Have you seen the movie “What Women Want” starring Mel Gibson? This movie showed up on the big screen about 16 years ago. Today, the question is being asked, what do entrepreneur women need from their romantic partners? In the romantic comedy the character Nick slipped and bumped his head. Afterwards, he was able to read the thoughts of women. Well unless you have mastered the ability to read minds you will not be able to read a woman’s thoughts. But that’s okay, that’s where I come in.
Women want a LOT of things and like the wind it can be ever changing. Yes we have those longing desires which stay with us from childhood into adulthood but depending on the day, we may want chocolate today and caramel on the next. So just what does an Entrepreneur who just happens to be a woman need that would be different than one who is not?
Entrepreneur women have drive, vision, they’re in control of themselves and their decisions, they are planners, and they are risk takers. This can be intimidating to the person who supports her and is the lead in the relationship, if it is a traditional relationship. It can also be intimidating if it is an individual dealing with her who wants to have traditional woman who comes home, cooks, cleans and serves, who will only tend to her business as a hobby and not as her lifestyle.
Women still want to be loved, to be listened to, and to be taken care of emotionally. They also need things from the person who is sitting in the number 1 spot in their life, so they can be successful and reach their highest potential. Overall, women are complex, often complicated and a lot of the times they really don’t know what they want (yes a woman is writing this). But you do not have to suffer in trying to figure her out nor do you need to accidentally bump your head and hope you can read her mind.
Here’s a cheat sheet to help you give the woman you love what she needs while on her entrepreneurial path.
When you show admiration for her goals and dreams or the career she is building by treating it as such and not like it’s a hobby, it proves to her that you respect who she is and the lifestyle she’s chosen.
Communicate with Her
Women are verbal creatures by nature and love to talk (most of them). Giving her the space to vent or to state how her day went translates into intimacy for her. This is also where you can get into her mind and you may even unlock her natural love for you, when she sees you are genuinely interested in what she has to say and what’s going on with her.
Have Unbridled Support for Her
Being able to help her when she asks for things such as cooking dinner, running errands or just listening to her ideas and allowing her to vent without judgment is a priceless trait in a good relationship. This will show her you are in her corner and she’ll be more open to you and more willing to give you what you need…often times without you needing to ask.
Romance & Sex Her
Are the routines in bed the same as always and as quick as always? Spice it up, take your time and explore her, and be creative. Surprise her.
Oh, TV again? Create a custom playlist of her favorite songs, light some candles and make dinner for her. When she comes home have the music already playing, dinner cooking or being prepped and have her take her shoes off, then cater to her for the evening….the entire evening. You can also take a late night walk or drive and just talk. Create new memories and this will bring her closer to you.
When I speak of challenging her, I’m not talking about the kind that will start an argument or cause problems. What I’m saying is be her accountability partner and do check-ins with her to ensure she stays on task. This is not only motivating but it also strengthens the bond between you and her and she sees that you are seriously down for her no matter what, as her success is your success.
These things can be implemented right away and some faster than others. I guarantee as long as you and she are on the same page about the relationship and have love for each other, you will begin to see change immediately in getting what you want and creating a better experience for both of you.
May this cheat sheet lead you to much success as you and your partner continue to build an amazing life together.