In this Expert Insight Interview, Dr. Joli Hamilton discusses how our marriages and committed relationships affect our business life, whether we like to admit it or not. The interview also focuses on specific entrepreneurial skills one can leverage to better their home life. Joli Hamilton has a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology, with a specialization in Jungian Archetypal Studies.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- The duality of our personality when it comes to business and home life
- The importance of forging your own path
- How to create a stable framework for your relationship
We all pattern our relationships on the models we’re faced within our early lives — parents and caregivers. However, we patter our career selves on a different set of role-models. This leads to a compartmentalization of our identity into the “work persona” and the “home persona.”
It is only when we integrate these personas and commit ourselves to become a unified personality that we can leverage all of our strengths.
Many people feel a conflict between the values they had been brought up with and those they want to live into. This often means that we either demonize or idealize the values instilled in us by our parents. We either try to run as far away from our upbringing as possible or stay as close to it as we can in terms of values.
The truth, however, is somewhere in between, and only by reconciling the two sides of our personality can we find the balance. Individuality is our greatest gift, but it takes a lot of work to find your true self, without relying on comparing yourself with others.
Purpose can create an overall framework for your relationship. This means that the fights that will inevitably come up are going to be much smaller and much more manageable because the overarching framework is there to support you.
The connection with business, in this case, is clear. When you’re looking to create a business, you start with your vision of what the business is going to focus on, its purpose, and its mission statement. This allows you to have a steady frame to fall back on when things get choppy. The same principles should be applied to a committed relationship.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.