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The Mindset Shift That Will Transform Your Relationships

The Mindset Shift That Will Transform Your Relationships

Who are we supposed to be in relationships? As men, no one gives us a manual on how to communicate, be emotionally available, and give our spouse or partner what they need.

Today we have Dad Edge Alliance member Ed Dillon on the show. He is a single father of four who’s had two failed marriages.

Ed spent years wondering why his relationships, including the ones with his kids, were falling flat.

He talks about what mindset shift took place that shed light on all he was doing wrong and how this lead to some of the most profound moments of connection in his life.

'Reaching out for help is the biggest thing. I tried to be an island. It doesn’t work.'—Ed Dillon #men #mastermind #fathers #marriage #divorce #singledads Click To Tweet

How can we have conversations that enhance emotional connection and foster intimacy with our spouses? #men #dads #fathers #marriage #relationships #vulnerability #communication #intimacy Click To Tweet

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How to Unf*ck Yourself

How to Unf*ck Yourself with Gary John Bishop

As men, we like to plan. We like to be able to foresee what’s going to happen so that we can be prepared, but life will inevitably throw curveballs our way. These periods of uncertainty can provoke stress, anxiety, and fear. How can we embrace uncertainty and use as the most powerful opportunity to grow?

Gary John Bishop is one of the world’s elite performance coaches and NY Times Bestselling Author of Unf*ck Yourself. He is here to teach us how to embrace uncertainty, how to take extreme ownership of our lives, and how we can teach our kids to do the same.

'Changing your thinking will NOT change your life.' - @GaryJohnBishop #men #dads #fathers #personaldevelopment Click To Tweet

 

Gary John Bishop

You might notice from his accent that Gary John Bishop is Scottish. He moved to the US in 1994 and toured as a musician, meeting famous people and his wife who he is still very much in love with to this day.

Gary eventually gave up music and got into construction. He was asked to do a personal development course and refused. It seemed liked foo-foo stuff to him. But Gary ended up taking the course and it blew his mind. He was forced to get uncomfortable and face his life. He came out the other side with life-altering insights.

From then on, Gary was fascinated by the personal development world and became the senior program director for the largest personal development company. He realized that he was wrong about himself. He was not the solid person he thought he was. He started questioning his thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and how they were affecting his decisions in life. He listened to the dialogue he kept with himself. He started to explore it and change it. Now he has his own coaching business, his book, and a series of courses.

'You have so many thoughts a day. 80-90% of those thoughts you had yesterday. You want to change your life, but you’re thinking the same stuff.' @GaryJohnBishop #thoughts #innerdialogue #selftalk #personalgrowth Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • Why we are wired for certainty
  • Why uncertainty is inevitable no matter how hard we try to avoid it
  • How you can empower yourself by embracing uncertainty
  • How to analyze your thoughts to find weak and limiting inner dialogue
  • How to stop living in the idea of what you think should happen and operate in reality
  • Why there’s a lot of pressure as a dad to have all the answers
  • How to give yourself room for your own humanity
  • Why it’s good to be human in front of your kids
  • How to take responsibility for the way you are
  • How we give away our power by basing our happiness on other peoples’ behavior
  • How to instill ownership in your kids from an early age
  • How to stop the blame game
  • How to be with yourself when you’re at your worst
  • Why men avoid being pressed, but should embrace being stressed
  • How to be in communication with your feelings
  • Why positive psychology doesn’t work for some people
  • Why the language you use with yourself is so important
  • Why consciously and cognitively connecting other people is crucial
'The things that stop you in life are very much in the background of your own thinking.' @GaryJohnBishop #men #dads #fathers #thoughts #selflimitingbeliefs Click To Tweet

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Building Your Band of Brothers with Stephen Mansfield

Building Your Band of Brothers with Stephen Mansfield

After getting married and having kids, most of us men dedicate ourselves to work and family. Any friendships we had in school or college fall by the wayside. We’re surrounded by people, yet not deeply connected to anyone. Then we feel guilty for taking time, energy, and resources for ourselves or to invest in relationships with other men.

Today we have Stephen Mansfield on The Dad Edge Podcast. He is a NY Times bestselling author, a speaker, and media consultant. His book Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men reveals the secrets and virtues of great men.

Stephen Mansfield is here today to talk about how we’ve lost the lore of men, why we need a band of brothers, and the skillset needed to form relationships that will help us become our best selves.

If you don’t have a friend who knows you without to having to have your life narrated to him, then you don’t have a friend that’s close enough. – Stephen Mansfield @MansfieldWrites #men #fathers #dads #tribe Click To Tweet

Stephen Mansfield

Stephen Mansfield rose to global attention with his book The Faith of George W. Bush, which was the source of Oliver Stone’s movie W. He appears frequently on TV and speaks all over the world. He believes not just in being a man, but a great man.

As a kid, Stephen’s dad was in the military. They moved around the United States and spent a few years in Germany. Stephen went onto college and spent some time as a pastor. As he got married and had kids, he realized something was missing. He was not given the skillset needed to handle all the challenges of manhood.

In history, men had a built-in male community of extended family members, villagers, and other men whom they depended on for survival. There was a craft of manhood that was shared among these close-knit bands of brothers.

In modern society, these relationships are no longer built-in. After marriage, men’s relationships drop off or deteriorate into what’s called a “rust relationship.” Rust relationships are those that once had meaning but end up being loosely maintained for nostalgia. They do not have enough substance to rely on in any deeper way.

Stephan currently lives in Washington DC with his wife Beverly. He has two adult children, a son and daughter with whom he maintains a close relationship. Stephen says he went through some tough times with marriage and parenting, and feels that he would’ve done much better if he had a tribe of men to pass the lore of manhood down to him.

Most men speak of their best relationships in past tense. – Stephen Mansfield @MansfieldWrites #men #fathers #dads #tribe Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • Why most men don’t have deep friendships in the western world
  • Why we have to be active and build relationships with intention
  • Why men need to put on their “oxygen masks first”
  • How your job, marriage, and kids will suffer if you don’t become the man you were meant to be
  • Why we must straighten out our own souls before coming to our wife and kids
  • How to stop feeling guilty for investing in relationships with other men
  • How the teaching about men in many churches or men’s groups typically has to do with being the man you’re supposed to be for your wife and children, not for yourself
  • How many men don’t know who they are before throwing themselves into domestic life
  • Why men end up unhealthy, unfulfilled, and dying inside
  • Why time spent investing in yourself is an investment in your wife and children
  • How to educate your wife and family about the value of time alone or with a band of brothers
  • What the skillset of a great man looks like
  • How men and women socialize differently
  • Why men socialize best with an indirect connection
  • How introverts can build connections
  • Why we don’t have to be engaging or charming to make friendships
  • How Stephen’s band of brothers saved the marriage of their friend who was having an affair
  • How he enlisted many valiant men in the raising of his son
  • How to get past the ego and accept help
  • Why the idea that we have to do everything by ourselves is a lie
  • How having a band of brothers speeds up your learning
  • Practical steps to connect with other men
  • How to explain this idea with your wife
You have to have men around you who will watch you, who will pay attention, who will help you fight the fights for your life, and who will say the things that need to be said to make you better. – Stephen Mansfield @MansfieldWrites… Click To Tweet

Stephen Mansfield’s Parting Piece of Wisdom

Stephen says that men often don’t realize the power of their words, but almost every man remembers something a significant man said in his life that has echoed in his soul ever since. Telling your children that you love them and believe in them will ensure that they don’t think negatively about themselves or let others treat them badly.

Words fashion destinies.

 

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Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men: An Utterly Invigorating Guide to Being Your Most Masculine Self

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Amazing Sex in Your Marriage

How to Have Amazing Sex in Your Marriage with Dr. Emily Morse


When we’re married and have kids, the whole bedroom thing tends to take the backseat. It’s hard to make sex a priority, but we want it to be.

Today we have the host of the massively popular Sex with Emily podcast. Dr. Emily Morse is a celebrity relationship and sex expert with a doctorate in Human Sexuality.

Sex is always a huge topic on this show, and in this episode, Emily and I have a fun, laid back conversation about how to have amazing sex in your marriage. We cover just about everything a guy wants to know, so take notes!

Resentments can be a huge killer of a couple’s sex drive. @SexWithEmily #sex #marraige #relationships Click To Tweet

Dr. Emily Morse

Emily grew up in Michigan in a suburb of Detroit in a divorced family. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she moved to San Fransisco and worked in politics.

While directing a documentary, she realized that she loved to interview and explore people. Coming from a divorced home, Emily was curious about relationships and intimacy. She wanted to know what amazing sex was and how to have it, so twelve years ago when podcasts first began, she invited people over to interview them.

Her show has been a place for people to feel comfortable to talk about sex without shame. Emily knew this was her calling, and went back to school to earn her PhD in Human Sexuality. She went on to serve as a cohost on Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky, appear on major networks, and contribute regularly to major publications.

It doesn’t take a lot for us to be all messed up sexually. @sexwithemily #sex #marriage #relationships Click To Tweet

Show Highlights

  • Why men have a communication block when it comes to sex
  • The common belief is that sex should be perfect without ever having to talk about it
  • Why sex is amazing in the beginning of a relationship and tapers off so quickly
  • Why couples must prioritize sex at the beginning of the relationship
  • What the married woman is thinking
  • Why sometimes women feel like the man is always wanting sex
  • How a man can make a woman feel rejected when she tries to initiate sex
  • How to start the sex conversation on a positive note
  • What tone to use when talking about sex
  • When is the best time and place to talk about sex
  • Why date nights should not be underestimated
  • The magical powers of vacation sex
  • Women’s number one complaint around sex
  • Why sex is so complicated with women (foreplay, moods, hormones)
  • How you can plant the seeds for great sex
  • Sensual experiences you can plan for your spouse without expectation of intercourse
  • Introducing sex toys, costumes, blindfolds
  • How masturbation, porn, and kegels can be helpful
  • What to do when your woman can’t orgasm
  • How to create a sexual bucket list
Woman are slow cookers. Men are frying pans. @sexwithemily #sex #relationships #marriage Click To Tweet

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Reignite Your Marriage After Having Kids

How to Reignite Your Marriage After Having Kids

When the kids are born, men focus on being a father. We cannot falter in our role as a provider and protector. Our spouses focus on being mothers, which is a twenty-four-hour, seven-days-a-week job. Our marriages inevitably suffer, but many parents feel guilty for leaving the kids.

On today’s short episode, I’m going share my personal experience and why you need to leave the kids behind and spend some time getting to know your spouse again.


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