Thursday, February 18, 2016

3 Traits of a Power Couple

Chelsea blogs over at the New Wifestyle and is one of my absolute favorite bloggers! She covers some tough topics at times but always put things eloquently and without judgement of others. She and her husband just set a record for being the youngest couple to speak on all 7 continents! Now, I'll stop bragging and let you read her post.

one of the first things that caught my eye about kate's blog was the subheading of "life as a power couple!" i knew i would immediately like what this woman was about and i was right! it got me thinking more about what it means to be a power-couple and how that ties into my own blog at "the new wifestyle!" while kate is spending quality time nurturing and loving their newest addition, i thought it would be fun to chat about what makes a power couple!

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to get started, what is 'power?' well according to a fast-fingered google search it has two main definitions:
  1. the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality.
  2. the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events.
so first i think in order to be a "power couple," you have the capacity and ability to influence something or others in your life! that may in a business sense, a positive influence for your friends or maybe you are taking over the world together. whatever it is - high fives and (appropriate) booty slaps for going after it! after making a list of the traits and qualities that exist when i think of "power couples," i narrowed it down to three main areas: 1.) support each other's endeavors in order to be part of a power couple, you need to be a pretty awesome individual on your own. i mean, beyonce is a strong woman on her own - way before she ever fell crazy in love with jay-z! i don't think a power couple has to do every single thing together so what makes the ultimate power couple is that they support what their partner is doing in addition to what they do together! point being, beyonce is at jay-z's shows and jay-z is at beyonce's shows even if they aren't performing together! 2.) utilizes one another's strengths power couples are aware of their strengths and weaknesses and play to the strengths. i shall use my husband and i as an example. he is a visionary and can come up with amazing ideas but isn't always great at figuring how to get from point a to b/c/d/etc. i, on the other hand, have high attention to detail and am great at putting a plan into action but my brain has a hard time seeing the bigger picture so i can get lost in the weeds. together, we know this about one another and play to our strengths.

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3.) goal setting and prioritizing together i think the final piece of what makes a power couple so powerful is that they come together at some point to do bigger things! take for example the bill & melinda gates foundation! it's a "grant-making foundation that supports initiatives in education, world health and population, and community giving in the pacific northwest." it seems like melinda is spearheading this more nowadays but they two of them came together and decided to make a massive impact on the world's greatest needs! they built this foundation together. sit down with your boo-thang and discuss what shared passions you have for enhancing or fixing in this world. bring your strengths to the table, take action and be that power couple! my husband and i did this with our map to dreaming big idea and spoke on all 7 continents last year - including antarctica!

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with that being said, what do you think makes up a "power couple" and how are you rocking it in your own relationship?

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