‘ Good things take a while ‘ Of course, it doesn´t happen in a day to build up a business or successfully bring larger projects to run. Even as a space scientist and technical visionary this does not succeed immediately. Of course, it does not happen in a day to build a business or successfully bring larger projects in the air. Even as a space scientist and technical visionary this does not succeed immediately. The preliminary work or the preparation is essential and of course, it consumes the first time in a primitive way, the free time outside the conventional work.
It’s clear that if you want to be successful and if you want to tackle more complex projects, they are born almost exclusively at leisure before being paid or sponsored by anyone. Mostly even the whole preparation work takes place at home.
Insights into the free time of a technical visionary
If you transfer that to family life, you quickly realize that in the evening you can not just sit in front of the TV or relax on the sofa. Watch an interesting movie? Hardly likely! Instead, you sit longer on the PC or rolling books and journals.
A labour-intensive project also implies that you have a study at home. But that is not very uncontroversial at the beginning of family life.
In a systematic scientist or generally in scientifically oriented people, it is similar to passionate car hobbyists. The garage is virtually the study. You go there and spend a lot of free time here. As soon as one is not supported by the family at this point, the house blessing quickly goes awry. That’s why I’m incredibly happy that my family has always supported me on a variety of projects and keeps my back free, especially my wife, of course.
Why the partner, according to Denis Bederov, should be actively involved
It definitely makes sense to include the wife or husband right from the start. Explain to him or her in detail, what chances arise from the project, with what kind of workload one expects to set it in motion in a certain time, etc. The better the communication and the more discussed before the start of the project, the smoother it runs during the development phase and the concentration can be steered to one hundred per cent on the project. Of course, it´s even better to let him/her actively participate. This doesn´t have to end in extravagant and time-consuming work but can take the form of collections of ideas, discussions and minor relief work.
If you then give this task the appropriate recognition, not only the partner feels good and stands behind the project, you also have won in two ways, as a family manager as such a manager which ideas become reality.
See a conflict as a challenge
Of course you don´t expect that there will never be a conflict. That would be utopian. Because sooner or later, even if it´s just a very important business appointment, there will be a collision with family interests. Then the entrepreneurial skills of the problem solution are asked. Exactly to weigh, which things are regarded as urgent or important, which can be left safely and which are absolutely necessary for the intact family life. You are responsible for this balance and you must not forget what is probably the biggest challenge. But be sure that you don´t have to be a scientist to overcome these hurdles.
Why you will succeed
Despite all the obstacles, you will be successful. Because you aren´t the first or the first to start a home-based project. Behind many projects, you wouldn´t guess how long I worked meticulously in my spare time. Without the family support, I wouldn´t have made it and they were there for me. This is what your family will do once you have taught them the importance of your ideas and inspired them. – Denis Bederov
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