This is a very special episode as it was recorded straight from the delivery room on the day our first child was born. We thought we would share our hopes and dreams for our little guy who entered the world about 10 hours after this was recorded. We never wanted kids, but this is our reality and after this episode and our Lincoln being born we now realize he was our missing LINC in our now Team of Three. What We Talked About in this Episode: Our hopes and dreams for our child - Lincoln Foles Alaniz-Moyer We want him to be a good human We want him to be proud of being bi-racial We want him love traveling We want him to be a servant leader We want him to connect with his community We want him to be a real part of our lives Lincoln was born at 7:50pm on the day this episode was recorded: 9-9-2019. He was 8 pounds and 5 ounces and 20 3/4 inches Check out our social media for all the pics! @BashleyMoyer on Instagram and Billy & Ashley Moyer on Facebook.
EP 55: 5 Dysfunctions of our Relationship
It should come as no surprise that we love professional development books around here. And a favorite we have in common is Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. While many of these apply directly to relationships, we modified the dysfunctions to our relationship in this episode. Tune in to hear more about how absence of trust, lack of communication, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, and little fun impact our relationship. What We Talked About in this Episode: BABY WATCH- Baby Bashley is Catch us on Instagram (@BashleyMoyer) to stay up-to-date Our shared favorite book - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni Be sure to check out all our favorite professional development books in Episode 47 While many apply directly to relationships, we thought we would adapt and adjust the 5 dysfunctions to our relationship How the Absence of Trust can set a relationship up with a bad foundation When Lack of Communication impacts our relationship How Fear of Conflict creates to artificial harmony How Lack of Commitment leads to keeping score and making sure everything is 50/50 When we are having Little or No Enjoyment/Fun/Love our relationship is not at its best
EP 54: Couple of Takes
Get to know us in a different way as we sound off on a particular issue or event. We each bring up a topic that the other has no idea about and have a free flowing conversation around it. Join us this week as we chat about Andrew Luck doing "such a millennial thing" by retiring at 29 years old and the lack of creativity in movies and TV. What We Talked About in this Episode: BABY WATCH- Baby Bashley is 3 weeks from his due date and looking healthy. We are hoping for an early exit so Ashley can enjoy sleeping on her stomach again Ashley addresses the lack of creativity in movies and TV, but how we as consumers eat it right up ...Lizzie McGuire reboot anyone? Billy brings up Andrew Luck's retirement and a particular tweet claiming his retirement as a "millennial thing to do"
EP 53: Making Each Other Better
In a previous episode (EP 50), we laughed our way through our pet peeves with each another. We often don’t take the time to sit back and appreciate one another. So this week we are switching it up and chatting about the ways we make each other better. Listen in as we each list off 4 ways we have become #bettertogether. What We Talked About in this Episode: How our previous episode on pet peeves inspired this episode (episode 50) The ways Billy makes Ashley better He keeps her informed on current events Why read the news when you can just ask Billy? He helps her toughen up while recognizing her emotions He knows the right He helped her find her voice Ashley is less passive and less of a people-pleaser now ...even if she is the stereotypical enneagram 2 ‘The Helper” who focuses on the needs of others first He helps her push her limits in various skills Ashley has a lot of self-doubt going into public speaking, but Billy provides reassurance that she has been asked to be there to share her expertise The ways Ashley makes Billy better She encourages him to keep trying in friendships & relationships he values She gets him to try new things and loosens him up a bit Have we ever mentioned how he created an hour-by-hour itinerary for our honeymoon?! She pushes him to more often step up as a leader She opened his perspective on diversity issues in the US
EP 52: Passion and Purpose
We often talk about our shared passion for education and learning. But finding your passions and purpose isn't always easy. In this episode, we share our four steps for uncovering your passions & purpose. We discuss how going through these steps has helped us discover our own purpose that we are living out daily. Music “Sunny” by Bensound.com. What We Talked About in this Episode: Our shared passion for education & life-long learning and where it came from The steps we took to discover our passions & purpose Examining your talents and abilities - What gifts have you been given? Ashley cares for people and connects with them Ashley is a gifted facilitator Billy has a gift for public speaking and writing Looking back on your life story Ashley used to play school as a kid and her dad was the first in his family to go to college Billy started speaking about goal setting at 7 years old Spending time in quiet reflection This step is the most difficult and happens at the same time as the first two steps Billy shares how a car accident helped him better understand this step Finding a coach or mentor Coaches you pay for, mentors are usually free These people help guide you and hold you accountable Billy wrote a whole book about purpose called Retreat to Success: Living Your Life on Purpose. Email us a for a free copy!