As Dads, we are pulled in several different directions. We have work, family time, household responsibilities, homework, sporting events with our kids…our list is endless. Is it possible to take just a small amount of time (just 30 minutes) to attend to our own health? For some of us, taking 30 minutes per day would seem like a daunting task or maybe even selfish. Part of being the best versions of ourselves means having the healthiest body and mind possible. With out those two critical components, we can become over stressed, tired, and burnt out.

Health is Wealth with Shawn Tolleson

Shawn Tolleson

Shawn Tolleson is a husband, father, former baseball player, public speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Tolleson Health Advisors which is a company that uses a person’s biological process and creates a personalized plan for increasing their productivity and fulfillment.

Tolleson was a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Texas Rangers. Since his youth, Tolleson was raised to be a hard worker and to fulfill the purpose that God had for his life. When Shawn was in college, he discovered that he wanted to play baseball as a career. He started playing for the Dodgers as a pitcher and fell in love with the game.

In 2015, Shawn’s father was diagnosed with two forms of Stage 4 cancer. Since his passing, Shawn formed a passion for health and how health can affect one’s life. In 2020, he founded Tolleson Health Advisors and has had twenty clients since its launch.

One’s of Shawn’s greatest priorities in his morning routine. He stresses how much a morning routine can affect the whole rest of your day, whether it’s done right or wrong. Shawn’s mantra is that making small changes in your health can lead to astronomical changes in your life.

 

What You’ll Learn: 

[3:43]

Shawn recalls playing in the Major Leagues and how he misses that camaraderie amongst his teammates.

[10:17]

Shawn recalls trying to separate the game from his work and the difficulties that came along with that. He remembers setting strict boundaries in order to manage his time effectively.

[13:15]

Shawn recalls his childhood and how hard work was instilled in him at a young age. His dad always reminded him to be the very best he could be no matter what profession he did in life. God was at the focal point of his family.

[16:57]

Tolleson recalls becoming a believer at 15 years old. Being a faith-driven person helped him become a hard-worker. He worked hard because he wanted to make his family proud.

[18:15]

Shawn talks about how he helped his kids change their morning routine from unproductive habits to habits that will enable them to become better and more hardworking. The morning routine sets the tone for the whole day.

[21:20]

You have to make things fun for your kids. You have to show them that they can enjoy hard work and that you enjoy it too.

[28:14]

Shawn recalls when he first felt the push to turn baseball from a hobby into a career. His friend played for the Dodgers and convinced them to sign Shawn to play for them because of his work ethic and talent for the game.

[32:58]

Being an athlete made Shawn realize the importance of biology on health and how it’s important to eat and train like an athlete.

[34:10]

In 2015, during the last game of the season, Shawn found out that his father was diagnosed with 2 forms of Stage 4 cancer.

[35:42]

He decided he was going to do whatever it took to get his health and his father’s health back on track. He made simple changes in life to become the healthiest and happiest version of himself. His father was able to live another 4.5 years after his diagnosis.

[40:00]

Shawn’s father-in-law told him that he should pursue this health journey and Shawn made the decision to go all in. Since 2020, Shawn has had 20 clients with whom he has built his business, Tolleson Health Advisors.

[40:40]

The changes Shawn made to his life for his health were – he stopped working so hard, changed when he ate, began fasting,

[51:47]

Being alone is excellent for you, and you shouldn’t feel guilty about that. Just to be still will help you to slow down and listen to God.

[56:30]

Having other like-minded men in your life can help keep you accountable and become your support group.

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Creating a Family Culture of Connection

Drowning in Distraction? Optimize Your Morning Routine

 


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Success is Closer Than You Think

It’s been about a year since our worlds were drastically changed by the pandemic. Many of us feel discouraged and stressed out. It seems impossible to stay motivated and focused. We lose the momentum we had toward whatever goals we planned to achieve pre-COVID.

Today’s show is for those who feel frustrated and overwhelmed, for those who struggle with imperfection, impostor syndrome, and self-doubt. It’s for those on the brink of giving up.

Don’t do it. Keep showing up. I will tell you why. When life fights you the most, be ready, because something amazing is heading your way.

This is my personal story about the success that I would’ve never experienced had I given up all those times I wanted to quit. Success is so much closer than you think.

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No Excuses Fatherhood with Wes Watson


This show is explicit, and it will be offensive to some listeners. But the message is important. Today’s guest is Wes Watson, and he is not going to sugar-coat his advice. Prepare to hear a lot of f-bombs.

Wes Watson is an ex-convict, motivational speaker, and is the founder of personal coaching firm, Watson Fit, which aims to liberate people from mental prisons to help them achieve their health goals and beyond.

Today, Wes talks about his journey from penitentiary to personal development. He reveals the mindsets and vices that are keeping us stuck. He also teaches us how to exercise self-discipline, practice constructive self-talk, and commit to behaviors that will transform us into the men, husbands, and fathers we want to become.

Are you ready to stop making excuses and start investing in yourself?

What You’ll Learn

Loyal Family

[12:42]

Wes appreciates his family’s loyalty. He is especially grateful for his dad and his work ethic. He adapted from his father how to be committed in anything that he does.

Inspiration as a Life Coach

[14:13]

Wes believes in the saying that “acquire what we admire.” His dad inspired him to be the man he is today, to be a hard worker, and to have a large physique.

Work Ethic

[15:37]

People are what they eat. However, there is a misunderstanding about how to allocate the macronutrients in one’s body properly. Wes’s aim in his program is to help people understand the correct macros. Everything is a test of purpose over pleasure. Therefore, Wes makes sure that there is a deep intention through diet exercise to mindset training.

Motivation

[17:57]

Wes’s aim is for fathers to develop their internal attributes and knowledge with their own intensity and delivery as role models to their children.

[18:48]

Despite Wes’s dad being a hard worker, Wes always felt that they were struggling financially, and his parents weren’t able to conceal that aspect. That’s why Wes felt the need to come up with a way to earn money to pay the bills.

Emotional and Mental State

[22:20]

Foster the body and mind through self-help books and apply quotes to everyday situations, especially in difficult ones.

[22:47]

Reflect as you project while cultivating yourself with a high self-love level and self-worth to see others’ love. Stay diligent and structured as your weakness comes through.

Changing one’s mindset

[30:54]

Wes is a firm believer in reading quotes to change the stream of consciousness. 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class is his go-to reads to develop his mindset.

[44:31]

Seek personal growth by giving up on bad vices, be grateful every day, and focus on putting everything into what you do every day. Find something you love more than your bad habits.

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Stop Doing That Sh*t with Gary John Bishop


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The Dad Edge Mailbox January 2021

Today we check The Dad Edge Mailbox and answer some questions like:

Is it possible to have a fulfilling and passionate marriage after the kids?

How do we keep things fresh and exciting over the years and even decades?

In this world of busyness, how can we accomplish everything we want to do?

What are the skills we need to learn to become the parents our kids can always rely on?

Learn these secrets and more in this quick episode!

What You’ll Learn

  • It’s not our fault if we have a mediocre marriage, but it is our fault if we don’t do anything about it.
  • Marriage and parenting skills can and must be learned.
  • Self-care gives us the grounding and inner-reflection we need to be good husbands.
  • How to make date nights more than just a dinner out
  • What respect really looks like in a marriage
  • Drilling down your schedule to 3 daily priorities
  • Time-blocking strategy for productivity
  • Tracking the time you spend on social media
  • Planning your fitness first thing in the morning sets you up for success.
  • Using tactical empathy with your family
  • Creating an environment of psychological safety for your kids

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The Art of Negotiating with Your Kids with Chris Voss

Communication Mastery for Fathers with Chris Voss

The Dad Edge Mailbox for August 2019

 


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The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet for Men with Fraser Bayley

The plant-based lifestyle seems to be everywhere lately, but is it really possible to maintain our bodies without animal protein? Won’t we feel tired and hungry all the time? What about our libido and testosterone levels?

Today’s discussion will reveal the surprising benefits of a plant-based lifestyle for men. Our guest is Fraser Bayley. He has founded Veg Up with his wife, Lauren, and together they help people cut through the confusion to achieve peak performance, an amazing body, and insane mental clarity on a plant-based diet.

You will hear how a plant-based diet can radically change your bloodwork, your energy levels, and your psychological wellbeing. You will also learn how being the healthiest dad you can be will make you more available for your kids while setting an example that will prime them for a healthy adult life.

Fraser Bayley

Fraser was a former butcher back in Auckland, New Zealand before he left the industry to study Nutrition, Human Structure & Function and Personal Training at the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology.

Coming from a former life of severe mental health issues, Fraser has spent the past 15 years deeply immersed in psychology & the human mind. Being an INFJ on the Myers-Briggs personality test, he seeks to understand the human mind as much as possible! These concepts are heavily woven into how he teaches their students all around the world.

He enjoys nomadic living & travel in their RV, hiking & outdoors, reading & learning from people from all walks of life.

What You’ll Learn

  • Where do men get protein on a plant-based diet?
  • It’s not what you consume, but what you absorb. Are you absorbing all the protein and nutrients in your current diet?
  • We’re meant to believe we need more protein that we really do.
  • You can play with your macro-nutrients if you get the same number of calories per day.
  • How to bridge your way through the transition to a plant-based diet
  • What vegging up does for libido and sexual performance
  • Hormone profiles and cholesterol levels before and after 90-days on a plant-based diet
  • Plant-based diet can help you train harder.
  • Micronutrient density drives energy levels and recovery.
  • Each person is different with the plant-based foods that work well for them.
  • Being in shape doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have quality of life.
  •  Before
    • Always tired
    • Moods all over the place
    • Anxiety
    • Needed a lot of caffeine
    • Acne
    • Visually in shape, but do not feel good
  •  After
    • Increased Energy
    • Mental clarityhttps://www.veguplife.com/
    • Blood glucose control
    • Emotional regulation
    • Less stress
    • Clear skin
  • How to begin becoming more plant-based? Start adding instead of eliminating.
    • Add more green vegetables
    • Try more plant proteins and find out what you like
    • Include more colors. Colors are micronutrients. Think of the rainbow.
    • Eat living foods (sprouts)
    • Add fermented foods (sauerkraut)

RELATED EPISODES:

Healthy Habits for Marriage, Fatherhood, and Fitness

Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit and Back Again with Drew Manning

Real AF Self-Discipline with Andy Frisella


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