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By Eric and April Perry

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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
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 15, 2018
New Perspectives on Overcoming Challenges - 4 Audio Posts [Episode 28]
Jul 05, 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