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.
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.
October 8th, 2018 | 36 mins 59 secs
In relationships, there is a whole other layer to the mindset puzzle. There is a me, a you, and a relationship. And ALL THREE can have their own mindset! What a wonderful opportunity for growth, especially if you can view that all three of those pieces in the puzzle have the opportunity to grow and change.
October 1st, 2018 | 44 mins 56 secs
Today on the podcast, we discuss the book Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, where she explores the two mindsets and how each one affects the way you live and perceive your life. While possessing many layers, the fixed mindset is essentially when you believe that your qualities are carved in stone Whether you are naturally good at something or not, you will not work at improving yourself. In contrast to this is the growth mindset, which Carol says is “based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts, your strategies, and help from others. Although people may differ in every which way - in their initial talents and aptitudes, interests or temperaments - everyone can change and grown through application and experience…. the passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of a growth mindset”.
September 24th, 2018 | 44 mins 32 secs
Last weekend, Lesley and Zachary spent some time in Nashville at the Full Focus Planner Achieve Conference. We had such a great time and walked away feeling energized and ready to tackle our goals. On today’s podcast, we talk about some of the great ideas and inspiration that we got from attending the conference together.
September 17th, 2018 | 37 mins 58 secs
As we head into the school year, we wanted to do a deep dive into our school rituals.
September 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
This week on the podcast we discuss the book How to Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine A. Price. While the title of the book may feel daunting, the book is more of a guide to evaluate the use of phone and media technology in your life.
September 3rd, 2018 | 40 mins 44 secs
As Donald Shon says, “Reflective practice is a dialogue of thinking and doing through which I become more skillful.” What Zach and I have learned over the past few years, is that taking the time to continuously reflect on where you are and what you’ve already done goes really far in taking you where you want to go. With that in mind, we look back at our first full year with the podcast HalfBetter to look at what we accomplished, what we struggled with and what we’re going to do next.
August 27th, 2018 | 56 mins 59 secs
Zach and Lesley have traveled a lot together, both with and without kids, and we’ve compiled a bunch of our best tips for making your trip a little more like a vacation, even if you do have kids.
August 20th, 2018 | 1 hr 11 mins
We had a great conversation about Michael Hyatt’s Free to Focus course — “a total productivity system designed specifically for executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders, created to help you slay distractions, free your time from interruptions, and finally focus on the projects and people that matter most.” Tune in to find out how we use what we learned from the course in our partnership.
July 2nd, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
This week: a conversation about our experience with the Whole Life Challenge. This was the first time that Zachary and Lesley participated in the challenge together; we discussed our experience as individuals, and of course, doing it together as a partnership.
Episode 18: Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts - Becoming the Person You Want to Be (Book Discussion)
June 18th, 2018 | 1 hr 22 mins
Lesley and Zachary have a conversation about the book Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be. We each covered a few of our favorite takeaways from the book and then discussed how you can use the information in this book in your partnership. We want you to walk away with actionable tools to incorporate what we’ve learned in this book to help you and your better half live more intentionally.
June 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
Lesley and Zachary go deeper on finances, this time chatting about limiting beliefs and how your money thoughts, words, and habits affect your legacy.
May 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 23 mins
Lesley and Zachary get real about budgeting, personal finance, debt. . . lots of money talk!