How to Be Married Entrepreneurs with Ron and Lexie Lee | POP 755

A photo of Ron and Lexie is captured. Ron and Lexie are serial entrepreneurs who help couples to scale the ups and downs of marriage and business. Ron and Lexie are featured on Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

What are some of the ups and downs of starting a business as a married couple? How can the principles of improv help improve your personal and professional relationships? Can you replace your “but” with “yes, and”?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about how to be married entrepreneurs with Ron and Lexie Lee.

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Meet Ron and Lexie Lee

A photo of Ron and Lexie Lee is captured. They are serial entrepreneurs who help couples to scale the ups and downs of marriage and business. Ron and Lexie are featured on the Practice of the Practice podcast.Ron and Lexie are serial entrepreneurs who help couples to scale the ups and downs of marriage and business.  As counseling professionals and owners of Lee Counseling Services and Texas Marriage Retreat, they have worked with hundreds of clients to make changes and find better systems in order to live the life they choose. They now combine their knowledge of mental health, couples counseling, and entrepreneurship in their podcast, The Married Entrepreneurs.

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In This Podcast

  • Early ups and downs
  • A good sign
  • How Ron and Lexie help other married entrepreneurs
  • Practice improv for business
  • Ron and Lexie’s advice to private practitioners

Early ups and downs

One of the early ups and downs that Ron and Lexie faced as newly married entrepreneurs was deciding who was going to do what within the business.

I was very much used to being in charge in the dry-cleaning world, but in the counseling world, Lexie was in it before me … so it was that role-reversal of understanding my lane and my scope and [then] staying in my lane and my scope. (Ron Lee)

If you are working with your partner, set aside some time to clearly define which roles belong to which person.

Divvy up the tasks that each person is most competent in doing, and then trust each other that they will do it to the best of their ability, and will ask for help if it is needed.

A good sign

One of the ways to notice that you and your partner are doing well in business together is when you are celebrating each other’s personal development in doing passion projects and things that are outside of your respective comfort zones.

He is helping me to grow as a person, and when we started looking at things like, “What are our strengths and how can I grow as a person?” That [was] when things really started to click, that we respected what each person brings to the table. (Lexie Lee)

How Ron and Lexie help other married entrepreneurs

Ron and Lexie, through their retreats, counseling sessions, and podcasts help to provide other married entrepreneurs with the tools and communication skills to become better in both their marriage and business.

As you know, marriages and businesses [often] fail for the same kinds of reasons, so we look at them and try to help them navigate the failure to understand the customer or the lack of trust or transparency. (Ron Lee)

They sit with these couples and go through the ways that they run their companies and how they communicate with each other as business partners and a couple, and tweak them for the better.

Practice improv for business

Improv is a great skill to practice because it teaches people to “set the stage” before they act as it gives them cues about what is needed. Improv, although creative and spontaneous, depends on the scene that is set.

In business and marriage, you need to set the scene by communicating your expectations.

If you don’t know where the boundaries are and what you’re aiming for, then resentment can set in because you were expecting one thing that wasn’t clearly defined, and your partner was expecting something else that, again, wasn’t clearly defined. [Be] able to [lay out] basic rules and say, “this is the formula that we are following, these are the roles that we have,” then we can improvise. (Lexie Lee)

Ron and Lexie’s advice to private practitioners

Lexie: Dream big, and evaluate why you may say “no” to your big dreams. Practice saying yes to your dreams!

Ron: Don’t be afraid to spend money on training. It will seem expensive, but it is so worth it because it enlightens your way of thinking and helps you to grow your business.

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Meet Joe Sanok

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Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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