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The One Percent Better Podcast

Apr 19, 2019

Today I share my conversation with author Austin Kleon.  

I caught Austin as he was about to embark on his book tour.  Our conversation was honest, fun, and I hope, useful.

We talk about: 

  • The tug of war between art and commerce. 
  • The ups and downs of going on a book tour
  • Staying creative despite demoralizing...


Apr 14, 2019

This week I share a dream I had.  

During a recent conversation with educator and upcoming guest Aaaron Pribble, we spoke about one of the realities of being a teacher.  At night you dream about things that could go wrong in the classroom.

This week, a skunk snuck into my classroom.

What do YOU think about so much that...


Apr 7, 2019

Today's conversation is flat-out fun.  It's also useful and inspiring. I have learned that's what you get with Laura Gassner Otting. She's the candid, vulnerable, sharp, author of the book Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life. 

We talk about: 

  • Why Laura has a turkey heart on...


Mar 31, 2019

In this solo episode, I want to encourage you to look back.

Take out last month's calendar and ask yourself three questions:

  1. Where did I spend my time?
  2. What can I feel proud of and celebrate?
  3. Do I want to spend my time similarly next month?

Too often we plan ahead without looking back.  We wonder: how can I crush next...


Mar 24, 2019

Today I share Part II of my conversation with David Allen.

Episode 82 is the place to go if you missed Part I.

This week we discuss:

  • Marie Kondo's Netflix Show and system
  • How to clarify and organize the nonstop "stuff" in your life
  • What David means by the very next action step
  • The value of the "someday maybe" list
  • Why...