By Russ & Mika Perry

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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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Episode #17: Practical Steps for Starting a Business

On today's episode, Russ and Mika are digging a little bit deeper into a topic that they have addressed in an earlier episode.

Once again, they are talking about business, and specifically, they are addressing some of the practical steps you can take to start your own business.

These steps range from how to get started, tips for branding your business, what you can do to land your very first client, and much, much more.

Aug 20, 2018
Episode #16: Closing the Chapter on Our Italian Adventure

On this week's podcast, Russ and Mika are recording live from their home in Arizona, where they are decompressing and reflecting on their recent European adventure.

On today's show, they share their top five travel recommendations for Italy and Florence specifically, as well as some of their favorite locations and activities that they enjoyed while they were there.

You'll also hear the lessons that they learned, and some of the most inspiring parts of their adventure that they are taking back with them to the United States.

Aug 13, 2018
Episode #15: A Special Q&A Session with Mika

This week's episode is a little bit unique.

Mika recently challenged her Instagram followers to ask her anything. Her friends and followers sent her so many questions, and she felt the best way to address them all was to devote a podcast episode to answering all of them.

On today's podcast, Mika is sitting down by herself to record some answers to a bunch of those listener-submitted questions.

These questions cover a broad variety of topics, including her relationship with Russ, her ethnicity, health and wellness, diet and fitness, social media, and much, much, more.

Aug 06, 2018
Episode #14: Diet and Fitness While Traveling

On this week's episode, Russ and Mika are once again recording on location in Italy, and they are talking about a topic that is very pertinent to their life at the moment.

This week's podcast is all about how to maintain diet and fitness while traveling. (and how the Italians manage to stay so slim!) It's not always easy to stay in shape while you are vacationing or traveling, and this episode is all about how to create a healthy mindset that will allow you to stay fit in some of the most challenging situations.  

You'll hear tips and tricks for eating well, exercising, and living a healthy life while you're away from home.

Jul 30, 2018
Episode #13: On Location in Florence, Italy

Russ and Mika are recording this week's episode on location in Florence, Italy.

In past episodes of this show, they have spoken at length about traveling with children and what it means to make travel a family tradition.

On this week's episode, they are sharing a glimpse into their current Italian vacation, including why they chose Italy as a family destination, what kinds of foods they have been enjoying, the logistics of planning an international trip, and much, much more.

Jul 23, 2018
Episode #12: Managing Teams at Home and Work

Russ and Mika started this podcast because they wanted to talk about ways to successfully balance business and life.

As an entrepreneurial couple, it can be hard to draw the line between "work life" and "home life".

Successfully balancing business and life isn't possible without having an amazing team, both at work and at home.

On today's episode, they are sharing lessons that they have learned from managing teams, as well as the strategies they use for managing the teams in their life.

Jul 16, 2018
Episode #11: Investing in Yourself

Today's podcast is about mindset.

In particular, this is the way that Russ and Mika have approached a lot of the growth in their lives.

The two of them have learned that there is nothing more important to invest in that investing in yourself. Over the years, they have done this in many different ways.

In this episode, you'll hear about the coaches, the trainers, and the programs that they have been involved in, and why it is important to invest in yourself.

Jul 09, 2018
Episode #10: How to Start Your Own Business

Today's episode is all about entrepreneurship.

For those that aren't aware, Russ and Mika both have an extensive history as entrepreneurs.

Owning and operating businesses has been one of the most impactful things that they have ever done in our lives.

It hasn't always been easy, but the ability to determine your financial fate through operating your own business can be an absolute game-changer for you and your family.

Today, you'll hear Russ and Mika share what they've accomplished as entrepreneurs, the lessons they've learned, and the types of businesses they would want to start today.

Jul 02, 2018
Episode #9: How to Stay Sober

In this week's episode, Russ and Mika are sharing some of the practical habits that they have been using in an effort to maintain their sobriety.

These topics range from how to avoid replacing addictions with unhealthy habits, how to get over your fear of being sober, and a whole lot more.

You'll also hear the start of a brand new segment where they talk about their some of their favorite things that they are currently reading, listening to, eating, and enjoying.

Jun 25, 2018
Episode #8: Russ' Entrepreneurial Journey

In today's episode, Russ & Mika are opening up a little bit about one of the most important aspects of their lives: entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship has afforded their family freedom, both from a financial perspective, and a from a lifestyle perspective.

In this podcast, you'll hear about Russ' history as an entrepreneur. Russ shares his story about opening his first agency, why that agency failed, and why building a solid foundation in life ultimately helped him create a successful business.

Jun 18, 2018
Episode #7: Developing Great Nighttime Routines

In today's episode, Russ and Mika are following up on their previous episode about morning routines and sharing some of the routines that they follow every night before they go to bed.

You'll hear about the specific routines that each of them follows. You'll also hear practical tips on how these routines can really help you get ready for the regenerative process of sleep, and help set you up for success on the following day.

Jun 11, 2018
Episode #6: Developing Great Morning Routines

Today's show is the first of a two-part series in which Russ and Mika are diving into one of their favorite topics: routines.

This week's episode is all about how to build and maintain strong morning routines.

You'll hear the two of them discuss why it is important to have a morning routine, what each of their morning routines looks like, as well as some tips and tricks for developing your own morning routine.

Jun 04, 2018
Episode #5: The Number One Tip for Connecting with your Significant Other

On this week's episode, Russ and Mika share the number one tip for connecting with your significant other and keeping your relationship on fire: having a date night.

It's not always easy to do, but the benefits that a regular date night can have on your relationship are immeasurable.

On today's show, you'll hear about the types of date nights that the two of them have had in the past, what makes a great date night, how to find ideas for date nights, and a whole lot more.

May 28, 2018
Episode #4: The Benefits of Living a Sober Life

Today Russ and Mika are taking a different approach to a subject they are very familiar with. 

This podcast is all about rediscovering and discussing the topic of sobriety. Rather than going into the dark, sad stories that revolve around addiction, this episode focuses on the benefits of living a sober life.

On today's show, Russ and Mika share thoughts on why they've chosen sobriety and the benefits it has given the two of them, both as entrepreneurs and as people.

May 21, 2018
Episode #3: Travel as a Family Tradition

On this episode, Russ and Mika are talking about one of their very favorite topics: traveling.

In particular, they are going to be going into great detail about how and why they have chosen to make traveling a Perry family tradition.

You'll hear practical tips for both traveling with children, and traveling alone as a couple, as well as how the act of travel has shaped their family into what it is today.

May 14, 2018
Episode #2: The Blog Post

This is an exciting for episode for Russ and Mika, and honestly, it's a little bit scary. This podcast is about a rather personal topic for the both of them.

Recently, Mika chose to open up on her personal blog about something that most people don't feel comfortable talking about publicly. In 2012, she discovered that Russ was having an affair, and it nearly destroyed their marriage.

A few months ago she wrote a blog post called "We Saved Our Marriage", about how the two of them addressed this challenge, how they grew from it, and how they came out stronger on the other side.

This episode is the story of how Russ and Mika saved their marriage, what it felt like to share that story online, how people reacted to the story, and what the two of them have learned from that experience. We hope you enjoy.

May 04, 2018
Episode #1: Prologue

Welcome to the very first episode of Good to Be Home!

This episode offers a brief explanation of why we decided to make a podcast, what the name "Good to be Home" means to us, and what you can expect to hear each week on the show. 

We are grateful and excited that you have chosen to come along on this journey with us. 

From our family to yours, thanks for joining us, and welcome to our home. 

Apr 12, 2018
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