All Posts by Greg

5 Ways to Avoid the Mid-Day Crash

Episode #233: How to Fight the Mid-Afternoon "Crash" when sleepiness tries to take over!  

You have work to do, grocery shopping that needs done, kids demanding attention.

And you're tired. Wiped out. Physically and mentally tapped.

But you don't have time to take a nap, and need to wake up NOW!

In this episode we dive into 5 Ways to Avoid the Mid-Day Crash:​

  1. Rethink how you think about breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  2. Wean away old habits
  3. Practice quick switch activities
  4. Switch your sweets
  5. Evaluate what and why you have unhealthy habits

ALSO: We've had the chance to spend a lot of time visiting our friend Kyle Heimann on his radio show.  Here are links to listen:

Episode 467 - Mary, Podcasting and More
Episode 445 - Rosary App
Episode 291 - Tied in Knots

Posted by Greg
July 3, 2018

ADV #232: Get the Log Out

We celebrated Jennifer's 48th birthday with a family road trip to Lake Michigan, we shared new ways to stay in touch with our co-producers, and discussed the frustrating news of Cardinal McCarrick's recent removal from ministry and what it means for the future of the Catholic Church.

Here's the article from Crisis Magazine that we referenced.

We're also offering a free webinar this Thursday called "Happiness on Demand."  Click here to register now!

Posted by Greg
June 26, 2018

ADV #231: Happiness On Demand

This past Saturday Jennifer's mother went back to Atlanta to visit family for a few weeks, leaving us to re-acclimate to being in our house with just the kids.  But we're still incredibly busy, nonetheless, and talk about the importance of setting goals, of dreaming big, and trusting with all that we've got.  

We also talk about how to flip our own internal switches to generate more happiness in our lives whenever we need it.

We're also offering a free webinar this Thursday called "Happiness on Demand."  Click here to register now!

Posted by Greg
June 19, 2018

ADV #230: Jennifer’s Obstinance

What started as a conversation about the difficulty of keeping up with mowing the grass in Indiana turned into a deep dive into what it means to completely surrender yourself to Jesus through Mary, which in turn brought up those perennial Catholic questions:

How is Mary a model for us?

Why do Catholics pray to Mary?

Why not just go straight to Jesus?

By looking at our relationship with Mary, we further talked about how God is taking us deeper into better understanding our own need for greater humility and trust in our current circumstances of trying to build up a business.

Along with all that, we also share how much fun we had creating our new co-producer video.

Want to be a Co-Producer? Check out this video to learn how:

Rosary Army App Downloads and Reviews

And lastly, don’t forget to download and review the all new Rosary Army Mobile app!  Details and links to download can be found here.

Posted by Greg
June 12, 2018

ADV #229: Two Down, Three To Go

Walt’s graduation brought up some interesting conversations with our son Ben, we ate a lot of tacos (and other junk), and ponder about the possibility of moving again (and how that would most likely destroy Jennifer).

Plus, don’t forget to take advantage of your FREE access to Exceptional YOU.  Click here to get an inside look at the actual program.

Registration for the full June session of EXCEPTIONAL YOU is happening NOW.  Sessions start June 11.  So sign up today!

If your days are filled with more uncertainty than stability, more worries than dreams, Exceptional You is custom made to help you overcome your specific problems and limits to finally experience the EXCEPTIONAL life you were made for.

Maybe your emotions are out of whack and uncontrollable from one day to the next.

Maybe you feel like you totally missed your calling and purpose in life and now feel unsatisfied and frustrated with your job and finances and how you spend your time.

Maybe your relationships feel like they’re on autopilot.

Maybe you feel this overwhelming pressure building up inside of you that just doesn’t feel right.  It feels like it’s going to pop and something has to change.  But you’re not quite sure what.

Your future depends on what you do today. But past failures, pains, and more keep can keep you locked into beliefs that worked in the past, but don’t work anymore.  Transform your future, discover more joy, and become the person you are meant to be.

Exceptional YOU is a self-paced journey of discovery to walk away from everything that’s holding you back so that you can discover the life that’s been waiting for you.

Registration for Exceptional YOU is NOW OPEN and the online sessions will unlock to those registered on June 11, 2018.

Registration for the next Exceptional TOGETHER Online Marriage Conference has begun accepting early registrations and access to those sessions will be available July 9, 2018.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity!

Rosary Army App Downloads and Reviews

And lastly, don’t forget to download and review the all new Rosary Army Mobile app!  Details and links to download can be found here.

Posted by Greg
June 6, 2018

ADV #228: Off the Walter

Our 18-year-old recent graduate joins us on the show to share the ups and downs of transferring to a new school, making friends, and now launching his own video editing company, Off the Walter.  We’re very proud of this boy, especially considering the numerous challenges he’s had to overcome and sacrifices made over the last couple of years.

Additionally, we dive into a huge stack of awesome email in response to Greg’s new self-employment, our Exceptional Change programs, and the recent positive launch of the official Rosary Army Mobile App.

And as a reminder, registration is now open for the June session of EXCEPTIONAL YOU.

If your days are filled with more uncertainty than stability, more worries than dreams, Exceptional You is custom made to help you overcome your specific problems and limits to finally experience the EXCEPTIONAL life you were made for.

Maybe your emotions are out of whack and uncontrollable from one day to the next.

Maybe you feel like you totally missed your calling and purpose in life and now feel unsatisfied and frustrated with your job and finances and how you spend your time.

Maybe your relationships feel like they’re on autopilot.

Maybe you feel this overwhelming pressure building up inside of you that just doesn’t feel right.  It feels like it’s going to pop and something has to change.  But you’re not quite sure what.

Maybe it’s one or all of these things, or some other nagging thought in the back of your head that’s constantly whispering:

“You’re unhappy.”

“It’s never going to get better than this.”

“You made mistakes and now you’re stuck with them.”

Spurred by the amazing response to our Exceptional Together program, we’ve launched a second installment of Exceptional Together in July, but REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the first Exceptional YOU Online Conference!

Your future depends on what you do today. But past failures, pains, and more keep can keep you locked into beliefs that worked in the past, but don’t work anymore.  Transform your future, discover more joy, and become the person you are meant to be.

Exceptional YOU is a self-paced journey of discovery to walk away from everything that’s holding you back so that you can discover the life that’s been waiting for you.

PLUS – The first TEN registrants for Exceptional YOU will also get up to one hour of personal coaching with Greg and Jennifer!

Registration for Exceptional YOU is NOW OPEN and the online sessions will unlock to those registered on June 11, 2018.

Registration for the next Exceptional TOGETHER Online Marriage Conference has begun accepting early registrations and access to those sessions will be available July 9, 2018.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity!

Rosary Army App Downloads and Reviews

And lastly, don’t forget to download and review the all new Rosary Army Mobile app!  Details and links to download can be found here.

Posted by Greg
May 30, 2018

ADV #227: Exceptional YOU

Exceptional YOU

Spurred by the amazing response to our Exceptional Together program, we’re launching not only a second installment of Exceptional Together in July, but on Friday, May 25th at 10AM EST you can reserve your spot for the first Exceptional YOU Online Conference!

Your future depends on what you do today. But past failures, pains, and more keep can keep you locked into beliefs that worked in the past, but don’t work anymore.  Transform your future, discover more joy, and become the person you are meant to be.

Exceptional YOU is a self-paced journey of discovery to walk away from everything that’s holding you back so that you can discover the life that’s been waiting for you.

PLUS – The first TEN registrants for Exceptional YOU will also get up to one hour of personal coaching with Greg and Jennifer!

Registration for Exceptional YOU opens this Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10AM EST and the sessions begin on June 11, 2018.

Registration for the next Exceptional TOGETHER Online Marriage Conference also opens this Friday, May 25 with sessions starting July 9, 2018.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity!

Self Employment Lessons

Also on this show we discuss some of the healthcare alternatives we’ve discovered including GoodRX.com for discount prescription coupons, and Christian Healthcare Ministries for family healthcare coverage.

Jumping Off the Cliff Feedback

It was so great hearing VOICES again on this episode.  If you want to leave voicemail, give us a call at 888-299-8686.

Rosary Army App Downloads and Reviews

And lastly, don’t forget to download and review the all new Rosary Army Mobile app!  Details and links to download can be found here.

Posted by Greg
May 23, 2018

ADV #226: Jumping Off Another Cliff

Jumping Off Another Cliff

This is one of those episodes we may be talking about for years to come as we share a major decision we had to make that will affect the future of our family.

Mother’s Day Fun

Before diving into the big topic, we share how we tried to spoil Jennifer for Mother’s Day, but it ended up Greg turning into a drill sergeant to the kids.

Hot Ones

Walter’s been getting a lot of attention this week for a Hot Ones YouTube parody he did for school.  You can see that here.

Rosary Army App Downloads and Reviews

And lastly, don’t forget to download and review the all new Rosary Army Mobile app!  Details and links to download can be found here.

Posted by Greg
May 16, 2018

ADV #224: Marriage Muscles

Marriage Muscles

Just like working out to build a better physique, the Sacrament of marriage also grows stronger when we exercise our marriage muscles.

But it helps to have a solid understanding of what marriage is in the first place before you dive into trying to build up something you don’t fully understand.

For starters, marriage is a covenant relationship with God.  It’s not a contract, as in an exchange of goods and services between two parties.  A covenant is a promise, a partnership for life only to be separated by death.  A covenant is establishing a partnership of the whole of life and by its nature is ordered toward the good of the spouses, toward procreation and education of offspring

The reason for such an extreme definition of marriage is because marriage plays a key role in God’s plan of salvation.  The creation of man & woman is in God’s very image and likeness and God Himself is the author of marriage.  The vocation TO marriage is written into the natures of man and woman.  A healthy marriage contributes to the well-being of its family which contributes to the well-being of society and to all the individuals in it.

Even cooler, marriages aren’t just witnesses for other marriages.  Marriages are witnesses to all humanity of the everlasting covenant established by Jesus Christ. When man and woman give and receive love with each other in marriage, this mutual love is the image of how God loves man.

 

Designing Your Marriage

In this episode we dive more deeply into how everyone – including single and widowed people, as well as religious, are affected and dependent upon marriage.

Plus we discuss the core of what makes unexceptional marriages, and the four key steps to building marriage muscles.

NOTE: Our Exceptional Together online course is filling up and registration closes on MAY 14, 2018!  Be sure to visit ExceptionalTogether.com to save your spot now!

Exceptional Together

Posted by Greg
May 3, 2018

ADV #223: Exceptional Together

Exceptional Together

Many couples settle for a “good” marriage. Or worse, suffer through a difficult one. But your marriage can be joyful every day and be the catalyst to transform your future. We’re here to help. Don’t settle for average when you can learn how to be EXCEPTIONAL TOGETHER.

Since getting married in 1995, we’ve not only constantly worked to strengthen our own marriage, but have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the globe do the same for theirs.

Because of our unique experiences in matters of faith and broadcast media, we are certain of a few marital truths: exceptional marriages can beautify the world, good marriages can sustain it and bad marriages can damage it.

A Commitment To You

We are committed to helping married couples build an exceptional life together regardless of their family and bank account size. It’s easier than you think.

That’s why we’re launching Exceptional Together, a 3-week marriage enhancement webinar course for couples presented LIVE over six different evening sessions. This program is unique and custom designed to meet the needs of registered couples in attendance.

Limited to the first 50 couples, this is a one of a kind opportunity to learn how to fortify your exact marriage from the comfort of your own home. No shoes required.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS

We’ll share what matters most from our expertise in faith, marriage, family life and even individual pursuits. Through our professional experiences with keynote speaking around the world, hosting satellite radio, and podcasting on faith, marriage and family life matters, we have already touched the lives of thousands around the world.

And now, we’re ready to share it with you so that you don’t have to waste another day feeling unexceptional with the spouse God gave you.

It sounds like a tall order, we know! But if you’re willing to work with us and work alongside your spouse over the course of six LIVE interactive online sessions over a three-week period, we’ll teach you how to take the gift of your marriage and turn it into something that can be even more passionate, exciting, and hopeful than on the day you got married. Now that’s what we call a WIN!

The only way to fail is to decide to do nothing.

The Exceptional Together LIVE Online Course is for you if:

  • You want to reignite the passion of the early days of your marriage,
  • If you feel overextended and believe your marriage could be more peaceful and loving,
  • You have the faith that enriching your marriage is something that you and your spouse should be doing,
  • You are determined to make your marriage not only work, but thrive and grow in happiness, contentment, and joy.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS!

This event starts May 15 and is limited to the first 50 registered couples!

Links, books and other resources mentioned on this episode:

Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Posted by Greg
April 26, 2018

ADV #222: When Greg Met Jennifer

When Greg Met Jennifer

When Greg met Jennifer, we were both were somewhat lost. We’d gone through traumatic childhood events (that we talk about publicly for the first time on this episode). We’d had bad breakups and disappointments, as well as a few successes. But once we got married, nothing could prepare us for the unpredictability of the next two decades.

Episode 222 is a perfect place for longtime listeners to revisit past stories, while also being a perfect episode for brand new listeners to the show. We walk you through the highlights and low period of our lives together, and hopefully leave you seeing more of the gift of your own life.

If you’ve ever wanted to get your friends and family listening to Adventures in Imperfect Living, this may just be the episode to get them started!

Also, as mentioned in the show, if you have a story or testimony of how any of our past programs or talks have had a positive impact on you or your marriage, we’d love it if you’d write a brief paragraph as a bit of an “endorsement” that we can use for an upcoming project. Send yours to us by April 24 to feedback [at] gregandjennifer.com!

Links, books and other resources mentioned on this episode:

Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Posted by Greg
April 19, 2018

ADV #221: Core Strengthening

Core Strengthening

Identifying limiting core beliefs and transforming them into positive beliefs that positively impact your attitudes, your relationships, and yourself through core strengthening (but not the abdominal exercise kind). Plus we share our biggest takeaways from attending Cliff Ravenscraft’s Next Level Workshop and invite you participate in our first ever reader survey. Click here to take it now!

Links, books and other resources mentioned on this episode:

Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Posted by Greg
April 12, 2018
>