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Chris Sajnog

Leading Our Family With Confidence with Chris Sajnog

Chris Sajnog, retired Navy Seal Sniper and father, comes on teh GDP and talks about lessons learned in the Seal Teams and how it relates to fathers and family.

There are always choices in every moment in our lives. Even when we think we don’t have a choice, we are always responsible for our response. Chris Sajnog, father, husband, former Navy SEAL, author and trainer shows the GDP what it takes to face those choices as our best self.

Chris Sajnog Background and Life

Chris comes from a struggling upbringing, but took those struggles and turned them into a successful life. Overcoming great adversity, Chris has developed a program that motivates individuals and teams to become their best versions. As a father, Chris inspires kids, including his own, to take responsibility for their own actions, through TEAM: Take responsibility, Encourage others, Ask for help, and Master yourself.

Taking Responsibility

It’s not always easy to do; owning our failures is hard. Not owning them, however, doesn’t teach us how to better ourselves. Instead, avoiding ownership simply delays the high probability we will make the same mistake in the future.

Encourage Others

When we help others to nurture their own talents, we are helping the greater cause. Each of us has skills and gifts that support each other; not one of us is completely equipped to handle it all. Encouraging others while sharpening our own talents strengthens the individual while providing a stronger outcome in any situation.

Ask For Help

It’s hard, but necessary. Swallowing your pride to ask when you need a hand shows that you have faith in others and are confident enough in yourself to know when you need an extra hand. Asking for help also helps to avoid embarrassing pitfalls when it’s clear you would have benefitted from another.

Master Yourself

This is critical. When we have a grip on our strengths, weaknesses and emotions, we can handle pretty much anything. When we don’t really know our true limits or how to control ourselves, our world can spiral out of control.

TEAM is not only critical for ourselves, but for those around us. As always, being the model for our children is the best way to teach them how to be their best selves.

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financial freedom

Achieving Financial Freedom On A Modest Income with Vincent Pugliese

Financial Freedom is a dream for every dad out there.  Think about it, financial freedom means freedom of choice and time.

You and your wife have great kids, a comfortable home and one car (or two). Oh wait- I forgot the flat screen TV (at least one), the boat (possibly), that must-have yearly family vacation, the brand new, front-loading washer and dryer (come on, it’s the only way laundry gets done properly), and anything else that will make your life more convenient. All on credit. It’s the American Way. Even if the debt to have all of these nifty “things” keeps you up at night, it’s ok because you and your family are happy because they have it all.

Debt and Stress

Probably not. More than likely, the stress from the debt of having it all makes life pretty uncomfortable. But there is another way. Vincent Pugliese, author of “Freelance to Freedom,” has been there. After seeing his own father struggle with the loss of a business and then watch him struggle again through mountainous debt, Vincent decided he would never let that happen to his own family. However, even with that promise to himself, he had to find a way out of debt after college, and the birth of his and his wife’s first son. Like an epiphany, Vincent and his wife decided together that they would make sure they did not live the normal debt-laden American “Dream”.

Have A Reason for Financial Freedom

Vincent and his wife knew they wanted to be able to do what they wanted, when they wanted without being burdened by a mortgage or other impending debt. They wanted to be able to raise their children the way they felt was best without the cloud of debt above them. This was their “why”.  

Getting the Spouse on Board with Financial Freedom

No plan goes well without team effort. Vincent and his wife were both in Board because fulfilling a plan like this would mean short-term sacrifices on both parties-maybe cutting out those extra lattes from Starbucks every morning or finding a way to curb eating out.

The Financial Freedom Game Plan

With those elements in place, it’s time to decide how to go about getting out of debt. Set short-term and long-term goals like “we want to eliminate credit card debt within two years.” With this goal in mind, look at your current income and expenses and see how much more money you can throw at your principal balances. You’d be amazed how quickly those balances will shrink.

Vincent and his family achieved their goals in ten years. They paid off their debt, got rid of their mortgage and were able to do everything the family ever imagined. Sounds simple because it is. You can get yourself out of debt, it takes self-discipline and a “why” to make it happen.

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brian-king

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

Brian King is a man of INSPIRATION to say the least!


As men, we have a tendency to want to fix things, and when we get stuck, we sometimes don’t want to ask for help. But, this can create issues that leak to other areas of our lives; causing situations that could most likely have been resolved had we just reached out for help. The notion that we should get touchy-feely with a stranger to solve a problem doesn’t always sound appealing, not to mention time-consuming. But if we could have a “coach” that knew how we worked, and could help us out in a short amount of time, those issues that get us stuck might just become pivotal points of learning.

Brian King and His Amazing Story

Brian Raymond King is just that guy. With a background in social work, author of six books and a unique background that allows him to have insight into helping others solve their own challenges, Brian coaches people to be their best selves. Our host, Larry Hagner, has even worked with Brian himself.

Reach Out

It’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. As a matter of fact, it’s a sign of strength. Demonstrating this for our children when we face challenges only gives them the strength to ask for help when they need it most as well. Not asking for help locks us into the same patterns of repeating behaviors that get us nowhere.

Brian King and 15 Minute Coaching

Having a coach, like Brian, helps us to unlock our highest potential. Look at it this way: say you’re a baseball player. If you hit the ball the same way every game and you continue to get the same stats, but you know you could do better, without a coach or another point of view, you most likely will not change your hitting style. But, if you have a coach, they can help you improve your swing and make you a better player. Same goes for your life. You have the tools, you just might need someone else to help you use them to their greatest potential.

RESOURCES

==>NEW!!<== Grab a copy of The Dad’s Edge AUDIOBOOK on iTunes or Audible

GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD’S EDGE HERE

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ruari fairbains

How to Conquer Alcohol Addiction with Ruari Fairbains

Ruari Fairbains, founder of One Year No Beer, comes on the GDP Podcast to challenge us to take a plunge into the uncommon world of 100% sobriety for one year.

 

Pumpkin spice beer, ale, hard cider, even Pumpkin Spiced Baileys Irish Cream are in full production and it’s the time of year when liquor manufacturers really make their holiday drinking push. Holiday parties, family gatherings and work functions seem synonymous with alcohol consumption during this season, in particular. Maybe you’ll even hear a couple stories about how things got out of hand at the office Christmas Party because Bob in accounting had one too many Jack and Cokes (sorry if your name is Bob and you’re in accounting).  But what if we made just “being” synonymous with these events? What if being sober was cool and drinking went by the wayside? Whoa, you say? Don’t take my beer, man, it’s how I get through this time of year!!

The increasingly popular podcast, One Year No Beer, challenges people to do just that: leave the booze behind for just 90 days. In this 90 days, forgo any type of alcoholic beverage and see what changes occur.

Better Health

The common thread in those who choose not to imbibe is better health. No alcohol equals no beer gut, better sleep habits, better sexual health and better health overall. Not to mention, you become more alert.

Better Employee

Those who have taken the challenge find they have a better focus at work. Better focus equals better job performance, leading to possibly better positions in the workplace. Think about having a more pleasant work experience simply because YOU feel better.

Ruari Fairbains on Better Family Time

Removing alcohol also opens you up to becoming more present with your family. Your mood will improve (let’s face it: alcohol alters our brain chemistry no matter how little or how much we consume). When you are better mentally, those around you will take notice and you will have more pleasant experiences with those you love.

Be the Example

Your kids are watching. You know this. When you handle tough social situations with alcohol, even if it is simply social drinking, your kids witness this. In their minds, alcohol equates to social situations because mom and dad use it during these times, even if it’s just a glass of wine to wind down. But if we change that paradigm and make other things synonymous with social situations, our kids will begin to see these differences as well. After all, they will learn how to behave from their parents.
So, even during this lovely fall season of Pumpkin Spiced Everything, maybe opt to remove the alcoholic version of this seasonal favorite. Instead, replace it with other events that get your endorphins going: take time out to laugh with those you love, get a bike ride in, take your clients to dinner and have a good time without the wine. You just might see that being with people without the filter of alcohol is just that much better.

RESOURCES

==>NEW!!<== Grab a copy of The Dad’s Edge AUDIOBOOK on iTunes or Audible

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

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Thank you for checking out this week’s show with Ruari Fairbains, founder of One Year No Beer.

mike mcarthy miracle morning

The Miracle Morning for Parents with Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy Miracle Morning for Parents will be a cornerstone book for this generation of parents.

Mornings. The alarm goes off, you hit the snooze button- once, twice, maybe three times and it is at this point you are wondering why you even set an alarm. You roll out of bed, that first step on the floor jerks you into the reality of the day ahead; getting the kids ready for school (of course they are just as excited to get out of bed as you are), work, traffic, after school activities and maybe a rushed dinner and then back to the soft comfort of your mattress to do it all over again. How we approach our mornings sets  the tone for the rest of our day.

Mike McCarthy Miracle Morning for Parents

Mike McCarthy knows this. As the author of The Miracle Morning for parents (co-authored by Hal Elrod), Mike has developed a proven process to help you not only embrace your mornings, but get you so you improve your life and that of your family. The Miracle Morning works on the premise of being deliberate in your daily actions. As a father, Mike has created The Miracle Mornings for Parents and Families, focusing on CHARMS: Creativity, Health, Affirmation, Reading and Service.

In Their Terms

Because kids don’t always enjoy journaling, Mike approaches kids through how they wish to express themselves, through creativity. So, have your child begin their day expressing their gratitude through whichever creative outlet they can.

Healthy Kids

Teach your children to fuel their bodies right in the morning. The old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day still rings true. Make sure you don’t skip it and work with your children to teach them to prepare the best foods to fuel their body.

Affirmation

A positive mindset can change how anyone sees a situation. Helping our kids look at even the most difficult situations through a positive lens will help them to courage through the tough times. Work with them to create an affirmation statement that will resonate with them when they begin down a negative spiral.

Read

It is only through educating ourselves that we gain knowledge and wisdom to better themselves as people. Demonstrating this habit through reading will teach your kids to continually improve themselves and keep their minds focused on positive thoughts.

Meditate

Meditation refocuses the mind and helps us to see situations in a different light. Unfortunately, many of us were not raised with this simple yet incredibly effective practice. Gift your children with this method and teach them early on to bring their minds back to focus. This will help your children find solace whenever they need it.

Service

This last element teaches kids to give back. It is a form of gratitude that will help them to be mindful of other’s needs. It’s amazing how wonderful it can be to give back and to teach a child how to be grateful through service is a gift in itself.

Your morning ritual may need an overhaul as well as that of your kids’. Try practicing these these techniques to help give your and your family a better start to everyday.

RESOURCES

==>NEW!!<== Grab a copy of The Dad’s Edge AUDIOBOOK on iTunes or Audible

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

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