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Hi, we're Russ and Mika Perry. We live together in Scottsdale, Arizona with our three beautiful daughters. We have devoted our lives to building a solid foundation for our family through entrepreneurship and healthy practices, with the goal of living a successful, balanced, family-focused lifestyle. Good To Be Home is a weekly exploration of entrepreneurship, family, marriage, sobriety, and how we balance our business and life.

Hi, we're Russ and Mika Perry. We live together in Scottsdale, Arizona with our three beautiful daughters. We have devoted our lives to building a solid foundation for our family through entrepreneurship and healthy practices, with the goal of living a successful, balanced, family-focused lifestyle. Good To Be Home is a weekly exploration of entrepreneurship, family, marriage, sobriety, and how we balance our business and life.

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Hi, we're Russ and Mika Perry. We live together in Scottsdale, Arizona with our three beautiful daughters. We have devoted our lives to building a solid foundation for our family through entrepreneurship and healthy practices, with the goal of living a successful, balanced, family-focused lifestyle. Good To Be Home is a weekly exploration of entrepreneurship, family, marriage, sobriety, and how we balance our business and life.

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English


Episodes

Let Go to Grow

5/18/2020
This episode is all about letting go. Just over two years ago, Mika wrote a blog post that struck a chord with a lot of people and ultimately led to the creation of this podcast. Recent changes have inspired her to write another post on her blog that has resonated with people in an entirely different way. In today's podcast, you'll hear why Mika has decided to leave social media completely, how that decision has improved our lives, and why we've decided to close the chapter on Good to Be...

Duration:00:55:39

Revisiting Some of Our Favorite Moments on the Podcast

5/11/2020
We have been recording Good to Be Home for over two years now, and in that time there have been so many unforgettable moments that we have experienced in the process. This week, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of our favorite moments from the first 100 episodes of this podcast. On today's show, you'll hear highlights from some of our most memorable episodes, as well as some fresh perspectives about some of the most popular topics that we've discussed in the past.

Duration:01:04:23

Examining Your Relationship with Alcohol

5/4/2020
Alcohol sales have soared recently, and it should come as no surprise that many people are turning to alcohol right now to help them alleviate stress. For some of us, this can seem totally fine, but it can quickly turn into a slippery slope if we're not careful. Today's episode is all about evaluating your relationship with alcohol, getting to the root of why people choose to drink, and how to take the necessary steps to change that relationship for the better.

Duration:00:36:32

Small Home Organization Projects for Quarantine

4/27/2020
A lot of people are stuck at home right now, and feeling the pressure to spend their time in productive ways. While this can be a great time to implement some new systems into your everyday life, we know that the idea of taking on a big project right now can be overwhelming. This week's episode is all about the little things that we can do to make some progress toward our goals. These are small projects that can help you get organized, and feel a little bit better about the space that...

Duration:00:28:52

How Pain Can Help Us Grow

4/20/2020
The past several weeks have been full of upheaval and uncertainty for so many of us. One thing that we do know for certain is that quarantine and social distancing have brought about a lot of pain for people of all walks of life. With so many of us experiencing some painful circumstances at the moment, we wanted to take some time today to talk about pain. In today's episode, we are talking about the purpose of pain, why we naturally try to avoid it, and how painful experiences can help us...

Duration:00:30:58

Intermittent Media Fasting

4/13/2020
Russ recently published an essay to his mailing list about something he likes to call Intermittent Media Fasting. It's based on the practice of Intermittent Fasting, which is all about reducing your caloric intake to certain parts of the day. In today's episode, you'll hear all about what Intermittent Media Fasting is, why it's important to limit our media consumption, and how you can build your own Intermittent Media Fasting schedule.

Duration:00:30:16

Additive and Subtractive Habits

4/6/2020
When Russ was writing his book, The Sober Entrepreneur, he realized there are essentially two different kinds of habits that we all form, "Additive" habits and "Subtractive" ones. Additive habits can help make you a better person, while subtractive habits can break you down or put you in a bad place. In today's show, we talk about the differences between additive and subtractive habits and how to identify them. You'll also hear some examples of both types of habits from our own past...

Duration:00:39:55

How We Are Adjusting to the New Normal

3/30/2020
Obviously, the COVID-19 outbreak has forced us all to make some rather abrupt changes in our personal and professional lives. In today's episode, we are sharing some of the changes that we've had to make in the past few weeks as we adjust to the "New Normal" of social distancing and shelter in place guidelines. You'll hear specifically how our schedules have changed, tips for people who are managing teams during this crisis, and a whole lot more.

Duration:00:33:25

Tips for Homeschooling During the Coronavirus Outbreak

3/23/2020
This is obviously a stressful time for all of us, as many of us are suddenly and unexpectedly spending a lot more time at home. It can be especially tough for children, and for the parents out there that are at home with their kids. In today's podcast, Mika is talking about how she has been homeschooling her kids during this national crisis. You'll hear specific tips from a former teacher on how to manage your kids, create routines, and find a sense of calm in your home during this...

Duration:00:26:00

Improving Your Decision Making Skills

3/16/2020
We all have to make decisions in our lives every day. Some of these decisions are small. Others can be big, life-changing decisions that affect a lot of people. It can be hard to tell sometimes when to move quickly and when to take a step back and look things over. In today's episode, we are sharing some thoughts on how to make different kinds of decisions, how our decision-making processes differ, and ways we can improve our decision-making skills.

Duration:00:37:55

Three Principles For Organizing Any Space

3/9/2020
It can be easy to get overwhelmed when you start an organizing project. After all, there are so many challenges that come with organizing the spaces in our lives, that it can be difficult to know where to start. On today's podcast, Mika is sharing three specific principles that she uses when she approaches every organizing project. These guiding philosophies can help you make sense of your organizing project, and they apply to any space that you want to organize.

Duration:00:14:23

6 Lessons We Learned Growing a Business from $0 to $14 Million

3/2/2020
Five years ago, Russ started a graphic design company called Design Pickle. Since then, that company has grown to over $14 million dollars in annual revenue, with a team of nearly 500 people. In today's episode, Russ and Mika are sharing six specific lessons that they have learned over the past five years of Design Pickle's growth. You'll hear from Russ' perspective as CEO, as well as Mika's unique viewpoint on how their family has grown as well.

Duration:00:43:43

How to Start a Blog

2/24/2020
Mika has been publishing a blog on her website, MikaPerry.com since 2016 and in that time, she has learned a lot about creating, maintaining, and growing a personal blog. In today's episode, Mika is sharing a behind-the-scenes look at her blog as well as sharing some practical ideas to help you get started with your own blog. You'll hear tips for creating and growing a blog, tools for content creation and analytics, the different ways that a blog can be monetized, and much more.

Duration:00:40:26

Our Favorite Tips for Packing and Travel

2/17/2020
Traveling is one of our favorite things to do, but it's not just the act of travel. We love all of the planning and preparation that goes into a great trip as well. A well-planned trip is always a more enjoyable one, and it all starts with what you pack. On today's podcast, we are sharing some of our favorite practical tips for planning, packing, and getting the most out of traveling.

Duration:00:29:44

A Date Night Playbook

2/10/2020
Russ and Mika have been married for nearly 11 years. Over that time, one of the most successful ways that they have found to improve their relationship and connection with each other is by having consistent, weekly date nights. In today's episode, Russ is laying out his entire strategy for planning their date nights. You'll hear why these date nights have been so helpful for their marriage, how he plans each weekly date night, and much more.

Duration:00:13:32

The Cost of Getting What You Want

2/3/2020
It's so easy in today's landscape of social media and instant gratification to set unrealistic expectations for ourselves. We often see others doing or getting the things that we want, but what we don't see is what it takes to achieve those goals. In today's episode we are exploring the hidden costs of getting what you want, and some of the specific costs related to the successes and failures that we've experienced in our own lives.

Duration:00:37:04

A Glimpse Into Our Weekly Schedule

1/27/2020
Our mission in starting this podcast was to help people achieve balance in their everyday lives. It makes sense then that so many listeners have reached out to us asking about our schedules and routines. Today we are taking an in-depth look at our weekly schedule. This is all about how we split parenting duties, manage our business and the nitty-gritty details of our everyday routines. You'll hear what do we do on each day of the week, including how we divide responsibilities, fit in...

Duration:00:46:25

Teaching Your Kids How to Set Goals and Achieve Them

1/20/2020
Russ and Mika are parents to three wonderful daughters, and we know many listeners of this podcast are parents as well. Obviously we all want the best for our children, and we believe that instilling a growth mindset in your kids through habits of reflection, gratitude, and goal setting is the best way to set them up to succeed. On today's podcast, we're talking about why you should be practicing goal setting with your children, some specific ways we teach these habits to our own kids, and...

Duration:00:45:09

How to Encourage Your Spouse in Their Goals

1/13/2020
How can you do more to support your spouse in achieving their goals? This is a topic that is near and dear to Russ and Mika, as supporting each other's goals has been a major part of their shared journey together. It is also something that they have struggled with at times. In today's episode, we are sharing eight practical ways you can do more to support your significant other in pursuing their own goals.

Duration:00:32:29

5 Ways You Can Declutter in the New Year

1/6/2020
A few weeks ago we shared a survey, asking you what kind of topics you wanted us to cover on the podcast in 2020. An overwhelming number of you who responded to that survey wanted to hear more about getting organized. Well, the start of a brand new year is the perfect time to declutter. On today's podcast, Mika is sharing 5 ways you can declutter your life in 2020. These are specific areas of your life that you can organize in the new year, including your home, your vehicle, and even...

Duration:00:18:04