In episode 53 of the GUIDE Culture podcast, we bring back Macy’s husband, Austin McNeely, to talk about how to support an ambitious spouse.
Maybe you’re in a situation where your spouse, family or friends are having a hard time supporting your ambitious dreams and you aren’t sure how to get them on board. Or maybe you have an ambitious person in your life and you’re struggling with the best way to support them. This episode will give a few ways for how to support the ambitious person in your life.
Here’s a quick recap:
As the support system for an ambitious person, there are a few different ways you can provide support:
Emotional Support – ambition can bring about a rollercoaster of emotions, especially in entrepreneur life. It’s important to provide emotional support for the ambitious person in your life and be a constant for them. There are going to be highs and lows in business, but it’s important to not get too high in the highs or too low in the lows. As the supportive person, you can help manage that and remain steady. ????????????
Communication – there are going to be things that you don’t understand, so it is important that you take the time to learn and ask questions instead of reacting. This is going to be so valuable in maintaining the relationship. ????
Teamwork – pull for the ambitious person in your life! You should want them to win in whatever it is that they’re doing. Teamwork makes the dream work. ????
Flexibility – days can easily become unpredictable, especially if someone is starting their own business. Be flexible and pick up the slack where you can. This can involve doing house work that isn’t natural for you or helping out in the business on the backend. ????
Dream On – lastly, it’s important that instead of being intimidated by the other person, be motivated and inspired by them. Keep your own goals, dreams and passions. Do something for you! It will help you be in sync with each other and help you relate to each other in a new way. ????