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Debrief to Win with former Top Gun Instructor Robert “Cujo” Teschner

Who knows how to rapidly assess, respond, and adapt under extreme pressure better than a Top Gun fighter pilot? Today we are super-psyched to have Top Gun instructor Robert “Cujo” Teschner on the show! He’s releasing his book called Debrief to Win: How High-Performing Leaders Practice Accountable Leadership. He is also a husband, a father of five children, and a cancer survivor.

You don’t get to Cujo’s level without doing the work and prepping yourself to win at all costs. He reveals that even though his military career was taking off, he was failing in other dimensions of his life. One day he realized that if he applied his elite training to his health and family, he would dominate across the board.

Listen to his Debrief to Win system to set yourself up for a successful mission no matter what the dogfight of life throws at you.

Robert “Cujo” Teschner

Robert “Cujo” Teschner is a retired, multiple award-winning United States Air Force fighter pilot. He was the 125th F-15C Instructor at the Air Force Weapons School – the Air Force “TOP GUN” Program. He commanded the 7th Fighter Squadron “Screamin’ Demons,” one of America’s only front-line operational F-22 squadrons. He won multiple awards for flying excellence and was promoted to the rank of full-Colonel. He has multiple advanced degrees and also spent his entire career leading high-performance teams to success. This earned him the callsign “Cujo,” the warrior that flew combat missions over the skies of Iraq.

He’s proud to be a dad and believes his number one job is to raise his kids.

“I don’t lose. That’s my culture. We’re going to be facing adversity every day. It’s not a question of if it’s going to happen, it’s how you’re going to react to it.”—Robert “Cujo” Teschner

What You’ll Learn

  • How he got his call sign “Cujo”
  • How F15 pilots keep their call signs for the rest of their lives
  • How realistic the Top Gun movie is
  • What we all want to know—was that inverted flight move in Top Gun possible?
  • What it’s like going 2,000 miles an hour and experiencing 9 times the force of gravity
  • What is G-induced loss of consciousness and how pilots train to prevent it
  • The Top Gun training and selection process
  • How he went from pilot to instructor
  • The secrets behind successful teams
  • Why he began to apply his training to his family life
  • How children crave to be led by their fathers
  • The importance of getting kids to recognize that they are better as a team than individuals
  • Cujo’s system:
    • Mission planning
    • Communicate this plan to the team (family)
    • Defining the successful completion of that mission
    • Debriefing to look for ways to improve
  • Cujo’s basic standard operating procedure for clean rooms
  • Should parents motivate by offering rewards or delivering consequences
  • How he has used his Top Gun training to improve his marriage
  • The importance of carving time out each day to reflect
  • Learning for empowerment
  • Using a day to analyze the State of the Union of the family
  • His diagnosis of colorectal cancer
  • Why his cancer was totally avoidable but he chose to ignore it, allowing a solvable problem to become a life-changing issue
  • His advice to men to be aware of if they’re feeling sorry for themselves and if they should be asking themselves better questions
  • How to stop wasting time, energy, and money on the the wrong things by finding your “big why” and your “micro whys”
  • How to practice the mental exercise of preparing for all outcomes
  • Why hoping for the best but preparing for the worst allows you to keep the cool, composed attitude of a Top Gun pilot

MENTIONED EPISODES:

Battling Cancer as a Dad with Hal Elrod

How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood

Becoming a Legendary Couple After the Kids with Lance and Brandy Salazar

All the Money You Will Ever Need with Grant Sabatier


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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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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

 

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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

 

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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.

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