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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.

Boardrooms and Bedrooms – The Podcast for Couples in Business Rebecca and Edward Plant - Institute for Couples in Business

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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

    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.

    • 26 min
    How to Have a Fight

    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.

    • 11 min
    3 Challenges to Balanced Growth

    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.

    • 17 min
    The 9 Steps to Make Goals Stick

    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.

    • 22 min
    Best of 2018: Let Go To Grow

    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.

    • 29 min
    Best of 2018: What to Focus on in a Crisis

    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.

    • 27 min

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