Communicating and Working Together as a Couple with Jacqui Letran and Joseph Wolfgram #63
Have you ever considered working together as a couple with your partner? On today’s episode of My Biz Bestie Maelisa and Amber welcome their first ever couple/biz besties/business partners! Jacqui Letran and Joseph Wolfgram are exceptional in many ways not only are they a couple who works together on their business from home but they do so in an RV while roaming the country. You’ll learn what their secrets are for working together as a couple when you listen to this episode of My Biz Bestie.
How did they get the idea to work together and from their RV?
Jacqui Letran has owned her own business for 9 years but her partner Joseph Wolfgram was used to life in the corporate world so they decided to ease into working together. He started by bringing an element of support to her and the business. They chose the nomadic RV life after taking an extended vacation in an RV and realizing that they really wanted to continue traveling. They immediately recognized that living in an RV and working from home is a huge commitment and so they both take it seriously. Listen to Jacqui and Joseph describe how they are living out their dream living their lives fully.
TWEET THIS: Discover how business and life partners Jacqui Letran and Joseph Wolfgram keep at it and dig deep to continue working together as a couple on this episode of My Biz Bestie.
How do they divide their tasks?
Jacqui and Joseph don’t feel that they have a strict division of labor. Instead, they know their strengths and each other’s strengths and are able to work those strengths into a more natural division of labor. They really respect each other and are both committed to making their business a success. They understand that they are working together to achieve their goals and that no one has to take all the credit. Discover how they keep at it and dig deep to continue working together as a couple on this episode of My Biz Bestie.
How do they keep their personal and business relationship separate?
Joseph and Jacqui work quite differently from each other. She loves her work and can work 24/7. Joseph also loves his work but sets boundaries surrounding work time. She gets up and is immediately ready to get to work. He is grounded and appreciates slowly easing into things. His morning routine begins with meditation so it took some practice for Jacqui to keep a quiet time from 7-9 am. They recognize to strike a balance it requires constant communication. They are able to work and live in such a small space because they love and like each other and they can both communicate their need for space and boundaries.
What is their advice for others considering working together as a couple?
Working together as a couple can be a challenge. Communication is the key to solving problems that arise. Joseph explains that there are only 3 causes of upset in the world.
Miscommunication that leads to one of the other 2
If you do get upset about something pause for a moment and think about why you are upset. After thinking you can respond rather than reacting. When you seek to understand it will save you an argument. Consider your expectations. If you don’t fully understand your expectations then how can your partner know what was expected from you? Think about whether your expectations were realistic and consider your partner’s expectations. Did you communicate your expectations in a way that your partner understood? Jacqui and Joseph have so many golden nuggets of advice to share with other couples so be sure to listen to this episode of My Biz Bestie to hear them all.
In this episode...
[3:12] How did they get the idea to work together and from their RV?
[6:55] How long have they been working together?
[13:45] How do they keep their personal and business relationship separate?
[25:06] Do they ever need a break from each other?
[28:08] He can’t multitask but she can
[33:15] What is their advice for couples considering working together?