Episode 005: Work / life balance

July 5, 2016

Work life balance for entrepreneurs and working couples

Let’s be honest: Finding work / life balance isn’t easy!

In this week’s episode, we’re discussing work / life balance, and how we deal with it both as entrepreneurs and a working couple. We’re sharing how both of us have been out of balance lately, how we’re dealing with it now and moving forward, and how it affects our relationship. Enjoy!

In this episode:

  • How we define work / life balance
  • Why we don’t believe in a perfect balance between work and life
  • Why taking a break is so important
  • When and how to ask for help
  • Optimizing your time
  • How meal planning helps with our work / life balance
  • How communication helps with our work / life balance

Notable quotables

We have our own businesses so we can do the work that we enjoy doing.Click To Tweet
We're not machines!Click To Tweet
There are things you can't plan for and all you can really do is ride the storm.Click To Tweet
Don't forget to look at the people around you. Everybody knows what it feels like to be a customer.Click To Tweet
If you need help, just ask for what you need.Click To Tweet
Work / life balance is a journey. It doesn't just happen.Click To Tweet

Additional links

  • Thank you for listening! To get the latest episodes sent directly to your device, be sure to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.
  • Reviews on iTunes are extremely helpful to us and greatly appreciated! To leave a review, visit our iTunes page, then open our podcast in iTunes and go to the Reviews and Ratings tab. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!
  • Want to start your own podcast or create videos for your website? Check out Jesse’s audio/video editing business, SoundMind Productions. You can also see his video editing skills in action on Lisa’s YouTube page.
  • Want to learn how to code and master WordPress like a boss? Read Lisa’s blog at Elembee or join her membership site at Creative Code Club.

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#spillingtheink

At the end of each episode, we’re telling all in a round of 3 date questions. Use these questions on your next date, and tell us how it goes using the hashtag #spillingtheink. We can’t wait to hear your stories!

  • Are humans better at creation or destruction?
  • What does it mean to die well?
  • What will most likely cause the extinction of the human race?

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Episode 004: Branding and launching

June 28, 2016

Launching a brand online

Peek behind the scenes of launching a brand (or two… or three!)

This week’s episode is all about branding and launching a brand online. Jesse is currently rebranding his business, and we’re sharing that process and how it compared to Lisa’s branding process. We’re also discussing what it was like to brand and launch the podcast. Enjoy!

In this episode:

  • Where Cyber Serenity came from
  • Transitioning from Cyber Serenity to audio and video editing
  • How SoundMind Productions got its name
  • How Elembee got its name
  • How the Company Ink Podcast got its name
  • Why you shouldn’t let naming your business hold you back
  • Launching the podcast

Notable quotables

You don't need a name for your business to start doing the work.Click To Tweet
You want your business name to encompass its personality.Click To Tweet

Additional links

  • Thank you for listening! To get the latest episodes sent directly to your device, be sure to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.
  • Reviews on iTunes are extremely helpful to us and greatly appreciated! To leave a review, visit our iTunes page, then open our podcast in iTunes and go to the Reviews and Ratings tab. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!
  • Want to start your own podcast or create videos for your website? Check out Jesse’s audio/video editing business, SoundMind Productions. You can also see his video editing skills in action on Lisa’s YouTube page.
  • Want to learn how to code and master WordPress like a boss? Read Lisa’s blog at Elembee or join her membership site at Creative Code Club.

spilling-the-ink

#spillingtheink

At the end of each episode, we’re telling all in a round of 3 date questions. Use these questions on your next date, and tell us how it goes using the hashtag #spillingtheink. We can’t wait to hear your stories!

  • Do you have any irrational fears?
  • If you had an extra $100 to spend on yourself every week, how would you spend it?
  • Do you think we’re designed for monogamy?

Want us to answer your question on #spillingtheink? Submit it over here.

Episode 003: Working together

June 16, 2016

Working with your significant other podcast episode from Company Ink

Curious about working with your significant other?

In this week’s episode, we talk about joining forces and using our powers for the greater good! You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like working with your significant other. We go over where the idea came from to work together, how things started off, how small ideas turned into big changes, and where the journey has taken us so far. Enjoy!

In this episode:

  • Where the idea to work together came from
  • Why Lisa hesitated at the idea of a partnership
  • How Jesse started working for Elembee as a contractor
  • What we could expect from each other when working together
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate
  • How we started out small to test the waters
  • How Jesse got into video and audio editing and became Lisa’s in-house editor
  • The benefits of distracting each other and the right time to do so
  • The snowball effect

Notable quotables

Don't assume anything — talk about what's going on!Click To Tweet
When working with others, discuss expectations up front to avoid resentment.Click To Tweet
With another person there, you don't have to suffer in silence.Click To Tweet
Want to work with your significant other? Communicate, communicate, communicate!Click To Tweet

Additional links

  • Thank you for listening! To get the latest episodes sent directly to your device, be sure to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.
  • Reviews on iTunes are extremely helpful to us and greatly appreciated! To leave a review, visit our iTunes page, then open our podcast in iTunes and go to the Reviews and Ratings tab. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!
  • Want to start your own podcast or create videos for your website? Check out Jesse’s audio/video editing business, SoundMind Productions. You can also see his video editing skills in action on Lisa’s YouTube page.
  • Want to learn how to code and master WordPress like a boss? Read Lisa’s blog at Elembee or join her membership site at Creative Code Club.

Editor’s note: Jesse is rebranding his business from Cyber Serenity to SoundMind Productions. We’ll be discussing the change in a future episode!

spilling-the-ink

#spillingtheink

At the end of each episode, we’re telling all in a round of 3 date questions. Use these questions on your next date, and tell us how it goes using the hashtag #spillingtheink. We can’t wait to hear your stories!

  • If you could have any super power or could cast any spell, what would you choose?  (only one)
  • If it had to be one season for the rest of time, which one do you choose?
  • Would you rather be deaf or blind?

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