014 | 5 Truths About Working With Your Spouse

Jun 10, 2022

In this episode, the DBE duo of Mike and Jess are back and discussing five lessons they have learned that answer the question they get most often as husband and wife– How the heck do you two work together?

Setting boundaries and communication are the first two lessons that Mike and Jess discuss. Jess paints a picture that communication sets the foundation for any relationship, whether business or personal. Then, once you set that foundation, you have to check on it to make sure that it does not have any cracks as time passes– meaning that it is an ongoing process rather than one and done. Communication supports the next lesson shared of setting boundaries with one another. Being husband and wife, Mike and Jess learned that not only do they have to set those boundaries, but when it comes time, those boundaries have to be honored. 

Mike and Jess then discuss the importance of an aligned bigger vision. The two compare how those may be different for partnered teams that work together as well. While your aligned vision as a couple might be to get married one day, in business they may differ. The key is to support your partner to help them achieve their goal. 

The final two lessons that Mike and Jess share start with an awareness of shifting from the work day to being husband and wife. When the work day is over, there is a shift in energy to enjoy each other’s company. This leads to the last topic the two share of being intentional about the time they spend together. Just because time is set aside, or scheduled, does not make it any less special or important. There has to be a balance between the working dynamic and home life.

As always, cheers to your evolution! 


Episode Quotes

  • “We are only speaking from experience. It has definitely taken time. It is a practice of patience and we are consistently learning, growing, and evolving– both personally and together.” –Jessica DeRose
  • “If you don’t have a close personality to the person that you’re with, you’re doomed? No. What it means is it empowers you to understand how the other person thinks and to understand how the other person operates.” –Mike DeRose


Key Timestamps

  • [0:46] – Introduction of today’s episode;
  • [1:03] – How the heck do Mike and Jess work together?;
  • [2:18] – Number 1: Setting and honoring boundaries;
  • [7:32] – Number 2: Communication;
  • [12:50] – Number 3: An aligned bigger vision;
  • [17:28] – The importance of meeting your partner where they’re at;
  • [17:58] – Number 4: Shifting from coworkers to husband and wife;
  • [18:35] – A shift in feminine and masculine energies as the work day ends;
  • [20:30] – Vulnerability with your partner;
  • [21:39] – Number 5: Being intentional to spend time with your partner outside of work;
  • [25:25] – Episode wrap up and review of five lessons;


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About Jessica DeRose

Jessica DeRose is an entrepreneur and business mentor, who helps coaches build profitable online businesses. After quitting her 8-year career as an elementary school teacher and creating a multiple 7-figure business herself, Jessica is here to unlock doors you didn’t even know existed.


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