If you’re so exhausted and overwhelmed by your status quo that you can’t even figure out a way to add GOOD things into your life, you need this weekly podcast. Hosts Betsy & Warren Talbot know how to remove what's not working so you can have more of what you love.

This is episode 141, and today we’re diving into part 2 of our 2-part series on setting yourself up for a better year than the one you just had. We’re taking action on what we learned last episode on the annual review.

"If it isn’t in your calendar, it won’t get done." You may have heard this phrase as it relates to business and productivity, but have you ever used it in your personal life? On today’s show, we’re taking what we learned in last episode’s annual review and mapping out a new year with less of what you hate and more of what you love.
 
We'll be taking our queue from the Japanese concept of "kaizen" to change your perspective of annual planning and set you up for success in the year ahead. 
Direct download: Podcast_141_-_Yearly_Planning_post_on_12-30.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Most people begin a new year with a list of resolutions. Every year they do it, and every year they fail. There’s a pretty good reason for that. People are cluttered and overwhelmed, and until you resolve that issue, you won’t be able to add anything new. Today, we’re going to fix that so you can make 2016 the best year ever.

This is episode 140, and today we’re diving into part 1 of a 2-part series on setting yourself up for a better year than the one you just had. We’re sharing with you a system to review the year that way and plan for the year ahead - one with less overwhelm and more of what you love.

Direct download: Podcast_140_-_Annual_Review.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This is a special episode for those of you feeling a little overwhelmed by the holiday season.
 
Today’s guest is Michelle Steinke-Baumgaurd of One Fit Widow. Michelle is all about living in the present with family and friends, and with a new marriage, a blended household of four kids, a thriving business, a new nonprofit, and building a new house this year, she is one busy woman. 
 
In this special show we’re talking to Michelle about Uncluttering Your Christmas so you can enjoy more of what the season is about.

Research in the Journal of Personality suggests that Self-Disciplined people are happier both in the moment and in the long-run. The study showed these people created environments to avoid their problem triggers rather than relying on self-control, and they focused more on long-term gains than short-term pain.

Could you do that with your biggest vice, even for a week? That’s what we’re talking about on today’s show.

This  is episode 139, and today we’re talking about experiments in letting go, specifically how deprivation in small doses can dramatically unclutter your life.

Direct download: Podcast_139_-_Experiments_in_deprivation.mp3
Category:Life Lab -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Today we’re talking about the difference between deprivation and uncluttering your life. This is the first of a 2-part series that you’ll want to pay attention to, especially if you’re considering making some habit changes in your life.


Married with Luggage has officially transitioned to An Uncluttered Life! Thanks so much for going through this process with us. We're excited about the tight focus on removing what's cluttering your life so you can have more time, space, and money to live the way you want!

Poke around the site and test it out. A few things are still in process, but you have access to almost 1000 resources in the archives..and plenty more where that came from!

 

When it comes to life advice, too often we rely on conventional wisdom. It’s like a one-size-fits all t-shirt. Sure, it will fit most people, but it won’t fit everyone. Today, you’re going to learn how to question the conventional wisdom so that you’ll always have a life that fits perfectly.

Learn the 5 questions you can ask yourself before following conventional wisdom.

Direct download: Podcast_137_-_Question_the_conventional_wisdom.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Does this sound familiar?

  • Feeling overwhelmed with all the stuff that feels like it is closing in on you and leaving you with no space to think
  • Struggling to get things done and never feeling like there are enough hours in the day
  • Money seems to go out as fast as it comes in

This is the first podcast as we shift direction and thought the best place to start was to share our own experience with these challenges. We dive into the challenges we faced early in our marriage and the steps we took to get unstuck and clear space to create the life we have today. It is nice to have the perspective from the outside so that we can share the steps you can take in your own life to create more time, space, and money. 

This is episode 136 of the soon-to-be-renamed Married with Luggage Podcast, and today talking all about what an uncluttered life can do for YOU.

Direct download: Podcast_136_-_Introducting_An_Uncluttered_Life.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

This is episode 135 of the Married with Luggage Podcast, and today we’re going to tell you what we decided to do with our business after these weeks of analysis and investigation.

That's right, we've chosen a new direction for 2016 and we're excited to share it with you. Listen in as we marry our passion and our business together and set a new deadline for rolling this new venture out.

Direct download: Podcast_135_-_Big_change_Part_5.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This is episode 134 of the Married with Luggage Podcast, and today we’re going to talk about what it’s like to be down to the wire in making a big decision. We've given ourselves one week to decide what we're going to do and six weeks to ramp up for 2016.

We know where we messed up before, and it is really strange how we keep coming up with ideas that repeat those same mistakes! Thankfully we've had the help of readers, listeners, and friends to both clarify and confuse the situation!

We are getting close to a solution, and in this week's show we work through some of the remaining concerns and zero in on a probable solution. But will it last another seven days? Or will we have a last-minute burst of inspiration?

Direct download: Podcast_134_-_Big_change_Part_4.mp3
Category:Business & Career -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This is episode 133 of the Married with Luggage Podcast, and today we’re continuing to give you a behind-the-scenes look as we negotiate some big changes here at Married with Luggage! Join us for a candid discussion of changing paths and making hard choices about the future.

Today we discuss our thoughts on the recent survey you completed and what it tells us about our future direction here with the Married with Luggage podcast and business. We share our own thoughts of what interests us most going forward and agree to a deadline for this decision.

Today's episode is longer than usual, which is not surprising given we are deep in the throes of a major decision for our business.

Direct download: Podcast_133_-_Big_change_Part_3.mp3
Category:Business & Career -- posted at: 3:30am EDT