There is a certain degree of being fearless that you have to have in business. At the end of the day, it's all on you. You're the one who will get fingers pointed at because something didn't go right, someone is unhappy with this, that or the other. It takes a thick skin, and a desire to accomplish the undertaking of tasks that most want to but won't, to be honest. It's a willingness to step out and step up when other back down or have excuses as to why things can't be done or never will, which can be hard.
When Kody and I met back in 2005, he had dreams, I had dreams, and we definitely had the same vision. Over the years my role has changed in the businesses since having our three awesome kids, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I am still an ear to listen, a shoulder for support, and someone to bounce ideas off of for Kody and all that he wants to accomplish, because I know the vision, I see the vision, and sometimes, yeah, it's really hard. He is continuously expanding upon his businesses, he's very much so a forward thinker, and while I won't say we've "arrived", because that is FOOLISH if you're a business person or any person for that matter, we are in a place that we dreamed for a long time, I'd be lying if I said there weren't sacrifices, super late nights, early mornings, missed events and what not, but it's been really awesome to see the expansion and all of those stumbling blocks that led us to where we are now, especially right now. Plus, Kody is also surrounded by an awesome team, and I'm thankful for them.
With all of the ups and downs over the years comes jam packed days full of meetings, phone calls, e-mails, big deals, late nights (few and far between these days, which is wonderful) and so forth. And while I love hearing about the adventures of the day, sometimes I have a terrible time focusing after playing referee, getting spit on, teaching 3 children who sometimes "sloth me" while trying to teach them, (If you've seen zootopia, you'll know what I mean by "slothing" me. ugh) someone accidentally whacking me in the head, dinner, activities etc... Even still, I really have always tried my best to listen to him, especially when times have gotten tough whether it was with having 11 properties flooded and us being displaced for a time (By the way, my husband is a beast. He and his team got everything back fixed up again within a matter of 8 - 10 weeks post flood. I give him a lot of credit for what he dealt with the months after the flood) and him working 18 hour days or when people would make horrible comments such as how we would never get anywhere, all of this work was for nothing, we're not here for our kids, and the comments go on, unfortunately. People can be interesting when you're on the entrepreneurial path for some reason, but it's my job to filter it all out and support my husband in every way keeping God first, our marriage second, kiddos third and then all else. It's the triangle.
I'll be posting up all about our journey HERE and how I am striving to be a fearless wife of a entrepreneur.