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The Fires of a Man’s Soul with Stephen Mansfield

You only get one life, and you want it to be legendary. How can you break free from the mundane and live for what fires up your soul?

Today we are honored to have Stephen Mansfield back on The Dad Edge to talk about his new book Men on Fire: Restoring the Forces That Forge Noble Manhood.

Stephen teaches us about The Seven Fires of Manhood, including heritage, battle, friendship, and legacy. He tells us how we can have those hard conversations with our children so that they will be able to face the evils of the world. He also talks about why it’s important to have a circle of friends we would die for, men who are not afraid to tell us what we can’t see about ourselves.

This is an unforgettable show that will leave you excited about forging a noble legacy. Get ready to stoke the fires of your soul!

Don’t just be a male. Be a man. Be a Great Man.

Stephen Mansfield

Stephen Mansfield is a New York Times bestselling author and a popular speaker who also leads a media training firm based in Washington, DC.

Stephen’s humorous but fiery “Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men” has inspired men’s events in the US and abroad. Stephen speaks widely about men, leadership, faith, the lessons of history, and the forces that shape modern culture. His media training firm, The Mansfield Group, has worked with top politicians, CEOs, rock stars, major publishing firms, and educational institutions around the world.

Mansfield lives in Nashville and the nation’s capital with his wife Beverly, an award-winning songwriter and producer.

Men on Fire: Restoring the Forces That Forge Noble Manhood

Men are in crisis. From every direction, they are presented with a deformed masculinity. One that sees women as conquests rather than partners. One that values success at work over success at home. One that hinders true and open friendships with other men who hold them up and hold them accountable. One that presents them as either the bumbling, disconnected dad in sitcoms or the predator in movies and video games (and the news). Men were made for more than this. It’s time to rekindle the fire living inside of them and awaken them to the value of valiant, righteous manhood.

Through inspiring stories and hard-hitting biblical truths, Stephen Mansfield uncovers the seven fires that ought to burn in a man’s soul–the fires of destiny, heritage, friendship, love, battle, legacy, and God. This raw guide to the restoration of a noble, honorable manhood will challenge men of every generation to live well, invest in others, and leave a powerful legacy.

“You have a destiny, but your destiny is fulfilled by investing in the destinies of others.”—Stephen Mansfield

What You’ll Learn

  • Keep an open discussion going with your kids about sex by creating an easygoing vibe for all conversations.
  • Shame has screwed up sex for generations.
  • We don’t need to be nervous about having “the talk” with our kids. Get comfortable.
  • Society is pressing our kids earlier and more harshly than ever. Parents need to swoop in early. Let them hear it from you first.
  • Give it to them straight. Be a two-way channel that always radiates peace and calmness. Your child will feel safe to open up.
  • How Winston Churchill reframed and built on his neglectful father’s legacy in a positive way.
  • The Fire of Heritage—Don’t focus on the shortcomings of your parents and ancestors. Find the powerful things in your family story and use them for strength.
  • You may have a bad father but build on what you can learn from him.
  • Keep your family legacy alive and hand the stories down to your children.
  • Men are meant to be warriors. We are peacefully at war at all times.
  • How to win the battle for ourselves and against “the stupid within.”
  • Every man is fighting a great battle of some kind, and the goal of coming together as a band of brothers is to join them in that battle.
  • A man has got to know how to go to work when he is faced with problems and ask others to help him.
  • Bitterness makes us feel entitled. Entitlement feeds addiction and the victim mindset.
  • The decline of real male friendships leads to a less fulfilling life.
  • Who are you fighting for and who’s fighting for you? Do you have five men you would die for?
  • Free-Fire conversations–Talking with men you trust about anything that needs to be addressed to make your life better or theirs.
  • The power of living an examined life


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Get Lit: Forget the Pressure to Find Your Why with Dominick Quartuccio

Today, there is so much pressure to find our why, to have a clear purpose in life. Some people seem to have it all figured out. We see them on social media living their dreams. Others think they know what they were meant to be, only to find out they’re unfulfilled. Those of us who haven’t defined a clear purpose yet seem to be looked down upon (or maybe we just feel that way). Today’s guest tells us why you need to forget the pressure to find your why and how to let it reveal itself to you.

Dominick Quartuccio, bestselling author of Design Your Future: 3 Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Take Command of Your Life, is back on The Dad Edge. He says that in looking too hard for our purpose in life, it eludes us. Most people don’t know what their destiny is, and that’s okay. He teaches us how to analyze ourselves to become aware of what lights us up, and how to follow that passion to create a life that excites us. We also go over exactly how to frame conversations about sex with our spouses and how to avoid drift by rewriting our narrative about ourselves.

This show is packed with loads of advice. Are you ready to get lit?

'What you need to focus instead of purpose (which is such a monumental task) is to start to build this acumen around what lights you up. It will give you clues to what that purpose is.'—Dominick Quartuccio #purpose #yourwhy #goals… Click To Tweet



Dominick Quartuccio

Dominick Quartuccio’s passion is helping people design a future they can’t wait to live in. He once had it all—a so-called successful life and lucrative 15-year career in financial services, running sales teams in Fortune 100 companies. He led “a good life.” The result? He was bored, restless and uninspired. So he left the corporate world and became a human guinea pig, subjecting himself to experiments and experiences that challenged him to assess his long-held beliefs and stories. Gradually, his behavior changed, and his life changed—for the better. Dominick is now a mentor, speaker, trainer and author dedicated to supporting others to be better versions of themselves. He helps successful, stressed and incredibly busy professionals take command of their habits – time, energy, focus and execution—so they can raise their performance in business and all aspects of their day-to-day lives. His purpose now to help people design lives they can’t wait to step into.

Who do you believe yourself to be, and are you interested in authoring a new narrative?—Dominick Quartuccio #selfhelp #personaldevelopment #personalgrowth #men #manhood Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

Find Your Why

  • Why there is this new pressure to find our why
  • Why the pressure to figure out the why?
  • How to align yourself with what lights you up
  • How to use what lights you up to begin the quest for your purpose in life
  • How to hold the idea of your purpose loosely until it crystalizes
  • The importance of service to others while following what gives you energy
  • Doubling down on what lights you up
  • Why people fail when pursuing their why
  • How to develop a realistic strategy to become successful in chasing your dream
  • Where people fail when transitioning from job to passion
  • How to take inventory of your fears so you are approaching it from a place of confidence, not necessity
  • How commitment comes first and the how is second because once you’re committed the how illuminates itself
  • Oversimplifying the vision – we envision only the worst- and best-case scenario instead of all the possibilities in between
  • When you don’t meet your unrealistic visions of success, you feel like a failure
  • How to overcome guilt for getting paid for doing something that you love
  • Rewriting the false narrative that if you love what you’re doing that you should give it away for free


  • What happens when you don’t have a conscious strategy for your sex life
  • Designing a vision board for sex for 2019
  • Why couples need to talk about sex before there is a problem
  • How men usually they come to the sex conversation with an agenda, making the woman feel unsafe
  • How exactly to frame your conversation about sex
  • How to design the sex conversation container with boundaries and intentions
  • How to cultivate trust and mutual collaboration instead of just trying to get what you want in the bedroom
'The only time that couples are having conversations around sex and their sex life is when something is going wrong. It's brought up from a place of dissatisfaction and ambushes the other partner.'—Dominick Quartuccio #sex #marriage… Click To Tweet


  • How the opposite of drifting is intentionality
  • Intentionality makes a determined, unstoppable man
  • How to break habits and patterns that put your life on auto-pilot
  • Just staying connected and doing the best you can
  • How to follow through with things you’ve started
  • The difference between starting energy, sustaining energy, and finishing energy
  • How to adapt to energy downshifts while pursuing goals
  • A discussion about James Clear’s Atomic Habits
  • How behaviors change when you step into your identity
The definition of hell is on your deathbed you meet the man you could’ve become. #men #dads #fathers #purpose #drift Click To Tweet



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