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Dan & Jennifer Lier share the parallels for success in Business and in Love. As a business professional, entrepreneur or business owner, people will do what's necessary to improve their skills to be successful in Biz. What if we utilized the same success principles in business in our intimate relationships? We will show you how we did it!

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Dan & Jennifer Lier share the parallels for success in Business and in Love. As a business professional, entrepreneur or business owner, people will do what's necessary to improve their skills to be successful in Biz. What if we utilized the same success principles in business in our intimate relationships? We will show you how we did it!

    Episode #35 Q&A #2

    Episode #35 Q&A #2

    Episode #35 Q&A #2 Devin - Kennesaw, GAHey guys… love your podcast, and I am watching your podcast with my wife on Sunday mornings. She introduced it to me, reluctantly I might add. Sorry to say. I really liked it though. So we listen to it together which has been great. My question is: my wife works full time, as do I.  I wish she would cook more. After work, she says she’s too tired and then picks up some take out and we often times eat out of a bag at the kitchen table. That’s ok sometimes, yet it seems we are getting farther and farther away from a home cooked meal. Do you have any suggestions for me? Jean from Melbourne, AustraliaI LOVE your podcast.  Please, please, please… I am single and I’m ready to mingle!  I have such a difficult time connecting with men that I find interesting. I work in the financial industry and I’m around men all the time. Most of them I don’t find interesting or someone I’d enjoy spending time with, SIGH. Where are the interesting MEN? Paul - St. Petersburg, RussiaYou two look like so much fun together. I’m not good at meeting women. I don’t feel confident. Dan, what would you tell me? I’m 32 and single. Lena - Leipzig, GermanyYou two are so cute, so fun. In our German culture, we are not raised to share feelings. Often times people would say we are stoic. I would like my husband and I to be more happy together. We are happy, not too much talking though. Do you think we can get better. My husband did watch your last episode with me and he liked it. He said Dan looks similar to his uncle! New Episode Drops Every Sunday at 8am PST  

    • 29 min
    Episode #34 Don't Make Assumptions

    Episode #34 Don't Make Assumptions

    Episode 34: Don’t Make AssumptionsMind Reading - and NLP term that simply says how we “read someone’s mind” about what they are going to do or how they are going to respond.It’s easier said than done…Friends of ours...Making assumptions of why, what he is thinking, and what he is going to do when she approaches him.This person felt:Business example:  Email that was sent out and there was no response:Assumptions:You don’t like what I saidYou don’t want to participateYou’re being selfish by not respondingShe felt?  helpless...Waiting at an airport for a flight to go home… and you see someone in the distance that you recognize… and for a moment, you think they saw you, yet they turn around and walk away.Assumptions:They ignored you.They don’t like you enough to engageYou FELT:  alone, unliked, questioning did something happen… We are wired to make assumptions:Steps:  Be Mindful and Present:  Getting back to being curious and questioning your own thought process.Because “what if” that’s not the case…Another example:  JenniferAction Steps: Rather than making assumptions, GET CURIOUSTake a Breath - pauseQuestion your thought processwhat other things could be possible here?Has he/she ever done something to intentionally hurt or harm you?Underlying Belief: Your partner wants to help you and/or protect you.Address the situationHOWPre-frame:  Because Frame… linking to wanting the best. New Podcast Drops Every Sunday at 8am PST

    • 24 min
    Episode #33 Level Up Your Leadership Skills

    Episode #33 Level Up Your Leadership Skills

    Episode 33:  Level Up Your Leadership SkillsLeadership skills are paramount to grow a business. If you were going to hire someone to help you grow your business, what type of skills would you want?Go ahead and write down 3 characteristics of a great leaders.  Leaders in business:  Do what you say you’re going to do.Make Decisions that are for the greater good.Good Listener - When NecessarySense of BalanceHonestGood CommunicatorHas a Game planNot Being afraid to Tell the truth.Dan:  Phil Jackson, Tony Robbins, Peter Boesen, My Dad, Jennifer: Doug Johnson,  Action Steps:Let’s go through the 8 listed leadership qualities and rate yourself along with your partner.Do what you say you’re going to doMake Decisions that are for the Greater GoodGood Listener - When NecessarySense of BalanceHonestGood CommunicatorHas a Game PlanNot Being Afraid to Tell the Truth New Business of Love Podcast Drops Every Sunday at 8am PST

    • 25 min
    Episode #32 Great Relationships are Messy, Just Like Great Sex

    Episode #32 Great Relationships are Messy, Just Like Great Sex

    Episode #32: Great Relationships are Messy, Just Like Great Sex Our Relationship is as STRONG as it’s ever been, yet it had to get a little messy first.Even though we knew how to communication and ways to connect, life takes over sometimes. Jennifer Story -  being afraid going through disease…Habits were formed…If you’re upset at how you are being treated by your partner, you’re partly at fault.People think when you find the love of your life… things will be perfect.  And when things aren’t SMOOTH… people get discouraged.   BUT, that moment is the opportunity for GROWTH.IN BUSINESS - when things start to unwind, or slow down… you have the opportunity to create something newDISRUPTION - Business Parallel CEO’s Fear Disruption.  (Tim Sanders) - How to stay agile/moveable - GRAPHSummary - Marriage is Messy / Great Sex is Messy First few times.. giving it your bestMessy until you know what you are doing. ACTION STEPSPsychological side … you need to know that no matter how great your marriage is, you’re gonna have some messy spots… and that’s good.When you See something SAY something - Later means worse.Talk to your Partner in a non-blaming fashion - “We” and Because frames.Follow Your HeartNew Podcast Drops Every Sunday Morning at 8am PST

    • 33 min
    Episode #31 Monthly Goals to Increase Connection

    Episode #31 Monthly Goals to Increase Connection

    Episode 39: Monthly Goals for ConnectionMarriage is a complex situation surrounded by moving parts that impact multiple areas of the relationship… and with kids, careers and everyday life, having a simple FUNDAMENTAL resource to help us win is both imperative and enjoyable.You hear people talk about date night…  and what that really is, is an ACTION strategy to keep us connected and interact outside of our family business.Think about it -  Most of us have multiple facets to our relationship:CareersFinancesAccidentsInjuryHealth IssuesKidsParentsIn-LawsResearch tell us when WE are moving forward and HITTING a goal, we feel better about ourselves. When we share this experience with our partner, it can add depth to the relationship. Monthly Goal Setting (MGS) Action Plan:On Your Own or with your Partner:Write down on paper things you would like to accomplish or things you have been thinking about doing for a while.Write them all down.You are going to pick two goals:The first goal is you MUST goal.  This is what you MUST accomplish this month.  Could be a project (building a deck), could be an activity (taking my daughter to see her Taylor Swift).. could be a personal activity - (working out 3x per week) or (reading to my kids every night). The 2nd goal is a goal you would like to accomplish. Maybe it’s something you’ve been thinking about, yet you haven’t taken any action yet.Break that GOAL down into doable action steps.Example: Goal - Build a back porch.  Doable action steps moving toward could be:Make an inventory of all the supplies I”ll need to get started next monthFind out the cost - making inventory of supplies.GET A NEW JOBThis month’s goal… get my resume together to I can get my name out there next month. So, you have 2 goals. ONE MUST goal and one goal you are moving toward, yet that goal is broken down into doable steps.If you do this together, you can put on some music… have some wine and make it a 60-minute project together. Have some fun with it.If you are doing it alone…  then get together with your partner and go through your plan.At the end of the month… it does a few things:Gives you sense of accomplishmentSelf-Esteem goes upHave a deeper connection with your partner.Become their support system or cheerleaderShare your results with your kids… learning experience.Action Plan:Set up MGS Action Plan with your spouse.  Do it now. You don’t have to wait for the start of the month.  You can do it now… and do a 2-week version.Get together and walk through your MGS Action plan. Be OPEN and Vulnerable.  Let down the guard!Be positiveEncourage if necessary yet DON’T check up on them. No NaggingCelebrate successesTalk about it when you fall short. New Episode Drops Every Sunday at 8am PST

    • 22 min
    Episode #30 Marrying for Money or for Love

    Episode #30 Marrying for Money or for Love

    Episode 30: Marrying for Money or LoveFirst of all, yes, you can do both. You can have both money, love AND happiness… you can have it all. Jennifer, I want to interview you today… this is a topic that will be of interest both to women who are in the dating market… and men who are wondering if they can find the right woman for them. So let me set this up: MONEY vs Love  Two parts here:  1st part:  From the female perspective:You are attractive, intelligent, fun… a laundry list of positives… I’m saying this from my perspective.  YOU Can have your choice of MEN.You married me…  and when you married me, I was two years out of a divorce and I wasn’t in the financial position that I could have been… yet you chose me.  So my question is… with today’s social media flaunters and what our society pushes as important… what was your strategy when you were single in regards to MONEY or LOVE? Conversation: Did you date wealthy men?Did you have a filtering system or standards for career choice?How did you know you made a mistake? Now for the MEN:I want to hear you advice to MEN who aren’t CRUSHING it financially right now… what would you tell them? Self-EsteemSelf-ImageAction Steps:Follow Your Heart Money comes and Goes -  What is Important to YOU? New Episode Every Sunday Morning at 8am PST

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Customer Reviews

ghs-80 ,

Useful relationship advise

Love listening to these two share their experiences and insights on connecting with each other on a daily basis. Their obvious respect and love for each other shines through.

MHO73 ,

Episode 7!!!

Just finished watching episode 7 on step parenting and strategies for blended families and I just want to say that you two nailed it! I’ve seen so many couples make the mistake of putting their children first and not supporting their partner (& Jennifer is right - many married couples do the same when it’s not a step parenting situation and that is equally as damaging). The relationship is the foundation. Just like a house, without a solid foundation, you cannot add on square footage (your children). Thank you for sharing your experiences, pain, mistakes and lessons learned. Great content!

Rtreat25 ,

Great content!

An area I’ve struggled with, these two knock it out of the park with fundamentals of how to make it practical, and work!

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