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Doing Life with The Dad Edge

Doing Life with The Dad Edge

This is the final episode of Thursday Throwdown for 2018. This was the most successful year yet for The Dad Edge Podcast and The Dad Edge Alliance. We organized our first ever Dad Edge Summit. We received 150 iTunes reviews, 300 members in The Dad Edge Alliance membership, and over 11K in our free Facebook group, a judgement and ego-free zone to share the challenges of being a man and a father. Thank you all for doing life with The Dad Edge!

We are going to bring you more amazing guests, content, and resources in 2019 to help you become your best self. We’ve seen men lose 100 pounds, save hopeless marriages, and rekindle connections with kids. Some guys have quit the jobs they hated to create businesses they love. Others have climbed out of impossible debt. How did they do it? By surrounding themselves with dynamic people, by having support from a group of likeminded men, and by being held accountable for their goals.

Is 2019 going to be the year you make things happen? Or are you going to wait another year?

 

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Resources

Fill out an application for The Dad Edge Alliance

==>NEW!!<== Grab a copy of The Dad’s Edge AUDIOBOOK on iTunes or Audible

GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD’S EDGE HERE

Join our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here

We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE

Download a free chapter from: THE DAD’S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE

Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE

Download this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS

Links


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What Kind of Father Do You Want to Be?

What Kind of Father Do You Want to Be?


We have two choices when we become a dad. Are we going to be like our fathers? Or are we going to try to be different. Some men have a good sense of what a good dad should be by watching their fathers. Other men are trying to break a pattern of bad fathering, whether it be addiction, anger, or complete absence.

On today’s short show we have Dad Edge Alliance member Andy Nelson. He is a divorced dad who admits that he was not there mentally for his kids or their mother. He knew he had to break the pattern of his father’s parenting and began to proactively improve his relationship with both his kids and his ex-wife.

Andy tells us how he developed a framework to change his life and how he succeeded by focusing on his goals instead of running away from what he didn’t want.

'You have to embrace all your feelings. You won’t feel the extreme highs without the extreme lows.'—Andy Nelson #fatherhood #mentalhealth #menshealth #gratitude Click To Tweet

MENTIONED EPISODES:

How to Unf*ck Yourself with Gary John Bishop

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A – Gary John Bishop on Fatherhood

How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood

 

Like the show? Leave an iTunes review.

If you’re enjoying the show, we encourage you to leave an itunes review.
We read reviews on the show every week. The next one might be yours!
Thanks for the support.


 Resources

Fill out an application for The Dad Edge Alliance

==>NEW!!<== Grab a copy of The Dad’s Edge AUDIOBOOK on iTunes or Audible

GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD’S EDGE HERE

Join our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here

We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE

Download a free chapter from: THE DAD’S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE

Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE

Download this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS

Links


Hungry for more out of life?

Become a member of The Dad Edge Alliance

CLICK HERE!

Dad Edge Alliance


What did you think of the show?

What was your biggest take away?

Tag us when you share on social media!

#TheDadEdge

Twitter @gooddadprojct

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Teaching Kids to Take Ownership


Thursday Throwdown is our short show with everyday, relatable dads. Today, Dad Edge Alliance member Joe Courtney talks about teaching kids to take ownership.

Fatherhood is imperfect. It’s messy. It’s crazy, but one thing we need to keep in mind is that our kids are watching us. The example we set means more than whatever we tell them. That’s why it’s crucial to always keep our word and be accountable for our mistakes.

Fatherhood is imperfect. It's messy. It's crazy, but one thing we need to keep in mind is that our kids are watching us. #dads #men #fathers #fatherhood #dadlife #parenting Click To Tweet

Joe Courtney is a husband and a dad to two boys. When it comes to spending time with his sons, he remembers his father’s example. His dad was a lineman and would come home tired from long, physical days of work. But when Joe would ask him to play, no matter how beat his dad was, he rarely said no.

Joe tries to do the same with his kids. As his wife Heather believes, they’re not raising boys. They’re raising future husbands and fathers. It’s important to show them how to follow through with promises when interacting with any person in life.

Joe also teaches his boys ownership by giving them responsibility. They have to make sure their chores are done. They take an active role in taking care of themselves. They are also in charge of their toys. These small measures translate into accountability for kids and give them a solid structure to build on in their future.

MENTIONED EPISODES:

How to Quit Your Job in 12 Months with Ryan Enk

 

Like the show? Leave an iTunes review.

If you’re enjoying the show, we encourage you to leave an itunes review.
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Thanks for the support.


 Resources

Fill out an application for The Dad Edge Alliance

==>NEW!!<== Grab a copy of The Dad’s Edge AUDIOBOOK on iTunes or Audible

GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD’S EDGE HERE

Join our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here

We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE

Download a free chapter from: THE DAD’S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE

Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE

Download this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS

Links


Hungry for more out of life?

Become a member of The Dad Edge Alliance

CLICK HERE!

Dad Edge Alliance


What did you think of the show?

What was your biggest take away?

Tag us when you share on social media!

#TheDadEdge

Twitter @gooddadprojct

Instagram @good_dad_project

 

4 Simple Steps to Getting What You Want with Jake Herbert

4 Simple Steps to Getting What You Want with Jake Herbert

Jake Herbert is back on the show! He was an Olympic Wrestler whose life’s dream was to win the gold medal in the 2016 Olympics. My boys and I were there to see the trials. Sadly, his Olympic dream didn’t come true.

It was a crushing blow, but now Jake’s smiling. He’s got a baby on the way, a new career, and a mission to leave every room better than he found it. He talks about how he reinvented himself after the disappointment of a lifetime, and he shares his 4 ridiculously simple steps to getting what you want in life.

'Men have a hard time seeing the beautiful things that happen with failure.' – @Jakeherbert84 #failure #dads #men #fathers #motivation Click To Tweet

Jake’s story

Jake began listening to The Dad Edge podcast (The Good Dad Project at that time) when he became the father of a child from a previous marriage. He listened to a backlog of episodes and started his journey to becoming a better father. He decided to reach out to say thank you for the help and eventually came on the show to talk about How to Develop a Gold Medal Mindset.

Now Jake Herbert is a real estate coach who helps people see their maximum potential and creates a path to lead them there.

'When you lose and don’t get something you worked so hard for, it rips your heart out. And that’s beautiful.' – @Jakeherbert84 #failure #olympics #sports #wrestling #selfimprovement #personaldevelopment Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • How he coped after not getting a chance at his life dream, to win a gold medal
  • When he knew it was time to move on from his wrestling career
  • How he found a new path in life
  • The effectiveness of simplicity
  • His 4 simple steps to getting what you want
    • Identifying specifically what you want
    • Defining why you want it
    • Outlining 4 action items you will do this week to bring you closer to what you want
    • Scheduling exactly when you will take these action
  • The story of his famous mullet
  • The story of Buster Douglas’s fight against Mike Tyson and why it inspires him
  • How to intertwine your ‘how’ and your ‘why’
  • The domino effect of achieving small goals every week
  • Why you need to set your goals with somebody else
  • Why you have to take time to celebrate when you reach goals
  • Why your kids make great accountability partners
  • How people are motivated more by loss than by gain
  • The 3 Literacy’s that ensure success in life
    • Reading literacy
    • Physical literacy
    • Financial literacy
  • What Jake does when he gets overwhelmed
'Be a little bit better than you were yesterday. In time, you’ll be exactly where you should be and where you want.' – @Jakeherbert84 #motivation #goals #success #happiness #inspiration Click To Tweet

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THE DAD EDGE SUMMIT 2018

JUNE 7TH – 9TH – ST. LOUIS

Are you an extraordinary father looking to accelerate in all aspects of your life?
Are you looking to connect to like-minded Dads that want to come together to strengthen and grow in their abilities both personally and professionally?
The Dad Edge 2018 Summit (Live Event) will set you up to do exactly that.

LEARN MORE


Resources

The Dad’s Edge AUDIOBOOK on iTunes or Audible

GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD’S EDGE HERE

Join our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here

We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE

Download a free chapter from: THE DAD’S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE

Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE

Download this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS

Links


Create an Epic Life

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Dad Edge Alliance

 

 

dads aware about greatness zone

Dads Discovering The Greatness Zone – GDP008

“Dads Discovering The Greatness Zone” Episode Overview

Larry Hagner and Shawn Stevenson interview Jay Forte about how Dads can their Greatness Zone by leveraging the 3 A’s: Aware, Accountable, and Authentic.

Key Take-Aways

Learn the “3 A’s” (Aware, Accountable, and Authentic) and why they are important to being a Dad.

  • Being Aware:  How to be powerfully present in the moment
  • Being Accountable:  Understand how your words and impact make a difference
  • Being Authentic:  Having sense of self, and how to set an example of being awesome

 

Guest: Jay Forte – The Greatness Zone

Jay Forte, MS, CPC, ELI-MP, is a business and motivational speaker, certified workplace, CEO and life coach, author, adjunct professor and nationally ranked thought leader. He provides talent, strength-based and mindfulness tools to help people live extraordinary lives and organizations achieve exceptional results. He is the author of Fire Up! Your Employees and Smoke Your Competition and The Greatness Zone – Know Yourself, Find Your Fit, Transform the World. His new books, The Greatness Habit and The Rhodium Rule, are due out soon.

Jay is the host of the Blog Talk Radio show “The Greatness Zone” on VividLife Radio. He also is the host of the weekly podcast for today’s young adults and their parents titled, “Ready for Life.” His mindfulness and self-awareness based tools are used by people and organizations around the globe. He has published over 400 blogs, articles and white papers on the topics of performance, leadership, service, talent, mindfulness, possibilities and success at college.

When not teaching, coaching CEOs or helping today’s millennials get ready for life, he writes, gardens and cooks (as any good Italian) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

The Greatness Zone Thinking

“Your vocation in life is where you greatest joy meets the world’s greatest need.” – Frederick Buechner

“What is it on this planet that needs doing that I know something about that probably won’t happen unless I take responsibility for it?” – Buckminster Fuller

Both quotes are the key to our greatness zone – of knowing ourselves, knowing our worlds and owning our connection of the two. Or said another way, the more self and world aware we are, the more we can build our lives around what we do best. We know and use our inventory of talents, passions, strengths and interests, to connect with the world’s needs, challenges and opportunities. This is how to live in our zone.

Talent and skills may be latent and untapped. Work doesn’t always allow opportunities to showcase and utilize them. We need to keep our eyes and ears open for the potential to enter our greatness zone.

To Find Their Greatness Zone, Dads Are:

Aware

They tune in, stop and notice themselves and their world. They pay attention to gather information about how to connect what is best in them to the needs, challenges and opportunities in today’s world. By tuning in and gathering information in this moment, they have the ability to be wiser, braver, stronger and more significant in the next moment.

To paraphrase Jon Kabat Zinn on mindfulness: The power of stopping and noticing and being aware allows you to use the information you just got in this moment to make the next moment better.

Jay’s advice: Take a moment to stop and notice the situation. Give yourself some space to be aware about how you are thinking and feeling, to think about alternative responses you can give by choosing your energetic response and then deliver it. Don’t react, instead respond.

Accountable

They understand the power of words and are impeccable to their word – with themselves and others. They are accountable for supporting and guiding with their words and actions. They honor their commitments and agreements – in and out of the house.

Jay says that being aware and being accountable go hand-in-hand, referencing the first agreement The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz: Be Impeccable to Your Word. Words have a great deal of impact.

As the saying goes:

“How you talk to your kids creates how they talk to themselves.”

The power of our words can never be underestimated. As parents, we need to be encouragers to our kids and guide them. Use language to support your kids and to exhibit caring and nurturing as a dad. We need to hold ourselves accountable for raising our kids up, and we need to hold our kids accountable to their commitments.

Authentic

They appreciate who they are and stay strong in their sense of self. They don’t let the voices of others or peer pressure dissuade or direct them to things that are not for them. They set the example that they are great and awesome, just as they are.

“Your vocation is where your greatest joy meets the world’s greatest need.” – Frederick Buechner

Your vocation, or your purpose in life, are related. Jays says that you’ve got to be authentic to know what your greatest joy is — and then, committed enough to go and find in today’s world where to do it and not be thrown. According to Jay: “We’re all either ‘true you’ or ‘you on view’.” In other words, we’re either our true selves or the image of a person whom others around us think is fill-in-the-blank (ex.: cool; financially successful; etc.). The only way you’ll ever really be happy is if you identify the true you.

Both parents and kids need to be authentic with each other. This is especially important for dads with daughters. Fathers need to be able to show their emotions and be willing to cry in front of — and with — their daughters, in particular. Ask more questions. Do more listening instead of telling.

Free Resources:

Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD’S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE

Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE

Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS

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Links Mentioned In This Episode

 

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