It can’t be all Business, Business, Business

By Rebecca Plant

Rebecca & Edward Plant

Welcome back to the Boardrooms and Bedrooms podcast, for today’s SuperPower Secrets Session.

Our SS Sessions are dedicated to giving you the ‘How tos’ for the challenges and problems, as well as the solutions, triggered by our conversations with the couples in business who come on this show and share each week.

These sessions are short bite-size hacks that turn the conversations in to real, tangible solutions for you.

They are built through the work we do inside the Institute for Couples in Business, as well as our own personal experiences – of which, after almost 10 years, there are plenty!  And today’s episode, we’re going to spend some time talking about the #1 complaint of couples that prevents them really making cash and keeping their connection.

Today, Ed and I are talking about the all-consuming world of Business, Business, Business. And more to the point, how you guys can stop making everything you do, have, be, be all about that – and create more opportunities to connect back at the level of husband and wife.

This is a topic we have definitely had first-hand experience in … and I know from our time working with other couples and serving hundreds of business people through the PowerHouse and The Business League, we are not alone.  And, neither are you.

The solutions to changing this are two-fold:

  1. The way the business operates
  2. The depth of your connection.

This episode was inspired by my conversation with Wayne and Karen Phillip, who talked about some of their personal habits for switching off.  You can check out that conversation over on the website,

  • For now, we’re going to spend the next 15 minutes sharing with you:
  • How your different styles of doing work, could also be causing tension outside of the office
  • What Ed used to do in our early days of working together, to ensure he always had things to talk to me about that were not business related
  • The one piece of advice that my friend gave me about the early days of business together that shaped the way that reshaped my perspective on the work-love-relationship
  • The Importance of silence as a connection tool
  • How you actually deepen your connection to one another, by working harmoniously together.

Shout-out to our Reviewers

Thanks to everyone who has been leaving us comments over on iTunes and our Facebook pages.  Brook and Ben for leaving us a 5-star review and this comment about the podcast they say, they didn’t know they needed:

Hubby and I have listened to all of the episodes in one go! It’s so reassuring and helpful to hear other couples going through the same challenges as us and how they worked through it. 
We listen to loads of podcasts, webinars and read blogs etc, but haven’t come across anything that’s just for couples in biz.
Finally, as resource just for us! Thanks for getting this out there.”

Thanks for taking the time to feed back Brooke and Ben. We love hearing what is working for you and how we can serve you better!

You could be our next shout out.  All you need to do is head over to iTunes, leave us a 5-star review and a comment.  And maybe you’ll be our next shout out.

Join the Conversation and let us HACK for you

Is there anything you would like us to hack? Reach out to us viaemail, by leaving a comment over at the Couples in Business Facebook groupor on theEdward and Rebecca Plant Facebook page.

Thank you so much for listening to this episode — we would love to read your comments below. Our goal is to share these valuable insights, information and ideas with as many couples in business as possible. If you enjoyed this episode and know someone else who might too, please share it amongst your network. You can alsoleave a 5-star review in iTunes, that way we can inspire more people together.


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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.