Saturday, February 17, 2018

When your closest colleague is also your husband - Bill and Melinda Gates

It is very important to allow each other to thrive in a relationship without feeling insecure and wanting to outdo the other.

Here is a video about Melinda Gates talking about working with Bill Gates and how it feels when your closest colleague is also your husband.

Bill & Melinda Gates are the founders of a private foundation known as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It was launched in 2000, and is said to be the largest private foundation in the US, holding $38 billion in assets.

Some nuggets from the video.

  1. Give your spouse a chance to shine. Recall Melinda said that even when all attention was focused on Bill because he was well known for what he did in Microsoft, they learnt how to be intentional about allowing her to speak also.
  2. Affirm your spouse. She said Bill was surprised that people thought Melinda was smart when she talked. He said "Why won't they think I married somebody smart? Of course I married somebody smart"
  3. Working together in harmony and towards the same goal with a vision, heightens intimacy
  4. Share intimate and important moments with your spouse. She talked about wanting to share important work moments with Bill
  5. Have a shared vision about life and important things.

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