Transition from Boy to Man

The Transition from Boy to Man


The transition from boy to man is an epic time in the lives of our sons. As fathers, it’s our job to teach them what it means to be a man as they close the chapter on childhood and embark on the next stage of life as an adult.

In recent episodes, I talked about a rite of passage experience I created for my 11-year-old son, Mason. He hiked with me and the Elite Elevation Dad Edge Mastermind to the top of Mount Quandary in Breckenridge Colorado. I also shared the letter I read to him about The Pillars of Manhood when we reached the summit.

Today, Mason is here to share his perspective of what it was like to take on such a tough physical and mental challenge, how he felt among a tribe of men, and the life lessons that he will carry into manhood.

Mason Tells Us:

  • What it was like to start the hike in the dark at 3 a.m.
  • Logistics of pooping and peeing when there is no cover
  • What it felt like to get to the top of the mountain
  • What happened when he told his friends he completed a eleven-and-a-half hour, 14,265 feet hike
  • The pillars of being a young man
  • How Mason uses a practice of gratitude to get over anxiety and depression
  • Modern dating culture in elementary school
  • Thoughts on friendship

MENTIONED EPISODES:

Creating a Rite of Passage Experience for Your Son

How to Know if You’ve Been a Good Dad

#DoEpicShit – Sharing Amazing Experiences with Your Kids

Never Give Up No Matter What with Mason Hagner


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How to Know if You’ve Been a GOOD DAD

How to Know if You’ve Been a Good Dad


How to know if you’ve been a good dad? As parents, we often don’t know if we’re doing the right thing. We want our kids to have honesty, integrity, teamwork, and a good work ethic. We hope they’ll become mentally tough, emotionally resilient, and brave enough to ask for help when they need it. How can we tell if our kids are getting the life lessons we want to teach?

Today I’m going to share a story about a rite of passage experience where my 11-year-old son hiked with me and the Elite Elevation Dad Edge Mastermind to the top of Mount Quandary in Breckenridge Colorado. Listen to how my son not only received a life lesson about accepting help, but also how he reversed it on me and showed me what kind of man he will become.

MENTIONED EPISODE:

Creating a Rite of Passage Experience for Your Son

#DoEpicShit – Sharing Amazing Experiences with Your Kids


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Why Men Thrive in Tribes

Why Men Thrive in Tribes: The Dad Edge on Fit Dad Nation


Why do some men thrive and others merely survive? One of the secrets of successful, motivated, passionate men is that they surround themselves with a tribe to support them, advise them, and inspire them.

Today we visit the Fit Dad Nation podcast hosted by Steve Roy. We discuss how we can optimize the 5 dimensions of manhood, which are health, work, marriage, children, and finances.

We also talk about why men thrive in tribes and how to excel by surrounding yourself with other men who have what you want.

Why Men Thrive in Tribes

Larry Hagner is a dad to four boys, the founder of GoodDadProject.com, speaker, author, entrepreneur, host of The Dad Edge Podcast, and someone I’m proud to call a friend and mentor.
Larry also runs a highly successful program for dads called the Dad Edge Alliance and I was a member for a long time myself. One thing is clear; he knows how men think and why they thrive or don’t thrive. So today I asked him to share his thoughts on why being part of a tribe of like-minded men can mean the difference between success and failure.

He says “Let’s face it, the most successful people in the world are successful for one simple reason…they surround themselves with other like-minded successful people. However, most men think they have to live life as a one man wolf pack. We feel we must take on life without any help, without any assistance from others, and most of us have an overwhelming fear of failure. Not to mention, we don’t want anyone else to see that deep down we struggle, we have insecurities, and we can be overwhelmed by everyday life.”

Larry shares his theory on why most men live with the lone wolf syndrome and why it’s holding us back from being successful in so many areas.
The reason I do everything in groups now with the Fit Dad Nation, with the Inner Circle being a perfect example of a successful tribe, is because I’ve seen how much more powerful it can be versus working with an individual. It’s not even close.

We need brotherhood and support especially since the first thing a man will sacrifice is his own well-being and I’ve personally seen this play out over and over in the Fit Dad Nation. I also lived this way for many years and put myself behind everyone and everything else. A band of brothers will hold you accountable and won’t let you give up on yourself. He also says that isolation is the enemy of excellence, which is such a powerful statement because we as men think we can do everything alone and don’t need anyone. It’s just not the way we are wired.

MENTIONED EPISODES

How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood

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triumphing through dark times

Triumphing Through Dark Times: Exclusive Dad Edge Alliance Q&A with Chad Robichaux


How do we take the first step in reclaiming ourselves when we’re navigating dark times? How do we harness the courage to move forward when it seems that there is absolutely no way out?

No one is safe from adversity. It could be a mental, physical, or spiritual crisis. We might have to cope with a failed business, a devastating loss, or a destroyed relationship.

Today we have Chad Robichaux back on The Dad Edge Podcast. We had such a powerful response to his first show with us, that we invited him to The Dad Edge Mastermind for a live Q&A session with our members.

Chad talks about triumphing through dark times. He shows us that no matter how hopeless and depressed we feel, there is always a way out with the right mindset, tools, and support.

MENTIONED EPISODES

Episodes with SEALs

Episodes with MMA Fighters

Fighting the Battle Within with Chad Robichaux


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3 Questions to Ask Your Kid Every Night

3 Questions to Ask Your Kid Every Night


The bedtime routine is a special opportunity to connect with your kid after a busy day, but sometimes we are so tired that we can’t think of anything meaningful to say.

But we dads can set up a deep conversation with minimal effort by using an easy template.

Here are 3 questions to ask your kid every night before they go to sleep to pause and reflect on what they experienced and how the day’s lessons can shape their tomorrow.

1. What are you most proud of from today? How did you make that happen?

Help them reflect on their wins and what decisions led to their success.

2. What did you fail at today and what did you learn?

As hard as it is, we parents have to teach our kids to be open to talking about failure so that they can use it as the valuable learning tool it is.

3. What are you most excited about tomorrow?

If our kids go to bed anticipating a great day, they can look to the future with excitement.

 


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