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.

Today we're talking about how to make your money work for you instead of the other way around. This is the tenth step of The Best is Yet to Come Series, an exploration of the building blocks to create your best life, no matter what your age.

There are a lot of ways to manage your money, but it won't do you a bit of good until you change your mindset. Becoming the boss of your money instead of a slave to it will revolutionize how you think about your life and the possibilities for the future.

If your money doesn't align with your lifestyle goal, then you'll never reach it.

Simple as that. And today we're going to show you how to bring your dreams and your reality into alignment inside your wallet.

Direct download: Podcast_120_-_Step_10_-_Get_your_financial_house_in_order.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Last episode we talked about planning your year, listing those small and large goals that will make your life measurably better. But guess what? You can’t just list them and wait for them to happen. It takes some work!

In today’s episode, we reveal the practical system we use to accomplish everything from a trip around the world to writing a book to getting fit enough for a 300-mile hike. It’s not rocket science, but it does take some personal propulsion. Once you learn this system, you can use it for everything you want to do in your life.

"Your big goal has to be reflected in your daily activities.” ~ Betsy Talbot

Direct download: Podcast_119-_Step_9_-_Set_your_deadlines.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Podcast #118 - Conduct Your Own Annual Review (Step #8 of The Best is Yet to Come)

Do you find yourself every new year identifying a list of "resolutions" to embark on something new only to discover a couple months later you've given up on each and every one? This was us for the first several years of our relationship. We'd announce big plans and then do nothing to make them a reality.

Then in 2009 we make a switch. We started implementing an annual review of our lives which has changed everything now is the foundation for how we can accomplish so much each and every year. The best news is you don't have to wait until New Years to create your own annual review. You can start today.

In today's episode we're sharing the secret we use every year to plan what we're going to do for the year ahead and how to use the idea in your own life.

Direct download: Podcast_118-_Step_8_-_Plan_Your_Next_Year_Starting_Today.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 1:33am EDT

Podcast #117: Create a Strong Circle of Friends  (Step #7 of The Best is Yet to Come)

In today’s episode, we’re talking about removing toxic people from your life and filling your circle with great people who’ll cheer you on.

Have you ever heard the saying, you're most like the five people you spend the bulk of your time with? Well, if those people are not the kind to wish you the best or support your dreams, then it’s gonna be pretty damn hard to create the kind of life you want.

Limiting your time with toxic people and learning how to draw great people into your life is key to creating your best life.

Direct download: Podcast_117-_Step_7_-_Surround_Yourself_with_Supportive_People.mp3
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Podcast #116 - What Makes Your Partner Tick?

In today’s episode, we’re talking about what makes your partner tick and how that insight can transform your relationship.

For the first several years of our relationship, we didn't really know each other. We thought we did, of course, but we didn’t have a clue.

Because of that, we fought about things that weren’t really fights and created problems where there weren’t any.

Last week you got to know yourself. In today’s show, you’re going to do the same with your partner.

Direct download: Podcast_116-_Step_6_-_Discover_your_partners_traits.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

In today’s episode, we’re talking about knowing how you’re wired so you can create a lifestyle that fits you perfectly.

Have you ever thought you really wanted something, then you got it and hated it? Many people aren’t clued in to their core preferences, tendencies, and irritants, so it’s no surprise that we often make the wrong decisions.

Imagine knowing what makes you tick, avoiding what works against you, and humming along like a Porsche at top speed on the autobahn in every area of your life. When you know yourself really well, you can!

Direct download: Podcast_115-_Step_5_-_Discover_your_natural_tendencies.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

In today’s episode, we’re talking about experimentation, which is the fourth step of the 12-Step plan we like to call, The Best is Yet to Come.

Cultivating an attitude of experimentation is key to creating your dream lifestyle. Saying yes to experimentation is a smoother path to your dream than saying no until your dream comes to you delivered exactly as requested with a bow on top. (Hint: that never happens.)

Experimentation and documentation will help you further refine the kind of life you want to live…and may even take you in a direction you never expected! 

Direct download: Podcast_114_-_Cultivate_a_life_of_experimentation_Step_4_of_12.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

In today’s episode, we're talking about how to take action on that list of things that detract from your life so you can have more room for the things you want.

It feels good to vent/gripe/bitch about what’s not working in your life. “Getting it off your chest” is all about removing that weight at least temporarily.

But if you don't actually remove those negatives, you'll continually have to get it off your chest, and before long you'll wonder when you became such a negative person. You don't want that to happen!

What set us up for success in creating our ideal lifestyle was reducing and removing everything that diminished our life, work, and relationship. It didn't happen in one fell swoop, but it did happen with focused effort.

Direct download: Podcast_113-_Step_3_-_Remove_whats_not_working.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

What does your ideal lifestyle look like? (Episode #112: The Best is Yet to Come, Step #2)
While it feels damn good to vent about what you don’t like in life (like we did in the last episode), you can't move forward without a direction.
 
What set us up for success in creating our ideal lifestyle was what it looked and felt like. And we couldn’t do that with big, lofty goals we couldn’t visualize. We had to get small first so we could think big, and that’s where we created The List.

In today’s episode, we're talking about what your ideal lifestyle looks like, from breakfast to bedtime and everything that happens in between.


This is episode 111 of the Married with Luggage Podcast, and today we're kicking off The Best is Yet to Come: the 12 step plan to reclaiming the joy in your life. The first step focuses on admitting what you don't like about your life so you can do something about it. Join us and take the first step to reclaiming your happiness.