You may not have heard of it before, but it is real – and it’s proving to be efficient. It’s…co-founder therapy. And unsurprisingly, it all started in San Francisco, the city of new business ventures and aspiring startups.
If you are a workaholic who co-founded a company, giving this type of therapy a chance might be the greatest asset yet to your working and personal relationship with your business partner.
A Real-Life Example
Cameron Yarbrough and Keegan Walden co-founded a tech company in San Francisco together, although one of them was still living in Buffalo. That, predictably, caused tension: Walden, who had to relocate to the Bay Area, wasn’t too keen on pulling his kids out of school so soon. Yarbrough, on the other hand, needed his partner present to help with all day-to-day challenges. In the end, they gave co-founder therapy a chance.
Co-Founder Therapy Is Like Relationship Counseling but for Businesses
Although it is not about a romantic relationship, business partnerships too rely on commitment on both sides. This is what makes therapy so efficient. In the example of Cameron and Keegan, they quickly understood how important it was to have that kind of professional help in seeking compromise and communicating their emotions and reasoning. Professional therapist, Maya Johansson, says that therapy for co-founders doesn’t differ much from therapy for couples because, in the end, it is all about the systems approach.
No Longer an Emotional Outlet
While many used to laugh at the prospect of co-founder therapy, today, everyone sees it as a necessary leadership tool that helps optimize processes and resolve situations as they are happening. Of course, much like with couples, co-founders don’t seek help because there is also a honeymoon phase. But, once the excitement wears off a bit and tensions begin to rise, they seek help. So, workaholic or not, you and your business partner have nothing to lose from giving therapy a chance.
Why Does the Moon Get a Red Hue During a Total Lunar Eclipse
When there is a full moon during a total lunar eclipse, its face adopts a brick-red hue. While most people agree that this fiery glow is pretty dramatic, most do not know why the effect occurs. A total lunar eclipse happens only when the moon, Earth, and sun are perfectly lined up. Even though the moon is covered by Earth’s shadow, it does not become dark.
During a Total Lunar Eclipse, the Moon Gets Lit By Light from Earth’s Halo
If a person stands on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, he or she would see a fiery rim encircling the dark planet. This rim of red light is what lights the moon in a red hue during the spectacular event. The light of the sun bends around the edges of Earth and gets reflected onto the moon. Because the light travels through our atmosphere, it filters the shorter-wavelength blue light, leaving just orange and red light to bathe the moon’s surface.
The Moon Changes Many Shades During the Stages of a Total Lunar Eclipse
The moon usually changes several hues during a total lunar eclipse, going from grayish to orange and amber. Atmospheric conditions could affect the brightness of the colors as well, and large wildfires and recent volcanic eruptions may cause it to appear in an even darker shade of red. During partial lunar eclipses, when the sun, Earth, and moon are not in perfect alignment, the planet’s shadow engulfs only parts of the moon and the red-hue effect is lost.
This year’s total lunar eclipse was visible in Australia, western South America, parts of the western United States, and Southeast Asia. In other parts of the world, just some stages of the lunar eclipse were visible, including the partial and penumbral phases. The next total lunar eclipse will be visible for people in some parts of Asia and Australia, as well as North America, South America, and the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. It will also be visible from Antarctica, even though few people might want to observe it there.