You’d be surprised how many WineShop at Home spouses are prickly about their wives or husbands being a wine consultant.
Sometimes it’s because they want their spouse to be home most weeknights, or they don’t want to be responsible for taking care of the kids while their partner is out doing a wine tasting.
And sometimes, yes, it’s because deep down inside, they’re jealous that you get to make money while you socialize and attend parties while they have a boring, traditional job.
Whatever the reason, a difficult spouse can make your job much harder! That’s why I’ve put together these tips for taking the edge off when your husband or wife doesn’t whole-heartedly support your endeavor.
And trust me: most of the time, when you put these into action, you’ll quickly see changes in your spouse’s attitude!
Tip #1: Work Your Butt Off and Earn a Trip
Your spouse will become infinitely more supportive when you take him or her on a trip to an exotic location and they get to live the wine lifestyle for a week.
Think of it this way: what spouse will be annoyed that you’ve earned a trip to a tropical location, where they get to relax poolside while sipping on an adult beverage? In my experience, the easiest way to get your spouse to be supportive is by showing them that they’ll get to enjoy the incredible benefits of being married to a WineShop at Home consultant.
Tip #2: Use Your Earnings to do Something Special for Your Spouse
Is there something your spouse has longed to do but can’t because of monetary limitations? Start saving your WineShop at Home earnings to fulfill that dream of theirs!
Sometimes they just have to see what becomes possible thanks to your commitment and drive as a WineShop at Home consultant in order to be more supportive.
Tip #3: Be Mindful of Your Little Habits
If your spouse is feeling jealous, he or she might feel like you’re throwing your fun job in their face – even if you don’t mean to at all! There are lots of little steps you can take to make sure this doesn’t happen:
- Avoid answering every text or email in front of your spouse.
- Try not to post a ton of photos of our WineShop “business meetings” that happen to take place at wineries on Facebook.
- Set office hours where you work in a different part of the house.
- Make it a point to talk about the benefits of the business, and how it will positively impact your family.
- Find ways for your spouse to enjoy WineShop perks, too – maybe invite him or her to try new wines with you, etc.
Tip #4: Be Careful about Complaining
Complaining is a double-edged sword when your spouse tends to be non-supportive.
In the early days of your business when you aren’t yet as profitable as you want to be, try to avoid complaining in front of your spouse. His or her natural response will be, “Well, if it’s hard and it’s not making any money, why are you doing it?” Then you’ll be put in the difficult position of defending the business you just spoke poorly of.
If you hit business frustration, go to your leaders and colleagues for support first if you have a difficult spouse.
Tip #5: Remember That You Want the Same Things
Even if you’re having a difficult time with your spouse, remember that generally speaking, you two want the same things! You both want loving, happy households with plenty of money to take care of your family needs. I’ve seen many clever WineShop at Home consultants “win over” their spouses – and you can, too!
If you’re looking for a fun way to bring in extra money each month and you love wine, WineShop at Home may be the perfect solution. Click HERE to connect with me directly and find out if WineShop is right for you!