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The Ultimate Personal Development Event for Dads

Today I’m joined by my two facilitators for The Dad Edge Summit live event, Jason MacKenzie and Jeff Bouwman. We recorded this episode live in The Dad Edge Mastermind community. The men online were not only able to listen but also interact with us on the podcast.

There are five dimensions of manhood. They are health (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual), work, our relationship with our spouse, our relationship with our children, and finances. In this live Q&A, we go through how we approached each dimension of manhood in last year’s Dad Edge Summit and how we will approach them in this year’s summit using techniques like appreciative inquiry, group exercises, and visualization.

At most personal development events, we are part of an audience. We sit and listen to speakers, but The Dad Edge Summit is different. It’s active, not passive. The intimate setting allows for deep self-exploration and fosters breakthroughs that change the lives of the participants. Listen to why The Dad Edge Summit is the ultimate personal development event for dads!

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Jason MacKenzie and Jeff Bouwman

Jason MacKenzie is the author of The Dadly Book of Open: How Cultivating Vulnerability Makes You a Stronger, Wiser and More Courageous Father. Jeff Bouwman is the author of Your Income, Your Life, which helps parents understand what their relationship with money looks like today, and define what it could be going forward.

The two of them partnered up to create Adaptive Growth Systems, a full service training agency that specializes in bringing teams, organizations, and communities together to achieve the goals that matter most.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why the traditional meeting structure doesn’t bring about dynamic change
  • How to build on strengths to create a future beyond imagining
  • What is appreciative inquiry (founded 30 years ago by David L. Cooperrider) and why it matters
  • How to create a shared culture where everyone can flourish, whether in business or in your own household
  • How to search through questions the best of what was, what is in the present, and what is to become to create a living vision
  • How to move from a deficit-based approach to one of possibility
  • How the dad/child relationship parallels the generation gap
  • How technology has changed a dad’s role. Before, our dad had the answers. Now the answers are at kids’ fingertips.
  • How to bring people together by asking better questions
  • Why men focus on weaknesses instead of strengths
  • How we’re taught to improve through correcting what’s not working instead of focusing on what is working and building on that
  • That self-improvement historically comes from eliminating weaknesses
  • How most people have never considered that focusing on strengths is a more effective way to improve
  • How it’s scientifically proven that when we focus on strengths, we accelerate the path we’re on
  • How to crowdsource the intelligence in the room
  • Giving yourself permission to talk about the things you are good at
  • The 3 key appreciative inquiry questions
  • What questions you can ask yourself to find your strengths
  • How to learn from your weaknesses
  • How to create a safe space in an emotionally charged situation involving your wife and kids
  • How to reframe around what you want instead around what you don’t want
  • The difference between being positive and generative
  • What men can expect at The Dad Edge Summit 2019 – Building connections with higher caliber people

MENTIONED EPISODES

How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood

How Embracing Vulnerability will Strengthen your Resolve and Manhood with Jason MacKenzie

How to Pay Off Debt and Create Financial Security for Your Family with Jeff Bouwman

How to Unf*ck Yourself with Gary John Bishop

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6 Ways to Set-up Your Family for Financial Success

Talking about money with your spouse is always tricky. This is why we avoid it at all costs, but that only leads to more tension because spending issues go unresolved. But, when we come together with our spouses about finances, it’s a beautiful thing. We have more intimacy in the relationship and we are happier when we succeed in reaching financial and family goals together.

Today I’m going to highlight a discussion we had in the Dad Edge Alliance with financial guru and Your Income, Your Life author Jeff Bouwman, and share six ways we can have peaceful conversations about money, lifestyle, and spending habits.

1. Carry Cash

In our society, it seems crazy to carry cash, but you can reduce your spending by 12-20% by using cash for coffee, restaurants, or groceries. These little items you buy when you’re out and about sum up to the second largest expense to the house payment. If you pay for these items in cash you spend less because you question the purchase before you make it, and you won’t buy it unless you have the money in your wallet.

2. Create a Yearly Family Plan

Once a year, gather your family, sit down, and start talking about the things you want to do in the coming year. Create an annual goal for vacations and experiences. Estimate the cost for each one and prioritize it. Agree to save the money needed each month to fund each goal.

3. Talk to Your Spouse Like This

When you approach your spouse about spending, don’t put the spotlight on her. Recognize that the only spending behaviors you want to focus on are your own. We identify our own bad habits first and how we can change them. Then she will probably offer to find where she can improve as well.

4. Recognize Value

Although you are trying to save money, don’t scrimp on the things that are important to you. Spending money on things like filtered water, exercise equipment, gym memberships, or organic food is costly, but nothing is more important than your health and wellbeing. Investing in quality items intelligently will avoid costs in the decades to come.

5. Talk About Spending Before It has to Happen, and Not After

If appliances or electronics seem like they’re on their way out, prepare for it. Talk about the fact that you’re going to need to save money to replace them.

6. Look at Budget as a Forecast

Usually people don’t view a budget as a good thing. It’s important to be open and reward yourself. Spend some money that you saved and enjoy it once in a while.

 

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==>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

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How to Pay Off Debt and Create Financial Security for Your Family with Jeff Bouwman

60% of parents have at least three forms of debt with the average household debt being around $33,000. Do you fall into this bracket? How do you get out?

Jeff Bouwman is a CPA. financial advisor, a husband and a dad to three little girls. He has just released his book, Your Income, Your Life and is on The Good Dad Project to tell us his experience of achieving what most Americans would consider a successful life, but was, in reality, a stressful financial black hole. Listen to how he got out of debt, quit his corporate job, and now enjoys the life he was truly meant to live.

What appears to be success from the outside is not necessarily a happy life on the inside. Jeff Bouwman spent most of his life following the path he thought he was supposed to take. He excelled at school, graduated from college, and worked hard to provide for his family. Jeff earned more and more money each time he moved up the corporate ladder. He also spent more and more money, buying stuff to fill a void that could never be filled. When he and his wife started a family, they built their dream home and racked up a 100 K debt.

Jeff was unhappy and full of anxiety. He felt pressured to work harder and would put in 60-70 hours per week to maintain the lifestyle he and his family had become accustomed to. He was rarely home with them, and when he was home, he was not emotionally or mentally present. When he was at work he felt guilty for not being with his family. When he was with his family, he felt guilty for missing work.

One night, for the first time in their whole marriage, he and his wife finally sat down to talk about money. They reviewed their family budget and discovered where they were throwing money away. They made some changes to the way the spent and saved money and reduced the cost of their lifestyle. Jeff noticed that because they worked on it together, the budget didn’t feel like much of a sacrifice.

With a little discipline, they saved thousands in payments and interest and paid off 75% of their debt in less than a year. They also began an emergency fund, which allowed Jeff to free himself from his demanding job and take 9 months off to be with his family.

Jeff Bouwman now works for 50% less income, but is happier and gets to spend time with his daughters every day. He discovered that consciously managing money as a team brought his family closer. His book, Your Income, Your Life, shows you how to define how much money you truly need to live the life you want, how money is about choice, and that money can be a catalyst to improving your relationship with your family.

Jeff’s Amazing Offer

Jeff is committed to helping other families get out of the same financial trap he was in, and is so intent on his mission, he’s giving away copies of Your Income, Your Life to anyone who wants one. Send an email to jeff@yourincomeyourlife.com and he will send you a FREE digital copy of his new book!

 


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==>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

Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS

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