Front Row Dads | Family Men with Businesses

By Jon Vroman

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Win at home and not just at work. Over the last 5 years, Front Row Dads has become a diverse group of 230 dads from 12 different countries who share a common bond of choosing to put family first as they grow their businesses. The mission of Front Row Dads is to help men deepen their connection with their children and build a family legacy that they’re proud of. Outside of the podcast, live events and online summits, FRD has a highly engaged membership that supports each dad in aligning with his family values and staying committed to the most important people in his life.

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348: Former NFL Pro Talks Fatherhood & Being a Role Model to Your Kids with Ken Harvey
47:12

Gents, one of the proudest moments we’ll have as dads are when we see our kids all grown up and excited that they’re our children. But we also want our children to grow into people who treat others well and understand how to give and show empathy.

It’s why I’m excited to talk to today’s guest, Ken Harvey. Ken is a former NFL superstar turned into a true renaissance man. After retiring from professional football, Ken went through a difficult period, but he used that turmoil to grow in every sense.

He’s now a published author, health advocate, and philanthropist on a mission to help young people become compassionate and philanthropic leaders.

Even though he’s an accomplished entrepreneur, I love that Ken admits that he still feels lonely sometimes. He doesn’t run away from these emotions; he accepts them as part of who he is. He never stops learning about himself, making him a perfect role model for others.

In this episode, he shares how he bounced back from depression after retiring from the NFL, the importance of sharing your vulnerabilities, how to raise children that look up to you, and so much more.       

Ken Harvey Podcast Highlights

  • How much should you control your children, and how much should you let them do their thing?
  • What to do if your kid wants to follow in your footsteps and how Ken handled that scenario.
  • How he started working on a children's book with famous Hollywood actor Terry Crews.
  • How bottling up your emotions leads to resentment and misery.
  • How Ken rediscovered his purpose after retiring from the NFL.
  • We need dreamers and thinkers, but we should also surround ourselves with people that are doers.

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/348

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Aug 10, 2022
347: Running Your Family and Business Life Like Clockwork with Mike Michalowicz
50:32

As an entrepreneur, one of the hardest things to do is to walk away from your business. Coincidentally, it’s one of the best moves you can make to allow it to grow.

Sure, you can run a business around the clock, but at what cost?

Today’s guest, Mike Michalowicz, is an author and entrepreneur who  regularly takes four-week vacations even though he runs multimillion-dollar businesses. Many of us would shiver at the thought of doing that. Mike found that to be the best decision he had ever made.

 By doing that, Mike was awarded the greatest gift of them all: Time he can now spend with his family and friends.

He’s been able to travel with his wife more, go on long road trips, and bond with his children. His business didn’t skip a beat and even grew beyond expectations.

In this episode, we dig into the steps for creating a business that runs itself, hiring A-players that will have each other’s back, lessons he learned from distancing himself from work, and so much more.

Mike Michalowicz Podcast Highlights

  • Find out how Mike can work the least hours he’s worked in his life and still grow his business.
  • Do you feel uneasy at the idea of taking a four-week vacation? That might be a sign to pull the trigger.
  • Learn why each employee in Mike’s business is allowed to take a month-long vacation.
  • Find out why Mike calls himself a “shareholder” instead of an entrepreneur.
  • Realizing he was the biggest bottleneck in his business.
  • Why Mike believes SOPs are often a waste of time for your business. Learn what he does instead!

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/347

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Aug 03, 2022
346: The Story of You & Enneagram Wisdom with Ian Morgan Cron
45:32

Fellas, isn’t it fair to say that most of us create stories for ourselves during childhood that we often perpetuate into adulthood? If left unchecked, those stories may hurt us or our relationships.

Personally, I’m aware of a few narratives that are still making me question myself as a dad and husband.

But here’s the good news: we can rewrite those stories and create more empowering ones. We do this by first digging deep into our psyche.

In today’s episode, I’m excited to be joined by bestselling author and Enneagram pioneer Ian Morgan Cron.

Ian is someone I hold high respect for. In fact, his work has been instrumental in my own life. He helped me overcome my struggles with alcohol, made me face the uncomfortable emotions buried inside of me, and made a huge difference in my marriage and my ability to be a great dad.

In this episode, Ian shares why the Enneagram is not just a powerful tool for personal growth, but also a fantastic resource for transforming our personal and professional relationships.

Ian Cron Podcast Highlights

  • Are you living a story that enriches, or cripples you?
  • Our unconscious narratives can sabotage us and our relationships. Learn how to replace them with empowering ones.
  • Find out how the Enneagram can help you be a better dad and husband.
  • Don’t test your children’s personality too early; Learn the optimal age for doing this.

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/346

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Jul 27, 2022
345: Hiring A-Players, Reducing Stress and Enjoying Life with Grant Baldwin
56:28

Gentlemen, raise your hand if you’re working towards creating a better life for you and your family.

Now keep it there if you can honestly say that you regularly take the time to look back with gratitude and appreciate your successes.

I say we can always do a better job in that department. And today's guest, Grant Baldwin, is a living embodiment of that practice. He's super clear on his goals and runs a highly successful company. But he doesn't stretch out to a point where he can't show up 100% for his family.

Grant is a keynote speaker and founder of The Speaker Lab, a company that teaches speakers how to find and book gigs. During his 10+ years of experience, he's coached more than 2,000 other people to become better speakers.

One mind-blowing fact he shared is that in the past year, zero people left his company. Yes, zero! That's pretty incredible.

Naturally, Grant is someone from whom I learn a lot. He really opened my mind to what's possible when building a business, and I'm glad I can share our discussion with you.

In today's episode, we dig into his journey to becoming a professional public speaker, conquering the fear of asking people for help, and the hiring process that allows him to entrust his business to his employees without thinking twice.

Grant Baldwin Podcast Highlights

  • Learning from people 1-2 steps ahead of you is the fastest way to grow.
  • At one point, Grant did more than 67 speaking gigs in one year which led him to ask if he wanted a job or a business.
  • Learn to push past your comfort zone, but without pushing too hard.
  • How Grant made multiple seven figures without having a single full-time employee.
  • The biggest reasons why people love to work in Grant’s company.

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/345

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Jul 20, 2022
344: Facing Our Fears and Letting Go of the Past With Stefanos Sifandos
50:12

Gentlemen, when’s the last time you dove deep into your insecurities, faced them head-on, and talked about them openly? Society doesn’t encourage us to do that as men. Instead, it encourages us to achieve more and do more. 

So, how can we be better Dads and husbands if we’re unwilling to conquer our inner pain? If we choose to ignore it, we’re giving it the power to resurface in our relationships when we least expect it.

I’m so thankful to be sharing this conversation with Stefanos Sifandos. He’s a behavioral scientist, relationships expert, trained educator, and the co-founder of Elementum Coaching Institute and the MPowered Brotherhood.

Stefanos is someone who went through great pain and trauma that drove his relationships to the ground. One day, he stopped running from himself and explored his psyche. That journey made him more present, more loving, and not afraid to share his insecurities with his loved ones.

I love that Stefanos admits that even with all his training and experience, he still has flaws, just like anyone else. Instead of crippling him, those flaws show him how to be a better man.

In our conversation, he talks about how we can arrive at the same place by identifying our weak points and being honest with ourselves and our loved ones. And then to dig deeper about openly discussing our vulnerabilities instead of hiding behind them.

Stefanos Sifandos Podcast Highlights

  • If we do the inner work, it can help us to be better men.
  • Nothing stunts your growth more than avoiding pain and conflict.
  • How healing our core wounds makes us more supportive of others.
  • The benefits of having a brotherhood that’s brutally honest with you.
  • What happens when we allow ourselves to fully feel and embrace all negative emotions and let them go.

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/344

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Jul 13, 2022
343: When Violence is the Only Answer with Tim Larkin - Part 2
48:57

Protection is not always about using force and we want to do everything to avoid violence. However, to get to that place you have to be confident in handling violent situations.

But even discussing ‌using violence is discouraged in our society. That’s what makes it only available to predators. Violence is a tool, and if we don’t have the information on how to use it then we can’t protect our families and those we love.

If you listened to part 1 of our conversation, you’d know that Tim Larkin has that information, and we need to listen. In Part 2, we dig into specific examples of what to do when your only resort is violence and how taking care of the basics, and having routines like checking that the doors are locked goes a long way.

If you want to learn more about how to protect yourself, and how to protect your family, Tim is the man and I know you’ll be glad you listened to what he has to say.

Tim Larkin Podcast Highlights - Part 2

  • Learning to swim is a life skill, and so is learning to protect ourselves.
  • If you think getting a gun is enough, or that an alarm system will keep you safe, ask yourself why you need those things in the first place.
  • How intruders decide who to target and what you want them to think when looking at your home.
  • Learn how Tim’s clients used what they learned from working with him to improve their businesses.

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/343

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Jul 08, 2022
342: Preparing for the Unthinkable and Protecting Your Family with Tim Larkin - Part 1
45:53

In today's society, we don't teach men to protect themselves and protect their families.

But part of being a better Dad and a better husband is being able to take care of your loved ones in every way possible. If you find yourself in a situation where their lives were in danger, would you be able to respond?

Let's face it, we're making ourselves easy targets by ignoring violence's role in our lives. Like it or not, it's out there. Understanding it and knowing when and how to use it can make the difference in life-threatening scenarios.

Today's guest, Tim Larkin, encourages us to shift our mindset around violence. Tim is the founder of Target Focus Training and has coached over 10,000 people from over 52 countries on using their brains and bodies to prevent, prepare for, and survive unthinkable events.

In the first of our two-part conversation, we discuss why hope won't save you in life-threatening situations, the little things you can do today to improve your family's safety, and why understanding violence allows you to have a calmer life.

Finally, I’ve got some exciting news! We’ve got two important dates to add to your calendars:

  • The Inaugural Live Summit is happening in Austin, Texas on December 2-4th. This is a LIVE EVENT with some great speakers like Hal Elrod, Justin Donald and more! Visit FrontRowDads.com/Live for more details and to book your spot today.
  • Our next Online Summit is happening on July 21, 2022 where we’ll be focusing on the Intentional Parenting Pillar. Visit FrontRowDads.com/Summit to book your spot right now.

Tim Larkin Podcast Highlights - Part 1

  • How the goal should be to get to a point where you won’t even need to use violence. But it requires work to get there.
  • The more you understand how violence works, the more peaceful your life will be.
  • How you’re making yourself vulnerable to attacks and home invasions in ways you’re not even aware of.
  • That owning a dog can be a great deterrent for home intruders.
  • Tim’s basic checklist you can apply that will dramatically improve the safety of your home and family.

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/342

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Jul 06, 2022
341: What Men Should Know About Postpartum Depression and Understanding Women's Mental Health Issues with Suzanne Aslam
56:50

As men, it’s in our nature to want to fix things. And I’m not just talking about doing repairs around the house. I’m talking about how we deal with feelings, ours and those of our spouses.

And I’ve definitely been that guy, trying to “fix” my wife’s feelings. 

But when’s the last time that you paused for a moment and tried to really understand what she’s going through? 

Society expects women to be the perfect mothers right out of the gate. But, so many of them struggle with anxiety and depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period. So let’s leave our egos at the doorstep here, fellas.

The truth is, no one is born with the tools to be the perfect parent. Shocker, I know! 

And no one knows this better than today’s guest, Suzanne Aslam. Suzanne is a former actress and Miss Arab USA turned writer. She wrote Postpardon Me, a book about her spiral into postpartum depression and how she got out of it. Now, she helps other women experiencing postpartum depression feel more understood.

In our conversation, we explore how the support from her husband (and fellow Front Row Dad Kasim Aslam) helped her to get through depression, how she freed herself from the cultural pressures about motherhood, and much more.

If you want to learn how to build a deeper connection with your wife and be a better husband and role model to your children, Suzanne is the person to listen to. 

Suzanne Aslam Podcast Highlights

  • How to best support your wife when she’s going through perinatal and postpartum depression?
  • What happens when you’re being present and empathetic with your wife, and not trying to “fix her”.
  • Don’t just wait for her to tell you when she needs your support. Read what she’s going through, and be there for her no matter what.
  • Taking turns with regular breaks from parenting to spend time with ourselves, even for a few hours, is a great way to recharge.
  • We will fail as husbands and dads. And that’s OK!

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/341

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Jun 29, 2022
340: 3 Lessons to Help You Level Up Your Dad Game in the Next 90 Days
01:22:18

All right, fellas. Today we're replaying the webinar I co-hosted with my good friend Hal Elrod last week.

For those that missed it, here's your chance to get all the great insights that were shared to help you level up your Dad game and be the best husband and businessman that you can be.

The reality is, most parents struggle to communicate meaningfully with their kids, and it's one of the biggest reasons why they feel like they're being shut out of their kids' lives. This community is made up of amazing human beings who are crushing it at work and want to crush it at home with their family.

By leveling up our Dad game, we'll spend more time with our kids and build stronger relationships so that they'll come to us when it really matters.

During the webinar, Hal and I share some of our real-life challenges that are happening right now. We talked about how we can be fully present at home, identify our blind spots, best ways to grow as a Dad, handling the screen time issue with our kids, and much more.

If you resonate with being a family man with a business and not a businessman with a family, that's a great sign that this community is for you.

You can join the brotherhood by visiting FrontRowDads.com/Join97. Our next community call is happening on July 6th. Don’t miss out!

Podcast Highlights

  • The history that Jon and Hal have together, how they’ve been best friends for years and how Front Row Dads got started.
  • The 3 lessons that will help you level up your dad game.
  • Tips for being fully present at home, identifying blind spots and the fastest way to grow as a Dad and a husband.
  • How to handle screen time with our kids.
  • What it means to be a Front Row Dads member and how you can join the brotherhood by visiting FrontRowDads.com/Join97.

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/340

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Jun 23, 2022
339: Traveling to 50 Countries with 7 Kids, Overcoming Hardships & The Triple Trifecta with Greg Denning
01:03:07

Gentlemen, I’m thrilled to share this epic conversation with Greg Denning, whose life truly deserves its own movie. Imagine traveling around the world with not one, not two, but seven kids. After my summer road trip last year, I tip my hat to this guy!

They’ve done everything from taking martial arts classes in Morocco, to road-tripping for 7 months through South America, and now they’re getting ready to gear up with their teens to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Greg and his wife also plan a yearly trip without the kids to nurture their marriage, and they’re about to head out to the south of Portugal to enjoy the beaches and adventure out on the cliffs.

For those that don’t know, Greg Denning is a high-performance coach and mentor that gives others the tools and inspiration to transform their lives. He hosts the Extraordinary Family Life podcast with his wife Rachel and hosts a second podcast called Be The Man.

In our conversation, Greg shares the secrets of traveling long-term with his family, how he finds the energy to do it all, and how to overcome some of the most common limiting beliefs.

He also talks about his Triple Trifecta of fitness, family, and finances which ties into what we’re all about here at Front Row Dads.

There’s a lot to get through, so grab a pen and come along for the ride because this episode is AWESOME!

Greg Denning Podcast Highlights

  • How to travel long-term with kids and Greg’s advice on working remotely, homeschooling, planning trips and finances.
  • The importance of finding time for your significant other while parenting by planning weekly and monthly dates.
  • Time optimization: how to do more and better with the time you have.
  • Learning to live in and enjoy the moment as a parent, even when it’s hard.
  • How to overcome your own limiting beliefs.
  • What Greg calls The Triple Trifecta: Fitness (mind/body/spirit), Family (marriage/parenting/family legacy), and Finances (income/expenditures/investments)

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/339

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Jun 15, 2022
338: Marriage, Parenting & Work: A Family Leader’s Guide to Success with Hal Elrod
58:34
Today, we’re shaking things up a bit because today’s guest is one of my best friends, Hal Elrod.

There’s probably no need for me to get into a big introduction as I know most of you already know who Hal is. Simply put, Hal is a legend. He’s sold millions of copies of the Miracle Morning book series, he has an incredible movie about it, and he’s the host of the very successful Achieve Your Goals podcast.

Every year we get together around Father’s Day and talk about all the things that are working for us in the Front Row Dad community.

On June 15th, we are hosting a FREE webinar that you can sign up for at FrontRowDads.com/Hal. At this event, we’ll be sharing some of the best strategies that we’ve witnessed and experienced over the past year.

We’ll be talking about how to invest the right amount of time with your family and how to make them the focus whenever you’re with them. We’ll also dig into our mindset, making sure we’re fully engaged not only as a parent but as a great partners in our marriages.

The conversation that you’re about to hear was when we got together on his podcast a short while ago, where we talked about how to “win” as husbands and fathers. We also discussed how to deal with the struggles of time management and why Hal and I have decided that our kids are not getting cell phones anytime soon. And much more!

Podcast Highlights

  • Why I walked away from a $10,000/event speaking career to focus on my family.
  • How to speak up to challenge and advocate for your kids when they need it.
  • Why neither of us are giving our kids cell phones any time soon.
  • How to set ground rules and have productive screen time with your kids.
  • Why almost every parent struggles with time management, emotional intelligence, and staying optimistic.
  • Life lessons we learned from our own parents–and why Hal has such an incredible relationship with his dad at the age of 42.

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/338

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Jun 09, 2022
337: Your #1 Blindspot, The Dad Quiz & Focused Time with the Family with Ryan Levesque
01:00:43

Gentlemen. Today’s guest is none other than Ryan Levesque. Not only did Ryan bring the heat, but he also delivered the goods with a special offer ONLY for the Front Row Dads brotherhood (we’ll give the details towards the end of the show). 

In this conversation, we’re talking about how we can identify our #1 blindspots as fathers and start focusing our time with our families in meaningful ways.

A little bit about Ryan before we get into it. Ryan Levesque founded The ASK Method® Company, a 3x Inc. 5000 company recently named one of the fastest-growing companies in Austin, Texas.

The ASK Method® Company is a worldwide leader in digital marketing and training. They help build high-converting online funnels and drive quality traffic to your products and services by asking website visitors important questions to create tailored customer journeys.

Breaking News: I’ve teamed up with Ryan to bring his award-winning methodology to you here at Front Row Dads. Check it out and take The Dad Quiz.

You’ll also hear about how his family is planning an epic three-phase journey which starts with taking their kids to explore some of the most remote parts of the continent. Phase two will be more of the same in Europe, and in the third phase, they plan on literally circumnavigating the globe on an expedition yacht for the trip of a lifetime.

One last thing. Ryan has an exclusive offer for the Front Row Dads community. You can take Ryan’s Quiz Funnel Workshop for FREE from June 13th to 18th. Just use the code “FRD,” and you’ll get access to this fantastic workshop (which is normally $100.00) for FREE!

Ryan Levesque Podcast Highlights

  • How to find the right people to help you identify your blind spots to become better fathers and husbands.
  • The importance of learning with your kids instead of just coaching/teaching them.
  • How Ryan uses leverage by putting in the work up front to reap the rewards with freedom and spending time with his family.
  • It’s easier to figure out what you don’t like as a way to identify what you enjoy.

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/337

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Jun 01, 2022
336: The Adventure of Fatherhood with Ned Schaut
54:20

We rely on Google for many things, but if you’re looking for ways on how to be a great dad, you might have a hard time finding helpful answers.

“Dad jokes” and “Dad bods” – that’s mainly what you get as a search result, and it drives me crazy.

The modern dad is so much more than this. The sad reality is that it isn’t how society sees us yet, and a part of that has to do with how Dads are invited into parenthood.

That’s what my guest Ned Schaut is trying to change with his book, Rebel and Create.

He’s on a mission to change the way guys navigate becoming a dad: from the time they get the news that they have a child on the way to taking full control and responsibility of the impact they can have on their children (and the world) as fathers.

We’re also talking about a guy's role as a parent and how society naturally favors giving women much more information and attention when transitioning into parenthood.

When was the last time you saw a dude get a gift for becoming a father?

We’re talking about being vulnerable, not taking things personally when we’re struggling, and taking the time to properly introduce new dads to the adventure that is fatherhood with tools like Rebel and Create.

And the next time you meet a new dad, remind him he’s going to kick ass!

 Ned Schaut Podcast Highlights

  • Why learning to pause, reflect, and course correct is tremendously valuable to your growth as a parent.
  • The constant battle of accepting ourselves in the moments when we’re struggling and taking things personally.
  • With 10,000 babies born every day in America, that’s a lot of new dads that can benefit and be encouraged if they’re set on the right path.
  • How reading books with your kids at the end of the day adds so much value to your relationships, especially when you’re in the thick of it.
  • The impact that you can make if you properly introduce new dads to the adventure of fatherhood with the right tools.
  • If you show up and are ready for an event like the Front Row Dads Summit, you’ll get what you need.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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May 25, 2022
335: Raising “Futurepreneurs”, Rites of Passage, and Establishing Family Values with Rich Christiansen
53:40

All right fellas. I’m talking with Rich Christiansen, who for context, has founded 49 businesses, of which 16 have become multimillion-dollar successes.

What’s most impressive however, is how he shows up for his family. Rich is the perfect example of what Intentional Parenting is all about.

But it wasn’t always this way…

In his early career, Rich was on the fast-track to becoming the CEO of an Inc 500 company, when he got the wake up call of his life. While he was crushing it at work, he realized he completely lost sight of what mattered most—his family.

He decided to quit the corporate world to double down on life at home, which he describes as the most meaningful decision of his life. 

All 5 of his kids are fully grown now, but the framework Rich and his wife developed for building a family legacy and raising strong, confident, happy kids is unlike anything I’ve seen.

This is just a quick glimpse, but here’s a few interesting facts about his 5 sons…

  • Every one of them had created a million dollar business before the end of high school.
  • They’ve all hiked major world mountain peaks, including Everest, Kilimanjaro, and Huayna Picchu.
  • From the age 16, his sons took full responsibility for paying for their own college, family vacations, dinners, and more. They all committed to never asking Dad to pay for anything.
  • They all spent two years serving humanity and learning another language.
  • And much more…

So, let’s get into it. We’re talking about family values, squashing entitlement, rites of passage, and the Legado Family Framework that’s helping men build a family legacy that will carry forward for generations.

If you want to win professionally, but don’t want to do it at the expense of your family, this is a must listen episode!

Rich Christiansen Podcast Highlights 

  • The realization that he was sacrificing his family to win at work.
  • Why it’s critical to clearly define your family values—and how the Legado Family Framework can help you create them.
  • Let your kids be who they are, not what you want them to be.
  • Raising financially independent children who aren’t entitled.
  • The importance of having friends who call you out on your bullshit.
  • Using rites of passage to raise confident, happy, and successful kids.
  • STOP doing family trips without intent!

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

May 18, 2022
334: Getting Angry At Your Kids, Unaccepted Apologies and Transcending Trauma with Curt Storring
40:47

There are few things in life that can test a dad's patience more than putting the kids to bed with a screaming baby in your arms while their rambunctious siblings are doing everything but trying to go to sleep.

Everyone has their breaking point and the urge to yell at your kids can be overwhelming. On a good day, you realize that you don't want to become the scary monster in their bedroom before unloading on them. So what do you do when you're at your wit's end during the bedtime routine?

Today, we're talking about what happens when we get angry with our kids, being rejected when asking for forgiveness, and what to do when "I'm sorry" isn't enough.

My guest today is Curt Storring. Curt is a husband, father, entrepreneur, and a successful men's group facilitator. After struggling with anger issues and depression in his first few years of fatherhood, he knew that something had to change if he wanted to become a better father to his kids and a better human being.

This led him to create his Dad.Work group and podcast with a mission to hurt less and love more. Even though Curt has put in the work, the reality is the work doesn't end. There's always another test or challenge on the horizon as a father.

I asked Curt to share a couple of stories from some of his recent blowups with his kids, and I can't tell you how much I appreciated his willingness to be vulnerable and to share his breakthroughs. Sometimes we just need to hear that we're not alone, especially when we're in those dark places.

All right fellas, let's dig in. Enjoy this conversation and let’s continue the journey and evolve to become better fathers and husbands to our family.

One last thing, our next Online Summit is coming up on May 19th and we’re going to be focusing on some of the topics we discussed in this episode. We have some great guest speakers lined up to help with some actionable strategies and ideas that you can implement right away to be a better father and husband.

We’d love to have you. Click here to sign up and join us.

Curt Storring Podcast Highlights

  • Is there anything that could break a man’s heart more than their child rejecting them when asking for a hug?
  • How to understand the triggers and patterns that cause us to become triggered.
  • Why wishing for an apology from our own parents in adulthood is wasted energy, and how we’re better off by letting go and moving on.
  • No matter how much we feel that we’re failing as a father, kids need their father to be a part of their life so don’t ever give up.
  • Why saying that you're sorry doesn’t always work if you’re just saying the words. A real apology is more than words.

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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May 11, 2022
333: Mother's Day Success Stories from 3 Front Row Moms with Angie MacDougall, Tjitske Sprang, Monica Hemmert
58:45

I feel like I’ve failed more than won when it comes to celebrating Mother’s Day. 

Today’s show is devoted to sourcing great ideas that help you love on the Mom’s in your life. 

I’m endlessly curious about the question…

How do we “win” on Mother’s Day by helping them feel love, appreciated and celebrated?

Honestly, there isn’t a silver bullet, sure-fire win, but there are clues, and you can increase your odds of knocking this out of the park. 

Rather than tell you what I think, or interview another guy on what he thinks, I asked three amazing women (Front Row Moms Angie, Tjitske & Monica) if they’d have a conversation and talk about what makes their Mother’s Day great. 

Think about this episode as a Mother’s Day cheat sheet for husbands.

The ladies shared fantastic ideas for things you can do for; including meals out, entertaining the kids, no mom duties, time for self-care, and much more.

To make it even better, they give us great tips on how to figure out which “gift” your wife would like the most, such as taking into consideration your kids’ ages and stages of life, stress factors, or typical daily chores.

Mother’s Day Podcast Highlights

  • How to identify what your wife wants and needs for Mother’s Day.
  • Giving your wife options and letting her choose what she needs most.
  • Ways to discover your wife’s Love Language.
  • The power of DIY cards & crafts, time for connection, and other thoughtful gifts from kids and husbands.
  • Caring for your own mother on Mother’s Day.

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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May 04, 2022
332: The Magic of Music, Being Present + Playful & Using House Points with Tim Woosley
55:32

Gentlemen, I hope you're ready to rock today. This episode goes out to all the music lovers out there.

Is there a better gift that we can share with our kids than the gift of music? It's such a great connector and the source of so many great conversations and memories.

Have you ever been in the car, just belting out a song with your kids at the top of your lungs? When we talk about being present and playful with our kids, this is my jam.

Today's guest is literally rocking life as a husband, father, and music teacher. His name is Tim Woosley, and he teaches people how to play guitar for a living. But more importantly, he uses music to teach his kids about discipline and confidence so that they can do the hard things.

Intentional parenting is one of our pillars, and I couldn't help but notice that Tim used the word intentional several times. Being intentional when introducing new music to his kids, or by spending time with them or his wife when he catches himself working too long.

I loved hearing about how he wrote his own eulogy that he reads to himself almost every day to reverse engineer his life and keep him on the right path to where he wants to go with his life. It was so good.

When I think about our family road trip last year, for my son's 12th birthday, I thought it would be fun if we looked up the top 10 hits when I was his age and played them. I gotta say, we had a blast. It's such an easy thing to do, and is now a memory we’ll never forget. 

So let's dive in. We're talking about the power of music and how it's such a great tool to teach our kids many valuable lessons. We'll also get into how music can help us to be present and playful with our family and create skills and memories that will last a lifetime.

P.S. You'll also hear Tim play a little blues riff on his guitar. Spoiler alert: He's really good.

Tim Woosley Podcast Highlights

  • How music can help develop discipline and confidence with our kids, and also build connections with friends and family.
  • Balancing work and family life by staying present and playful.
  • Being intentional with what we teach our kids and how we spend time with them.
  • How to find something that connects with your kids’ hearts and use that to guide and teach them with what Tim calls “House Points”.

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Apr 27, 2022
331: Building Teams, Buying Freedom with Mike Ayala - Part 2
39:42

As a Front Row Dad, I know that building wealth is important to you. It’s the key to your freedom. And with that freedom, you can spend more time with your family, creating a lifetime of memories.

Nobody is more qualified to talk about this than my friend Mike Ayala, who has over 22 years of experience starting, scaling, and selling companies.

Now, he teaches busy professionals and entrepreneurs his approach to building teams and buying freedom. That’s what today’s episode is all about. If you’re trying to scale a company and manage life at home, you won’t want to miss this chat.

And if you haven’t already, don’t miss Part 1 of our conversation. We dig into Mike’s philosophies as a Dad/Husband and how to build wealth without letting it negatively impact who your kids become!  

Mike Ayala Podcast Highlights - Part 2

  • Are you charged or drained at work? Operate within your zone of genius so you have more capacity for life at home.
  • Building businesses on the backs of great partnerships.
  • How to determine who, how, and when to hire.
  • Protecting your time and freedom by getting clear on who you are.
  • Are you unconsciously committed to the chaos? Don’t let your ego get in the way of your success!

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Apr 22, 2022
330: Growing up with Wealth, Entitled vs. Easy Kids & Why You Might Not Want Your Kids to Get a Job with Mike Ayala - Part 1
36:51

He built a badass business and “made it” financially. Now he helps busy professionals and entrepreneurs find true freedom to live their best life…

Gents, as you know, one of the major pillars for Front Row Dads is Business Evolution—structuring our businesses so that we consciously choose to be family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.

That’s why I wanted to invite Mike Ayala on the show. Mike has a ton of experience building companies, one of which scaled to more than 100 employees and sold at a $12 million valuation.

I’ve also had the privilege of spending time with Mike. I’ve watched him engage with his wife and kids, and I can tell you that he’s one of the best dads out there.

In other words, he knows the difficulty of running a business AND managing a family….

He also knows how to create generational wealth that gives him and his family the freedom to live life on their terms.

I know this is important to Front Row Dads, but it brings up an interesting topic…

What happens to our kids when they grow up in a wealthy household? Are they destined to be spoiled and entitled?

That’s what we’re discussing in Part 1 of my conversation with Mike Ayala!

Mike Ayala Podcast Highlights - Part 1

  • Will your kids be spoiled if they grow up with wealth?
  • Why Mike’s kids weren’t allowed to work regular jobs before 18.
  • How to create an environment where your kids aren’t entitled.
  • Have you ever lost your sh*t at the kids? Be the thermostat, not the thermometer.
  • Creating generational wealth and continuing to experience life with your kids (and their kids!)
  • Why your kids need you more than ever as young adults.

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Apr 20, 2022
329: Prioritizing Profits, Smart Money Moves, and Building Wealth with Michael Port
01:16:21

There's a big difference between being rich and being wealthy. Rich people spend what they have. Wealthy people, however, leverage what they have to produce more wealth.

But how much money is really enough? And what's driving our constant need for more?

These are the types of financial questions I ask my good buddy, Michael Port, on today's podcast episode. More specifically, we're digging into money management as family men with businesses.    

For context, he's written multiple bestselling books. He's also the co-founder of Heroic Public Speaking, a super successful company that he bootstrapped  and scaled with his wife, Amy.

While there's more than one way to build wealth & legacy , I have a major appreciation for Michael's approach to financial freedom. Rather than follow the crowd, he constantly pursues the best path for him after spending years studying different approaches to creating financial independence. 

We talk about what makes his business profitable, setting budgets with his wife, avoiding get-rich-quick schemes, and how he empowers his kids to manage their own finances.

One of my favorite investment takeaways from our conversation - the ROI of "keeping it simple" = more bandwidth for my family! 

Get a Free Book from Michael Port

Step 1: Leave a review at FrontRowDads.com/review and tell me specifically what you liked about my conversation with Michael Port.

Step 2: Take a screenshot of your review and send it to my team at info@frontrowdads.com and I’ll mail you one of Michael’s books for free (your choice of which book)

Michael Port Podcast Highlights

  • How Michael creates more free time for himself and his family
  • Allowing your kids to track their finances and manage their money for things like school supplies, clothes, summer camp, and more
  • Practical money management habits you and your family can use to achieve financial security and build long-term wealth
  • Should you pay off your mortgage OR borrow against it to invest?
  • Considering the investments that turn earned income into cashflow—and that also give you more bandwidth for the fam!

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/329

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Apr 13, 2022
329: Prioritizing Profits, Smart Money Moves, and Building Wealth with Michael Port

There's a big difference between being rich and being wealthy. Rich people spend what they have. Wealthy people, however, leverage what they have to produce more wealth.

But how much money is really enough? And what's driving our constant need for more?

These are the types of financial questions I ask my good buddy, Michael Port, on today's podcast episode. More specifically, we're digging into money management as family men with businesses.    

For context, he's written multiple bestselling books. He's also the co-founder of Heroic Public Speaking, a super successful company that he bootstrapped  and scaled with his wife, Amy.

While there's more than one way to build wealth & legacy , I have a major appreciation for Michael's approach to financial freedom. Rather than follow the crowd, he constantly pursues the best path for him after spending years studying different approaches to creating financial independence. 

We talk about what makes his business profitable, setting budgets with his wife, avoiding get-rich-quick schemes, and how he empowers his kids to manage their own finances.

One of my favorite investment takeaways from our conversation - the ROI of "keeping it simple" = more bandwidth for my family! 

Get a Free Book from Michael Port

Step 1: Leave a review at FrontRowDads.com/review and tell me specifically what you liked about my conversation with Michael Port.

Step 2: Take a screenshot of your review and send it to my team at info@frontrowdads.com and I’ll mail you one of Michael’s books for free (your choice of which book)

Michael Port Podcast Highlights

  • How Michael creates more free time for himself and his family
  • Allowing your kids to track their finances and manage their money for things like school supplies, clothes, summer camp, and more
  • Practical money management habits you and your family can use to achieve financial security and build long-term wealth
  • Should you pay off your mortgage OR borrow against it to invest?
  • Considering the investments that turn earned income into cashflow—and that also give you more bandwidth for the fam!

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/329

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Apr 13, 2022
328: How to Love a Woman, Bro-countability, and Dropping In Quickly with Blake Fly Fleischacker
58:22

Of our three core values in FRD, Authentic Curiosity is at the top of the list.

One thing I love about our community is that members have deep wisdom, while remaining wise enough to know there’s more to learn. 

They have an insatiable appetite for resources that help them be more present and powerful at home. 

When I learned about the questions my buddy Blake started asking about thriving in his marriage, and succeeding as a dad, I needed to have a longer conversation on the podcast.   

Let’s rewind for a second and set the stage here…

Before Blake even moved in with his wife, he started asking around, “How do you live with a woman?”

Some answers were lackluster… Stuff like “Don’t leave the toilet seat up”, but he was looking for more than platitudes.  

One day, a guy dropped some wisdom when he said…

WAKE UP READY.

Wake up with intention and positive anticipation so that you don’t miss a thing.

Eventually the question evolved to “How do you love a woman?” 

And then questions about fatherhood. 

Our interview is fun, and filled with brilliance. 

In this chat, we talk about “bro-countability” meetings, unexpected appreciation, how to accept and love your partner for who she is every day, and so much more!

 Blake "Fly" Fleischacker Podcast Highlights:

  • Life motivators: LIL (Location Independent Lifestyle), FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) and Family
  • How to wake up ready and support your wife’s needs with the question, “Who are you today, my love?
  • Building a group of “paternity brothers” who will support you during early parenthood.
  • Why every Dad needs a Bro-countability partner

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Apr 06, 2022
327: Practicing the H.A.L.T. Theory [Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired] When You're Pushed To The Edge with Josh Trent
01:22:44

I’ve recently started using the phrase, “I make myself mad when…”  

I used to say, “You make me so mad when….”  or “It triggers me when…” 

Taking ownership of my emotions has been a journey.  Rather than giving the power to other forces, people, circumstances – I’m claiming ownership of my personal state.  

I make myself angry, because of the story I tell myself about what happens.  

When I live in a world of “If she would just talk to me differently, I’ll be happy” or “If they would just listen to me, I wouldn’t get so mad” 

Angry, emotions and managing our hearts and minds is the topic of convo today with my great friend Josh Trent.  

Josh is the Founder of Wellness Force Media and host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast. 

During our chat we talk about how getting a grip on how your physical wellbeing impacts your emotional state.  

We explore a concept borrowed from the AA community – the H.A.L.T. Theory (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired). 

We dive into the journey of finding greater consciousness and shifting what’s in your control. 

Josh talks about the benefits (and challenges) of tracking tools like the Oura ring and glucose monitors.  

We also explore the process of Emotional Inventory, how to dive into feelings like anger to get to know yourself better and much more. 

Josh Trent Podcast Highlights

  • Explore what is draining your energy and/or pushing you to your edge.
  • Learn how to deal with sleep deprivation and other challenges of being a new dad.
  • How do you stop projecting your feelings on your partner? And how do you deal with them projecting theirs?
  • Listen to your body’s H.A.L.T. queues and use breathwork as a regulator for stress.
  • The secret to celebrating loneliness.

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Mar 30, 2022
326: Your Family Rules of Life, Unshakable Values, and Habit Stacking with Kasim Aslam
01:08:19
Do your kids know your rules of life?  Do you know your rules of life?  I’ve got the Vroman Family values, but I’ve never put pen to paper on what our “rules of life” really are. 

My guest today, and FRD brother, Kasim Aslam has an unbelievable approach to sharing his rules of life with his boys (we go deep into this during the show, and you can see the rules of life below).

Also, let’s talk about habits for a minute.  Yeah…you’ve probably read all the books, listened to all the shows, but most dads haven’t taken a deep dive into the habits they’ve stacked, to really know if those habits are serving their family in the best way possible. 

During my chat with Kasim, we explore all elements of rules, values, habits  — and Kasim tells exactly how he’s approached this through written, spoken, and visual aids. 

When I was 11 years old my dad inducted me into the “FHA”, a secret club he created that was meant to give me some important core life values. Now that it is almost my turn to initiate my own kids into the club, I’ve found myself reflecting on the values and habits I am instilling in them.

I hope you find this show as insightful as I did. 

Kasim Aslam Podcast Highlights

  • How to create “Rules of Life” for your family
  • Learn how to instill great habits in your kids, without forcing it on them.
  • Help your kids use their cultural backgrounds as inspiration for the way they live, not as a limitation.
  • Ending generational cycles of bad habits, and starting newer and healthier ones.
  • Finding the unshakable core values you believe in and want your kids to believe in.

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Mar 23, 2022
325: Youth Sports, Parenting from the Sideline, and the Power of "Next Play" with Alan Stein
01:01:20

Wouldn’t it be nice to raise a child that goes on to be the next LeBron James, Serena Williams, or Peyton Manning? Of course! But isn’t that setting the bar too high?

There’s so much more that our kids can learn from playing sports. If we teach them to focus on improving their skills, learn from their mistakes, and be good teammates, they’ll be successful no matter what they do.

For this conversation, I’m thrilled to welcome back none other than Alan Stein, Jr. Alan is an author, keynote speaker, and a performance coach with a passion for helping others change their behaviors and maximize performance.

His proven principles teach others how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.

For over 15 years, he’s worked with legends and superstars in the NBA, such as Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant.

Alan talks about empowering our kids to give it their best, develop a positive attitude, and be good teammates. We also talk about winning graciously and losing gracefully because there are lessons to be learned, no matter the outcome.

And if things aren’t going well, or if they miss a shot, teaching our kids to move on to the “Next Play” is such a great lesson in sports and in life. It’s okay if they fall or come up short. But if they learn to get up, shake it off, and move forward, they’ll have way more wins than losses in their life.

If your kids are playing sports, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen a parent yelling and screaming from the sidelines and thinking they’re helping the situation when it’s actually having the opposite impact.

Alan reminds us that if we stay in our lanes, let the players play, and the coaches coach, we can focus on being the parent and empowering our kids to be the best at whatever they want to do.

 One last thing, if you enjoyed this conversation, please leave an honest review of the FRD podcast and mention this episode. Send a screenshot to our team at FrontRowDads.com, tell us which one of Alan’s books you want and we’ll mail you a copy for free. (USA/Canadian residents only)

Alan Stein, Jr. Podcast Highlights

  • Sports should be fun, and an avenue for development and teaching life lessons.
  • Why coaches and parents should put a greater focus on kids being a greater teammate versus winning and losing.
  • Why the “Next Play” mentality works not only in sports, but in all aspects of life.
  • The negative impact that parents can have when attempting to “coach” from the sidelines.
  • The best thing that parents can do at their kids’ games is cheer them on and provide encouragement.
  • The importance of focusing on the process of having a good attitude and giving your best effort.
  • Show our kids how to win graciously and lose gracefully.
  • Why youth sports should not be about parents living vicariously through their kids' experiences.
  • How to help our kids make the connection of how preparation factors into both winning and losing.
  • The trilogy of behaviors that parents and coaches need to eradicate from youth sports.
  • The positive impact that comes from telling our kids “I love to watch you play”.
  • One simple rule: Let the players play and let the coaches coach.
  • Everybody makes mistakes. Teach our kids not to talk to referees when something goes wrong, since the referees don’t say anything to them when they make mistakes or miss a shot during the game.
  • Let’s also make sure that we check in on each other, especially if you know someone that could use a friendly voice or text right now.

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Mar 16, 2022
324: Striking a Shark Tank Deal, Balancing Life, Kids Bikes & Hypertrophy Specific Training with Kyle Jansen
01:14:54

The average dude in their 20’s is usually still trying to figure a lot of things out. From finishing school, finding their passion or just figuring themselves out and being the man that they want to be.

But for Kyle Jansen, he knew exactly what he wanted to do, he went for it, and now he’s totally crushing it.

When Kyle was 20 years old, he had left his home and left school to pursue his passion in creating and developing a new braking system for bikes.

Seven years later, he appeared on Shark Tank with his partner Brian Riley. They got an offer and some cash from Mark Cuban and the rest as they say, is history.

Kyle is the Co-Founder of Guardian Bikes, which developed the Surestop® braking system, which is much safer (especially for kids) and helps prevent people from flipping over their handlebars on their bikes.

He’s a father to two boys, a loving husband to his wife Megan and a member of the brotherhood here at Front Row Dads.

In this conversation, Kyle shares his entrepreneurial journey that led to this groundbreaking (and head saving) technology. He talks about the challenges in finding that balance between traveling for work and being present for his wife, which is something that a lot of people can certainly relate to.

We’ll also discuss how being a dad also means breaking the cycle and not repeating the mistakes of our fathers who didn’t or couldn’t spend time with us when we were young. We’ll also dig into the hypertrophy workout routine that we’ve been using that is so simple together, keeps us accountable to each other and is paying off with great results.

Kyle Jansen Podcast Highlights

  • The dividends from working out and staying in shape.
  • How Kyle and Jon first met on a random bike ride with their kids.
  • Why it’s so common for the relationships with our fathers is just a continuation of their relationship with their father.
  • When we see the improvements that our fathers make in building a relationship with their kids, it motivates us to be present in our own families.
  • How Kyle’s entrepreneurial journey started when he was 19, and how his father supported his decision to leave school to pursue his dream.
  • The come to Jesus moment when Kyle’s wife was ready to have kids.
  • How difficult it is to ask for help and delegate in our professional lives so that we can be a better husband and father.
  • When the light switched when Kyle was in his late 20s on how to manage his family life.
  • When things get chaotic at work and at home, it’s easy to stop taking care of ourselves.
  • How Kyle found balance in his life.
  • Starting your day with a workout sets the tone for the rest of the day and forces you to cut out bad habits the night before.
  • The hypertrophy training system improves growth by focusing on the whole body more often, and not just leg day once per week.
  • How the workouts are very simple over a 6 week period with a slow increase with the weights.
  • Having someone to workout with and keep each other accountable makes a huge difference to stay motivated.
  • The relationships that we make can develop into great resources to find referrals and recommendations.
  • How the brake system works on a Guardian Bike and why it really is a safe and great bike for kids.

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While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Mar 09, 2022
323: Ben Pakulski on Standing Strong, Canadian Truckers, Mandates & Ancestral Health
35:09

Ben said… 

#1 – Be respectful 

#2 – Stand up for what you believe in 

I agree. Fully.  

As a father, I’m often asking myself…

Am I standing strong for my family right now, and for future generations? 

What would it look like to act with courage and speak up when I feel called to express my heart? 

How might I lead powerfully when engaging in controversial topics? 

What SHOULD we be talking about with our kids when it comes to seemingly divisive global subjects? 

For this interview, we committed to having a meaningful conversation, being honest, and talking about important issues. 

During my time with Ben Pakulski, we discussed the following:  

  • How much do you "strong arm" your kids vs giving them the power?
  • The only way to help your kids stand up for what they believe in.
  • The best way to encourage open dialogue and healthy conversations.
  • How to teach your kids to consider opposing views and think critically.
  • The Warrior VS Monk mentality 
    Understanding the importance of being present inside your body.

PS.  If you haven’t listened yet, check out part 1 of my conversation with Ben → Raising Self Aware Humans, Building Strength At Home, & Dealing with Feelings of Guilt with Ben Pakulski.  

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While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Mar 03, 2022
322: Raising Self Aware Humans, Building Strength At Home, & Dealing with Feelings of Guilt with Ben Pakulski - Part 1
39:06

Gents, I’m talking with Ben Pakulski, who is considered the world’s best muscle expert and top authority on physique optimization and lifestyle integration for high-achieving men over 35.

This may be hard to believe, but despite becoming one of the top 10 bodybuilders in the world, Ben never found true health & purpose until he became a Dad. In fact, he believes his kids are responsible for saving his life! 

When they were born, his whole world shifted. He questioned everything he was doing as a bodybuilder and being as a man… 

Instead of prioritizing getting big (like 310lbs of pure muscle big), he focused on how he could become the greatest Dad, leader, and role model for his kids. 

He now spends his time optimizing his health from a physical, mental, and spiritual standpoint and helping other men step into their greatness. His goal is to become the best version of himself, so that his kids can learn to do the same. 

In our talk, Ben and I hit on a bunch of topics surrounding family. We discuss core values, building strength in kids, words vs actions, what acceptance really looks like, and so much more. 

You’ll also hear about a significant time when we both felt guilty as parents for our actions—and more importantly, how those misses can become opportunities to create a deeper connection with your kids.

 

Ben Pakulski Podcast Highlights - Part 1

  • How Ben’s views of health evolved over the years—especially since becoming a Dad. Find out why having kids saved his life!
  • Why respect, honesty and integrity are the 3 biggest values in Ben’s family.
  • The balance between pushing your kids to be great and accepting them for who they are.
  • Turning misses as a Dad into opportunities to connect with your kids.
  • Being proud of your kids AND encouraging them to see their own opportunities for improvement.
  • How do you know if your child is receiving your love?
  • Creating a deeper level of appreciation for who you are and the gifts you’ve been given.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Mar 01, 2022
321: Protecting Your Family, Weapons Selection and Mistakes to Avoid with Clay Martin
01:18:02

I realize that talking about guns can be a touchy subject for some people. 

But the reality is, a lot of our kids are exposed to guns at a very young age, even if it’s just from video games. 

And when you consider the fact that there are tons of new first-time gun owners over the past two years, I thought this was an important conversation to have. Some of you have probably thought about purchasing a gun for protection at some point, maybe you’re even thinking about it now.

That’s why I’m thrilled to share this conversation that I just had with a legit badass and share his expertise about how to protect your family with gun ownership. 

Clay Martin is a former Reconnaissance Marine, USMC Scout Sniper, and a retired Green Beret. By the end of his career, he finished as a Professional Gunner 3, which is basically at a triathlete level in the professional shooting world. And if that wasn’t enough, he’s also coached a team in the SWAT Olympics. 

Did you think I was kidding about the badass comment? 

And while he wasn’t born with natural skills, by learning over a long period of time, it’s made him a better teacher. 

You’ll learn that there is so much more that we need to think about before making that purchase, including teaching our kids that airsoft guns are not toys and how to be a responsible gun owner. We also run through a real-life scenario where Clay guides me through what we should and shouldn’t do.

For those of you who might be considering purchasing a weapon for protection, Clay has a ton of great advice that is on point. We’ll talk about all things you need to know before you head to the store, the types of guns that he recommends (including airsoft guns), and how steep the learning curve really is to be effective and accurate with a gun in your hands.

Clay Martin Podcast Highlights

  • How Clay's experience with guns started at a young age, and how hard he worked to improve his skills as a Marine and in scout sniper school.
  • How Clay developed his skills and became a great teacher since he wasn’t born with natural talent.
  • The questions that a dad should ask when thinking about arming himself to protect his family.
  • Why Clay recommends another weapon like a hatchet or an airsoft gun for someone who has zero experience with guns as the first option for home protection.
  • How an airsoft gun is an excellent entry point to gun ownership to help learn the basic mechanisms and hold a gun.
  • Never let your kids play with an airsoft gun. Make sure they understand that it’s a real weapon. Save the nerf guns for playtime.
  • Why Clay recommends a concealed carry gun like an AR-15 pistol as a first purchase, and the other brands he’d recommend.
  • How steep the learning curve is to fire a pistol effectively, and why a rifle or AR-15 pistol is much safer for accuracy.
  • What you need to know about concealed carry.
  • The things you can do to protect yourself in the event of a home invasion.
  • A reminder the next Online Summit will take place on March 24, 2022 and when the next window will open for new memberships.

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While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Feb 23, 2022
320: Choosing a New Path, Investments & Band of Brothers with Doug Phillips - Part 2
30:15

One of the hardest things for a man to do just might be to show how strong they really are by allowing themselves to be vulnerable, let their guard down and talk about their own fears and weaknesses.

By allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, we give permission for others to talk openly about the things that are usually too uncomfortable to talk about.

In part two of my conversation with Doug Phillips, we're going to dig into that theme and talk about the things we can accomplish if we can just let go of our pride and be honest with ourselves so that we can learn and grow to be better husbands and fathers to our families.

You'll hear how the pandemic forced Doug's hand to find a new way to provide for his family and how a band of brothers were able to help him get over his fears and take that first step in his entrepreneurial journey.

We also talk about how it's so important, maybe even more than ever, to check in on our friends and family because you never really know how someone is doing.

Just because someone's life seems bright and near-perfect from the outside, that doesn't mean that they don't feel alone in the darkness with their own thoughts.

And if you haven't listened to part one of my conversation with Doug, I highly recommend that you go back and check that out here. Hearing about the affirmation traditions that his family uses was awesome, and I know you'll get a lot of value from hearing him talk about it.

Doug Phillips Podcast Highlights

  • How Covid impacted Doug’s livelihood and how he found a new path to provide for his family.
  • Having a support system to challenge you and help to overcome the fear of the unknown can lead to huge successes.
  • Why being in a band with the right mix of people makes a big difference and can lead to deeper conversations.
  • Being vulnerable gives permission to others to join the conversation and talk about the things that are usually too uncomfortable to open up about.
  • How we need to check in with each other, because you never know if someone is having dark moments even though their life looks very bright on the outside.
  • If we’re willing to be honest and open with each other with our dark thoughts, oftentimes we quickly realize that we’re not alone.

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While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Feb 18, 2022
319: Encouraging Kids, Rites of Passage & Marking Big Moments with Doug Phillips - Part 1
36:45

When was the last time somebody wrote you a letter? Not a text message, or a quick email, but something that was a complete surprise to tell you how much they care about you, and how much you mean to them. I’m sure most of us do our very best to tell the ones we love how much we appreciate them. But there’s just something about having that message written or typed out on paper that makes it really special.

On that note, I want to talk about creating a culture of encouragement. And how we can get better at celebrating the big moments in our kids’ lives to make sure that on their day, it’s all about them.

In this conversation, I’m joined by my good friend and fellow Front Row Dad, Doug Phillips. I can’t wait for you to hear about the awesome tradition that he has with his family. I won’t even lie, I am totally going to use this concept with my family and I’m sure a lot of you out there listening probably will too.

To give you a quick glimpse, when Doug was planning for his son’s 13th birthday, he reached out to a bunch of people who were influential in his son’s life with the goal of getting 13 responses. And he asked them if they would write a letter (or email) to his son. In the letter, each person was asked to answer two very simple questions:

  • What character qualities do you appreciate about him?
  • Since you know what it’s like to be a 13 year old, what advice would you give him?

And to hear about his son reading these letters from teachers, friends, coaches and other parents was beyond profound. It’s such an amazing and unique gift. And the best part is that it’s something that everyone can do with their family.

So join me, as we dig in for part one of my chat with Doug as we talk about how we can find and create mentors for our kids, how this tradition has created deeper connections with the people in his life, and the impact that these affirmation traditions are having in their lives.

One last thing, we are a few weeks away from our next online summit which is happening on March 24th. The next pillar that we’ll be talking about is on the topic of Vibrant Health. If you want some more information on this, go to FrontRowDads.com/Summit.

Doug Phillips Podcast Highlights

  • The incredible tradition that Doug’s family has created by asking for letters from other people who were influential in his kids' lives.
  • How these letters created such a unique, personalized and impactful gift.
  • What advice would you give to a 13 year old that you wished you had when you were their age?
  • How children with divorced parents often struggle to find mentors.
  • The importance of celebrating your child's birthdays, and making sure they feel loved, appreciated and experience gratitude.
  • The weekly tradition that Doug’s family has with other parents at their kids school where they meet and plan an activity for the whole group.
  • How the family affirmation traditions help to not only send, but receive gratitude from others.
  • It’s great to have these routines and rituals, but it’s very easy to get away from them.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Feb 16, 2022
318: The FRD Colorado Adventure with Chris Emick, Ali Jafarian & Jon Vroman
55:27
After hearing about Front Row Dads, several guys have shared with me that they’re just not having important conversations around family, parenting, marriage, sex, health, money, etc.  

They all have buddies, but they’re basically shooting the shit around things that are topical and typical. It’s weather, sports and with some “How are the kids?” questions, and then the boring “Kids are great” responses.  

After guys join FRD, I’ll often hear some version of, “I had a deeper conversation in the first few hours of being here than I’ve had with any of my friends over the past few years.”  

What makes FRD work is a simple formula. It’s first relationships, then resources, then results.  

We’re not interested in BS relationships, but want to form real connections rooted in trust and transparency.  

While many men might have lots of “facebook friends” we believe in building a true brotherhood. And this is done with great intention.   

After the REAL relationships are formed, the deep conversations naturally lead to resources and results. 

Recently, a few FRD brothers organized a trip to the mountains, and the discussion today will give you an inside look into that adventure and why it was so powerful for the guys involved.   

We’ll share how they sparked killer conversations, tackled some outdoor adventures and created a bond that will forever alter their lives (and the lives of their families).  

When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone with other people, allowed yourself to be vulnerable, unplugged, recharged and connected with others in nature? 

Joining me today are legendary FRD members Chris Emick, Michael Wagner, and Ali Jafarian. They recently got together with a group of 8 dads and went off the grid for a few days on a mountain adventure of exploration and discovery.

You’ll hear the breakthrough conversations they had while melting snow to make coffee at 5am, the tales of pushing their limits, and those sweet spots in time when your body is in tune with nature. 

I hope this show encourages you to have your own experiences with people you want to do life with.  

I hope that by hearing this conversation today, you’ll find a way to have a miniature version of this retreat and connect with others in your neck of the woods.

Podcast Highlights

  • The simple One Word exercise that kicked things off 
  • Witnessing the disempowerment of shame when guys share things that they normally wouldn’t.
  • Forcing yourself into an environment that grounds you.
  • How exposing your soul to new things reflects in your family life.
  • How your need to impress others can weigh down on you.
  • The fear that comes with insecurity. 
  • How to pick the path that connects you to other people. 
  • Overcoming your fears and testing your boundaries.
  • Dealing with Imposter Syndrome and how you can overcome it. 
  • Creativity vs. Fear and how to let yourself thrive as a father.
  • The ways your family can feel the benefits of your health.
  • Regain your perspective by disrupting your comfort.
  • The benefits that come from unplugging and recharging.
  • Get grounded and feel what’s true to you. 
  • How to become more present and patient for your family.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Feb 09, 2022
317: The Advantages of Feeling More, Not Just Better with Charles Clay
01:00:48

For a lot of men, there can be a lot of societal pressure to “man up.” Bury your emotions, or look weak.

The problem is, those feelings of pain don’t just go away. Instead, they manifest in unhealthy and unexpected ways. And not just in the moment, but potentially years into the future.

That pressure to suppress our emotions is not always obvious either. I’ve only recently realized that I’ve been subconsciously doing this for years.

Instead of leaning into my emotions, I developed coping strategies:

  • I abused alcohol…
  • I ran ultramarathons…
  • I went through phases of acting selfishly…
  • I started a charity that focused on making moments for others…

Looking back, I can tell these were attempts to mask my real pain. Instead of feeling more, I was just trying to feel better.

As a result, the pain piled up. And today, my emotions sometimes get the better of me. My anger can boil over uncontrollably, and unfortunately, my wife and kids are the ones who suffer.

I never truly understood how to master my emotions or feel my feelings all the way through—until now!

So, let me ask you, do your emotions ever manifest into an overwhelming amount of anger, fear, anxiety, despair, depression, or something else? Wouldn’t it be great to uncover what’s really going on and then have a system in place that allows you to have complete control over your feelings?

Gentlemen, if you can relate to the above, you’re going to love today’s episode with Charles Clay. Charles is a Men’s Empowerment Coach, Inner Peace Coach, Neurokinetic Pain Relief Specialist, and Founder of Freedom From Pain.

His unique and powerful tools will empower you to uncover the source of your pain, so you can turn it into purpose.

Sweeping your feelings under the rug stops here. If you’re ready to feel more, and not just better, don’t miss this episode—it’s one of my favorites to date on the subject of emotional mastery! 

Charles Clay Podcast Highlights

  • Learning to channel your primal rage.
  • Helping his Dad battle stage 4 Cancer—and the positive moments Charles took from that experience.
  • Why feeling more is the key to healing from grief.
  • Are you paying your pain forward to your kids?
  • Using the Inner Peace Process to deal with emotional pain—and how Charles gracefully handled a hacker who was holding his private information hostage!
  • How your issues can affect your tissues.
  • Why is guilt always followed by self-punishment?
  • Improving your relationship with anger.
  • What is “re-parenting” and how can you use it to develop a better relationship with a younger version of yourself?
  • Why being hard on yourself is never the answer to dealing with emotional pain.
  • Realizing that your kids can be your greatest teachers!

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We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Feb 02, 2022
316: Being Bold with Uncle Fred
56:22
What does it mean to be bold, and why is it such an important characteristic to have—not just for you, but for your kids?

I don’t know about you, but I want my kids to grab life big. I want them to follow their dreams and seize all the opportunities that life has to offer. I want them to try new things, explore the world, start a new business, fall in love, and become the best possible versions of themselves. 

But in order for that to happen, I need to set a good example AND create an environment where they can thrive!

The problem is, being bold isn’t always easy—especially in today’s climate, where everyone has a different POV. It seems that speaking your truth or attempting to have an open dialogue around conflicting subjects is likely to get you into trouble. So, should we just stay silent? How do we speak up and act boldly with so much fear around being silenced or shunned?

To explore this topic, I’m speaking with Fred Joyal, author of Superbold: From Under-Confident to Charismatic in 90 Days, who is proof that boldness can be learned.

Fred went from an extremely shy person (too timid to make a phone call) and transformed himself into someone who has done stand-up comedy, spoken to audiences of 5,000+, met dozens of celebrities, and, just by being bold, found love, joy, passion, and success.

If that’s the type of life you imagine for your kids, don’t miss my conversation with Fred Joyal!

Fred Joyal Podcast Highlights

  • The TV appearance decision that cost Fred $250K—and why it ended up being a bold move for his business!
  • How Fred transformed from a shy person, to founding the most successful dentist referral service in the country.
  • Why is boldness a superpower?
  • The difference between boldness and confidence.
  • How fear gets in the way of acting bold and stifles opportunities.
  • Create new realities by casting a vision of possibilities.
  • To be interesting, be interested!
  • Showing your kids how to be bold.
  • Dealing with the fear of being silenced if you boldly speak your truth.
  • Discovering your blind spots by embracing the opposite.
  • Why you shouldn’t invalidate someone’s feelings about something.
  • Cancel culture is completely out of control. What do we do about it?
  • Why anyone can learn to be bold.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Jan 26, 2022
315: Breathwork for Better Orgasms with Kim Bilyk
27:58

Welcome to part two of my conversation with my friend Kim Bilyk. We're going to pick up where we left off and talk about breathwork, sexual creative energy, and how you can better connect with your partner.

Sex is something that I have explored on a deeper level in recent years, and I'm not just talking about how to find new porn online either.

If we're honest with ourselves, most men could be doing a better job in this department.

I'm a big believer in the benefits of breathwork, and I've practiced different forms of it, such as Wim Hof and Yoga in the past.

Just a few weeks ago, I took a breathwork class with Tatyana, and I have to say, the experience was incredible. I am completely sold on the value of breathwork, but I have yet to really explore this in the bedroom. That is likely to change very soon.

If you haven't listened to part 1, I'd highly recommend that you go back and listen to it and learn some ways to make better and deeper connections with the woman in your life. Check it out here⎯ it's a game-changer, trust me!

Finally, the previous offer still stands. If you leave an honest review of the FRD podcast and mention Kim, send me a screenshot, and I'll mail you a copy of her Womb Wisdom Journal (USA/Canada citizens only, sorry international folks).

Kim Bilyk Podcast Highlights

  • What is cosmic breathing and Yomi Steaming?
  • Can you get a multi orgasm as a man from breathwork?
  • The three orgasms before penetration rule.
  • How foreplay is going to make your sex life so much juicier.
  • A reminder on where your lady gets most of her stimulation from.
  • How to walk the edge of an orgasm!
  • How can you be more open with your partner?
  • How can you have a conversation with your partner about sex?
  • Avoid playing the blame game and find ways to meet in the middle.
  • Should men put more work into their ladies?
  • Scheduled date nights! Do It!
  • The connection that comes with being open with your partner.

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While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Jan 21, 2022
314: Understanding Your Wife's Menstural Cycle with Kim Bilyk
38:23

Guys, are you aware of what's going on with your lady's menstrual cycle? Yeah, me either!

I know that sounds like an odd question. Maybe it's even a subject that makes you uncomfortable. But I gotta tell you, after my conversation with today's guest, I was inspired to learn more.

As it turns out, understanding how your wife's cycle works is super empowering. And I don't just mean her period!

I'm talking about getting to know her energy; how she ebbs and flows throughout the entire month. If I can learn that, I'll know how to support her. If I can become more in tune with her needs (and wants), I can become an even better husband and father. That's what today's episode with Kim Bilyk is all about.

In case you’re wondering, Kim is a woman's empowerment and sexual health coach, helping women connect to their bodies and align their hormone health so they can be badasses in all areas of their life. She's a reiki master, yoga therapist, occupational therapist, and has a journal out called Womb Wisdom. She also hosts the podcast Power and Pleasure: All Things Women's Health Uncensored.

So, if you want to learn from an expert, build a deeper connection with your wife, and connect with her in a whole new way, don't miss this episode with Kim Bilyk!

Also, please leave an honest review of the FRD podcast and mention Kim. Send me a screenshot, and I'll mail you a copy of her Womb Wisdom Journal (USA/Canada citizens only, sorry international folks).

Kim Bilyk Podcast Highlights

  • What does it mean for a woman to check in with her womb?
  • Kim’s passion for helping women connect to their bodies.
  • How to create a deeper connection with your wife by understanding her menstrual cycle.
  • Did you know her cycle isn't just when she has her period, it’s every single day of the month!
  • How do we support our partners while they go through their monthly cycles?
  • The biggest myths and misconceptions about a woman’s menstrual cycle.
  • Why there should be no shame surrounding period sex—especially because it’s healthy!
  • The healing power of orgasms.
  • When is it appropriate to be inquisitive about talking about your partner’s cycle?
  • The connection between sexual energy and creativity.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Jan 19, 2022
313: Making Kids Heroes & Raising Superhumans with Seth Dailey
30:14

In this episode, we’re talking about how we can make kids the heroes in their own stories and raise children that are learners and superhumans.

Joining me for part two of our two part episode is Seth Dailey where he talks about how a community helps give wisdom to your kids, how you can become your child’s guide in their hero's journey, and how you can grow as a family.

And if you missed out on the first half of this episode, click here to check it out!

Seth Dailey Podcast Highlights Part 2

  • How the hardest parts about growing up shape you.
  • The deep desire to see the family unit arrive.
  • You’re never ready to be a dad.
  • Trust in your community and your village to show up for you.
  • The best way to gain wisdom around parenting.
  • How can your kids become such inspirational and passionate learners?
  • Be aligned with your partner's personal growth.
  • The advantages of your kids being the youngest in the room.
  • How can you let your kids thrive?
  • Learn how to shape your kids without casting your blueprint on them.
  • Be the guide in your children’s hero’s journey.
  • Raising your kids so they’re the best they can be.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Jan 14, 2022
312: The One Word Family Mission & Community Gathering with Seth Dailey
33:05

Gentleman, if you had to pick your One Word for the year, what would it be? 

For those that aren’t aware, the One Word concept is from a book titled, One Word That Will Change Your Life by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page. 

The idea is to pick a word for the year, write it down (or, even better, create a painting with it), and then simply pay attention to how the word shows up in your life throughout the year.

The whole idea for this episode came about from the time I spent with my great friend and longtime brother of the FRD community, Seth Dailey.

As an annual tradition, Seth and his family get together around the holidays, and they decide what their One Word will be for the year. I was very grateful that they invited my family to their beautiful home and allowed us to join them for this exercise. It was such a powerful experience, and I absolutely loved it.

Seth is a husband, father of 4 amazing daughters, who are some of the most inspiring humans I’ve ever met. He’s the Co-Founder and the Operating Principal of the brokerage Keller Williams Gateway, and the team leader for the real estate company The Dailey Group, which he also co-founded with his wife, Alyce.

In our conversation, Seth talks about how this exercise helps him find habits and rituals for his family and guides us to bring out the best in each other. 

We’re talking about how to listen to our family’s rally cry, how to give your kids a community they can thrive in, and how to reassess being vulnerable so that we can grow as a family unit, all with the power of one word. 

P.S. If you enjoyed this episode, shoot us a review and mention this episode, take a screenshot, send it to our team at info@frontrowdads.com, and I will mail you a copy of One Word That Will Change Your Life on the house as a thank you for all your amazing support!

Seth Dailey Podcast Highlights Part 1

  • Finding habits and rituals for your family 
  • Let your kids fully express and become who they are.
  • Why is it so important to have a tribe?
  • What can a visual representation mean for your word?
  • How you can champion your kids' efforts and practice watching your kids create. 
  • The impact of creating and holding space.
  • Why should you have grace for how you hold this concept?
  • Look at the different categories of your life and the words within those areas.
  • Does the energy of your word matter?
  • How journaling can help in so many ways.
  • Why can your self doubt be a good thing?
  • Be a student and feel your children’s perspective.
  • When do we start to critique ourselves?
  • What can help you breathe life and vitality into the future?

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Jan 13, 2022
311: The Wealth & Legacy Online Summit - Group Chat with FRD Members!
49:35

What does Wealth & Legacy mean to you?

So many of us get trapped trying to get to that next level (in our business and careers), without thinking about the family values we say are so important to us.

Are you building your family around your business, or is your business being built around your family? Because there’s a big difference! 

At Front Row Dads, one of the 6 pillars we focus on is Wealth & Legacy— and to us, that means a lot more than just making money.

Here’s how we define it…

Responsibly using our vast resources to create an abundant life for kids and generations to come.” 

If that sounds like the type of wealth you want to build, then you won’t want to miss today’s episode.

I’m speaking with Front Row Dad members, Steve Bouchard, Matthew Sprang, and Oliver Wolf about our Wealth & Legacy Online Summit happening on January 20th.

Not only will this summit allow you to learn from world-class experts, but it’s a tremendous opportunity to create deep and meaningful relationships with like minded Dads. Learn more on today’s discussion!

Podcast Highlights

  • What is the Front Row Dads Online Summit?
  • Why should someone participate? “Couldn’t I just Google it?
  • Learn what’s in store for the event, including guest speakers and the major topics we’ll be covering.
  • The definition of Wealth & Legacy for Front Row Dads
  • Building wealth that your kids will appreciate (and not take for granted)
  • The tremendous impact past FRD online summits have had on our members.
  • How is Front Row Dads different from any other group in the world?
  • Why “I don’t have the time” is a bad excuse for not joining FRD.
  • How to get involved in Front Row Dads.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Jan 07, 2022
310: What Is Front Row Dads?
34:38

I was so busy being a moment maker for others that I wasn't being a moment maker for my own family.

That was my realization back in 2015 before starting Front Row Dads. At that time, I was a businessman with a family, NOT a family man with a business. I knew if something didn't change, I'd regret it for the rest of my life.

And so, Front Row Dads was born! Not because I had all the answers on how to be a great dad, but because I felt like I needed them the most.

In today's episode, I explore the history of Front Row Dads. I talk about how this group started, what we stand for, and what makes the FRD brotherhood so special. I also discuss some of the big things happening in 2022 and beyond!

Whether you're thinking about joining the group or are already a member, this is an important episode that you won’t want to miss.

Podcast Highlights

  • Being a spectator versus living life in the front row.
  • Raising money and starting the Front Row Foundation.
  • My shocking realization: I was so busy being a moment maker for others that I forgot to be a moment maker for my own family.
  • How the Front Row Dads brotherhood was born—a group unlike any other in the world.
  • The Front Row Dads core values: 5 Whys (authentic curiosity), Lead Domino (intentional execution), Rising Tide (communal drive).
  • The pathway for a Front Row Dad is paved with relationships, then resources, then results—and why that order matters so much.
  • What it looks like to have 250 guys that have your back!
  • The 6 Pillars of Front Row Dads: Intentional Parenting, Thriving Marriage, Business Evolution, Wealth & Legacy, Vibrant Health, and Emotional Intelligence.
  • FRD events & retreats for 2022
  • Why now is the best time to join the FRD brotherhood. You have nothing to lose!

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Dec 24, 2021
309: What’s Working At Home? (and in FRD)
29:16

Guys, I have a simple question for this episode…

What's working at home for you?

Oftentimes, we tend to look at the negative and where we're falling short as husbands and fathers. But what about the wins? What's better today than it was yesterday?

I've realized that being conscious of my gains has made a massive difference in how I show up and feel about life.

Today, I'm sharing some personal victories from this year in the categories of Parenting, Health, Wealth, Emotional Mastery, and Business. I hope that these examples will help you identify some of the major gains you've experienced this year as well. 

When you shine a light on the good, it empowers you to create more of it. You can try and fix all your problems, or you can figure out what's working and double down!

Podcast Highlights

  • Unsuccessful people focus on "The Gap", but successful people focus on "The Gain" (Thanks, Dan Sullivan)
  • My 1-1 schedule with the boys
  • Getting real about health, fellas – I’m talking colonoscopies and parasites. This is some serious shit (see what I did there)
  • Our new Airbnb biz and the benefits of kids seeing us run it.
  • Listening to your body and recognizing moments of anger.
  • Alternate methods for helping your kids regulate their emotions.
  • Front Row Dads—business growth, milestones, and next steps.

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Dec 22, 2021
308: The Darkside of Dad with Ben Stewart
59:10

Gents, not sure if any of you have seen it, but Aubrey Marcus just released his film, Awake In The Darkness, which documents his week-long journey in the pitch black. No lights, just his mind, and the darkness.

How the story is told is truly remarkable. I was so moved by the artistic approach to this film that I decided to reach out to the director, Ben Stewart, to invite him on the show.

In addition to being a film director, Ben is also a musician, artist, professional health coach, and dad of three.

Ben and I explore a lot in this episode. We talk about how our behavior impacts our children (and vice versa), the benefits of meditating with your kids, a healthy approach to fighting with your spouse, and much more.

We also discuss the filming/editing of the documentary and Ben’s creative process for bringing an unconventional story to life, despite shooting in utter darkness.

Ben Stewart Podcast Highlights

  • Ben talks about life growing up all over the world and how Kwajalein Island in Hawaii influenced his art.
  • Do you shape your kids, or do they shape you?
  • Meditating with your kids—an alternative to punishment.
  • Understanding when and why your kids are seeking attention.
  • Reflecting on traumatic moments in life.
  • How do you deal with parental guilt?
  • Why it’s so important for your kids to see you and your spouse makeup after a fight.
  • How to blow up in a civilized way—and why it’s important to show that side of yourself at times.
  • Honoring frameworks, but knowing when to break them.
  • The making of Awake the Darkness.
  • Seeing the hidden gift in life’s difficult moments.

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Dec 17, 2021
How to Help Your Kids Identify Their Feelings
12:34

Enjoy this clip from our most recent Online Summit. In this clip, we dig into how you can help your kids identify their feelings, especially in those tense moments when they're playing sports and things aren't going so well. 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Nov 25, 2021
A Crash Course in Emotional Literacy for Fathers
16:22

Enjoy this clip from our most recent Online Summit where we dig into the topic of emotions and how we can tap into our feelings and understand what our bodies are trying to tell us.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Nov 23, 2021
Luck Isn’t a Fluke, It’s a Formula with Mark Lachance - Part 2
26:47

In the second half of our two-part series, we’re talking about mega successes, mega failures, and the formula of luck with Mark Lachance.

⎯ Did I mention he talks about all these things with his own kids?

Mark teaches us how to create our own luck by looking at our internal and external conditions, and explains that taking action in our lives will lead to the positive change we want as dads.

I hope you’ll enjoy this insightful conversation to learn how to create an environment that let’s you and your family thrive. And if you haven’t checked out the first half of this conversation, you can listen to it here!

Mark Lachance Podcast Highlights Part 2

  • How to turn failures and successes into learning opportunities that attract more luck.
  • The Lucky Formula—stack the odds in your favor and cash in on success.
  • Why attracting luck requires a bigger WHY.
  • Mastering the narrative in your head by practicing positive affirmation.
  • How to deal with loss that knocks you off kilter.
  • Who you hang around with and how you speak to people will greatly affect your life. 
  • Practicing meditation and controlling your mind.
  • How to take action by teaching yourself, learning leadership, and practicing personal development.
  • Creating an environment for your kids to thrive.
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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Nov 19, 2021
The Proximity of Success with Mark Lachance - Part 1
28:37

My 12 year old son, Tiger, is starring as Daddy Warbucks in his school’s production of Annie. He’s learning all about how to use his diaphragm to project his voice, so he can perform in front of a room full of 1,000 people. 

Not only is he figuring out how to sing, but he’s consciously creating a winning environment—a topic I discuss with today’s guest, Mark Lachance.

Mark is the author of The Lucky Formula: How to Stack the Odds in Your Favor and Cash in on Success, which is his proven process for engineering a high performance life. 

In our discussion, we talk about manifesting luck, taking advantage of life’s opportunities, and cultivating an environment for our kids to be in the proximity of success.

Check out this episode if you want to learn about how to attract luck and fortune in your family’s life. Mark has also graciously gifted  our listeners with an extra surprise, which you can find here!

Mark Lachance Podcast Highlights Part 1

  • Can you teach leadership or are you born into it?
  • How do you get your kids to listen?
  • How to command respect from others without draining yourself.
  • A simple tactic for manifesting your own luck.
  • Practicing affirmation formulas as a family and letting your kids share their gratitude/wins with you.
  • Acknowledging your successes of being a dad.
  • Let your kids come alive and feel passionate. 
  • Wrestling with the ideas we have for our kids vs. what they actually want to do. 
  • How are you creating an environment to put your family in proximity to become lucky?
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We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Nov 17, 2021
Impulses and the Sparketype of Parenting with Jonathan Fields
30:43

About 6 years ago, there was this piercing moment when my wife told me that I’m more of a moment maker for other people than I am for my own family—a wake up call for a drastic change... and the birth of this podcast.

As someone who’s struggled with vanishing into my pursuits, a compulsion that can swallow you whole, I know how important it is to reassess where you’re at for yourself and your family. 

Which leads me to today’s part 2 conversation with Jonathan fields… 

He’s talking to us about how knowing our deeper self can change our approach to parenting, and help us become aware of the impulses that drive us.

Check out this amazing episode, as it will teach you a lot about yourself, trust me. And If you’ve missed out on part one of this episode, check it out here.

Jonathan Fields Podcast Highlights Part 2

  • How is the algorithm shifting around the questions you ask and how do you ask them in unique and different ways.
  • What are the 10 Sparketypes and what is your anti sparketype?
  • How do you access all of your potential?
  • What are you working towards in life?
  • What are the trip wires set up for your personality and how can you avoid that?
  • Ask yourself what is filling your time with the people you want to spend the most time with, and how

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Nov 10, 2021
The Heart of the Spark with Jonathan Fields
31:23

As I get older there’s a lot less fear around being myself. I’ve become conscious of my truest nature and don't feel the need to seek approval from others. This has allowed me to feed my curiosity for learning while also being present for my kids, Tiger and Ocean.

My guest, the very humble Jonathan Fields, is talking about this exact change in self-perception, something he refers to as your Sparketype. 

He believes that we change in depth, quality, and self-awareness as we get older—a shift that he talks about in his new book, SPARKED: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work That Makes You Come Alive.

Jonathan is a speaker, award-winning author, and creator of multiple businesses. Today he takes a deep dive into our states of mind and shows us how we can come alive at work and at home.

Jonathan shares his thoughts on identity, his organic life lessons, and helps us balance the spectrum of fulfillment—something that we all struggle with as entrepreneurial dads. 

Tune in to this amazing conversation that I know will spark your inspiration.

Jonathan Fields Podcast Highlights Part 1

  • Does the context matter in how you’re seen or witnessed?
  • What’s the identity you wear versus the identity that you are?
  • Can it be bad to feel centered?
  • How do we create ideas, practices, and tools around the context of work?
  • How to become intentional in all the roles in your life.
  • The dark side to figuring out what you're supposed to do, and getting absorbed with the work that you’re doing.
  • What is the spectrum of fulfillment?
  • Having the conversation with your partner to make sure you have a circuit breaker in place from your pursuits.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Nov 08, 2021
Reflection, Intention, and Implementation with Andrew Kuhn & Matt Drinkhahn - Part 2
29:00

So much of our progress is based on our time to think. It’s built in the recovery process and the time your body has to reflect.

I think these trends of excellence and patterns of progress are foundations to our success as dads.

On today’s part 2 of a 2-part episode, we’ve got Andrew Kuhn and Matt Drinkhahn talking about effective implementation on the boundaries we make.

How do we learn new things and implement them into our calendars for our families and businesses? 

Check out today’s episode to find out! And if you missed out on part 1, click here to listen to the rest of the discussion.

Andrew Khun & Matt Drinkhahn Part 2 Highlights

  • What’s the strategy/process to learning information, deciding what’s important and implementing change in your life?
  • How does journaling and The Miracle Morning help you to achieve your goals?
  • Growth comes from consuming knowledge and information and process decisions quickly.
  • Learn to consume information with intent. 
  • What is the Slight Edge strategy?
  • Be intentional in how you use your battery.
  • How do you know when to stop consuming information and how do you know what to consume?
  • Who are you being better for? 

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Nov 03, 2021
Honoring Boundaries and Breaking Rules with Andrew Kuhn & Matt Drinkhahn - Part 1
33:59

A friend of mine reached out to chat the other day. And as much as I love to chat, I really just wanted to tell them that I had no time. Absolutely none. And that’s hard for me. 

I don’t know about you, but time management and scheduling in my calendar really kicks my ass sometimes.

How do we actually get everything done in our schedules and then have time to be dads? How do we learn to set boundaries around saying no to certain things?

Luckily, we have Andrew Kuhn and ‘Coach’ Matt Drinkhahn on today’s two part episode talking to us about what’s proven to be effective in our calendars, where we fail, and how we learn from that.

These two family men are successful business owners, and members of Front Row Dads. Matt is a coach for recovering perfectionists and highly functioning workaholics, while Andrew is the owner of a real estate investment company—and they’re absolutely killing it.

They teach us about integrity in keeping our commitments, and knowing when to break the rules surrounding the boundaries you’ve made for yourself if something just isn’t working.

You can’t buy time and what takes up that time is important. If you’ve ever struggled with figuring out the ebb and flow of work-life integration, you won’t want to miss today’s episode!

Andrew Khun & Matt Drinkhahn Part 1 Highlights

  • How do you learn to say no effectively?
  • Tactics that work for your calendar.
  • How do you have integrity and respect for yourself simultaneously?
  • Practice what you preach!
  • Boundaries that set yourself up to be a successful dad.
  • Be at peace with conflicts, they come up everyday.
  • How getting a cellphone jail can change your life.
  • Figure out how to make time to think and reflect.
  • Fundamentals of being a great business man and fantastic dad.
  • Gain the confidence to accelerate in all avenues of your life and make your actions congruent with your priorities.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Oct 28, 2021
Perspectives of Unschooling, Practicing Patience, and Learning Trust with Philip Mott - Part 2
28:34

Hey guys. Hope you enjoyed part 1 of my interview with Philip Mott. In Part 2, we dig into different perspectives of unschooling, practicing patience and dealing with frustration. If you haven't listened to part 1, you can find that interview along with all of the show notes at FrontRowDads.com/298. Enjoy!

Philip Mott Podcast Part 2 Highlights

  • What’s a typical day look like with unschooling?
  • How can things like Climb Night and Pokémon teach your kids?
  • How to deal with the frustration of your own patience.
  • What are the most asked questions about homeschooling?
  • How do you manage your own voice around your beliefs, and how do you navigate the space of other people's judgments?
  • Surround yourself with people who challenge your thoughts, and teach you to recognize the context from where you speak.
  • What should they be doing vs. what are they doing.
  • Learn the importance of your child's enjoyment and letting your kids be kids.
  • Don’t compare your children to each other.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Oct 26, 2021
Cultivating Curiosity with Consent Based Learning with Philip Mott - Part 1
25:55

What if…

Instead of helping your kids see the world differently, you try to see your kids’ world differently?

This idea comes from my two-part episode with Philip Mott, which is all about homeschooling and consent based learning.

Philip Mott is the author of Principles of the Patient Parent, and elementary teacher turned homeschooling father.

He shares his struggles with school growing up, and how he started to associate learning with pain, frustration, and being looked down on— something I never want my kids to feel while learning.

As someone who never quite vibed with the educational system myself, the topic of alternative education is one I want to consistently explore.

Philip and I cover lots of ground, including — curiosity, consent, and recognizing the storyline of your kids.

Philip teaches us that there shouldn’t be a difference between learning and living and wants to shift your mindset around how to educate your kids.

If you’ve ever considered a different approach to your kids schooling, I promise you won’t want to miss this 2-part episode!

Philip Mott Podcast Part 1 Highlights

  • How do you approach learning for you and your kids?
  • What’s the main principle behind unschooling and what is consent based learning?
  • Know the difference between building trust by letting your kids take the wheel.
  • The art of practicing humility and perspective while dealing with the uncertainties of being a dad.
  • Avoid letting microaggressions ruin your day!
  • Why parenting books might be giving you the wrong advice.
  • How your children feel in their learning environment can equal a massive shift in the outcome.
  • What’s the self determination theory in regards to autonomy for your kids?

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Oct 22, 2021
In a World Addicted to Speed, Slowness is Your Superpower with Carl Honoré
46:56

Lately I’ve been wanting to wake up and have the first 10 minutes of my day to be full of nothing. Whether it’s refraining from opening my phone, making a to-do list, or sending off an email, I’d really prefer a moment to sit on the couch, or snuggle with my kids and listen to a children’s audiobook.

And maybe we’re all moving a little too fast. As fathers, especially ambitious entrepreneurial dads, it’s easy to put speed into your family life; having a workaholic approach to parenting. But that’s not how it should be.

What if we stopped trying to fill up that time, slowed down, and just experienced being in the moment?  

On today’s episode, we have the very inspirational Carl Honoré, who talks about exactly that.

Author of four books, a two-time TED speaker, broadcaster, journalist,  and voice of the Slow Movement, Carl has delivered his insight on the benefits of being slow to millions across the globe.

A free-range child of the 80’s, Carl had a slow childhood, and tries hard to give that same upbringing to his two kids. In a time when life is so fast, that’s easier said than done.

He shares his thoughts on how in a world of speedoholics, we should be connecting with our inner tortoise so that we can live our lives and be present for our family. 

Carl wants us to know that being slow isn’t just about taking forever to do something. It’s about the right speed. It’s about finding your tempo and being present in the moment. It’s about how you bring balance to your family.

Carl tackles the topic of societal pressures put on parents to deal with their child’s boredom, and argues that the point of unstructured time is exactly when they learn how to be creative and do things that form their identity—which is critical to their development.

As a dad who has felt those same pressures to find something to do, instead of letting my kids figure out how to fill that space, I can tell you this conversation was an eye opening experience. 

If you’re like me and have been feeling like you’re racing to the finish line but missing out on those small moments with your kids, I promise you that you won’t want to miss out on today’s episode.

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Oct 15, 2021
The Lies That We Tell Ourselves with Jon Vroman
13:09

Gentlemen, I want to share two quick stories with you today. This is a short episode about the lies that we tell ourselves and a realization that I had after our big move into our new home.

After reading my friend John Ruhlin's Facebook post, it really hit home and inspired me to jump on the microphone today. I'm sure many of you can relate to this as well. Enjoy!

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Oct 08, 2021
Dan Sullivan & Tucker Max on Happy vs Unhappy Achievers
26:16

Enjoy this clip from our most recent Online Summit about Happy vs Unhappy Achievers.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Sep 30, 2021
Does Your Personal Development Journey Make Family a Priority?
16:02

Enjoy this clip from our most recent Online Summit about making sure that your personal development journey is making family a priority.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Sep 29, 2021
Environment is Everything. Do You Have a Support System of Fathers?
19:50

Enjoy this clip from our most recent Online Summit where we're talking about the people you surround yourself with, the value of having a great support system in place and how that leads to success with your family and your businesses.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Sep 27, 2021
Camping Adventures, No Sugar September, Winning the Next 3 Months & Letters from Grandpa
32:17

Please enjoy this solo episode I recorded with an update on what's going on in the Front Row Dads community and some strategies to help you get ready for the weeks and months ahead as we ramp up for the holiday season.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Sep 24, 2021
Guiding Questions to Help you Prioritize Family While Building your Business
25:03

Enjoy this clip from our most recent Online Summit to help you prioritize family while building your business!

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Sep 23, 2021
Raising Unspoiled Kids, Money for Practice & Views on Investing in College with Ron Lieber
54:43

How do we give our kids what they need, while teaching them the value of what they have?

My son, Ocean, has recently expressed his new business idea, Front Row Kids. He has a goal to “work to get money” because he “only has ten dollars, and he owes me five.” 😂

I’m super proud of him, but it also made me wonder: if he’s bringing up money, is it time to have the conversation about it’s value?

I feel like I’m not the only one who worries about how to raise their kids without spoiling them rotten, while also letting them thrive. What time is the right time to even talk to your kids about the practice of money?

Today’s guest, Ron Lieber, covers all this in his new book, The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make

Ron explains that if you’ve never talked about money with your kids, they just won’t have context. He also shares how to raise your kids to be grounded while not spoiling them. He cautions us on how important it is to be able and willing to have the conversation early and help our kids understand why you won’t prioritize their wants, just because you have the money.

Ron also tackles the approach of setting emotional and financial boundaries for your family. He shares advice on parental guilt, fear, why most parents fail to talk about money and what makes these topics so uncomfortable in the first place—things I sometimes struggle with myself with my own parenting.

Luckily, Ron helps us navigate all of these difficult topics on today’s episode!

Ron Lieber Podcast Highlights

  • How do you raise your kids to be grounded without being spoiled?
  • What is the definition of success and how much is enough?
  • Overthinking how to have a healthy relationship with your spouse and how to be a good dad.
  • Don’t think about financial boundaries as deprivation.
  • Spend as safely as you can on what brings you joy, and cut out everything else.
  • Setting emotional and financial boundaries with our families.
  • Helping your kids understand the financial and educational systems.
  • The silence around money that’s hurting your children.
  • How you can overcome your fear and guilt as a Dad around doing it wrong.
  • How much do we give to our kids versus letting them pay/work for it on their own.
  • How to help your child thrive in a creative way and encourage them to help themselves.

Get the Full Show Notes

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Sep 16, 2021
Bucket Lists Vs Dreams with Dane Espegard (and His Family’s “Dreamstream” Adventure)
45:19

Enjoy this bonus episode with Dane Espegard and his wife Brookelynn as we gear up for the Online Summit on September 16th!

You can sign up by visiting: Front Row Dads | Online Summit

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Sep 13, 2021
Tucker Max on the Wisdom of Procrastination (and the Brilliant Work of Dan Sullivan’s "Who Not How" Book)
32:45

Enjoy this bonus episode with Tucker Max as we gear up for the Online Summit on September 16th!

You can sign up by visiting: Front Row Dads | Online Summit

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Sep 10, 2021
Reach Your Full Financial Potential and Be Present for Your Kids with Scott Jarred
51:16

How do we make time to live the life that we want while reaching our full financial potential? 

I was putting my 6 year old, Ocean, to bed the other night. He asked me for one more Gerald and Piggie story, his personal favorite works of fiction by Mo Williams. I’m going to be honest. I was really tired, and so close to saying no because of that. 

But then I asked myself, how long will he want me to read one more story? How long will I have this opportunity? Do I choose the pleasure of sleeping or the happiness of hanging out with my son? In the end, I read that 5 minute book, and it gave me a lot of joy. 

It’s hard sometimes being a Dad and figuring out how to balance work, your family, and all the extra things that come in life, especially when you’re exhausted at the end of the day.

This is what I’m talking about with Scott Jarred, author of FutureHack!: How To Reach Your Full Financial Potential. Scott explains how to make your money work harder for you, so you have more time to put into chalking up your driveway, reading that bedtime story, or simply being able to play with your kids and be present with your family! 

He explains that there are two people in this world: people who live in scarcity, and people who are abundant thinkers, a frame of mind he says is a huge game changer for helping you get out of a rut. It also translates into being a better Dad. 

He also touches on the importance of having a family constitution, a way to raise your kids and pass down core values that hold true to you as a father.  

If you want to learn how to reach your full financial potential, so that you can spend more time with your kids, this episode is for you! 

And if you’d like a free copy of Scott’s book, write a review on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen, send it to me, and I’ll ship his book directly to your doorstep :)

Scott Jarred Podcast Highlights

  • Reaching your full financial potential and getting more family time.
  • Learn how to protect yourself and gain financial freedom from your business.
  • Passing your core values down to your kids.
  • Evidence based investing that will help you in today’s economic world by weighing the risks of your choices.
  • What’s your why and where do you go from there to use the velocity of your money?
  • Being confident in your skills and being ready for the right opportunities.
  • Is the lack of time and planning your biggest problem? Do you have a financial junk drawer?
  • Sometimes it's better to take your time instead of hitting it too hard too fast.
  • Buffer days, revenue days, and free days that you ONLY spend with your children ⎼ find the compromise for work and play.
  • Be home for dinner and prioritize time for your family
  • Sometimes what gives you happiness is harder than what gives you pleasure.
  • Can your kids be raised with too much money and opportunity? How do you transfer the teachings that prepare your children without ‘crutching’ them?

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/287

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Sep 08, 2021
The Power of the Beginner’s Mindset with Pieter Geldenhuys
42:38

Gentlemen, what if I told you that there was someone out there who could take you on a journey to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, hike the Camino de Santiago, or navigate the Inca Trail–and discover more about yourself, the people around you, and all of humanity along the way?

Well, that someone is Pieter Geldenhuys–and as soon as I learned about him, I was fascinated.

Pieter is a husband and father of two boys. He’s also built, scaled, and merged a number of companies, including Shoshin Walks, where he takes people on incredible journeys both around the world and within themselves.

His mission is so in alignment with what we do at Front Row Dads that I knew I needed to talk to him.

In this great conversation, we explore what shoshin is—the Zen buddhist term for a beginner’s mindset. You’ll also hear how a talented entrepreneur who is focused on tourism survived the chaos of 2020, and why walking is such a great way to learn and grow!

Pieter Geldenhuys Podcast Highlights

  • What is the relationship between anger and curiosity?
  • How does the beginner’s mindset keep us open to learning?
  • How can the outdoors help us connect to our spirituality?
  • Pieter’s favorite trip in the world.
  • How Pieter hacked meditation.
  • How Pieter used intention setting to write his first novel this year.
  • How do you cultivate and keep a beginner’s mindset, both at work and at home?
  • Why not being seen sets Pieter off.
  • The value of taking a business meeting as a walk instead of grabbing coffee or beer.

 

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Sep 02, 2021
First Habits Win with Mike Miller
41:29

How can we teach our kids about money and encourage them to develop smart financial habits? And what can we do to help our kids learn the hard way and make their own mistakes without getting hurt? 

To help answer these questions, my special guest today is Mike Miller. He’s a family man with three adult daughters, COO at Advisors Excel, creator of the First Habits System, and the author of First Habits Win: Prime Your Children for a Lifetime of Financial Success with This Simple System. 

In today’s conversation, Mike shares the story of how, even with his formal financial education and graduating debt free, he was a financial disaster when it came to personal financial management. We'll talk about what he did to make sure his daughters weren’t set up to fail like he was, and the different ways they achieved success. 

We also dig into the brain chemistry behind spenders, savers, and whatevers, Mike’s unique First Habits System, and how to create your own roadmap to help your kids achieve financial independence and live abundantly for generations to come!  

P.S. If you loved this episode, please write a review on iTunes, take a screenshot, and send it to info@frontrowdads.com, and I’ll buy you a copy of Mike’s book!

 

Mike Miller Podcast Highlights

  • What Mike did to start managing his kids’ money when they turned 12–and how it proved highly beneficial.
  • Why do projects we try with our kids fizzle out so frequently?
  • How Mike wrecked his life when he became financially independent as a young adult.
  • How Mike’s daughters showed him the different types of money personalities.
  • Why our kids live in our financial comfort zones–and why this doesn’t work when our kids get their first entry-level jobs.
  • How do financial issues lead to anxiety, divorce, suicide, and other tough social issues?
  • How to talk to your kids about inflation, cryptocurrency, and some of the other financial topics that come up in our daily lives.
  • The value of introducing things in stages.
  • What defines financial success?
  • What does it mean to achieve flourishing wealth?
  • Why are our financial challenges never truly over at any age?

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Aug 26, 2021
Protecting Kids From Porn with Sean Clifford
46:09

Guys, we all have a story about the first time we saw pornography. 

For me (and maybe you too), it involved finding a Playboy in the woods.  Or someone snagged one of their dad’s or uncle’s magazines and brought it to guys’ night when you were in high school.

It might’ve felt pretty harmless at the time–but for our kids, things are VERY different.

How different? I read recently that 50% of kids have seen pornography by the time they’re between the ages of 11 and 13, and that twice as many adolescents have seen porn of some kind than their parents realize. Of those kids, more than half saw pornography unintentionally.

As someone with a 12 year old boy, this is a topic I’ve been thinking about a lot–and it’s why I needed to chat with Sean Clifford.

Sean’s the CEO of Canopy, an online parenting app designed to help kids lead a safer existence online. Installed on over 2 million devices worldwide, it uses AI to identify nudity and pornography, can help prevent sexting, and makes it easier for parents to keep tabs on their kids’ screen time without rendering the internet unusable. He’s also a father of four, so he’s deeply invested in all of this.

In our chat today, Sean and I talk not just about protecting our kids from pornography, but how to raise children who can make sense of (and resist) all the addictive content out there in our modern world. 

Sean Clifford Podcast Highlights

  • What is Canopy, and why should parents care about it?
  • Why is content (including pornography) more addictive than ever before–and only getting more addictive?
  • Why Sean mostly doesn’t let his kids use devices as home–and how he and his wife are trying to model acceptable device usage.
  • At what age should we start talking about pornography and problematic content with our kids?
  • Why is it so dangerous to completely disengage from what our kids do online?
  • Why Canopy is not a silver bullet–and why that’s okay.
    What happens when you take screens away from your kids?
  • What we learned from taking screens away on our six week road trip.
  • How do we deal with dopamine hits, serotonin, and feeling fulfilled?
  • How can you do a digital reset for yourself and your family?

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Aug 19, 2021
RV Life: The Ups and Downs of Being on the Road
01:29:22

I wouldn’t take the trip back for anything, but boy it kicked my ass!” 

Gents, in this episode we’re talking all about RV life — extended road trips, trailers, camping, and year round travel with the entire family. 

In case you missed it, I bought a 17-foot trailer and embarked on one of the most challenging family trips of my life. We made some incredible memories, but it wasn’t exactly sunshine and rainbows either. 

Since returning home from the Vroman's big RV adventure (earlier than anticipated), I’ve been getting A LOT of questions… 

  • What should I plan for when it comes to RVing with my family?

  • What type of rig do I need to get across the country in one piece?

  • Can I work from the road AND enjoy the adventure at the same time?

  • How do you have sex with your wife when your kids are 6 feet away?!

Today, we dive into all of this and more. I’m speaking with my friends Aaron Amuchastegui and Jason Shinpaugh who have both travelled extensively with their families. 

You’ll get a high level look at what to expect, how to plan for the worst, food considerations, gadgets to buy, preparation tips, and more. You’ll hear our most epic moments, as well as our biggest failures. 

If you’re considering a trip like this for the first time, there’s a ton of insight from this conversation to set you up for success. Trust me, you don’t want to “wing it” like I did :)

RV Life Podcast Highlights

  • Am I selling my RV? You’ll have to listen to find out ;)
  • RV, Camper, Motor Home, Trailer, 5th Wheel, Class A, Class C — what’s the difference and which one is right for you?
  • Why tough family moments only get tougher when you’re on the road.
  • Showing your kids that you’re not perfect.
    Aaron shares what it was like driving through 17 states in 3 months.
  • Is it possible to manage work while on the road?
  • Jason’s experience after selling his possessions and travelling full time for the past 5 years.
  • Why unmet expectations are the #1 cause of stress while living on the road.
  • How much time should you spend in one location before moving onto the next destination?
  • I completely underestimated transition time when coming and going.
  • Healthy eating hacks you can use when travelling.
  • Why planning is so crucial to a successful RV trip — and the importance of doing a trial run before committing to a longer expedition.
  • Should your kids wear seatbelts when the RV is being driven?
  • The moment I was most ashamed of during the trip — and what I did about it.
  • The best memory from our entire trip — a moment I would have never have expected.
  • Saying no to luxury, and yes to adventure.
  • A funny story about sex in the RV.
  • RVing is not a vacation… It's life!

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Aug 12, 2021
Dad's 17 Year Old Son Helps Create SudShare, the Uber for Laundry
46:48

We’ve talked about how to be family men with businesses many times on this show.

But one thing we don’t talk about enough is how to run businesses with our families. And this is what Mort Fertel and his family are doing right now, and they’re having some pretty incredible success with it.

For anyone with large families, it probably goes without saying that the struggle to keep up with the laundry is very real. It’s relentless! How many hours each week do you spend doing laundry when you have seven people living under one roof? The answer is too many hours.

So, to help lessen the burden, Mort and his wife started including their kids in this household chore. And one day, while having a simple family discussion about the ever-present laundry issue, Mort’s teenage son had a wild idea.

He said, “I don’t want to do this anymore. But I’ll make you an app.” His thought was, “if Uber can take us to the airport, why can’t someone else do our laundry?”

And just like that, a new business idea was born.

Today, Sudshare is in 300 cities nationwide, helping families all over the country solve their laundry woes and also creating work-from-home jobs in the process with an Uber-style business model.

With an app that was fully researched and created by his teenage son, the serial entrepreneur with five children is now running a business with his triplets!

When I heard about what Mort’s been up to, I knew we needed to reconnect to talk about the art of running a family business. I’m just so impressed by SudShare’s incredible growth, and the impact this service is having on families. It’s such an amazing story, and I can’t wait to share it with you.

If you want to learn how to help your kids activate their superpowers, share your family’s core values with the world, and build an awesome business together, you’re going to love this conversation.

Mort Fertel Podcast Highlights

  • What SudShare is all about, and how is it making people’s lives better.
  • The importance of keeping your ego in check and giving your kids runway to figure things out.
  • How do you detect, articulate, and share the core values of a business?
  • How can you tell if you’ve made the right decision in business, even if it’s unpopular?
  • How do you create roles (or let your kids create roles) within a family business that play to everyone’s strengths
  • How do thriving family businesses avoid unnecessary competition between siblings?
  • How do we direct our kids to the right influences and mentors to shape who they become?
  • Why Mort doesn’t advise anyone to start a family business in spite of their success.

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Aug 05, 2021
How to Talk with Kids with Ned Johnson and Dr. William R. Stixrud
54:28

I just can’t handle you right now.”

That’s how I’m feeling around my kids lately. 

As many of you know, I’ve been on a pretty epic family road trip across the country. We’ve been making some incredible memories and having a ton of fun, but it hasn't been without some serious challenges. 

My wife has been sick for the past week, the boys are constantly fighting, I'm trying to manage my business (while keeping everyone engaged), and there've been some tragic events with my extended family, to name just a few. 

To be honest, I feel like I’m reaching my breaking point. I’ve lost all patience, I’m emotionally drained, and I just don’t have the bandwidth to deal with my kids immediate needs. 

And I can feel the negative impact that my energy is having on my kids—which doesn’t sit right with me. 

I don’t want to be the Dad who replies to my kids with the classic “Because I said so…” line. 

Well, the timing for today’s episode of the podcast couldn’t be better. Returning guests, Ned Johnson and William Stixrud, join the show to talk all about their new book, What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home

Ned and Bill reminded me that nobody gets it right all the time. In fact, perfect parenting just doesn’t exist, and my current feelings are completely normal. 

Thankfully, they shared some pro tips for practicing self-compassion and dealing with the kids when life gets crazy—ones that I know you’ll appreciate! 

If you sometimes find it hard to talk with our kids, you’re going to love this conversation. Ned and Bill share some really powerful strategies for creating deeper connections, building empathy, and engaging in respectful and effective dialogue. This is your comprehensive guide to effectively communicating with kids!  

Ned Johnson Podcast Highlights

  • How to talk to kids (and really listen) in order to build powerful connections.
  • Changing the energy in the way you talk to your children.
  • Letting your kids know when you’re having a tough day/week.
  • How to practice non-judgmental self-compassion.
  • Why nobody needs perfect parents. In fact, ‘good enough’ is better than you may think.
  • The power of spending one-on-one time with your kids.
  • Talking with kids about the pursuit of happiness.
  • Using reflective listening to build empathy with your kids.
  • Helping kids find their own motivation.
  • How does a kid's age impact how you speak to them?
  • Why you should want your kids to solve their own problems as much as possible.
  • Are you accidentally bailing on your kids emotionally?

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Jul 29, 2021
Staying Healthy and Standing Up For What Matters Most with Christian Elliot
52:56

In a super-divisive world, how do we find common ground, do what’s best for our families, and approach things with an open mind?

We may not have a clear answer at all times, but sometimes we come across some information that opens our minds to another point of view. And Christian Elliott’s article titled, “18 Reasons Why I’m Not Getting a Covid Vaccine” is definitely one of them.

A friend of mine told me that I had to read his article, which has now been seen millions of times all over the world, and it really resonated with me. I was struck by how well it was written, the classy approach he took, and his courage in speaking out. 

And after reading his article, I knew I needed to have him on the podcast to talk about a lot of the questions we’ve probably all had at one point or another over this past year.

Christian is a certified personal trainer, life coach, and a nutrition coach. He’s all about living a healthy lifestyle and helping others figure out what inspires them. He has a fascination with the human body, human psychology, and a willingness to have honest discussions with people who may have a different point of view.

In today’s conversation, Christian and I aren’t just talking about how to keep ourselves and our families healthy–we’re talking about what it means to stand up for what we really believe in and how to teach our children to do the same.

Christian Elliot Podcast Highlights

  • What makes health such a passionate subject for
  • Christian–and how he went from being frequently sick in his late 20s to finding his best health in his 40s.
  • How can we embody the values most important to us every single day?
  • The power of sitting and creating space for your kids’ emotions.
  • Why Christian believes “He wasn’t really present” is the worst thing our kids could say about us.
  • How to teach kids to be open-minded.
  • Why Christian felt compelled to write his article about COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Why the thought of his kids saying “He didn’t stand up for what was right” would be such a dagger to him.
  • Why is the world so bad at talking about our health in practical, meaningful ways?

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Jul 22, 2021
HOW You Speak to Your Kids Matters More Than You Think with Krister Ungerböck
47:32

When you think back to your own childhood, was there anything your Dad ever said to you (good or bad) that stayed with you forever? 

I can still vividly recall moments from my upbringing when Dad said something (unintentionally) that really hurt me. 

And despite having always believed I would never act the same way with my own kids, I’ve certainly had moments I’m not proud of.  

HOW you speak to your kids matters more than you think... 

It could be criticism, a sarcastic comment, blowing your fuse, or maybe not even saying anything at all…   

I’ve heard lots of stories of men who just wished their Dad would have told them how proud they were—and sadly, not hearing those words affected everything. 

So, what’s going on here? And how do we show up and be better leaders for our own kids? That’s what today’s episode with Krister Ungerböck is all about.

Krister is a leadership communication expert, keynote speaker, and former CEO of a global tech company. In fact, he sold that company for over $200 million—and it was worth less than $1 million when he joined.

During his time there, he learned a lot of lessons about what works (and what doesn’t) when it comes to communicating effectively as an employee, an entrepreneur, a husband, and a father—and he’s documented all of this wisdom in his bestselling book, 22 Talk SHIFTs: Tools to Transform Leadership in Business, in Partnership, and in Life

Before Krister released his book, he actually sat down and read the manuscript to his father, and this was his response…

I had no idea how my words hurt you.” 

I really loved speaking with Krister about this stuff. We talked about how most problems that families experience can be resolved, simply by changing the words that they use. He outlines some pretty simple (yet highly effective) tools you can immediately start using to improve how you communicate at home with your wife and kids. 

These practical tools include fill-in-the-blank phrases, powerful questions, and provocative exercises that can break the cycle of strained communication and strained relationships.

We also discussed why it’s so important for your kids to see you show emotions. SPOILER ALERT: Men who lead, aren’t afraid to cry!  

And don’t miss the end of our conversation. Krister shares the one question he asked his Dad at the age of 47 that changed their relationship forever. 

BTW, as a thank you for listening, I want to gift you a copy of Krister’s book! All I ask is that you write an honest review of the podcast on Apple. Be sure to mention the Krister Ungerböck episode in your review, take a screenshot, and email it to info@frontrowdads.com and I’ll mail you a copy of the book. 

Krister Ungerböck Podcast Highlights

  • Why Krister got no emotional validation from leading a hugely successful business–and the one thing he always wanted to hear from his father.
  • Why is it almost impossible to be a great father without being a great husband?
  • Why saying “That’s great” or “good job” meant so much less to Krister than hearing “I’m proud of you.”
  • How can we simply change our words to resolve some of our toughest conflicts?
  • What are the most damaging words we accidentally use daily?
  • Why Krister is trying not to use the word “you” in tense conversations at all.
  • Why do our spouses often take coaching from us so poorly?
  • When should we choose not to coach people?
  • The importance of teaching our children to cry like men (and what that means).
  • Why Krister never really hung out with his Dad as friends until he was 47 years old.
  • How can we heal from our relationships with overly critical parents?

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Jul 15, 2021
Erik Raschke on Positive Reinforcement and Making Sacrifices for Your Kids
49:39

Erik had been told by countless therapists that he was in denial. He’d heard over and over again that his autistic son would never learn to read. 

But when they found the right program, it took just six days for something to click–and his teenage son was suddenly reading.

Erik’s family life has been full of little breakthroughs since he made a decision to show up for his oldest son in a big way. 

You’ll learn all about this, as well as his new book To The Mountain–a powerful story inspired by their relationship. 

We talk about why we make sacrifices, what works (and what doesn’t) when showing up for kids with conditions including autism and ADHD, and how to process anger and frustration in healthy ways. 

BTW, If you’d like to receive a FREE copy of Erik’s book, I’ll buy you one. 

Just leave an honest review of this episode at http://FrontRowDads.com/review, and email a screenshot of your review and your address (US addy’s only gents) to info@frontrowdads.com, and we’ll send you a copy of the book as a thank you!

Some of the topics I discuss with Dr. Ian Kerner: 

  • What autism looks like for most kids
  • Why positive reinforcement made all the difference with Erik’s son.
  • How Erik’s father instilled in him a love of reading and writing.
  • What is sacrifice?
  • The difference between a great dad and a terrible one.
  • Why are some dads so much better at being parents when their kids are very young, or when they’re teenagers, or even later in life?
  • When do we take on too much responsibility?
  • The common misconceptions about how to show up for and support kids with autism, ADHD, and a wide range of other conditions.
  • Why do kids suffer when they grow up in sterile environments?
  • Where should we focus our time, attention, and energy?

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We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Jul 08, 2021
Ian Kerner | Is Predictable Sex Killing Your Marriage?
53:27

She called me a sex god.  I laughed, but knew I may have earned it!  

Gents... this show is going to get seriously personal.  We’re talking oral sex, bedroom routines, easing anxiety, ethical porn and more. 

A few years ago, my friend Lance Salazar, author of The Miracle Morning for Couples, gave me a copy of Dr. Ian Kerner’s book, She Comes First

Long story short: six months later, my wife was telling all our friends that I’d become some sort of sex god (not kidding).  

It wasn’t until I was in my early 40s that I started to learn how to really light up my wife.  

We cover a lot of ground on the show, including a look into the work behind his new book, So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex: Laying Bare and Learning to Repair Our Love Lives.

Some of the topics I discuss with Dr. Ian Kerner: 

  • What does variety look like in a healthy sexual relationship?
  • The $2.00 purchase that saved my sex life
  • The one thing that needed to happen, for my wife to beg for sex.
  • Are your routines (sex scripts) killing your love life?
  • What are your core erotic themes?
  • How do you create variety in a sexual relationship?
    Is there ethical porn and has porn become problematic?
  • Do men need to manage masturbation?
  • If you’re kids bust you having sex, is that traumatic?
  • Why our cultural norms surrounding sex leave people dysfunctional, depressed, and without sexual self-esteem.
  • Why dominant cultural narratives fail to honor female sexuality.
  • Why guys should be talking about sex more often.
  • Why do sex scripts fall into predictable patterns or just get boring?
  • The common threads of sex scripts that work.
  • Why anxiety is the enemy of arousal
  • When should we talk to our kids about sex and pornography?
  • Is there more trauma for a child in seeing their parents have sex, or feeling that their parents lived in a sexless marriage?

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Jul 01, 2021
Adventures with Kids, Making Memories and Family Influence with Tyler Gunter
58:26

What matters more–providing for our families, or being there for our spouses and our kids while we make incredible memories?

When I learned that entrepreneur Tyler Gunter decided to make big changes in his life and retired at the age of 30 to show up for his family first and his business second, I knew I needed to talk to him. 

Tyler is the founder of Adventure Dads, a group of about a dozen dads that take trips with their children of all ages. They’ve gone spelunking, rode go-karts, and explored artificial biospheres, to name just a few of their activities. More importantly, they’ve also helped kids foster incredible friendships and forge connections within their community.

In our conversation today, Tyler and I talk about the power of influence and mentorship when it comes to our kids–and how we can be a positive presence in our kids’ lives, even when they stop wanting to listen to us. We also talk about what it means to live a balanced and intentional life, and the beauty of learning to let go.

Nate Klemp's Podcast Highlights

  • What is Adventure Dads and why did Tyler create it?
  • Who are the people we want to be actively involved in our kids’ lives?
  • How can we have serious conversations about real issues with our kids?
  • How do our kids’ friends influence them–and how can we have an influence on our kids’ friends?
  • What makes going on adventures with our kids so valuable?
  • The moment that taught Tyler and his wife that nothing could make up for lost time together.
  • How do you know who will show up for your family if something happens to you?
  • How can tragedy bring out the best in a family or a community?
  • How can you reverse engineer a life of intention?
  • What Tyler does when he screws up or knows he lost his cool.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Jun 24, 2021
How to Win the Marriage Game Without Keeping Score with Nate Klemp
59:38

We’ve all heard of the mythical 100/100 marriage before — one where both partners give 100% at all times, and everything’s always great.

But let’s take a step back and get real for a second: How often do you feel like you’re able to give 100%? How often do you feel like you’re getting 100%? If you’ve ever argued about who is (or isn’t) giving enough, did it feel like you were going around in circles while nothing improved?

With that in mind, I’d like to ask you one more question: what if the magic number isn’t 100%?

Nate Klemp — PhD, bestselling author, and founding partner at Mindful, wants you to stop thinking in terms of 100/100. In his new book, The 80/80 Marriage: A New Model for a Happier, Stronger Relationship, he and his wife Kaley pinpoint exactly what doesn’t work in modern marriage. They share incredible stories from their own lives and others, as well as practical, powerful solutions designed to transform your relationship and deepen your connection.

In our conversation, Nate and I are talking about why even mindfulness junkies can get triggered, why scorekeeping and fairness suck, and how you can break out of unhealthy loops once and for all to transform your marriage for the better.

Also, as a thank you for listening, I want to gift a copy of Nate’s book to you! All I ask is that you write an honest review of the podcast on Apple. Be sure to mention the Nate Klemp episode in your review, take a screenshot, and email it to info@frontrowdads.com and I’ll mail you a copy of the book.

Nate Klemp's Podcast Highlights

  • Why do we still lose our sh*t, even after spending so much time on breathwork, meditation, exercise, and everything else that’s supposed to help us stay in check?
  • How do our kids show us everything that we need to be working on as parents?
  • Why is it so easy to fall into fights about what is and isn’t fair in relationships–especially when we have kids?
  • The three core components of an 80/80 marriage.
  • The contagious qualities of radical fairness and behaving out of character.
  • Why doesn’t 100/100 (or 50/50) work in a relationship?
  • Why is it possible to lose who we are when we try to be generous?
  • Why people think an 80/80 marriage is harder than it actually is–and how leveling up your relationship can take as little as 20 seconds a day.
  • Is there anything we can do to make the 50/50 mindset go away?
  • What couples actively living the 80/80 lifestyle are doing right now.
  • How do we tap into the inherent love and generosity available to us?
  • What happens when we become too calm and collected?
  • How to incorporate breathwork into your daily practice.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Jun 17, 2021
Deeply Knowing Your Kids with Phillip Stutts
01:07:09

Phillip Stutts, my new friend, just published The Undefeated Marketing System. 

It’s a book about how to grow businesses and build audiences. If you want to learn a lot about digital marketing and the tools and techniques that win presidential campaigns, he lays it all out.

But I took more from it than that. Phillip’s book taught me to learn more about my kids and my wife. Most importantly, it made me ask myself, “How can I connect and deliver as a family man?

Phillip writes about the importance of really listening to people when it comes to reaching them through marketing, yet all the lessons he teaches apply just as much to our families as they do to our companies.

In today’s conversation with Phillip, we talk about the dramatic changes he’s made in the last five years of his life to write a book, show up for his family, own six companies, and fight an extraordinarily rare esophageal disease. You’ll learn about his remarkable transformation, the five rules of marketing that every successful campaign follows, and how to become a better listener to improve every relationship in your life. 

I strongly feel like this is a book that everyone should read right now (in fact, I’m having my entire team read it right now), and as a thank you for listening, I want to gift it to you! All I ask is that you write an honest review of the podcast on Apple. Be sure to mention the Phillip Stutts episode in your review, take a screenshot, and email it to info@frontrowdads.com and I’ll mail you a copy of the book.

Phillip Stutts' Podcast Highlights

  • Why do projects like writing books take such a toll on our families?
  • How do we live a life of joy with our families–especially when our own childhoods were not happy?
  • How an illness can make us better parents and entrepreneurs.
  • The importance of gut health.
  • Why is it so easy to become addicted to distraction–and how does this manifest in our lives?
  • When we’ve made big changes in our lives, how can we show up to help others who we think are just a few steps behind us in their journeys–and should we help at all?
  • What makes so many marketing campaigns so ineffective.
  • How can you build a marketing machine that stays ahead of technology changes?
  • What Phillip learned from absolutely blowing an Instagram ad campaign for what was then the biggest client he’d ever landed.
  • What is both our greatest asset (and flaw) as a business owner?
  • What happens when our kids and spouses really feel seen and heard?

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Jun 10, 2021
Addictions, Recovery and Coming Back to Life with Jesse Harless
01:01:21

My friend Johnny Kane didn’t just recommend that I read Jesse Harless’s book, If Not You, Then Who?–he told me that everybody should read it.

And man, was Johnny right. I was blown away by the first 50 pages. It’s a raw, shockingly good, honest memoir about addiction and recovery. But it’s more than that.

Instead of simply sharing his very moving story of struggles with addiction and his road to recovery, Jesse gives his readers the power to take action and change their lives–or provide someone close to them with the help they need.

After reading the book, I knew I needed to chat with Jesse, especially as we all work to unpack the collective trauma we faced as a society in 2020. In this conversation, we dig into how he became a thought leader in the world of addiction and recovery, why we’re all addicts of some kind, and how to replace the patterns that don’t serve us with ones that can make our lives better.

I strongly feel like this is a book that everyone should read right now, so as a thank you for listening, I want to gift it to you! All I ask is that you write an honest review of the podcast on Apple. Be sure to mention the Jesse Harless episode in your review, take a screenshot, and email it to info@frontrowdads.com and I’ll mail you a copy of the book.

Read it, share it, and let us know how it impacted you–I’m confident you’ll love it!

Jesse Harless Podcast Highlights

  • What led Jesse to become a leader in the addiction and recovery space.
  • How do cold showers help us fight anxiety?
  • What are people recovering from right now–especially as dads and entrepreneurs?
  • The difference between a habit and an addiction.
  • How do people become aware of their addictions?
  • What are the biggest addictions affecting people right now?
  • What percentage of 30-50 year old men have an addiction of some kind?
  • How to help your kids navigate addictions, including screens and social media.
  • Why the opioid crisis is being swept under the rug in our society.
  • At what age are people exposed to addictive drugs?
    What is the FEARS model?
  • What does daily recovery from all the trauma we face each day look like, and how can we talk about this with our kids, no matter how old they are?
  • What does long-term recovery from addiction look like?

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Jun 03, 2021
Escape Your Family & Business Limits with Matthew Januszek
01:03:50

Gents, if you’re reading this, you’re probably the type of guy who wants to keep winning at life…

But when you think about your family, your business, your health, and the legacy you’re building, are you pushing the boundaries of what’s possible?

Are you intentionally creating space to design a life that gets you fired up?

My chat with Matthew Januszek is all about achieving BIG breakthroughs — not just in your business, but in all areas of life!

Matthew is a Husband, Father, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Escape Fitness, and someone who is continuously learning and leveling up.

In our conversation, he shares lessons learned from taking a company from the startup phase to a well-known international brand, raising incredible kids, and interviewing incredible thinkers on his own podcast, fittingly called Escape Your Limits.

We talk about keeping the spark alive with your wife, co-creating dreams, winning with the kids, work/life balance, fitness, supplements, and a whole lot more!

Matthew Januszek Podcast Highlights

  • What does Matthew love about his family - and what parts drive him nuts?
  • How can you keep the spark alive and find attraction with someone you’re doing life with every single day?
  • What you can do to “dream create” with your spouse.
  • What makes it so hard to tap into your strengths as a joint person and create better relationships?
  • The mistakes so many couples make as they try to “grow together.”
  • Why Matthew believes the pandemic made him a better father.
  • How can we help our kids to achieve their goals?
  • The nutrition and workout routines that Matthew uses to maintain great physique–even at age 50.
  • Why food matters just as much as exercise–and why this is what people struggle with most of all when it comes to feeling (and looking) good.
  • How do we determine what we need to do to move the needle in life, love, and business?
  • Why do we so rarely make deep connections with guys we meet in our 40s and 50s, as opposed to earlier in life?
  • What does it really mean to escape your limits?

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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May 27, 2021
Dad Advice: Words of Wisdom From Men Who Love Being Dads with Craig Kessler
49:14

What would you learn if you asked 40 amazing guys to write you a letter sharing their best dad advice?

Well, Craig Kessler did exactly this — and now he’s sharing everything he learned in his new book, The Dad Advice Project: Words of Wisdom From Guys Who Love Being Dad (coming out on June 1).

Dad Advice: Words of Wisdom From Men Who Love Being Dads with Craig Kessler

As you’ll hear in my chat with Craig, his inspiration for the book actually stemmed from not having a great relationship with his own father.

In his search for answers, he decided to ask a handful of friends to write him a letter on “how to be a good dad.”

The responses he received inspired him to compile stories from 40+ dads from all walks of life — including professional athletes, TV personalities, businessmen, civic leaders, military veterans, and more!

On our call, Craig shares some of the best insights from the book and provides actionable strategies that you can use to win as a husband and father :)

BTW, if you’d like to get a free copy of Craig’s book, leave us a review on iTunes, mention this episode and Craig in the review, and take a screenshot. Send it to jon@frontrowdads.com, and I’ll buy and mail you a copy of the book!

Craig Kessler Podcast Highlights

  • What life was like growing up for Craig.
  • How not being able to connect with his own father led Craig to want to connect with other awesome dads about parenting.
  • Why is there so little good content for dads out there that’s interesting or engaging?
  • What makes parenting such a sacred rite of passage?
  • Why is it so hard to find the perfect balance when it comes to performing as a parent, as a husband, and at work?
  • The two pieces of advice that came up time and time again in the letters Craig received.
  • Why does Craig's family stand on chairs before dinner?
    How can we integrate our kids into our work?
  • Why is it so important to leave doors unlocked when we’re working?
  • What makes crowdsourcing such an awesome way to learn?
  • Differentiating between comparing and competition.
  • How does being a high-level business leader help - and hurt - our performance as parents and husbands?
  • How can we benefit as a family by taking interest in what our spouses love to do?
    How and why parents should fight in front of their kids.
  • What should we say to our spouses and our kids after a fight?
  • How do we create opportunities for people to build from scratch, rather than forcing them to fine-tune others’ ideas?

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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May 20, 2021
Raising Resilient Boys, Being Wild at Heart and Finding Healthy Ways to Fight with John Eldredge
54:18

When everyone in your life tells you to read a book, the world is telling you something. 

This is exactly what happened with John Eldredge’s book, Wild at Heart. It started with my friend Ryan Mickler, who’d been talking about his work for years, and soon I felt like I’d heard this recommendation from over eighty guys I trust.

When I finally read it, I was stunned by his work and his message–and today’s conversation left me just as floored.

Raising Resilient Boys, Being Wild at Heart and Finding Healthy Ways to Fight with John Eldredge

In today’s conversation with John, you’ll learn how he unpacked his family trauma to become the man he is today and raise three sons of his own, how to nurture masculinity without being edgy for the sake of edginess, and what it means to show up with courage when you’re needed the most.

And if you’d like to get a free copy of Wild at Heart, just leave us a review of this podcast on iTunes, mention this episode and John in the review, and take a screenshot. Send it to jon@frontrowdads.com, and I’ll buy and mail you (or anyone you want) a copy of the book!

John Eldredge’s Podcast Highlights

  • The value of communing with nature in some form every day.
  • Fasting as a healing mechanism.
  • The power of resetting to cut out the noise.
  • Why are we in love with distractions?
  • How can chasing love and validation take over our lives and burn us out, and how can we unpack the wounds it creates in childhood?
  • What’s new in the expanded and updated edition of Wild at Heart.
  • Why men need battles, adventure, and love in their lives.
  • How can men navigate the challenges of gender in the modern landscape?
  • How can you embrace the warrior spirit in service of love?
  • What are some rites of passage you can pass down to your children?
  • What questions should men be asking to connect with their hearts?

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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May 13, 2021
This Letter Changed Everything with Blake Brewer
59:27

Guys, as much as we may not want to, we have to think about what will happen to our families after we’re gone. 

I’m not talking about money or an estate here. I’m talking about what our last words to our kids will be, and how we can share our wisdom, our advice, our love, and our memories not just while we’re here on earth, but forever. 

Blake Brewer realized this in the hardest way possible–he lost his father in an accident while on vacation in Hawaii. While enjoying a beautiful day of snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, Blake’s father suddenly got caught in a rough spot and was struggling to stay above water. His father literally died in Blake’s arms while he was trying to rescue him.

Just hours after he passed, Blake had to call his grandparents, his work, and his church to deliver the news.

As he sat with his grief, his mother appeared in the doorway. She put some papers in his hand, which started, “Dear Blake, Natalie, and Marcus…”

This Letter Changed Everything with Blake Brewer

His father had been writing him a letter for several months, and was planning to give it to him on the trip. 

On a simple sheet of paper, his father shared his thoughts, his wisdom, encouragement, and advice–and 18 years later these words continue to guide Blake through life. 

Over the course of the next year, Blake saw himself develop more as a person and a leader than ever before–and learned how to live with a newfound sense of purpose.

Now, Blake has dedicated his life to helping other dads share legacy letters like the one his father wrote, leading and guiding their children for an entire lifetime.

In my conversation with Blake, you’ll get to hear the defining moment that would change his life forever and how to write the legacy letter that’s inside your heart waiting to be put to paper!

Blake Brewer Podcast Highlights

  • Why some fathers are reluctant to reach out for help when it comes to upping their dad game.
  • The most powerful (and painful) words Blake heard between the ages of five and fifteen.
  • How do we teach our kids to be decisive, rather than telling them what to do and how to think? 
  • Why is it so important for us as dads to tell our kids what makes us proud?
  • The things children need to hear from you to have a confident life and develop emotional intelligence. 
  • Why is it sometimes so hard for us to communicate how we feel? 
  • What stops guys from writing a legacy letter? 
  • How does writing out our values make us more confident and articulate in business, as well as at home?  
  • How do our phones stop us from showing up for the people we love? 
  • How can we show up for our families in stressful times, like when we’re launching a business in startup mode?

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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May 06, 2021
Sex Potential, Stem Cell Therapy and Male Optimization with Dr. Amy Killen
52:13

Ok guys, time to get vulnerable for a minute…

Clearly, as we get older our bodies inevitably change, but I never really thought I’d notice a shift in how I “showed up” in the bedroom, until I did.

There’s a happy ending to this story (Pun intended).

A few weeks ago, I met Dr. Amy Killen, who’s an expert in maximizing male sexual performance.

PERFECT. TIMING.

While she openly shared with me all the details about her work, I was on the edge of my seat.

Some of the ideas were more complicated, but a few seemed like things I could experiment with over the next week.

She mentioned beet root powder and talked about how it produces nitric oxide, and that I found out, is a good thing. A REALLY good thing.

Energy. Stamina. Muscles. And yes, a full -- and I’m talking full -- erection.

And gents… of course that’s not everything, but it’s a sign. In fact, Dr. Amy said….penises are like canaries in the coal mine, warning us about our overall cardiovascular health.

After a week of taking this stuff (and no, this podcast isn’t sponsored by a supplement company selling you the red juice), I noticed that my energy was different in almost every aspect of my life–not just the bedroom.

Sex Potential, Stem Cell Therapy and Male Optimization with Dr. Amy Killen

After my personal success, I knew I needed to have her on the podcast.

Amy Killen is an anti-aging and regenerative medicine specialist focused on aesthetics and sexual medicine, including sexual optimization, skin regeneration, and hair restoration.

In today’s conversation, we’re talking about the signs (both physical AND mental) that you might need someone like Dr. Amy in your life, simple things you can do on a daily basis to mitigate stress levels and improve your sexual performance, and some of the more advanced therapies Amy works with to help men look and perform at their best at any age!

Dr. Amy Killen Podcast Highlights

  • What does an optimized sex life look like for a man?
  • How does something as simple as antiseptic mouthwash destroy our ability to perform in the bedroom?
  • Why do as many as 75% of erectile dysfunction cases go untreated?
  • What are the benefits of a healthy sex life outside the bedroom?
  • Why does stress kill sex?
  • What makes medication like Viagra or Cialis not work?
  • How many men suffer from low testosterone in their 40s, and what can be done about it?
  • Does having sex lead to more sex?
  • What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and what is it used for?
  • What are stem cells, and why should we care about them?
  • Why don’t we talk about our sexual health in a way that’s real?
  • How has shockwave therapy changed the game in terms of treating ED?

 

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Apr 29, 2021
Helping Your Kids Start A Business with Josh Felber
51:00

Ok fellas, raise your hand if your kids have come to you with a business idea 🙋🏼‍♂️

As an entrepreneur myself, having my kids show interest in starting a business is pretty exciting. 

Of course, I want them to explore whatever makes them happy. But secretly, I love the idea of them running their own thing. Maybe it’s because it’s something I know I’ll be able to connect with them about. Can any of you relate?

But how involved should we get? What’s the right balance between helping them pursue their idea, and letting them make mistakes/figure things out on their own?

Josh Felber - Helping Your Kids Start A Business

Today I caught up with serial entrepreneur, Josh Felber, to talk all about it! 

Josh created his first real business at the age of 14 and has owned 15 more in the 30+ years since. Before the age of 25 he had become a millionaire and today he helps “parent-preneurs” achieve success, while living an integrated lifestyle. 

We talk about the different businesses his kids have started, including Gratitude Gear and Paleo Pets, and some really great tips for any parents who have a kid entrepreneur in the family :)

Brotha James Podcast Highlights

  • Where does religion need improvement?
  • Intentional praying & gratitude 
  • Building a family brand
  • Helping your kids start a business
  • Business models best suited for kids.
  • How involved should you be in your kids business?
  • Integrating entrepreneurship into your homeschooling
  • Encouraging your kids to figure things out on their own
  • Using commute time to listen to audiobooks with your kids
  • Epic family vacations
  • What should you do when you accidentally respond with anger when speaking with your kids?
  • Raising your kids to be leaders, not followers
  • Listening to your inner compass

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Apr 22, 2021
5 Things I Learned from my Dad, Before I Lost Him with Brotha James
01:09:47

Today, I’m talking with my close friend Jeremy Reisig, a.k.a. Brotha James. 

He’s been a hugely influential member of the Front Row Dads community. 

Why? It’s simple: Jeremy has legendary relationships with his family. 

In our conversations over the years, I’ve been deeply moved by the stories he’s shared–especially when he talks about the ways his dad, who recently passed away, showed up for him.

5 Things I Learned from my Dad, Before I Lost Him 

If you want to connect more deeply with your father (or any father figure in your life), as well as your kids (and who doesn’t?), this episode is for you.

Brotha James not only shares brilliant music, but what made his relationship with his dad so special. You’ll learn about their traditions, how his dad treated his mother, and which actions spoke louder than words–up until the very end of his life.

Brotha James Podcast Highlights

  • The value of looking for fulfillment in every aspect of your life.
  • How seeing other people’s pain at a Tony Robbins event helped Brotha James truly appreciate and acknowledge how his father made him feel psychologically safe, loved, and important.
  • How can we show up and be compassionate for people we love as they navigate pain, fear, and uncertainty?
  • How Jeremy’s father’s kind, respectful, and acceptive approach to dying set the family up to survive it with less pain.
  • What Jeremy’s dad, a massive Beatles fan, learned from George Harrison and John Lennon’s perspectives on life and death.
  • The many ways we can look at adversity - including death.
  • The value of having rituals with your children.
  • How can we unlock love in the sadness of losing someone?
  • How do we numb our sadness (or other feelings) in both unhealthy and healthy ways?
  • What does a trap of avoidance look like, and how do we accidentally manipulate ourselves?
  • How Jeremy’s father pushed him to do better without ever being hypercritical.
  • How can we show up for and support our kids, even when they get really into an activity you don’t want to do (or aren’t really that interested in)?
  • How Jeremy’s mom created incredible opportunities for his dad and made him feel loved.
  • A question you can ask instead of “How was your day at school?”
  • What makes someone a great listener?
  • The times Jeremy was afraid of his dad–and how he reckoned with being disrespectful as a child in his adult life.
  • Why Jeremy is so grateful that his dad taught him how to see the good in others, to listen more than speak, and to be a great partner.
  • The importance of practicing being a good partner on a daily basis.

 

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Apr 15, 2021
Score Yourself in These 4 Areas (Spouse, Kids, Work, Health) with Dane Espegard
01:02:32

Fellas, here’s an interesting one for you… 

How would your wife rate you on a scale from 1 to 10 in the areas of Work, Health, Kids and Marriage? 

That’s one of the big questions during today’s conversation with my buddy, Dane Espegard. 

Dane’s a member of Front Row Dads, rock star relationship builder, and someone who is continuously improving in all 4 of these buckets. 

I know for me, it’s pretty tough to nail all of these areas, all of the time...

So, I wanted to know, what makes Dane’s relationship with his wife and kids so strong - and how does he manage to play at such a high level in his personal and professional life at the same time? 

Dane drops a ton of wisdom on what does/doesn’t work for him and his family. We talk about the importance of being attuned with your wife’s emotional needs, the benefits of therapy, healthy forms of fighting, and much more!

Dane Espegard Podcast Highlights

  • Dane’s experience with his parents getting divorced when he was in his 20s.
  • Why my dog stands ON the table while we have dinner. 
  • The positive and negative sides of COVID.
  • Why his family is going on vacation with horses.
  • When Dane and his wife fight -- why, and what does his wife need more of in order to feel loved. 
  • How would your wife rate you in Work, Health, Kids, and Marriage?
  • What do you and your wife need in order to feel intimately connected to one another?
  • My goal to talk how I would if a therapist was watching.
  • Why do Dane and his wife have such a great relationship?
  • Why my 6 year old son started having nightmares after I had a big fight with Tatyana and what adjustments we had to make in our house. 
  • What are clarity breaks?
  • Why community is your greatest survival tool.

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While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Apr 08, 2021
How to Identify Your Blind Spots as a Husband and Father with Nathanael Chawkin
01:08:11

Can you think back to a moment when you lost your cool with your wife or kids? What’s going on when our emotions get the best of us?

What if instead of defaulting to anger, judgement, defensiveness and frustration, we could better understand the feelings of everyone involved, and empathize more effectively with others’ perspectives?

Helping me answer these questions is Nathanael Chawkin, who specializes in interpersonal communication dynamics for both executive teams and families alike.

I first started working with Nathanael one-on-one so that I could better understand my triggers; the things that really set me off.

He’s helped me tackle some of the toughest communication challenges in my life, and has given me the necessary tools and strategies to identify my biggest emotional blind spots as a husband and father.

His approach to coaching leans on The Work of Byron Katie. If you aren’t yet familiar with The Work, it consists of four questions that allow you to look at specific problems and see exactly what is bothering you in a whole new light.

In today’s conversation, we touch on a wide variety of topics, including Nathanael’s unique upbringing in what he calls a “human potential experiment,” how he masterfully uses self-inquiry in his coaching practice (and with me), and some of the breakthroughs we’ve achieved in our sessions together. You’ll even get to hear us talk through a scenario in real-time, so you can get a taste of what it’s really like to work with Nathanael!

Gold Nuggets

  • The benefits of a multi-spiritual upbringing.
  • How he lived in a karate dojo for 2 years.
  • The importance of owning your problems instead of trying to meditate or transcend them away.
  • Why it’s so easy to think people are judgmental when you’re the one doing the judging.
  • Ways people misinterpret The Work of Byron Katie. 
  • The 80/20 Rule to help you drop in to your own inner wisdom.
  • A framework you can use to better understand what triggers you and transform feelings through inquiry. 
  • How to stop being your worst critic.
  • How The Work is used in a real-life inquiry session.
  • How The Work helps create safe places for the people we love.

Big Questions Asked

  • How can coaching help us get perspective and see all the different arguments around an issue? 
  • How can we use The Work of Byron Katie in our everyday lives? 
  • What are our basic defense mechanisms–and how can we defuse them when they don’t serve us? 
  • Why can’t we see our own blind spots without help?
  • Where does healing come from, and how do we end patterns of trauma? 
  • Why do we have more control when it’s us that needs to change, not our spouse or our children?
  • Why is it so easy to stop treating ourselves like someone who is worthy of respect? 
  • Why is it so hard for us to ask for what we really want? 
  • Why do we need to practice the basics of inquiry when we’re not in the moment? 
  • Where does transformation really come from?

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While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Apr 01, 2021
Gifts to Win Your Spouse's Heart All Year Long with John Ruhlin
51:36

For a lot of guys, gift giving oftentimes lacks true meaning. 

How many holidays have you made a last minute purchase the night before, or decided to buy something just because it has an impressive sticker price? As if a more expensive gift will show your wife just how much you love her lol. 

Gifts should make your loved ones feel valued and appreciated, not forgotten and misunderstood. It’s something we should do because we want to, not because we have to. 

And hey, I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve definitely screwed it up on multiple occasions — so you’re not in this alone! 

Gifts don’t need to be bought, but they do need thought. 

Joining me today to talk all about it is my good friend John Ruhlin — a master at building relationships and winning hearts using his unique approach to strategic gifting. 

We hit on a bunch of topics, including intentional gifting, gifting fails, winning at Mother’s Day, making your wife feel special, balancing business & family, and more!

Gold Nuggets

  • Why gifting alone can’t save a sucky business and adds insult to injury in a struggling marriage.
  • Why the bar is so low in business gift giving - and how to give much more intentional gifts in every area of life.
  • The value of facilitating gift giving within your family.
  • Childhood wounds that stick with us into adulthood.

Big Questions Asked

  • How can we better pick up on hints and clues when it comes to the intangible gifts that our partners want? 
  • Why is it so much harder to pick a great gift for our spouse than it is for a business partner or a client? 
  • What happens when we bring other people within families into our gift giving, thanks, and gratitude? 
  • How can we use the traumas we faced in childhood as we show up for our kids?

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Mar 18, 2021
How to Play Off Your Partner's Parenting Strengths with Brandon Miller
58:39

As entrepreneurs and business owners, we’ve all taken tests like Myers-Briggs, DISC, and Core Values Index to better understand who we are and where we naturally shine. But so few of us have used tools like these to understand our strengths as parents, even though it’s one of the most important roles in our lives!

Today’s guest, my friend Brandon Miller, is the co-author of Incredible Family: Discover Your Parenting Strengths and Raise Your Kids with Confidence. Not only is the book packed with great information, but it also includes a powerful parenting assessment tool to help you and your partner uncover what makes you uniquely great as parents. 

Brandon’s really hit on something big with this book, as proven by the fact that he was voted Most Influential by the Front Row Dads Brotherhood after presenting this material at our last retreat.

Also joining us is fellow Front Row Dad, Les McDaniel, who trains coaches that help parents and their children become stronger, more loving, and more peaceful. 

So what exactly does it mean to build an “incredible family” and how do we make it happen? That’s what this discussion is all about. If you want to bring the joy back into your parenting and shift from being frustrated to fascinated, and from conflict to cooperation, this episode is a must-listen! 

PS: Want 2 free copies of Incredible Family? Write an honest review of the podcast, send a screenshot of your review to jon@frontrowdads.com, and I’ll send you and your spouse a copy in the mail. It’s my way of thanking you for your support, and I know it’ll make a big difference for you and your family.

Gold Nuggets

  • What readers can expect from Incredible Family
  • How understanding our strengths as parents can help us identify patterns and resolve conflicts
  • How Brandon’s entrepreneurial experience informed his methodology as a parent.
  • The value of raising kids who grow up confident (not arrogant).
  • The importance of being more passionate about our families than our businesses.
  • How reaffirming strengths amplifies them.
  • Why inherent negativity bias constantly reaffirms what we’re not - and the power of shifting away from this mindset.
  • Why Brandon and Les said yes to Front Row Dads and why they’re still in the Brotherhood.

Big Questions Asked

  • How do we partner with someone to give our children the five things they need?
  • Do many parents have overlapping strengths?
  • How do I make sense of my parenting assessment?
  • Why don’t our priorities as parents always align?
  • How can we look for the shine in our kids’ eyes to understand what’s working and what isn’t, in our families
  • Why do so many parents lack confidence?
  • Why aren’t men leading the way on unity right now?
  • What happens when we play to our partners strengths and show up as a true leader?
  • Why does everyone need a coach?
  • How can strengths assessments help us solve society’s toughest challenges?
  • How do we amplify what’s good to silence what’s not?
  • Why can it be so hard for us to identify our true strengths?
  • How does gratitude uncover strengths in other people?

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Mar 04, 2021
3 Health Trackers That Make You A Better Dad with Sachin Patel
01:01:51

Sachin Patel returns to the podcast to talk with me about 3 health gadgets that can make your life better as a dad, husband and business owner!

In case you didn’t already know, Sachin is a functional medicine success coach and Founder of The Living Proof Institute. His philosophy is that “The doctor of the future is the patient” and he is actively doing whatever it takes to keep people out of the medical system and empower them through education, self-care, and remapping their mindset.

Sachin first showed up at one of our live events, and completely blew everyone away with the ideas and information he shared. In fact, that session is still being talked about to this day, years later! He has since brought his knowledge to the podcast as a guest, and is returning once again today to share his wisdom!

In this session, we’re discussing 3 pieces of wearable technology that you can use to understand patterns and problems with your health, so you can make adjustments and optimize your life!

P.S. Sachin is also a regular speaker within the brotherhood and will be running our training call in March. He’s also one of our featured experts for the Front Row Dads Online Summit. If you haven’t joined, CLICK HERE to find out more!

Gold Nuggets

  • Blue blocking glasses - what they do, when (and when not) to use them, and which ones should you buy.
  • The steps Sachin took to identify and resolve some of the sleep problems he was facing in his own life.
  • How chronic stress manifests in our daily lives.
  • Why a “normal” or “common” body, as defined by modern medicine, isn’t what most high performers want.
  • How technology can help us identify and mitigate health risks.
  • Why wearing sunglasses makes us more susceptible to sunburn.
  • How to change the lighting in your home to improve your sleep, increase melatonin in your body, enhance your immune system, and so much more!
  • How blood sugar fluctuations put our bodies into “crisis mode.”
  • How gamifying blood glucose levels can help to prevent chronic health issues for ourselves AND the people we love and care about.

Big Questions Asked

  • How are carb-heavy diets, lots of screen time, and hours spent sitting making us prediabetic?
  • What can we do to identify red flags when it comes to our health before they become serious problems?
  • Why are so few conventional doctors able to help us before we crash and burn?
  • How do I choose the right blue blocker lenses for different situations?
  • Why can the wrong blue blocker lenses actually make us more tired?
  • How can we better understand the health issues our kids are having?
  • What can we learn from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) - and how do we interpret the data it gives us?
  • How do our thoughts impact the chemistry of our bodies?
  • How can we use data to avoid spreading ourselves too thin?
  • How can we introduce these gadgets to people we love and care about? 

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Feb 18, 2021
True Companions: This is how you find ‘em and keep ‘em with Dr. Kelly Flanagan
49:53

Do you have true companions in your life? 

And let’s back up for a minute -- how do you define a true companion anyways?  

Is your wife a true companion? 

Returning to the show, my friend Dr. Kelly Flanagan and I are going to talk about how to build true companionship with the people who are most important to us. 

Before Kelly joined the Front Row Dads brotherhood, I knew him as a speaker, elite-level coach, and badass author of the book Loveable, which our guys raved about.

In his new book, True Companions: A Book for Everyone About the Relationships That See Us Through, Kelly shows us what happens when we quit sabotaging intimacy by demanding unconditional love.

Show Highlights

  • The only perspective that can keep us focused on our true companions
  • Why loneliness is the shadow side of your uniqueness
  • The uncomfortableness of being alone
  • The value of the Enneagram
  • The process of building belonging
  • Why lying and secrecy is a form of withdrawing from a relationship
  • How to shift from defensiveness to empathy and compassion
  • The 4 main words for love
  • How we often use unconditional love to say “Lay off me!”
  • The 5-session study guide to help you and your partner make the most of Dr. Kelly’s new book

PS: If you like this episode and you’d like a FREE copy of Kelly’s book, True Companion, simply write an honest review of this podcast on iTunes, take a screenshot, and send it to jon@frontrowdads.com along with your address. I love to read your feedback, and I want to know what was of value to you!

Big Questions Asked

  • What is a true companion? 
  • How do we live with our true-self and our false-self?
  • How does loneliness enrich companionship? 
  • How can we repurpose defensiveness to grow our relationships, instead of tearing them apart? 
  • Why do we lie to try to protect people? 
  • Why is it so hard to be okay with being wrong?

Get the Full Show Notes

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Feb 04, 2021
The Neurochemistry of Connection & Creativity with Mike Wagner
47:16

Are you running on the neuroscience of love and connection, or fear and reactivity?

For many, fear and reactivity are driving your actions more than we realize. In this show, we’re going to address how to fix this and lead from a centered and controlled energy.

Mike Wagner has been on a path to evolve as a father. He’s a member of the Front Row Dads Brotherhood, and is going to share his personal experiences taking a deep dive into his own emotions, and how they used to run his life, and how he shifted into the driver seat.

A bit of context…

Mike had trained to be a physical therapist, but felt like something was off. He then made a transition into real estate investing, with a focus on self-storage. His successes have allowed him to explore personal development, focus on his family, and explore the country. In short, he lives what he calls a life of awesomeness.

He also recently worked extensively with Dr. Danny Friedland to better understand how top performers use mindfulness combined with neuroscience to turn their feelings of stress, burnout, and unhappiness into incredible leadership.

In this show, we have an honest conversation about learning to love ourselves, working through the rough patches, and what we can do to ensure we’re living in alignment with our deepest values.

PS: In honor of Dr. Danny’s life and his work, we’re going to be giving away several copies of his book, Leading Well Within. To claim yours, simply leave me an honest review of the Front Row Dads podcast, mention either Mike Wagner or Dr. Danny, and take a screenshot. Send it to rachel@frontrowdads.com, and I’ll personally send you a copy!

Show Highlights

  • How understanding the intersection of neuroscience and mindfulness makes us better leaders
  • How to recover when you lose your $hit at home
  • A step you can take right now to better understand what happens when you get triggered
  • The connection of Maslow's hierarchy of needs and the evolved father
  • How Mike structures his day for optimal performance
  • How mindfulness allows us to redefine and reframe strife and pull out of a downward spiral
  • Why focusing just on the money stops us from personal development
  • Mike’s personal story of how he freed up his time to focus on personal growth

Big Questions Asked

  • Are we running on the neurochemistry of love and creativity, or of fear and reactivity?
  • What can we do to work through feelings of discontent or self-loathing?
  • What is the value in thinking about death?
  • What does It mean to be 'triggered' and how can we manage those emotions?
  • Why does it sometimes feel like our life, no matter how awesome it is, is not good enough?
  • What are we really asking for when we say we need someone to do something?
  • How can we implement mindfulness into our daily practice?

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/259

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Jan 21, 2021
Finding Financial Freedom, Lifestyle Investing & Family Cashflow with Justin Donald
01:01:23

For many of us, the money we make is directly related to the amount of time we put into something. When we are directly responsible for growing our businesses, writing books, or traveling to speaking events - to name just a few examples - we are putting time in to get money out. As we all know, this comes at a cost, and every hour we grind is an hour spent not focused on our families.

My friend Justin Donald didn’t just challenge this framework - he broke it, giving him the power to live the life he wants on his terms. Dubbed “The Warren Buffett of Lifestyle Investing” by Entrepreneur, he is a master of low-risk cash flow investments. 21 months before his 40th birthday, he drove enough passive income for him and his wife to both leave their jobs. 

In his new book, The Lifestyle Investor, he shares exactly how he negotiated deals with 100 companies and hit an eight-figure net worth while keeping his family at the center of everything.

Today, Justin joins the podcast to talk about the meaning of money, share some of his biggest wins (and what he learned from some real failures), unique ways to invest, and what it truly means to achieve financial freedom.

PS: If you loved this interview, Justin will be a keynote speaker at our upcoming Online Summit along with David Osborn, Adam Stock, and Will Duffy. Simply go to https://frontrowdads.com/summit/ to learn more and save your spot today!

PPS: If you’d like a free copy of Justin’s book, simply leave me an honest review of the Front Row Dads podcast and take a screenshot. Send it to rachel@frontrowdads.com, and I’ll personally send you a copy!

Gold Nuggets   

  • Justin’s 10 commandments of investing
  • Why you don’t have to be at a certain level of financial success to become a lifestyle investor
  • Why you don’t always need to invest your own money to create cash flow and scale a business
  • The value of taking someone’s success and making it your own
  • Why Justin opens his book with a story about losing a lot of money
  • How to tell if a deal is a win-win
  • The dangers of emotional investing
  • The importance of health and community to living the life you want

Big Questions Asked

  • How do you balance needing to be all-in at times with honoring the lifestyle you want to live with your family? 
  • What happens when you separate your time from money?
  • How do you live in congruence with what you’re most passionate about? 
  • Where do you find unconventional investing opportunities?
  • How did investing change in 2020?
  • If you have $10,000 to invest right now, where should you put it? 
  • If you have $100,000 to invest right now, what should you do?
  • How do you make sure that you’re in true alignment with a financial advisor?

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/258

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Jan 12, 2021
Growing Up Mormon, Rapid Business Growth & Saving The American Dream with Brock Blake
46:54

For high achieving Dads, it’s far too common to get sucked into cycles of success. When we’re addicted to being busy, it’s easy to let ourselves think that we just need to write one more book or do one more round of speaking events – and providing for our families becomes our excuse to keep going. 

So, how do we get the job done AND show up for our families? 

Earlier this year, Brock Blake had to answer this question for himself like never before. After COVID-19 hit, his company Lendio became a massively valuable resource for small business owners, many of whom couldn’t get access to PPP loans through their banks. This required Brock to pull 20-hour days for six straight weeks and proved to be ten times harder than anything else he’d ever done in his career. As Brock put it, “We changed our mission from fueling the American dream to saving the American dream.

But how did he manage all of this, without sacrificing his family in the process?

Today, Brock joins the podcast to talk about his journey, and to bust the myth that it’s impossible to build a great business, while also having a great relationship with your wife and kids!

Gold Nuggets   

  • The value of missionary work.
  • The influence a Dad's behavior has on their kids. 
  • What a religious upbringing can teach you about life and business.
  • How Brock scaled his company and onboarded hundreds of employees, while maintaining balance at home.
  • How to navigate the stress and strain of long workdays.
  • Brock’s 3-part playbook for being a Dad that wins in business AND life.
  • The importance of being present at work and at home.
  • Ways to involve your kids in your business.
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Big Questions Asked

  • What does the Blake family name mean to you? 
  • In what ways do our fathers influence us? 
  • Why should we expose our kids to discomfort at early ages?
  • What did you learn from growing up as a Mormon?
  • Tell us about the genesis story of Lendio and how that ties in to your mission trip to Uruguay?
  • Why is the busy season so addictive? 
  • Is it possible to be both a great Dad AND a great businessman?
  • What does your morning routine look like?
  • How can we get better sleep, more often? 
  • Why is one-on-one time with our kids so important? 
  • When you look at what happened in 2020 as a dad and as a business owner, what’s one thing you would like to make an improvement in when it comes to your family life?

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While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Dec 29, 2020
Teaching Kids about Money with Adam Stock
41:21

Very few kids understand money, investing, charitable giving, or financial literacy by the time they finish high school. As parents, a lot of us learned about money the hard way, through struggles and tough decisions, but our experiences don't always make it easier to teach our kids how to make great financial decisions.

When COVID-19 brought in-person schooling to a crashing halt, family wealth manager Adam Stock decided to be part of the solution. Rather than complain about how lousy online education was, he created Money Mondays. Over a series of Zoom calls for kids aged 10-15, he and a number of incredible guests gave presentations on a wide range of financial concepts, including the value of saving, investments, charitable giving, and much more. 

Today, Adam and I are talking about how formal education fails so many kids when it comes to finances, the issues parents face when we talk about money with our kids, and the power of charitable giving. 

We also introduce the best of Money Mondays, a condensed, 3-week series of one-hour classes Adam will be hosting in January. If you have kids ages 10-15 who you think would be a great fit for this, please text WEALTH to (512) 379-6952, or email rachel@frontrowdads.com to find out how you can enroll today.

Gold Nuggets   

  • How and why Adam started teaching a group of kids about money when COVID hit.
  • Important topics to focus on when teaching your kids about money.
  • Teaching kids that making money and becoming successful doesn’t happen overnight. 
  • Teaching kids about philanthropy.
  • Why money equals responsibility.
  • Adam’s family rituals around charitable giving and gratitude.
  • Find out how your kid can participate in Money Monday’s this January!
  • How to make a donation in your kids’ name this holiday season in an impactful way.
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Big Questions Asked

  • What is Money Monday? 
  • Why doesn’t school teach our kids about money?
  • What financial topics are important for our kids to learn?
  • How can talking about money help us understand what our kids value and believe in?
  • If your kid had a briefcase full of money, what cause would they give it to? Don’t miss the exercise Adam gave to a group of kids that gets them thinking about charitable giving. 
  • Should you give money to panhandlers? Adam’s answer may surprise you!
  • Will your kids have the same value around money as you do?

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Dec 22, 2020
Fight For Together - The Largest Family To Hike the Appalachian Trail
01:19:29

What are you doing to create structure and stay productive as you navigate the chaos of your life, both at home and at work? 

How do you take a stand when you need to, have tough conversations, and take big risks to truly understand everything that’s out there? 

If you’re looking for answers to questions like these, today’s conversation - one of my favorites I’ve had all year - is for you. I’m speaking with my friend Ben Crawford - someone with a truly deep understanding of how to challenge perspectives and push for more. He ran ultramarathons with his young kids, lived intentionally for a year with no rules, and hiked the Appalachian Trail with his wife and their six children - something he wrote about in his newest book, 2,000 Miles Together

Even if you’re not quite ready to commit to an odyssey like Ben’s, if you want to know what you and your family are truly capable of, this episode is for you. We explore what it means to achieve your family’s full potential, the importance of questioning the status quo, and how to stop your ego from defining who you are.

Gold Nuggets   

  • How to bring the same intentionality and sense of purpose you apply to your work life to your family. 
  • What makes writing a book feel so different from writing on social media.
  • How to show your kids that there’s more to life than being praised.
  • Why waiting for a dollar amount to prioritize something means you’re never going to make that change.
  • How pattern interrupts and dramatic contrasts erase entitlement - and what happened when Ben and his wife hiked the Appalachian Trail. 
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Big Questions Asked

  • Why is it so easy for us to put our home life on autopilot? 
  • How do our beliefs reinforce themselves over time, and how do they limit us? 
  • What do awards mean, and how should we handle awards when it comes to our kids?
  • How do you get your kids to appreciate what you have in life and adopt a mindset of gratitude, regardless of how you’re doing financially? 
  • How do we value time over money in both theory and practice?
  • Why does asking someone “What do you need?” actually put more of a burden on that person - and how can we take action instead? 
  • How does saying “I love you” become a form of gaslighting in relationships? 
  • What can you do this week - not two decades from now - to prioritize your relationships or make your life better?

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Dec 10, 2020
2020’s Biggest Wins with John Kane and Mike Higgins
45:52

This year, practically everyone experienced some form of failure. A lot of things that didn’t work, didn’t take hold, or set us back as we navigated extraordinary challenges in our personal health, our marriages, and our ability to parent.

But why fixate on that? Why not explore what did work? 

Today, Front Row Dad members Mike Higgins, John Kane and I are getting together for an honest conversation about our biggest wins. 

With the intention of helping you win at home, at work, and in the areas of life most important to you, we’re digging in on what worked in our community, how our pillars evolved, how our teammates and friends show up for us, and the powerful decisions we were able to make in 2020.

Gold Nuggets   

  • The importance of building teams where people are complementary and able to support each other.
  • How to define your values and get clarity about what you do and don’t want. 
  • How to tighten bonds and strengthen connection as you build and grow groups.
  • How to adapt your operations in the face of challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Big Questions Asked

  • How do challenges help us stay accountable and make breakthrough achievements? 
  • What can we do to show gratitude and reward people? 
  • When is it time to make adjustments in your world or end relationships that don’t serve us? 
  • How do we make the transfer of wisdom more available within groups? 
  • How can we (and our pillars) evolve as the world evolves?

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Dec 02, 2020
The Pathway to Being a Rockstar Dad
10:20

Today is our preview clip of the week, which is basically a short 10 min clip that we pulled from the full length interview. If you like what you hear in this bite sized segment, you may want to check out our full length episodes which release on Wednesday's!

For more information, visit FrontRowDads.com

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Nov 30, 2020
Why Empathy & Diversity Matter More Than Ever with Stan Pearson
50:44

With all that’s going on in the world and the challenges we’re facing as husbands, parents, and entrepreneurs, how do we make the time this year to meaningfully celebrate?

How do we make sure that what we’re doing positively impacts ourselves, our families, and our communities? How do we make sure that when we have conversations with people, we’re really listening to what they have to say? 

If you’ve got a lot on your mind and tough challenges to face, either at home or at work (or both!) this year, today’s conversation with Stan Pearson is for you. 

We’re exploring how to navigate a world full of more challenges (and information) than ever before, how to have impactful conversations during tough times, and how to not just be grateful, but to grow throughout them.

Gold Nuggets   

  • Why being “out of control” can look so different for so many people - and how we can effectively cope with these feelings. 
  • Why it’s so important to be able to choose empathy over ego.
  • How meeting people in the middle allows us to rise together. 
  • How to talk to your family about diversity.

Big Questions Asked

  • How does personal development help us evolve as men over time? 
  • Why is emotional intelligence and learning to manage our internal condition so important? 
  • How do you stay empathetic when addressing conflict or simply while having important conversations with people in your life?
  • What are the important questions we need to be asking when it comes to diversity in 2020? 
  • What does brotherhood mean right now?

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Nov 25, 2020
Empathy Over Ego
10:44

Today is our preview clip of the week, which is basically a short 10 min clip that we pulled from the full length interview. If you like what you hear in this bite sized segment, you may want to check out the full length episode on Wednesday at FrontRowDads.com/252

About Today's Guest

Stan Pearson II, is an Award Winning Bi-lingual Speaker, Motivational Comedian, Author & Consultant. Stan earned a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish from Missouri Western State University while minoring in Business.

After working for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Stan started his career in higher education by flourishing as the Associate Director of Student Activities at Texas A & M International University. It was there, where Stan founded Dusty Camp, the New Student Orientation Program still in existence nearly 15 years later. He advised, delivered leadership and helped build the campus activities board, greek life, student government association and much more. It was also at TAMIU where Stan Pearson II, earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. After earning his Master's Degree Stan worked for a consulting firm as he started his speaking company, Breathe Diversity.

Why Breathe Diversity? Because there are two things that you cannot live without. You cannot live without breathing and you certainly cannot live without diversity.

Stan has created one of the most creative, thought-provoking and inclusive messages in the country. He loves his family, loves salsa dancing and loves helping ignite change in the lives and organizations of his clients. Emotional Intelligence, leadership and diversity are at the very forefront of creating success. Stan is amazing at helping people CREATE that success!

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Nov 23, 2020
Creating Morning Routines with Your Kids
15:31
Nov 20, 2020
Building Family Businesses at Any Age with Ryan and Carter Waugh
47:05

So many parents who own businesses want to help their children dream big. We want our kids to be able to turn their visions into reality, no matter what they want to do.

However, it isn’t always easy to teach those skills. You may not be able to tell if your kids are serious when they come to you with an idea. You also may not know how to help them get the clarity they need to take that idea seriously.

If you’re wondering how to teach problem solving, encourage your kids, and instill the spirit of entrepreneurship along the way, you’re going to love today’s conversation. I’m speaking not just with Ryan Waugh — a winemaker, entrepreneur, and father of two — but also his son Carter.

Carter came to Ryan with the idea for his product, Critts shoes, when he was eight years old. Instead of being dismissive or thinking of it as a pipe dream, Ryan helped Carter create his first business plan and file his first patent. Two years later, they’ve run a successful Kickstarter and raised over $40,000, manufactured products that will be shipping soon, and recently got picked up by Nordstrom.

It’s an incredible story, and a must-listen not just for dads, but your kids too!  

Gold Nuggets   

  • Why you don’t have a million things to do - just the thing you have to do right now.
  • How a family is a microcosm of a community - and how stronger families can create stronger communities.
  • How to teach your children to create business plans.
  • Why it’s so important to treat your kids’ ideas as more than just white noise.
  • The powerful ripple effect of young entrepreneurship.

Big Questions Asked

  • How do you run a successful business, show up for your family, and have time for it all?
  • How do you show your kids that their biggest, brightest, and best ideas can become reality?
  • What can parents do to create loving, positive relationships between siblings?
  • How does entrepreneurship help us push forward and address our toughest challenges as a species and a society?

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Nov 18, 2020
The Lessons Kids Learn Through Daily Chores
09:22

Today is our preview clip of the week, which is basically a short 10 min clip that we pulled from the full length interview. If you like what you hear in this bite sized segment, you may want to check out the full length episode on Wednesday at FrontRowDads.com/249

About Today's Guest

The story of Waugh Family Wines is one of Hopes, Dreams, Fate, Passion and True Love!

Ryan Waugh was born and raised in Newberg, Oregon and Crystal (Kettle) Waugh was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Ryan had aspirations to be a surgeon and followed that dream to Santa Clara University where he graduated with degrees in Biology and Chemistry. Crystal enjoyed business and fashion and attended Texas A&M where she achieved a bachelor degree in Marketing and Business Administration. After graduating Crystal entered the Executive Training program at Neiman Marcus. Quickly climbing the ladder, soon Crystal was in charge of the college recruiting program.

During Ryan’s freshman year at Santa Clara, a friend’s father shared a bottle of wine with Ryan from the year he was born. The bottle was a 1976 Stags Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Lot 2, which hangs in a shadow box in the Waugh’s living room. This wine sparked an intense passion within Ryan who found a job working in a vineyard near Santa Clara University. During his sophomore year, Ryan attended a career fair at UC Davis and landed a part time job at a Napa Valley Winery, Chateau Potelle. After graduating, Ryan moved to Napa and became the full time cellar master at Chateau Potelle.

As fate would have it, Crystal was recruiting Santa Clara students on the campus in the late 90s for Neiman Marcus while Ryan was still attending the University. They were not destined to meet quite yet. It was not until March 5 of 2004 where their paths would finally cross. A girlfriend of Crystal had her bachelorette party in Napa Valley. The group of 10 girls checked into their hotel in Yountville, The Villagio. Ryan was pouring his “boutique” wines in the lobby of the hotel. Crystal walked up to Ryan and asked for some Zinfandel, they were engaged to be married a year later.

Together, Ryan and Crystal have grown their Waugh Family Wines business from the 100 cases and one label produced out of Ryan’s garage starting in 2000 to 4000 cases produced, consisting of 3 different labels, a sparkling wine called Crystal and grapes grown from 17 different vineyards between Napa and Sonoma. They also built a custom crush winery called The Caves at Soda Canyon, located on 41 acres in the Napa Valley which is the home to 4 first generation winemaking families. The Caves is where Waugh Family Wines produces their wines.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Nov 16, 2020
How to Flex Your Emotional Intelligence Muscle
16:47
Nov 13, 2020
The Power of Mentorship with Wayne Herring
55:03

Do you have a great mentor in your life? 

Were there people in your childhood, at school, or at work who pushed you to new heights and inspired you to dream bigger? 

When you’ve faced real challenges, who showed up for you in your moment of need? 

If you answered yes, you already know that mentors are extraordinary people. They can lead us to new opportunities, help us triumph over the toughest things we face in life, and push us to be better fathers, husbands, and business owners. 

As I interviewed today’s guest, Wayne Herring, it became clear to me just how impactful mentors can be. Wayne is the founder of Business Builder Camp, where he helps guys grow businesses to serve their families more efficiently, but he didn’t get there alone. He is living proof that mentors of all kinds help us thrive in good times and survive in bad ones.

We’re talking about the incredible lessons we’ve learned from others, and how you can use this wisdom to step up your game as a human being and show up for the people you love, too!    

Gold Nuggets   

  • How to articulate your three-year vision for your life in business and at home — even if you suck at predicting the future.
  • How to rebalance your life when it feels like everything is crashing down.
  • How to support people you love — including yourself — through health crises and conflicts within your family. 
  • Taking time away from social media.
  • The personal decision to give up alcohol — does it result in less fun?

Big Questions Asked

  • Why do mentors have such powerful impacts upon us at every stage of life?
  • How can we have more positive relationships with social media and our smartphones? 
  • What resources are available to men whose children are struggling with eating disorders?
  • When loving on people, when is it right to push, and when is it right to give space and back away? 

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Nov 11, 2020
Is Your Teenager Struggling?
08:26

Today is our preview clip of the week, which is basically a short 10 min clip that we pulled from the full length interview. If you like what you hear in this bite sized segment, you may want to check out the full length episode on Wednesday at FrontRowDads.com/246

About Today's Guest

As the founder of Business Builder Camp, Wayne Herring has helped men across the country grow their businesses into successful and thriving enterprises. However, there is so much more to his story than simply “coach” or “consultant.” Wayne has worked as a specialty drilling and blasting contractor and an organic farmer. He has run ultra marathons, gone on epic road trips, and is a 1997 Montana state arm wrestling champion. He loves to hunt and farm, but he also enjoys yoga and meditation. Some have described Wayne as a renaissance man, but he thinks that is a strange term for the son of a coal miner. 

Having grown a business and coached other business owners, Wayne understands we all have times in our lives where we are blocked. He founded Business Builder Camp to help men overcome obstacles in growing their businesses while creating fulfilling and enjoyable lives. He achieves this both through 1:1 coaching and participating in group retreats. Wayne pushes the members of his Camp to see new possibilities, discover new tools, and identify the gifts they didn’t know they had. Additionally, Wayne is passionate about gathering his clients together at lodges or his farm for fun, friendship, adventure, and rest.

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Nov 09, 2020
How to Avoid Burnout and Create More Family Time
16:37
Nov 06, 2020
Talking Openly About Your Sexual Desires with Your Wife [Encore]
10:43

Today is our encore clip of the week, which is basically a short 10 min clip that we pulled from the full length interview. If you like what you hear in this bite sized segment, you may want to go back and check out the full length episode at FrontRowDads.com/242

About Today's Guest

Alexa is a sex coach and mentor on a mission to reform sex education and sexuality expression across the globe. 

She is from the deep south of Louisiana and if anyone knows how to bust through taboos regarding sex, it's her. 

She is the founder of The Violet Butterfly, a blog about love, sex & relationships and she speaks internationally on the same subjects. http://thevioletbutterfly.com/

Access the Full Interview

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Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Nov 04, 2020
Sex Magic, the 3-Minute Game & Relationship Board Meetings with Alexa Martinez
58:38

How’s your sex life? 1-10 scale, if 10 means you’re totally on fire!  

How would you wife rate it?  

When was the last time you had a totally honest chat about it? 

Many guys think it’s great (and their partner may or may not agree), while other guys wish it were 10x better. 

A few years ago, for me personally, my wife and I were lacking something -- spoken clearly, things were predictable, routine and boring.  

Like anything in life, having an extraordinary sex life takes focus, learning, experimenting and making adjustments along the way.   

I decided it was time to up my game. I started putting in the work, learning as much as I could, and having open conversations about it. 

I read books, listened to podcasts, talked with friends and guess what -- I didn’t know everything. Go figure.  

Since then, our sex life has caught fire. 

True intimacy, on every level, is such an important part of a happy marriage, yet there are very few men who are having honest conversations about it, which is why I’ve invited sex and relationship coach, Alexa Martinez, on the podcast. 

We’re talking about why sex falls out of alignment between couples and the steps you can take to start transforming your sex life right now!

Gold Nuggets

  • The four buckets of sex, and why they’re so important to have in every relationship. 
  • How to create - and why to create - a sex magic practice. 
  • The benefit of having as many difficult conversations as possible at the beginning of a relationship, rather than when issues arise.
  • How to host a relationship board meeting. 
  • How to bring the positive energy from a killer sex life into other aspects of your life.

Big Questions Asked

  • What is tantra, and how can you incorporate it into your practice, sexual or otherwise? 
  • What steps can you take if you realize that your sex life isn’t satisfactory, and how do you bring your partner on this journey? 
  • Why is it so common for a powerful sex life to fall out of alignment?  
  • What does it look like when a couple’s communication is off the charts? 
  • Why is it so hard for people to talk about sex, and how does this complicate our lives?

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/242

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Nov 02, 2020
How Regenerated Earth Can Help Fight Climate Change with Ryland Engelhart
17:41

Today is our encore clip of the week, which is basically a short 10 min clip that we pulled from the full length interview. If you like what you hear in this bite sized segment, you may want to go back and check out the full length episode at FrontRowDads.com/240

About Today's Guest

Ryland Engelhart is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Kiss the Ground. He is also a co-creator of the award-winning, transformational documentary film, “May I Be Frank.” He is an entrepreneur and activist, and works to inspire more "gratitude" into our culture. He speaks on sacred commerce, tools for building community, and regeneration and is the host of Kiss the Ground's "We Can Do This Podcast."

Access the Full Interview

Want access to the full interview, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/240

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We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

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Oct 28, 2020
Awakening Ourselves To A New Regeneration with Ryland Engelhart
01:05:17

Over seven years ago, food activist, entrepreneur, filmmaker, and Café Gratitude founder Ryland Engelhart took a trip to New Zealand, where he saw a panel presentation that moved him to tears. He was convinced that there was simply too much carbon in the atmosphere. Even if humanity successfully reduced its emissions and decarbonized transportation, he likened the experience to slowly driving off a cliff.

But after this presentation, he saw another - and it helped him truly understand the connection between nature and humanity. He finally saw a way forward, a way to make the world better in seven generations, and could envision a pathway to the future that didn’t end in catastrophe.

Over the next seven years, Ryland put together the Kiss The Ground documentary to share this discovery with as many people as possible, and I’ve been excited about this film for a long time. Narrated by Woody Harrelson and now streaming worldwide on Netflix, the film has been called “The key to combating climate change” by Forbes and lauded for inspiring “A rare feeling of hope” by the New York Times. My family and I watched the film twice in the last week, and I’m astounded by what Ryland has achieved.

In our conversation today, Ryland and I discuss the incredible journey that led to him making the movie, and how to consciously think about the deep connection between the health of our bodies and the planet in your daily practice. We explore how to use these concepts in your life, in nature, in your business, and in your family to create sustainable growth. As Dads and entrepreneurs, it’s on us to protect and heal our families and the planet, and Ryland is issuing a call to arms in service of our planet.

Gold Nuggets

  • What Ryland learned over the seven years he spent making Kiss The Ground.
  • How a presentation about carbon emissions and symbiosis helped Ryland connect the dots between the health of our bodies, our environment, and our planet and inspired his mission.
  • How Ryland is paying homage to an urgent, pressing story with ancient roots through his work as an activist.
  • Why we are all waking up to the fact that things aren’t going well in our food system - and why this is a powerful opportunity for change.

Big Questions Asked

  • How can we use the principles of regeneration to heal ourselves and our planet?
  • What can we do to make ourselves more effective storytellers?
  • How can we help others make a commitment to their own health and the health of our planet?
  • Is learning imprinted upon us, or are we enlightened by wisdom when we hear, see, or feel something?
  • Why should regeneration matter to a Dad who hears this and says to himself, “I’m not a farmer,” and what roles can they take to protect and provide for their families and the planet?
  • How much time do we have left to prevent the sixth mass extinction?

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/240

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

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Oct 26, 2020
The Discipline of Being Fully Present
09:54
Oct 23, 2020
Achieving Your Someday Vision as a Couple with Geoff Woods [Encore]
10:52

If you’re like many high achieving Dads, you probably know a thing or two about setting goals. But where a lot of guys struggle, is when it comes to creating and developing goals as a couple.

What happens if you’re a goal setter, but your partner isn’t? This can be a big point of contention in a relationship. But when you and your spouse are able to fully understand each other’s core values, even when they don’t totally match, it can allow your relationship to thrive.

Joining me today to talk about this is my good friend Geoff Woods. Geoff is the Vice President of The ONE Thing and the host of The ONE Thing podcast. He’s on a mission to help people better invest their time and get better results – in all areas of life. Over the years, Geoff has helped many couples in all kinds of situations achieve success in their relationships.  If things are going well, he can help you make them even better. And if they’re not, well, he knows how to get you back on track. 

Today’s conversation is a great one. We’re discussing the importance of goal setting as a couple and the impact it can make in your life. Last year, Tatyana and I attended a couples’ goal setting retreat led by Geoff and his business partner Jay Papasan, and we experienced MAJOR breakthroughs. This year, Geoff will be offering this retreat virtually. If this is something that interests you (and by the end of this episode you’ll know if it’s for you), simply go to FrontRowDads.com/goals to get more information and enroll.

 Gold Nuggets

  • Why so many couples feel like they aren’t growing together, or are out of alignment – and how a deep understanding of your core values and goals can transform this dynamic. 
  • The importance of setting, dating, and checking in on your and your spouse’s goals on a regular basis. 
  • How to talk to your partner about why goal setting matters to you.
  • Why goals don’t have to be shared between couples to be achieved.
  • How to conquer your fear of finding clarity leading to the end of your relationship. 
  • Why there’s no better time to get your goals in alignment than right now.

''Goals aren't something you set and forget, they're something that should determine your behavior on a weekly basis.'' - @GeoffWoods Click To Tweet

Big Questions Asked

  • Is goal setting as a couple a one time deal or does it have to continuously be revisited?
  • What does it mean to have a relationship with our goals?
  • Why is it so important for someone else to do the talking (i.e. outside help) when it comes to setting goals as a couple? 
  • How can a high achieving Dad get his partner (who may not be a goal setter) to say YES to attending a goal setting event for couples? 
  • What does a couple do if their goals aren’t the same?
  • How can a couple decide what matters most when it comes to their mutual goals?
  • What kind of fears do couples have when attending an event like this and how can they overcome them?
  • What is The ONE Thing Virtual Goal Setting Retreat and how can someone join?

''Nobody succeeds alone, so don’t try to.'' - @GeoffWoods Click To Tweet

Go Deeper

Props

''The world doesn't need a new way to set goals. It needs a way to have a relationship with them.'' - @JayPapasan Click To Tweet

More About Geoff Woods

Geoff Woods is the Vice President of The ONE Thing and the host of The ONE Thing podcast which is in the top 5% of all podcasts in the world.

After hearing the Jim Rohn quote that “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” Geoff set out on a mission to surround himself with high level CEOs and successful entrepreneurs.

Fast forward, Geoff went from employee to entrepreneur, launching a company with the co-authors of the best selling book The ONE Thing. Geoff is on a mission to help people better invest their time and achieve extraordinary results.

He’s married to his beautiful wife Amy Woods and father to two awesome kids, Daphne and Dean.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

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Oct 21, 2020
How Couples Set Goals When They Have Different Values & Priorities with Geoff Woods
44:43

If you're like many high achieving Dads, you probably know a thing or two about setting goals. But where a lot of guys struggle, is when it comes to creating and developing goals as a couple.

What happens if you're a goal setter, but your partner isn't? This can be a big point of contention in a relationship. But when you and your spouse are able to fully understand each other's core values, even when they don't totally match, it can allow your relationship to thrive.

Joining me today to talk about this is my good friend Geoff Woods. Geoff is the Vice President of The ONE Thing and the host of The ONE Thing podcast. He’s on a mission to help people better invest their time and get better results – in all areas of life. Over the years, Geoff has helped many couples in all kinds of situations achieve success in their relationships. If things are going well, he can help you make them even better. And if they’re not, well, he knows how to get you back on track.

Today’s conversation is a great one. We’re discussing the importance of goal setting as a couple and the impact it can make in your life. Last year, Tatyana and I attended a couples’ goal setting retreat led by Geoff and his business partner Jay Papasan, and we experienced major breakthroughs. This year, Geoff will be offering this retreat virtually. If this is something that interests you (and by the end of this episode you’ll know if it’s for you), simply go to FrontRowDads.com/goals to get more information and enroll.

Gold Nuggets

  • Why so many couples feel like they aren’t growing together, or are out of alignment - and how a deep understanding of your core values and goals can transform this dynamic.
  • The importance of setting, dating, and checking in on your and your spouse’s goals on a regular basis.
  • How to talk to your partner about why goal setting matters to you.
  • Why goals don’t have to be shared between couples to be achieved.
  • How to conquer your fear of finding clarity leading to the end of your relationship.
  • Why there’s no better time to get your goals in alignment than right now.

Big Questions Asked

  • Is goal setting as a couple a one time deal or does it have to continuously be revisited?
  • What does it mean to have a relationship with our goals?
  • Why is it so important for someone else to do the talking (i.e. outside help) when it comes to setting goals as a couple?
  • How can a high achieving Dad get his partner (who may not be a goal setter) to say YES to attending a goal setting event for couples?
  • What does a couple do if their goals aren’t the same?
  • How can a couple decide what matters most when it comes to their mutual goals?
  • What kind of fears do couples have when attending an event like this and how can they overcome them?
  • What is The ONE Thing Virtual Goal Setting Retreat and how can someone join?

Get the Full Show Notes

Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/237

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Oct 19, 2020
Leading with Love, Losing Your Cool & Being Driven to Succeed with Darius Mirshahzadeh [Encore]
09:22

On today's encore episode with Darius Mirshahzadeh we get into what it was like growing up in Iran, the difficult relationship he had with his Dad, failures, successes, and a whole lot more! 

    Gold Nuggets   

  • The story behind his matra “_______ that guy” 
  • The brilliance behind the Karate Kid & Cobra Kai 
  • Core values are not culture 
  • The 2 components that bring values to life 

 

Go Deeper  

 

Props   

 

Quotes

   

  • “Your core values equal all the results, good or bad, in your business or in your life.” - Darius Mirshahzadeh
  • “I never laid a hand on my kids, but I did feel that rage that I knew my Dad felt.” - Darius Mirshahzadeh 
  • “When I came home, I always felt like I was at a deficit.” - Darius Mirshahzadeh



More about Darius Mirshahzadeh

 

Darius Mirshahzadeh is a high growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, and culture building mad scientist who was ranked #9 on Glassdoor's list of Top CEOs of Small and Medium Companies in the US. 

 

He's led organizations that have won numerous Stevie awards, been named "#3 Best Place to Work" by San Francisco Business Times, and have landed at #40 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies. 

 

Darius has been recognized in the New York Times and Inc. Magazine for innovation in corporate culture, and his business insights and thought leadership have been published in Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company, and Forbes.

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

 

We are in the business of building better families.

 

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

 

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

 

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

 

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Oct 14, 2020
The Core Value Equation with Darius Mirshahzadeh
01:00:51

Today’s guest is Darius Mirshahzadeh, author of The Core Value Equation and in today’s conversation, we’re talking all about how you can define your core values - both for your business AND your family. We also get into what it was like growing up in Iran, the difficult relationship he had with his Dad, failures, successes, and a whole lot more! 

  

Gold Nuggets   

  • The story behind his matra “_______ that guy” 
  • The brilliance behind the Karate Kid & Cobra Kai 
  • Core values are not culture 
  • The 2 components that bring values to life 

 

Go Deeper  

 

Props   

 

Quotes

   

  • “Your core values equal all the results, good or bad, in your business or in your life.” - Darius Mirshahzadeh
  • “I never laid a hand on my kids, but I did feel that rage that I knew my Dad felt.” - Darius Mirshahzadeh 
  • “When I came home, I always felt like I was at a deficit.” - Darius Mirshahzadeh



More about Darius Mirshahzadeh

 

Darius Mirshahzadeh is a high growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, and culture building mad scientist who was ranked #9 on Glassdoor's list of Top CEOs of Small and Medium Companies in the US. 

 

He's led organizations that have won numerous Stevie awards, been named "#3 Best Place to Work" by San Francisco Business Times, and have landed at #40 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies. 

 

Darius has been recognized in the New York Times and Inc. Magazine for innovation in corporate culture, and his business insights and thought leadership have been published in Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company, and Forbes.

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/

https://www.entrepreneur.com/author/darius-mirshahzadeh

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads? 

 

We are in the business of building better families.

 

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

 

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

 

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood 

 

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Oct 12, 2020
This is What Happens when Great Dads Unite
43:15

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

 

Oct 09, 2020
Embracing Your Inner Beta Male with Billy and Brandy Eldridge [Encore]
09:03

Billy and Brandy Eldridge join the podcast to talk all about The Beta Male Revolution - a movement for the modern man who wants to learn new ways to live beta. 

Today, we’re putting the spotlight on a brand of masculinity that some would criticize while others would say is a critical distinction that helps all men thrive.      

 

Gold Nuggets   

  • How beta male partners can light up their wives 
  • A true beta male is a rockstar behind closed doors, learn why 
  • How being an alpha and beta male can look alike
  • Balancing your alpha and beta sides 
  • What happens when insecurity dominates in the bedroom 
  • If you think beta men lack confidence, you’d be wrong

 

Go Deeper  

Quotes

  • “I don’t think feminism could work without men.”- Brandy Eldridge
  • “Her power and strength doesn’t affect my ego, it doesn’t make me feel less than. To me, it’s very sexy and awesome to come alongside a powerful woman who's taking on the world.” - Billy Eldridge
  • “Being beta male isn’t the absence of confidence” - Jon Vroman

More about Billy and Brandy Eldridge

Brandy Eldridge is a non profit executive director where she and her team provide services for abused and neglected children. 

She was a school administrator holding a superintendent and principal license. Brandy now serves various committees in her community and state. 

A big believer in transformation, Brandy believes education and awareness will bring light to issues concerning child abuse and will begin to make an impact on those affected by child abuse. 

Brandy holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Park University where she is currently a doctoral student at University of Southern California. Brandy is also a consultant and speaker.

Billy Eldrige is a private practice owner and therapist who focuses on working with adolescents and men who would rather be anywhere than counseling. 

Billy believes you can find light in the darkest of situations if you are willing to take the time and look. He received his Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Texas A&M University Texarkana where he is an adjunct faculty member for the counseling graduate program. 

Billy has served on the board of Haven Homes since its inception. Haven Homes is a non profit organization that provides halfway houses and a 12 month recovery program for individuals with limited resources who struggle with addiction.

Billy is also the author of a one page handout on parenting that is often overlooked in the lobby of his office.

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads? 

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

 

 

Oct 07, 2020
Beta Male Wins with Billy & Brandy Eldridge
51:35

Billy and Brandy Eldridge join the podcast to talk all about The Beta Male Revolution - a movement for the modern man who wants to learn new ways to live beta. 

Today, we’re putting the spotlight on a brand of masculinity that some would criticize while others would say is a critical distinction that helps all men thrive.      

 

Gold Nuggets   

  • How beta male partners can light up their wives 
  • A true beta male is a rockstar behind closed doors, learn why 
  • How being an alpha and beta male can look alike
  • Balancing your alpha and beta sides 
  • What happens when insecurity dominates in the bedroom 
  • If you think beta men lack confidence, you’d be wrong

 

Go Deeper  

Quotes

  • “I don’t think feminism could work without men.”- Brandy Eldridge
  • “Her power and strength doesn’t affect my ego, it doesn’t make me feel less than. To me, it’s very sexy and awesome to come alongside a powerful woman who's taking on the world.” - Billy Eldridge
  • “Being beta male isn’t the absence of confidence” - Jon Vroman

More about Billy and Brandy Eldridge

Brandy Eldridge is a non profit executive director where she and her team provide services for abused and neglected children. 

She was a school administrator holding a superintendent and principal license. Brandy now serves various committees in her community and state. 

A big believer in transformation, Brandy believes education and awareness will bring light to issues concerning child abuse and will begin to make an impact on those affected by child abuse. 

Brandy holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Park University where she is currently a doctoral student at University of Southern California. Brandy is also a consultant and speaker.

Billy Eldrige is a private practice owner and therapist who focuses on working with adolescents and men who would rather be anywhere than counseling. 

Billy believes you can find light in the darkest of situations if you are willing to take the time and look. He received his Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Texas A&M University Texarkana where he is an adjunct faculty member for the counseling graduate program. 

Billy has served on the board of Haven Homes since its inception. Haven Homes is a non profit organization that provides halfway houses and a 12 month recovery program for individuals with limited resources who struggle with addiction.

Billy is also the author of a one page handout on parenting that is often overlooked in the lobby of his office.

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads? 

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

 

 

Oct 05, 2020
Tips for a 5hr School Week with Aaron Amuchastegui
10:24

Aaron Amuchastegui discusses tips on how to perfect a 5 Hour school week with your kids

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Oct 02, 2020
How Do You Rest & Recharge as a Dad with Matt Aitchison [Encore]
09:49

Today’s guest is Matt Aitchison, who became a millionaire at a very young age and has since been very intentional about prioritizing what matters most in life – including his family.

He shares how he rests and recharges as a dad on this encore episode.   

Gold Nuggets

  • Matt’s view on relationships, income, community, and health
  • The lead domino for being a fully weaponized man
  • Why congruity makes him dangerous
  • Bouncing back from rock bottom moments
  • Getting emotionally connected to people in your family?
  • The relationship recharge processes

 

Go Deeper

 

Props

 

Quotes

  • “Rich means having plentiful relationships, personal and professional. That’s when I feel really wealthy.” – Matt Aitchison
  • “I communicate to my kids, I discipline, I acknowledge, and I celebrate in terms of our core values.’’ – Matt Aitchison
  • “It’s nobody’s job to teach you, to empower you, or to put you in positions to win but yourself.” – Matt Aitchison

More about Matt Aitchison

Matt Aitchison is a real estate investor, business coach, speaker and philanthropist. He’s flipped hundreds of houses, built a Top 1000 real estate team in the U.S, and now focuses solely on scaling his passive income portfolio made up of commercial strip centers, a hotel, and single family rentals.

Matt is extremely passionate about helping others create more wealth, freedom, and fulfillment in their life and business through real estate and business investment opportunities and is also the host of the Millionaire Mindcast, a Top 100 ranked business podcast.

Most importantly, he’s a husband to his amazing wife Marie and two beautiful daughters, Ella and Evelyn.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Sep 30, 2020
Being a Whole Life Millionaire and Living the R.I.C.H. Life with Matt Aitchison
55:37

Today’s guest is Matt Aitchison, who became a millionaire at a very young age and has since been very intentional about prioritizing what matters most in life - including his family. 

He shares what it means to be a whole life millionaire and living the “R.I.C.H.” life - which he breaks down into 4 key areas: Relationships, Income, Community and Health. In our conversation, we dive into each of these pillars, and much more!    

Gold Nuggets   

  • Matt’s view on relationships, income, community, and health 
  • The lead domino for being a fully weaponized man 
  • Why congruity makes him dangerous 
  • Bouncing back from rock bottom moments 
  • Getting emotionally connected to people in your family? 
  • The relationship recharge processes

 

Go Deeper  

 

Props   

 

Quotes

  • “Rich means having plentiful relationships, personal and professional. That’s when I feel really wealthy.” - Matt Aitchison

 

  • “I communicate to my kids, I discipline, I acknowledge, and I celebrate in terms of our core values.’’ - Matt Aitchison

 

  • “It’s nobody's job to teach you, to empower you, or to put you in positions to win but yourself.” - Matt Aitchison

 

More about Matt Aitchison

 

Matt Aitchison is a real estate investor, business coach, speaker and philanthropist. He’s flipped hundreds of houses, built a Top 1000 real estate team in the U.S, and now focuses solely on scaling his passive income portfolio made up of commercial strip centers, a hotel, and single family rentals. 

 

Matt is extremely passionate about helping others create more wealth, freedom, and fulfillment in their life and business through real estate and business investment opportunities and is also the host of the Millionaire Mindcast, a Top 100 ranked business podcast. 

 

Most importantly, he’s a husband to his amazing wife Marie and two beautiful daughters, Ella and Evelyn.

     

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads? 

 

We are in the business of building better families.

 

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

 

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

 

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood 

 

Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Sep 28, 2020
The Difference Between Education & Schooling with Matt Beaudreau
12:49

Matt Beaudreau explains the difference between education and schooling.

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads? 

 

We are in the business of building better families.

 

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

 

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

 

Want to maximize your results, get access to the best resources on the planet, and connect with other like minded men, Join The Brotherhood today. 

 

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today. 

 

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Sep 25, 2020
Putting an End to Single Use Plastic Water Bottles with Rich ‘Raz’ Razgaitis [Encore]
12:17

Why should we put an end to single use plastic water bottles?  Rich ‘Raz’ Razgaitis explains!

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Facing divorce after 17 years 
  • Trying to save marriage and business after 15 years 
  • Fighting for life in the hospital 
  • YouTubing your way to an Ironman 
  • Sobering how quickly things can change 
  • Growing up in Ohio 
  • It’s never one thing, it’s many things 
  • Why kindness and contempt
  • The #1 fear of executives 
  • What do you do when you want to restore, but the other person doesn’t want to
  • Keep showing up 
  • Why should we all have a lifeverse 
  • MEDM (Make every day matter) 
  • The 4 buckets of life 
  • Letting big goals pull you forward 
  • The power of micro-goals 
  • Macro-movements are made up fo micro-moments 
  • Single use plastic is the new environmental cigarette

 

QUOTE

  • “The downfall of my marriage wasn’t one thing or ten things, it was a thousand things.” - Rich Razgaitis 
  • “The one attribute that led to a successful marriage was kindness. The one attribute that led to divorce was contempt.” - Rich “Raz” Razgaitis 
  • “Keep showing up to the things that matter in your life.” -Rich Razgaitis 
  • “I was trying to save my company and my marriage at the same time and thought I could pull it off.” - Rich Razgaitis 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

ABOUT THE GUEST

Fueled by his vision to leave a better environment for his children and the next generation, Rich ‘Raz’ Razgaitis is tackling a problem most people don’t even know they have: toxic drinking water.

As Co-Founder & CEO of FloWater, the world’s most advanced water refill station and member of the Inc. 500 list, Raz is combining this vision with his 20+ years of leadership & tech experience to deliver a product that keeps 2.38 plastic water bottles from reaching our landfills and oceans every second (130 million to date).

With a purpose-driven mission, partners like Google, Airbnb, Vayner Media & Hilton, and $15 million in funding from Bluewater, it’s safe to say they’re just getting started. 

When Raz isn’t ridding our planet of plastic waste, you’ll find the self-described “water dude” helping prison inmates change their lives by partnering with Defy Ventures, running his way through beautiful Colorado, or filling his most important role yet - dad to his two teenage daughters.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

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Sep 23, 2020
Radical Redemption and the Restoration Man with Rich 'Raz' Razgaitis
01:08:42

Rich ‘Raz’ Razgaitis joins the podcast and talks about life’s biggest hurdles. We discuss divorce, managing a business and family, goal setting, moment making, and his mission to radically change the way the world views water. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Facing divorce after 17 years 
  • Trying to save marriage and business after 15 years 
  • Fighting for life in the hospital 
  • YouTubing your way to an Ironman 
  • Sobering how quickly things can change 
  • Growing up in Ohio 
  • It’s never one thing, it’s many things 
  • Why kindness and contempt
  • The #1 fear of executives 
  • What do you do when you want to restore, but the other person doesn’t want to
  • Keep showing up 
  • Why should we all have a lifeverse 
  • MEDM (Make every day matter) 
  • The 4 buckets of life 
  • Letting big goals pull you forward 
  • The power of micro-goals 
  • Macro-movements are made up fo micro-moments 
  • Single use plastic is the new environmental cigarette

 

QUOTE

  • “The downfall of my marriage wasn’t one thing or ten things, it was a thousand things.” - Rich Razgaitis 
  • “The one attribute that led to a successful marriage was kindness. The one attribute that led to divorce was contempt.” - Rich “Raz” Razgaitis 
  • “Keep showing up to the things that matter in your life.” -Rich Razgaitis 
  • “I was trying to save my company and my marriage at the same time and thought I could pull it off.” - Rich Razgaitis 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

ABOUT THE GUEST

Fueled by his vision to leave a better environment for his children and the next generation, Rich ‘Raz’ Razgaitis is tackling a problem most people don’t even know they have: toxic drinking water.

As Co-Founder & CEO of FloWater, the world’s most advanced water refill station and member of the Inc. 500 list, Raz is combining this vision with his 20+ years of leadership & tech experience to deliver a product that keeps 2.38 plastic water bottles from reaching our landfills and oceans every second (130 million to date).

With a purpose-driven mission, partners like Google, Airbnb, Vayner Media & Hilton, and $15 million in funding from Bluewater, it’s safe to say they’re just getting started. 

When Raz isn’t ridding our planet of plastic waste, you’ll find the self-described “water dude” helping prison inmates change their lives by partnering with Defy Ventures, running his way through beautiful Colorado, or filling his most important role yet - dad to his two teenage daughters.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

 

Sep 21, 2020
Resolve Conflict and Create Alignment with This Issues List
07:41
Mike Brcic describes a way to create an Issues Management Tool. Create a spreadsheet for all the issues that arise in your business (also applicable in the family!) This reserves a space to document issues that are non-emergencies but need to be addressed at a designated time.

 

MEET MIKE BRCIC

 

 

Mike  is a father of 3 incredible kids, a husband, and loves to ride his bike around his city in Toronto!

Founder/Chief Explorer of Wayfinders

A serial entrepreneur with multiple business and projects over 20+ years, these days I'm super passionate about connecting people (especially entrepreneurs) and building community.

My current focus is on Mastermind Adventures where I invite amazing entrepreneurs to join me on mindblowing adventures around the world - to help them build their tribe and community while having a ridiculous amount of fun.

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

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Sep 18, 2020
How to Watch Porn with Your Partner with Vanessa Marin [Encore]
13:58

Are you wondering what it's like to watch porn with your partner? Vanessa and Xander Marin explain how to!

I’m a fan of sex. 

 

So is my wife. 

 

But I wish we were more insync. I go to bed early.  She goes to bed late.  I work during the day when she’s ready to play.  

 

Sound familiar? 

 

When Tatyana and I are turned on at the exact same moment, it’s fireworks, and it’s also rare.   

 

Let me be honest, lately our sex life has been bonkers.  It’s been passionate, fun and sexy as hell (this is after 14 years together).  

 

In the past decade, there have been many times when I felt “This is probably the best it’ll ever be.” 

 

How ignorant of me.  

 

To think I knew everything.  To think we’d explored the depths of our marriage to it’s fullest extent, to think I had somehow mastered sex.  WTF.  

 

Boy was I wrong.  

 

The last couple years I’ve been learning about things that prove the proves --  I know what I don’t know (I’ve heard about Tantra, but what the hell is it), but mostly, most stuff I don’t know what I don’t know (Wait...what did just say, this is the first time I’m hearing about this!) 

 

The latter happens so often, I’m both frustrated by it (because I feel ignorant) and inspired by it (because there’s so much I can do). 

 

So...in the spirit of constant and never ending improvement, let’s talk about sex. 

 

Let’s talk about it, because when sex is amazing, your marriage is better, and that is at the core of being a great dad to your kids.  Happy dad, happy mom, happy kids.   

 

So without further ado, here’s a little preview to what’s covered in my chat with the sex expert Vanessa Marin and her husband Xander… 

  • Dealing with mismatched sex drives 
  • Who’s supposed to initiate? 
  • How can we bring adventure into the bedroom? 
  • The impact of porn (and how much could be good for you)  
  • And lots more… 

 

Enjoy the show!  And if you dig it, please leave a rating/review -- it means the world to our team, and our guests. 

 

QUOTE

  • "Every single couple has mismatched sex drives. There's not a single couple out there where both partners want sex at the same time or way." - Vanessa Marin
  • "There is no such thing as being universally good at sex." - Vanessa Marin

 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

 

ABOUT OUR GUESTS

 

Vanessa is a licensed psychotherapist with bachelor’s degrees in human sexuality and sociology from Brown University, a master’s degree in counseling psychology,  and two decades of experience working with thousands of couples. 

 

Xander is an ex-consultant who left the corporate world because he was so inspired by Vanessa’s mission to help couples transform their relationships.  His practical experience and down-to-earth nature will help set you at ease.

 

Their relationship has been their best teacher, and they feel deeply honored to share the lessons they’ve learned (and continue to learn!) with other couples.

 

 

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood.

 

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Sep 16, 2020
Mismatched Sex Drives, Who Initiates Action & Bringing Adventure Into the Bedroom with Vanessa Marin
01:01:15

I’m a fan of sex. 

So is my wife. 

But I wish we were more insync. I go to bed early.  She goes to bed late.  I work during the day when she’s ready to play.  

Sound familiar? 

When Tatyana and I are turned on at the exact same moment, it’s fireworks, and it’s also rare.   

Let me be honest, lately our sex life has been bonkers.  It’s been passionate, fun and sexy as hell (this is after 14 years together).  

In the past decade, there have been many times when I felt “This is probably the best it’ll ever be.” 

How ignorant of me.  

To think I knew everything.  To think we’d explored the depths of our marriage to it’s fullest extent, to think I had somehow mastered sex.  WTF.  

Boy was I wrong.  

The last couple years I’ve been learning about things that prove the proves --  I know what I don’t know (I’ve heard about Tantra, but what the hell is it), but mostly, most stuff I don’t know what I don’t know (Wait...what did just say, this is the first time I’m hearing about this!) 

The latter happens so often, I’m both frustrated by it (because I feel ignorant) and inspired by it (because there’s so much I can do). 

So...in the spirit of constant and never ending improvement, let’s talk about sex. 

Let’s talk about it, because when sex is amazing, your marriage is better, and that is at the core of being a great dad to your kids.  Happy dad, happy mom, happy kids.   

So without further ado, here’s a little preview to what’s covered in my chat with the sex expert Vanessa Marin and her husband Xander… 

  • Dealing with mismatched sex drives 
  • Who’s supposed to initiate? 
  • How can we bring adventure into the bedroom? 
  • The impact of porn (and how much could be good for you)  
  • And lots more… 

Enjoy the show!  And if you dig it, please leave a rating/review -- it means the world to our team, and our guests. 

QUOTE

  • "Every single couple has mismatched sex drives. There's not a single couple out there where both partners want sex at the same time or way." - Vanessa Marin
  • "There is no such thing as being universally good at sex." - Vanessa Marin

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

ABOUT OUR GUESTS

Vanessa is a licensed psychotherapist with bachelor’s degrees in human sexuality and sociology from Brown University, a master’s degree in counseling psychology,  and two decades of experience working with thousands of couples. 

Xander is an ex-consultant who left the corporate world because he was so inspired by Vanessa’s mission to help couples transform their relationships.  His practical experience and down-to-earth nature will help set you at ease.

Their relationship has been their best teacher, and they feel deeply honored to share the lessons they’ve learned (and continue to learn!) with other couples.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

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Sep 14, 2020
How to Start Time Blocking & Stop Saying "I didn't have time" with Adam Stock
14:30

How do you stop saying I didn't have time?

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Sep 11, 2020
Adapting To The Madness Of Working From Home with Erik Rivera [Encore]
11:45

On today's encore episode Erik Rivera discusses working from home during this time.

I’m happy to introduce you to comedian, part Puerto Rican/part Guatemalan and epic dad Erik Rivera (who you can see right now has a HBO Max special with his new special “Super White”).

What you’ll hear:

  • Erik’s biggest failure on stage (and my biggest on stage bomb!)
  • What can we learning about falling on our face in front of others, and how this makes us better dads
  • Developing thick skin
  • How comedy trains you for parenting
  • How to talk openly about family, while protecting their privacy

QUOTE

  • I try to nurture my kids and help them find what they love. I’m not going to force my kid to play baseball if he doesn't want to play baseball.” -Erik Rivera
  • Communication is key when you’re a parent. I don't remember my father and I having long deep conversations on the couch. So being an example to my kids and continuing that cycle aren't good.” -Erik Rivera

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Writer, comedian, actor and producer ERIK RIVERA isn’t just on his way to becoming the next big name in comedy; he’s also quickly making a name for himself in Hollywood.

Not only is the part Puerto Rican/part Guatemalan comic’s comedy special, "Erik Rivera: Super White,” currently streaming on HBO Max, but he also just sold an animated comedy called "Ricky & Cricket" -- about a down on his luck Mexican-American actor, who starts taking control of his life with the help of Cricket, a brash, foul-mouthed guardian angel from the east side of heaven—to Amazon Studios (Erik developed the show with Mr. Iglesias writer-producers Peter Murrieta and Isaac Gonzalez).

As if that wasn’t enough, Rivera is selling out comedy clubs in Los Angeles and co-writing/developing a new sitcom with Eva Longoria.

Erik has appeared at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was hand selected to perform for Kevin Hart's Laugh OutLoud Network and on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

In 2019, he was featured in HBO/HBO Latino’s “Entre Nos” stand up comedy showcase, which highlights the nation’s funniest Latino comics.

Erik’s comedy examines race, marriage, Latino culture and life as an American who’s half Puerto Rican and half Guatemalan.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Sep 09, 2020
Comedy Training for Parenthood, Thick Skin, & Speaking Up with Erik Rivera
43:51

Do your kids laugh at your jokes?    Mine don’t!   Well, they do when they’re trying to watch screens or eat treats.   

Today I’m happy to introduce you to comedian, part Puerto Rican/part Guatemalan and epic dad Erik Rivera (who you can see right now has a HBO Max special with his new special “Super White”).    

 

What you’ll hear:  

  • Erik’s biggest failure on stage (and my biggest on stage bomb!) 
  • What can we learning about falling on our face in front of others, and how this makes us better dads 
  • Developing thick skin  
  • How comedy trains you for parenting 
  • How to talk openly about family, while protecting their privacy 

 

QUOTE

  • I try to nurture my kids and help them find what they love. I’m not going to force my kid to play baseball if he doesn't want to play baseball.” -Erik Rivera

 

  • Communication is key when you’re a parent. I don't remember my father and I having long deep conversations on the couch. So being an example to my kids and continuing that cycle aren't good.” -Erik Rivera

 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Writer, comedian, actor and producer ERIK RIVERA isn’t just on his way to becoming the next big name in comedy; he’s also quickly making a name for himself in Hollywood. 

 

Not only is the part Puerto Rican/part Guatemalan comic’s comedy special, "Erik Rivera: Super White,” currently streaming on HBO Max, but he also just sold an animated comedy called "Ricky & Cricket" -- about a down on his luck Mexican-American actor, who starts taking control of his life with the help of Cricket, a brash, foul-mouthed guardian angel from the east side of heaven—to Amazon Studios (Erik developed the show with Mr. Iglesias writer-producers Peter Murrieta and Isaac Gonzalez).

 

As if that wasn’t enough, Rivera is selling out comedy clubs in Los Angeles and co-writing/developing a new sitcom with Eva Longoria. 

 

Erik has appeared at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was hand selected to perform for Kevin Hart's Laugh OutLoud Network and on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." 

 

In 2019, he was featured in HBO/HBO Latino’s “Entre Nos” stand up comedy showcase, which highlights the nation’s funniest Latino comics. 

Erik’s comedy examines race, marriage, Latino culture and life as an American who’s half Puerto Rican and half Guatemalan.

 

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

 

Sep 07, 2020
De-Escalating Before a Blow-Up
07:24

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

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Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

 

Sep 04, 2020
Stop Rescuing Your Kids with Skylar Pond [Encore]
11:31

When should you stop rescuing your kids? How much should we let our kids struggle?

 

My guest today grew up with altruistic visionary hippy vegetarian parents in a logging community.  Yep, you heart that right.

 

Dr. Skylar Pond and I had a killer chat about combat sports, comfort zones and what it takes to be the toughest SOB in america.

 

Other rabbit holes we travel down…

  • The story of Calcio Storico in Florence, Italy
  • How to view kids sports
  • When parents overprotection hurts
  • How hard should dads push their kids?
  • What is tempo failure and why does this prevent injury?

 

QUOTE

  • They see me fail and I see them fail and we grow together. We have that relationship with the challenges that we take.” - Dr. Skylar Pond

 

  • “I think it’s cool when our kids can learn about those experiences from their parents and they can say ‘my dad really stepped up, he really did adventurous things.’” - Jon Vroman

 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Dr. Pond’s life took a turn toward sports medicine when he suffered a tear in his right shoulder while pursuing a passion in competitive rugby.  The options posed to him were a) get the shoulder surgically repaired or b) stop tackling people and having fun-- so he chose c) develop a demanding and experimental shoulder stabilization routine and continue to play pain-free.  After his successful experiment, he was inspired to pursue a degree that would give him the opportunity to share that same level of success with others. Now as a sports chiropractor, Dr. Pond is a resource to coaches and athletes who seek an alternative to injury care beyond rest, ibuprofen or surgery.

 

As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician,  he serves as the team physician of Seattle's Pro Rugby Club, the Seattle Seawolves and The Ivan Salaverry MMA Team.

 

Dr. Pond does his best to practice what he preaches, he's currently a blue belt competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and he has competed for ten years in Kettlebell Sport, CrossFit and The Broken Skull Challenge.

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Sep 02, 2020
Mental Conditioning Through Discomfort with Skyler Pond
56:24

 

How much should we let our kids struggle? 

 

My guest today grew up with altruistic visionary hippy vegetarian parents in a logging community.  Yep, you heart that right.   

 

Dr. Skylar Pond and I had a killer chat about combat sports, comfort zones and what it takes to be the toughest SOB in america. 

 

Other rabbit holes we travel down… 

  • The story of Calcio Storico in Florence, Italy 
  • How to view kids sports 
  • When parents overprotection hurts 
  • How hard should dads push their kids? 
  • What is tempo failure and why does this prevent injury? 



QUOTE

  • They see me fail and I see them fail and we grow together. We have that relationship with the challenges that we take.” - Dr. Skylar Pond

 

  • “I think it’s cool when our kids can learn about those experiences from their parents and they can say ‘my dad really stepped up, he really did adventurous things.’” - Jon Vroman

 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Dr. Pond’s life took a turn toward sports medicine when he suffered a tear in his right shoulder while pursuing a passion in competitive rugby.  The options posed to him were a) get the shoulder surgically repaired or b) stop tackling people and having fun-- so he chose c) develop a demanding and experimental shoulder stabilization routine and continue to play pain-free.  After his successful experiment, he was inspired to pursue a degree that would give him the opportunity to share that same level of success with others. Now as a sports chiropractor, Dr. Pond is a resource to coaches and athletes who seek an alternative to injury care beyond rest, ibuprofen or surgery.

 

As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician,  he serves as the team physician of Seattle's Pro Rugby Club, the Seattle Seawolves and The Ivan Salaverry MMA Team.  

 

Dr. Pond does his best to practice what he preaches, he's currently a blue belt competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and he has competed for ten years in Kettlebell Sport, CrossFit and The Broken Skull Challenge.

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

 

Aug 31, 2020
Take Back Your Family with Chris Smith
16:51

During his 90-minute workshop, Chris asked big questions... - What is your family brand? - How do you create and hold space for your family? - Why do kids fail at who they're supposed to be? - How can your home be the greatest leadership development opportunity in your world? - How much does your family know about it's history? I'd never seriously considered these questions, until now.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Aug 28, 2020
What To Give Up, To Get Your Life Back with Kevin Torres [Encore]
16:45

On this encore episode, Kevin Torres reveals why he gave up alcohol

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Dealing with an absent father 
  • How to achieve 10% body fat with 15-min daily workouts 
  • The event that caused Kevin to remove alcohol, forever
  • Minimal equipment needed to get your workout in 

 

QUOTE

  • I’m really mindful of the fact that we are never going to have this much quality time together as a family again.” - Kevin Torres

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

In Kevin’s words… 

After having my first daughter and watching my gains diminish, what I discovered was short intense workouts are just as effective, if not more so than long strenuous ones.

As a father of two girls with a full-time job, and limited free time, I have been able to keep fitness a priority in my life through short, intense workouts with limited equipment and no membership to a gym or a CrossFit affiliate in over two years.

My goal is to equip you with the tools you’ll need to be the father your family needs and to Fight The Dad Bod through short, intense workouts within a limited availability of time,  space, and equipment.

There are no gimmicks or corny motivational speeches here – just honest tips, tricks, tools, and workouts for new dads with limited time on their hands.

Just know that you’re not alone. There’s a community of dads out there who have either experienced or are currently experiencing what you are going through or will soon be going through.

To get a free copy of 10 Go-to Workouts that will Take you 20-minutes or Less, visit DadBodWod.net/FrontRow

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Aug 26, 2020
Quick Workouts for Busy Dads with Kevin Torres
46:55

On this episode, Kevin Torres joins the podcast to talk about his relationship with his father, his fitness journey, the impact alcohol had on his family and equipment to get your fitness dialed in! 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Dealing with an absent father 
  • How to achieve 10% body fat with 15-min daily workouts 
  • The event that caused Kevin to remove alcohol, forever
  • Minimal equipment needed to get your workout in 

 

QUOTE

  • I’m really mindful of the fact that we are never going to have this much quality time together as a family again.” - Kevin Torres

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

In Kevin’s words… 

After having my first daughter and watching my gains diminish, what I discovered was short intense workouts are just as effective, if not more so than long strenuous ones.

As a father of two girls with a full-time job, and limited free time, I have been able to keep fitness a priority in my life through short, intense workouts with limited equipment and no membership to a gym or a CrossFit affiliate in over two years.

My goal is to equip you with the tools you’ll need to be the father your family needs and to Fight The Dad Bod through short, intense workouts within a limited availability of time,  space, and equipment.

There are no gimmicks or corny motivational speeches here – just honest tips, tricks, tools, and workouts for new dads with limited time on their hands.

Just know that you’re not alone. There’s a community of dads out there who have either experienced or are currently experiencing what you are going through or will soon be going through.

To get a free copy of 10 Go-to Workouts that will Take you 20-minutes or Less, visit DadBodWod.net/FrontRow

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Aug 24, 2020
2 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily
10:04

Are you setting a daily intention for your wife and kids?

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Aug 21, 2020
Is Your Ego Out of Control? With Mike Brcic [Encore]
14:46

In this encore episode Mike Brcic discusses if your ego out of control

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • The egos question for validation
  • The 2 most important metrics for business -- profit and happiness
  • How to build a system in your company to stop working crazy hours
  • How to know if your ego is at play
  • Having a super clear vision for your company
  • Guiding principles
  • What is an “issues list”
  • Why you must have a playbook
  • Escapism

QUOTE

  • “You need people who are inspired by what you do and inspired by that vision” - Michael Brcic
  • “When we want to show our kids how to be passionate entrepreneurs that work hard, in the process of doing that we also create a scenario where they feel like their second best.” - Jon Vroman

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Community-builder and serial entrepreneur by nature, Mike Brcic is passionate about helping entrepreneurs live inspired, more connected lives.

 

Via his events and adventure retreats around the world with Wayfinders, Mike helps entrepreneurs find the tribe and the support they need to achieve great things and personal fulfilment.

 

He is a passionate speaker on many topics related to entrepreneurship, community building, and mental health. Via his [ALIGNED] blog series, he shares tips and resources to help entrepreneurs find more alignment in their lives.

 

For more information and to connect with Mike, visit way-finders.com.

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

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Aug 19, 2020
Building a Business While Raising a Family with Mike Brcic
59:47

Michael Brcic joins the podcast to discuss how to help busy entrepreneurs take inventory of their life, and manage their business with an end goal of helping them spend more time with their family.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • The egos question for validation 
  • The 2 most important metrics for business -- profit and happiness 
  • How to build a system in your company to stop working crazy hours 
  • How to know if your ego is at play
  • Having a super clear vision for your company 
  • Guiding principles 
  • What is an “issues list”
  • Why you must have a playbook 
  • Escapism

QUOTE

  • “You need people who are inspired by what you do and inspired by that vision” - Michael Brcic
  • “When we want to show our kids how to be passionate entrepreneurs that work hard, in the process of doing that we also create a scenario where they feel like their second best.” - Jon Vroman

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Community-builder and serial entrepreneur by nature, Mike Brcic is passionate about helping entrepreneurs live inspired, more connected lives. 

 

Via his events and adventure retreats around the world with Wayfinders, Mike helps entrepreneurs find the tribe and the support they need to achieve great things and personal fulfilment.

 

He is a passionate speaker on many topics related to entrepreneurship, community building, and mental health. Via his [ALIGNED] blog series, he shares tips and resources to help entrepreneurs find more alignment in their lives.

 

For more information and to connect with Mike, visit way-finders.com.  

 

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

Aug 17, 2020
Know Your Parenting Strengths with Brandon Miller
12:16

Parenting with Strength

Most parents operate out of frustration, but when you parent from a lens of strengths it flips parenting from being frustrated to being fascinated.

Embrace the reality that within you have amazing parenting strengths that are derived from your zone of genius.

Get off the idea that there are perfect parents. Avoid the "cult of comparison" that comes from social media.

Aug 14, 2020
Forgiveness and Overcoming Tragedy Tyler Dickerhoof [Encore]
15:05

On this encore episode Tyler Dickerhoof joins the podcast to shares advice overcoming tragedy and having forgiveness.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Establishing connection with your kids
  • Forgiveness and overcoming tragedy
  • The difference between empathy and compassion
  • Family and work values
  • Growing together as a family
  • Best Parenting advice

QUOTE

  • I need to be better today than I was yesterday with the intention of being better tomorrow than I am today.” - Tyler Dickerhoof
  • Take care of yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will.” - Tyler Dickerhoof

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

ABOUT THE GUEST

Tyler Dickerhoof was born and raised on a prominent dairy farm in the rural state of Ohio. Growing up, he was very active in the various youth organizations, such as 4-H and FFA, and became very involved in several sports as well.  His love for animals grew, leading him to graduate with a B.S in Animal Science from Cornell University. Tyler went on to work professionally as a Dairy Nutritionist for 14 years; employed for Cargill, Inc and later on as a private business owner of his company, Dickerhoof Nutrition.

While Tyler was starting out life in Ohio, Kelley was busy being born and raised in Thousand Oaks, CA with a sparkle in her eye and a passion in her heart to contribute to the world around her as a speaker and leadership trainer for women. She grew up to become an accomplished hair stylist, prior to her career in network marketing.

In 2009, they relocated to Spokane, WA with their three children - Brittan, Braxton and Landon. Spokane is where they currently reside but they connect with people all over the nation, earnestly seeking to help others live a life they dare to dream.

Kelley and Tyler have been actively involved in the network marketing industry since joining Isagenix in 2011, they have risen to the top of the company as a Top 10 income and have been named START Ambassadors and 2015 Isagenix Couple of the Year, 10 Star Golden Circle and 13 Star Executive while Kelley was also noticed as the 2013 Woman of Isagenix.

Their entrepreneurial experience doesn't stop there though. Tyler and Kelley have also founded several other businesses including: Training Ground (a fitness operation located in Spokane), D&F Real Estate (a commercial real estate holding business) and Brixton Cattle Company (a registered dairy cattle business).

Kelley's true passion lies in helping empower women to reach their true potential leading her to founding her unique and powerful non-profit organization, Modern Mom on a Mission, in 2014.

And aside from Tyler's several business ventures, he is also actively involved as the youth soccer coach for the Spokane Breakers FC and takes time for himself to stay fit and participate in sports of his own.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

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Aug 12, 2020
Making an Impact through Empathy & Compassion with Tyler Dickerhoof
01:02:48

Today Tyler joins the podcast to share practical advice about fatherhood, overcoming tragedy, forgiveness, having empathy towards others, and how he establishes a connection with his kids. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Establishing connection with your kids
  • Forgiveness and overcoming tragedy 
  • The difference between empathy and compassion
  • Family and work values
  • Growing together as a family
  • Best Parenting advice 

QUOTE

  • I need to be better today than I was yesterday with the intention of being better tomorrow than I am today.” - Tyler Dickerhoof
  • Take care of yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will.” - Tyler Dickerhoof

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

ABOUT THE GUEST

Tyler Dickerhoof was born and raised on a prominent dairy farm in the rural state of Ohio. Growing up, he was very active in the various youth organizations, such as 4-H and FFA, and became very involved in several sports as well.  His love for animals grew, leading him to graduate with a B.S in Animal Science from Cornell University. Tyler went on to work professionally as a Dairy Nutritionist for 14 years; employed for Cargill, Inc and later on as a private business owner of his company, Dickerhoof Nutrition.

While Tyler was starting out life in Ohio, Kelley was busy being born and raised in Thousand Oaks, CA with a sparkle in her eye and a passion in her heart to contribute to the world around her as a speaker and leadership trainer for women. She grew up to become an accomplished hair stylist, prior to her career in network marketing.

In 2009, they relocated to Spokane, WA with their three children - Brittan, Braxton and Landon. Spokane is where they currently reside but they connect with people all over the nation, earnestly seeking to help others live a life they dare to dream.

Kelley and Tyler have been actively involved in the network marketing industry since joining Isagenix in 2011, they have risen to the top of the company as a Top 10 income and have been named START Ambassadors and 2015 Isagenix Couple of the Year, 10 Star Golden Circle and 13 Star Executive while Kelley was also noticed as the 2013 Woman of Isagenix.

Their entrepreneurial experience doesn't stop there though. Tyler and Kelley have also founded several other businesses including: Training Ground (a fitness operation located in Spokane), D&F Real Estate (a commercial real estate holding business) and Brixton Cattle Company (a registered dairy cattle business). 

Kelley's true passion lies in helping empower women to reach their true potential leading her to founding her unique and powerful non-profit organization, Modern Mom on a Mission, in 2014.

And aside from Tyler's several business ventures, he is also actively involved as the youth soccer coach for the Spokane Breakers FC and takes time for himself to stay fit and participate in sports of his own.

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

 

 

Aug 10, 2020
Unlock Your Love for Your Family
07:09

Yesterday, my family interrupted my work countless times.

For months, it has been this way. The kids schooled from home during the lockdown. Now they’re mostly summering at home, too, as most of their typical summer programs are still on lockdown. Every few minutes, there is something they need. “Dad, where is the soft bread?” “Can you log me on to the computer?” “What’s for lunch?” “Do I really have to go outside?” “Can we come back in and watch a movie?” “I’ve only been outside for thirty minutes?” “Can I come back in after thirty-five minutes?” “Daddy, lookit!”

Yesterday, I interrupted my work for them begrudgingly.

I tried to hide it. I tried to be patiently responsive. I didn’t yell. I didn’t shame. I didn’t tell them how much I wanted to be left alone. After all, they didn’t ask to be a child in the age of coronavirus. So, I thought I did a pretty good job not punishing them for their circumstance. I subtly gritted my teeth, smiled a little tightly, and got through it without doing anything that might warrant a therapy appointment somewhere down the road.

This morning, though, during my meditation, I saw something else.

I saw that yesterday I’d been on autopilot, prioritizing my work over my family. Yes, some days this absolutely has to happen—boundaries are a good and necessary thing sometimes. However, yesterday wasn’t one of those days for me. Yesterday, my work was interruptible, but I’d absentmindedly chosen to see them as the interruption of my work life, rather than seeing my work as an interruption of my family life.

So, today, I set the intention of interrupting my work for them gladly.

When they interrupted me, I chose to see it as an opportunity to attend to the people l care about most. Several “interruptions” in, my wife looked at me with a grateful smile and said, “You love us this morning, don’t you?” The truth is, I don’t love them any more than yesterday. I’ve simply set the intention of responding to them so that my love can actually be seen and felt.

In the end, intentionality is as important as love, because it’s the key that unlocks our affection for our people.

There are lots of ways to be intentional about loving our people better. Meditation. Reading. Therapy. But I can’t think of a better way to be intentional about this most important of endeavors than the upcoming “Evolve as a Father” Front Row Dads Online Summit. Every time I’ve met in person with a Front Row Dad, I’ve come away a more intentionally loving father and husband. I’ve come away unlocked. And I know a few thousand pixels between us isn’t going to change that. I’ll be there on August 20. I hope you will be too.

Let’s get unlocked.

Aug 07, 2020
The Power of Being Present with Your Kids with Cory Lee [Encore]
09:59

On this encore episode, Cory Lee discusses the power of being present with your kids

ABOUT THE GUEST

Cory Lee is an entrepreneur, business builder, and leader developer. He was trained and mentored by the world-renowned leadership expert John Maxwell and is now an executive director with The John Maxwell Team.

In 2012 Cory and his wife opened their first business, a physical therapy clinic located in a town of only 1,100 people, Within 5 years they were billing over $2 million per year from that one location and had opened and successfully sold 2 physical therapy clinics and 4 gyms.

Cory is an accomplished speaker and is often invited to speak and train employees at companies looking to develop a culture of leadership.

He also provides individual leaders with opportunities to maximize their own growth through one-on-one coaching and mastermind groups. Cory is most passionate about helping entrepreneurs navigate business growth but not at the expense of their faith, family, and fitness.

When he isn’t helping companies and individuals grow, Cory can be found spending time with his family. Cory and his wife of 14 years Kimberly reside in Mississippi and have 3 children: Colton (9), Kendall (6), and Brady (4)

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today!

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

 

Aug 05, 2020
Let Kids Struggle with Cory Lee
47:48

A southern draw, big life experience and a heart of gold, my guest today, Mr. Cory Lee shares deep wisdom about the importance of letting children struggle, along with… 

  • The “let them catch you challenge” 
  • Helping kids see the power of their words
  • How to empower kids to step up 
  • How Cory felt about his dad leaving home when he was 3 years old
  • Do you want the WHOLE world to know you, or YOUR world to know you?  

QUOTES

  • “When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare.” - John Wooden
  • “God uses me as a son and now he’s loving and patient and I’m trying to be loving and patient as well with my kids.” - Cory Lee
  • “Failure is not an enemy, it is a lesson to be learned.” - Cory Lee
  • “If someone can make you sad, glad or mad, you’ve been had” - Cory Lee

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

ABOUT THE GUEST

Cory Lee is an entrepreneur, business builder, and leader developer. He was trained and mentored by the world-renowned leadership expert John Maxwell and is now an executive director with The John Maxwell Team. 

In 2012 Cory and his wife opened their first business, a physical therapy clinic located in a town of only 1,100 people, Within 5 years they were billing over $2 million per year from that one location and had opened and successfully sold 2 physical therapy clinics and 4 gyms. 

Cory is an accomplished speaker and is often invited to speak and train employees at companies looking to develop a culture of leadership. 

He also provides individual leaders with opportunities to maximize their own growth through one-on-one coaching and mastermind groups. Cory is most passionate about helping entrepreneurs navigate business growth but not at the expense of their faith, family, and fitness. 

When he isn’t helping companies and individuals grow, Cory can be found spending time with his family. Cory and his wife of 14 years Kimberly reside in Mississippi and have 3 children: Colton (9), Kendall (6), and Brady (4)

Want to learn more about Front Row Dads? 

We are in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood http://frontrowdads.com/brotherhood

Are you getting all the shows?  Subscribe today! https://pod.link/1344850656

Want to leave a review? THANK YOU!  http://FrontRowDads.com/review

 

Aug 03, 2020
This Discipline Strategy Worked
18:58

Jon hosts a dialogue around the discipline, boundaries, and consequences we have with our children.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

Jul 31, 2020
Boundaries and Behaviors with Kids with Michael Barron [Encore]
10:19

In today’s encore episode, Michael Barron discusses discipline, boundaries and behaviors with kids

ABOUT THE GUEST

Michael Barron is currently a Partner at Vineland Ventures. He has more than 20 years of experience as a professional investor and business owner. During that time, he has worked closely with some of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs, executives and families. Prior to joining Vineland Ventures, Michael was a Senior Director at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and a Portfolio Manager & Director at ICC Capital Management

As member of the Quantitative Strategies Group, he managed single and multi-strategy equity portfolios. Previously, Michael was the CEO, Portfolio Manager and Principal at Knott Capital. As CEO he was responsible for management of the firm’s investment, marketing and business operations.

He was also a member of the firm’s investment committee, which managed domestic equity strategies in separate accounts, mutual funds and limited partnerships totaling more than $1B in AUM.

Michael has also served as Director of Real Estate Securities at INVESCO, overseeing the management of client assets worldwide. He has been a regularly featured guest on BNN, Bloomberg TV, CNBC’s Squawk Box and Closing Bell, in addition to being a sought out source by well-known industry publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor, Investment Business Daily and Barron’s.

He is a graduate of The Hill School and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University. Michael has also completed executive study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Real Estate.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

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Jul 29, 2020
Raising Self-Reliant Kids & Creating Space to Think with Michael Barron
50:30

In today’s episode, Michael Barron joins the podcast to discuss his experiences growing up, significant struggles as a father, and how he is helping himself and his kids find the balance between being self-reliant and responsible, versus knowing when to ask for help.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Why are men uncomfortable asking for help 
  • The nuance between raising self-reliant kids and team players 
  • What it means to hold space for a parallel path 
  • What is “Yes, and” listening 
  • Balance is an easy thing to talk about, and difficult to put into practice 
  • What currency do your kids value? 
  • Moving from disciplining the behavior to discovering the cause of the behavior 

QUOTE

  • “As a parent, letting kids know that you don’t have all the answers is an important realization for kids to have.” - Michael Barron
  • “Balance is an easy thing to talk about, but a hard thing to put in practice.” - Michael Barron

EPISODE RESOURCES

ABOUT THE GUEST

Michael Barron is currently a Partner at Vineland Ventures. He has more than 20 years of experience as a professional investor and business owner. During that time, he has worked closely with some of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs, executives and families. Prior to joining Vineland Ventures, Michael was a Senior Director at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and a Portfolio Manager & Director at ICC Capital Management

As member of the Quantitative Strategies Group, he managed single and multi-strategy equity portfolios. Previously, Michael was the CEO, Portfolio Manager and Principal at Knott Capital. As CEO he was responsible for management of the firm’s investment, marketing and business operations. 

He was also a member of the firm’s investment committee, which managed domestic equity strategies in separate accounts, mutual funds and limited partnerships totaling more than $1B in AUM. 

Michael has also served as Director of Real Estate Securities at INVESCO, overseeing the management of client assets worldwide. He has been a regularly featured guest on BNN, Bloomberg TV, CNBC’s Squawk Box and Closing Bell, in addition to being a sought out source by well-known industry publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor, Investment Business Daily and Barron’s. 

He is a graduate of The Hill School and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University. Michael has also completed executive study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Real Estate.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

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Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

Jul 27, 2020
Signs your Child is Stressed with Joe Sanok
09:07

Are you noticing old behaviors occur in your children and even your spouse?

It's Normal to see regression when kids are under stress. Ex. Kids used to be flawless with bedtime routine and now their going back to wanting more snuggles, desire to watch younger TV shows.

ABOUT JOE

Joe Sanok is a member of the FRD brotherhood, a keynote and TEDx speaker, private practice consultant, mental health counselor, and has the #1 podcast for counselors, The Practice of the Practice Podcast.

He’s been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur on Fire, and The Eventual Millionaire. Joe is the author of five books on parenting and business.

His business, Practice of the Practice, teaches health care professionals how to grow income, innovation, influence, and impact on the world.

Joe’s a curious person who finds the balance of art and science. He’s a father to two strong and bold Lucia and Laken. He and his wife Christina love stand-up paddle boarding and getting to know their neighbors.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood.

 

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you've listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we'd love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

 

Jul 24, 2020
Prioritizing Your Wife with Steve Olsher [Encore]
11:09

In this encore episode, we speak with Steve Olsher about the importance of prioritizing your wife

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

 

  • Why what Dads think is true, likely is not 
  • Allowing kids to create their own moral code 
  • The danger of absolutes 
  • The fight against practicality 
  • Getting triggered by kids messes 
  • Giving kids the full human experience 
  • Stop trying to steer the experience 
  • Prioritize your wife is the greatest gift to the kids

 

QUOTE

  • “You want to empower your kids to make the right choices and give them the opportunity to create their own moral code.” - Steve Olsher

 

  • “Punish the behavior, not the person.” - Jon Vroman

 

  • “Ultimately the most important relationship in the family unit is between mom and dad.” - Steve Olsher

 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Steve Olsher is the Founder/Editor-In-Chief of Podcast Magazine, NY Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, Original Founder of Liquor.com, Creator of The New Media Summit, and host of Reinvention Radio and Beyond 8 Figures.

 

 

 

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood.

 

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you've listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we'd love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

Jul 22, 2020
Kids Creating their Own Moral Code with Steve Olsher
52:39

In this episode, we speak with Steve Olsher about the importance of empowering your children to create their own moral code and make their own decisions. 

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

 

  • Why what Dads think is true, likely is not 
  • Allowing kids to create their own moral code 
  • The danger of absolutes 
  • The fight against practicality 
  • Getting triggered by kids messes 
  • Giving kids the full human experience 
  • Stop trying to steer the experience 
  • Prioritize your wife is the greatest gift to the kids

 

QUOTE

  • “You want to empower your kids to make the right choices and give them the opportunity to create their own moral code.” - Steve Olsher

 

  • “Punish the behavior, not the person.” - Jon Vroman

 

  • “Ultimately the most important relationship in the family unit is between mom and dad.” - Steve Olsher

 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Steve Olsher is the Founder/Editor-In-Chief of Podcast Magazine, NY Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, Original Founder of Liquor.com, Creator of The New Media Summit, and host of Reinvention Radio and Beyond 8 Figures.

 

 

 

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood.

 

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you've listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we'd love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

 

Jul 20, 2020
The 10 Cent Criticism Cure with Brandon Miller
12:45

The repeated messages we hear and the stories we tell about ourselves shape our reality and what our children believe to be true. In the latest member clip discussion, Brandon Miller talks about the message you are sending to your kids.

1. What are some of the repeated messages you send to your child?

2. What messages do you want to send?

3. How could you make sure those messages are repeated often?

For every 1 negative message we send, it is offset by at minimum 5 positive messages.

*Think and craft what messages you want you children to remember*

ABOUT THE GUEST

Brandon and Analyn Miller are successful business owners and the parents of seven children, spanning two generations. They are passionate about seeing families engage in a strengths-based parenting approach that unearths the uniqueness in every child and empowers positive parent child relationships through every stage of life.

Brandon is a Certified Strengths Coach through the Gallup Organization and has been coaching and training strengths for over fifteen years. Analyn owns and operates The Analyn Miller Group, part of Keller Williams Realty. She holds the distinguished Graduate Real Estate Institute Designation and loves leading her team with integrity and enthusiasm.

Check out more about the Millers - their family, their mantra and their values here!

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

Jul 17, 2020
Giving Your Kids Permission to Be Who They Are with Jeff Perera [Encore]
14:17

In today’s encore episode, Jeff Perera discusses giving your kids permission to be who they are

Full episode highlights:

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • The ladder of manhood 
  • Be the lesson in action
  • It’s okay to be different 
  • Growing up with a violent father 
  • Being surrounded by emotionless men 
  • When strength stops helping, and starts hurting 
  • Seeing Dad afraid for the first time
  • Was Michael Jordan a great example of manhood? 
  • The importance of doing more than you have to 

QUOTE

  • “We are taught that to be a man, you need to have all the answers, and anything less than that is soft or weak. So right away we are creating this unattainable idea of being a guy and you spent your entire life trying to chase it.” - Jeff Perera
  • “Where you are on the ladder of manhood depends on who you are as a person.” - Jeff Perera
  • “The measurement of being a man is about how we serve, give, and live.” - Jeff Perera
  • “Be the lesson in action.” - Jeff Perera
  • “Anger is beautiful, when you channel it.” - Jeff Perera
  • “We create the world we live in by the choices we make, the words we choose, and the actions we take. The young people are watching you they are soaking it in” - Jon Vroman
  • “Values are caught, not taught.” - Rochelle Clark
  • “Worry less on the impressions you have in others and focus on the impact you leave with others.” - Jeff Perera

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

ABOUT THE GUEST

In a time of divides and tension, it is time to build bridges of understanding across our oceans of difference. We need to inspire Men in an engaging way to ‘Be The Lesson in Action’ and strive to become models of possibility for other men.

Jeff is a speaker, writer and facilitator, who since 2008 has delivered keynotes, talks and workshops on gender, masculinity, empathy-building, and men helping end gender-based violence. 

Jeff discusses how society’s unattainable and harmful ideas of masculinity impact people of all genders, as well as ways forward and positive maps to manhood.  

Jeff has delivered two TEDx talks on Masculinity and men’s troubled pursuits of identity: Words Speak Louder Than Actions looking at the power of gendered words, and The Ladder of Manhood which explores the male pursuit of identity and how too many men are fluent in a language of violence. 

Jeff started Higher Unlearning as an online space to explore how ideas of gender and masculinity impact us in everyday life.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

 

Jul 15, 2020
The True Measure of a Man with Jeff Perera
54:02

 

In today’s episode, Jeff Perera joins the podcast to discuss what it means to be a real man, his personal journey and experiences growing up, and how our actions impact other people, especially our children. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • The ladder of manhood 
  • Be the lesson in action
  • It’s okay to be different 
  • Growing up with a violent father 
  • Being surrounded by emotionless men 
  • When strength stops helping, and starts hurting 
  • Seeing Dad afraid for the first time
  • Was Michael Jordan a great example of manhood? 
  • The importance of doing more than you have to 

QUOTE

  • “We are taught that to be a man, you need to have all the answers, and anything less than that is soft or weak. So right away we are creating this unattainable idea of being a guy and you spent your entire life trying to chase it.” - Jeff Perera
  • “Where you are on the ladder of manhood depends on who you are as a person.” - Jeff Perera
  • “The measurement of being a man is about how we serve, give, and live.” - Jeff Perera
  • “Be the lesson in action.” - Jeff Perera
  • “Anger is beautiful, when you channel it.” - Jeff Perera
  • “We create the world we live in by the choices we make, the words we choose, and the actions we take. The young people are watching you they are soaking it in” - Jon Vroman
  • “Values are caught, not taught.” - Rochelle Clark
  • “Worry less on the impressions you have in others and focus on the impact you leave with others.” - Jeff Perera

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

ABOUT THE GUEST

In a time of divides and tension, it is time to build bridges of understanding across our oceans of difference. We need to inspire Men in an engaging way to ‘Be The Lesson in Action’ and strive to become models of possibility for other men.

Jeff is a speaker, writer and facilitator, who since 2008 has delivered keynotes, talks and workshops on gender, masculinity, empathy-building, and men helping end gender-based violence. 

Jeff discusses how society’s unattainable and harmful ideas of masculinity impact people of all genders, as well as ways forward and positive maps to manhood.  

Jeff has delivered two TEDx talks on Masculinity and men’s troubled pursuits of identity: Words Speak Louder Than Actions looking at the power of gendered words, and The Ladder of Manhood which explores the male pursuit of identity and how too many men are fluent in a language of violence. 

Jeff started Higher Unlearning as an online space to explore how ideas of gender and masculinity impact us in everyday life.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

 

Jul 13, 2020
Your Next Physical Challenge with Ken Wimberly
09:38

Are you looking for a physical challenge? In this member clip Ken Wimberly explains where you can find it!

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

Jul 10, 2020
How to Be a Strength-Based Parent with Brandon Miller [Encore]
18:14

In this encore episode Brandon Miller describes how to be a strength based parent

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Moving from frustration to fascination 
  • Your child is not broken 
  • As a parent, you have what it takes to raise your kids
  • How parents deal with conflicting advice 
  • Being able to sustain new ideas at home
  • Avoiding the cult of comparison 
  • Should we look for new ideas, not new identities?
  • You potential for greatness 
  • The 4 different parenting styles  (Authoritarian, Permissive, Neglectful, Authoritative) 
  • Getting compliance versus commitment from your kids 

QUOTE

  • As your kids age, you’re parenting a different child. A big part of being a great parent is learning and growing with them.” - Brandon Miller

 

  • One thing I always have as a goal is to help my kids love and respect mom and see the beauty in her.” - Jon Vroman

 

  • If you learn the value of acknowledgement and apology as a parent, kids are so interested in forgiving you immediately.” - Brandon Miller

 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Analyn and Brandon Miller are successful business owners and the parents of seven children, spanning two generations. They are passionate about seeing families engage in a strengths-based parenting approach that unearths the uniqueness in every child and empowers positive parent child relationships through every stage of life.

Brandon is a Certified Strengths Coach through the Gallup Organization and has been coaching and training strengths for over fifteen years. Analyn owns and operates The Analyn Miller Group, part of Keller Williams Realty. She holds the distinguished Graduate Real Estate Institute Designation and loves leading her team with integrity and enthusiasm.

Check out more about the Millers - their family, their mantra and their values here!

 

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

 

Jul 08, 2020
A Strength-Based Approach to Parenting with Brandon Miller
54:36

In this episode Brandon Miller chats about his book, Play to Their Strengths, which is about developing your strengths as a parent and how parents should use these strengths to see the brilliance in their children. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Moving from frustration to fascination 
  • Your child is not broken 
  • As a parent, you have what it takes to raise your kids
  • How parents deal with conflicting advice 
  • Being able to sustain new ideas at home
  • Avoiding the cult of comparison 
  • Should we look for new ideas, not new identities?
  • You potential for greatness 
  • The 4 different parenting styles  (Authoritarian, Permissive, Neglectful, Authoritative) 
  • Getting compliance versus commitment from your kids 

QUOTE

  • As your kids age, you’re parenting a different child. A big part of being a great parent is learning and growing with them.” - Brandon Miller

 

  • One thing I always have as a goal is to help my kids love and respect mom and see the beauty in her.” - Jon Vroman

 

  • If you learn the value of acknowledgement and apology as a parent, kids are so interested in forgiving you immediately.” - Brandon Miller

 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Analyn and Brandon Miller are successful business owners and the parents of seven children, spanning two generations. They are passionate about seeing families engage in a strengths-based parenting approach that unearths the uniqueness in every child and empowers positive parent child relationships through every stage of life.

Brandon is a Certified Strengths Coach through the Gallup Organization and has been coaching and training strengths for over fifteen years. Analyn owns and operates The Analyn Miller Group, part of Keller Williams Realty. She holds the distinguished Graduate Real Estate Institute Designation and loves leading her team with integrity and enthusiasm.

Check out more about the Millers - their family, their mantra and their values here!

 

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

 

Jul 06, 2020
Racism, Ego, and Ownership with Preston Smiles
17:46

Preston Smiles discusses being on the right side of history regarding racism, ego and ownership.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

Jul 03, 2020
Timing Talks with your Spouse with Joel Louis [Encore]
09:53

On this encore episode Joel Louis discusses how you can time talks with your spouse!

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

 

  • Why teaching his kids to make their bed is so important. 
  • The secret sauce to a family morning routine 
  • Navigating home life when you’re used to be in the office 5 days a week 
  • Balancing work and family when there’s only a glass door separating chaos and focus 
  • Parenting in harmony when you and your spouse have different styles of leadership 

 

QUOTE

  • "Know when you're entering a season unexpectedly, and be able to adapt to that." - Joel Louis

 

  • Everywhere I go, God always has my back and keeps me in line.” - Joel Louis

 

  • Take a step back. Understand what you can control or influence. Otherwise you are going to worry about everything.” - Joel Louis

 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

In 2014, Joel Louis decided to merge his love of fatherhood and entrepreneurship into a movement called Startup Dad Headquarters. Through this project, he interviewed over 140 successful entrepreneur dads in order to find the secret formula to building a 6 figure business without losing your family in the process.               

In 2016, Joel took everything he learned and launched a full-service webinar production agency, which would eventually become Integrator and Co. Within 15 months, he had grown his agency to a 6 figure business with 3 employees. Today, Integrator and Co. is a premier digital marketing firm focusing primarily on designing, building, and repairing funnels for established entrepreneurs.                   

Joel’s family is his WHY and the reason he enjoys being an entrepreneur who has the ability to create the life he wants for his family. Joel lives in the Greater Boston Area and enjoys CrossFit, dancing, and spending time with his three lovely daughters and his wife Koleen.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

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Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

 

Jul 01, 2020
Building Business without Sacrificing Family with Joel Louis
43:48

Today, Joel joins the podcast to discuss why he left a successful corporate career to fulfill his passion for entrepreneurship and prioritize family without sacrificing financial stability. 

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

 

  • Why teaching his kids to make their bed is so important. 
  • The secret sauce to a family morning routine 
  • Navigating home life when you’re used to be in the office 5 days a week 
  • Balancing work and family when there’s only a glass door separating chaos and focus 
  • Parenting in harmony when you and your spouse have different styles of leadership 

 

QUOTE

  • "Know when you're entering a season unexpectedly, and be able to adapt to that." - Joel Louis

 

  • Everywhere I go, God always has my back and keeps me in line.” - Joel Louis

 

  • Take a step back. Understand what you can control or influence. Otherwise you are going to worry about everything.” - Joel Louis

 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

In 2014, Joel Louis decided to merge his love of fatherhood and entrepreneurship into a movement called Startup Dad Headquarters. Through this project, he interviewed over 140 successful entrepreneur dads in order to find the secret formula to building a 6 figure business without losing your family in the process.               

In 2016, Joel took everything he learned and launched a full-service webinar production agency, which would eventually become Integrator and Co. Within 15 months, he had grown his agency to a 6 figure business with 3 employees. Today, Integrator and Co. is a premier digital marketing firm focusing primarily on designing, building, and repairing funnels for established entrepreneurs.                   

Joel’s family is his WHY and the reason he enjoys being an entrepreneur who has the ability to create the life he wants for his family. Joel lives in the Greater Boston Area and enjoys CrossFit, dancing, and spending time with his three lovely daughters and his wife Koleen.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

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Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

 

Jun 29, 2020
Why Kids Need Biodiversity: The Warfare on Germs & Isolation with Zach Bush [Encore]
13:31

Zach Bush and I chat about why needs biodiversity on this quick encore episode. Did you notice the warfare on germs and isolation?

Health is not complicated, it’s not expensive, it’s not something that comes from a bottle or a textbook. Health is intrinsic to life. As humans, we have gotten away from the truth. We have forgotten that we are inherently built for health and longevity. And today’s guest, Zach Bush MD, is here to talk all about it.

Zach is a triple board-certified physician applying the rigor of science, the strength of humanity, and the intelligence of nature to transform the world.

We chat about his approach to treating disease, the identities and labels we manifest around health, surrendering human constructs, the importance of showing up big for our family, and so much more.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Choosing to see your kids as teachers
  • The transformation, healing and journey of getting remarried
  • The uncomfortableness of being eyes wide open
  • Why exploring the world and understanding the power of multigenerational community is for children
  • Preventing our own extinction through a reconnection to nature and relationships
  • How to reflect the beauty of others, and demonstrate the beauty of self
  • Evolving through a pattern interrupt: Heartbreak recovery and self evaluation
  • How Zach evolved as a man and as a father
  • Rethinking the Battle Mentality of Man
  • Making mother nature a part of the family
  • The dangers of over-sterilization of our home environments and why washing hands might be hurting more than helping
  • What biodiversity taught Zach about life at home
  • Blow the walls off the box our kids are being put in to
  • What people need to surrender and what paradigm they need to shift
  • Pride is poison: Being in awe of your children versus being proud of them

QUOTES

  • “If you see the beauty, then you will experience love” - Zach Bush, M.D.
  • "A relationship is about allowing life to happen in your partner" - Zach Bush, M.D.
  • “We have to surrender the human constructs to realize a deep powerful truth that we are alive” - Zach Bush, M.D.
  • “Refuse to let the school systems or the social pressures keep your kids in the box. The limited contact with nature is destroying their immune system” Zach Bush, M.D.

EPISODE RESOURCES

PEOPLE MENTIONED

ABOUT THE GUEST

Zach Bush MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems.

 

One of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country, with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that my colleagues and I have delivered offers profound new insights into human health and longevity.

 

In 2012, I discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria, and my team has subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions as an antidote to glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body’s natural defense systems. This science has resulted in a revolutionary class of dietary supplements, including the product RESTORE.

 

In February of 2019, I launched Farmer's Footprint, a docu-series presenting the social, economic, and educational incentives to encourage a mass exodus of farmers away from conventional chemical agriculture practices toward regenerative land management to restore human health, food and water security, and food independence. You can view it on vimeo here.

 

My kids are the driving force behind my passion for change. I am fiercely motivated by a desire to have my children experience a much brighter and healthier future. My educational efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up-shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and western medicine at large.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership at https://frontrowdads.com/brotherhood

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

 

Jun 26, 2020
Health is Intrinsic to Life with Zach Bush MD [Encore]
15:44

Zach Bush and I chat about how health is intrinsic to life.

Health is not complicated, it’s not expensive, it’s not something that comes from a bottle or a textbook. Health is intrinsic to life. As humans, we have gotten away from the truth. We have forgotten that we are inherently built for health and longevity. And today’s guest, Zach Bush MD, is here to talk all about it.

Zach is a triple board-certified physician applying the rigor of science, the strength of humanity, and the intelligence of nature to transform the world.

We chat about his approach to treating disease, the identities and labels we manifest around health, surrendering human constructs, the importance of showing up big for our family, and so much more.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Choosing to see your kids as teachers
  • The transformation, healing and journey of getting remarried
  • The uncomfortableness of being eyes wide open
  • Why exploring the world and understanding the power of multigenerational community is for children
  • Preventing our own extinction through a reconnection to nature and relationships
  • How to reflect the beauty of others, and demonstrate the beauty of self
  • Evolving through a pattern interrupt: Heartbreak recovery and self evaluation
  • How Zach evolved as a man and as a father
  • Rethinking the Battle Mentality of Man
  • Making mother nature a part of the family
  • The dangers of over-sterilization of our home environments and why washing hands might be hurting more than helping
  • What biodiversity taught Zach about life at home
  • Blow the walls off the box our kids are being put in to
  • What people need to surrender and what paradigm they need to shift
  • Pride is poison: Being in awe of your children versus being proud of them

QUOTES

  • “If you see the beauty, then you will experience love” - Zach Bush, M.D.
  • "A relationship is about allowing life to happen in your partner" - Zach Bush, M.D.
  • “We have to surrender the human constructs to realize a deep powerful truth that we are alive” - Zach Bush, M.D.
  • “Refuse to let the school systems or the social pressures keep your kids in the box. The limited contact with nature is destroying their immune system” Zach Bush, M.D.

EPISODE RESOURCES

PEOPLE MENTIONED

ABOUT THE GUEST

Zach Bush MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems.

 

One of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country, with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that my colleagues and I have delivered offers profound new insights into human health and longevity.

 

In 2012, I discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria, and my team has subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions as an antidote to glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body’s natural defense systems. This science has resulted in a revolutionary class of dietary supplements, including the product RESTORE.

 

In February of 2019, I launched Farmer's Footprint, a docu-series presenting the social, economic, and educational incentives to encourage a mass exodus of farmers away from conventional chemical agriculture practices toward regenerative land management to restore human health, food and water security, and food independence. You can view it on vimeo here.

 

My kids are the driving force behind my passion for change. I am fiercely motivated by a desire to have my children experience a much brighter and healthier future. My educational efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up-shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and western medicine at large.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership at https://frontrowdads.com/brotherhood

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

 

Jun 24, 2020
The Evolved Father with Zach Bush MD
01:11:50

Zach Bush and I chat about his approach to treating disease, the identities and labels we manifest around health, surrendering human constructs, the importance of showing up big for our family, and so much more. 

Health is not complicated, it’s not expensive, it’s not something that comes from a bottle or a textbook. Health is intrinsic to life. As humans, we have gotten away from the truth. We have forgotten that we are inherently built for health and longevity. And today’s guest, Zach Bush MD, is here to talk all about it. 

Zach is a triple board-certified physician applying the rigor of science, the strength of humanity, and the intelligence of nature to transform the world.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Priority of Family
  • Heartbreak Recovery and Self Evaluation
  • How Zach Evolved as a man and as a father
  • What Biodiversity taught Zach about Life at Home
  • What people need to surrender and what paradigm they need to shift

QUOTE

  • “If you see the beauty, then you will experience love.” - Dr. Zach Bush
  • “We have to surrender the human constructs to realize a deep powerful truth that we are alive.” - Zach Bush, MD
  • “Refuse to let the school systems or the social pressures keep your kids in the box. The limited contact with nature is destroying their immune system” 

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Zach Bush MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems.

 

One of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country, with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that my colleagues and I have delivered offers profound new insights into human health and longevity.

 

In 2012, I discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria, and my team has subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions as an antidote to glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body’s natural defense systems. This science has resulted in a revolutionary class of dietary supplements, including the product RESTORE.

 

In February of 2019, I launched Farmer's Footprint, a docu-series presenting the social, economic, and educational incentives to encourage a mass exodus of farmers away from conventional chemical agriculture practices toward regenerative land management to restore human health, food and water security, and food independence. You can view it on vimeo here.

 

My kids are the driving force behind my passion for change. I am fiercely motivated by a desire to have my children experience a much brighter and healthier future. My educational efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up-shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and western medicine at large.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP

Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

 

Jun 21, 2020
Forging a Philanthropic Culture at Home with Adam Stock
10:58

Adam Stock talks about philanthropic culture at home

About Adam Stock

He is only member of the Front Row Dads’ Community (other than Jon Vroman) to have attended every single retreat.

A lifelong resident of the Chicago suburbs, Adam currently lives in Evanston with his wife and kids

Adam Is Passionate About Three Things:

1. Helping Clients Navigate The Many Financial Challenges In The Present So They Can Experience A More Meaningful And Joyful Financial Future.

2. Mentoring. He is always teaching the art and science of financial planning, and the principles of how to be a true professional.

3. Entrepreneurship. Adam derives great satisfaction from helping his business-owner clients locate strategic partners to accelerate the growth of their businesses. 

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP

Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

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Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

Jun 19, 2020
How to Praise Your wife and Kids - Weekly Picture Program [Encore]
29:31

In this short encore clip, you're going to hear some great ideas around how you can praise your wife and kids. While the ideas are simple to implement, they will have a big time positive effect on your marriage and family. Enjoy! 

 

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP

Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

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Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

Jun 17, 2020
3 Things Every Dad Should Know with Hal Elrod
01:06:09

Today, I’m speaking with Hal Elrod about the 3 things every Dad should know. And within those big buckets, we hit on so many valuable sub topics, including marriage, affirmations, mindset, Father’s Day, the weekly picture program, praising your spouse and kids, and so much more! 

In our conversation, you’ll learn how to reprioritize your life so you can thrive in your most important roles:  Human, Entrepreneur, Husband, and Father

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

 

  • Being VS Doing
  • Redefining your routines
  • The blueprint for creating your ideal life
  • Looking at Father’s Day differently
  • Ways to praise - both your spouse and kids! 
  • Unconditional commitment for your spouse
  • Scheduling morning time

About Hal Elrod

Hal Elrod is on a mission to Elevate the Consciousness of Humanity, One Morning at a Time. As the author of one of the highest rated books in the world, “The Miracle Morning” (which has been translated into 27 languages, has over 2,200 five-star reviews and is practiced daily by over 500,000 people in more than 70 countries)… he is doing exactly that.

What’s incredible is that Hal literally died at age 20. His car was hit head-on by a drunk driver at 70 miles per hour, his heart stopped beating for 6 minutes, he broke 11 bones and woke up after being in a coma for 6 days to be told by his doctors that he would probably never walk again. Not only did Hal walk, he ran a 52-mile ultra-marathon and went on to became a hall of fame business achiever, international keynote speaker, author, and grateful husband & father-all before he turned 30.

Then, in November of 2016, Hal nearly died again – his kidneys, lungs, and heart were failing, and he was diagnosed with a rare, and very aggressive form of leukemia.

After enduring the most difficult year of his life, battling cancer, Hal is now cancer-free and furthering his mission as the founder of The Miracle Morning book series, host of the “Achieve Your Goals” podcast, creator of the Best Year Ever [Blueprint] LIVE event, and Executive Producer of The Miracle Morning MOVIE – a documentary that reveals the morning rituals of some of the world’s most successful people.

Hal is grateful to be alive and living his mission alongside his wife and their two young children in Austin, TX.

To contact Hal about media appearances, speaking at your event, or if you just want to receive free training videos and resources, visit www.HalElrod.com.

 

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP

Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

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Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

Jun 15, 2020
Domains Force Focus with Mike Chu
12:53

Standards of the Domain with Mike Chu: 

Domains Force Our Focus

When you're at the gym, you work out.

When you're at church you pray.

The collapse of our domains is creating more overlap in our roles leading accumulating stress and no space for release.

Get the family on board with what spaces are reserved for what kind of energy

--Sequester a room (close a physical door to create space)

--Label areas appropriately 

--Change your kids focus too (create designated spaces for them to express themselves)

About Michael Chu

-10X National Champion 

-Business Growth Expert 

-7 Figure Business Builder 

-Avid NY Sports Fan

Founder | Champion Development

Champion Development is the 
premier coaching and support program
 for entrepreneurs, direct sales leaders
, and executives. When Mike first got into 
business he struggled with the balance between business and body. 

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP

Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

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Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

Jun 12, 2020
What Kobe Bryant Can Teach Us About Fatherhood with Jordan Harbinger [Encore]
09:35

In this podcast episode, we speak candidly with Jordan Harbinger about conspiracy theories, ideas, developing critical thinking, and how he is transitioning to fatherhood.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Making money as a podcaster
  • Navigating your own confirmation bias
  • Is there a truth to Conspiracy Theories
  • Black and White thinking
  • Patternicity
  • What is a fact checking checklist?
  • Jordan’s role model of Parenthood
  • Which of Jordan's shows prepared him for Fatherhood?

QUOTE

  • “Strong opinions loosely held” -Jordan Harbinger
  • “Arguing like I’m right, listening like I’m wrong’ - Jordan Harbinger
  • “Conspiracy thinking takes over in times of economic uncertainty because people are uncertain about their future” - Jordan Harbinger
  • “There’s people with power that doesn’t have my best intention at heart” - Jon Vroman
  • “Nothing is really ever black and white, there’s almost always a kernel of truth in something and the best lies are the one that have a kernel of truth in them”  - Jordan Harbinger
  • “You are the source of stability and clear thinking in your kid’s life. You want them to come to you with complex problems, not Reddit. If you lose credibility in front of your kids, you’re in trouble.”  - Jordan Harbinger

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Jordan Harbinger, often referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” is a Wall Street lawyer turned interview talk show host, and a communications and social dynamics expert. Jordan began broadcasting in 2006. Jordan has hosted a top 50 iTunes podcast for over 12 years He receives over six million downloads every month, making The Jordan Harbinger Show one of the most popular podcasts in the world. 

The show was awarded Apple’s “Best of 2018” and is one of the most downloaded shows of the year. On The Jordan Harbinger Show Jordan deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people on earth and shares their strategies, perspectives, and practical insights with the rest of us.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP

Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

Jun 10, 2020
Critical Thinking Skills & Teaching Discernment with Jordan Harbinger
51:50

In this podcast episode, we speak candidly with Jordan Harbinger about conspiracy theories, ideas, developing critical thinking, and how he is transitioning to fatherhood.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Making money as a podcaster
  • Navigating your own confirmation bias
  • Is there a truth to Conspiracy Theories
  • Black and White thinking
  • Patternicity
  • What is a fact checking checklist?
  • Jordan’s role model of Parenthood
  • Which of Jordan's shows prepared him for Fatherhood?

QUOTE

  • “Strong opinions loosely held” -Jordan Harbinger
  • “Arguing like I’m right, listening like I’m wrong’ - Jordan Harbinger
  • “Conspiracy thinking takes over in times of economic uncertainty because people are uncertain about their future” - Jordan Harbinger
  • “There’s people with power that doesn’t have my best intention at heart” - Jon Vroman
  • “Nothing is really ever black and white, there’s almost always a kernel of truth in something and the best lies are the one that have a kernel of truth in them”  - Jordan Harbinger
  • “You are the source of stability and clear thinking in your kid’s life. You want them to come to you with complex problems, not Reddit. If you lose credibility in front of your kids, you’re in trouble.”  - Jordan Harbinger

PEOPLE MENTIONED

EPISODE RESOURCES

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Jordan Harbinger, often referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” is a Wall Street lawyer turned interview talk show host, and a communications and social dynamics expert. Jordan began broadcasting in 2006. Jordan has hosted a top 50 iTunes podcast for over 12 years He receives over six million downloads every month, making The Jordan Harbinger Show one of the most popular podcasts in the world. 

The show was awarded Apple’s “Best of 2018” and is one of the most downloaded shows of the year. On The Jordan Harbinger Show Jordan deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people on earth and shares their strategies, perspectives, and practical insights with the rest of us.

ABOUT FRONT ROW DADS

Front Row Dads is in the business of building better families.

While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.

The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that.

We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.

Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP

Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here.

LEAVE A REVIEW

If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband).  Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar.  It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage.  We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com/subscribe

Jun 08, 2020
Rethinking Routines with Simcha Gluck and Ronen Gafni
16:41

How are you rethinking your routine right now?

About Simcha Gluck

House full with all boys ages 6, 4 , and 2 years old.

Family man, life celebrator, and lifelong entrepreneur. Simcha is the Author of the game-changing book The New Entrepreneurz and CoFounder of FreshBiz Global, the unique boutique game-based entrepreneurial training company.

About Ronen Gafni

Ronen's children are proudly, Noy (meaning beauty) who is 20 now, and daughter Agam (meaning lake) who is 16.

Ronen is a serial entrepreneur who grew up in the StartUp Nation of Israel - trading on the stock mark