Behind Every Successful Man is a Woman
Shoemoney and Chow in recent posts on their respective blogs have said that they didn’t find success until they had met their wives.
Shoemoney because he was able to become better disciplined (and thus focus):
My success can be traced back to the day I met my wife. You take a brilliant marketing mind and apply some discipline and work ethic and magic things happen.
Chow because of the support the significant other gives:
I was doing OK before I met Sarah. However, I didn’t hit big time until she came into my life. No, she wasn’t some Internet guru or superstar blogger. She knew nothing about that stuff. What she did offer was a positive family environment and unwavering support for whatever it was that I wanted to do. She was my number one cheerleader and inspired me to levels I never dreamed possible. You will be amazed at the things you can do when you have a truly supportive wife or girlfriend backing you.
Both obviously had the ingredients/talent to become successful (as they have), but that didn’t happen until they lined up the support and discipline from a significant other.
Having the support of a significant other is huge — someone that believes in you and will be there to lift your spirits even if you fall flat on your face as an entrepreneur. They are also a time savings — in my case, when I have a significant other, I spend less time at bars til all hours of the night (and then wasting the following morning), and instead can focus to accomplish more.
What’s your situation? Do you find having, or not having, a significant other to be beneficial to your success (support and focus)?