GOOD TO BE HOME-logo

GOOD TO BE HOME

Kids & Family Podcasts >

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.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Living an Integrated Life with Dan Martell and Renée Warren

10/21/2019
More
Our goal when starting this podcast was to help people achieve balance in their lives. When thinking about the people that we've met who have had success with that, Dan Martell and Renée Warren immediately come to mind. They are loving partners, proud parents, and successful entrepreneurs as well. It wasn't always easy, though. They have had their share of struggles along the way. Dan and Renée join us this week to share how they met, some of the hardships they have faced, and how they...

Duration:00:46:11

A Guide to Getting Started with Meditation and Mindfulness

10/14/2019
More
Russ and Mika started this podcast because they were searching for more balance in their lives. Over the years, they have found that one of the most effective ways to achieve real balance is through practicing meditation and mindfulness. But why meditate? And where do you begin? There are so many different options and opinions that it can be easy to get confused. Today's episode is full of tips and resources to help you get started right now with meditation and mindfulness practices.

Duration:00:35:34

What are Your Values? A Conversation with Taylor Pearson

10/7/2019
More
Russ has invited his good friend Taylor Pearson on to the podcast today. Taylor is the author of the book The End of Jobs, as well as a phenomenal blog at his website TaylorPearson.me. He was also Russ' very first business coach. In this episode, you'll hear how Russ and Taylor met, why Russ hired him as a coach, what that experience was like, and a whole lot more. You'll also hear about a variety of other topics including decision making, cryptocurrency, and the importance of...

Duration:00:46:10

The Power of Accountability

9/30/2019
More
Today's podcast is all about accountability. This is a topic that Russ and Mika are incredibly passionate about, as they have both made immense progress in their lives through the help of structured accountability. On this week's episode, we are talking about the psychology of accountability, the difference between internal and external accountability, the types of accountability structures that they have put in place in our own lives, and some high-level tips for holding yourself more...

Duration:00:35:18

How to Organize Your Time, Tasks and Thoughts with Post-It Notes

9/23/2019
More
One of Mika's favorite topics to talk about on this show is organizing. Mika worked as a professional home organizer for several years, and many of our listeners write into us asking for tips and hacks to help them organize their own lives. On today's podcast, Mika is going in-depth about one of her favorite techniques that she uses to keep her time, tasks, and thoughts organized. The best part is that this strategy only requires one simple item that most of us already have in our home:...

Duration:00:19:47

What Personality Tests Can Tell Us About Ourselves

9/16/2019
More
Russ and Mika love taking personality tests. Personality tests have become extremely popular in recent years, and they can tell us a lot about ourselves, and the people we interact with on a daily basis. On today's podcast, you'll hear about some of our favorite personality tests that we've taken, why we think they are important, and how we can use these tests to better understand the relationships in our lives.

Duration:00:34:31

Know Your Numbers

9/9/2019
More
Today's episode is all about a phrase that Russ and Mika use almost every day: "Know Your Numbers". After all, numbers are a big part of all of our lives. Whether it's in business or in our personal lives, there are so many important numbers that we all need to know. On today's podcast, you'll hear exactly which metrics Russ and Mika keep track of in their lives, why they choose to pay such close attention to these numbers, and what tools they use to track them.

Duration:00:25:38

Our Favorite Resources for Parents

9/2/2019
More
Russ and Mika get a lot of questions from friends and listeners about the resources that have helped them as parents. There is so much information out there for parents that it can get confusing and overwhelming trying to figure out what works. On today's podcast, they are sharing some of their favorite books, websites, and ideas for parents. This episode is full of the tried-and-true resources that they have used time and again throughout their parenting journey.

Duration:00:46:15

How to Conquer Your Email Inbox

8/26/2019
More
Today, Russ and Mika are talking about something you can't live without, especially if you are managing people or running your own business. Email has become a vital part of our everyday lives, but sometimes our email inboxes can overwhelm even the best of us. On this week's podcast, we are sharing some tips on how you can conquer your email inbox as well as some strategies and tools that we use every day to help make email work for us. This episode is all about how to become mindful...

Duration:00:47:15

Bonus: The 10 Ridiculous Things Russ Perry Has Bought

8/22/2019
More
On this week's podcast, Russ and Mika talked all about how to make some wise financial decisions in your life. That doesn't mean that every financial decision they have made was wise, though. In particular, Russ loves to purchase some outlandish things. This week, we are sharing a short bonus episode where they detail ten of his most ridiculous purchases.

Duration:00:12:36

Getting Your Finances in Order

8/19/2019
More
Russ and Mika have received many requests over the past several months from listeners who want to hear a conversation about finances. This is a topic that people don't always like to talk about. Financial conversations can be incredibly uncomfortable. On this week's podcast, they are diving headfirst into some of those uncomfortable conversations. You'll hear about ways that you can save, budget, and approach your finances with a whole new perspective.

Duration:00:52:22

Russ Breaks Down His Sobriety

8/15/2019
More
In this bonus episode, Russ breaks down sobriety. For him, alcohol was his addiction, but sobriety could mean breaking patterns around drugs, problem habits or more. He says in order for sobriety to work, you have to change for yourself; not your kids, your wife, your job, etc. Russ will talk about some practical tips on how to start and sustain sobriety and how important building a supportive community is. -- There are a variety of support and community groups dealing with addiction,...

Duration:00:13:16

Thriving From the Unexpected

8/12/2019
More
Russ was inspired to record today's episode because his oldest daughter Maddix recently started high school. Maddix was born when Russ was in college, and it was one of the most unexpected moments of his life. It has also been undoubtedly one of the biggest blessings. And yet so many times, when these unexpected moments happen to us, feelings of anxiety or negativity typically follow. Today's podcast is all about how we can persevere through the unexpected challenges, grow from them, and...

Duration:00:25:51

How We Spent Our Summer in London

8/5/2019
More
Every summer for the past few years, Russ and Mika have taken their family on a long trip overseas. This year, they chose the United Kingdom as their travel destination and so for the past five weeks or so, the Perry family has been living and working in London. On today's' podcast, you'll hear why they chose to travel to London, as well as all of the details that went into planning a trip of this magnitude. You'll also hear what their life has looked like for the last five weeks, from...

Duration:00:57:32

8 Tips For Making Your First Hire

7/29/2019
More
Working out of a co-working space in London this week has reminded Russ and Mika of some of their earlier days as aspiring entrepreneurs. It has also inspired them to revisit a topic that they haven't thought about in quite some time: how to hire someone for the first time. The only way that you can grow your business to the point that you can balance your life successfully is by hiring the right people, and it all starts with that first person. On today's show, they are going to be...

Duration:00:38:54

Recap, Reflection, and Reset: Mid-Year Goal Setting for 2019

7/22/2019
More
Russ and Mika are planners. As a family, they write down and discuss goals for the year every January on their annual staycations. But last year, the two decided to check-in and start a mid-year planning tradition. Now, this isn't a practice that should be just about looking forward and stressing about what needs to get done - but should be a moment of recap, reflection, and reset for the second half of the year. In this episode, Russ and Mika break down their goals for the rest of 2019,...

Duration:00:41:50

“Embracing The Mom You Are” with Rachel Nielson of 3 in 30 Podcast

7/15/2019
More
One of Mika's favorite podcasts to listen to is 3 in 30, a 30-minute show for busy moms with 3 clear cut takeaways (or what Mika calls "knowledge bombs") on parenting struggles and strategies. Mika was a guest on Rachel's show not too long ago, and now we are welcoming her to Good To Be Home! What Mika admires most about this show is Rachel's ability and willingness to go deep on topics that may not be tackled on other shows, like what to do when you don't like playing with your kids, how...

Duration:00:49:29

BONUS: Russ Talks More About 'The Sober Entrepreneur'

7/11/2019
More
Welcome to the first Good To Be Home bonus episode! In these quick segments, we will be digging into some topics that we may have covered in previous episodes and want to go deeper into - or questions from listeners! In this first bonus (and Russ's first solo episode) he picks up the conversation left off in Episode 60, and talks more about his book The Sober Entrepreneur. The book took about a year to write, and if you're interested in the writing process, or are thinking of writing your...

Duration:00:14:15

A Deeper Dive into Russ's Book: The Sober Entrepreneur

7/8/2019
More
Fans of the show may or may not know that Russ and Mika are both sober. And in 2017, a few years into his sobriety, Russ published his first book The Sober Entrepreneur, about his struggles to balance work, life, and combat addiction. Now almost 6 years sober, Russ calls the book not only an obligation to his family, but a resource for those who might be going through a similar situation. Russ says for you to succeed as an entrepreneur you need to be addicted to a belief, a...

Duration:00:44:18

Helping Your Spouse Get Organized

7/1/2019
More
Building a home can be difficult, especially if your significant other is a little...less organized than you. In this weeks episode, Mika takes the reigns and talks about encouraging Russ to be more organized, based on questions and comments shes received from listeners on social media. Organizing is not only about putting stuff into labeled boxes but extends to strengthening your relationship and home life in general. Whether you hear yourself in Mika (as the more organized one) or Russ...

Duration:00:32:35