Man Uncivilized with Traver Boehm

The fallout from coronavirus has put unbelievable stress on all of us, but what if the situation was worse?  Would we have the mental stamina to endure? You may remember today’s guest for sharing his incredible story of going on a darkness retreat in the jungles of Guatemala, where he stayed in a 12 x 8 concrete room for 28 days in absolute black silence. Traver Boehm is the author of Today I Rise and the founder of the Man Uncivilized Movement. He is back to tell us how he tapped into his inner strength to endure the unimaginable. He also talks about embracing our primal masculine gifts to squeeze the juice out of life, even while we’re up against a crisis like COVID-19. Traver teaches us how to make the best of our situation, draw on our inner strengths, and connect with people in ways we never have before. He inspires us to look deep inside and view our lives in an empowered light. This episode will have you pumped up. Let’s get uncivilized! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday208. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: April 23, 2020, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) EP 73

Kids & Family
Published: April 22, 2020, 10 p.m.

A Champion’s Uprising with Muay Thai Champion Chris Romulo

How do you learn how to make something of your life when you never had an example to follow? Today’s guest knew he wanted to make a name for himself in the world, but he didn’t know how. Growing up with an unavailable, addicted father, he was filled with anger and took it out on those around him. But he says that we are all born with the champion spirit within. All we need to do is tap into it. Muay Thai legend Chris Romulo returns to the show to share his story of a champion’s uprising. He talks about how he grew from a frustrated, depressed young man into a world-renowned fighter, and how he’s used what he’s learned in the ring to become the husband, father, entrepreneur and community leader he is today. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/262. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: April 20, 2020, midnight

How to Create and Activate Your Heroic Alter Ego with Todd Herman – Exclusive Dad Edge Alliance Q&A

Todd Herman is the author of the wildly popular bestselling book, The Alter Ego Effect, in which he explains the fastest way to transcend fear and self-limiting beliefs by creating alter egos. In an exclusive Q&A; session with Dad Edge Alliance members, Todd reveals how to develop alter egos for the different playing fields of life, and how to activate our secret identities to instantly show up the way we want in the toughest situations. He also talks about how to introduce this method to our kids. Todd Herman’s tools and strategies will blow your mind and change your life. Get ready to step into your heroic self! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday207. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: April 16, 2020, midnight

A Teenager's Perspective on Covid-19

In this episode I interviewed my 14 year old to get his perspective on the challenges of the quarantine, Covid-19, and what he has appreciated most.

Kids & Family
Published: April 15, 2020, 2:46 p.m.

Protecting Your Kids from the Disturbing Dangers of the Internet with Titiana Jordan from Bark

As dads, we are the protectors, the warriors. But how can we protect our children when we don’t know what we’re up against? Whether it’s a tablet, phone, or computer—our kids are exposed to a minefield of predators, cyberbullies, and sexual content. We are the first generation with this problem. What is the best way to protect our children from this insidious danger? This show is scary, but we are at war. As fathers, we have a duty and responsibility to keep our kids safe. We give our sons and daughters seatbelts in the car and helmets when they ride a bike. In this digital age, we need to give them the same kind of safety gear for navigating the internet. Today we have Titiana Jordan on The Dad Edge. She is the Chief Parent Officer at Bark, an app that helps families manage and protect their children’s online lives. She tells us the disturbing reality of what our kids are exposed to on the internet. She gives us a guide on how and when to talk to our kids about what they may encounter on the internet and the best way to protect them from online predators, cyberbullying, and sexual content. This show will disturb and enrage you, but it is information parents desperately need. This is a must listen. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/261. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

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Published: April 13, 2020, midnight

Kung Fu Parenting

How can you can cooperate—not compete—with your kids, set boundaries, focus on the positive, and make your parenting flow instead of it always being a struggle? We are honored to have Jeremy Roadruck among our Dad Edge Alliance members. He's a Kung Fu master, public speaker, and bestselling author. He’s also an empowerment coach for families and children, giving parents and kids the tools they need to feel seen, heard, felt, and understood. Today, Jeremy talks about how we can add Kung Fu principles to our parenting skill set, allowing self-awareness and compassion to guide us, developing a deep rapport with our children that will give them the inner strength and joy to win in all areas of life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday206. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

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Published: April 9, 2020, midnight

Parenting with Leadership with Stewart Friedman and Alyssa Westring

What’s the difference between managing your family and leading them? Do you know your values as a family and your vision of how it should operate? If the answer is no, don’t worry. You’re pretty much just like everyone else. We often have learned to be leaders in our work and our community, but rarely do we use these skills when we come home with our kids. With packed schedules and hectic days, it’s all we can do to make it to bedtime, but today we’re going to talk about how leading your family brings you closer together, makes decisions easier, and opens up new possibilities in other areas of your life. Today we have Stewart Friedman and Alyssa Westring on the show. They are organizational psychologists and the authors of Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life. They’re going to give us the skillset we need to lead our families and plan and prioritize our lives around what truly matters to us. This show will totally change the way you look at your role as a father. Don’t miss this chance to create the family life you always dreamed of! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/260. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: April 6, 2020, midnight

Choose Patience: How to Find Peace Amid Insanity

Sometimes living with kids can be insane, and we all have those times when we lose our temper. But we do have the ability to choose patience, and it’s up to us to show our kids what it means to be in control of our behavior. Learning how to choose patience can help us find chaos amid the insanity in any situation. In this short episode, I talk about what we can do mentally and emotionally as fathers to pause, reflect, and create space between reaction and response.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday205. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: April 2, 2020, midnight

Keeping Families Connected During COVID-19

In this episode,  Anthony Trucks (former NFL Football Player and American Ninja Warrior), John Williams (founder of LIFE THAT COUNTS), Ben Snelling (founder of Dadpreneur), and I have a round table discussion around how we can stay connected as a family during the quarantine of COVID-19.

Kids & Family
Published: April 1, 2020, 1:08 p.m.

Covid-19: How to Protect and Lead Your Family Through Crisis with Retired Navy SEAL Jason Redman

Covid-19 has put us into a situation that we have never experienced before, and we’re unprepared as fathers. Fear, anxiety, and stress can wear on us. Our spouses and children are struggling to adjust as we are confined to our homes. The challenge for us as the leaders of our households is to learn how to best protect and lead our families through this pandemic. Jason Redman is back on The Dad Edge for this crucial episode. He is a retired Navy SEAL and author of The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy Seal Officer and Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors. He is a husband, a father of three, and now teaches people from every walk of life how to overcome any “life ambush” they may face. These unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. Jason tells fathers what we need to do mentally, emotionally, physically to show up as the best leaders for our families and communities. He tells us how to be honest and realistic with our kids about what’s going on in the world while keeping them calm, productive, and at ease. He gives us a list on how to prepare for the worst while hoping for the best, making sure we choose positivity over negativity in everything we do. This is a handbook for every dad on how to best protect and lead your family through crisis. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/trident. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: March 30, 2020, midnight

The Unbelievable Power of Sharing Your Story

Men are acutely aware of their mistakes and shortcomings. Rarely do we pay attention to our strengths and contributions. We don’t realize how much we have to give if we would just open up. Today we talk about the unbelievable power of sharing your story. We interview new Dad Edge Alliance member, Tommy Morgan. He’s been married for ten years and has an 8-year-old son. Tommy’s marriage was going downhill fast, and the lack of control he felt over his life made him easily triggered to anger and rage. Fast forward a few months, and Tommy’s relationships with his wife and son are growing. He’s made a commitment to self-care and is happier and hopeful. He talks about how hearing the experiences and wisdom of other men helped him to surmount his struggle, and how passing along his story has changed the lives of those who hear it. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday204. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: March 26, 2020, midnight

Calm and Connection for Families During Quarantine - COVID19

In this episode, I am sharing the last 22 minutes of one of our mastermind breakout teams from this week.  In this particular mastermind breakout session we had 45 men on the zoom meeting to share several ideas for calm, connection, and making memories during this unsettling time in history.   Links mentioned in this show: Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind Community Application  

Kids & Family
Published: March 25, 2020, 2:20 a.m.

The New Mindset for Money with Grant Sabatier

Financial freedom is something we all dream of. Imagine being able to live life on our terms and have enough money to do all the things we want to do. What if we could teach our kids how to set themselves up to be millionaires too? Financial freedom is possible for parents and their kids with a new mindset for money and consistent, small steps in the right direction. Grant Sabatier is back on the Dad Edge Podcast. He became a millionaire when he was thirty-five and is the creator of the hugely popular Millennial Money blog and the author of bestselling book Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need. Grant was also a speaker at our Dad Edge Summit 2019. Today, Grant talks about how times have changed and how our perspectives on money, saving, and investing should change too. He also tells us how we can teach our kids to master their money from a young age so they can get a head start on making their wildest dreams come true! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/259. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: March 23, 2020, midnight

Virtual Men’s Groups: What Happens Inside

What happens in virtual men’s groups? How would joining an online group for men take your life to the next level? Isolation is a serious problem for men already, and during this time of social distancing, it’s more important than ever to invest in our mental and physical wellbeing. Today we are giving you a sneak peek behind the Dad Edge Alliance. This is not our usual Q&A; with an expert, but an actual members-only meeting with real dads. These men get real about actively designing the lives they dream of, forging amazing connections with their wives and kids, and battling their worst enemy—themselves. They talk about how being among a group of likeminded men with similar goals helps challenge and inspire, keeps them accountable, and pushes them to do things they never thought they were capable of. 'Isolation is the enemy of excellence.' – Aaron Walker For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday203. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: March 19, 2020, midnight

The Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) EP 68

Kids & Family
Published: March 18, 2020, 2:38 p.m.

Strong Fathers, Strong Kids with Meg Meeker

This might be our best episode here on The Dad Edge! Dr. Meg Meeker is a pediatrician, mother, and bestselling author. As the country’s leading authority on parenting, teens, and children’s health, she has been featured on all major media. Meg Meeker is also the host of the Parenting Great Kids Podcast and offers a wide range of online courses for parents. Dr. Meg says fathers have been undervalued and belittled in today’s society, yet statistics show how crucial dads are to the development of both boys and girls, and their potential to become a happy, healthy, successful adults. It’s time to own our roles in the lives of our sons and daughters. Parenting great kids is hard, but simple. Meg Meeker tells how we can take an active and consistent role in our kids’ lives in just minutes a day. Whether raising sons or daughters, Dr. Meg explains how we can show up best as dads by embracing and following our male instincts. “You are wired with everything you need to be a good dad.”—Meg Meeker, M.D. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/258. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: March 16, 2020, midnight

Blueprint to Design Your Future

One of our biggest fears is not living up to our full potential. We don't want to lie on our deathbeds with regrets. We don't want to leave this world without having built the legacy that we know we are capable of. Today we have Dominick Quartuccio back on the show. He is the author of Design Your Future: 3 Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Take Command of Your Life and will be featured at our live Dad Edge Summit in St. Louis in June 2020. Dominick is going to give us a blueprint for designing our futures so that we can eliminate distractions and focus on what lights us up. He teaches us how to stop wasting our energy on destructive habits so that we can channel it into our dreams. He also tells us how to remove ourselves for our environment, creating a sacred space that will change our trajectory and transform us into the men that we were meant to be. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday202. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: March 12, 2020, midnight

The Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) EP 67

Kids & Family
Published: March 11, 2020, 1:21 p.m.

No Bad Kids: The Psychology of Toddler Parenting with Janet Lansbury

We all love our kids. At the same time, we all have those moments when they drive us crazy. Sometimes, they don’t listen or become defiant. They have meltdowns and throw tantrums that can get on our last nerve. But babies, toddlers, and children see the world through different eyes. They depend on us for everything and look to us to guide them. How can we teach and discipline them while being more patient and understanding parents? Today’s guest is Janet Lansbury. She's a well-known parenting expert, the host of the Unruffled Podcast, and the author of No Bad Kids. Janet is going to talk to us about what our kids are trying to communicate with their behavior, why we should back off when they explore during play, and how we can best help them to learn and develop without frustration. This show is a revelation for parents of kids of all ages. Don't miss it! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/257. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: March 9, 2020, midnight

Your Values: Defining, Planning, and Taking Action

Our journey in life is not linear. It’s unpredictable. We might be okay when things are going our way, but what happens when we face adversity? How can we know the next right thing to do? How do we pivot and act with grace when we are tested? A legendary life is about your values—not only knowing what they are, but also defining, planning, and taking action. Today we have long-time mastermind member, Judd. He joined The Dad Edge Alliance when his marriage was in trouble. He was so programed to avoid confrontation that he didn’t know who he was or what he wanted anymore. He was making his decisions based on others’ expectations and living a life that wasn’t his own. Judd finally got real and faced the truth. He stopped the lies he was telling himself and looked deep inside to discover what mattered most to him. Today, Judd lives according to his values. He knows who he is and what he stands for, no matter what happens. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday201. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: March 5, 2020, 1 a.m.

The Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) EP 66

Kids & Family
Published: March 4, 2020, 3:34 a.m.

Glory and Strength: Keeping the Faith Through Loss with Nate Edmonds

The death of a spouse is something that's almost impossible to comprehend. How can you go on without the love of your life? How do you survive without the mother of your children? Going through this life-altering loss can cause a man to question his faith and wonder if he will ever find happiness again. Today’s guest is Nate Edmonds. He is a musician, worship leader, and author of More Than All the Glories. Nate’s story is brutally tragic. He was living his dream as a touring musician with his wife, Dana. Life couldn’t get any better, when they had two kids, until Dana was suddenly taken from him by an aggressive cancer. Nate talks frankly about being tested, not only as a husband and father, but also as a spiritual leader. He tells the heartbreaking story of Dana’s last days, and how he and his children tapped into their faith to survive. He also reveals how he fought through the darkness and rebuilt his life and his family to live in a happiness he has never known. Nate's story is a testament to the power of faith in the face of devastation and grief. Don't miss this powerful interview. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/256. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: March 2, 2020, 1 a.m.

What It’s Like to Do the 75Hard Challenge

Do you want to win the war with yourself? The 75Hard is a 75-day mental and physical challenge created by Andy Frisella that will test the resilience of any man. Today, we talk about the benefits of doing a challenge like 75Hard to improve our health and mental toughness. We also go over how to do the 75Hard without burning out, giving up, or sacrificing family time. Think you can handle it? Find out! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday200. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 27, 2020, 1 a.m.

Navy SEAL Tactics for Parents with Chris Sajnog

Retired Navy SEAL, Chris Sajnog, is one of our most popular guests. He is the premier firearms instructor in America, a bestselling author, and the host of the SEAL Training Podcast. The Dad Edge went to his studio in San Diego for a live, in-person discussion about fatherhood, and we really went deep. Chris was abandoned by his father and carries the wound with him to this day. He vowed not to be like his estranged dad and gave up his accomplished military life to be there for his teenage boys. Sadly, his sons don’t want to spend time with him. Chris opens up about dealing with the painful lack of connection with his sons, and how he maintains his fatherly presence in their lives.  Chris Sajnog also shares Navy SEAL tactics for parents to help us to learn anything quickly and effectively. He goes over the hard and soft traits we need to cultivate to be balanced men, and how we can apply the warrior mindset to everyday life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/255. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 24, 2020, 1 a.m.

How to Teach Kids to Protect Themselves

The world can be a dangerous place, and our kids are especially vulnerable. From bullying and abuse to abductions and shootings, how can we shield our children from danger? More importantly, how can we teach them to respond to violence when we aren’t with them? Today we have Dad Edge Alliance member Adam Mitchell. He is a personal protection expert who specializes in tactical parenting. He is also the host of the Close Quarter Dad Podcast and Training Program. In this episode, we do a live Q&A; with our members on how to teach kids to protect themselves. Adam answers questions about why dads should train with their kids, when they should begin showing them self-protection strategies, and how to train kids to be vigilant, but not fearful. This is a show every dad needs to hear to keep his family safe. Plus, look out for a special offer at the end of the interview. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday199. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 20, 2020, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) EP 65

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 19, 2020, 2:58 a.m.

Inadequacy, Insecurity, and Imposter Syndrome with Mike Kitko

Do you feel the need to be perfect, and at the same time, think you’ll never be good enough? As a man, husband, and father, are you plagued by deep-rooted feelings of insecurity and inadequacy, leaving you terrified that people will find out you have no idea what you’re doing? That’s your imposter in charge and he’s preventing you from living as who you really are. Mike Kitko is an Executive Self-Mastery Coach, speaker, and author. After a colossal career and personal meltdown, he found his true purpose: inspiring leaders to find the power in their authenticity, purpose, and passion. Today, Mike Kitko talks about how imposter syndrome ruled his life and how he overcame it. He teaches us how to cultivate self-awareness and diffuse the imposter before it sabotages our lives. He also tells us how to stop running from fear and start chasing our purpose so we can provide a loving, safe, and prosperous environment for our families. Do you suffer from imposter syndrome? How do you defeat the imposter in charge? Find out in this episode! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/254. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 17, 2020, 1 a.m.

How Dads Can Set a Powerful Example for Their Kids

Showing has much more impact than telling. When we show our kids how we live according to our values, they see integrity in action. They know we walk the talk. Today’s guest, Chris, is an everyday dad and one of our new members in The Dad Edge Alliance. He talks about the importance of being aware of how closely our kids are watching us and the messages we are sending them with our behavior. He also gives us his simple yet brilliant ideas on how dads can set a powerful example for their kids in small ways every day. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday198. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 13, 2020, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) EPISODE 64

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 12, 2020, 3:55 a.m.

All You Have to Do is Ask with Wayne Baker

How often do you ask for what you need or desire? Whether it be in our marriage, workplace, or among friends, 77% of people have issues asking for help or advice. Today we have Wayne Baker, sociologist, consultant, speaker, and the author of All You Have to Do is Ask. His mission is to empower people to fulfill their purpose, goals, and visions so they can become more successful. Wayne discovered that those who ask for help or advice, and also give back, were less frustrated and more effective in all areas of their lives. He talks about how to practice thoughtful intentional requests that people will be happy to fulfill. He also teaches how to create a psychologically safe environment where our kids feel safe to express their needs and wants. Learn how the simple art of asking can unlock new ideas and solutions, help you get ahead faster and easier, and solve most of the problems that are weighing you down in this episode! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/253. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 9, 2020, 1 p.m.

Larry Hagner on The Eight Count Podcast with Chris Romulo

Larry Hagner is the host of The Dad Edge and the founder of The Dad Edge Alliance. Larry’s used to talking with big names as well as the everyday dad, but today it’s his turn to be interviewed. Chris Romulo is a former Muay Thai Champion, author, motivational speaker, and the host of The Eight Count Podcast. He asks Larry Hagner about the times he thought he was down for the count in life and how, with the help of his tribe, he picked himself up and got back in the ring to fight his inner demons. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday197. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 6, 2020, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 63

Hey Guys for this LIVE Q&A; episode, I am bringing Doug French, founder of The Dad 2.0 Summit.  Doug has been in the Dad Space for years and is hosting his 10th Dad 2.0 Summit in Washington DC on Feb 27th-29th.  If you are a Dad Edge Podcast listener and you want to join us in DC, you can use EDGE20 for your coupon code at registration to save 20% off your ticket price.  I would love to meet you face to face and see you there!  Sign up HERE for the Dad 2.0 SUMMIT

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 5, 2020, 1:07 p.m.

A Father's Guide to Bonding with Sons and Daughters with Michael Gurian

According to Columbia University, children who have a poor relationship with their father are 68% more likely to drink, smoke, or use drugs. How we can strengthen the bond between father and son and father and daughter? Michael Gurian is one of the world’s foremost experts on gender and the brain and has been called “The People's Philosopher” for his ability to bring together people’s ordinary lives and scientific ideas. He is the NY Times bestselling author of thirty-two books, a keynote speaker, a husband and a father. Michael tells us the three top reasons why today’s kids aren’t connecting with their dads. He teaches us to discover our assets as fathers and how to invite our kids to utilize them. He also shares the neuroscience behind the differences between bonding with sons and daughters, and how we can best father each one. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/252. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 3, 2020, 1 a.m.

Modern Rites of Passage for Today's Boys

What is a rite of passage? What purpose did it serve in a boy’s life? How can we create modern rites of passage for today’s boys? In this Thursday Throwdown, we are excited to have Tim Wright. He is a pastor, author, podcaster, and co-leader of The Helping Boys Thrive Summit with Michael Gurian. Today he talks about the history of the rite of passage and what significance it had in different cultures. He also tells us how we can create rites of passage or manhood ceremonies for our sons in every stage of life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday196. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 30, 2020, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 62

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 29, 2020, 1:18 a.m.

Imposter Syndrome: Defeating Your Inner Bully with Dr. Jamie Hope

Every year, we envision a new future and set goals to become who we really want to be. Why is it that more often than not, we never get very far? If we pay close attention, we can hear a taunting voice, an inner bully who says, “You can’t do that. Who do you think you are? You’re not worthy or deserving. You’re a fake, a fraud, and a loser.” Meet Imposter Syndrome, and we all deal with it. Today we have Dr. Jaime Hope on the show. She’s an Emergency Medicine Physician, Wellness Expert, Teacher, Speaker, and Author. Jaime tells us how to notice when Impostor Syndrome is creeping up and how we can shut that bully down. She gives us tools to build resilience against our own negative voices and create a new vision of ourselves. Jaime also reveals how to deal with times of stress by connecting the pain with our vision and purpose. Most importantly, she gives us examples of how we can “program” our kids to have built-in protection against imposter syndrome. Get ready to defeat that inner bully once and for all! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/251. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 27, 2020, 1 a.m.

The World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner

Today, Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman revisits the show. He is a former Spanish teacher turned UFC Champion who now hosts The Spaniard Show podcast and is the author of Driven: My Unlikely Journey from Classroom to Cage. Charlie is here to talk about his new book, Becoming the World's Toughest Lifelong Learner: A Book for Anyone Who Wants to Pursue Anything. He shares his principles for overcoming the fear of starting something new and pushing through obstacles in business, health, and relationships. He gives us a template on how to tap into courage and the mental tools we need to keep moving forward not matter what. Learn how to become the world’s toughest lifelong learner in this episode! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday195. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 23, 2020, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 61

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 22, 2020, 9:09 a.m.

Modern Manhood: What it Means to Be a Good Man Today with Cleo Stiller

Do you consider yourself to be one of the “good guys?” What is the truth about masculinity? What does it mean to be a good man in today’s rapidly changing society? The old ideas of the man being a lone pursuer, protector, and provider are evolving, leaving many men confused about their role in family and society. Today we have Cleo Stiller on The Dad Edge. She is the author of Modern Manhood: Conversations About the Complicated World of Being a Good Man Today. Cleo has had conversations with men all over the cultural, economic, and geographical spectrum, along with experts in psychology and sociology, to get a deeper understanding of what men really want and need. In this episode, Cleo Stiller provides context for men and women when it comes to friendship, sex, parenting, money, and work. She also tells us how dads can become better human beings and raise their sons to confidently navigate the modern world. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/250. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 20, 2020, 1 a.m.

Living Your Authentic Life

Are you living your authentic life? What if you have everything that’s supposed to make you happy and you’re still miserable? On today’s show, we have Dad Edge Alliance member and everyday dad, Josh Long. Josh had a very successful 16-year career that he hated. He was so hungry for significance in his life, that he threw himself into volunteering for his community. He eventually ran for city council and won. Everything looked very admirable on the outside, but inside he was dying. Josh was overcommitted and stressed. He began to rely on alcohol to cope. His marriage was in crisis, and he started investing emotionally in another woman. He was living a life of quiet desperation, until he took a hard look at what he was giving his time and energy to and realized he was living for the wrong reasons. Listen to how Josh saved his marriage, became a better father, and started living a life according to his true values. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday193. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 16, 2020, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 60

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome!

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 15, 2020, 3:45 a.m.

Become Irresistible to Your Woman with Allana Pratt

Is it possible to become absolutely irresistible to your woman? Whether things cooled off after the kids or your marriage is in serious trouble, today’s show is going to dive deep into what your woman requires to deeply connect with you on an emotional and sexual level. Allana Pratt is a relationship coach and intimacy expert who has been featured all over the media, including CBS, Forbes, People Magazine, and FOX. She is going to reveal some surprising insights about why your woman may have lost desire for you. She talks about what men should do if they are being emasculated. Allana also explains how to articulate what you truly want without seeming needy, how to make your woman feel safe and seen so she is receptive to you physically, and how to remove the fear of rejection in all your conversations, inside and outside the bedroom. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/249. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 13, 2020, 1 a.m.

How to Argue and Other Marriage Tips with Zach Brittle

Today, we’re going to give you marriage tips that you can use to turn your marriage around or make it even better than it already is. Many of us might say we have good marriages, but we don’t hear about a lot of great marriages that are full of happiness, connection, intimacy, and sexual desire. This is probably because most couples wait 6 years to seek help when they feel unhappy in their marriages, and by that time they’re often ready to give up. Today we have Zach Brittle on The Dad Edge. He is a marriage counselor and the co-host of the Marriage Therapy Radio podcast. Zach is going to give us some marriage tips you’ve never heard before. We discuss the DNA of conflict, ingenious ways to navigate arguments, and how to break the same frustrating relational patterns. He also tells us how to create a marriage with absolutely no sexual rejection. All married men (and women) will benefit from the marriage tips in this episode! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday192. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 9, 2020, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 59

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome!

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 8, 2020, 1:47 a.m.

The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language with The Money Couple, Scott and Bethany Palmer

Money is the number one cause of friction between couples. Out of the 50% of marriages that end in divorce, 70% of them end because of financial issues. This is a staggering number, but money in marriage is not something we are taught to navigate, and we don’t know how to show our kids a good example either. Today we have The Money Couple, Scott and Bethany Palmer on The Dad Edge. They are financial advisors who got tired of seeing their clients’ marriages destroyed because of money. Together they wrote The 5 Money Personalities and The 5 Money Conversations to Have with Your Kids at Every Age and Stage. Scott and Bethany reveal the 5 money personalities, the reasoning behind each one, and how we can learn to work with our spouse’s and our children’s money personalities. They also discuss how harmful it is to argue about money in front of the kids and how to use money language to actually bring your marriage and family closer than ever before. (You'll also get a link at the end of the show to a money personality assessment for you and your whole family. Visit the show notes for the link to the test and receive a 19-page money personality report.) For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/248.   Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 6, 2020, 1 a.m.

Getting Started with Intermittent Fasting

It’s 2020, and we’re all pumped about taking action on our health and fitness goals. Intermittent fasting is getting a huge amount of attention, not just for weight loss, but for anti-aging, disease prevention, and mental sharpness. Getting started with intermittent fasting is challenging mentally and physically, but in this show you will learn the benefits that make it all worth it. Today we have Joel Staley from Dads Who Lift on the show. He helps busy parents turn their bodies into fat-burning machines. He tells us what happens to our bodies when we fast, how to break into a fasting routine, and what results to expect. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday191. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 2, 2020, 1 a.m.

Unlocking Your Intrinsic Health with Zach Bush MD

Are you not showing up in your life as energized as you want to be? Are you weighed down emotionally and physically for no particular reason? Are you overwhelmed, feeling like a million things are sapping your energy? Today’s guest is Dr. Zach Bush. His mission is to apply the rigor of science, strength of humanity and the intelligence of nature to transform our health and our world. Zach explains our body’s close relationship to the earth and how we can unlock its intrinsic ability to heal. He also talks about why we need to get rid of our to do lists, allow space to happen, and change our identities as men and providers. This interview is full of revolutionary ideas that will forever change your perception of the world and your place in it. Put this episode on repeat! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/247.   Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 30, 2019, 1 a.m.

Raising Good Humans with Aliza Pressman

Today we have something special for Thursday Throwdown. Aliza Pressman is a developmental psychologist, parent educator, assistant clinical professor, and co-founder of both Mount Sinai Parenting Center and Seedlings Group. She is also the host of the Raising Good Humans podcast and is going to give us some crucial tips on how to use praise and discipline the right way. Most of us parents have the best intentions when trying to encourage and praise our kids, but little do we know we could be setting them up for misery and failure later in life. Don’t miss this episode as Dr. Aliza gives a definitive guide on when to praise, how to praise, and how to show unconditional love even when you’re not happy with your kids’ behavior. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday190. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 26, 2019, 1 a.m.

Do the Work: How to Stop the Cycle of Self-Sabotage with Gary John Bishop

Most of us are sabotaging ourselves without even knowing it. How can we become aware of the negative self-talk that’s holding us back in life? And more importantly, how can we teach our kids to debunk their own self-limiting beliefs? In this episode, we have one of our most popular guests back just in time for 2020—the one and only Gary John Bishop. He’s the NY Times Bestselling author of Unf*ck Yourself and Stop Doing That Sh*t. He was a speaker at The Dad Edge Summit 2018, and this is his 4th interview with us on The Dad Edge Podcast. Gary has just released a workbook to accompany Unf*ck Yourself called Do the Work, and he is going to make us do that work today! Gary talks about the three categories we need to address in life to break free from self-limiting beliefs. He tells us how to get real with our own bullsh*t and about how we interact with others. He also talks about why the idea of “finding” your purpose is flawed and what you really need to show up big in your life. If you’re familiar with Gary John Bishop, you already know what’s coming. Brace yourself for some hard truths! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/246.   Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 23, 2019, 1 a.m.

The Dad Edge: Larry Hagner on the Actidad Podcast

We all need as much help as we can when it comes to being a better father, and there are some great resources for dads out there. Usually, I’m the one interviewing amazing people like Jocko Willink, James Clear, Mark Divine, and Hal Elrod on The Dad Edge podcast. We’ve had sports stars, financial gurus, sex and marriage experts, TEDx speakers, and even everyday dads. Today, we are switching things around. I recently got a chance to share my story on the ActiDad podcast with awesome host, Mark Savant. Listen as we discuss health, women, children, and tribe. We talk about the importance of community and how to upgrade your life by finding the right men to surround yourself with. It's time to live legendary! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday189. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 19, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 58

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry for a solo episode today!

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 18, 2019, 12:32 a.m.

How to Be the Father Your Kids Need with former Navy SEAL Luis Rivera

How can you learn how to be a good dad if your father wasn’t there for you? What does it mean to be a good dad? How can you learn to be the father your kids need? Today we have retired Navy SEAL Senior Chief Luis Rivera on the show. He served with the SEALs for 24 years and was featured in Discovery Channel’s documentary Navy SEALs BUDs Class 234. Luis has been married for 14 years and has three kids. Growing up, Luis’s father never made an effort to be involved in his life. Luis admits, he wasn’t always a good dad either. Military life always came first, until he realized what an impact his behavior was making on his kids. Luis is now a fully present and invested dad. He’s also part of Mighty Oaks Programs, an organization that helps veterans, active duty military, and first responders deal with PTS and life trauma. Luis opens up about his struggles and failures as a husband and father. He tells us how he spent 9 days in a hotel with his daughter to help her through drug withdrawals. He also talks about the free 5-step program that helps men get a full understanding of who they are and what their purpose is in the world. You’ve never heard this side of Luis Rivera before. Don’t miss this in-depth interview! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/245. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 16, 2019, 1 a.m.

5 Rules for an Unshakable Marriage

How can we get past our flaws and failures to become the best men we can be? Marriage is the foundation of everything. It is our home and our refuge. A solid, happy relationship with our spouse is crucial to raising emotionally strong and mentally healthy kids. Today’s guest is a legend in our mastermind community, Joe Bailey. Joe is on his fourth marriage and it will be his last. He's made lots of mistakes when it comes to relationships, but he’s been lucky enough use them to grow and adapt. He knows to stay wary of his weak spots and to double down on his strengths. In this short episode, Joe shares his firsthand experience and five rules for an unshakable marriage. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday188. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 12, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 57

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry Hagner and Dan Zehner as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 10, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Parenting Your ADHD Kid with Confidence with Angela Pruess

Parenting is always a challenge. We are not given a manual when our kid is born. Parents whose kids have ADHD are even more unprepared. The Dad Edge constantly receives emails from dads who are struggling with their ADHD son or daughter. Most feel frustrated and helpless. They don’t enjoy parenting, and their kids can sense that. But there is hope for ADHD parents. All we need is the right skillset. Angela Pruess is a licensed family therapist with a background in Child Psychology, Child Development, and Play Therapy. She is the founder of Parents with Confidence and also the mother of three children, two having special needs. Angela explains the 3 different types of ADHD and the best way to manage each one. She talks about how to create an environment that encourages emotional intelligence and a growth mindset. She also tells us how to develop and leverage our parent-child connection, understand the true motivation behind our child’s behavior, and discipline our children without causing emotional damage. Empower yourself to grow emotionally resilient ADHD kids who will live their best lives! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/244. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 9, 2019, 1 a.m.

What to Expect When You Go Alcohol-Free

Are you concerned about your alcohol intake? It's the peak season for drinking. Many guys waking up with a nasty hangover will wonder what it would be like to give up alcohol for awhile. But we worry. Wouldn't it be boring? What would our friends think? How would we relax at the end of the day? Today we have everyday dad and Dad Edge Alliance member, Darren Bellew on the show. After 35 years of drinking, he decided to try a 30-day detox. Once he reached that milestone, Darren experienced the benefits of being alcohol-free and just kept going. More than a year later, Darren is still alcohol-free. Instead of feeling deprived, he has more energy, more time, better performance, and a deeper connection with his family. Darren has built a better relationship with himself, learning to solve his problems rather than putting them off by drinking. If you're thinking of taking a break from the beer and the booze in 2020, this episode will help you understand what to expect when you go alcohol-free! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday187. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 5, 2019, 1 a.m.

Reframing Your Life for Financial Independence with Brad Barrett

Do finances stress you out? You’re not alone. Most of us aren’t clear about what we have to do to achieve financial independence. The average 50-year-old has about 50K in savings. Most millennials are not saving at all. The majority of family households don’t even have a budget to know what they’re spending on. Money problems wreak havoc on our physical and mental wellbeing as well as our relationships. The best time to take control and be intentional about financial independence is right now. Financial legend, Brad Barrett, returns to The Dad Edge. He’s the cohost of the Choose FI Podcast, the co-author of Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence, and cofounder of a financial independence movement that has spread worldwide. Brad went from being a full-time CPA to retired and financially independent at the age of 35. Now he empowers others to design their paths to financial independence. Today, Brad gives us simple, actionable steps you can take right now to cut expenses, save money, and build wealth without feeling deprived. He also talks about how to get your spouse in on the game to use your financial plan to bring you closer. It’s not about what you’ll be giving up, it’s about making your life better. Don’t waste another day or another cent. It’s time to build a lifestyle according to what you value most. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/243. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 2, 2019, 1 a.m.

Surviving Suicide: A Dad’s Story

Suicide is the number one killer among men aged 35-50. The World Health Organization reports that suicide represents half of all male violent deaths worldwide. Why are men at such risk and what can we do about it? Men are more likely to go for desperate measures for several reasons. Our culture teaches men to internalize emotions and hide distress. At the same time, men tend to lose their close friends and support systems as they step into the role of a provider. They’re also reluctant to seek help when struggling with anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts. The first step in doing something about suicide among men is raising awareness. Today, one of our Dad Edge Alliance Commanders courageously steps up to share his story. Nick Sotelo recounts his intense battle against rage, darkness, and suicide. He also tells us how to interrupt the negative scripts that run through our heads and what to do when overwhelmed with shame and hopelessness. We never know what is going to send us or someone we care about down a dark road. This is an episode every dad should listen to for himself and any boy or man he knows. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday186. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 28, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 55

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry Hagner and JMack as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 27, 2019, 2:35 a.m.

Atomic Habits for Dads with James Clear

Are you having trouble breaking bad habits and committing to good ones? Today’s guest says the problem isn’t you, it’s your system. James Clear is the NY Times Bestselling Author of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. He talks about how building a system of small habits will compound over time for huge results. He'll also teach us how to design our environment so that we’ll stick to good habits without even thinking about it. Most importantly, James will tell us how we can apply atomic habits to our relationships with our spouses and children. Whether you want to quit drinking, lose weight, excel in your business, or build deeper connection with your family, get ready to reshape your life for success! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/242. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 25, 2019, 1 a.m.

Self-Compassion and Accountability for Dads

As men, we usually are all or nothing. We have the tendency to set extreme goals, and if we have one setback, we take that as proof we can’t succeed and give up entirely. But if we practice both self-compassion and accountability, we can forgive ourselves, dust off, and get back on track. Today, we have one of our Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind Commander on the show, Paul Richardson. He’s in charge of ensuring the men on his team are executing their plans. Paul says we won’t be motivated all the time, and that’s okay. It doesn’t mean we can’t stay on the path to success. Instead of beating ourselves up for the bad days, we must learn to trust the process, asking for help along the way. We can grow at our own pace, forgiving ourselves when we have a setback and loving ourselves enough to be patient. Discover the power of self-compassion and accountability for dads in this short episode! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday185. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 21, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 54

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry Hagner and JMack as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 19, 2019, 11:03 a.m.

How to Raise Confident, Mentally Tough Daughters

What kind of father do we need to be to raise girls into strong, empathetic, and emotionally resilient women? Today’s show is all about how to raise confident, mentally tough daughters. Emily McCarthy is a former case officer for the CIA and the cofounder of GORUCK, a brand with Special Forces roots that leads backpacking events all over the world. Emily lost her father when she was just getting out of college. It was a devastating blow, but the foundation he laid will echo for generations. Emily talks about how her dad gamified safety and defense so she would always be ready to protect herself and others. She also talks about the many ways her father showed up in her life that made her into the incredible woman she is today. Emily’s story is proof of the ripple effect a father leaves on his children’s lives, even if his time is cut short. Don’t miss this moving episode. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/241. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 18, 2019, 1 a.m.

3 Techniques for Deep Communication with Your Spouse

We feel like communication with our wives and children should come naturally. If we love them, and they love us, it should be easy to understand each other. Right? Wrong. What most of us don’t realize is that communication is a skill that can be learned. If we master the way we approach conversations, we will drastically improve our relationships. In this episode, we share three techniques for deep communication with your spouse. These simple skills will put an end to stress, arguments, and misunderstandings. At the same time, they will create a space of connection, safety, and intimacy in your marriage. Don’t miss this short, incredibly effective episode! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday184. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 14, 2019, 1 a.m.

5 Practices to Make You a Mentally Tougher Man with Dominick Quartuccio

The only thing we can count on in life is change, and that means having the mental toughness for life’s challenges. We don’t want to spend our entire lives reacting out of fear and frustration. We want to know that no matter what happens, we can handle anything. Dominick Quartuccio returns to The Dad Edge. He is a speaker, coach, and the author of Design Your Future: 3 Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Take Command of Your Life. He is going to share 5 practices to make you a mentally tougher man so you can train your body and mind to operate from a place of power, presence, and resourcefulness. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/240. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 11, 2019, 1 a.m.

The Relentless Pursuit of a Life You Love

82% of us hate what we do for a living, yet we do it for 40 hours a week or more. Strangely enough, we wear this misery as a badge of honor, as if the more we hate our job, the more noble we are for suffering through it.  But we weren’t put here to hate our lives. How much is staying where you are costing you? Today we talk with Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind commander, Sean Hutchins. He used to hate his job, coming home in a bad mood, not showing up for his wife and daughter, and gaining forty pounds. One day he took an objective look at his situation and realized that the cost of staying miserable was much more than the risk of trying something new. Sean decided to take the leap and design his own life. What's possible for you? Listen to how to begin the relentless pursuit of a life you love in this episode!     For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday183. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 7, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 53

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry as he goes solo today and brings on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 6, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life with Dr. Daniel Amen

We obsess over nutrition and fitness for our physique, but we ignore the most important organ in the body—the brain. The brain manages every function of the human body and is also in charge of our focus, mood, and ability to learn. In this episode of The Dad Edge, America’s Most Popular Psychiatrist, Dr. Daniel Amen, talks about how we can improve the lives of ourselves and our children by making the brain a priority. He tells us how to eat to optimize brain power, how to create a bedtime routine for the best sleep, and how to stop the negative thoughts and behaviors that sabotage our progress in life. This show will transform the way you think, literally. Prepare to Change Your Brain, Change Your Life! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/239. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 4, 2019, 1 a.m.

Busy Dad's Guide to Total Health

We don’t realize how important our health is until we lose it. No man wants poor health to get in the way of becoming the best version of himself, but how do we make health a priority when life gets in the way? Today Dr. Ryan Wohlfert is back on The Dad Edge to give you the busy dad’s guide to total health. This list of simple hacks for fitness, nutrition, and sleep will fit into any lifestyle. Best of all, these habits can be incorporated into your existing schedule without having to give up other aspects of your life. Don’t wait to improve your health. Start today! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday182. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 31, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A(LIVE) Episode 52

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join JMack and Lance Salazar as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 30, 2019, 12:53 p.m.

Extreme Self-Realization with Chris Duffin

Are you the victim or the hero of your life? Did you know that the choice is yours? You have the power to leave the past behind and construct your own world by extreme self-realization. Today’s guest is Chris Duffin. He is known as the “mad scientist of strength” and holds the world record for dead lifts. He is also an entrepreneur and the author of The Eagle and the Dragon: A Story of Strength and Reinvention. Chris has one of the most brutal childhood stories you will ever hear. His life was full of poverty, hardship, and confusion. But Chris refused to let the past define him and is now living the life he purposely created for himself, doing what he loves and thriving with his family. Listen to Chris Duffin’s story of extreme self-realization and how you can decide who you want to be and how you will leave your mark on the world. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/238. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 28, 2019, midnight

Lessons from the Tribe of Millionaires

Mike McCarthy is a super-successful entrepreneur, the cofounder of GoBundance, and a member of the Tribe of Millionaires. He is also the co-author of The Miracle Morning for Parents along with his wife and Hal Elrod. Today Mike teaches us six lessons from the Tribe of Millionaires and the pillars of GoBundance. He also reveals how he cultivates a rich relationship with his wife and kids and the magic formula to turn an argument into a romantic encounter in minutes! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday181. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 24, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 51

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and Andy as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 23, 2019, 1:20 a.m.

The Secret Language of Your Woman’s Desire with Karen Brody

How can we get back the amazing sex and emotional connection we had when we first met our wives? Where do we go wrong when it comes to exciting our women and igniting their passion? How can we change the direction of our relationship with our spouse when it seems like everything we do is wrong? Karen Brody is a man coach and bestselling author of Open Her: Activate 7 Masculine Powers to Arouse Your Woman's Love & Desire. Karen goes in-depth about how we, as men, lose our power in marriage, how we kill the attraction our wives have for us, and how we can understand our women better than they understand themselves. You will have some major epiphanies during this show as Karen Brody reveals the secret language of your woman’s desire. Put this episode on repeat! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/237. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

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Published: Oct. 21, 2019, midnight

Fighting the Busyness Epidemic

Most of us are busy all the time. We feel stuck and overwhelmed. This is because being busy is not necessarily being productive. Fighting the busyness epidemic starts with setting boundaries and being disciplined about what's most important.  Today, we're going to talk about fighting the busyness epidemic with a simple morning ritual that will help you discern what's important to you, set boundaries with yourself and others, and say no to anything that does not serve you. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday180. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 17, 2019, midnight

Secrets to Fixing Your Marriage with Mort Fertel

We think that if our marriages take work, something’s wrong. Our culture makes love out to be a mystery. We believe we have to be lucky in love to find a happy relationship. Today, we are going to debunk that mindset. There is a methodology to marriage. Mort Fertel is the creator of Marriage Fitness, the most successful marriage crisis program in the world. He tells us that marriage is not something that comes naturally. It’s something that must be, and can be, learned.  Mort reveals the elements that destroy a marriage and gives us the tools we need to take our parenting and relationship skills to the next level. We also invite listeners to a 30-day challenge that will make effective relationship behaviors a solid habit. Get the secrets to fixing your marriage and more in this episode. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/236. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 14, 2019, midnight

The Transition from Boy to Man

The transition from boy to man is an epic time in the lives of our sons. As fathers, it's our job to teach them what it means to be a man as they close the chapter on childhood and embark on the next stage of life as an adult. In recent episodes, I talked about a rite of passage experience I created for my 11-year-old Mason. He hiked with me and the Elite Elevation Dad Edge Mastermind to the top of Mount Quandary in Breckenridge Colorado. I also shared the letter I read to him about The Pillars of Manhood when we reached the summit.  Today, Mason is here to share his perspective of what it was like to take on such a tough physical and mental challenge, how he felt among a tribe of men, and the life lessons that he will carry into manhood.   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday179. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 10, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 50

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and Andy as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 9, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Modern Survival for Dads with Mike Glover

For many of us, it’s a challenge just to get through the day. We’re stuck on the hamster wheel, running as fast as we can to nowhere. Not only do we lack clarity around our paths in life, but we also lack situational awareness when it comes to the daily environment around us. The world is not always a safe place, and complacency is deadly. Today we have Mike Glover on the show. He's an ex-Special Forces soldier, the host of the Modern Mindset 365 Podcast, and the founder of Fieldcraft Survival, where he teaches everyday people how to be prepared for any catastrophic event, accident, or natural disaster. He teaches us modern survival for dads, which includes being empathetic, resilient, and deliberate in our actions. He also talks about how to protect our families and teach our kids what to do when their lives are in danger. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/235. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 7, 2019, midnight

How to Know if You’ve Been a Good Dad

How to know if you’ve been a good dad? As parents, we often don’t know if we’re doing the right thing. We want our kids to have honesty, integrity, teamwork, and a good work ethic. We hope they’ll become mentally tough, emotionally resilient, and brave enough to ask for help when they need it. How can we tell if our kids are getting the life lessons we want to teach? Today I’m going to share a story about a rite of passage experience where my 11-year-old son hiked with me and the Elite Elevation Dad Edge Mastermind to the top of Mount Quandary in Breckenridge Colorado. Listen to how my son not only received a life lesson about accepting help, but also how he reversed it on me and showed me what kind of man he will become. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday178. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 3, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A(LIVE) Episode 49

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and Brandy Salazar as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.

Do a Day: How to Live in the Present with Bryan Falchuk

Today’s show is all about how to live in the present. We always hear people talking about it, but how exactly is it done? Most of us hold onto shame, guilt, and feelings of unworthiness from yesterday. At the same time, we feel constant anxiety when we think about what tomorrow might bring. This ruins any chance of making today a great day and keeps us in a state of fear that negatively effects our relationships at home and at work. Bryan Falchuk is a life coach, TEDx speaker, and the bestselling author of Do a Day: How to Live a Better Life Every Day. He’s going to give us a formula to help us live in the present moment by confronting our past and removing anxiety about the future. Today is a new day. Go out and do it! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/234. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

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Published: Sept. 30, 2019, midnight

Why Men Thrive in Tribes: The Dad Edge on Fit Dad Nation

Why do some men thrive and others merely survive? One of the secrets of successful, motivated, passionate men is that they surround themselves with a tribe to support them, advise them, and inspire them. Today we visit the Fit Dad Nation podcast hosted by Steve Roy. We discuss how we can optimize the 5 dimensions of manhood, which are health, work, marriage, children, and finances. We also talk about why men thrive in tribes and how to excel by surrounding yourself with other men who have what you want. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday177. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 26, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE Episode 48

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and Brandy Salazar as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 25, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

The Alter Ego Effect with Todd Herman

There is only one person keeping you from reaching your full potential, and that is you. Today we’re going to reveal an extraordinary way to bypass fear, doubt, and limiting beliefs by creating heroic alter egos. Todd Herman is a high-performance coach and the author of The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life. He is going to teach us why alter egos work, how to create them for different aspects of our lives, and how to activate them to help us become effective businessmen, intentional husbands, and patient and present fathers. Todd Herman's tools, insights, and philosophy will blow your mind. Prepare to discover the power of your secret identity! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/233. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 23, 2019, midnight

Triumphing Through Dark Times: Exclusive Dad Edge Alliance Q&A with Chad Robichaux

How do we take the first step in reclaiming ourselves when we’re navigating dark times? How do we harness the courage to move forward when it seems that there is absolutely no way out? No one is safe from adversity. It could be a mental, physical, or spiritual crisis. We might have to cope with a failed business, a devastating loss, or a destroyed relationship. Today we have Chad Robichaux back on The Dad Edge Podcast. We had such a powerful response to his first show with us, that we invited him to The Dad Edge Mastermind for a live Q&A; session with our members. Chad talks about triumphing through dark times. He shows us that no matter how hopeless and depressed we feel, there is always a way out with the right mindset, tools, and support. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday176. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 19, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 47

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and Joe Bailey as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 17, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Owning Fatherhood with Dakota Meyer

Dakota Meyer is a former Marine and veteran of the war in Afghanistan. He’s also the host of the Owning It Podcast and the divorced father of two little girls. Dakota shares his experience with PTS and his attempted suicide. He talks about how to step out of the victim mentality to become a greater version of ourselves. He also tells us the secrets to owning fatherhood, how to be an emotionally intelligent parent, and why we need to always surround ourselves with a trusted team for counsel. You will hear a side of Dakota Meyer you haven’t heard on any other show. Get ready to own your life as a man and a dad! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/232. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 16, 2019, midnight

3 Questions to Ask Your Kid Every Night

The bedtime routine is a special opportunity to connect with your kid after a busy day, but sometimes we are so tired that we can't think of anything meaningful to say. But we dads can set up a deep conversation with minimal effort by using an easy template. Here are 3 questions to ask your kid every night before they go to sleep to pause and reflect on what they experienced and how the day's lessons can shape their tomorrow. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday175. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 12, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 46

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and Joe Bailey as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 10, 2019, 11:24 a.m.

Stop Doing That Sh*t with Gary John Bishop

What do you constantly tell yourself you can’t do? Do you look for all the reasons why you’re not capable of change? How often do you let yourself off the hook by saying, “Well, that’s just the way I am?"  Today we have Gary John Bishop on the show to talk about his new book, Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back. He’s going to tell us why we develop negative conclusions about ourselves and how we seek to validate these false beliefs even though they prevent us from living a full life. Gary reveals how we get caught up in destructive cycles and why positive thinking alone does not work. He also talks about how to deconstruct self-limiting beliefs and live in alignment with a vision that allows us to live passionately as we step into our future selves. If you’ve listened to our previous shows with Gary John Bishop, you know that this interview will be full of no BS, in-your-face insights that will make you face some hard truths. Brace yourself! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/231. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 9, 2019, midnight

Creating a Rite of Passage Experience for Your Son

What is a rite of passage? What does a rite of passage look like in modern times? How can you go about creating a rite of passage experience for your son? Today, I talk about how I created a rite of passage for my 11-year old son by planning an epic hiking trip to Quandary Peak in Breckenridge Colorado. The culmination was when we reached the summit and I read him a letter about the pillars of manhood and how I would show him how to master each one. Listen to my experience and how you can create a rite of passage to celebrate your son's passage into manhood. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday174. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 5, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 45

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and Joe Bailey as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 4, 2019, 10:25 a.m.

The Seven Longest Yards with Chris Norton

What kind adversity are you facing in your life and how are you dealing with it? Chris Norton is the bestselling author of The Seven Longest Yards, a book he wrote with his wife Emily about their journey through extreme adversity. In 2010, Chris was an enthusiastic college athlete with an exciting future ahead of him. Then, in the third quarter of an ordinary football game, he collided with a players’ knee and fractured his C3 and C4 vertebrae. This injury left him paralyzed with a 3% chance of ever regaining any movement from the neck down. Life as he knew it was over. Chris Norton talks about how he fought his way from feeling hopeless and helpless to becoming unstoppable. He also tells us how to stretch our identities beyond who we think we are, how to persevere through the darkest moments, and how life’s catastrophes can become its greatest gifts. Get ready for an arsenal of tools to help you turn adversity into a driving force! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/230. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 2, 2019, midnight

Creating a Family Culture of Connection

Some of the most popular shows on The Dad Edge are interviews with female guests. Men love to hear a woman’s perspective on how we, as husbands and fathers, can deepen our relationships with our wives and children. Today’s guest is Mary Saturnio. She is the creator of the Mindful Moms Movement, a mastermind for women that aims to create wildly fun memories and a legacy of intention. She is going to talk about how to create a family culture of connection by using simple hacks that open creativity, encourage communication, and keep family life fun and thriving. Get ready to live a joyful, mindful life with your family!   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday173. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 29, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 44

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and Joe Bailey as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 28, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

TRANSFORMED: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey to Defying All Odds with Remi Adeleke

Today we have a story unlike anything you've ever heard before. Remi Adeleke is a former Navy SEAL, actor, entrepreneur, author, husband and dad. These are huge accomplishments for any man, but once you learn about Remi's background, you will be astounded. Beginning life as a son in a wealthy, royal Nigerian family and almost ending as a drug dealer in The Bronx, Remi Adeleke's defining moment was his father's death when he was five years old. Raised by his single mom, Remi was cast into poverty and turned to crime to fill the void of male leadership. Remi talks about how growing up without a father impacted his journey and how he is is living proof that even when things seem hopeless, it's possible to transform and live a life beyond imagining. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/229. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 26, 2019, midnight

10 Questions to Deeper Connection with Your Teen

As our kids get into their teens, they tend to isolate and become more independent. Their thoughts and feelings grow more complex. Asking them about their day at school is not enough to get them to open up about what’s going on inside their heads, and they are not going to volunteer information. How can we better connect with our teenagers?  This is a crucial time for our kids, and the quality of our relationships depends on the quality of the questions we ask. If we want our teenagers to feel free to communicate with us, we have to be proactive about getting to know the person they’re becoming. In this short episode, we list ten questions to a deeper connection with your teen. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday172. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 22, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 43

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and Joe Bailey as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 20, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

How to Raise Indistractable Kids with Nir Eyal

Digital distraction is a huge problem for parents today. It seems like social media, tech, and video games are hijacking our kids’ lives, but what if the amount of time our kids spend on devices is a symptom of a much deeper issue? Today we have Nir Eyal on The Dad Edge Podcast. He is a professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and the author of international bestseller, Hooked—How to Build Habit-Forming Products. His upcoming book, Indistractable—How to Control your Attention and Choose Your Life, is a guidebook for getting the best out of tech without letting it get the best of us. Nir Eyal knows better than anyone about how people get sucked into the rabbit hole of digital distraction, but what he’s going to tell us today will blow your mind. Listen as he outlines the psychology of distraction and how to address the true source of the problem so that kids don’t feel the need to overuse technology. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/228. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 19, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Tactical Agenda: The Grit and Resilience Toolkit

Being a man and a father means being the leader of our families, finances, and businesses or careers. We are in constant demand and spend much of our time putting fires out. How can we develop grit and resilience so that everyday problems and insecurities don't get in the way of creating a life of fulfillment? What few of us realize is that grit and resilience can be practiced and learned. With hard work, we can toughen our minds and use adversity to grow. Today we give you a sneak peek into one of our private call teams called the Dad Edge Monthly Tactical Agenda. We discuss a 5 week toolkit that will help you kick butt and take action in your life! In this short episode, you will learn how to: Identify the lies you tell yourself Develop your own creed Starve fear and feed courage Celebrate wins Get comfortable with being uncomfortable For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday171. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 15, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 42

Well, the inmates were running the asylum this week as Larry relaxed on vacation! This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join JMack and Dan Zehner as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 14, 2019, 10:32 a.m.

Fighting the Battle Within with Chad Robichaux

Most of us have been in a dark place at some point in our lives. What is the first step to reclaiming ourselves? How can we find the courage to move forward when it seems like there is no way out? Today's guest is Chad Robichaux. He is a former Force Recon Marine, a professional MMA fighter, and a bestselling author. After coming home from deployment, he was diagnosed with PTSD. Chad became lost, depressed, angry, and suicidal. It got to the point where his children were afraid of him, and he and his wife were filing for a divorce. But Chad experienced a moment of clarity that allowed him to make the choice to step out of the darkness and into his true purpose in life. Now he helps other men as they fight the battle within. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/227. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 12, 2019, midnight

Teaching Your Kids to Defend Themselves

Fight, flight, or freeze. These are humans’ three reactions to danger. What tools do your kids have to defend themselves when they are threatened? As parents, we hope our kids will never be forced into this position, but in order to protect them, we must teach them how to stick up for themselves. Martial arts are a great way to give kids the tools they need to defend themselves. They also teach life skills like discipline, perseverance, and courage. It’s not just about fighting. It’s about empowerment—physical, mental, and emotional. Today we have Dad Edge Alliance member Philipp Lomboy back on the show. He is a martial arts and self-defense expert and the creator of the Everyday Fighter podcast and community. He is also the father of four girls. He has instilled training as part of his daughters' lives and has raised them to know that they have the right to set their own boundaries and demand respect. Listen to the benefits of teaching your kids to defend themselves in this short episode! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday170. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.  

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 8, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 41

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and Dan Zehner as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 7, 2019, 10:54 a.m.

Raising Kids with the Dichotomy of Leadership with Jocko Willink

How can we detach from chaos and our emotions so we can make the best decisions in our lives? How do we know when it’s time to lead and time to follow? How do we apply the balance of leadership and detachment to our family and work life to reach a victorious outcome in any situation? Today we are pumped to have Jocko Willink on the show. He is a former Navy SEAL, powerhouse podcaster, and co-author of The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win with our former guest, Leif Babin. Jocko tells us how to navigate life with a mindset of extreme ownership, humility, and wisdom. He also talks about raising kids with the dichotomy of leadership so that they can become more resilient, independent, and make the smartest choices for themselves. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/226. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 5, 2019, midnight

The Dad Edge Mailbox for August 2019

Today, I pull some listener questions from The Dad Edge mailbox. We're going to cover workouts, morning routines, trips away from the kids, and what it's like to be a change agent in people's lives. I also give a powerful visualization exercise to make sure you're chasing the right vision for your life. No regrets! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday168. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 1, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode40

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and Dan Zehner as they bring on men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: July 31, 2019, 12:49 a.m.

Seeking Your Super Powers with Dr. Richard Shuster

What’s holding you back from becoming your best self? What about your environment is keeping you from growing? How can you assess your life and your abilities to discover your super powers? Today, we have Dr. Richard Shuster on the show. He is a Clinical Psychologist, Information Technology Expert, founder of a non-profit called Every Kid Rocks, and the host of The Daily Helping Podcast. Dr. Shuster shares the story of the near fatal crash that radically shifted his aim in life. He discusses the destructive “trophy case” effect of the internet and what parents should and should not share about their family life on social media. He also talks about how to create an environment that forces you to grow and how to do a comprehensive assessment of your life so that you can use your super powers to be part of the change process for others. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/225. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: July 29, 2019, midnight

Taking Action as the Head of Your Family

As the head of your family, nothing changes if you don't take action. If you want to lose weight, grow in your job or business, or have deeper relationships with your wife and kids, it's up to you to make it happen. Today we have everyday dad, Mark, on the show. He has been married for thirteen years and has two boys. He joined The Dad Edge Alliance two months ago and shares his insights on how taking action as the head of your family can make your life more organized, fun, and fulfilling. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday169. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.  

Kids & Family
Published: July 25, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 39

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: July 24, 2019, 12:19 a.m.

The Mindset of an Elite Operator with John "Tig" Tiegen

What if we could tap into the mindset of an elite operator and become a hero in everyday life? Today we're going to learn from the very best. John "Tig" Tiegen is one of the heroes who was behind The Battle of Benghazi when militants attacked a diplomatic compound on September 11th, 2012, an incident that was portrayed in the 2016 Michael Bay film called 13 Hours. Tig talks about what it was really like in Benghazi and how he's adjusted to civilian life since. He tells us how to navigate obstacles while staying true to our authentic selves. He also shares his thoughts on being a husband to a military woman and the father of seven-year-old twins. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/224. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: July 22, 2019, midnight

The Three Pillars of Resilience Parenting: Exclusive Q&A with Chris and Holly Santillo

Having resilient kids is something all parents want. We want our kids to be confident, make smart decisions, and have the ability to triumph over challenges in life. What we often forget is that in order to raise resilient kids, we have to be resilient ourselves. Chris and Holly Santillo joined us for a live Q&A; in our Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind. They are the authors of Resilience Parenting: Raising Resilient Children in an Era of Detachment and Dependence. They are also karate instructors with a combined thirty-five years of experience educating children in their dojos and are raising three boys of their own. Chris and Holly answer real questions from everyday dads about kids when it comes to failure, respect, and communication. They also share the Three Pillars of Resilience Parenting that will build a strong mental and emotional foundation for parents as well as their children. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday167. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.    

Kids & Family
Published: July 18, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A(LIVE) Episode 38

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: July 17, 2019, 2:16 a.m.

Breaking Free from Your Default Life with Matt Aitchison

Are you leading a rich life? Or are you drifting without intention, just trying to make it through the day? If you think there is more for you than what you have now, this show is for you. Wealth is our topic today. We’re not talking about the usual definition of wealth, but what it means to you. To some people, having a happy, healthy family is wealth. To others, it’s freedom. To many, it’s the sports cars and big houses. But it doesn’t matter what your dream life is if you’re not thinking and acting in a way that gets you results. Today’s guest is Matt Aitchison. He is the creator of The Rich Life Academy and host of the Millionaire Mindcast. "Matty A" is here to talk about breaking free from your default setting by auditing every aspect of your life and reengineering it so that you will exceed beyond the present identity you have for yourself. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/223. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: July 15, 2019, midnight

Saying “Yes” to your Kids’ Requests

This show was recorded right after The Dad Edge Live Summit and we’re going to share a quick thought from the event that is so important to our kids. We might not even notice it, but much of the time, when our kid asks us to do something with them, our default answer is “no.” We’re busy. Maybe later. After we get one more thing checked off our endless to-do list. What we don’t think about is how badly our kids just want to hang out and spend time with us. Today we talk about changing our default setting. We always have things going on, but we need to stop and think about what matters most. What would happen if next time your kid asks you to play with them or take them out, that your default answer is “yes?” For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday166. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.    

Kids & Family
Published: July 11, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (Live) Episode 37

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: July 10, 2019, 12:32 p.m.

Late Bloomers: Giving Your Kids Space to Grow with Richard Karlgaard

Our society is obsessed with early achievement. We want our kids to become incredible athletes, advanced students, and high-earners. We have a tendency to compare them with their peers and if they aren’t at the same level, we worry that they won’t succeed. Our guest is Richard Karlgaard. He’s a journalist, award-winning entrepreneur, and speaker. He is the author of bestselling book, Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement. He talks about how today’s kids are under huge pressure to perform and feel like failures if they don’t meet society’s expectations. This coincides with a 70% rise in depression and anxiety in teenagers in the past 25 years. It’s natural for every parent to wish the best for their child’s future, but Richard Karlgaard explains how kids develop in different ways at different ages. He teaches us how to meet our kids where they are and give them space to grow. He also tells us how allowing them to find their way later in life can be an advantage to long-term achievement and happiness. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/222. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: July 8, 2019, midnight

The Truth About Your Kids and Technology: Exclusive Dad Edge Alliance Q&A with Cal Newport

We’re just beginning to understand the impact of the internet and smartphones on society. Our time and attention are sucked away, and we look at a screen instead of our real lives. Energy for valuable activities is drained from us and we have nothing left for creative thinking. The long-term effects technology has on our kids’ wellbeing and development is even more alarming, leading to mental health issues and addictive behavior. Today we have a fascinating conversation with our previous guest, Cal Newport, the author of Digital Minimalism who answers questions live in our Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind. These are answers every parent needs to hear. Don't miss this episode! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday165. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: July 4, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 36

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: July 3, 2019, 12:20 a.m.

Resist Average with Tommy Baker

Most men are motivated by the same thing, and it’s the wrong thing—fear. We run away from the life we don’t want, struggling to avoid discomfort and scarcity. We are under constant stress and have nothing left for ourselves. But fear is a bad motivator. We can only run so far and so fast before we become depleted and burned out.  Today I have an amazing guest who is no stranger to the spotlight. Tommy Baker is the host of Resist Average Podcast and helps dreamers create the lives they truly desire. He is the author of three bestselling books, and his most recent release, The Leap of Your Life, is about how we can resist average and make bold decisions toward the dreams that scare us. Tommy talks about the myth of clarity, leveraging regret, and taking action despite never feeling ready. If you’re in survival mode or in a comfortable but boring rut, this show will change your trajectory! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/221. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: July 1, 2019, midnight

Communication with Your Wife: What You're Missing

All marriages have highs and lows, but what happens when things never seem to get better? Have you tried to do everything you think is right, but nothing seems to be working? Communication with your wife has broken down. Resentment grows, walls build up, and you look at your spouse and wonder, what happened to us? Today we have everyday dad and husband, Ryan on the show. He is the thirty-five-year-old father of three and has a fourth child on the way. His marriage fell into a slump, and he knew he couldn’t just leave it on auto-pilot. He joined The Dad Edge Alliance, and in talking with the other members, learned that the marriage problems he had were extremely common and fixable. Ryan shares what he’s learned to take his marriage from “fine” to on fire, and one communication tip that will totally shifted the way his marriage works. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday164. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: June 27, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 35

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: June 26, 2019, 11:08 a.m.

One Extraordinary Marriage with Tony & Alisa DiLorenzo

Today we're going to focus in on our marriages. Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo are the hosts of the One Extraordinary Marriage podcast, which has been running for nine years strong. They are also the co-authors of the Amazon best seller, 7 Days of Sex Challenge. When you listen to their actionable advice, you’ll understand how they’ve helped people from all over the world transform their relationships with their spouses. In this show, John and Alisa talk about:  How to become a proactive instead of reactive participant in your marriage Why you need to take divorce off the table and go “all in” How to approach your spouse with appreciation, not expectation How to begin difficult conversations about raising kids, sex, and finances What their 7 Days of Sex Challenge is all about and how it will make your marriage extraordinary Learn the principles of keeping your marriage passionate, alive, and flourishing! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/220. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: June 24, 2019, midnight

How to Help Kids with Anxiety and Depression – Exclusive Dad Edge Alliance Q&A with Natasha Daniels

Today, more parents are raising kids with anxiety, depression, and OCD but have no idea how to cope. Judging by the downloads on our shows about anxiety and depression in kids, this topic is in high demand. Unfortunately, the stigma that still surrounds mental health issues prevents parents from talking about them. The truth is, many mental health issues are part of physiological problems that are beyond a child’s control. We need to educate ourselves as parents and help our children walk through their fear and manage their feelings. That is why today we have an exclusive Dad Edge Alliance Q&A; with child therapist, Natasha Daniels. In this show, you will hear everyday dads talk about the real struggles they have with their kids in ages ranging from toddler to teenagers. Natasha Daniels answers questions about different behaviors including panic attacks, strange phobias, and drug abuse. Find out how to help kids with anxiety and depression and what signs to look out for in this episode!  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday163. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: June 20, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 34

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: June 19, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

Embrace the Past to Win Your Future with Mark Crandall

What is the story you‘ve been telling yourself over and over again that keeps you from stepping into the best self you can possibly be? Mark Crandall is a Transformational Life Coach, host of the Purpose Chasers Podcast, and the author of Embrace Your Past Win Your Future: The Difference Between Being A Victim and Playing One. He was not a dad at the recording of this episode, but he will likely be one when it airs. Mark has tremendous insight as a son who was abandoned by his biological parents and a man who is about to step into his role as a father. Mark tells us how to: detect and debunk self-limiting beliefs change the toxic story you have about yourself keep pushing through fear resist the temptation to fall back into a destructive mindset stop playing small and step into the role of the hero of your story Get ready to win your future! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/219. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: June 17, 2019, midnight

How to Surrender Your Ego to Supercharge Your Life

Are you taking ownership of your business, relationships, health, and future? Or are you blaming things outside yourself for a stagnant life? What is preventing you from living as your best self?  It’s the ego. Most of us don’t want to admit we don’t have it all figured out. We don’t want people to see that we’re vulnerable. We close ourselves to learning when we're afraid to ask questions. The ego blocks us from growing. Today we have an everyday dad on the show to talk about how to drill down to your core values and surrender your ego to supercharge your life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday162. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: June 13, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 33

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions.

Kids & Family
Published: June 11, 2019, 11:45 p.m.

Anxiety and Depression in Kids: A Parent’s Survival Guide with Natasha Daniels

There is a great deal of awareness surrounding autism and ADHD in children. What has not been equally addressed are anxiety and depression in kids. Many children suffer in silence and parents don’t understand what’s wrong. Today we are going to talk about how to identify and differentiate between depression and anxiety, signs and behavior patterns to look out for, and tools to help us teach children how to cope. Natasha Daniels is a child therapist who specializes in anxiety and OCD. She is the bestselling author of Anxiety Sucks! A Teen Survival Guide and How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler. Her work has been featured on various sites including Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and The Mighty. She’s a mom to three kids who have anxiety issues and her mission is to create support for parents through her private practice, podcast, videos, and online courses. The worst thing to do if you suspect your child may have a problem with anxiety and depression is avoid it. Learn how to tackle this problem head on so that you and your children are empowered to deal with anxiety and depression in a proactive way. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/218. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: June 10, 2019, midnight

Why Men Are Better Together

Today I’m sitting down with everyday dad and alliance member, Mike. He’s having a great time now being a father, but it wasn’t always this way. Mike is the father of an 8 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. When his son was first born, he couldn’t understand why he didn’t feel a connection to his baby. He thought something was wrong with him but was afraid to tell anyone about it. As his kids grew, his noticed his patience was thin, and he was worried he’d end up being "the dad that yelled a lot." He was also afraid that he wouldn’t have all the answers to the questions his kids asked, and he suffered chronic anxiety. This was a huge catalyst for change. One of the hardest things for men to do is ask for help, but Mike was tired of doing life on his own. He didn’t want to lean on his wife for everything either. That’s when he made himself a priority and joined The Dad Edge Alliance. Listen to Mike’s journey, and why men are better together! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday161. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: June 6, 2019, midnight

How to Light Your Woman Up with Brandy Salazar

Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Out of those that stay together, only seventeen percent report being happy. It seems like the odds are against us. Is it possible to take our marriages, whether they are meh or miserable, and transform them into passionate, thriving relationships? Today we get a woman’s raw perspective. Brandy Salazar, co-author of The Miracle Morning for Couples, is back on the show. She talks about what we’re missing in marriages, communication secrets, and why your wife never seems to be “in the mood.” She also tells us how to get to know our wives on the deepest level so that we have fewer arguments, more fun, and the most amazing sex ever. Gentlemen, you’ll want to take notes on this episode. Get ready to learn how to light your woman up! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/217. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: June 3, 2019, midnight

Your Health: No F*cking Excuses with Jay Ferruggia

When it comes to getting healthy, there are really no f*cking excuses. Without our health, we can’t be the best versions of ourselves. We want to have the strength, the stamina, and the mental clarity to live life to the fullest. We want to feel comfortable and confident in our bodies, but something always gets in the way. Whether you’re revisiting your 2019 health goals, or getting in shape for the summer, today’s show with Renegade Radio’s Jay Ferruggia will give you a stripped-down list of everything you need to know to get in the best health of your life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday160. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: May 30, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 32

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: May 29, 2019, 11:06 a.m.

Changing Your Relationship with Alcohol with Ruari Fairbairns

Alcohol is embedded into our society. Besides its traditional use as a social lubricant and its presence in nearly every celebration, the alcohol industry has psychologically programmed us to crave alcohol. But is it really adding to our enjoyment of life? Today we have Ruari Fairbairns back on the show. He is the cofounder of One Year No Beer, a massive, global alcohol-free movement. Ruari started in a job where drinking was part of a successful career, but he when he became a dad, the late nights and hangovers threatened his relationship with his family. He quit alcohol and was surprised to find how it revolutionized his life. His story comes full circle with a recent encounter with the Dalai Lama. Ruari talks about rewiring your brain and changing your relationship with alcohol. Whether it’s the occasional binge or a few daily beers after work, alcohol has a huge impact on your mental and physical wellbeing. He also tells us how to combat the stigma associated with not drinking and how to be alcohol-free and still have fun. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/216. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: May 27, 2019, midnight

Raising Financially Responsible Kids

Money is a generational issue. Most of us weren’t taught it, our parents weren’t taught it, and our grandparents weren’t taught it. Unless we break the pattern, our kids will have the same issues, overspending on credit cards and not investing enough to provide a secure future. What lessons are you teaching your kids about money?  What about personal accountability, savings, and investing?  How do they see you spend money?  There is a balance between money management and enjoying life. We don’t have to teach a scarcity mindset for our kids to be money smart. Today we talk to a special guest who tells us his dad’s approach to raising financially responsible kids and how it made him leagues ahead of his peers of the same age. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday159. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: May 23, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 31

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: May 22, 2019, 12:09 a.m.

Resilience Parenting with Chris Santillo

How can we teach our kids to navigate hardships and adversity while also raising them to be well-behaved? Today’s guest is Chris Santillo, the author of Resilience Parenting: Raising Resilient Children in an Era of Detachment and Dependence. Chris is a black belt instructor of Kempo karate and has established a foundation of three pillars in parenting—learning, service, and integrity. You will find out what snowplow parenting is and why it’s so damaging. You’ll also learn why you should formulate a family creed, how to teach ownership and independence, and how to give kids space to overcome challenges to become constant learners in life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/215. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: May 20, 2019, midnight

Turning Shame and Regret into Power

All of us at some time in our lives will face a time of darkness and despair. It could be financial ruin, divorce, a health crisis, or a shameful mistake. Chances are that when we are struggling through a difficult time, we won’t let anyone know about it. When someone asks us how we are, we’ll say, “I’m fine.” In this case FINE means: F*cked up  Insecure  Neurotic and  Emotional  We tend to take our frustrations out on those around us, blind to the damage we are causing. Addictions can take over when we feel like there is no other way to calm the chaos. We’re excited to bring Joe Burnham back on the show. He is a Dad Edge Alliance mastermind member who was on the podcast previously to talk about his life after getting arrested in a prostitution sting. Today he tells us how no one is beyond redemption and that it is possible to recover from a downfall by turning shame and regret into power. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday158. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: May 16, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 30

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: May 14, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

Master the Key: How to Free Your Potential with Mike Flynn

Everyone is talking about finding your “why” or your purpose in life. The idea is that once you know your why, everything else falls into place. But what if you don’t know your why or how to find it? What do you do when you realize you are trapped in a story that you would have never written for yourself? How do you become who you were created to be? Today we have Mike Flynn back on the show. He is the host of the Impact Entrepreneur podcast and has just released his new book, Master the Key: A Story to Free Your Potential, Find Meaning and Live Life on Purpose. Mike is going to teach us the 4 elements of ownership, why me must learn to sit in silence with ourselves, and how to find our why. He also reveals the most important key to stepping into our destiny—to believe we are worthy of it. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/214. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: May 13, 2019, midnight

The Dad Edge Mailbox for May 2019

We're going to do something new for Thursday Throwdown. I receive a lot of emails from listeners, so in this episode I'm going to answer three questions from The Dad Edge mailbox. Send your email to support@gooddadproject.com and your question might be featured in the next show! Today we're going to cover three topics: How to get a child to listen and obey without yelling.  How to stay motivated when you're in a funk.  How to start a side-hustle without sacrificing family time.    For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday157. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: May 9, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (Live) Episode 29

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: May 8, 2019, 12:24 a.m.

Digital Minimalism with Cal Newport

Today’s show is about distraction. Tech can be our best friend and worst enemy. Our devices are no longer normal telephones. They’ve become our constant companions. Texts, emails, social media and loads of content compete for our attention every hour of the day. We are more distracted and overwhelmed than ever before. It not only affects our work life but can do irreparable damage to our family life as well. Will our kids grow up missing their parents who are always on their phone? Cal Newport is a bestselling author and the father of three boys. You won’t find him on any social media, because he doesn’t have any. He the author of six books, including, most recently, the New York Times bestseller, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. Cal is going to tell us how tech is engineered to keep us on our phones and steal time away from our lives. He also talks about how it affects our memory and anxiety levels. Cal teaches us what boundaries to set for screen time with our kids and gives us a 30-Day plan to step away from tech and rebuild our digital lives in a way that serves us. Don’t waste another minute being distracted from the things that are most important to you. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/213. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: May 6, 2019, midnight

How to Parent Kids with Anxiety and Depression

More kids are suffering from anxiety and depression than in any other previous generation. What is it like to raise kids who suffer from anxiety and depression? How can partners align without pointing fingers and being hurtful? I went on the Parenting Survival Podcast to talk about the struggles I had parenting my son who has anxiety issues. Most dads are ill equipped to manage this problem, and a special skill set is required along with understanding and patience. I discuss how to use emotional validation and tactical empathy to connect and communicate with our kids as well as our wives. I also give advice on how ladies can better communicate with their men without putting them on the defensive. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday156. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: May 1, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 28

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: May 1, 2019, 12:02 a.m.

How to Persevere In Spite of Fear with Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman

Today I’m having a conversation with former UFC fighter and bestselling author of Driven: The Unlikely Journey from Classroom to Cage. He is also a podcast host, a speaker, a husband and a dad. Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman is back on the show for his third episode! We're going to have an authentic conversation about how to approach life as a constant learner, how to live by your core values, and how to find work that makes you come alive. We also discuss how to teach our kids extreme ownership, how to accept our fear sand take action in spite of them, and how to keep momentum while pursuing our goals even when we feel like giving up. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/212. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: April 29, 2019, midnight

Applying Top Gun Tactics to Life – Exclusive Dad Edge Alliance Q&A with Robert “Cujo” Teschner

We have a special show today! At least twice a month we invite one of our elite podcast guests to chat with our mastermind community. We've had Navy SEALs, pro-athletes, and NY Times bestselling authors. In this episode, we have former Top Gun instructor Robert "Cujo" Teschner back for an exclusive Dad Edge Alliance live Q&A; with our members! Nearly 50 men participated in this virtual meeting. Robert "Cujo' Teschner talks about the strategies outlined in his Amazon bestselling book, Debrief to Win. After listening to this show you will know how to create teams and plan in advance to win at home and in the workplace. You'll learn how to celebrate victories, praise your kids properly, and how to keep that no quit attitude no matter what adversity throws at you. You'll also learn how to get out of the lull of complacency and how to stop blaming and shaming yourself for your shortcomings. Get ready to apply Top Gun tactics to your life! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday155. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: April 25, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (Live) Episode 27

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: April 24, 2019, 12:50 a.m.

How to Start When You're Stuck with Jason Womack

Today's show is going to ramp you up! Jason Womack is an executive coach and bestselling author of Your Best Just Got Better and Get Momentum: How to Start When you're Stuck. He's going to talk about why men are so good at starting things but not finishing them, and how to surround yourself with people who will instantly rocket you to where want to go. He also shares two of his forward thinking tools that will completely blow your mind and crush the limited view you have of your future. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/211. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.  

Kids & Family
Published: April 22, 2019, midnight

A Father’s Journey Inward

On Thursdays we like to interview every day dads. Today we talk to Dad Edge Alliance member, Ben. His mission was to become the best father he could be to his 6 year old son and a 4 year old daughter. He knew that they were picking up on what he did, not what he said, but sometimes he had a hard time being calm. After struggling with anxiety most of his life, he realized he needed to find a way to stay patient, especially when the kids were crying and things were stressful with work. Ben had to go inward to face his flaws, to confront the truth about who he was and who he wanted to be. This unlocked the journey to living his life according to his values, to staying calm through the storm by accepting others as they are and letting go of the need to control. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday154. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: April 18, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 26

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: April 16, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

How to Become a Master Lover with Intimacy Coach Elisa Popescu

Warning: Dads, this episode is explicit. Make sure you’re not with the kids while listening.  Today, we are going to talk about how to become a Master Lover. After we get married and have kids, we step into the role of dad. Our wives go into mothering mode, and we lose the all-consuming passion that we felt in the beginning of the relationship. 50% of couples are dissatisfied with their sex lives.  2/3 of couples feel they don’t have sex often enough. Why is it so hard to keep the excitement and attraction going? Elisa Popescu is an Intimacy and Relationship coach and the creator of The Master Lover Program. She is going to tell us the 5 Core Needs of a Woman and how we can use them to ignite our wives’ sexual energy. She also identifies the 5 Core Needs of Men and how being aware of them will help us take the lead and get back to that primal bedroom experience we crave. Don’t miss this hot show that will revolutionize the sex lives of both husbands and wives! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/210. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: April 15, 2019, midnight

Idea Overwhelm: How to Start Taking Action

Today is the 3 year anniversary for Thursday Throwdown and the 4th year anniversary since the launch of The Dad Edge/Good Dad Project Podcast! Thanks to all our fans for making the show such a wild success. Today's show is about all you podcast listeners. We're calling out the content zombies. What is a content zombie? Those of us who binge on podcasts, listen to tons of audiobooks, download all the free guides, read all the articles, and watch all the videos on how to improve our lives, but never put the information we learn into practice. Instead of choosing one idea and sticking with it, we just keep sucking up more content. No matter how good it is, it's useless to us because we are not implementing it. In this episode, we talk about how to choose the best idea and start taking action so you can avoid stagnation and always be moving forward in life. Don't be a content zombie!  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday153. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: April 11, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 25

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: April 9, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Everything You Need to Know About Identity Theft with Barry Russel

Identity Theft is a huge problem that encompasses more than credit card and bank fraud. Your personal identifying information can be used by criminals to apply for loans in your name, commit prescription pill fraud, or work under your professional license. Worst of all, your child's information can be sold on the dark web and you may not find out till years later that their name has been destroyed. Barry Russel from Legal Shield is here to talk about the five different kinds of identity theft, case studies of identity theft, and how we can protect ourselves and our families from identity theft. He also tells us what steps we need to take if we suspect our identity has been stolen.  This problem is rampant and out of control. It's not a matter of if. It's a matter of when. Arm yourself with everything you need to know about identity theft in this episode. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/209. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: April 8, 2019, midnight

Marriage Partnership in Action

Last month for Thursday Throwdown, we covered the 4 Elements of a Legendary Marriage with Lance Salazar. Over 4 weeks, he broke it down into: The Individual, The Partnership, Becoming Friends, and Becoming Lovers. Today I'm going to talk about the marriage partnership in action. I applied a quasi business-like approach to working with my wife to make sure we were on the same page when it came to responsibilities. This included a weekly meeting where we "frontloaded" and planned everything in advance from who was taking the kids to school to what we were having for dinner. We even synchronized our schedule in a Google calendar. Is it worth doing all this tedious planning? How does it benefit our marriage? Listen and find out! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday152. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: April 4, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 24

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: April 3, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

The Holy Grail of Work-Life Balance with James Sudakow

Is work-life balance an unattainable myth? Most of us have tried everything to find out a way to evenly distribute our time and energy across work, life, and family. Many of us may have also discovered that this is one of the most difficult things to achieve. It almost seems impossible. But it’s not. Today’s guest is James Sudakow. He is the father of four kids and the author of Out of the Blur: A Delirious Dad's Search for the Holy Grail of Work-Life Balance. He used to suffer from superhero syndrome, trying to be everything to everyone all the time. Eventually, he realized that he wasn’t showing up in the way that he wanted to at home or at work and came up with his own plan to analyze his behavior and change his ways. In this episode, James Sudakow talks about the superhero syndrome and outlines the common traps we fall into when it comes to prioritizing our to do list. He gives practical solutions for breaking common habits that suck our time and energy and shows us that a sane, productive, fulfilling life is not as mysterious as we think. Behold, the holy grail of work life balance!   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/208. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: April 1, 2019, midnight

4 Elements of a Legendary Marriage Part 4—Becoming Lovers

Today we wrap up our 4 Elements of a Legendary Marriage series with Lance Salazar covering the subject we've all been waiting for—sex. Sex is a big deal when it comes to marriage, but it's also the toughest thing to talk about. How can we make our needs known? How can we understand what our spouses really want? How much sex should couples be having? This episode covers everything from the right way to flirt to how to leverage a woman's cycle. Don't miss out on these secrets for becoming lovers in your marriage!   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday151. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: March 28, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 23

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: March 27, 2019, 11:07 a.m.

How to Stop Being A Miserable F*ck with John Kim

Sometimes, the men who seem to have it all together are the ones who are suffering the most. Today’s guest John Kim was a licensed therapist and a life coach who was unfulfilled and hating life. A divorce forced him to begin looking inward and start his blog called The Angry Therapist to share his journey from being a boy to becoming a man. John Kim’s just published his book I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck: An Everyman's Guide to a Meaningful Life in which he shares his "self-help in a shot glass" tips on how to step into manhood and live a life of purpose and passion! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/207. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: March 25, 2019, midnight

4 Elements of a Legendary Marriage Part 3—Becoming Friends

Remember when you and your spouse used to have fun together? You never ran out of things to talk about. You always had each other's backs. Then adulting got in the way—kids, jobs, stress. Sometimes it feels like you have nothing to talk about anymore and the distance between you grows. Lance Salazar is back on for Part 3 of our 4 Elements of a Legendary Marriage Series. Today is devoted to becoming friends with your spouse again.   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday150. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: March 21, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 22

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: March 20, 2019, 10:20 a.m.

Protecting Your Family from Gaming Addiction with Cam Adair

We are just beginning to understand the impact of video games on child development and behavior. Never has our culture been so immersed in gamification. Games like Minecraft and Fortnite have become part of social culture.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has documented that violent videos games cause children to show a greater propensity to be aggressive in real life. Frequent gaming also results in poor grades and a difficult relationship with parents. So how can we protect our family from gaming addiction? Today we are grateful to have Cam Adair from GameQuitters.com back on The Dad Edge. He is a former gaming addict who now helps kids and their parents find solutions for gaming addiction. He tells us how we can set healthy limits and boundaries around video games, and what activities we can implement into our daily lives to make sure our kids are fulfilled and less susceptible to compulsive gaming. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/206. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: March 18, 2019, midnight

4 Elements of a Legendary Marriage Part 2—The Partnership

We are dedicating this month to designing our relationships with our spouses. Lance Salazar cofounder of Legendary Couples and coauthor of The Miracle Morning for Couples is back for Part 2 of this series. He has broken down the 4 Elements of a Legendary Marriage as: The Individual The Partnership Becoming Friends Becoming Lovers Last week, we talked about putting marriage aside and developing ourselves as individuals first. This week we focus on the partnership, which includes opening up a dialogue about goals, roles, finances, and parenting. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday149. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: March 14, 2019, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 21

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: March 13, 2019, 12:22 a.m.

Everything Men Need to Know About Porn with J.K. Emezi

Today our show is about porn, sex, and masturbation addiction. This subject constantly comes up in The Dad Edge community and our episodes about pornography have massive downloads. In this age where we can watch it anytime and anywhere on our phone, it is becoming a huge problem. This crucial, controversial topic is not discussed enough because of the taboo, but porn addiction is real and we need answers. J.K. Emezi is a sex and porn addiction coach for the last 9 years and is the founder of Elevated Recovery, where he helps men overcome sexually compulsive disorders. He tells us everything men need to know about porn—how it changes our brains, affects our relationships, and alters our perspectives. He gets real about how to tell if porn is a problem and what to do about it. He also tells us how we can prepare our kids for their inevitable encounter with porn, which is happening at startlingly earlier ages. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/205. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: March 11, 2019, midnight

4 Elements of a Legendary Marriage Part 1—The Individual

50% of marriages end in divorce. Out of the half that stay together, 1/3 report being happy, 1/3 are “happy enough” and the other 1/3 are miserable. We actively plan our businesses, goals, and finances, but most of us keep our marriage on auto-pilot and expect it to maintain itself. Communication breaks down, resentment builds, and the love slowly dies. We are dedicating this month to designing our relationships with our spouses. Lance Salazar from Legendary Couples is back on the show. He has just released The Miracle Morning for Legendary Couples, which he coauthored with Hal Elrod. He breaks down the 4 Elements of a Legendary Marriage for us: The Individual The Partnership Becoming Friends Becoming Lovers Today, we talk about the first element—the individual. In order to be the best partners and parents, we have to work on ourselves first.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday148. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: March 7, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A (LIVE) Episode 20

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. You don't want to miss an excellent Simon Cowell impersonation by one of our guests!  It was the funniest moment we've had yet! At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: March 6, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

How to Get Anything You Want with Tony Stephan

What if you could have anything you want? Sounds crazy, right? Here’s the truth—you CAN have anything you want. The problem is we run away from our fears instead of running toward our dreams. We shrink from adversity, hard work, and the unknown. The worst part about it is, this is what we show to our children.  Our guest today is Tony Stephan. He is a registered dietician and nutrition coach who’s been featured on Fox News, NBC, Huff Post, and Women’s Health Magazine. His childhood was full of hardship and tragedy. Anyone would’ve understood if he felt sorry for himself and drifted through life, but his humble father gave him the secret to achieving what he thought was impossible. Tony Stephan’s not only going to tell us how to use this secret to get the health we want, but how to get anything we want in life.   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/204. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: March 4, 2019, 1 a.m.

The Challenges of Being a Military Veteran Dad

Today we are focusing on military fathers. Before we get into the show, we thank you for serving our country and providing a safe place for us to raise our families. This episode is for you. Ben Killoy is a veteran and the host of the Military Veteran Dad Podcast and his mission is to bring every dad home. We're not just talking about being physically home. We're talking about the special challenges of being a military veteran dad. Servicemen are gone for long periods of time. The normal world continues while they're deployed, and their families learn to live without them. Once military dads return home, they lose their uniform and go from being Superman to Clark Kent overnight. It's a huge adjustment that can leave a soldier lost as to who he is and wondering how to become part of his family, workplace, and community again. Ben Killoy talks about how military fathers can readjust to family life, become great leaders in their circle of influence, and leave a lasting legacy for their kids. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday147. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 28, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 19 (LIVE)

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. Full Disclosure:  We spend a bit too much time talking about thimble-sized condoms. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 27, 2019, 1:16 a.m.

Debrief to Win with former Top Gun Instructor Robert “Cujo” Teschner

Who knows how to rapidly assess, respond, and adapt under extreme pressure better than a Top Gun fighter pilot? Today we are super-psyched to have Top Gun instructor Robert “Cujo” Teschner on the show! He’s releasing his book called Debrief to Win: How High-Performing Leaders Practice Accountable Leadership. He is also a husband, a father of five children, and a cancer survivor. You don’t get to Cujo’s level without doing the work and prepping yourself to win at all costs. He reveals that even though his military career was taking off, he was failing in other dimensions of his life. One day he realized that if he applied his elite training to his health and family, he would dominate across the board.  Listen to his Debrief to Win system to set yourself up for a successful mission no matter what the dogfight of life throws at you. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/203. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 25, 2019, 1 a.m.

How to Execute Major League Achievement—Exclusive Dad Edge Alliance Q&A with Todd Stottlemyre

It doesn't matter where you're at. It only matters where you're going. That is what Todd Stottlemyre says. He's a former 3-time World Champion Major League Baseball player and the author of Relentless Success: 9-Point System for Major League Achievement. Todd's a good friend of The Dad Edge Alliance and returns for this live Q&A; where he answers questions about failure, fatherhood, and how to make an impact in life. He confesses the mistakes he made, the adversity he's faced, and what compelled him to pass on what he has learned in his life in the form of a book. Todd Stottlemyre is a dynamic guest. Prepared to get fired up and learn how to execute major league achievement! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday146. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.  

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 21, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 18 (LIVE)

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 20, 2019, 3:50 a.m.

The Ultimate Personal Development Event for Dads

Today I’m joined by my two facilitators for The Dad Edge Summit live event, Jason MacKenzie and Jeff Bouwman. We recorded this episode live in The Dad Edge Mastermind community. The men online were not only able to listen but also interact with us on the podcast. There are five dimensions of manhood. They are health (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual), work, our relationship with our spouse, our relationship with our children, and finances. In this live Q&A;, we go through how we approached each dimension of manhood in last year’s Dad Edge Summit and how we will approach them in this year’s summit using techniques like appreciative inquiry, group exercises, and visualization.  At most personal development events, we are part of an audience. We sit and listen to speakers, but The Dad Edge Summit is different. It’s active, not passive. The intimate setting allows for deep self-exploration and fosters breakthroughs that change the lives of the participants. Listen to why The Dad Edge Summit is the ultimate personal development event for dads! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/202. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 18, 2019, 1 a.m.

Why Kids Lie and What Dads Can Do About It

We usually interview an alliance member on Thursday Throwdown, but this week’s going to be a little different. This is about being a human and fallible dad in the midst of some challenges with my 11-year-old son. He’s been caught in a few lies lately, and that’s the type of behavior a dad wants to get in front of right away. Why do kids lie and what can dads do about it? How do we punish them without making them feel as if we only exist to make their lives miserable? How can we make our kids understand how difficult it is to be a parent? You’ll find out my personal experience in this episode. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday145. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 14, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 17 (LIVE)

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions! Here's what to look forward to in this episode How do deal with my resentment and improve my relationship with my Dad - personally and in business? How do I deal with my wife's toxic victimhood? How can a guy who works alone most of the time,  bring intention to developing deeper male relationships? At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!  

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 13, 2019, 12:01 a.m.

Extreme Ownership for Fathers with Leif Babin

What’s the most important quality of a leader? How can we use leadership to become a more effective father, husband, and man? And how can we teach our kids to be responsible and accountable for their actions? Our guest needs no introduction. Former US Navy seal officer Leif Babin. He coauthored the #1 NY Time bestseller, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and The Dichotomy of Leadership with Jocko Willink. He is also cofounder of Echelon Front, a premier leadership consulting company that helps others build their own high-performance winning teams. Leif Babin is going to tell us the most important quality of a leader—whether it’s in SEAL teams or at home—and his answer will surprise you. He’s also going to talk about how he applies combat rules to family life, how to detach from emotions to be more effective, and how to be proactive to find solutions and get things done. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/201. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 11, 2019, 1 a.m.

Optimizing Your Personal Relationship with Money — Exclusive Dad Edge Alliance Q&A with Grant Sabatier

Our traditional mindset about money is one of scarcity. We believe we have to sacrifice and deprive ourselves of the things that give us the most joy. We budget the fun out of life. Money problems cause anxiety, depression, divorce, and even suicide. But in this day and age, our relationship with money no longer has to be this way. Today we have an exclusive 90-minute Dad Edge Alliance Q&A; with Monday's guest, Grant Sabatier. He has just released his book, Financial Freedom: A proven path to all the money you will ever need and is here to transform your perspective about finance and talk about optimizing your personal relationship with money. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday144. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 7, 2019, 1 a.m.

All the Money You Will Ever Need with Grant Sabatier

Today is our 200th episode of the main show. Thanks to all our listeners for downloading and leaving reviews! We have a spectacular guest for this milestone. Finance is one of our most popular topics on The Dad Edge. We go through years of education and training for our careers, but we’re never taught about how to best use the money we make, and sadly, we rarely take active steps to find ways increase our income. Grant Sabatier is the founder of MillenialMoney.com and is financially free at the age of thirty-five. He says that the “old school” narrative is obsolete and is with us to talk about his book Financial Freedom: A proven path to all the money you will ever need. Get ready for early retirement! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/200. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 4, 2019, 1 a.m.

Surviving the Dark Night of the Soul

This is our last show for January 2019 and we are shutting it down with an intense topic, surviving the dark night of the soul. We all fight inner battles. Most of us struggle alone. Today, one of our Dad Edge Alliance team leads opens up about how alcoholism and depression led him to the brink of suicide. He lost his job, his house, his wife, and was bankrupt. He was overweight and unhealthy from the constant booze, cocaine, and cigarettes. But one day, something clicked and he decided to fight his way back to the light. Listen to his story from hopelessness to the heroic triumph over the battle within.   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday143. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.  

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 31, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 16 (LIVE!)

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions! Here's what to look forward to in this episode What does Larry love about the book The Unbeatable Mind so much?  And, what systems has he put into place as a result of reading it 57,000 times? What are tips and strategies you use to combat that inner voice telling you you suck?  And how do you deal with energy draining people? What happens when the energy drainer is someone who live with? At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!  

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 30, 2019, 12:51 a.m.

The Art of Likeability with Arel Moodie

What is it about some people that makes us gravitate toward them? Why is it that sometimes we just don’t like certain people? How can we acquire that X-factor that makes some men so likeable and how can we use that to enhance our relationships at work and at home?  Today’s guest is Arel Moodie, the host of the wildly popular podcast called The Art of Likeability. He says that increased likability improves your leadership and builds deeper relationships to create more success in all areas of your life. He demystifies likeability and tells us how to leverage it and instill it in our children. You do not want to miss the fascinating interview!   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/199. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

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Published: Jan. 28, 2019, 1 a.m.

A Wife's Thoughts on The Dad Edge Alliance and Summit

Today is a first. We not only have a longtime Dad Edge Alliance member on Thursday Throwdown, we have his wife! If you have been thinking about joining The Dad Edge Alliance or attending our Dad Edge Summit this summer, but are wondering how your wife will feel about the idea, this interview with Javier and Suzanne will show you what happens when a man finds his tribe. Javier and Suzanne have been together for 14 years and are parents. They had a fairy tale beginning, but once real life kicked in, intense fights and break ups left open wounds. Javier opens up about his struggles as a man. He tells us how The Dad Edge Alliance helped him grow and how the Dad Edge Summit catalyzed all he had learned into a clear vision for the future. His wife, Suzanne, gets real about the marriage problems they had and how beneficial The Dad Edge Alliance and Dad Edge Summit have been to their relationship as a couple and a family.   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday142. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 24, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 15 (LIVE!)

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions! Here's what to look forward to in this episode What's your best advice for connecting to men in the Alliance (or any group you are a part of)? How do we practice patience with our kids when they are losing it or when we need to get something done? When I get stressed, my wife doesn't handle it well.  How can I talk to her about it?   At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!  

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 23, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

F*ck Your Feelings with Ryan Munsey

Up to 95 % of the decisions we make are based on what we feel. This means that in almost every situation, we are reacting instead of responding. Think about decisions you’ve made based on fear, selfishness, or anger. How did they serve you? How did they affect those around you? Today’s guest is the author of F*ck Your Feelings, Ryan Munsey. He is a speaker, coach, and the host of the Better Human Project Podcast. He tells us how to recognize our feelings, understand them, and look at them from an objective point of view. He teaches us how to remove emotions from the equation and act on our values instead. He also talks about reframing frustrating situations so that we can make the right choice in our behavior and become the leaders our families need us to be. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/198. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

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Published: Jan. 21, 2019, 1 a.m.

What Happens at The Dad Edge Summit?

"We have one shot in life to be a dad. Why not make it epic." If you're a regular listener, you will recognize that this is the intro for The Dad Edge Podcast. Our kids grow up fast and we get older every day. We can't afford to wait around and see if our dreams come true. We have to take action to create an epic life and we have to do it today. That is why we held the first annual The Dad Edge Summit in St. Louis this past June and we are already planning the next one for 2019. It's a chance for likeminded men to join together and learn from each other as well as elite experts and coaches. So what happens at The Dad Edge Summit? What are the unknowns? What do guys walk away with? Find out all about this personal development event exclusively for dads!   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday141. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 17, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 14

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind community.   We've turned this into a live radio show and it's awesome! Join Larry and JMack as they bring men from The Alliance LIVE and take their questions! Here's what to look forward to in this episode Where have you taken a failure as a Dad and managed to turn that into a positive? How do you deal with conflict and confrontation more effectively? How can you take compliments better? Somehow JMack's underwear preference comes up.   At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!  

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 16, 2019, 11:39 a.m.

Get Lit: Forget the Pressure to Find Your Why with Dominick Quartuccio

Today there is so much pressure to find our why, to have a clear purpose in life. Some people seem to have it all figured out. We see them on social media living their dreams. Others think they know what they were meant to be, only to find out they’re unfulfilled. Those of us who haven’t defined a clear purpose yet seem to be looked down on (or maybe we just feel that way). Today’s guest tells us why you need to forget the pressure to find your why and how to let it reveal itself to you. Dominick Quartuccio, bestselling author of Design Your Future: 3 Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Take Command of Your Life, is back on The Dad Edge. He says that in looking too hard for our purpose in life, it eludes us. Most people don’t know what their destiny is, and that’s okay. He teaches us how to analyze our lives to become aware of what lights us up, and how to follow that passion to create a life that excites us. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/197. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

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Published: Jan. 12, 2019, 1 a.m.

How to Become a Game Changing Dad

We only get one chance to be a dad, but life gets busy and sometimes we barely have time to think about what we're doing. It's easy to get wrapped up in work and shuttling kids off to sports and activities without mindfully taking action to level up when we can. Today we have Dad Edge Alliance member Ray Matz on the show. He is the author of Game Changing Dads: Get Off The Bench and Into The Game! He is a husband and a father to three who talks about what we can do to get off the bench and take small actions for big improvements in our roles as fathers, husbands, and leaders. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday140. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 10, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 13

This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Facebook community Join Larry and JMack as they riff on questions from the Dad Edge communities! Here's what to look forward to in this episode How do I deal with sexual rejection and/or being in a sexless marriage? Kids baiting parents and how to avoid taking it! How do you stay motivated with your New Year's resolutions? How do you handle your friendships changing after the birth of your first child? Plus we talk about how JMack's 72 year-old dad walked 26 miles with him.  And, somehow, this came up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB3rbzzE5K4 PLUS:  We bring in the great and powerful Mason Hagner!! At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!  

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 9, 2019, 1:41 a.m.

The Secrets to Achieving Wildly Important Goals with Mark Divine

At the start of the year, we are always thinking about goals like losing extra weight, eating healthier, and managing our finances more efficiently, but what about wildly important goals? Have you ever set a goal so challenging that it takes you beyond your limits and changes you forever? Today’s guest is Mark Divine. He is a former Navy SEAL commander, founder of SEALfit, and author of The Unbeatable Mind. His book was the inspiration for The Dad Edge and he was the first big guest on the show. Mark Divine just completed a burpee challenge to raise money and awareness for veteran suicides, which occur at the horrifying rate of every 22 seconds. This wasn’t a one-time event, but a year-long commitment of doing 300 burpees every single day. Mark talks about how he pulls through and even thrives on these kinds of challenges. It's not all grit. He uses breathing techniques, yoga, meditation, and intuition. You will be awed by the insights he shares in this interview. Save this episode to stay connected to your goals so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end of this year. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/196. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 7, 2019, 1 a.m.

Breaking the Chain of Bad Fathering

Being a dad is the toughest and most important job in the world. For those of us who didn’t have a good dad to learn from, it’s even more difficult to navigate life. We didn’t have a proper role model, leaving us without a map to become a good husband and father. But breaking the chain of bad fathering is complex. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we see ourselves falling into the same behaviors we watched as a kid. We feel hopeless and infuriated. There were no resources for men in previous generations, but we’re going to change that. The mission of the Dad Edge is to empower fathers to be their best. Today, we have a Dad Edge Alliance member on the show to talk about his experience being raised by a violent dad. He vowed not to become like his father, but he fell into the same patterns after his own son was born. He knew he had to stop the cycle for the sake of his son. Listen to how he learned to grow beyond his upbringing to become a happy, confident, and resilient man. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday139. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 3, 2019, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 12

Welcome to 2019! This episode was recorded live in the Dad Edge Facebook community 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 How do you explain growth mindset to your children? What are your thoughts about swearing in front of your kids? What are some techniques to avoid alcohol?   We also talk about the beauty of yoga pants. At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level!  

Kids & Family
Published: Jan. 2, 2019, 10:23 a.m.

Simple, Sexy Marriage with Dr. Corey Allan

Today we have Dr. Corey Allan on the show. He is a marriage and family therapist and the host of the Sexy Marriage Radio podcast, which has been going strong for seven years. Dr. Allan outlines most common problems couples bring to his office, including sex. In this conversation, we get granular about sex issues along with intimacy and pornography.  In his experience, Dr. Corey Allan estimates that that man has the higher desire for sex in 70% of marriages, but men tend to follow a script and don’t get creative with their wives. He tells us what we’re doing wrong when it comes to trying to get more sexual with our spouses and how to talk about it without putting them on the defense. He also talks about the 30% of marriages in which the woman has the higher desire for sex and how couples can manage that. You may be surprised by his advice. Download this episode because you’ll want to listen to it again! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/195. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

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Published: Dec. 31, 2018, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 11 (Live!)

We're breaking new ground on the Dad Edge Q&A;!  This was our first episode where we recorded via LiveStream in the Dad Edge Facebook community and it was a BLAST! 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 How do we stay present in the holidays and avoid thinking about work and other crap that we don't need to be thinking about on our break? How can I talk to my parents about things they are doing that are harming the relationship with my 14 year-old-daughter? My kids ignore my wife a lot and it kills her.  How can I explain to my kids the impact they are having on my wife? Do you have any ideas, besides timeouts, for kids who hit? At the end, we talk about the 2019 Dad Edge Summit!  2018 was life changing for the men that attended.  2019 is going to take things to an even higher level! JMack's podcast is Inquisitive Souls.  You can find it here.  We live in the world our conversations create.

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 27, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Doing Life with The Dad Edge

This is the final episode of Thursday Throwdown for 2018. This was the most successful year yet for The Dad Edge Podcast and The Dad Edge Alliance. We organized our first ever Dad Edge Summit. We received 150 iTunes reviews, 300 members in The Dad Edge Alliance membership, and thousands in our free Facebook group, a judgement and ego-free zone to share the challenges of being a man and a father. Thank you all for doing life with The Dad Edge! We are going to bring you more amazing guests, content, and resources in 2019 to help you become your best self. We've seen men lose 100 pounds, save hopeless marriages, and rekindle connections with kids. Some guys have quit the jobs they hated to create businesses they love. Others have climbed out of impossible debt. How did they do it? By surrounding themselves with dynamic people, by having support from a group of likeminded men, and by being held accountable for their goals. Is 2019 going to be the year you make things happen? Or are you going to wait another year?  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday138. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.  

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Published: Dec. 27, 2018, 1 a.m.

Black Belt Husband with Quentin Hafner

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the expectations placed on you as a husband? Are you confused about what exactly your wife needs from you? Is your marriage in a rut but you don't know the first step to getting out? Today's guest is Quentin Hafner, author of Black Belt Husband: A Marriage Book for Men. He's a couples counselor by day and a Brazilian jujitsu practitioner by night. Quentin has developed a methodology to becoming a great husband inspired by the martial arts belt system. There's no need to feel hopeless when your marriage hits a wall, even if the sex has all but disappeared and you and your spouse at moments hate each other. Quentin Hafner breaks it all down for us in this episode!   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/194. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

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Published: Dec. 24, 2018, 1 a.m.

The Cure for Lone Wolf Syndrome

On Thursday Throwdown, we interview everyday dads. Today, alliance member John Williams is on the show. John used to suffer from lone wolf syndrome. He shouldered his burdens alone and kept his worries to himself. Even though he arrived at a good place in life, something was missing. He knew that a man is the sum of the people closest to him and that he was capable of more. This sparked the search for a tribe to surround himself with. A rising tide lifts all ships, and by doing life with good men, John has stopped drifting and is now actively shaping his destiny. His wife Ashley also makes a surprise appearance and gives us the lowdown on the changes she has seen in John since he's had men to share the highs and lows with.   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday137. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

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Published: Dec. 20, 2018, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 10

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: How do I mature to where I don't utterly hate my in-laws? How do I gain or maintain confidence while in a marriage that's on the rocks? How do you feel about the success the guys in the Alliance are having? What do you do when you ""climb the wrong ladder" - when you realize you've been working towards the wrong goal? We also talk about what a terrible idea it is to attach your value as a human being to anything outside yourself. JMack's podcast is Inquisitive Souls.  You can find it here.  We live in the world our conversations create.

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 19, 2018, 10:48 a.m.

How to Optimize The Structure of Work, Family, and Fulfillment with Dave Hollis

Can work-life balance ever be achieved?  Our guest today is Dave Hollis, and he says work-life balance is unattainable. There is no such thing because our lives constantly fluctuate. Sometimes, our kids need us. At other times, our marriage requires more attention. Maybe our health has been neglected and we need to focus on taking care of our bodies. There will also be points in our lives where work demands all of our energy. Life is unpredictable and we must be prepared to adapt. We are stoked to have Dave Hollis on The Dad Edge. Dave worked for Disney for 17 years selling movies like Star Wars and The Avengers to theaters, and he recently left his position to help his wife Rachel develop her business. Dave tells us why he quit what most people would consider a dream job and how he and his wife grow their media company while raising four kids. He also talks about their technique called ‘frontloading’ to optimize the structure of work, family, and fulfillment for an incredible life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/193. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

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Published: Dec. 17, 2018, 1 a.m.

Embracing the Parenting Journey

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 13, 2018, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 9

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 12, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

Never Give Up No Matter What with Mason Hagner

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

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Published: Dec. 10, 2018, 1 a.m.

4 Strategies to Keep Calm Through the Chaos

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 6, 2018, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 8

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 5, 2018, 11:19 a.m.

The Power of Letting Go of Resentment Toward Your Father with Cody McBroom

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Dec. 3, 2018, 1 a.m.

Are You Using Work to Avoid Home Life?

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 29, 2018, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 7

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 28, 2018, 2:22 a.m.

Stop Drifting and Consciously Design Your Future with Dominick Quartuccio

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 26, 2018, 1 a.m.

Gratitude Benefits: Stress Less, Lose Weight, Work Smarter

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 22, 2018, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 6

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 20, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Diets Suck: The Ultimate Blueprint on Enjoying Food and Getting Lean with Josiah Novak

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 19, 2018, 1 a.m.

Giving Yourself Grace During the Holidays

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 15, 2018, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 5

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.

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Published: Nov. 14, 2018, 12:46 a.m.

Ultimate Guide to Demystifying Women with Robert Kandell

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

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Published: Nov. 12, 2018, 1 a.m.

Breaking the Addiction Mindset

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 8, 2018, 1 p.m.

Dad Edge Q&A Episode 4

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 7, 2018, 1:46 a.m.

The Infinite Game of Marriage with Cara Miller

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.  

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 5, 2018, 1 a.m.

Hard Love: How to Raise Resilient Kids

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

Kids & Family
Published: Nov. 1, 2018, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A - Episode 3

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 30, 2018, 9:05 a.m.

How to Quit Your Job in 12 Months Part 2 with Ryan Enk

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. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.

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Published: Oct. 29, 2018, midnight

Kids and Allowance: Money-Smart Habits in Action

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 25, 2018, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A - Episode 2

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.  

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 24, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

How to Raise Money-Empowered Kids with John Lanza

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 22, 2018, midnight

Finding the Strength Through the Struggle

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 18, 2018, midnight

Dad Edge Q&A - Episode 1

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.    

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 16, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

When a Father Commits Suicide

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.

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Published: Oct. 15, 2018, midnight

How to Stop Obsessing Over Life’s Trivial Problems

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.

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Published: Oct. 11, 2018, midnight

A Father's Last Words

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 8, 2018, midnight

The Life-Changing Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 4, 2018, midnight

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Coming to Terms with Your Own Bullsh*t with Gary John Bishop

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 1, 2018, midnight

The Everyday Fighter in Life

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 27, 2018, midnight

How to Make Your Wife Fall in Love with You Again and Again with Spencer Burnett

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

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 24, 2018, midnight

How to Stop Grinding and Start Living

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 20, 2018, midnight

Coaching Kids for Greatness with former NFL player Anthony Trucks

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 17, 2018, midnight

What Happens When You Take Away Your Kids’ Devices

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 13, 2018, midnight

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Video Game, Porn, and Social Media Addiction with Cam Adair

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 10, 2018, midnight

A Dad’s Recovery from Sex Addiction

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 6, 2018, midnight

Parents’ Guide to Video Game Addiction with Cam Adair

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Sept. 3, 2018, midnight

Releasing Emotions Safely in Front of the Kids

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 30, 2018, midnight

Pulling the Positive from Failures with UFC Champion Frankie Edgar

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 27, 2018, midnight

What Kind of Father Do You Want to Be?

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.

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Published: Aug. 23, 2018, midnight

Optimizing Male Hormones for Fat Loss, Energy, and Libido with Alex Van Houten

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 20, 2018, midnight

Teaching Kids to Take Ownership

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 16, 2018, midnight

How to Quit Your Job in 12 Months with Ryan Enk

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 13, 2018, midnight

The Dangers of Perfection

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 9, 2018, midnight

The Matrix of Marriage with Larry Bilotta

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 6, 2018, midnight

How to Use Problems as Opportunities

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Aug. 2, 2018, midnight

The Art of Negotiating with Your Kids with Chris Voss

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.

Kids & Family
Published: July 30, 2018, midnight

Showing Leadership to Your Kids by Going First

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.

Kids & Family
Published: July 26, 2018, midnight

The Masculine, the Man, and the Mountain with Traver Boehm

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.

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Published: July 23, 2018, midnight

7 Reasons Why Men Don’t Ask for Help

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.

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Published: July 19, 2018, midnight

Becoming a Legendary Couple After the Kids

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.

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Published: July 16, 2018, midnight

Tapping into Integrity and Curiosity for a Richer Life

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.

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Published: July 12, 2018, midnight

The Easy and Effective Way to Budget for Your Goals with Jesse Mecham

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.

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Published: July 9, 2018, midnight

How to Approach Your Wife When You’re in Crisis

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

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Published: July 5, 2018, midnight

The Driven Dad Fitness and Nutrition Bootcamp

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.

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Published: July 2, 2018, midnight

The Mindset Shift That Will Transform Your Relationships

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.

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Published: June 28, 2018, midnight

Ultimate Mastery of Your Emotional State with Navy SEAL Andy Stumpf

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.

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Published: June 25, 2018, midnight

Embracing Change as a Man

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.

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Published: June 21, 2018, midnight

ChooseFI: Stock Market, Tax, and Retirement Hacks with Brad Barrett

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

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Published: June 18, 2018, midnight

Work-Life Balance Advice from a Kid

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.

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Published: June 14, 2018, midnight

Wake Up Warrior with Garrett J. White

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.

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Published: June 11, 2018, midnight

How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood

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.

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Published: June 7, 2018, midnight

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: The Modern Revolution of the Masculine Heart with John Eldredge

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.

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Published: June 4, 2018, midnight

Teaching Your Kids How to Cope with Grief

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.

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Published: May 31, 2018, midnight

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less with Greg McKeown

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.

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Published: May 28, 2018, midnight

Habit Stacking to Reach Your Goals

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.

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Published: May 25, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Sobered Up, So Now What? with Steve Galatioto

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.

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Published: May 21, 2018, midnight

Intentional Living as a Family

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.

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Published: May 17, 2018, midnight

4 Simple Steps to Getting What You Want with Jake Herbert

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

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Published: May 14, 2018, midnight

The Dad Edge Alliance Fight Club

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.

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Published: May 10, 2018, midnight

The Biblical Meaning of Masculinity

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.

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Published: May 7, 2018, midnight

Changing Your Money Mindset

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.

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Published: May 3, 2018, midnight

Creating A Legacy That Inspires with Armando Cruz

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.

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Published: April 30, 2018, midnight

Why Perfection is the Enemy of Becoming Better Dad

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

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Published: April 26, 2018, midnight

Wild at Heart with John Eldredge

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.

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Published: April 23, 2018, midnight

The Most Effective Way to Reach Your Health Goals

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.

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Published: April 19, 2018, midnight

Battling Cancer as a Dad with Hal Elrod

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.

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Published: April 16, 2018, midnight

The Power in Sharing Your Struggle

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.

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Published: April 12, 2018, midnight

The Ranger Way with Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto

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.

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Published: April 9, 2018, midnight

The Dangers of Internalizing Stress

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.

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Published: April 5, 2018, midnight

How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography with Kristen Jenson

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.

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Published: April 2, 2018, midnight

Porn Addiction and Affair Recovery Mentoring

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.

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Published: March 29, 2018, midnight

Of A Revolution with Marc Roberge

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.

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Published: March 26, 2018, midnight

How to Elevate Your Game

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.

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Published: March 22, 2018, midnight

4 Key Elements to a Side Hustle in Real Estate with Billy Keels

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.

Kids & Family
Published: March 19, 2018, midnight

How to Coach Your Kids for a Growth Mindset

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.

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Published: March 15, 2018, midnight

Making Moments for Your Family with Jon Vroman

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.

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Published: March 12, 2018, midnight

How to Thrive Instead of Survive with a Tribe

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.

Kids & Family
Published: March 8, 2018, 1 a.m.

12 Traits of a Warrior Part II: The Soft Traits

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. 

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Published: March 5, 2018, 1 a.m.

The Dad Edge Summit Mastermind for Men

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.

Kids & Family
Published: March 1, 2018, 1 a.m.

How Generosity Breeds Success with Tuan Nguyen

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 26, 2018, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Allowing Your Kids to Have Their Feelings with Chris Sajnog

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 22, 2018, 1 a.m.

The 6 Tenets of Success with Former Navy SEAL Jason Redman

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.

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Published: Feb. 19, 2018, 1 a.m.

How to Get Through a Job Loss as a Father

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.

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Published: Feb. 15, 2018, 1 a.m.

Reclaiming Your Sovereignty with Ryan Michler

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.

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Published: Feb. 12, 2018, 1 a.m.

One of the Biggest Mistakes Men Make in Marriage

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.

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Published: Feb. 8, 2018, 1 a.m.

Using the Past to Become a Better Dad with former NFL Player Billy Miller

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.

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Published: Feb. 5, 2018, 1 a.m.

3 Seconds to Not Losing It with Your Kids

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.

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Published: Feb. 1, 2018, 1 a.m.

How to Raise Mentally Strong Kids with Amy Morin

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.

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Published: Jan. 29, 2018, 1 a.m.

How to Arm Our Kids Against Peer Pressure

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.

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Published: Jan. 25, 2018, 1 a.m.

The 12 Traits of a Warrior Part 1: The Hard Traits with Chris Sajnog

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.

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Published: Jan. 22, 2018, 1 a.m.

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A – Gary John Bishop on Fatherhood

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.

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Published: Jan. 18, 2018, 1 a.m.

How to Unf*ck Yourself with Gary John Bishop

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.

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Published: Jan. 15, 2018, 1 a.m.

How to Do a Failure Analysis with Your Child

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.

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Published: Jan. 11, 2018, 1 a.m.

The Rundown on Our Mastermind Groups for Dads

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.

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Published: Jan. 8, 2018, 1 a.m.

Getting SMART About Your Goals for the New Year

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.

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Published: Jan. 4, 2018, 1 a.m.

Building Your Band of Brothers with Stephen Mansfield

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.

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Published: Jan. 1, 2018, 1 a.m.

Building Wealth: How to Grow Money

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.

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Published: Dec. 28, 2017, 1 a.m.

The Realistic Way to Transform Your Body This Year with Josiah Novak

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.

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Published: Dec. 25, 2017, 1 a.m.

Family Finance: 7 Hacks to Save Thousands

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.

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Published: Dec. 21, 2017, 1 a.m.

Quick Wins for Big Money with Scott Alan Turner

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.

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Published: Dec. 18, 2017, 1 a.m.

Drowning in Distraction? Optimize Your Morning Routine

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.

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Published: Dec. 14, 2017, 1 a.m.

Turn On Your Superhero Brain with Jim Kwik

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.

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Published: Dec. 11, 2017, 1 a.m.

4 Ways Play Helps Dads Lead Richer Lives

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.

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Published: Dec. 7, 2017, 1 a.m.

Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety with Charlie Hoehn

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.

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Published: Dec. 4, 2017, 1 a.m.

Side Hustles: Risks vs. Rewards

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.

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Published: Nov. 30, 2017, 1 a.m.

The Power of a Side Hustle with Matt Miller

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.

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Published: Nov. 27, 2017, 1 a.m.

Gut Health for Better Mood, Immunity, and Performance

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.

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Published: Nov. 23, 2017, 1 a.m.

Optimum Gut Health for You and Your Kids with Dr. Adrian Chavez

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.

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Published: Nov. 20, 2017, 1 a.m.

5 Small Ways to Make Huge Improvements to Your Sex Life

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.

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Published: Nov. 16, 2017, 1 a.m.

How to Have Amazing Sex in Your Marriage with Dr. Emily Morse

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.

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Published: Nov. 13, 2017, 1 a.m.

4 Questions to Crush Self-Sabotaging Thoughts

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.

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Published: Nov. 9, 2017, 1 a.m.

Wake Up the Hero with Wes Chapman

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.

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Published: Nov. 6, 2017, 1 a.m.

Choosing Your Struggle

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.

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Published: Nov. 2, 2017, midnight

The Mask of Masculinity with Lewis Howes

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.

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Published: Oct. 30, 2017, midnight

Making Honesty the Easy Choice for Your Kids

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.

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Published: Oct. 26, 2017, midnight

Becoming a Legendary Man with Nate Lind

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.

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Published: Oct. 23, 2017, midnight

How to Disconnect from Your Phone and Reconnect with Your Family

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.

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Published: Oct. 19, 2017, midnight

Faster than Normal: Secrets of the ADHD Brain with Peter Shankman

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.

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Published: Oct. 16, 2017, midnight

How to Reignite Your Marriage After Having Kids

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.

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Published: Oct. 12, 2017, midnight

Drugs, Alcohol, and Fatherhood with Omar Pinto

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Oct. 9, 2017, midnight

Discipline Disagreements: How to Align with Your Spouse in Front of the Kids

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.

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Published: Oct. 5, 2017, midnight

The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Difficult Teenagers with Josh Shipp

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.

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Published: Oct. 2, 2017, midnight

6 Ways to Set Up Your Family for Financial Success

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.

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Published: Sept. 28, 2017, midnight

How to Commit to Life Goals the Navy SEAL Way with Thom Shea

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.

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Published: Sept. 25, 2017, midnight

Why Finding Your Life’s Purpose Won’t Get You Very Far

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.

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Published: Sept. 21, 2017, midnight

What Doesn’t Kill Us with Scott Carney

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.

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Published: Sept. 18, 2017, midnight

How to Get Your Kid to Listen Without Yelling

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.

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Published: Sept. 14, 2017, midnight

Brenneman vs. Hagner: The Good Dad Project Interview

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.

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Published: Sept. 11, 2017, midnight

Why You Need Mentors in Every Stage of Life

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.

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Published: Sept. 7, 2017, midnight

Managing Happiness: Applying Business Success Principles to Family Life with David Henzel

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.

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Published: Sept. 4, 2017, midnight

Change Your Drinking Habits, Change Your Life – Join GDP Dry September!

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.

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Published: Aug. 31, 2017, midnight

How Giving Up Alcohol Will Revolutionize Your Life with Ruari Fairbairns

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.

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Published: Aug. 28, 2017, midnight

Why Nice Guys Don't Get Their Needs Met

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.

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Published: Aug. 24, 2017, midnight

No More Mister Nice Guy with Dr. Robert Glover

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. 

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Published: Aug. 21, 2017, midnight

#DoEpicShit – Sharing Amazing Experiences with Your Kids

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.

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Published: Aug. 17, 2017, midnight

How to Tap into Your PEAK Performance with Mike Flynn

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.

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Published: Aug. 14, 2017, midnight

4 Ways to Show Your Kids What It Means to Be a Leader

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.

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Published: Aug. 10, 2017, midnight

How Fatherhood is Leadership with TEDx Speaker Devon Bandison

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.  

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Published: Aug. 7, 2017, midnight

4 Examples of How NOT to Praise Your Kid

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.

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Published: Aug. 3, 2017, midnight

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in Five Years with Andy Hill

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.

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Published: July 31, 2017, midnight

It’s Time to End the Social Isolation Epidemic Among Men

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.

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Published: July 27, 2017, midnight

The Relentless Pursuit of Greatness with former NFL Pro Thomas Williams

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.

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Published: July 24, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

Why It’s Time to Do Epic Shit TODAY

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.

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Published: July 20, 2017, midnight

Strategy Guide for Parenting ADHD Kids with Brian King

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. 

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Published: July 17, 2017, midnight

Insurance Coverage: 3 Areas You May Have Overlooked with Dan the Insurance Man

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.

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Published: July 13, 2017, 4:25 a.m.

How to Live a Life that Counts with John Williams

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.

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Published: July 10, 2017, midnight

How to Have Healthy Arguments Even in Front of the Kids

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.

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Published: July 6, 2017, midnight

How to Argue with Your Spouse with Peter Sacco

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.

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Published: July 3, 2017, midnight

Stop the Guilt - Why Dads Need Time with Their Tribe

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.

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Published: June 29, 2017, midnight

Relentless Success Through Triumph and Tragedy with Todd Stottlemyre

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.  

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Published: June 26, 2017, midnight

Why You Should Never Leave Your Finances on Auto-Pilot

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.

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Published: June 22, 2017, midnight

Transcending Financial Problems Once and for All with Damion Lupo

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.

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Published: June 19, 2017, midnight

The 4-Step Process to Build Unshakable Confidence

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. 

Kids & Family
Published: June 15, 2017, midnight

Reversing Generations of Bad Parenting with 6-Time Muay Thai Champion Chris Romulo

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.

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Published: June 12, 2017, midnight

3 Steps to Breaking Destructive Habits

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.

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Published: June 8, 2017, midnight

Porn–Why We Watch It, When It’s a Problem, and How to Stop with Nell Daly

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. 

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Published: June 5, 2017, midnight

22 Pieces of Profound Dad Wisdom from The Dad Edge Alliance

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.

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Published: June 1, 2017, midnight

How to Protect Your Daughter Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally with Warren Petersen

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.

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Published: May 29, 2017, midnight

How to Neutralize Your Social Media Envy

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.

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Published: May 25, 2017, midnight

Pressure, Perseverance, and Fatherhood with UFC Fighter James Krause

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. 

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Published: May 22, 2017, midnight

Finally, a Book Especially for Dads to Read to Their Kids

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.    

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Published: May 18, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

Getting Real About Insomnia, Depression, and Anxiety

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.

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Published: May 15, 2017, midnight

4 Pillars of Effective Leadership

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.

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Published: May 11, 2017, midnight

How to Break the Cycle of the Fixed Mindset with Larry Yatch

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.

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Published: May 8, 2017, midnight

5 Ways to Prevent Angry Outbursts

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.  

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Published: May 4, 2017, 12:43 p.m.

Uncovering the Truth About Anger with Peter Sacco

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. 

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Published: May 1, 2017, midnight

Prevailing Through the Crucibles of Life

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.

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Published: April 27, 2017, midnight

Reclaiming the Art of Manliness with Brett McKay

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.

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Published: April 24, 2017, midnight

The Dad Edge Alliance – Unlock the Secrets to Living an Epic Life

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. 

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Published: April 20, 2017, midnight

3 Ways to Keep Love Alive

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.

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Published: April 12, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

How to Optimize Fitness, Nutrition, and Unconditional Love with Tony Horton

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.

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Published: April 10, 2017, midnight

Why Every Man Needs a Rope Team

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.

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Published: April 6, 2017, midnight

How to Live Life with no Barriers with Erik Weihenmayer

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.

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Published: April 3, 2017, midnight

How to Be the Rock for Your Kids

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.

Kids & Family
Published: March 30, 2017, midnight

The Hidden Secrets to Why Kids Quit Sports

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.

Kids & Family
Published: March 27, 2017, midnight

What Happened When My Family Gave Up Screen Time for 40 Days

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.

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Published: March 23, 2017, midnight

Breaking the World of Impossible with Todd Stottlemyre

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.

Kids & Family
Published: March 20, 2017, midnight

Why Fathers Need to Ask for Help

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.

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Published: March 16, 2017, midnight

The Art of Charm and Professional Relationships with Jordan Harbinger

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.

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Published: March 13, 2017, midnight

Taking Risks for a Life of Fulfillment

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.  

Kids & Family
Published: March 9, 2017, 1 a.m.

How to Teach Our Kids to Win at Losing with Sam Weinman

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.

Kids & Family
Published: March 6, 2017, 1 a.m.

How to Approach Life as a Man and a Father

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.

Kids & Family
Published: March 2, 2017, 1 a.m.

Why Your Ego is the Enemy with Ryan Holiday

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 27, 2017, 1 a.m.

Why Dads Should Praise Effort and Not Results

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!  

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 23, 2017, 1 a.m.

How to Instill the Growth Mindset in Your Kids with Larry Yatch

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 20, 2017, 1 a.m.

7 Ways to Show and Feel More Confidence with Your Body Language

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 16, 2017, 1 a.m.

How to Develop Self-Confidence and Become the Best Version of Yourself with David Wygant

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 13, 2017, 1 a.m.

10 Minutes a Day to a More Fulfilling Life

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 9, 2017, 1 a.m.

How to Get Rid of the Dad Bod in 2017 with Josiah Novak

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.

Kids & Family
Published: Feb. 5, 2017, 1 p.m.

Undeniable Proof That It's Never Too Late to Pursue Your Dreams

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.

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Published: Feb. 2, 2017, 1 a.m.

How To Dream Big and Conquer Your ​Aspirations with Diamond Dallas Page​

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.

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Published: Jan. 30, 2017, 1 a.m.

What Your Daughter Needs From You as a Father

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.

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Published: Jan. 26, 2017, 1 a.m.

How to Raise Strong, Confident, Resilient Girls with Bas Rutten

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.

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Published: Jan. 23, 2017, 1 a.m.

How to Talk About Lack of Sex with Your Spouse

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.

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Published: Jan. 19, 2017, 1 a.m.

The Unexpected Secrets of Men, Women, and Sex with Nell Gibbon Daly

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.

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Published: Jan. 16, 2017, 1 a.m.

True Transformation with Josiah Novak

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.

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Published: Jan. 12, 2017, 3:58 a.m.

Secrets of the Navy SEAL Mindset: Courage, Confidence, Perseverance and Resilience

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.

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Published: Jan. 9, 2017, 1 a.m.

How to Eliminate Negative Emotions by Targeting False Thoughts

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.

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Published: Jan. 5, 2017, 1 a.m.

The Life Lessons Learned from Going One Year Without Drinking

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.

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Published: Jan. 2, 2017, 2:23 a.m.

How Quitting Drinking Changed This Dad’s Life

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.

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Published: Dec. 29, 2016, 1 a.m.

How Defining Your Core Values Can Ignite Your Personal Evolution with Mike Merriam

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.

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Published: Dec. 26, 2016, 1 a.m.

3 Secrets for Dads to Develop Patience and Reduce Stress

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.

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Published: Dec. 22, 2016, 1 a.m.

How to Pay off Debt and Create Financial Security for Your Family with Jeff Bouwman

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.

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Published: Dec. 19, 2016, 1 a.m.

Chores and Allowance: How to Teach Kids Money Management

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.

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Published: Dec. 15, 2016, 1 a.m.

How Your Tribe Will Make You a Better Man with Ryan Michler

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.

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Published: Dec. 12, 2016, 1 a.m.

6 Essential Steps to Achieving Your Goals for 2017

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.

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Published: Dec. 8, 2016, 1 a.m.

How to Unlock ADHD Superpowers with Peter Shankman

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.  

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Published: Dec. 5, 2016, 1 a.m.

One Simple Mind Hack To Get Your Mind Off Work

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.

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Published: Dec. 1, 2016, 1 a.m.

The 5 Love Languages and How They Made My Marriage Thrive

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 what the 5 love languages are. what happened in our relationships when we showed love in the wrong love language. how communicating in each other’s love language allowed our relationship to thrive. Check out the show notes HERE.

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Published: Nov. 24, 2016, 1 a.m.

How Overcoming Adversity Can Make You a Better Dad with Nick Dinardo

  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. 

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Published: Nov. 21, 2016, 1 a.m.

How to Love a Spouse with Cancer with Gene Villeneuve

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.

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Published: Nov. 17, 2016, 1 a.m.

The Art of Giftology: Energize Your Business and Personal Life With Strategic Gifts with John Ruhlin

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.

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Published: Nov. 14, 2016, 1 a.m.

Honoring Our Veteran Fathers

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

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Published: Nov. 10, 2016, 1 a.m.

Leading Our Family With Confidence with Chris Sajnog

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.

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Published: Nov. 7, 2016, 1 a.m.

Why Downtime is Essential

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.

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Published: Nov. 3, 2016, 1 a.m.

Achieving Financial Freedom On A Modest Income

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

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Published: Oct. 31, 2016, 12:04 a.m.

Defying the Odds to Win at Life, Work, and Fatherhood with Brian King

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.

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Published: Oct. 27, 2016, 4:24 a.m.

How To Teach Your Kids Success By Failing Forward

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Published: Oct. 24, 2016, midnight

Make Your TIME EFFECTIVE and UNFORGETTABLE

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Published: Oct. 20, 2016, midnight

How to Conquer Alcohol Addiction

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.

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Published: Oct. 16, 2016, 11 p.m.

It's Not All About The Win!

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.

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Published: Oct. 12, 2016, 11 p.m.

The Miracle Morning for Parents with Mike McCarthy

For all the show notes and to connect with Mike McCarthy, head over to our show notes page HERE.

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Published: Oct. 9, 2016, 11 p.m.

What is YOUR WHY?

Thanks for checking out this week's show.  For all the links, check out the show notes page HERE.

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Published: Oct. 5, 2016, 11 p.m.

How To Successfully Raise A Family As a Single Dad with Rob Youngblood

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

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Published: Oct. 2, 2016, 11 p.m.

How to Deal With HATERS

For all the show notes and to access our closed Facebook Dad Edge Group, head over to our show notes page HERE

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Published: Sept. 28, 2016, 10:28 p.m.

10 Life Lessons To Raise Superhumans

For all the links mentioned in this show and to connect with Larry Hagner, head over to our show notes page HERE

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Published: Sept. 25, 2016, 11 p.m.

Lions Eat First

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Published: Sept. 21, 2016, 10:37 p.m.

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.

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Published: Sept. 19, 2016, midnight

Pay It Forward

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Published: Sept. 15, 2016, midnight

Uncover Your Money Type and Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Faster with Jordan Goodman

For all the links for this show and to connect with Jordan Goodman, head over to our show notes page HERE.

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Published: Sept. 11, 2016, 9 p.m.

Your Story is your ANCHOR or your SPRING

For all the links for this show, head to our show notes page HERE.

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Published: Sept. 7, 2016, 11 p.m.

Defying the Odds with Anthony Trucks

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.

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Published: Sept. 4, 2016, 11 p.m.

Intentions are NOT Enough

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.

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Published: Aug. 31, 2016, 7 p.m.

How to live INSPIRED with John O'Leary

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.

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Published: Aug. 29, 2016, midnight

Why You Should Never Feel Guilty When Investing in Yourself

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Published: Aug. 24, 2016, 11 p.m.

How to Combine Family and Fitness for Busy Dads with Ben Greenfield

For all the links mentioned in this show and to connect with Ben Greenfield, head over to our show notes page HERE.

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Published: Aug. 22, 2016, midnight

How Mastermind Can Make You a Better Man and Father

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Published: Aug. 14, 2016, 11 p.m.

WHY EGO IS THE ENEMY

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Published: Aug. 10, 2016, 11 p.m.

CREATE AN UNBEATABLE MIND, BODY, AND BECOME SEALFIT

For the all the links mentioned in this podcast and to connect with MARK DIVINE go to our show notes page HERE

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Published: Aug. 8, 2016, midnight

Take Care of YOU So You Can Serve Others

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Published: Aug. 4, 2016, midnight

Being a Coach, a Dad, and Raising Strong Daughters with Bret Johnson

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.

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Published: July 31, 2016, 8:37 p.m.

Raising Strong Daughters

We have an incredible amount of content that was mentioned in this episode.  Please check out our show notes HERE.

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Published: July 28, 2016, midnight

Overcoming Addiction and Becoming a Dad with Purpose with Shane Ramer

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.

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Published: July 25, 2016, midnight

Overcoming Addiction and Being a Better Dad

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

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Published: July 21, 2016, midnight

Work Your Passion, Get Healthy, and Find Your Ultra

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.

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Published: July 18, 2016, midnight

Level Up Your Life Through Ruthless Self-Evaluation

Welcome to the 11th Episode of 5 Minute Thursday!  Check out our show notes page for all the links mentioned in this episode HERE.

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Published: July 14, 2016, midnight

Take Your Life to the Next Level Through Ruthless Self-Evaluation with Niyi Sobo

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.

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Published: July 11, 2016, midnight

Have More Confidence and Overcome ANY Obstacle

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.

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Published: July 7, 2016, midnight

Feed Your Courage and Starve Your Fear

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.

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Published: July 4, 2016, midnight

Achieve More Through Optimal Sleep

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.

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Published: June 30, 2016, midnight

Bedtime Rituals and Sleeping Smarter as a Family

#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

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Published: June 27, 2016, 12:46 a.m.

Money and Working Together as a Family

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.

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Published: June 23, 2016, 3:07 a.m.

How to Pay Off Your Home Mortgage and Be Financially Free in 5 Years with Jordan Goodman

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

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Published: June 20, 2016, midnight

The Importance of a Once per Year Trip with your Kids

Guys:  This is a very raw recording with 2 amazing guests.  I think you will enjoy it!

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Published: June 16, 2016, midnight

Five Ways to Make Sure Your Family Stays Connected

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

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Published: June 13, 2016, midnight

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

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

Kids & Family
Published: June 9, 2016, midnight

Leading Your Family From the Front with Eric Davis

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.

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Published: June 6, 2016, midnight

Balance for Working Dads is Attainable!

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.

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Published: June 2, 2016, midnight

Building Your Life Around What Matters Most with Jeff Pelizzaro

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. Resources: GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD'S EDGE HERE Check out our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD'S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS Links Amazon Bestselling Book:  The Dad's Edge - 9 Simple Ways to Have:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s New Course:  The Dad’s Edge - 6 Strategies to Achieve:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s Twitter Page Larry’s Facebook Page Larry’s Instagram Page Shawn’s Website Shawn’s Twitter Page Shawn’s Facebook Page Shawn’s Instagram Page  Jeff Pelizzaro Links: Jeff Pelizzaro 18 Strong Jeff Pelizzaro Facebook Jeff Pelizzaro Twitter Jeff Pelizzaro Google Plus Jeff Pelizzaro The 18 Strong Podcast Jeff Pelizzaro #1 Amazon Bestselling Book:  The Golfer's Guide to a Bogey Proof Workout

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Published: May 30, 2016, midnight

Forging Strength in Our Darkest Hour

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?” Resources: GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD'S EDGE HERE Check out our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD'S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS Links Amazon Bestselling Book:  The Dad's Edge - 9 Simple Ways to Have:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s New Course:  The Dad’s Edge - 6 Strategies to Achieve:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s Twitter Page Larry’s Facebook Page Larry’s Instagram Page Thanks for checking out this week's Five Minute Thursday Episode on Forging Strength in our Darkest Hours.

Kids & Family
Published: May 26, 2016, midnight

How to Discover Your Daily Grit and Gratitude

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. Resources: GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD'S EDGE HERE Check out our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD'S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS Links Amazon Bestselling Book:  The Dad's Edge - 9 Simple Ways to Have:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s New Course:  The Dad’s Edge - 6 Strategies to Achieve:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s Twitter Page Larry’s Facebook Page Larry’s Instagram Page Shawn’s Website Shawn’s Twitter Page Shawn’s Facebook Page Shawn’s Instagram Page Thank you for checking out our show on How to Discover Daily Grit and Gratitude.

Kids & Family
Published: May 23, 2016, midnight

How to Teach Work Ethic

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: What did you think of the tournament? If you had it to do over again, what would do different? If you could be better at something specifically with karate, what would be? Your kicks?  Punches?  Speed? What place would you like to finish in the next tournament? 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. Resources: GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD'S EDGE HERE Check out our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD'S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS Links Amazon Bestselling Book:  The Dad's Edge - 9 Simple Ways to Have:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s New Course:  The Dad’s Edge - 6 Strategies to Achieve:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s Twitter Page Larry’s Facebook Page Larry’s Instagram Page Shawn’s Website Shawn’s Twitter Page Shawn’s Facebook Page Shawn’s Instagram Page Connect with Joe De Sena Joe De Sena Book Spartan Up! Joe De Sena Podcast Joe De Sena Website Spartan Races Thanks for checking out this week's podcast on How to Teach Work Ethic.

Kids & Family
Published: May 19, 2016, midnight

How to Teach our Kids Work Ethic and Mental Toughness with Joe De Sena

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. Resources: GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD'S EDGE HERE Check out our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD'S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS Links Amazon Bestselling Book:  The Dad's Edge - 9 Simple Ways to Have:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s New Course:  The Dad’s Edge - 6 Strategies to Achieve:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s Twitter Page Larry’s Facebook Page Larry’s Instagram Page Shawn’s Website Shawn’s Twitter Page Shawn’s Facebook Page Shawn’s Instagram Page Connect with Joe De Sena Joe De Sena Book Spartan Up! Joe De Sena Podcast Joe De Sena Website Spartan Races Thanks for checking out this week's podcast on How to Teach Our Kids Work Ethic and Mental Toughness with Joe De Sena.

Kids & Family
Published: May 16, 2016, 2:58 a.m.

How to Master Anger Management

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. Resources: Check out our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD'S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS Links Amazon Bestselling Book:  The Dad's Edge - 9 Simple Ways to Have:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s New Course:  The Dad’s Edge - 6 Strategies to Achieve:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s Twitter Page Larry’s Facebook Page Larry’s Instagram Page Shawn’s Website Shawn’s Twitter Page Shawn’s Facebook Page Shawn’s Instagram Page Thanks for checking out this week's podcast on Optimal Anger Management for Dads.

Kids & Family
Published: May 12, 2016, midnight

Five Ways to Control Our Temper as Dads

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. Free Resources: Check out our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD'S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS   Links Amazon Bestselling Book:  The Dad's Edge - 9 Simple Ways to Have:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s New Course:  The Dad’s Edge - 6 Strategies to Achieve:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s Twitter Page Larry’s Facebook Page Larry’s Instagram Page Shawn’s Website Shawn’s Twitter Page Shawn’s Facebook Page Shawn’s Instagram Page Thanks for checking out this week's podcast on Five Ways to Control Our Temper as Dads.

Kids & Family
Published: May 9, 2016, 1 a.m.

How to Teach Grit - Five Minute Thursday

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. Free Resources: Check out our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD'S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS     Links Amazon Bestselling Book:  The Dad's Edge - 9 Simple Ways to Have:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s New Course:  The Dad’s Edge - 6 Strategies to Achieve:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s Twitter Page Larry’s Facebook Page Larry’s Instagram Page Connect with Frankie Edgar: Frankie Edgar Website Frankie Edgar Twitter Frankie Edgar UFC Profile

Kids & Family
Published: May 5, 2016, 1 a.m.

Life Lessons From the Octagon with Frankie Edgar

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. Free Resources: Check out our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD'S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS Links Amazon Bestselling Book:  The Dad's Edge - 9 Simple Ways to Have:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s New Course:  The Dad’s Edge - 6 Strategies to Achieve:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s Twitter Page Larry’s Facebook Page Larry’s Instagram Page Shawn’s Website Shawn’s Twitter Page Shawn’s Facebook Page Shawn’s Instagram Page Connect with Frankie Edgar: Frankie Edgar Website Frankie Edgar Twitter Frankie Edgar UFC Profile 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

Kids & Family
Published: May 2, 2016, midnight

Five Minute Thursday - Abundance Versus Scarcity

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!

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Published: April 28, 2016, midnight

How Embracing Vulnerability will Strengthen Your Resolve and Manhood

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.

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Published: April 25, 2016, midnight

Five Minute Thursday's - Highlights from Jack Canfield

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:    If you failed you would be no worse off than you are right now.   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!

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Published: April 21, 2016, 2 a.m.

How to Accelerate Personal Achievement and Life Fulfillment with Jack Canfield

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. Free Resources: Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD’S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS Links Amazon Bestselling Book:  The Dad's Edge - 9 Simple Ways to Have:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s New Course:  The Dad’s Edge - 6 Strategies to Achieve:  Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories Larry’s Twitter Page Larry’s Facebook Page Larry’s Instagram Page Shawn’s Website Shawn’s Twitter Page Shawn’s Facebook Page Shawn’s Instagram Page Jack Canfield Links: Jack Canfield Website The 30 Day Solution Jack Canfield Facebook Fan Page Jack Canfield Twitter The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman Thank you for checking out this episode with Jack Canfield.  This episode is one to remember!

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Published: April 18, 2016, midnight

How our sleep impacts us as parents and how to sleep smarter

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!

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Published: April 11, 2016, midnight

Learning from Life’s Big Challenges and becoming a Bonus Dad with George Bryant GDP53

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.

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Published: April 4, 2016, 1 a.m.

How to Achieve More Success Through Failure –GDP52

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.

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Published: March 28, 2016, 1 a.m.

Jim Miller: Living life without regret –GDP51

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.

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Published: March 21, 2016, 1 a.m.

Larry Hagner: The Man Behind the Good Dad Project-GDP50

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.

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Published: March 14, 2016, 4:02 a.m.

Shawn Stevenson on Fatherhood and Overcoming Childhood Obstacles-GDP49

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.

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Published: March 7, 2016, 2 a.m.

GDP48 - Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman

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!

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Published: Feb. 29, 2016, 2 a.m.

Create a Career and a Life that Work for You with Joel Louis – GDP47

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.

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Published: Feb. 22, 2016, 2 a.m.

Carlos Condit on Grit, Gratitude, and Fatherhood –GDP46

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.

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Published: Feb. 15, 2016, 2 a.m.

The Importance of Being a Healthy Dad with Drew Manning – GDP45

Drew Manning comes on the GDP Podcast to talk about the importance of health and fatherhood. 

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Published: Feb. 8, 2016, 2 a.m.

How to Make Sure Your Family and Business Goals Will Fly with Pat Flynn GDP44

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.

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Published: Feb. 1, 2016, 2 a.m.

How to Set and Accomplish SMART Goals as a Dad – GDP43

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.

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Published: Jan. 25, 2016, 2 a.m.

48 Days to The Work You Love with Dan Miller-GDP42

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.

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Published: Jan. 18, 2016, 2 a.m.

How to Develop a Gold Medal Mindset with Jake Herbert – GPD41

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.

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Published: Jan. 11, 2016, 2 a.m.

How to Boost Your Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health – GDP40

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.

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Published: Jan. 4, 2016, 2 a.m.

The Front Row Factor for Dads with Jon Vroman – GDP39

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.

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Published: Dec. 28, 2015, 2 a.m.

Seven Habits of Successful People from John Maxwell – GDP38

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.

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Published: Dec. 21, 2015, 2 a.m.

How to be adaptable to change as a working dad with Vaughn Kohler, Cohost of the MFCEO Project – GDP37

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

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Published: Dec. 14, 2015, 2 a.m.

How to have less stress and make more great memories this holiday season– GDP36

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.

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Published: Dec. 7, 2015, 2 a.m.

Five Proven Ways to Raise Confident Kids – GDP35

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. 

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Published: Nov. 30, 2015, 2 a.m.

The Ultimate Guide to Work/Life Balance with Aaron Walker-GDP034

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.

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Published: Nov. 23, 2015, 2 a.m.

The Champions Blueprint for Dads with Dr. Jeff Spencer-GDP033

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.

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Published: Nov. 16, 2015, midnight

Honoring our Veterans with Ryan Michler-GDP032

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.

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Published: Nov. 11, 2015, midnight

How to Defeat the #1 Human Fear - GDP031

In this episode, Larry and Shawn discuss the number one human fear and how we can overcome it.  

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Published: Nov. 9, 2015, midnight

Being a Good Dad Doesn't Mean Perfection-GDP030

Larry and Shawn discuss one of the most popular chapters in Larry’s book called “Why Perfection will Cripple you as a Father.”

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Published: Nov. 2, 2015, midnight

5 Life Changing Lessons from Dad Part 2 - GPD029

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.

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Published: Oct. 25, 2015, 11 p.m.

How To Create An Unbeatable Mind with Navy Seal Mark Divine - GDP028

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.

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Published: Oct. 18, 2015, 11 p.m.

5 Life Changing Lessons from Dad - GPD027

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.

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Published: Oct. 11, 2015, 11 p.m.

The Power of Leading Your Kids By Example with Devon Bandison - GDP026

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.

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Published: Oct. 4, 2015, 11 p.m.

The Crap My Dad Says with Justin Worsham - GDP025

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!

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Published: Sept. 27, 2015, 11 p.m.

The Dangers of Being Bullied and What You Can Do to Stop It - GDP024

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.

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Published: Sept. 20, 2015, 11 p.m.

How to Discover Your Mission as a Dad - GDP023

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 extr