As Jason Hardin, the host of "LIFE OF A BOSS The Podcast," and owner of MADE IN DENA, my wife Suzu and I have made it our goal to establish ourselves as a "Power Couple". Suzu is a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician, co-producer of my podcast, and an excellent student currently studying to expand her opportunities in the industry of drug and alcohol recovery. On the other hand, I am a business owner, former Senior Commissioner for the City of Pasadena, a mentor for many local youth, and an active community advocate.
When Suzu and I got together, we were successful in our own right. However, since then, we have each leveled up in so many ways, partially because of the love, encouragement, and support we give each other. As a result, we have become a true power couple that can accomplish anything with the strength and intelligence of two people.
One of the things that helps us excel is our ability to communicate well with each other. We know when to let the other lead and support them, share the value of our perspectives, and establish a budget and financial goals. Effective communication has been critical in our relationship, and we've found ways to improve it over time.
We also set individual and common goals that keep us focused and motivated. For instance, when we go on vacations, we often turn them into business trips by using the opportunity to promote my brand, connect with other entrepreneurs, and catch up on administrative work. Additionally, we share and discuss our personal and professional goals, giving each other valuable feedback and support.
Another essential factor in becoming a power couple is individual development. We continuously work on improving ourselves, and we encourage each other to do the same. Suzu is an excellent example of someone who has worked hard to develop healthy habits. As a vegan who works out at the gym every day, she takes care of her health, time, and finances.
In contrast, I'm skilled at creating new sources of income, and Suzu helps me manage money and pay bills. She gives me marketing and episode ideas for my podcast, encourages me to eat healthily, works out with me, listens to my ideas, and helps me execute my plans. On the other hand, I support her efforts to continue school, expose her to tools and resources that help her with work and school, and give her ideas and suggestions that assist her in her studies and career.
As a result, we have developed a strong partnership that supports our individual growth and common goals. We know when to work and play together and are great friends who enjoy spending time with each other. We share similar values, even though we come from different backgrounds, and our skills are complementary to each other.
In conclusion, becoming a power couple is not about being perfect, but it's about having the right mindset and working together to achieve success. Effective communication, goal setting, individual development, building a strong partnership, and supporting each other are some of the key ingredients in becoming a power couple. We hope our story inspires and encourages others to start their journey towards becoming a successful power couple.