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Edward is the Co-Founder and Lead Strategist at the Institute for Couples in Business. When he’s not nutting out smart strategies you’ll find him hanging out with wife and business partner Rebecca and his sons Samuel, 4, and Charles, 2. For the past seven years Ed has been working with business owners to double profits, halve hours and build self-sustaining business that thrives with or without you. Ed is also author of #1 best-seller Lead-The-Ship and a sought-after guest speaker who often gets mistaken for Prince Harry.

Balanced Growth Challenges

By Edward Plant

Challenge #2 Too Complex Complicated is HARD.  I don’t like hard. This doesn’t mean I don’t mind hard work, I just want to see the results. When we are talking about complicated being hard what we are talking about is that it drains you, its difficult to implement which causes you not to and you […]

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Are you Herding Cats?

By Edward Plant

As business owners, when something needs to be done there’s a temptation to just roll up our sleeves and do it. If you want something done right, you need to do it yourself. Right? WRONG. Very wrong. In the Army we used to call this “Performance Punishment”, which is – do well and you get […]

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The 3 Rhythms to Your Success

By Edward Plant

We’ve been working with a builder for the past 3-months.  They joined our Power House program with a 30-day love it or leave guarantee. That is if they didn’t love it in the first 30-days they could leave. Try our business couple coaching classes. The other day I was talking to Peter about what they’d […]

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Hustle is Wrong

By Edward Plant

Hustle is what is wrong with our society… In today’s society it is promoted and encouraged to hustle. To work harder.  To work Longer. Hustle here. Hustle there.  Hustle more. Hustle harder. I reckon its all wrong. WRONG. WRONG. WRONG. Here’s why. Let’s first look at the definition of hustle: It is ‘to push roughly […]

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Step Up Your Leadership, Step Up Your Results

By Edward Plant

Ed: Everyone in the marketplace at the moment is telling you need to be a better leader doesn’t matter whether you’re a sportsman, businessman, sportswoman, business woman, politician, everybody’s screaming you need to be a better leader. But why do you a couple in business need to be a better leader. Bec: Yeah, leadership has […]

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How to Create Financial Freedom

By Edward Plant

Download Now Ed: I reckon you started business to create financial freedom. But it may now have happened for you yet.Bec: And if you are in that position all you would like to create more financial freedom for you as a couples in business, End and I about to talk you through the four things […]

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Are you missing a HUGE opportunity?

By Edward Plant

So I get it. Not all couples run the one business together. There are many couples out there who individually run their own businesses. That is, husband runs one, wife runs one (or in the case of unmarried couples, each partner each has their own business). Through our work inside the Institute for Couples in […]

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5 reasons couples don’t do systems

By Edward Plant

During the 10 years that I’ve been supporting couples in business to earn more and work less, systems have been a critical component when it comes to building a business that flows and grows with ease. Understanding that you need systems is one part and implementing them is another. And there are 5 big mistakes […]

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Why you don’t need systems in your business

By Edward Plant

Any coach worth his/her salt will be telling you that your business needs systems. Well, I’m going against grain here by telling you that that is not necessarily the case. There are a number of criteria which will dictate whether your business really does need systems or not. In this short video I explain these […]

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Rant! Busy is BULL(SHIT)

By Edward Plant

Have you heard this conversation? “How are you?” “Busy.” **WARNING! RANT COMING ON** It has become today’s acceptable standard. How have we turned being busy into the norm? How have we made it acceptable? It’s a cop out, not a badge of honour. You shouldn’t be proud that you are busy.  You shouldn’t be telling […]

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A business built on passion

By Edward Plant

When Kerry Anne Nelson arrived home from work one day to find her husband of 12 years laying face down on the kitchen floor, life as she knew it changed at that moment. Losing her husband suddenly to a heart attack forced her to consider where her life went next and to make major decisions […]

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Simple communication hacks

By Edward Plant

I sometimes sit back and wonder what planet my wife is on and what is this strange language she is speaking. At times I talk to my wife and I cannot comprehend what she has heard. Seriously. Questions come from nowhere and deep down I’m wondering: am I walking into some kind of trap here? […]

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Change your mindset, change your business

By Edward Plant

There’s one very simple thing you can do today to improve your business momentously. This game-changing tip comes via the king of hustle, Gary Vaynerchuk. And while I’m not a huge Gary Vee fan, the serial entrepreneur/founder and CEO of VaynerMedia captures in this short clip one of the components that Bec and I have […]

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