For the majority of our marriage, we had a traditional schedule where Rob would head off to an office job in the morning while I would stay at home with the children. But a few years ago, we flipped our lives upside down to pursue self-employment together as partners. This transition made us realize that we had a lot to learn, not just as marriage partners but as life and business partners.
That is why we are so excited to introduce Robert and Kay Lee Fukui. They have a consulting business where they guide other married entrepreneurs to create a thriving marriage and a prosperous business.
Robert and Kay Lee share with us:
- The importance of knowing how to resolve conflict
- Why more sales aren’t the solution to business stress
- How setting aside time for rest is the most productive thing you can do
- How to achieve better work-life balance
- And more!
We hope you enjoy this conversation!
- Episode 31: Teamwork in Marriage: How to Work Together in Every Part of Your Life
- Connect with Robert and Kay Lee on their website, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn (Robert / Kay Lee)
- Listen to Robert and Kay Lee’s podcast, Power Up Your Marriage and Business
- Buy Robert and Kay Lee’s book, Tandem: The Married Entrepreneurs’ Guide for Greater Work-Life Balance
1) It’s not about creating more sales; it’s about creating more margin. If you ask entrepreneurs what their biggest problem is, they might say something like, ‘If I could just get more sales, then my business would really take off!’ But the problem is that more sales won’t give you more time with your family or make you more productive. More sales just mean you have even more work and stress. We need to focus on creating more margin in our lives so we can have a balanced life between family and work. Ask yourself, ‘What can I automate, delegate, or eliminate to create more margin?’
2) Have a plan for arguments. This is important marriage advice, but it’s even more important when you’re in business with your spouse. Arguments can spin out of control, and if you don’t have a plan for how to work them out, not only will your business fail, but your marriage might too. Make sure you understand your spouse well and have a plan in place for how to resolve arguments so you can move past them and have a successful business.
3) Set aside time for fun. It can be hard to turn off ‘business talk’ when work takes up so much of your life. That’s why you need to set aside time to intentionally have fun together! Block out time in your schedule if necessary, or if you travel often for work, add an extra day to explore the city you’re in. If you work together, make sure you play together too!
Meet Our Guests
Robert and Kay Lee Fukui
Robert and Kay Lee Fukui are marriage and business consultants, podcast hosts, authors, and entrepreneurs. They have been married since 2016, and their passion is guiding other married entrepreneurs to create a work-life balance. Robert has 25 years of experience in sales and marketing and is the recipient of national sales and leadership awards. Kay Lee has experience in the banking industry and as an operations manager. Together, their passion is to equip couples to build thriving marriages and prosperous businesses.