The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)

The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)

By Larry Hagner: Founder, Author, Speaker, Coach, goodadproject.com

The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast) is a movement. It is a strong community of Fathers who all share a set of values. Larry Hagner, founder of The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast), breaks down common challenges of fatherhood, making them easy to understand and overcome. Tackling the world of Fatherhood can be a daunting task when we try to do it alone. The mission of The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast) is to help you become the best, strongest, and happiest version of yourself so that you can help guide your kids to the best version of themselves. Simple as that. Everything you need and all of our resources can be found at gooddadproject.com/podcast

Episodes

Finding Forgiveness Within to Rise From The Ashes with Gavin Meenan

When it comes to making mistakes, how likely are you to forgive yourself? This podcast episode will rattle you. My guest, Gavin Meenan has come from the ashes both personally and professionally. I won’t spoil it for you, but there are a lot of stories that we go into in depth of how he went through gut-wrenching life events. Gavin Meenan is a nationally recognised leader in the Irish health and fitness industry. Through this hands-on work with people from all walks of life, Gavin soon learned that mindset is the most critical component of success. Whether it’s in the gym, at home or in the workplace, battles are won and lost in your mind – long before you make your first move. Gavin’s belief in this truth has been reinforced by thousands of hours spent honing his skills, delivering results for his clients, and overcoming personal challenges.  Gavin is now expanding his business to serve men everywhere. His number one goal is to help them grow stronger and live better – inside the gym, and outside it too. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/383
15/08/221h 18m

We CAN Have It All with John Goad

If you are a busy career guy, our time is very limited due to long hours at work. What normally happens is that we pour a lot of time, energy and our bandwidth into the business, our teams because we are trying to create an empire. We want to create these empires because we can to provide for our family and give them maybe the life we didn’t have or simply because our work makes us come alive. What usually happens is that our relationships take a backseat. I am here to tell you that it does not have to be that way.  John Goad, this episode’s guest, is a 30 year marriage veteran. I met him in Colorado as part of an in-person mastermind retreat that we host as part of our Dad Edge Business Accelerator. He has 2 grown kids and I am excited to talk to him because if there is anyone we can learn from, it is the men who have more experience than we do. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/friday64
12/08/2250m 17s

Creating a Work-Life Balance Environment with Alex Charfen

If you really wanna get to the heart and soul of a man who is working hard for his family, it's all about trying to balance. Although it's extremely hard to balance work, life, family, and even taking care of ourselves. Sometimes it feels absolutely impossible and that is today's podcast with Alex Charfen. Alex Charfen has created systems and processes that he not only loves to do, create businesses that are thriving, but also has time for his wife and two kids. As a kid, he had a tough time learning. He had a tough time fitting in and following other people's rules. Alex Cahrfen started his entrepreneurial journey in middle school. He went on to run a window washing service in high school and a financial consulting firm in college. In his twenties, he became a Fortune 500 consultant working for some of the most successful people in the world.  In his early thirties, he and his wife started buying and selling houses. Following the economic crisis in 2007-2008, they lost everything and declared bankruptcy. They rose from the ashes to help our country recover real estate brokers in the United States to help our country recover from the biggest mortgage crisis in history. Alex is now known as the go-to person for helping entrepreneurs ascend the Billion Dollar code and understand how to plan strategically throughout all of this, Alex's mission is to empower entrepreneurs, to grow and scale their businesses and to make their greatest contribution to the world. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/382
08/08/221h 5m

Life in the Face of Adversity with Mark Ewing

Imagine you woke up tomorrow and your life was completely different and totally altered from what it was yesterday. Suddenly, somehow, some way, you have a stroke and your entire left side of your body is paralyzed and life as you know it, may never be the same, you might not even live.  This is part of what I talked to my guest, Mark  Ewing, today.  Mark Ewing owns a couple of successful businesses, is a husband with two kids and 2020, along with the challenges that it brought for most of us, had a little extra for him, when he was in his early forties and he woke up in the middle of the night with a full-blown stroke. Fortunately, Mark has made a full recovery. Mark’s story brought me to my knees and it makes me think that we cannot take for granted the blessings we have today in our lives. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/friday63
05/08/2254m 3s

Goal Setting Strategies for Success with Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen is an American football sportscaster and former tight end who played for 14 seasons in the NFL. He played college football at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Olsen also played for the Carolina Panthers, with whom he made three Pro Bowls, and became the first tight end in NFL history to record three consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards. Olsen played his final season with the Seattle Seahawks in 2020. Greg and I talk about goal setting, not only as an adult, but in a young stage of life. We touch on getting through life’s curve balls and we both open up in regards to very tough moment’s that life had in our paths. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/381
01/08/221h 8m

Walking the Walk as a Self-Made Millionaire with Mark Evans

Mark Evans DM is a 10X best-selling author, owner of multiple multi-million dollar businesses, real estate mogul, and angel investor to countless partners.  He's involved in everything from real estate deals, restaurants, media companies, e-commerce stores, real estate developments, private lending, and everything in between.  Mark grew up in a trailer park outside of Columbus, Ohio with his parents and 2 sisters where money was a constant source of stress for his family.  He knew he wanted a better life and working a traditional 9-to-5 wasn't going to cut.   ... so he went the entrepreneurial route and never looked back.  At 18 he purchased his very first company (a gutter business) for $2,000.  By 30 he was flipping upwards of 60+ homes per month without ever stepping foot into a single property.  At 40 he has his hands in over 30+ businesses, multiple cashflow streams, and has created a name for himself in the business world as "The Deal Maker" (that's what the DM in his name stands for) due to his ability to make it happen.  Mark has a business mind like no other and lives a lifestyle that most can only dream of ... but his best quality is his character. He does what he says ... and in a world full of posers and shysters ... it's refreshing to see a man keep his word and follow through. Mark is one of the good ones. He currently resides near Cleveland, Ohio and spends half of the year in Parkland, Florida with his 2 children and his loving wife, Deena.  Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday62
29/07/2255m 40s

The Secrets to Attaining Real Health with Dr. Jason Dean

Dr. Jason Dean is a husband, a father, a physician, he’s a patriot and a humanitarian. He is the founder of the Revolution Network and Brave TV. He is dedicated to to getting the Americana and world public out of health and financial slavery. He started his career working in the NFL, MLB and NHL.  Dr. Jason Dean is a doctor of natural health, doctor of chiropractic and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing Doctor with a mission to help people get well using food as lifestyle, and operates one of the world’s largest practices: Palmer Natural Health. Dr. Dean is the founder of Brave TV that helps to educate on health, wealth and freedom.  And he left to fulfill a bigger purpose as a physician. He lives for the truth and he works to help others see it. He grew up in an unsteady household on welfare and remembers using food stamps as a way to pay for groceries. He made the decision at an early age that when he was older, he would never be in a similar situation as his upbringing. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/380
25/07/221h 9m

Being a Purposeful Family Man with Jennings Smith

In 2013, Jennings started to purchase rental real estate, and in 2019 moved into commercial real estate, amassing a portfolio of apartment complexes, self storage, and mobile home parks.  In three years, his portfolio has grown to over $60,000,000 in value, comprising over 1500 rental units, with $800,000 a month in rents collected.  Jennings’ passion for real estate and business has blossomed into an education company-My First Million In Multifamily. Boasting the fastest growing and most engaged community on Facebook, the group has over 24,000 members in less than 2 years. With over 300 subscribers paying monthly, his courses and educational products have broken $750,000 in revenue in less than a year.   He has been married to his incredible wife, Jessica for the past 14 years.  Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday61
22/07/2256m 33s

The Alcohol Freedom Formula with James Swanwick

James Swanwick is an Australian-American entrepreneur who helps casual drinkers reduce or quit alcohol. He is also an investor, speaker, journalist, and former ESPN SportsCenter anchor and Hollywood correspondent. He has coached thousands of people to improve their lives and performance by adopting an alcohol-free lifestyle. He is the author of The 30-Day No-Alcohol Challenge: Your Simple Guide to Easily Reduce or Quit Alcohol and the creator of Project 90, an online program providing support and coaching for individuals eliminating alcohol from their lives.  A sleep evangelist, James is the co-founder (with his brother Tristan Swanwick) of the popular health brand Swanwick Sleep, which produces blue light-blocking glasses to improve well-being and sleep quality. The company has sold more than 150,000 pairs of its “Swannies” glasses, which are worn by pro-athletes in the NFL, MLB and NBA. The product has been featured on the Kelly Ripa Show, the Today Show and in Forbes, and are recommended by some of America’s top sleep doctors. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/379
18/07/221h 9m

Doing Money Differently with David Delisle

David Delisle is a successful author, entrepreneur and real estate investor with a background as a financial advisor and marketing director. But most importantly, he is a dad. He has been investing since he was eleven years old and is passionate about passing on the lessons he’s learned to teach kids how to live a rich life and create the freedom for what’s most important to them…the Awesome Stuff David is a contributor to Entrepreneur, a millionaire mentor for Money Club, and has been featured on countless podcasts, including Impacting Life 24/7 and The Mind of George Show. He loves being outdoors with his family, laughing with friends, traveling the world, and connecting over a perfect cup of coffee. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday60
15/07/221h 6m

Letting Go of Your Mistakes and Becoming Successful with Zach Babcock

When it comes to your life and making mistakes, I think we can all agree we have a hard time letting things go as men. Men, we are our worst enemy at times. Sometimes the hell that we are experience is  Zach Babcock owns Alpha Underdog Empowerment. He is a great individual. He decided to go down a path that was not so positive and ended up spending time in prison. He came out of prison 8 years ago and he has done some remarkable things.  His mission is to empower underdog entrepreneurs why sharing everything he has learned and to help them level up in business in life. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/378
11/07/221h 22m

Fitness: Getting Leaner Through Fasting w/ Joel Staley

On New Year's day, my son Mason, challenged me to join a bodybuilding show along with him. We had 16 weeks to prepare. I was about 195 lbs.18% body fat and I needed to go extreme to meet the goals needed. For this I worked with Joel Staley and his team and I did some aggressive intermittent fasting.  My guest today is Joel Staley. He is the founder of Joel Staley Fitness and the creator of the Shed Fat Fast Program. He has served over 1,000 clients that have been transformed and collectively his clients have lost more than 35,000 pounds over the past 3 years. Joel is a husband to his beautiful wife and father of 3 girls. Show Notes www.thedadedge.com/friday59
08/07/221h 5m

Raising Your Game w/ Alan Stein Jr.

This podcast is full of energy with my guest Alan Stein Jr. He brings his best game to his life, that of his family and in the way he shows up in the world.  Alan Stein, Jr. is an experienced keynote speaker and author. At his core, he’s a performance coach with a passion for helping others change behaviors. He spent 15+ years working with the highest performing basketball players on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant). Through his customized programs, he transfers his unique expertise to maximize both individual and organizational performance. Alan is a dynamic storyteller who delivers practical, actionable lessons that can be implemented immediately. He teaches proven principles on how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. The strategies from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by both corporate and sports teams around the world. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/377
04/07/2254m 31s

Respect: Why Men Struggle to Gain it from Women w/ Teresa Young

It is believed by many women, that when a man approaches her with the desire to be intimate, aka. “have sex”, that is all that the man wants, phisical release. And quite frankly, I would argue that is not the case.  My guest, Teresa Young is one of the leading experts as it pertains to men getting the respect and appreciation and even the sex that men so much desire in relationships. In her podcast, Teresa Young talks about shame-free marriage, relationship, co-parenting, and divorce stories that help YOU appreciate, respect, and better understand men. She is the youngest of 3 and watched her father live as an emasculated man. She swore to herself that she did not want that.  Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/friday58
01/07/221h 3m

Let’s Get NAKED w/ William Branum

My guest is William Branum, retired Navy SEAL sniper instructor, speaker, and coach. He is also the founder of NAKED Warrior Recovery. A former US Navy SEAL with 26 years of service, William Branum is the founder of NW Recovery.  At an early age William knew he wanted to be part of a team that would push him beyond whatever limits he thought he had and still enjoy the outdoors and all it had to offer.  He charged forward and became an Eagle Scout and joined the Navy immediately after graduating High School. After graduating from SEAL Training (BUD/S Class 208) he was stationed in Virginia Beach, VA then San Diego, CA, and finally Oahu, HI where he served on multiple SEAL Teams, taught SEAL Sniper School, and deployed around the globe. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/376
27/06/221h 14m

The Little Things That Matter Most In Life with EksAyn Anderson

I don’t think I’ve ever heard a story like the one that my guest shared on this podcast. We tend to give a lot of importance to things that really don’t matter and we easily forget that anyone in your life can be ripped from you in a heartbeat. I guarantee that you will operate differently after you listen to today’s podcast. My guet is EksAyn Anderson is an author, negotiation expert, speaker and has been seen on Forbes.com, Speaker Magazine, TV and various blogs and podcasts. He wrote a book called the Key to the Gate: Principles and techniques to get past gatekeepers.  This episode is truly a gift. Listen or watch all the way to the end. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday57
24/06/221h 4m

Elevating Your Personal Relationships with Ben Bruce

My guest today is Ben Bruce, English musician and vocalist for the rock band Asking Alexandria. Bruce founded the band while he was living in Dubai but the back split and he moved back to the United Kingdom, where he then started the band again under the same name. He comes on today to share some of the lessons he learned from his upbringing, as well as this amazing relationship that he has with his mom and how he goes about navigating it. We talk about how he keeps that relationship just incredibly on point mom and how she's highly involved in his life and no matter how much fame and fortune and him being a celebrity in his life has become his mom will always look at him and say, you're always Ben to me. Ben and I talk about how he elevates his marriage and relationships with his children.  Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/375
20/06/221h 0m

Getting What Money Can’t Buy with Robert Althuis

Today’s episode I am sure will make you stop for a minute and ask yourself how much of your identity you might have wrapped around certain areas of your life such as work My guest today is an Amazon best-selling author, Robert Althuis, who wrote, “Never Enoughitis”. He is also the founder of the Sacred Wealth Institute, a mindful organization that provides coaching strategies, tools, and techniques to help private clients and businesses embody their full human potential. Robert reached the pinnacle of success and yet, it was not enough, and today he shares that with us. On paper he had everything we could possibly want and inside the man was dying. He realized that the things that he did were not who he was. So let’s get into it. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday56
17/06/221h 25m

Pushing Yourself Through Limiting Beliefs with Don Bentley

Don Bentley is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Matt Drake thriller series including Hostile Intent, The Outside Man, and Without Sanction as well as one forthcoming title. Don also writes in the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan, Jr. universe with Zero Hour, Target Acquired, and one forthcoming title. Don spent a decade as an Army Apache helicopter pilot during which time he was stationed in South Korea, Germany, and Texas. While deployed to Afghanistan as a Troop Commander in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VI, Don was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Air Medal with “V” device for valor. Following his time in the military Don worked as an FBI Special Agent and was a member of the Dallas Office Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. After leaving the FBI, Don worked for companies that developed technology for the U.S. Special Operations Community. He holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Ohio State University, and an M.F.A in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.  Don lives with his family in Austin, Texas. Show Notes:https://www.thedadedge.com/374
13/06/221h 10m

Sex and Intimacy Through a Christian Lens w/Sheila Gregoire

Today we are talking about sex, and intimacy, passion, connection, communication, but mostly sex. Today we are talking with Sheila Gregoire and she is an amazing speaker, author and brings a Christian vibe to the sex conversation.  I know that you will get a lot from this show. We talk about increasing the quality. I would sacrifice mediocre daily sex with amazing sex once a week and that’s one thing we talk about today. .  Sheila is a Christian and has a different perspective when we talk about sex and creating intimacy.  Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday55
10/06/221h 1m

Finding the Good in Misadventures in Life with Stephen Miller

When it comes to making mistakes and taking risks, are you fearful that you’re going to do something wrong and it's going to be irreversible? If this happens, will you be identified as a failure? That is what most people are afraid of when taking risks. We talk today about this and the stories we tell ourselves and why we get wrapped up in something like this.  My guest, Stephen Miller is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and Youtube star with his channel, The Stephen Fam, with a platform of almost 1 million followers in just 2 years. In his channel, he displays the beauty and the depth, diversity of featuring his large adoptive home of seven. Stephen has recorded six studio albums and is the author of The Liberating King and The Worship Leaders.  Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/373
06/06/221h 7m

The Voice Inside Our Head and Why It Matters with Ethan Kross

What do You Say To Yourself When No One Else Can Hear? That is the question I bring to the table and wow do we have a show today for you.    Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he is the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory.   Ethan has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed about his research on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR’s Morning Edition. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Science. Show Notes:https://www.thedadedge.com/friday54
03/06/2250m 17s

The Spiritual Greatness Within You with Steve Weatherford

My guest today is a 2-time nominated most fittest NFL football player that has ever walked the planet. Steve Weatherford, is an incredible athlete and superbowl champion. The podcast is a bit of a surprise. We recorded this at Steve’s house and my son Mason joined in for the interview.  We spent the first half of the show talking about his walk with faith. We also talk about mindset and fatherhood.  Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/372
30/05/221h 5m

A Dude's Guide to Fatherhood with Taylor Calmus

Today’s episode has been a long time coming. My guest, Taylor Calmus and I shared the stage at Dad 2.0 back in February of 2020 right before the pandemic hit.On this episode we talk about many things, including what it was like when he started the Dude Dad and in particular what it means to be married to a strong, wonderful woman who believes in you and pushes you to greatness. Taylor Calmus, better known as Dude Dad, is a Colorado-based video creator who makes comedic content all about fatherhood and family life. His videos feature everything from sketches to crazy DIY projects and even heartfelt thoughts about the joys and challenges of fatherhood. Taylor is also the host of Super Dad, a DIY show on the Magnolia Network, where Taylor helps other dads create amazing backyard projects for their kids. Taylor and his wife, Heidi, live in Fort Collins, Colorado, with their three children.   Show Notes: https://thedadedge.com/friday53
27/05/2259m 49s

The Art of Talking with Children with Dr. Rebecca Rolland

Science has shown that the best way to help our kids become independent, kind, and happy is by talking with them. And yet we often find ourselves distracted, exhausted, or at a loss as to how to have meaningful conversations.   On today’s episode we talk to As a speech pathologist, writer, and Harvard lecturer, Rebecca Rolland is passionate about the power of language and conversation to enhance our relationships. In her latest book, The Art of Talking with Children and her approach, she shows you how to enrich your interactions with the kids in your life and build the skills kids really need to thrive. Rebecca  talks about meaningful conversations as a “double promise.” They build your bond with kids in the moment, and they help kids become kinder, confident, and more creative. Show Notes: https://www.thedadedge.com/371
23/05/2259m 21s

Productivity Rules for Winning the Week with Demir Bentley

A lot of the time as husbands and fathers we find ourselves in the mode of busy-ness, but that doesn't necessarily mean that we are productive. Being busy does not always equal that we are productive, but if we actually focus on productivity, we will actually lead a more fulfilling life.   The question then becomes, how do I actually do that? How do I not get sucked into these distractions and these other things that I could be doing but don’t move the needle at all.    My guest, Demir Bentley, is a renowned productivity experte and co-founder of The Life Hack Method. He comes from a successful background in Wall St., being burned-out from working 80 hr. work weeks. The Life Hack Method is a methodology that combines accountability with hard-hitting productivity techniques that will get us to take action.    Demir has personally coached executives from Facebook, Google, Uber, PepsiCo, and Lexar. And his clients have added millions in revenue and saved thousands of hours after implementing his coaching.   Before starting Lifehack Method, Demir & his wife Carey worked in the CPG, government, technology and finance industries. Their work has been featured in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many other media outlets. Fun fact: They live a nomadic lifestyle and are based out of Medellin, Colombia Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday52
20/05/221h 0m

Leading the Life You Truly Want with Jim Ramos

Jim Ramos is a bestselling author, speaker, and the founder of Men in the Arena, a non-profit Christian ministry focused on equipping men to honor God in their leadership of their family, church, and community. Ramos founded the 11,000-strong Men in the Arena Facebook Group and a worldwide network of Men in the Arena virtual teams, where men support each other as they work to become their best version. He and his wife Shanna live in McMinnville, Oregon. They have three adult sons and the cutest granddaughter you’ve ever seen. Jim loves the outdoors, doing anything with Shanna, and listening to men share their story over a dark roasted Americano. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/370  
16/05/221h 21m

Overcoming Obstacles & Burnout in Your Life w/ Marc Hildebrand

Are you struggling and suffering from burnout and feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you have all the strategies and read all sorts of books but things are not changing for you. Well, then you are in for a treat.    Marc Hildebrand is a husband, father, best selling author, coach and currently serving in law enforcement for the LAPD. A critical part of his success was discovering his proprietary framework called The PUSH Method, a mindself philosophy to discover your own solutions by overcoming your own subconscious obstacles. He now empowers other leaders to avoid burnout and live a life more aligned with their legacy. This episode will help you get there. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday51
13/05/221h 7m

Getting Your Relationship Sh!t Together w/ Gary John Bishop

“Love is patient, love is blind. . .” Until it's not. Then what? My guest today is Gary John Bishop, who holds the record for most appearances on my this podcast. He is a NY Times best selling author of multiple books and today we are talking about relationships. No matter how much advice we get or how much work we do on our “stuff,” nothing ever seems to make the difference. The truth of it is, you’re woefully ill-equipped for one of the most life-defining things you will ever take on—being in a committed relationship. Whether you’re currently in one, want to be in one, half in–half out, getting over one, married, single, separated, divorced, or just overwhelmed with the whole thing, let’s cut through the morass of relationship schtick and put you back in charge. No flowery BS, no woo-woo strategies, systems, or techniques, just real talk, for real people who want a real relationship in their life that actually works.
09/05/221h 4m

Deep Connections with Your Kids w/ Dan Peterson

If you are feeling any type of stress or uncertainty on how to correct some poor behavior with your kids, this is the perfect episode for you. Maybe it’s some sort of acting out, disrespect, or you’re dealing with a plethora of different problems.    Dan Peterson, founder of The Compass 4 Life, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and an advanced trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach. He earned his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University in 2002.   Personally trained by NHA founder Howard Glasser, Dan is considered the area expert in the Nurtured Heart Approach in the Naperville School District. He specializes in helping adults who work with or have challenging children develop strategies for their child to succeed in both the school environment and family setting. Dan wants to provide parenting tips for children with behavioral problems and encourage positive parenting.   Dan has developed his own unique coaching style based on the Nurtured Heart Approach™. He believes that in order for the NHA to be effective it must be practiced both at home and at school. To that end, he is passionate about training both parents and teachers. Dan’s vision is to train and coach teachers and parents in the Nurtured Heart Approach™ so that they can in turn provide all children with the best possible environment to flourish. He is committed to bridging the gap between home and school. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday50
06/05/221h 5m

The Rules of Operation in Marriage with John & Ana Mann

65% of couples under 30 don’t make it past the age of 30. Let that sink in for a minute. There is a challenge out there. This episode digs into all things marriage and how to elevate your marriage. John David Mann is coauthor of more than 30 books, including four New York Times bestsellers and five national bestsellers. His classic 2008 parable The Go-Giver (coauthored with Bob Burg) earned the 2017 Living Now Book Awards “Evergreen Medal” for its “contribution to positive global change.” Ana Gabriel Mann, M.A., earned her degree in clinical psychology before going on to serve as an educator, therapist, corporate trainer, speaker, and coach. She currently coaches Go-Giver Marriage clients and leads the Go-Giver Marriage Coaches Training Program, training coaches from around the globe.​ Show Notes:  http://www.thedadedge.com/368
02/05/221h 4m

The Psychology of Our Personal Style with Tanner Guzy

Today’s podcast episode is different. It’s a topic we have not touched on before, but one that I know you will enjoy. My guest today is Tanner Guzy, a men’s style coach.  Believe it or not, men have always cared about the way we look - deeply so. From Aztec warriors who wear the skins of animals to assume their powers, to the intentional scars won and worn by fencing students in Germany, to an entire spiritual realm introduced by masks in Africa - men throughout time and across the world have used their appearance to signal virtues like courage, strength, mastery, and honor.   Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday49
29/04/221h 8m

Making Money A Tool to Live a Rich Life with Bob Lotich

I went to a pretty decent high school and college and there were no personal finance classes offered, and I didn’t seek one either.  My guest today is Bob Lotich. Bob found himself at his breaking point in his early 20’s overwhelmed by debt and stranded 1,000 miles from home with only $7 to his name. After crying out to God for wisdom and discovering a simple Biblically-inspired formula he reached a level of financial freedom he never dreamed possible: having a paid off house by age 31 and even reaching a personal goal of giving $1 million by age 40. For the last 14 years he’s shared his best lessons with over 50 million readers and listeners on his award-winning website, Podcast, and courses. Bob and his wife, Linda, live in Franklin, TN with their three children. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/367
25/04/2255m 33s

Finding Your True Transformation w/ Josiah Novak

On today’s episode we talk about a few things. If you are a dad, business owner, entrepreneur or even a side hustler, you’re going to enjoy this extra. I have a great guest for you today.    My guest today is the founder of the True Transformation, Josiah Novak. He is a fat loss coach for high performers. He is also an author and is the host of the True Transformation podcast as well as  the creator of the true transformation body transformation system.  His work has been featured in Fitness RX magazine, Mind Pump Media, Order of Man and many other popular outlets. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Michelle and their two boys Jackson and Cameron. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday48
22/04/221h 25m

Owning Your Past to Change your Future with Dr. John Delony

This show is full of mindset gold. When it comes to self-sabotage thoughts, when things aren’t going right, this is the show for you. My guest on this episode is Dr. John Delony and he comes on with so much energy. We talk about shame and what it does to our mentality. Dr. John Delony is a mental health expert with two PhDs in counselor education and supervision, and higher education administration from Texas Tech University. Before joining Ramsey Solutions in 2020, John worked as a senior leader, professor and researcher at multiple universities. He also spent two decades in crisis response, walking with people through severe trauma. Now as a Ramsey Personality, he teaches on relationships, mental health and wellness. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/366
18/04/221h 12m

Don’t Let Substance Abuse Sneak Up on Your Kids with Richard Capriola

What can we do as parents to  prevent our kids or at least lower the chances of them getting into drugs and alcohol and even other addictions? If you're listening to this podcast, then you are a dad who is always curious on how to elevate your game. Curiosity can be the best resource for us and help our kids to guide them to make the best decisions possible. And quite honestly, when it comes to children, dealing with addiction, drugs and alcohol and all kinds of other things, sometimes the warning signs are right in our faces and we just don't see them.  My guest today is Richard Capriola. He  spent 11 years working as an addictions counselor for Menninger Clinic in Houston Texas before retiring in 2019. Menninger Clinic is one of the top ten psychiatric hospitals in the United States and specializes in the assessment, stabilization and treatment of adults and adolescents with substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. During his tenure there he worked in the Adolescent Treatment program and the adult Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment and Stabilization program. Working closely with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurses he was responsible for comprehensive assessments and individual and group counseling with patients diagnosed with substance use disorders. His job with Menninger Clinic was a second career. Prior to joining Menninger, he spent 30 years working for the Illinois State Board of Education where he was a lobbyist, communications and external relations manager and special assistant to the State Superintendent of Education. After retiring from the State of Illinois in 2004 he worked as a mental health crisis counselor in central Illinois until he joined Menninger in 2008. Now retired, he lives with his wife in Katy, Texas, a suburb of Houston. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with family who live in Texas and on both coasts. He has one son, two stepchildren and four grandchildren. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/friday47
15/04/2253m 24s

Optimizing your Work-Life Balance with Jerry DePizzo

I am just gonna break it to you. For all you thinking that are seeking work-life balance, it doesn’t exist. There, I said it. However what we can have is work-life integration or optimization. Life will bring a lot of uncertainty and we must be ready for those diverse circumstances and the best way to do it is by learning the needed skills that make us incredibly effective and efficient within our business, marriage, parenting, finances, our health, leading yourself and others in your life.  My guest today is Jerry DePizzo, principal member of the rock band O.A.R..Over the past 25 years they’ve sold millions in albums, streams and tickets, including a sold-out performance at  Madison Square Garden.  In this episode you are going to hear about the life of a man who is a celebrity and the way he optimizes life to show up every day at his highest level. My son Ethan is also on the call and asks some questions, so there is a lot of value behind this interview, because we not only listen to the answers to the questions I ask, but most importantly, the point-of-view behind the questions from my 16 year old son. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/365
11/04/221h 1m

Navigating Through Modern Parenthood with Nikki Pauli and Shane Fuller

Shane and Nikki are both parents to four kids and love it (almost all the time). Through their personal and professional experiences they’ve realized how desperate parents are to do the best for their kids. It's just that sometimes we find ourselves in moments or situations that scare us or catch us off guard. There are constantly times we feel unsure of what to say or how to handle something that comes up with our kids. Out of their desire to see parents flourish they created helpful, practical, shame-free, and efficient courses to prepare you for some of the most challenging moments parenting can throw your way. Nikki has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working with children, teens, adults, and families for 15 years. She also works for LEAPT training play therapists and is an adjunct instructor for Mental Health and Social Work masters students. She is passionate about walking with and helping families and believes the family unit is where we first learn to belong and how to navigate the world. Shane Fuller has an MDiv and is working on his MA in Mental Health Counseling. Having four kids with his incredible wife, Brynn, really got him interested in learning everything he could about parenting. What he loves about working with people and creating resources is helping parents feel more sure of themselves. Ultimately, he wants as many parents as possible to be at peace with themselves and how they've chosen to lean into the hard stuff in life. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday46
08/04/221h 9m

Gut Punch Moments with Lee Baucom

In marriage, one of the hardest things is having these gut punch moments where our partner tells us something we aren’t ready for, that can even bring us to question every single thing about the relationship. My guest today helps couples overcome those challenges.  Lee Baucom, Ph.D. is a 22 year veteran of marriage therapy. His training has been in marriage and family therapy, earning two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in the area. He has also completed specialty training in Community Building, as well as in Personal and Life Coaching. Lee is an experienced facilitator of health and healing for individuals, couples, families, and organizations. This experience has given Lee a different perspective on why couples have problems, and what the solutions are for these problems. From the beginning, Lee was committed to making relationships work. It is his contention that most relationships are salvageable, and that many take the “easy way out,” rather than finding a workable solution that preserves the relationship, leaving the relationship healthy and individuals happy. Lee has been happily married for 22 years, and has two children. Lee is devoted to his family, and sees that as inspiration for his own work with families trying to find health. In addition to family time, in his off-hours, Lee enjoys trail running, mountain biking, and scuba diving. He also pursues flyfishing and is an avid reader with a great deal of curiosity about a number of diverse fields. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/364
04/04/221h 10m

Porn Kills Love with Matt Sinkovitz

Today we are talking about a subject that has affected most men and  it’s something that needs to be addressed as a community. Porn has a huge psychological impact and beyond.  For decades, Matt Sinkovitz had a porn addiction that hung over his life like a dark cloud, until he found the tools and the discipline to master his compulsion. Now Matt’s on a mission to help men everywhere end their damaging relationship with porn and get their lives back. He’s adopted Buddhism and uses meditation, mindfulness and purpose to help men break free of the habits that hold us back. He’s the host of the making peace with porn podcast and run’s a men’s support group of the same name on Facebook. Matt’s facebook group runs a 90 day liberation bootcamp as well as a seven day porn abstinence challenge. Matt is passionate about the community's commitment to supporting committed fathers and husbands and ending their toxic relationship with porn so they can reignite their passion in their relationships. Porn poses a serious problem for many young guys around the world and its insidious influence is constantly growing. We may not realize it but our relationship with porn flows into the rest of our lives, and can negatively affect us in many different ways - but if it's an issue for you, you don’t have to be a victim. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/friday45
01/04/2248m 35s

Finding Courage Through Fear with Tony Blauer

Tony Blauer or Coach Blauer as he is known, has helped thousands of people over the years with his insights on mind-set, resiliency, mental toughness, fear management, strategies and tactics for confrontation management. Coach Tony Blauer has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for over four decades. He founded Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) in 1985 and it has grown into one of the world's leading consulting companies specializing in the research and development of performance psychology, personal safety, and close quarter tactics & scenario-based training for law enforcement, military, and professional self-defense instructors. His research on the neuroscience of fear and the startle-flinch lead to the development of the SPEAR System® a modern personal defense system based on physiology, physics, and psychology. It has been used by defensive tactics and combative trainers all over the world for over 30 years. He developed the world's first impact-reduction scenario-based training equipment, called High Gear which revolutionized force-on-force training for police, SWAT, and military organizations. After decades of interviewing victims of violent encounters and studying violence, he created the KNOW FEAR® program which focuses on managing fear through self-awareness, resiliency and a 'movement' mindset. This program has also been integrated by psychologists helping Vets to deal with PTSD. He lives in California with his wife and kids. He still travels extensively working with individuals, corporations and government organizations around the world, providing solutions for training, performance, assessment and credentialing them to help enhance mental and physical safety of everyone that he helps train. Show Notes: https://thedadedge.com/363
28/03/221h 31m

Decimating the Odds Through Resiliency with Mike McKnight

A few weeks back I spoke at an event called True Transformation in New Jersey and met Mike McKnight. I got to spend time with him and listening to his story was something that I felt totally inspired by because if you look at Mike’s life on paper and what he is doing today, he should not be doing anything he is today. It 's remarkable.    As men, husbands and fathers, we are faced with adversity and obstacles around every turn. Sometimes we feel like we are faced with adversity and obstacles around every turn, and sometimes we feel like we get hit by them over and over again, like a machine gun and then some is firing at us. We just don’t know exactly what to do.   Mike McKnight is a professional ultra marathoner. He is a coach and lives in the mountains of Northern Utah.  He is the father of two children. He also states that he is the husband to the best wife in the world.    In 2012, he had a skiing accident where he shattered his L one vertebrae and had two rods and nine screws surgically inserted into his spine. It was because of this experience that Mike found a love for pushing his limits and running very long distances.   He has won and set records at multiple ultra marathons. In 2019, he became the first person to win all three 200 mile races and set course records at each race. That same year Mike went out and ran and set a speed record for the 500 mile Colorado trail.This year Mike will be heading out to try to set a new speed record on the Arizona trail, which is an 800 mile trail.   Fatherhood comes with adversity and I just know this interview will shed some light on how to pursue the live you deserve for you and your family.   Show notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday44
25/03/221h 23m

Un-cuffing Your Full Potential with Matt Schneider

Matt Schneider is just the epitome of somebody who is constantly on the hunt and the journey of living his best life, physically, mentally, emotionally, from a fatherhood perspective, marriage. The whole nine yards. He is a student and constantly looking to better himself to constantly others to also teach others as well to pursue that lifestyle. On this episode, we talk about a lot of very vulnerable moments and I know you will grow if you apply some of these learnings. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/362
21/03/221h 12m

Rookie Fatherhood For ALL Men

I was talking to my 15 year old son and he asked me what being a father was like. I responded: You remember what the first day of school was like for you? All of the uncertainty, not knowing who your classmates would be, what the teachers would be like, if you would like your schedules. I then said, that is kinda what being a dad is like, but on a daily basis. After 4 boys, it feels like that for me. I am as much of a rookie dad as the guy who’s wife  is expecting right now.  My guest today, Kendall Smith is the author of the best-selling book, “Rookie Father”, which provides succinct advice and is actionable across a range of different topics that can relate to being a great father, husband, role model, etc.  Kendall has been married for 17 years and has an 8 year old son. His literally work covers a range of matters, including thrillers and even political satire. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/friday43
18/03/2257m 12s

Fatherhood on Pills with Chris Gethard

Chris Gethard is a comedian based in New Jersey. He can be seen performing all over the world. He’s the host of the podcast Beautiful/Anonymous, the author of a few books, one of which caught my attention and is the topic of our show today: Dad on Pills.   He wrote and starred in an HBO special called career suicide, which was highly popular back in 2007. He also hosts the podcast New Jersey is in the world, a celebration of his home state. And in June of 2021 comedy dynamics released Chris's new special Chris Gethard, half of my life, a hybrid tour documentary and stand up show shot in a variety of DIY spaces and independent venues all over the country.   He is a father and husband. I really enjoyed this conversation with Chris and I think you will as well.    Show notes: thedadedge.com/361
14/03/221h 14m

Empowering Parents Through Tough Times w/ Kimball Lewis

There will always be a time in which we as parents feel challenged with our children, to motivate them to get off the couch with laziness, or they are talking back to you disrespectufully, or lying... you get the point.  We've been there, at least I have. And you may feel a little lost in all of it.  My guest, Kimball Lewis and I talk all about how to empower parents to overcome those tough times with our children. Kimball Lewis is the CEO of EmpoweringParents.com. In addition to his leadership and management roles, he contributes as an editor, a homeschooling expert, and a parent coach. He resides in Orlando, Florida, with his wife and two teenage sons. Show Notes www.thedadedge.com/friday42
11/03/221h 1m

Creating a NO EXCUSE mentality with Steve Eckert

My guest today is Steve Eckert. He is a father of two, husband and a 7 figure entrepreneur that instills the no excuse philosophy for business and in life through his company the LTD project.  I met Steve when we did the Squire Program. He is one of one of the instructors in that program.  I gotta tell you, some of the things we talk about you may or may not agree with, and that is okay. It is a explicit one, so watch out for the kids being around.  https://www.thedadedge.com/360
07/03/221h 9m

If I Could Give My Younger Self Advice with Larry Hagner

Many of the Dad Edge podcast listeners have reached out and told me that they’d like to know more about my story. In this episode, I share more about my story and not only that, but things like, what have I learned throughout my life. 15 years as a father, 19 years of marriage, and for me, the premise of the show is, if I could go back and do things differently based on what I have learned, what would those things be?    We go into a few different directions such as how to overcome adversity, and learning to ask yourself the right questions. I talk about raising young men and what I have done wrong, but also  how I am doing things differently now.    Show Notes: thedadedge.com/friday41
04/03/221h 22m

A Rite of Passage with Ray "Cash" Care

Ray “Cash” Care is a Navy SEAL veteran with multiple tours and other numerous overseas security details. Upon leaving SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two (SDV-2), Ray turned his passion and SEAL Team experience to the world of self-improvement and team building. He has become an accomplished fitness expert and speaker on topics ranging from fitness and building high functioning teams to organizational transformation.  Ray is the Founder of CONQUER, a leadership and team building program designed to push you physically, mentally and emotionally for individuals to break through personal barriers.  Between his experiences in the SEAL Teams and being featured on television, Ray has become a mindset and team building expert.  He has also starred in Captain Philips with Tom Hanks and was selected by The United States Navy as the ambassador to be featured in the “Indoctrination” film showed to all recruits at the Great Lakes Naval Recruit Training Command (The Navy’s Only Bootcamp). He is married with two beautiful children. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/359
28/02/221h 10m

Overcoming Pandora's Porn Box to Thrive in Life

 I have no doubt that today's title really got your attention. Yup. We are opening up Pandora's box and we are talking about this topic and that is porn.     porn is one of the most, if not the most addictive thing that a man deals with in his life. This is a topic that men have to feel pretty darn safe to bring up because there's a lot of feelings that come up when we talk about porn:shame, guilt, weakness It's all these things that we label ourselves as and we certainly don't want to have the conversation, but given the right environment, we can have these conversations.   When we open up the conversation, we take away the taboo and when you take away the taboo, you actually take away the power that this particular addiction has over us. This is a replay of a podcast I was on called From Porn to Purpose.   You will hear me share a story that I have not shared on any podcast, but as I said, given the right environment, one can open up, and that is why I was able to bring it up and be open with you men.    Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday40
25/02/221h 15m

Building Mental Resilience with Nick Koumalatsos

Nick joined the Marine Corps at 19 but not without a fight. Because of his troubled youth, Nick had to seek legal counsel just to be accepted. Nick went on to become a 12 year Special Operations Marine Corps veteran with Marine Reconnaissance and Marine Special Operations Command. His military career prepared him for successful leadership and strategic operational planning. Nick is the founder and CEO of Alexander Industries as well as a successful adventure + informational YOUTUBE channel with his partner and wife Alison Capra. He's a self published author, an entrepreneur and a coach and he is a father of two beautiful daughters and a brand new son. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/358  
21/02/221h 18m

Paving the Way For Success with Dr. Roger Parrot

My guest today, Dr. Roger Parrot, a scholar, a husband for 45 years, is with me today and we talk about education, and paving the way not only for college, but in life as a whole.  So today we will talk about picking the best college for your kids. A lot of the things that are shared on this show will probably surprise you. Dr. Parrot is the President of Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. He was named among the top 10 most visionary education leaders of 2021 by the education magazine. Dr. Parrot is one of the longest serving university presidents in America. He's been serving there now for over 30 years, but over the past two decades, Belhaven has become one of the leading Christian colleges and arts as one of the 35 schools in the world, earning accreditation in all four of the primary arts theater, music, visual art, and dance. With his wealth of experience, he can provide insight on helping a child follow their dreams and pursue a career while also being extremely cognizant of the high cost of higher education. Show Notes: thedadedge.com/friday39
18/02/221h 4m

Becoming a Better You with Joe Towne

Joe Towne is best known as the founder and CEO of his training company, The Performance Mindset. He offers workshops designed to help people perform at their highest level, whether it's preparing for an audition, shifting their mindset for a script screenwriting for a healthier work-life balance, or even helping athletes prepare for a performance on a worldwide stage. He's been featured on Dr. Oz, On the Air with Ryan Seacrest, Good Day LA, Bravo's Million Dollar Listing. He has brought his a claim to workshops to other high profile clients like Verizon AOL, Lulu Lemon, Showtime networks, L'Oreal, IT cosmetics. He's also trained colleagues over at the universities like UCS, UCLA, George Brown college, and more. He's also the father to a five-year old son by the name of Lucas. He has also been married for the past 10 years. This is a very authentic show and I know that what you are about to hear today will help many men.  Show Notes: thedadedge.com/357
14/02/221h 7m

Redifining The Investment Game with Yeadon Smith

Yeadon Smith is my guest on this episode and he has been a husband for 15 years. A father of four, marathon runner and a business owner.  He is a recovering youth minister, now working full time in real estate. He is co-founder of Live Oak Capital  which has grown since its inception to $36 million in assets under management.  He has been in the business of building relationships. As part of that, he is now focused on mentoring students in an online education platform he co-founded. He mentors students on buying apartment complexes. We talk about a few topics like relationship capital, the most valuable investment is you and a few others.   Show Notes: thedadedge.com/friday38
11/02/221h 5m

Navy SEALs Lessons to Teach Your Children with Eric Davis

I know you guys will get a lot out of today's interview because we cover  proven performance and the principles to be more mentally tough, to avoid self-sabotage, to become literally the best and most resilient version of ourselves that we could possibly be. My guest, Eric Davis, father of 3, served our country as a U.S. Navy SEAL and decorated veteran of the Global War on Terror. Eric has been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military and has served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL sniper school in Coronado, CA. Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency and structure to the domain of business and personal performance. Eric is the author of "Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs learned from their training and taught to their sons". Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/356
07/02/221h 3m

Improving Your Fitness, Fellowship and Faith with Frank Schwartz

Today I am talking to Frank Schwartz. He is the current president of F3. He is also an entrepreneur, but he started this journey by joining F3 with the intent of “not being fat anymore”. The complete trajectory of his life would change, however, from that point. He caught the vision of Sua Sponte leadership and in not too long a time, he found himself being asked to help with things at the Nation level. At the beginning of 2020, he began serving as the first ever President of F3 Nation, under the re-organized F3 structure. Because of the dramatic effect of F3 on his life, he founded a leadership training consultancy in December of 2019, called G3L Leadership. G3L takes all the learnings from F3, as well as the training in communication, leadership, and Psychology that Frank has taken in his undergraduate and Graduate studies and puts it all together to help organizations create leaders. Frank has been a successful entrepreneur prior to his starting of G3L, founding LEC Media in 2007, a corporate communications and video firm in Charlotte, NC which served clients like, Bank of America, Electrolux, Honeywell, and others. He also serves in leadership in his church and community, is the husband of his far better half Tracy for the past 20 years and is the father of three wonderful red-headed daughters (ages 16, 14, and 10). Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday37
04/02/221h 22m

Standing in the Storm with John Cooper

My guest today is John Cooper, lead vocalist of the band Skillet. You’re going to love today’s. I loved interviewing John, because as a band fan, I just enjoyed it so much. One of my favorite songs is Legendary, and I share with John how we had 175 men at the attended the live event scream Live Legendary!  John is the father of 2, a husband for 22 years. He comes from a background of Christian rock. His faith is a huge part of his life and he pumps that into his music and song-writing. It’s an epic show Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/355
31/01/221h 3m

How to Become a Plant-based Superman w/ Fraser Bayley

The timing of this episode is impeccable. I have a return guest with me today and we bring you some amazing health knowledge bombs  He is Fraser Bayley, a butcher turned vegan and today we are talking about having a vegan lifestyle. The lies, the myths and everything that surrounds it, specifically for men. This man knows more about health and nutrition than anybody I’ve ever met on the planet. Is it really possible to grow and maintain muscle with a plant-based lifestyle? Are we going to feel hungry and tired? Listen to the episode and learn from this amazing nutritionist as we get into deep conversations  Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/friday36
28/01/221h 11m

How to Man Up and Kick A$$ in Life with Bedros Keuilian

This interview I did live. I flew out to Los Angeles and sat down with Bedros Keuilian. This individual has an amazing story. A self-made entrepreneur who escaped communism to come to the United States when he was just a kid. A true rags to riches story, no doubt. Bedros Keuilian is a best-selling author, speaker and business consultant. He’s the founder and CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp, one of the nation’s fastest growing franchises and an investor in over a dozen companies ranging from subscription software platforms, digital ad agencies as well as mastermind and coaching services.   He’s known as the hidden genius that entrepreneurs, best-selling authors and thought leaders turn to when they want to create high level mastermind and coaching programs, quickly scale their businesses and solve their most pressing bottlenecks so that they can make the quantum leap to massive success. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/354
24/01/221h 19m

Building a Business Around Your Life with Dave Anderson

Today we have a special guest, a repeat guest actually. Dave Anderson is the owner of a creative video production company.  In this episode we talk a lot about his journey and what it took to get where he is. Family is what drives us, no doubt, but we tend to forget that very easily amidst the work duties.  Dave and I both share proud moments when we learned to detach from our businesses, but also we talk about vulnerable times when we almost ran ourselves to the ground thinking that we were doing the right thing for our families. Spoiler alert, we weren't Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday35  
21/01/2240m 58s

Building Mental Toughness for Families w/ Joe De Sena

My guest today is Joe De Sena. Joe was one of my first guests when I first started this episode 6 years ago. If you are a Spartan Racer, you might know Joe. He is the CEO of Spartan Race. The basis of his company is the foundation that we as humans cannot reach our potential until we have gone through a struggle or a test. It’s what he calls, purposeful suffering.  Coming from a childhood where he had nowhere to learn, only his own,  and had to figure out how to make it. Joe believes his success came from his purposeful suffering philosophy. This is one of my favorite episodes, no doubt. Joe shares about “Mental Toughness for Families - 10 Rules for Resilience”, his new book and we talk about some of those rules on this episode.  Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/353
17/01/2257m 53s

Choosing The Life We Lead w/ Craig Risoli

Craig Risoli is a good friend and Dad Edge Accelerator business matermind member. He is a husband of 10 years to Hailey, father of 3, veteran and the proud owner of High Speed Daddy, an epic backpack for dads company. He built his company around his family schedule as a stay at home dad, not the other way around.  A lot of men choose to let life manage them. That is unfortunate, because that stresses and burns them out.  Today we will be talking about taking initiative, making decisions and stop letting things hold us up and learn along the way. Many of us are stopped by analysis paralysis.  Craig is an engineer, so I ask him all things about making decisions. Show Notes: http://www.thedadedge.com/friday34
14/01/221h 4m

Working Through Conflict with People We Care for the Most with Jayson Gaddis

When it comes to conflict, do you find yourself frustrated or lost? Relationships is not something that we are taught. We grow up and we are taught different skills, trigonometry, social studies, but rarely how to resolve conflict. And it's really unfortunate because think of what our marriages and relationships could look like if we knew how to resolve conflict and how we could actually do it from an objective standpoint to where when we try to resolve conflict just normally in day to day. My guest today, Jayson Gaddis, a licensed family therapist knows exactly how to do it. He wrote a book, How To Get to Zero and we talk about conflict resolution with those we love the most. It’s a deep episode, so I encourage you to take notes.  Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/352
10/01/221h 9m

Becoming a High Performing Leader with Jake Blanchard

A father, husband, business consultant, and high performance coach — Jake is determined to leave a lasting impact.    He is the owner of a management consulting firm —Delta Perspective, LLC  and has done program management, process improvement, change management and business strategy most of my career.    He is passionate about solving problems, exploring new opportunities, and maintaining a positive and persistent mindset.   Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/friday33
07/01/2254m 52s

Making Miracle Mornings with Your Family with Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy knows this. As the author of The Miracle Morning for parents (co-authored by Hal Elrod), Mike has developed a proven process to help you not only embrace your mornings, but get you so you improve your life and that of your family. The Miracle Morning works on the premise of being deliberate in your daily actions. As a father, Mike has created The Miracle Mornings for Parents and Families, focusing on CHARMS: Creativity, Health, Affirmation, Reading and Service. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/351
03/01/221h 14m

Reigniting Your Marriage in 2022 with Larry Hagner

This is the last show of 2021. As we enter 2022, it is so important to to intentionally work and put into practice choices that lean towards improving our marriages and connecting with our wifes. I struggled for 10 years in my marriage, because I knew there was more, a higher potential for me and my wife and I wasn’t there. So I share skills and what has worked for me in being intentional in my marriage and I believe this can also work for you. Thank you for your support. Let’s make 2022 a great year and remember to Live Legendary!   Show Notes http://thedadedge.com/friday32   Marriage Course https://thedadedge.com/marriagecourse/
31/12/2145m 18s

Surfing Waves & Raising Strong, Confident Women with Laird Hamilton

You probably know who he is. He is definitely in the limelight and that is Laird Hamilton. He's best known as the American big wave surfer and a pioneer in the world of action water sports. In addition to his affinity for the water, Laird is labeled as an inventor, an author, a stuntman, a model, a producer, TV, host, fitness and nutrition, expert husband, father, and adrenaline junkie. Most important though, for you guys listening to this show, he is not only all of those things, but for those of you who are dads with daughters, this podcast is definitely for you. He is married to the ridiculously successful and beautiful Gabrielle Reese. They also have three daughters. They split their time in several different, beautiful places like Hawaii and Malibu. And as you guys know, you can find Laird, obviously chasing the big tides out in the ocean, because that is what he is known for. I have to tell you, I really didn't know what to expect out of today's show. I've followed Laird for a long time.  I gotta tell you, I really enjoy talking to him. He really goes into detail about how he goes about marriage with Gabrielle and also how he goes about raising strong, young, confident women in his life.Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/350
27/12/211h 7m

Raising Girls Who Advocate, Influence and Lead with Dr. Tim Jordan

I have a special treat for you guys today. For all those of you who have daughters between the ages of 5 and 25, this show today is for you. I am grateful to have Dr. Tim Jordan. Dr. Jordan is an expert on parenting girls. He's a counselor. He will give us simple sound advice on raising daughters and we know we need it. Dr. Jordan is the author of “She Leads”, a practical guide for raising girls who advocate, influence and lead. Dr. Tim Jordan is also going to tell us how we as fathers can best help our daughters become empowered and confident.   He highlights the unique challenges that girls face that dads might not be aware of and he also explains how to teach girls how to navigate pressure, speak up for themselves and discover the true gift of who they are.   Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/friday31 Bark App Coupon code: GOODDADhttps://thedadedge.com/bark 
24/12/211h 0m

Live Life & Raise Your Kids Through Adventure with Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes is an absolute MMA legend. He is doing some amazing things in the world. Today he will share quite a lot about his life, things like: how he raises his kids through adventure, a very cool message indeed.  We also talk about how he leverages time and how he operates within containers to make sure he is on point  to make sure he is not distracted because in today’s world, it’s easy for us to get so distracted.  I think you will enjoy the show as much as I did. Let’s dive into it
20/12/211h 1m

Build The Moments That Matter with Ken Wimberly

Legacy is what we leave behind as far as the impact of love. You guys have heard me say it many times before: Legacy is forever. Legacy is what we leave behind as far as the relationships in our impact, in our memories and in the end the things that we did. The memories that we made with the people that mean the most to us. Our guest today created an app I personally use to capture special moments. We talk to Ken Kimberly, a father, entrepreneur, real estate investor and we dive deeper into why he created this amazing app to help us capture all of those moments and live legendary.  We also discuss something that many of you ask me for, which is resources for men who have daughters. This is an epic episode and I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did talking to Ken. Show Notes: thedadedge.com/friday30
17/12/211h 0m

How to Deeply Connect with Your Partner with Allana Pratt

Today's show is going to deep dive into what your woman requires to deeply connect with you on a more emotional and sexual level, and for that I am talking to Allana Pratt. Intimacy Expert, Allana Pratt is a global media personality and go-to authority for those who have suffered heartbreak and are ready to live unapologetically, and attract an open-hearted ideal relationship. She has been chosen as an Icon of Influence, is a columnist on the GoodMenProject, and has been featured on Huffington Post, People Magazine, Forbes, CBS, ABC & FOX and more. This Ivy League grad is the Author of 6 books, has interviewed Whoopi Goldberg and Alanis Morissette, and Hosts the edgy Podcast “Intimate Conversations” where listeners learn how to find the relationship they deserve. A certified coach with close to 5 million viewers on YouTube, Allana was asked by Leeza Gibbons to coach her during Dancing with the Stars.
13/12/211h 10m

Re-igniting Your Life, Marriage & Family with Brian Pannuzzo

On today’s episode I am interviewing Brian Pannuzzo, an Alliance member, fellow father and amazing individual. He's a certified nutrition coach who specializes in working with men whose professional success have cost them their health, marriages and their relationship with their family. Brian went through a huge transition about six years ago. He was a Wall Street trader whose body and mind was completely broken. His marriage was on the brink of divorce and he thought all he had to do for years was provide for his family, and the rest should take care of it. And then finally, six years ago, he woke up to a broken body, a broken marriage and a broken mindset. Everything on the outside appeared perfect on the surface, but underneath everything was falling apart. And throughout the years of tireless education and work, he's developed a system that allows career-driven men to recover and improve their personal relationships, marriage, family, and take control of their life.
10/12/2153m 0s

Optimizing Your Finances with Dan Sheeks

 I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I didn't take personal finance growing up. I had no idea what I was doing when I entered into the real world, as it related to my personal finance. And that's why I'm interviewing today's guest.  My guest is Dan Sheeks. He is the owner and founder of Sheeks freaks, LLC, an online community to help young people live their best lives by making smart money decisions. He's been helping high school students as a teacher teacher in Denver, Colorado for the past 18 years, and he's passionate about teaching teenagers early about financial freedom strategies so they can live their best lives in his free time.
06/12/2157m 18s

Becoming Your Family's Spiritual Leader with Joe Martin

I am joined by Dr. Joe Martin today and he is the founder of Real Men Connect. Dr. Martin is passionate about helping Christian men win. The truth is that every Christian man wants to be a a godly husband, father and provider for his family, but we are afraid of failing in our role as Christian leaders. Deep down inside, most of us dont know how to be a godly man. Dr. Joe Martin survived poverty, abuse, addiction and know dedicates his life help men, just like you write their comeback story. So let's get into the show and hone in on this important aspect as men as spiritual leaders for ourselves and our families.
03/12/211h 1m

Fighting For Your Family and Freedom with Eddie Gallagher

I am honored and humbled to talk to Eddie Gallagher, father, husband and retired Navy SEAL. He was on trial for murder and other serious crimes he was accused of committing by the U.S. government during his last deployment to Mosul. His case captured national and international media attention and was polarized by public opinion. Though he was ultimately acquitted for these most serious crimes, the misconceptions and the misinterpretations about chief Gallagher, his case, and his family persist. I've gotten to know Eddie fairly well and I think you will enjoy not only his mindset around what it means to be a husband to his incredible wife Andrea, but also a father. You guys are in for an amazing listen! For show notes go to www.thedadedge.com/346
29/11/211h 13m

How to Create a Peaceful Home with Drew Tupper

Drew Tupper is a parent, husband, coach, educator and a coach of the Dad Edge Alliance.   He is on earth to experience life. He's here to love. He's here to learn and he is passionate about parenting and conscious relating Drew is a coaching draws upon his background in education, parenting, leadership, spirituality and his own personal growth. Drew believes and has experienced that mature, successful and purposeful living happens when we have the ability to listen to ourselves and act in accordance with our true selves, free from conditioning. On today’s episode we talk about all things parenting and even get into marriage, but overall the importance of good communication and how to go about it when trying to create a peaceful home environment.
26/11/211h 20m

Permission to Dream with Chris Gardner

“Don't ever let somebody tell you you can't do something, not even me. All right! You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you you can't do it, you want something, go get it. Period.” Chris Gardner is the CEO of Happyness and he loves his job. his first book The Pursuit of Happyness became a New York Times best-selling book as well as Washington Post #1 bestseller and it has been translated in over 40 languages. That book was the story of Chris's life and he always thought of it as a way to project onto the world that anybody can do anything no matter what the obstacles are, no matter what the adversity is because we all embrace the power of choice. His book also inspired a film that became critically acclaimed, iconic and perhaps more relevant today than when it was first released. That movie was The Pursuit of Happyness. Will Smith played the part of Chris Gardner, he receive a Golden Globe Screen Actors Guild award and Academy Award nomination for his performance. The first and most important decision Chris ever made in his life is that his children would always know who their father was. The second most important decision that he ever made in his life is that he would become world-class as to whatever he did in his life. This decision led him to an uber-successful career on Wall Street. Chris shares some serious powerful lessons: #1: how we can make powerful pivots in our lives when we're confronted with adversity and Challenge and how we can show up as a more empowering and compassionate father than we ever thought possible even when we're dealing with everyday stress and the obstacles in our lives and finally that our circumstances do not define our future success.
22/11/211h 6m

Awaken the Talents You Never Knew You Had with Dustin Hoog

Father and husband, business coach and speaker. Dustin is an accomplished coach with over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing, with more than half of that dedicated to Real Estate and Business. On this episode we talk about stepping into real challenges that push you to achieve what you never thought you would be able to do. 
19/11/2137m 1s

Life Principles and the Joy of Fatherhood with Matthew McConaughey

Alright, alright, alright is the famous phrase coined by the illustrious Matthew McConaughey. He is an actor, father, husband, and author. When Matthew was younger, his father instilled in him three principles for life – “Don’t say can’t,” “love, don’t hate,” “tell the truth, don’t lie” and he has carried these principles throughout his life. Matthew McConaughey has acted in over 50 films and is the co-founder of the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation alongside his wife, Camila. The two have three children and currently reside in Austin, Texas. Throughout his life, Matthew has learned that putting the energy into your family will produce results far greater than if you go it alone. He recalls his wife saying, “You go, we go” when they were deciding whether or not to have children. Since having three children, Matthew has been cultivating a closeness with his children that leaves a legacy for years to come. In his book Greenlights, Matthew talks about how he wants his life to read like an unfiltered, unedited version of himself. His whole life has been dedicated to this persona of an actor that everyone is familiar with. Leaving a legacy is all about the raw, unedited moments of our lives; the ones where we’re not perfect and we do make mistakes. These are the moments that define who we are, not who everyone else thinks we are.
15/11/2154m 24s

Navigating Life's Toughest Transitions in Life with George Kalantzis

George Kalantzis is a father, author, ex-Marine, who is breaking the mold and is on the journey of empowering others to overcome the darkest days in their lives and providing a safe space for others through his words. Life is not linear. It's a magnificent dance that invites us to be more than what we can ever imagine. But that doesn't mean that growth is easy.  Transitions from one stage of life to the next can trigger feelings of fear, shame, guilt, anger, resentment and even depression. In the powerful book that George writes about navigating through life's tough transitions, he's going to help you let go of the past and move into the future with strength, dignity, and optimism.  He shows you how to fully accept yourself and rewrite the way you see the world to stop holding yourself back from your best self and to unlock extreme power.  Your life is unfolding exactly the way it was intended. And throughout this episode, we will discuss certain subjects that you can learn from on how to connect with your heart. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to: www.thedadedge.com/friday25
12/11/2149m 9s

The Gifts In Life That Come From Struggles with Nikki Sixx

My guest today is Nikki Sixx and I have to tell you, this is by far one of the best interviews and guests I’ve had on the podcast. I  grew up on Motley Crew and no doubt this interview surpassed all my expectations in the content he shared, his authenticity and so much more. You won’t want to miss it.  Nikki Sixx is one of the most respected, recognizable and entrepreneurial icons in the music industry. He founded Motley Crew and has been sober for 21 years. He is incredibly passionate about his craft and wide open about his life in rock and roll.    He was an All-American kid growing up. He loved to hunt, fishing, he chased girls, played football, but underneath of all of it, there was this burning desire for more, and that was music. It’s one of my top 5 interviews, that is all I can say.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/343
08/11/211h 9m

How To Cultivate an Environment of Psychological Safety with Jarrod Haning

Jarrod Hanning is a father, husband and mindset coach for high level entrepreneurs. For the past 10 years, he has been working with high level entrepreneurs and successful business owners to help them actually work less and teach them how to optimize their time and also leverage the proper mindset to go out and live a fulfilling life. In this episode we talk about building and cultivating an environment where our kids can come and talk to us without instilling fear to the point where they shutdown on us, but also being able to teach them lessons of boundaries and consequences around those actions. I challenge Jarrod a lot in how he approaches certain teachings. I also share a couple of stories of things that I've gone through lately with my teenages and how I've gone about that. Parenting is not perfect, but I think you get a lot of clarity from this episode. The goal of today's show is to have you take away learnings to better cultivate an environment where kids feel safe sharing things with you.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday24      ————   Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group.   Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance.   Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube.   Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!   FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
05/11/2152m 11s

Building a Legacy You Can Be Proud Of with Sal Frisella

Sal Frisella is a husband, father of three children, and the President of 1st Phorm Supplements, which was founded by his brother Andy. He was a Minor League Baseball player who was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and played for the Single A New Jersey Cardinals. Sal went from a baseball player to selling copiers to medical sales where he worked for Johnson and Johnson as a successful sales agent. After these phases of his life, Sal realized that these jobs were not meant for him. Sal knew that he had to take a chance on himself and live the best possible life ever. Becoming the President of 1stPhorm gave him the best life that he could want. However, Sal's goals weren't always clear. The fear of rejection and fear of the word "no" often held him back during his younger years. Yet, fear didn't stop him from trying. Sal’s success in his life can attest to this because even through doubt and others' negative opinions, he was able to push through and achieve the life he wanted. Sometimes, we are so afraid of rejection that we live with the regret of not trying at all. Take advantage of every single day and live as if it were your last, or you’ll live with regret. The greatest strikeout of life is never stepping up to the plate. In order to live a fulfilling life, we have to embrace fear and live life to the fullest.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/342-2/    ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
01/11/211h 17m

Great Leaders Communicate and Great Communicators Lead with Scott McCarthy

Scott McCarthy has been in the military for over 20 years and is a leadership expert. His leadership journey started when he was young and had the drive to take control of everything that he needed to be planned. Transferring these skills into the Canadian Army, Scott enrolled as a Logistics Officer in 2001 when he was selected to attend the prestigious Royal Military College of Canada. At the age of 24, Scott commanded an Army transport platoon comp comprising of 80 soldiers. At 33, he was selected to command a Logistics squadron of 200 members. As you can see, Scott knows how to compete as a high-performing leader and knows that leadership is a cycle. He understands how to build high-performing powerful teams, how to delegate as a leader to be a force multiplier, and is proficient in setting goals for high-achieving leaders. Today's show is about the simplicity of leadership and communication within marriage. We need to be clear about things that we want as men and husbands while also being servant leaders to our wives and what they need, want, and desire. A lot of men live in two camps when it comes to communication. We either throw ourselves on the sword for the sake of our wives and family, while feeling empty. We end up neglecting ourselves in a noble, selfless way without realizing it. On the other hand, we are extremely selfish and only think about ourselves. The goal of today's show is to explain the common ground between both of those camps where we support our families while also communicating what our needs are as a husband and father.   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday23/   ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
29/10/2152m 52s

Most of Our Results in Life Are a Lacking Measure of Our Habits with James Clear

James Clear is an author and speaker who stresses the importance of habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, TIME, and CBS' The Morning Show. His website receives millions of visitors each month and hundreds of thousands subscribe to his popular email newsletter at JamesClear.com. James is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and the MLB. Through his online course The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers. The Habits Academy is the premier training platform for individuals and organizations that are interested in building better habits in life and work. Today, we're going to talk about a significant part of our life is structured and shaped by our habits and how that impacts us. We are also going to talk about how tiny habits are the fundamental unit of a much larger system. Most importantly, we're going to talk about why men are so extreme with their habits. Most of us go out too hard when starting a new habit that we beat ourselves up if we can't continue it. James specifically explains why tiny habits are much more sustainable and lead to large results. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/341/  ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
25/10/2157m 11s

Letters from a Father with Allen Carter

Allen Carter is a husband, father, and author of the book Letters from a Father. For years, Allen has written a monthly letter to his children during their teenage years. The letters cover an amazing array of life lessons and show an intimate glimpse of one family's life journey. All families have the same challenges and connection that makes this book endearing and relevant to all who read it. There is a Christian faith and foundation throughout the book with stories that are brought to life through Allen's letters.  Today, we are going to be talking about Allen's life as he has recently become an empty nester. He is also going to dive into his marriage and how he and his wife keep God at the forefront of their relationship. Lastly, Allen dives into his book and the purpose behind it.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday22/       ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
22/10/2154m 48s

Burn It All to the Ground and Start with Truth with Garrett White

Garrett White is a husband, father, the founder of Wake Up, Warrior, Warrior Week, and the author of the Warrior Book. Garrett is known for his brutal delivery and no BS attitude when it comes to helping men live the life they were meant to live. In his book Wake Up, Warrior, Garrett uses these techniques to shake men by the shoulders and find their purpose and passion in life. He uses the tools he learned in his own life and shares them with men all around the world. Today, we are going to be talking about how we were born warriors with big dreams for our lives. However, many of us are getting beaten down and overwhelmed. We suffer silently and alone and have no idea how to break out and become the men we want to be. Garrett talks to us today about how we need to get clear on what we want or we'll lose everything. He stresses that men can't figure out their own lives if they're sitting around waiting for it to happen. You have to wake up and figure out how you can become better as a husband, father, and business owner. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/340/      ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
18/10/211h 27m

How to Handle Change with Nick Brown

Nick Brown is a father, business owner, and member of the Dad Edge Alliance Accelerator Mastermind. Growing up in Mississippi, Nick felt held back and wanted to pursue a life outside his home state. Nick left Mississippi, moved to New England, and joined the Coast Guard. Nick eventually became interested in becoming a lawyer and went to law school. After Nick felt his passion wasn't in practicing law full time, he started investing in real estate deals on the side. Nick Brown is now a real estate investor with over 12 multi-family units to his name while keeping up his law credentials on the side. Today, we are going to be talking about embracing change and transitions in our lives. Change is one of those things that will be there no matter what. However, how we deal with change in our lives is what defines us. We as humans love consistency and are comfortable staying where we are. However, it's in those transitions that we grow outside of our comfort zone and gain valuable life experiences that we wouldn't have gotten had we not changed at all. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday21/     ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
15/10/211h 2m

Finding the Work You Love! | Dad Edge Live Q&A | EP 150

It has been stated that 82% of married men do not enjoy the work they do for living.  The question really becomes, "How did we get into a situation where we don't enjoy our professions?"  You might be surprised.  In this episode, we will help you identify the way to make decisions about your career and doing the work that makes you come ALIVE!
13/10/2138m 15s

Becoming Better Requires Hard Choices with Andy Frisella

Andy Frisella is a best-selling author, speaker, consultant, and founder of 1st Phorm, Supplement Superstores, and 75 Hard. He is an industry-leading expert on customer loyalty. He's also known for creating an incredible culture within his business. Andy Frisella has been featured in INC., Entrepreneur, and Forbes Magazine. From 2015 to 2019, he hosted the MFCEO Project, the number one business and success podcast in the world. On his new podcast Real AF with Andy Frisella, he and his guests discuss, debate, and laugh their way through trending topics and pressing issues. Today, Andy is going to be talking to us about controlling what you put in your mouth. If you can't control that, you likely can't control anything else. Success is not an excuse to let yourself go. Andy talks about his journey to success and how he also let himself go. He is currently on the path to becoming his best self. Even successful people have to work hard to maintain their health. Andy is also going to be talking about taking negativity and harness it for productive action. Andy also shares with us how important boundaries are when taking care of yourself. He shares insights on why we don't have to spend our energy on people who aren't operating at the same level as us. Finally, Andy is going to be talking to us about how we can learn from bad parenting and our past and why he is so pissed off at men right now. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/339/    ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
11/10/211h 50m

Interrupting the Drift with Shane Achey

Shane Achey is a husband, father, and part of the Dad Edge Alliance Leadership team. Today, we are going to be talking about how we can handle the adversity and unexpected curveballs that come our way as fathers. We are also going to be talking about interrupting the drift. For those of you who don't know what the drift is, it's the process of going through the motions daily. Interrupting the drift is when we step out of our daily cycle, and we step into learning the skills to connect with our wives and kids and become a leader in our businesses. The problem with this is that we are highly trained in our careers and overwhelmingly untrained in interrupting the drift. What we need is a community, such as the Dad Edge Alliance, that teaches us these core values so we can live legendary lives.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday20/   ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage  
08/10/2152m 49s

Explaining the Why to Your Kids with Jocko Willink

Jocko Willink is a decorated, retired U.S. Navy Seal Officer, the author of several books, two of which include Extreme Ownership and Dichotomy of Leadership. He is the co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. Jocko has spent twenty years in the U.S. Navy Seal Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer. As Commander of SEAL Team 3's Task Unit "Bruiser" during the Battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the ready-first brigade of the U.S. Army's first armored division to bring stability to the violent war-torn city. Task Unit "Bruiser" became the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraqi war. Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as an officer in charge of training for all West Coast SEAL teams. There, he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders who have continued to perform with great success on the battlefield. During his career, Jocko Willink was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards. In 2010, he retired from the Navy and launched Echelon Front with Leif Babin, where he teaches the leadership principles he learned on the battlefield to help others lead and win. Clients include individuals, teams, companies, and organizations across a wide range of industries and fields. Today, we are going to be talking about how Jocko takes charge of his team and family by applying the same tools in both aspects of his life. He's also going to be talking about why it's critical to distance yourself from chaos, mayhem, and our own emotions to make rational decisions. He's going to talk about how even though you may not know the right course of action for your kids, you shouldn't force decisions on them. Finally, Jocko says you must explain to your kids the why behind everything you ask of them. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/338/    ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
04/10/2156m 26s

Don't Let Your Addiction Get the Best of You with Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson is a husband, father, and Mastermind member. Today, he tells us his story of his history with alcoholism and how he survived it. He also tells us of how his father's struggle with alcoholism affected his childhood and adult life.  Addiction is something that many people struggle with throughout their lifetime. Whether it's gambling, drugs, or alcohol, there's something holding you back from letting go. Sometimes, it takes a crumbling moment in your life when you're on the ground and no one can help you but yourself. If you continue to let your addiction consume you, it may end up getting the best of you.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday19/  ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
01/10/2155m 55s

The Power of the Word No with Chris Voss

Chris Voss is the former chief hostage negotiator for the FBI, the CEO and founder of the Black Swan Group, and is the best-selling author of the book titled Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended On It. Chris Voss has over 25 years experience as a negotiator for the FBI. He has been featured in TIME Magazine, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Fortune, Washington Post, Success Magazine, Squawk Box, CNN, and ABC News. Today, we are going to be talking about the psychology of communication and negotiation. We are also going to be talking about why you want the person you're negotiating with to say no first instead of yes. Chris Voss is going to share with us how to make people feel safe, protected, and in control, and ready to move forward when they are given the space to say "no." He tells us that without action, an agreement is useless.  Voss also teaches us the three yesses in agreement situations - commitment, confirmation, and counterfeit. He's also going to go over the skill of tactical empathy. Tactical empathy is not sympathy, and it doesn't have to end in agreement. You being empathetic to someone in your life doesn't mean you agree with where they're at, nor does it equal sympathy. Voss also goes over how to use your voice tone and how people appreciate integrity despite the outcome of the discussion. He goes over the difference between someone telling you "you're right" versus "that's right." There is specific psychology that underlies the meaning in the tone of voice that Chris will be sharing with us today. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/337-2/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
27/09/211h 2m

The Biggest Barrier to Success Is the Fear of Failure with Michael Daino

Michael Daino is a husband, father, and member of the Dad Edge Alliance community. Since his Alliance journey started, Michael has been implementing the strategies he has learned to enhance his connection with his wife and children. After college, Michael's dad gave him an engraved quote that would change his perspective in life. The quote states, "The biggest barrier to success is the fear of failure." This quote has helped Michael by allowing him to become comfortable with fear and rising above it to become successful.  Today, we are going to be talking about how fear can hinder us from becoming successful in life. No matter who you are or how seasoned you are in life, fear is always present. However, what we choose to do with that fear is what sets us apart from others To become successful in life, we must choose the path of courage, feel the fear, and keep going despite it.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday18/   ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
24/09/2144m 46s

Don't Let Technology Get the Best of You with Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal is a husband, father, former professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the International Best-Seller of two books: Hooked and Indistractable. Nir worked in the video gaming and advertising industries, where he used manipulative techniques to keep users distracted from their values. Now, he writes to help companies use positive behavioral techniques to form healthy habits that contribute to one's traction toward their values.  Today, we are going to be talking about what makes a habit-forming technology. Furthermore, we will be talking about the difference between a habit versus addiction and traction versus distraction. When an activity aligns with our values, it is known as traction. When an activity takes us away from our values, it is known as distraction. In this podcast, Nir goes over the four-step process to become indistractable. Step 1 focuses on mastering our internal triggers. Step 2 focuses on making time for traction. Step 3 focuses on hacking back external triggers. Lastly, Step 4 focuses on making precommitments to prevent distractions from happening.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/336/  ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
20/09/2157m 49s

We Have a Choice with Andre Le Brocquy

Andre is a husband, father, certified life coach, and Alliance Mastermind member. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and has lived in New York and London, where he currently resides. Andre is the founder of The Life Couch, in which he coaches people to become the best version of themselves. Andre has bounced around careers from acting to personal training, Andre has been there and done that. However, he found very little fulfillment in those careers. He knew he wanted to help people and it wasn't until his later years when he discovered his true passion for coaching. Andre describes his coaching style as upfront and honest; he doesn't beat around the bush. However, he has found this helps his clients grow both mentally and emotionally. Andre is currently providing online coaching on his website, personal training workouts on YouTube, and performs voice-overs on the side. Today, Andre talks to us about making the choice to become a better person. No matter what our past is, how we were brought up, or the adversity we faced, we still have a choice. We can't place blame and become victimized by the things that happened to us when we were kids. Andre dives into his childhood and how he came into his current career. As you will see during this podcast, Andre would be considered an "old soul." He is wise beyond his years and provides valuable insight into how we can take control of our lives to become the person we were meant to be. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday17/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
17/09/211h 5m

Make the Most Out of Your Life with Dakota Meyer

Dakota Meyer is a former US Marine and the father of two daughters. He is one of the youngest living Marines to have received the Medal of Honor since 1973. Meyer received this honor due to his actions during the Battle of Ganjigal. Meyer is an entrepreneur and is the founder of Own the Dash and Flipside Canvas. Own the Dash is a training program and Flipside Canvas is an Inspirational and Patriotic Canvas Company. Today, we are going to be talking about being intentional with your choices. As you can see from Dakota's life, every moment is precious. It's not about the dates on our tombstone that matter, it's about all the moments in between. When Dakota made a life-altering decision, he decided to stop playing the victim and start taking action. Since that dark moment, he has shared his story and inspired millions of people. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/335-2/  ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
13/09/211h 9m

You Are Not Unlucky, You Just Make Poor Choices with Nelson Tressler

Nelson Tressler is a motivational speaker, author of The Unlucky Sperm Club, and founder and CEO of IGOTSMARTER: Goals Elevated. Tressler was the first person in his family to graduate college, joined the US Airforce, became the top worldwide producer for the top commercial real estate company, and started over 10 businesses. The goal of IGOTSMARTER is to change the world, one person and one goal at a time. The company implements strategies Nelson learned throughout his grueling childhood experience. He uses goal-setting and personal development techniques to transform the lives of struggling people. Nelson's experience with adversity has allowed him to rise above his circumstances and make a name for himself. His grandmother's belief in him fueled his ambition and he never backed down, despite what everyone thought of him. Tressler stresses the importance of not letting what someone else thinks of you determine your future. You are in charge of who you become, not who other people think you'll become.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday16/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
10/09/2155m 54s

Fatherhood Is More Than Being a Provider with Dr. Zach Bush

Dr. Zach Bush is a triple board-certified Physician with an expertise in internal medicine, endocrinology, metabolism, hopsice, and palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offer profound new insights into human health and longevity. His education efforts provide a grass-roots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately upshifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega-industries of Big Pharma, Big Farming, and Western Medicine at large.  Dr. Zach Bush's mission is to apply the rigor science, the strength of humanity, and the intelligence of nature to transform our health and our world. He explains the body's close relationship to the Earth and how we can unlock the intrinsic ability to heal. He also talks about why need to get rid of our to-do lists, allow space to happen, and change our identities as men and providers.  Dr. Zach Bush is going to go over the innate wisdom our kids possess. When we are broken as fathers, we are the most fertile for change. Fathers need to stop seeing themselves as just providers and fixers. Finally, Dr. Bush will cover why the phrase, "I'm proud of you," can be extremely destructive.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/334/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
06/09/211h 26m

Accountability Is the Path to Success with Kalid Yeung

Kalid Yeung is a Mastermind member, business owner, husband, and father of three children. Kalid grew up in a happy-go-lucky household which projected into his later years. Kalid recalls fond memories of his parents and how wonderful his childhood was. Since Kalid joined the Mastermind group, he's gained valuable skills, improved his relationships, and strengthened his outlook on life. Today, we are going to be talking about what accountability is and why it is the path to success. Accountability can sound a lot like budget or diet. We sometimes see the word accountability as a joyful process. However, we also tend to think of it as a chore. If you want to take action in your life, accountability is key.  According to the American Society of Training and Development, if you have an idea or goal, you are 10% likely to complete the goal. If you consciously decide you're going to reach the goal by yourself, you are 25% likely to reach the goal. If you decide when you're going to reach the goal, you are 40% likely to reach the goal. If you make a plan to reach the goal, you're 50% likely to reach the goal. When you commit to someone that you will reach the goal, it raises your chance of success to 65%. If you have a specific accountability appointment and weekly cadence, you are 95% likely to reach your goal!  For example, I've done the 75 Hard successfully four times. I've also failed the 75 Hard four times. The four times I succeeded, I had an accountability partner with whom I checked in almost daily. The four times I failed, I did it alone. This is a prime example of why accountability is the key to success.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday15/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
03/09/2148m 51s

Alter Egos Are Tools for Mental Toughness with Todd Herman

Todd Herman is a high-performance coach and is the best-selling author of the book The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life. Over the past 20 years, Todd has worked with celebrities and professional athletes, of whom the majority of his clients are kept secret. In his book, Todd teaches us how alter egos work, how we create them in different aspects of our lives, and how to activate them to help us become the most effective businessmen, the most intentional husbands, and the most patient and present fathers. Alter egos help us find the real version of what we are capable of. This is due to the fact that you no longer care about people judging you for who you are. One thing Todd mentions is that there's only one person keeping you from your full potential and that's YOU.  According to Todd, the way to bypass fear, doubt, and limiting beliefs is through creating heroic alter egos. Todd's biggest aspect of coaching is mental toughness. He tells us the true definition of mental toughness which is, "Mental toughness is your ability to be flexible and adaptable despite what your circumstances are giving you right now." For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/333-2/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
30/08/211h 19m

How We Get Through the Realness and Rawness of Fatherhood with Troy Mangum

Troy Mangum is a husband, father, and author of the book Fatherhood Faceplants. Troy uses his life experiences to write applicable tactics for men to pick themselves back up again after failing. Something that Troy really emphasizes is that men don't always have to get everything right. They may be crushing it in their early years, but as time goes on, it's perfectly normal to be wrong at times. Fatherhood Faceplants emphasizes this idea of imperfection and teaches us how to recover versus always striving for perfection. Fatherhood Faceplants is a story of redemption and restoration. The book shows us that nothing is impossible with God. Fatherhood Faceplants highlights several topics such as overcoming dad guilt, how to live free, and how to love your kids by loving your wife first. Furthermore, it is important to equip your children for spiritual warfare, especially in today's times. In order to become a better father, you should prioritize your family's success over your personal success and pass on personal victories as your children's inheritance. You can lead your family into their greatest days; you just need to know how. Fathers pass down who they are more than what they know. Today's podcast touches on the subject of: Fearful dads raise anxious kids; bold dads raise bold kids. You may not be a superdad yet but don't be discouraged. There's always hope. Whatever you're going through, it'll end pretty quickly if you put in the work. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday14/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
27/08/2159m 3s

All the Bad Traits Your Kids Have Come from You with Gary John Bishop

Gary John Bishop is one of the leading Personal Development coaches in the world. He is an Urban Philosopher and a NYT Best-Selling Author of the books Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life, Stop Doing That Sh*t, and Wise as Fu*k: Simple Truths to Guide You Through the Sh*tstorms of Life. Gary is famously known for his direct, no BS method of speaking and coaching. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Gary uses his childhood lessons and events in his life to teach others how to analyze themselves and get real about what they really want in life. Gary is also a public speaker and commands audiences with his authentic, transformational lessons.  Today, Gary is going to be talking to us about the self-limiting beliefs we have about ourselves, how we can deal with our own BS, and how we can interact with ourselves at a higher level. Finally, Gary is going to be revealing to us why searching for your purpose is flawed. Our purpose is right in front of us, we don't have to go find it. Gary tells us that people "search" for their purpose when they really need to get real with themselves about what they want out of life.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/332/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
23/08/211h 14m

How to Improve Your Well-Being in the Face of Adversity Brian Bisher

Brian Bisher is a member of the Dad Edge Alliance and is the owner of his own health and wellness company. Brian brings us some interesting perspectives on your mental and physical well-being. Another topic Brian shares with us is how we can not only be physically present in our kids' lives but also emotionally present. Being emotionally present with your kids provides them with a deep emotional connection to you. Kids associate love with time spent, not money spent.  Deep emotional connection creates an environment of psychological safety for our children. As fathers, we can provide not only physical protection and safety but also provide a space where our children can tell us anything. Your kids want to feel as though they are heard and important. When they hear these affirmations, it fuels their mental state and well-being.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday13/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
20/08/211h 1m

What Kind of Father Do You Need to Be to Raise Strong Women with Emily McCarthy

"My father was a big part of my life because he showed up." Emily McCarthy is a former case officer for the CIA, and the cofounder of GoRuck, a brand with Special Forces roots that leads backpacking events all over the world. Emily lost her father when she was just getting out of college and it was a devastating blow. However, the foundation he laid will echo for generations to come. Emily's dad gamified safety and defense so she would always be ready to protect herself and others. She also talks about how her father showed up in her life in many ways and made her into the incredible, mentally tough, resilient, empathetic woman she is today. Emily's story is proof of the ripple effect that a father leaves on a child's life, even if that time is cut short. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/331-2/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
16/08/211h 7m

Trying to Be Patient Is Impossible Without Learning to Be Patient with Larry Hagner

Larry Hagner shares with us the humble beginnings of the Dad Edge. He opens up his heart and shares a story that inspired him to create the Dad Edge. Before Larry statrted the Dad Edge, he was a leader in his workplace. However, his marriage and relationship with his kids were failing. One night in 2012, Larry had a moment that would change the course of his life forever. Larry spanked his four year old son out of anger and hit him so hard that he fell on the ground. He went to help him up and his son looked at him as if he were a monster. From that moment on, Larry knew he had to make a change or his relationships would suffer for the rest of his life. As a faith-based man, Larry had a moment of divine intervention. He sat down in front of the computer and the words "Good Dad Project" came out onto a Facebook page. From that moment on, Good Dad Project/The Dad Edge was born. Larry made a committment to learn something new every day that would help him become the husband and father he was meant to be.  If you want to have more patience in your life, you have to surrender to the fact that you are always going to have stress in your life. Whether it's professional, mental, physical, or emotional, stress is always going to be present. However, that doesn't mean that we can't manage it with a little patience. Patience does not start in the moment of chaos; patience starts from the moment your feet hit the ground in the morning. Patience and emotional resiliency do not come naturally. There are skills needed to learn patience. Patience is tied to emotional resiliency and mental toughness, which are learned through consistent practice and a dedication to becoming a better person.  The other thing Larry talks to us about today is failure. In Larry's sales job that he had before the Dad Edge, he was nominated to become the sales manager. However, he lacked the necessary skills to be a leader in the workforce. After he was humiliated in an interview because he didn't know any of the leadership questions, he went out to learn those skills. What Larry learned from this event was that there is no failure, only learning. He learned the necessary leadership skills he needed for that job, went back a year later, nailed the interview, and got the job. If he had defaulted to failure and let it consume his thoughts, he wouldn't have gotten the job. He took that failure, learned from it, and came back harder than ever. The moral of the story is to never let failure define you. You can take a failure in life and turn it around to be a lesson that you learn from. If you give up, you take away any chance you have of improving yourself and turning the situation around.    For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/friday12/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
13/08/2140m 33s

You Have Everything You Need to Be a Great Dad with Dr. Meg Meeker

Dr. Meg Meeker is best known for Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters and has spent more than 30 years practicing Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine where she counsels teens and parents. She is the National Best-Selling Author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, 10 Habits of Happy Mothers, and Boys Should Be Boys. Dr. Meg is a popular speaker on Pediatric Health Issues for Children and Children/Parent Relationships. She is a frequent guest on National Syndicated Radio and Television Programs. She also works with the NFL (National Fatherhood Initiative). A famous quote that Dr. Meg stresses thoroughly is, "You are already wired with everything you need to be a good dad." Most of us constantly second-guess our skills and abilities. When we live isolated and we constantly question ourselves and we have that negative self-talk chatter that's constantly in the background of our minds and our hearts, it's really difficult to believe that statement. All we focus on is the things we are messing up, the things we are doing wrong and that can be so defeating. Today, Dr. Meeker is going to be going over why fatherlessness is the biggest problem in our country. Your presence as a man and father has an enormous impact on your household. She also says why we should get the big stuff right and why it's important to bring our kids into the world, such as bringing them to work. Dr. Meg shares a story of how her father used to bring her to work when she was a kid. Dr. Meg will also share how to be a good dad after a hard day. She will explain why expecting yourself to be 100% engaged as soon as you walk in the house after a really long day is unrealistic and how you can overcome this in a matter of minutes. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/330-2/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
09/08/211h 9m

Surround Yourself with the Right People for Success with Alex Wang

Alex Wang has been practicing Real Estate in Silicon Valley Bay for the past 17 years, embracing his role as a Real Estate Evangelist. He strives to move the industry towards a model of a small and mighty business with a strong fidelity to clients while combining focus negotiation, innovative tech, and reliable Real Estate practices.  Alex has been ranked by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 100 Real Estate Agents in the country. He and his wife Lily have been married for the past 16 years and have three kids. Alex is also a part of the Dad Edge Business Accelerator Mastermind.  Today's podcast is centered around giving yourself advice from a future you's perspective. For example, what advice would you give yourself before you got married, got your first job, or had your first kid? Another piece of advice to take away from today's podcast is, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." Alex gives us very sound advice on why working together will bring you much more success and meaningful relationships than working alone. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/friday11/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
06/08/2147m 22s

Intentional Choices Lead to an Intentional Life with Russell Dickerson

Russell Dickerson is a multi-platinum, Nashville-based, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He has established himself as a prolific songwriter and a powerhouse showman through memorable, high-energy performances in songcraft with spiked spirit. His gold-certified, full-length debut album, "Yours," was number 5 on the Top Country Albums chart and number 1 on the Emerging Artist chart. Ultimately, it yielded 3 consecutive number 1 smashes and was christened as one of the hottest wedding songs of the year by The Knot. Nominations piled in from the Academy of Country Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, and iHeart Radio Music Awards. In his 2020 highlights, Russell received an ACM nod in the category of Best New Male Artist of the Year. He has electrified audiences on tour with Thomas Rhett, Florida-Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, Lady A, and Kane Brown. In addition to headlining sold-out venues every year, Russell sustained a huge following on social media. He finally refers to his followers as the "RD Fam." To give fans more insight into his life, Russell recently launched a new YouTube channel called, "This is Russ." In 2020, he released his second full-length album, "The Southern Symphony," a long-awaited masterful compilation led by the platinum-certified number 1 single "Love You Like I Used To." This song spent a record-breaking 21 weeks on Billboard Country's Top 10. Russell is a very humble, faith-based man. He claims that he's just an everyday guy, a regular dude, and a rad dad. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/329/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage  
02/08/2152m 30s

How to Awaken Your Sexual Being with Sarrah Rose

Sarrah Rose is the founder of Tantric Activation which is a company that advocates pleasure as a way of life and a path to awakening. Sarrah is the daughter of an Evangelical pastor and grew up in a very religious family in Pheonix, Arizona. Growing up, sex was an unspoken topic that had a bad connotation around it. Although she prayed to Jesus every day and asked him to forgive her of her sins, she never felt worthy enough. She associated love with rejection, which made her feel worthless. However, Sarrah knew that she needed to know more. Over the duration of 19 years and over $100,000 spent on learning about tantra and sexual awakening, Sarrah realized that unconditional love for oneself is the key to achieving a pleasurable life. All this learning led her to where she's at now: making the experience of tantra available to all women and giving them the pleasure-filled lives they crave. Making love to life is the mantra that Sarrah teaches in her coaching. She helps thousands of women discover their true potential in not only love-making but also in life as well. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/friday10/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
30/07/211h 1m

Fighting for My Life and the Love of the Game with Mark Herzlich

In 2008, Mark Herzlich, was one of the best college linebackers in the country, an All-American, and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. After his junior year, at the very top of his game, Mark was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He was told by his doctors that he had as low as a 10% chance of survival and that his playing days were over, that he might not ever run again. He was just 2116 months after Mark was diagnosed, he was back on the field playing for Boston College and in another 16 months he had won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants. Mark played in 11 games, starting two at linebacker for the 2011 Super Bowl Team. Mark went on to play 7 seasons for the New York Giants and retired in 2018. In May 2015, Mark married his college sweetheart Danielle, who is a retired Captain in the United States Army, New Jersey National Guard. Danielle, who was a victim of physical, mental and emotional abuse as a child, and Mark have made it their mission to end relationship violence. The couple are national board members, fundraisers, and constant volunteers for The Joyful Heart Foundation, which works to create a world free of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. They are also national board members for A Call to Men, which works to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful, and where all women and girls are valued and safe. Mark and Danielle have spoken all over the country to schools, Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams and college teams, educating them on healthy relationships and healthy manhood. In 2015, Mark also published his memoir titled, “What it Takes: Fighting for My Life and My Love of the Game”. Mark currently works for ESPN as a college football analyst and is the founder and host of “The Superhero Dad Podcast.” The podcast works to inspire men to put their capes on when they walk in their front doors, not just when they walk out of them. Mark has two children and lives in New England with his family. Mark's life journey was a rough one, but he consistently talks about how his father was there for him through it all. As fathers, we can learn from this and try to create a realm of psychological safety for our children. They look up to us and open up to us. If we don't make them feel safe, they will learn to hide their problems and seek help elsewhere. Being a present father in our children's lives is something that we should never take for granted. Take Mark for example. If his father hadn't been there to say, "Let's do this," he might have taken the wrong path that would have ended his career. The fact that his father was there throughout the entire journey and finally said, "We did it" shows the commitment Mark's father demonstrated throughout his son's life.  Take the time today to allow your children to come to you with any and everything. It's such a gift to have your child feel safe enough to come and talk to you. It builds a bond and trust that you don't find anywhere else in life.   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/328-2/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
26/07/211h 10m

Yes Men Don't Change the World with Larry Hagner

Larry Hagner is bringing us a personal account of a conversation he had with his 13-year-old son about cutting the grass. When his son questioned him on it, Larry responded in a way that he wished he hadn't. After apologizing to his son, he realized that it wasn't the fact of mowing the grass; it was that he didn't explain to his son why he wanted him to mow the grass.  Having a stubborn child can be both a blessing and a curse. It's a blessing because your child has a gift; they challenge the status quo and stick up for what they believe in. On the other hand, their stubbornness is also a curse because they are willing to argue with you if they don't understand something. In the case with Larry's son, he mowed the grass because his dad asked him to, but with a poor attitude because he didn't understand why he had to mow the backyard too. Once Larry explained to him why he wanted the backyard mowed, his whole demeanor changed. He then understood that there actually was a purpose to mowing the grass.  A strong-willed child means they have a gift. They are not willing to budge on their beliefs because they hold true to their values. As fathers, we are leaders in our household. If we teach our strong-willed children that if you challenge the status quo, be respectful about it. If they aren't respectful, it's our job to course-correct that behavior, so it's not ill-received. Challenging the status quo is how people change the world. Yes men don't change the world because they are too afraid to say no.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/friday9/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
23/07/2116m 58s

The Art of Survival with EJ Snyder

EJ Snyder EJ Snyder is a husband, father, retired US Army combat veteran, actor, and survivalist. He has appeared on the show Naked and Afraid and Naked and Afraid XL. He was also a host on the TV show Dual Survival during its 9th season. EJ is married to his wife Amy, and they have two children, Tyler and Kassidy.  EJ’s claim to fame can be seen through his extraordinary survival, tracking, trapping, navigation, self-reliance, and self-defense skills. He is known as The Skullcrusher, an extreme survivalist, and adventurer who has been teaching survival skills to soldiers and civilians for over 20 years. After serving in the military for 25 years, EJ knew he wanted to be in entertainment and inspire people to develop a survivalist mindset.  Mindset is crucial to the element of survival. EJ is considered a master of mindset, and he talks about how you never quit just because it’s hard or because you’re in pain. You work around it, you force yourself to overcome obstacles, and finish the race. EJ’s mantra is live every day like it’s your last, and I think we can all benefit from this as fathers, husbands, and men. We have to take every chance we have in life to be the best husband, father, and man that we can be. It may be difficult at times, but with the right mindset, we have the power to live epic, legendary lives.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/327-2/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
19/07/2153m 56s

Don't Use the Word Why, Here's Why with Larry Hagner

The word "why" should be eradicated from our vocabulary for several reasons. First, every time we use the word "why," we instantly put the person we are talking to on the defense. We don't necessarily mean to. It sometimes occurs because we are curious why the other person thinks that way, or why someone did something. The reason we hate hearing the word "why" stems from our childhood. When we were younger, we heard a lot of, "What are you doing? Why are you doing that?," if you were doing something you weren't supposed to. The problem with this is that we probably didn't know it was wrong, and we were immediately thrust into defensive mode. This made us cringe at the word "why" because we associate it with something bad, even though it doesn't always mean that. For example, you might have an employee that does something really well, and you want to know why they did that. However, when you ask your employee why they did that, it immediately puts them into a defensive state. Instead of asking them "why," ask them to tell you about it. They will be much more open to explaining why they did what they did, without being defensive about it. Another example could be a person asking you why you gave your child their name. They might not be asking in a bad way, but it makes us feel like we named them something wrong. The person might actually be thinking that they're name is really cool and wants to know the meaning behind it. However, we don't see it this way when they say the word "why." Providing an environment of psychological safety is the number one way to get someone to open up to you. Instead of feeling defensive about something, they will feel invited to communicate why it happened or what they did. For example, if your child gets a bad grade on a test, our immediate response is "why." This propels them into becoming defensive and coming up with excuses why they got a bad grade. Instead of asking them why, try saying, "tell me about that." This opens the door for communication and lets your child feel comfortable telling you what went wrong. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/friday7/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
16/07/217m 19s

How to Use the Art of Persuasion in Everyday Life

Jason Harris is a CEO, co-founder, best-selling author, and father of 2 boys. He is the CEO and founder of the company Mekanism, and co-founder of the Creative Alliance. He is also the best-selling author of the book titled The Soulful Art of Persuasion. We see persuasion in our lives every single day. Persuasion is not about facts and argument, it’s about your personal character. What persuades people is the person doing the persuading, not the facts themselves. The soulful element of persuasion makes you more inspirational and more persuasive as a person. Another thing we’re going to touch on today is how to develop the habits you were not born with, and how you can perfect the ones that you were born with. There are a couple principles in life that we should strive to live by, according to Jason. Number one is "be yourself, everyone else is already taken." This is when you tap into whom you really are and figure out your passions and interests in life. Being yourself is the building block of persuasion, and to pass this notion onto your kids. The second principle is generosity. The whole purpose of this principle is to make that person better off than when you found them. Generosity goes a long way in the art of persuasion, because it shows people that you care. If you show someone that you care, you can easily persuade them. However, the goal is simply to be generous, not always to persuade. If we apply these principles to our lives, we'll find it a lot easier to influence and inspire people.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/326/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
12/07/2154m 24s

Understanding How Food Impacts Our Lives with Barton Scott

Barton Scott is a Chemical Engineer, Nutritionist, and founder of UpgradedFormulas.com. Barton is passionate about helping people combat the stressors of daily life, the toxicity of the modern world, the utter lack of nutrients, and the mineral absorption issues that we all face, and he has made it his mission to reduce suffering by increasing the public’s understanding of the human body’s interrelationships.  Scott started his business, Upgraded Formulas, when he began to have short-term memory loss and brain fogginess. Scott, a Chemical Engineer, had a very sharp mind and was always on top of his game. However, when he started to experience brain fog, he knew something was up. It was after years of reading and research that Barton realized he was deficient in minerals. After performing multiple tests, he discovered a test that actually delivered meaningful results. Barton knew all the supplements he would have to take in order to remedy his problem. However, Barton knew that mineral supplements had trouble dissolving into the body. The purpose of Upgraded Formulas was to upgrade the mineral formulas, so they could better absorb into the body and produce astronomical results.  Using his background in Chemical Engineering and nutrition, Barton created mineral supplements that actually worked. The website provides an at-home hair test that you send in to the company, so they can test what minerals you are deficient in, and recommend a product for you. Barton's research and knowledge is astounding and enlightening in our world today. We are so consumed with food, but we don't realize that most of the foods we eat, don't contain the minerals we need for health. Barton's mission is to educate people to understand the purpose of how the food we eat affects our health, and what we can do to fix it.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/friday6/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
09/07/2146m 9s

How to Become More Intentional with Your Time and Family with Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes is a husband, father, serial entrepreneur, and owner of 31 businesses. He came to this country illegally as a young boy and watched his mother struggle to take care of him and his 2 siblings. Carlos eventually gained citizenship and quit his corporate job in 2015 after 14 years. Reyes found his passion in real estate and pursued the dream of becoming the owner of a real estate investment company. Carlos' mantra in life is being more intentional with your time in order to get the most out of life.  There is an extreme importance in being intentional with your time, family, and moving with a purpose. You can’t just say your main priorities are your family, yet you don’t intentionally carve out time to spend with them. Children spell love like T-I-M-E. All children want is our time, and they feel the most loved when we give them it. They don’t care about how much money we make, or what we buy them. They just want our undivided attention in order to feel important.   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/become-more-intentional/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
05/07/2157m 23s

How to Become the CEO of Your Life with Dan Doromal

Dan Doromal is a husband, father, and CEO of several businesses. Dan graduated with an Engineering degree; however, his main focus is on creating new businesses and marketing. Dan is a mastermind member of Dad Edge Alliance and shares some of his experiences in this podcast. He is the founder of Everest Ice and Water systems, which created a patent for a one moving part ice vending machine system. Dan has been married to his wife for 10 years, and they have a daughter and a son. Dan stresses the importance of becoming the CEO of your own life, whether it's in your business, your marriage, your children, or even with yourself. It's important to prioritize the things that are important to you when you're trying to live legendary.  In this podcast, Dan recalls the lessons he's learned throughout his marriage, the lessons he's learned from his children, and the lessons he's learned through creating several successful businesses. He gives advice to men that are behind him, and how they can best implement the CEO strategy into their lives. He also talks about what he would like to be celebrating at the end of the year, and all that he's accomplished. Dan also talks about how it's important to get on your child's level and see the world through their eyes. It can sometimes change your entire perspective on life.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/become-ceo-of-your-life/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
02/07/2144m 7s

The Psychology Behind Marriage and Relationships with Kevin Gilliland

Kevin Gilliland is a husband, father, and author, and licensed clinical psychologist. He is the executive director of Innovation 360, an out-patient counseling service that helps individuals and couples struggling with mental health, relationship issues, and substance abuse. Kevin is the author of Struggle Well. Live Well. - 60 Ways to Navigate Life's Good, Bad, and In-Between. This book is told through the eyes of Kevin and his approach to going through life. The topics in the book range from simple things such as work-life balance, to heavier topics such as mental illness and addiction. Kevin's podcast Struggle Well. Live Well. Worry Less. helps people overcome anxiety, worry, mental health, and how we can treat the things that lead to a worry free life.  There is a certain psychology that comes with marriage. Marriage is one of the most rewarding and unique relationships that we will ever have. It's hard to be aware of things we're focused on when we're in it. Sometimes, we are blinded by emotional resentment; we need the other person to give us input on how we perform best and what we need to do to work on things. The great thing about our spouses is that they can act as a mental coach in our lives. They see the things that we can't see because we are unaware of what's happening. They also can give us the potential to unlock our best selves when they give us their outside perspective. This doesn't mean that you need to be their coach or vice versa; this means that you can give them constructive reinforcement for things they can work on or things they are good at in order for them to better themselves. This is important to remember because we don't want to damage the connection we have with our spouses. We want to elevate them, not mentor them.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/psychology-behin…ge-relationships/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
28/06/211h 6m

How to Be More Intentional and Present as a Husband and Father with Matt Wells

Matt Wells is a husband, father, Business Technology Specialist, and creator of the video series Basic Dad Stuff. Matt Wells is currently enrolled in the Mastermind program at the Dad Edge, and is applying those principles to his life today with his video series Basic Dad Stuff. He coined the term from the creator of Basic Dude Stuff, and turned the series into short clips that talk about basic things that dads deal with every day. Through his humor and wit, Matt paints a picture of how fatherhood is meant to be humorous and fun, not a chore. Matt claims his two passions are being a father and helping other men be present and devoted dads.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/intentional-present-father-husband/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage  
25/06/2134m 18s

How to Level Up Your Marriage with Dan Purcell

Dan Purcell is a husband, father of 6 children, and an entrepreneur. He is the founder of Get Your Marriage On! and CEO of Virgo Dev. Purcell has always been an entrepreneur at heart, and is motivated by creating products people love and creating a positive effect in their lives. Purcell and his wife founded Get Your Marriage On! because they both found a passion in helping couples discover their true potential as spouses. Through this passion, came an app called Intimately Us which helps people discover what makes a passionate marriage really passionate.  As married couples, we sometimes fall into this ceiling of intimacy or the “peak” of intimacy in our marriages. We think that this is it in terms of connecting with one another on an intimate level. We’re scared to take the next step and ask one another pivotal questions to improve upon our intimacy because we don’t want to fall down a few levels.  Relationships are always a choice. Once you make your choice, you jump in with both feet. You can't keep the back door open because you're never fully committed to the person you're with. Once you figure out that you're with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, the back door closes forever.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/level-up-your-marriage/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
21/06/2151m 28s

Optimizing Your Life for Maximum Potential with Eric Franco

Eric Franco is a Dad Edge Alliance mastermind member, husband, father, and author of the children's book Introvert Ninja. In the book, he talks about a four-step process consisting of the steps: Honor, Energy, Action, Retrospect (HEAR). The Honor step is about honor who you are as a person, and realizing that it's okay to be an introvert. The Energy step is all about how you spend your energy and how you re-fuel it. The Action step is about the things you need to go do with your energy. Lastly, the Retrospective step is about looking back on what worked and what didn't when you took that action in engaging in a conversation with someone. An example of this would look like a kid who goes to school, sees other kids connecting, and feels upset because they can't do that. They feel like they're less than them, and that there's something wrong with them. However, what these kids don't realize is that they have their own strengths, they just need to learn how to tap into them. The book then goes on to talk about how you first honor your strengths, then find the energy to be able to use those strengths, take action on this energy, and then reassess how it went and what they can do differently.  Our lives are full of energy; how we spread it around is our choice. Since 2020, there has been a huge shift in how we spend our time. Before the pandemic, some of us used to focus more on our businesses than we did our families. However, post-pandemic, there's been a shift in mindset where we have begun creating a balance between our work and our families.  Creating a business can be something that's really special and makes you come alive. This isn't for the faint of heart; it's time-consuming work that has to be put in, day in and day out. It's even harder when you have to balance a marriage and kids on top of that. It can be done; however, it takes some very intentional goal setting and time-management in order to balance all three. You want to create a legendary marriage and legacy for your children. You also want to create a psychological place of safety where your kids will come and talk to you about anything. We're trying to create trust and memories, all while trying to take care of ourselves.  What You’ll Learn:  [3:13] Eric talks about how walking has brought him joy over the past year. He states that he listens to an audiobook or podcast to wind down, and takes this time to reflect.  [6:25] Eric talks about the visions he gets when his thoughts transition from work to family.  [11:20] Eric talks about the four-step process in his book about raising introverted kids.  [15:00] Eric talks about the feelings he felt growing up introverted and the feelings that parents raising introverts feel.  [18:05] Eric talks about the process of dealing with being an introvert.  [20:00] Eric talks about the kind of advice he would give him self back when he was unmarried and about to walk down the aisle.  [23:05] Eric states how he makes his wife feel seen and heard. He does this by keeping a journal of all the things he's grateful for about her.  [27:02] Eric talks about digging deep to find the gratitude to write in his journals.  [30:10] Eric talks about the problem with the words "more" and "better" when we try to be intentional in our marriages and relationships with our kids.  [31:37] Eric talks about what he's grateful for that's happened during his Mastermind course. He mentions that he is most grateful for the consistency that he's displayed throughout an 8-week period. It's the small steps that compound to great success.  [33:38] Eric talks about what his family would be celebrating by the end of the year.  [35:49] Eric talks about what life lessons his kids will have learned from him in order for Eric to step into the mentorship role and let his kids take the wheel.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/optimizing-your-life/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
18/06/2139m 22s

Finding Your Inner Strength Through Adversity Comes from Within with Ben Newman

Ben Newman is an author, public speaker, and financial advisor coach. He is famous for being the Mental Conditioning Coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team. Ben helps sales and sports teams around the world and specializes in mental toughness. He helps people build a stronger commitment to their purpose and process by educating them on building mental toughness.  Taking ownership when you’re wrong is the first step to maturity. It allows you to look past your pride and admit that you messed up and that you want to make it right. Taking ownership also means figuring out what you want to do in or with your life and OWNING it. Finding strength in adversity comes from within. It happens when you’re at the end of your rope, when you feel the most hopeless. You have a choice to make. Do you want to give up, or do you want to find your inner strength and push forward?  Lastly, taking action. Taking action occurs when you least WANT to. It happens when you’re tired, and you don’t feel like doing anything, or you can’t find the motivation. After taking action, you begin to feel better and wonder what the big fuss was all about. This is the first step to CHANGE.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/finding-your-inner-strength/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
14/06/211h 11m

Living Your Most Authentic Self as a Husband, Father, and Business Owner with Scott Holman

Scott Holman is a husband, father, business owner, and founder of the program Stop Clowning Around. Scott's day job is the Director of Sales for national accounts for a very large security company. Scott's organization, Stop Clowning Around, is about developing human beings into a level of mastery. He has also recently taken on two properties that he has flipped for financial investment.  Scott's number one asset that he pushes is learning how to view things from someone else's perspective. Perspective drives everything in life, especially our interactions. Everyone has a different set of lenses they see the world through, and we can't change that. You will be much better as a person and as a business leader if you learn to look at things from someone else's perspective.  Another thing that Scott practices regularly with his wife and children is communication. Communication is key to healthy marriage, along with being each other's best friend. Communication and time are the key to raising your children to be strong men and women. Being there for your wife and kids, and not telling them how to do things or "fix it" for them is the driving factor in successful relationships.  Asking someone a series of questions that will lead them down the path of discovery is much better than fixing the problem for them. Most people don't need us to tell them that we're doing something wrong, they need us to walk the path with them and allow themselves to vocalize it, so they can take the action step at the end. This means, being intentional and allowing yourself to sit and listen, when you'd rather take control of the situation.   As men, we are the leaders and masters of 3 areas - ourselves, our families, and our businesses. In order to live legendary, we have to understand that life is always about the journey of mastery. It isn't about the destination of mastery, and never having to learn. We are constantly learning along the journey, and that's how we become legendary! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/living-your-most-authentic-self/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
11/06/2155m 20s

Mindset is the Key to Success with Vernon Fox III

Vernon Fox III is a retired football player, husband, father, coach, consultant, and international public speaker. Fox played for the San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, and Denver Broncos. He was awarded MVP for Special Teams He was raised in a strong Christian household where his father was physically and emotionally present in his life. Vernon speaks fondly of his father as a positive role model; he was a faithful and stable figure in Fox’s life.  When it comes to success, it’s really about your mindset that makes you successful, not your skill set. If you have a strong mentality to persevere through hard times, you’ll be ten times more successful than the person with just a strong skill set. Mindset requires training and practice, it doesn’t just happen overnight. Excuses are justifications for losers; it's you trying to find an escape route. A reason is something that's outside your control. Most people will try to find a way to turn their excuse into a reason, and you can't live life that way. If you own up to what you can control, and you understand what you cannot control, you can separate it from the beginning. When you do this, you end up not living by the excuses.  Perseverance is not something you are born with. It’s something you learn and adapt to. You have to decide within yourself that you aren’t going to quit, no matter what life throws at you. You’re going to pick yourself and try again tomorrow. This is how you become successful no matter what your skills are and no matter where you come from. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/mindset-success/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
07/06/2151m 33s

How to Optimize and Integrate Your Mindset For a Fantastic Life with David Anderson

David Anderson is a husband, father, owner and creative director of Chimaeric Motion Pictures. He has been doing videos since high school, but has professionally been making videos since 2007. He started working for Chimaeric Motion Pictures in 2007, and eventually took over ownership in 2014. "Intelligence is knowing what to do when you don't know what to do." In life, we are sometimes faced with problems and challenges, and we aren't sure what to do. Being prepared is the ultimate tool for overcoming this unknown and making the right decisions. Knowing what you can and can't control allows you to navigate a situation in ways you wouldn't have if you weren't prepared. There are times in our marriages and parenthood where we have to learn things the hard way. Two lessons that can be learned from these relationships are - communication and vulnerability are critical. We try to portray a certain aura of who we are as a human being to the world. In doing that, you tend to put up barriers for how you actually feel, and you don't commit to being vulnerable and 100% honest in the relationship. You shouldn't wear masks in front of them; you should be totally and completely who you are. You have to go through hardships in order to fully appreciate and understand those lessons. It's one thing to read about something, or talk about something, than it is to actually experience it. When you experience it, that's when you actually learn it.   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/friday-1/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
04/06/2155m 50s

Turning Habits Into Rituals to Live an Effortless Life with Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown is a husband, father, author, public speaker, and leadership and business strategist. He is the author of the books Essentialism and Effortless and the CEO of McKeown Inc. McKeown is a renowned LinkedIn Author for the Harvard Business Review and his writings have appeared in the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Fortune, and Politico. Greg’s main purpose is to help people and teams discover what drives success and what doesn’t. McKeown thrives off of challenging conventional wisdom and focuses on what you really need in order to be successful. Mistake-free living is not something we should be interested in, either for us or our children. Honesty, humility, and leadership are the key elements that allow us to come back from our mistakes and better ourselves so that we can strengthen our relationships. Our children learn from our actions, so if we make mistakes and recover quickly from them, they learn how to do the same.  Greg is a huge proponent of gratitude. He talks about following a complaining statement with a statement of gratitude; this can make a vast difference in mindset. Mindset is the key to going from a chore, to a habit, to a ritual. These three things are how we can achieve a state of effortlessness in our lives.    For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/effortless/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
31/05/211h 11m

Counting the Reps to Resistance with Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson is a husband, father, and founder of the website New Paths. During his younger years, Dan was introduced to pornography by a friend. As he got older, the addiction intensified. During his college years, Dan used the internet as a way of accessing porn and felt the guilt and shame of his actions. Before Dan got married, he told his then girlfriend that he was addicted to pornography. After the couple got married, they implemented filters on their devices to prevent him from falling into temptation. Unfortunately, he was unable to resist, and he fell off the wagon again. Once Dan realized that he had to make a change, he joined a peer group to keep him accountable. With any addiction, it can be easy to fall back into temptation and continue the cycle. However, having a sense of community drives you to be better and helps you to understand that you are not alone. With porn especially, comes a great amount of guilt and shame. What Dan has done is implemented a three-step process that helps you recognize those urges, process them, and actively count the reps of your resistance. The action of recognizing the urges, saying them out loud, and then counting each rep that you resisted the urge to watch porn has allowed Dan and many other men to overcome their addiction. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/counting-reps-to-resistance/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
27/05/2154m 26s

Embracing Fear and Living Life to the Fullest with Sal Frisella

Sal Frisella is a husband, father of three children, and the President of 1st Phorm Supplements, which was founded by his brother Andy. He was a Minor League Baseball player who was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and played for the Single A New Jersey Cardinals. Sal went from baseball player to selling copiers to medical sales where he worked for Johnson and Johnson as a successful sales agent. After these phases of his life, Sal realized that these jobs were not meant for him. Sal knew that he had to take a chance on himself and live the best possible life ever. Becoming the President of 1stPhorm gave him the best life that he could want. However, Sal's goals weren't always clear. The fear of rejection and fear of the word "no" often held him back during his younger years. Yet, fear didn't stop him from trying. Sal’s success in his life can attest to this because even through doubt and others negative opinions, he was able to push through and achieve the life he wanted. Sometimes, we are so afraid of rejection that we live with the regret of not trying at all. Take advantage of every single day and live as if it were your last, or you’ll live with regret. The greatest strikeout of life is never stepping up to the plate. What are you going to say about you on your deathbed? For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/embrace-fear/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
24/05/211h 10m

Taking Care of Your Health, Body, and Mind with Marc Hildebrand

Marc Hildebrand is a husband, father, an LAPD Sergeant, and the creator of First Responder Fitness. He lost over 100 pounds and is in the best shape of his life at 43 years old. Marc is the founder of First Responder Fitness where he leads other First Responders to get in the best shape of their lives. Marc decided to start taking care of his health after his first son was born. He blamed all the weight gain on the job and had been yo-yo dieting for years. After his son spent 73 days in the hospital, Marc had a mental breakdown and felt like he couldn't show up for his kid. When he hit rock bottom, he realized that he had to change his mindset before anything else. If you have a never-give-up mindset, you can achieve anything in life, no matter what setbacks you may face. The point is to just keep going.  The question we have to answer as fathers is: "How can we do the best we can at our jobs, family, kids, but also do the work that makes us come alive?" The problem that comes with this question is self-sabotage; we often try to avoid putting in the work, so we sabotage ourselves by making excuses. However, in order for us to be the best husbands, fathers, business owners, and version of ourselves, we have to try things that we've never done before to become something we've never been. The way you do this is to surround yourself with like-minded people who have similar goals to you. They will act as your support and your motivation to become better and achieve your goals. They will help you change your mindset from making excuses to taking action.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/health-body-mind/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
18/05/2137m 55s

Health is Wealth with Shawn Tolleson

Shawn Tolleson is a husband, father, former baseball player, public speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Tolleson Health Advisors which is a company that uses a person's biological process and creates a personalized plan for increasing their productivity and fulfillment. Tolleson was a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Texas Rangers. Since his youth, Tolleson was raised to be a hard worker and to fulfill the purpose that God had for his life. When Shawn was in college, he discovered that he wanted to play baseball as a career. He started playing for the Dodgers as a pitcher and fell in love with the game. In 2015, Shawn's father was diagnosed with two forms of Stage 4 cancer. Since his passing, Shawn formed a passion for health and how health can affect one's life. In 2020, he founded Tolleson Health Advisors and has had twenty clients since its launch. One's of Shawn's greatest priorities in his morning routine. He stresses how much a morning routine can affect the whole rest of your day, whether it's done right or wrong. Shawn's mantra is that making small changes in your health can lead to astronomical changes in your life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/health-is-wealth/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
17/05/211h 0m

You Are More Than What You See with Darryll Stinson

Darryll Stinson is a husband, father, former D1 athlete, motivational speaker, and founder of Second Chance Athletes. At a young age, Darryll had to take care of his younger sisters because his father was fairly absent in his life. Through custody battles and being teased at school, Darryll found sports which then became his identity. After his career in sports ended, Darryll discovered his passion for helping former athletes find their identity after sports. It's very common for athletes to use the sport that they play as a form of identity. However, Darryll is an advocate of identifying oneself with values, morals, or things you're passionate about. After his mentor showed him this technique, he has been able to show others how to do the same.  Darryll reminds us that rejection can be used to thrust you into success. No one wants to be rejected, especially men. They even try to go out of their way to be accepted and receive affirmation. However, when we get rejected in life, it always points us in another direction that we never would have thought if we hadn't been rejected. "When you feel that moment of rejection, process that moment and make a better conclusion." Instead of feeling inadequate or like the world is out to get you, recognize that it may be the other person's insecurities that are driving their decision. Once you realize this, you can step back and come to a better conclusion that will leave you feeling content and secure in yourself.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/you-are-more-than-what-you-see/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
13/05/2151m 58s

Protecting Young Eyes by (Bark)ing at the Dangers with Chris McKenna and Titania Jordan

Titania Jordan and Chris McKenna "What if we cared as much about the safety of our young people in digital spaces as much as we did in physical spaces." - Chris McKenna. The internet world in relatively new realm in which prying eyes can weave their way into our children's lives even more so than in the physical world. We care so much about who our children hang out with, where they're at on the playground, what time they say they'll be home. Yet, when it comes to technology, there are very little rules put into place that will protect them from online predators who have nothing but evil intentions. Chris McKenna, former middle school youth pastor turned business owner, noticed this trend of outdated internet laws for protecting kids and decided to take matters into his own hands. He started the company, Protect Young Eyes, as an online program where parents could ask questions about technology and Chris would educate them on the dangers of the internet. Protect Young Eyes came up with an app as a "pandemic proof" way of presenting this information virtually instead of holding live presentations.  Titania Jordan is the Chief Parenting Officer for a tech company called Bark, which is a company that alerts parents when there are signs of any malicious content on a child's phone or device. The app protects against cyberbullying, thoughts of suicide, sexual content, potential drug use, online predation, and more. Bark does this by using artificial intelligence and machine learning to alert you of an issue instead of mirroring everything on your child's phone. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/protecting-young-eyes/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
10/05/211h 0m

Three Types of Men and What They Mean

There are three types of men in this world and each category defines a specific stage of personal growth that each man experiences in their life. The first category is "the victim." The victim is a type of man who blames his shortcomings and faults on outlying factors. For example, a victim might not show affection toward his wife and kids and then blame it on his parents not showing him any affection. This type of man will find proof to justify his actions and faults just to make himself feel better. For example, he may start eating healthy, go off on a food binge, and then blame it on the fact that he has never been able to eat healthy. The "content zombie" is the next stage of personal development. This is the stage where the man recognizes he needs to make a change before his marriage or his relationship with his kids falls apart. He reads all of the podcasts, articles, goes to conferences, gets counseling - the works. The only issue with this stage is that there is no action. The content zombie has acquired all of the information necessary to change his life, yet hasn't taken the action to execute it yet. The last phase of personal development, and the phase that men should spend the largest portion of their time in is the "executor phase." This is the stage where the man has finally begun to take some action and uses accountability to keep him honest. For example, you have begun asking your wife insightful questions about your relationship such as, "What are some things I do that make you feel the most loved?" You not only ask her this question, but you also have an accountability partner that you relay this outcome with so that you can stay on top of the development process. There comes a point in your life when you have to make a choice. You have to decide that if you died today, what kind of legacy would you leave in your wife and children. Would they carry on that legacy into their lives? Would you have made an impact that would carry on through the generations? If you said no to any of these questions, it's time to make a choice. Do you go on living your life? Or, do you make a choice and decide to live legendary? For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/three-types-of-men/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
06/05/2123m 10s

Everything is Gonna Be Alright, Alright, Alright with Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey Alright, alright, alright is the famous phrase coined by the illustrious Matthew McConaughey. He is an actor, father, husband, and author. When Matthew was younger, his father instilled in him three principles for life - "Don't say can't," "love, don't hate," "tell the truth, don't lie" and he has carried these principles throughout his life. Matthew McConaughey has acted in over 50 films and is the co-founder of the Just Keep Livin' Foundation alongside his wife, Camila. The two have three children and currently reside in Austin, Texas. Throughout his life, Matthew has learned that putting the energy into your family will produce results far greater than if you go it alone. He recalls his wife saying, "You go, we go" when they were deciding whether or not to have children. Since having three children, Matthew has been cultivating a closeness with his children that leaves a legacy for years to come. In his book Greenlights, Matthew talks about how he wants his life to read like an unfiltered, unedited version of himself. His whole life has been dedicated to this persona of an actor that everyone is familiar with. Leaving a legacy is all about the raw, unedited moments of our lives; the ones where we're not perfect and we do make mistakes. These are the moments that define who we are, not who everyone else thinks we are. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/alright-alright-alright/. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
03/05/2153m 17s

Inheritance is Temporary, Legacy is Forever with John Ramstead

John Ramstead John Ramstead is a husband, father, entrepreneur, and author of On Purpose, With Purpose. Ramstead knew from a young age that he wanted to be a pilot. However, when he got to college and was enrolled in the ROTC program, he never believed that he had what it took to be a pilot. After an inspiring talk with his father, John decided that he was going to take aviation classes and become a pilot. Throughout his studies, John had a mentor that held him accountable and challenged him to be the best that he could be. Ramstead finished first in his graduating class and got to pick the plane of his choice. After John retired from the Navy, he became an entrepreneur and founded the company Beyond Influence. In 2011, John encountered an accident that would alter the course of his life forever. During a work retreat, John was riding on a horse that bucked him off and sent him straight into a steel pipe, shattering his skull. The doctors told his wife and kids to fill out a living will because he was not going to make it. During his time in the hospital, the Lord spoke to John and told him that he would heal him. From that moment on, John decided to save the relationship with his wife and children and become the husband and father he was meant to be.  Marriage is all about skill. You can't just walk in and expect to wing it on the first try; it takes patience, practice, and most importantly - SKILL. Having a healthy relationship with your kids works the same way too. It's not about getting them to be on their best behavior, it's about bringing out the best in them, no matter if it's different than how you imagined. When John was near the end of his life, he discovered that it's not about what you leave for your family, it's about what you leave in them. That is the difference between inheritance and legacy - legacy is forever, inheritance is temporary.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/legacy-is-forever/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
29/04/211h 18m

Porn Detox - The Truth Will Set You Free with Ted Shimer

Ted Shimer Ted Shimer, author of the Freedom Fight, is a 30 year veteran of a National Collegiate Disciplinary Ministry who has helped thousands of young individuals in their pornography addiction. His book The Freedom Fight is also a no-cost internet program that uses the power brain of science to outgrow porn and heal from the addiction. In the early 2000s, Shimer witnessed firsthand what pornography does to not only married couples, but to young adults as well. After the rise of the iPhone, becoming addicted became an even easier feat amongst millions of individuals. Countless studies have been conducted that state the detrimental effects of pornography in relationships, marriages, and even children. Shimer uses a faith-based approach in talking about the effects of porn and how it draws us further and further away from the truth of God's word and His will for our lives. In order to deepen our connection with God, we have to repress those sinful behaviors and replace it with healing behaviors such as an accountability partner or connecting with the Word of God. In our society, men tend to justify porn by stating that it's not as bad as doing drugs or drinking heavily. However, addiction is addiction no matter how you swing it. The impact of pornography on husbands and fathers has been known to cause divorces two to three times greater than if there was no porn involved. There has to be a point where you admit that you have an addiction, then find the right people and resources to help you outgrow the addiction. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/porn-detox. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
26/04/211h 2m

Finding Your Identity Through Defining Moments with Ilan Muallem

Ilan Muallem is an actor, director, martial artist, and entrepreneur. Some of his most well known roles are Wesley from “The Walking Dead” and Noah from “The Big Short.” Muallem is also a free speech advocate and political activist who actively supports the military and police. Muallem is currently in a 13 year relationship and is a mentor to his girlfriend’s three children.  During Muallem’s childhood, he recalls his father being hard but empathetic towards his horrendous behavior. When Ilan was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, he notes how his father was right by his side, caring for him. Ilan recalls how it’s defining moments like those that lead to your identity. As a father, you realize that 90% of the battle is just being there for your kids. Muallem’s father was there for him during the difficult years and it made Ilan realize that although his father wasn’t perfect, he always showed up. According to Muallem, the definition of success means always showing up and being consistent, no matter what. Even if you’re not a perfect parent, you can still be successful and leave a legacy for your children by just being there for them.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/finding-identity. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
22/04/211h 13m

How to Manage Your Thoughts and Emotions by Letting Sh*t Go with Todd Stottlemyre

Todd Stottlemyre Todd Vernon Stottlemyre is an entrepreneur, business coach, author, and Major League Baseball player. During his youth, Todd watched his father, Mel Stottlemyre, pitch for the New York Yankees. After Todd retired from baseball in 2002, he developed a passion for the stock market and co-founded a hedge fund in 2010. Since 2010, Todd has been co-running this business, writing books, and telling his story to listeners around the world. Managing Your Thoughts and Emotions Today, Todd is a husband, father, and self-made business and life coach who learned how to turn guilt into joy by one simple action - letting go. He shares valuable life lessons as well as emotionally captivating stories that demonstrate how he took control of his emotions and began living his life more intentionally. Todd recalls the guilt he carried with him for 12 years of his life and how he hated the man he saw in the mirror. Through a family loss, emotional baggage, his journey to fame, and the life-changing words of Harvey Dorfman, Todd was able to abolish the guilt he carried with him and live a more intentional, thoughtful life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/manage-thoughts-emotions/.  Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at https://www.gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at https://gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube https://gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
19/04/211h 16m

What It Means to Be Masculine Today

In this episode, we have invited Nicky Billou, the host of The Thought Leader Revolution Podcast. He is inspired by achievement and is dedicated to assisting others in achieving outstanding results. But there was a time when Nicky’s marriage was in ruins and he didn’t even want to live anymore. Today, Nicky talks about the mistakes men make when it comes to marriage and what it means to be masculine today. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday259. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
15/04/2158m 27s

The Pursuit of Happyness with Chris Gardner

Today, our guest is Chris Gardner, New York Times and Washington Post Best Selling author of the critically acclaimed The Pursuit of Happyness, which has been translated in over 40 languages and became a popular 2006 film starring Will Smith. The book was the story of Chris’s life, a way to project onto the world that everyone can do anything, no matter what the obstacles are, no matter what the adversity is, because we all embrace the Power of Choice. That’s what this episode is all about! In our conversation with Chris Gardner, we will talk about how we can make powerful pivots in our lives when we are confronted with adversities. We go over how we can show up as more empowered and compassionate fathers than we ever thought possible, even when we're dealing with everyday stress and obstacles in our lives. We also discuss how his upcoming book, Permission to Dream, lays out a blueprint for building a dream-come-true life, even during uncertainty. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/313. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
12/04/211h 5m

Pivoting During the Pandemic with Ben Rector

Whether you had plans for your business, career, family, or personal life, COVID has probably derailed it to some point. Today, we talk about pivoting during the pandemic and turning our setbacks into new opportunities. Ben Rector is a singer, songwriter, and record producer. Ben has appeared and performed on various television shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live! Conan, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and others. His songs make appearances on shows like American Idol, Ellen DeGeneres Show, World of Dance, Pretty Little Liars, and Castle. In this episode, Ben talks about his music journey and how he’s had to restrategize his plans since the pandemic. He also shares his parenting insights and how he hits his reset button to stay on track. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday258. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
08/04/2141m 13s

How to Survive Your F&%$ed-Up Life with Ron Worley

Ron Worley is a business coach, entrepreneur, and the author of “Ditches to Riches: How to Survive Your F&%$ed-Up Life and Create a Kick-Ass Business.” Living a life of treachery, drugs, and helplessness, Ron almost succumbed to the abyss of death. Today, Ron is a self-made millionaire, a husband, and a dad. He reveals his chaotic past, personal reflections, pivotal decisions, and life lessons. He also shares how every man needs a woman that will support him throughout it all—in happiness and pain. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/312. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
05/04/211h 17m

Raising Strong Girls—A Dad’s Guide with Dr. Tim Jordan

It takes a special skillset to be a good dad to a daughter. We don’t have many shows about raising girls. If you have daughters between ages of five and twenty-five, this show is for you. Today we are grateful to have Dr. Tim Jordan on the show to give us simple, sound advice on raising strong girls. He is the expert on parenting girls, a counselor, and the author of SHE LEADS: A Practical Guide for Raising Girls Who Advocate, Influence, and Lead. Dr. Tim Jordan is going to tell us how we as fathers can best help our daughters become empowered and confident. He also highlights the unique challenges girls face that dads might not be aware of. He also explains how to teach girls to navigate pressure, speak up for themselves, and discover their true gifts. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday257. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
01/04/2158m 49s

The Hard Way with Brad Lea

In this episode, we are excited to talk to Brad Lea, the founder of Lightspeed VT, the most advanced interactive training platform on the market. He is a soon-to-be billionaire and the host of the Dropping Bombs podcast. Brad is also the author of the Real Deal and has a new book coming out, The Hard Way. He's also been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, and is a regular guest on several top-rated podcasts. Brad talks about how he blew it as a father and how he’s levelled up as a parent, raising his daughters to be strong, confident women. He tells us how to build confidence and shift our mindsets by accumulating knowledge. He also talks about how to rack up wins to replace old patterns and crush self-sabotage and procrastination once and for all! Brad learned the hard way so we don’t have to. Take advantage of the wisdom bombs he drops in this podcast!   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/311. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
29/03/211h 4m

Success is Closer Than You Think

It’s been about a year since our worlds were drastically changed by the pandemic. Many of us feel discouraged and stressed out. It seems impossible to stay motivated and focused. We lose the momentum we had toward whatever goals we planned to achieve pre-COVID. Today’s show is for those who feel frustrated and overwhelmed, for those who struggle with imperfection, impostor syndrome, and self-doubt. It’s for those on the brink of giving up. Don’t do it. Keep showing up. I will tell you why. When life fights you the most, be ready, because something amazing is heading your way. This is my personal story about the success that I would’ve never experienced had I given up all those times I wanted to quit. Success is so much closer than you think.   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday256. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
25/03/2116m 57s

No Excuses Fatherhood with Wes Watson (EXPLICIT)

This show is explicit, and it will be offensive to some listeners. But the message is important. Today’s guest is Wes Watson, and he is not going to sugar-coat his advice. Prepare to hear a lot of f-bombs. Wes Watson is an ex-convict, motivational speaker, and is the founder of personal coaching firm, Watson Fit, which aims to liberate people from mental prisons to help them achieve their health goals and beyond. Today, Wes talks about his journey from penitentiary to personal development. He reveals the mindsets and vices that are keeping us stuck. He also teaches us how to exercise self-discipline, practice constructive self-talk, and commit to behaviors that will transform us into the men, husbands, and fathers we want to become. Are you ready to stop making excuses and start investing in yourself? For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/310. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
22/03/211h 17m

The Power of Humor Through Hard Times with Mirthell Onyx

When life gets tough, we tend to take things too seriously. We get discouraged and bitter. We might even lose faith. In this episode, we get a chance to speak with Mirthell Onyx. He has been an ordained minister and marriage and family therapist for over twenty years. Mirthell is also a dad who writes, directs, produces, and acts in his family’s viral YouTube channel. There they depict how they rose from “the struggle life” to “the Onyx life” as a self-made, millionaire family utilizing social media as their primary entertainment platform. Also the host of The Onyx Life podcast, Mirthell seeks to inspire and educate families on how to simultaneously build happy homes and financial empires. Today he teaches us how to use the power of humor through hard times and keep the faith to get through anything. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday255. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
18/03/211h 10m

Strong Men, Strong Marriages with Dr. Mike Frazier

Our guest today believes the saying “happy wife, happy life” is a lie. If you feel like you’re doing everything right in your marriage and wonder why it’s not working, this show is for you. In this episode, we have invited Dr. Mike Frazier, the founder of Strong Men, Strong Marriages. Today, we talk about what it really means to be a man and a husband and how you need to define that for yourself. We’ll go through communication, connection, intimacy, and all the secrets you can use to make your marriage strong and exciting. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/309. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
15/03/211h 4m

Toolkit for an Extraordinary Marriage with Larry Hagner

How many hours have you spent training to be a husband? We expect marriage to work out without ever learning the skills to maintain a successful relationship. We want more sex and intimacy as well as better communication and connection, but we are missing the tactics. Today I am with Nate Bagley from the Growth Marriage podcast to talk about elevating your marriage. We go over the tools you need to take the relationship with your wife to the next level. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday254. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
11/03/2157m 46s

How to Do the Work with Dr. Nicole LePera

In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, our guest is Dr. Nicole LePera. She was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University and the New School for Social Research. She also studied at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. As a clinical psychologist in private practice, she often found herself frustrated by traditional psychotherapy's limitations. She began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical, and spiritual health that equips people with the tools necessary to heal themselves. Nothing short of a paradigm shift, her teachings empower individuals to break free from trauma cycles and create who they want to become. Today, she talks with us about how to to the work when it comes to resolving childhood traumas, dealing with anxiety, building resiliency, and becoming a greater example for our children. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/308. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
08/03/211h 4m

Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting

In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, we have invited Hunter Clarke-Fields, a mindfulness mama mentor. She coaches smart, accomplished, overstressed individuals on how to cultivate mindfulness in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in yoga, mindfulness practices and a certified teacher of parent effectiveness training. She has taught mindfulness to thousands of parents worldwide. She is also an international speaker and an author as well. Today, she talks with us about the meaning of being a mindful father and breaking the cycle of reactive parenting. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday253. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
04/03/2149m 25s

Funny How Life Works with Michael Jr.

In this episode of The Dad Edge Podcast, we welcome iconic comedian and author, Michael Jr. to the show! Spreading laughter and positivity to stages like Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central, Michael now is on a mission to take it to the next level through his anticipated book Funny How Life Works. Today, Michael shares with us how he struggled his way to success, the impact of stories to people’s lives, and how to be the most understanding, inspiring and iconic father you can ever be. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/307. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
01/03/211h 1m

How to Raise a Teen in Today’s World with Marc Fienberg

Navigating the turbulent waters of raising a teenager is different now than when our parents raised us. With technology, they are exposed to so much more than they are ready for. We also are facing new challenges like the pandemic and societal issues. In this episode, Marc Fienberg is going to teach us how to raise a teen in today’s world. He is the bestselling author of Dad’s Great Advice for Teens and we talk about the tough conversations we need to have with our kids. He tells us why we should encourage our kids to not focus on making us happy. He also tells us how to get our kids to open up about sex, drugs, and other uncomfortable issues so that they can make the best decisions even when we aren’t around. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday252. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
25/02/2152m 25s

Positive Fatherhood with Roger Mathews

Today we have a celebrity guest, Roger Mathews from the Jersey Shore. He was JWoww’s boyfriend in the show, and they got married and had two kids. They are now divorced, and he only gets to be with his children 50% of the time, but that doesn’t stop him from being a 100% dad. What you’re going to hear today about his take on fatherhood is going to surprise you. Roger Mathews talks about his upbringing and the amazing connection he has with his father. He talks about the lessons in money management he will pass on to his kids, and how he manages their screen time. He gets real about dealing with a special needs child. Most important of all, Roger talks about focusing on the positive in fatherhood and trying to put good things into the world in spite of the chaos that is happening right now. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/306. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
22/02/2155m 4s

A Dad’s 75 Hard Transformation Story

In today’s episode of The Dad Edge, we interview Justin Holland, popularly known as Juice, who completed the 75 Hard challenge with us in The Dad Edge Alliance. Juice started 75 Hard on November 1st with a starting weight of 344 pounds. He chose November specifically because it’s the toughest time to begin a challenge like this. It’s the holiday season, and Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year, were all standing in the way to test his commitment. Juice thought if he could go through this, he could go through anything. He has now dropped down to 290 pounds! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday251. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
18/02/2144m 53s

How to Access Your Power, Confidence, and Clarity with Shana James

Many of us are frustrated with our relationships. We’re settling for mediocre marriages that we don’t know how to revive. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Our relationships are not the problem. The problem is that we lack the skills to make them into what they could be. Today you will be empowered with those skills. We are fired up to talk to Shana James. She is a coach, TEDx speaker, author, and the host of the Man Alive podcast. She is here to help us understand what women love most about their men. She is going to teach us how to ask for what we need and what we desire without fear. She also shows us how to access our power, confidence, and clarity so that we can live truly extraordinary lives. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/305. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage  
15/02/211h 9m

The Science Behind Procrastination with Tim Urban

In today’s episode we have Tim Urban. He is one of the most popular bloggers in the US. He’s got a TED talk about procrastination and is here today to clear up why human beings procrastinate, why we don’t feel motivated, and why we don't get things done. He's also going to explain the evolutionary science behind procrastination, how to cultivate a sense of urgency, and  how we can override our own voice of procrastination. Even Elon Musk follows Tim’s blog, so learn how to get out of your own way, outsmart yourself, and just take action! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday250. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
11/02/2155m 12s

Teaching Your Son the Fundamentals of Manhood with Gregory Koufacos

Young men today are less motivated to create extraordinary lives because they aren’t equipped with the skills to turn their dreams into reality. How can we be a relatable parent and instill the fundamentals of manhood so our sons can reach their full potential? In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, we talk with Gregory Koufacos. Greg is the founder and CEO of Velocity Mentoring. He is an addiction professional with almost 15 years of experience. He holds a Master's Degree in Psychology from The New School for Social Research. He is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach. Gregory is also the author of the book named "Primal Method" which he will discuss along with the issues between a father and a son. We will also talk about relationships, marriages, and the challenging transition of becoming a man in today's world. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/304. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
08/02/211h 11m

Emotional Intelligence Skills for Men with Dr. Nick Sotelo

In this episode, we have invited Dr. Nick Sotelo, a coach and counselor. He is a leader in our Dad Edge Alliance and guides people to reaching their potential. He has succeeded in helping people achieve more in their careers and relationships. Dr. Nick also helps men struggling with addiction, their identity, and their ability to connect well with spouses and children. Today we talk about emotional intelligence skills for men. You will learn how to master your anger and patience, how to become more self-aware, and how to realize and reach your potential for an upgraded life! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday249. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage  
04/02/2147m 26s

Extreme Family Adventure with Ben Crawford

Imagine hiking for 5 months straight, covering 2,000 miles of harsh terrain. Now imagine doing it with your wife and 6 kids. Yes, 6 kids. Today’s guest is Ben Crawford who set the record for the largest hike through the Appalachian trail with his family. His book, 2,000 Miles Together tells the story of this extreme family adventure, the physical challenges they faced, as well as the public ridicule threatened their journey. Ben explains how incorporating kids into our adventures teaches them ownership, cooperation, and pride in contributing to a shared goal. He shows us how to challenge the status quo and raise our family according our values. He also talks about how to keep the family morale up when all the chips are down. This story is as insane as it is inspiring. Get ready for extreme family adventure! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/303. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
01/02/211h 1m

Getting Your Kid to Be Honest with You

What are we supposed to do when our kids admit to doing something wrong? If we blow up, they will lie to avoid getting into trouble. They’ll be afraid to come to us whenever they have problems. When they are small, it may be a fight on the playground or a grade on a test. As they get older, they’ll have to navigate sex, drugs, and peer pressure. The risks are bigger, and the consequences are more serious. Today we talk about getting your kid to be honest with you, no matter what. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday248. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
28/01/2120m 19s

Work–Life Integration for Dads with Pat Flynn

So much competes for our attention and patience. It feels as though we have to make a choice—family or business. But is it possible to have the best of both? Today we have Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income back on the show to teach us how to master work life integration. Pat built his large, online business from scratch and now makes over 200K a month in gross sales. He helps people all over the world improve their lives, all while being an amazing husband and father of two. You will walk away from this episode with simple, powerful ways to scale your business and spend more time with your family. You’ve only got one life. Make it count! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/302. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
25/01/2158m 7s

The Dad Edge Mailbox January 2021

Today we check The Dad Edge Mailbox and answer some questions like: Is it possible to have a fulfilling and passionate marriage after the kids? How do we keep things fresh and exciting over the years and even decades? In this world of busyness, how can we accomplish everything we want to do? What are the skills we need to learn to become the parents our kids can always rely on? Learn these secrets and more in this quick episode! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday247. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
21/01/2126m 28s

Stop Being a "Nice Guy" with Dr. Robert Glover

Many of us take pride in being the “nice guy.” But could being the nice guy be ruining our lives? We are all probably guilty of Nice Guy Syndrome on some level. We sometimes give only to receive in a passive attempt to get what we want without directly asking for it. We avoid conflict to get the acceptance, validation, even and the sex that we need. Some of us might not even realize we suffer from Nice Guy Syndrome and wonder why we are anxious and unhappy. Dr. Robert Glover is back on The Dad Edge for a discussion we all need to hear. He talks about how to stop being dependent on external things for our happiness. He shows us how to reclaim our identities after losing ourselves in relationships. He also explains why we need to get comfortable with our existential fears to become empowered men. Stop being a nice guy and start living true to yourself! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/301. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
18/01/211h 20m

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet for Men with Fraser Bayley

The plant-based lifestyle seems to be everywhere lately, but is it really possible to maintain our bodies without animal protein? Won’t we feel tired and hungry all the time? What about our libido and testosterone levels? Today's discussion will reveal the surprising benefits of a plant-based lifestyle for men. Our guest is Fraser Bayley. He has founded Veg Up with his wife, Lauren, and together they help people cut through the confusion to achieve peak performance, an amazing body, and insane mental clarity on a plant-based diet. You will hear how a plant-based diet can radically change your bloodwork, your energy levels, and your psychological wellbeing. You will also learn how being the healthiest dad you can be will make you more available for your kids while setting an example that will prime them for a healthy adult life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday246. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
13/01/2155m 57s

The Strong, Mindful Father with Navy SEAL Jon Macaskill

The next generation is our responsibility. Our kids are watching us. What kind of world do we want them to build? Today, The Dad Edge celebrates episode 300! Thank you to all of our listeners for being part of this community of men who want to Live Legendary. When we invest in ourselves, when we join together, when we level up, it changes the world. If you’ve been enjoying the show, please take a few seconds to leave us a review and let us know your thoughts. Our guest for this milestone show is Jon Macaskill. He is a Retired Navy SEAL Commander, a husband, and the father of two. He is also the Executive Deputy Director of Veteran’s PATH, a nonprofit helping veterans rediscover meaning, purpose & joy through mindfulness, meditation and a safe community. Jon talks about how he uses his training and experience in the SEAL teams to achieve seemingly impossible goals. He tells us how to respectfully cherish our spouses and parent as a cohesive team. He also teaches us how to become strong, mindful fathers by overcoming selfishness and practicing compassion. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/300. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
11/01/211h 9m

How to Build a Ridiculously Fulfilling Marriage with Nate Bagley

Marriages have taken a beating during the pandemic. We are under a constant generalized stress that keeps our nerves on edge and lowers our emotional capacity. But we can use this time to build a ridiculously fulfilling marriage, and our guest today teaches us how. Nate Bagley is a marriage researcher, educator, husband, and a new dad. He is the founder of the Growth Marriage Community and podcast and his mission is to rid the world of mediocre love. Nate has an incredible story. Before he got married, he quit his job and toured the country to gather information that 99% of us do not get. What do madly in love couples do that everyone else is missing out on? Let’s find out! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday245. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
07/01/2151m 22s

A Dad’s Guide to Parenting After Divorce with Evan DeMarco

How can you be the best dad after your marriage fails? What can you do to use post-divorce life as an opportunity to grow into the best version of yourself? Today’s show is a dad’s guide to parenting after divorce. Evan DeMarco is the host of the Single Parents Daily and the Complete Human podcasts. Evan tells his harrowing story of his parents’ divorce, and how his father kidnapped him when he was a toddler. He reveals how his abandonment issues led to his own divorce, forcing him to confront his issues. Evan gives divorced dads tips to reclaim their true selves while also giving married and dating dads insights on how to develop and keep the relationship they have or begin a new one. This show is gets real, so get ready to face some hard truths. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/299. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
04/01/2150m 38s

Mindset-Driven Fitness with Marc Hildebrand

Without challenges, we cannot grow. One of our biggest challenges as fathers is to make sure we don’t neglect our health. But learning how to take care of our bodies is the foundation that sets us up for success in all other areas of our lives. Marc Hildebrand is a husband, father, and LAPD sergeant. He is the creator of First Responder Fitness and provides mindset, fitness, and nutrition solutions for those in the unpredictable career of being a first responder. He talks about how outer success is a reflection of our inner growth, and that is why mindset-driven fitness is the only way to get lasting results on your health goals for this year and the rest of your life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday244. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
31/12/201h 4m

Secrets to an Awesome Marriage with Dr. Kim Kimberling

Marriage is one of the most challenging and important relationships in our lives, yet most of us come into it completely unprepared. So many men struggle to connect with their wives. Maybe we’re giving it all we have, and it seems like nothing works. We might wonder if it was never meant to be, and we must decide whether we should divorce or settle for a lifelong roommate. We want neither. We want an awesome marriage. Today we have Dr. Kim Kimberling on the show to reveal the secrets to an awesome marriage. He is going to teach us to empower ourselves with simple tools that we can use everyday to build trust, communication, and sexual intimacy. A strong marriage is the best gift we can give our kids. It’s time to build an awesome marriage you believe in. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/298. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
28/12/2059m 40s

The Art of Masculinity with Johnny Elsasser

If we don’t know who we are or what’s important to us, we will be driven by outside forces and will lack the strength to show up in our lives with purpose and integrity. This can lead to a feeling of being lost, powerless, trapped, and alone. Worst of all, it can cause us to dislike the man in the mirror—if we can even recognize him at all. Today’s guest is John Elsasser. He is a former Army Ranger and the host of The Art of Masculinity podcast. He is going to tell us how to create a Masculine Blueprint so that we can identify what kind of men we want to become. In living by our own code, we will always know who we are and where we stand. Feel the power of living as the person you really are. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday243. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
24/12/2048m 18s

Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit and Back Again with Drew Manning

Are you a busy, hardworking dad who is ready to get in his best physical health this year? We have the most amazing guest for you! Drew Manning is NY Times Bestselling author of Fit2Fat2Fit, a book about how he gained and lost seventy-five pounds in order to better understand the struggle to lose weight. Now he talks about Fit2Fat2Forty, which addresses the particular struggles we have with extra weight as we get older. Drew is bent on disrupting the aspects of the fitness industry that have no empathy for overweight people. He talks about the emotional and mental work that we need to do to take care of our bodies. He also tells us how busy dads can define health for themselves so that diet and exercise doesn’t feel like punishment. Prepare yourself to not only become a healthy dad, but also a happy and energetic one. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/297. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
21/12/2045m 7s

Own Your Career, Own Your Life with Andy Storch

Would you believe that 82% of men are unhappy with what they do for a living? How tragic is it that so many of us are letting the days slip away in misery? How can we find work that both makes us come alive and also helps us provide the life we want for our families? If you’re feeling frustrated and trapped, there is good news. It’s never too late to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life, and you’re in the perfect place right now to take the first step to where you truly want to go. Andy Storch is the author of Own Your Career Own Your Life: Stop Drifting and Take Control of Your Future. He is the host of two podcasts, The Talent Development Hot Seat and the Own Your Career Own Your Life Show and he is going to teach us how to stop waiting for something to happen and create a life that excites us! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday242. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
17/12/2051m 10s

Taking Your Kids Back from Their Screens with Arlene Pellicane

It has been extremely difficult during lockdown and virtual schooling to limit screen time for our kids. That is why we have Arlene Pellicane back on the show to talk about Screen Kids, the latest book she’s co-written with Gary Chapman. Arlene Pellicane tells us what too much screen time will do to our kids’ brains. She explains us how the internet trains kids to become accustomed to instant gratification and how that affects their wellbeing and behavior over time. Most importantly, she teaches us how to set non-negotiable boundaries around computers and devices in our homes. Learn how to keep screen time balanced for you and your kids once and for all in this episode! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/296. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
14/12/2051m 49s

Healthy Habits for Marriage, Fatherhood, and Fitness

Lockdown has affected us physically as well as mentally. Our relationships have been challenged like never before. But we have the power to recalibrate with healthy habits that will help our bodies, minds, and connection to our families. Today we talk to everyday dad and Dad Edge Alliance member, Jordan Kaufman. He talks about the signs that warned him he needed to change, why he committed to an extreme health challenge, and how he will use his newfound resilience to keep making his body, mind, and marriage stronger. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday241. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
10/12/2052m 59s

Practical Money Wisdom for Parents with Rachel Cruze

Want to do better with your money? We all do, but how can we create a budget, get out of debt, and save money without making life complicated? And can we show our kids good money habits, even if we haven’t had the best relationship with money? Today we are excited to have Rachel Cruze to talk to us about practical money wisdom for parents. She is the daughter of David Ramsey and the author of Know Yourself, Know Your Money. Rachel teaches us how to develop self-awareness around money, discover why we handle money the way do, and make spending and saving an open, stress-free topic in the household. Get ready to understand yourself and know your money! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/295. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
07/12/2034m 0s

Critical Fatherhood Skills

You do not have to be a victim of you past. You can learn to pivot and become stronger. Today’s guest proves it. Everyday dad and Dad Edge Alliance member Christopher Wilson grew up with an abusive, alcoholic father. He never knew what a normal, healthy family was supposed to look like. Now he is a husband and a father and works for the inspirational fitness community, Critical Bench. Chris shares what he learned from his difficult childhood, how he deals with his own patience and anger issues, and the critical fatherhood skills he uses to make sure his home is a happy one for his wife and kids. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday240. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
03/12/201h 14m

SEAL of God with Navy SEAL Chad Williams

Today we have a badass who is also an everyday dude. Navy SEAL Chad Williams is the author of SEAL of God, a husband, and a father. He tells us why servant leadership is more effective than just looking out for ourselves. He reveals why reaching our biggest goals can make us unhappy. He also teaches us how a spiritual practice can put our lives in perspective so that we can use adversity as a wing and become warriors for those we love. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/294. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
30/11/201h 17m

How to be the Go-To Guy for Your Kids

How insane is it to be a parent these days? Now, think about what our kids are going through. How can we be the go-to guy for our kids when they are struggling? Today we have Dad Edge Alliance member and elementary school teacher Charlie Moynahan on the show. Not only is he fathering two boys, as a teacher in a poor area, he is often the only consistent person in his students’ lives. Charlie tells us how to help kids become resilient and self-reliant. He reveals how he helps students deal with learning challenges, bullies, and adversity. He also teaches us the tools he uses to raise respectful, responsible, and loving kids. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday239. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
26/11/2039m 32s

How Self-Sacrifice is Hurting You and Others with Cody Jefferson

So many men are unhappy, exhausted, and overwhelmed, even when they have a life that would be considered perfect. Why is that? Today we have mega guest Cody Jefferson on The Dad Edge. Cody is the founder and CEO of Embrace The Lion, and the creator of LION Method, the #1 Group Coaching Program for High-Achieving Men looking to adopt the right support, belief, habits and community to create success in their lives and businesses. Cody tells us what happens when we are addicted to accomplishment and validation. He teaches us how to get honest with ourselves and step into the reality that is right for us. Most importantly, he tells us how stop sacrificing ourselves on the altar of success and find true fulfillment with our families. Get ready to embrace the lion within! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/293. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
23/11/201h 14m

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. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday238. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
19/11/2041m 17s

Sexploration and Intimacy Tips for Married Men with Dr. Corey Allan

Do you want more sex in your marriage? Many of us do, but have you ever asked yourself if the sex in your marriage is even worth having more of? Today, our guest gives us the intimacy tips for married men to have both MORE sex and BETTER sex with our spouses. Dr. Corey Allan is the host of Sexy Marriage Radio and is back on The Dad Edge to teach us everything we’re doing wrong when it comes to approaching our wives about sex. He tells us to stop trying to fix our women and how to fix ourselves. Corey reveals women’s most common complaints on how their men derail their arousal, and what we can do to make sure our desire is clear without being needy or demanding. He also talks about how to get your woman on board with sexploration and games to fire up the bedroom. Get ready to become the sexpert in your marriage! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/292. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
16/11/201h 4m

How to Always Make the Right Decision with Darius Mirshahzadeh

How do we make the right decision when it comes to where we want to devote our time, energy, and resources? What should we strive for? What should we sacrifice? As fathers, we are pulled in a hundred different directions. Our capacity is limited. It’s easy to feel unsure which way to go. Today’s guest has developed a system to help you design a life that brings you joy and satisfaction. Darius Mirshahzadeh is the host of Greatness Machine LIVE and the author of The Core Value Equation. He teaches us not only how to define our core values, but how to turn them into the language of our lives and use them as an anchor for all decision making. You’ve never heard an approach to values like this before! Learn how to always make the right decision for yourself, your work, and most importantly, your family. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday237. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
12/11/201h 10m

Real AF Self-Discipline with Andy Frisella

Today we are beyond excited to have Andy Frisella on The Dad Edge! This interview is the favorite above all other episodes. If you don’t already know, Andy Frisella hosted the #1 business and success podcast in the world, The MFCEO project, and is the creator of 1st Phorm supplements. Andy is also the host of the Real AF Podcast and the founder of the #75Hard mental and physical fitness challenge. With a big voice, big personality, and big heart, Andy Frisella, gets real AF about his struggles. He reveals that he naturally is a weak and lazy person, and that only by learning the skill of self-discipline has he developed his unstoppable work ethic and hustle. He talks about why health must be our priority and how the #75Hard challenge develops the self-discipline we need to accomplish everything we want to do in life. He also tells us how to practice extreme time management, how to develop true self-confidence, and what legacy really means. Andy shares stuff in this show that you haven’t heard on any other podcast. Get ready to get real AF about life! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/291. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
09/11/201h 47m

The Process of Family Leadership—Dad Edge Alliance Exclusive Q&A with Errol Doebler

We are all going to go some day. What kind of culture do you want to leave behind for your family and the generations to come? We have an intense experience for you today. Errol Doebler, former Navy SEAL and FBI Special Agent, is back on the show. He is a husband, a father of three, and the author of The Process, Art and Science of Leadership. Errol participated in a live event with the Dad Edge Alliance, where more than 70 men had the opportunity to listen to his arsenal of family leadership training and got a chance to ask him questions on how to use the process of leadership to become strong leaders for their families. Errol explains how the leadership strategies used for battle are the same we need to use in the boardroom and the home. In this behind-the-scenes peek into the Dad Edge Alliance, you will learn how to gain trust, earn respect, and form an unbreakable family team. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday236. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
05/11/201h 21m

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." For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/290. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
02/11/201h 19m

The Ultimate Gift to Leave Behind for Your Kids

If you were to leave the world right now, what would you want your kids to know? What would you tell them about the way you feel? What advice would you give to take them through the rest of their lives? Today we talk about the ultimate gift to leave behind for your kids. Blake Brewer lost his dad in a tragic accident when he was nineteen. Their relationship was cut short, but during the heartbreak and grief, Blake’s mom handed him a letter that his father had written to him. This legacy letter not only helped Blake cope with the loss, it also made it possible for him to take his father’s words with him throughout the rest of his adult life. In honor of his father and the powerful gift he left behind, Blake Brewer is on a mission to help 1 million dads write at least one meaningful, heartfelt letter to their children with the Legacy Letter Challenge. Blake knows that writing a legacy letter is a huge undertaking. What do you say? How do you say it? He talks about how to compose a legacy letter and how its effects will ripple through generations to come. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday235. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
29/10/2035m 12s

How to Motivate the Unmotivated with Matt Granados

Most of us want to accomplish many things in life. We know we need to take action to improve our health, relationships, finances, and careers. But we wake up every morning without the motivation. Today’s guest is the expert on how to motivate the unmotivated. Matt Granados is speaker, coach, and the author of Motivate the Unmotivated: A proven system for sustainable motivation. He reveals the difference between motivated and unmotivated people. He talks about how motivation is not a character trait, but a state of mind. He also tells us how we can strengthen the connection between actions and outcomes to motivate ourselves and others, including our kids. Get ready to systemize motivation and finally make things happen! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/289. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
26/10/2053m 9s

How to Become a Patient Father in 37 Minutes

Today we talk about how to become a patient father. The Dad Edge started on one of the worst nights of my life as a dad. I lost my patience and did something I regret to this day. I didn’t grow up with my dad in the picture, and the men in my life were not good father figures to me. I was raised in an uncertain, sometimes abusive, alcohol-ridden household. When I became a parent, I didn’t have a clue. All I knew is what I didn’t want to do, but that wasn’t enough. Losing our temper does not mean that we are bad, hopeless people. We are only lacking the skills to talk ourselves down so that we can respond instead of reacting to the daily challenges of fatherhood. In this show, I give you a toolbox of strategies that you can use to understand the triggers, notice the signs, and disarm the bomb before it goes off. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday234. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
22/10/2038m 14s

The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership with Errol Doebler

What would your world look like if you were a cool and confident leader? What if you could implement an environment of emotional awareness, problem-solving, and a never quit attitude in your work, home, and on the battlefield of life? Errol Doebler is a former Navy SEAL, FBI Special Agent, and an elite executive consultant. He believes that the same leadership applied during the chaos on the battlefield is the same leadership that should be applied in business and at home. No matter how you’ve approached life so far, leadership is a skill that can be learned. Errol reveals the exact methodology you need  to transform yourself into an empathetic and wise leader, living with intention in everything you do. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/288. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
19/10/201h 22m

The Power of Realistic Positivity

Let’s get real. It’s been hard to stay optimistic in these chaotic times and pretending everything is going to be okay is not going to solve our problems. But when we practice realistic positivity, we become more effective in our lives and create a ripple effect in the world around us. Today’s guest is Christopher Wirth. He is the host of the No Quit Living podcast and the author of The Positivity Tribe. He talks about how positivity really works and gives us tactics to add more realistic positivity in our lives. He teaches us how to eliminate negative people in our circle and surround ourselves with a positivity tribe. Christopher also shows us how one act of positivity, one person at a time, will help you become a happier and more effective man, husband, and father.   For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday233. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
15/10/2049m 34s

How to Fix Your Unhappy Marriage with Seth and Melanie Studley

Why is it so hard to make a marriage work? And is it too late to fix your unhappy marriage? If you’re struggling in your marriage, you’re not alone. About 50% of marriages end in divorce, but staying in a toxic marriage can be even worse. Today we have husband and wife team Seth and Melanie Studley on the show. They are the creators of the Anatomy of Marriage podcast and app, and they coach couples back to sane and happy marriages. It’s hard to believe that not long ago, Seth and Melanie’s marriage was a complete train wreck. How did they fix their impossible marriage? The Studley’s talk about how taking personal accountability and extreme ownership is the first step to healing a relationship. They reveal how escaping with porn, alcohol, or other distractions are not the issue, but the symptom of an underlying complication that's not being addressed. They also explain how to stop fighting and start solving problems. Don’t waste another day being miserable and frustrated. Start fixing your unhappy marriage right now! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/287. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
12/10/201h 13m

The Anatomy of Marriage Part 2: The Man's Side

Are you white-knuckling it through your marriage? Sometimes the relationship with our spouse gets off track and it seems beyond repair. We wonder how long we can hold on, but it’s not because the marriage is hopeless. It’s that we don’t possess the right tools to make it work. Today’s guest is Seth Studley, the other half of The Anatomy of Marriage podcast and app for couples. If you listened to the show with his wife Melanie, you’ll remember that their marriage was so bad that she ended up giving him a black eye. Seth is a Licensed Family Therapist and he gives us the man’s perspective on marriage. He tells us the signs that his relationship was headed for disaster, how it totally derailed, and the emotional labor he had to do to piece it back together. For those men who are tired of fighting their way through marriage, this show is a game changer. Listen now or download for later! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday232. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
08/10/2058m 28s

Becoming a Dangerous Man with Tripp Lanier

Why do so many of us lose our excitement for life? When did we forget how to have fun? How do we figure out how to feel powerful and free again? Today we talk about becoming a dangerous man. Tripp Lanier is the host of The New Man Podcast and the author of This Book Will Make You Dangerous. He reveals why many husbands and fathers feel trapped, bored, drained, and overwhelmed. He talks about how playing it safe is ruining our lives and why he throws most self-help books in the trash. Tripp also shows us how we can use chaos, uncertainty, and even death to lead us to our true desires. This show is for the men who refuse to settle. Are you ready to become dangerous? For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/286. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
05/10/2059m 0s

The Anatomy of Marriage Part 1: The Woman's Side

How is marriage supposed to work? We have never been taught, and when things start derailing, we have no idea what to do. This show was planned for a later date, but it is too good and too relevant to hold onto. The pandemic has heightened the level of stress in our lives and in our relationships. Many couples are struggling to navigate through these challenging times. So today we have marriage expert and coach,Melanie Studley with us. She’s the cohost of the Anatomy of Marriage podcast and co-creator of the Anatomy of Marriage app. Melanie dissects the most common issues between a man and a woman. She tells us what our spouses really think and feel when we watch porn. Melanie also explains the underlying anatomy of a marriage and gives us a formula to communicate our needs and desires as men in a confident, calm and masculine way. So simple and so powerful, don’t miss the pro tips in this episode! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday231. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
01/10/201h 12m

Parenting ADHD and Autism with Penny Williams

Being a parent challenges us in every way. Parenting an ADHD or Autistic child is even more challenging. Kids don't come with instruction manuals and the constant struggle can make you feel frustrated, stuck and hopeless. Today we have Penny Williams on The Dad Edge. She’s a coffee-lovin’, ADHD-obsessed momma on a mission, and she’s honored to help families on this always chaotic, often stressful, anything-but-ordinary parenting journey. Through her podcast, award-winning books, online parent training programs, parent coaching, and mom retreats, Penny has helped thousands of families survive and thrive in the face of ADHD. Penny says the key is not to learn how to change your child, but how to change yourself. In this episode, she teaches the mindset and parenting skills, insights, tools, and strategies, to understand your child’s behavior and help them to interact with the world in the best way possible. This show is a revelation for all dads and moms. Empower yourself with the training you need to be the parent you child needs. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/285. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
28/09/201h 4m

Start Reaching Your Goals with an Accountability Partner

When it comes to committing to our goals, we often let ourselves down. We'll sleep in instead of getting that workout in. We'll give in to that junk food or extra beer. We'll put off our big dreams for another day. No one will know that we didn't follow through. But if we have to answer to someone else, the whole game changes. Today we talk about how you can start reaching your goals with an accountability partner.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday230. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
24/09/2051m 30s

Love Languages and Other Marriage Tips for the Pandemic with Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman is the author of the most popular books on marriage in the world, The 5 Love Languages. Today he talks about his new book, 5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage: ...When You're Stuck at Home Together. Whether it has been challenging or delightful for you to be spending more time with your spouse during COVID-19, it’s the perfect time to troubleshoot and renew your love. If you have a good marriage, this will make it better. If you have a troubled marriage, this will tear down the walls and help you start rebuilding. Get on the fast track to a loving, harmonious marriage with these 5 simple tips! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/284. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
21/09/2040m 43s

Lifequakes: Navigating Pivotal Times with Bruce Feiler

How are you handling all the change happening in our world? Homeschooling, job changes, financial challenges, social upheaval? We are living in tumultuous times, but our guest today tells us that we are in a constant cycle of transitions, and we can use major life changes as catalysts for huge growth that will serve us in the future. Bruce Feiler is the bestselling author of Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age. He talks about these lifequake moments and how we can navigate through times of massive change. He tells about how we, as fathers, can apply this fluidity to our family dynamics. He also reveals the cyclical nature of our experience. Life rarely works out the way we expect it to. Get mentally prepared to reap the most from transitions. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday229. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
17/09/201h 14m

The Dad Edge Mailbox - Your Questions Answered

In this show I answer questions about creating a Legendary Marriage, Better Sex, and Parenting. For all resources go to: gooddadproject.com goodaddadproject.com/alliance gooddadproject.com/podcast
16/09/2030m 23s

Becoming a King with Morgan Snyder

Our actions reveal our beliefs about ourselves 100% of the time. Are you living the right story?  Life is up to me. I’m all alone. I have to make it happen. Most men live with these unspoken beliefs. We are full of intensity and lacking joy. But we are not alone. We never were. All we have to do is stop insulating ourselves from the divine guidance that is available to us. Today’s guest is Morgan Snyder. He is the author of Becoming a King: The Path to Restoring The Heart Of A Man. Morgan teaches us how to become spiritually mature enough to accept the invitation to become who we really are. He tells us how to acknowledge our younger selves and give them the healing they need. He also talks about giving our kids the father they truly need, not our idea of what we think a good father is. Restore the power of your heart. Open your soul. Ignite the faith that will allow you to live beyond your identity. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/283. Join FREE Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
14/09/201h 12m

From Trauma to Transformation

Unresolved trauma from our childhood affects every part of our lives, but the only way to be free from the pain of the past is to face it. When we acknowledge that we’ve been hurt, we can heal ourselves from within by starting with a few, small, brave steps. We warn you that today’s show may be disturbing for some listeners. Longtime Dad Edge Alliance member, Kevin Gilroy, is the author of The Kid Upstairs, his story about overcoming trauma and sexual abuse. Kevin went through most of his life avoiding the darkness, numbing the unease in destructive ways. Now he is a new man and courageously tells us how he finally confronted his childhood and carved his own path from trauma to transformation. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday228. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
10/09/2051m 27s

The Full Monty: Dad-Life as an Ex-Navy SEAL with Monty Heath

Becoming our best selves is a choice. We can choose to watch life pass us by, sleepwalking to our deathbeds full of regret. Or we can make the decision to take destiny into our own hands, leaving a distinct mark on the world. Today we have former Navy SEAL Monty Heath on The Dad Edge Podcast. Monty made the choice to leave the Navy SEALs before getting married and starting his family. He talks about how keeping calm is the most effective and important way to operate in life. He reveals how closely he came to divorce and the choice he made to never quit on his marriage. He also discusses his approach to dad life and teaches us how we can keep cool and rational through the inevitable chaos of fatherhood. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/282. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
07/09/2056m 24s

Armor Down/Daddy Up

We show up best when we are fully present in the moment, but we have a tendency to live in defense-mode based on fears from the past. It’s not that we’re not capable of being more open and mindful. It’s that we don’t know how. Today, Ben King gives us the skillset to armor down and daddy up. Ben King is an Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient who has helped hundreds of veterans “armor down” with mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practices. He tells us how he changed his perspective on what it means to be strong and how that has transformed him as a man and father. He explains how to get out of the stories we tell ourselves and get into our bodies to experience life more objectively. He also teaches us how to hone our skills of empathy and patience so that we can move with life instead of against it. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday227. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
03/09/201h 5m

Grown @%$ Dad with Aaron Kleiber

Being a man, husband, and father can be a challenge, but if we take ourselves too seriously, we forget to stop and enjoy the good moments. Laughter helps us release tension, cope with adversity, and approach life with a sense of fun. We need humor in our lives now more than ever. That is why today we have a comedian dad on the show! Aaron Kleiber has been a professional stand-up comedian for 10 years and has just released his Amazon Prime special, Grown @%$ Dad. Aaron developed his sense of humor as a coping mechanism through a rough childhood. He tells us how comedy has strengthened his ability to deal with people, endure difficult times, and improvise when faced with unexpected adversity. He also talks about how encouraging our kids’ sense of humor will help them be happier, more creative, and resilient. Lighten up and let some laughter into your family! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/281. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
31/08/201h 14m

Marriage Skills for Men

Of course it could, but we are never taught marriage skills. We expect our relationship to work by default, but it’s not going to get better on its own. Marriage takes constant, intentional work. No relationship runs on autopilot no matter how much a couple loves each other. John Barbee felt he was failing as a husband and a father. He realized he was only participating with his family on a surface level. One day, he decided to take action and shape his relationship his wife. This involved communication, partnership, friendship, and intimacy. It also involved investing in himself. Now John’s excited about his marriage again and is here to share his marriage skills for men. Get ready to finally learn how to fill your marriage with possibility again! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday226. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
27/08/2044m 41s

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? For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/280. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
24/08/201h 1m

Reprogram Your Brain for Success

You want to live up to your full potential, but something always holds you back. Fears, insecurities, and false identities keep you from living bigger. These issues are difficult to access because they lurk deep in your unconscious. Today we talk about how to reprogram your brain for success so that you can stop playing small and live as the best version of yourself. Jeff Forrester is a Dad Edge Alliance member and the author of Unleashed Potential: Simple Steps to Be the Best Version of Yourself. He shares 4 simple steps that you can use every day to stop the negative cycles that are sabotaging your life and replace them with positive habits that will reprogram your brain for success. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday225. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
20/08/2040m 26s

The Fires of a Man’s Soul with Stephen Mansfield

You only get one life, and you want it to be legendary. How can you break free from the mundane and live for what fires up your soul? Today we are honored to have Stephen Mansfield back on The Dad Edge to talk about his new book Men on Fire: Restoring the Forces That Forge Noble Manhood. Stephen teaches us about The Seven Fires of Manhood, including heritage, battle, friendship, and legacy. He tells us how we can have those hard conversations with our children so that they will be able to face the evils of the world. He also talks about why it’s important to have a circle of friends we would die for, men who are not afraid to tell us what we can’t see about ourselves. This is an unforgettable show that will leave you excited about forging a noble legacy. Get ready to stoke the fires of your soul! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/279. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
17/08/2055m 47s

Super Simple Financial Independence with Chris Mamula from Choose FI

You might think that only accountants or finance geniuses can figure out how to retire early, but this is not true. Our guest today retired at the age of 41!  Chris Mamula was a physical therapist who wasn’t excited when he thought about the future. He decided to educate himself on how to reach financial independence and he couldn’t believe how easy it was. Chris is a husband and dad who now enjoys an adventurous lifestyle on his own terms. He blogs at Can I Retire Yet, is part of the Choose FI movement, and is also the primary author of the book Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence. Today he shares his super simple financial independence tactics to help you put your wealth-building on autopilot. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday224. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
13/08/2052m 41s

The Dad Edge Live Radio Show (EP89)

In this episode we will cover: How to Invest in your own self care without guilt How to create a legendary marriage How to get back on the horse after a slip up.   How to do an after action review after you have lost your patience. Links: gooddadproject.com/patience gooddadproject.com/alliance
12/08/2044m 7s

Money and Your Marriage with Jesse Mecham

Financial issues are one of the biggest causes of divorce. Not only do money problems make life stressful, they can lead to conflicts that can damage a marriage and destroy a family. But what if you could take a few, simple steps right now to totally change your money situation? Today, we talk about money and your marriage and how you can make budgeting decisions with your spouse easily and argument-free. Jesse Mecham is the creator of the YNAB (You Need a Budget) app. He is back on The Dad Edge to talk about how to approach the money discussion in a way that will stop friction and encourage intimacy. He outlines his 4 Money Rules to future-proof your finances and gives guidelines for trimming the fat on your expenses without feeling deprived. After listening to this show, you will feel confident about budgeting, prepared for the unexpected, and hopeful about your dreams for the future. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/278. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
10/08/201h 22m

Modern Fatherhood: Intentionality, Equality, Vision

Lawrence Gordon grew up with a single mom who showed him how to be resilient, but his father was out of the picture. As he grew up, his priorities were misdirected, and his first marriage ended in divorce. As an adult, Lawrence realized that it was up to him to seek male role models and learn how to navigate the challenges of modern fatherhood. Today, Lawrence is the happily remarried father of three. He is passionate about getting men involved with reading to their kids with children’s books that his kids help him create. He talks about the silver linings of the coronavirus pandemic when it comes to family. He also goes into how we can do our part to raise awareness about equality and give back to our communities to mentor the next generation of strong family leaders. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday223. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
06/08/2051m 4s

The Dad Edge Live Radio Show (EP 88)

In this episode we will be covering: 1. How to teach a boy about girls and how to talk to girls 2. How to teach kids about boundaries 3.  How to know if you are ready for a mastermind group Links mentioned in this show: 1.  Creating More Patience Course - gooddadproject.com/patience 2.  Dad Edge Mastermind - gooddadproject.com/alliance
05/08/2033m 14s

In AWE and On FIRE with John O’Leary

We are going to be in awe and on fire with this powerful show! Our guest not only overcame extreme adversity but has used it as an opportunity to grow and touch the lives of thousands. John O’Leary is a speaker and the host of the Live Inspired Podcast. He is the bestselling author of On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life. His new book is In Awe: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy. Today he talks about the horrific fire that burned nearly 100% of his body and how he turned it into a force to inspire. He tells us how the power of a father’s love can pull us through anything and how we as dads be worthy examples for our kids. We also discuss how to regain our childlike wonder and curiosity to live a richer, more fulfilling life. Are you ready to live in awe? For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/277. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
03/08/201h 6m

Making Peace with a Toxic Father

Our relationship with our fathers determines how we will be as fathers. But we have a choice. We can either repeat the cycle or use it as a lesson on how not to parent. Forgiveness seems impossible when it comes to someone who hurt us so badly during the time that we needed them most, but it is the only way to not let the anger rule us as parents. Today we talk about making peace with a toxic father. Justin Chester’s father was absent most of the time. When his dad was home, he was cold and mean. He'd lock Justin outside during rainstorms and pin him to the wall for not knowing how to tie his shoes. Now Justin has been married for 3 years and is the father of two sons, a one-year-old and a newborn. He knew that holding onto the resentment and trauma was holding him back in life. In a heroic act of forgiveness, he reached out and confronted his dad to bury the pain. His toxic father cannot take back the past, but Justin is no longer letting it poison his future. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday222. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
30/07/2039m 37s

Going Deeper: Battling Porn and Sexual Addiction with Eddie Capparucci

Pornography has never been so unbelievably accessible, but what starts out innocently enough can eventually take over our lives. We know this is a huge issue for men today because our episodes on battling porn and sexual addiction top the charts. Today we talk to an expert who has an approach to porn and sexual addiction that you haven’t heard before. Eddie Capparucci is licensed counselor and the author of Going Deeper: How the Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual Addiction. He tells us how men’s struggle with porn is linked to how we dealt with pain in childhood. He reveals why too much porn can ruin our sex lives psychologically as well as physiologically. Eddie also gives us a step-by-step example of how casual porn consumption can descend into the destruction of a family. Kids are being exposed to sexual content as young as 8 years old. Whether you are struggling with an addiction to pornography or not, this is a show every father needs to listen to. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/276. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
27/07/201h 2m

The Loss of a Child: One Father’s Story

Having a special needs child is one of the biggest challenges a parent can face. But the death of a child is so inconceivably painful, many of us can’t bear the thought of it. Today we talk to a man who has endured both. Zane Shook’s baby had all the chips stacked against him. The doctor gave Zane and his wife the option to abort, but despite the odds, they committed to having their child. Wyatt was born with a chromosomal disorder and severe birth defects that prevented him from ever speaking. He was mentally challenged and unable to walk, but that didn’t keep him from laughing and enjoying life. Wyatt courageously fought to live, but just shy of his eighteenth birthday, he lost the fight. Zane Shook talks about the little warrior his son was, the joy Wyatt brought to his life, and how he survived the insurmountable grief of losing him. You will want to pay close attention to this special episode. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday221. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
23/07/2049m 53s

The Highly-Evolved Father with Adam Schafer from MIND PUMP

Today we talk to a previous guest whose story about his father’s suicide is one of our top shows ever in the history of The Dad Edge. Adam Schafer from the hugely popular Mind Pump Podcast is back. He wasn’t a father the first time he was on the show, but now he’s the proud new dad to his one-year-old son Maximus! Adam talks about how having a baby has changed his lifestyle and relationship with his wife for the better. He opens up about his struggles with empathy and childhood insecurities. He also talks about manufacturing adversity for our kids so that they will build resilience and character. You've never heard this side of Adam Schafer before. This show is full of insights that will take your fathering skills to the next level. Listen now! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/275. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
20/07/201h 22m

Self-Care for Dads

When we become fathers, we have be in charge of caring for our families. We must step up and provide for them, protect them, and lead them. Fatherhood is an opportunity to become our best selves, but we can’t show up if we don’t invest in our physical, mental, and intellectual wellbeing. Today we have everyday dad and Dad Edge Alliance member Eric Martinez on the show. He is the founder of Be Well Dad and is dedicated to helping men become their best selves, enabling them give more to their families and lead on a confident and competent level. Eric’s been with his wife for sixteen years and is the dad of a five-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter. He talks about how he and his wife overcome the most difficult obstacles, how he got out of his dad bod rut by losing 40 pounds, and how he steps off the hamster wheel of busyness to make time for self-care. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday220. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
16/07/2046m 6s

The Cool, Calm, and Connected Family with Arlene Pellicane

We all want to live in a happy home, a deep relationship with our spouse, and confident and capable kids. But how do we create the home life we dream of in today’s world? Arlene Pellicane shows us how. She is an author and speaker whose mission is to encourage families. Among her books are Parents Rising, 31 Days to a Happy Husband, and Cool, Calm, and Connected. Arlene helps parents raise kids who are ready for life (not just playing video games), and also helps couples take their so-so marriage to a joyful one. Arlene talks about what a man needs most from his wife and how a couple can fall in love again. She explains the complementary roles of mothers and fathers and how to leverage the strengths of each. Arlene also tells us how to raise obedient, respectful children, and how we can live with more purpose, and less screen time. You can live in a happy home. Listen to discover how. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/274. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
13/07/2051m 9s

The Dad Difference with Bryan Loritts

What does it really take to be a great father? How can we inspire our kids to reach for more, even if our father didn’t show us a good example? Bryan Loritts is a pastor and the award-winning author of seven books, including The Dad Difference: The 4 Most Important Gifts You Can Give to Your Kids. Today Bryan teaches us the four RITEs of fatherhood and how to implement each. He tells us how we can be proactive about our operating systems as fathers, becoming constant guides and teachers so that our kids have the best chance of living a meaningful and fulfilling life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday219. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
09/07/2054m 45s

Personal Evolution Through Trauma with Stefanos Sifandos

How far have you evolved as a person? Are you still struggling with the same issues you’ve had all your life? Are you turning to vices to distract and soothe you? Do you avoid those hard conversations with people who are important to you? Your relationship with yourself is the foundation of all other aspects of your life, and if you haven’t confronted your demons, you will never be able to take your personal evolution to the next level. Stefanos Sifandos is a relational alchemist, international speaker, author and change-maker dedicated to helping men create a life of meaning and purpose. Not long ago, he was egotistical, dishonest, unfaithful, and above all, scared. He discovered that unresolved trauma from his toxic father was unconsciously and destructively influencing his behavior. Today, Stefanos shares his journey into the depth of pain, and how we can drill to the truth of ourselves to become completely integrated and self-reliant. He also reveals 6 steps that we can take to process, heal, and expand from the wounds of the past. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/273. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
06/07/201h 3m

The Dad Life Overhaul

This one’s for the guy who is miserable with his life. Maybe your marriage isn’t working, you feel stuck in your job, and you can't remember who you are anymore. Something’s got to give, but you don’t know what to do to make things change. Craig Mills used to be miserable. He got into his profession by default, thinking it was what he was supposed to do. He neglected his needs and desires to accommodate an unhappy marriage. He lived an empty life and felt like a shell of a human being. Today, Craig is blissfully remarried with a stepdaughter and a baby. He’s excited about life and has found the work that makes him comes alive. How did he make this complete dad life overhaul? Don’t waste another minute being miserable. Listen in! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday218. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
02/07/2040m 22s

Dad Edge LIve Q&A Radio Show (EP83)

In this episode we cover some amazing questions from our community! What it means to live legendary. How you know you are married to a strong woman. The gift of failure. What men can do to make the world a better place despite everything going on. The power of forgiveness and even forgiving ourselves.
01/07/2028m 53s

Staring Down the Wolf with former Navy SEAL Mark Divine

Each day, we have a choice to do things the way we’ve always done them, or to stare down the wolf of fear until he backs off. Even if we’re not a former Navy SEAL Commander like today’s guest, as fathers, we are the heads of our families. We need to learn how to operate like an elite leader for them, and more importantly, ourselves. This means we need to be strong enough to face our insecurities, confront our shadows, admit where we’re wrong, adopt a learning mindset, and be willing to ask help. We are truly honored to have ex-Navy SEAL, Mark Divine, on the show for his fourth time. Among his many accomplishments, he is the creator of SEALFIT and the author of Unbeatable Mind. His new book is Staring Down the Wolf: 7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams. Today Mark talks about how becoming an elite leader starts with a deep understanding of who we are and why we behave the way we do. He reveals that elite leadership is not about pretending we’re perfect and indestructible. It's about being honest about our weaknesses and failures. Mark also teaches us how to get a team to commit to one cause and align communication on an intuitive level so that we can better our lives as well as generate a positive change in the world. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/272. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
29/06/201h 4m

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 and 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! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday217. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
25/06/2056m 4s

Dad Edge LIVE Q&A Radio Show (EP 82)

In this episode, Larry and Uncle Joe are joined by Rashad Hunt.  Today's show we cover several aspects of things that are going on in the world...racism, protests, and black lives.
24/06/2054m 3s

Why Should I Forgive? with Derek Stone

Is there someone in your life that you are finding it hard to forgive? A sibling, friend, or parent? We all have grudges, but we don’t realize how much emotional and mental bandwidth they’re stealing from us. Derek Stone is the author of Why Should I Forgive? He grew up in poverty and was sexually abused by his stepfather. His bitterness led him into drugs, alcohol, and dysfunctional relationships. But he found the faith he needed to forgive and move on. Now his mission is to empower people to transform their lives and walk them through the hell of confronting past trauma and teaching them to forgive. Derek talks about his painful journey out of hate, anger, and shame and how the power of forgiveness can free us to create the full and happy lives we were meant live. "For true forgiveness to happen, something has to die."—Derek Stone For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/271. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
22/06/201h 12m

Resilience Parenting Through Uncertainty with Holly and Chris Santillo

If we don’t have the parenting tools to remain calm in stressful situations, we will default into panic mode. How we can we keep our cool and make the right call when everything goes wrong? Holly and Chris Santillo return to The Dad Edge today! They are both blackbelt Kempo karate instructors and the authors of Resilience Parenting: Raising Resilient Children in an Era of Detachment and Dependence. They share the strategies they use to lead their family through the unexpected and remain flexible when operating out of their comfort zone. We have never needed to be more resilient than right now. After this episode, you will know how to navigate through uncertainty so your kids can learn how too. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday216. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
18/06/201h 11m

The Real, Transparent, Imperfect Dad with Tim Kennedy

As fathers, it’s our natural instinct to act like everything is under control We don’t want our kids to see us failing or hurting. We don’t want to appear weak. But true strength lies in being real, and if we don’t allow our kids watch how we navigate the ups and downs in life, they won’t know how to deal with adversity themselves. We have an awesome guest for you today. Green Beret, Special Forces, Sniper, and former top 5 UFC Middleweight, Tim Kennedy, is on The Dad Edge! He is one of the few fighters to serve in the military and fight professionally at the same time. He is the creator of Sheepdog Response, a training program that gives good guys the tools they need to effectively respond to violence. He’s also been married for 13 years and is the father of four kids. Tim Kennedy talks about how his parents balanced nurturing, protection, and damage control. He tells us why he appreciates the highs and lows of parenthood. He reveals his biggest failures in life and why being a real, transparent, imperfect dad is what your kids really need. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/270. Join the Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
15/06/2042m 32s

The Disease of Busyness

Are you infected with the disease of busyness? Many of us run on all cylinders, trying to cross the next item off our to do list. Our days are full. We commit ourselves to the point of exhaustion. It feels like we’re accomplishing a lot. But weeks, months, years go by and we find ourselves stuck in the same place. Our health, business, and relationships are neglected. We want to move forward, but how can we possibly fit more in? Busyness is a sneaky disease. In this episode we talk with Dad Edge Alliance member Dan Zehner, host of the Anthem of the Adventurer Podcast. Dan used busyness as a distraction to avoid doing what he needed to do in life. He was overweight, stress out, and disconnected from his family. Then he got real with himself. Dan tells us about how he confronted his pain, discovered his purpose, and took ownership of his time. He is now living at the peak of his potential and you can too! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday215. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
11/06/2055m 5s

Communication Mastery for Fathers with Chris Voss

Get ready to be trained to communicate and negotiate by the most qualified man in the country. Chris Voss is the former Chief Negotiating Officer of the FBI, the CEO & Founder of the Black Swan Group, and the author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It.  Chris is back on the show to tell us some surprising things about communication based on decades of experience, modern psychology, and neuroscience. He explains why we want to get people to say "no" instead of "yes" and teaches us advanced techniques for developing tactical empathy. Chris also reveals the skill set we need for communication mastery as fathers, arming us with the tools we need to be effective leaders in our households and communities. "When you negotiate properly, you allow the other side to have your way."—Chris Voss For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/269. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
08/06/2057m 53s

Putting Fatherhood First—Larry Hagner on Purpose Chasers

Today, The Dad Edge visits the Purpose Chasers Podcast for a discussion with Mark Crandall about putting fatherhood first. We talk about how our lack of a reliable father figure affected us, how we used that pain and confusion to become better men, and how we’ve screwed up as dads now that we are fathers. We share how to balance the drive to provide for our families with being physically and emotionally present, and how to make undistracted time with our spouse and kids our number one priority. Being a dad is the most important job we'll ever have. Let's make it epic! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday214. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
04/06/2045m 32s

One Last Talk: Your Truth Matters with Philip McKernan

If you had one last talk to deliver to the world, what would you say? Who would you say it to? Philip McKernan is a speaker, author, and enlightened hooligan. He is the creator of the One Last Talk speaking series and author of One Last Talk: Why Your Truth Matters and How to Deliver It. Philip talks about how all of us have endured some kind of childhood trauma, and that no matter how perfect we try to be, we are going to hurt and disappoint our kids too. But Philip also tells us how we can find our greatest gifts by exploring our deepest wounds, and why we must speak our truth to heal ourselves and others. This episode is going to hit you hard and stay with you a long time. Give yourself space to listen and time to reflect. It will transform your life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/268. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
01/06/2054m 12s

To the Beat of Your Own Drum

Are you living as your true self? Or have you built your life around someone else’s idea of who you’re supposed to be? And if you feel like you’re living a lie, how can you drown out the noise of the world and march to the beat of your own drum? Today we have an everyday dad and extraordinary person from the Dad Edge Alliance. Chris Lesso is the founder of Your Best Self Through Drumming and is an expert on optimizing the power of drumming to improve focus, confidence, and self-expression. Through the metaphor of music, Chris explains how each of us has a different drum beat and how we can connect with our best selves by letting our voices be heard. He teaches us how we can become aware of our unique rhythms so that we can better lead our families and keep the beat for our own song of life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday213. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
28/05/2041m 59s

The Dad Edge Live Q&A Radio Show - EP 78

Every Wednesday we host a live Q&A Radio show, where we are streaming these Q&As live through our Dad Community with thousands of men.  You will hear live questions from husbands, fathers, and men that are real and authentic.  We never know what question is coming and answer everything the best way possible. For more information on our resources for men/fathers/husbands, head to gooddadproject.com
27/05/2043m 24s

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! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/267. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
25/05/2055m 9s

Self-Compassion Instead of Self-Sacrifice

At the Dad Edge Alliance, we’re disrupting the default settings of fatherhood so that we can go from living ordinary to extraordinary lives. One of the reasons we men become frustrated and burned out is because we feel it’s our job to shoulder the load for everyone. But if we practice self-compassion instead of self-sacrifice, not only will we feel happier, but we’ll also find we have more to give to everyone in our lives. Today we interview another dad in the trenches. John Culford is a recent Dad Edge Alliance member who’s been married for fourteen years and is the father of two sons, aged twelve and thirteen. John shares his challenges with communication, understanding, and connection with his wife and kids. He reveals what strategies he’s implementing to make his family grow closer during quarantine and beyond. He also tells us how getting into the habit of being kind to himself, claiming space, and opening up about his struggles with his family his secret to staying grounded and moving forward. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday212. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
21/05/2042m 34s

The Dad Edge LIVE Q&A Radio Show -EP77

Every Wednesday we host a live Q&A Radio show, where we are streaming these Q&As live through our Dad Community with thousands of men.  You will hear live questions from husbands, fathers, and men that are real and authentic.  We never know what question is coming and answer everything the best way possible. For more information on our resources for men/fathers/husbands, head to gooddadproject.com
20/05/201h 0m

Running Your Family as a Team with Marc Roberge from O.A.R.

Of a Revolution, or O.A.R., is a rock band that has been making music for over twenty years. Whether you know their name or not, chances are you’ve heard their songs on the radio. Today, we are honored to have O.A.R.’s lead singer Marc Roberge on the show for his second interview with The Dad Edge Podcast! Marc talks about how dads can use this time of quarantine to reestablish the household hierarchy and start running the family as a team. He tells us what it’s like to be a dad on and off the road, how he keeps his marriage alive, and why he is open about his weaknesses and imperfections with his kids. He also shares stories about his own father and how the nostalgia of summers growing up in the neighborhood are the inspiration for his songs to this day. This show is about the meaning of friends, family, and embracing the good and bad in life. Slow down and have a listen. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/266. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
18/05/2053m 54s

Your Best Self: Initiate the Transformation

Your best self exists somewhere in the future. How can you initiate the transformation and bridge the gap between who you are now and the man you are capable of becoming? Today, we have everyday dad Ben Killoy on The Dad Edge. He is a long-time Dad Edge Alliance member and is now one of our call team leaders. Ben is a military veteran turned blogger and motivational speaker. He’s founded the Military Veteran Dad Podcast, and his mission is to bring every dad both physically and mentally back home to his family. Ben talks about how he broke free from the fear and resistance that was preventing him from living to his full potential. He explains how he cultivated the self-awareness and self-love to become strong enough to lead himself and his family. He also shares how he’s grateful to be in a place to help other men to access the truth beneath their fears and initiate the transformation to their best selves. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday211. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
14/05/2053m 12s

Wild Power: Understanding Your Woman’s Cycle with Alexandra and Sjanie from Red School

Today we’re going to shed light on a mysterious phenomenon that puzzles most men and even women—the menstrual cycle. We usually shy away from discussing this topic in great detail, but it is a huge part of life as a couple. Understanding your woman’s cycle will allow you to get to know her in a way you never thought possible. Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer are the authors of Wild Power and the co-founders of Red School. They are going to teach us about the four seasons of your woman’s cycle, what goes on in her mind and body and how you can work in harmony with the seasons. They tell us how to take advantage of what each season has to offer as well as knowing what your partner needs before she even asks for it. You will know when she craves space, when she needs connection, and when she’s most sexually charged. This episode will be a revelation. Alexandra and Sjanie’s advice will equip you with all the knowledge you need to appreciate and “flow” with the wild power of your woman’s cycle. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/265. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
11/05/201h 2m

Isolation: The Enemy of Excellence—TDE Exclusive with Aaron Walker

Today fan favorite and a legend our community, Aaron “Big A” Walker is on to have a live discussion with our members. Aaron Walker is the president and founder of View from the Top, an Iron Sharpens Iron Mastermind group that goes beyond success to a life of significance. Aaron talks about why isolation is the enemy of excellence and how the power of mastermind groups to accelerate our growth, success, and happiness is unrivaled. He explains why we need a community of strong men to do life with and gives us examples of how a group of trusted advisors can help us through the toughest spots in our lives. Aaron talks about what our spouses and kids really need from us and how to show up big for them with a servant leader mindset. He also tells us how to be courageous during crisis, as well as when to lean into our tribe to survive the pitfalls and mistakes that we’re usually afraid to talk about. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday210. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
07/05/201h 1m

Modern Man’s Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion and Power with David Wagner

Modern life demands a modern perspective. In a world where the meaning masculinity is in flux, it’s more important than ever to step back from life and dig beneath our protective layers to find out what we’re really all about. Who are we as men? How did we get this way? How can we use our relationships with our own fathers to inform the men we will become? Today’s guest is David Wagner. He is a transformational teacher, a father, and the author of Backbone: Modern Man’s Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion and Power. David goes into several aspects of being a man, but most importantly he talks about the father wound. Even the best dads fall short in some way and create damage that follows their children into adulthood. David teaches us how to get to know our fathers as men, to witness life through their eyes so that we can forgive them for their shortcomings and learn from their regrets. Don't miss this emotionally charged episode. It will forever alter the way you view your relationship with your father and and the way you show up for your children. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/264. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
04/05/201h 0m

How to Thrive in the Face of Uncertainty

We all want to survive this crisis, but how can we use the challenges we face to actually accelerate our growth as men, husbands, and fathers? How do we use adversity as an opportunity to connect and learn in ways we never have before? It is possible to thrive in the face of uncertainty if we look at every problem as a stepping stone to greater self-awareness and purpose. In this exclusive episode, we will teach you how. Today we talk about the first Dad Edge Virtual Summit and the 3rd annual Dad Edge Live Summit. You will witness exactly what happens behind the scenes in The Dad Edge Alliance and the changes that take place in the lives of men who work as a tribe. Jeff Bouwman and Jason McKenzie join us, along with our members for an amazing session that shows just how everyday regular dads are reframing their challenges, using them as catalysts for extreme transformation. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday209. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
30/04/2050m 10s

Getting More Done In 12 Weeks Than Others Do In 12 Months with Brian Moran

How would you like accomplish in 12 weeks what you’d think would take you a year? The traditional habit of planning goals over a 12 month period has proven ineffective. Believe it or not, we can actually execute more in the next 12 weeks than we can in 12 months—not only in business, but also in our family lives. We are excited to have Brian Moran on the show today. He’s the NY Times Bestselling author of The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months. Brian’s going to tell us how the 12 week year works and how we can apply this strategy to work, health, and relationships. He also teaches us how to get our spouses and kids on board to so you can make incredible progress toward your big visions as a family. Don’t let another year go by without having accomplished your goals. Get started on your 12 week year now! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/263. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
27/04/2052m 34s

Man Uncivilized with Traver Boehm

The fallout from coronavirus has put unbelievable stress on all of us, but what if the situation was worse?  Would we have the mental stamina to endure? You may remember today’s guest for sharing his incredible story of going on a darkness retreat in the jungles of Guatemala, where he stayed in a 12 x 8 concrete room for 28 days in absolute black silence. Traver Boehm is the author of Today I Rise and the founder of the Man Uncivilized Movement. He is back to tell us how he tapped into his inner strength to endure the unimaginable. He also talks about embracing our primal masculine gifts to squeeze the juice out of life, even while we’re up against a crisis like COVID-19. Traver teaches us how to make the best of our situation, draw on our inner strengths, and connect with people in ways we never have before. He inspires us to look deep inside and view our lives in an empowered light. This episode will have you pumped up. Let’s get uncivilized! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday208. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
23/04/201h 18m

A Champion’s Uprising with Muay Thai Champion Chris Romulo

How do you learn how to make something of your life when you never had an example to follow? Today’s guest knew he wanted to make a name for himself in the world, but he didn’t know how. Growing up with an unavailable, addicted father, he was filled with anger and took it out on those around him. But he says that we are all born with the champion spirit within. All we need to do is tap into it. Muay Thai legend Chris Romulo returns to the show to share his story of a champion’s uprising. He talks about how he grew from a frustrated, depressed young man into a world-renowned fighter, and how he’s used what he’s learned in the ring to become the husband, father, entrepreneur and community leader he is today. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/262. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
20/04/2048m 19s

How to Create and Activate Your Heroic Alter Ego with Todd Herman – Exclusive Dad Edge Alliance Q&A

Todd Herman is the author of the wildly popular bestselling book, The Alter Ego Effect, in which he explains the fastest way to transcend fear and self-limiting beliefs by creating alter egos. In an exclusive Q&A session with Dad Edge Alliance members, Todd reveals how to develop alter egos for the different playing fields of life, and how to activate our secret identities to instantly show up the way we want in the toughest situations. He also talks about how to introduce this method to our kids. Todd Herman’s tools and strategies will blow your mind and change your life. Get ready to step into your heroic self! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday207. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
16/04/201h 11m

A Teenager's Perspective on Covid-19

In this episode I interviewed my 14 year old to get his perspective on the challenges of the quarantine, Covid-19, and what he has appreciated most.
15/04/2025m 53s

Protecting Your Kids from the Disturbing Dangers of the Internet with Titiana Jordan from Bark

As dads, we are the protectors, the warriors. But how can we protect our children when we don’t know what we’re up against? Whether it’s a tablet, phone, or computer—our kids are exposed to a minefield of predators, cyberbullies, and sexual content. We are the first generation with this problem. What is the best way to protect our children from this insidious danger? This show is scary, but we are at war. As fathers, we have a duty and responsibility to keep our kids safe. We give our sons and daughters seatbelts in the car and helmets when they ride a bike. In this digital age, we need to give them the same kind of safety gear for navigating the internet. Today we have Titiana Jordan on The Dad Edge. She is the Chief Parent Officer at Bark, an app that helps families manage and protect their children’s online lives. She tells us the disturbing reality of what our kids are exposed to on the internet. She gives us a guide on how and when to talk to our kids about what they may encounter on the internet and the best way to protect them from online predators, cyberbullying, and sexual content. This show will disturb and enrage you, but it is information parents desperately need. This is a must listen. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/261. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
13/04/2043m 41s

Kung Fu Parenting

How can you can cooperate—not compete—with your kids, set boundaries, focus on the positive, and make your parenting flow instead of it always being a struggle? We are honored to have Jeremy Roadruck among our Dad Edge Alliance members. He's a Kung Fu master, public speaker, and bestselling author. He’s also an empowerment coach for families and children, giving parents and kids the tools they need to feel seen, heard, felt, and understood. Today, Jeremy talks about how we can add Kung Fu principles to our parenting skill set, allowing self-awareness and compassion to guide us, developing a deep rapport with our children that will give them the inner strength and joy to win in all areas of life. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday206. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
09/04/2051m 30s

Parenting with Leadership with Stewart Friedman and Alyssa Westring

What’s the difference between managing your family and leading them? Do you know your values as a family and your vision of how it should operate? If the answer is no, don’t worry. You’re pretty much just like everyone else. We often have learned to be leaders in our work and our community, but rarely do we use these skills when we come home with our kids. With packed schedules and hectic days, it’s all we can do to make it to bedtime, but today we’re going to talk about how leading your family brings you closer together, makes decisions easier, and opens up new possibilities in other areas of your life. Today we have Stewart Friedman and Alyssa Westring on the show. They are organizational psychologists and the authors of Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life. They’re going to give us the skillset we need to lead our families and plan and prioritize our lives around what truly matters to us. This show will totally change the way you look at your role as a father. Don’t miss this chance to create the family life you always dreamed of! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/260. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
06/04/2059m 23s

Choose Patience: How to Find Peace Amid Insanity

Sometimes living with kids can be insane, and we all have those times when we lose our temper. But we do have the ability to choose patience, and it’s up to us to show our kids what it means to be in control of our behavior. Learning how to choose patience can help us find chaos amid the insanity in any situation. In this short episode, I talk about what we can do mentally and emotionally as fathers to pause, reflect, and create space between reaction and response.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday205. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
02/04/2017m 25s

Keeping Families Connected During COVID-19

In this episode,  Anthony Trucks (former NFL Football Player and American Ninja Warrior), John Williams (founder of LIFE THAT COUNTS), Ben Snelling (founder of Dadpreneur), and I have a round table discussion around how we can stay connected as a family during the quarantine of COVID-19.
01/04/201h 10m

Covid-19: How to Protect and Lead Your Family Through Crisis with Retired Navy SEAL Jason Redman

Covid-19 has put us into a situation that we have never experienced before, and we’re unprepared as fathers. Fear, anxiety, and stress can wear on us. Our spouses and children are struggling to adjust as we are confined to our homes. The challenge for us as the leaders of our households is to learn how to best protect and lead our families through this pandemic. Jason Redman is back on The Dad Edge for this crucial episode. He is a retired Navy SEAL and author of The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy Seal Officer and Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors. He is a husband, a father of three, and now teaches people from every walk of life how to overcome any “life ambush” they may face. These unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. Jason tells fathers what we need to do mentally, emotionally, physically to show up as the best leaders for our families and communities. He tells us how to be honest and realistic with our kids about what’s going on in the world while keeping them calm, productive, and at ease. He gives us a list on how to prepare for the worst while hoping for the best, making sure we choose positivity over negativity in everything we do. This is a handbook for every dad on how to best protect and lead your family through crisis. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/trident. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
30/03/2057m 8s

The Unbelievable Power of Sharing Your Story

Men are acutely aware of their mistakes and shortcomings. Rarely do we pay attention to our strengths and contributions. We don’t realize how much we have to give if we would just open up. Today we talk about the unbelievable power of sharing your story. We interview new Dad Edge Alliance member, Tommy Morgan. He’s been married for ten years and has an 8-year-old son. Tommy’s marriage was going downhill fast, and the lack of control he felt over his life made him easily triggered to anger and rage. Fast forward a few months, and Tommy’s relationships with his wife and son are growing. He’s made a commitment to self-care and is happier and hopeful. He talks about how hearing the experiences and wisdom of other men helped him to surmount his struggle, and how passing along his story has changed the lives of those who hear it. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/thursday204. ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
26/03/2041m 3s

Calm and Connection for Families During Quarantine - COVID19

In this episode, I am sharing the last 22 minutes of one of our mastermind breakout teams from this week.  In this particular mastermind breakout session we had 45 men on the zoom meeting to share several ideas for calm, connection, and making memories during this unsettling time in history.   Links mentioned in this show: Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind Community Application  
25/03/2031m 18s

The New Mindset for Money with Grant Sabatier

Financial freedom is something we all dream of. Imagine being able to live life on our terms and have enough money to do all the things we want to do. What if we could teach our kids how to set themselves up to be millionaires too? Financial freedom is possible for parents and their kids with a new mindset for money and consistent, small steps in the right direction. Grant Sabatier is back on the Dad Edge Podcast. He became a millionaire when he was thirty-five and is the creator of the hugely popular Millennial Money blog and the author of bestselling book Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need. Grant was also a speaker at our Dad Edge Summit 2019. Today, Grant talks about how times have changed and how our perspectives on money, saving, and investing should change too. He also tells us how we can teach our kids to master their money from a young age so they can get a head start on making their wildest dreams come true! For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to gooddadproject.com/259. Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge!
23/03/201h 8m

Virtual Men’s Groups: What Happens Inside

What happens in virtual men’s groups? How would joining an online group for men take your life to the next level? Isolation is a serious problem for men already, and during this time of social distancing, it’s more important than ever to invest in our mental and physical wellbeing. Today we are giving you a sneak peek behind the Dad Edge Alliance. This is not our usual Q&A with an expert, but an actual members-only meeting with real dads. These men get real about actively designing the lives they dream of, forging amazing connections with their wives and kids, and battling their worst enemy—themselves. They talk about how being among a group of likeminded men with similar goals helps challenge and inspire, keeps them accountable, and pushes them to do things they never thought they were capable of. 'Isolation is the enemy of excellence.' – Aaron Walker For the show notes and exclusive links mentione