If you don't give
and receive value
in a relationship,
why are you in it?
By Amberley Johnson
here I was, sitting outside looking up at
the big Texas sky, thinking how much I
hated my job. The larger downside is that I
owned the company. I remember thinking,
How did I get here? How did I create my
own company and now hate my job? After doing the
dreaded self-assessment of my life, I walked inside
and sat down next to Josh—husband, co-founder, and
chief strategic planning officer of the company. "If
you had to bet on something," I began, "would you
gamble on us or stay safe with our largest client?"
He said he would bet on us each and every time. In
that moment we knew what we had to do. … We had
to fire our second-largest client, who represented a
considerable portion of our top line.