Posts

dad wisdom quotes

22 Pieces of Profound Dad Wisdom from The Dad Edge Alliance

I reached out to Dad Edge Alliance members and asked them to share their best pieces of wisdom on being a dad and what quotes sum up their experience as a father.

What is The Dad Edge Alliance? Listen to The Dad Edge Alliance – Unlock the Secrets to Living an Epic Life


Create an Epic Life

join The Dad Edge Alliance

CLICK HERE!

Dad Edge Alliance


Resources

==>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

Links


SEALed Mindset Exclusive GDP Offer


Get access to the SEALed Mindset Membership Platform

Normal price: $150-$250 a month

DISCOUNT EXTENDED: $25 a month for GDP listeners (90% lifetime discount)

Extra bonus: For FREE new lesson click here> SMLdad.com

life changing lessons

5 Life Changing Lessons from Dad Part 2 – GDP029

“5 Life Changing Lessons from Dad Part 2” Episode Overview:

Shawn and I did things a bit different for this episode.  We really wanted hear from our audience.  So, I reached out on social media and posed a question:

“What was one life changing lesson you learned from your dad growing up that has inspired you to be a better man?”

The responses were incredible.  We chose five quotes from five different fathers and then reflected on each quote.  If one of these quotes really hit home, tweet it.  You never know who needs inspiration and you could literally change someone’s day and life.

Life Changing Lesson #1 from Jay Forte

Jay Forte press release web quality

“My mother, when teaching us how to cook, would tap us on the head and say, “When you know your ingredients, you can make something good.” Then in the next moment she would tap us on the heart and say, “When you know YOUR ingredients, you can make something good.”

What a great quote!  Truly illustrates knowing our strengths and using them for the greater good.  Everyone of us is born with gifts and strengths.  Being able to recognize what we are good at and sharing with the world is the best thing we can do.

Life Changing Lesson #2: from Jeff Watts:

Jeff Watts

“Always wear a belt if your pants have belt loops.”

Shawn and I got off on a tangent on this one (sorry Jeff LOL!).  All kidding aside, this quote is a great reminder to always pay attention to detail.  Also, to always stay curious about the world around us.

Life Changing Lesson #3 from Coach Jelani Bush:

Jelani

“Don’t wear your head as a hat rack!”

Short, simple, and to the point.  Use your brains to make purposeful and good decisions.  Simple as that.

Life Changing Lesson #4 from Katie Logan

katie

“Don’t call him.  If he is interested, he will call you.”

For all you men out there who have daughters…make sure you share this one with them.  Katie is spot on here.  For the most part, guys are pretty simple creatures.  If we are interested in a woman, it’s usually pretty obvious.  On the other hand, if we are not interested, it’s pretty obvious as well.  For all the dads out there who have daughters…I have no doubt you wouldn’t want your daughter wasting time and stressing about a guy that you know is not interested.  This quote will save a ton of time and heartache.

Life Changing Lesson #5 from Mike Rekart:

mike rekart

“One night I overheard my son praying…”Dear Lord, please help me be the person my dad wants me to be.”  Later that night I prayed…”Dear Lord please help me be the father my son needs me to be.”

This one was just epic!  Reason being, there are so many meanings in this quote.  One thing Shawn and I took from Mike’s quote was “shared vulnerability.”  This quote illustrates how important it is to a child that they are accepted and loved by their fathers.  Moreover, it shows the desire from a father’s point of view to want to be guided to be the very best.  The Good Dad Project Show, Community, and Resources are exactly that…a resource for dads to be their very best.

Thanks again for checking out our show!  If you are an avid listener of the show or this is your first time…WELCOME to the GDP!  Check out all of our resources for fatherhood and simply being our best.

Free Resources:

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

Thank You!

Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Good Dad Project. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute to subscribe and leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week!

life changing lessons

5 Life Changing Lessons from Dad – GDP027

“5 Life Changing Lessons from Dad” Episode Overview:

Shawn and I did things a bit different for this episode. We really wanted hear from our audience. So, I reached out on social media and posed a question:

“What was one life changing lesson you learned from your dad growing up that has inspired you to be a better man?”

The responses were incredible. We chose five quotes from five different fathers and then reflected on each quote. If one of these quotes really hit home, tweet it. You never know who needs inspiration and you could literally change someone’s day and life.

Life Changing Lesson #1 from Dallas Durrance:

“Don’t stand in a shadow, but cast one of your own. Live like you have nothing to lose, because you can always come home.”

Dallasjpg

The quote: “Don’t stand in a shadow, but cast one of your own.” We thought this quote from Dallas’s dad was truly inspirational. Reason being, it illustrates being true to yourself and taking risk. Most of us live a life of trying to fit in and being like everyone else. This quote serves a powerful reminder that being true to our ourselves is empowering.

The quote: “Live like you have nothing to lose” reminds us that life is all about taking risks and living outside our comfort zones. Believe it or not, a comfort zone can be extremely uncomfortable.

The quote: “because you can always come home” is so powerful. As dads, the best thing we can do is give our kids an environment to take risks, make mistakes, and live life to the fullest. Being able to come home after you have taken risks and made mistakes gives our kids such an empowering sense of security.

Life Changing Lesson #2: from Austin Beardall:

“There are only two important things in life…1. You are a part of a family. 2. You will have a family of your own…nothing else matters.”

Austin

This quote really hit home with Shawn and I because it truly illustrates the importance of family. In life, we can be distracted by so many other obligations. However, at the end of the day, the only thing that truly matters is the family we are a part of and the one we create.

Life Changing Lesson #3 from Eric Dodge:

“Always live on less than what you make, don’t go into debt.”

Eric D

Nothing can cause a strain on a marriage like financial burden. Every relationship goes through peaks and valleys when it comes to money. In today’s society, banks will over qualify us for way more house than we can buy. Credit cards will give us a limit we can never pay back. Car dealerships will sell us a car we cannot afford. At the end of the day, the materialistic “stuff” isn’t worth the financial stress and burden. If we can’t pay cash for it, it probably isn’t worth buying.

Check out Episode 18, with Brian McGraw and Jon Graf from Thrivent Financial. These guys give excellent strategies for financial peace of mind. Also, if you haven’t read Dave Ramsey’s book, “The Total Money Makeover” …check it out.

Life Changing Lesson #4 from Ed Boudreau:

“Always remember the SIX P’s! Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance!”

Ed B

Look at any area of our lives and this is absolutely true! When I first read this, I automatically started thing about job performance and success aspirations. However, after really thinking about it, I realized this spills over into our family lives. If we don’t plan to be our very best and to be engaged with the people that matter most to us…we haven’t planned properly.

Life Changing Lesson #5 from Brock McGoff:

“Your clothes are either working for you or against you, but they are always working.”

Brock

What we wear says a lot about our own personality, values, and views on life. Fashion and clothing for men is an important part of who we are. What we decide to wear can make or break a first impression depending on the situation. Check out the show to hear more about this quote. Shawn has some excellent pearls of wisdom.

Thanks again for checking out our show! If you are an avid listener of the show or this is your first time…WELCOME to the GDP! Check out all of our resources for fatherhood and simply being our best.

Free Resources:

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

Books:

The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey

Thank You!

Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Good Dad Project. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute to subscribe and leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week!