Take a look at our Partners for Life interview for Palm Springs Life
In our interview with Greg Archer, we talk about some of the principles and thoughts that went into our new book Smart Partners. Do you need or do you want a partner? Do you know the difference? How do you pick the perfect partner, and what is the key ingredient in a successful and thriving partnership? Here are some answers.
You’ve been in relationship for 25 years. What are one or two things that have made your personal relationship unique?
Jim Burba: I think it is the openness and willingness of each of us to grow and adapt to various situations. Things change in relationships, and many times a partnership doesn’t survive the change. Bob and I talk all of the time about what is working and what isn’t so that we can make adjustments and keep the business and our marriage strong and going in the right direction.
Picking the perfect partner, which you address, is a grand topic. Can you share more about this?
Bob Hayes: Picking a partner, whether it is in business or in life, is about finding someone who shares common beliefs, attitudes, interests, goals, and life philosophy. That means you have to get to know someone before you can commit to really partnering with them. And you have to have a really good sense of who you are, too. You need to really know yourself first before you can expect someone else to get to know you.
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