Episode 78 – How to survive and thrive being married to an entrepreneur: A personal interview with Joanne Miller

They call it the Entrepreneur’s Rollercoaster for a reason. And if you’re not careful, you can become “just another statistic.”

In this episode I take a deep dive with Joanne Miller, wife of NY Times bestselling author Dan Miller. Together they’ve been married for nearly half a century.

Joanne Miller says her #1 secret for surviving and thriving being married to an entrepreneur is Creating a Haven of Peace.

As someone who’s been in their home and their space many times over the years, I couldn’t agree more. But what is a Haven of Peace in practical terms? And how do you go about creating one, whatever stage you’re at in life?

This is the core of our interview today. Enjoy and be sure to check out her brand new book (Creating a Haven of Peace). It dives into even more fantastic content on this topic. (Listen via itunes, audioboom, stitcher, or click on the pic below.



The inspiration behind Joanne’s book:

I learned at a very young age that a home full of anger, divorce and disrespect was not the way I wanted to begin my marriage, so at age 19 I drew a line in the sand and declared I would change my family tree. But that took determination and intentional living. I had a lot to learn and I eagerly sought out resources to head me in the right direction.

Creating a Haven of Peace doesn’t take a lot of money. It doesn’t take a beautiful new home or all the stuff we think we need in order to be happy. You can begin building a peaceful and loving environment immediately by following the principles and insights I lay out in the chapters in this book.

Creating the proper ambience, practicing being kind rather than right and maintaining the proper hierarchy in the family are only a few of the many ways to loving and lasting relationships.

Distraction and disconnect, chaos and busyness, disappointment and frustration are realities that cover our days like a blanket of smog. Intentionally wiping the cares of the world from our shoes at the front gate and stepping into a sanctuary where love is unconditional, peace is the norm and laughter is abundant can make life a grand adventure in spite of what is happening in the world at large.

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QUESTION: Do you think it’s more difficult to be married to an entrepreneur? Why or why not?

(Please comment below. I’d love to hear your thoughts. And if you know someone who needs to read this, please encourage them by sharing this.) 

About The Author

Kary Oberbrunner

KARY OBERBRUNNER is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best-Selling Author and CEO of Igniting Souls Publishing Agency, a global company that runs on EOS. Its core focus is helping people write, publish, and market their books the right way and turn them into 18 streams of income. He’s an award-winning author of ten books, a screenwriter, and he’s been featured in Entrepreneur, CBS, Fox News, Yahoo, and many other major media outlets. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary ignites souls. As an international speaker, he loves topics that capture his heart and mind such as: leadership, personal growth, human performance, blockchain technology, and entrepreneurship. As a futurist and host of the Blockchain Life podcast, he often consults on marketing, branding, IP, and NFTs. He has several earned degrees including a Bachelor of Arts, Masters in Divinity, and Doctorate in Transformational Leadership. He lives in Ohio with his family.

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