The Great Anomaly
Geneviève Gauvin of The Great Anomaly shares with us how she and Nick took their solo business ventures to couplepreneurship along with how they manage the travel life and visiting a new city every month.
What is your soul+work?
Giving couplepreneurs a place where they both belong and helping them live their big picture plan.
I chose to partner with Nick because we are complementary, because I trust him like no one else and because I want to build the most important project of my life, my business, with the person I love the most. It’s so easy to let the busy-ness take over our lives and forget about our dream life together. We want to be there to support other couples facing the same challenges.
Why do you do what you do?
Nick and I have started our entrepreneurial journey separately. He started writing an e-book about nutrition; I started as a branding coach. In this process, we learned a lot about ourselves and how we were relying on each other all the time. Eventually, we took the most logical decision and decided to join forces to build one business together instead. This is where the magic happened. Even though it hasn’t been easy at times, we have faced the challenges together. It has made us grow and love each other even more.
The strength that we have together as a couple and as business owners allow us to live anywhere we want in the world and enjoy our coupleship way more than before.
Where do you live, work, and travel?
Nick and I are digital nomads: per definition, we live and work everywhere. We travel full-time and we discover a new country/city every month or so. Why? Well… Why not? Prior to this, we had been location independent for a few years before even contemplating the idea of selling everything and living on the road.
People often ask us if we miss home. But the truth is, we don’t have a home anymore, we are the home. We have found the same feeling of belonging in ourselves and building memories together on a daily basis fill us up with joy.
What’s one thing you’ve learned recently?
Always put your lifestyle before your business.
It looks counter-intuitive, like maybe you’re sabotaging your business growth, but the truth is, your lifestyle is the reason you’re building a business. Force vacations in your calendar and shape your projects around them, not the other way around. It might mean a slower growth, but it will also mean a better health and a better relationship with your business.
What are The Great Anamoly's words to live by?
Everything is figureoutable.
- Marie Forleo
Gen and Nick are digital nomads, podcast hosts and couplepreneurs. They focus on building their online businesses around their lifestyle, and not the other way around. You’ll find them in a coffeeshop around the world, discussing their dream life big plans.