Thank your man.
Today is Fabian's birthday...my husband of 13 years, partner for 15 years, and father of my two gorgeous boys. For those who have followed me for a while or have read my book, "Balance Is Bull$h!t", you know what I put my poor husband through. When I started Chispa Marketing, I had landed HUGE accounts - accounts that only large firms get. And I got those within SIX weeks of starting my business!
I worked A LOT. I was always frantic, didn't sleep much. Forget even thinking about taking care of myself...
And all along, I had my amazing husband by my side, cheering me on, supporting me, and encouraging me.
Something I learned a few years ago was the power of saying THANK YOU to your husband. I began pausing amidst the "How was your day?" conversations and said, "Thank you. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for listening to me. Thank you for putting up with me."
What a world of difference did that make! Not only for my marriage, but for our family.
Every time I need his extra support, I say thank you...
"Thank you for being so ready to take care of the kids alone so I can book a speaking engagement on the other side of the country."
"Thank you for your immense support of my attendance of premier mastermind groups and conferences that take me beyond normal business hours."
"Thank you for celebrating my accomplishments as if they were yours." (and they kinda are :))
I can't imagine enjoying the success I savor today without someone like him by my side. He is my rock. He is my biggest cheerleader. He is certainly my better half!
So, today, as I get ready to head out for dinner to celebrate my better half's birthday, I would like to encourage you to do what took me so long to do!
Say thank you to your partner, appreciate his sacrifices, acknowledge his support, value his unwavering love for you!