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veteran fathers

Honoring Our Veteran Fathers

Veteran Fathers have a special place in our heart.

For this show, it is just a THANK YOU from the Good Dad Project to our men (especially dads) and women who defend our country.  THANK YOU for putting your life on the line and defending the freedoms that we enjoy.

Thank you for all you do!  Thank you for your service!

Larry Hagner

 

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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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downtime

Why Downtime is Essential

Downtime is essential, but often overlooked.  As dads we are usually trying to accomplish 100 things before the end of the day.  Who has time for downtime?

Relax. Breathe in, breathe out. Let stress melt from your body. Wait, you can’t relax, you have that work deadline you have to meet and it’s your turn to carpool to soccer and you promised your wife you’d take her to dinner. You’re so stressed out you feel like a hamster on a spinning wheel.

It probably seems like you wake up each morning just to make through the day to get home, go to bed then get up the next day and start all over. What you need is downtime. We’re not talking about going to the gym and having a killer workout, we’re talking about real downtime. Downtime that takes your mind off of everything and just lets you “be”.

Real Downtime

Read a book. No, not the books that help you be a better person (yes, they are important, but you are still working). The books that take your mind off of your responsibilities and transport you to a different place (remember your favorite books from childhood that would do just that?). This allows your mind and body to rest from stress and helps you recharge.

Take A Hike

A hike, not a run. Again, this is time for your mind and body to break from your usual stressful cycle, and even though running may be relaxing for some, it still puts stress on your body. Let’s face it, stress is stress and we don’t need more of it.

Meditate

It doesn’t need to be in the Lotus Position with candles lit everywhere (but we’re not frowning on this practice, either. To each his own), but just time out to reflect, pray, take your mind to a different place so it has a chance to replenish itself. Your mind works overtime as it is; giving it a meditative breather from time to time lets you get ready for the next life challenge.

Downtime is necessary to life. Of course, we’re not advocating extended downtime (you know, permanent couch potato syndrome), but enough to let your mind and body get ready for the next part of your life’s journey.

 

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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.

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