Boardrooms and Bedrooms is a relaxed conversation between couples in business about the challenges and rewards of working with the same person you eat, sleep and live with. Share the laughs, tips, tears and tricks from couples who are thriving in business together.
The impact of trust inside your business
In this week’s episode of Boardrooms and Bedrooms, I’m chatting with a couple who’ve been doing great things inside our Powerhouse program.
Raf and Dan Newnham run a tile repair service here in sunny Queensland.
But things weren’t quite so sunny when they first reached out to us for help last year.
As you’ll hear in today’s conversation, they were stressed, fighting a lot, and there was a serious lack of trust inside their working relationship.
They also lacked the confidence and direction to pursue the bigger goals they had for their business.
Since joining Powerhouse and working with Ed, that has all turned around in a very short space of time.
How to Have a Fight
When I realised this episode would fall on Valentine’s Day, I almost changed the topic.
Being the day of all things LOVE, a podcast about How To Have a Successful Fight seemed a bit ill-timed.
But when I thought more deeply, I decided that the BEST thing I could do for you today was to blow the lid off this topic.
You see fighting can suck so much that it makes love taste like lemons!
And I’m not just talking about yelling matches, big bad barneys or steam-out- the-ears blow-ups. Fighting can present as a disagreement, as one person feeling angry, or — my least favourite — no communication at all and a head buried in the sand.
3 Challenges to Balanced Growth
Balance and Growth.
They are the two things that most couples who work together want the most.
The concept to getting it is simple: you need to move out of a Reactive Strategy and into a Proactive one. You need to set aligned goals and then have a hands-on Battle Plan to make those things happen.
But, more often than not, achieving Balance and Growth feels like pushing a wheelbarrow full of bricks.
There are many reasons why couples in business together struggle to create a Proactive Plan that fulfils both their needs and reaches their targets.
After years of working together and supporting other couples in business, Ed and I know there are three specific challenges that keep dynamic duos from hatching the plan and running it through.
The 9 Steps to Make Goals Stick
New Year’s resolutions. Who makes them? More importantly, who makes them stick?
A Forbes article I read said studies have shown less than 25 percent of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days — and only 8 percent accomplish them.
The article goes on to talk about how resolutions won’t get you anywhere, but goals will.
To be honest, I suspect that the statistics on accomplishing goals are unlikely to be that much better!
Regardless of whether you are talking resolutions or goals for this year, you are going to come across some challenges. And without the right structure and pathways to make them a reality, you’ll stay stuck instead of landing in the place you want to go.
Best of 2018: Let Go To Grow
This month we’re revisiting our three most popular podcasts from 2018 — our first year on the air waves.
Coming in at Number 2 is Let Go To Grow — aka, Stop being a Control Freak.
I’m active in a lot of groups (including the Couples in Business Facebook Group) where couples share the challenges of working with the person they love.
The number one challenge is always Communication. That is, an inability to make important decisions without getting heated; a lack of conversation outside of business, business, business; or just a constant feeling like your other half’s main aim in life is to rub you up the wrong way.
Best of 2018: What to Focus on in a Crisis
Welcome to our FIRST episode for 2019! I hope wherever this finds you in the world, you’re feeling rested, relaxed and ready to absolutely ramp up your results.
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Great advice for the huge number of businesses that operate with spouses.
Ed and Rebecca are great at breaking down the fundamental roadblocks that couples face in business. They're excellent communicators and I love how they make simple of complex situations and scenarios.
Highly recommend this show and atheir programs.
Each time I listen to Ed and Bec I feel closer to my husband! I learn and grow through everyone's experience. Invaluable for us as a couple in business. If your looking for self development in your business and relationship its a must to listen here. Thanks for your easy to listen Podcast and to all the interesting stories from couples out there, Thankyou.
Better than a business mastermind
Hearing from a range of business owners on their strategy and approach to making it all work is so interesting. There is something to learn every time, whether it’s an interview with guests or a summary with Bec and Ed. Powerful lessons on business and life, expertly presented. Thanks for bringing this podcast to business owners!