Pillars of Success
I came into the Dad’s Edge Mastermind not knowing what I was really looking for. After going through two very significant losses in my life I was struggling to feel like I could breathe some days. Through the Mastermind I had the opportunity to search out who I was and who I wanted to be. I learned what my core values were and how they have changed. I realized that in many areas I was hanging on to old behaviors and beliefs that were not in line with my core values causing anxiety. The changes I have implemented have changed my life. I would not be writing this sitting here in my wife’s dream home if I had not been shown where a lot of my beliefs were limiting my ability to be financially successful. My marriage has found new depths of connection after opening my eyes to the simple truths I could not see on my own. This Mastermind is by far one of the best investments I have made in my journey to becoming a better man, a great dad and a loving husband!
“The area of my life that received the most benefit was my relationship with my wife. It’s not that it was ‘bad.’ But, like many couples, we just got stuck in the mundane aspects of being a spouse and parent. The two particularly eye-opening exercises for me were 1) the love language exercise and 2) the “anniversary” questions. They provided my wife and me the opportunity to actually talk about our relationship and how we could make it even better. Plus, my wife saw how I wanted to improve myself by being in the mastermind, and it inspired her to improve herself – reading personal development books, sharing more of her life with others, praying and meditating. I highly recommend joining this mastermind because the changes I’ve experienced in my relationship, and also the transformation I saw in my mastermind brothers’ health, finances, relationships, and lives throughout our time together. I believe a group like this is essential for any man’s journey to live his potential.”
I participated in a 16-week Dads Edge Mastermind Group back in October of 2016. It was facilitated by Larry Hagner and Jason MacKenzie. When I first signed up, I knew that this would push me out of my comfort zone which I wanted because I had lived there far too long, however I could have never imagined the enormous amount of impact it would truly have on my entire family’s lives. In the group we discussed health, sex, money, emotional resiliency, the power of vulnerability and we shared stories and strategies to become the best Men we possibly could. It was amazing that men from all over the world with different cultural and social backgrounds could have so much in common. Each man offered a different perspective to our shared struggles. This gave us 10 new ways of looking at and attacking things. Since participating in the group, I have quit drinking for 18 months and counting, my wife and I have cut our debt in half and my relationships with my wife and kids are at an all-time high. I have spent this year putting the skills I have learned into practice. This has led me to be the Happiest and most Successful that I have been in my adult life. I cannot recommend the Dads Edge Mastermind Groups Highly Enough, in fact I just rejoined the Dads Edge Alliance to continue my growth and it has already paid for itself.
When I joined my first mastermind group in the Dad’s edge, I was on the verge of happiness but had not yet achieved it with any consistent quality. Committing to the work of a mastermind community was a purposeful act that compelled me to achieve levels of happiness that in my life I did not know were possible. I began to have a tribe of brothers whom I felt responsible to. I met men whom otherwise I would never have had a conversation with, to then discover that our struggles, while unique in circumstance, were common in character, and collectively our voices could cut to the heart of the issue. By being open I was able to strip down my values to its core and began to build them up with strength and purpose that laid a foundation for the work I am doing today. I forged friendships unlike any I have had in my adult life and in the process vanquished loneliness. The work we did together, and make no mistake, it is work and requires commitment from all the men who participate, brought improvement every day, often in very small and subtle ways. It’s almost the new year and for the first time, I don’t have to make resolutions of what I want to be. I can now look back with pride at how far I have come and just continue to work of achieving my best life ever and say with confidence, I’m happy to be here and doing it!