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How to Start Taking Action

Idea Overwhelm: How to Start Taking Action


Today is the 3 year anniversary for Thursday Throwdown and the 4th year anniversary since the launch of The Dad Edge/Good Dad Project Podcast! Thanks to all our fans for making the show such a wild success.

Today’s show is about all you podcast listeners. We’re calling out the content zombies.

What is a content zombie? Those of us who binge on podcasts, listen to tons of audiobooks, download all the free guides, read all the articles, and watch all the videos on how to improve our lives, but never put the information we learn into practice. Instead of choosing one idea and sticking with it, we just keep sucking up more content. No matter how good it is, it’s useless to us because we are not implementing it.

In this episode, we talk about how to choose the best idea and start taking action so you can avoid stagnation and always be moving forward in life. Don’t be a content zombie!

 

 

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Dad Edge Summit

What Happens at The Dad Edge Summit?

“We have one shot in life to be a dad. Why not make it epic.” If you’re a regular listener, you will recognize that this is the intro for The Dad Edge Podcast. Our kids grow up fast and we get older every day. We can’t afford to wait around and see if our dreams come true. We have to take action to create an epic life and we have to do it today.

That is why we held the first annual The Dad Edge Summit in St. Louis this past June and we are already planning the next one for 2019. It’s a chance for likeminded men to join together and learn from each other as well as elite experts and coaches.

So what happens at The Dad Edge Summit? What are the unknowns? What do guys walk away with? Find out all about this personal development event exclusively for dads!

 

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How Defining Your Core Values Can Ignite Your Personal Evolution with Mike Merriam

If we don’t know our purpose, our core values, and our why, we can walk through the world lost. Today Mike Merriam, author of bestselling book, Closer Than You Think, shares his method of uncovering your core values to go from a life of frustration and defeat to a life full of success and fulfillment.

Mike Merriam’s Story

Through his books, keynote speaking, leadership training, and whole-system Appreciative Inquiry Summits, Mike teaches people and entire systems of people in a company or community how to create the foundation and the framework to develop new configurations of strengths, talents, wisdom, experiences, and perspectives that render their weaknesses irrelevant. Inspired by the abundance of research and breakthroughs in Systems Thinking, Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Design Thinking, Neuroscience, and Biomimicry, and guided by the Appreciative Inquiry 4-D Cycle and Positive Core Mapping, Mike teaches how to create a flourishing cycle of inquiry and innovation in all aspects of your organization, your community, or just simply, in yourself.

Mike Merriam’s story is rooted in mediocrity. He never had a stand-out skill or strength. He graduated at the bottom of his class and went on to community college where he received a C-/D average. He still wanted to attend a University, but they wouldn’t accept him because his grades were so bad, his credits wouldn’t even transfer. Mike refused to take no for an answer and called the Dean and convinced the Dean to meet with him. He sat with the Dean for three hours until he not only convinced the Dean to accept him as a student, but to also accept all the credits from community college. It was then he finally executed his strength- his ability to communicate and influence people.

He went another ten years not fully aware of his talent and not knowing how to apply it. He stumbled into the mortgage business and spent the next 16 years closing sales. He climbed from loan officer to regional VP, and enjoyed a substantial income and a comfortable life with his wife and two twin boys.

Then, just weeks ago, Mike Merriam’s position was eliminated during a corporate merger.

For the first time, his confidence was rattled and he began to have doubts about his self-image. His family was going through it too and he wondered if he should just go get another job to provide the income needed to maintain their lifestyle.

But he did not go and look for another unfulfilling job. Instead, has taken a situation which feels like a disaster and is using it as an opportunity to go after his dreams.

Now Mike Merriam takes what he has learned and formed it into a digestible framework so others can apply the same concepts to their lives. In addition to his coaching and speaking services, he has just released Closer Than You Think. This book outlines 6 fundamental questions that will ignite your personal evolution and help you bridge the gap between what you are doing now and what you are capable of doing. By mapping your positive core values, identifying your strengths, envisioning a radical transformative future, focusing on priorities, and other exercises, Mike tells us how husbands and fathers can align all these aspects to achieve success, fulfillment and happiness.

On his fatherhood journey…

As the father of two eight-year-old twin boys with completely different personalities, Mike says the most humbling part of his fatherhood journey is coming to the realizations that you can’t truly guide or mold another person into who you want them to be. You can only provide them with unconditional love and support.

Biggest lesson he’s learned as a husband…

Mike says that we tend to want to coach our wives, but he says that coaching without permission is criticism. It’s not good for the relationships, and husbands shouldn’t do it. It’s more important to simply listen.

Mike Merriam’s most valuable piece of Dad Wisdom…

As a father, it’s important not to be wrapped up in outcomes. Don’t worry if your kids are not doing things that you think they should be doing according to your construct of the world. You can’t control them completely. You must let them express themselves, and you must be there as the rock with the dialogue to support learning through their experiences in life.

 

Referenced in this episode: How to Unlock ADHD Superpowers with Peter Shankman


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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

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Closer Than You Think on Amazon