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become the master of your schedule

How to Become the Master of Your Schedule

Do you feel like a slave to your to-do list? Are the things you spend your time and energy on bringing you any closer to becoming the man you can be? Today we’re going to talk to an everyday dad about how to become the master of your schedule.

David Pickering is the married father of two and a member of the Dad Edge Alliance. He lived an average, comfortable life, but he didn’t feel like he was in charge of it. Every day was the same. He was “tubing down the river of life,” drifting wherever the current took him.

Learn what David did to take charge of his daily schedule, lose 60 pounds, and actively step into the bigger vision he has for himself and his family.

What You’ll Learn

  • How David unintentionally lost 60 pounds just by changing his daily habits
  • The importance having a daily routine
  • How to set the tone for the rest of the day
  • Being mindful and being intentional about your habits
  • The unexpected rewards of the #75Hard challenge
  • How he got his wife on board to do workouts with him
  • How to find the time for the requirements of #75Hard
  • How accountability partners help you experience breakthroughs
  • What kids will learn watching you discipline yourself
  • How to live through peer pressure or environments where you’re surrounded by your old bad habits, like drinking and junk food
  • How mastering your habits and your schedule can help you change lives

RELATED EPISODES:

Real AF Self-Discipline with Andy Frisella

Start Reaching Your Goals with an Accountability Partner

What It’s Like to Do the 75Hard Challenge


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Our biggest regrets in life happen
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SAVAGE GENTLEMAN

The Savage Gentleman with MMA Fighter Josh Tyler


Life can often feel like a cage fight. Punches fly at us from every angle. We’re swept off of our feet and tackled to the ground. Sometimes we’re straight up knocked out. And if we aren’t prepared to battle, we might never get back up.

Today’s guest is MMA fighter Josh Tyler. He is also the co-founder of Savage Gentleman, a retail brand and ethos that believes that men are both savages and gentlemen.

Josh is here to reveal his secret to remaining calm in the chaos of the cage. He tells us how to employ emotional intelligence, communication, and self-awareness in a masculine way. Josh also talks about how he’s applied what he’s learned as an MMA fighter to family life.

“The world is full of savages and gentlemen. Rare is it to find a man who can be both.”

Josh Tyler and the Savage Gentleman

“The world is full of savages and gentlemen. Rare is it to find the man who can be both. It is not ideal void of all traits of masculinity, nor is it suitable to succumb to one’s every base desire. There must be a balance struck between the two sides of the same coin that is manhood. This is the plight of the savage gentlemen, to cultivate both aspects of his being and achieve his full potential.”

What You’ll Learn

  • Growing up, Josh was not athletic. He wanted to become a scientist.
  • How Josh managed to remain internally calm during the external chaos of the ring
  • How to perform a stress evaluation
  • Your body doesn’t recognize the difference between stresses.
  • You can take the stress tolerance from the situations you’re used to and apply it to other areas.
  • Use times of success in the past as reference points.
  • Seek new experiences to push your limits further.
  • How marriage is like a cage fight
  • How to balance the savage gentleman
  • Learning how to operate in tandem with another human being (like in marriage) can help in business and other relationships.
  • Men are woefully ill-equipped to enter into a partnership with someone of the opposite sex.
  • Just like in the world of fighting, how can you win in marriage when you don’t know the rules or spent enough time training? You have no context to realize what you’re good at and where you need work.
  • Knowing where your weak spots are allows you to solve those problems.
  • Ignoring your feelings prevents you from finding the root cause.
  • You have to take responsibility to learn how to communicate better.
  • You do feel stuff, whether you admit it or not, and you will receive what you put out.
  • The secret is to understand where your anger is coming from.
  • Most people go through life with very little thought and reflection on the what and why.
  • Self-awareness and personal development are not for wusses.
  • Pay attention and notice the cues of where you need to focus your awareness.
  • There are appropriate times to be vulnerable.
  • In marriage, if you don’t let someone in to know you on a deep level, you end up growing apart and not knowing who each other are anymore.
  • Bitterness and resentment change your perception of someone.
  • Sometimes the best thing in marriage is to have the fight.
  • Avoiding confrontation and letting stuff go for too long destroys the chance of ever getting back on track.
  • Develop a Standard Operating Procedure for how to handle tough arguments with your spouse.
  • People are getting worse at interfacing with each other in meaningful ways because of technology and distraction.
  • But first, we need to learn how to interface with ourselves better.

RELATED EPISODES:

No More Mr. Nice Guy with Dr. Robert Glover

Why Nice Guys Don’t Get Their Needs Met

Pulling the Positive from Failures with UFC Champion Frankie Edgar

The Real, Transparent, Imperfect Dad with Tim Kennedy

How to Fix Your Unhappy Marriage with Seth and Melanie Studley

 


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Our biggest regrets in life happen
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how to have more patience

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Ways to Build Mental Resilience

Weird & Wonderful Ways to Build Mental Resilience with Ben Aldridge


What are the best ways to build mental resilience? Today’s guest teaches us how to create weird and wonderful challenges to push through resistance and overcome anxiety.

Ben Aldridge is the bestselling author of How to be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable: 43 Weird & Wonderful Ways to Build a Strong, Resilient Mindset. Ben’s crippling anxiety prevented him from living fully. In his search for a solution, he discovered that the more he tested himself in controlled environments, the more his anxiety diminished. Since then, he continues to push himself by accomplishing the strange and seemingly impossible.

In this episode, Ben explains how to plan mental, physical, and skill-based challenges that will accelerate our growth and develop a tolerance for being uncomfortable. He talks about how we can leave our comfort zones, face our fears, and increase our confidence. He also tells us how we can help our kids build mental resilience with weird and wonderful challenges!

Are you ready to get uncomfortable and build a more resilient mindset?

Ben Aldridge

Ben Aldridge is a writer, teacher and musician from the UK. He writes about practical philosophy, comfort zones, mental health and adventure. His first book “How to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable: 43 Weird & Wonderful Ways to Build a Strong Resilient Mindset” is an exploration of unique ways to leave our comfort zones and face our fears. Heavily influenced by Stoicism, Buddhism, Popular Psychology and CBT, Ben’s challenges encourage us to get uncomfortable and experience the personal growth that we can only gain from pushing ourselves to the limit.

Ben’s interests are extremely diverse. You’ll find him climbing mountains, learning Japanese, running marathons, solving Rubik’s cubes, eating bizarre food, taking ice baths and sleeping in unusual places. The challenges that he sets for himself and his readers are often quirky, fun and demanding.

How to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable: 43 Weird & Wonderful Ways to Build a Strong, Resilient Mindset

After debilitating anxiety and panic attacks began to impact his daily life, Ben Aldridge decided to tackle his mental health issues in a creative way. His journey led him on a year of completing weird and wonderful challenges in the name of self-improvement. By deliberately leaving his comfort zone and enduring difficulties, Ben completely changed his life.

Ice-cold showers, eating repulsive insects, running marathons, sleeping in unusual places, wearing ridiculous clothes and learning to solve the Rubik’s cube in under a minute are some of the ways Ben has pushed his body and mind to learn more, endure more and conquer more.

Varying in length, difficulty and category, Ben explains how to complete each challenge, how it changed his life and how you can push yourself with this practical method of self-development.

From learning a new language to climbing a mountain, see how far you can challenge yourself to overcome your fears and self-imposed limitations.

Packed with useful tips and tricks from Stoicism, Buddhism, CBT and popular psychology, this book encourages us to face our fears, embrace adversity and leave our comfort zones.

What You’ll Learn

  • The variety challenges Ben has conquered.
  • Through these challenges, Ben went from a gray, fear-based existence to a colorful life.
  • The 3 types of challenges you should practice:
    • Physical (like working up to running a marathon)
    • Skill-based (like leaving your academic-intellectual comfort zone)
    • Mental (practicing discomfort, like cold exposure)
  • Struggling is good for the mind. You should put yourself in frustrating situations.
  • Pay attention to your thoughts when under stress and anxiety so you can develop strategies for dealing with them.
  • The stoics of ancient Greece and Rome would deliberately sleep on the floor to practice discomfort. Ben tried “bivvying” where he slept outside in a bag in scary environments.
  • You receive a boost in confidence each time you conquer a challenge.
  • Lean into your fears instead of avoiding them.
  • Why we should look at our anti-bucket list instead of our bucket list
  • Go where there is huge mental resistance. Ben had acupuncture because he was afraid of needles.
  • Prepare for chaos and in life because it will come.
  • These challenges are an insurance policy against future adversity.
  • How Ben climbed Mount Everest … on his stairs in his home during lockdown. Ben also ran a marathon in his yard.
  • Start small and break up your routine. Find pockets of time to challenge yourself.
  • Have something on the calendar you are working towards, like an event to train for.
  • Bring friends in with you to help with accountability.
  • Children should see parents step out of their comfort zones.
  • Inviting your kids to do challenge with you creates a special bond.
  • Using downtime for adventure instead of TV.
  • Develop your own system to deal with adversity and anxiety and use challenges as a controlled environment to test these strategies.

Never Give Up No Matter What with Mason Hagner

What Doesn’t Kill Us with Scott Carney


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transform your pain

Transform Your Pain into Explosive Inner Growth

All of us have endured some kind of pain in our past. We might not think about it, but we carry it through our lives, allowing it to contaminate everything we do. If we don’t acknowledge the pain, it will hold us back from reaching our true potential. But if we look at every rock bottom moment as an opportunity to learn, we can transform our pain into explosive inner growth.

Today’s story will blow your mind. Justin Schenck is creator of the wildly popular Growth Now Movement Podcast. He grew up in dark circumstances, with an addicted mother and a dad in jail. By all outward appearances, he was destined to fail in life.

But Justin would not give up. He shed his victim mindset and took charge of his future. In this amazing comeback story, he shows us that we all have the power to climb out of the pit of despair, generate our own happiness, and create the life we truly desire.

This is an interview you can’t afford to miss!

“Things are going to change and adversity is going to happen around you. That stuff doesn’t matter. What matters is the choices we make to create the better tomorrow for ourselves.”—Justin Schenck

Justin Schenck

Justin has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to watch in 2018 by INC.com and chosen as an ‘Icon of Influence’ in the new media space. What started out as a way to connect with top people and inspire others has become a way of life. Now getting played in over 100 countries every single week he is able to make a greater impact than he could ever imagine. He not only speaks to organizations on how to overcome adversity and utilize podcasting to grow your business but he helps others launch and grow their own podcasts. His vision? To teach the world how to live happy no matter where they are today. “It’s about the journey not the destination.”

“You have complete control over the outcome of everything in your life.”—Justin Schenck

What You’ll Learn

  • Why Justin says he would’ve been the least likely to succeed
  • Mom’s death after a 20-year opioid addiction
  • How he mended his relationship with his father who’d spent time in jail
  • Even though his parents could not get themselves together, Justin knew he was loved.
  • His upbringing taught him what he didn’t want.
  • Justin was introduced to self-development through a sales job.
  • He embarked on a life of constant learning, absorbing information, and finding mentors.
  • He realized that the pain that he went through could help people heal.
  • “Life is happening for me, not to me.”
  • Using rock bottom moments as an opportunity to learn
  • How to build a life you are truly happy living
  • No matter what’s happening, you have to take care of yourself first.
  • 3 Ways to Serve Yourself Every Day
    1. 5 minutes of mediation
    2. Learn something new every day
    3. Reach out to somebody who is dear to you and see how they are doing
  • What it’s like cohabitating with his girlfriend’s kids
  • Kids’ willingness to learn and to love
  • Bonding with children over shared interests
  • How to maintain a learning mindset when blending a family
  • How to love yourself through everything
  • Feel your emotions fully. Then move forward.
  • Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react.
  • Focus and what you can control.
  • It’s not going to be easy, but no matter what, don’t give up.
  • Whenever you hit a wall, focus on what you can do to improve yourself.

RELATED EPISODES:

The Good Dad (Human) Project with Larry Hagner on Growth Now Movement

Stop Doing That Sh*t with Gary John Bishop

Frankie Edgar on Life Lessons from the Octagon

Defying All Odds with Anthony Trucks

 


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warrior toughness

Warrior Toughness for Real Life with Navy SEAL Stephen Drum

Warrior toughness is the ability to make the correct decision at the right time, no matter how stressful, painful, or frightening that moment may be. This is not only achieved by rigorous discipline and training, but also a fine balance of body, mind, and soul.

Today we are pumped to have Stephen Drum on The Dad Edge. He is a combat-tested retired Navy SEAL Master Chief with 27 years of experience leading teams and executing mission-critical performance strategies.

Stephen tells us a 4-part process for developing Warrior Toughness that we can apply to real life. He reveals the surprising mix of performance psychology, mindfulness, and problem-solving that makes up the warrior mindset. He also talks about how we can organize the caring of our families while keeping ourselves adaptable and ready to pivot in any situation.

Learn to operate under pressure—day in, day out—no matter what life throws at you!

What You’ll Learn

  • Although Stephen admits he was a rebellious and difficult kid, his parents’ guidance set a foundation for making good decisions in adulthood.
  • Stephen reveals his experience with BUDs training and SEAL life
  • Fight like a warrior, and act from character.
  • How to have frank conversations with yourself about where you made mistakes
  • The qualities of a warrior mindset
  • Problem solving skills
  • Using personal sources of strength like religion, values, and belief to power you through tough situations
  • The powerful combination of performance psychology, mindfulness and meditation
  • Exercises to reduce stress and anxiety: visualizations, progressive muscle relaxation, recalibration breathing.
  • The 4-Part Process of Warrior Toughness
    1. Commit – fully invested in yourself and process
    2. Preparation – acquiring the skillsets you need
    3. Execute – how to make clear, composed decisions under fire
    4. Reflection – step back and check if your actions were aligned with your values
  • On motivation versus discipline—discipline is more important because we won’t always be motivated.
  • You must conjure a visceral picture of what the finish line looks like so you can reconnect to it when you fall off track.
  • Detaching from emotions to make the right decisions. For example, you can feel angry instead of becoming angry.
  • Where Stephen admits he has failed as a husband and father
  • How Stephen incorporates warrior toughness into his parenting and marriage
  • Establishing consistency in household—Approach things from process. Be deliberate. Detach emotionally from experiences. Provide structure.
  • Led, fed, and educated—How Stephen organizes the leading and caring of his family
  • How to keep the family unit informed and prepared during crises like Covid-19, yet remain focused and engaged in life.
  • Don’t be mired down by negativity and political bias. Instead, see where you can pivot and adapt in a rational way.

RELATED EPISODES:

The 12 Traits of a Warrior Part 1: The Hard Traits with Chris Sajnog

12 Traits of a Warrior Part II: The Soft Traits

Raising Kids with the Dichotomy of Leadership with Jocko Willink


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IT’S TIME TO REINVENT HOW WE SHOW UP FOR OUR FAMILIES

Coronavirus is forcing our evolution as fathers.  We are all going to build a whole new set of superpowers.  And these superpowers are needed right now.  For many of us, we are multiplying our future ability to serve, exponentially.

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