The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)

By Larry Hagner: Founder, Author, Speaker, Coach, goodadproject.com

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The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project. Podcast) is a movement. It is a strong community of Fathers who all share a set of values. Larry Hagner, founder of The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast), breaks down common challenges of fatherhood, making them easy to understand and overcome. Tackling the world of Fatherhood can be a daunting task when we try to do it alone. The mission of The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast) is to help you become the best, strongest, and happiest version of yourself so that you can help guide your kids to the best version of themselves. Simple as that. Everything you need and all of our resources can be found at gooddadproject.com/podcast

Episode Date
Embracing the Parenting Journey
30:45

As men, we often feel alone on our journeys—especially when it comes to parenting. Today's guest is Dad Edge Alliance member, Simon. He talks about how when his wife got pregnant he didn't want to have a boy because it would force him to confront issues he didn't want to deal with. The thought of becoming a parent baffled him, but once his son was born he realized that shedding his former self and embracing the parenting journey came naturally.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday136.

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Dec 13, 2018
Dad Edge Q&A Episode 9
37:43

Join Larry and Jason MacKenzie as they riff on questions from the Dad Edge communities!

Here's what to look forward to in this episode:

  • We share some amazing wins from the men in the Alliance throughout the episode
  • How to make the transition from long-term relationship to marriage a successful one.
  • How do you know if your fitness routine is working for you?
  • What was the biggest struggle you've had to overcome when launching your podcast?

JMack's podcast is Inquisitive Souls.  You can find it here.  We live in the world our conversations create.

Dec 12, 2018
Never Give Up No Matter What with Mason Hagner
32:52

How do we teach our kids to be resilient? How can we be encouraging and supportive while still building mental toughness? Wouldn't it be great to have a kid's perspective on how to do the right thing as a dad?

Today we have the most amazing guest ever on The Dad Edge, my ten-year-old son, Mason Hagner. He is releasing his book called Never Give Up No Matter What, an illustrated story about a situation where he wanted to give up, how he pushed past his desire to quit, and what he achieved by persevering even though it seemed that all hope was lost.

Mason's book is a wise lesson for both parents and kids. Listen to why he wrote his inspiring book and what advice he has for parents when their kids feel like giving up.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/192.

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Dec 10, 2018
4 Strategies to Keep Calm Through the Chaos
30:32

Sometimes, life throws us a curveball. We might be cruising along, meeting all our goals, right on track for the future. Our family is thriving. Life is good, then suddenly we are launched into chaos.

That is what happened to our guest today, Gene Villeneuve. Gene is a Canadian who moved with his wife and kids to work in Paris, France. They were living the dream until two years ago when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Gene was on The Dad Edge previously to talk about how to love a spouse with cancer. He did the best he could to be a good husband and dad as his wife went through grueling treatments and surgeries. But just when his wife was recovering from her last surgery, Gene found out that his status with his job in France had changed and he would have 6 weeks to move his family back to Canada.

Gene tells us about how coped with this huge upheaval in his life and four of his personal strategies to keep calm through the chaos.

 

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday135.

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Dec 06, 2018
Dad Edge Q&A Episode 8
35:34

Join Larry and Jason MacKenzie as they riff on questions from the Dad Edge communities!

Here's what to look forward to in this episode:

  • An update on JMack's daughter's stealing incident
  • Our core relationship with our kids and how to manage it with intention
  • A chat about the death of a loved one and our thoughts and judgments of those thoughts
  • Larry points out all the ways JMack is failing at editing these podcast episodes

And we answer some questions:

  • How can I make my kids get along?
  • What are you most thankful for this year?

JMack's podcast is Inquisitive Souls.  You can find it here.  We live in the world our conversations create.

Dec 05, 2018
The Power of Letting Go of Resentment Toward Your Father with Cody McBroom
55:12

What type of father did you have growing up? How does it affect you as the man you are today? If you had a great dad, you'll want to follow in his footsteps. But what if your dad didn't give you what you needed? Will you fall into the same pattern or choose to change it?

Today's dynamic guest is podcaster and founder of Boom Boom Performance, Cody McBroom. His dad was a workaholic who rarely spent time with the family, and Cody thought this meant his father didn't care. Whenever anything went wrong in Cody's life he would blame his dad.

As Cody got older, he began to notice that this grudge held him back in life. This inspired him to embark on a journey of self-improvement to reframe his life and transform his mindset.

Cody McBroom is now a successful, thriving entrepreneur and demonstrates the power of letting go of resentment toward your father or anyone else in your life.

He also shares his no-nonsense fitness and nutrition tips so you can build a foundation of health that will empower you to become your best self.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/191.

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Dec 03, 2018
Are You Using Work to Avoid Home Life?
30:08

Being a father and husband is full of challenges. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to handle problems at home. We have the urge to get away. It's easier to keep busy with work and focus on providing rather than wrestling with the day to day issues of family life.

Today's guest is everyday dad, Jeremy Bennett. He has been married for nineteen years and is the father of two teenage boys. Jeremy is a firefighter who is passionate about his career. Jeremy traveled frequently and became involved in the world of firefighting as a leader. He lived for the adrenaline and action in his life.

As his sons grew up, Jeremy knew he wasn't present in his role as a father. His way of dealing with tough times was to leave. One day had a wake up call and realized he needed to find a way to balance work and family life. Now he tries to help other young firefighters do the same.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday134.

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Nov 29, 2018
Dad Edge Q&A Episode 7
41:32

Join Larry and Jason MacKenzie as they riff on questions from the Dad Edge communities!

In case you're wondering what went on right before we started recording, let us refer you here.

Here's what to look forward to in this episode:

  • We talk about the bricklayer story and how that relates to bringing intention to each moment in our relationships
  • We share some amazing wins from the men in the Alliance
  • The power of collective wisdom
  • Larry talking to his son about porn
  • Nude lunging.  That's right.  Nude lunging.

Oh, and we answer some questions:

  • How can I become a better leader and manager?
  • How do you keep it together mentally as a busy dad and entrepreneur?
  • What are your other go to podcasts for motivation and personal growth?

JMack's podcast is Inquisitive Souls.  You can find it here.  We live in the world our conversations create.

Nov 28, 2018
Stop Drifting and Consciously Design Your Future with Dominick Quartuccio
01:08:13

Neuroscience research shows that 95% of what we think and feel falls below our conscious detection, meaning almost all of what we do is beyond our conscious control. Instead of creating our lives, we drift. We fill our time with distractions and bad habits instead of living to our full potential.

Our guest today is author, speaker, and executive coach Dominick Quartuccio. He is here to talk about his book Design Your Future: 3 Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Take Command of Your Life. He outlines how to upgrade our environments, discipline ourselves efficiently, and rewrite the narrative in our heads so that we can live to our ultimate potential.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/190.

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Nov 26, 2018
Gratitude Benefits: Stress Less, Lose Weight, Work Smarter
09:55

Happy Thanksgiving to all the dads out there. What better topic to cover on Thanksgiving than gratitude? Practicing gratitude may sound like some New-Agey, woo woo fad, but scientific studies prove that being in a grateful state of mind can help you mentally, physically, and emotionally. 

Today I go over some surprising statistics about how gratitude benefits your brain performance, hormone levels, body composition, and overall wellbeing.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday133.

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Nov 22, 2018
Dad Edge Q&A Episode 6
41:19

Join Larry and Jason MacKenzie as they riff on questions from the Dad Edge communities!

In case you're wondering what went on right before we started recording, let us refer you here.

Here's what to look forward to in this episode:

  • Some shout outs to our Elite Masterminders
  • We talk hair products for some reason

Oh, and we answer some questions:

  • What's the best way to bring up something to your wife who flips the issue and turns it around on you?
  • I struggle with sustaining energy to make lasting change.  How can I change this?
  • If you could have a conversation with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?

 JMack's podcast is Inquisitive Souls.  You can find it here.  We live in the world our conversations create.

Nov 20, 2018
Diets Suck: The Ultimate Blueprint on Enjoying Food and Getting Lean with Josiah Novak
01:05:36

What's the best diet? Keto? Paleo? Low-carb? High-fat? What about fasting? What's the best workout? Today we are inundated with diet fads and extreme workouts. How do we know which nutrition and exercise program is best for us?

Today we have Josiah Novak. He's the author of Diets Suck: The Ultimate Blueprint on Enjoying Food and Getting Lean. Josiah gets real about fad diets and exercise. He talks about how we need to focus on our health before aesthetic results. He also discusses his own personal crisis and how his foundation of healthy habits helped him get through an emotionally difficult time.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/189.

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Nov 19, 2018
Giving Yourself Grace During the Holidays
11:48

The holidays are here and so is the holiday stress. We have the financial strain, our children's high expectations, house guests, and maybe some family friction. Combine that with the fact that we eat more, drink more alcohol, and neglect ourselves. We're supposed to be enjoying the holidays, but instead we dread it.

But what if we approached holidays differently?

Today we talk about giving yourself grace during the holiday season. Men tend to be hyper-critical and beat themselves up over not being able to do everything perfectly. It's time to let that go. We're going to make mistakes. We're going to fall back into bad habits. We're not always going to be the perfect husband or father, and that's okay.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday132.

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Nov 15, 2018
Dad Edge Q&A Episode 5
38:42

Join Larry and Jason MacKenzie as they riff on questions from the Dad Edge communities!

Here's what to look forward to in this episode:

  • JMack opens up about some teenager drama which leads to a great conversation about how to get help when we need it.
  • How to push your sons out of their comfort zones without sending them into an emotional meltdown.
  • Fast forward 20 years, what's one lesson you will have wanted to have taught your kids?
  • What's the fastest way to turn 100 bucks into 10,000?

We also speculate on who created a Facebook account for JMack's hair.  

JMack's podcast is Inquisitive Souls.  You can find it here.  We live in the world our conversations create.

Nov 14, 2018
Ultimate Guide to Demystifying Women with Robert Kandell
54:27

Men are supposed to be strong and silent, right? We think if we work hard and provide we will be rewarded. This is what our culture has taught us, and this is what we think women want. But this idea is becoming obsolete in today's society.

The world has changed drastically when it comes to the roles of men and women. The patriarchy humans lived in for thousands of years has shifted. Women have evolved but men have stayed the same. It's time for us to catch up.

Today's guest, Robert Kandell, is the host of the Tuff Love podcast and the author of the upcoming book unHIDDEN: A Book for Men & Those Confused by Them. He gives us the ultimate guide to demystifying women and tells us how to connect to ourselves so that our women can have what they want most, which is all of us.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/188.

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Nov 12, 2018
Breaking the Addiction Mindset
38:01

What’s your vice? What relieves your stress? What do you turn to when times get tough? Drugs, alcohol, women, validation, gambling, validation, food? Even a healthy habit like working out can be unhealthy if it’s used to avoid people and escape reality.

Addictive behaviors drain our energy, suck our time, and prevent us from connecting with those we love. They keep us from operating at our true potential. This show is about becoming aware of destructive habits and breaking the addiction mindset. No matter what vice you have, today we'll give you new tools to crush it.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday131.

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Nov 08, 2018
Dad Edge Q&A Episode 4
31:17

Join Larry and Jason MacKenzie as they riff on questions from the Dad Edge communities!

This episode went off the rails immediately and we're not sure it ever recovered!

Here's what to look forward to in this episode:

  • How to regain the ability to regain your trust with your wife after infidelity?
  • What are some creative date your wife at home ideas?
  • How do you make sure your kids respect you while still validating their emotions?

JMack's podcast is Inquisitive Souls.  You can find it here.  We live in the world our conversations create.

Nov 07, 2018
The Infinite Game of Marriage with Cara Miller
53:16

If we think of marriage as a game, we immediately strategize on how to win our spouses’ hearts the way we did the very first time. The problem is that our partners grow and change throughout life. To keep dating your spouse like you did in the past is not going to work anymore. As you will hear on our show today, the game of marriage is infinite. The goal is not to win, but to keep playing.

Today we have our fourth female guest on The Dad Edge. Her name is Cara Miller and she a developmental coach with a unique academic background, including wealth of insightful knowledge about how people connect and feel that sense of belonging that is so important for a rich, fulfilling life.

In this episode, Cara Miller tells how to initiate change in our relationships by dating our spouses for who they are today instead of who they were when we first met them.  She reveals simple, actionable steps we can take to become experts on the people we love, including kids, friends, and coworkers.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/187.

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Nov 05, 2018
Hard Love: How to Raise Resilient Kids
44:18

None of us likes to see our kids hurt or disappointed. We dads have the natural urge to keep them in a protective bubble, to make sure they are shielded from harm, but one of the biggest mistakes we can make as parents is to not let our kids make mistakes.

Today we have Dad Edge Alliance member Daniel Nolan on the show. He is a self-confessed helicopter parent in recovery and the creator of the Hard Love Project. Helicopter parenting is when we hover over our children to make sure nothing bad happens to them.

We're all guilty of this at times, but Daniel tells us how to raise resilient kids by challenging them to step out of their comfort zone and exposing them to life. He also talks about how we can design regular emotional, social, and physical challenges for our kids to boost their confidence and independence.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday130.

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Nov 01, 2018
Dad Edge Q&A - Episode 3
29:26

Join Larry and Jason MacKenzie as they riff on questions from the Dad Edge communities!

Here's what to look forward to in this episode:

  • What are the best ways to teach your kids the value of hard work and practice?
  • I find myself being too authoritative with my kids.  How can I take control without them feeling like subordinates?
  • How can I get my three year old son to sleep in his own bed?

JMack's podcast is Inquisitive Souls.  You can find it here.  We live in the world our conversations create.

Oct 30, 2018
How to Quit Your Job in 12 Months Part 2 with Ryan Enk
01:02:37

Ryan Enk from CashflowDadlife is back on the show for Part 2 of our series on how to start investing in real estate with little money and no experience.

Ryan helps people achieve financial freedom in one year or less using creative, under-the-radar real estate investment strategies that have huge money-making potential.

Today we talk about how to conquer the fear mindset when real estate investing, how knowledge decreases our investment risk, and how to make the most of the unknown and untapped financial resources that we all have available to us.

Ryan also tells us about his new book, The 7 Day Real Estate Survival Blueprint. The moves Ryan shares in this episode might make your head explode a little bit, so make sure you download it to listen again later.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/186.

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Oct 29, 2018
Kids and Allowance: Money-Smart Habits in Action
15:45

In our previous episode, John Lanza, author of The Art of Allowance, shared some ideas about kids and allowance that probably made a lot of us scratch our heads.

He told us that the traditional practice of giving allowance for chores was not a good way to teach kids about managing money or work ethic.

He also explained what a breakthrough allowance is, and how as kids get older they should get as much as $100 in allowance!

These ideas may seem crazy at first, but they work in unexpected ways. Listen to what happened when I implemented these money-smart habits with two of my kids.

For the show notes and links in this episode, go to gooddadproject.com/thursday129.

Oct 25, 2018
Dad Edge Q&A - Episode 2
35:39

Join Larry and Jason MacKenzie as they riff on questions from the Dad Edge communities!

Here's what to look forward to in this episode:

  • What are your rules about video games and how do you keep them open-minded about real life activities?
  • How have you found a heal your emotional trauma from growing up and if so, how did you do it?
  • What did you least expect to find at the Dad Edge summit?  What was the biggest surprise?

JMack's podcast is Inquisitive Souls.  You can find it here.  We live in the world our conversations create.

 

Oct 24, 2018
How to Raise Money-Empowered Kids with John Lanza
56:38

What's the right way to teach our kids about money? How do we create a system for chores and allowance that works? How do we show them to save and spend wisely? Today's show is all about how to raise money-empowered kids, and you might be surprised at the tips listed in this episode!

John Lanza is the author of the book The Art of Allowance and the host of a podcast with the same name. He tells us what most dads are doing wrong, like that age old system of giving allowance for chores. He also talks about what is the appropriate amount to pay kids by age, how to teach them to distinguish between needs and wants, and the three core money-smart habits they need to start learning from age five.

For the show notes, links, and sponsor offers mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/185.

Oct 22, 2018
Finding the Strength Through the Struggle
43:01

Today we talk to a man who never wanted to be a dad. The thought of fatherhood terrified him. He thought so little of himself, he didn't think he was even worthy to procreate. He thought that when his time was done on Earth, there should be no evidence that he even existed.

This man's name is Mark Globowsky, and he is the host of the Strength Through the Struggle podcast. His beliefs of unworthiness and inferiority were the result of his upbringing with a physically and emotionally abusive father. But Mark stepped boldly into the dark, confronting his issues head on. He surrounded himself with the right people, men who showed him the truth about himself.

Now Mark has someone to call him 'daddy' for the rest of his life. Becoming a father was the best thing that could've ever happened to him. He shares how we can mine our pain and our past, finding strength through the struggle to become the man that we decide we want to be.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday128.

Oct 18, 2018
Dad Edge Q&A - Episode 1
43:43

Join Larry and Jason MacKenzie (JMack) as they riff on questions from the Dad Edge communities!

About halfway through the episode, JMack's mic goes all Darth Vader but we're keeping these Q&A's live and unfiltered.

JMack's podcast is Inquisitive Souls.  You can find it here.

 

 

Oct 16, 2018
When a Father Commits Suicide
01:16:05

We all go through dark times in our lives. Whether it's financial difficulties, marital tension, struggles with our children, or failures in our work, we may sometimes wonder if we're simply a burden to all those around us.

Today's guest is Adam Schafer. He is a host on Mind Pump, one of the biggest podcasts on iTunes. Adam is not a dad, but he was the son of a father who committed suicide. Adam was seven years old when his dad shot himself, and the tragedy created a shock wave that still reverberates in Adam's life today.

Children whose fathers commit suicide have a 50/50 chance of being suicidal themselves. Adam struggled with isolation and depression because of the impact of his father's suicide. He shares how he uses times of darkness to forge himself into the man he is today.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/184.

Oct 15, 2018
How to Stop Obsessing Over Life’s Trivial Problems
13:48

Our previous episode was called A Father's Last words and it was something TDE has never done before. Brian Froneyberger bravely and generously gave of the perspective of a father who was dying of cancer. It was a true privilege to listen to his wisdom about what really matters to a person who knows their time is running out. Tragically, he passed away between the recording and release of the show and his funeral service was held the very day his episode came out.

Having this conversation with Brian forced things into perspective. We often get frustrated with our kids. We get irritable with our spouses. We stress about work. Most feel like we're under a burden of obligations, but we have the choice to turn this around. Brian would give anything to be here having the problems we are facing right now.

It's not what happens to us, it's how we respond to it. We can be the calm in the middle of the storm if we don't obsess over life's trivial problems. When we're feeling stressed, depressed, or hopeless, we must ask ourselves, is worrying really worthy of our precious time? Wouldn't it be better to focus our emotions on what really matters in life? Shouldn't we be giving our energy to the things that we love instead of those we hate?

For the show notes and the links in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday127.

Oct 11, 2018
A Father's Last Words
01:38:06

Our guest today is Brian Froneyberger. He battled stage 4 incurable head and neck cancer. Ten days after recording this show, Brian lost the fight and passed away. He was only forty-six years old. He left behind a wife, a son, and a daughter.

What you will hear today are a father's last words. They are a gift to all of those who listen. No man knows how much time he has left. Brian bravely opens up about facing death, how it puts life in perspective, and what really matters most before the last goodbye.

His family is now coping with the loss. They are also in trouble financially.

The Dad Edge Alliance has donated $1000 to their Go Fund Me campaign. You can help too by clicking the link in the show notes.

Go to gooddadproject.com/brian.

Oct 08, 2018
The Life-Changing Benefits of Practicing Gratitude
32:45

We all go through ups and downs, and it's easy to focus on whatever is going wrong in our lives, but being stressed and worried all the time works against us. A negative mindset literally makes us dumber! But we can shift our attitude by appreciating what we do have going for us.

Today we have on new Dad Edge Alliance member, Dwayne. He came into the group at an all-time low. His marriage was in trouble, he was in debt, and he was depressed. As he began to target all aspects of his life in the alliance, he also adopted the habit of looking at all that was going right in his life.

Within a few months, Dwayne has made incredible progress. His marriage is in a good place, he paid off 6K in debt, and is smiling again. Discover the other life-changing benefits of practicing gratitude in this short episode!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday126.

Oct 04, 2018
Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Coming to Terms with Your Own Bullsh*t with Gary John Bishop
01:09:35

How come we’re not happy when we get what we want? So many of us believe that if we just made more money, if we got that promotion we wanted, or if we lost that last ten pounds we’d be happy. Then sometimes we finally achieve our goals and realize we’re still unfulfilled. This is because we bring 'us.' We always have ourselves and our limited beliefs.

Today we have a live Dad Edge Alliance Q&A session with Gary John Bishop. His book How to Unf*ck Yourself just made the NY Times bestseller list. He has been on our show twice before and was a speaker at our Dad Edge Summit.

This episode is in-your-face and explicit. Some of it you may not like hearing, but Gary John Bishop will tell you (in his Shrek-like Scottish accent) how to come to terms with your own bullsh*t so that you can be relentless in executing your goals while also finding the joy in where you are, here and now.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/183.

Oct 01, 2018
The Everyday Fighter in Life
38:06

Every man is fighting something in his life. It could be a problem at work, an issue in a marriage, or a dilemma with our kids. It might even be something physical, mental, or emotional. But most of us were raised with the "suck it up" mentality. We hold in all our frustrations and struggle alone.

Thursday Throwdown is our show centered on relatable dads. Today we have Dad Edge Alliance member Philipp Lomboy on the show. He is an everyday dad of four girls and he is the host of a podcast called Everyday Fighter.

Philipp was a guy who never talked and always avoided conflict, especially when it came to his wife. He shares how making the choice to be more open has changed his life and inspired the idea for his new podcast.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday125.

Sep 27, 2018
How to Make Your Wife Fall in Love with You Again and Again with Spencer Burnett
01:02:50

Why would we bring on a dating coach when most of our listeners are married? If we're not mindful in our marriage, it will fizzle out. After so many years with the same person, we get comfortable, complacent, and lazy. Whenever we do try to do something new, our wives may reject us and we shut down.

Today we have dating coach and relationship expert Spencer Burnett on the show to talk about how to make your wife fall in love with you again and again. He shares his secrets on pursuing a woman confidently and from a place of service for better communication, intimacy, and attraction.

Married, divorced, and single dads will walk away from this show with a game plan for the relationship they want with the woman they truly desire.

For the show notes, links, and exclusive offers mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/182

Sep 24, 2018
How to Stop Grinding and Start Living
26:22

Do you know who you are? Do you know what it is you’re really chasing? How will you feel about your life on your deathbed?

Many of us are not living life to the fullest. We're stuck in the daily grind, just trying to keep our heads above water. Society tells us what we should and should not be. Inside we know that our dreams are passing us by and we suffer in silence, sometimes turning to vices.

Today we talk to longtime Dad Edge Alliance member Ryan Greenwood. He talks about how he has transformed his life with the help of accountability and tough love from his tribe. He has advice for men struggling alone so they can stop grinding and start living.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday124.

Sep 20, 2018
Coaching Kids for Greatness with former NFL player Anthony Trucks
01:03:20

If you are the coach or parent of a youth athlete, this episode is an absolute game changer. I invited former NFL player Anthony Trucks to my home in St. Louis to do a live Q & A session with dads, kids, and coaches to answer questions about adversity, perseverance, and practice.

Whether it’s football, dance, baseball, soccer, martial arts or track and field, Trucks gives us amazing insights on how to coach the right way and help our kids optimize their mental game for greatness.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/181.

Sep 17, 2018
What Happens When You Take Away Your Kids’ Devices
14:02

We have no idea what we're up against when it comes to the longterm effects of technology. With the viral popularity of games like Fortnite and gaming disorder being declared a mental health condition, video game addiction has become a hot topic. That's why we had Cam Adair on The Dad Edge for the past two episodes to talk about how devices affect our brains and what we can do to mitigate unhealthy habits when it comes to our digital lives.

Cam's interview inspired me to make some changes in my own home when it came to devices. With four young boys, it was a challenge. At first, life without tablets and video games was miserable for all of us. I also realized that I was part of the problem and that I had to work on my habits to set an example to my family.

Listen to what happens when you take away your kids' devices and how it can change your family life for the better.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday123.

Sep 13, 2018
Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Video Game, Porn, and Social Media Addiction with Cam Adair
01:20:15

Technology is changing our lives and habits more quickly than ever before in history. We live a life of instant gratification and constant entertainment. Smart phones, tablets, and computers enrich our lives in many ways, but they can also be overstimulating and keep us from interacting with the real world. What can we do for ourselves and our families to prevent video game, porn, and social media addiction?

We had Cam Adair on last week to talk about the epidemic of gaming disorder. This topic is so important and we as a society are just beginning to understand the implications. And it's not just video games. Pornography and social media can alter our brain chemistry in the same destructive ways. We asked Cam back to do a live Q&A session with the Dad Edge Alliance so real dads could share their concerns about raising kids in the digital age.

For the show notes, links, and resources for this episode go to gooddadproject.com/180.

Sep 10, 2018
A Dad’s Recovery from Sex Addiction
38:07

Seven years ago, Pastor Joe Burhnam spent the night in a jail cell after getting arrested in a prostitution sting. He was released cold and alone in an unfamiliar part of town. Joe walked home demoralized, knowing his marriage and career were over. He was a sex addict who had been living a double life, deceiving his friends, family, and community. He spent years crafting a façade and no one knew who he really was ... until now.

Today, Joe is in recovery from sex addiction and can tell his story without shame. He shares his experience battling his demons and has hopeful advice for men operating alone in a dark place.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday122.

Sep 06, 2018
Parents’ Guide to Video Game Addiction with Cam Adair
01:01:23

This is a hugely important episode. Video games are part of almost every kids life, but there is a difference between playing for fun and using them to replace real life. Games like Minecraft and Fortnite have become part of our popular culture and make up a large part of kids' social lives.

According to the World Health Organization, video game addiction is now an official mental health condition. It changes a child's brain chemistry and can lead to depression and isolation.

In this episode, TEDx speaker Cam Adair talks about his experience with gaming disorder. He also talks about why video games are so addictive, how to recognize the signs of video game addiction in our kids, and how parents can set healthy boundaries for gaming.

For the show notes, links, and resources mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/179.

Sep 03, 2018
Releasing Emotions Safely in Front of the Kids
28:24

No matter how hard we try to separate home life from our jobs, work stress affects our families. Children pick up on all our cues and can become frightened if they see us behaving in ways they don't understand. How do we release emotions safely in front of the kids?

Today we have Dad Edge Alliance member Jon McKinney on the show. He is an officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and deals with intense emotions and extreme stress on a daily basis. As a single dad, he has his own challenges to contend with. And as a cop, he also has to help resolve other people's personal problems.

Jon gives us an intimate look at how he demonstrates bravery, perseverance, and resilience to his kids while also showing them that it's okay to breakdown, let your emotions out, and share them with other people.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday121.

Aug 30, 2018
Pulling the Positive from Failures with UFC Champion Frankie Edgar
49:14

We know our kids are going to fail and that they're going to be disappointed. Pulling the positive lessons from failures can help kids use losses as stepping stones to greatness. But what happens when we as fathers fail?

Today we have Frankie Edgar on the show for a return visit. He was the UFC Lightweight Champion of UFC 112 and is a husband and a dad.

Frankie risks crushing failure every time he steps into the ring. Naturally, it's no fun losing a fight, but he knows that his kids are watching. Listen to how Frankie sets a champion's example of pulling the positive from failure and how he draws the line between family and fighting.

For the show notes and exclusive sponsor offers mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/178.

Aug 27, 2018
What Kind of Father Do You Want to Be?
31:45

We have two choices when we become dads. Are we going to be like our fathers? Or are we going to try to be different. Some men have a good sense of what a good dad should be by watching their fathers. Other men are trying to break a pattern of bad fathering, whether it be addiction, anger, or complete absence.

On today's short show we have Dad Edge Alliance member Andy Nelson. He is a divorced dad who admits that he was not there mentally for his kids or their mother. He knew he had to break the pattern of his father's parenting and began to proactively improve his relationship with both his kids and his ex-wife.

Andy tells us how he developed a framework to change his life and how he succeeded by focusing on his goals instead of running away from what he didn't want.

For the show notes, links, and to apply for the Dad Edge Alliance, go to gooddadproject.com/thursday120.

Aug 23, 2018
Optimizing Male Hormones for Fat Loss, Energy, and Libido with Alex Van Houten
56:44

Behold the dadbod. How did we get this way? The stubborn belly fat that doesn’t go away no matter how hard we work. The muscle mass that's harder to maintain than it used to be. We don’t have the same energy and stamina we used to. Maybe things have even cooled off in the bedroom.

Alex Van Houten is the founder of Defining Dadbod. He’s going to talk about how our chemistry changes after we become fathers and how to define the dadbod by optimizing our male hormones for fat loss, energy, and libido.

For the show notes and his exclusive free offer, 16 Weeks To Optimizing Your Hormones, go to gooddadproject.com/177.

Aug 20, 2018
Teaching Kids to Take Ownership
18:39

Fatherhood is imperfect. It's messy. It's crazy, but one thing we need to keep in mind is that our kids are watching us. The example we set means more than whatever we tell them. That's why it's crucial to always keep our word and be accountable for our mistakes.

Thursday Throwdown is our short show with everyday, relatable dads. Today, Dad Edge Alliance member Joe Courtney talks about teaching kids to take ownership.

For the show notes, links, and the application to The Dad Edge Alliance go to gooddadproject.com/thursday119.

Aug 16, 2018
How to Quit Your Job in 12 Months with Ryan Enk
01:04:01

Our financially-focused shows are among the most popular, and today's show will blow you away. Most of think we have to wait till retirement to enjoy life. In the meantime, we might be slaving away at a job we hate or one that isn't providing us with enough income for the lifestyle we've dreamed of.

But what would you do if money didn't matter?

Today's guest is Ryan Enk from CashflowDadlife.com. He's going to talk about passive income real estate investing, and you do not want to pass up this show!

Even if you don't have any savings, Ryan reveals the secrets of using other people's money to invest in real estate, scaling that business upwards, and being able to quit your job in 12 months!

For the show notes, links, and the exclusive free passive income real estate training offer go to gooddadproject.com/176.

Aug 13, 2018
The Dangers of Perfection
33:56

Do you go at life alone? If you're like 99% of the men out there, you probably are. Most men bear the weight of the world on their shoulders and tell everyone who asks that they're "good" and "fine". They don't want to ask for advice or help because their afraid of looking weak.

But the dangers of perfection are real and the stress that accumulates from internalizing our fears and worries seeps into everything we do as men, husbands, and fathers.

Thursday Throwdown is our short show with everyday, relatable dads. Today we have Dad Edge Alliance member Brian Auten on to share his experience.

He decided that enough was enough. Holding in negative emotions put him in a bad mood with his wife and kids. Pretending everything was okay made his life stagnant. He needed help, and he needed to be proactive about getting it.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday118.

Aug 09, 2018
The Matrix of Marriage with Larry Bilotta
01:11:07

So many men are married and miserable. The worst part about this is we accept it. We think that's the way marriage is supposed to be. We can blame it on our spouse. We might say its because of our work, the kids, or the society we live in, but rarely do we look at ourselves.

Whether your marriage is in a rut, a rough patch, or a full-blown crisis, today's episode will change everything you thought you knew about being married.

Marriage Coach Larry Bilotta is our guest. He is going to shift your perspectives about the core problems between husbands and wives using the movie The Matrix as an analogy. You will be shown the hidden dynamics of relationships and how you alone can save your marriage by changing your programming.

Will you take the blue pill or the red pill?

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/175.

Aug 06, 2018
How to Use Problems as Opportunities
35:32

Life is full of challenges. We all will go through times of adversity. If we're going through them alone, we might feel hopeless and cope in negative ways. How can we get away from a fearful victim mentality, and instead, use problems as opportunities?

Thursday Throwdown is our short show where we feature regular dads. Today we have Jason Palmer as our guest. He has faced adversity and loss, including the death of a child.

At first, he reached for alcohol to ease the pain, often drinking a whole bottle of whiskey just to be able to sleep at night. But deep down inside, he knew that he was meant for more. Life didn't have to be this way.

Then Jason discovered our episode about giving up alcohol. It inspired him to give up drinking and join the Dad Edge Alliance.

He tells us how he took ownership of his life and trained himself to look at his problems as opportunities and to move from fear-based to solution-based thinking.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday117.

Aug 02, 2018
The Art of Negotiating with Your Kids with Chris Voss
58:13
Getting children to obey can be a challenge that wears our patience down to zero. Today's guest is going to show us how to apply FBI hostage negotiation skills to discussions with our kids in ways that not only get them to do what we want them to do, but also help them become more resourceful and confident.
 
Chris Voss is the author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. He was the lead kidnapping negotiator for the FBI and is the founder of the Black Swan group, whose mission is to help achieve exceptional results in business and personal negotiations using hostage negotiation skills. He shares simple, clever tactics that we can use every day to have productive discussions with our kids while training our own brains to react constructively instead of with frustration.
 
This episode will totally shift your approach to everyday family squabbles. Get ready to take some notes!
 
For the show notes, links, and sponsor offers mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/174.
Jul 30, 2018
Showing Leadership to Your Kids by Going First
27:33

Are you afraid to go first? We usually like to sit back and watch someone else go first, whether it’s being the first to raise our hand, the first to try something we’ve never done before, or the first to speak up and say what everyone else is afraid to say. But when we become dads, what happens if we continue to let others go first? What does that show our kids?

One of the lessons we want to teach our kids is leadership. We are the leaders of the family and it is our duty to go first, even if we fail. Today we have Kyle Ferris on the show. He’s one of our members from the Dad Edge Alliance and attended our Dad Edge Summit last month. He shares his insights on how to be a leader to your kids by going first.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday116.

Jul 26, 2018
The Masculine, the Man, and the Mountain with Traver Boehm
01:09:45

Traver Boehm has a story unlike anything you’ve ever heard. He put himself through an experience most of us would find absolutely terrifying. This interview will inspire you to dig deep inside yourself and look at life in a completely new way.

Traver Boehm is an author, speaker, and founder of the Man Uncivilized Movement, which aims to inspire millions of men to balance their primal and divine masculine traits. He is not a dad or a husband at the moment. He was previously married with a child on the way, but everything came to a crushing end.

This sent Traver on a wild and painful physical, mental, and spiritual journey to discover who he truly was inside and what it means to be the masculine, the man, and the mountain.

For the show notes, links, and sponsor offers mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/173.

Jul 23, 2018
7 Reasons Why Men Don’t Ask for Help
22:54

Why is it that men tend to shut down and hide instead of asking for help? As the founder of The Dad Edge Alliance, I have talked to thousands of men, and I can tell you we all struggle with the same issues. We suffer physical, mental, and emotional problems. We deal with affairs, addiction, fear, anger, identity crises, and major life changes. We are not alone in life's challenges. So why do we insist on pretending we’ve got it all under control? Today I’m going to share 7 reasons why men don’t ask for help, and I will tell you right now that they are all lies.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday115.

Jul 19, 2018
Becoming a Legendary Couple After the Kids
01:10:08

Most of us say that our marriage is a priority, and usually it starts off well, but then the kids come. Time alone with our spouses becomes rare. Our children's needs must constantly be met. Life gets hectic and patience runs thin. The happily ever after we imagined can turn into a nightmare.

This is an episode all dads and moms need to hear. Today we have our first couple on The Dad Edge podcast. Lance and Brandy are the creators of Legendary Couples. Their marriage deteriorated after the birth of their two daughters, very nearly ending in divorce. But they took action to save their marriage and now teach other couples how to cultivate that legendary love again. 

For the show notes, links, and special offers from Legendary Couples go to gooddadproject.com/172.

Jul 16, 2018
Tapping into Integrity and Curiosity for a Richer Life
34:25

Integrity means being a whole person and making sure that our words, actions, and vision are all on the same trajectory toward a meaningful life. As we get older, we tend to lose the innate integrity and curiosity that we were born with. We forget about the dreams that inspired us. We often fall completely out of alignment with that spark in our lives. 

Thursday Throwdowns are our short episodes about the everyday dad who is doing heroic things to optimize his life. Today we have one of our Dad Edge Alliance members on to talk about tapping into integrity and curiosity. You will walk away from this show knowing exactly what it means to be whole and how to stay true to yourself through life's ups and downs.

For the show notes and links in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday114.

Jul 12, 2018
The Easy and Effective Way to Budget for Your Goals with Jesse Mecham
01:05:25

Do you wince when you hear the word budget? It's about as painful as the words diet or jail, but if you don't budget for your goals now, you will never be able to enjoy life to the fullest and neither will your family. The majority of families are living paycheck to paycheck. Minor emergencies quickly send most people into debt. It's no wonder that money issues are the number one cause of divorce.

Jesse Mecham is our guest today. He is the founder of YNAB (You Need a Budget) and is here to share his no-nonsense takeaways that will help you effortlessly budget money for everything you need and want in life. This show will outline the easy and effective way to budget for your goals so that you can live with less stress and make the most of the money your work so hard for.

For the show notes, links, and exclusive offers mentioned in this episode, go to gooddadproject.com/171.

Jul 09, 2018
How to Approach Your Wife When You’re in Crisis
41:06

How should you approach your wife when you're in crisis? When we men go into crisis, we have a tendency to shut down. We don't want to appear like we don't have it all under control. We don't want our spouses to worry. Some might think that sharing all of our feelings of anxiety, stress, anger, or overwhelm with our spouse is the logical alternative, but this isn't the answer either. There's a fine line between what and how we as husbands should share bad news with our wives.

Today, we have Alliance Member Alex Vanhouten on the show. He is the creator of Defining Dadbod, which aims to create a legacy of health and fitness for our kids. But he wasn't always an entrepreneur. A few months ago, Alex was a successful employee who terminated from his job without any warning. Alex's wife is a stay-at-home mom and he didn't know what to do as the sole support for a single-income household. He tells us what he did before explaining his crisis to his wife to make sure that they both could cope with it in best way possible.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday113

Jul 05, 2018
The Driven Dad Fitness and Nutrition Bootcamp
01:04:35

Why do many of us fathers neglect our health? There are two main reasons. The number one reason is guilt. We feel bad for taking time away from work and family to spend on ourselves. The second reason is money. We would have to spend more to eat healthier, join a gym, or hire a personal trainer.

But not making our health a priority is the biggest disservice to ourselves and our families.

In this episode, we have a panel discussion with Dr. Adrian Chavez of Your Nutrition Prescription and Chris Hughes from The Driven Dad. They have put together a fully-customized 8-week fitness and nutrition bootcamp for dads. We also talk to members Rashad and Mickey about what made this bootcamp unique and how it has transformed their health and their lives!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/170.

Jul 02, 2018
The Mindset Shift That Will Transform Your Relationships
34:33

Who are we supposed to be in relationships? As men, no one gives us a manual on how to communicate, be emotionally available, and give our spouse or partner what they need.

Today we have Dad Edge Alliance member Ed Dillon on the show. He is a single father of four who's had two failed marriages.

Ed spent years wondering why his relationships, including the ones with his kids, were falling flat.

He talks about what mindset shift took place that shed light on all he was doing wrong and how this lead to some of the most profound moments of connection in his life.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode, go to gooddadproject.com/thursday112.

Jun 28, 2018
Ultimate Mastery of Your Emotional State with Navy SEAL Andy Stumpf
57:18

Emotions like fear and anger lead to shortsightedness and poor decision-making. How can you gain ultimate mastery of your emotional state?

Andy Stumpf is a former Navy SEAL who executed hundreds of combat operations all over the world. He is now a sought after public speaker and the host of the Cleared Hot podcast. Andy is an avid base jumper who holds the world record for having flown more than 18 miles in a wing suit. He is also a dad.

Listen to his amazing story—from the Navy SEALs, to base jumper, to father—and how he keeps his cool through it all!

For the show notes, links, and sponsor offers mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/169.

Jun 25, 2018
Embracing Change as a Man
20:55

Most of us are resistant to change. It can cause feelings of helplessness, anxiety, and overwhelm. As men, we automatically internalize our stress, shutting our spouses out. We’re afraid of appearing weak to those who look up to us. But, this is a destructive habit that damages our mental and physical health. It also creates a rift in the family that can lead to permanent consequences.

Today we talk to Dad Edge Alliance member Joe Rico about embracing change as a man. He tells us how a major shift in his life almost brought him to his knees, and where he discovered sources of strength to empower himself in the face of uncertainty.

Jun 21, 2018
ChooseFI: Stock Market, Tax, and Retirement Hacks with Brad Barrett
52:58

Money, money, money, money. Today, we’re talking money. Episodes on finances are always popular on The Dad Edge podcast so we know you’ll want to hear today’s guest.

Brad Barrett is the cohost of wildly popular podcast ChooseFI (Financial Independence). ChooseFI is a little over a year old and already has millions of downloads. The show has started a financial independence movement that is taking root and spreading across the globe.

The best part is that Brad Barrett is not going to bog us down with numbers and complicated strategies. Instead he gives us super simple, actionable tips that we can use today. He shares hacks on how to save more money, how to shield ourselves from taxes, and gives us specific funds to invest in to avoid the fees on our retirement that compound to massive amounts in the future.

Get off the couch and claim your financial independence!

For the show notes, sponsor offers, and links mentioned in this episode, go to gooddadproject.com/168

Jun 18, 2018
Work-Life Balance Advice from a Kid
15:02

Sometimes we don’t realize how much our attention means to our spouses and kids. After work, we might only get a few hours with our families. What’s the best way to spend what little time we have with them?

In this short episode, I talk to my son Ethan who gives us a kid’s perspective on just how important time with dad is. He also shares simple, straightforward advice for hardworking dads on how to achieve work-life balance and prioritize their free time with their families.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday110.

Jun 14, 2018
Wake Up Warrior with Garrett J. White
01:25:35

Brace yourself. This show is going to be like a punch in the face, but it's a punch in the face that we men need.

We are born warriors with big dreams for our lives, but many of us are getting beat down and overwhelmed. We suffer silently and alone, with no idea how or if we can break out to become the man we want to be.

In this explicit episode, I talk to Garrett J. White. He is the founder of Wake Up Warrior and Warrior Week. He is also the author of the upcoming Warrior Book. With his stripped-down, brutal delivery, Garrett tells us how to get past the lies we tell ourselves to break free from the person we used to be so that we can get out of our own way and finally step into our own greatness.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/167.

Jun 11, 2018
How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood
20:53

As men and providers, we have a tendency to attach our identity to our work. We spend so much of our time and energy making a living and building our career or business, that it's hard to see ourselves outside that role. But we are not one dimensional men.

There are many dimensions to who we are and neglecting these other parts of our life creates imbalance and a sense of incompleteness. In this episode, I go over how to optimize five main dimensions of manhood.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday109.

Jun 07, 2018
Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: The Modern Revolution of the Masculine Heart with John Eldredge
01:26:13

What you’re going to hear today will hit you right in the chest and speak to your soul. You might question the direction of your life, and that’s a good thing. Beneath the negative events portrayed in the media, there is a modern revolution of the masculine heart taking place. Do you feel a call to adventure and a longing for a deeper, more fulfilling life?

Today we give you a sneak peek behind the curtains of one of our Dad Edge Alliance group calls. Bestselling author of Wild at Heart John Eldredge agreed to do a live Q&A with our guys. This is an emotional show full of incredible wisdom and answers to questions we might not have even known we had. Don’t miss this special episode of the Dad Edge Podcast!

For the show notes and special links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/166.

Jun 04, 2018
Teaching Your Kids How to Cope with Grief
37:00

The sudden death of a spouse is one of the worst tragedies imaginable. What's even more painful to think about is the effect it would have on our children. How do we teach our kids how to cope with grief?

Today we have one of our Dad Edge Alliance members Scott Tewell on the show. His wife and daughter were in a serious car accident in January of 2017. His daughter made it. His wife did not.

Scott is now a single dad raising a 13-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl. He talks about how he's helping his kids cope with the loss of their mother and how he's managing to rebuild himself as a man and father after such incredible heartbreak.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday108.

May 31, 2018
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less with Greg McKeown
01:18:20

Do you ever feel the urge to declutter your life? Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you sometimes feel overworked and underutilized? Are you frequently busy without getting any closer to your goals?

Most of us in this day and age feel perpetually busy and overwhelmed, with little energy and time to spend on the things in life that matter the most to us. 

Today we have a very special guest. Greg McKeown is the NY Times bestselling author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. He shares astonishing insights on how family life has changed throughout the centuries, how our behavioral systems impact future generations, and how to design our lives to focus on essentials so we can stay connected with our long-term visions. You'll want to save this epic episode!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode, go to gooddadproject.com/165.

May 28, 2018
Habit Stacking to Reach Your Goals
42:15

The Dad Edge podcast usually features the most inspirational thought leaders of today, but our listeners have also been telling us that they enjoy our shorter episodes interviewing the everyday-dads who are trying to grow.

Today we have Nick Elkins on the show. He has been a long-time member of The Dad Edge Alliance and is our finance guy. He is a 30-year-old happily married father of three. He talks about how he used habit stacking to reach his goals of losing weight, managing anger, and growing his finances so he can retire in his 40s!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday107.

May 25, 2018
Sobered Up, So Now What? with Steve Galatioto
01:07:29

Drinking alcohol is ingrained in our culture. It's socially acceptable and even expected, but sometimes we wonder if we're drinking too much and what life might be like if we eliminate alcohol from our lives.

Today we have Steve Galatioto on The Dad Edge podcast. He has just published his book Sobered Up, So Now What?: 3 Keys To Staying Sober & Succeeding At Life.

Listen as he tells us how quitting drinking can improve your body, mind, and soul, enabling you to become a better dad and more successful person.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode, go to gooddadproject.com/164.

May 21, 2018
Intentional Living as a Family
31:29

If you could improve just one part of your family life, what would it be? As the head of our households, we often feel maxed out and have nothing left to give during our downtime. What if you knew that with a few small changes, you can master intentional living as a family and completely change the atmosphere of your home life?

In today's show, we have Chris from our Dad Edge Alliance. He grew up in LA hanging out with gang members. Now he's a husband and a dad to a son and a daughter. He tells us how he disconnects from work and makes every day special for his family.

For the show notes and links in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday106.

May 17, 2018
4 Simple Steps to Getting What You Want with Jake Herbert
01:30:55

Jake Herbert is back on the show! He was an Olympic Wrestler whose life dream was to win the gold medal in the 2016 Olympics. My boys and I were there to see the trials. Sadly, his Olympic dream didn’t come true.

It was a crushing blow, but now Jake’s smiling. He's got a baby on the way, a new career, and a mission to leave every room better than when he found it. He talks about how he reinvented himself after the disappointment of a lifetime and shares his 4 ridiculously simple steps to knocking out goals one by one.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/163

May 14, 2018
The Dad Edge Alliance Fight Club
32:23

What happens when we've never been tested by life? If we've never experienced illness, tragedy, death, or war? How do we know how if we have the mental toughness to face adversity?

Today, I have one of our Dad Edge Alliance mastermind program graduates and our first team lead Brad Ritter on the show. In his thirties, he was by all definitions a success. He had a big house, a great marriage, healthy kids, and a rock solid job. But he felt something was missing. He had never been tested by life and he wanted to find out what he was made of. 

Brad talks about how he endured SEALFIT Kokoro training, the world's premier training event for forging mental toughness. He also talks about his Dad Edge Alliance call team nicknamed the Fight Club, and how he has helped the men in his group develop and grow.

For the show notes and links in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday105.

May 10, 2018
The Biblical Meaning of Masculinity
01:00:45

Jeff Hemmer is the author of the book Man Up!: The Quest for Masculinity. He is also a pastor, a husband, and the father of six children.

We don’t’ usually do spiritual topics on the podcast, but whether you’re spiritual or not, you will get a lot of value from today’s show. We’re going to talk about what it means to be a spiritual leader in your house and go beyond the “Sunday School” versions of the Bible to explore the true masculinity of Jesus.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/162.

May 07, 2018
Changing Your Money Mindset
32:05

What does the word 'budget' bring to mind? It's about as fun as the word 'diet.' We think of sacrifice. We think of depriving ourselves. We think of boredom. But what if you could change your money mindset so that living on a budget is something that you and your family can be passionate about?

It's possible, and in this episode of Thursday Throwdown, we have one of our Dad Edge Alliance members on to tell us how he paid off a huge debt and how he and his family have changed their money mindset so that they enjoy budgeting for their financial goals together.

For the show notes and links in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday104.

May 03, 2018
Creating A Legacy That Inspires with Armando Cruz
01:03:01

Armando Cruz is back on The Dad Edge podcast! He is the author of The Legacy Code: Modern Man's Guide To Escape Obscurity & Live A Life Unleashed, a performance coach, and a father of three.

In this episode, he talks about why building a legacy is about much more than leaving wealth behind for your children. He also gives us his five key steps to purposefully creating a legacy that inspires ... starting today!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode, go to gooddadproject.com/161.

Apr 30, 2018
Why Perfection is the Enemy of Becoming Better Dad
23:31

All of us want to be a perfect father, but things never turn out the way we expect. Even for those men actively striving to become a better dad, perfection eludes us. Holding ourselves to this impossible standard leads to frustration and hopelessness. It might make us feel like giving up altogether.

Today, we have Dad Edge Alliance member Sam on the show. He's from Sydney and was part of the Australian Special Forces. He's married and is the father of three boys. He lost his band of brothers when he left the military and live and work in Abu Dhabi. Sam was desperately searching for guidance in his relationships with his wife and kids. He didn't consider himself a great dad and reached a point where he was just going to accept it.

Today he talks about how perfection was his enemy and how he moved past it to grow as a husband and a father.

For the show notes and special links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday103

Apr 26, 2018
Wild at Heart with John Eldredge
54:18

The Dad Edge podcast is honored beyond words to have John Eldredge on the show. He is the author of bestselling book Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul and is here to talk about our core needs as men and our constant quest for validation.

He also shares life-changing insights on how to become a student of our child's heart and interpret their experiences for them so that they can become happier, stronger adults.

For the show notes, links, and special offers in this episode CLICK HERE.

Apr 23, 2018
The Most Effective Way to Reach Your Health Goals
43:46

Steve Birch weighed 250 pounds and was on cholesterol and blood pressure medication. At Thanksgiving, he realized he was sweating, not because it was hot, but because of his extra body fat. It got to the point that when he looked at family pictures, he was appalled at the sight of himself. 

Now Steve is 30 pounds lighter, off his medication, and feels better than ever. How did he finally reach his health goals? With the help of the Dad Edge Alliance. Doing life with other likeminded men upped the accountability factor, giving him the motivation to stay on track on not give up.

Listen to how Steve Birch is becoming not only a better man and father, but a healthier one.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Apr 19, 2018
Battling Cancer as a Dad with Hal Elrod
58:12

Hal Elrod is a best selling author, international keynote speaker, ultra-marathon runner, world class success coach, and most importantly, a father. He is a man who made it his life's mission to reach his true potential. Hal seemed absolutely unstoppable. Then he was diagnosed with cancer.

In this episode, Hal Elrod reveals what it was like to face death head-on, what tools he used to heal himself, and how he and his family got though it.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Apr 16, 2018
The Power in Sharing Your Struggle
23:27

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” This was in 1854, but it is now truer than ever before.

Today, I have John Bauer on the show to talk about the power in sharing your struggle. John became a Dad Edge Alliance member in the summer of 2017 and has since grown in all aspects of his life. He now pays it forward by being a team lead and an inspiration to all the other members.

In this short episode he talks about why men are afraid to connect and talk about their problems. He also reveals how getting over that fear and sharing your challenges with others helps you finally leave the life of quiet desperation behind!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Apr 12, 2018
The Ranger Way with Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto
47:28

Kris "Tanto" Paronto is a former U.S. Army Ranger and CIA security contractor who is known for his actions during the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and the CIA compound in Benghazi. He is now a speaker and the author of the self-improvement novel, The Ranger Way: Living the Code On and Off the Battlefield. Kris is also a father.

Today, Kris talks about discipline, failure, and leading by example. He also tells us why confident men don't take themselves too seriously and how goofing off and having fun keeps us young.

For the show notes and the links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Apr 09, 2018
The Dangers of Internalizing Stress
30:45

Stress causes 90% of the health issues that are killing us today. Every thought or emotion we have releases chemicals into the environment in which our cells grow. This causes inflammation, disease, and bad habits that are damaging for us mentally and physically.

In this 100th episode of Thursday Throwdown, Dr. Ryan Wohlfert talks about how internalizing feelings and emotions leads to a build up of stress, and how we as men and fathers can boost our health and achieve sustainable success by surrounding ourselves with likeminded men and sharing our challenges with them.

For the show notes and links in this episode CLICK HERE.

Apr 05, 2018
How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography with Kristen Jenson
01:09:13

Kristen Jenson is the author of Good Pictures Bad Pictures. In this show, she tells us how to initiate a healthy conversation with our kids about pornography according to age group. She also gives a 1, 2, 3 action plan for kids so they know what they need to do if they see pornography.

Kristen explains the brain science behind pornography addiction and how it warps the mind. She also explains how it can lead to relationship problems and even erectile dysfunction. This is a scary topic, but it’s up to us parents to start the conversation as early as possible before kids get the wrong ideas about sex and intimacy from the internet. Save this episode!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Apr 02, 2018
Porn Addiction and Affair Recovery Mentoring
16:56

David Mee was addicted to porn for most of his marriage and also ended up having an affair. His relationship with his wife Naomi was falling apart, but they both weren't ready to give up. They worked hard to improve themselves and grow together. Now David and Naomi show other married couples how to navigate these difficult issues with porn addiction and affair recovery mentoring. Today he talks about how he is ready to level up his game so he can continue to grow his business and help others.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Mar 29, 2018
Of A Revolution with Marc Roberge
48:28

We are pumped to have the lead singer of the band OAR (Of A Revolution) on the show today. Marc Roberge has been making music and touring with OAR for twenty years. Marc also is a husband and a dad. Find out what wisdom he learned from his father, and how he develops his relationships with his wife and kids while living the rock n' roll dream.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Mar 26, 2018
How to Elevate Your Game
28:20

Today we have a guest on Thursday Throwdown. Andy Storch is with me. He is the host of the Entrepreneur Hot Seat Podcast and is not only a member of The Dad Edge Alliance, but has facilitated one of our mastermind groups. He's on the show to talk about how he has thrived as being part of a mastermind group and how being surrounded by other men on a mission has helped him to elevate his game.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Mar 22, 2018
4 Key Elements to a Side Hustle in Real Estate with Billy Keels
01:02:12

What if you didn’t have to do the 9-to-5 thing any longer? What would your life be like if you were the owner of your time? What would it be like to be with your wife and kids as much as you wanted?

As fathers, we’re always looking for ways we can provide a better lifestyle for our families. Today, author and real estate genius Billy Keels tells us how we can break the golden handcuffs by investing in real estate, even if we're starting out with next to nothing.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Mar 19, 2018
How to Coach Your Kids for a Growth Mindset
16:39

I used to focus on results as a dad. I would ask my kids, "Did you win? Did you score? Did you get an A?" But what I’ve learned from many of my podcast guests is that while results are important, they’re not as important as developing a growth mindset.

Today my amazing older son Ethan is in the studio with me to show how we go over his latest challenges in school and sports in a way that praises effort and encourages a growth mindset.

For the show notes and links in this episode CLICK HERE.

Mar 15, 2018
Making Moments for Your Family with Jon Vroman
01:13:05

We never know how many moments we’ll have left. This is why we shouldn’t wait for special moments to spontaneously happen. It’s our responsibility as dads to create moments that enrich our lives and add to our family histories.

Motivational Speaker, Coach, and Author Jon Vroman is back on The Dad Edge. He is here to tell us all about hope, celebration, and living in the moment. He also tells us how to prevent ourselves from projecting limiting beliefs on our kids, how to honor what’s in our hearts, and how to take a front row seat in our lives!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Mar 12, 2018
How to Thrive Instead of Survive with a Tribe
12:04

This show is about something we all need to hear. We always like everyone to think our life is perfect, but no man has got it totally all together. There are always parts of life where we are thriving and other areas where we are just surviving. At times in our lives, we need help. At other times, we’re in a position to give.

This show is all about the power of community and brotherhood. It’s something a lot of us don’t have in the real world.When we have a tribe, no matter how crappy the outside world is, we can thrive. 

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Mar 08, 2018
12 Traits of a Warrior Part II: The Soft Traits
58:17

Last month, former Navy SEAL Chris Sajnog told us about the hard traits of a warrior. They are the qualities we most often associate with elite teams like confidence and aggresiveness. Chris also warned us that too much focus on the hard traits leads to an imbalance that can cause all kinds of problems, including post traumatic stress.

Today, he tells us about the six soft traits of a warrior and how we can develop these traits for rapid learning, improved relationships, and better peace of mind. He also talks about how these traits can make us a better dad.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE

Mar 05, 2018
The Dad Edge Summit Mastermind for Men
38:22

The Dad Edge Summit will take place in St. Louis Missouri in June 2018.  We are now taking applications. This is our first live event and we're going to create an epic environment for men to become their best selves.

Jeff Bouwman is with me today. He is the author of Your Income, Your Life and has helped build the structure that keeps our organization thriving.

In this episode, we outline what we'll be covering in The Dad Edge Summit mastermind for men and what outcomes attendees can expect.

For the show notes and the link to apply for your spot at The Dad Edge Summit CLICK HERE.

Mar 01, 2018
How Generosity Breeds Success with Tuan Nguyen
46:34

If you were a successful start-up entrepreneur and sold your company for millions, what would you do with the money? Build your dream home? Buy the sports car you always wanted? Pay for your kids’ college?

Tuan Nguyen sold his first company for millions. Then he gave the money away.

Tuan Nguyen is the host of the Biz Dad podcast, a TEDx speaker, and an extreme philanthropist. Tuan has an incredible story that begins as an infant escaping Vietnam, to growing up poor in an immigrant family in Canada, to his current life of sharing his wealth and his spirit.

Tuan continues to build successful businesses and give the money away to charity. In this episode, he talks about how generosity breeds success and what impact our generosity has on our kids.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Feb 26, 2018
Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Allowing Your Kids to Have Their Feelings with Chris Sajnog
16:49

If we want to learn to be emotionally resilient, genuine dads, who better to learn from than the most elite warriors on the planet? Today we have a clip from a Q & A in The Dad Edge Alliance with a recent guest, former Navy SEAL Chris Sajnog. He talks about the importance of allowing kids to feel their emotions and gives an example of his real life experience with this challenge as a father.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Feb 22, 2018
The 6 Tenets of Success with Former Navy SEAL Jason Redman
01:10:02

Today we have retired Navy Seal Jason J Redman on The Dad Edge podcast. He is a hero, a speaker, and the author of The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader. Jason has gone through extreme adversity and his story demonstrates astounding mental toughness and resilience.

During a military operation on Sept 13, 2007, he took two hits to his arm and a shot to his face. His ironfisted determination helped him cheat death, come home alive, and heal from his injuries. You’ll hear the incredible story of the famous sign he posted outside his hospital room and also get his advice on how to be a man and a father. Brace yourself for tremendous inspiration!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Feb 19, 2018
How to Get Through a Job Loss as a Father
20:08

Losing a job can be one of the biggest crises a man may ever may face. Today I have Michael Jeffery on the show. He is the father of 3 and one of our Dad Edge Alliance members. Michael has been in sales for 15 years. In October, he was terminated. 

As a dad, Michael felt like his whole world was turned upside down. His wife was in pieces and they began to live in a permanent state of panic. But then Michael tapped into The Dad Edge Alliance.

In this short episode, he talks about how the group helped him to believe he could get back on his professional feet again. He also reveals how his marriage is now better than ever, and why part of him is actually grateful to have lost his job.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Feb 15, 2018
Reclaiming Your Sovereignty with Ryan Michler
01:00:51

This is our 150th episode and the show will be 3 years old in a couple months. We’ve had amazing guests – pro-athletes, NY Times bestselling authors, personal development superstars, Navy SEALs, and more. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to listen and participate. If you haven’t already joined, we invite you to our Facebook group to interact with The Dad Edge community.

Today we have Ryan Michler on the show for the 4th time. For those of you who don't already know, he is a good friend and the founder of Order of Man. Ryan has just released a book called Sovereignty that outlines what it means to protect, provide, preside, and lead.  Any manly question you could possibly have will be answered. You will walk away a better man, husband, and father after listening to this episode.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Feb 12, 2018
One of the Biggest Mistakes Men Make in Marriage
15:32

In this short episode, I'm going to talk about a huge mistake most men make when it comes to marriage. We do it with the best intentions, believing we are protecting our wives and doing what's best for them. In reality, we do more damage than we can possibly imagine.

I share a personal experience where I was in danger of losing my marriage because of this one mistake and I'm going to tell you how to avoid it.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Feb 08, 2018
Using the Past to Become a Better Dad with former NFL Player Billy Miller
01:00:32

Today we are psyched to have Former NFL player and Superbowl Champion Billy Miller on The Dad Edge Podcast. Most of the time we only see sports stars on the field or getting interviewed after the game. They have to give their camera-ready answers about the team’s performance, but rarely do we see the husband, the father, or the man behind the athlete.

In this episode, Billy Miller opens up his world to us. He delves into his rough childhood as the son of two drug addicts, his battle against depression, and how he uses his difficult past as a reference to become the best dad he can possibly be. He also talks about maintaining a circle of intimate friends, co-parenting with his ex-wife, and how he keeps work separate from his family.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Feb 05, 2018
3 Seconds to Not Losing It with Your Kids
16:32

In our last episode with Amy Morin, author of 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, we discussed how to enhance mental toughness and emotional resilience in our kids. What does that mean for us dads?

As men, we are thrown so many things each day. Keeping up with work, finances, and family can be exhausting. It’s easy to become irritable and susceptible to knee jerk reactions, especially when our kids don’t listen to us. We usually yell and shout, and then feel terrible.

In this episode, I teach you how to use three seconds to create a mental space in your mind and use questions to give your kid a choice to obey.

For the show notes and exclusive links in this episode CLICK HERE.

Feb 01, 2018
How to Raise Mentally Strong Kids with Amy Morin
01:01:18

Mental strength is something most of us struggle with. Dealing with grief, fear, and disappointment is a constant challenge for adults. Children have even more difficulty navigating uncomfortable feelings. How can we raise mentally strong kids?

Today’s guest is Amy Morin, the bestselling author of the book called 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Do Not Do. She is a psychotherapist, writer, and TEDx speaker. She is here to tell us how to become mentally strong parents so we can raise self-assured kids who are primed for happiness and success.

This show is full of incredible insights that will change the lives of adults and children. Save it, because you’ll want to listen to it more than once.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jan 29, 2018
How to Arm Our Kids Against Peer Pressure
12:38

As kids get older, the more they are susceptible to peer pressure and the riskier the things they may be pressured into become. The statistics are frightening, with 35% of all 14-year-olds trying some kind of illegal drug before their 15th birthday. How can we arm our kids against peer pressure so that they will be able to make the right choices when we are not there to guide them?

By practicing role play in advance, we arm our kids with the tools needed to deflect peer pressure. In this short episode, I interview my 11-year-old Ethan who has been experiencing peer pressure. We role a play a few scenarios of peer pressure to practice what he can say when other kids are trying to get him to do something he knows is wrong.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jan 25, 2018
The 12 Traits of a Warrior Part 1: The Hard Traits with Chris Sajnog
01:00:21

As men, we do battle every single day. Not only are we fighting to maintain and grow our careers, finances, and family, we fight an internal battle at all times. We have to deal with negative self-talk, bad habits, and anxiety. It’s not to say that life is always a warzone, but it can be challenging, and we can be prepared to face the challenges with a warrior’s skillset.

Chris Sajnog is a Navy SEAL sniper and our third more popular all-time former guest. He is back to teach us how master our thoughts and emotions, become solid leaders, and raise strong children by adopting the Twelve Traits of a Warrior. In this first part of a two-part series, we discuss the six “Hard Traits.”

For the show notes and links to sponsor offers in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jan 22, 2018
Dad Edge Alliance Q&A – Gary John Bishop on Fatherhood
20:21

If you tuned into last week's show, you heard Gary John Bishop tell us how to confront our weak spots, embrace uncertainty, and take extreme ownership of our lives.

Today you will get a sneak peak at what happens in one of our Dad Edge Alliance Masterminds with a live Q&A featuring an elite guest speaker. Gary John Bishop answers some tough questions from our group and gets brutally honest about fatherhood.

For the show notes and links in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jan 18, 2018
How to Unf*ck Yourself with Gary John Bishop
01:10:11

As men, we like to plan. We like to be able to foresee what’s going to happen so that we can be prepared, but life will inevitably throw curveballs our way. These periods of uncertainty can provoke stress, anxiety, and fear. How can we embrace uncertainty and use as the most powerful opportunity to grow?

Gary John Bishop is one of the world’s elite performance coaches and NY Times Bestselling Author of Unf*ck Yourself. He is here to teach us how to take extreme ownership of our lives and how we can teach our kids to do the same.

 

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jan 15, 2018
How to Do a Failure Analysis with Your Child
17:11

Today I have a very special guest on for an unscripted show. Meet my 10-year-old son Mason. He is in 4th grade and his favorite sport is wrestling. He loved wrestling during the first two years because he had great success. In his third year, he got a new coach, learned new moves, and was moved into a new wrestling bracket. He lost all his matches that season and was devastated. 

Mason and I are going to go over how he felt when he won and lost, what to do with those feelings, and how to learn from both winning and losing. This will give an example of how to do a failure analysis with your child so that you can instill the growth mindset that will help them triumph through all life's ups and downs.

For the show notes and links in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jan 11, 2018
The Rundown on Our Mastermind Groups for Dads
01:10:41

A lot of listeners ask about our mastermind group. What is it? A secret society? What do we do in there? And what do men get out of it?

Today I have Jason Mac Kenzie and Jeff Bouwman who are facilitators of our Epic Experience Mastermind group and The Dad Edge Alliance to talk about how our mastermind groups work, the systems and structures we use, and what topics we focus on.

We’ve also brought on two participants Andy and Zac to talk about their apprehensions at first, what they’ve gotten out of their experience, and what they think of it now.

If you’ve been curious about how a mastermind group can take your life up to the next level, you do not want to miss this episode!

For the show notes and sponsor offers CLICK HERE.

Jan 08, 2018
Getting SMART About Your Goals for the New Year
12:35

Welcome to 2018 and welcome to the Dad Edge Podcast! We are all working on our New Year’s resolutions. What can we do differently in our lives? What will propel us to the next level? Is it a new skill, hobby, business, experience? Is it a health goal? A financial goal?

Whatever it is, you’d be shocked to know that 50% of us have forgotten our resolutions by March, and 85-90% of us have given up completely by July. The stats are not in our favor when it comes to changing our habits and reaching our goals. Today I will tell you why.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jan 04, 2018
Building Your Band of Brothers with Stephen Mansfield
52:39

After getting married and having kids, most of us men dedicate ourselves to work and family. Any friendships we had in school or college fall by the wayside. We're surrounded by people, yet not deeply connected to anyone. Then we feel guilty for taking time, energy, and resources for ourselves or to invest in relationships with other men.

Today we have Stephen Mansfield on The Dad Edge Podcast. He is a NY Times bestselling author, a speaker, and media consultant. His book Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men reveals the secrets and virtues of great men.

Stephen Mansfield talks about how we've lost the lore of men, why we need a band of brothers, and the skillset needed to form relationships that will help us become our best selves.

 

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jan 01, 2018
Building Wealth: How to Grow Money
12:58

Today we're going to talk about not just saving money, but building wealth. It's easy to get caught up in daily life and neglect strategizing for the future, but if we don't start actively building wealth now, we will be in trouble later in life. Here are five tips that will give you a solid foundation to build on.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Dec 28, 2017
The Realistic Way to Transform Your Body This Year with Josiah Novak
55:29

Probably the biggest thing we try to fix in the new year is our health. We set goals to lose weight and tone up, but we tend to fail year after year. Being in optimum shape is important to being a good father, husband, and man. If you listen to this show, this could be the year you actually stick to your health resolutions once and for all.

Josiah Novak is the host of The Fit Man Project podcast and the founder of True Transformation. He is back to tell us why we keep failing at our health resolutions and the secrets to creating a plan that we can succeed at.

Get ready to transform your body in 2018 and beyond!

For the show notes and exclusive inks mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

 

Note: The Good Dad Project Podcast will be changing to The Dad Edge Alliance Podcast for 2018. All content and links will remain the same. This is only a title and logo change.

Dec 25, 2017
Family Finance: 7 Hacks to Save Thousands
14:01

Finances are probably one of the top three things men worry out about. It causes overwhelm, arguments and sleepless nights. This part of our life doesn't have to be so damn stressful. Today I'm going to talk about seven ways we can save money as a family on our biggest household expenses.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Dec 21, 2017
Quick Wins for Big Money with Scott Alan Turner
46:14

When it comes to investing and saving money, we often overcomplicate things. We don't have to make it so hard on ourselves. Financial rock star Scott Alan Turner is on the show to give us some quick and easy ways to save on monthly expenses that will add up to big money in the long run. He also shares some amazing tips and resources, from increasing your earning power to hiring companies to negotiate lower rates on certain bills. Take action now, get out of debt, and watch the money pile up!

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Dec 18, 2017
Drowning in Distraction? Optimize Your Morning Routine
13:16

We live in a world where we are drowning in distraction. It seems that everything is fighting for our attention. This causes our minds to become over-stimulated and reactionary.

In our last show, Jim Kwik told us how to run on our superhero brain. In this short episode, I go over the elements he suggested for a morning routine so we can optimize our brain for focus and productivity.

For the show notes and exclusive links in this episode CLICK HERE.

Dec 14, 2017
Turn On Your Superhero Brain with Jim Kwik
01:18:24

In this modern age, we are bombarded with information and distractions. Our brain is not prepared to handle the constant interruptions from our computers and mobile devices. Do you feel overwhelmed and distracted? Are you agitated and anxious? Then you will get a ton of value from our guest today.

Jim Kwik is the founder of Kwik Learning and is a specialist in speed reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. He is an advisor to many of the worlds’ CEOs, entrepreneurs, and celebrities. He isalso  the host of Kwik Brain podcast, the #1 training show on iTunes and is the creator of online courses that are used around the world.

Jim Kwik tells us his story from being learning-challenged due to a brain injury to being one of the most sought after learning coaches in the world. He also shares with us how to avoid mental exhaustion and his 10-step morning routine to create optimum brain power!

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLIKC HERE.

Dec 11, 2017
4 Ways Play Helps Dads Lead Richer Lives
08:49

In our last episode, we had Charlie Hoehn on to tell us about the importance of play in our lives. Not only is a playful mindset good for our health and wellbeing, it's contagious and benefits all those around us. In this short show, I highlight four powerful ways play helps dads lead a richer life.

Announcement: We are changing the name of the podcast in a couple weeks to the Dad Edge Podcast. There will be no change in the content or the website. You'll just see the new show name and logo.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Dec 07, 2017
Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety with Charlie Hoehn
01:10:56

Have you noticed that it's almost impossible for you to have fun anymore? Do you feel guilty unless you make every minute of your day productive? Do you feel stressed, depressed, and isolated? This show will help you break free from anxiety and enjoy life again.

Today we have Charlie Hoehn on the podcast. He is a TEDx speaker and the author of Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety. We talk about his frightening experience with severe anxiety and how he found the ridiculously simple, drug-free cure to our modern day stress.

For the show notes and exclusive links in this episode CLICK HERE.

Dec 04, 2017
Side Hustles: Risks vs. Rewards
13:16

If you listened to our previous show, you learned how Matt Miller developed a side hustle that allowed him to make money while he slept. However, most of us don't make the leap into starting a side hustle for one reason–fear.

In this short episode, I go over four powerful reasons why we shouldn't let fear stand in the way of developing other sources of income.

For the show notes and links in this episode CLICK HERE.

Nov 30, 2017
The Power of a Side Hustle with Matt Miller
56:01

Personal finance is one of the most popular topics on this show, and in many of our previous episodes we've learned about the need to to diversify our income. Today we have side-hustle entrepreneur Matt Miller on the show. He has been a guest on the biggest podcasts out there, such as Pat Flynn (The Smart Passive Income Blog), John Lee Dumas (Entrepreneurs on Fire), and Jamie Masters Tardy (Eventual Millionaire).

Matt Miller is a husband and father of three who spent the majority of his life working for a W-2 job. Like most of us, any kind of work/life balance eluded Matt. He didn't have much time with his family or as much income as he liked, so he decided to develop a side hustle by embarking on a business that is often overlooked – vending machines. He now lives life on his own terms and helps others do the same.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Nov 27, 2017
Gut Health for Better Mood, Immunity, and Performance
31:20

Anxiety and depression are common this time of year. So are colds and flus. Today we're going to to revisit Adrain Chavez to learn more about how the gut and its bacteria affects our mood, immunity, and performance. We also talk about why antibiotics send our body into a cycle of sickness what supplements and natural antibiotics we can take instead.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Nov 23, 2017
Optimum Gut Health for You and Your Kids with Dr. Adrian Chavez
01:09:09

As men, leaders, fathers, protectors, and providers, it's up to us to take action when it comes to our health and the health of our kids. We need to make sure we put high-quality nutrient-rich foods into our bodies to perform our best and prevent disease.

But let's face it – the American Diet sucks. Most of our food comes out of a package and is loaded with chemicals, sending our gut health into mass chaos.

Today we have Dr. Adrian Chavez on to talk about how processed foods affect the microbes in your gut and how this huge population of living bacteria affects every aspect of your physical and mental health.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Nov 20, 2017
5 Small Ways to Make Huge Improvements to Your Sex Life
16:17

In the previous episode, I had "Sex with Emily" on this show. As a female, a doctor of Human Sexuality, and a beautiful woman, Dr. Emily Morse gave us some fantastic tips on how to break the silence when it comes to talking about sex with our spouse.

Most of us men in The Good Dad Project community have been married for awhile and things have cooled off in the bedroom department. Dr. Emily Morse said that it only takes 6 months to 2 years for the honeymoon phase to wear off. When kids enter the picture, making sex a priority is harder than ever.

Whether you are a husband or a wife, most of us can agree that we want amazing sex lives with our partner. In this short episode, I go over 5 small ways to make huge improvements to your sex life.

For the show notes and links in this episode CLICK HERE.

Nov 16, 2017
How to Have Amazing Sex in Your Marriage with Dr. Emily Morse
55:20

When we're married and have kids, the whole bedroom thing tends to take the backseat. It's hard to make sex a priority, but we want it to be.

Today we have the host of the Sex with Emily podcast. Dr. Emily Morse is a celebrity relationships and sex expert with a doctorate in Human Sexuality who began her show the first year podcasting started.

Sex is always a huge topic on this show, and in this episode, Emily and I have a fun, laid back conversation about how to have amazing sex in your marriage. We cover just about everything a guy wants to know, so take notes!

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Nov 13, 2017
4 Questions to Crush Self-Sabotaging Thoughts
13:42

In our last episode, Wes Chapman shared his horrific story of trauma and how throughout his whole life he had been told that he would never be a normal, successful, happy person because of what he went through. Wes healed and soared above his past. If he believed in his heart what all the doctors and adults told him, he would never be able to become the extraordinary man he is today.

It's bad enough when other people are putting us down, but for many of us, our worst enemy is ourselves. We tell ourselves we're not good enough, that we're not capable, or that we're inadequate. This negative self-talk silently kills us every day.

In today's short episode I give four questions we can ask ourselves to crush self-sabotaging thoughts. 

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Nov 09, 2017
Wake Up the Hero with Wes Chapman
01:44:52

The story you’re about to hear is unlike anything we’ve ever had on this show before. Today we have mega-entrepreneur, Wes Chapman. He has been featured in Forbes, Inc., CBS, ABC, Tech Crunch and TEDx. He is a husband, a father of two, and the founder of A Human Project.

Wes may seem like the picture of success, but he has a dark and painful past that many would not survive. From the time he was born, Wes was physically, sexually, and mentally abused. He was abandoned by his father and then his mother. He was put into group homes and psych wards where doctors told him that his mental and emotional problems would prevent him from ever living a normal life.

Wes Chapman believes that absolute self-honesty is the key to healing and he is pure proof. In this episode, he shares the story of his incredible transformation, and how he triumphed over victimhood to wake up the hero within.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Nov 06, 2017
Choosing Your Struggle
08:27

What are you willing to suffer for?

This is the question we must ask ourselves when it comes to all the choices we make in our lives.

Do we choose to eat poorly and suffer with bad health? Or do we deprive ourselves of our favorite junk food and beer to look and feel great?

Do we reward ourself with the latest shiny new thing and suffer debt? Or do we discipline ourselves so that we can have financial security in the future?

This show is all about choosing your struggle.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Nov 02, 2017
The Mask of Masculinity with Lewis Howes
57:55

Today we have an unbelievable episode with Lewis Howes. For those of you who don't know him, Lewis Howes is the host of  on the hugely popular The School of Greatness podcast and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The School of Greatness.

Lewis Howes is one of the most sought after speakers today, and has appeared all over the media, including just recently on Ellen. His new book is called The Mask of Masculinity, and Lewis Howes completely sheds his mask for us in this show.

You will hear things that will shock you as well as things that will inspire you. This is one episode you will never forget!

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Oct 30, 2017
Making Honesty the Easy Choice for Your Kids
25:51

I have a special guest in the studio with me to day to talk about something near and dear to our hearts as fathers – HONESTY. For this episode, I brought in my eleven-year-old son Ethan to talk about how he feels when it's time for him to be honest with me, and how I can make it easier for him to come to me when he has a problem.

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Oct 26, 2017
Becoming a Legendary Man with Nate Lind
01:25:43

My guest is mega-successful, 7-figure entrepreneur and thought leader, Nate Lind. Nate is a husband, a father, and the founder of Legendary Man. At the age of thirty-seven, Nate has already experienced huge successes and crushing failures, to the point where he considered suicide. He is here to tell us about depression in men and why openness, vulnerability, and building a tribe are more powerful than the outdated lone wolf idea of masculinity.

 

For the show notes and exclusive links in this episode CLICK HERE.

Oct 23, 2017
How to Disconnect from Your Phone and Reconnect with Your Family
13:10

How are mobile devices affecting our physical and mental health? How are they affecting our relationships? In this age of constant internet connection, we are facing an epidemic of living inside our phones instead of with the real live people in front us.

In this short episode, I talk about four reasons why spending too much time on your phone is harmful and what The Dad Edge Alliance is doing to set boundaries for screen time.

For the show notes and special links mentioned in this episode, CLICK HERE.

Oct 19, 2017
Faster than Normal: Secrets of the ADHD Brain with Peter Shankman
36:41

Today, I have an awesome return guest on to talk about ADHD and ADD. Peter Shankman’s new book, Faster Than Normal, is the number one new release on Amazon. He is back to help us uncover the secrets of ADHD and give us alternatives to medication.

This is a huge topic for our generation, being fathers, and the next generation, which is our own kids. We undoubtedly have the most medicated children in history, but whether you or your child have ADHD or not, you will get a lot out of this show!

For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Oct 16, 2017
How to Reignite Your Marriage After Having Kids
09:44

When the kids are born, men focus on being a father. We cannot falter in our role as a provider and protector. Our spouses focus on being mothers, which is a twenty-four-hour, seven-days-a-week job. Our marriages inevitably suffer, but many parents feel guilty for leaving the kids.

On today’s short episode, I’m going share my personal experience and why you need to leave the kids behind and spend some time getting to know your spouse again.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Oct 12, 2017
Drugs, Alcohol, and Fatherhood with Omar Pinto
01:35:57

Today we have Omar Pinto, host and founder of the wildly popular SHAIR Podcast. SHAIR stands for Sharing Helps Addicts in Recovery. He’s part of our Dad Edge Alliance and he’s also a friend. Today he shares the heart-wrenching story of the son he had to give up. He also takes us through his insane addiction to cocaine and alcohol, and how he not only survived, but transformed into one of the most well-known voices in recovery today. This is a special episode you will not forget!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Oct 09, 2017
Discipline Disagreements: How to Align with Your Spouse in Front of the Kids
11:17

One of the most common conflicts that can destroy a family is an unstable system of discipline. Often, one spouse gives into a kid and undermines the other's authority. When this happens on a regular basis, children can learn who is the 'yes' parent and who is the 'no' parent and begin to play the mother and father against each other. How can we avoid these destructive dynamic even if we don't agree with our partner's discipline? Find out in this episode.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Oct 05, 2017
The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Difficult Teenagers with Josh Shipp
01:25:15

If you have preteens or teenagers, this show is for you. Even if your kids are still young, you will need this information to prepare for the future. The teenage years are a critical time for us to bond with our children so that they will be empowered to make the right choices in life.

Josh Shipp, “The Teen Whisperer,” is here to give us a guide to dealing with difficult teens. You don’t miss this invaluable advice!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Oct 02, 2017
6 Ways to Set Up Your Family for Financial Success
19:57

Talking about money with your spouse is always tricky. This is why we avoid it at all costs, but that only leads to more tension because spending issues go unresolved. But, when we come together with our spouses about finances, it’s a beautiful thing. We have more intimacy in the relationship and we are happier when we succeed in reaching financial and family goals together.

Today I’m going to highlight a discussion we had in the Dad Edge Alliance with financial guru and Your Income, Your Life author Jeff Bouwman, and share six ways we can have peaceful conversations about money, lifestyle, and spending habits.

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Sep 28, 2017
How to Commit to Life Goals the Navy SEAL Way with Thom Shea
59:46

So often, when we confront obstacles, whether in work or at home, we want the map. We want the how-to guide to solving the problem. Today we have former Navy SEAL and author of Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL's Way of Life, Thom Shea, to tell us why searching for the how-to is a waste of time and how to commit to our goals the Navy SEAL way. Buckle your seatbelts, tie your shoes, because you’re really going to enjoy this show!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Sep 25, 2017
Why Finding Your Life’s Purpose Won’t Get You Very Far
19:59

Everyone on the internet seems to be talking about finding your life's purpose, or finding your why. Your why is supposed to be your moral compass. It keeps you motivated and on track, but today we're going to totally deconstruct that idea. I have a clip from a guest speaker we had in our Dad Edge Alliance, Thom Shea. He’s a retired navy SEAL instructor and author of the book Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL's Way of Life. Tom gives us examples of why finding your life's purpose won't get you very far and what you need to work on instead.

Stop and really listen to this one. Replay it. Share it, because it's a game-changer!

For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Sep 21, 2017
What Doesn’t Kill Us with Scott Carney
01:07:45

Would you climb to the top of Kilimanjaro in 30-degree weather wearing nothing but boots, shorts, and a knit cap? Today’s guest did it and he wrote the book on it. We have NY Times bestselling author of What Doesn’t Kill Us, Scott Carney to tell us why he put his body through such extremes and why we all should step out of our physical comfort zones for better health, mental resilience, and disease resistance. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Sep 18, 2017
How to Get Your Kid to Listen Without Yelling
10:49

I'm going to talk about an issue most dads face on a daily basis–losing our temper. What do you do when you tell your son or daughter to do something over and over again and they just won't listen? Usually we get frustrated and angry. We begin to raise our voice, but this doesn't give us the respect we want. Today I'm going to share a secret I learned from a mentor on how to get your kid to listen without yelling. For the show notes and links to The Dad Edge Facebook page and The Dad Edge Alliance CLICK HERE.

Sep 14, 2017
Brenneman vs. Hagner: The Good Dad Project Interview
56:58

In this episode, Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman turns the tables and puts Good Dad Project creator and host Larry Hagner in the spotlight. Learn all about the humble beginnings of The Good Dad Project and what it's like to interview amazing guests. You'll also hear about Larry's mastermind groups, how he balances work and family, and why he hates his first name. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Sep 11, 2017
Why You Need Mentors in Every Stage of Life
08:54

As children, we have mentors for every aspect of our lives. Our parents mentored us from the moment we were born. Our teachers served as mentors for each of the subjects we studied. Our coaches were our mentors when we played school sports. But as adults we are left on our own. We think we know all we need to know. We stop learning and stop growing. Today's episode is a clip from a live Q & A session we had in The Dad Edge Alliance with baseball legend Todd Stottlemyre. He drops a wisdom bomb why we need to continuously seek new knowledge and feedback, and why we need mentors in every stage of life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Sep 07, 2017
Managing Happiness: Applying Business Success Principles to Family Life with David Henzel
01:12:24

David Henzel is a radically successful entrepreneur whose calling is to help people live happier lives. Most of us are trying to achieve a work life balance, but we tend to end up overwhelmed and stressed out. Our relationships with our family may be difficult or unfulfilling, but rarely do we give the same attention to detail to our home life as we do to our business. This show is about managing our happiness by applying business success principles to your family life. For the show notes and links to the exclusive Managing Happiness Course discount, CLICK HERE.

Sep 04, 2017
Change Your Drinking Habits, Change Your Life – Join GDP Dry September!
10:21

If you’ve been thinking of the idea of whether to give up alcohol, now's the time to do it. We're doing a September 30-Day no alcohol challenge on both the free Dad Edge Facebook group and the Dad Edge Alliance membership group. By making a commitment to quit drinking together, we will have the support and accountability we need to succeed.

Post your challenges and successes in our groups. We want to hear when it’s hard. We want to hear about the changes you see in your life. Help and inspire others in the group. Join our challenge today! CLICK HERE FOR THE SHOW NOTES AND LINKS TO JOIN.

Aug 31, 2017
How Giving Up Alcohol Will Revolutionize Your Life with Ruari Fairbairns
01:11:17

Ruari Fairbairns from One Year No Beer is back to share his story and his relationship with alcohol before and after he gave it up. In this episode, you’ll learn how giving up alcohol will revolutionize your life mentally, physically, and socially. You will also be given the tools you need to control your drinking with confidence and inspire people around you. For the show notes and special offers mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Aug 28, 2017
Why Nice Guys Don't Get Their Needs Met
11:19

Dr. Robert Glover, author of No More Mr. Nice Guy, dropped some knowledge bombs on us in our last episode. He also did a live Q & A with our Dad Edge Alliance membership group. Today you will hear a clip of highlights from the call itself as Dr. Robert Glover expands on why nice guys don't get their needs met. For show notes and the exclusive links in this episodes CLICK HERE.

Aug 24, 2017
No More Mister Nice Guy with Dr. Robert Glover
01:10:45

Why are we not getting our needs met when we seem to be going out of our way for everyone? Dr. Robert Glover talks to us today about Nice Guy Syndrome and why it's actually not so nice for you and for those around you. This show will change everything you thought you knew about being Mr. Nice Guy. For show notes and the special links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE

Aug 21, 2017
#DoEpicShit – Sharing Amazing Experiences with Your Kids
12:04

In this week's Thursday Throwdown, I'm following up on my show Why It’s Time to Do Epic Shit TODAY. I got a great response from that episode. Listeners have been posting pictures of the epic things they are doing with their kids and tagging it with #DoEpicShit. Sharing amazing experiences with our family doesn't have to be complicated. Hikes, camping in the back yard, getting pedicures with daughters–we just need to step out of the normal routine and connect to make a lasting memory. Today I talk about an epic experience I shared with my two older sons and how I marked that experience by writing them a letter and reading it to them. For the show notes, links, and the video mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Aug 17, 2017
How to Tap into Your PEAK Performance with Mike Flynn
01:14:06

Mike Flynn is the host of the Impact Entrepreneur podcast and is here to tell us how to tap into peak performance on a daily basis by using the P.E.A.K. system. He also answers some heavy questions from Dad Edge Alliance members. Get ready to achieve your desired reality! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Aug 14, 2017
4 Ways to Show Your Kids What It Means to Be a Leader
15:34

We talked about how fatherhood is leadership in the last episode of GDP. We also want to instill these leadership skills in our children. Telling them how to be leaders is not nearly as effective as leading by example. Today we're going to outline four ways to show your kids what it means to be a leader.For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Aug 10, 2017
How Fatherhood is Leadership with TEDx Speaker Devon Bandison
01:12:58

We had high performance coach and TEDx speaker Devon Brandison on the show way back in the beginning of GDP. Almost 100 episodes later, Devon is back to explain how fatherhood is leadership on so many levels – in our homes and in our communities. He also talks about how to live life to the fullest without burning out and how to control our thoughts so we can control the emotions that are holding us back. This interview is full of heavy-hitting wisdom. Make sure you take notes. For the show notes and exclusive links in this episode CLICK HERE.

 

Aug 07, 2017
4 Examples of How NOT to Praise Your Kid
13:14

Today's episode is all about mindset.  As parents, most of us are praising our kids in a harmful way and we don't even know it. We have the best intentions, but we are actually setting them up for disaster. In this episode, I outline four examples of how NOT to praise your kid and one example of how to encourage them in a way that cultivates a growth mindset. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Aug 03, 2017
How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in Five Years with Andy Hill
58:17

Finances are a touchy subject that stresses the hell out of all of us. It can especially affect our relationships. Almost one out of every two marriages end in divorce, sixty percent of which are due to financial stress. For most dads, our main goal is to pay off our home mortgage. This seems impossible. How can we pay of a thirty-year mortgage in a matter of years? Today we have Andy Hill from MarriageKidsandMoney.com to tell us how he is paying off his mortgage in less than five years. For the show notes and special links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jul 31, 2017
It’s Time to End the Social Isolation Epidemic Among Men
12:53

Most of us men live isolated lives because we feel it’s noble, selfless, and the right thing to do. We pay most of our attention to two things – our family and our jobs. When it comes to relationships with other men, we don’t have them. In this week's Thursday Throwdown, I talk about why it's time to end this social isolation epidemic among men. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jul 27, 2017
The Relentless Pursuit of Greatness with former NFL Pro Thomas Williams
01:03:26

Today we have a treat for you. We're interviewing former pro football player Thomas Williams who's played for the Jaguars, the Seahawks, the Patriots, the Bills, and the Panthers. Listen as he takes us from overcoming his troubled childhood, to achieving his NFL dream, to using a career-ending injury as the jump-off point to the relentless pursuit of greatness. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jul 24, 2017
Why It’s Time to Do Epic Shit TODAY
12:54

Are you waiting for the perfect time or place to start doing things you dreamed of? Are you waiting to save enough money, reach a certain age, or feel a certain way to step out of your routine and start making amazing memories? Today's Thursday Throwdown is all about why you need to start doing epic shit TODAY. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jul 20, 2017
Strategy Guide for Parenting ADHD Kids with Brian King
49:20

The diagnoses of kids with ADHD is at an all-time high. How do we raise them the best we possibly can so they can be the best versions of who they’re meant to be? Author, speaker, and parenting coach Brian King is here to give us a workable strategy guide for parenting ADHD kids. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE

Jul 17, 2017
Insurance Coverage: 3 Areas You May Have Overlooked with Dan the Insurance Man
26:52

Most of us never read our entire insurance policy.Even if we did, would we understand it? How do we know if we have the best policy for our homes, assets, and automobiles? Do we know how much insurance we really need to cover ourselves in the event of a catastrophe? And how do we protect ourselves from lawsuits, accidents, and identity theft? On today's Thursday Throwdown, I have Dan "The Insurance Man" Luigs to talk about areas we may have overlooked in our insurance coverage. For the show notes and links in this episode, CLICK HERE.

Jul 13, 2017
How to Live a Life that Counts with John Williams
57:25

John Williams is the founder of a non-profit organization called Life That Counts. He shares his story of childhood adversity and talks about how he is raising his two boys, how he keeps his marriage on point, and what amazing things he is doing in the world. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jul 10, 2017
How to Have Healthy Arguments Even in Front of the Kids
07:48

On this week's Thursday Throwdown, we're following up on our last episode with Peter Sacco about how to argue with your spouse. We will all have disagreements with our partner every now and then. This is normal and couples who don’t bring up difficult subjects are in danger of letting issues go  unresolved or letting resentment build until it explodes. Here are 4 tips on how to have a healthy argument and set and example for your kids about how to resolve disagreements without anger. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jul 06, 2017
How to Argue with Your Spouse with Peter Sacco
01:01:06

Most of us men have a tendency to accumulate build-up of anger and emotions. It's easy for us to lose our temper and let a discussion turn into an argument. When we are angry, we can’t think logically. This is when we're endanger of saying things or behaving in ways we regret towards our partner. Today, Peter Sacco is back on the show to tell you how to argue with your spouse without drama, anger, and resentment. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode, CLICK HERE.

Jul 03, 2017
Stop the Guilt - Why Dads Need Time with Their Tribe
08:31

Guilt. So many of us walk around with guilt and it’s crippling. We feel guilty handing over our time and resources. We feel guilty about too much time with work. We have no time for friends. We even feel guilty for reading a book. Life is centered around family and work. We feel like me must be everything to every single person until we become nothing and no one to ourselves. Find out how we need to let this guilt go in order to become better husbands, fathers, and men. For show notes and the exclusive links mentioned in this episode, CLICK HERE.

Jun 29, 2017
Relentless Success Through Triumph and Tragedy with Todd Stottlemyre
01:20:36

As you know, Todd Stottlemyre is a 3-time World Series MLB pitcher. You loved his last interview on The Good Dad Project. In this powerful episode, I sit with Todd face to face as he opens up about the most painful moment in his life, how he fought the enemy within himself, and what elements have helped him in his pursuit of relentless success. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

 

Jun 26, 2017
Why You Should Never Leave Your Finances on Auto-Pilot
11:07

In our previous episode, financial mentor Damion Lupo shared some mind-blowing information about Wall Street. Most of us leave our money on auto-pilot or trust it to a financial advisor at our investment company. We don't have time to examine our investments and how they are being managed, but not paying attention to our money can be dangerous. Today I talk about three ways we can protect our financial future right now. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jun 22, 2017
Transcending Financial Problems Once and for All with Damion Lupo
01:41:22

Is our money really safe in the stock market, IRAs and 401ks? Or is it best to diversify? What is it Wall street doesn’t want you to know when it comes to your money? Financial mentor Damion Lupo reveals the astonishing truth about how investment works to help us take total control of our money and transcend financial problems once and for all. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jun 19, 2017
The 4-Step Process to Build Unshakable Confidence
15:21

In this episode of Thursday Throwdown, I'm going to share with you some very powerful information from former Navy SEAL Larry Yatch and outline his 4-step process to build unshakable confidence in every aspect of your life. You don't want to miss this short, simple, yet life-changing podcast. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE

Jun 15, 2017
Reversing Generations of Bad Parenting with 6-Time Muay Thai Champion Chris Romulo
01:00:24

How do you become an incredible dad and husband when you grew up with a neglectful father? How do you break the dysfunctional pattern of your family and reverse generations of bad parenting? Chris Romulo is a 6-time Muay Thai Champion and author of Champions Uprising: Fall 7 Times, Stand Up 8. He tells us what it was like growing up with a gambling addict and how he uses his past experiences to be a better husband, father, and community member. For the show notes and special links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jun 12, 2017
3 Steps to Breaking Destructive Habits
13:09

On this week’s Thursday Throwdown, we’re going to recap our wildly popular show with Nell Daly about a problem many men silently struggle with – online pornography. Nell Daly talked about three simple steps that can not only help those of us who struggle with porn addiction, but with any destructive habit or behavior like overeating, drinking, gambling, and more. For the show notes and special links mentioned in this episode, CLICK HERE.

Jun 08, 2017
Porn–Why We Watch It, When It’s a Problem, and How to Stop with Nell Daly
01:22:46

Pornography - It’s pervasive in our culture today. 70% of men between the ages of 30 to 60, look at online pornography weekly. Still, no one wants to talk about it. Today I have psychotherapist and relationships expert, Nell Daly, on the show with me to answer what most guys are dying to know - how much porn is too much? And how do we stop when it becomes a problem? Don’t miss this honest (and explicit) discussion on the truth about porn addiction. For show notes and the links mentioned in this episode, CLICK HERE

Jun 05, 2017
22 Pieces of Profound Dad Wisdom from The Dad Edge Alliance
10:44

I reached out to Dad Edge Alliance members and asked them to share their best pieces of wisdom on being a dad, and what quotes sum up their experience as a father. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Jun 01, 2017
How to Protect Your Daughter Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally with Warren Petersen
01:08:21

Warren Petersen is the author of Becoming a Significant Man and is also a husband and father to four kids. This is an important show about pulling ourselves out of the mud after losing everything, and how to protect our daughters physically, mentally, and emotionally in the world we live in today. For the show notes and all the links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

May 29, 2017
How to Neutralize Your Social Media Envy
15:38

Most of us look at our social media feeds multiple times a day. We see people who post snapshots of what looks like a perfect life. Sometimes we feel jealous, or we get down on ourselves for not accomplishing so much. In this episode of Thursday Throwdown, I talk about how to neutralize your social media envy. For the show notes and the links to all the special deals mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

May 25, 2017
Pressure, Perseverance, and Fatherhood with UFC Fighter James Krause
45:36

What does an ultimate fighter and a good dad have in common? UFC fighter James Krause tells us about perseverance and pressure and how he thrives off uncertainty and challenge. He also talks about being a father to his 2-year-old girl and how he came to adopt his little sister. For the show notes and special links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE

May 22, 2017
Finally, a Book Especially for Dads to Read to Their Kids
14:28

In this episode, I talk about how my son inspired me to write a a book especially for dads to read to their kids. As men and dads, most of us are task-oriented and find it hard to put our emotions into words. We feel odd communicating and we don't know if it will resonate with our kids. Many of us work and are gone for the majority of the day. How do we let our kids know how we feel about them and that we are there for them no matter what? Books are a great way to start the conversation, but the majority of books out there are from a mom's perspective. That is why I wrote Daddy Will Always Love and Protect You. To get the show notes and links to the new book CLICK HERE.

 

 

May 18, 2017
Getting Real About Insomnia, Depression, and Anxiety
01:20:02

What happens when we go through something so difficult that it rocks the very core of who we are? Today I have a real, raw discussion with Josiah Novak from True Transformation about my battle with insomnia, depression, and anxiety. For the show notes and special links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

May 15, 2017
4 Pillars of Effective Leadership
21:50

On today's Thursday Throwdown, I recap the 4 pillars of effective leadership that we discussed in the Dad Edge Alliance membership community. For the show notes and links in this episode CLICK HERE.

May 11, 2017
How to Break the Cycle of the Fixed Mindset with Larry Yatch
01:33:56

Today's guest needs no introduction. Larry Yatch from the SEALed Mindset is back on the Good Dad Project podcast to answer a few questions from our Dad Edge community about how to break the cycle of the fixed mindset in our kids and in ourselves. For the show notes and special links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

May 08, 2017
5 Ways to Prevent Angry Outbursts
10:06

This episode marks 1 year of Thursday Throwdown on the Good Dad Project! Following up on our previous episode with Peter Sacco about Uncovering the Secrets of Anger, we're going to go over five quick ways we can prevent angry outbursts. For the show notes and special links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

 

May 04, 2017
Uncovering the Truth About Anger with Peter Sacco
01:12:41

Most men struggle with anger daily. Our tempers flare at work and at home with our wife and kids. Some of us are like Bruce Banner. Some of us turn into the Incredible Hulk. Canada's psyche doctor, Peter Sacco tells us the secrets of where anger comes from, how to manage it, and so much more. For the show notes to this mind-blowing episode and special links, CLICK HERE

May 01, 2017
Prevailing Through the Crucibles of Life
15:52

We all go through times in our lives when the carpet is pulled from under us. Through no fault of our own, our lives spin out of control. We go through a hell that seems unending. We feel all that's important to us slipping through our fingers. Today we talk about prevailing over these crucibles of life. For the show notes and special links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

Apr 27, 2017
Reclaiming the Art of Manliness with Brett McKay
57:43

When you hear the word ‘manliness’ what comes to mind? In this modern age, it seems like good old-fashioned manliness has disappeared. Today, Brett McKay from The Art of Manliness is here to tell us what being a man is truly about. For the show notes and special links in this episode CLICK HERE.

Apr 24, 2017
The Dad Edge Alliance – Unlock the Secrets to Living an Epic Life
10:25

In the last episode of GDP, we had ultra-successful businessman and life coach Aaron Walker. He explained that he owed 100% of his success to his tribe and the people he surrounded himself with. In this week’s Thursday Throwdown, I will tell you how you can make sure you surround yourself with the right people to become a better husband, father, and man and live an epic life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE

Apr 20, 2017
Working to Live, Not Living to Work with Aaron Walker
52:01

Can we live a life of purpose and still make a living to support our families? Can we do the work that we love and still be profitable? The answer is absolutely YES, and Aaron Walker from View from the Top is here to tell us how. For show notes and the special links in this episode CLICK HERE.

Apr 17, 2017
3 Ways to Keep Love Alive
06:54

In this episode of Thursday Throwdown, we are going to talk about our wives. As men, we have a hard time balancing our relationships, especially when kids come into the picture. Most of the time, it's the relationship with the woman in our life that gets put on the back burner. We get lazy. We take it for granted. This is when our marriages are in danger of becoming stagnant. So how can we feed our relationship to keep love alive? Today I tell you three ways. For shown notes and links for this episode CLICK HERE.

Apr 12, 2017
How to Optimize Fitness, Nutrition, and Unconditional Love with Tony Horton
01:02:50

On today's episode of the Good Dad Project, we have P90X creator, Tony Horton. He talks about how fitness and nutrition reprogrammed his brain. He also shares his success and his failures, and how he maintains a thriving marriage with his wife, Shawna. For show notes and links to the special offers in this episode, CLICK HERE.

Apr 10, 2017
Why Every Man Needs a Rope Team
07:56

Last week on the Good Dad Project, we had Erik Weihenmayer, the first and only blind man to summit Mount Everest. On this week's Thursday Throwdown, I'd like to expand on his concept of a rope team and why every man needs one. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode, CLICK HERE.

Apr 06, 2017
How to Live Life with no Barriers with Erik Weihenmayer
01:04:52

Erik Weihenmayer is an American athlete, adventurer, author, activist and motivational speaker. He is also the only blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He talks about defying the odds, overcoming adversity, and how he uses his experiences to elevate his family. You do not want to miss today’s episode! For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode, CLICK HERE.

Apr 03, 2017
How to Be the Rock for Your Kids
05:52

As much as we want to encourage our kids to do their best, we might be unintentionally causing them undue stress. That is why it's crucial – whether in sports, school, or life – that our kids see the same us when they look to us for support. For the show notes and links mentioned in this episode, CLICK HERE.

Mar 30, 2017
The Hidden Secrets to Why Kids Quit Sports
01:03:18

Playing ports teaches our kids life lessons, but today, most kids quit sports by the age of thirteen. Today we're going to Coach Jim and Coach Steve from Coach Baseball Right to talk about the hidden secrets to why kids quit sports and how we, as parents or coaches, can change our strategies to encourage and motivate them in the right way. For show notes, links, and a special offer from Coach Baseball Right CLICK HERE.

Mar 27, 2017
What Happened When My Family Gave Up Screen Time for 40 Days
08:56

Electronic devices are a part of our lives now. Can you imagine giving them up? Would your kids survive without their phones, tablets, and video games? Listen to what happened to my family when we gave up our screen time for 40 days! For show notes and all the links mentioned in this episode, CLICK HERE.

Mar 23, 2017
Breaking the World of Impossible with Todd Stottlemyre
01:16:21

Former Major League Baseball star, Todd Stottlemyre, tells us how to dream big, set goals, and create a plan to break the world of impossible. For show note and links to this episode, CLICK HERE.

Mar 20, 2017
Why Fathers Need to Ask for Help
12:37

As men, we hate to admit when we don't know all the answers. We don't want to seem weak and vulnerable, but fathers need to ask for help sometimes, and here is why. For show notes and all the links in this episode, CLICK HERE.

Mar 16, 2017
The Art of Charm and Professional Relationships with Jordan Harbinger
49:05

Work relationship issues can lead to broken deals, missed promotions, and lost jobs. Today, Jordan Harbinger from the Art of Charm Podcast uncovers the truths and smashes the myths about building relationships at work. He also tells us how our body language dictates how we are treated, and gives us a drill to start appearing more confident and competent right away. For the show notes and all the links mentioned in this show, CLICK HERE.

Mar 13, 2017
Taking Risks for a Life of Fulfillment
06:50

In our last episode, we talked with Sam Weinman about how to win at losing, how to succeed when we fail, and how to learn from defeat. I want to recap on this because the fear of losing is one of the most popular topics discussed in our Dad's Edge group. A lot of guys are afraid of doing something new. We're afraid of failing. We hold back because we think we're not good enough. So how do we stop that way of thinking? For show notes and links CLICK HERE.

 

Mar 09, 2017
How to Teach Our Kids to Win at Losing with Sam Weinman
53:19

On today's episode of The Good Dad Project, Sam Weinman tells us how to talk to our kids about failure and how to win at losing by by using defeat as fertile ground for growth. For today's show notes, links, and special offers, CLICK HERE.

Mar 06, 2017
How to Approach Life as a Man and a Father
05:10

In this week's Thursday Throwdown, I follow up on episode 100 with Ryan Holiday and his profound insights on how to approach life as a student. As men and fathers, we want to believe we have everything figured out, but in reality that's impossible. That's why it's important to drop our egos and admit to ourselves, "I don't know everything, but I'm going to learn as much as I can." For all the links and the show notes CLICK HERE.

Mar 02, 2017
Why Your Ego is the Enemy with Ryan Holiday
48:41

What’s the difference between confidence and ego, and how does ego hinder us from our own greatness both professionally and as a father? My guest today on episode 100 of the Good Dad Project is Ryan Holiday, NY Times Bestselling author of Ego is the Enemy. He’s also a brand new dad to a three-month-old son. Listen as he illuminates us on the difference between being confident and being egotistical, and how to surrender the ego to become a student of life. For the show notes and all links CLICK HERE.

Feb 27, 2017
Why Dads Should Praise Effort and Not Results
15:17

In episode 99 of The Good Dad Project, Larry Yatch from Sealed Mindset told us about the importance of instilling a growth mindset in our children. I think, like me, a lot of dads listening to that show experienced some major revelations about how we've been praising and encouraging our children. In this week's Thursday Throwdown, I share my personal experience with my nine-year-old son and how I might have negatively impacted his attitude toward wrestling by praising the results instead of his effort. For show notes and links to an exclusive offer to Sealed Mindset training, CLICK HERE!

 

Feb 23, 2017
How to Instill the Growth Mindset in Your Kids with Larry Yatch
01:18:38

Larry Yatch from the SEALed Mindset is back to share some mind-blowing insights on how to make our families work as high-functioning teams, how to instill the growth mindset in our kids, and how to persevere and show courage in the face of fear. For the show notes and an epic discount to the SEALed Mindset platform plus a free lesson, CLICK HERE.

Feb 20, 2017
7 Ways to Show and Feel More Confidence with Your Body Language
10:08

Did you know that 93% of our communication is through body language? Having the wrong body language will not only make you look less confident, it will make you feel less confident too. Here are 7 quick fixes to show and feel more confidence with your body language. For links and show notes CLICK HERE.

Feb 16, 2017
How to Develop Self-Confidence and Become the Best Version of Yourself with David Wygant
48:57

Self-confidence is something most men struggle with every day, but the majority of us suffer in silence. But what if you had tools and resources to become confident and live your life as the best version of yourself? David Wygant is a dating coach and inspiration for the movie Hitch. He helps men and women deal with insecurities and tackle fear to become the best version of who they’re meant to be. Today he shares his surprising secrets on why men lack self-confidence and how we can get it back. For all the links and info, visit the show notes HERE.

Feb 13, 2017
10 Minutes a Day to a More Fulfilling Life
08:51

Finding the time for self-care is one of the hugest struggles for dads. We always have another task to complete. We're always being asked for another favor. We feel guilty for taking time away from our family and we leave ourselves last on the list. We can be overcome by exhaustion, frustration, and depression. This is why establishing a self-care routine is crucial. Listen to how as little as ten minutes a day can lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. Click for the show notes here.

Feb 09, 2017
How to Get Rid of the Dad Bod in 2017 with Josiah Novak
01:00:12

Fitness Coach, Josiah Novak, is back on The Good Dad Project to tell us the secrets to following through with health resolutions and getting rid of the dad bod in 2017.

The New Year is well on its way. Have you stuck to your health and fitness resolutions? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. As much as 70% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by March. Josiah Novak is here today to tell us why it’s so difficult to commit to a new health regimen. He also gives us simple and effective strategies to ensure great results without sacrificing precious free time or depriving ourselves of the foods we love. Get all the info and links in the show notes HERE.

Feb 05, 2017
Undeniable Proof That It's Never Too Late to Pursue Your Dreams
07:07

If you listened to the last episode of The Good Dad Project, then you heard Diamond Dallas Page's incredible story of beginning a wrestling career at an age when most athletes are retiring. It was DDP's dream since childhood, and he took a chance that catapulted him to the career he always wanted. In this week's Thursday Throwdown, I talk about why you must go after your dreams and that it's never too late to begin the journey. For show notes and links to The DDP episode, click HERE.

Feb 02, 2017
How To Dream Big and Conquer Your ​Aspirations with Diamond Dallas Page​
54:36

Today on The Good Dad Project I talk to wrestling legend Diamond Dallas Page about his career, his new projects, and his tips on raising FOUR daughters. For the few who don't know about Diamond Dallas Page, he's famous around the sports entertainment world of professional wrestling as “DDP.” His drive and ambition would lead him on an inspirational journey from being three-time world wrestling champion to his current endeavor of inspiring others to Own Your Life. DDP has developed his life-changing DDPYoga including books, audio cd’s and DVD workouts and is touring the country to promote his system. For show notes on this episode click HERE.

Jan 30, 2017
What Your Daughter Needs From You as a Father
09:05

In this week's Thursday Throwdown, I talk about what your daughter needs from you as a father to empower her to speak freely, develop confidence, and set her expectations high when it comes to the men in her adult future. For links and special offers, check out the show notes here.

Jan 26, 2017
How to Raise Strong, Confident, Resilient Girls with Bas Rutten
58:48

Bas Rutten is retired UFC Heavyweight Champion and three-time King of Pancrase world champion. He’s a regular on TV, has also appeared in movies, and even makes a cameo in the Grand Theft Auto video game.

It’s hard to believe that Bas Rutten, also known as “El Guapo” or The Handsome One, suffered extreme eczema and asthma during his childhood. He was bullied on a regular basis in his native country of Holland. One day when he was on vacation with his family in France, he snuck into the movie theatre to see Enter the Dragon. Bas knew that if he became like Bruce Lee, the bullying would stop. This sparked a passion for martial arts that took him through a glorious career and taught him many life lessons he would pass on to his three daughters. Check out the show notes HERE.

Jan 23, 2017
How to Talk About Lack of Sex with Your Spouse
08:42

In this week's Thursday Throwdown, I follow up on Nell Gibbon Daly's episode and give you the highlights of how to talk about lack of sex with your spouse. For show notes and links, click HERE.

Jan 19, 2017
The Unexpected Secrets of Men, Women, and Sex with Nell Gibbon Daly
01:14:44

A healthy sex life is crucial to a happy and harmonious relationship, but sex is one of the most difficult things for men to talk about. Today our second ever female guest, Nell Gibbon Daly, talks with us frankly about sex and how we can make breakthroughs in communication to improve intimacy and experience amazing sex. (EXPLICIT) Check out the show notes for all the details of this episode HERE.

Jan 16, 2017
True Transformation with Josiah Novak
45:38

Getting healthy is the #1 New Year's resolution, but most of us get sidetracked from our goals before January is even through. Today fitness coach and father of two, Josiah Novak, tells us how to go from "Dadbod to Greek God" and still enjoy a pizza every now and then. For the show notes and links to The Dad's Edge Health and Fitness Mastermind, click HERE.

Jan 12, 2017
Secrets of the Navy SEAL Mindset: Courage, Confidence, Perseverance and Resilience
01:13:06

In this episode, I talk with retired Navy SEALs, Eric Davis and Larry Yatch, about how we normal dads can apply Navy SEAL strategies to develop Courage, Confidence, Perseverance and Resilience.

The Navy SEALs are the most elite warriors on the planet. Eric Davis and Larry Yatch worked together as SEALs and known each other over 16 years. They now teach the SEALed Mindset proven performance principles and will share some amazing tactics and formulas so we can become better men and open ourselves up to greater opportunity in life. For more info about the SEALed Mindset and an exclusive listener offer, go to the show notes HERE.

Jan 09, 2017
How to Eliminate Negative Emotions by Targeting False Thoughts
09:06

Our thoughts and emotions can tear us down if we don’t know how to manage them. When waves of stress repeatedly hit us, our emotions can override our brains and take over our behavior, leading us to perform badly and make poor decisions. We may experience overwhelm or feel like our life is spinning out of control.

In this quick episode, I discuss the difference between an emotion and a thought, and how we can use the dynamic between emotions and thoughts to eliminate unnecessary stress, depression, anger, and overwhelm. Check out the show notes with special offers from our sponsors HERE.

Jan 05, 2017
The Life Lessons Learned from Going One Year Without Drinking
01:06:11

Alcohol has affected everyone in some way. We drink to reduce stress, to be more social in social settings, and to reward ourselves after a long, hard day at work. But what if drinking is actually bringing more stress into our lives? What if it’s causing us to miss business opportunities and is harming our relationships? You’ll discover amazing insights into these questions in today’s podcast as I celebrate a whole year without drinking with three special guests: Shane Ramer (That Sober Guy), Ruari Fairbairns (One Year No Beer), and Jason MacKenzie (The Book of Open). Check out the show notes HERE.

Jan 02, 2017
How Quitting Drinking Changed This Dad’s Life
50:38

This week's Thursday Throwdown is the incredible story of James McDowall, a member of the Dad's Edge Mastermind Group who went from being a hopeless drinker to a completely sober dad. Listen as he tells us how living sober is anything but boring, and how quitting drinking has changed his relationships, his business, and his life in amazing and unexpected ways. Check out the show notes HERE.

Dec 29, 2016
How Defining Your Core Values Can Ignite Your Personal Evolution with Mike Merriam
01:02:37

If we don’t know our purpose, our core values, and our why, we can walk through the world lost. Today Mike Merriam, author of bestselling book, Closer Than You Think, shares his method of uncovering your core values to go from a life of frustration and defeat to a life full of success and fulfillment. Check out the show notes HERE.

Dec 26, 2016
3 Secrets for Dads to Develop Patience and Reduce Stress
08:58

Dads are pulled in a thousand different directions each day. We are constantly trying to meet the demands of our work and family life, and we seldom reach out for help. This leads to pressure and frustration. Today I list 3 secrets I use to develop patience and reduce stress. For the show notes, CLICK HERE.

Dec 22, 2016
How to Pay off Debt and Create Financial Security for Your Family with Jeff Bouwman
01:04:52

60% of parents have at least three forms of debt with the average household debt being around $33,000. Do you fall into this bracket? How do you get out?

Jeff Bouwman is a CPA. financial advisor, a husband and a dad to three little girls. He has just released his book, Your Income, Your Life, and is on The Good Dad Project to tell us his experience of becoming what most Americans would consider a successful life, but was in reality a stressful financial black hole. Listen to how he got out of debt, quit his corporate job, and now lives the life he was truly meant to live.

Jeff Bouwman is giving away FREE copies of his book to GDP listeners. Find out how and more in the show notes HERE.

Dec 19, 2016
Chores and Allowance: How to Teach Kids Money Management
17:41

Should you give your kids allowance? Or does giving them money for chores teach them a sense of entitlement. In this episode I share why I decided to give my kids an allowance for chores and how it changed the way our whole family thinks about money. Check out the show notes HERE.

Dec 15, 2016
How Your Tribe Will Make You a Better Man with Ryan Michler
39:31

Ryan Michler is the creator of the Order of Man Community and podcast, which teaches men how to live with purpose, achieve self-mastery, and create a legacy. Today he tells why it’s important for men to become part of a tribe and how that tribe will help you be a better man. Check out the show notes HERE.

Dec 12, 2016
6 Essential Steps to Achieving Your Goals for 2017
13:25

New Years is almost here and most of us busy dads are already thinking of what we'd like to accomplish in 2017. It's easy to set goals, but how do we make sure we reach them?

We can start by setting SMART goals. SMART is an acronym for five goal requirements. Today we talk about the 5 steps to achieving your goals, plus one bonus step! Check out the show notes HERE.

Dec 08, 2016
How to Unlock ADHD Superpowers with Peter Shankman
58:24

Could the country's behavioral epidemic actually have benefits? In this episode, Peter Shankman shares how to unlock ADHD superpowers.

Peter Shankman has spent the past twenty years as an entrepreneur, a bestselling author, and a public speaker who teaches hundreds of thousands of people how to improve their personal and professional lives. Peter is the father of a three-year-old girl. He has also been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.

So how did someone with ADHD become so successful? Peter believes his ADD/ADHD is a gift and hosts The Faster Than Normal Podcast, which discusses the benefits of the fast brain and how to leverage it to make extraordinary achievements in life. Get all the info on his podcast and ADHD Superpowers course in the show notes HERE.

 

Dec 05, 2016
One Simple Mind Hack To Get Your Mind Off Work
10:28

Can't stop thinking about work? This is a struggle for most men. We are Type-A personalities who were wired to compete, hunt, and multi-task. We're always thinking about the next goal we're trying to accomplish or the next problem to be solved. When we’re our around kids, it’s hard for us to shut the rest of the world down and keep our mind from wandering. What can we do to focus on our kids every day?

On this episode, I'll reveal one simple mind hack to get your mind off work so you can be present with your family. We also have lots of exciting news and events coming up. Be sure to check them out in the show notes HERE.

Dec 01, 2016
How to Magnify Your Presence with Your Kids with Jim Sheils
57:45

Jim Sheils, author of The Family Board Meeting tells us how to magnify your presence with your kid with one-on-one board meetings. Thanks for checking out this week's show.  For all the show notes and to connect with Jim Sheils, head over to our show notes page HERE.

Nov 27, 2016
The 5 Love Languages and How They Made My Marriage Thrive
13:40

Miscommunication is responsible for many relationships problems, but showing love isn’t just about saying the words.

Today, my wife Jessica is our very special guest! She joins me to talk about the book, The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman and why it’s so important to learn your spouse’s love language.

In this episode we share our personal experience and

  1. what the 5 love languages are.
  2. what happened in our relationships when we showed love in the wrong love language.
  3. how communicating in each other’s love language allowed our relationship to thrive.

Check out the show notes HERE.

Nov 24, 2016
How Overcoming Adversity Can Make You a Better Dad with Nick Dinardo
50:40

 

Nick Dinardo is an entrepreneur, a consultant, and a public speaker who focuses on resilience, personal growth, and education. Nick is the author of bestselling book The Game of Adversity: 8 Practices to Turn Life's Toughest Moments into Your Greatest Opportunities. He is also the host of The Sweet Adversity Podcast and has interviewed hundreds of experts on overcoming adversity, dealing with trauma and stress, and the critical role it plays in our cognitive development.

In this episode, Nick Dinardo tells us how draws on adversity to inform and inspire his life as a podcaster, personal performance coach, author, and dad. He also ends with a free gift for GDP listeners. Check out the show notes for this episode HERE

Nov 21, 2016
How to Love a Spouse with Cancer with Gene Villeneuve
29:56

Today on the Good Dad Project, we have Gene Villeneuve, a successful business man who lives in Paris with his wife and two daughters. Last year, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and they have endured 11 months of emotional exhaustion as she has undergone treatment.

It’s a harsh truth, but it’s more than likely we’ll all watch one of our loved ones facing a deadly illness during our lives. Gene talks about dealing with the pain and uncertainty of watching a spouse go through cancer treatment while keeping his career in balance and still being a good dad to his kids.

Three things he said were crucial to helping him know how to love a spouse with cancer. Check out our show notes page HERE.

Nov 17, 2016
The Art of Giftology: Energize Your Business and Personal Life With Strategic Gifts with John Ruhlin
58:42

Did you know that giving strategic gifts can make a huge difference in your work and family life? For most men, trying to think of thoughtful gifts feels awkward. This is why guys usually ask wives to choose the gifts. So how can you choose a gift that will leave a meaningful impression that lasts? Giftology author John Ruhlin tells us about the science of gift giving and how it can galvanize your business and personal relationships for years to come.  Check out our show notes page HERE.

Nov 14, 2016
Honoring Our Veteran Fathers
05:08

Thanks for checking out this week's show!  For all the links and all of our show notes, check out our show notes page HERE

Nov 10, 2016
Leading Our Family With Confidence with Chris Sajnog
01:00:37

Thanks for checking out this week's show.  To connect with Chris Sajnog and to check out all our show notes, head over to our link for this episode HERE.

Nov 07, 2016
Why Downtime is Essential
13:26

Thanks for checking out this week's episode.  To check out the show notes and join our Dad Edge Private FB group click HERE for the links.

Nov 03, 2016
Achieving Financial Freedom On A Modest Income
55:21

Thanks for checking out this week's show.  To connect with Vincent Pugliese and to see all the links, check out our show notes page HERE

Oct 31, 2016
Defying the Odds to Win at Life, Work, and Fatherhood with Brian King
24:55

Thanks for checking out this week's show.  For all the show notes and to connect with Brian King, check out our show notes page HERE.

Oct 27, 2016
How To Teach Your Kids Success By Failing Forward
45:51

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Oct 24, 2016
Make Your TIME EFFECTIVE and UNFORGETTABLE
12:21

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Oct 20, 2016
How to Conquer Alcohol Addiction
01:02:10

Thanks for checking out this week's show.  For all the links, show notes, and to connect with Ruari Fairbains, check out our show notes page HERE.

Oct 16, 2016
It's Not All About The Win!
13:54

Thanks for checking out this week's show!  For all the show notes and to get into our Dad Edge Facebook Page, check out show notes page HERE.

Oct 12, 2016
The Miracle Morning for Parents with Mike McCarthy
48:01

For all the show notes and to connect with Mike McCarthy, head over to our show notes page HERE.

Oct 09, 2016
What is YOUR WHY?
08:46

Thanks for checking out this week's show.  For all the links, check out the show notes page HERE.

Oct 05, 2016
How To Successfully Raise A Family As a Single Dad with Rob Youngblood
58:51

Thanks for checking out this week's show.  For all the show notes and to connect with Rob Youngblood, check out our show notes page HERE

Oct 02, 2016
How to Deal With HATERS
10:23

For all the show notes and to access our closed Facebook Dad Edge Group, head over to our show notes page HERE

Sep 28, 2016
10 Life Lessons To Raise Superhumans
01:08:05

For all the links mentioned in this show and to connect with Larry Hagner, head over to our show notes page HERE

Sep 25, 2016
Lions Eat First
08:17

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Sep 21, 2016
Taking 100% Responsibility and Being a Lion Not a Sheep with Sean Whalen

For all the show notes and to connect with Sean Whalen, check out our show notes page HERE.

Sep 19, 2016
Taking 100% Responsibility and Being a Lion Not a Sheep with Sean Whalen

For all the show notes and to connect with Sean Whalen, check out our show notes page HERE.

Sep 19, 2016
Taking 100% Responsibility and Being a Lion Not a Sheep with Sean Whalen
59:32

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Sep 19, 2016
Pay It Forward
09:22

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Sep 15, 2016
Uncover Your Money Type and Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Faster with Jordan Goodman
51:43

For all the links for this show and to connect with Jordan Goodman, head over to our show notes page HERE.

Sep 11, 2016
Your Story is your ANCHOR or your SPRING
08:13

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Sep 07, 2016
Defying the Odds with Anthony Trucks
49:12

Thanks for checking out this amazing episode with Anthony Trucks.  To connect with him and check out all the links mentioned in this show, head over right HERE.

Sep 04, 2016
Intentions are NOT Enough
07:09

Through the inspiration of our last guest, John O'Leary, I wanted to share a story of how we may have the best intentions...but if we don't execute in the moments when it matters...it means nothing.  Check out all the links for our show notes HERE.

Aug 31, 2016
How to live INSPIRED with John O'Leary
48:04

This episode is incredible!  Brace yourself for this story.  For all our show notes and to connect with John O'Leary check out our show notes page HERE.

Aug 29, 2016
Why You Should Never Feel Guilty When Investing in Yourself
09:34

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Aug 24, 2016
How to Combine Family and Fitness for Busy Dads with Ben Greenfield
52:57

For all the links mentioned in this show and to connect with Ben Greenfield, head over to our show notes page HERE.

Aug 22, 2016
How Mastermind Can Make You a Better Man and Father
53:40

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Aug 14, 2016
WHY EGO IS THE ENEMY
10:45
Aug 10, 2016
CREATE AN UNBEATABLE MIND, BODY, AND BECOME SEALFIT
56:40

For the all the links mentioned in this podcast and to connect with MARK DIVINE go to our show notes page HERE

Aug 08, 2016
Take Care of YOU So You Can Serve Others
08:00

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Aug 04, 2016
Being a Coach, a Dad, and Raising Strong Daughters with Bret Johnson
49:49

In this episode we have a conversation with Bret Johnson about how to be a strong father to raise strong daughters.  For all the show notes and to connect with Bret, head over to our show notes page HERE.

Jul 31, 2016
Raising Strong Daughters
10:11

We have an incredible amount of content that was mentioned in this episode.  Please check out our show notes HERE.

Jul 28, 2016
Overcoming Addiction and Becoming a Dad with Purpose with Shane Ramer
56:09

WARNING:  Unlike most GDP podcast episodes that are CLEAN...this episode is not.  There is an explicit warning on this episode.  Today, I have a conversation with Shane Ramer, founder and host of "That Sober Guy Podcast."  Shane does a raw deep dive into his addictions to drugs and alcohol, how it effected his life, and how he has remained clean and sober for nearly 3 years.  Check out all of our show notes and to connect with Shane Ramer HERE.

Jul 25, 2016
Overcoming Addiction and Being a Better Dad
12:06

Addiction can show up in several different ways in our lives.  It can be a substance like drugs or alcohol.  It can be work (workaholic).  It can even be an obsession with health and spending hours and hours a day in the gym.  Check out all the links to connect with Rich Roll, Shane Ramer, and to see our new collaboration with SEALFIT.  Check out the show notes HERE

Jul 21, 2016
Work Your Passion, Get Healthy, and Find Your Ultra
57:43

Amazing interview with Rich Roll, father of four, vegan, ultra-marathoner, and former entertainment lawyer turned health advocate.  His story is amazing to say the least.  For all the show notes, links, and to connect with Rich Roll, head over to our show notes page HERE.

Jul 18, 2016
Level Up Your Life Through Ruthless Self-Evaluation
12:26

Welcome to the 11th Episode of 5 Minute Thursday!  Check out our show notes page for all the links mentioned in this episode HERE.

Jul 14, 2016
Take Your Life to the Next Level Through Ruthless Self-Evaluation with Niyi Sobo
54:04

Niyi Sobo, former professional football player for the Saints and founder of iamnotyou.com, comes on the Good Dad Project Podcast and shares his insights on:  Fatherhood, how we can improve our lives through ruthless self-evaluation, and how to balance work/life with five kids.  For all the show notes and to CONNECT with Niyi, go to our show notes page HERE.

Jul 11, 2016
Have More Confidence and Overcome ANY Obstacle
07:17

Confidence is something we talk about a lot here on the Good Dad Project!  Being a man with confidence, grit, determination, and emotional resiliency is critical to success.  For all the FREE resources and links for this show check out our show notes page for this episode HERE.

Jul 07, 2016
Feed Your Courage and Starve Your Fear
43:33

If you want more confidence, improved self-talk, and have a desire to overcome any obstacle in your life, THIS IS YOUR EPISODE!  To see all the show notes and links mentioned in this episode, please see our show notes page HERE.

Jul 04, 2016
Achieve More Through Optimal Sleep
10:55

In this episode, I have a very special guest with me in the studio.  For all the resources mentioned in this episode, go to our show notes page here.

Jun 30, 2016
Bedtime Rituals and Sleeping Smarter as a Family
58:53

#nosleep, #workedallnight, #sleepdeprived, #itsanepidemic. Yep, you’ve heard this before; it’s almost a badge of honor anymore to say you worked 24 hours straight or need to chug 64 ounces of Mountain Dew or Monster to stay awake. Why do we celebrate sleep deprivation, when sleep is our body’s way of repairing itself so we can be our very best?  Check out all the resources and links for this episode on our show notes page right here

Jun 27, 2016
Money and Working Together as a Family
08:31

Money and finances is responsible for over 50% of the divorces in the US today.  To be honest, money is not at fault.  What is at fault is how we manage money as a family.  The question becomes: “How we can we control money vs. money controlling our family?”  For all the links mentioned in this episode, check out our show notes page right HERE.

Jun 23, 2016
How to Pay Off Your Home Mortgage and Be Financially Free in 5 Years with Jordan Goodman
01:01:20

Jordan Goodman, America's Money Answer Man, comes on the Good Dad Project Podcast and shares insights on paying off our mortgages in 5-7 years, paying off credit debit, and saving for the future.  Head over to our show notes page and check out all links and resources right here ==> How to Pay off Your Home Mortgage and be Financially Free in 5 Years with Jordan Goodman

Jun 20, 2016
The Importance of a Once per Year Trip with your Kids
09:08

Guys:  This is a very raw recording with 2 amazing guests.  I think you will enjoy it!

Jun 16, 2016
Five Ways to Make Sure Your Family Stays Connected
47:38

You know your family. You know your spouse’s trigger points, what’s going on with their day and  what bothers them. You know what is going on in your kids’ lives: their friends, their favorite activities, their sensitivities. Whoa-wait-do you? When is the last time you sat down and really listened, or scheduled an activity together and really made quality time? Too many times our best intentions to build the connections with our family are overlooked by our busy schedules and outside commitments. Changing just some of our simple daily habits, though, can really help strengthen the most important connections of all.

Check out all of our show notes and resources for this episode right here:

Five Ways to Make Sure Your Family Stays Connected

Jun 13, 2016
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!
06:30

Getting out of our comfort zones is a critical component to living life to the fullest.  In this episode, I share an experience that my son and I went through that has changed our life and relationship forever.

For all the show notes and resources head over to the our episode page here

Jun 09, 2016
Leading Your Family From the Front with Eric Davis
47:45

At the GDP, we’ve had story after story of men overcoming numerous challenges, only to become stronger men and better fathers. Through all of these stories, the common thread is grit and determination. In this episode, we talk with Eric Davis, Navy SEAL and author of Raising Men, continues this trend and brings a fresh perspective on how to become the best version of yourself as a father.  Check out all of our show notes and resources for this episode at Leading Your Family From the Front with Eric Davis.

Jun 06, 2016
Balance for Working Dads is Attainable!
07:08

Balance is and having the right mentality is critical to our success as fathers.

This past week we interviewed Jeff Pelizzaro, founder of 18Strong.com.  I wanted to highlight some of the pearls that came from his interview because there was a lot! Ultimately, its about pursuing our passions while having the right mindset, focus, and boundaries.

In this episode, I share 3 critical ways to achieve work/life integration.  Check out the tips and show notes on our show notes page.

Jun 02, 2016
Building Your Life Around What Matters Most with Jeff Pelizzaro
51:32

Jeff Pelizzaro, owner of 18Strong.com, entrepreneur, and all-around awesome dad, gives his perspective on living your passion, taking risks, and balancing fatherhood.

Jeff Pelizzaro On Making Your Dreams a Reality

Let’s dream for a minute. Wouldn’t it be great if that “crazy” idea for a new business really became a reality? You could do what you really want to do and provide even more for your family. Maybe, just maybe, that idea would grow exponentially and help you realize even bigger dreams. Oh, but you just don’t have the time and that dream really sounds great, but it’s so out there. Is it? Over our last 61 (yes, 61) podcasts, we’ve heard from very successful men about becoming your best self and achieving your greatest potential as an individual and a father. Jeff Pelizzaro is no different: he’s taken his “day job” and turned it into a focused, value-added revenue stream by targeting a very specific niche audience-golfers.

Jeff Pelizzaro on Taking the Leap and Pursuing His Passion

Jeff Pelizzaro’s podcast and business, 18 Strong, helps golfers at all levels achieve their greatest game on and off the course. Through nutrition and physical training, Jeff shows golfers how to tweak their nutrition and fitness to fit their particular needs. Sounds like a dream job, right? It wasn’t always birdies and double eagles, though. Jeff Pelizzaro started as a physical therapist, working long hours and eventually becoming burned-out; he had the opportunity to change his entire focus to, well, golf. In doing so, however, it meant a big change and a risk for his family. After all, changing from serving a variety of clients to an incredibly niche-based business is risky. In the end, he made the leap and now helps golfers from amateurs to pros perfect their game.

Sacrificing Money to Enjoy What Money Can’t Buy

It wasn’t overnight, though. As always, these great ideas take sacrifice and identifying a balance between home life and work life. Jeff has days, he says, when he’s playing with his kids and a thought about a client crosses his mind. He says it’s definitely not easy, but he’s able to refocus and make sure he is present with his family when he spends time with them. With the help of his wife, Jeff is able to balance the time he needs for his unique business with the time he wants to spend with his family.

YOUR DREAM – GO DO IT!!!!

Back to your dream. Maybe you have a great idea for the current business you’re in or maybe it’s something new all together. Whatever it is, though, if you want to do it and it adds value for others, give it a shot. Sure, taking a risk can have its scary moments, but not taking that risk can mean regret.

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May 30, 2016
Forging Strength in Our Darkest Hour
08:00

Forging Strength in your darkest hour!

I have gotten a ton of feedback from our last podcast on “How to Discover Daily Grit and Gratitude.”  From what I have heard, most people were surprised that my family went through such a life altering event by losing my son Gabriel.

 

I have had a lot of emails, texts, and communication through the GDP community about how much the last episode effected them personally.  What I am finding is that there is a vast majority of families out there who are afflicted with miscarriage or death of an infant.  I have even had questions asking why I have opened my life up so much about what happened during that six weeks and how it ended.

 

The bottom line is this…I shared it for several reasons.

 

It’s Healing

When we go through something that is literally life altering it changes us forever.  It’s easy to fall into a mindset up anger.  It’s also very common that an event like what our family went through can easily tear the strongest families apart.  When we share the events of our life to give strength to others, we heal.  Simple as that.  When we heal, we help heal others through our own struggles.

 

Forging Strength of the Family

Losing my son not only effected me, but it also effected my entire family.  My wife and two older sons took the loss of our son very hard.  To be honest, I underestimated how much it would effect my two oldest boys (Ethan 10 and Mason 8).  I can tell you without a doubt a ten year-old and an eight-year old child feels the devastating effects of loss when something like this happens.  However, here we are eighteen months later and I can tell you without a doubt our family is stronger now than it ever has been.

 

Forging Strength through Gratitude

My family learned firsthand the power of the right perspective even in our darkest hour.  Our family literally went through six weeks of hell that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.  Knowing you are going to lose your son will rattle even the strongest man.  However, I learned the power of having the right perspective in the midst of absolute uncertainty.  I kept a daily gratitude journal during this six-week long process and I believe it literally saved me from insanity.

 

Take 5 Minutes of Gratitude Every Morning

Every morning during that six-week journey, I wrote down three things that I was grateful for every morning.  I can tell you without a doubt, that most mornings it was very hard to see the positive aspects in my life.  However, I can tell you without a doubt that there were several things in my life that were positive.  It took a great deal of discipline to decide to focus on the right things in my life despite the chaos.  I would write down things like:

  • “I’m grateful I have a job.”
  • “I’m grateful my three boys and my wife all have their health.”
  • “I’m grateful we have a roof over our head.”

I will admit, on some days I stretched to find gratitude.  However, I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, it was the best thing I did every morning.

 

My Hope for You

I share this story and this daily routine of:

Morning Gratitude – write down 3 things you are grateful for

Your Power Statement – write down your statement that you will use when the fear wolf starts to whisper in your ear.

Your Mission of the Day – what will you do today.  Come hell or high water, what will you accomplish today?

 

Evening Gratitude – write down 2-3 highlights through the day.  Get back into the mindset of gratitude.  The highlights are there every day if we decide to reflect on them.

Eradicate Regret from your Life – What was the lowest point of your day?  Write it down.  Get it out there.  Now, instead of focusing on how deeply you regret that low point, ask yourself “what is the lesson?”

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May 26, 2016
How to Discover Your Daily Grit and Gratitude
01:01:02

Gratitude is the Secret Sauce to a fulfilled life and is the fuel that develops our grit.

It takes Grit to Climb to the Top

Some of us look at a mountain and immediately think, “Eh-there’s no way I’m climbing that thing.” Others of us will look at the mountain and think, “I’m climbing it. It’s not going to be fun or easy, but I’m climbing it.” To climb that mountain takes grit-the stuff that separates those who do from those who simply watch. Of course, having grit is not necessarily something we inherently have. Sometimes, we have to develop it.

What do you do with Adversity?

Shawn and Larry share their stories of how they developed grit. Both share the pivotal moments where they had a choice: give up or face the mountain. The essence of their stories is this-developing grit is a process, it’s getting up every day and knowing there is a choice. This choice is to live with gratitude, even in the face of extreme adversity.

Why Morning Gratitude is a MUST

Easier said than done, but if we choose to wake up every morning and look at what lies ahead of us with a grateful heart, challenges will seem easier. Larry suggests making daily gratitude deliberate. In other words, one of the first things he suggests doing each morning is writing down what you are grateful for. (He even includes his kids in on the practice and they look forward to doing it!).

What is your ONE MISSION OF THE DAY?

With this in mind, he then suggests creating a daily mission statement. Think about it-when you know what you are going to do, you have a better chance of actually doing it. This mission statement doesn’t have to be profound, it can be something as simple as, “Today I am going to read a book to my kids before bed.” There. Done. And guess what? Mission accomplished.

YOUR POWER STATEMENT!

If you happen to see your day getting off track, your mission statement in jeopardy of being derailed, Larry says he uses his “power statement” to bring him back to home base. This “power statement” is the phrase that you utter to yourself when you feel fear keeping you from climbing up that proverbial mountain. It’s the same thing the Navy Seals use when they face a challenge (for more on this, listen to Episode 28 with Mark Divine. Oh! And he’s coming back!). Choose something simple like, “I’ve got this” or, really, whatever speaks to you.

Eradicate Regret from Your Life with EASE

Even when you have done all of this, there will be times when we won’t be the best versions of ourselves. But, instead of allowing the regret to take over, embrace it. Yep, that’s right, embrace regret (sounds oxymoronic, but stay with us here). Regret can be a great teacher; it can show us where we need to improve. So, when we embrace regret, we not only learn from what we did wrong, but we also know how to improve in future events. This way, you really are eliminating regret from your life by absorbing its lesson.

Back to Gratitude

Finally, when the day is done and you have a chance to reflect on all you have accomplished, look back at two of your most positive moments that day and one regret. Be grateful for each of them, but take a lesson from them as well. Once we learn to master our failures as well as our successes, climbing our many life mountains won’t seem so impossible.

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May 23, 2016
How to Teach Work Ethic
08:02

Work Ethic:  The Ultimate Lesson

We had an awesome guest this past week on the Good Dad Project Podcast featuring Joe De Sena, founder of the Spartan Races and New York Times Bestselling author of “Spartan Up!”

Shawn and I have been trying to find the perfect guest to come on the show and talk about work ethic.  Joe not only talked about work ethic but also how to teach work ethic to our kids.

 

Work Ethic and Purposeful Suffering

Joe shared several ways he teaches work ethic to his own kids.  Some parents listening to this week’s show might cringe at some of the things he said as it relates to “purposeful suffering.”  However, I think his theme on this point was solid!  Parents today can be so incredibly over protective that we shelter our kids from any type of growing pains.  No parent likes to see their kids experience failure, loss, or even really hard work.  However, what we don’t realize is that we are robbing them of critical life lessons that teach work ethic and grit.  If we don’t allow our kids to go through any type of pain and suffering and we throw them a life line at every twist and turn, what are we teaching them?  I think it’s safe to say when we shield them too much from a lesson of grit and failure, we are doing them a disservice.

 

Teaching Work Ethic Through Example

It’s been said time and time again that kids learn the best lessons from the example we teach.  If we want to help our kids understand the value of hard work, we have to show it to them and teach them how to work hard.  Desire and work ethic is one of the most difficult lessons we can instill.  However, we have several opportunities to teach it.

 

For example, the next time our kid wants something (a new bike, a new video game, an expensive toy, a car, etc.) we have the opportunity to show them how to work for it vs. give it to them.

 

For example, my eight-year old loves football cards, baseball cards, and gum.  Instead of just buying him whatever he wants, he has learned to work for things so he can buy them himself.  He will sell candy, rice krispy treats, wash cars, or even help with yard work to make a few bucks so he can buy what he wants.  It may sound tough to make him do certain things for simple things like games, baseball cards, and gum, but it’s an excellent way to teach him these lessons now.  Plus, I have noticed that when he buys something with his own money, he takes much better care of it.

 

Talking Work Ethic on the MFCEO Project Podcast

I was recently on the MFCEO Project Podcast with Andy Frisella and Vaughn Kohler (aka “The Pastor of Disaster).  On that episode Andy and I talked about ways we can leverage our kids failures to teach work ethic and grit.  For example, I can’t stand that kids today get trophies and medals for participation.  Awards are meant to be earned and not given.  Don’t get me wrong, we should always point out the effort our kids put out through communication and encouraging words.  However, we should never give out trophies for just showing up.

 

Awards, trophies, and medals keep kids hungry to keep striving and keep pushing themselves.  If awards like this are just given for showing up, what’s the point in trying your best?

 

Asking Empowering Questions Teach Work Ethic and Grit

When our kids fail, we have a great opportunity to ASK QUESTIONS and not lecture.  For example, if your kid participates in a karate tournament and finishes last, it’s a perfect opportunity to ask them questions to get them thinking about solutions to be better.   You can ask your kid:

  1. What did you think of the tournament?
  2. If you had it to do over again, what would do different?
  3. If you could be better at something specifically with karate, what would be? Your kicks?  Punches?  Speed?
  4. What place would you like to finish in the next tournament?
  5. What do you think we should do to prepare for the next one so you feel confident?

 

Questions like this get a kid (and adults) thinking about solutions.  It also helps identify what needs work and what is needed to get better.  Work Ethic and Grit come from knowing what we need to improve and putting in the time and effort to be better.

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May 19, 2016
How to Teach our Kids Work Ethic and Mental Toughness with Joe De Sena
55:36

Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, bases his company on the foundation that we, as humans, cannot really reach our full potential until we have gone through struggle. It’s what he calls “purposeful suffering”. Coming from a childhood where he had to learn, on his own, how to make it, Joe De Sena firmly believes his success has come from this purposeful suffering philosophy.

As we’ve seen many times before on the GDP, some of the greatest success stories have come out of a poor upbringing or incredibly challenging circumstances. But there are lessons to be learned from these situations.

Joe De Sena on an "Attitude of Gratitude"

We are the creator, not just the product of our environment. Teaching your kids that their circumstances do no define them empowers them to face obstacles they will certainly come across in their adult lives. Instead of being a victim of circumstance, help your child, and yourself, adopt an attitude of gratitude. While the situation may be difficult, find the growth opportunity.

Joe De Sena on the value of "Delayed Gratification"

Delayed gratification. Joe tells a great story of how his desire for greater things helped him turn down opportunities for instant gratification, and thankfully, his actions paid off. By showing our kids that putting off an immediate want for something greater, we are giving them the gift of patience and teaching them to plant the seeds for their future goals.

Perseverance

Enough said. The success stories on the GDP are not from overnight successes-those are few and very far between. The true successes, the ones that get to the marrow, are those that are had from great sacrifice and tenacity. When we teach kids that they can conquer obstacles they did not think they were capable of conquering, we provide opportunities to build their self-confidence and lay the foundation for them to reach their full potential.

Of course, these lessons take time to teach, and we may need to learn them ourselves, first, but they are critical for survival in this world. Instead of handing our kids everything they desire and protecting them at every turn, give them something greater: the inner power to reach the best version of themselves.

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May 16, 2016
How to Master Anger Management
12:25

Anger Management Tip #1:  Forget Perfection

First and foremost, we need to forget about being the perfect father, because in all honesty, it doesn’t exist.  Being a dad is extremely rewarding, but it is also a tough business.  As men, we take a lot of pride in providing for our families and sharpening our craft in the workforce.  We are wired to hunt and problem solve.  Being a father is a dynamic that constantly sharpened and we can be humbled at every turn.  Keep in mind, perfection is a myth.  If you want true happiness, focus on progress and not perfection.

 

Anger Management Tip #2:  Know your Triggers

Being proactive in our mindset will set us up for ultimate success.  Most of us men have the lowest amount of patience when we first wake up in the morning, come home from work, and right before bed.  Why is that?  In the morning, we are just trying to clear the cobwebs before taking on the day.  Not taking time to wake up 15-30 minutes early (before the kids) is like going for a 3 mile sprint without a warmup.  When we come home from work, we are usually exhausted, overloaded, and "hangry" (hungry and angry).  Late at night we are usually pretty spent, exhausted, the kids can be fighting us in every way possible to go to bed.

 

Solution for the morning

Get up early, shower, pray (if you are spiritual), meditate (if that is your thing), listen to a podcast (if you are more of an audio person), etc…you get it.  Do something for yourself to warm your mind and patience up.

 

Solution for the ride home from work

Grab a snack to get that blood sugar up and listen to something empowering (podcast, audiobook, your favorite workout music, etc).  The point is get the blood sugar in check and your mind in the right place.

 

Solution for late at night

Keep in mind that your evenings are meant to make the best memories, so don’t blow it.  Set the evening up for success by doing something (other than watching TV) as a family.  Also, spend time with each kid before bed (pray together, talk about the day, ask questions that bring our gratitude, etc.)  This will honestly propel your evening and experience into a new orbit.

 

Anger Management Tip #3:  Calm through the Breath

Even the greatest dads have bad moments.  We all have been moment no matter how hard we try.  We all have the knee jerk reaction when we blow up and explode.  After we react like that there is a ton of guilt, shame, and defeat that follows.  Want to know the secret to staying calm, cool, and collected?  Here it is:  you have to create some “mental space” between your knee jerk reaction and your response.  Meaning, think before you act.  We can all achieve this by doing the most natural thing that we do unconsciously…breathe.  We can use the breath to calm ourselves.  Three deep breaths is all you need in the heat of the moment to calm yourself just enough to respond versus react.  Go check out our interview with Mark Divine on How to Create an Unbeatable Mind - Episode 28, for more information on breath control.

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May 12, 2016
Five Ways to Control Our Temper as Dads
47:27

Ah, Clark Griswold; the preeminent example of a father and husband with the best of intentions, but reaction challenged when it comes to dealing with life’s hurdles and controlling his temper. Of course he wants the best for his family: from great vacations to Wally World to finding the biggest Christmas tree. Unfortunately, on his quest to be the “perfect father”, he tends to respond in anger and frustration when things don’t go the way he plans. Sound typical? Ok, so maybe Griswold is a bit extreme (or maybe not), but you have more than likely had a moment or two when frustration has gotten the best of you. Larry and Shawn provide 5 easy ways to keep your anger and frustration at bay.

Your Temper and the "Perfect Father Myth"

Before we go any further, let’s dispel the “perfect father” myth; there is no perfect father, doesn’t exist. We’re human, have emotions and sometimes, those emotions get the better of us and that’s okay. As Larry says, “great fathers have bad moments”, it’s what you do in those moments that build your character and provide a positive example for those around you, specifically your children.

Controlling our Temper Means Knowing our Triggers

So, what’s a guy to do when it seems like the world is pushing all of your buttons? Know your triggers. Maybe it’s repeating yourself to get your kids to pick up after themselves or you’ve just come home from a full day of work and you are barraged with requests to help with homework and the kids. Whatever your triggers, identify them so that you can do what you need to do to prepare yourself ahead of time and following these 5 ideas might just help diffuse your response:

Temper Tip #1:  Breathe

Be able to take a breath. Not just that little hyperventilating breath, either. This breath needs to be a nice, long, drawn breath, enough to calm you and bring you back to a state of peace. It should allow you to reset yourself and prepare you to deal with the situation at hand in a rational manner.

Temper Tip #2:  Walk Away

Walk away. In the heat of the moment, our adrenaline may make us want to stay in the situation and argue. But cooler heads do prevail, walking away when we feel our blood boiling will keep us from saying things we may later regret. Not only that, walking away gives us a chance to get perspective on the situation. Adrenaline only muddies the waters.

Temper Tip #3:  Stay Active

Stay active. If there’s one concept that is driven home on a regular basis on the GDP, it’s the benefits of exercise and overall health. In the case of anger and frustration, physical activity can also help us to channel this aggression into something more positive. So, there’s really a dual benefit: your anger remains at bay and you stay fit!

Temper Tip #4:  Surround Yourself with the RIGHT People

Surround yourself with positive, supportive people. Enough said. You need a sounding board that has been through similar experiences and can give you either advice or a simple listening ear.

Temper Tip #5:  When you do Lose your Cool, Apologize

Finally, when you do lose your cool, apologize. Even if it goes against everything you feel like doing, an apology goes a long way in repairing a bridge that may be a little singed. Apologies disarm people and pave the way to build a relationship into a stronger force.

Forget about Perfection

Forget the “perfect father” myth. Let it remain just that: a myth. We are human, prone to the same emotions of all other humans; it’s what we do with those emotions that make us who we truly are.

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May 09, 2016
How to Teach Grit - Five Minute Thursday
09:21

Teach GRIT!

The Good Dad Project Podcast with Frankie Edgar was a game changer for so many reasons.  The coolest thing about the GDP and having a dad podcast is that no matter fame nor fortune, men jump at the chance to share their views, their journey, and even their struggles.

For this week’s five minute Thursday, I wanted to recap some highlights from the interview with Frankie.

When under pressure, be calm, cool, and collected

When the UFC Octagon cage doors close…anything can happen.  The secret to a successful outcome in the octagon is being prepared for anything because anything can happen.  Frankie shares that being calm, cool, and collected is absolutely necessary to be able to think rationally.

Being calm, cool, and collected is a skill that transfers from the cage to the family.  Through our journey of fatherhood, there will be situations that test us under pressure.  When we respond calmly and avoid a knee-jerk panic reaction, it illustrates our emotional resiliency.

How to teach GRIT

Teaching grit is probably one the most difficult lessons to teach our kids.  Our instinct is to protect them from anything that is difficult.  Our society also puts such an emphasis on winning at all costs.

Frankie mentioned that he loves leveraging sports to teach his kids grit.  For example, he doesn’t really care if his kids win or lose a wrestling match.  What he wants to see if how hard they fight for the win.  If there isn’t a desire and a fire in the belly to win, that is a bigger problem.  None of us can coach desire.  Desire is either there or it’s not.  However, we can teach how to leverage our desire to win to tap into our grit.  We can even leverage our losses to teach us lessons on how to win in the future.  Finally, we can teach grit through losing and failure.  A victory is even sweeter when we have to work at it extremely hard.  Lessons of grit are learned through sports and as parents we can use situations like losses to teach these lessons.

For Parents of Youth Sports:  Take a Seat and Enjoy

Frankie had some excellent advice for parents of youth sports and that’s “take a seat and enjoy.”  Be the silent voice of love and support when it comes to sports.  Its extremely difficult to not get emotionally wrapped up in our kids sports performance.  I am speaking from a father who is a parent and a coach of my kids sports teams and I see it all the time.

Parents can be extremely tough on their kids even when they think they are helping.  I didn’t really get this mentality until I read The Matheny Manifesto by Mike Matheny, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.  If you really want to see your child love sports and if you want to see peak performance…take a seat, enjoy, and let the coaches do their jobs.

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May 05, 2016
Life Lessons From the Octagon with Frankie Edgar
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Frankie Edgar comes on the Good Dad Project Podcast and shares amazing insight with our listeners on work ethic, family, and grit. This interview is EPIC on so many levels.

About Frankie Edgar

Frankie Edgar is a professional MMA fighter in the UFC. Frankie started his successful fighting career with a solid foundation of wrestling.  Two-time State Place Winner for New Jersey, 2nd in HS Nationals in 2000, 4x Division 1 National Qualifier for Clarion University and College Freestyle All-American in 2004.  He currently fights in the 155LB weight class in the UFC with 18 wins, 4 losses, and 1 Draw.  Frankie has 3 kids – 2 boys and 1 girl.

Frankie Edgar's Upbringing

We are responsible for what we do, or for that fact, do not do. Frankie Edgar, UFC Champion fighter knows this very well. Growing up in New Jersey in a working class family, Frankie’s father showed his kids a life template for how to get through the good and rough times in life. Through his sacrifices for his family, Frankie learned from his own father that even when life doesn’t deal you a fair hand, it is up to the individual to do what is necessary to make the situation right.

Extreme Ownership and Life Lessons of Wrestling

Frankie took this mindset to the mat as a wrestler as well.  Frankie says the sport is different from other sports in that when you lose a match, the blame falls solely on your shoulders. There’s no one else to point the finger at. You either pinned your opponent or you didn’t. And so it goes in life: those who are successful are willing to take the blame for their mistakes and also know how to take a lesson from those mistakes.

Life Lessons Learned from the Cage

In the cage, Frankie says, even when he is faced with mind-wrecking punches, he has to remain “cool, calm and collected and make rational decisions.” Demonstrating this in the ring and in his life, he is able to set the example for his children that even in the most trying conditions, a calm mindset will help to fully understand the situation and make the best decision.

Take a Seat and Enjoy

Even when it comes to his own children, and those he coaches, he says he “take a seat and enjoy."   He gives the same advice to parents of athletes. Instead of forcing your own desires on your kids, give them a choice so they feel empowered and know that they can make the decisions that impact their lives. (This seems to be a pervasive theme among all elite athletes we’ve spoken with).

Frankie Edgar on Teaching Grit

Overall, Frankie Edgar wants to make sure his kids learn to have grit, be good people and have a sense of culture. When it comes to his kids, Frankie says, he goes with his gut.

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Thanks for checking out this week's Good Dad Project Podcast Episode featuring Frankie Edgar.

Other Shows Mentioned in this Episode

Good Dad Project with Carlos Condit on Grit and Gratitude

Good Dad Project with Jake Herbert on the Gold Medal Mindset

Good Dad Project with Charlie Brenneman on Driven for Excellence

Good Dad Project with Jim Miller on Living a Life without Regret

May 02, 2016
Five Minute Thursday - Abundance Versus Scarcity
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Hey guys for this week’s “Five Minute Thursday” I wanted to highlight a few takeaways from our interview with Jason Mackenzie, founder of the The Book of Open.

Empowerment through Vulnerability

For most men, we associate vulnerability with weakness.  To be honest, even hearing the word “vulnerable” my first thought is “unwanted exposure to weakness.”  However, vulnerability is a strength.  Vulnerability is empowerment through authenticity, which is being true to one’s self. 

I have been working with men/fathers for the past three years, and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that if men are going to be “vulnerable” with each other, it has to be in an atmosphere or situation where it “cool thing.” 

I can tell you from experience that men will check out when you start talking about sensitive stuff like “let’s share our feelings.”  Men simply don’t respond to that when in the presence of another man.  In fact, it’s even hard for us to do this with our wives for the most part.

However, men are good at one thing…problem solving.  We love to problem solve.  We feel empowered when we share our wisdom and give advice.  To be honest, being vulnerable is sharing a struggle or an obstacle and simply asking for input. 

The way to kick start a “cool atmosphere” of vulnerability is to ask for advice from a friend. 

Here’s an example that will really hit this home…If you are sitting across that table with a friend and he says:

“Hey Mike, I am struggling in my marriage and I need to share my feelings with you about it.” 

OR

“Hey Mike…man…so check this out, Jen and I are having some tough times lately.  There is a ton of tension between Jen and me.  I can’t really figure out how to get things back in the groove.  Have you and Becky been through this?  If so, how can you help me out man?”

Which one of those sounds better and would be received better?  It’s the same dilemma and situation…just teed up better.

Abundance versus Scarcity

Jason hit upon a great topic that is powerful for all of us and that is having the right mentality.  Our brains are wired up to default to fear and keep us from danger.  This part of our brain is the amygdala and it has been a part of our hardwired DNA since the beginning.  This is the part of our brain where we hear the voice of fear and consequences.  It’s the same part of your brain that will talk you out of risks and tells you are not good enough.  It’s not our fault; it’s just part of our hardwiring. 

It takes a trained and disciplined mind to look at our lives with abundance vs. scarcity.  Successful people don’t think about what they are going to lose by taking a calculated risk.  Successful people consider what they will lose if they don’t take a calculated risk and move forward. 

So, the next time that fear voice starts to bend your ear, remember the words of wisdom from Jason Mackenzie on this subject.  It’s all about perspective and reframing.

No One Relates to Perfection

I grew up in the 80’s and I was a die-hard WWF professional wrestling fan.  Hulk Hogan, Rick Flair, Jimmy Superfly, and so-on were my heroes.  The most hated guys in that sport at that time was “Mr. Perfect and Mr. Wonderful.”  Want to know why?  It’s because no one can relate to inflated egos and perfection.

People relate to real-life authenticity and transparency.  Our greatest human need is the need for community and relationships.  It’s impossible for us to relate to others that view themselves as superhuman or “perfect.” 

The big lesson here is there is connection and empowerment through being authentic, vulnerable, and transparent.  People relate to us better in that mindset and we are more willing to accept ourselves.

Guys, thanks for checking out this week’s “Five Minute Thursday.”  See you next week and have an awesome weekend!

Apr 28, 2016
How Embracing Vulnerability will Strengthen Your Resolve and Manhood
45:15

The life that Jason Mackenzie had longed for was ripped out from underneath him when the mother of his daughters was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After years of trying to hide the pain of watching his wife literally fall apart before him, Jason had to face the reality that his dream life was gone. His wife committed suicide and left him to raise their two daughters on his own. To deal with the pain of his wife’s condition, Jason turned to drinking.

Apr 25, 2016
Five Minute Thursday's - Highlights from Jack Canfield
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I recently had the honor of interviewing Jack Canfield one-on-one for an hour.  I have to tell you it was one the most inspiring interviews I have done to date.  For those of you who don’t know Jack Canfield, he is one of the most successful authors and success coaches of our time.  He known world-wide for his Chicken Soup for the Soul Series and his Success Principles Series.  His books have reached the lives of over 100 million readers and his inspiration is reaching more people every day.

 

Before I did this interview, I only knew Jack Canfield as the successful person he is today.  I have often heard the quote: “When you see a successful person, we usually only see the tip of the iceberg.  We usually don’t see all the hardships, failures, and challenges these people have gone through in their lives to get where they are today.”  After spending an hour with Jack, I can tell you I was shocked to hear about his challenging childhood with alcoholic parents, the number of times he was rejected for “Chicken Soup for the Soul” (144 rejections), and that he earned a C+ in writing at Harvard.

 

Below are just few takeaways I learned from spending just 60 minutes with Jack Canfield

 

DON'T LET YOUR CHILDHOOD CRIPPLE YOU

Jack had a very difficult childhood raised by a father who was an alcoholic. The cool thing about Jack Canfield is that he used his childhood as an example of what he didn't want to be as an adult. The main point is we have people in or society that live in two camps.

 

Camp #1- Those of us who leverage challenging times to fuel our future success.

 

Camp #2- Those of us who use our backgrounds for excuses as to why we are not successful and never will be.

 

So my question to you guys is: “WHAT CAMP DO YOU LIVE IN?”

 

If you are in camp #2:  Congrats because you have made an awesome choice on the path to an empowering life versus a victim mentality life. If you are in camp #1:  it’s time to re-evaluate your life and ask yourself better questions. If you are in camp one...go back and listen to Episode 28 with Navy Seal Commander Mark Divine on HOW TO CREATE AN UNBEATABLE MIND. That episode will give you a solid foundation on how to forge mental toughness and become resilient.

 

DON'T LET YOUR GRADES DICTATE YOUR SUCCESS IN LIFE

Jack got a “C+” in writing at Harvard and was always told he was an "average writer.”  Jack is now one of the most successful authors of our time. Had he listened to his professors at Harvard and didn't move forward with his passion to tell stories, our generation would not know the Jack Canfield we know today and he would have never had such a positive impact on the world. S

 

So, my question to you is: “WHAT HAVE OTHER PEOPLE TOLD YOU ABOUT YOUR SKILL OR PASSION THAT YOU HAVE BOUGHT INTO?”  What if for a minute you no longer bought into those labels?  What if you decided to step into your greatness?  What would be the worst that could happen?  I grantee 2 things are certain:

 

  1.  If you failed you would be no worse off than you are right now.

 

  1. If you decided to pursue your dream, whether you failed or succeeded, you would not live a life of "I wish". Pay Flynn has a great quote that really hits this home which is..."I would rather have a life of "oh-wells and not a life of I wish I would haves.”

 

DON'T LET FAILURE STOP YOU

Jack was rejected by 144 publishers for his first “Chicken Soup for the Soul” Book. Let that sink in for a second...144 rejections. How would you feel about your purpose/passion if you were rejected 5 times, 10 times, 50 times, or even 100 times? What if Jack Would have thrown in the towel at the 143rd rejection?  The cool thing that Jack Canfield mentioned is that he would have self-published no matter what. It's empowering to have a backup plan and know you will move forward even if it's on your own when no one else believes in you.  The lesson here is to fail forward and not give up. Each time we fail there is a life lesson, we learn, and we move forward.

 

Guys, thank you for tuning in to our new segment - Five Minute Thursday's. The goal of this mid-week podcast is to give you the powerhouse cliff notes of the week, to kick start your weekend, and ultimately to empower your life. Guys make sure you head to gooddadproject.com to get several free resources. Also make sure you grab a copy of “The Dads Edge” on Amazon. It's an easy read and has become a bestseller.

 

See you next week with a powerhouse guest!  Up next week have Jason Mackenzie with The Book of Open, we also have Joe De Sena, founder of the Spartan Races and NYT BESTSELLER of SPARTAN UP. FINALLY also have professional UFC fighter Frankie Edgar also coming up in a few weeks.

 

Guys have a great weekend and live your life with purpose and without regret!

Apr 21, 2016
How to Accelerate Personal Achievement and Life Fulfillment with Jack Canfield
01:01:24

Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul as well as a new book, 30 Day Sobriety Solution, gives a fresh perspective on this sometimes difficult balance.

Jack Canfield on Resiliency

So, maybe you didn’t have the best childhood, or maybe you grew up with every privilege under the sun. It really doesn’t matter. It’s really all about how you come out of the situation and how you respond to the situations you’ve been through. Through this, you provide your children with the ultimate example of resiliency and success.

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you, but not from you. And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.”- Khalil Gibran.

Wow. Such an impactful statement, but one that might be hard to put into practice. We want so much for our children to have the best of everything that we sometimes lose sight of our role in their lives. Sometimes we forget that our children are their own person, not a smaller replica of ourselves. In not understanding this difference, we may try to put our children in activities or situations we wish we would have had for our own childhoods.

Jack Canfield on Intention

But, it’s also about having the intention and willingness to put in the time. Jack had regrets and guilt in parenting, but he was able overcome those feelings because he knew he had to be the best example as a father. He knew he had to love each of his children individually. There’s a lesson here: you’ve got to love each child the way they want to receive it, not the way you want to give it. Accept your child for the person they are, not for whom you want them to be. Sometimes we try to turn our children into the children we wished we could have been or have the opportunities that will make us look like good parents. You have children; you are not your children. You have to let them be themselves.

Correcting Behavior and Praise

When children make mistakes, instead of constantly correcting them for what they have done wrong, point out what they have done right. Leave it there. Then, when they attempt the same task again, praise what they did the time before and then give a suggestion regarding the part of the task they need to correct. If you have young children, be careful with how you approach moments where they fail and succeed. Between the ages of 3-8, Jack says, research indicates that their self esteem is at its most vulnerable. Granted, during their entire childhood children are building their self worth, but it is these years that seem the most critical.

Jack Canfield and The 30 Day Sobriety Solution

But being the best parent for our children stems, as we’ve seen so many times on the GDP, from how we respond to challenges in our daily lives. Jack approaches this in his new book, 30 Day Sobriety Solution. You may not be an alcoholic, but Jack says in his book that even when we are casual, social drinkers, we still may be using that glass of wine or a beer to “wind down” or “take the edge off.” You may even find that when you have that drink, you aren’t really present for those you love: you’d rather fall asleep instead of reading your child that bed time story after the simple glass of wine (or two). Maybe you question how you’ll enjoy a night out without that one drink, or how you’ll get through that social work setting without the beer. But as Jack points out and his book addresses, there may be some underlying factors we may be covering with that drink.

It's about being your BEST SELF

It’s really about being your best self in all aspects of your life-putting down a drink may just be one of them. Jack’s advice? Be as committed to being a great dad as you are to your job, your hobby or other things you find important. If you want something different, you have to do something different. The choices you make and actions you take today determine your outcomes for tomorrow.

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The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Thank you for checking out this episode with Jack Canfield.  This episode is one to remember!

Apr 18, 2016
How our sleep impacts us as parents and how to sleep smarter
54:03
In this episode, you will discover the importance of sleep and how it effects every critical aspect of our lives. You will also discover the detrimental effects of sleep loss. Finally, you will walk away from this episode with several sleep tips that will greatly improve your sleep quality and you can start using tonight!
Apr 11, 2016
Learning from Life’s Big Challenges and becoming a Bonus Dad with George Bryant GDP53
56:09

George Bryant:  Marine, successful author, innovator in the field of the Paleo Diet. These accolades don’t exactly trigger images of someone you might believe has had to battle through some of life’s greatest challenges. Though, George Bryant is just that man. It is only through his incredibly difficult childhood, one of tremendous neglect and abuse, that he found his true strength. George has taken what could have been one heck of an excuse to opt out of being successful in life and turned it into the ultimate inspiration.

Apr 04, 2016
How to Achieve More Success Through Failure –GDP52
54:05

Jim Harshaw believes failure, struggle and setbacks are not only an inevitable part of life but a necessary step on the path to success. Jim Harshaw has learned many life lessons on the wrestling mat. Having been a Division I All American and won three ACC Championships for the University of Virginia, trained at the Olympic Training Center and competed overseas for Team USA he has experienced significant triumph and devastating defeat. He relates those powerful lessons of failure, struggle and setback to empower his audiences to overcome their own challenges and achieve success despite their inevitable failures.

Mar 28, 2016
Jim Miller: Living life without regret –GDP51
46:21

Larry and Shawn interviewed Jim Miller to discuss his perspective on living life to the fullest and living a life without regrets.  This show is a game changer and by far one of our best yet for the Good Dad Project Podcast.  There are so many nuggets in this interview that are life changing.  Tune in, enjoy, and share it.

Mar 21, 2016
Larry Hagner: The Man Behind the Good Dad Project-GDP50
42:36

Larry reveals why he is so passionate about being a dad with purpose, his challenging childhood, and how he has become a student of fatherhood.  In this episode, he shares details of his childhood, fatherless environment, the lowest points in his life, and how he has turned his struggles into strategies for success.

Mar 14, 2016
Shawn Stevenson on Fatherhood and Overcoming Childhood Obstacles-GDP49
51:26

In this intimate look into the life of Shawn Stevenson, one half of The Good Dad Project Podcast, Shawn shares the reason he is so passionate about fatherhood and being part of this wonderful program. This successful author, entrepreneur, health and wellness expert (not to mention being “audio velvet”) takes us behind the scenes into his upbringing and the challenges he faced that brought him to achieve his best version of himself.

Mar 07, 2016
GDP48 - Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
45:19
Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman is a force to be reckoned with. He is a tough
in every aspect of life... physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. For
the most part, we only get to see fighters in the UFC in one dimension. Meaning, we only get to see these elite athletes in the cage.
 
What if we could get a glimpse of other areas of their life?
 
What if we could learn about their grit and drive to succeed?
 
What do they do that others won’t to get where they are today?
 
Today’s show you will learn all about The Spaniard. He shares his childhood, views on
grit, and what is most important to him as a father and husband.
 
Sit back, brace yourself... this show is awesome!
Feb 29, 2016
Create a Career and a Life that Work for You with Joel Louis – GDP47
49:54
Joel Louis is the founder of Startup Dad Headquarters.  To date, he has interviewed over 125 extremely successful dad entrepreneurs who have succeeded in business and work/life balance.  There is definitely a formula for success when it comes to balancing both.  Check out this rock-star interview from Joel Louis and learn some new tips and tricks for following your passion.
Feb 22, 2016
Carlos Condit on Grit, Gratitude, and Fatherhood –GDP46
35:14
Larry and Shawn interviewed Carlos Condit to discuss his perspective on grit, gratitude, and fatherhood. This show is a game changer and by far one of our best yet for the Good Dad Project Podcast. There are so many nuggets in this interview that are life changing. Tune in, enjoy, and share it.  His number one priority is being a father and a husband.  Check out his inspiring message to all the fathers out there.
Feb 15, 2016
The Importance of Being a Healthy Dad with Drew Manning – GDP45
43:57

Drew Manning comes on the GDP Podcast to talk about the importance of health and fatherhood. 

Feb 08, 2016
How to Make Sure Your Family and Business Goals Will Fly with Pat Flynn GDP44
55:00

Larry and Shawn interview Pat Flynn, found of Smart Passive Income.  Pat shares so many life lessons about work/life balance and how to start a passive income online.  This show is great for anyone who is serious about taking their passion and purpose to an online business.

Feb 01, 2016
How to Set and Accomplish SMART Goals as a Dad – GDP43
44:55

Larry and Shawn do a deep dive into how to achieve our desired goals for the new year.  They do a deep dive into why goals that aren’t “SMART” goals, chances are you won’t stick to them.  Check out this episode and learn how to make your goals a reality.

Jan 25, 2016
48 Days to The Work You Love with Dan Miller-GDP42
53:00

Dan Miller is a New York Times Bestselling Author of “48 Days to the Work You Love.”  Dan shares so many insights and several life changing nuggets as it pertains our professional life and work/life balance.

Jan 18, 2016
How to Develop a Gold Medal Mindset with Jake Herbert – GPD41
01:03:46

Have you ever wondered what the mentality is of someone who is striving to be the best int the world?  Jake Herbert shares several insights about having a “Gold Medal Mindset” as he chases his life dream of being the best in the world and winning gold in 2016.

Jan 11, 2016
How to Boost Your Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health – GDP40
55:14

Have you ever been curious to learn what it takes to build an unbeatable mind and forge mental toughness?  Larry and Shawn recap Larry’s retreat at Mark Divine’s Unbeatable Mind retreat.

Jan 04, 2016
The Front Row Factor for Dads with Jon Vroman – GDP39
50:26

John Maxwell is known to many as a genius when it comes to success and leadership.  In this episode, Larry and Shawn present seven habits that successful people live by.  They give several examples and perspectives of how to implement these strategies in your life as a father and provider.

Dec 28, 2015
Seven Habits of Successful People from John Maxwell – GDP38
56:42

John Maxwell is known to many as a genius when it comes to success and leadership.  In this episode, Larry and Shawn present seven habits that successful people live by.  They give several examples and perspectives of how to implement these strategies in your life as a father and provider.

Dec 21, 2015
How to be adaptable to change as a working dad with Vaughn Kohler, Cohost of the MFCEO Project – GDP37
56:39

Larry and Shawn interview Vaughn Kohler, cohost of the MFCEO Project Podcast to discuss:  changing careers, following your passion,  and learning how to take risks in the workforce

Dec 14, 2015
How to have less stress and make more great memories this holiday season– GDP36
42:11

Tis the season for giving and sharing!  The holidays are a great time of year, but can also come with a great deal of stress if we don’t plan right.  Holidays are all about enjoying time together with family, friends, and kids.  We can set ourselves up for ultimate success and fulfillment if we keep the right perspective and plan for success.  In this episode Shawn and Larry offer five solid strategies that will be sure to make your holiday more enjoyable, create more lasting memories without all the added stress.

Dec 07, 2015
Five Proven Ways to Raise Confident Kids – GDP35
01:03:38

In today’s world raising confident kids is a must!  Our kids are faced with more challenges and obstacles than ever before.  As parents, it’s critical that we help arm them with ways to develop their self-esteem, self-worth, and confidence. 

Nov 30, 2015
The Ultimate Guide to Work/Life Balance with Aaron Walker-GDP034
55:26

Work/Life balance can be a challenge for men. We are wired to work hard and provide for our families. Working hard and making money is important, but success at the office can mean sacrificing our relationships. Believe it or not, we can achieve success in business as well as relationships.

Nov 23, 2015
The Champions Blueprint for Dads with Dr. Jeff Spencer-GDP033
48:47

One of the things fathers crave most is a blueprint of success.  In the episode, Larry and Shawn interview former olympic athlete and life coach, Dr. Jeff Spencer.

Nov 16, 2015
Honoring our Veterans with Ryan Michler-GDP032
40:28

Shawn and I wanted to honor those who defend the freedoms we have in this country.  We interviewed Ryan Michler, founder of Order of Man and Iraqi Combat Veteran.  Ryan shares: why he chose to enlist in the military, the lessons he learned, his experience of being under attack, and the how he stepped back into civilian life after war.

Nov 11, 2015
How to Defeat the #1 Human Fear - GDP031
45:48

In this episode, Larry and Shawn discuss the number one human fear and how we can overcome it.  

Nov 09, 2015
Being a Good Dad Doesn't Mean Perfection-GDP030
47:20

Larry and Shawn discuss one of the most popular chapters in Larry’s book called “Why Perfection will Cripple you as a Father.”

Nov 02, 2015
5 Life Changing Lessons from Dad Part 2 - GPD029
25:55

Larry and Shawn reached out to GDP community and asked one simple question: “What is one life lesson your father taught you and has made you the man you are today.” We had several responses and we chose five.

Oct 25, 2015
How To Create An Unbeatable Mind with Navy Seal Mark Divine - GDP028
50:57

Larry and Shawn interview NY Times Best Selling Author and Navy Seal, Mark Divine, to discuss the strategies and techniques to developing an unbeatable mind and forge mental toughness.

Oct 18, 2015
5 Life Changing Lessons from Dad - GPD027
43:01

Larry and Shawn reached out to GDP community and asked one simple question: “What is one life lesson your father taught you and has made you the man you are today.” We had several responses and we chose five.

Oct 11, 2015
The Power of Leading Your Kids By Example with Devon Bandison - GDP026
43:50

Teaching your kids leadership through example is a powerful lesson. Devon Bandison, from “Fatherhood is Leadership” discusses several ways we can teach our kids lessons of leadership and confidence through example.

Oct 04, 2015
The Crap My Dad Says with Justin Worsham - GDP025
56:59

Larry and Shawn interview professional comedian, Justin Worsham. Justin shares why having a sense of humor is so important when it comes to our fatherhood journey. At times when we just want to snap and lose our cool in the heat of the moment. Justin shares great tips and insight of how our own sense of humor can save the day. This episode was truly remarkable!

Sep 27, 2015
The Dangers of Being Bullied and What You Can Do to Stop It - GDP024
01:00:09

Is your child a victim of being bullied?  If so, this is an episode you will not want to miss.  On October 16, 2006, Tina Meier’s life took a devastating turn when her 13 year old daughter, Megan Taylor Meier, took her own life after being cyberbullied.  In December of 2007, Tina Meier founded the Megan Meier Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote awareness, education and positive change in response to the issues surrounding bullying, cyberbullying and suicide.

Sep 20, 2015
How to Discover Your Mission as a Dad - GDP023
39:17

Having a strong known purpose is absolutely critical to our success as dads.  Once we know what we stand for and why, our journey of fatherhood becomes extremely clear.  In this episode, you will discover your own mission and your why to empower your dad journey.

Sep 13, 2015
How Your Health and Fitness Impacts Your Kids and Relationships with Drew Manning - GDP022
48:06

Larry and Shawn interview Drew Manning from “Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit.”  Drew went on a very unique journey for a year where he purposefully gained 70 pounds and got completely out of shape.  He then took six months and got right back into peak shape.  He shares his journey of how his sub optimal health had devastating effect on his confidence, relationships, and productivity.

Sep 06, 2015
How To Change Your Perception As A Parent To Have Less Stress And More Happiness - GDP021
42:45

Do you find it hard to stay positive when things are fighting you?  Shawn and Larry share some personal experiences of how they lived with the wrong perspective and it was devastating.

Aug 30, 2015
10 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget - GDP020
45:19

Eating healthy can be expensive. Feeding an entire family healthy food can get outrageous. In this episode, Larry and Shawn share 10 simple ways to eat healthy without breaking the bank.

Aug 23, 2015
Finding Balance as a Dad and Being a Learning Leader with Ryan Hawk - GDP019
41:55

Larry and Shawn interview Ryan Hawk, founder of The Learning Leader.  Ryan has quickly become a big name in the online self-development space.  He has a full time job, he is a father of 5 daughters, and he successfully has launched a podcast called “The Learning Leader.”  Ryan shares essential tips to ensure busy dads can achieve balance in their lives.

Aug 16, 2015
How to Improve Your Financial Health and Retire Wealthy - GDP018
57:48

Larry and Shawn interview Brian McGraw and Jon Graf, financial advisors and show sponsors of the Good Dad Project. Saving for retirement can be stressful and daunting. However, it doesn’t have to be. Brian and Jon give great tips and strategies on how we can simplify saving for retirement and avoiding the common mistakes.

Aug 09, 2015
How Your Childhood Can Affect Your Parenting Style And Learning "The Order Of Man" With Ryan Michler - GDP017
37:08

Larry and Shawn interview Ryan Michler, founder of the “Order of Man.” Ryan goes into detail about his background and surviving a negative childhood father figure. He also shares insights and techniques for positive parenting skills in the midst of being raised in a very negative environment.

Aug 02, 2015
Essential Parenting Tips for the Divorced Man with Thomas Fiffer - GDP016
47:31

Larry and Shawn interview Thomas Fiffer, chief Editor of the Good Men Project. Thomas Fiffer is an author, speaker, and a divorced Dad of two boys. Thomas gives several essential strategies to overcome parenting challenges for other divorced men. In particular:

 

  • Overcoming common challenges of Divorced Dads

  • How to model healthy relationship behavior to our kids

  • How to Dismantle the stereotypical incompetent father stereotype

Jul 26, 2015
Confessions of a Terrible Husband with Nick Pavlidis - GDP015
43:27

Nick Pavlidis takes us into the mind and house of a terrible husband.

Jul 20, 2015
4 Fundamental Strategies to Alleviate Sports Performance Anxiety in Our Kids - GDP014
43:48

Larry Hagner and Shawn Stevenson share 4 fundamental strategies to help Dads and kids improve sports performance anxiety and sports competition enjoyment.

Jul 12, 2015
How to Improve Patience Drastically Even on Your Worst Day - GDP013
57:22

In this episode, Shawn and Larry dive into 3 strategies about how to improve patience, especially our “dad patience.”

Jul 05, 2015
Being a Good Dad with “The Miracle Morning”- Interview with Hal Elrod - GDP012
51:12

Larry Hagner and Shawn Stevenson interview Hal Elrod, one the world’s most popular and sought after success coaches. Hal goes in depth on being a good dad and how he uses “The Miracle Morning” strategies to be a more purposeful father.

Jun 28, 2015
The R.I.C.H. Man Experience & How to Connect with Your Spouse - Interview with Armando Cruz - GDP011
38:56

Larry Hagner and Shawn Stevenson interview Armando Cruz about the R.I.C.H. (Respect, Inspired, Connected, Happy) Man experience and how to connect with your spouse.

Jun 22, 2015
Essential Tool Kit for New Dads - GDP010
44:45

Most men are extremely nervous about being a new dad. Larry Hagner and Shawn Stevenson talk about the top 3 concerns that most new dads share: money, potential changes in the marital/romantic relationship, and time with friends.

Jun 14, 2015
How to Identify, Conquer, and Overcome Weakness - GDP009
52:47

Larry Hagner and Shawn Stevenson get personal on this episode and share some of the things they struggle with most and how they have personally learned to overcome weakness.

 

Jun 07, 2015
Dads Being Aware About Finding Their Greatness Zone - GDP008
57:36

Larry Hagner and Shawn Stevenson interview Jay Forte about how Dads can their Greatness Zone by leveraging the 3 A’s: Aware, Accountable, and Authentic.

Jun 01, 2015
Best Nutritional Supplements for Busy Dads to Boost Energy, Mood, Mental Clarity, Sex Drive, and Testosterone - GDP007
42:35

Larry Hagner and Shawn Stevenson interview Dan Nessel, Director of Marketing for Perfect Supplements, to talk about the 5 best supplements for busy dads. In this episode:  Larry, Shawn, and Dan share common supplemental needs for the everyday busy Dad. We all want to have more energy, more mental clarity, and an increase in sex drive. Dan shares some great insight as to why many men are affected by supplemental deficiencies in their diet and how Perfect Supplements can help.

May 24, 2015
5 Fun Home Activities To Do With Your Kids - GDP006
51:33

Larry Hagner and Shawn Stevenson discuss the current staggering statistics of the amount of TV our kids watch on a weekly basis.  Larry and Shawn share 5 key strategies to make quality time at home memorable, fun, and interactive without depending on TV.  Listening to this episode will give you ideas that will immediately impact positive interaction with the entire family.

May 18, 2015
3 Ways to Improve Your Sex Life - GDP005
56:21

In this episode, Shawn and Larry talk about some shocking statistics about sex and marriage. Larry and Shawn share 3 strategies to improve your sex life. These strategies include: ensuring men connect with their partners on an emotional level first; not rushing physical intimacy; and how a reduction in stress can improve sex.

 

May 11, 2015
Choose Your Friends Wisely - GDP004
40:30

Larry Hagner and Shawn Stevenson talk about how important it is to choose your peers wisely. Listen as Shawn and Larry share knowledge gained at a Tony Robbins event: Jim Rohn’s “The Law of Averages” when it comes to your circle of friends. Shawn and Larry also share their background and talk about what led them to coming together to create The Good Dad Project: Teaching men to strive to be better every day, living with purpose, on purpose.

 

May 03, 2015
5 Ideas On How To Connect With Your Spouse - GDP003
45:11

We have limited time in the day to connect with our spouse. We have demands of work, homework, extra curricular activities with kids, our health, hobbies, quality time with our kids and family. 

At times, there is very little time to connect during the day. We can be exhausted from the day. We burn the candle on both ends. When we don’t make time for our spouse we can potentially lose our connection. We lose intimacy. In this episode, Larry and Shawn outline 5 great ideas to keep your spousal relationship vibrant.

Apr 27, 2015
Health Tips For Dads - GDP002
55:55

Get tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle in this episode of The Good Dad Project.  As Men our bodies need certain nutrients to allow us to show up to life fully. As we age this need increases. Shawn happens to be the host of the largest health podcast in the world and knows what he's talking about.  So listen closely to his tips to find out how to increase your energy, lose a few extra pounds and even increase your libido.  This episode gives you all your body needs to be a Dad on Purpose.

Apr 20, 2015
3 Ways To Improve Your Connection With Your Kids - GDP001
50:08

Larry and Shawn talk about ways to improve your connection with your kids. Listen as Shawn and Larry share their background and talk about what led them to coming together to create the GOOD DAD PROJECT. Growing up with similar back grounds, Shawn and Larry come together with amazing perspectives on what our kids are really looking for from their dads.  Teaching them to strive to be better every day, living with purpose, on purpose.

Apr 13, 2015
How to Magnify Your Presence with Your Kids with Jim Sheils
57:45

What if you treated your kids with the same respect as you would your biggest business client or investor?

Jim Sheils is a real estate investor and the author of The Family Board Meeting: Is Business Success Hurting Your Family? He is also the founder of Board Meetings International, which offers retreats and online tools to help busy professionals and entrepreneurs forge lasting bonds with their kids. Jim talks about how to magnify your presence with your kid with special one-on-one board meetings. Check out the details in the show notes here.

Jan 01, 1970
3 Ways to Prevent a Stagnant Marriage
06:54

This episode of Thursday Throwdown, we are going to talk about our wives or significant others. As men, we have a hard time balancing our relationships, especially when kids come into our lives. Most of the time, it's the relationship with the woman in our life that gets put on the back burner. We take it for granted. This is when our marriages are in danger of becoming stagnant. So how can we feed our relationship so that it's always growing and thriving? I will tell you three ways. For the show notes and links for this episode CLICK HERE.

Jan 01, 1970
Working to Live, Not Living to Work with Aaron Walker
52:01

Can we live a life of purpose and still make a living to support our families? Can we do the work that we love and still be profitable? The answer is absolutely YES, and Aaron Walker from View from the Top is here to tell us how. For show notes and special links mentioned in this episode CLICK HERE.

 

 

Jan 01, 1970