Josh and I call our partnership a 51% partnership.
The goal is to each give that much or do that much (be that much to the family).
I recently went to Nashville for the week with my sis and this idea was coming through as true, too, as I revamp my coaching business/practice (I get to give 51% x 2 or 3 ha as a business owner for this other baby! ;).
Josh and I do different things for our family, but the commitment and effort is felt as the same ~> it’s Effort with a capital E. It’s what has made touching joy in our family so available over, not just the last 16 years, but over the entire 21 years (Josh and I were a family before this cutie pie joined us).
That each of our presence is felt in the L I F E of the family and to Nolan has been one top priority.
I don’t “have help” in Josh when I leave or have left in 16 years (throughout our parenthood, you could say I’ve been gone a lot — as much as Josh has), & we are parents & partners in everything and we do it all.
That we say thank you to each other for doing this or that, means not that we are thanking one another like “thanks for helping me”, but because we each see the Effort the other brings.
Whatever’s needed, we do.
To any & all building a family or a business/career, so much of the peace, calm or “results” comes from this particular kind of effort, the capital E kind, BUT most importantly, the kind that’s tied to what’s most Essential.
If you’re giving to family or business in ways that are not Essential to that entity — or only in the ways you find important (to/for you) — but unimportant to others, it’s simply coined energy spent & wheels turning.
Give, love & create in ways that are Essential to your people.
To me right now & in real time — a particular brand of attention & nurturing given to this here family as Nolan preps to plan for college or a gap year — and quality time with my sister in Nashville…each Essential. 😉
Make time. SEE people’s Effort and give it yourself. Give in the ways others actually FEEL it.
Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…
To the best of the rest of your life!
Life is good.