Inspiration

This month over Valentine's Day weekend we had the pleasure of joining Chief Visionary Officer of TheBlackManCan Brandon Frame and Glenda Smiley Founder: mogulPRO Consulting, LLC, at the Falling Black in Love: Power Couple Brunch in New York City at the MIST Harlem and in Connecticut at The Bond Ballroom. Couples and singles were invited to enjoy delicious food and phenomenal performances while a panel of happily married power couples shared how they manage their careers and their love lives. We got a chance to hear power couples weigh in on everything from how they split responsibilities in their home to how they keep their love alive. Check out our top 4 "Power Couple" tips from couples who have succeeded in business and love.

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Power Couple Tip #1: Being Vulnerable with your partner is the key to a closer connection.

"Vulnerability has stages. We tend to be as vulnerable as we are comfortable. It's an ever unfolding situation that continues to evolve." -Amos Winbush

"Being best friends and great listeners always comes first. Our love is like a bank account that needs deposits."-Kojo Dufu

Power Couple Tip #2: The growth of both partners is necessary for a healthy realationship

"The ability to listen and to be a mirror is critical. The relationship will suffer if both parties aren't growing. Being in a relationship is a super charged way of getting to know yourself." -Kojo Dufu

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Power Couple Tip # 3:  50-50 is a myth. Each person should bring 100% to their relationship. 

Power Couple Tip #4: Maintaining your individuality is a must!

“You have to be your own joy. You have to also have your own life. You cannot expect for your joy to come from your partner alone.” ­-Lorna Little

“We stay in­love because… we continue to set goals for ourselves independently and goals for our family. As we work hard to achieve them we actually re­discover qualities that constantly remind us of why we fell in love in the first place.” ­-Dayshell Muhammad

We had a fabulous time learning about love from some amazing couples at the Power Couple Brunch. Want to learn more about #FallingBlackInLove events in your city? Follow @TheBlackManCan.