16 - Strong Marriage, Strong Tax Career with Kathleen Freiburghouse

Released Monday, 20th August 2018
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How do you build a strong marriage while building a strong tax career? Kathleen Freiburghouse brings her wisdom, joy, and humor as she shares timeless lessons that professionals can take to heart in their pursuit of success and happiness.   In addition to her other life accomplishments — teaching school for 38 years, obtaining a Master's Degree in Education, being a Catholic nun for 8 years — Kathleen Freiburghouse has been married to a tax business owner for more than 40 years. After four decades of grueling tax seasons, Kathleen and her husband Kent still have one of the most admired and vibrant marriages around.   In this episode, Kathleen shares her hard-earned wisdom and unique views on exactly how.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: http://taxpronation.com/16   Resources Mentioned:     Quotables:  
  • [06:57] “That’s true love. Beautiful love. To say that your spouse’s joy matters so much to you.” —Kathleen Freiburghouse
  • [16:30] “I don’t want to be looking across the table at somebody in April and have created habits that have nothing to do with intimacy and the ease of marriage.” —Kathleen Freiburghouse
  • [21:03] “Know what your shared treasure is.” —Kathleen Freiburghouse
  • [25:51] “Many people in this generation think they need more money for their pleasures than they do.” —Kathleen Freiburghouse
  • [42:30] “You don’t really master marriage. You learn intimacy. You learn empathy. You master a career.” —Kathleen Freiburghouse
  In This Conversation We Cover:  
  • [04:14] The irony of getting into the tax business because it’s family friendly
  • [05:30] What does an admired marriage look like?
  • [06:57] “That’s true love. Beautiful love. To say that your spouse’s joy matters so much to you.” —Kathleen Freiburghouse
  • [08:07] What women want most in life with their spouse (and what men want)
  • [09:05] How to have fun in your marriage in the midst of pain
  • [11:00] A key question to ask yourself when dating
  • [11:57] How Kathleen drastically changed the normal path of a tax career marriage
  • [16:06] What Kathleen said to all those who doubted she could keep to her values
  • [16:30] “I don’t want to be looking across the table at somebody in April and have created habits that have nothing to do with intimacy and the ease of marriage.” —Kathleen Freiburghouse
  • [18:10] A thought-provoking story that asks the questions, “Where is your treasure? And do you agree on it in your marriage?”
  • [21:03] “Know what your shared treasure is.” —Kathleen Freiburghouse
  • [21:08] How to deal with the stress of uneven income of a tax pro in marriage
  • [25:51] “Many people in this generation think they need more money for their pleasures than they do.” —Kathleen Freiburghouse
  • [28:39] A true sadness you must overcome
  • [31:28] What Kathleen has learned about being in a family business
  • [34:38] What to avoid when you get home from work to improve your marriage
  • [36:46] The power of relationship habits as part of your morning routine
  • [38:21] Why feelings should not lead actions
  • [39:26] Some myths about shared values and a surprising finding about couples who bond around making money
  • [42:30] “You don’t really master marriage. You learn intimacy. You learn empathy. You master a career.” —Kathleen Freiburghouse
  • [43:43] Andy shares his thoughts on why happily married men make more money
  • [47:33] How developing empathy in marriage overflows into treating your employees better (Listen to Episode 5 for more insights on employee …)
  • [48:29] Jeff shares a funny story from his dad’s Marine Corp experience on good leadership and caring about your people
  • [49:00] How to build the kind of loyalty that works for you for 30 years
  • [50:46] Where do I start to improve my marriage when it’s not going well?
  • [54:30] Jeff shares how many days The ONE Thing by Gary Keller (book) says it takes to form a habit
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