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Chris Sajnog

Leading Our Family With Confidence with Chris Sajnog

Chris Sajnog, retired Navy Seal Sniper and father, comes on teh GDP and talks about lessons learned in the Seal Teams and how it relates to fathers and family.

There are always choices in every moment in our lives. Even when we think we don’t have a choice, we are always responsible for our response. Chris Sajnog, father, husband, former Navy SEAL, author and trainer shows the GDP what it takes to face those choices as our best self.

Chris Sajnog Background and Life

Chris comes from a struggling upbringing, but took those struggles and turned them into a successful life. Overcoming great adversity, Chris has developed a program that motivates individuals and teams to become their best versions. As a father, Chris inspires kids, including his own, to take responsibility for their own actions, through TEAM: Take responsibility, Encourage others, Ask for help, and Master yourself.

Taking Responsibility

It’s not always easy to do; owning our failures is hard. Not owning them, however, doesn’t teach us how to better ourselves. Instead, avoiding ownership simply delays the high probability we will make the same mistake in the future.

Encourage Others

When we help others to nurture their own talents, we are helping the greater cause. Each of us has skills and gifts that support each other; not one of us is completely equipped to handle it all. Encouraging others while sharpening our own talents strengthens the individual while providing a stronger outcome in any situation.

Ask For Help

It’s hard, but necessary. Swallowing your pride to ask when you need a hand shows that you have faith in others and are confident enough in yourself to know when you need an extra hand. Asking for help also helps to avoid embarrassing pitfalls when it’s clear you would have benefitted from another.

Master Yourself

This is critical. When we have a grip on our strengths, weaknesses and emotions, we can handle pretty much anything. When we don’t really know our true limits or how to control ourselves, our world can spiral out of control.

TEAM is not only critical for ourselves, but for those around us. As always, being the model for our children is the best way to teach them how to be their best selves.

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brian-king

Defying the Odds To Win at Life, Work, and Fatherhood with Brian King

Brian King is a man of INSPIRATION to say the least!


As men, we have a tendency to want to fix things, and when we get stuck, we sometimes don’t want to ask for help. But, this can create issues that leak to other areas of our lives; causing situations that could most likely have been resolved had we just reached out for help. The notion that we should get touchy-feely with a stranger to solve a problem doesn’t always sound appealing, not to mention time-consuming. But if we could have a “coach” that knew how we worked, and could help us out in a short amount of time, those issues that get us stuck might just become pivotal points of learning.

Brian King and His Amazing Story

Brian Raymond King is just that guy. With a background in social work, author of six books and a unique background that allows him to have insight into helping others solve their own challenges, Brian coaches people to be their best selves. Our host, Larry Hagner, has even worked with Brian himself.

Reach Out

It’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. As a matter of fact, it’s a sign of strength. Demonstrating this for our children when we face challenges only gives them the strength to ask for help when they need it most as well. Not asking for help locks us into the same patterns of repeating behaviors that get us nowhere.

Brian King and 15 Minute Coaching

Having a coach, like Brian, helps us to unlock our highest potential. Look at it this way: say you’re a baseball player. If you hit the ball the same way every game and you continue to get the same stats, but you know you could do better, without a coach or another point of view, you most likely will not change your hitting style. But, if you have a coach, they can help you improve your swing and make you a better player. Same goes for your life. You have the tools, you just might need someone else to help you use them to their greatest potential.

RESOURCES

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10 Life Lessons To Raise Superhumans

Raise Superhumans!  Life is challenging, life is crazy, so teach super powers along the way.

Habits are formed early in life. We tend to respond to life in the way we were raised. If we want our kids to react positively even in the face of adversity, we must model these behaviors. Preparing your kids for life with these ten tips just might help you demonstrate these key skills.

Raise Superhumans #1:  Care for Your Surroundings

Clothes on the floor, unmade beds, toothpaste in the sink. Small stuff, but these little unkempt habits can wreak havoc in a relationship. Not only that, you want your kids to have a sense of pride in their belongings and surroundings and to emulate that, to others. Teaching them this skill early on will give them a clean,routine while demonstrating a sense of self respect.

Raise Superhumans #2: Peer Pressure

Peer pressure knows no age. We can fall into it as adults. Don’t let your kids see you compromise your principles just to have it turn around and lecture them on standing up for themselves. Practicing what you preach here will save your child, and yourself, a great amount of heartache.

Raise Superhumans #3:  How to Make Money

Money does not have to be a scarcity. As a matter of fact, if you put your head to it, you can make money rather easily. Teaching kids that, making money, is a matter of drive and determination as well as resourcefulness, gives them a sense of security and self-empowerment.

Raise Superhumans #4:  Mananging Money

Once your kids have money, their relationship with money can be another obstacle. Our relationship with money correlates to how much we save and spend. Teaching your kids to be temperate with money and learning to set it aside for what they want is rewarding as well as smart, as it staves off anxiety over having enough for life’s emergencies and wants.

Raise Superhumans #5:  Create a Plan

Ask your kids what they want to be when they grow up and they will likely look at you with gleaming eyes full of excitement. But, without a strategic plan, that excitement will fade as the dream fails to come to fruition. Teaching your child to develop a plan for what they want supports their dreams and gives them hope for the future. Even if their plans fail, they will no doubt have learned from the journey.

Raise Superhumans #6:  Teach Them How to Persevere

Don’t quit. A common mantra, but at times, it does not come into practice when times get tough. Showing your kids how to get through times even when they seem impossible gives them a strength that will prepare them for other challenges they will face.

Raise Superhumans #7:  How to Cook

Enough said. Your kids need to know how to prepare healthy food for themselves and eventually their own families. This will set them up for a healthy future.

Raise Superhumans #8:  Focus on Solutions, Not Problems

Teaching kids to get out of their own heads provides them a basis for a positive mindset. Teach them how to ask questions that lead to an unbeatable mind. Show them how to create a power statement for the times they start to spiral into negativity.

Raise Superhumans #9:  How to Communicate

This skill is a non-negotiable. Kids need to understand that their words affect their environment and that of others. Helping kids harness their own unique communication skills and teaching them the power of their words will open doors for them for a lifetime

Raise Superhumans #10:  Teach Kids to Take Care of Themselves

Our physical and mental well-being is interlocked. Taking care of our body creates a more positive mindset and puts us in a better position to take care of everything else. Include your kids in your workouts and demonstrate how important health is to their overall well being.

These are not the only aspects of life to teach your kids, but these provide a strong basis for a happy life. The idea is to work towards mastery along the beautiful journey of a life.

RESOURCES

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john oleary

How to Live INSPIRED an ON FIRE with John OLeary

John OLeary – a man of true inspiration!

A Phoenix and au gratin potatoes. The two aforementioned items really do not seem to go together, but this week on the GDP, it’s exactly what we’re talking about. Seriously. In this week’s podcast, John OLeary, inspirational speaker and author of On Fire, speaks with Larry and Shawn about his incredible journey out of a seemingly impossible situation.

John OLeary’s Story

John’s story truly is that of a Phoenix rising from the flames. After a childhood accident with an explosion of fire, John endured burns covering 100% of his body. Facing death, John retells the story of how the strength and compassion of his parents helped him to embrace life and overcome the odds. In a particularly poignant retelling of his arrival back home from the hospital, John describes the agony he felt at the dinner table when his mother made it clear that he would feed himself his beloved au gratin potatoes even though his fingers had been amputated. This moment defines John’s choice to view his situation as a victor instead of a victim. Literally, John became a Phoenix rising from the flames.

 

This Isn’t Your Story…

We all have a story. Maybe we don’t have a tragic accident that defined our upbringing, but John’s account delivers a message of celebrating each event in our lives as a gift instead of a burden. Our life stories make up who we are, not because of what has happened in our lives, but how we choose to respond to those events.

Three Questions

John states  there are three things both victims and victors ask themselves when faced with a challenge:

  1. Why did this happen to me?
  2. Who cares?
  3. What can I do?

It is our response to these questions that determines our victory or victimization, not the circumstances themselves. Truly, if you look at those questions, there are two ways to look at each. As difficult as it may be in a particularly tough situation, when we choose to be grateful for our challenges, we tend to learn and then we tend to teach from the experience.

 

Be the Phoenix

Challenge yourself right now. Whatever situation you are in, look at it from a perspective of gratitude. What can you learn from this? What can you teach others from your story? It is in how we choose to perceive our lives that we pass on how our children and those around us perceive theirs.

 

RESOURCES

JOIN US FOR FOR THE SEALFIT 2oX on June 24th at Vail Lake, CA HERE.  Use “GOODDAD10” for the coupon code and save 10%

Checkout Unbeatable Mind Online HERE

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

GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD’S EDGE HERE

Check out our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here

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

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

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John’s Bestselling Book “On Fire” – do yourself a favor and buy this book…it’s EPIC!

Thanks for checking out this episode with John OLeary.

Shane Ramer

Overcoming Addition and Becoming a Dad with Purpose with Shane Ramer


Shane Ramer, founder and host of That Sober Guy Podcast, comes on the GDP and shares an extremely raw interview on addiction, substance abuse, recovery, and being a dad with purpose.  Brace yourself for this amazing interview with Shane Ramer.

It’s the elephant in the room. Everyone knows it’s there, but no one wants to say anything; better to keep the status quo than rock the boat. No one knows what will happen if the boat is rocked and that is scary. At the same time, we hate the elephant; it is destroying our family, our other relationships and possibly our job. The elephant is addiction and addiction is hard to admit. Shane Ramer, founder of thatsoberguy.com, knows this reality all too well.

 

Shane Ramer’s Childhood and Background

Growing up, Shane turned to alcohol to soothe the pain he endured dealing with a troubled childhood. As he became an adult, Shane realized that he was using alcohol to escape life’s realities and soon came face-to-face with the fact that his own marriage was struggling because of it. He hit a wall. He could not longer stand the elephant in the room. With that, he sat down with his wife and said he needed help. Shane knew he was meant for something much more than where he was.

 

Going through intensive counseling and support from his family and friends, Shane learned to manage his life as an alcoholic. Knowing that he wasn’t the only one struggling, Shane started thatsoberguy.com in order to help other men struggling with similar issues. Today, Shane is a successful businessman, husband and father, dedicated to helping men voice their fears that keep them in the bonds of addiction.

 

But I’m Not an Addict

 

We’re not saying you are, but the lessons Shane discusses reach to all men. Society is great at telling boys that real men don’t cry, “suck it up” and never show emotion. So what do you do with all that pent-up emotion? Maybe you already have a healthy way of showing emotion, or maybe you need a little liquid courage to loosen up or just maybe you can’t get to work in the morning without your daily beer. Wherever you are on the spectrum, the learning to deal with fears and emotions without bottling them up will make you and those around you much happier.

 

It’s Ok to Talk About It

 

Again, we men are great at helping others solve their problems. That’s what we think we are here for. Our own problems? What problems? Oh! You mean the ones we don’t talk about? Well, we’ll be fine. Will we? Take a look at your own life and think about areas where your bottled-up emotions eat away at your true self. What is the worst thing that is going to happen if you talk to someone about your issues? You actually may deal with them? Whoa. What about your Man Card? Guess what, it’s safe and secure and probably in better condition than it was when you kept your fears and feelings to yourself.

 

Be A Man

 

Being a man means owning up to all areas of our lives. Even our fears. Showing up as the best dad, husband, employee and friend takes guts. Owning our issues takes even more guts and grit. You’ve got it in you, so be the best man you can be right now.

Resources:

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

GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD’S EDGE HERE

Check out our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here

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

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

Links

Connect with Shane Ramer:

Shane Ramer Twitter

Shane Ramer Website

Shane Ramer That Sober Guy Podcast

Shane Ramer Private FB Page (invite/request entry only)