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Jul 31, 2023

How do you grow a business while raising a family? When you and your spouse are business partners, how do you choose what to prioritize and when? Matthew and Lindsey Nix have been navigating this challenging road together for years.

In the second part of a two-part episode (check out episode #1 first), Matthew and Lindsey share some of the lessons they’ve learned about leadership and family life. Because if you aren’t making chips, you aren’t making money—and you aren’t providing for your family. BAM!

– Jason

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  • [0:20] Learn more about Oracle Netsuite
  • [3:00] The BIG news: Baby #4 is on the way!
  • [4:47] What’s more important: The business or the marriage?
  • [6:11] What’s the chip on your shoulder?
  • [9:34] Set boundaries for each other
  • [12:50] Overcoming the negative voice in your head
  • [14:49] “Treat people like you would want your kids to be treated.”
  • [17:56] The Lean Setup Guide from ProShop
  • [18:36] Balancing the kids and the business

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