334 Five Tips For Getting Your Spouse On The Same Page With Your Entrepreneurial Journey & Skype Desktop API Update

by Cliff Ravenscraft on November 14, 2013

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Behind Every Great Man, You Will Find A Great Woman!
In this week’s episode I am honored to have my wife, Stephanie, as a guest with me in the studio. I shared, previously, that we were shocked to learn just how many folks in the Podcast Answer Man community who had no idea that Stephanie had podcasts (plural) of her own.

CliffAndStephanie-Medium-FrameWe’ve had some pretty amazing conversations over the past two weeks, since returning from the Platform Conference, and wanted to share some of the outcomes of those conversations with you.

One of the main things that we discuss are Five Tips For Getting Your Spouse On The Same Page With Your Entrepreneurial Journey. By listening to this episode, you’ll get an inside glimpse on how and why Stephanie joined me in my podcasting hobby and how she is actually the person responsible for me going into this line of work full-time. (This portion of the show starts at 00:06:32)

 
 
Skype Desktop API Update
Great news! Skype has decided to cancel it’s plans to stop supporting their desktop API after December of this year. In a blog post on 11/6/2013, they said, “Previously we shared that we would retire the Desktop API later this year. However, I’m happy to share that we will be extending support for two of the most widely used features – call recording and compatibility with hardware devices.”

This means that if you are using Skype recording software that works today, it will continue to be supported beyond December of this year!


 
 
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14 comments
jessicarhodes45
jessicarhodes45

Hi Cliff and Stephanie, Just listened to this episode and loved it! Great tips and it's very interesting hearing how another married couple journeys through entrepreneurship. My journey is different in many ways but it's so interesting to hear how others are experiencing life! 


Warmly,


Jessica Rhodes

stacieawalker
stacieawalker

Hello Cliff and Stephanie,


I listened to this episode three times because it simply moved me. I need to share this episode with my hubby because he doesn't grasp my role as an entrepreneur. I really appreciate the both of you for sharing your story. Your message is extremely valuable and authentic. Congrats on your new home.


Many Blessings,


Stacie Walker

Woman in Leadership Founder

Twitter: @stacieawalker


Stuart Mackey
Stuart Mackey

I thank you, thank you, thank you for this episode. I am trying to launch a side business, that podcasting is a part of, and I really need to take a step back and make sure my wife and I are on the same page. Foretunatly, we both work. But she quit her better paying job for a part time job to give her more time to be mom to our one year old, so my side venture needs to take off soon for us to meet expenses. I will definitely go over the show notes again and again to make sure I am communicating well with her.

ShaunTabatt
ShaunTabatt

Great episode Cliff & Stephanie! I told my wife a few of the things you cover in the episode and we had a good laugh. We'll be listening to the episode together later this afternoon.

Also, thanks for the update on the Skype Desktop API issue. I use call recorder for all of my podcast episodes and I just breathed a big sigh of relief.

Tom Wachowski
Tom Wachowski

Thanks for this episode, Cliff and Stephanie.  It was relieving to hear about your work/family balance challenges during the early stages of building your business.  This is by far the hardest part for family… one that prevents many-an-entrepreneur from getting far in their quest to serve (if they wish to be also always be present for their spouse and kids).  But, it simultaneously points to that mantra… "Succeed in SPITE of your circumstances!"  Great episode!

-Tom Wachowski

ShaneSams
ShaneSams

I love working with my wife!  That is one of the best things about being full time online...My wife and I get to be together all day!  It is amazing what happens when you and your spouse get on the same page in your online business...amazing things happen!  - Shane & Jocelyn Sams

Michael Hyatt
Michael Hyatt

Stephanie is awesome. I mean really. You guys are great together!

Cliff Ravenscraft
Cliff Ravenscraft moderator

@stacieawalker Thank you so much Stacie for sharing how this episode has moved you.  I pray for you to find continued success on your entrepreneurial journey and that you and your husband can come to the place where you are both on the same page.

Cliff Ravenscraft
Cliff Ravenscraft moderator

@Stuart Mackey I am so thrilled that you enjoyed this episode with Stephanie.  Praying that you guys can get on the same page and that you'll find success in whatever direction the two of you decide to pursue!

Cliff Ravenscraft
Cliff Ravenscraft moderator

@ShaunTabatt I'm so thrilled that you and your wife will be listening to this together.  I wish you both great success as you pursue your passions and your dreams.

Cliff Ravenscraft
Cliff Ravenscraft moderator

@Tom Wachowski Thanks for the feedback Tom.  It sure was difficult those first few years.  Balance didn't really happen until several years in.   Thankfully, it came before it was too late. :)

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