The One Thing People in Successful Relationships Do Every Day
Beyoncé and Jay-Z may be the quintessential power couple, but increasingly egalitarian relationships are paving the way for a new kind of modern-day dynamic duo. These couples don't burden one person with breadwinning and the other with housework; personal, professional, and familial goals are pursued as a team.
But like any kind of successful relationship, these partnerships aren't built in a day. To get an idea of what this particular breed of partnership requires, Inc.'s Jeff Haden penned a provocative list of daily habits that successful couples swear by. Most interestingly, he writes that successful couples champion each other's successes on a daily basis, finding happiness in their partners' professional triumphs.
"Great teams are made up of employees who help each other, know their roles, set aside personal goals, and value team success over everything else. And that's exactly how great marriages work," explains Haden, a concept he explores in his book, Transform. "Every great entrepreneur answers the question, 'Can you make the choice that your happiness will come from the success of others?' with a resounding 'Yes!' So do people who want their spouse—and their marriage—to be successful."
Head over to Inc. for more relationship insights, and tell us how you define a successful relationship!