How to Become a Game Changing Dad

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.

'The tough guy to me is the guy who puts his guard down and listens.' —@RayMatz #dads #men #fathers #parenting #fatherhood Click To Tweet

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The Secrets to Achieving Wildly Important Goals with Mark Divine

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.

'Life is suffering. When we embrace the pain and use it for personal growth, that’s when we start to experience the magic.'—Mark Divine @UnbeatableLife #personalgrowth #adversity #mindset Click To Tweet

 

'You’re not your story, you’re living your story, but you are not your story.'—Mark Divine @UnbeatableLife #yoga #mindfulness #meditation Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • Why he did the burpee challenge
  • How he and his team broke the burpee world record
  • The mantras he used to get him through 300 burpees every morning
  • How he continued the burpee challenge after he broke his foot
  • How the body and mind adapts to a new extreme normal if you have an audacious enough reason
  • How Mark practices intermittent fasting
  • How to chunk down huge goals into smaller SMART goals
  • How to turn goals into an integrative practice that combines mind and spirit
  • The Secrets to Achieving Wildly Important Goals
    • Be flexible – No plan survives contact with reality. You got to find a way to a make a way around obstacles.
    • Identify microgoals – no one can take away foundational successes
    • Be in the present – focus on the experience of life today, not your future goal
    • Organize your life so you can’t fail – eliminate friction points
    • Make it a non-negotiable goal or don’t set it – we have so many goals. Lump goals into one goal. Don’t hope, pretend, or wish. If you just put it on a list, you won’t get to it.
    • Go after your goals, not someone else’s – clarify who you are and why you do what you do. Once you define those things you realize all the efforts you’ve wasted time on.
  • Why you must properly asses your starting point
  • How comparing yourself to others is a huge mistake
  • The danger of becoming attached to the outcome
  • Why what we achieve isn’t that important
  • How SEALs fail their way forward to eventual success
  • What Mark Divine would say if he could have a conversation with his 21-year-old self
  • Embracing the suck
  • The yoga inquiry technique to discover who you are
  • How to connect to your “witness”
  • How killing as a SEAL fits into his perspective now
  • Slow down, simplify your lives, get comfortable in silence
  • Why learning how to be whole is the most important leadership skill
  • Why meditation apps are not real meditation
  • The benefits of box breathing
  • Why people fail at mindfulness meditation
  • How SEALs develop intuitive senses
  • Mark Divine’s new book Uncommon
'Failure is just a figment of one’s imagination.'—Mark Divine @UnbeatableLife #failure #goals #fear #courage #motivation Click To Tweet

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How to Unf*ck Yourself

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 embrace uncertainty, how to take extreme ownership of our lives, and how we can teach our kids to do the same.

'Changing your thinking will NOT change your life.' - @GaryJohnBishop #men #dads #fathers #personaldevelopment Click To Tweet

 

Gary John Bishop

You might notice from his accent that Gary John Bishop is Scottish. He moved to the US in 1994 and toured as a musician, meeting famous people and his wife who he is still very much in love with to this day.

Gary eventually gave up music and got into construction. He was asked to do a personal development course and refused. It seemed liked foo-foo stuff to him. But Gary ended up taking the course and it blew his mind. He was forced to get uncomfortable and face his life. He came out the other side with life-altering insights.

From then on, Gary was fascinated by the personal development world and became the senior program director for the largest personal development company. He realized that he was wrong about himself. He was not the solid person he thought he was. He started questioning his thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and how they were affecting his decisions in life. He listened to the dialogue he kept with himself. He started to explore it and change it. Now he has his own coaching business, his book, and a series of courses.

'You have so many thoughts a day. 80-90% of those thoughts you had yesterday. You want to change your life, but you’re thinking the same stuff.' @GaryJohnBishop #thoughts #innerdialogue #selftalk #personalgrowth Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • Why we are wired for certainty
  • Why uncertainty is inevitable no matter how hard we try to avoid it
  • How you can empower yourself by embracing uncertainty
  • How to analyze your thoughts to find weak and limiting inner dialogue
  • How to stop living in the idea of what you think should happen and operate in reality
  • Why there’s a lot of pressure as a dad to have all the answers
  • How to give yourself room for your own humanity
  • Why it’s good to be human in front of your kids
  • How to take responsibility for the way you are
  • How we give away our power by basing our happiness on other peoples’ behavior
  • How to instill ownership in your kids from an early age
  • How to stop the blame game
  • How to be with yourself when you’re at your worst
  • Why men avoid being pressed, but should embrace being stressed
  • How to be in communication with your feelings
  • Why positive psychology doesn’t work for some people
  • Why the language you use with yourself is so important
  • Why consciously and cognitively connecting other people is crucial
'The things that stop you in life are very much in the background of your own thinking.' @GaryJohnBishop #men #dads #fathers #thoughts #selflimitingbeliefs Click To Tweet

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Unfu*k Yourself: Get out of your head and into your life

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4 Questions to Crush Self-Sabotaging Thoughts

4 Questions to Crush Self-Sabotaging Thoughts

In our last episode, Wes Chapman shared his horrific story of trauma and how 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.

Crush your self-sabotaging thoughts with these 4 questions. #dads #men Click To Tweet

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MENTIONED EPISODE: Wake Up the Hero with Wes Chapman

The Mask of Masculinity with Lewis Howes

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 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.

The more I talk about things that used to be shameful for me, the less they own me. @LewisHowes Click To Tweet

Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes had big dreams to be an athlete. His goal in life was to get paid for having fun and he was on the road to his dreams, making it into arena football and setting his sights on the NFL, until a wrist injury ended his career.

His whole identity revolved around sports, and at 23 years old with a massive ego, he had no idea what to do with himself. His family was troubled and his father, who had been his biggest supporter during his sports career, got into a tragic accident that left him mentally and emotionally stunted. Lewis had to learn how to be a man on his own, and took the past decade to reinvent himself into the person you see today.

Share the thing that you’re most afraid of in a way that makes sense for you. @LewisHowes Click To Tweet

Show Highlights

  • How both the good and bad sides of his father shaped him.
  • What his parents miserable relationship taught him about marriage.
  • How his brother went to prison for over four years when Lewis was just 8-years-old.
  • How both of his sisters attempted suicide.
  • How he was raped when he was a little boy.
  • The moment he spoke about his sexual abuse and how it freed him.
  • Why he was terrified to write his book, The Mask of Masculinity.
  • Why woman would also want to read The Mask of Masculinity.
  • How holding onto shame and secrets becomes a man’s prison.
  • Why he has no desire to have kids … yet.
Be the alien that you are, and find the other aliens that accept you. @LewisHowes Click To Tweet

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