Episode 29: Inspiring Duos - Ed & Janie Alaniz

 
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I DO, WE DO - EPISODE 29: Inspiring Duos - Ed & Janie Alaniz

We’re so excited to be bringing you another interview. This one is extra special because we are sitting down and chatting with Ashley’s parents Ed & Janie Alaniz. Having celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, they share all their tips for balancing different personalities and using values to ground yourself and your relationship. Plus hear their real opinion of Billy 7 years after joining the family! Music “Sunny” by Bensound.com.

What We Talked About in this Episode:

  • How Ashley’s parents identify as total opposites

    • Janie is the social butterfly, Ed is the quiet observant type

  • The key step in the managing differences in a relationship

    • Mutual respect! - There is no need to force the other person to be like the other

  • The best examples of collaboration in their relationship

    • Managing their parent roles equally

    • Ed earning his MBA while working full-time and Janie was pregnant with Ashley’s sister

  • The moment when they knew Ashley would build a career in service to others

  • Where their passion for service came from

    • Janie’s inspiration from a fellow cancer survivor

    • Ed’s Catholic upbringing… and how he stole candy during service projects!

  • The thing Billy & Ed share in common

  • How Billy’s values helped Ed & Janie better understand him as a future son-in-law

  • Its okay to disagree but you need to understand their values and where the other person is coming from