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 week's podcast is big. Not only do we have great guests talking about working and following a dream together, which alone would be fantastic. We also have a big announcement for you about the evolution of our dream. We share all the news and how it will change our relationship and our dream. You don't want to miss it.

We're joined this week by Farnoosh and Andy Brock who talk to us about what it's like to leave corporate jobs to start their own business. They share all the dirt on the challenges of working together, the joys of discovering new strengths in your partner, and actions you can take to follow suit. It's a great conversation with 2 inspiring people.

Together, Andy and Farnoosh run Prolific Living Inc., travel the world, create programs and products that make a positive difference in people's lives and live the freedom lifestyle of their dreams. For more, check out www.prolificliving.com.

Episode 48 comes to you from the sunny Andalucia region of Spain. Today we're talking about how to carve out time in your life for a big goal without sacrificing your relationship. 

Going after a big goal comes with big ups and downs. Working together with your partner through that effort and enjoying the life you create together along the way can be a huge challenge. Today we're learning how one successful author has married his love for his family with a crazy writing schedule. The story will get you excited to get after whatever your big goal may be with the support of the one you love.

Sean Platt is co-founder of the Collective Inkwell and Realm & Sands imprints, speaker, and author, with breakout indie hits such as Yesterday’s Gone, WhiteSpace, Unicorn Western and The Beam, as well as traditionally published titles Z 2134 and Monstrous. He publishes over 2 million words a year (2 million!) and still makes time for his relationship. Today we're going to find out how he does it.

Episode #46 comes to you from Tangier, Morocco. If you are married, used to be married, want to be married, or ever have any kind of romantic fling with anyone, this show is for you.

We reveal the surprising reason we got married in this episode. Tune in to find out if this was because of a green card problem, a name change to avoid the police, or a tax issue.

The sound quality on this one is not as good as usual due to a poor connection with our guest. We recorded the interview portion in Spain during a massive thunderstorm and got disconnected 3 times, so many thanks to Jenna for her patience so we could get this message to you. 

Today's guest is author, TED speaker, and former radio personality Jenna McCarthy, who's written a book titled, If It Was Easy, They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married. Her funny take on marriage and why we do it has some surprisingly powerful insights and lessons, and we think you're going to especially like this one.

You can find out more about Jenna's books, watch her TED talk, and get a dose of her wit and wisdom at Jenna McCarthy.

Direct download: Podcast_46_-_Why_do_we_get_married_Jenna_McCarthy.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Episode 42 coming to you from the hills of Lubrin in the beautiful Andalucia region of Spain.

Since starting this podcast we've received dozens of questions about our life of traveling, working, and living together 24/7. Today we are answering questions from our readers and listeners to the podcast. We're addressing questions about:

  • How to get your partner to follow your big dream (perhaps the most frequent question we receive)
  • Saying goodbye to friends and family to follow your heart
  • Balancing work and play on the road
  • Dealing with setbacks
  • How to stop worrying about money and the future
  • Where we're spending the winter

Sit down with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy as we share our honest feedback to your questions.

Direct download: Podcast_42_-_Reader_Questions.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Episode 40 coming to you from Lubrin, Spain. Today we're diving in to one of the most common questions we receive - How do you find a great partner…especially if you're over 40?

We share our tips on what attracted us to each other and how the maturity (gained from second marriages) helped to ready us for the partnership we have created. Plus, we pimp out Betsy's brother in the process.

We're joined on the show by dating guru, Ronnie Ann Ryan. She woke up on her 40th birthday and realized she might be single for the rest of her life, and she really wanted a relationship. It was at that moment she decided to turn things around. After dating 30 men in 15 months, she met her husband Paul (lucky #30!).  You can find out more about Ronnie and her books and workshops on finding love after 40 at NeverTooLate.Biz.

Direct download: Podcast_40_-_Finding_Love_after_40_Ronnie_Ann_Ryan.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Episode 38 coming to you from Kas, Turkey. Today we're dishing on our taking on a big physical challenge with your partner...without killing each other.

We just completed the most demanding physical challenge we've ever attempted and we're happy to report that we survived the experience. In fact, I would say that we thrived in the face of all the challenges and demands.

In this episode we talk about our 30 day hike of the Lycian Way in Turkey together. We share the story of our worst night of camping, the beauty of being disconnected, and how we look naked now (ok. some of that may be too much information).

This was the greatest effort we've completed and we're damn proud of each other so you'll hear a bit of sloppy romantic talk as well.

For more details about our hike, we created HikeTheLycian.com. This is the website we wish we had found before the hike. We've pulled together photos, information, tips, and recommendations for anyone interested in the hike or our experience. Pass on to your friends who may be looking for some time outdoors.

Direct download: Podcast_38_-_Accomplishing_a_Big_Physical_Goal_Together.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 3:35am EST

Today we're talking about living as an introvert in an extrovert world. We discuss the different ways introverts and extroverts get their energy, the differences in how they approach conflict, and how we get along 24/7 as a couple with different approaches to the people around us. We share how we manage as an introvert (Betsy) and extrovert (Warren) couple and the advice which changed our perspectives completely.

We are joined on the show today by a thought leader in the area of life and leadership coaching for introverts, Beth Buelow. Beth is known as The Introvert Entrepreneur to a growing tribe of thousands of followers and fans. As a certified professional coach and a skilled interviewer, writer, facilitator and speaker, she’s recognized as . Beth is on a mission to empower introverts to understand, own and leverage their natural strengths.

Find out more about Beth and life as an introvert at TheIntrovertEntrepreneur.com.

Let's face it, making friends as we get older is tough. Where do you find them? How do you strike up a random conversation that blossoms into a long-term friendship? Plus, with so little time available how do you keep up with those good friends you already have?

Going after any big goal requires the support of good friends to be your support system and route for you each step of the way. Today, we're talking about how to make and keep friends in the midst of a busy schedule.

We are delighted to be joined by Carlin Flora, the former features editor of Psychology Today and the author of the book, Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are. She's appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, and now on our show, An Action Plan for Dreamers, meaning she's totally made it. Carlin's book combines scientific rigor with warm human stories to show us the unexpected ways our friendships influence our lives. You can find out more about Carlin and her book at CarlinFlora.com.

Today is our 9th wedding anniversary and Betsy and I are celebrating with a nice hike, some good food here in Guanajuato, Mexico, and a contract renewal. That's right we're spending some time, as we do every year, to discuss what has gone well in our relationship, what we'd like to see more of, and determining if we are ready to commit to another year. Listen as we discuss the process and provide advice and suggestions to use for your own annual renewal.

We are then joined on the show by Dr. Amy Johnson to discuss how to talk about challenging issues with your partner. We dive into the importance of open communication to create a healthier and happier relationship and how it all ties into to a regular renewal of your commitment to each other. [NOTE: the recording with Dr. Amy has a couple of points where the audio breaks up slightly and we've done our best to clean it up to ensure you can capture all her great advice.]

Direct download: Podcast__7_-_1_Year_Marriage_Contract.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 2:00am EST