Finding fresh opportunity amidst failure

By Rebecca Plant

Richard & Nikki Taylor

Have you ever failed?

Did that experience leave you feeling a little scarred?

And what would you say if I asked you to share that story with a global audience on this podcast?!

That’s the scenario for today’s guests, Richard and Nikki Taylor from Life Made Easy Mentors.

After 9 years at the helm of a successful recruitment coming living what they the ‘laptop lifestyle’, they sold their business to pursue the promises of a new opportunity.

This new opportunity would give them everything they had hoped for – a ticket out of the recruitment game they thought they were bored of, a pathway to building a global team, and a better income stream that what they had been used to.

But, within a matter of months, they realised that this ‘promise’ wasn’t panning out quite as they had planned.

And thus, their new life began AGAIN. This is where we pick up with Richard and Nikki for today’s conversation.

 In this episode we chat about:

  • The risk of making decisions from a place of ego.
  • The non-negotiables in their 23-year relationship.
  • Richard’s supportive mentality: you can’t change what has happened in the past.
  • Why having a mentor and a community is SO important to Nikki.
  • The role of village is raising children and in business too.

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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.