The Rules of Operation in Marriage with John & Ana Mann

65% of couples under 30 don’t make it past the age of 30. Let that sink in for a minute. There is a challenge out there. No doubt about that. On today’s episode

John David Mann is coauthor of more than 30 books, including four New York Times bestsellers and five national bestsellers. His classic 2008 parable The Go-Giver (coauthored with Bob Burg) earned the 2017 Living Now Book Awards “Evergreen Medal” for its “contribution to positive global change.”

Ana Gabriel Mann, M.A., earned her degree in clinical psychology before going on to serve as an educator, therapist, corporate trainer, speaker, and coach. She currently coaches Go-Giver Marriage clients and leads the Go-Giver Marriage Coaches Training Program, training coaches from around the globe.​

What You’ll Learn

7:30 Interview Begins

8:00 Waiting Period

John talks about why they waited 10 years to get married. Ana told John that she felt they needed more time, which John thinks was Ana telling him that “he” needed more time. That led to them building a very solid foundation before they got married. 

15:00 Unique emotional history

Ana talks about how everybody brings their unique emotional history to their marriage. So if you had a father who is really critical and can never please him, then when you get married you might either be the critical person or marry someone who is critical, but these are patterns that can be broken.

18:36 The Tree of Marriage

John talks about the image of the tree which they use to represent marriage and explains why just like a tree, marriage needs to be nurtured and cared for. You can kill a tree, you can bring a tree back to life from extreme drought.

20:39 The Scorecard

John & Ana Mann’s Links

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