Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with Your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Start-up World (Hardback)Dorcas Cheng-Tozun (author)
- Publisher reprinting
A prescriptive guide to how to launch your own business without sacrificing your personal life.
The idea of starting your own business is both exhilarating and inspiring. It's one over 30 million Americans pursue. Some create innovative new products, others may aspire to develop a brilliant idea into a bestselling app, make a custom jewelry business a full-time career, or just be their own boss.
But being the significant other of an entrepreneur is not so glamorous. Suddenly, there is no longer a clear boundary between your partner's home life and work life, personal finances become entwined with the finances of the company, you may be asked to relocate to another country for the sake of the business, or find yourself feeling like a single parent as your spouse travels, works late hours, and answers the call of the business 24-7.
START, LOVE, REPEAT will help new and long-term entrepreneurial partners understand exactly how a start-up will affect their own lives-and what they can do to build a happy and healthy relationship in the midst of the madness. Married to the cofounder of the successful start-up d.light design, Dorcas Cheng-Tozun has lived through the perils and pitfalls of being married to an entrepreneur and has realistic, first-hand advice for any couple considering making the same leap. She also draws on research and interviews with other successful entrepreneurs, executive coaches, marriage family therapists, venture capitalists, and start-up authorities to offer practical insights and advice.
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 216 x 147 x 30 mm
Dorcas Cheng-Tozun has written an astute, pragmatic marriage book that will quickly become the go-to manual for entrepreneurial couples across the globe. Start, Love, Repeat paves a clear path through the unpredictable labyrinth of start-up life allowing husbands and wives to a find their way to healthy, satisfying marriages.
--Dorothy Littell Greco, writer, photographer, and author of Making Marriage Beautiful
Dorcas Cheng-Tozun has written a real-life exploration of the deep importance of sustained relationships to entrepreneurs and their families. As a longtime investor, I've been an adviser to numerous founders who have faced trade-offs in their personal and professional lives. Start, Love, Repeat provides insightful, engaging, and practical advice for those who want to "win" in life and at work.--Eric Kim, cofounder and managing partner of Goodwater Capital
Start, Love, Repeat should be required reading! This guide, and the unique guidance Dorcas provides throughout, is a godsend for entrepreneurial couples and families.--Jessica Jackley, instructor in social entrepreneurship at USC Marshall School of Business and cofounder of Kiva
Dorcas Cheng-Tozun has provided a powerful and practical resource for any entrepreneur and their family. I recommend this to any entrepreneur who has ever struggled with balancing their work and spending time with those they love.
--Daniel Epstein, founder and CEO of Unreasonable
Start, Love, Repeat is rich in data, actionable advice and insights, inspiring stories, and raw, honest, relatable anecdotes that validate just how intense and demanding the founder's journey inevitably is. Dorcas does a wonderful job weaving an entertaining, dramatic narrative together with helpful advice and eye-opening research and quotations from across the venture spectrum. If you're hurdling down the entrepreneurial path or just along for the ride, you will benefit greatly from reading this book.--Andrea Miller, founder and CEO of YourTango; author of Radical Acceptance: The Secret to Happy, Lasting Love
While all couples are challenged with how to balance their work and relationship, Dorcas does an amazing job of guiding them through understanding relational skills that transform their challenge into mutual growth and career success.--Harville Hendrix, Ph. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph. D, authors of Getting the Love You Want and Making Marriage Simple
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