Dating as a CEO can be tricky. There are so many things to balance and juggle when running a business, but you also need time for your relationships.
If you’re not careful, it’s easy to lose track of the important things in life, and having that important balance. Here are a few key ways that busy CEOs can manage their personal lives, and find lasting love:
First you need to define what really matters to you. What do you need to achieve or be before the end of your life? Knowing what’s ultimately most important and why, will help you decide how much time should really go into dating, and which relationships are worth it.
Sometimes we have to give up other things in order to get something important done – like putting off a meeting or skipping an event. If you make sacrifices in the right places, this can actually help your relationships.
Give the best of you
Make sure your partner or potential partner gets the best of you, not whats left of you. Make them a priority as much as you do your business commitments. Make sure you show up rested, positive and excited to see them.
Be honest about your goals and ambitions
When meeting new people, if there’s a chance that it could be something serious, make sure you are honest about your goals and ambitions. Especially if they have different priorities to you.
You need to know that if you meet someone special, they understand what it means to be with a CEO. If your partner expects too much of your time or attention, this can cause arguments and put pressure on the relationship. When your calendar is filled to the brim, things are tough. Make sure that they understand how busy you are and when/how often you’re available.
Don’t break up with them because of the business
Business should never get in the way of love or relationships… so don’t let yourself get pushed out just because work is busy.
Don’t be afraid to say “no”
Say no to commitments you don’t have time for, and let go of unimportant tasks or requests for your time. Delegate what you don’t need to do.
Schedule date nights
Always have a date night planned, even if it’s just a dinner at home! Put it in your schedule, and stick to it.
Have a non-business life
Have hobbies outside the business that you enjoy doing with others. It can help bring some balance to your life.
Find a support system
Make sure you have a strong support system of friends and family around you to help keep things in perspective.
Remember – it’s important to focus just as much energy (or more) on building your personal life, as you do building your business. Always remember what is truly important to you at the end of the day, and don’t let those get pushed aside because of business. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to lose track of the important things in life, and having balance.