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Top tips for surviving and loving life when your partner is a start-up guy/girl....

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Be wise and careful

I think it’s always important to be wise and to sometimes be careful. Sometimes a risk is not worth taking. Sometimes things happen at the wrong time and you have to let them go. Sometimes you may need to sit down with your partner and be the one that lists the reasons why something should or shouldn’t happen. Sometimes it’s good to have some caution.

Be bold

But, at the same time it is critical to be bold. To take risks together and to do things that other people may think are mad and crazy. Yes, they probably are crazy but without risks you don’t have start-ups. One day the risks will all be worth it.

Be supportive

Be supportive of your partner and what they do. Find little things you can do to help them through the craziness. Even little things like popping healthy snacks into their workbag. But also remember that you need support from them too. It’s not easy being a start-up partner.

Be together

In all the start-up madness it can be all too easy to be taken for granted and for everything else to come before the two of you. This is not a good thing for anyone or for the start-up. Make time for each other, even if it’s just once a month. But how ever often you think is realistic for you, make sure you stick to it.

Be happy

Start-ups come with huge risks, tough times, crazy hours. They are not the easy option. But I know that for us we wouldn’t have it any other way. It makes us both happy. Hold onto that happiness if you have it. Happiness is amazing for energy levels and super armour for when times are tough.

Be a baker

This one is not essential but I do bake cakes each week and send them into the office as start-up fuel. It’s my little contribution and certainly makes people smile.

Good luck, enjoy and have fun!

Cheers Emily - we love your writing online and your photography too and guys, please also support Emily by visiting her own site too.

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Published on: 8th August 2012

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