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.

Do you have a great idea for a new business or product, but you’re not sure if it will work? This insecurity stops some people in their tracks, and others ignore it and build anyway, then wonder why their new business isn’t successful. In today’s show, you’ll discover how to tell if your idea has a shot BEFORE you spend a lot of time and money on it. Plus, you’ll learn what to unclutter so you don’t get distracted by bright shiny objects.

This is episode 150, and today we’re closing out the Unclutter Your Work Series with something special for those of you who want to start your own business or side hustle. Today you’ll learn what’s important (and what’s not) when starting your new endeavor BEFORE you spend a lot of money or quit your day job. 


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?

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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.

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This week's episode is a bit different. We are at the earliest stages of considering some big changes here at Married with Luggage, but we have yet to determine a direction or a plan. However, we thought it would be interesting to give you a peek behind the scenes as we go through making a big change.

Over the next few weeks we'll share with you the conversations we're having, the challenges along the way, and we're sure a few "heated discussions" (aka fights) as we look to outline our path forward. Making big changes in life or business can be challenging and we hope that sharing our own struggles will help you to frame those decisions you face in going after your best life. 

This is episode 131 of the Married with Luggage Podcast, and today we’re talking about change. Specifically, how messy it looks and feels on the inside, even when you’re doing the right thing.

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Podcast 109: Create Your Portable Business to Have Freedom to Live Where You Want w/Natalie Sisson

In today’s episode, you'll learn the first key steps of creating your own portable business, long before you start worrying that your savings will run out.

Back in 2011 we sat in a pub in Scotland, more than six months into our journey around the world. I remember telling you I didn't want this to end - ever. Right about that time the bartender set down our beers and said something like, “There’s more where that came from!”

He knew where his next beer was coming from, but we didn't. We were at a crossroads, wondering how to finance the lifestyle of our dreams. Our savings wouldn’t last forever, and taking a conventional job would mean giving up the life we'd worked so hard to create.

That day, at the pub in Scotland, we decided to start our own business, even though we had no idea what it would look like.

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Episode #45 comes to you from Tangier, Morocco. If you've always wanted to make a living from your creativity, this episode is for you.

Whether you are a writer, singer, entrepreneur, or designer you can find value in this discussion today. We're chatting about the keys to success in making money using your creative gifts. We also dispel the myth of the "overnight success" and share a more predictable route to turn your passion into long term success you can actually achieve. In the process you'll learn what separates those who make their dreams come true and those who don't.

This week we are delighted to be chatting with Juliana Finch who "sounds the way a good bourbon tastes." She's a Georgia-based singer/songwriter who shares how she's made her passion her career and the secrets you can apply to do the same, regardless of what that passion may be. Check out her amazing and sultry music at her website, JulianaFinch.com. Her next CD, The Walls of Pompeii, will be released in March 2014, and you can preorder it online by clicking here.

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Episode 41 coming to you from Lubrin, Spain. We're chatting today about starting a business with a crazy idea and growing it beyond your biggest dreams.

Have you ever had a big, crazy idea that you let go of after too much thinking and not enough action? We're talking about the importance of actions in going after a big goal in today's episode. We dish on how our own crazy idea of working together is working out. In addition, we're talking to an eBay guru who started her business selling shoes online and grew it into a multi-million dollar success. Listen and learn how you can take the steps in your own life towards making your big, crazy idea come true.

Our guest today, Beth Marbach, left her executive recruiting career to build DowntownGal Shoes & More, an eBay store specializing in high-end designer shoes and accessories. In a little over a decade and exclusively from her basement office, Beth sold over $4 million dollars in footwear to clients across the globe. She's currently writing a book about how she made it happen and you can sign up for updates at DowntownGal.com.

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Are you confusing busyness with progress? It's an easy mistake to make, working all day long and wondering why you made no progress. Today's guest, Joel Zaslofsky, talks about why simplicity from the inside out will give you more of what you want in life. And he even taught Betsy a way she can finally love spreadsheets...

More about Joel: He is the creator of unsexy tools that result in a very sexy life. What he can teach you at  Value of Simple is to focus on what really matters in your life instead of pushing it to the side or waiting for "leftover" time.

Too busy to journal? Wondering how you'll ever finish your bucket list? Concerned about where your money is going (or not going)?

Joel has practical answers to all these questions, and you know how much we love practical tips. Check out his website, and listen in below for a great conversation about what really matters.

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Episode #31 is coming to you from Istanbul, Turkey: Today we're talking about how to merge your experience and goals to build a dream.

You don't have to start from scratch or throw out your past to create a new future. Most of what has gone into building who you are now can be repurposed to create what you want to be in the future.

Our guest today is Nathan Agin, a seasoned actor who has now gone into producer mode to create and host a television show about finding healthy food no matter where you are. Nathan has figured out how to be healthy anywhere, and is sharing his insights on how he went from actor, to world traveler, to starting his own cooking show.

Find out more about Nathan at NonstopAwesomeness.me.

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