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Secret sauce of the successful relationship of global leaders – Sudha and Narayan Murthy

SECRET SAUCE OF THE SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP OF GLOBAL LEADERS - SUDHA AND NARAYAN MURTHY

“Behind every successful woman, there’s an understanding husband”

                                                                  – Sudha Murty (Indian Author)

Successful global leaders are often seen praising their family members and friends for their support during the hardships in their careers.

No wonder, relationships play a huge role in making or breaking a career. And marriage is recognized as one of the most important ones.

Hardships of marriage seriously affect both the partners and adversely affect their careers.

We all know that entrepreneurship is a roller coaster ride of extraordinary highs and lows. So marrying into an entrepreneurial relationship can be a wonderful joy or a terrible curse for both partners.

With almost 90% of entrepreneurs failing once or more in business, it’s no surprise that the rate of divorce for entrepreneurs is so high.

Nowadays, most couples fail in balancing their work and love life properly and fall apart pretty quickly.

Well, we still have some couples around the globe, who have clearly proven that any relationship can work if we give it the proper care and nurturing.

SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE TIPS FROM SUDHA MURTHY AND NARAYAN MURTHY (FOUNDER OF INFOSYS)

 In an era, when words like marriage and soulmate have lost their meaning, the marriage of Narayan and Sudha Murthy inspires us to believe in true love. Their lovely relationship sends a powerful message: successful marriages require much more than just Happiness.

We are inspired not only by their successful careers and simplicity but also by how their marriage has withstood the test of time. The couple has occasionally come forward to share profound relationship advice, making them role models for many married couples.

We recently came across one such interview in which Narayan Murthy and Sudha Murthy mentioned some of the most crucial marriage ethics that contribute to their successful relationship or what we call “THE SECRET SAUCE OF SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP”.

  1. NEVER CONTROL YOUR PARTNER

While talking to Bhavana Bhatia about giving each other space, Sudha Murthy mentioned:

We have allowed each other to have our own space. I love my work and my work makes me travel 18-20 days a month. There are so many days I am absent from the house. But he understands why I do what I do. Because I don’t control him, similarly he doesn’t control me.

  1. GIVE EACH OTHER SPACE

Sudha Murthy further continued:

We are two different individuals, I am an extrovert; my husband is an introvert. Murthy wants to do deep thinking. I don’t do so much deep thinking. I love music, movies, students, talk, etc.; Because my areas of expertise are different. So, I let him have his space for his own pursuit of his passion.

  1. APPRECIATE EACH OTHER

Unlike many houses where couples lack love for one another, Narayan Murthy expresses his gratitude to his wife for taking on the greater burden of raising their children. He further said how grateful he is to Sudha Murthy in more detail:

In everything we’ve done, my wife has always been the first to make adjustments. For example, when we got down and stated, “Either you start Infosys or I start Infosys,” we meant it. But, if you want me to start Infosys, you’ll be taking on a much bigger duty in life: raising our children.

  1. A BUSY COUPLE IS A HAPPY COUPLE

In response to a query regarding how to have a successful marriage, Narayan Murthy stated that it is critical for partners to stay occupied in any happy partnership. He said while emphasizing the need of being busy:

A very healthy mechanism to maintain harmony in any relationship is for both the partners to be very busy. That’s very important. Otherwise, what happens is that one of the two partners will get upset over a period of time. What is this, this fellow isn’t looking after my needs at all; or what is this my wife isn’t looking after my needs, etc. So, for a certain number of years, keep yourself completely occupied.

  1. BE POSITIVE

Narayan Murthy goes on to say how important it is for both individuals to have a good outlook in order to have a successful marriage:

Both individuals must have a positive attitude. Because when I go home from work and have had a particularly rough day, I need my wife to have a positive attitude, support me, say nice things, cheer me up, and so on.

Similarly, if the children caused her a lot of grief during the day and I returned in the evening, I should be the one who compliments her and supports her. I must say, we were quite fortunate that she and I both had such a cheerful attitude.

CONCLUSION

 The full interview can be found here:

SECRET SAUCE OF THE SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP OF GLOBAL LEADERS – SUDHA AND NARAYAN MURTHY

With this, we conclude the first segment of our series. We hope you enjoyed it, stay connected for more relationship tips that we’d bring the next time suggested from the top global leaders.

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