Your wife is the biggest influence on your success or failure. The service industry is hard. It is ten times harder when you don’t have the support of your spouse.
My wife is Shannon, and she is my biggest supporter. Her voice is constantly playing in my head. Thankfully, it’s a positive voice. I believe she represents what most techs want from a wife.
Here are at least 2 things that Shannon does amazingly well, and I believe all wives should try to model:
When I decided to become an hvac tech, I struggled with some pride issues. I had a 4 year degree, and I questioned if I was wasting my degree and talents. This fear was compounded when I saw one of my college professors in a restaurant. He ridiculed my tech uniform and affirmed my fears, “Why are wasting your education?”
Walking back to where Shannon was sitting, she could see I was deflated. After explaining the situation, Shannon said,
“Baby, he doesn’t know what he is talking about! I love you! I’m proud of you! And, I think you’re sexy in your bluejeans and tech shirt.”
No matter what I have choosen to do, Shannon has always told the world she is proud of me. Most importantly, I know she means it!
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Shannon took 4 big risks when she decided to marry me:
An Important Note for all Husbands – Expressing pride and support is not exclusive to the wife. Husbands should do the same. In fact, no marriage will be successful if expression is a 1-way street.
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