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5 Practices to Make You a Mentally Tougher Man with Dominick Quartuccio

5 Practices to Make You a Mentally Tougher Man with Dominick Quartuccio

The only thing we can count on in life is change, and that means having the mental toughness for life’s challenges. We don’t want to spend our entire lives reacting out of fear and frustration. We want to know that no matter what happens, we can handle anything.

Dominick Quartuccio returns to The Dad Edge. He is a speaker, coach, and the author of Design Your Future: 3 Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Take Command of Your Life. He is going to share 5 practices to make you a mentally tougher man so you can train your body and mind to operate from a place of power, presence, and resourcefulness.

Get ready to work out your mental toughness muscles!

Dominick Quartuccio

Dominick Quartuccio is a keynote speaker, trainer and executive mentor. He’s dedicated his life to helping the best-of-the-best accelerate individual and team performance. He’s the author of Design Your Future: Stop Drifting and Start Living.

Drawing upon 15 years of experience as an executive for Fortune 100 financial services firms, Dominick saw the demands on leaders go up every year, forcing those leaders to sacrifice the most important areas of their lives: personal health, personal relationships and personal freedoms.

That model is broken. The consequences to leaders, their families and their businesses are unsustainable.

Dominick offers a new way. He works with high performance individuals, teams and businesses (small and large) to accelerate them to the next-level by aligning the most important areas of work and life. Dominick is a student of life, constantly disrupting himself in pursuit of raising performance and living a definiteness of purpose.

What You’ll Learn

  • Most men wildly overestimate their mental toughness.
  • Men think they are handling a situation, but they are collapsing in some way.
  • When men are triggered by a stressful situation, they divert their emotions with porn, fantasy, food, drugs, alcohol, isolation, avoidance, and overworking. Either that, or they shoulder everything and let it kill them in the process.
  • Dom’s addiction to sex and porn lead him to cheating on the only woman he ever loved.
  • By building mental and emotional capacity, the breadth of what you can endure increases and their are few situations you cannot handle from a place of power, presence, and resourcefulness.
  • How to be disciplined about how much pornography you consume
  • 5 Practices to Make You a Mentally Tougher Man
    1. The Breath Hold Challenge – Hold your breath as long as you can. Wait till you start to feel your fight or flight response to kick in. Try to assume a place of stillness despite your chaotic thoughts.
    2. The Cold Shower Challenge – Most of us can’t anticipate or get past the initial shock of an uncomfortable situation. Train yourself to brace for the blast with a cold shower. Breathe into it and wait for the shock to pass.
    3. The 100 Push Up Challenge – Try to do 100 consecutive push ups with your only relief being able to take a break in plank before continuing. This changes your relationship with pain, allowing you to look at it and disassociate from it.
    4. The Meditation Challenge – This long form stillness builds your endurance for pain. Sit and meditate without moving. Watch your feelings without judgement.
    5. Temporary Abstinence – What are the things you crave? What habits do you lean on to get through the day? Junk food, porn, Netflix, alcohol? Removing the crutch quickly illuminates why it was there in the first place. Then you can work on the source of the craving and reintroduce these elements in a healthier way.

MENTIONED EPISODES:

A Good Dad Masters These 5 Life Skills – Larry Hagner on A Man Amongst Men

Get Lit: Forget the Pressure to Find Your Why with Dominick Quartuccio

Stop Drifting and Consciously Design Your Future with Dominick Quartuccio

The Secrets to Achieving Wildly Important Goals with Mark Divine

What Doesn’t Kill Us with Scott Carney


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karen brody

The Secret Language of Your Woman’s Desire with Karen Brody


How can we get back the amazing sex and emotional connection we had when we first met our wives? Where do we go wrong when it comes to exciting our women and igniting their passion? How can we change the direction of our relationship with our spouse when it seems like everything we do is wrong?

Karen Brody is a man coach and bestselling author of Open Her: Activate 7 Masculine Powers to Arouse Your Woman’s Love & Desire.

Karen goes in-depth about how we, as men, lose our power in marriage, how we kill the attraction our wives have for us, and how we can understand our women better than they understand themselves.

You will have some major epiphanies during this show as Karen Brody reveals the secret language of your woman’s desire. Put this episode on repeat!

You don’t want to rely on your partner to fill a hole in you. When you have a sense of fullness you will be more attractive to her.—Karen Brody

Karen Brody

Karen Brody is a Relationship Coach for Men and a former journalist, who lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with her sweetheart and her cat. Her favorite things to do are Salsa dancing, road trips with no destination, and weekends in nature hiking, reading and writing. Karen’s life purpose is to help awaken a healthy masculinity in men, and to guide men and women to discover each other in a deeply connected, eyes wide open dance of love.

If a man’s going to negotiate a woman well, he has to learn to not take what she feels personally, because it’s always changing.—Karen Brody

What You’ll Learn

  • How Karen Brody helps men orient to their power, goodness, and sexuality
  • The false ideas women have about men
  • How married men are invested in their relationships
  • The richness of a man’s sexuality
  • When men are starved for sex, their focus becomes about sex.
  • The most common problems men have in relationships:
    • A lost spark
    • The woman isn’t sharing anymore
    • The woman has lost desire
    • The woman is not trusting the man’s decisions and makes her own way
  • Most men think the more accommodating they are to their woman, the happier she will be. It is the opposite.
  • Women want positive tension with a man. They will test their partner’s strength and resolve. When the man backs down, the sexual attraction decreases.
  • Don’t tell women what they want to hear to secure sex. They will know.
  • Weak listening is how a man loses connection with his wife.
  • Women want a man’s acceptance.
  • Men want to resolve problems. Women just want to be heard.
  • Why women will nag about what’s negative and what’s missing. A man must learn how to listen between the lines.
  • Don’t take criticism literally but interpret what’s going on behind her complaints.
  • A woman must be open emotionally to be open sexually.
  • Invite your woman to express her emotions.
  • The smallest thing men can do is focus on the quality of their attention.
  • Women pull away when their men seem bored, tense, or irritated.
  • Ask her how she is and really mean it.
  • Women always look for safety and turn to men to be a safe harbor.
  • Men should take time for themselves to become calm before reaching out to connect.
  • The more a man doesn’t get upset at his woman’s emotional storms, the more he looks like her hero.
  • Why expectation diminishes your influence
  • When a relationship is in turmoil, the woman withholds sex. The man withdraws support.
  • Do things for your wife selflessly and because it makes you feel good, not to bargain for sex. Being needy robs you of power.
  • How we can communicate our needs without being demanding
  • How to ask for more affection in a way that won’t pressure a woman.
  • Women are turned on by men who are clear on what they want.
  • Scheduling sex is a good thing.
  • Give your woman space to miss you.

RELATED EPISODES:

Secrets to Fixing Your Marriage with Mort Fertel

How to Light Your Woman Up with Brandy Salazar

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

The Unexpected Secrets of Men, Women, and Sex with Nell Gibbon Daly

 


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Fixing Your Marriage

Secrets to Fixing Your Marriage with Mort Fertel

We think that if our marriages take work, something’s wrong. Our culture makes love out to be a mystery. We believe we have to be lucky in love to find a happy relationship.

Today, we are going to debunk that mindset. There is a methodology to fixing your marriage.

Mort Fertel is the creator of Marriage Fitness, the most successful marriage crisis program in the world. He tells us that marriage is not something that comes naturally. It’s something that must be, and can be, learned.

Mort reveals the elements that destroy a marriage and gives us the tools we need to take our parenting and relationship skills to the next level.

We also invite listeners to a 30-day challenge that will make effective relationship behaviors a solid habit. Get the secrets to fixing your marriage and more in this episode!

Marriage is like anything else in life—hitting a golf ball, shooting a jump shot, arguing a case in court, or performing an operation. If we can understand and practice, we are more likely to succeed.—Mort Fertel

Mort Fertel

Mort Fertel is the creator of Marriage Fitness, a relationship renewal system that’s been used by millions of people in marital crisis. In addition to his success with couples, he pioneered the “Lone Ranger Track,” which offers people with an obstinate spouse a path to reconciliation.

People from all over the world schedule private tele-sessions with Mort Fertel and seek his counsel by joining the Marriage Fitness Tele-Boot Camp, the most comprehensive relationship home learning program in the world. Mort Fertel is the author of Marriage Fitness Audio Learning System and the host of the “Fix Your Marriage” podcast. Over 3 million people have subscribed to his free report “7 Secrets to Fixing Your Marriage.”

Mort Fertel is the subject of Back from the Brink, a documentary written and directed by Toroes Thomas, which chronicles people in marriage crisis.

Mort Fertel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, was the CEO of an international non-profit organization, and a former marathon runner. He lives with his wife and 5 children (including triplets!) in Baltimore, Maryland.

We have to become experts at catching our spouse doing something right.—Mort Fertel

What You’ll Learn

  • Marriage and relationships work according to universal laws, like gravity.
  • Why people are resistant to get help when their marriage is in trouble
  • Why humility is the number one a quality you should look for in a partner
  • Three Cs that destroy a relationship, leading to the 4th C, cancer of the marriage:
    • Criticize
    • Condemn
    • Complain
  • How to discipline ourselves to not complain and criticize our spouses and children
  • How to express feelings and disappointment without condemning
  • Avoiding “You always… You never…” phrases
  • “The remember when…” technique to encourage more of what you want from your wife
  • How to set your wife up to be your hero
  • Highlight what she’s doing right.
  • Why we should never lie to our kids
  • How to parent our kids without being critical
  • A lack of self-esteem is the root of personal problems in adult life.
  • Punishment creates distance.
  • Connection is the most important thing in parenting.
  • It’s not possible to control a child, only to influence them.
  • Some moments with our kids are not teachable.
  • Sometimes the best thing for a parent to do is nothing.
  • When it comes to time with our kids, both quality AND quantity are important
  • Why we should let a child experience and see the natural consequences of their behavior
  • Always speak in a calm voice. Dignified people never yell.
  • The secret of practicing gratitude and appreciation in marriage.
  • Why we become numb to the qualities of our spouse that first attracted us
  • We pick out all the faults instead of what our spouse is doing right.
  • Being grateful and appreciative does not absolve our spouses from doing things we don’t like, but we should highlight and encourage the good.
  • Forming a new habit takes a tremendous amount of energy initially, but once we get momentum we keep going.
  • What it means to blend ourselves on the inside to stand out on the outside
  • Why we shouldn’t be flashy or behave in ways to try to attract attention to our external appearance.
  • Dress modestly to not make a statement and force people to get to know you inside.
  • Focus on becoming a tower of moral authority and a man of substantial character.
  • The ultimate fulfillment in life springs from character development, not physical and material accomplishments.
  • Gratitude, humbleness, discipline are the most important character traits.
  • The energy we spend on looking good on the outside should be spent reading, being introspective, and in prayer. Working on our flaws.
  • The quickest and easiest thing a guy can do to boost their marriage—catch your wife doing something right every day and make a big deal out of it.
  • The 30-day Challenge—add a reminder in your Google calendar every day to find something wonderful about your spouse and tell her.

MENTIONED EPISODES:

How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood


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One Extraordinary Marriage

One Extraordinary Marriage with Tony & Alisa DiLorenzo


Today we’re going to focus in on our marriages. Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo are the hosts of the One Extraordinary Marriage podcast, which has been going nine years strong. They are also the co-authors of the Amazon best seller, 7 Days of Sex Challenge. When you listen to their actionable advice, you’ll understand how they’ve helped people from all over the world transform their relationships with their spouses. get ready to transform yours.

In this show, Tony and Alisa talk about:

  • How to become a proactive instead of reactive participant in your marriage
  • Why you need to take divorce off the table and go “all in”
  • How to approach your spouse with appreciation, not expectation
  • How to begin difficult conversations about raising kids, sex, and finances
  • What their 7 Days of Sex Challenge is all about and how it will make your marriage extraordinary

Learn the principles of keeping your marriage passionate, alive, and flourishing!

People look at love as a noun, but love is a verb. It’s action.

From Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo

“We have been married for 22 years and not all of them have been happy ones.  Like you, we came together with every good intention and “forever” in mind, but then “life” happened and we found ourselves ill prepared to deal with our marriage challenges.

Not only were we struggling as a couple, but also we were both struggling with our own personal hurdles independent of one another.  Our “bumps in the road” were actually mountains in our eyes and we knew that in order to get to the other side, keep our family together, and experience a loving, intimate marriage, we were going to need to dig deep and address our circumstances head-on.

Dealing with it all was our commitment to each other.  Together, we overcame Tony’s 18-year addiction to pornography, the loss of a child at 18 weeks, debt in excess of $50,000, poor communication, lack of collective interests, and questioning trust.  But, the key word here is “together”.

We’ve learned some hard knock life lessons and we’ve discovered key principles that have kept our marriage (and sex life) alive and flourishing… and we did it together.  We can do the same for you!”

Get ready to create one extraordinary marriage!

What You’ll Learn

  • What birthed the idea of the One Extraordinary Marriage podcast
  • How at one point in their marriage, Tony and Alisa’s options were to divorce now, divorce when the kids turned 18, or get radical
  • Their experience with a 60-Days of Sex Challenge
  • The oversight most of us make when it comes to marriage—we’re intentional about health and business and we’ll hire fitness coaches and financial advisors, but we assume that our relationship will work out on its own
  • The importance of becoming an active participant in marriage
  • Why leaving divorce on the table keeps us from committing to making a marriage work
  • What happens when we remove divorce as an option and have to go “all in”
  • Why you have to work on yourself individually as well as a couple
  • If you lost that loving feeling it’s probably because you haven’t taken any action
  • How men often wait for their spouses to tell them what they want when they should just ask
  • How to find out how to speak to your wife’s heart again
  • Why her definition of romance may have changed since you first fell in love
  • How to ask her the right questions and give her a safe space to answer you
  • The old-fashioned charm of handwritten love letters
  • How expectations can be destructive, especially if they stay in your head
  • Using appreciation to shift the energy between you and your spouse
  • The adversarial physical positions you should avoid when having and important conversation
  • How to be on the same team, shoulder to shoulder with the two of you against the problem, not each other
  • If you think brining up a subject like sex is going to feel weird, own it. Say that you feel awkward
  • Why you don’t have to fix everything before initiating a sex challenge
  • How to add a sex challenge into your schedule, even if you have kids
  • Alisa’s script you can use to open your wife up to the idea of doing a sex challenge
  • Why you should never talk about sex in the bedroom

MENTIONED EPISODES:

How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood

Becoming a Legendary Couple After the Kids

Everything You Need to Know About Identity Theft with Barry Russel


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How to Light Your Woman Up

How to Light Your Woman Up with Brandy Salazar


Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Out of those that stay together, only seventeen percent report being happy. It seems like the odds are against us. Is it possible to take our marriages, whether they are meh or miserable, and transform them into passionate, thriving relationships?

Today we get a woman’s raw perspective. Brandy Salazar, co-author of The Miracle Morning for Couples, is back on the show. She talks about what we’re missing in marriages, communication secrets, and why your wife never seems to be “in the mood.” She also tells us how to get to know our wives on the deepest level so that we have fewer arguments, more fun, and the most amazing sex ever.

Gentlemen, you’ll want to take notes on this episode. Get ready to learn how to light your woman up!

Brandy Salazar

Brandy Salazar grew up in a dysfunctional home. At fifteen years old she found herself living with friends. She didn’t have a high school diploma. But that didn’t stop her from developing a six-figure real estate business. She met Lance and they got married. They had the house, the cars, the overly expensive shoes, but they were disconnected from each other. By the time they had their two daughters, their marriage was over. Brandy asked for a divorce.

Before making the final decision to end their marriage, Brandy and Lance gave it one more shot. What they realized is that they were not bringing their strengths to the marriage. The talents and effort they used to excel in business were not leveraged at home. When they approached their marriage with the right tools and mindset, they’re marriage went from hate and resentment to love and passion within thirty days.

You’re either growing or you’re dying

What You’ll Learn

  • How and why marriages fall into a boring routine
  • What motherhood does to a woman mentally and physically
  • How to focus on goals and a vision for your marriage instead of what’s wrong
  • Using a hat full of questions to become closer
  • The importance of investing in dates
  • Why women can become so overwhelmed and irritated
  • Planning out the logistics of household responsibilities so that everything gets done and you and your woman make space to relax and enjoy each other
  • Why you shouldn’t underestimate the power of taking out the trash
  • Staying curious about your partner
  • Defining partnership roles
  • Breaking patterns of complacency
  • How to communicate what you want without seeming needy
  • What inhibits women the most when it comes to sex
  • How to approach your woman with the same dedication you give to your business, health, or hobby
  • Getting your woman to a place where she feels sexy
  • The secret to leveraging your woman’s cycle for the best sex of your lives
  • How to fan the flame during sexual off-times
  • Switching neediness to desire
  • The right time to approach your woman about improving your marriage
  • Why your wife shouldn’t be your “everything”
  • Helping your wife to find herself again and grow so that she feels confident and empowered
  • Finding out what lights your woman up and brings her joy in a way that makes her more receptive to you
  • Why a woman sometimes takes on a masculine role
  • Why you need to be the servant leader of the household
  • What to do when you try everything you can to make her happy and nothing works

 

RELATED EPISODES

4 Elements of a Legendary Marriage Part 1—The Individual

4 Elements of a Legendary Marriage Part 2—The Partnership

4 Elements of a Legendary Marriage Part 3—Becoming Friends

Becoming a Legendary Couple After the Kids


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