Episode 16: Inspring Duos - Heath & Alyssa

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I DO, WE DO - EPISODE 16: Inspiring Duos - Heath & Alyssa

In this episode of I Do, We Do, we interview our second duo, Heath and Alyssa Padgett. Heath and Alyssa are full-time RVers who have been living and working on the road for almost five years. We chat with them about how they work together and compliment each other with their different styles. We also hear about their travels and favorite spots. Music “Sunny” by Bensound.com.

About Heath and Alyssa Padgett:
Heath and Alyssa have been married since May of 2014. After graduating college and working in jobs that they weren’t too crazy about, Heath and Alyssa knew that they wanted to jump-start their marriage and careers into something that they were more passionate about. Together, they wanted to establish a time to be more creative so that they could put their passion for writing and video to use. Four days after their marriage, they hit the road in an old RV, left their jobs, and have been in business with their own start-up at heathandalyssa.com interviewing travelers and hosting their annual RV Entrepreneur Summit for almost five years now. Not only do their travels include all fifty states of the U.S., but international places like New Zealand, Australia, French Polynesia, and Canada are included as well. Although they are currently residing in Texas, they’re still operating their successful start-up.

What We Talked about in this Episode:

  • We asked Heath and Alyssa to share their similarities and differences and how their difference complement each other

    • They share similar interests but...

    • “We have common values in what we want to pursue in life, what ‘work’ looks like, and what ‘meaning’ looks like, but I think how we carry out those values in our work/job is polar opposite”

      • Heath is more the dreamer

      • Alyssa is more of the doer and the one in the details

    • “I think it’s been very helpful how we’re different, because it bleeds over areas where I know I’m not as good”

  • We asked Heath and Alyssa if their differences are shown in any personality assessments

    • They shared their Enneagram results

    • They shared their StrengthsFinder results

    • They shared their Love Languages results

  • We asked Heath and Alyssa to share their story of what inspired them to start working together to build their business together

    • Necessity

    • They both like to spend time together and want to spend time together as much as possible

  • We asked Heath and Alyssa to share their greatest collaboration story or when they feel they collaborate very well together

    • They said when it comes to planning their annual RV Entrepreneur Summit that’s when they feel they really collaborate well

  • Heath and Alyssa share what a typical day is like when they are together

  • We asked Heath and Alyssa what life in an RV is like and asked them to share the benefits of living in an RV

    • Life has been different living in an RV throughout the years

      • Year 1: “We were living life with constant adventure, spontaneity, a lot of uncertainty” (since they took the risk of leaving their first jobs)

      • Year 2: “Living in an RV is really cheap.”

        • “We stayed in one place and started paying down debt and started growing our business”

  • We asked them to share their travel recommendations

    • Heath recommended New Zealand

    • Alyssa said Grand Teton National Park