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October 30, 2023

Leaving California To Get A Real Good Life | Stevie and Sazan Hendrix

Leaving California To Get A Real Good Life | Stevie and Sazan Hendrix

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It can be difficult for us to slow down and decide what we want from life and marriage. And as parents, it can be even more difficult when our careers and obligations conflict with our family goals. To find the time margin they needed as a couple, Stevie and Sazan Hendrix found that leaving California (and the “dreams” that come with it) was their key to a real good life.

In our interview, Stevie and Sazan Hendrix, authors of the new book A Real Good Life: Discover the Simple Moments That Bring Joy, Connection and Love share their path to a real good life and why leaving California became integral to their plan.

Overview: Leaving California For a Real Good Life w/ Stevie & Sazan Hendrix

Stevie & Sazan Hendrix review the following:

  • Why their dream of “1 million followers” didn't lead to a happy life
  • How leaving California helped them connect more as a couple and as a family
  • Why “time margin” is something all couples should seek


Key Takeaways on Leaving California for a Real Good Life

Here are my top three takeaways from my conversation with Stevie & Sazan Hendrix.

Realize Your Enough Point

As we build wealth for our families, there’s going to come a time when you’ll realize that more wealth or more stuff isn’t going to improve your life that much more. 

At that point, do your best to recognize that gaining back hours in your day is a better form of wealth creation. 

With more time, you can take care of your health, grow your family bond and realize dreams you never thought were possible. 

Create More Margin 

Does it feel like you’re rushing from thing to thing without time to breath in between?

It’s time to create more margin in your schedule. 

Just like it’s important to declutter our homes when things get too disorganized, we also need to declutter and organize our schedules. 

Chaos and stress are a recipe for parental and marriage burnout. Find some areas to create margin in your schedule today… even if it's just 15 minutes! Over time, you’ll be able to create more time and start living the life you always wanted. 

Embrace Gratitude

Many scientific studies have shown that practicing gratitude can be a key component of a happy life. 

I find that when I’m feeling down or feeling lost on my journey, taking time to write down what I’m grateful for helps a lot. 

Even on those really bad days …

  • I’m grateful to be able to run 
  • I’m grateful that I have a roof over my head to keep me warm
  • I’m grateful that I have access to clean drinking water whenever I want it

This simple reflection, whether it's in prayer, meditation, or journaling, can help you realize your real good life isn’t too far from you already. 

Guest Bio – Stevie & Sazan Hendrix

Leaving California To Get A Real Good Life | Stevie and Sazan Hendrix

Stevie and Sazan Hendrix are globally recognized digital creators who have spent almost a decade in the online space connecting with millions worldwide. Throughout their professional careers, they have been purposeful about inviting people into their lives, one post at a time, to pour more love and joy into their “online fam.”

While algorithms, platforms, and ventures change, their dedication to kindness and compassion remains steadfast. As true influencers, their impact goes far beyond the digital stage. Both Stevie and Sazan have been brand ambassadors and spokespeople for globally recognized brands. Those brands include Target, Disney, AMEX, Macy’s, and many more. They have been collectively featured in numerous publications, including CosmopolitanPeople,, Austin Living and Magnify.

They are the authors of the new book A Real Good Life: Discover the Simple Moments That Bring Joy, Connection and Love.

Carpe Diem Quote:

The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”


What do you think of the advice from Stevie & Sazan Hendrix? Are you considering leaving California as well?

Please let us know in the comments below.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill, AFC® is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping families build wealth and happiness. With millions of podcast downloads and video views, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys being a Soccer Dad, singing karaoke with his wife and relaxing on his hammock.

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