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.

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you into a meltdown in progress. Are you ready?

This is episode 178, and today we’re sharing something a bit more personal than usual. We’re struggling with a problem, and today you get to see how we handle it.

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Are you wondering what an uncluttered life looks like—a real-life, working, everyday life, relationship, and career? Lock the door and close the blinds, because we’re going to reveal to you exactly how ours works—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

This is episode 173, and today you get an inside look at what OUR uncluttered life looks like. This is the first a 4-part series where we’ll reveal the inner workings of our personal life, business life, money, and health. Let the voyeurism begin!

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This is episode 143, and if you’ve become a slave to social media, we’re going to help you break those chains today. You can enjoy social media and still have an offline life— promise!

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Sometimes you have to pull out all the stops to get rid of what's no longer working for you. Maybe it's a poor habit. Maybe it's a negative, soul-sucking friendship. Or maybe it's an attitude that's standing in the way of who you want to be.

In today's episode, we call in the SWOT team to deal with your problem using a SWOT Analysis. If you're doing the 2-week sprints we outlined in last week's episode, this method will dramatically increase your success this year.

What is a SWOT Analysis? The acronym stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. It's a matrix businesses have used for years to develop strategies to overcome problems and create success, and now we're making it work for you.

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We're back. We took a week off (you did notice we were gone...right?) to enjoy a full digital detox - no Internet, no phone (easy as we don't have one). It was a chance to reconnect with each other, read, and concentrate on what matters.

Plus, during our time we had several conversations around the future plans for our business and how best to help you more. This week on the episode we're sharing more of the ongoing decision making process we're going to to determine how best to serve you in the year ahead.

This is episode 132 of the Married with Luggage Podcast, and today we’re continuing to give you a behind-the-scenes look as we negotiate some big change in our lives…again!

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Wow, we can't believe that we are already at the last step in our Life the Best Life Series. Over the course of the last 3 months we've identified what should be removed from your life, created a list of what you want most, delved into your native tendencies, and given you jump start to take control of your finances.

Each of these steps is designed to create a practical guide you can use to create the life that you want today. We know because we used these exact same steps to create the life we are living today.

Which brings to today's episode. The funny thing about dreams is that as you reach them what you desire shifts and grows bigger than you can imagine. In fact, just by saying you are committed to living your best life (way back in Step #1) you have opened up possibilities that were not there before.

By asking yourself one simple question you are going to ensure that you can achieve your best life possible and keep living it for years to come. Come on in to discover the secret.

This is episode 122 of the Married with Luggage Podcast, and today we're talking about the evolution of your dream and how to evolve with it.

This is the 12th step and final step of the The Best is Yet to Come plan.

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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.

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Battling Food Waste - Episode #102 with Dana Frasz

Do you throw away food? Is your refrigerator a living lab experiment? On today's episode, we talk about the problems with food waste that affect not only your health and budget, but the world at large.

You already know that we live our lives with more experiences than possessions, carefully evaluating what we bring into our lives. Food is no exception. Since we stopped stockpiling and started eating fresh, we've lost a combined 85 pounds / 38 kilos! Be sure to listen all the way to the end to find out our secret tip for not overeating or wasting food in a restaurant...brilliant in it's simplicity.

We are joined today by Dana Frasz, the Founder and Director of Food Shift.  Food Shift's mission is to honor the value of people and our environment by ensuring all good food is eaten, not wasted. From New York to California Dana has been working on this issue for over a decade and we're delighted to chat with her about how food waste is affecting all of us.

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Do you find yourself saying "I'm too busy" whenever people ask how you are doing? Are you missing out on dates with your partner because life is getting in the way? Are you being intentional in how you approach your relationship?

Today's episode delves into what we can do to make our relationship the biggest priority in life. We tackle:

  • The importance of being intentional
  • How to stop the "glorification of busy"
  • Take the first step towards change

We also discuss how to improve your sex life and connection with your partner. This is a good one so let's dive in.

Going after big goals in life is rarely without challenges. But the line between a challenge and an excuse can often be quite thin.

We all face different restrictions, challenges, or physical ailments which could make the ability to success more difficult...but not impossible. This episode we're talking about overcoming those obstacles and going forward in spite of the challenge. We'll introduce you to a few people who have overcome their obstacles to create the lives they crave.

Then, we're joined by author Josh Hinds who shares his own inspirational story. Josh has become a public speaker, a role he never thought possible given his battle with Tourette's Syndrome. However, with persistence and an action plan to success he has followed his passion and will share how he did it.

What is it you will do to live out loud?

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Live a Fearless Life: Be Bold (Podcast #14 with Tess Marshall)

Going after any big change requires stepping outside your comfort zone and learning to be a bit bolder. However, bold is a word we throw around without truly understanding the definition. To us, being bold means realizing you are scared but moving forward anyways. In this way boldness is different for each of us and does not require comparing your life and bold living to anyone but yourself. We discuss how to live more boldly and share some of the future plans we're making that scare us.

In this episode, we're joined by Tess Marshall of The Bold Life. Tess shares her insights for living a fearless life based on her experience as a fear-shattering, risk taker, author, blogger and courage coach. Tess delivers practical advice and shares her open experiences in her personal quest to help you to "Be Bold". As you seek to become more bold as you go after the live you crave, check out Tess' e-course, "Take Your Fear and Shove It: A Step by Step guide to Be Bold, Play Big and Shine Bright".

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