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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Seven Successes of Supportive Spouses of Stylists

Work around the house
My generation does far more around the house than most men of my Father's generation.  And yet, a stylist needs her husband's increased support.  Whatever a husband can do, from laundry to vacuuming to dishes, will be a help.  If his wife comes home from a Gigi Hill party and discovers a sink full of dishes, the kids still awake and not in their pajamas, and her husband dozing on the sofa, her high from a $1000 party can crash in an instant.

Be easy-going about schedule flexibility
Some of us have jobs and roles which already require us to be flexible.  Personally, as an ordained minister, I always have been aware that my calendar can change, and I may have to balance or shift responsibilities and events.  The key here is for a husband to take his wife's Gigi Hill commitments seriously, treat her appointments, phone calls, meetings, and shows as important, and have a willingness to adjust.

Social media praise and encouragement
There are so many reasons for this.  First, if your wife is doing anything great, of course you want to share that on Facebook, Twitter, or whatever social media you use.  You want people to know that your wife is awesome!  It is ok to brag on her.
Second, the stylist wife will receive comfort and feel support from these posts.  It is a little, unspoken supplement to verbal "I love you's." 

Third, this is awesome advertising!  And it often touches people you don't even realize.  A high school or college classmate, may ask out of the blue about a bag.  Or tease about, "Maybe I should have one of those parties."  The next thing you know, it's not teasing anymore, and a whole new set of contacts is begun.

Real-life praise and encouragement
Of course, virtual praise is not enough.  Husbands need to let their wives know how proud they are of their Gigi Hill success.  She is doing something that can have a drastically profound effect on the family; worries about high school or college tuition, suddenly gone.  Debts being wiped out.  Vacations you have only dreamed of in recent years, really happening.  And the ability to "pay it forward."

A Gigi Hill wife is bringing joy to others, while being a blessing to her own family.  There is just so much to praise.

And the great thing is, none of it is false.  No hypocrisy or phoniness.  The husband is telling his wife how much he treasures her, because of who she is, and now, in addition, for being the great businesswoman and stylist that's she is.

Actually caring enough to learn the product names and be able to identify them
Some people laugh when I can tell them, "This is an Audrey in Enchanted.  That is a Rachel in Fleur de Lis."  But behind the laugh is a smile that I care enough about what my wife does, and they appreciate the support they see.

And it's not just for others.  Gigi husbands, your spouse will know and feel you are interested in what she does.  There were flash cards in our house when her stylist kit was first arriving.  While she was learning the names seriously, I was absorbing by helping her.  Of course, in a house full of bags, it is helpful when your wife asks for her Small Scarlet, and you know what she's asking for, and can actually say, "Which one?" and know the pattern names, too.

Talk and excitedly plan together
Hardly a day goes by without talking Gigi right before we drift off to sleep.  And it isn't just about selfish wish lists, oozing with greed.

Our own motive is simple, and flows from the faith held in our household: We want to give abundantly!  I want to be financially comfortable that I can approach a group of soldiers at a restaurant and pay their bill, to say "Thanks for serving."  We want to be able to support youth conferences, music and theatre at our alma mater, Concordia University, and various mission projects that we are acquainted with.  We want to give abundantly to our church, to help wipe out its debt.  And that is just the beginning of our dreaming to help others.

Granted, we are excited and enjoy the prospects of more frequent traveling, rewards like Maui, Disney vacations, etc., and my wife's addiction to Brighton jewelry and her ambition to get a lime green or hot pink Volkswagen Bug, with eye lashes on the head lights, but giving is the real key to our Gigi motivation

Always remember that you are a partner in your wife's Gigi Hill business.  Your family is invested in a fabulous opportunity to share beautiful, quality products with others, and your wife is enjoying a fun way of making life a little more comfortable for all of you.  Do whatever you can to support her.    At the very least, be sure you are always carrying her Gigi Hill business cards to pass on to others as appropriate situations arise!

Whether you were totally on board at first, or not, you are now a Gigi Hill stylist family, and that has a great impact.  Your wife is "discovering what she can do," and as her time with the business goes on, you will discover that too.  She is living and loving, and is likely a happier, more fulfilled person as she has a positive impact on others.  Live life and love her, and together, as a Gigi Hill supportive marriage, you will "discover what you can do!" 

1 comment:

sslovon said...

WOW! Perhaps Gigi Hill should have you offer a phone call for all Gigi Husband's! Thank you for sharing this.