036 – Compromise, the Champion of Mediocrity

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In this episode, we discuss why we don’t compromise with each other, and why we think that’s healthy for our marriage. Strong opinions, we have them! Are you pro or con compromise? Please let us know what your experience has been!

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Heads up, there is only one more episode in season 2! It’s gone fast! Next week ends season two and then we are taking a one week break before season 3 starts. However, we already have the first arc of season 3 in the planning stages and its on health. Specifically our health and taking a deep dive into how we live. This first arc of season 3 will be co-produced with Dr. Marc Wagner who will be guiding us through a bunch of things, especially on the food side of things. If you have health related topics, especially about food, that you’d like us to talk and/or test with Dr. Wagner, please start letting us know now. In this episode we go into a little more detail about what to expect, but we wanted to start telling people about it right now.

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035 – 2015 1st Quarter Retrospective

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In this episode, Laura and I interview each other about how the year is going so far for each of us individually, professionally, and as a couple using Leslie’s goto “Retrospective” format.

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The Retrospective questions: 

  1. What should I stop doing?
  2. What should I continue doing?
  3. What can I do better?
  4. What have I learned that I need to write down so I don’t forget?
  5. What things are blocking my progress?

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034 – Podcastus Interruptus or “It Won’t Happen Naturally”

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New episodes will be published late Monday/Early Tuesdays starting next week. Hooray!

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In this episode we talk about what it means to keep plans and goals flexible and when to hold your ground. The past few weeks have been tough; this is how we’ve held things together and what we’ve let go. We also announce a change to our podcasting schedule and finish up with the What We’re Going to do for Each Other segment. (And what’s up with Sex Radar?!)

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033 – Meet the VALUES!

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We take a look at our Innermetrix VALUES Index results and see if it helps us understand the why behind our behaviors. Will this look at our “seven dimensions of value” helps us appreciate our partners and ourselves in new ways? Or is it mere pop-psych?

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032 DISC Profiles for Better Marriage Communication

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We take a look at our DISC Assessment Profile results and see if it helps us understand each other better. SPOILER: It does! Go take it! This information would have saved us a lot of miscommunication and frustration if we had when we got married 12 years ago!

Bonus, we discover who created Wonder Woman!

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031 – Sometimes You Have to Say No – A Short Lesson on Priorities & Context Switching.

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In this episode, we explain why we diverted from our original topic in favor completing other work. If you’re building something new this is a critical lesson and one that you will have relearn many times. At least, we’ve had to relearn it many times, including this week! We have a few community updates and an opportunity to help support our podcast production. And as always, we end with What I’m Going to Do For You This Week.

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030 – Listener Feedback Show #2!

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In this episode, it’s all about you, our faithful listeners! On this, our second Listener Feedback show, we give shoutouts for iTunes reviews; discuss ideas and suggestions made by a couple listeners; and give our personal answer to a relationship question. As always, we end with What I’m Going to Do For You This Week.

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029 – 30-day Miracle Morning Challenge, Our Living Review

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In this episode, we wrap up our living review of the Miracle Morning and 5 Minute Journal daily routine. Laura confesses she hasn’t even finished the book, but that hasn’t stopped her from trying to implement the practice. Leslie details his experience with the 30-day challenge, and we decide whether or not we’ll “Put a Ring on It.” There’s an in-studio special guest and an important announcement you don’t want to miss.

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028 Until Misalignment Do Us Part or What Leslie’s 39 Year Old Self Would Tell his Well Intentioned but Naive 29 Year Old Self about Marriage

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In this episode, Leslie shares his story about the vow we made early on in our relationship, and how losing sight of it in his professional life cost him. Laura chimes in with her own perspective during that time.

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027 More than the Sum of our Hearts

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Give away chocolate hearts? YES! Give away your heart? NO!

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In this episode, we talk about an important vow that Laura and I made early on in our relationship, and how it has served us in our marriage. Laura shares her story, romantic history if you will, as way to explain how she arrived at this perspective. Leslie will do the same next week. Hint: Don’t give your heart away to your partner or your business.

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  1. Freedom Flight, The Origins of Mental Power by Lanny Bassham
  2. With Winning in Mind, The Mental Management System by Lanny Bassham

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