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Architect a life of excellence. Before building a house or starting a company, we’d put a plan in place–a blueprint or an outline. But what about when we’re creating lives of excellence? It’s far too easy to “let life happen to us.” Join April and Eric Perry as we discuss Life Architecture, Productivity, Health, Family, and Spirituality. If you have an enthusiasm for learning and you’re ready to become something more than you are right now, this show is for you.

Episode Date
A STEP Command Central on Every Desk–and What That Means for YOU [Episode 45]

My dream is a STEP (Steps to Everyday Productivity) Command Central on every desk–because I believe it will solve the “overwhelm” and change the world.  In today’s episode. I’m sharing a few really important things:

(1) Why a STEP Command Central is so unique—and so needed today

(2) What the components of the STEP Command Central actually ARE

(3) How it will impact your life so you can manage your self-care, your family, and your business

(4) And how you can use your Command Central to more fully find and live your purpose

Visit the full link for ALL the details- lots of great resources!  https://learndobecome.com/episode45/

Mar 13, 2019
How to Feel Totally Replenished [Episode 44]

Can you imagine a life where you feel rested, rejuvenated, and totally replenished--as your natural state of being? (We're not quite there yet, but we're slowly learning what's working--and what's not working!) Come join us for a conversation about how to replenish yourself physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and socially. And for all the links to the books, podcast episodes, and resources mentioned in the podcast, visit us at https://LearnDoBecome.com/episode44

Mar 06, 2019
Real Life Before and After: Melanie Maxwell [Episode 43]
Melanie Maxwell was literally drowning in piles, but changed her life as she learned to build her Command Central in the Steps to Everyday Productivity program. Some highlights included how she reclaimed her bedroom--after more than a year sleeping on a recliner, how she got all her tax papers in order and filed—then receiving 10,000 from a tax return, and how she and her family started cooking on a regular basis, saving money and creating more JOY in the process.....
Ready to experience this for yourself? Our STEP program is here for you!
Feb 09, 2019
Three Unique Ways to "Anchor" [Episode 42]

Do you ever feel like you keep dealing with the same problems over and over again? And then you wonder why you’re so tired? In the midst of everyday craziness, it’s often difficult to know HOW to anchor ourselves so that we are no longer just drifting. Today we're sharing three simple, unique ways to anchor yourself in your values, so you have focus and direction when you ask, "What do I want to say with my life?" See show notes at: https://learndobecome.com/episode42/

Feb 06, 2019
Do You Have an "Embarrassing Secret"? Here Are Three Points to Consider [Episode 41]

We are ALL struggling with something, and I believe it’s time we face our challenges—whatever is holding us back—so we can move forward, with power. In today's episode, I share one of MY embarrassing secrets--and a few points to consider as you think about your own. Show notes at: https://learndobecome.com/episode41/

Jan 30, 2019
Four Reasons We're Holding Ourselves Back from Reaching Our Goals [Episode 40]

This week, I tripled my goals because of ONE question I considered, and I want to share it with you: Show notes:  https://learndobecome.com/episode40/ ‎

Jan 23, 2019
Two Ideas for Starting Your New Year Happy and Clutter Free [Episode 39]

If you're like me, you are MORE than ready for an awesome 2019 to get on its way. If you have some mental, digital, and/or physical clutter that is holding you back from living your mission, here are two ideas that have REALLY helped launch our New Year!

Show Notes at: 



Jan 08, 2019
How to Renegotiate with Ourselves [Episode 38]

Renegotiation is a natural and necessary part of our daily lives. Often we create lists or expectations for ourselves. Sometimes we are working towards a goal. Come listen to today's podcast to hear a few ideas on how to renegotiate those expectations, so we can breathe better and live our lives in closer alignment with our true priorities!  Show notes: https://learndobecome.com/how-to-renegotiate-with-ourselves/ 

Dec 21, 2018
It's Time to Be What We Believe [Episode 37]

I (April) recently got out of a rut. I’d been feeling tired, frustrated, and ready to “give up” in some ways. (Have you been there?) Here are three questions that helped me get out, and I hope they’ll help you, too! We each have a unique mission, and it’s time to BE who we are. (For Show Notes, see https://LearnDoBecome.com/episode37)

Nov 28, 2018
Holiday Planning Workshop - Lesson 5 [BONUS Episode]

We are wrapping up our Holiday Planning Workshop with Lesson 5, where we put our plan into action! We'll show you how to make this happen using paper or digitally. If you want an incredibly organized holiday season--with low stress and lots of support in getting the logistics taken care of, listen to this audio--and then sign up for the support templates, videos, and photos at https://LearnDoBecome.com/Holiday.



Nov 14, 2018
Holiday Planning Workshop - Lesson 4 [BONUS Episode]

Here in Lesson 4 of our Holiday Planning Workshop we've taken the audio from our video lesson, detailing how to organize your brainstorm from Lesson 2 digitally. We teach the steps to follow in Asana, but feel free to use your favorite digital project manager. Prefer paper? Go back to Lesson 3 to learn how to do this same step with Post-it notes! Want the video? Sign up at https://LearnDoBecome.com/Holiday.

Nov 12, 2018
Holiday Planning Workshop - Lesson 3 [BONUS Episode]

Today in our Holiday Planning Workshop Lesson 3 we organize your brainstormed tasks and projects by time frame, using Post-it notes. Listen in to Lesson 4 to learn how to do this same step digitally! The audio explains the steps but if you want more support sign up for the support templates, videos, and photos at https://LearnDoBecome.com/Holiday.

Nov 10, 2018
Holiday Planning Workshop - Lesson 2 [BONUS Episode]

Lesson 2 of our Holiday Planning Workshop will help you get everything out of your mind through an effective brainstorm session, so that you can more clearly see what matters most. If you want an incredibly organized holiday season--with low stress and lots of support in getting the logistics taken care of, listen to this audio--and then sign up for the support templates, videos, and photos at https://LearnDoBecome.com/Holiday.

Nov 08, 2018
Holiday Planning Workshop - Lesson 1 [BONUS Episode]

Today's podcast features Lesson 1 of our Holiday Planning Workshop. Following David Allen's Natural Planning Model (featured in the book Getting Things Done), we're talking about purpose, principles, and outcome visioning. If you want an incredibly organized holiday season--with low stress and lots of support in getting the logistics taken care of, listen to this audio--and then sign up for the support templates, videos, and photos at https://LearnDoBecome.com/Holiday.

Nov 06, 2018
Three Ways to Balance Spontaneity and "Planning Ahead" During the Holidays [Episode 36]
Our goal is for everyone to really enjoy the holidays and be able to look back on the precious memories we’ve created, but not have anything slip through the cracks in the process. Sounds like a dream, right? But it’s totally possible! Come listen in to a few ideas to get you thinking, as you start to move towards your ideal holiday! Show notes can be found here: LearnDoBecome.com/episode36
And if you want to take this a step further, come check out our LearnDoBecome Holiday Workshop: LearnDoBecome.com/holiday
Nov 05, 2018
Five Gmail Tools to Make Email Easier [Episode 35]

A well-ordered, smooth email process makes a huge impact on my life, and today I (April) am sharing a few tools I use every single day with Gmail. Come visit https://learndobecome.com/episode35/ for more!  We'd love to have you join our free training: How to Get out of the Overwhelm at Learndobecome.com/step. Ready to get your emails to zero? Join the movement! https://learndobecome.com/emails-to-zero-sign-up/

Oct 30, 2018
Creating an Energy Map to Uplevel Your Routines [Episode 34]

Do you want to manage your energy—so you can match the appropriate tasks to the appropriate time of day, and ultimately be more present and happy around your family? Today we’re joined by Danielle Porter, a team member here at LearnDoBecome, who has created a genius way to map her energy. For photos and links, please visit https://learndobecome.com/episode34/.

Oct 15, 2018
Using Evernote to Track Everything You Learn [Episode 33]

There is more knowledge available to us today than ever before. But what do we DO with everything we learn so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle? Here’s one simple way to track (and easily find!) all the wonderful things we learn that we never want to forget. For Show Notes, visit https://learndobecome.com/episode33/.

Sep 28, 2018
How to Create One Day a Week that Belongs to YOU [Episode 32]
If you ever feel like you spend most of your time running around and putting out fires, it probably sounds HEAVENLY to have one day a week (or even part of a day) for yourself. But maybe you wonder how you can make that possible? Or maybe you’re wondering what you would actually DO if you had several hours of quiet. Today’s podcast will hopefully spark some creativity and give you ideas to help you regroup, refocus, and recommit to architecting a life of excellence one day a week. (For Show Notes, please visit https://LearnDoBecome.com/episode32.)
Sep 21, 2018
How to Painlessly Process Your Inbox [Episode 31]

If you've ever ignored a pile of papers because the idea of processing everything felt overwhelming, today's podcast is your lifeline. April and Eric talk through the specific steps that will help you create a life with zero piles. They'll cover concepts like sub-dividing the pile before you process it, identifying "action" papers verses papers that simply need to be put somewhere else, and utilizing a functional Command Central to hold the papers that need to be acted upon in the future. Come see photos at https://LearnDoBecome.com/episode31.

Sep 12, 2018
Our Deepest Needs Create Spaces for Miracles [Episode 30]

Do you have a deep need right now? Something that's driving you crazy, and you wish the problem would just go away? Here's a new way to think about those challenges that will hopefully give you a lift today! Show notes can be found at https://LearnDoBecome.com/episode30

Aug 27, 2018
Finally Feeling On Your Game – Three Audio Posts! [Episode 29]

We know. There's so much stuff to organize--and so many things to DO that it feels nearly impossible to feel like you're on your game. Well, here are three audio posts to teach you a new way to run the details of your life so you can enjoy each day and architect your life of excellence! Show notes can be found at http://learndobecome.com/episode29

Aug 16, 2018
New Perspectives on Overcoming Challenges - 4 Audio Posts [Episode 28]

Today’s collection of audio posts features a variety of new perspectives that will help you to more fully appreciate the “gaps” in your life, create a personal checklist to keep you balanced, enable you to avoid tantrums, and help you confidently reach toward your dreams. More details at: https://learndobecome.com/episode28/.

Jul 03, 2018
Beautiful Encouragement to Help You Live Your Unique Mission- With Lori Nunno and April Perry [Episode 27]

Lori Nunno was struggling with her health, putting off most household tasks, and secretly believing that her family would be better off without her. But then she came to our class about getting out of "piles," she joined our STEP program, and she totally transformed her life. Come hear how this incredible grandmother is now strengthening her family and living with dignity--and how you can do the same. Show notes at http://LearnDoBecome.com/episode27 

Jun 06, 2018
Want to Be Organized? Start With These Five Things [Episode 26]
After sharing productivity principles with hundreds of thousands of people over the past ten years, I've discovered that there are five things that make up "the basics." In today's podcast, I'm walking you through those five foundational "must haves," and if you're looking for MORE, come to the Show Notes page to learn about our upcoming Command Central Boot Camp!  http://LearnDoBecome.com/episode26
May 31, 2018
Moving Forward On the Things You're Meant to Do [Episode 25]

Is there something you know you need to do--and perhaps feel MEANT to do--but you keep putting it off for one reason or another? Today we're going to explore why that happens, and we've prepared three questions for you to consider so you can finally start moving forward. For links, a written version of the podcast, and an opportunity to comment and commit to your next step, visit 


May 17, 2018
The "Clean-A-Drawer" Challenge [Episode 24]

Looking for a simple way to organize your stuff without the stress? Let's start with one drawer...right now. I promise it's not hard. We'll show you a simple way to get it done, and you'll be dancing and singing the rest of the day.   Show notes are at http://learndobecome.com/episode24.

Mar 05, 2018
Creative Ways Families Can Organize Notes, Schoolwork, and Everything In Between [Episode 22]

When you invest time reading good books, going through content-rich courses, or taking a variety of classes, do you end up with piles of random notes and stacks of binders you can't seem to locate when you need them?

April and Alia Perry join up in this podcast to share how they use Evernote and other tools to organize and easily access information now and into the future.

For Show Notes, visit http://LearnDoBecome.com/Episode22.

Feb 12, 2018
Why We Need to Reconsider How We Set Goals--with Jon Acuff and April and Eric Perry [Podcast 23]

Pairing goal setting with fun hasn't always been the traditional approach. But our interview with Jon Acuff shows that we actually can increase our performance and satisfaction. Enjoy these thought provoking and new insights into goal setting. Check out show notes and links at http://learndobecome.com/episode23/.

Feb 12, 2018
Real Life Tools to Manage Procrastination - Dr. Matthew May and April Perry [Podcast 21]

When you procrastinate, do you feel like you are failing? This podcast with psychiatrist, Dr. Matthew May, provides us with tools to acknowledge our negative feelings with love and find the motivation to make needed changes in our lives. For Show Notes, visit http://LearnDoBecome.com/Episode21

Nov 22, 2017
Moving Made Easy--How Our Family Unpacked in Just Six Weeks [Episode 20]

Whether you're moving right now or not, tackling a big project can often feel daunting. Come take a behind-the-scenes look at how our family unpacked our new home in just a few weeks! For Show Notes, see http://LearnDoBecome.com/episode20

And to learn about Alia's "STEP for Students" program, visit this link:http://learndobecome.com/stepforstudents/


Nov 07, 2017
Secrets for What to Do When You Want to Keep EVERYTHING [Episode 19]

Do you have a hard time deciding what to keep and what to throw away? This powerful podcast with best-selling author and professional organizer, Julie Morgenstern, will give you tips and strategies to transform your personal space. For full show notes, go to http://learndobecome.com/episode19/

Oct 30, 2017
How to Declutter the Whole House in One Month [Episode 18]

Are you looking for a simple step-by-step process to clear your life of clutter…with a busy family…in only one month? We’re doing that right now. Come listen in as we share what’s working--and what's not! For Show Notes, please visit http://learndobecome.com/episode18

Jun 05, 2017
Six Truths to Remember When You Feel Like You're Falling Behind [Episode 17]

It's totally common to feel overwhelmed by "everything there is to do", and sometimes it seems like our goals are simply not possible to attain. Today let's take a step back and review six key reminders that will help us to see things as they really are.

For show notes, visit http://LearnDoBecome.com/Episode17

Dec 19, 2016
Budget Training for Couples - With Rachel Ramsey Cruze, April & Eric [Episode 16]

I (April) used to avoid any conversation that involved "budgets." The idea stressed me out--not because I wasn't willing to watch my spending, but because the whole idea felt overwhelming. And being married to a man who majored in accounting and worked professionally as a finance analyst caused some stress and strain. 

This incredible conversation with Rachel Ramsey Cruze, author of "Love Your Life, Not Theirs" and daughter of finance expert Dave Ramsey, TOTALLY inspired me. Come listen and then see actual screen shots from our family budget to see how we put things together!

For Show Notes, see LearnDoBecome.com/Episode16

Oct 17, 2016
How Asana Can Manage Your Projects and Routines (Without Stress!) - April Perry - Episode 15

If you're looking for a great digital tool to manage the things you need to do (or if you simply want to see what others are doing so you can compare the process to your current system), here's a podcast that explains a simple way to use Asana.

For full show notes, please see http://learndobecome.com/episode 15

And to attend one a productivity class to learn more about projects (and creating a seamless system!), visit http://learndobecome.com/step.


Sep 23, 2016
Three Questions to Help You Chart Your Course - April Perry [Episode 14]

If you feel the need for "more God" in your life, or if you'd like to know what has helped others to get answers and direction from a power beyond their own, you'll love today's podcast. In this episode, April shares principle-based ideas that can help each of us to articulate meaningful questions, invest serious time in scripture study, and connect with God on a daily basis.

LearnDoBecome is for people from all backgrounds who share the belief that there is a Higher Power to which we can turn for love and support, and we hope you enjoy the ideas in today's show.

For the Show Notes, please see www.learndobecome.com/episode14.

Aug 30, 2016
How to (Seriously) Fix Anxiety, Depression, and Relationships - With Dr. David Burns & April Perry [Episode 13]

There's a 90% chance that each of us is dealing with anxiety, depression, or relationship problems. And this podcast with world-renowned psychiatrist and best-selling author, Dr. David Burns, will provide some of the BEST information in the world to help you and your family.

For the Show Notes, visit http://learndobecome.com/episode13

Aug 23, 2016
How to Prioritize a Life that Matters - Greg McKeown and April and Eric Perry [Episode 12]

If we do not prioritize our lives, someone else will. And if we do not consciously choose to live lives that matter, excellence will not simply "happen."

Greg McKeown, best-selling author of the book Essentialism, is one of our very favorite authors. We’ve read (and listened to!) his book several times, and the lessons within it are powerful.

Today’s episode of LearnDoBecome Radio is well worth your time to listen.

Here are a few topics Greg covers in the podcast:

  • How to identify your 100-year vision. What long-term story are you writing right now? How can we make sure we're currently creating the story we want our grandchildren to share about us?
  • How to plan and execute an incredible Quarterly Offsite. (Have you heard about those?) Greg shares how you can regain your focus and decide for yourself where your life is actually going.
  • How to create a new habit that will change your life. There's one habit Greg has maintained every day for five years (and nearly every day for 10). I (April) have now adopted this habit, and I now understand why Greg calls this one of the most satisfying elements of his life. (Even if you're "busy," once you do this, you'll know what we mean.)
  • The secret to increasing the chance of sustainability. (Do you tend to burn out? Are you trying to do too much? This solution sounds counter-intuitive, but it works!)
  • How to figure out if you're making a "fool's bargain." Greg made one of these at one point (it's a great story...), and he shares how he learned from it.
  • The three steps that are at the CORE of Essentialism (and how Greg puts this into practice, spending time with his children every week in a way you wouldn't expect).
  • How we can be gentle on ourselves. "Each day is a prototype for living a life that matters." And we get to try over and over.

To see the links mentioned in the podcast--and to download April's podcast notes, simply visit our website: http://learndobecome.com/episode12.

Aug 01, 2016
Dave Ramsey's Smart Conference - Our Biggest Takeaways-April & Eric- [Episode 11]

Dave Ramsey's Smart Conference was one of the best we've ever attended. We know it's not always easy to get away for a full day, so we sat down and went through the highlights from our notes so you can get the benefits right along with us!

For links to everything mentioned in the podcast, visit our site:


May 09, 2016
The Powerful Productivity Tip that's Rarely Discussed - April & Eric - [Episode 10]

It's great to discuss ways to streamline our lists, keep our emails at zero, and move forward on our projects, but It's ESSENTIAL to know we're moving forward on the right things, in the right way, with the right support. Here's a productivity tip we couldn't live without.  For the full post, visit http://learndobecome.com/episode10

Apr 22, 2016
How to Get Projects Past the Finish Line - April & Eric - [Episode 9]

Here are seven possible reasons you're struggling to get your projects done--AND seven solutions we hope will inspire you along the way. Come listen to the podcast and then report BACK! We're cheering for you.

Show notes are available at http://learndobecome.com/episode9.

Want to join us for a free class where we’ll walk you through one of your projects step by step and help you set up a simple framework to get it done? Sign up HERE.

Or would you like a free video tutorial showing you how I (April) personally organize my project list digitally so it doesn’t feel overwhelming? Click here to get the video!

Apr 16, 2016
I Want to Stop Letting People Down - April & Eric - [Episode 8]

We all know how it feels to be let down, and we all know how it feels to let others down. Come join us in today's episode of LearnDoBecome Radio where we discuss a few simple strategies that will help us to spend less time "staying afloat" and more time actually living.  For show notes, visit http://learndobecome.com/episode8!

Apr 08, 2016
Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Notes - April & Eric- [Episode 7]

When you attend a conference, do you want to go home with 50 pages of notes and hundreds of good intentions? Or would you like a simple way to make sure your notes have an impact on your life? For the full post and your own printable conference template, visit us here:


Apr 01, 2016
How to Stay Motivated to Stay SANE - April & Alia- [Episode 6]

As a follow-up to our SANE posts at http://LearnDoBecome.com/SANE, Alia Perry shares her perspective on how she stays motivated to eat healthy foods (even when there are plenty of non-healthy foods available at social gatherings and throughout the holidays).

Dec 09, 2015
Three Things to Think About When Identifying Your "WHY" - April & Eric- [Episode 5]

Do you know what motivates you? What clarifies your purpose? The reason behind what you do? Join April & Eric in this fun discussion that will help YOU better identify your own personal "why."

For the full post and show notes, visit this link on LearnDoBecome.

Dec 03, 2015
Connecting Our Values with How We Spend Our Time- April & Eric- [Episode 4]

Do you ever feel frustrated because you feel your time is being wasted--by others or because of your own doing? Here are some simple ideas that can offer a new perspective...and help you become more productive without giving up your relationships or your flexibility.

For additional productivity tips that will help you get more done so you can more fully enjoy your family, join us for an online workshop!



Nov 03, 2015
Routines and Expectations (How Not to Feel Stressed)- April & Eric-[Episode 3]

A little story:

I (April) was feeling a bit overwhelmed recently.  It's summertime. We have four children at home with us all day. Eric and I just launched this website after so many years dreaming about it (yay!), and we are working on about five really important projects.

I have a tendency to want to do everything...right now, so I make lists and charts, and I work myself hard.

I think we would all agree that there's nothing wrong with having a strong work ethic, but what happens when the expectations we set for ourselves start to weigh us down?

What happens when the lists you make start to feel like a form of slavery?

Do YOU ever feel like even though you get a lot done, you should still be doing more?

This podcast features a discussion Eric and I had while we were aligning our goals and getting on the same page. (He even offered to light my lists on fire...)

We talk about how to establish routines and expectations that feel exciting to us--instead of simply living a life that parallels a circus full of monkeys (Eric references this quote pictured below).


In this podcast, we'll challenge you to assess your routines and expectations and see if there's some way you can reduce your own stress.

As you're listening, if there's any advice you'd like to offer to us and the LearnDoBecome community, we'd love to hear it!

P.S. The image above is actually something you can buy from Amazon and hang on your wall. We may have to hang this in our kitchen. Click here for details.

Jul 25, 2015
Why We Never Need to Starve Ourselves Again (and How it's Actually Possible) - April & Alia-[Episode 2]

[Featuring Jonathan Bailor, NYT Best-selling Author of The Calorie Myth, and April and Alia Perry.] If you've ever counted calories and diligently exercised without seeing results, struggled with body image issues, felt concerned about developing diabetes, or lacked confidence because of the size of your body, you are not alone. And, I might add, you need to listen to this podcast.

For Show Notes, please visit http://learndobecome.com/episode2

Want to try our SANE Family Start-Up Kit? Click here!

Jun 30, 2015
How to Be 100% Committed to Our Families-April & Eric- [Episode 1]

Family life isn't 50-50.  It's 100-100. We give all we've got for the good of the whole (and then everyone is taken care of). Join us in this first episode of LearnDoBecome Radio, and take the challenge issued at the end!  Visit our Show Notes at http://learndobecome.com/episode1.

Jun 25, 2015