010: What It Means to Be a Supportive Spouse

Having love and support makes everything we do easier. The topic for today is what it means to be a supportive spouse, and my lovely wife is here on the show with me. Shelley Peterson is part of Kahuna Investments and helps with all aspects from finding deals to using her amazing communication skills to connect and communicate effectively.

When I lost my job at Edward Jones and was struggling to build up my business, in spite of fear and insecurities, Shelley stood behind me with faith and unwavering commitment. Even though it took time for my efforts to pay off, Shelley never gave up on me. We talk about early struggles, mistakes made, and how hard work and perseverance paid off.

Topics on Today’s Episode:

  • Shelley shares how she felt when Corey was fired from Edwards Jones.
  • Frustration that spouses feel when their partner works a lot.
  • How women want security. When that is ripped away this is where faith and belief come in.
  • Shelley’s faith, love, and commitment to Corey outweighed her insecurities when Corey was working constantly to try and build a business after losing his job.
  • How Corey was relentless to get his business off the ground and was in the office until the early morning hours.
  • Corey does this because he wants to provide and do what is best for the family.
  • How couples have to work through doubts and struggles.
  • Building the initial inertia is a lot of work.
  • When times were rough they moved out of their home and moved in with Shelley’s sister. They had to make sacrifices.
  • As a couple you have to make tough decisions to get ahead.
  • Corey told Shelley that one of these days he would enable her to retire from her job. It took three years, but they got there.
  • Not working an outside job has been an absolute joy for Shelley.
  • A supportive spouse gives you a comfort level that is needed.
  • Taking a step back, listening to your partner, and finding balance.
  • We’ve always been able to communicate well together.
  • Entrepreneurship requires a different support staff. Don’t underestimate the power of a supportive spouse.
  • Shelley saw Corey as a diamond in the rough, and Corey thinks of her as his polisher.
  • The power of having time and money through real estate. Cash flow is when your cup gets filled up regardless of what you do.
  • Becoming a true investor with multifamily apartments.

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Quotes:

“It takes a lot of faith and commitment to be a supportive spouse, but I sure am glad I stuck it out with this guy.” Shelley Peterson

“I knew that if you were that passionate and had that much drive you were going to do well. I had no doubt in my mind that you were going to kill it.” Shelley Peterson

“My faith, love, and commitment in Corey outweighed my insecurities.” Shelley Peterson

“When you start something new it takes an insane amount of time and focus.” Corey Peterson

“We’re doing this and not making any apologies for what we are doing.” Corey Peterson

“Shelley has been my biggest cheerleader. I don’t want to undervalue that because entrepreneurs need a supportive base at home.” Corey Peterson

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