Ep #141: Life as the Spouse of an Entrepreneur - The Careers of Mary Beth and Brian Storjohann

February 28, 2018
141-Life as the Spouse of an Entrepreneur
The role of a supportive partner or spouse is extremely valuable to an entrepreneur and the success of their business and family. Mary Beth and Brian Storjohann join us on the show to share their inspiring journey through building a business, career changes, children and more. The pair have some really great tips on communication, optimism, work ethic and the various things that have helped them along the way.
They discuss the various challenges they faced and how they were able to stay afloat and on the same page. Brian shares his side of the story that involves taking his own initiative to support the new business monetarily and in other ways. Mary Beth talks about her pessimistic nature and how Brian's optimism and preparedness helped incredibly. They also discuss their focus and backup plans that kept the business going and growing.

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What You'll Learn from This Episode:

  • The importance of a supportive partner.
  • The challenges of being the spouse of an entrepreneur.
  • How to communicate about money and make business decisions as a team.
  • The benefit of being able to hire part time experts.
  • What roles Brian plays within Mary Beth's business and how he balances that with a full time job.
  • The benefits of having a balance of optimism and preparedness. 
  • What fallback plans they put in place and how that helped their confidence and ability to focus on the business.
  • How Brian steps in when Mary Beth is overloaded.
  • The importance of short and long term planning.

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