A power couple.
You know the type: The man and woman everyone wants to be, but they’re too intimidated to talk to.
You’ve met, I’ve met them and we’ve all asked ourselves the same exact question: Will my partner and I ever be considered a power couple?
Now I know the reason you’re reading this article is because one day, you’d like you and your partner to be a power couple. Cool.
But here’s what you need to know: It’s not going to be easy.
However, if you have the right mindset and you’re willing to work your way through it together, you should be fine.
Here are 4 principles to become the ultimate power couple. After that, we’ll talk about 15 signs that you’re well on your way.
1) Have a couple’s vision
Let’s be honest: Couples who don’t have clear goals and visions don’t last. On the other hand, power couples are extremely aspirational.
They both know what they want in life and they’re willing to help each other get there.
The “vision” is the glue that keeps the relationship together.
So, how can you develop a “couple’s vision?”
You should both ask yourselves what you want in the future. Do you want a big mansion near the beach? A cute and cosy pad in Manhattan? Figure it out and then plan your way to get there.
When you work this out, nothing will stop you from getting there because you’ll be by each other’s side at every turn.
2) Everything needs to be out in the open
If you want to be the ultimate power couple that everyone looks up to, then you need to tell each other EVERYTHING.
Your insecurities, your worries, your failures, your weaknesses. Let it out and don’t hold back.
Honesty will help you be your true, authentic selves. And the only way you’re going to reach the heights you’re aiming for is if you can be who you really are.
So, how can you do this?
You could organize a “reveal all” session every week. Or you can simply be more honest with each other when you have time alone.
Remember, it’s only by revealing your deepest insecurities that you’ll be able to protect each other through the dark times and rise the ladder of success together.
3) When conflict strikes, compromise
There’s no getting around it, conflicts can threaten the existence of your relationship.
But that will only happen if you’re not willing to compromise.
The fact of the matter is, every relationship experiences some level of conflict. It’s how you handle these conflicts that will determine your success as a power couple.
So what can you do when conflict arises?
Organize a conflict resolution system. Tally up points if you have to. But most importantly, be honest with each other when you feel that one of you is being hard done by.
In the end, honesty is the only way you’ll confront a problem and solve it.
4) Help each other reach success
There’s no getting around it, to be a power couple, you have to be “successful”. Now what type of success is going to depend on who want to appear as a “power couple” to.
Do you want to appear as a power couple to your friends in the fashion industry? Football? Business?
Whatever it is, you need to have influence in that industry. In fact, this is probably the most important factor.
You need to work out how can you get more influence. Once you’ve figured that out, you can help each other get there.
Again, this is all about defining your goals and working out a step-by-step plan to achieve them.
So if you think that you’ve got these principles down pat, here are 15 signs that you and your partner are a power couple.
15 Signs of a Power Couple
1) Their connection ignites like a lightning strike
When a power couple are together, you know it just fits.
They understand each other’s goals and dreams and don’t hide any insecurities and fears.
They’re each other’s biggest fans, supporting one another through thick and thin even when shit hits the fan.
They push each other to succeed because they know they both want success.
2) They work hard and play hard
A power couple aren’t the type to just chill all day. They have shit to do, things to achieve and a frantic life to live.
This means that they both work long hours and regularly have stress on their minds.
But that’s okay. They still manage to make time for each other.
After all, they both have the same mindset in regards to achieving success, so they help each other succeed by working through their problems together.
3) They have successful people around them
A power couple doesn’t bother spending time with people who haven’t achieved anything.
They rub shoulders with power brokers, successful artists and intelligent people who produce outlandish solutions to the world’s gravest problems.
Whenever they need something, they always have someone “important” in their network that will be able to get the job done in the most expert fashion possible.
4) They’ve made it through tough times together
The most successful people have often been through tough times and failures. It’s how they’ve built mental toughness.
But what makes a power couple so impressive is that they’ve been through it together and they’ve learnt their lessons along the way.
They keep progressing and growing because they don’t use the word “failure” in their vocabulary. They’re simply stepping stones.
5) They push each other to be better
Reaching their potential is everything to a power couple.
When they do something that isn’t 100%, they call each other out. It’s not who they are.
They motivate each other to reach their potential. After all, according to a power couple, life is about getting the most out of yourself and your relationship.
6) Neither of them are “clingy”
“Needy” or “clingy” simply isn’t either of them.
They’ve got their shit together and know the value that each one of them possess.
Yes, they’re in love with each other, but they don’t “need” each other to succeed.
They’re perfectly okay spending time apart, because they know it’ll be even more special when they meet again.
7) They’re always dressing well
No need to worry about clothes, they’ve got their style worked out.
They’re dressing for success no matter where they are or where they go.
Everybody notices them and can’t help but feel envy.
What’s more, their dress sense fits perfectly well together, even when they don’t plan it.
8) They both know how to work a room
Their charasmia speaks for itself. They know what to say to charm anyone’s socks off.
If you’re lucky enough to spend some time with them, you’ll be left feeling all fuzzy duzzy inside.
9) They’re both optimistic
Their attitude pushes them through tough times together.
When one of them is dealing with challenges, the other one helps them look on the bright side and see the best in every situation.
This is what helps them succeed even when it feels like there’s no way out.
10) They won’t start a family until it’s the right time
Forget having unplanned pregnancies or having a baby when they both can’t be 100% committed.
They know when it’s going to be the right time to start a family, and that’s when they have ample resources and time for their kids.
They want to be able to raise the most successful and best kids they possibly can.
11) Wherever they go, people know of them
When they look as good as they do and regularly have a crowd staring at them, it’s hard not to get lost in their aura of invincibility.
So even when people haven’t met them yet, they’ll know who they are because they’ve noticed or heard of them before.
12) Their wedding was incredible
Yep, when they had a wedding, it was an event like you wouldn’t believe. Lots of people turned up, the emotions were high and the party was lit.
Every single woman had the same thought:
“This is the kind of relationship I want to be in one day!”
13) They sniff toxic people from a mile away
They’re very careful with who they let into their inner circle and won’t spend time with people who bring them down.
They’ve got too many things to achieve to allow a negative nancy to get in their way.
They’re an excellent judge of character, so if you’re narcissistic or toxic, you better get out of their way.
14) They call out BS
They can’t be bothered dealing with people who are making shit up or trying to manipulate them to get what they want.
They know exactly what they want and how they’re going to get it, so if you try and distract them, they’ll recognize it straight away and push you off their path.
15) They don’t gossip about other people
They haven’t got time to spend worrying about how others are shaping up – they are too busy doing their own shit and getting their lives in order.
Celebrities? Pff, they couldn’t care less. Social media? It just ain’t their steez. They’ve got things to do and people to see.
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