Working Together Ep. 5 | Balance The Workload

We have been pretty excited about shooting this episode today because we are shooting in one of our favorite places. We currently are in Northport, Michigan with two other couples taking a little time together to celebrate making it through the first half of the first year of being parents. We are staying in a sweet little farmhouse and enjoying the time here thoroughly, if you haven’t seen on our Instagram.

This episode is also a really exciting on even without thinking about the location. We are discussing how we balance the workload between the two of us. It has taken over 4 years to realize what our strengths and weaknesses are as individuals so we knew where we could naturally meld together. We are talking about the importance of our personalities types and even what would happen to our business if anything were to happen to our relationship.

We had great questions from Christopher of Made Wild and Jacqueline Traub. So appreciate your awesome thoughtful questions and hope that this week we were able to really answer them for you guys.

In two weeks, September 5th, we will be talking about How We Maintain Balance of Our Work and Personal Life in our Relationship. We know this is a big one when working together and plan to address this over and over, but we would love questions you have about this specifically. We already have one we are excited about, but would love two others from you guys. We think this is a huge topic for most couples or people thinking about starting a business with someone they live with and love.

Excited to hear your questions and check back in with us in two weeks for our next episode!

Important links from the post:
The Farmhouse we are Staying at that is rentable
Get Your Personality Type


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10 Responses

  1. I really enjoy your videos; thank you so much.
    As another “Type I” your potential sense of being overwhelmed by input is very understandable to me.

  2. I love that you guys commented on your personality types. Mike you’re extroverted and Megan being introverted – this is exactly the relationship of my partner and I. I love how well that works for you, and he and I continue to work through the struggles and benefits, the balance of this in our relationship. I totally get the need for ‘you’ time megan. THank you for touching on this, although a small comment, it’s nice to see how you balance your personalities so well. In the small moments of frustration we may face, understanding of one another is key!

  3. whoops, had not realized some of that went in all caps, that wasn’t my intention lol When you type in this box, everything is in all caps; then when the comment posts, it changes to lower case.

  4. Megan, until this video I hadn’t realized you were an introvert. I’ve followed your blog for 3, maybe 4 years and Didn’t realized this until watching these videos (since I’m an introvert myself who also does design work for a living). AT TIMES I’VE FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO BE MORE”EXTROVERTED” TO BE A BETTER DESIGNER SO THAT I CAN ENGAGE MORE IN DISCUSSIONS ON ANYTHING DESIGN-RELATED (or for whatever other reason I can’t think of now). But seeing how you’ve been able to produce content that is not only strong and intriguing, but also honest and humble is really inspiring. JUST SOMETHING I JUST SAW AS RELATEABLE. Hope that makes sense.

    1. They say introverts can actually be more successful than extroverts. I highly suggest reading the book Quiet which is all about being an introvert. I highly suggest it.

  5. you left a link to a personality test under your entry. I am curious as to which type you each fall under within the myers-Brigg framework.

  6. Great advice about working with friends. Having a clear contract is SO important. I actually have a question about the tools that you use. I read your post on your blogging tools, but what about the annoying stuff like writing up statement of work, contracts with clients and freelancers, invoicing, getting signatures from clients. You know, all the stuff everyone hates doing, but it is really such a big part of running your own business.

  7. Hello!

    It seems that the video cut off a bit prematurely (letting you know just in case it wasn’t intentional).

    Anyhow I’ve been loving this series and especially that they have all been shot in Michigan-Swoon.

    I’ve been wondering a lot about how you made the decisions to live where you have. I am also a michigander married to a texan and we are constantly struggling with moving back to my homestate or his (currently we live in seattle). WE’ve talked about getting to a point where we can live in both places some of the time. I would love to know how you make it work having your home base in Raleigh and spending some time in michigan in the summer.

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