Many of you have partners in your business—some of them are your close friends and relatives, while others may rely heavily on their spouses.
For 38 years, my partner was my wife, Sharon. And as I shared with many of you in the March 2011 issue of the SeedSeller Training Journal (Greatest Partner I Ever Had...), my faith, family, and business success wouldn’t be anywhere close to where it is today without her.
Sharon passed away on January 14, 2011.
For me, January 1st of each year is far different from those New Year’s Days of years past.
You see, January 1st was Sharon’s birthday.
She was a New Year’s baby and so on January 1st for 38 years, I would get out of bed at 5am and bake Sharon a cheesecake for her birthday.
It was her absolute favorite.
I miss that time and that event very much, especially observing her appreciation of my efforts and, after all, who doesn’t like cheesecake?
Every time I have a piece of cheesecake, wherever I am, I think of Sharon, her birthday, and our partnership.
If you have a partner with you in your business, especially if that partner is your spouse, be sure to appreciate the time and memories you experience together.
Too often we get caught up in the daily demands of the business and forget the important contribution and tremendous effort they make to our success.
In fact, those same demands often cause us to become impatient with those who love us the most when they are simply trying to help us.
Remember to tell your partner every day how much they mean to you and how important they are to your success.
You never know when the time may arrive when you will no longer have that opportunity.
Starting in this New Year, tell your partner how much you love them and how important they are to you.
And don’t forget the word love is not reserved only for spouses and immediate family.
It is for relatives, friends, and co-workers, too.
May God Bless you, your family, and your partnership in the New Year.
If you missed the article on Sharon from the Seed Seller you can read it here: