Business & Love Relationship: Mixing Business with Pleasure

Book Recommendation: The Business of Love by Cheris Hodges

The business of love relationship

Book Excerpts:

As for the marriage part, I just haven’t met the right man yet. So many people get married for all the wrong reasons and end up in divorce court. If it’s not about love then there is no reason for me to waste my time. I don’t feel like I have to get married just to keep up appearances. I want to be loved and refuse to settle.”

She looked good but she didn’t feel celebratory. Tonight, she was lonely. She wanted to be holding someone’s hand other than her own and waiting for the New Year to roll in, be with a man who would hold her and kiss her at midnight. She wanted to be celebrating something more personal than her company’s bottom line. She wanted to be celebrating love.”

How We Can Relate:

It is often said that it’s impossible to have the best of both worlds. This implies that successful people are often unsuccessful with their romantic relationships and that it’s difficult to mix business with pleasure.

This is actually the story behind the book, The Business of Love. It narrates the story of a career-driven businesswoman who has everything in life but love. 

Some people might think that business and love is a notorious combination. However, this shouldn’t be the case because technically, business and love require the same components or qualities which are; commitment, dedication, loyalty and hard work.

You don’t have to choose between the two because the elements required for one to become successful are the very same elements that you need for the other to work out as well. All it takes are proper time management and the right balance.

Mixing Business with Love: Sample Scenarios

Arranged Marriages

You might have heard about political dynasties and multi-million corporations whose objective is to keep their power and money within their existing partnerships.

Thus, arranged marriages become the most convenient options to maintain their circle and to keep their wealth and power all to themselves. There wouldn’t be any problems if the two individuals who have been dragged into such set up are attracted to each other.

However, it becomes more complicated if there is no connection or chemistry between them. 

hus, arranged marriages become the most convenient options to maintain their circle and to keep their wealth and power all to themselves. There wouldn’t be any problems if the two individuals who have been dragged into such set up are attracted to each other.

However, it becomes more complicated if there is no connection or chemistry between them. 

Corporate Romance

Corporate romances are real-life fairytales. You might have heard about the story of a big boss falling in love with his secretary or the chairman of the company suddenly developing feelings for one of his employees.

While such “business and love relationships” exist in real life, the main challenge that could affect them is the conflict in their interests. Still, as long as both parties have the capacity to handle the pressure and to maintain professional work ethics, a healthy relationship isn’t hard to achieve.

Business with Pleasure

Two people who are in a serious relationship can take it to the next level by starting up a business venture together. After all, that one person that you can trust with your life could also be that same person that you can trust with your money. A strongly-committed couple can actually help each other become mature and responsible entrepreneurs. Because what better way to plan for a bigger and brighter future as a couple than by working and becoming financially-stable together? Needless to say, mixing business with pleasure can offer the advantages of working together as a team with the goal of strengthening both your business and your personal relationship.