Wed, 29 April 2015
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.
Direct download: Podcast_111_-_Admit_it_already._The_Best_is_Yet_to_Come_-_Step_1.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:00am EDT
Wed, 22 April 2015
Back in 2006, we were watching our life fall apart. We were just two years into our marriage, and we knew it wouldn’t last. We worked crazy hours, traveled a lot for business, and then spent our free time trying to buy our way out of the discomfort we felt at home.
There were fights - serious ones and stupid ones, and we even went to see a marriage counselor once, but we mostly just watched the relationship crumble in front of our eyes.
Warren went to work at 6 a.m.and came home at 5. I went to work at 8 and came home at 7. Between dinner and evening checks on email, we had little time for each other or anything else in our lives. We gained weight. We spent too much money. We were incredibly busy but at the same time bored out of our minds.
If you looked at our gray colonial house with the black shutters and red door on a quiet suburban street, you’d have thought we had it all together.
But it was all a fancy book cover on a story that was heading for an unhappy ending.
Direct download: Podcast_110_-_The_12-Step_Plan_for_Creating_the_Life_You_Want_Introduction.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 1:56am EDT
Wed, 15 April 2015
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.
Direct download: Podcast_109_-_Start_a_Mobile_Business_with_Natalie_Sisson.mp3
Category:Business & Career -- posted at: 4:00am EDT
Wed, 8 April 2015
The beginning of any dream is filled with excitement and a vision of all that is possible. The further you move into the planning process the more chances there are for fear and life experiences to derail your dream from becoming a reality. It takes focus and a great deal of work to keep moving forward.
When we first talked to Alison Cornford-Matheson and Andrew Matheson back in October 2013 on episode #30, they were planning for a big life change. The two of them wanted to buy an RV and slow travel around Europe with their two cats, running their popular website, Cheeseweb.eu, from the road. The goal was to save a ton of money, get rid of their possessions, buy a motorhome, and begin traveling in 2016.
This week we catch up with these 2 intrepid dreamers to see how their planning is going and discover what changes have shifted their timeframe. Find out as they reveal the joys and challenges of getting close to realizing your biggest dreams.
Direct download: Podcast_108_-_Taking_the_final_steps_to_a_big_change_with_Alison_and_Andrew.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:30am EDT
Wed, 1 April 2015
In last week's episode we discussed how learning your personality type, and that of your partner, can improve your relationship. By gaining insight into your natural tendencies you can discover how you like to process information as well as the best way to engage with the ones you love.
Over the last week we have taken the Myers-Briggs test ourselves and this week we're finding out what it all means. Is our marriage doomed? Are there strategies we can use to manage our differences? Join us to find out.
Direct download: Podcast_107_-_Revealing_our_Personality_Types_to_each_other_and_the_world_with_Jessica_Butts.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 4:00am EDT