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Showing Leadership to Your Kids by Going First

Showing Leadership to Your Kids by Going First

Are you afraid to go first? We usually like to sit back and watch someone else go first, whether it’s being the first to raise our hand, the first to try something we’ve never done before, or the first to speak up and say what everyone else is afraid to say. But when we become dads, what happens if we continue to let others go first? What does that show our kids?

One of the lessons we want to teach our kids is leadership. We are the leaders of the family and it is our duty to go first, even if we fail. Today we have Kyle Ferris on the show. He’s one of our members from the Dad Edge Alliance and he attended our Dad Edge Summit last month. He shares his insights on how to be a leader to your kids by going first.

You are the star in your own movie and your kids are the audience. What role are you playing? Are you in a supporting role? The crew? Or the hero? #dads #men #fathers #parenting #leadership Click To Tweet

Are you afraid to go first? We usually like to sit back and watch someone else go first, but when we become dads, what does that show our kids? #dads #fathers #fatherhood #parenting #kids #leadership Click To Tweet

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The Dad Edge Alliance Fight Club

What happens when we’ve never been tested by life? If we’ve never experienced illness, tragedy, death, or war? How do we know how if we have the mental toughness to face adversity?

Today, I have one of our Dad Edge Alliance mastermind program graduates and our first team lead Brad Ritter on the show. In his thirties, he was by all definitions a success. He had a big house, a great marriage, healthy kids, and a rock solid job. But he felt something was missing. He had never been tested by life and he wanted to find out what he was made of.

Brad talks about how he endured SEALFIT Kokoro training, the world’s premier training event for forging mental toughness. He also talks about his Dad Edge Alliance call team nicknamed the Fight Club, and how he has helped the men in his group develop and grow.

What happens when men are given a safe environment to share and help each other? #dads #men #fathers #fatherhood #mastermind #tribe 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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The Ranger Way

The Ranger Way with Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto

Kris “Tanto” Paronto is a former U.S. Army Ranger and CIA security contractor who is known for his actions during the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and the CIA compound in Benghazi. He is now a speaker and the author of the self-improvement novel, The Ranger Way: Living the Code On and Off the Battlefield. Kris is also a father.

Today, Kris talks about discipline, failure, and leading by example. He also tells us why confident men don’t take themselves too seriously and how goofing off and having fun keeps us young.

'When you have that true masculinity, you’re not afraid to make fun of yourself.' @KrisParonto #men #manhood #masculinity #leadership Click To Tweet

'You cannot be scared to discipline your kids.' @KrisParonto #dads #fathers #fatherhood #parenting #dadlife Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • Why Kris wrote The Ranger Way
  • About his grandfather who was a Mexican immigrant
  • Why his father and grandfather are his heroes
  • Why leading by example as a dad is most effective
  • How to instill a work ethic in your children
  • The importance of using both negative and positive reinforcement in disciplining your kids
  • Why participant trophies do kids a disservice
  • How political correctness has gotten in the way of effective parenting
  • Why kids need to learn how to fail
  • Why as a leader you can’t take yourself so seriously
  • How his kids see him is a big goof
  • The importance of farts in family bonding
  • How men must rely on their brothers
  • How asking for help is a sign of strength
  • Why it’s okay to not be able to do everything
'One step back, take two steps forward. That’s how life is. You need to learn how to do that.' @KrisParonto #success #failure #perseverance #motivation 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

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Create an Epic Life

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Reclaiming Your Sovereignty with Ryan Michler

Reclaiming Your Sovereignty with Ryan Michler

This is our 150th episode and the show is already going on 3 years old . We’ve had amazing guests – pro-athletes, NY Times bestselling authors, personal development superstars, Navy SEALs, and more. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to listen and participate. If you haven’t already joined, we invite you to our Facebook group to interact with The Dad Edge community and live life with purpose!

Today we have Ryan Michler on the show for the 4th time. For those of you who don’t already know, he is a good friend and the founder of Order of Man. Ryan has just released a book called Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men that outlines what it means to protect, provide, preside, and lead.  Any manly question you could possibly have will be answered. You will walk away a better man, husband, and father after listening to this episode!

'When we step fully into our mission, we live a more fulfilled and satisfied life because there is purpose in value in what we're doing.' - Ryan Michler @OrderofMan #dads #fathers #men #fatherhood #manhood Click To Tweet

Ryan Michler’s Sovereingty

There was a time in Ryan’s life where he knew in his heart that something was wrong, but he wasn’t sure what it was. Then he realized he had given away his sovereignty to others. He expected his life to work out and it didn’t. It was because he wasn’t living his own life. Ryan wrote Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men to create a compact and consumable way to get his message to his audience. He also wanted to articulate and structure his thoughts to focus on his purpose.

sov·er·eign·ty – the quality or state of being sovereign, or of having supreme power or authority.

We give away our power in our lives. We make justifications, excuses, and rationalizations about who we are. Furthermore, men have been asked to dismiss their masculinity and sit quietly in a corner until they are needed. Then we wonder why we’re not experiencing the contentment and satisfaction we should. Sovereignty is all about taking absolute control, responsibility, and ownership of your life.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why men feel trapped by the parameters of society
  • Why men put up their own obstacles and barriers
  • How guilt prevents men from pushing their lives forward
  • How to invest in yourself
  • Why you need to be intentional about investing in yourself
  • The 13 Virtues we can adhere to
  • How to take inventory of how you spend your time
  • The three sections of Sovereingty:
    • The Mission
    • The Code of Conduct
    • The Battle Plan
  • A man’s objectives:
    • Protect
    • Provide
    • Preside
  • What is discernment and how to use it to focus our resources
  • How to create your own inspiration using visualization
  • How to use an after-action review to learn from experiences
  • How learning from our failure helps us achieve mastery
'At the end of the day, I know I've done my job if I render myself obsolete. I want to be wanted. I never want to be needed.' - Ryan Michler @OrderofMan #leadership #fatherhood #kids #parenting #family Click To Tweet

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'When you work on yourself fully, the people around you will change.' - Ryan Michler @OrderofMan #dads #fathers #men #fatherhood #manhood Click To Tweet

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Brenneman vs. Hagner: The Good Dad Project Interview

In this episode, Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman turns the tables and puts Good Dad Project creator and host Larry Hagner in the spotlight. Learn all about the humble beginnings of The Good Dad Project and what it’s like to interview amazing guests. You’ll also hear about Larry’s mastermind groups, how he balances work and family, and why he hates his first name.

Larry Hagner

Larry had been married to his wife for fourteen years and is the father to four boys. Yes. Four. Aged eleven, nine, three, and one. He says parenting four boys is chaos and he couldn’t do it without a sense of humor. He and his wife refer to the kids as “the drunk people” because they talk nonsense, miss the toilet when they pee, and show up to dinner without pants.

The Good Dad Project

The Good Dad Project is a blog and a podcast with over 200 hundred shows logged featuring NY Times bestselling authors, professional athletes, famous fighters, motivational speakers, and Navy SEALS. Larry Hagner is the author of two books, a children’s book and a guidebook for dads. He is a mastermind facilitator and manages huge community of dads from across the world.

Larry offers The Dad Edge free private Facebook group where men discuss anything and everything. He also has two tiers of mastermind groups: The Dad Edge Alliance and the Elite Mastermind. He credits his business model from combining what he’s learned from his close friends and mentors, Aaron Walker from View from the Top and Ryan Michler from Order of Man.

On Being a Connector

Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman knows Larry Hagner’s connecting abilities first hand. Larry agrees that being a connector is his strength. Larry relies heavily on the radical relationships he has formed and feeds those relationships by branching out to other likeminded individuals. Why not share fantastic people with other fantastic people?

The Power of Talking

In a society where everything is automated and fast, talking is grossly underrated. But Larry Hagner believes in getting personal in the men his mastermind groups. He hosts calls every week on the Zoom platform where everyone can talk and view each other on video.

He could easily have a landing page where anyone can access the group, but Larry calls each and every man to approve them first. This takes a lot of time and effort, but what goes on in the mastermind is very personal and the call beforehand starts the relationship off on the right foot.

These groups create a dynamic, ever-changing synergy. In one-to-one coaching, the client only gets one perspective, but in a mastermind group, he will get a variety of perspectives, answers, and strategies. This is the value of a tribe, something we’ve lost as a society and mastermind groups fill that void.

The Vision

When Larry first started his groups, he was terrified. Would they men like it? Would they stay? Because of this, he constantly asks for feedback and remains open to criticism. What is the need out there? Negative feedback used to hurt his feelings, but now he sidesteps his ego so he can get better. He strives to bring more value to his shows and groups every day.

The Growth of GDP

After one year of steady podcasting, Larry only hit 50K downloads. He was frustrated, but stayed the course. He started really paying attention to which shows the audience responded to according to download numbers and audience emails.

Just one more year of sticking with the show, The Good Dad Project has reached 1 million downloads and is gaining momentum.

Playing the Long Game

Growing a show and cultivating a community took extreme patience on Larry’s part. At one point, he had to take out of his retirement for website and production expenses, but he kept the faith.

He says that if you would do what you’re doing for free, and you pay attention to the needs of the people you are helping, then you will eventually be successful. Passion will not do it alone. You also need the right recipe and you must keep learning and changing till you find the right one.

There’s no way around putting in the hard work.

Overcoming Self-doubt

Larry always had the desire to educate and improve himself. Five years ago, he was not the man or the father he wanted to be, and the GDP was his way of educating himself.

He now can’t imagine being a father without The Good Dad Project in his life. His kids would suffer and he would suffer. This is why Larry is determined to keep the project growing. It has become larger than himself. At this point, he knows he has to deliver to his audience all the time and in a big way so he can also deliver these same things home.

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Porn – Why We Watch It, When It’s a Problem, and How to Stop with Nell Daly

Charlie Brenneman: How to Live a Life of Excellence

Working to Live, Not Living to Work with Aaron Walker

How Your Tribe Will Make You a Better Man with Ryan Michler


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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

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