Half Better

The show about making small improvements with you and your better half

About the show

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.

Episodes

  • Episode 51: My Partner Isn’t a Planner

    May 16th, 2019  |  20 mins 32 secs

    So last week we talked about Life Planning together as a couple - but WHAT if your partner isn’t a planner? What if they are a reluctant goal setter? Today we dive into this topic, because we know there are lots of you out there in this boat (heck, we’ve been there, too). We discuss five tactics on how to navigate planning with a partner that is reluctant to, well, plan.

  • Episode 50: How to Plan Your Life: Together

    May 9th, 2019  |  34 mins 52 secs

    Life planning is like building a house. When you build a house, you use a blueprint - it has all the instructions on it, such as where rooms, walls, stairs and windows are going, along with the dimensions, etc. Think of life planning as creating that blueprint for your life “house” you’re going to build.

  • Episode 49: The importance of PLAY

    May 2nd, 2019  |  31 mins 53 secs

    Today on the podcast, we’re talking about how to incorporate more play into your relationship. How can you get back to doing more of what you loved doing with your partner when you were first together. Everyone plans on keeping that fun, playful part of their relationship intact, but then work, kids, chores, activities, stress, and really, just LIFE takes over. While we may not realize it’s happening, taking time to enjoy life often just gets pushed to the side. But that is what makes life fun - PLAY!

  • Episode 48: 11 Questions to Ask Your Partner

    April 25th, 2019  |  58 mins 41 secs

    And now for something completely different. . . we ask and answer Tim Ferris’ questions he posed in Tribe of Mentors.

  • Episode 47: Grow Together Using Quarterly Reviews

    April 18th, 2019  |  49 mins 38 secs

    Today on the podcast, we’re chatting about quarterly goals again. Q1 just finished, and we’re looking forward to our next set of goals for Q2. We break down precisely how to do a quarterly review with your partner. And you guessed it, as with all our things - work on yourself first. So, we discuss how we each do our own quarterly review.

  • Episode 46: Millionaire Success Habits: Book Discussion

    April 11th, 2019  |  51 mins 29 secs

    To round out our series on finances, today on the pod, we’re discussing the book Millionaire Success Habits by Dean Graziosi.

  • Episode 45: Thinking Together: Financial Struggles and Beyond (with Nikki Beal)

    April 4th, 2019  |  54 mins 16 secs

    The goal of any marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.

  • Episode 44: The Do’s and Don’ts of Budgeting with a Partner

    March 28th, 2019  |  54 mins 55 secs

    The most important change you can make in your relationship with money is to change your habits surrounding money. Spending money is a habit. Saving money is a habit. Budgeting is a habit.

    Now a budget for yourself is one thing, but so many other things come into play when there are two people (and an entire family) that can affect the budget.

  • Episode 43: How to Talk about Money with Your Partner

    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.⁣

  • Episode 42: As Many Reps As Possible: Book Discussion

    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.

  • Episode 41: Habits for Exercise

    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."

  • Episode 40: Habits for Nutrition

    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.

  • Episode 39: Atomic Habits: Book Discussion

    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.

  • Episode 38: Matching Your Planner with your Personality with Megan Seeley

    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.

  • Episode 37: Is It Possible to Make Your Partner Change?

    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.

  • Episode 36: Simplicity Parenting: Book Discussion

    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”