Episode 29: Remember Where You Came From

Remember Where You Came From This weekend Russ climbed Mount Shasta with a couple of his friends. When he reached the peak, he discovered a new sense of what’s possible in life. And it led him to reflect about first launching Design Pickle to growing it to earn over 600k in MRR per month, which is another mountain to climb on its own accord. Russ unveils the curtain around the growth of Design Pickle and all the mountains he had to climb to grow it from a coffee shop in… Read More

Episode 28: Book The Ticket

Book The Ticket The most important decision you can make is the first decision no matter what decision you are currently struggling with. We rarely know if any given decision is right or wrong. But quickly making a decision will not only inform you if it was right or wrong, but you’ll also be able to use the results of that decision to clarify your future decisions. Without making that first decision quickly, you have no way to get feedback or results to inform your future decisions. In this episode of The Russ… Read More

Episode 27: How To Build A Great Brand

How To Build a Great Brand Russ reflects on the first 8 years of his professional life as the owner and partner of two creative agencies. He suffered a terrible name (NSB/KEANE) during this stint and it made him realize just how important branding was. Not only for your business but for your personal brand too. He unveils his process for naming Design Pickle and the importance of picking a name that can be remembered and is fun. And how all brands start from humble beginnings with a vision for… Read More

Episode 26: Journey as a Leader Pt 2

Journey as a Leader Part 2 Any journey to leadership starts with yourself. You have to have people that are willing to listen and follow you to consider yourself a leader. And this is impossible if you cannot lead yourself first.  What does that mean? Easy. It means that you need to commit to your daily habits and take full responsibility when you don’t meet them. It means you need to be disciplined and relentless in your pursuit of leadership. And it means that you embrace the mistakes you make… Read More

Episode 25: Journey as a Leader Pt 1

Journey as a Leader Part 1 The leadership journey is never glamorous –  instead, it’s made up of small decisions and relentless focus. Join Russ Perry in the latest installment of The Russ Perry Show as he reflects on his ever-changing journey of leadership and his show in general. This episode is unlike any previous episode. Russ needed to reexamine his role as a leader on this show and presents a new angle to it instead of just ranting and raving. Russ takes you behind-the-scenes of some of his latest speaking… Read More

Episode 24: Connection is the Cause and the Cure

Connection is the Cause and the Cure The cause of (and cure of) addiction goes much deeper than simply problems you have with a subtractive habit or activity. The real reason people form addictions is that they lack connection in some other area of their life. This could be a lack of connection in your career, with your significant other, with family, with God or spirituality, and the list goes on. Fortunately, the best cure for addiction is to build connections in your lives. In this week’s episode, Russ was… Read More

Episode 23: Do Hard Things, Change Tough Habits

Do Hard Things, Change Tough Habits Our daily habits are the most important factor in determining whether or not we hit all of our life’s goals and outcomes. And as such, they are incredibly hard to change. Every habit that we have can fall into one of three categories: additive, neutral, or subtractive. Ideally, we want to maximize our additive habits and minimize our subtractive habits, but that’s easier said than done. In this episode, Russ explains how you need to radically change your destination in order to successfully demolish… Read More

Episode 22: Sobriety is a Lifestyle

Sobriety is a Lifestyle Conversations about sobriety usually come with negative baggage. Mentioning Alcoholics Anonymous, or other recovery programs, tends to come with an air of judgment and embarrassment. And this makes having a conversation about sobriety difficult. However, in this week’s episode of The Russ Perry Show, Russ explains how sobriety is about addition, not addiction while he makes his case that sobriety can be a lifestyle brand, similar to being vegan or wearing Nikes. Russ reveals that living a SOBR life actually adds to your life rather than… Read More

Episode 21: Do The Math

Do The Math Time is our most valuable asset. And no matter what your addiction is, one thing always holds true: Addictions drain your time. It’s startling figuring out just how much time we spend giving in to our addictions. In this episode, Russ breaks down how you can calculate how much time you spend on your addictions and how the most compelling reason to give up your addiction is often to reclaim your time and regain control of your life. It is our most valuable asset after all. Watch below!… Read More

Episode 20: Signs You Are Addicted

Signs You Are Addicted Russ discusses some of the more subtle signs that you are addicted to something – whether it be substances or something else. He explains how addiction becomes an outlet to avoid negative consequences you don’t want to experience. Maybe you don’t want to have a tough conversation with your wife so you go out for a few drinks with your buddies. Or maybe the thought of quitting your nightmare job and starting your own business causes too much stress. So instead of dealing with that stress by tackling… Read More