The comparable manners in which you’re managing your relationship in the way you manage your business.
When you’re running a business, there are certain routine actions you take in order to ensure your company is running smoothly, efficiently and correctly. When you’re in a relationship, there should also be key points of action that you actively participate in to maintain a healthy and suitable personal life. You wouldn’t let your business run with without your guidance, so why should you even remotely consider such an approach to dating? Often, when relationships hit some turmoil, people think it’s a good idea to back off. Wrong. While organized space is OK (as in, you’ve arranged this thought-out approach), sitting back without a plan and letting things take their course is like leaving for vacation in the middle of a deadline with no warning. So, to get your thoughts lining up correctly, here are a few ideal ways in which the methods you use to run a business would come in handy when you’re managing your relationship.
- ATTENTION TO DETAIL. In business, if you skip over something, you could be out major dollars. So, in order to avoid this, we tend to be super attentive to the little things. Well… love is a business, folks. If you keep missing out on subtle hints, it could cause some serious issues down the road. Pay attention. Listen carefully. The little things matter!
- REVIEWING. The workplace is a wonderful place for regular overviews, right? Essentially, this is because you want to make sure participates, outside influences and economical influences are making sense and building towards future growth and sustainability. In the dating world, the same is true. Take time to sit back and go over everything. Analyze how things such as distance, schedules, personality traits and life goals are impacting the growth of the relationship. If you see it working out, move forward whole-heartedly, or if it’s just not adding up, consider your options.
- SYNERGY. When you’re in business, it’s all about keeping up with synergy; the interaction of two efforts that result in the greater return than the sum of the two. When you’re dating, you and your partner should compliment each others course in life. Together, you create positive feelings of productiveness.
- HIRING. When you have a job opening and you begin the interviewing process, you wouldn’t hire someone because they seemed pleasant and entertaining, but at the end of the day, didn’t know a thing about their job. The same goes for dating, you might find someone attractive, but your interaction lacks hints of depth, you shouldn’t sign them up for the job. In that case, move on. Date people you see potential with, who fit the description for what you’re looking for in your life.
- MAINTAINING AN ECOSYSTEM. When you’re in a relationship, you have to keep everything flowing. You go on dates and adventures, while getting to know not only each other, but each others extended lives as well. Everything comes down to the two of you. In business, the ecosystem is the entirety of all the systems, working separately — but together — towards the future. Combining two lives together is rather similar.
- KPI. In the workplace, you have to monitor if you’re reaching your goals. Although a relationship isn’t cut and dry, down to the numbers, it is a means of moving forward in life. Therefore, you should assess your goals in a way that checks if what you’re putting in is showing its return.
Known as Australia’s Millionaire Matchmaker, Trudy Gilbert has been featured on Channel 9’s Today Show, Mornings, The Morning Show, A Current Affair, Today Tonight, Sky News, Insight, 2GB, ABC FM and most recently appeared in the top rating The Real Housewives of Melbourne. She also speaks regularly at networking events and has recently published her tell all book on dating 49 Secrets of an Elite Matchmaker.