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The Power in Sharing Your Struggle

The Power in Sharing Your Struggle


Henry David Thoreau wrote, “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” This was in 1854, but now it is truer than ever before.

Today, I have John Bauer on the show to talk about the power in sharing your struggle. John became a Dad Edge Alliance member in the summer of 2017 and has since grown in all aspects of his life. He now pays it forward by being a team lead and an inspiration to all the other members.

In this short episode, he talks about why men are afraid to connect and talk about their problems. He also reveals how getting over that fear and sharing your challenges with others helps you finally leave the life of quiet desperation behind!

'The things I struggled with I didn’t share with people because I was afraid of being judged and outcast.' – John Bauer, Team Lead, The Dad Edge Alliance #bauerpower #dads #men #fathers Click To Tweet

 

'This is something everyone could have, and everyone should have.' – John Bauer #community #sharing #brotherhood #friendship Click To Tweet

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The Dangers of Internalizing Stress


Stress causes 90% of the health issues that are killing us today. Every thought or emotion we have releases chemicals into the environment in which our cells grow. This causes inflammation, disease, and bad habits that are damaging mentally and physically.

In this 100th episode of Thursday Throwdown, Dr. Ryan Wohlfert talks about how internalizing feelings and emotions leads to a build up of stress, and how we as men and fathers can boost our health and achieve sustainable success by surrounding ourselves with likeminded men and sharing our challenges with them.

Why do most men internalize? We may not even be conscious of it, but many of us have the belief that we’re not worthy to be happy and successful. Getting with a men’s group helps us to find out who we are, what we want, and why we want it. A tribe of brothers gives unbiased advice, moral support, and holds us accountable, so we can achieve longterm, sustainable success in money, work, and relationships

Every thought or emotion we have releases chemicals into the environment in which our cells grow. #men #menshealth #stress #anxiety #fitness Click To Tweet

 

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Are you an extraordinary father looking to accelerate in all aspects of your life?
Are you looking to connect to like-minded Dads that want to come together to strengthen and grow in their abilities both personally and professionally?
The Dad Edge 2018 Summit (Live Event) will set you up to do exactly that.

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How to Thrive Instead of Survive with a Tribe

How to Thrive Instead of Survive with a Tribe

This show is about something we all need to hear. We always like everyone to think our life is perfect, but no man has got it totally all together. There are always parts of life where we are thriving and other areas where we are just surviving. At times in our lives, we need help. At other times, we’re in a position to give.

This show is all about the power of community and brotherhood. It’s something a lot of us don’t have in the real world. When we have a tribe, no matter how crappy the outside world is, we can thrive.

'I started this podcast almost 3 years ago. Every time you share the show, send me an email, or leave a podcast review, I know I'm going in the right direction. Thank you!' - Larry Hagner #podcast #dads #men #fathers Click To Tweet

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

12 Traits of a Warrior Part 2: The Soft Traits with Chris Sajnog

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Allowing Your Kids to Have Their Feelings with Chris Sajnog

 

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THE DAD EDGE SUMMIT 2018

Are you an extraordinary father looking to accelerate in all aspects of your life?
Are you looking to connect to like-minded Dads that want to come together to strengthen and grow in their abilities both personally and professionally?
The Dad Edge 2018 Summit (Live Event) will set you up to do exactly that.

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Resources

==>NEW!!<== Grab a copy of The Dad’s Edge AUDIOBOOK on iTunes or Audible

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Download a free chapter from: THE DAD’S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE

Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE

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Using the Past to Become a Better Dad with Former NFL Player Billy Miller

Using the Past to Become a Better Dad with Former NFL Player Billy Miller

Today we are psyched to have Former NFL player and Super Bowl Champion Billy Miller on The Dad Edge Podcast. Most of the time we only see sports stars on the field or getting interviewed after the game. They have to give their camera-ready answers about the team’s performance, but rarely do we see the husband, the father, or the man behind the athlete.

In this episode, Billy Miller opens up his world to us. He delves into his rough childhood as the son of two drug addicts, his battle against depression, and how he uses his difficult past as a reference to become the best dad he can possibly be. He also talks about maintaining a circle of intimate friends, co-parenting with his ex-wife, and how he keeps work separate from his family.

'We are built, as men, to change.' – former NFL Player, Billy Miller @billymiller83 #men #dads #fathers #fatherhood #manhood Click To Tweet

Billy Miller

From the time Billy can remember, his parents were addicted to drugs. He’d wake up on a Saturday morning, make himself breakfast, lunch, dinner, go to bed, wake up, and do the same thing all over again for days. Billy was alone a lot and had to learn to take care of himself. He was forced to grow up quickly.

Billy’s dad was abusive to his mom and him. He also went to prison several times. Billy didn’t think anything of it because it became his normal.

As he got older, Billy moved to a much nicer area called West Lake Village. His new school was a total culture shock and a blessing for him. Billy is half white and half black, but he had never spoken a word to another white person except to his mom and his grandmother until he was thirteen-years-old.

In West Lake Village, Billy saw how parents could get along and how healthy families functioned. He realized very early how important being a father was. He noticed that every single word his father said resonated within him. He held onto this realization until he became a dad himself.

'It's those moments where you're becoming a reflection of your past that you know you're doing the best learning of what not do to as a father.' – former NFL Player, Billy Miller @billymiller83 #dads #fathers #men #fatherhood #legacy Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • How Billy suffered a bout of deep depression after he was done playing football
  • How depression helped him develop humility
  • What you need in addition to the desire to change
  • How we as men be better at asking for help
  • How to be honest about how you feel with your kids
  • How to show your kids how to be vulnerable
  • How being competitive lessens the chances of a man’s success
  • The trusted and honest relationship he had with his tribe of intimate friends
  • How to start a men’s group
  • How to deepen relationships with existing friends to go beyond the ordinary
  • About Billy’s divorce
  • How he coparents with his ex-wife
  • How couples can coparent peacefully and successfully even if they don’t get along
  • Why he didn’t talk to his brother for a long time
  • Why he hates when dads are not involved
  • How to not bring stress home to your kids, even when under the pressure of a job like playing in the NFL
  • How to come home and be superman
'Don't wait till the last minute. Don't wait to the bottom of the bottom to ask for help.'– former NFL Player, Billy Miller @billymiller83 #men #depression #stress #mentalhealth Click To Tweet

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'Being a dad was vastly more important than anything I was doing.' – former NFL Player, Billy Miller @billymiller83 #dads #fathers #sports #NFL #parenting 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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