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How to Optimize The Structure of Work, Family, and Fulfillment with Dave Hollis

Can work-life balance ever be achieved?

Our guest today is Dave Hollis, and he says work-life balance is unattainable. There is no such thing because our lives constantly fluctuate. Sometimes, our kids need us. At other times, our marriage requires more attention. Maybe our health has been neglected and we need to focus on taking care of our bodies. There will also be points in our lives where work demands all of our energy. Life is unpredictable and we must be prepared to adapt.

We are stoked to have Dave Hollis on The Dad Edge. Dave worked for Disney for 17 years selling movies like Star Wars and The Avengers to theaters, and he recently left his position to help his wife Rachel develop her business. Dave tells us why he quit what most people would consider a dream job and how he and his wife grow their media company while raising four kids. He also talks about their technique called ‘frontloading’ to optimize the structure of work, family, and fulfillment for an incredible life.

'Your kids only have one experience that they know is normal—the one you create for them. They are watching us pursue our dreams ... we are modeling for them.'—Dave Hollis #parenting #dads #men #fathers #fatherhood #dadlife Click To Tweet

 

Dave Hollis

Dave is the father of four and married to NY Times Bestselling Author, Rachel Hollis. She began with an event planning business that morphed in to a lifestyle blog, which eventually became Chic Media. Dave was in the sales side of the movie business. He made lots of money, but he didn’t feel like he was challenged. He made the bold choice to leave his job to help Rachel scale up her business. They moved from the outskirts of LA to a small town in Texas where they publish content, podcasts, and books. They also organize events and have launched a line of apparel and other products. Dave says they still like each other after six months of working together, but they have their communication and planning down to a science. They call it ‘frontloading’ and it is how they structure their lives for greatness.

'You can find every excuse why you’re not currently having the intimate relationship you want with your spouse.'—Dave Hollis #relationships #marriage #intimacy #communication Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • Why you have to acknowledge that you’re not going to “do it all”
  • How Dave got comfortable with the fact that work-life balance is not a possibility
  • How Dave and Rachel use a community of family, nannies, and babysitters to help with their four kids
  • How they deal with judgement about their parenting techniques
  • What ‘frontloading’ is and how and when they do it
  • How to delegate responsibilities to avoid resentment
  • Dave’s recovery from codependency
  • How to stop feeling guilty for other people’s judgements
  • Using apps to coordinate family activities
  • Why health is the foundation of his family’s life
  • Dave and Rachel’s non-negotiable weekly date night
  • Why Dave and Rachel take two vacations–one with the kids and one without them
  • How Dave and Rachel make out regularly
  • The Hollis’ experience with foster children (one of whom they adopted)
  • Why you must fuel your kids’ passions (not what you think they should be interested in)
  • The importance of letting go and allowing your kids to have their own experiences without you
  • How to reach for uncertainty to find growth and fulfillment

 

'You will not be the single force that shapes the way your child develops into an adult.'—Dave Hollis #parenting #helicopterparenting #dads #fathers #fatherhood Click To Tweet

 

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Using Work to Avoid Home Life

Are You Using Work to Avoid Home Life?


Being a father and husband is full of challenges. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to handle problems at home. We have the urge to get away. It’s easier to keep busy with work and focus on providing rather than wrestling with the day to day issues of family life.

Today’s guest is everyday dad, Jeremy Bennett. He has been married for nineteen years and is the father of two teenage boys. Jeremy is a firefighter who is passionate about his career. Jeremy traveled frequently and became involved in the world of firefighting as a leader. He lived for the adrenaline and action in his life.

As his sons grew up, Jeremy knew he wasn’t present in his role as a father. His way of dealing with tough times was to leave. One day had a wake up call and realized he needed to find a way to balance work and family life. Now he tries to help other young firefighters do the same.

 


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Releasing Emotions in Front of the Kids

Releasing Emotions Safely in Front of the Kids

No matter how hard we try to separate home life from our jobs, work stress affects our families. Children pick up on all our cues and can become frightened if they see us behaving in ways they don’t understand. How do we release emotions safely in front of the kids?

Today we have Dad Edge Alliance member Jon McKinney on the show. He is an officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and deals with intense emotions and extreme stress on a daily basis. As a single dad, he has his own challenges to contend with. And as a cop, he also has to help resolve other people’s personal problems.

Jon gives us an intimate look at how he demonstrates bravery, perseverance, and resilience to his kids while also showing them that it’s okay to breakdown, let your emotions out, and share them with other people.

'Finding ways to leak out emotion in a healthy manner is safe, it’s okay, and it’s part of life.'—Jon McKinney #dads #men #fathers #fatherhood #manhood #stress Click To Tweet

 


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Work-Life Balance Advice from a Kid

Work-Life Balance Advice from a Kid


Many of us are so focused on providing for our family and securing our financial future that we fail to spend enough quality time with the people that matter. Sometimes we don’t realize how much our attention means to our spouses and kids. After work, we might only get a few hours with our families. What’s the best way to spend what little time we have with them?

In this short episode, I talk to my son Ethan who gives us a kid’s perspective on just how important time with dad is. He also shares simple, straightforward advice for hardworking dads on how to achieve work-life balance and prioritize their free time with their families.

Our kids and our wives spell the word 'love' T-I-M-E. #dads #men #fathers #fatherhood #parenting #dadlife Click To Tweet

Don’t come home with a wallet full of money and a house full of strangers. #dads #men #fathers #worklifebalance #family #qualitytime #dadlife Click To Tweet

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How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood

How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood


As men and providers, we have a tendency to attach our identity to our work. We spend so much of our time and energy making a living and building our career or business, that it’s hard to see ourselves outside that role. But we are not one dimensional men.

There are many dimensions to who we are and neglecting these other parts of our life creates imbalance and a sense of incompleteness. In this episode, I go over how to optimize five main dimensions of manhood.

What You’ll Learn

  • The 5 Dimensions of Manhood and how to master all of them.
    • 1 – Health (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual)
    • 2 – Work
    • 3 – Relationship with spouse/significant other
    • 4- Relationship with children
    • 5- Finances
  • Why we should surround ourselves with other men who have what we want

 

'Isolation is the enemy of excellence.' – Aaron Walker #men #dads #fathers #mastermind Click To Tweet

 

RELATED EPISODES:

Working to Live, Not Living to Work with Aaron Walker

The Ultimate Guide to Work/Life Balance with Aaron Walker

 


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