How Starting a Business Impacted Our Marriage

This week, Carrie is in conversation with her husband, Russell Marbut. Russell is the new co-owner of the jiu jitsu gym Ohm Jiu Jitsu, and today, the couple talks about how business ownership impacts family and friends of the entrepreneur. Russell and Carrie use real examples to show how opening a business can be tough on relationships. Carrie also says a bittersweet goodbye (for now).

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Goal Setting Episodes:
New Year Goals that Actually Work
How Do I Actually Set a SMART Goal?
Feeling Like You’ve Already Failed Is Normal
Learn to Focus and Deal with Disruptions
The Essential Part of Goal Setting that Most People Skip
What to Do When Your Year Already Feels Off-Track


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12 Week Year

Church Street Coffee & Books Episode

A. Studio and Andrew Thomson (logo designer for Ohm)

Andrew Thomson’s episode of the Localist

About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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