Colby & Kenzie Bauer – Building Together
In this Episode Colby and Kenzie Bauer share their unique story. They talk about their experience founding a business while dating, growing a product line and using customer feedback, keeping a family prioritized when they work full time on their business Thread Wallets. This episode dives into what creates successful relationships, how to pivot on ideas, why bringing value should be your “go-to” and how to keep perspective in challenging situations.
Gratitude is the only way we actually get through. The way I put it is there is more good happening in our lives than bad, especially if you’re focusing and feeding the good. If you don’t have gratitude then those trials can put you on a whole different path. Whereas, with gratitude, they just propel you or they at least get you to give you the strength to keep moving in the right direction.
I Remember going home to our little apartment we would get one or two orders randomly a day from people. And I remember just sitting down and saying “okay we don’t really know what we’re going to do with our lives, but we got 50 orders at the last farmers market and we’re getting one or two orders a day like what if we could just find a way to get 10 orders a day. If we could just sell 10 wallets a day online. That would make us 50-60,000 a year, and that would be enough for us to be okay” … it was just totally validating, to think we could do that, to think we could reach 10 wallets a day.
It can be really easy to just focus on business all the time, which we did early on in our marriage and I don’t think our marriage suffered at all but we had to really keep ourselves in check and ask ourselves “are we talking too much business and not enough personal life?”, but ultimately I think the balance has come. Finally, we can kind of compartmentalize each aspect of our life from work at an office and not in our home to spending time with family, to going on dates, and then church on weekends. Fortunately we found some balance. It’s a tricky one and at times, you have to live with a little bit of imbalance, and it’s okay… it’s okay to put certain things as a priority or have them weigh more on your life at different times.
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