My partners in the private sector are friends of mine and we’re working on projects that face a lot of hurdles, including factors that we can’t control. Every project that we’re involved with is in the development process so we’re not making any money now, thus, having a supportive relationship with one another is nice to have. When I was a politician, much of my staff were friends of mine as well, and likewise, we supported one another through the ups and downs. Lastly, I’m lucky to have close family and friends to talk to or be with, who play a huge role in helping me to keep my spirits up as I take on new challenges.
Below is a commercial for the NASDAQ expressing the importance of having good partners.