Lesley and Zachary love learning about productivity, making small improvements, and how to become the best version of themselves (as individuals, a couple, parents).
Come listen to their conversation about what they're learning, progress they're making, and how their goals are going.
March 7th, 2019 | 43 mins 46 secs
We spent several years not talking about our finances. . . so we are all too familiar with how hard of a first step it is to talk about money with a partner. There is so much shame surrounding money, especially if together you’re not handling it well. Today on the podcast, we give you some easy tips on how to take that first step.
February 28th, 2019 | 47 mins 9 secs
Today on the podcast, we dive into the AMRAP Mentality by Jason Khalipa by discussing his newly released book, As Many Reps As Possible. Using the framework of an AMRAP, Jason has sought to extract as much as possible from the time he has in each day, and he encourages his readers to do the same.
February 14th, 2019 | 48 mins 55 secs
We continue our focus on health this month by talking about Exercise. This is a great episode, especially if you set goals for yourself in 2019 to “be more healthy."
February 7th, 2019 | 57 mins 47 secs
This month on the podcast, we will be focusing on Health - both physical fitness and nutrition. So we're starting the month off by focusing on nutrition, and since we both just read James Clear's Atomic Habits, we thought diving in and discussing habits for nutrition was the perfect next step.
January 31st, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
What defines you? What makes you, you? James Clear, in his book Atomic Habits, presents strong evidence to the fact that your habits reveal who, in essence, you are. Your actions show how strongly you want something, and how much something means to you.
January 24th, 2019 | 40 mins 56 secs
When it comes to to-do lists and being productive, one of the biggest things that come to mind is, “I need a planner.”
But the question is, what kind of planner? In today’s episode of the podcast, we chat with Megan Seeley about how we can match a planner to our personality so that we can find one that works best for each one of us as an individual.
January 17th, 2019 | 41 mins 42 secs
We’ve all said it at one time or another (either out loud or in our head). “I just wish my partner would change or do XYZ.” I bet you can think of one thing right now that you’d love for your partner to change or do.
Here’s the thing: You cannot change anyone else. Period.
January 10th, 2019 | 54 mins 28 secs
“Simplification offers a new way forward for parents; it aligns their daily lives with the dreams they originally held for their family. Before things got so crazy”
January 3rd, 2019 | 55 mins 6 secs
Yep - it’s that time of year when everyone is setting goals and resolutions, or making declarations about what they are going to achieve in 2019. We’re doing the same thing, but with a little twist - goal setting is absolutely something that we do with each other in mind.
December 19th, 2018 | 49 mins 45 secs
Today on Half Better, we check in on where we are and what we’re up to as the year comes to a close. It’s a pretty candid conversation about how we’re struggling with a lot of things right now as the year comes to a close.
December 4th, 2018 | 43 mins 47 secs
With the holidays in full swing around us, gratitude is really top of mind for everyone. Yet, gratitude should not be a seasonal thing, not something that you think about only when the holidays force you too.
November 13th, 2018 | 44 mins 6 secs
Today on the podcast, we talk journaling. If you’re looking at your daily routines and thinking about adding a journaling habit, it can seem really daunting. Today, we break down the why’s and how’s of creating a journaling habit, and we also discuss the benefits that we’ve seen with the introduction of a journaling habit into our lives.
November 6th, 2018 | 36 mins 13 secs
This month on the podcast, we’re discussing creativity starting with the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Do you have room for creativity in your life? Do you allow space for things that make you smile and bring you joy? That brings you beyond the mundane of your life and the roles you encompass into something more?
October 29th, 2018 | 56 mins 19 secs
Today on the podcast, we round out our discussion of Carol Dweck’s book Mindset by discussing how mindset plays a role at work.
October 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
This week on the podcast, we continue our deep dive discussion of the book Mindset by Carol Dweck with a focus on parenting. We delve into what growth mindset looks like in parenting, what it doesn’t look like, and how to pass on a growth mindset.
Growth mindset parenting is a little more than “praise the process, not the outcome”. It also isn’t enthusiastically and blindly saying “you can do anything you can put your mind to!” Rather, it looks more like helping your children to find the resources to make progress towards their goals, such as hard work, trying new strategies, and seeking input from others.
October 15th, 2018 | 39 mins 30 secs
What are some things that you can do to get yourself over the negative talk hump? We discuss about viewing health and fitness as a continual work in progress and viewing set-backs as motivating, and not the end all be all.