success is closer than you think

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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Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit and Back Again with Drew Manning


Are you a busy, hardworking dad who is ready to get in his best physical health this year? We have the most amazing guest for you!

Drew Manning is NY Times Bestselling author of Fit2Fat2Fit, a book about how he gained and lost seventy-five pounds in order to better understand the struggle to lose weight. Now he talks about Fit2Fat2Forty, which addresses the particular struggles we have with extra weight as we get older.

Drew is bent on disrupting the aspects of the fitness industry that have no empathy for overweight people. He talks about the emotional and mental work that we need to do to take care of our bodies. He also tells us how busy dads can define health for themselves so that diet and exercise doesn’t feel like punishment.

Prepare yourself to not only become a healthy dad, but also a happy and energetic one.

It’s not about body fat percentage, it’s about where you feel good. —Drew Manning

 

Drew Manning

Health and fitness expert Drew Manning is the New York Times best-selling author of Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose and has for years been a leading voice in the burgeoning Keto Diet movement. Drew is also the creator of the A&E Show Fit to Fat to Fit and the host of The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience podcast. With over a million social media followers, Drew continues to transform people’s lives all around the world. Known for his straightforward and empathetic fitness and health coaching, Drew has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The View, and MSNBC, among other media outlets. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his daughters, who remind him every day not to take things too seriously.

Fit2Fat2Fit

Drawing from the lessons and insights of his breakout website, Fit2Fat2Fit.com, personal trainer Drew Manning delivers the story of his quest to go from fit to fat to fit again in one year in order to better understand the weight-loss struggles of his clients and the online community. Drew embarked on this journey to prove to clients, website followers, and people across the country that it is possible to get back into shape—and his bottomless desire to kindle a new hope for his readers comes through on every page of Fit2Fat2Fit. With before and after (and after…) photos to that tell their own striking story, and intimate reflections from Drew’s wife Lynn, Fit2Fat2Fit is more than a spectacle or a gimmick; it’s an inspiring story, and sound proof that anyone can reach the level of fitness they desire to make themselves happy.

What You’ll Learn

  • Drew first did the Fit2Fat2Fit challenge because his personal training clients said the he didn’t understand their struggles with weight loss.
  • Drew is going at it again as a 40-year-old to address the challenges that come up as our bodies and metabolism change.
  • Many people in the fitness industry have no empathy for overweight people.
  • There is a mental component to fitness and weight loss. Overeating can be from trauma.
  • Mental and emotional work to address the self-worth issues that no amount of dieting and exercise can fix.
  • Becoming overweight taught Drew to separate his body image as his self-image.
  • He grew up with self-hate because in his upbringing, he felt he had to be perfect or he was a complete failure.
  • He pretended to be confident to hide his imperfections.
  • Without his fit body, he was lost. It was the only thing that gave him self-worth and the only thing he could control.
  • Own your story and write your own ending.
  • How he is helping his daughters to grow up with a healthy body image
  • Being out of shape affects the core of who you are.
  • How your diet impacts your sex life and finances
  • The key for busy dads to finding time and energy for diet and fitness
  • It’s not about getting the body. It’s about loving yourself enough to take care of your physical health.
  • Treat yourself kindly so exercise is not a punishment.
  • Increase self-awareness. Observe your thoughts instead of being your thoughts. What triggers you to make bad health choices and why?
  • Your kids don’t care what you look like. They just want you to love them.

RELATED EPISODES:

The Importance of Being a Healthy Dad with Drew Manning


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Practical Money Wisdom for Parents with Rachel Cruze


Want to do better with your money? We all do, but how can we create a budget, get out of debt, and save money without making life complicated? And can we show our kids good money habits, even if we haven’t had the best relationship with money?

Today we are excited to have Rachel Cruze to talk to us about practical money wisdom for parents. She is the daughter of David Ramsey and the author of Know Yourself, Know Your Money, which is going to be released January 5th, 2021.

Rachel teaches us how to develop self-awareness around money, discover why we handle money the way do, and make spending and saving an open, stress-free topic in the household.

Get ready to understand yourself and know your money!

Rachel Cruze

Dave Ramsey’s daughter Rachel Cruze grew up learning how to win with money. She understands the dangers of debt, and she’s seen firsthand the damage it can do. She knows how to give generously, spend wisely, and save for the future. Now Rachel has a passion to help others learn those same principles, and she’s traveling the country doing just that.

Rachel has been a guest on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Katie and Fox & Friends. She’s a contributor for magazines like Woman’s Day and Glamour, regularly appearing in print and on the air on radio stations across the country.

Rachel is a versatile, personable and engaging speaker who is equally at home at community events and schools as she is in front of thousands in a packed arena.

Know Yourself, Know Your Money

The biggest obstacle from where you are today to becoming wealthy is NOT opportunity or income—it’s you controlling you.

In her brand-new book, Know Yourself, Know Your Money, personal finance expert Rachel Cruze explores how your behavior is the biggest obstacle to making good decisions with your money. When you take a closer look at your behavior and beliefs, money problems are usually just a symptom of a larger problem in your life.

Rachel explains that the way your parents viewed money shaped YOUR money personality and walks through the four types of childhood money classrooms. Next, she breaks down the six money fears that drive most money decisions, and teaches you how to make healthy money decisions.

Understanding yourself is essential to understanding the way you handle money. This book will help you unlock the psychology, strengths, and challenges that come with each of the brand-new Seven Money Tendencies.

Once you understand your past, this book will take you beyond the Ramsey Baby Steps and get to the root of all of your decisions—your mind, your behaviors, and your beliefs— so you can change your money mindset for good.

What You’ll Learn

  • Most parents don’t have the tools to know how to talk to kids about money.
  • Parents need to learn how to handle money so they can teach their kids.
  • Age-appropriate chores teach kids that work equals money.
  • The more self-aware you become, the better your relationships will be as a spouse and parent.
  • Why you handle money the way you do
  • How your childhood affects the way you think about money
  • When you’re not aware of money tendencies and fears, it’s hard to walk the journey to better financial stability.
  • Identifying your problems helps you become better with money faster.
  • The four money classrooms in families:
    1. Anxious, tense and not talked about
    2. Unstable, stressed but verbally open
    3. Unaware, free but not talked about
    4. Secure, communication open, and emotion is free
  • You don’t have to become wealthy, but you’re in control and you’re not stressed.
  • You don’t have to be perfect to teach your kids.
  • Enjoy some of your money. Decide what you value more: experiences or tangible things? Status or security?
  • Understand your spouse’s money type.
  • Why is there so much fear around money?
  • Lack of security is the number one fear for women.
  • Fear can be a gift to help you get out of debt.
  • Creating an emergency fund of 6 month’s expenses will take a huge stress off.
  • Giving your kids the dignity of their own independence
  • What lessons can we teach our kids right now?
  • Allow your kids to make small inexpensive mistakes in the household so they will know better as an adult.

RELATED EPISODES:

The New Mindset for Money with Grant Sabatier

How to Raise Money-Empowered Kids with John Lanza

Money and Your Marriage with Jesse Mecham


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simple financial independence

Super Simple Financial Independence with Chris Mamula from Choose FI

You might think that only accountants or finance geniuses can figure out how to retire early, but this is not true. Our guest today retired at the age of 41!  Chris Mamula was a physical therapist who wasn’t excited when he thought about the future. He decided to educate himself on how to reach financial independence and he couldn’t believe how easy it was.

Chris is a husband and dad who now enjoys an adventurous lifestyle on his own terms. He blogs at Can I Retire Yet, is part of the Choose FI movement, and is also the primary author of the book Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence.

Today he shares his super simple financial independence tactics to help you put your wealth-building on autopilot.

What You’ll Learn

  • Don’t always blindly trust a financial advisor.
  • The million-dollar mistake Chris made when he first began financial planning
  • Super Simple Financial Independence
    1. Spend less.
    2. Earn more.
    3. Invest better.
  • Cut on the biggest expenses—housing, cars, and food.
  • Where can you cut on taxes?
  • How can you eliminate investment fees?
  • Travel hacks so that you can vacation without depleting your savings or going into debt
  • How to live better while spending less
  • Lining up spending with your values
  • Moving to an area with lower cost of living
  • Chris puts 50% of his income into savings.
  • Financial self-assessment—track your spending for a month and be honest about where your money is going. Is it going toward the life you want?
  • Knowing your emotional tolerance to stock market fluctuations
  • Investing in real estate for financial independence
  • Creating your own business
  • How to get kids interested in finance
  • Personal finance doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Learn how to tackle it one simple step at a time.


MENTIONED EPISODES:

ChooseFI: Stock Market, Tax, and Retirement Hacks with Brad Barrett

Reframing Your Life for Financial Independence with Brad Barrett

All the Money You Will Ever Need with Grant Sabatier

The New Mindset for Money with Grant Sabatier


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Money and Your Marriage

Money and Your Marriage with Jesse Mecham

Financial issues are one the biggest causes of divorce. Not only do money problems make life stressful, they can lead to conflicts that can damage a marriage and destroy a family. But what if you could take a few, simple steps right now to totally change your money situation? Today, we talk about money and your marriage and how you can make budgeting decisions with your spouse easily and argument-free.

Jesse Mecham is the creator of the YNAB (You Need a Budget) app. He is back on The Dad Edge to talk about how to approach the money discussion in a way that will stop friction and encourage intimacy. He outlines his 4 Money Rules to future-proof your finances and gives guidelines for trimming the fat on your expenses without feeling deprived.

After listening to this show, you will feel confident about budgeting, prepared for the unexpected, and hopeful about your dreams for the future.

“Money’s not always simple, but it can get a lot simpler.”—Jesse Mecham

Jesse Mecham

Jesse Mecham founded YNAB in 2004 to help him and his wife, Julie, watch their money. Studying for his master of accountancy at Brigham Young University at the time, he put his numbers wizardry to work to develop a system to track their expenses, and that became YNAB. He lives in Utah with Julie and his seven kids!

YNAB – You Need A Budget

You Need A Budget is award-winning software and a proven method—that works.

What really makes You Need A Budget different is that we can teach you how to manage your money and get ahead—for good.

What if your bills rolled in, and instead of piling up, you just paid them? No sweat.

What if you didn’t even realize it was payday because you had money in the bank and weren’t desperate for that check to arrive?

Forget everything you think you know about budgeting and prepare to experience total control.

Get a FREE 34 Day Trial at YNAB.com/dads

What You’ll Learn

  • A money dysfunction in your marriage is a landmine that will eventually go off.
  • You can make huge leaps in your marriage even when you think it’s already good.
  • You don’t get commitment without conflict, and you don’t get conflict without trust. You must trust your spouse enough to handle whatever you’re going to tell them.
  • On patience—increase the gap between stimulus and response and fill it with curiosity.
  • Jesse’s morning habit of reading “hard books”
  • As a couple, ask yourselves … What do you want? What are you dreaming about? Not in the distant future, but in the next few years? Most couples don’t have this conversation.
  • All the questions that used to add tons of stress are easy decisions when your visions are aligned.
  • You can feel more peace in as little as an hour and a half after you have this money talk with your spouse.
  • Do whatever you want with your money as long as it means something to you.
  • In Jesse’s experience working with men on their budgets, eating out is the easiest, most effective expense to cut.
  • Rediscover cooking at home.
  • Becoming more self-reliant to save.
  • Tip: Only budget money you have on hand. Don’t give money a job you don’t actually have yet.
  • How to pre-budget for big experiences, upcoming expenses, and emergencies.
  • How to keep your budget changeable.
  • Age your money—the dollar you spend today you should have made 30 days ago.
  • Make reviewing your budget part of your morning coffee routine.
  • Getting to where you want to be financially won’t happen overnight. Be patient with yourself.
  • 4 Rules of YNAB
    1. Give every dollar a job
    2. Embrace your true expenses
    3. Roll with the punches
    4. Age your money

MENTIONED EPISODES

The Easy and Effective Way to Budget for Your Goals with Jesse Mecham

The New Mindset for Money with Grant Sabatier

Staring Down the Wolf with ex-Navy SEAL Mark Divine

Battling Cancer as a Dad with Hal Elrod


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