Pinky: “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight”?
Brain: “The same thing we do every night, Pinky – try to take over the world”!
For those that remember, without “pinky” there was no “brain” and vise versa.
The words “Power couples” might be a catch-phrase that sets the tone of the relationship, but it is also something that is proving to be true. Power couples do things differently, but what makes a power couple? Let’s look at some examples of those who have been wildly successful individually, as well as seem to have an unbreakable relationship bond.
Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Kelly Rippa and Michael Consuelos, Will and Jada Smith and Duane and Tisha Campbell-Martin.
Not everyone is this successful and wealthy, but then being a power couple is not only reserved for the mega wealthy and successful. Just about every crowd features at least one of these couples. They are awesome together, and awesome people as individuals too. They support each other completely and don’t depend on anyone for their sense of self-worth. This couple has that something special that people can see immediately, and it lights up the world.
Lets take a look at some more of these essential keys.
They are optimistic and know they have value. Each of them makes up for what the other might lack, and they are key confidantes. They work hard to improve their own individuality as well as, as a pair. Working constantly and confidently to become better connected. They work harder to deserve one another.
A couple such as this supports each-others pursuits and ambitions completely, and are equal partners. Both of them value equality, and will do their fair share inside the home, as well as outside the home. For example Bill and Hillary Clinton. They support each of the others political ideologies and careers. She supported his aspirations when he was President, and he championed for her and supported her 2016 presidential run.
Power couples make time for themselves, and time to be together. They often exercise together and enjoy the same sort of sporting activities, and can spend time on their own passion projects. When their relationship is no longer working they stick together to work it out, or know when to call it quits, and are private about it.
Evolving separate careers as well as a family together is the kind of thing that successful power couples do. They are both already complete when they meet, equal in attitude, style, and often finance and career. They come from every neck of the woods from the trailer park to the highest echelon of super stardom, to overcome the odds together by simply being all that they can both possibly be.
They do not sacrifice career ambitions, they compromise, and don’t need to validate one another as being worthy. These are not glamorous appendages to a successful or powerful spouse, they are equal in everything. Will Smith said it best “If you are absent during my struggle, don’t expect to be present during my success”. This is kind of commitment is for better or for worse.
When we focus on fixing what’s wrong, we focus on the problem.
“Whatever we focus our attention on will inevitably grow.”
Instead, work together to focus on solutions, strengths and goals.
Enjoy the Journey …