As we head into the new year, many of us are looking for ways to improve our lives and businesses. For Jacques and Toshia Posey, a power couple who owns 1st Class Real Estate and Spirit Led Ministries, this means continuing to build and grow together as a couple, both in their business and personal lives. The couple, who strongly believe in the idea of changing lives and selling a few homes along the way, has made it their mission to help others do the same.
Sharing what they have learned over the years, Jacques and Toshia talk about how couples can work and build together, move forward in life, and break the generational cycle, as well as the importance of maintaining an excellent work-life balance and taking care of mental health to lead a fulfilling life.
At the heart of their business is their foundation in God, which is reflected in their culture and approach to the industry. The couple offers one-on-one coaching and mentoring to help jumpstart agents’ businesses, with the goal of assisting families to achieve home ownership and building authentic celestial shops. They go beyond just teaching clients how to purchase a home, but also how to build wealth through investment.
For Jacques and Toshia, building a business together as a couple has been an incredible experience. They understand the importance of knowing each other’s strengths and weaknesses to determine the roles that each person will play in the business. By doing so, they know how each person will operate, which helps their success and growth. “The couple must identify what is most important to them in which of the problem they wish to solve with their business. For example, we started our real estate brokerage because we wanted to provide quality training, mentorship, and leadership for emerging agents, which was lacking from the time when Toshia started her real estate career in 2006,” the couple shared.
When asked about how to move forward in life, the couple emphasizes the importance of identifying the vision and goals, both individually and as a couple. “You will need to understand what God has laid on your heart for you and your family. From there, you will build out a realistic roadmap, understanding that it is a process. During this time, it is imperative that you are honest with yourself and your mate to truly be able to achieve successful outcomes,” they said.
For the Poseys, breaking generational curses and building generational wealth is a key aspect of their business and personal lives. They understand that to build generational wealth, growing in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding is the first step. To them, wealth is not just material possessions but an accumulation over time of what can be left to future generations in terms of financials and resources.
In order to maintain a good mental health balance as a couple, the Poseys recommend setting hard stops at work, planning for self-care activities such as praying, time with God, reading, exercise, meditation, and hobbies, continuing to date each other, and keeping work and home life separate by having an office outside of the home.
Throughout their years in business dedicated to guiding others on the path to success, Jacques and Toshia Posey have shown others the possibilities of thriving and building true wealth in their lives, business, and relationship by following God’s principles.