The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #36
How Marriage, Entrepreneurship, and a Newborn can Co-exist with Brad & Morgan Robinson, Founders of Marriage Solutions, Cash Practice Blueprint, and the Automated Therapist
Firstly, I want to apologize to my HOP listeners for the 3-week absence. As you may know, if you follow me on Instagram (@douglasjfoley) or have been following this blog, it has been a tough 8 weeks. I am one of the last people who will accept excuses when it comes to your own personal progress, however I had to make some huge adjustments the last few weeks and re-evaluate some priorities in life – mainly family.
The longer version of the story can be found here on a very vulnerable blog post (click here). The short version of the story…
My kids came down with croup twice, one battle with pneumonia, my wife throwing her back out, me having to remove a wisdom tooth, and finally laryngitis. The health issues weren’t the biggest challenge – it was the lack of sleep and still trying to fulfill my commitments to my career, this podcast, my business, and my family. There just wasn’t enough time, or patience, in a day to commit to doing all 4 of those things well and I came to the realization after many conversations with Carrie that family had to come first. I was under the false impression that the things I was working on were all trying to “help give my family a better life” when in actuality they just needed me to be present!
I was under the false impression that the things I was working on were all trying to “help give my family a better life” when in actuality they just needed me to be present!
Fortunately, the dust has settled and I am so excited to get back to providing you all incredible value, and what I’m excited most about today is our guest is an expert in the struggle I just went through.
Morgan and Brad Robinson are both couples therapists and entrepreneurs who have founded Marriage Solutions, Cash Practice Blueprint, and the Automated Therapist. They also have an infant, who has posed challenges similar to what I dealt with the last few months in their life and business.
We talk openly about how they are coping with the changes and how you too can find ways for entrepreneurship, your marriage, and your children to co-exist.
What will you learn in today’s episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast?
- The importance of communication, especially listening
- How to take risks and survive
- Why “niching” down is crucial to success
- How to adapt and survive business with a newborn
- 2 crucial pieces of advice for creating an automated business (it’s right near the end of the podcast)