Welcome! My guest today is Nick Pavlidis, who is a husband, father, attorney, blogger, podcaster, author, and a friend of mine. Nick conducts two successful podcasts: “Five Minutes with Dad,” and “Confessions of a Terrible Husband.” As an outgrowth of his blogs and podcasts, Nick has written a book, Confessions of a Terrible Husband: Lessons Learned from Lumpy Couch. Nick is here to talk about the writing process because you never know when you may have a book that needs to be written!
Nick’s inspiration for writing came from the realization that he was “a terrible husband.” Ironically, he THOUGHT he was doing everything right for his family, but realized he wasn’t focusing on the right things. Nick says of his family: “I was taking FROM them much more than I was providing FOR them by working so much.” Nick’s book is the process he undertook to focus on improving his marriage and family life.
He shares the following tips for someone undertaking such a vulnerable writing topic:
Nick shares details about the following aspects of the writing process:
I hope you will join us for these topics and so much more from Nick! He tells us about his favorite software package for writing and how that helped him in the process. Whether you think you may ever write a book or not, Nick has great tips for everyone. Join us!
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Aterriblehusband.com ( Nick’s website and podcast)
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Welcome! My guest today is Alexandra Saperstein, who is a licensed professional counselor in Portland, OR. Alexandra has worked in full-time private practice specializing in couples therapy for over five years.
Alexandra worked in Bulgaria for the Peace Corps from 1998-2000. She gained a philosophy from this work that carries over to her therapy work today. A Peace Corps supervisor told her, “We want you to work yourself out of a job.” She tells couples that her goal with their therapy is to “work herself out of a job.” Her desire is to help the couple, and then send them on to enjoy doing other things with their time and money that are much more enjoyable than therapy sessions!
In our conversation, Alexandra gives insight about the following topics:
In the Hot Couch Round, Alexandra discusses her favorite daily habit, online resource, business book, and what she would do if starting over in private practice. Her one tip for someone starting out in private practice is this: “Don’t be afraid to make a good living, and don’t feel guilty about it!” Join us for all these topics and SO MUCH MORE!
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