Job?
What To Do When Your Husband or Family Asks You To Quit Your Business and Get a Job
When I was in the early stages of starting my business, I was all passion and erratic cash flow, talk about business stress. Some months would be amazing, and others would make me want to pull my hair out.
My husband and then boyfriend Robin would see my ups and downs and started hinting that there might be great companies for me to work for. He even brought home a few brochures for “best companies to work for”.
And while he meant well with his job “research”, his lack of confidence in my new business wasn’t helping.
But here’s the thing, and listen closely if you’re in a similar situation: he was only picking up on my own insecurities about my business.
You see, your husband or partner is only trying to do what’s best for you. He might be uncomfortable with the risks that you’re taking, especially if he’s used to seeing a regular paycheck coming into your household from you.
If you want his support, you need to explain to him the best ways for him to lend it to you. That might mean that when you need to vent about your business, he just needs to listen.
Or it might mean that you want his advice when you’re making business decisions. It’s going to be different for everyone.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with fear and doubt, when you keep it where it belongs, in the attic and not in the living room.
That means not letting those thoughts take up so much space in your day to day.
It also means taking massive action so that you can build up your confidence and business momentum. If your business is not doing well, and you keep worrying about it, it’s only going to perpetuate that you’re not doing well.
On the other hand, every time you get a new client, close a sale, partner with someone exciting who can help you grow your business… tell your partner and celebrate together! Then you’re rewiring your brain to believe in the success of your own company.
And in turn, your husband will come to see you and your business for the success that’s in progress!
Choosing Between a Business Or Job?
Once you’ve considered the best ways to communicate with your spouse, husband, or other family members about your business vision… you need to make sure that it’s the right course for you, too.
I’m a huge believer in the power of business to change lives and communities, but not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. There’s nothing wrong with taking a job, freelancing, or taking on a bigger client contract while you’re building your empire.
You can sometimes even turn your past employer into a client while you continue to grow your own business, giving you the best of both worlds in terms of stability, income, and creativity.
On the other hand, giving your business 100% of your attention can give it the boost it needs to really get going. So if you can hold out on getting a job long enough to get your business off the ground, you’ll be off to the races. And your husband or family will love you for it.
There’s something powerful about women going after what they want in life, so whether that’s a business or job, put your whole heart into it and you’ll go far!
I Want To Hear From You…
Have you ever faced this situation? Share your startup success story to encourage other women entrepreneurs, or let us know if you’re still in this phase… so we can support you! Leave a comment below, business or job – it doesn’t matter.