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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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Episodes

Getting Your Finances in Order

8/19/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Planning a Stress-Free Trip to Disneyland

6/24/2019
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Does the idea of planning a family vacation to Disneyland stress you out? Planning the meals, figuring out what rides to hit and navigating the park itself can all seem a bit overwhelming. That's why the Perry's are bringing you this episode, a how-to guide to a stress-free vacation at Disneyland. Based on two of Mika's blog posts, Russ & Mika layout all the tips, strategies and apps that help them enjoy the park with their three girls. What kind of stroller should you bring? How many...

Duration:00:41:09

Staying Connected With Your Spouse

6/17/2019
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**Due to some issues during our recording session, parts of episodes #56 & #57 might be hard to hear. Sorry for the inconvenience, and we'll be back to normal soon!** If you've listened to Good To Be Home before, you know how passionate Russ and Mika are about date night - their weekly evenings out as a couple (ie: no kids) to catch up with each other and unwind. But sometimes, despite how determined they are to keep up this practice, schedules just get too crazy and life gets in the...

Duration:00:30:22

A Post Picklecon Review

6/10/2019
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**Due to some issues during our recording session, parts of episodes #56 & #57 might be hard to hear. Sorry for the inconvenience, and we'll be back to normal soon!** In today's episode, Russ and Mika are talking all things Picklecon 2019, Design Pickle's inaugural US conference for creative entrepreneurs in Scottsdale, Arizona last month. We'll hear from each of their perspectives: Russ on what it's like to create and run an event, and Mika who was a guest speaker and got to see it from...

Duration:00:40:05

Russ Teaches Timeblocking

6/3/2019
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Today's episode is all about managing time. So what is "Timeblocking?" As Russ describes it, it works like a budget does for money, and its all about breaking your time into categories. Timeblocking helps a busy, ever changing schedule by not only incorporating time for meetings, appointments and events - but also building in time for more fluid tasks like creation, self care, and family. This approach to scheduling not only helps Russ manage his business, but also helps Mika uses it for...

Duration:00:36:27

Dealing With Negativity

5/27/2019
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When it feels like so much of the current news cycle is heavy and negative, Russ and Mika are taking today's episode to talk about how they work through negativity, both on the inside and the outside. You'll hear tips and tricks to dealing with negativity and harnessing your energy towards the positive, whether its reading less news like Russ, or incorporating meditation and other wellness strategies like Mika. Negativity can be the smallness voice in your head telling you you're not good...

Duration:00:51:55

Beauty Routines with Mika

5/20/2019
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In today’s episode Mika breaks down her beauty routines with the girls while Russ is out of town. She shares her day looks, night looks, and everyday self-care systems. While she’s not a beauty blogger, Mika is a woman who also has a blog, and you’ll hear some of her favorite products, the services she gets outside the home, and why she invests in those. As a busy mom, Mika’s schedule is always changing, and we’ll hear how she gets ready every morning; whether she’s heading straight to the...

Duration:00:43:15

Visualizing Your Goals With Vision Boards

5/13/2019
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Today’s episode is a pretty straightforward look at vision boards: what they are, how to use them and how they visualize your goals These vision boards aren’t just collages made from magazine cutouts, they’re manifestations of the life you want, and how you’re going to get there. Russ & Mika talk about some of the things they've added to their own boards, why material possessions are okay to throw on there, and how they use boards independently, and as a family unit.

Duration:00:22:16

One Year of Good To Be Home!

5/6/2019
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Today’s episode marks 365 days of Good To Be Home! Russ & Mika look back at 51 episodes, pick their favorites and give us a behind the scenes look at how the podcast is made. They'll talk about how making the show has affected their relationship, what it's like to have a creative project to work on as a couple and goals for year 2! This episode also features Good To Be Home's first ever giveaway! Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear details on how to enter.

Duration:00:43:28

Episode #50: Education in the Perry Household

4/29/2019
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While Russ and Mika both have parents who are teachers, they have pretty different educational backgrounds. Russ was born and raised in Arizona public schools and Mika hopped around schools in Japan, both urban schools and rural villages, before coming to the states. In this episode, Russ & Mika talk private, public and charter schools, what they look for in a school and its teachers, and the education they try to teach as parents, outside of the classroom.

Duration:00:57:39

Episode #49: Are you Coachable? Another conversation with Coach Dena Patton

4/22/2019
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As she told us in her first episode on the show, finding a coach that fits your needs is the first step. But what comes next? In this second episode, Dena tells us what it means to be “coachable.” To be coached she says is to be vulnerable, open and humble. It’s giving up being right and being willing to do the work.

Duration:00:59:21