The Business Balancer — Why It’s Hard

By Rebecca Plant

Today’s episode is the first in a special two-part series on the uniqueness of being a couple in business — starting with Why It’s Hard.

It’s a bit different to our usual episodes because someone else is asking the questions! That someone is Matt Jones from popular tradie podcast, The Site Shed.

The audio for this interview is extracted from a full webinar training we did for Matt and the team over at TradieMate Pro, which is a basic business building resource for tradespeople.

We do refer to some drawings and pictures in this conversation, so if you find yourself thinking, ‘I’d really like to watch this’, then drop us a line at [email protected] with the subject ‘Business Balancer’ or ask for it inside the Facebook Group for Couples in Business and we’ll hook you up.

Our conversation with Matt covers:

  • How we came to be working together, and then also supporting others who do the same
  • The impact that Ed’s 17-year military career has over what and how we teach skills inside the Institute for Couples in Business
  • The two influencing factors that create the fire in your relationship
  • Why this fire can be useful or catastrophic and how to make sure you use it for good
  • The reason Matt thinks I might have just made all the male tradies switch off from listening…

Episode Resources

You can request access to this video training by contacting us via [email protected] with the subject ‘Business Balancer’.

The Site Shed

TradieMate Pro

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About the Author

Rebecca is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Institute for Couples in Business. Bec is also trusty wife to husband and business partner Ed, and mum to Samuel, 4, and Charles, 2. For the past seven years Bec has been working with business owners, and her Super Powers include making complex problems simple, creating strong connections, and motivating teams by building kick-arse culture. Bec is also author of #1 best-seller Lead-The-Ship and hosts popular podcast Boardrooms & Bedrooms.