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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.
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Feb 9, 2019
Melanie Maxwell was literally drowning in piles, but changed her life as she learned to build her Command Central in the Steps to Everyday Productivity program. Some highlights included how she reclaimed her bedroom--after more than a year sleeping on a recliner, how she got all her tax papers in order and filed—then receiving 10,000 from a tax return, and how she and her family started cooking on a regular basis, saving money and creating more JOY in the process.....
Ready to experience this for yourself? Our STEP program is here for you!
Feb 6, 2019

Do you ever feel like you keep dealing with the same problems over and over again? And then you wonder why you’re so tired? In the midst of everyday craziness, it’s often difficult to know HOW to anchor ourselves so that we are no longer just drifting. Today we're sharing three simple, unique ways to anchor yourself in your values, so you have focus and direction when you ask, "What do I want to say with my life?" See show notes at:

Jan 30, 2019

We are ALL struggling with something, and I believe it’s time we face our challenges—whatever is holding us back—so we can move forward, with power. In today's episode, I share one of MY embarrassing secrets--and a few points to consider as you think about your own. Show notes at:

Jan 23, 2019

This week, I tripled my goals because of ONE question I considered, and I want to share it with you: Show notes: ‎

Jan 8, 2019

If you're like me, you are MORE than ready for an awesome 2019 to get on its way. If you have some mental, digital, and/or physical clutter that is holding you back from living your mission, here are two ideas that have REALLY helped launch our New Year!

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Dec 21, 2018

Renegotiation is a natural and necessary part of our daily lives. Often we create lists or expectations for ourselves. Sometimes we are working towards a goal. Come listen to today's podcast to hear a few ideas on how to renegotiate those expectations, so we can breathe better and live our lives in closer alignment with our true priorities!  Show notes: 

Nov 28, 2018

I (April) recently got out of a rut. I’d been feeling tired, frustrated, and ready to “give up” in some ways. (Have you been there?) Here are three questions that helped me get out, and I hope they’ll help you, too! We each have a unique mission, and it’s time to BE who we are. (For Show Notes, see

Nov 14, 2018

We are wrapping up our Holiday Planning Workshop with Lesson 5, where we put our plan into action! We'll show you how to make this happen using paper or digitally. If you want an incredibly organized holiday season--with low stress and lots of support in getting the logistics taken care of, listen to this audio--and then sign up for the support templates, videos, and photos at



Nov 12, 2018

Here in Lesson 4 of our Holiday Planning Workshop we've taken the audio from our video lesson, detailing how to organize your brainstorm from Lesson 2 digitally. We teach the steps to follow in Asana, but feel free to use your favorite digital project manager. Prefer paper? Go back to Lesson 3 to learn how to do this same step with Post-it notes! Want the video? Sign up at

Nov 10, 2018

Today in our Holiday Planning Workshop Lesson 3 we organize your brainstormed tasks and projects by time frame, using Post-it notes. Listen in to Lesson 4 to learn how to do this same step digitally! The audio explains the steps but if you want more support sign up for the support templates, videos, and photos at

Nov 8, 2018

Lesson 2 of our Holiday Planning Workshop will help you get everything out of your mind through an effective brainstorm session, so that you can more clearly see what matters most. If you want an incredibly organized holiday season--with low stress and lots of support in getting the logistics taken care of, listen to this audio--and then sign up for the support templates, videos, and photos at

Nov 6, 2018

Today's podcast features Lesson 1 of our Holiday Planning Workshop. Following David Allen's Natural Planning Model (featured in the book Getting Things Done), we're talking about purpose, principles, and outcome visioning. If you want an incredibly organized holiday season--with low stress and lots of support in getting the logistics taken care of, listen to this audio--and then sign up for the support templates, videos, and photos at

Nov 5, 2018
Our goal is for everyone to really enjoy the holidays and be able to look back on the precious memories we’ve created, but not have anything slip through the cracks in the process. Sounds like a dream, right? But it’s totally possible! Come listen in to a few ideas to get you thinking, as you start to move towards your ideal holiday! Show notes can be found here:
And if you want to take this a step further, come check out our LearnDoBecome Holiday Workshop:
Oct 30, 2018

A well-ordered, smooth email process makes a huge impact on my life, and today I (April) am sharing a few tools I use every single day with Gmail. Come visit for more!  We'd love to have you join our free training: How to Get out of the Overwhelm at Ready to get your emails to zero? Join the movement!

Oct 15, 2018

Do you want to manage your energy—so you can match the appropriate tasks to the appropriate time of day, and ultimately be more present and happy around your family? Today we’re joined by Danielle Porter, a team member here at LearnDoBecome, who has created a genius way to map her energy. For photos and links, please visit

Sep 28, 2018

There is more knowledge available to us today than ever before. But what do we DO with everything we learn so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle? Here’s one simple way to track (and easily find!) all the wonderful things we learn that we never want to forget. For Show Notes, visit

Sep 21, 2018
If you ever feel like you spend most of your time running around and putting out fires, it probably sounds HEAVENLY to have one day a week (or even part of a day) for yourself. But maybe you wonder how you can make that possible? Or maybe you’re wondering what you would actually DO if you had several hours of quiet. Today’s podcast will hopefully spark some creativity and give you ideas to help you regroup, refocus, and recommit to architecting a life of excellence one day a week. (For Show Notes, please visit
Sep 12, 2018

If you've ever ignored a pile of papers because the idea of processing everything felt overwhelming, today's podcast is your lifeline. April and Eric talk through the specific steps that will help you create a life with zero piles. They'll cover concepts like sub-dividing the pile before you process it, identifying "action" papers verses papers that simply need to be put somewhere else, and utilizing a functional Command Central to hold the papers that need to be acted upon in the future. Come see photos at

Aug 27, 2018

Do you have a deep need right now? Something that's driving you crazy, and you wish the problem would just go away? Here's a new way to think about those challenges that will hopefully give you a lift today! Show notes can be found at

Aug 16, 2018

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

Jul 3, 2018

Today’s collection of audio posts features a variety of new perspectives that will help you to more fully appreciate the “gaps” in your life, create a personal checklist to keep you balanced, enable you to avoid tantrums, and help you confidently reach toward your dreams. More details at:

Jun 6, 2018

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 

May 31, 2018
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!
Feb 12, 2018

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

Aug 1, 2016

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:

May 9, 2016

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!

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Apr 22, 2016

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

Apr 17, 2016

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

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 8, 2016

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!

Apr 1, 2016

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:

Jul 25, 2015

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.

Jun 30, 2015

[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

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