The Accountability Call Podcast #30

  Jon and I start things off with a little Asia! Remember how they rocked this scene in The 40 Year Old Virgin? Jon is in the home stretch of preparing for his yoga instructor test. He may end up creating an all 80s music yoga class when it’s all said and done! I’m at the …

The Accountability Call Podcast #29

  After some Peter Gabriel, Jon shares with us a gem: If you practice something, you actually get better at it! All kidding aside, Jon shares his preparation strategies for his yoga-instructor test on the 24th. It’s been quite a challenge, but we grow through challenges, and Jon is definitely growing by stepping outside of …

Checking-In #3: Our JUCY Adventure

  We’re back from our JUCY adventure through the Southwest! Melissa and I share stories from our amazing trip over the winter break. We visited four National Parks, one National Monument, Roswell, New Mexico, 37 rest areas, 21 gas stations, three homes of family members, and a partridge in a pear tree! We drove down …

My Year Without Beer

Dear Alcohol, I need a break. Hey, don’t cry. It’s not you. It’s me. Well, actually, I take that back. It is you. I don’t like the way I feel after spending too much time with you, and I need to take a step back and look at the big picture. We’ve had so many …

The Accountability Call Podcast #28

  Jon and I ring in the new year with some knowledge about Sting and The Police. Jon raves about his autobiography, and we decide on the spot to start a book club! Jon has a resolution for 2018 to read at least five pages of a book every day. He’s reading The Power of Habit right …

The Accountability Call Podcast #27

  Jon and I catch up after some holiday traveling. The Carlocks are in Texas after a trek half-way across the country in our Jucy camper van. We visited Joshua Tree, The Grand Canyon, and Carlsbad Caverns in the span of four days, and it’s been an amazing trip so far. With 2017 coming to a …

Checking-In #2

  We’re back for episode two of our Checking-In podcast. This week we drop a bomb and share that we sleep in a family bed (Egads!). We talk about the positives of doing this, and the potential negatives of continuing to do this. How do we make time for each other as a couple if …

The Accountability Call #26

Jon and I start things off with two great Christmas songs. Which one is the best? You will have to decide: Or… Believe it or not, there are some people in this world who don’t think these are great holiday hits! After getting that out of the way, Jon and I talk about our respective …

The Trouble With Banking on Large Chunks of Time for Productivity

I should know better by now. Actually, I do know better, but sometimes my actions don’t line up with my thoughts. I had the morning all blocked out in order to devote some uninterrupted time to writing my book. I had justified cutting previous writing sessions a bit short by pointing to the uninterrupted block …