The Rundown on Our Mastermind Groups for Dads

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 Jeff Bouwman and Jason MacKenzie 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!

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Jeff Bouwman

Jeff Bouwman is a CPA. financial advisor, a husband and a dad to three little girls. He is the author of Your Income, Your Life and believes that the only way you can take control over your financial future, is to accept responsibility for it.

Jason MacKenzie

Jason MacKenzie is an expert on peak human performance. He’s a father, speaker, author and coach, and the author of The Dadly Book of Open. He teaches audiences around the world how cultivating vulnerability will liberate the strength, wisdom and courage we already possess.

'Real change is painful.' - The Dad Edge Alliance #dads #men #fathers #manhood #selfimprovement #masterming Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • How it all began… Why Larry Hagner started The Dad Edge
  • The mistake that we invest time and money into college but rarely on learning how to manage relationships, money, and health
  • What prevents us from asking for help in these areas
  • What’s it’s like to have your own band of brothers, a trusted board of advisors where you have accountability without judgement
  • What Epic Experience Mastermind Group and The Dad Edge Alliance participants have accomplished using the tools they’ve acquired
  • How some members have paid off thousands of dollars of debt
  • How other members have lost tremendous amounts of weight
  • How members have drastically improved their communication, intimacy, and sex lives with their wives
  • How a mastermind group can help you develop your passion
  • Why mastermind groups are more effective than one-on-one coaching
  • What it’s like to get the feedback and perspective of multiple men
  • How facilitators Jeff and Jason manage group topics, discussions, and goals
  • What made participants Andy and Zac hesitant about signing up at first (money, fear, intimidation)
  • How Andy and Zac feel about investing in themselves by joining the mastermind groups now
  • How being in the mastermind group will show you:
    • how to unleash your greatest strengths
    • how to create and reach the wildly important goals in your life
    • exercises on emotional mastery, fitness, finance, and lifestyle
    • how to change harmful behavior patterns
    • how to discover what’s NOT working in your life.
    • The 4 Disciplines of Execution
  • What huge changes can happen overnight
  • Why investing in yourself is the most important thing you can do and you should do it now!
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Side Hustles

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, but 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.

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MENTIONED EPISODES

 The Power of a Side Hustle with Matt Miller

How to Magnify Your Presence with Your Kids with Jim Sheils

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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.

I define success as having control over time and money. - Matt Miller @ssvbusiness #passiveincome #money #finance Click To Tweet

Matt Miller

Matt Miller spent the first nine years of his career as an Air Force pilot before entering the corporate world. While a top performer for both companies, his long-term desire was to start a business and be his own boss.

A good friend one day mentioned the gumball machines he and his young daughters owned, and that conversation began a ten-year business quest that resulted in the creation and subsequent growth of School Spirit Vending.

Over the years, Matt’s diligent effort and entrepreneurial expertise has brought School Spirit Vending to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries by combining these two ventures into one. At the same time, he has created an impressive stream of passive income that gives him the freedom, money, and time he always wanted.

Matt is devoted to sharing his expertise with others. Through many different venues, including podcasts and public speaking, Matt seeks to enable other entrepreneurs to chase their dreams as well.

Whatever is important to you, you will make time for. - Matt Miller @ssvbusiness #dads #fathers #men #goals Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • How the corporate world was like the military
  • How Matt’s career as a top-performing ad executive still left him without enough income
  • How he his financial situation was so bad that he had to deliver pizza after work
  • How he got out of the having to “trade time for money” mindset
  • How and why he quit his job as an ad executive even though he was at the top of his career
  • How Matt survived a heart attack at age 50
  • How he made time to develop his side hustle
  • How he included his kids in his new business
  • His game-changing secret to a happy marriage
  • Why his vending story is different
  • Why the vending business is overlooked
  • How he earns income while raising funds for the school
  • How Aaron Walker helped Matt take his business to the next level
  • How to start a new business without having to quit your job
  • How much revenue can be earned from vending machines
  • How to get into the vending machine franchise

 

MENTIONED EPISODES: Working to Live, Not Living to Work with Aaron Walker

 

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GDP 134 - Becoming a Legendary Man with Nate Lind

Becoming a Legendary Man with Nate Lind

My guest is mega-successful 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.

Nate’s Story

Nate Lind is the youngest of six siblings, among two older boys and three older girls. His dad was in the army and they moved a lot. Because of this, Nate learned how to make friends quickly even though he was a total nerd growing up. Nate was overweight, soft, and squishy. He wasn’t into sports. Instead, he liked video games and Boy Scouts.  During three or four years while he was in middle school he would spend one weekend a month camping in Kansas. The weather in the Midwest could be scorching and humid, or freezing cold. This helped Nate learn how to deal with the elements.

Computers were huge in his childhood. Nate says he was born into analog and converted into digital. Kids his age had to know basic coding principals just to fix a glitchy game. His passion for computers led him to pursue a computer animation degree in college. Nate says he was on the robotic college path–degree, job, marriage, retirement. But after college, he was burnt out with computers. He became more interested in interaction with people. Then he read Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and focused on how to provide for himself and his future family.

Nate’s Family Today

Nate has been married for fourteen years and has two kids. He says his wife is super-smart and a force to be reckoned with. She is also motivated, passionate, and has the ability to provide for the family. Nate says he and his wife both share a strong sense of morals. When they met on the internet on Match.com, she was an enlisted Marine.

They dated for a few years before getting married. Nate was flipping houses at the time. Then the housing market dove just as they find out they were pregnant.

Nate was mentally devastated. He experienced that deep-seated failure as a man from not being able to provide. Luckily, his wife was able to take care of the bills, but Nate clearly remembers snapping at her. He hadn’t seen a paycheck in months and was a total jerk. Nate learned that repressing feelings is what he naturally did, but maintaining a stoic appearance would make him explode.

Nate also remembers that he didn’t have a tribe for a long time. He suffered in silence and failure alone.

You beat yourself up, instead of looking at where you are and where you’re going ahead.

On Tribe

Nate’s current success is built on his line of beard products. You can see that his beard is impossible to avoid talking about. After he first started growing his beard, he would go to beard contests to meet the men who were his customers. Nate found himself adopted into a sort of bearded tribe and this camaraderie became the bread crumbs that lead to creating the Legendary Man online community.

Champions embody the timeless stories and journeys that all men share. They represent the roles we play in life, the paths we walk, the lessons we learn, and the way we interact. Identifying and understanding your champion is key to starting your journey. 

Most guys are oblivious to their capability to reflect on what is causing the problems in their life. They place blame outside of themselves and avoid taking responsibility. This mindset puts them in a low-power position. That is why a tribe is so important. Not only is it a support system, but members will see your blind spots and let you know when you’re sabotaging yourself.

Becoming a Legendary Man

Nate says that failures are part of the hero’s journey, and the hero’s journey is not something we watch over and over again in movies. There is a reason this mythology has lived within our cultures forever. We live it.

You are on a journey, you prepare, you fight, you overcome, and then you return home. You will get a period of rest to integrate what you learned and share that treasure with your family or community, but that doesn’t mean you live happily ever after. Something bubbles back up again. It’s your unconscious letting you know that it’s time to go back out there and challenge yourself.

The New Masculinity

The old idea of masculinity is literally killing men. Middle-aged, white men are the highest suicide rate demographic. It’s taboo for guys  to become depressed and to fall into such a weak state to want to kill themselves, and this is why they don’t reach out for help.

Nate has been there. He thought about suicide several times throughout his career. But he felt an urge welling inside him and reached out for help. He took action. He told himself, even if worse came to worse, and he had to shut down his company that he had his health, his kids, and his wife. He would make it through.

It is totally normal to go through ups and downs in life. It’s your unconscious telling you it’s time to make a change. 

Biggest Lesson of Fatherhood

Nate says his sons will do exactly what he does, and nothing he tells them to do.

Teaching by doing is so much more powerful than lecturing.

On Being a Husband

Nate focused so much on taking care of his family financially, that he didn’t spend time enjoying them.

They didn’t want just a provider. They wanted me.

Advice to Himself 

Nate says that we as dads have an absolute responsibility to raise a different generation of men. He warns not to tell your boys to man up and hold in their feelings. Give messages to your kids on how to be tough through experiences. Camping and hiking teach them what toughness means as opposed to drilling it into them and making them feel that they have to prove something to dad.

To the Man Who Doesn’t Have a Tribe

There is a band there waiting for you. You just have to be willing to allow yourself to be embraced. Opening up to a community is not as hard as it seems.

 

MENTIONED EPISODES:

Why Nice Guys Don’t Get Their Needs Met

The Art of Charm and Professional Relationships with Jordan Harbinger

Working to Live, Not Living to Work with Aaron Walker


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the good dad project

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.

Larry Hagner

Larry had been married to his wife for fourteen years and is the father to four boys. Yes. Four. Aged eleven, nine, three, and one. He says parenting four boys is chaos and he couldn’t do it without a sense of humor. He and his wife refer to the kids as “the drunk people” because they talk nonsense, miss the toilet when they pee, and show up to dinner without pants.

The Good Dad Project

The Good Dad Project is a blog and a podcast with over 200 hundred shows logged featuring NY Times bestselling authors, professional athletes, famous fighters, motivational speakers, and Navy SEALS. Larry Hagner is the author of two books, a children’s book and a guidebook for dads. He is a mastermind facilitator and manages huge community of dads from across the world.

Larry offers The Dad Edge free private Facebook group where men discuss anything and everything. He also has two tiers of mastermind groups: The Dad Edge Alliance and the Elite Mastermind. He credits his business model from combining what he’s learned from his close friends and mentors, Aaron Walker from View from the Top and Ryan Michler from Order of Man.

On Being a Connector

Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman knows Larry Hagner’s connecting abilities first hand. Larry agrees that being a connector is his strength. Larry relies heavily on the radical relationships he has formed and feeds those relationships by branching out to other likeminded individuals. Why not share fantastic people with other fantastic people?

The Power of Talking

In a society where everything is automated and fast, talking is grossly underrated. But Larry Hagner believes in getting personal in the men his mastermind groups. He hosts calls every week on the Zoom platform where everyone can talk and view each other on video.

He could easily have a landing page where anyone can access the group, but Larry calls each and every man to approve them first. This takes a lot of time and effort, but what goes on in the mastermind is very personal and the call beforehand starts the relationship off on the right foot.

These groups create a dynamic, ever-changing synergy. In one-to-one coaching, the client only gets one perspective, but in a mastermind group, he will get a variety of perspectives, answers, and strategies. This is the value of a tribe, something we’ve lost as a society and mastermind groups fill that void.

The Vision

When Larry first started his groups, he was terrified. Would they men like it? Would they stay? Because of this, he constantly asks for feedback and remains open to criticism. What is the need out there? Negative feedback used to hurt his feelings, but now he sidesteps his ego so he can get better. He strives to bring more value to his shows and groups every day.

The Growth of GDP

After one year of steady podcasting, Larry only hit 50K downloads. He was frustrated, but stayed the course. He started really paying attention to which shows the audience responded to according to download numbers and audience emails.

Just one more year of sticking with the show, The Good Dad Project has reached 1 million downloads and is gaining momentum.

Playing the Long Game

Growing a show and cultivating a community took extreme patience on Larry’s part. At one point, he had to take out of his retirement for website and production expenses, but he kept the faith.

He says that if you would do what you’re doing for free, and you pay attention to the needs of the people you are helping, then you will eventually be successful. Passion will not do it alone. You also need the right recipe and you must keep learning and changing till you find the right one.

There’s no way around putting in the hard work.

Overcoming Self-doubt

Larry always had the desire to educate and improve himself. Five years ago, he was not the man or the father he wanted to be, and the GDP was his way of educating himself.

He now can’t imagine being a father without The Good Dad Project in his life. His kids would suffer and he would suffer. This is why Larry is determined to keep the project growing. It has become larger than himself. At this point, he knows he has to deliver to his audience all the time and in a big way so he can also deliver these same things home.

Related Episodes: 

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

Charlie Brenneman: How to Live a Life of Excellence

Working to Live, Not Living to Work with Aaron Walker

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


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We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE

Download a free chapter from: THE DAD’S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE

Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE

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