While personal lives and professional business relationships may appear to be very different, they actually can share very similar qualities and principles. In fact, many aspects of a successful business mirror those found in a successful personal relationship. It can be a worthwhile exercise to apply some well-heeled practices to one’s personal relationship in order for it to reach its fullest potential. Here are a few business practices that can be converted and used to enhance one’s personal relationship:
Communication. In a successful business, it is important that one reaches out to their customers and business partners frequently in order to keep things running smoothly. The same goes for a personal relationship. After all, communication is a key part of any relationship. Although effective communication requires a lot of hard work and strategizing, both successful personal relationships and successful businesses depend on problem-solving, negotiation, and collaboration among all parties for both a strong foundation and a positive outcome.
Value and commitment. For both businesses and personal relationships, it is important to invest in making it work out. Not only is investment important, but it is important that both partners take something equally beneficial from the relationship.
Focus. Relationships and businesses take time, commitment, and arguably the most important – focus. In businesses, it is important to pay attention to customers’ and partners’ needs in order to work through any difficulties that may arise. In relationships, it is equally important to focus on a partner’s needs and emotions in order to solve problems.
Time to go. Sometimes, things don’t work out. And that is okay. In both business and personal relationships, is important to recognize when it is time to walk away. If that doesn’t happen, both parties risk damage to their personal health and well-being.
Strategies that prove successful in business can indeed be employed to strive for greater success in a personal relationship. Success in both worlds takes hard work, focus and commitment. Despite best efforts, however, sometimes those relationship may not succeed.
Like a business that needs to wind down and shut its doors, a relationship that is coming to an end may also require a thoughtful, educated and calculated means to draw it to a close. An experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney can guide an individual who is in a relationship that is ending through parenting disputes and financial challenges in order to reach a positive and successful resolution.
David Bulitt focuses his practice on complex family law cases, helping clients in Maryland and Washington, DC, through difficult times, including divorces, custody battles and other contentious domestic conflicts. Clients regard David as both a skilled negotiator at the mediation table and as a staunch advocate in the courtroom. David is also the author of two popular books of fiction.