Michelle and Barack, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Will and Jada – these couples have not only raised the bar for Black love, but are arguably some of the most powerful couples in the world. From Hollywood to the White House, these dynamic duos have brokered impressive business deals, while creating empires. These celebrity couples make it seem effortless, yet none of this comes easy. You don’t have to be rich and famous in order to thrive as a couple. But you can follow their model. If you’ve ever wondered what the secret is to power couple success, then read on.
- Set Individual and Couple Goals
Any successful person knows that it’s important to set bold, yet realistic goals. Goals give you short-term motivation, but also help you attain clarity towards the long-term vision for your life. Self-development is paramount if you want to excel in various areas of your life. You should not only have goals for yourself, but you should also be working on goals as a couple. Your couple goals do not just have to be career oriented. You can create health, financial or spiritual goals that you’d like to work on together as a team.
- Support Their Partner
Great power couples work because they are each other’s biggest supporters. A good partner will motivate the other while encouraging their partner to challenge themselves. Power couples essentially lift each other up in every area of their life, from business to personal growth, spiritual happiness and finance. If one person isn’t fulfilled then the relationship isn’t fulfilling either.
- Respect One Another
Power couples see each other as equal. They know in order for their relationship to succeed, they’ve got to be respectful and kind to one another. This can be a bit more challenging with couples who work together at the same job or run a business together. The best way to excel in business as a couple is to respect each other’s points of views, even if you don’t necessarily agree. Learn to resolve business conflicts peacefully, and don’t bring work problems into the bedroom.
- They Communicate Effectively
Any great relationship is built on solid communication, and power couples have mastered the art of communication to a science. Power couples usually have their own set of rules, which work for them. They also have schedules that run like well-oiled machines. Whether it’s brainstorming about ideas, or consulting about major family decisions, power couples value their communication, and this is why their relationships work so effectively.
- Maintain Work/Life Balance
This is single-handedly one of the greatest things you can do if you want a healthy, thriving and successful relationship. Power couples usually contain two people who are workhorses. When one has a strong work ethic, they will usually put work before anything else. But successful power couples know that in order to keep the spark alive, they must schedule time for one another. They put down the laptops, and nix the kid and work talk. Spending personal one on one time together is a priority.
Mixing love and business can be a challenge, but it’s certainly not impossible. If you learn to master work/life balance, communicate effectively and respect your partner, all of your hard work will be well worth it in the end. Do you consider you and your significant other a power couple? If so, how do you make it work? We’d love to hear your thoughts.