Working together can be “strange and horrible”, but a blessing

YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIME THESE DAYS IN AUSTRALIA. WHAT IS LIKE RUNNING THE COMPANY FROM ABROAD?

Alice: We are currently in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, but moving between Singapore and here. That’s where Pete’s family is. Because of the last two years, we haven’t been able to easily get on a plane and just take off as we go, but we would really like to be able to bounce back and forth between the two more this year.

Over the past two years, we’ve conditioned most of us to the ability to work remotely, we’ve been able to un-intervene on a day-to-day basis, and we have an incredible team running the show. We do weekly catch-ups to make sure we’re still in touch.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF AND WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE COMPANY?

Alice: Opening four new locations in 2021 – in the midst of a pandemic – has been a truly proud moment for all of us here at Yoga Movement. We wanted to keep the momentum going, make sure people didn’t start feeling mired in the pandemic blues. We wanted to provide both our clients and our team with the ability to feel like they still had a home outside of their home to go to, to still be able to participate in a community within their comfort zone.

Rock : We are also 10 years old this year. It’s an absolute trip to think we’ve been doing this for so long. There are a few things in the works that are a bit secretive. But everything forward and up!

WHAT’S NEW WITH ME? SOMETHING WAITING FOR YOU?

Rock : We really want to create a dynamic where the boys can be out more and in a more meaningful way. We want to give them every chance to grow and fail in a safe space. I think we’re excited about the maturity we’re gaining in business, which provides us with some real quality family time.

WHAT DOES LOVE MEAN TO YOU AT THIS STAGE IN YOUR MARRIAGE?

Alice: This year marks our seventh year of marriage. I think if there’s anything the last few years have taught me, it’s that hard work doesn’t just stop when you’ve proposed to someone and they’ve said yes. This is just the beginning.

Couples who stay together until they die don’t just stay together conveniently – it takes ongoing effort and affection to keep the other happy staying together. Actions speak louder than words, so just saying “I love you” is not enough. On another note, my definition of love definitely amplified after having my two children.

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