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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

Our "Peaks and Valleys" of 2019 and What's Ahead in 2020

12/30/2019
The end of the year is a time of reflection for us. We get a chance to look back at what we accomplished in the previous year, and to start to plan ahead for what's to come. On today's podcast, we are sharing our own personal "Peaks and Valleys" from 2019. You'll hear about the successes we had in business and life, the specific things that we struggled with, and what we have in store for the year ahead.

Duration:00:53:47

Stress and Overwhelm Revisited

12/23/2019
We know the holidays can be a difficult time of year for people, so this week we've decided to revisit an episode we recorded last year about stress. In particular, we're talking about how stress can make you feel overwhelmed. When your stress levels build up, everything in life can just feel like too much. On today's podcast, you'll hear the kinds of things that overwhelm us and cause stress in our everyday lives. You'll also hear some tactics and strategies for how we tackle those...

Duration:01:04:47

How We Celebrate Christmas

12/16/2019
This week's episode is all about one of our favorite holidays: Christmas. On today's show, we are offering a glimpse into our own family traditions, as well as sharing some specific insights into how we celebrate the holiday. We'll be taking a chronological look at our holiday plans, which include tips for decorating the home, our holiday meal menus, gift shopping strategies, how we celebrate on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and a whole lot more. *Note to parents: We do talk about...

Duration:00:41:03

Building A Home with Brendan and Jillian Bader of Modern Nest

12/9/2019
If you can't tell from the name of this podcast, our home is incredibly important to us. It's no surprise then that the guests on today's podcast had a huge impact on our lives, as they quite literally helped us build our home. Brendan and Jillian Bader are the founders of Modern Nest, a company that designs and builds "timeless homes for the modern family". Jillian and Brendan join us today to talk about why they love to build homes, their startup story, marriage, spirituality, taking...

Duration:01:07:28

Ask Us Anything

12/2/2019
We recently reached out to some of our followers on Instagram and asked them if they had any questions for us. On today's podcast, Russ and Mika are answering those questions, and no topics are off-limits. You'll hear candid discussions about marriage, parenting, entrepreneurship, arguments, trust, family, fashion, setting boundaries, workout routines, and more.

Duration:00:54:44

How to Get Out of A Rut and Stay Out

11/25/2019
We've all found ourselves in a rut at some point in our lives. It's easy to get burned out by the stress of our everyday routines, and it's hard to know what to do when this happens. On today's podcast, we are sharing specific strategies for how you can get yourself out of a rut, how to address some of the root stressors that might be causing it, and how you can stay motivated to avoid feeling the same way in the future.

Duration:00:34:38