Episode 2: Partnerships: How to Enter into Them With Your Eyes Wide Open to Reduce Drama

In this episode, we talk about the important subject of how couples can work together to build a dream life and business. We touch on the importance of learning how and when to give up control, when to ask for help, and the need for each partner to find their own “Zone of Greatness.”



Selected Links from the Episode


The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Let’s Talk About Money by Janice Goldman

Kate’s poster Money: A Love Story


Show Notes

  • When you think about resources available as a couple, it often doesn’t make sense to be building two personal brands [3:28]
  • Kate had fear around giving up control of what she had created [5:58]
  • A mindful eating lesson [7:13]
  • Why is articulating our fears so powerful? [7:58]
  • When we are willing to give up control, we can create so much more and have a much bigger impact [8:58]
  • What is your “Zone of Greatness” and what can you do while in it? [10:25]
  • If you’re saved by someone else when it comes to money, you’ll never develop the self-worth, values and confidence needed [15:00]
  • We focus more on what others lack versus what they bring to the relationship [17:45]
  • Not allowing others to help is one of the main reasons businesses fail [19:00]
  • How do you know if it’s resistance/fear or your intuition? [24:00]
  • There are many different ways to structure finances in a relationship [25:20]
  • Money loves clarity [34:10]

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  • Claudia

    This has been one of my favorite episodes! I admire all of the steps that you guys took to both feel 100% comfortable in your partnership. When we were engaged, my fiancee and I decided to open a business, I was hesitant but then sought it would be a good idea. We opened our business a few months after getting married and even though we talked about the things that we were both going to do, we never put it on paper. We weren’t clear on what our responsibilities were and this led to a lot of stress, tension, criticism and disappointment not only in our business relationship, but also in our husband-and-wife relationship. We decided to close the business after 1 year and I’m glad we did. If we had to do it all over again I think sitting down with a lawyer would be the best thing we could do. Thanks for all you share!

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