The Dad Edge Podcast

The Dad Edge Podcast

By Larry Hagner

The Dad Edge 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, 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 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 thedadedge.com/podcast

Episodes

How to Protect Your Hard Earned Money In this Crazy Financial Environment with Damion Lupo

Damion Lupo is a serial entrepreneur and best-selling author in personal finance who is rewriting the rules and plans for retirement. Damion has $438M dollars in assets under management and has raised $100s of millions of dollars. He is on a mission to free 1 million everyday investors from the broken traditional retirement system. Damian shares his journey from being thrown out of college for starting a bookstore to losing $25 million in 2008 and becoming homeless. He emphasizes the shift from chasing money to solving problems as the key to his success. Damian also discusses his latest venture, FrameTech, a revolutionary construction company focused on vertical integration and automation in framing. The conversation delves into Damian's views on investing, particularly in the current market climate. He highlights the importance of taking control of one's investments and diversifying beyond traditional options like stocks and bonds. Damian introduces the concept of EQRP (Enhanced Qualified Retirement Plan) as a versatile retirement account that allows individuals to invest in a wide range of assets, from real estate to precious metals. Furthermore, Damian shares insights on financial planning and retirement goals. He challenges the conventional wisdom of accumulating a specific monetary target for retirement and instead focuses on achieving financial freedom by eliminating personal debt and generating passive income. www.thedadedge.com/friday157 www.eqrp.com/dadedge www.vitruvianventures.com  
24/05/241h 9m

Do I Bring My Wife Into the Financial Stressors We Are Facing?: The Dad Edge Live Q&A With Larry and Uncle Joe

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/summit2024 www.thedadedge.com/mastermind
22/05/2426m 29s

Optimizing the 4 F's: Family, Faith, Fitness, and Finances with Erin Alejandrino

Erin Alejandrino is a seasoned Men’s coach with 10+ years experience helping nearly a 1,000 men burn fat, build muscle, and become The High Value Men that lead in their Faith, Fitness, Family, and Finances. He is the host of The High Value Man Conversation Podcast, CEO of The Fitbeard and The High Value Man Company and Co-founder of The Modern Day Knight Project. Erin Alejandrino shares his journey from being overweight and struggling with relationships to finding purpose, health, and a deeper connection with his faith. He discusses the pivotal moment that led to his health transformation and the realization that he needed to take ownership of his life. Erin opens up about his upbringing without a father figure and how it influenced his relationships with men and women. He shares insights into the impact of being raised primarily by his mother and the journey of redefining his core values and vision for a fulfilling life. The conversation also touches on the importance of surrounding oneself with a supportive tribe and the role of resilience in overcoming obstacles. He emphasizes the significance of faith in his life and how it has become a foundational aspect of his journey towards personal growth and fulfillment. He reflects on his evolving relationship with spirituality and the role of faith in guiding his decisions and actions. The episode offers valuable insights into the power of resilience, core values, and the pursuit of a purpose-driven life. www.thedadedge.com/475 www.thefitbeard.com  
20/05/2455m 32s

Renewal and Resilience: Frank Rich’s Guide to Conquering Porn Addiction

Frank Rich is a renowned bodybuilder, successful entrepreneur, and esteemed men's health coach. He is also the esteemed host of ‘The Super Human Life’ Podcast, where he imparts invaluable wisdom. With a profound personal journey that involved battling addiction, depression, and anxiety for nearly two decades, Frank now dedicates himself to empowering men who face similar challenges. Today, Frank Rich shares his personal journey from confusion and struggle with his identity, marked by the frequent mix-up of his name, to his transformative battle against pornography addiction. Frank opens up about the impact of having two first names and how this minor confusion led to significant reflections on his personal and professional identity. Throughout the conversation, Frank discusses the turning points in his life, including his decision to embrace Christianity and how it catalyzed his recovery from pornography addiction. He details the steps he took to overcome this challenge, emphasizing the importance of community support, identity transformation, and developing new, healthier habits. Frank's story is not just about battling addiction but about reshaping one's life and purpose through profound personal growth. www.thedadedge.com/friday156 www.rebuiltrecovery.com www.instagram.com/coachfrankrich  
17/05/241h 2m

Dealing with Disrespect: Dad Edge Live QA with Larry and Uncle Joe

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/summit2024 www.amazon.com/Spirit-Fatherhood-Larry-Hagner  
15/05/2457m 20s

Understanding The 3 Relationships We Have in Marriage with Matt Schneider

Matt Schneider brings a wealth of experience as a serial entrepreneur with a portfolio that spans diverse industries. His journey from law enforcement into the business world, including roles such as the EVP of Fit Pro Tracker and founder of multiple successful enterprises, illustrates his fearless approach to entrepreneurship. Today, Matt shares his personal journey of breaking the cycle of unhealthy relationships he witnessed growing up, emphasizing the significance of prioritizing and fighting for a successful marriage. The conversation highlights the value of friendship within a marriage, showcasing how shared interests and mutual respect can strengthen the bond between partners. The discussion also touches on the importance of self-awareness and understanding one's own goals and aspirations, as well as those of their partner. Matt and Larry emphasize the need for clear communication, curiosity, and appreciation in a relationship to foster growth and support each other's dreams. They also discuss the impact of conflict resolution and setting boundaries in front of children, demonstrating healthy ways to navigate disagreements and maintain respect within the family dynamic. Overall, the episode serves as a reminder of the ongoing work and dedication required to build a successful marriage, with a focus on communication, mutual support, and shared experiences. Matt Schneider and Larry Hagner's insights provide valuable lessons on how to cultivate a strong and lasting relationship based on friendship, understanding, and a shared vision for the future. www.thedadedge.com/474 www.ignitionmastermind.com www.instagram.com/mattschneider_official  
13/05/241h 8m

Navigating Trauma In Your Relationships: A Conversation with Dr. William Elder

Dr. William Elder is a psychologist at the South Texas VA Hospital. He has served as the hospital’s Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator, Director of the PTSD Clinical Team, and Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Coordinator. He has published research about the psychology of men and masculinities and the treatment of PTSD. He has also been awarded Student of the Year, the Loren Frankel Research Award, and Practitioner of the Year by the American Psychological Association Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities). In this episode, Dr. William Elder delves into his motivation to study trauma therapy after experiencing the challenges of supporting a spouse with PTSD. Dr. Elder highlights the common misconceptions about PTSD, emphasizing that traumatic events leading to PTSD are not limited to combat experiences but can include various forms of violence, disasters, and threats to life. The conversation also explores the signs and symptoms of PTSD, shedding light on the four primary symptoms: re-experiencing, avoidance, hypervigilance, and negative thoughts/emotions. Dr. Willam Elder also emphasizes the importance of understanding and addressing these symptoms to facilitate healing and improve relationships. The episode concludes with insights on the fine line between validating emotions and enabling negative behavior, highlighting the importance of acknowledging and supporting emotional experiences without condoning harmful actions. Through personal anecdotes and professional expertise, Dr. William Elder provides valuable insights into navigating relationships, understanding PTSD, and fostering emotional connection. www.thedadedge.com/friday155 www.sugarvalleytherapy.com www.ptsd.va.gov www.instagram.com/sugarvalleytherapy www.facebook.com/SugarValleyTherapy  
10/05/241h 1m

What To Do When Your Needs Aren't Being Met in Marriage: Dad Edge Live Q&A with Larry and Uncle Joe

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/summit2024 www.thedadedge.com/mastermind
08/05/2437m 39s

Breaking the Screen: Unveiling Game-Changer Strategies for Parents at Their Wits' End with Dr. Alok Kanojia

Dr. Alok Kanojia aka ‘Dr. K’ is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist specializing in modern mental health for the digital generation. He is the President and Cofounder of Healthy Gamer, a mental health platform that provides content, expert wellness coaching, and community to young people. Dr. K is known for his expertise in various areas related to mental health, particularly as they relate to psychology and spirituality. Dr. K sheds light on the rapid evolution of video games from simple pastimes to complex, never-ending journeys that can lead to addiction. With rates of video game addiction doubling over a decade, Dr. K emphasizes the unique challenges parents face today compared to previous generations. Dr. Alok Kanojia also touches on the social aspects of gaming, explaining how games like Fortnite create a community that becomes integral to a child's social life, making it even harder for parents to set limits. He offers a fresh perspective on parenting strategies, advocating for understanding and collaboration over strict screen time limits. www.thedadedge.com/473 www.healthygamer.gg www.instagram.com/healthygamer_gg www.youtube.com/HealthyGamerGG www.instagram.com/parentingwithdrk  
06/05/241h 3m

What You Don't Know About Sleep That Could Be Quietly Destroying Your Health with Dr. Peter Martone

Dr. Peter Martone aka ‘Dr. Sleep Right’ is an educator and patient care practitioner who has been focused on improving patient’s biomechanics for over 23 years during his private practice as a chiropractor. Dr. Martone’s revolutionary concepts are designed to help restore proper biomechanics of the spine by adopting a neutral sleeping position, helping you sleep better, live longer and be healthier. His techniques have been featured on CBS, NBC, Fox News, Dave Asprey’s Upgraded Conference, and over 50 podcasts as he travels the world teaching people how to regain their health by mastering the art of sleeping. Dr. Peter Martone shares his personal journey of overcoming back pain and sleep issues, leading him to develop a unique approach to improving sleep quality through proper posture alignment during sleep. The conversation covers various topics, including the impact of sleep on the body's systems, such as digestion, immune function, and hormonal balance. Dr. Peter Martone also explains how forward head posture can compress the vagus nerve, leading to digestive issues and other health concerns. He also provides practical tips for improving sleep posture, such as using specific pillows and creating a safe environment for the subconscious brain to promote restful sleep. www.thedadedge.com/friday154 www.drsleepright.com www.instagram.com/drmartone www.facebook.com/drmartone www.instagram.com/necknest www.neck-nest.myshopify.com  
03/05/241h 3m

Aligning Our Parenting Styles Can Improve Intimacy: Live QA with Larry and Uncle Joe

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/summit2024 www.thedadedge.com/mastermind
01/05/2437m 40s

Finding True Joy in Being a Father and Husband with Wade Joye

Wade Joye is a speaker and leadership coach, author of "This Dream Is Not For You," and host of the "Dreamers and Disciples" podcast. He served as the Worship Pastor at Elevation Church for over 14 years until transitioning off of staff in late 2021 to serve churches and leaders across the country through his teaching and coaching ministry. Wade recounts the emotional story of his twin daughters' premature birth and the subsequent health issues they faced, including a life-threatening condition for his youngest daughter, Sydney. He opens up about his battle with bitterness and anxiety, and how he learned to see God's miracles in the midst of hardship. The conversation shifts to the importance of maintaining a strong marriage, especially when facing life's challenges. Wade emphasizes the significance of communication, fun, and spiritual connection with his wife, including the practice of praying together daily. He offers practical advice for couples looking to strengthen their relationship through faith and shared experiences. www.thedadedge.com/472 www.wadejoye.com www.instagram.com/wadejoye www.youtube.com/@wadejoye  
29/04/2456m 5s

5 Dirty Words That Will Pick Fights In Your Marriage with Laura Heck

Laura Heck is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Gottman Therapist, and Sex Therapist in private practice working exclusively with couples to manage conflict and deepen intimacy and pleasure. Laura is also the co-host of Marriage Therapy Radio with Zach Brittle since 2017, where straight-talking marriage therapists and guests tackle the most common complaints virtually every relationship experience. Laura shares insights from her experience as a marriage and sex therapist, highlighting the importance of maintaining a strong friendship foundation in a relationship. She emphasizes the significance of curiosity, admiration, and attentiveness towards one's partner to foster a deep connection and understanding. The conversation delves into the concept of shared purpose and vision in a relationship, showcasing how aligning goals and aspirations can strengthen the bond between partners. Laura also touches on the common pitfalls in communication, such as using extreme language like "always" and "never," which can lead to misunderstandings and conflicts. www.thedadedge.com/friday153 www.laurahecktherapy.com Register for The Seven Principles Workshop here: www.marriagetherapyradio.com/seven-principles-workshop
26/04/241h 11m

How to Optimize the Sexual Energy in our Marriages: Dad Edge Live QA with Larry and Uncle Joe | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/summit2024 www.thedadedge.com/alliance
24/04/2457m 28s

From the Ring to Real Life: Leadership Lessons with Roderick Strong

Christopher Lindsey aka ‘Roderick Strong’ is an American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he performs under the ring name Roderick Strong. He is a member of the Undisputed Kingdom stable and is the current AEW International Champion in his first reign. Roderick Strong opens up about his challenging childhood, marked by his parents' tumultuous relationship, his mother's battle with drug addiction, and the traumatic event of his mother shooting his father when he was just 11 years old. Roderick shares how his experiences growing up have shaped his perspective on parenting and the importance of creating a safe and nurturing environment for his son. He emphasizes the significance of allowing his son to be his true self and fostering a sense of safety both physically and mentally. Throughout the conversation, Roderick highlights the role of friendship and community in his life, emphasizing the importance of surrounding oneself with supportive and understanding individuals. His insights offer a powerful reminder of the transformative power of self-awareness, resilience, and the pursuit of genuine connections in navigating life's challenges. www.thedadedge.com/471 www.instagram.com/roderickstrong www.allelitewrestling.com/post/roderick-strong-is-the-new-aew-international-champion  
22/04/241h 18m

Empowering Teens: Jesse LeBeau on Building Confidence and Overcoming Loneliness

Jesse LeBeau is one of the top youth motivational speakers in the world and is regularly featured on some of our favorite TV shows, movies, and media outlets. Jesse is also the founder of The Attitude Is Everything Foundation that has helped over 250,000 teenagers improve their mental health through self-esteem building programs. He currently stars in the Emmy nominated new sitcom “This Just In” on Saturday mornings on Pop TV.  From navigating daily life without roads and stores to pursuing his passion for basketball despite being the underdog, Jesse's story is one of resilience and determination. He shares how pivotal moments with bullies and the unwavering support from his parents shaped his attitude towards life's challenges. Jesse delves into his basketball career, which led him to opportunities in entertainment, including working with icons like Kobe Bryant and Heidi Klum. His experiences taught him valuable lessons about ignoring naysayers and focusing on personal goals. Jesse's transition from aspiring NBA player to motivational speaker allowed him to impact the lives of over a million kids, emphasizing the importance of attitude in overcoming adversity. www.thedadedge.com/friday152 www.theattitudeadvantage.com/welcome www.jesselebeau.com/youth-speaker www.instagram.com/jesselebeau  
19/04/241h 7m

How to Make Decisions Based on Our Identity and Values: Dad Edge Live QA with Larry and Uncle Joe | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/summit2024 www.thedadedge.com/alliance
17/04/2450m 27s

The Intimacy Alchemist: Allana Pratt on Transforming Love from Within

Allana Pratt is a global media personality and go-to authority for those ready to heal heartbreak, live unapologetically, and attract a soul-shaking relationship. She is the Author of 6 books, has interviewed Whoopi Goldberg and Alanis Morissette, and Hosts the edgy Podcast Intimate Conversations: Season 11- Soul Medicine, where listeners learn how to ‘Become the One’ to 'Find the One’ which ‘Awakens the One.' Allana Pratt shares her personal journey of finding love and doing psychedelic somatic integration work to heal past wounds. She emphasizes the significance of feeling through difficult emotions to achieve personal growth and strengthen relationships. Allana highlights the impact of unresolved trauma on relationships and the importance of teaching children healthy emotional expression. She stresses the value of creating a safe and loving environment for children to learn relationship skills and emotional intelligence. Allana also shares her experience of how childhood trauma can affect trust, intuition, and self-expression in adulthood. www.thedadedge.com/470 www.allanapratt.com www.facebook.com/coachallanapratt www.youtube.com/allanapratt   Get Allana’s ‘Become the One Introductory Program’ for $0! Checkout Code: LARRYINTRO   Get $400 OFF for ‘Intimacy Breakthrough Experience Call with Allana’ Discount Code: READYNOW
15/04/241h

From Diagnosis to Leadership: Trevor Maxwell's Transformational Cancer Journey

Trevor Maxwell is the founder and CEO of Man Up to Cancer, a support community that inspires men to connect and avoid isolation during their cancer journeys. He is also the author of “Open Heart, Warrior Spirit: A Man’s Guide to Living with Cancer.” Trevor has been living with stage IV colon cancer since March of 2018. He has undergone seven major surgeries, chemotherapy,  immunotherapy, and a clinical trial. Trevor Maxwell shares his personal journey of being diagnosed with stage four colon cancer at the age of 41 and the impact it had on his life and family. He emphasizes the importance of community and peer support for men going through cancer. He also discusses the challenges of isolation and the negative consequences it can have on mental health, relationships, and medical outcomes.  Through Man Up To Cancer, Trevor aims to change the culture around men's approach to cancer by normalizing shared burdens and encouraging open communication. www.thedadedge.com/friday151 www.manuptocancer.org www.facebook.com/cancerwolves www.instagram.com/cancerwolves www.tiktok.com/@manuptocancer  
12/04/2449m 16s

Ending Negative Patterns and Mastering the Art of Intimate Conversations: Dad Edge Live QA with Larry and Uncle Joe | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/summit2024 www.thedadedge.com/alliance
10/04/2433m 8s

Navigating From Comfort to Chaos to Potential with Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including his most recent, “All It Takes is a Goal”. For over 20 years he’s also helped some of the biggest brands tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, and Staples. His fresh perspective on life has given him the opportunity to write for Reader’s Digest, Fast Company, The Harvard Business Review and Time Magazine. Jon Acuff emphasizes the importance of setting realistic expectations for children's development and not rushing their growth process. He highlights the significance of nurturing children's interests without suffocating them, allowing them to explore and discover their passions at their own pace. He shares personal anecdotes and insights on how he approaches goal-setting with his own children, emphasizing the need to pay attention to what lights them up and to nurture their curiosity. Jon Acuff also touches on the importance of creating a supportive environment for children to explore their interests and develop their skills. www.thedadedge.com/469 www.instagram.com/jonacuff www.jonacuff.com Amazon Store  
08/04/241h 2m

Beyond Reaction: Jon Fogel's Holistic Approach to Parenting

Jon Fogel is a dad, pastor, and advocate for evidence-based, non-trauma-inducing parenting methods. He is known under the moniker "WholeParent" on Social Media, where he has over 1 Million followers across multiple platforms. As WholeParent, Jon offers a unique perspective on parenting grounded in evidence-based research in areas of child development, adolescent psychology, and basic neuroscience, synthesizing strategies from the worlds of cognitive-behavioral therapy, general counseling, and even contemplative meditation to help parents manage problematic behaviors and grow deeper in their relationship with their children, their partner, and themselves. Jon Fogel shares his personal journey and the pivotal moments that shaped his approach to fatherhood. From growing up in a high school known for its comedic alumni to the loss of his father and the birth of his son, he discusses how these experiences led him to a deeper understanding of how our brains react to stress and the importance of developing new neural pathways for better parenting responses. He also explains the concept of neural pathways and how our childhood experiences shape our default reactions as parents. He then offers practical advice on how to ground ourselves in moments of high stress with our children, emphasizing techniques like deep breathing, grounding exercises, and the importance of not feeding the emotional fire. www.thedadedge.com/friday150 www.thedadedge.com/patience www.thedadedge.com/summit2024 www.instagram.com/wholeparent  
05/04/241h 5m

Navigating Roles, Responsibilities, and Readying for Life's Ups and Downs: The Dad Edge Live QA with Larry and Uncle Joe | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/summit2024 www.thedadedge.com/alliance
03/04/2445m 59s

Decoding Desires and Resolving Conflicts in Relationships with Kimberly Hill

Kimberly Hill is a certified dating and relationship coach who supports good-hearted men to achieve healthy, loving relationships. She's also the host of the relatable and inspiring podcast The Self-Confidence Project where she discusses everything from life, dating, divorce, sex and how to live a meaningful life. Kimberly shares her unique journey from working in the high-stakes environment of financial derivatives to becoming a relationship coach, drawing on her extensive experience with male-dominated industries to offer a fresh perspective on what men struggle with in their personal lives. Throughout the conversation, Kimberly Hill offers practical advice and personal anecdotes that shed light on common communication pitfalls and the importance of understanding one's own needs and desires in a relationship. She emphasizes the significance of clear, assertive communication and provides listeners with a simple yet powerful framework for expressing feelings and resolving conflicts with partners. Whether you're single, dating, or in a long-term relationship, this episode is packed with valuable insights and actionable tips to help you build stronger, more fulfilling connections with those around you. www.thedadedge.com/468 www.kimberlyninahill.com www.thedadedge.com/25questions  
01/04/241h 9m

Empowering Change: Dan Peterson's Vision for Positive Parenting and Resilient Children

Dan Peterson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), advanced trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach™ (NHA), and the founder of The Compass 4 Life. 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 Peterson shares his personal journey from growing up in a large family with young parents to becoming a father himself at the age of 32. He reflects on the contrast between his upbringing and his approach to parenting, emphasizing the importance of a strong foundation in marriage before taking on the role of a parent. He also touches on the long-term effects of unresolved childhood issues, highlighting the potential for depression, anxiety, and susceptibility to peer pressure as children grow older. Dan Peterson underscores the critical need for connection and acceptance, which are fundamental human needs that persist throughout life. www.thedadedge.com/friday149 www.thecompass4life.com/dadedge www.thedadedge.com/patience www.thedadedge.com/summit2024  
29/03/241h 20m

Building a Non-Anxious Life: Inspiration From Dr. John Delony | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.ramseysolutions.com/john-delony www.amazon.com/Audible-Building-a-Non-Anxious-Life
27/03/2431m 35s

Behind the Music: Chris Daughtry's Personal Take on Fatherhood, Fame, and Staying Grounded

Chris Daughtry is an American singer, musician, and actor. He is the lead vocalist and a guitarist for the rock band Daughtry, which he formed after placing fourth on the fifth season of American Idol. Chris's journey from a small town to rock stardom is a testament to the power of passion and relentless pursuit. His story began in an algebra class, where he first showcased his singing talent, and has since been marked by dedication and hard work—values deeply ingrained by his father. Chris shared intimate stories of his life, including the life-changing encounter with his wife, Deanna, and the joys and challenges of becoming a "bonus dad" at the young age of 20. His approach to parenting, characterized by humility and responsibility, offers profound insight into the man behind the music. Chris Daughtry's appearance on American Idol was a turning point in his career, where he captivated audiences with his raw talent and emotional performances. Despite facing challenges and setbacks, Daughtry's determination and passion for music propelled him to the top of the charts, earning him accolades and recognition in the music industry. His unwavering commitment to his craft and his ability to connect with audiences on a deep emotional level have solidified his place as a music icon. Through his music and personal experiences, Daughtry continues to inspire and captivate audiences, leaving a lasting impact on the music industry and beyond. www.thedadedge.com/467 www.daughtryofficial.com www.instagram.com/chrisdaughtry  
25/03/241h 24m

Navigating the Perfect Storm: Steven Robertson on Mastering Tech, News, and Social Media for Family Growth

Steven Robertson is an acclaimed keynote speaker, trainer, generational expert, author of "Aliens Among Us: 10 Surprising Truths about Gen Z", and the CEO of BOLD-Training. He inspires audiences and invigorates businesses as he shares from his experience of over 30 years. Steven emphasizes the unique characteristics that define each generation, shaped by the "perfect storm" of technology, world news, social media, and leadership or parenting styles. The conversation takes a deep dive into the challenges faced by Gen Z, the first generation to be digital natives, and how their communication styles differ from previous generations.  Steven Robertson also explains the concept of the "8-second filter," debunking the myth of the 8-second attention span, and highlights the importance of creating compelling content to engage effectively with younger generations. www.thedadedge.com/friday148 www.stevenjrobertson.com www.instagram.com/steven_j_robertson  
22/03/241h 21m

Dad Edge Live Q&A with Larry and Uncle Joe: Rising Above Fights & Crafting Bright Mornings: Navigating School Fights and Setting Positive Routines | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/summit2024 www.thedadedge.com/mastermind www.thedadedge.com/alliance
20/03/2446m 15s

Inspiring Leadership for Men, Husbands, and Fathers with Marc Von Musser

Marc Von Musser is the CEO of Soar and Roar Inc., and the Founder of a human optimization program called “111 Days to Greatness”, awakening the greatness in others and helping people become their greatest self and live their dream life. He is also a highly sought after Sales and Coaching Expert who has helped thousands of companies large and small, grow their profits by over 100%, 500% and even 1000%. Marc Von Musser shares his transformation from a man who was ready for boys to a devoted girl dad who embraced the challenge of raising strong, confident daughters. He recounts the lessons he learned in teaching his girls everything from tracking animals to excelling in cross-country running, proving that girl energy and boy energy each have their unique strengths. Marc's story takes us through his own childhood, marked by a mix of dysfunction and adventure, as he grew up with a father who was a child movie star turned developer and a mother who was Miss Norway. Despite the challenges of an alcoholic household, Mark found solace and success in martial arts, where he excelled beyond his expectations. The conversation also touches on broader societal issues, as Marc discusses the emasculation of men in media and the importance of authentic masculinity. He emphasizes the need for men to awaken to their true potential and to resist the programming that has led to a decline in male confidence and purpose. www.thedadedge.com/466 www.soarandroar.com  
18/03/241h 31m

Creating Future Fans and Connection with Our Kids with Mike Schroder

Mike Schroder is the co-founder of Future Fans, a company that uses stories and games to teach core concepts of sports in a kid-friendly way. With a focus on future-forward solutions, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the way companies interact with their communities, driving growth and fostering loyalty. Mike shares his unique perspective on growing up in a bustling household and how his role as the youngest influenced his personality. He reflects on the subtleties of advocating for oneself and the dynamics of sibling relationships. He also discusses the profound lessons he learned from his dad's steady emotional presence and his approach to life's stages. Mike Schroder's father's decision to forgo treatment for his terminal illness is a poignant example of his pragmatic and appreciative outlook on life, which has left a lasting impact on Mike. www.thedadedge.com/friday147 www.futurefans.com www.instagram.com/futurefanssports www.facebook.com/futurefanssportss  
15/03/2453m 25s

Dad Edge Live Q&A with Larry and Uncle Joe: Navigating New Beginnings & Fueling the Home Fire: Insights for Single and Married Dads | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/summit2024 www.thedadedge.com/mastermind www.thedadedge.com/alliance
13/03/2440m 57s

Raising Leaders: Dr. Tim Elmore's Guide to Parenting and Leadership

Dr. Tim Elmore is a best-selling author, leadership expert, and keynote speaker who’s trained more than 500,000 leaders in hundreds of organizations worldwide. He is also the founder and CEO of Growing Leaders, an Atlanta‐based non‐profit organization created to develop emerging leaders. His work grew out of 20 years of serving alongside Dr. John C. Maxwell. Tim Elmore shares his rich experiences as a father, husband, and mentor, providing valuable lessons and strategies for raising confident and capable children. From discussing his favorite childhood pastime to the hilarious and somewhat embarrassing tales of his college days, Tim opens up about the moments that shaped him. He also stresses the significance of humility, ownership, and the impact of a strong marital relationship on children. He introduces the concept of "chess and checkers" in parenting, urging parents to tailor their approach to the individual needs of each child. Finally, Tim discusses his latest book "I Can't Wait", which is a collection of 52 inspiring stories about children making a difference. He explains how these stories can spark meaningful conversations between parents and children, and how they serve as a reminder that age is no barrier to making a significant impact. www.thedadedge.com/465 www.icantwaitbook.com www.timelmore.com  
11/03/2451m 25s

One Year No Beer: Ruari Fairbairns' Path to Empowered Fatherhood

Ruari Fairbairns is the founder and CEO of OYNB. He is a leading figure in the health and well-being space known for his passionate advocacy for healthier living. Ruari has been instrumental in steering OYNB to the forefront of the alcohol-free movement, inspiring over 100,000 people worldwide to reassess their relationship with alcohol, and strive to become the best version of themselves. Larry Hagner and Ruari Fairbairns discuss the impact of meditation, breathwork, and mindfulness on stress management and overall well-being. Ruari shares insights from his experience with a friend from AA and highlights the importance of understanding the underlying drivers of compulsive behavior. Ruari Fairbairns also shares success stories of individuals who have transformed their relationship with alcohol through a holistic approach that focuses on personal growth, trauma healing, and self-regulation techniques like meditation and breathwork. He then explains how tools like neurofeedback and EEG devices can provide valuable insights into brain activity and help individuals cultivate healthier habits. The episode concludes with a discussion on the power of self-control and the importance of building new neural pathways to change addictive behaviors. www.thedadedge.com/friday146 Get 15% Discount using promo code “EDGE” Schedule a FREE 15-min Call: www.oneyearnobeer.com/dadedge Instagram: www.instagram.com/rfairbairns LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ruarifairbairns
08/03/241h 12m

Getting Rid of the Dad Bod Once and for All with Nick Clements | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.1stphorm.com/dadedge
06/03/241h 9m

Beyond the Hunt: Steve Rinella's Journey as a Dad

Steven Rinella is a renowned writer, TV personality, and the founder of MeatEater Inc., an outdoor lifestyle company. He is also the host of the Netflix show MeatEater and The MeatEater Podcast. He has gained wide popularity with hunters and non-hunters alike through his passion for outdoor adventure and wild foods, as well as his strong commitment to conservation. Steven and Larry delved into the complexities of family, parenting, and marriage. Steven Rinella opens up about his conflicted feelings towards his father, sharing personal anecdotes that paint a picture of a man who was both the "worst and the best dad”. The episode takes a turn towards the outdoors as Steven Rinella, an avid hunter and fisherman, reflects on the importance of involving his children in outdoor activities. He emphasizes the value of exposing them to "arenas of consequence," where making mistakes can have immediate repercussions, thereby teaching them resilience and problem-solving skills. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a parent grappling with the legacy of your upbringing, or someone looking to strengthen your marital relationship, this episode offers insights and experiences that resonate with the challenges and joys of family life.  www.thedadedge.com/464 www.thedadedge.com/summit2024 www.themeateater.com www.instagram.com/stevenrinella @MeatEaterTV  
04/03/241h 7m

Transforming Troubled Marriages: Insights from The Husband Coach, Jason Schnitzer

Jason Schnitzer aka "The Husband Coach," is a dedicated relationship coach specializing in helping men become better partners, focusing on communication, empathy, and personal growth to strengthen marriages and partnerships. His "Reclaim Control" program focuses on breaking free from destructive behaviors to improve self-control and personal growth. Jason shares his personal journey from being a professional baseball player to embracing the world of jujitsu, and how this transition has influenced his approach to handling emotions and conflicts. He opens up about the challenges he faced in his marriage, the pivotal moments that led him to self-reflection, and the realization that perhaps the issues at hand were not solely external, but also internal. Jason and Larry also break down the nervous system's role in our emotional states, using the analogy of an upside-down stoplight to describe the green, yellow, and red states of being. They explain how our past experiences, even from childhood, can shape our current responses to stress, fear, and confrontation. www.thedadedge.com/friday145 www.thedadedge.com/25questions www.jasonschnitzercoaching.com  
01/03/241h 11m

Live Q&A With Larry and Uncle Joe: How To Talk to Your Teenage Son About Porn | How To Spark a Connection With Your Wife | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/alliance
28/02/2438m 41s

From 'The Sandlot' to the Home Front: Chauncey Leopardi's Insights on Marriage and Parenting

Chauncey Leopardi is an American actor known for playing Michael "Squints" Palledorous in the 1993 film The Sandlot and Alan White in the 1999 series Freaks and Geeks. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the movie “The Sandlot”, Chauncey takes us on a journey through his unique childhood experiences, from starting his acting career at a young age to the complexities of growing up in a blended family. Chauncey Leopardi opens up about the dynamics of his family life, including the impact of his parents' separation and the influential presence of his stepfather. He shares insights into the world of acting during the '80s and '90s, a time when craftsmanship in film was at its peak, and the sets were built with an attention to detail that is rarely seen today. As a father of five, Chauncey Leopardi discusses the challenges and joys of parenting and maintaining a strong marriage. He emphasizes the importance of staying committed and being the captain of the ship, no matter how rough the seas may get. His approach to life is one of taking responsibility and control, ensuring that he's present and engaged with his family. www.thedadedge.com/463 www.instagram.com/squints
26/02/241h 1m

Resilience and Reinvention: The Ryan Alford Story

Ryan Alford is the CEO of Radical, a digital ad agency. He also hosts his own marketing and advertising podcast, The Radcast, which has over 130 episodes with listeners all over the world. Ryan Alford and Larry Hagner discuss the importance of setting clear structures and boundaries in blended families. They emphasize the significance of being a positive role model for children and how children are keenly aware of their parents' happiness and fulfillment. Their conversation also delved into the balance between love and discipline, showcasing the importance of providing clear expectations and examples for children to follow. Ryan Alford also touches on the impact of physical fitness on parenting, highlighting the role of exercise in maintaining mental and emotional well-being. He shares personal experiences of how fitness has positively influenced his parenting styles and relationships with his children.  www.thedadedge.com/friday144 www.theradcast.com www.ryanalford.com  
23/02/241h 6m

LIVE Q&A With Larry and Uncle Joe | How to Navigate a Blended Family | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/alliance
21/02/2456m 24s

Navigating Life's Toughest Battles with Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman

Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. Lt. Grossman talked about the importance of fatherhood, spiritual warfare, and the impact of video games on the younger generation. He emphasizes the biblical perspective on the responsibility of fathers to their children and the significance of turning hearts towards family members. Larry and Lt. Colonel Grossman also discusses the concept of spiritual combat and warfare, highlighting the importance of prayer and faith in navigating life's challenges. Drawing parallels between historical events and modern-day issues, they shed light on the dangers of unregulated access to violent video games and the impact it can have on youth. www.thedadedge.com/462 www.grossmanontruth.com
19/02/241h 13m

Sex on the First Date: Embracing Redemption in Marriage with Tim and Kathy Bush

Tim and Kathy Bush established War Room Ministries in August of 2020 to serve men, marriages, families, and churches across the country. Their ministry focuses on developing Christian character through redemption, relationships, and resilience. They are also involved in speaking at marriage conferences and retreats across the country, sharing their insights and experiences to help others. Tim and Kathy Bush's marriage started when they were just 18 and 20 years old, respectively. They acknowledge that they may not look old enough to have been married for 42 years, but this highlights the fact that they got married at a young age. Tim shares that they got married because Kathy unexpectedly got pregnant, which resonates with many young couples who find themselves in similar situations. Despite the challenges they faced, they made a commitment to each other and built a life together. They also emphasized the importance of communication and understanding within a marriage. Tim and Kathy's ability to openly discuss their past and present experiences demonstrates their commitment to growth and improvement. They acknowledge their flaws and mistakes, which allows them to work together as a team. www.thedadedge.com/friday143 www.thedadedge.com/25questions www.warroomministries.com  
16/02/241h 25m

Last Minute Valentines Day Ideas That Will Go a Long Way | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/alliance
14/02/2419m 7s

The Married Game with Keith Yackey

Keith Yackey is the Founder and CEO of The Married Game and The Ascend Brotherhood, known for his innovative approaches to enhancing marital relationships and personal growth. His work emphasizes the importance of attraction and connection in marriage, drawing from his diverse experiences and insights. He candidly shares his journey from being on the brink of his second divorce to becoming what he calls a "provocateur" – a man who provokes admiration, desire, and commitment from his partner. Keith and Larry begin by acknowledging their own past mistakes, demonstrating a commitment to self-improvement. They focus on authentic solutions for personal growth, emphasizing the importance of responsibility in one's actions. Keith then highlights the significance of authenticity in relationships. He describes his relationship with his spouse as "flirty" and "fun," underscoring the value of a genuine connection. He also emphasizes the role of supporting one's partner and nurturing their dreams, illustrating the importance of mutual support and serving as a leader who uplifts others. www.marriedgame.com/keith-personal
12/02/242h 50m

Evolve Leadership with Angus Nelson

Angus Nelson is an executive coach, speaker, and facilitator, specializing in emotional intelligence and high-performance team building. He brings a unique blend of experience in personal development and corporate innovation, empowering leaders and teams to thrive in today's fast-paced business environment. Men are twice as likely to take their own lives. This alarming fact sets the stage for a discussion on the importance of seeking help and support. Angus Nelson acknowledges that isolation is a major factor contributing to this statistic. Many men, out of pride and fear of judgment, keep their struggles to themselves. Angus Nelson goes on to explain that many individuals have things they are unwilling to say out loud, even to themselves. Instead of seeking support, they distract themselves with various activities or substances. This avoidance stems from a belief that admitting to having a problem or struggling makes them less of a man, less of an alpha species. However, the truth is that nobody is perfect, and everyone has their own issues. Angus emphasizes that even those who may seem aspirational or perfect have their own weighty problems. Angus and Larry Hagner suggests that giving oneself grace, love, and self-compassion can be transformative. By accepting that imperfection is a shared human experience, individuals can find healing and develop a more compassionate mindset. Angus believes that if individuals can extend grace and compassion to themselves, they can also spread those qualities to others. www.thedadedge.com/friday142 www.angusnelson.com  
09/02/241h 16m

Reconnect With Your Wife No Matter if Its Been Days, Months, or Years | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.thedadedge.com/25questions
07/02/2441m 50s

Behind the Scenes: Paul Hutchinson and the Sound of Freedom

Paul Hutchinson is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and influential speaker recognized for his dedication to child welfare and humanitarian efforts. He founded the Child Liberation Foundation, leading over 70 undercover rescue missions across 15 countries, resulting in the liberation of thousands of children. The lesson of dancing instead of fighting, learned from playing rugby, has valuable applications in various aspects of life. Whether in sales, personal relationships, or raising children, approaching conflicts with empathy and understanding can lead to more positive outcomes. By finding common ground and gradually redirecting the focus, it becomes possible to achieve goals without engaging in direct confrontation. Paul Hutchinson also emphasizes the importance of honing a boy's energy into something positive. He shares a story of his sons play-wrestling on the kitchen floor while he and his wife have a conversation nearby. Despite the chaotic scene, Paul and his wife embrace the energy and find it amusing. This demonstrates their ability to see the positive side of their sons' boisterous behavior and appreciate it for what it is. Another important aspect of raising boys with a positive influence is teaching them values and instilling a sense of responsibility. Paul mentions the saying, "You can raise dangerously good men, but if you don't do it right, you can raise dangerous men." This highlights the importance of guiding boys towards making good choices and understanding the consequences of their actions. By providing a supportive and nurturing environment, parents can help boys develop into well-rounded individuals who contribute positively to society. www.thedadedge.com/460 www.paulhutchinsonofficial.com  
05/02/241h 10m

Who Are You and What Have You Done with My Kid? with Dr. Amanda Craig

Dr. Amanda Craig is a licensed marriage and family therapist, author, speaker, wife, and mother. She is known for her work in individual, couples, and family therapy, as well as for authoring the book "Who Are You and What Have You Done with My Kid?" which focuses on parenting tweens. Dr. Amanda Craig's practice emphasizes building strong, emotionally connected families. Dr. Craig's interest in psychology began during her college years, when she took psychology classes. She admits that she struggled as a student and didn't find her passion until she discovered psychology. The subject matter energized and excited her, sparking a deep curiosity about human behavior and emotions. This newfound passion led her to seek therapy herself, further solidifying her interest in the field. One particular aspect of psychology that captivated Dr. Amanda Craig was the study of relationships. She recalls taking a family systems course during her master's program, which emphasized the significance of relationships for people's wellbeing. This realization resonated with her, and she became convinced of the importance of understanding the dynamics between individuals and the impact it has on their lives. www.thedadedge.com/friday141 www.amandacraigphd.com www.amandacraigphd.com/new-book @amandacraigphd  
02/02/241h 2m

Become Resilient in Seasons of Distress | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/mastermind
31/01/2433m 27s

Life in the Fast Lane with Corey Lajoie

Corey LaJoie is a professional NASCAR Cup Series driver and third-generation racer. He is known for his competitive spirit and engagement with fans through his podcast, "Stacking Pennies." He balances his racing career with philanthropy, emphasizing his passion for both motorsports and community involvement. Corey shares how his grandfather and father were both successful racers, which naturally led him to be involved in the sport from a young age. Despite the pressure and expectations that came with his family's racing heritage, Corey discusses how he ultimately had to make the choice to pursue racing for himself.  He also sheds light on the intense competitiveness of racing, particularly in the world of go-kart racing. Corey's experience aligns with what he has seen in the industry. He recalls stories from a client who had a son involved in go-kart racing, where parents would go to great lengths to ensure their child's success. Some even flew high-end mechanics from overseas to work on their kid's go-kart. www.thedadedge.com/459 www.coreylajoieracing.com Stacking Pennies Podcast  
29/01/2458m 7s

Creating Depth and Intimacy with your Spouse Again with Brad Rhoads

Brad Rhoads founded Grace Marriage in 2015 to help churches and couples prioritize marriage. Prior to this, Brad was a practicing attorney for 22 years. He served as a marriage pastor at their local church, where he noted the nationwide absence of an intentional, ongoing strategy to keep couples on a trajectory of growth. In this episode, Brad Rhoads shares his personal journey of feeling pressure to perform in his Christian life. He talks about how a friend helped him understand the concept of relying on the grace of God instead of his own efforts. Brad Rhoads explains the freedom he experienced when he realized that it's okay to not be perfect and that he could enjoy life without the heavy burden of constantly striving. He also discusses how this mindset shift improved his relationships and allowed him to embrace imperfection. One of the key factors that they emphasized is the importance of prioritizing quality time in marriage. The busyness of life often takes a toll on couples, causing them to go through the motions and lose sight of what truly matters. With kids' activities, work demands, and financial pressures, it becomes easy to neglect the relationship and settle for a mediocre marriage. Many couples desire a better marriage, but they lack the knowledge and guidance on how to achieve it. They may have tried attending conferences or seeking advice, but nothing seems to bring about lasting change. As a result, they resign themselves to the status quo, accepting that their marriage is simply tolerable. However, Brad and Larry argue that there is hope for a better marriage. The answer is not as difficult as it may seem, but many couples have not been given the tools or coaching to break free from their stagnant situation. The key is to find the answer and receive the necessary guidance to have a fulfilling and joyful marriage with one's best friend. www.thedadedge.com/friday140 www.gracemarriage.com/our-story  
26/01/2452m 36s

Beyond the Bedroom: Unlocking the Secrets to Lasting Passion with Shana James | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.shanajamescoaching.com
24/01/241h 5m

How to Achieve Work Life Integration with David Hauser

David Hauser is an American entrepreneur, speaker, and angel investor, best known for co-founding the Grasshopper Group, a virtual telephone service that was acquired by Citrix Systems for $170 million in 2015. He is also a founding member of the National Entrepreneurs' Day and has co-founded several tech companies, including Grasshopper, Chargify, Spreadable, PopSurvey, and Deck Foundry. In this episode, David Hauser and Larry Hagner discuss the concept of work-life balance and challenge its validity. They argue that balance is elusive and can prevent us from fully engaging in both work and personal life. Instead, they advocate for integration, finding ways to include family and personal responsibilities into our professional pursuits. They also explore the history of the term "work-life balance" and its connection to the increase of women in the workforce. David Hauser then argues that constantly striving for balance can be detrimental, as it consumes valuable time and energy. Instead of constantly thinking about how to allocate time between different areas of life, he suggests integrating family and personal commitments into daily activities. The origins of the term "work-life balance" are also briefly discussed, with David Hauser suggesting that it emerged in the 70s or 80s when more women entered the workforce. The term was created to address the challenge of balancing work responsibilities with the role of being a mother.  However, the concept of balance itself is questioned, as it implies a trade-off between work and personal life, which may not be the most effective approach. By integrating work and family life, parents can demonstrate the importance of dedication, perseverance, and delayed gratification to their children. www.thedadedge.com/458 www.davidhauser.com www.linkedin.com/in/davidhauser www.instagram.com/dhauser www.twitter.com/dh www.facebook.com/dh.dhauser  
22/01/241h 10m

Stop Worrying About What People Think of You with Dr Michael Gervais

Dr. Michael Gervais is a renowned high-performance psychologist and the host of the Finding Mastery podcast, where he explores the psychology of peak performance with world-leading experts and athletes. His work focuses on helping individuals excel in high-stakes environments and unlock their full potential. In this episode, Larry Hagner and Dr. Michael Gervais delve into a fascinating discussion about the mind, emotions, and the power of being present. They explore the concept of the brain as hardware and the mind as software, emphasizing the importance of upgrading our mental software through training and self-awareness. They also distinguish between emotions (observable and physical) and feelings (subjective and interpretive), highlighting the role of thoughts in shaping our emotional experiences. The conversation further explores the challenges of being present in a world filled with distractions and the aversion many people have to being alone with their thoughts. They discuss the fear of not being enough and the deep-rooted need for acceptance and belonging. Dr. Michael Gervais shares insights from his book, highlighting the real consequences of stress and anxiety and offering practical strategies for managing them. Throughout the episode, Dr. Michael Gervais emphasizes the importance of training the mind, just like we train our physical and technical skills. He discusses the power of acute stress and the benefits of pushing ourselves to the messy edge, as well as the value of mindfulness meditation and other contemplative practices in cultivating presence and navigating stress. Overall, this episode offers valuable insights and practical tools for upgrading our mental software and living a more fulfilled and present life. By increasing awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, we can better navigate the external world and cultivate a sense of calm and confidence. www.thedadedge.com/friday139 www.findingmastery.com Finding Mastery Podcast The First Rule of Mastery: Stop Worrying about What People Think of You  
19/01/241h 10m

Regret-Free Dads: Mastering Challenges and Embracing Gratitude | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. ww.thedadedge.com/alliance
17/01/2431m 52s

Strategies for Balancing Fatherhood and Personal Development with Connor Beaton

Connor Beaton is a men's life coach, founder of ManTalks, and an author focusing on men's wellness and personal growth. He integrates Jungian psychology and somatic therapy into his coaching and speaking engagements​ In this episode of the Dad Edge podcast, host Larry Hagner and guest Connor Beaton talk about the power of voice in conveying emotions and creating a comfortable environment for effective communication. They discuss how slowing down speech and being mindful of tone can reduce anxiety and improve relationships. Connor Beaton shares his expertise in voice training and music, explaining how a person's voice can reflect their internal state. He suggests that speaking quickly or in a high-pitched tone can be indicative of anxiety or discomfort. By intentionally slowing down speech, individuals can bring attention and presence to their delivery, thereby potentially reducing anxiety and creating a more calm external perception. The conversation also extends to the impact of voice in parenting and marriage. Connor Beaton emphasize how their calm demeanor and voice can influence the behavior and emotions of their children and partners. They note that when they are calm, their children and partners also tend to be calm. This demonstrates that voice plays a crucial role in creating a sense of safety and comfort in relationships. www.thedadedge.com/457 www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.mantalks.com  
15/01/241h 7m

A Dad's Guide to Healing Relationships, Embracing Forgiveness, and Asking the Hard Questions with JC Batista

JC Batista is a father and a husband. He shares his powerful and heartbreaking story of losing his 25-year-old son to substance abuse and gun violence. Despite facing unimaginable pain and grief, JC and his wife have shown incredible resilience and strength in navigating through this tragedy. In this Dad Edge Podcast episode, Larry Hagner is joined by JC Batista and heard about JC's poignant tale of losing his 25-year-old son and the profound impact it had on him and his wife. Their journey, steeped in sorrow, is also a narrative of resilience and shared purpose. The episode explores crucial themes like personal growth in the face of adversity, the effects on marital and family bonds, and discovering strength amidst tragedy. JC Batista places a strong emphasis on personal growth, underscoring the necessity of mental, emotional, and physical preparedness for life's challenges. He advocates for continuous self-improvement as a tool for building resilience, enabling individuals to more effectively overcome difficult periods. The strength of JC's marriage shines through as he recounts the various hurdles they've encountered. Their united vision of nurturing a robust family unit has consistently guided them. They've learned the importance of mutual support during times of grief, becoming each other's pillars of strength. This unwavering commitment to their union has significantly contributed to their collective resilience. Addressing the inevitable anger and unanswered questions that follow tragedy, JC Batista admits to grappling with these emotions himself. He stresses the importance of redirecting anger into constructive paths like personal growth and solution-finding. Rather than dwelling on the unanswerable "why," he advocates for focusing on the "how" – how to grow, how to help others. In conclusion, JC's story is a powerful illustration of the resilience possible in the face of personal tragedy. Through their harrowing experience of losing a child, JC Batista and his wife have confronted their grief together, offering unwavering support to each other and their family. Their story is not just one of enduring pain but also of finding purpose and strength in each other, highlighting the value of self-improvement, open communication, and helping others navigate their struggles. www.thedadedge.com/friday138 www.thedadedge.com/alliance Instagram: @jcbatista4383  YouTube: @jcbatistathemirrorneverlies
12/01/241h 6m

Mastering Success in 2024 by Unleashing the Power of SMART GOALS | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/mastermind
10/01/241h 13m

5 Traits of a Healthy Family with Dr. Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman, Ph.D. is an author, speaker, and counselor. He has a passion for people, and for helping them form lasting relationships. The 5 Love Languages® is one of Chapman’s most popular titles, topping various bestseller charts for years, selling over twenty million copies and has been on the New York Times bestsellers list since 2007. In this episode of Dad Edge, Dr. Gary Chapman discusses his new book on the five traits of a healthy family. He shares that many people struggle with understanding what a good family looks like, especially if they come from a dysfunctional background. Dr. Chapman wrote the book to provide guiding principles for those who are unsure or struggling with creating a healthy family dynamic. Dr. Gary Chapman emphasizes that the attitude of service is crucial for building a healthy family. He acknowledges that humans are naturally self-centered, but in order to have a healthy family, individuals must adopt an attitude of service. This means approaching relationships and family life with a mindset of wanting to help each family member reach their potential for good in the world. He also emphasizes that while individuals may not have control over their emotions, they can choose their attitude. This means that even when negative feelings arise, such as anger or hurt, individuals can still choose to think in terms of how they can enrich the lives of their family members. By choosing an attitude of love, individuals can respond to their family members in a positive and loving way, even when their emotions might be telling them otherwise. www.thedadedge.com/456 www.thedadedge.com/25questions www.5lovelanguages.com  
08/01/2441m 22s

Sculpting Strong Fathers with Joel Staley

Joel Staley is a fitness coach and the creator of the Shed Fat Fast program, specializing in helping individuals optimize their health and reduce body fat through methods like intermittent fasting. Despite holding a lucrative six figure job, he made the brave decision to quit on his daughter Kennedy's first day at daycare. In this episode of The Dad Edge, host Larry Hagner sits down with Joel Staley for a raw and insightful conversation about fitness, fasting, and finding your purpose. They dive deep into the importance of nutrition, the benefits of fasting, and the keys to building a great physique. Joel Staley, a successful fitness coach and entrepreneur, shares his own journey of leaving a corporate job to pursue his passion for helping others. They also discuss the significance of setting small goals, finding a supportive community, and being an active and involved parent. Joel Staley emphasizes the importance of finding a sustainable diet that includes a balance of healthy meals and indulgences. It's not about depriving yourself, but rather enjoying nutritious food while still allowing room for treats. While Joel used to believe fasting was the answer to everything, he now sees it as just one tool for building a lean physique. Fasting can optimize hormone levels, aid in weight loss, and improve energy levels and self-mastery. However, it's essential to break a fast with healthy, whole foods to feel great and avoid discomfort. Both Larry and Joel stress the importance of finding a strong reason or "why" to prioritize physical fitness. Whether it's being an active and involved parent or wanting to keep up with your kids, having a compelling purpose will motivate you to take action and make positive changes. www.thedadedge.com/friday137 www.shedfatfast.com/gift  
05/01/241h 6m

Elevating Intimacy and Conversational Mastery for Men, Husbands, and Fathers in Marriage | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/mastermind
03/01/2444m 30s

From Darkness to Triumph with Aaron Hale

Aaron Hale is a former Navy chef and Army EOD team leader turned motivational speaker and entrepreneur, overcoming blindness and deafness to found the chocolate company Extra Ordinary Delights​​​​​​. In this episode, host Larry interviews guest Aaron Hale who shares his powerful story of resilience and overcoming the odds. Aaron Hale reflects on his journey from being an all-American slacker to facing challenges in college and gaining the "Freshman 50." Determined to find his purpose, he turned to cooking, a passion he had since childhood. From being a Navy cook to becoming an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician. Aaron's journey is one of determination, adaptability, and a desire to serve their country in the best way possible. Aaron Hale's journey begins with a comfortable job in the military. He enjoys the perks and safety that come with his position, and for a while, it feels like a cushy gig. However, he soon realizes that he craves something more. He wants to serve a greater purpose and be on the front lines of danger. Another factor that contributes to Aaron Hale's decision to transition from comfort to danger is the nature of his job as a Navy cook. The Navy views cooks as the military equivalent of hotel restaurant management. Their duties often involve working in dining facilities on bases or in barracks, which can be mundane and unchallenging. Aaron's placement as a night clerk at the front desk of the bachelor quarters during his shore duty further reinforces his desire for something more stimulating. Aaron's motivation to serve others and make a positive impact also drives his transition from comfort to danger. He believes that by doing his best for others, he can lead a more fulfilling life. This mindset aligns with his desire to contribute and do something greater than himself. Additionally, Aaron Hale admits that it's also fun to blow things up, highlighting his adventurous spirit and willingness to embrace the excitement and challenges that come with being an EOD technician. www.thedadedge.com/455 www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.EODfudge.com  
01/01/241h

Turning Setbacks into Success with Michelle Icard

Michelle Icard is the author of the books “Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen” and “Middle School Makeover”. She has a degree in Education and has worked with parents, children, and teachers for more than 20 years, creating curriculum, books, and programs that help them better understand and navigate early adolescence. In this episode, Larry Hagner interviews Michelle Icard about their family and their experiences in parenting. Michelle shares that she has two adult children and two dogs. The conversation also touches on their long-term marriage and recent celebration at a concert. Setbacks can lead to success. This is a concept that is explored in the podcast transcript, where the author, Michelle Icard, discusses her book "8 Setbacks That Can Make a Child a Success." The conversation revolves around the idea that setbacks and failures are not necessarily negative experiences, but rather opportunities for growth and development. Michelle begins by sharing her own experience of being relationship and commitment phobic before getting married. She explains that she and her husband dated for seven years before tying the knot, which she finds amusing. This sets the stage for the discussion on setbacks and how they can shape individuals and relationships.  She reveals that she does not have a lot of frustration in her marriage and that it has been mostly easy. She attributes this to the fact that both she and her husband came into the relationship with burdens from their own childhoods and approached their marriage with loyalty and flexibility. They deeply appreciate stability, which they lacked in their upbringing. www.thedadedge.com/friday136 www.instagram.com/michelleicard linktr.ee/MichelleIcard  
29/12/231h 5m

Mastering the Art of Self-Leadership A Journey for Men, Husbands, and Fathers to Ignite Personal Excellence | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/mastermind
27/12/2341m 2s

How to Protect Our Kids From Predators with Matt Parker

Matt Parker is the co-founder of The Exodus Road, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating human trafficking. He started his anti-trafficking efforts in Thailand in 2010, which led to the creation of the organization in 2012. In this episode of The Dad Edge podcast, host Larry Hagner interviews Matt Parker, the co-founder of The Exodus Road. Matt Parker shares his journey from running a children's home in Thailand to becoming an undercover operative working with the Thai Royal Police to rescue victims of trafficking.  Matt Parker discusses the importance of being vulnerable and open with his wife and children about the challenges he faces in his work, and how it has strengthened their relationships. Matt also emphasizes the need for couples to invest in their marriage through date nights, counseling, and open communication. He then shares insights on trauma and the importance of seeking help and healing, as well as the impact of online exploitation on children and the steps parents can take to protect their kids. Throughout the episode, Matt's message of resilience, growth, and the power of vulnerability shines through. Matt's story serves as a powerful reminder that even in the face of darkness, we can find strength and make a difference in the lives of others. He encourages listeners to redefine success as personal growth and improvement, rather than striving for perfection.  www.thedadedge.com/454 www.theexodusroad.com Instagram: @theexodusroad
25/12/231h 17m

A+ Parenting with Eric Grannis

Eric Grannis is the co-author of the book "A+ Parenting: The Surprisingly Fun Guide to Raising Surprisingly Smart Kids." Eric's ethos revolves around challenging the traditional definition of intelligence based on academic performance. In this episode, Eric Grannis joins Larry Hagner and explores the topic of raising smart kids. He begins by discussing the concept of intelligence and how it has evolved over time. He shares his personal experience of struggling in school but eventually excelling through understanding his own learning style. Eric Grannis also emphasizes the importance of recognizing that intelligence is not solely defined by grades or traditional measures, but rather by understanding how each child learns best. Eric Grannis acknowledges that the term "smart" is used in the podcast title to attract attention, but the book they discuss is about helping kids find their interests and passions in life. They emphasize the importance of going beyond school and college, where knowledge is dictated, and instead finding what truly interests and engages them. The conversation also touches on the harmful tendency of parents to compare their children to others, particularly in terms of educational achievements. Eric Grannis suggests that this comparison can be detrimental and that parents should focus on fostering their child's passions and creativity instead. Investing in our kids is of utmost importance. As parents, we have a responsibility to guide and nurture our children, helping them grow into successful and fulfilled individuals. However, it is essential to recognize that success and intelligence are not solely determined by grades and academic achievements.  www.thedadedge.com/friday135 www.amazon.com/Parenting-Surprisingly-Guide-Raising-Smart  
22/12/231h 7m

Take the Guess Work Out Of Your Marriage | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/alliance
20/12/2356m 36s

Optimizing Sleep, Sex, and Hormones with Dr. Doug Lucas

Dr. Doug Lucas is a double board certified physician specializing in metabolic health, hormone optimization for both men and women, as well as osteoporosis. He is known for his innovative approach in patient care, leveraging his expertise to improve longevity and vitality​ In this episode, Dr. Doug Lucas shares his journey into the medical field as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle. He discusses the significance of diseases that impact feet, such as diabetes, and the importance of nutrition and aging. After seven years, he transitioned into pursuing additional training to focus on these areas. The episode delves into the topic of nutrient-poor, calorie-dense food and its impact on our health. Larry Hagner and Dr. Doug Lucas discuss how our diet has evolved over the past century, transitioning from simple, locally sourced foods to highly processed and calorie-dense options. This shift was initially driven by the need to transport food into cities and support a growing population. However, what was once a practical solution to food scarcity has now become a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. The abundance of food available today has led to a situation where most people have access to more food than they could ever need. However, this food is often lacking in essential nutrients and packed with empty calories. As a result, people are becoming overweight and suffering from diet-induced diseases. The consequences of consuming nutrient-poor, calorie-dense food are far-reaching. Not only does it contribute to obesity, but it also leads to a host of other health issues. Dr. Doug Lucas also mentions the prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes and osteoporosis, which can be attributed, at least in part, to poor dietary choices. This highlights the need for a shift towards a more balanced and nutrient-rich diet. www.thedadedge.com/453 www.optimalhumanhealth.com www.drdouglucas.com  
18/12/231h 6m

Peak Performance for Dads: Todd Herman's Alter Ego Insights

Todd Herman is an acclaimed performance strategist and coach, known for helping athletes, business leaders, and entrepreneurs unleash their potential by tapping into alter egos. He is also the author of the book called "The Alter Ego Effect". His innovative methods blend psychology and peak performance tactics to achieve exceptional results. In this Dad Edge episode, host Larry Hagner and guest Todd Herman discuss various topics, including their age, prescription glasses, and a quote about spending time with children. The guest shares a statistic that 80% of personal time with kids is used up by the age of 12. This quote has had a profound impact on the host, prompting him to reflect on how he uses his time with his own children. Children grow up quickly, and the opportunities to create lasting memories and build strong relationships are fleeting. It is essential to be present, engaged, and intentional in our interactions with them. Quality time spent together not only strengthens the bond between parent and child but also contributes to the child's overall well-being and development. As parents, we must make a conscious effort to create meaningful experiences and memories with our children. This may involve setting aside dedicated time for activities, conversations, and shared interests. It may also require us to be fully present, putting aside distractions and focusing on the present moment. In a world filled with constant distractions and busy schedules, it is easy to overlook the value of time with children. However, as the podcast conversation highlighted, time is a finite resource, and once it is gone, it cannot be reclaimed. Therefore, it is crucial to prioritize and make the most of the time we have with our children. www.thedadedge.com/friday134 www.alteregoeffect.com www.amazon.com/Alter-Ego-Effect-Identities-Transform-ebook  
15/12/231h 25m

What To Do When Your Kids Fail | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/alliance
13/12/2327m 22s

Family Vision 101 with Don Manning

Don Manning is a father of seven children and the co-founder of Crazy Cool Family. With three decades of marriage experience, Don has paved the way for success in the family relationship category. He emphasizes the importance of embracing differences for stronger relationships and prioritizing growth. In this episode, Larry interviews Don Manning, a father of seven children. Don shares his experience of raising a blended family with four girls and three boys. He discusses the challenges he faced and his determination to figure it all out. Don also talks about the genesis of his project, Crazy Cool Family, which aims to help other parents navigate the complexities of parenting. Differences in marriage provide opportunities for personal development. When faced with differences, individuals are challenged to step out of their comfort zones and learn new ways of thinking and being. This growth can lead to increased self-awareness, empathy, and a broader perspective on life. Don mentions that his wife's relational orientation has taught him valuable lessons about family relationships, highlighting the importance of understanding and appreciating the unique strengths that each partner brings to the marriage. It is important to note that embracing differences in marriage requires effort and a willingness to learn and grow together. It is not always easy, and conflicts may arise along the way. However, by viewing differences as opportunities rather than obstacles, couples can transform their challenges into catalysts for personal and relational development. www.thedadedge.com/452 www.crazycoolfamily.com dads@crazycoolfamily.com  
11/12/231h 10m

Redefining Parenting and Mental Health with Dr. Adolph Brown III

Dr. Adolph Brown III is a servant-leader at heart, a life-long mental health & safe spaces advocate, a renowned parent/family television host, career teacher educator, top business motivational speaker, marque entrepreneurial business keynote speaker, virtual presenter, and peak performance coach. He is highly regarded as the “balcony” human leadership advisor, and highly skilled peak performance coach who gets you from where you are to where you want to be while having the most fun ever.  In this episode, Larry Hagner and Dr. Adolph Brown III discusses their love for the "Back to the Future" movies and the iconic characters they are named after. They also talk about the various jokes and references people make about their names, such as references to famous boxers. The conversation then shifts to Doc Brown's large family, consisting of eight children. Doc Brown shares that having a larger family has its benefits, with the children taking care of each other and the household being surprisingly orderly. Large families have their benefits. While some may view having a large family as chaotic and overwhelming, Brown highlights the love and support that exists within his family unit. One of the benefits of having a large family is the unlimited love that each family member has for each other. Brown emphasizes that despite having eight children, he and his wife have an abundance of love for each of them. Additionally, the children themselves have unlimited love for each other. This creates a strong bond and support system within the family, where everyone takes care of and looks out for one another. Another benefit is the sense of order and organization that can be found in large families. Contrary to what some may expect, Brown mentions that his home is not chaotic, but rather orderly. The children play together in groups and move from room to room together. They even take responsibility for checking on any accidents or mishaps that occur in the house, reassuring their parents that everything is fine. This sense of collective responsibility and teamwork contributes to a harmonious household. It is important to note that the benefits of having a large family may not be immediately apparent to those who come from smaller families or have not experienced it themselves. www.thedadedge.com/friday133 www.thedadedge.com/bark www.docspeaks.com www.instagram.com/adolphbrown  
08/12/231h 27m

How to Energize Your Family Meetings With a Cadence of Connection | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/alliance
06/12/2359m 23s

New Beginnings and Healing with Granger Smith

Granger Smith, also known by his alter ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., is an American Southern Baptist minister, former country music singer and songwriter, and a New York Times bestselling author. He continues to share his personal testimony to fans across the globe through his book Like a River: Finding the Faith and Strength to Move Forward After Loss and Heartache. After the tragic loss of his son, River, Smith set forth on an inescapable path of discovery towards God's grace and mercy. In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, Larry Hagner sits down with country music artist Granger Smith. Granger opens up about the challenges he faced after securing a book deal that put a target on his back. He shares his struggles and thoughts of quitting, as well as the decision he made to persevere despite potential consequences. Granger draws powerful insights from his experiences with wild mustangs, emphasizing the importance of surrendering control and finding strength in acknowledging that we are not the highest power.  The conversation dives into the keys to successful relationships, the power of forgiveness, and finding worthiness in the gospel. Granger also shares personal anecdotes, including a traumatic period in his life and a turning point on a music tour that brought him a sense of normalcy.  Granger Smith then shares his own struggles with worthiness and self-doubt, particularly in accepting a book deal without the traditional credentials. However, he discovers that worthiness is not based on personal achievements or the absence of sin. Instead, it lies in the understanding that we are created for a purpose and that our identity as children of God offers forgiveness, restoration, and a sense of worthiness. This reminder allows us to overcome past mistakes and embrace the assurance of redemption. Throughout the conversation, Granger Smith emphasizes that successful relationships require trust, listening, and commitment. Too often, we are overwhelmed with options, hindering our ability to make a calculated decision. Granger encourages narrowing down our choices and prioritizing these key factors. By doing so, we can cultivate stronger connections and meaningful relationships. Granger draws inspiration from his experiences with wild mustangs, emphasizing that surrendering control is not a sign of weakness. Just like a horse with immense power can trust its master and run into battle without pulling up until commanded to, surrendering control allows us to acknowledge that there is a higher power at work. In recognizing this, we find strength, peace, and clarity. www.thedadedge.com/451 www.thedadedge.com/alliance  www.grangersmith.com www.instagram.com/grangersmith
04/12/231h 1m

Grow Up: Become the Parent Your Kids Deserve with Gary John Bishop

Gary John Bishop is one of the leading Personal Development experts in the industry with a global reputation that has impacted tens of thousands of people worldwide. His “urban philosophy” approach represents a new wave of personal empowerment and life mastery that has caused miraculous results for people in the quality and performance of their lives. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life" and "Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back". In this episode, Larry Hagner and Gary John Bishop reunite for the fifth time to catch up on each other's lives, including Gary's recent trip to Germany with his sons who are pursuing their dreams of becoming professional soccer players. They also discuss the upcoming data summit and how their experiences tie into the book they are working on. One of the key themes explored in the podcast is the importance of understanding family dynamics. Larry Hagner and Gary John Bishop discuss how studying oneself and reflecting on their own upbringing is crucial for personal growth and effective parenting. Gary John Bishop uses the metaphor of "biting your own teeth" to illustrate the difficulty of self-reflection. It is impossible to physically bite your own teeth, just as it can be challenging to objectively observe and analyze oneself. However, Gary John Bishop emphasizes that this introspection is necessary in order to gain a deeper understanding of one's own parenting style and the impact it has on their children. Gary also shares their own realization from the book, highlighting the tendency to either repeat or reject aspects of their own childhood. He admit that he had not previously viewed his parents as individuals with their own experiences and challenges. Gary’s book helped the host recognize the importance of understanding their parents' stories and how they influenced their own upbringing. www.thedadedge.com/friday132 www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.garyjohnbishop.com  
01/12/231h 9m

What to Do When Your Kid Finds Porn for the First Time with Larry Hagner | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/alliance
29/11/2331m 3s

Fatigued Spouses Puzzled Partners with Adam Lane Smith

Adam Lane Smith is “The Attachment Specialist”, helping people heal, connect, and build relationships. Leveraging years of professional experience as a licensed psychotherapist, he has honed his craft as a highly sought-after Attachment Specialist and personal coach. He has helped people from a variety of lifestyles, from blue collar families with marital troubles to millionaire CEOs looking for dating help, or anyone looking to fix their dating life, marriage, or overall health of all relationships.  In this episode, Larry Hagner and guest Adam Lane Smith discuss the topic of attachment and its impact on relationships and marriages. They delve into their personal backgrounds and how their upbringing shaped their attachment styles. They also highlight the prevalence of attachment issues in today's society, with research showing that a significant majority of adults in America struggle with attachment. Attachment shapes our relationships in profound ways. It is the way we connect with other human beings, giving and receiving love. Our attachment style is learned from our caregivers, primarily our parents, and it forms the foundation for how we relate to others throughout our lives. Adam Lane Smith further explains that attachment issues can stem from various factors, including neglect, abuse, absent parents, or inconsistent caregiving. When children experience these adverse circumstances, their brains often internalize the belief that something is wrong with them or with others. This belief shapes their attachment style and influences how they connect with others. Recognizing and understanding our attachment style is crucial for personal growth and building healthier relationships. Therapy and self-reflection can help individuals address and heal from attachment wounds. By gaining insight into our attachment patterns, we can work towards developing more secure and fulfilling connections with others. www.thedadedge.com/450 www.thedadedge.com/alliance  www.adamlanesmith.com/courses  
27/11/231h 5m

Dad, How Do I? with Rob Kenney

Rob Kenney is known as the “Internet Dad” (a Google search of that term immediately brings up his name). But he’s also a self-described introvert who, through genuine concern for others, unexpectedly achieved digital fame during the pandemic. His channel “Dad, How do I” has more than 4 million subscribers, drawn by his straightforward tips and sincere encouragement.  In this episode of the Dad Edge podcast, Larry Hagner welcomes the Rob Kenney where they had a fun conversation about being a dad. They discuss various topics such as home repairs, parenting challenges, and the concept behind the YouTube channel "Dad, How Do I?". Rob also shares a funny idea his wife had about a jar for every time someone asks "Mom, do you know where’s my…" Overall, it's an entertaining and relatable discussion about fatherhood. Rob Kenney's traumatic childhood had a profound impact on his life, particularly in his quest for perfection. At a young age of 14 and a half, Rob experienced the separation of his parents, which led to him moving in with his older brother and his wife. This transition was not easy for Rob, as he felt the weight of living up to unrealistic expectations. He believed that if he could be perfect, he could prevent such a traumatic event from happening again. The theme of traumatic childhood and striving for perfection is a common struggle for many individuals who have experienced similar hardships. Trauma can shape one's perception of themselves and their place in the world, leading to a constant need to prove their worth and avoid further pain. The desire for perfection becomes a defense mechanism, a way to control their environment and prevent future trauma. However, it is important to recognize that striving for perfection is an unattainable goal. Nobody is perfect, and the pressure to be flawless can be detrimental to one's mental health and overall well-being. Rob's story serves as a reminder that it is crucial to seek support and healing instead of trying to meet unrealistic expectations. www.thedadedge.com/friday131 www.thedadedge.com/bark www.youtube.com/channel/UCNepEAWZH0TBu7dkxIbluDw  
24/11/231h 7m

A Season of Challenge with Larry Hagner | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/alliance
22/11/2328m 40s

From Pornstar to Pastor: A Story of Forgiveness and Redemption with Joshua Broome

Joshua Broome is an ex-pornstar turned pastor, and is the current chief strategy officer of Share The King. He has had a 6-year period career in the porn industry where he is known to be one of the most successful adult film star. Today, he is known for his work in combating the lies of the world with the truth found in the word of God. Growing up in a small town in South Carolina with a teenage mother and no father, Joshua's upbringing has shaped his identity and influenced his journey.   In this episode, Larry Hagner welcomes a special guest, Joshua Broome, a former porn star. They discuss the interesting phenomenon of high podcast downloads but low social media engagement when it comes to discussing topics related to porn. They also delve into Joshua's personal life, including his family, and explore his childhood growing up without a father. Joshua Broome’s personal experiences highlight the real-life consequences of engaging in the porn industry. He discuss the internal struggle they faced, trying to reconcile his personal values and desires with the demands of their career. Joshua also admits that he allowed himself to be dehumanized and accepted situations that deep down he was not comfortable with, all in the name of conforming to the expectations of the industry. However, Joshua Broome's story also offers a powerful message of redemption through faith and opportunity. Despite being trapped in a cycle of shame and selfishness, Joshua experienced a transformative moment when a bank teller saw him and asked if he was okay. This simple act of genuine concern and recognition sparked a domino effect that led him to make the decision to leave the porn industry and pursue a different path. Faith played a significant role in the guest's journey towards redemption. As a person of faith, he attributes the promptings and premonitions he felt to the Holy Spirit. These divine promptings urged him to reach out and connect with others, reminding him of the importance of human connection and compassion. Joshua's faith also played a role in his decision to leave the industry, as he saw his name being used to call him out of a place of death and into a life of salvation. www.thedadedge.com/449 www.thedadedge.com/bark www.joshuabroome.me www.instagram.com/iamjoshuabroome  
20/11/231h 31m

The Game of Leadership: A Conversation with Coach Bill Courtney

Bill Courtney is an accomplished businessman, speaker, award winning film subject and writer, and the founder of Classic American Hardwoods, Inc., a company that employs 120 people with a 45 acre manufacturing facility and domestic sales offices boasting in excess of $45 million in annual sales. He is also a nationally recognized and sought-after speaker keynoting at a variety of venues from the Para Olympics in Colorado Springs to Nike, Frito Lay, FedEx, and other nationally recognized companies. In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, Bill Courtney shares his three rules when it comes to playing time and dealing with helicopter parents. He emphasizes that asking to play won't guarantee more playing time and encourages parents to have conversations off the field about anything other than playing time. Coach Bill Courtney also opens up about his challenging upbringing, including the absence of his father and the traumatic experiences he faced growing up. Bill Courtney grew up in a broken home, with his parents divorcing when he was just four years old. His father passed away recently, and he had no relationship with him. His mother, on the other hand, was married and divorced five times, exposing him to various father figures who were often worse than his absent father. This lack of stability and constant changes in his family structure undoubtedly had a profound impact on his childhood. Childhood trauma can have long-lasting effects on individuals, often leading to negative outcomes. However, it is essential to recognize that resilience can be fostered even in the face of adversity. Bill's story serves as an inspiration, showing that it is possible to rise above one's circumstances and build a successful and fulfilling life. This conversation highlights Bill's journey from a childhood filled with dysfunction and trauma to becoming a resilient and successful individual. His ability to forgive, excel in sports, and find healing demonstrates the impact of childhood trauma on shaping resilience. This story serves as a reminder that resilience can be cultivated, even in the face of significant challenges, and that childhood trauma does not have to define a person's future. The choice to be a rock, as advocated by Coach Spain, empowers individuals to rise above their circumstances and become symbols of strength and resilience. www.thedadedge.com/friday130 1stphorm.com/dadedge www.normalfolks.us www.coachbillcourtney.com  
17/11/231h 5m

Dad Edge LIVE QA with Special Guest Ethan Hagner | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/alliance
15/11/231h 6m

The Secret to Being Present: Own Your Schedule and Being Present without Distraction with Logan Mulvey

Logan Mulvey is a serial entrepreneur, proven operator, CEO of YogaWorks, and the co-founder and managing director of GoDigital Media Group (GDMG), a media and technology company focused on intellectual property rights management and distribution though its multiple operating subsidiaries. In this episode of The Dad Edge podcast, entrepreneur and CEO Logan Mulvey joins host Larry Hagner for an insightful discussion on work-life balance and being present with loved ones. As a successful serial entrepreneur and proven operator, Logan understands the pressures of building a career. However, through his experiences as a father raising three young sons–Declan, McCoy, and Fletcher, he has learned the importance of disconnecting from work and being fully immersed in family life. Logan shares stories about his sons' unique personalities - the overachieving first-born, the confident and cool middle child, and the little guy with a big heart. He highlights simple but meaningful ways he makes time for his family, like spending ordinary moments together, being available for breakfast prep, and truly watching his kids play. This transparent conversation resonates with all listeners, not just entrepreneurs and parents. It emphasizes being emotionally and physically present with loved ones instead of just going through the motions. Logan challenges people to put down distractions and have sincere interactions - a reminder that quality time requires full engagement. With insightful anecdotes and thoughtful perspectives, Logan Mulvey provides listeners with motivation and realistic tactics for achieving work-life integration. His words of wisdom help reframe success - it's not about business achievements or lavish vacations but rather finding fulfillment in simple daily experiences with family. www.thedadedge.com/448 www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.godigitalmg.com www.cinqmusic.com www.soundroyalties.com www.wearemitu.com www.yogaworks.com www.bobstores.com www.ems.com www.nglmitu.com  
13/11/231h 1m

Relationships Over Rules 7 Principles to Lead Gracefully and Love Generously with David Hoffman

David Hoffman is a top realtor, business owner, economist, and the founder of David Hoffman Realty, an Inc. 5000 company consistently ranked in the top 50 firms as per the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends Top 1,000 list out of over 2 million real estate agents in the United States and Canada. He is also the founder of Covenant First Mortgage, and Beyond Title. In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, Larry Hagner interviews David Hoffman. David shares his personal story of becoming a father to a little girl, Isabella, through foster care. He discusses the importance of being present in the moment and how his three-year plan guided him towards this beautiful addition to his family.  David also shares his personal experiences growing up and the impact it had on his life. He discusses how he was often left on his own as a young age, with his mother working and going to school. This left him fending for himself and having to figure out dinner and other tasks on his own. He recalls having to save up money to order a pizza on the nights his mom was at school. Larry Hagner acknowledges David's journey and the positive impact he is making through his work with the Dad Edge Alliance. By helping men improve their relationships and become better fathers, David is creating a ripple effect that will benefit not only his own children but also future generations. The host commends David for breaking the cycle of neglect and creating a legacy of love and support. He notes that historically, men have found their sense of purpose in their careers, quantifying their success through promotions and accolades. However, this can lead to emptiness and a lack of fulfillment. He encourages men to also focus on their roles at home and the impact they have on their families. By recognizing and valuing their contributions as fathers and husbands, men can find a deeper sense of purpose and fulfillment. www.thedadedge.com/friday129 1stphorm.com/dadedge www.relationshipsoverrules.com  
10/11/231h 21m

Turn Your Wife On With One Question | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/alliance
08/11/2337m 22s

Why I Left a 500K per Year Job to Help Men With Porn Addiction with Emmanuel Guarino

Emmanuel Guarino is the Founder of Team Vulnerable. Their mission is to help other married couples overcome porn addiction and have a relationship and life filled with vulnerability and freedom. In this episode, Larry Hagner interviews Emmanuel Guarino who shares his personal story of struggling with a porn addiction. Emmanuel talks about his lack of sex education growing up and how he started watching porn at a young age. He reveals that his addiction escalated in college and caused problems in his relationship, including erectile dysfunction on his wedding night. Emmanuel Guarino describes the negative impact porn had on his life and how it took a toll on his mental health. He then shares a pivotal moment during COVID when he realized he needed help and reached out to God for guidance. His addiction escalated to the point where it interfered with his wedding night. Despite his intentions to quit watching porn before marrying Becca, he found himself unable to perform sexually due to porn-induced erectile dysfunction. This revelation was a devastating blow to both Emmanuel and Becca, as he had to explain that his inability was not a reflection of her desirability or attractiveness. It was a consequence of his addiction and the distorted mindset it had created. Emmanuel's story serves as a poignant example of how porn addiction can ruin relationships and lives. It highlights the detrimental effects it can have on intimacy, trust, and emotional well-being. Porn addiction not only distorts an individual's perception of sex and relationships but also leads to a breakdown in communication and emotional connection. It is essential to recognize the seriousness of porn addiction and the need for support and treatment. Emmanuel's story emphasizes the importance of open and honest conversations about sex education and the impact of pornography. Education should focus on healthy relationships, consent, and the potential consequences of excessive porn consumption. www.thedadedge.com/447 www.teamvulnerable.com/30dayprogram www.youtube.com/channel/UCctvkhL4du2VJIgIFnhY2uA www.instagram.com/teamvulnerable  
06/11/231h 12m

Embracing Radical Change in Life without Feeling Overwhelmed with Brad Stulberg

Brad Stulberg researches, writes, and coaches health, well-being, and sustainable excellence. He is the bestselling author of The Practice of Groundedness, and co-author of Peak Performance. He also serves as the co-host of The Growth Equation podcast and is on faculty at the University of Michigan’s Graduate School of Public Health. In his coaching practice, he works with executives, entrepreneurs, physicians, and athletes on their mental skills and overall well-being. In this episode of The Dad Edge, Larry interviews Brad Stulberg, author of "Master of Change". Brad shares his insights on navigating change and the paradox of trying to master it. He discusses his journey from economics and psychology to studying public health and becoming interested in what it means to thrive. Brad's book, "Peak Performance," focuses on sustainable ways to perform at one's best. Brad Stulberg then emphasizes the importance of embracing change for personal growth. It challenges the traditional notion of stability and highlights the concept of allostasis, which suggests that stability is achieved through change. He argues that change is not abnormal or something to be feared, but rather an integral part of life. From the moment we are born, we are constantly growing, evolving, and adapting to new circumstances. Change is an inevitable part of life. Yet, many of us fear change. We cling to the familiar, the comfortable, and the known. We resist the idea of stepping out of our comfort zones and embracing the unknown. As Brad and Larry argues, to fear change is to fear life itself.  Change challenges individuals to adapt, problem-solve, and develop resilience. It pushes individuals out of their stagnant routines and encourages them to explore new possibilities. By embracing change, individuals can expand their comfort zones, learn new skills, and gain new perspectives.  www.thedadedge.com/friday128 www.1stphorm.com/dadedge  www.bradstulberg.com www.instagram.com/bradstulberg
03/11/231h 16m

How to Motivate Our Kids | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/alliance
01/11/2347m 3s

When Achievement Becomes Toxic with Jennifer B Wallace

Jennifer B Wallace is an award-winning journalist and author of the book “Never Enough: When Achievement Pressure Becomes Toxic–and What We Can Do About It.” She is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post and appears on national television to discuss her articles and relevant topics in the news. In this enlightening episode of The Dad Edge Podcast, host Larry Hagner sits down with Jennifer B. Wallace, delving into the profound influence of one's circle and the ripple effect it has on personal choices and behaviors. Larry begins by sharing his reflections on how his circle, initially entangled in negative activities, contrasted sharply with his own pursuits in training, sports, and personal goals. This disparity prompts a deeper exploration into why individuals often veer towards negative behaviors and the underlying factors steering these decisions. The conversation takes an intriguing turn as Jennifer shares insights from a friend whose life choices were deeply rooted in their family values. This revelation triggers a self-reflection on Larry's end, acknowledging the solid support system he's had, which fortified his resilience and steered him away from detrimental paths. Transitioning to the realm of parenthood, Jennifer emphasizes the importance of nurturing interdependence in children. She highlights her advocacy for the "A for other" mindset, aiming to groom children into becoming individuals who uplift others. The motto "don't worry alone" resonates as a family mantra, underscoring the essence of deep relationships as a cushion against life's tumultuous rides. As the discussion nears its conclusion, the spotlight shines on the crucial role of fathers in spearheading the work of interdependence and emotional communication. Jennifer encourages men to defy stereotypes, engage in open communication, and model healthy emotional expression for their offspring. By emphasizing the importance of a tightly-knit support system, the discussion illuminates the path towards cultivating a nurturing environment, not just for oneself but also for the younger generation. www.thedadedge.com/446 www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.jenniferbwallace.com www.instagram.com/jenniferbrehenywallace  
30/10/2351m 46s

Designing a Life Operating System for Fulfillment and Resilience with Jeff Lerner

Jeff Lerner is an Entrepreneur, Musician, Author, Podcaster, Husband, and a Father. He is a visionary entrepreneur whose journey from a debt-laden jazz musician to generating over $100 million in online sales embodies the essence of transformation. His philosophy centers around the "3 Ps of Success" (Physical, Personal, & Professional), a mantra that has inspired millions to reshape their lives. In this insightful episode of The Dad Edge Podcast,  Larry Hagner is joined by Jeff Lerner, the visionary Founder of Unlock Your Potential. They delve into a profound discussion about a structured system for purposeful living, which Jeff elucidates as the cornerstone for achieving success and discovering one's unique life purpose. The conversation takes a deep dive into what Jeff Lerner dubs as the three P's: physical, personal, and professional realms. By channeling focus on these pivotal areas and relentlessly pursuing growth, individuals can set a solid foundation for success. Jeff Lerner talks about the necessity of setting precise goals and understanding the mechanics and definitions of income, growth, and wealth. As they navigate through the discussion, Jeff introduces the audience to the concept of the fourth P, which is 'purpose.' He elaborates that purpose often materializes later in the journey, sprouting from a life led with consistency, discipline, and predictability. Larry Hagner and Jeff Lerner explore how creating the right conditions can help individuals attain clarity and recognition of their unique purpose, which, although always present, requires the right milieu to be fully realized. In wrapping up, the episode reiterates the profound impact of implementing a structured system for purposeful living. By aligning daily activities with the three P's of success, individuals can create the conducive conditions for personal growth, clarity of purpose, and intentional living. This transformative approach empowers listeners to take the reins of their lives, progress towards their aspirations, and ultimately unlock a greater realm of freedom and satisfaction. www.thedadedge.com/friday127 www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.jefflernerofficial.com www.instagram.com/jefflernerofficial www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Olcyw8n  
27/10/231h 15m

A Sneak Peek into the Alliance and What Happens in the First 3 Months | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/alliance
25/10/2341m 0s

Admitting Toughness as Proof of Loving Parenthood with Nick Scrivens

Nick Scrivens is the owner of Fore Fathers Apparel, a company offering  beautifully designed, thoughtfully tailored, ultra-comfortable, and original polos for Dads of all shapes and sizes. Nick is an accomplished and focused enterprise sales executive with talent and grit to turnaround client perception, develop long-term client relations/retention, generate multi-million-dollar sales, and build team cohesiveness. In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, Larry  interviews Nick Scrivens. They discuss the success of the brand and how it all started with a meme featuring Nick and his daughter wearing their Turf Dad polo. The meme went viral, leading to international demand for their products. Nick shares his initial struggles and the overwhelming support they received from lawn care enthusiasts worldwide. Nick's passion for his clothing brand is evident in his dedication and hard work. He spent two and a half hours discussing the need for his brand and the potential it had. This passion and belief in his product drove him to take action and start working on his brand. It took him 10 months to perfect his polo shirt and gain confidence in its quality. He started by giving it to family and friends and gradually gained more customers, holding himself accountable for the quality of his products. One specific theme that emerges in the podcast is the idea of prioritizing family over career. The speakers discuss their experiences as fathers and entrepreneurs, highlighting the challenges they face in balancing their professional and personal lives. They also acknowledge that building a successful business requires a significant amount of time and effort, but they also recognize the importance of being present for their families. Nick Scrivens and Larry Hagner also touches on the idea of not sacrificing relationships for financial success. They caution against becoming so focused on building a business that they neglect their personal connections. Ending the episode, they share a quote that resonates with them: "Don't come home with a wallet full of money and a house full of strangers." They recognize that true success is not just about financial wealth, but also about having meaningful relationships and a strong connection with one's family. www.thedadedge.com/445 www.shopforefathers.com  
23/10/231h 32m

The Super Powers within a Tribe with Seth Ramser

Seth Ramser is a Dad Edge Alliance member, and the Director of Business Development at SignatureMD. He is also an accomplished healthcare executive with a 10 year track record driving business development, operational efficiencies, innovation and growth strategies to physicians, health systems, self-insured companies, IDNs and ACOs. In this episode, Larry Hagner is joined by Seth Ramser to explore the pivotal role of relationships and accountability in personal growth and fatherhood. Seth Ramser highlights the immense value of authentic friendships and stresses the importance of a robust support system in our lives. Drawing from his dojo experience, he showcases the transformation that occurs within a supportive community, promoting personal growth. The analogy of towers reinforces the need for mutual support and accountability in our lives, paralleling how towers depend on each other for stability. Seth Ramser shares poignant personal stories that underscore the reciprocity of support and encouragement among friends. The conversation also delves into Seth's journey to sobriety, emphasizing the role of relationships and accountability in overcoming challenges. The episode also discusses three fundamental tools from the dojo that profoundly impacted his family life: self-care, a strong marital relationship, and intentional quality time with children. In conclusion, this conversation reiterates the significance of prioritizing family and fostering meaningful connections. It leaves a lasting impression of how our actions and choices can profoundly impact the lives of those we care about. www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.thedadedge.com/friday126  
20/10/2358m 17s

Life is Hard, Succeed Anyway with Allan Blain | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/alliance
18/10/231h 31m

Navigating Burnout and Living Within our Full Potential with Rich Mitchell

Rich Mitchell is a a certified Life Coach through The Life Coach School. He helps high achieving professionals overcome burnout so they can get fired up about their personal and professional lives. He is a Life Coach for single dads on a mission to help single dads level up to their fullest potential. In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, Larry Hagner interviews Rich Mitchell who shares his personal experience with burnout and how it led to him losing his job. Rich Mitchell discusses the symptoms of burnout, including disengagement and distraction, and emphasizes the importance of addressing burnout to prevent others from going through the same struggles.  One of the ways Rich Mitchell describes his burnout is through his engagement in various distractions. He admits to looking at his phone during work and avoiding people he was supposed to work with. These actions demonstrate a lack of focus and disinterest in his job, which are common symptoms of burnout. Rich also mentions that he stopped focusing on improving his own craft and instead focused on helping others improve theirs as a school administrator. This shift in focus indicates a loss of passion and motivation for his own work. As Rich Mitchell reflects on his career, he realizes that burnout has been a recurring theme for him. He shares an anecdote about being asked to include goals of becoming a building leader, principal, or superintendent in his goal sheet. However, he tells his supervisor that he is not interested in pursuing these positions, which he now recognizes as a sign that he was already feeling burnt out and not motivated to advance in his career. Rich's experience highlights the impact of burnout on one's professional life. It can lead to disengagement, a lack of focus, and a loss of passion for one's work. However, amidst the burnout, Rich Mitchell also gained clarity about what he did not want in his career. He realized that he did not want to continue down a path that would lead to more stress and burnout. This clarity allowed him to make the decision to move on to a different career path, specifically life coaching. www.thedadedge.com/444 www.richardmitchellcoaching.com  
16/10/231h 6m

Authoritarian vs. Authoritative Parenting with Yeadon Smith

Yeadon Smith is the founder of “My First Million in Multifamily”. Yeadon discerned that he was not called to the pastorate, and  launched a career in real estate. Yeadon was one of the top producing real estate agents in his market while he was active in the residential transaction side of real estate. In this episode, Larry Hanger interviews Yeadon Smith  about his personal life, including his marriage and four children. They discuss the question of what leads to having four kids and the guest attributes it to having a hot wife. They also delve into the guest's unique childhood and the different experiences he had compared to others in their generation. This episode reveals a shift in parenting style over time. They discuss their upbringing and how their parents' authoritarian and disciplinarian approach influenced their own initial parenting beliefs. They also acknowledge that this style was prevalent in the 80s and 90s, reflecting the cultural norms of that era. However, as they grew older and became parents themselves, they realized that this approach was not effective or conducive to healthy parent-child relationships. They express frustration with the idea of demanding obedience from their children without allowing them to express themselves or be kids. Larry and Yeadon Smith recognize that their parents were simply following the parenting norms of their time and do not blame them for their upbringing. This serves as a reminder that parenting styles are not fixed and can change over time. It highlights the importance of reflection, growth, and adaptability in raising children. Yeadon Smith’s personal experiences and challenges provide valuable insights into the evolution of parenting styles and the need for a more open and inclusive approach. www.thedadedge.com/friday125 www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.facebook.com/MyFirstMillionInMF www.facebook.com/groups/3624929014238193  
13/10/2350m 41s

How to Manage Tiny Humans with Big Emotions with Alyssa Campbell

Alyssa Campbell is a teacher, parent, and an emotional development expert with a masters degree in early childhood education. She is also the author of the book "Tiny Humans, Big Emotions." In addition to her writing endeavors, Alyssa also runs a business and is a devoted mother to a two and a half-year-old. Her ethos revolves around the importance of building emotional intelligence in children. She believes in recognizing and regulating biases, looking beyond behavior for understanding, and fostering empathy in communication. In this episode, Larry Hagner sits down with Alyssa Campbell. They discuss the challenges of balancing motherhood, running a business, and pursuing personal goals. Alyssa Campbell shares her excitement about expecting a baby girl and jokes about potentially having more children depending on their behavior. Larry relates by sharing his experience of having four boys and the reactions he receives from others. Alyssa Campbell explains that she wrote a book called "Tiny Humans, Big Emotions" because she felt the need for more resources that focused on the adult's role in emotional intelligence. She found that many existing resources only provided strategies for dealing with children's behavior, without addressing the adult's own emotions and reactions. Building emotional intelligence in kids requires parents to model and teach emotional regulation, empathy, and effective communication. It involves creating a safe and supportive environment where children feel comfortable expressing their emotions and learning healthy ways to manage them. Parents can also encourage their children to identify and label their emotions, validate their feelings, and help them develop problem-solving skills. Recognizing and regulating our biases is a crucial aspect of building emotional intelligence in both children and adults. This episode sheds light on the biases that often go unnoticed and how they can impact our interactions with children. www.thedadedge.com/443 www.amazon.com/Tiny-Humans-Big-Emotions-Emotionally www.seedandsew.org  
09/10/2359m 14s

What It Takes to Unlock Our Deepest Strengths During Our Worst Struggles with Scott Gutzman

Scott Gutzman embarked on his career in the audio/visual domain at 18, swiftly ascending through various roles, mastering leadership, organization, and customer interactions within a decade. His stint in nightlife security polished his abilities in customer engagement and heightened his situational awareness. In this episode, Larry Hagner is accompanied by Scott Gutzman, a loyal follower of the podcast. Larry, recognizing the sincerity inherent in earlier segments, unfolds Scott’s unique tale with a desire to pay him tribute. With ten years of dialogues with a myriad of personalities, Larry accentuates the profound impact of collective stories, proposing they provide resilience and diverse outlooks to surmount individual obstacles. He encourages listeners to gain inspiration from Scott’s odyssey, allowing him to navigate the discussion and reflect on his upbringing, familial bonds, and life in Colorado, balancing the demands of his father’s military assignments. Scott Gutzman expresses profound gratitude for his parents and values his secluded upbringing notwithstanding its trials. This episode illuminates the transformative essence of forgiveness and accountability in reconstructing strained bonds, featuring Scott Gutzman's moving reconciliation with his father, marked by compassion and responsibility. This account highlights the effectiveness of opting for empathy over condemnation, promoting healing and mutual advancement, and strengthening connections. It portrays the crucial role of forgiveness and ownership in reviving fractured relationships. The discourse progresses to elaborate that assuming complete accountability for our deeds prevents lingering bitterness. Acceptance of our imperfections aids in the dissolution of pride and arrogance, clearing the path for renewal and concord. www.thedadedge.com/friday124 www.thedadedge.com/alliance
06/10/231h 15m

The Alliance Creating Patience and Grace | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. thedadedge.com/alliance
04/10/2348m 21s

Live Unconquered with Adam Davis

Adam Davis is a notable figure in law enforcement, embodies the principles of authenticity and vulnerability in his work. He’s passionate about aiding individuals through their trauma journeys and firmly believes in the essential role of transparency in relationships. Among his extensive accomplishments, Adam champions for parental vigilance and protection, underscores the value of embracing love and seeking support, and advocates for prioritizing familial bonds and love. His endeavors seek to facilitate healing and triumph by inspiring surrender and defense of family values. In this episode, host Larry Hagner, alongside Adam Davis, delve into the captivating realm of trauma and its ability to imprison people in their histories. They unravel the complexities in traversing trauma and the struggles of remaining engulfed in it. Adam reveals his life experiences, shedding light on the obstacles faced while expressing vulnerability. The conversation also accentuates the criticality of embracing liberty and the journey to recovery. Trauma holds the formidable ability to chain people to their past sufferings. Escaping its clutches is daunting, yet the episode illustrates that liberation is attainable. Adam Davis motivates listeners to tread the path of healing and freedom, providing a beacon of hope, illustrating that the shadows of trauma can be overcome for a more luminous tomorrow. The statement “Churches can be unsafe places,” might shock many, considering churches are typically regarded as havens of serenity and affection. However, Larry and Adam unveil the hidden sinister aspects of some church congregations, revealing the potential presence of manipulation, dishonesty, and malevolence within sacred halls. This showcases the healing prowess of genuine love in mending profound scars. It stresses the significance of fostering safe and caring spaces, both in churches and personal relationships, enabling individuals to receive healing, backing, and acknowledgment. This episode is a powerful reminder that true, unadulterated love can instigate healing and revitalization in the lives of those haunted by trauma and agony. www.thedadedge.com/442 www.thedadedge.com/bark www.theadamdavis.com IG: @officialadamdavis  
02/10/231h 4m

What Gets Measured Gets Improved with Larry Hagner

In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, Larry Hagner discusses the importance of measuring progress and introduces a new tool called the Five Dials, which helps participants track their growth in various areas of their lives. The boardroom is a tight-knit group of dad business owners who focus on growing their businesses, improving their marriages, and strengthening their relationships with their kids. Larry also highlights the trifecta of business, marriage, and parenting and emphasizes the importance of creating a nurturing environment for open communication with our children. Family connection and self-improvement are two essential aspects of a fulfilling and meaningful life. One of the metrics mentioned is the "boardroom score" based on the concept of family board meetings by Jim Shields. This score rates how well the speaker is connecting with his family and children. It emphasizes the importance of having a five-year vision and regularly reviewing and working towards it. One aspect of self-improvement that is often overlooked is the relationship between physical fitness and mental and emotional well-being. Larry Hagner highlights the importance of maintaining fitness in order to achieve better mental and emotional fitness. He also mentions that many people experience a decline in their fitness over time, but they strive to push themselves and their team to improve their physical fitness quarter over quarter. This episode highlights the significant role that accountability plays in achieving goals. As well as the importance of setting clear goals, having a plan, and regularly checking in with an accountability partner or group. By doing so, individuals can significantly increase their chances of success in various areas of life. Through accountability, individuals can create a path towards personal growth, success, and fulfillment. www.thedadedge.com/friday123 www.thedadedge.com/alliance
29/09/2322m 55s

What Are Your Non-Negotiables? | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.
26/09/2356m 15s

Beyond the Knuckleball: R.A. Dickey's Guide to Lasting Love, Authenticity, and Fatherhood

R.A. Dickey is a former American professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves. Currently, R.A. is a full-time father and husband, taking care of a 40-acre farm and raising four children. In this episode, R.A. Dickey shares about his current life as a full-time father and husband on a 40-acre farm in Tennessee. He also talks about his two daughters who are in college and his two sons who attend a small Christian school. R.A. Dickey also discusses his love for Nashville and the community he has built there. One of the key elements that R.A. Dickey highlights is the importance of honesty in a marriage. He reflects upon his struggles with candor, revealing the deep-seated fears stemming from past traumas that threatened the intimacy with his wife. He was shackled by the belief that unveiling his pain would drive her away, a misconception that not only stifled his emotional well-being but also impeded his spiritual and mental growth. It was only through embracing vulnerability that he could navigate past these barriers and embark on a healing journey. R.A. Dickey's revelations underscore the seismic repercussions of trauma on personal evolution. He candidly shares the burden of shame and apprehension anchored in his past, which sculpted protective but damaging behaviors like deceit, manipulation, and dismissiveness. These defense mechanisms, though aimed at safeguarding his inner wounds, instead deepened the rifts in his relationships, particularly with his spouse. Centered on the ethos of restoration and metamorphosis through raw honesty, this episode chronicles R.A. Dickey's personal odyssey—facing shadows of the past, pursuing healing, and ultimately discovering rejuvenation both within himself and his marital bond. www.thedadedge.com/441 www.1stphorm.com/dadedge www.amazon.com/Wherever-Wind-Up-Authenticity-Knuckleball  
25/09/231h 16m

Decoding Decisions: A Psychological Exploration for Fathers with Jay Martin

Jay Martin is an investor and the CEO of Cambridge House. He dissects the minds of thought-leaders from around the world with expertise in money management, geopolitics, macro-finance, commodities, technology, and any emerging trends his audience should be learning about. His goal is to challenge the way we think and the way we invest, knowing well that this can improve our lives for the better. In this episode, Larry sits down with Jay Martin, a multifaceted personality who dons the hats of a business magnate, investor, ultra athlete, fitness aficionado, devoted husband, and proud father to three boys. Genuinely intrigued, Larry marvels at Jay's vast repertoire, jestingly pondering on what Jay Martin possibly doesn't indulge in. Jay's candid revelation: he abstains from alcohol.  Sharing a mutual journey of alcohol abstinence, both Jay Martin and Larry echo the myriad benefits they've reaped. Jay accentuates that mere months into sobriety brought him unparalleled clarity and vitality; an enriched awareness that amplified his engagements and deepened his sense of purpose. Their discussion inevitably gravitates towards the pivotal role of fitness in molding one's psyche and temperance. Jay Martin, who's evolved into a formidable triathlete and ultra marathoner, professes how physical milestones bolster his self-worth. This newfound self-assuredness is palpably evident in his parental approach—marked by patience, empathy, and guidance, rather than domination. The testimonies of both Jay Martin and Larry Hagner underscore the symbiotic relationship between fitness and mental wellness. Consistent physical activity, coupled with mindful living, not only elevates one's self-esteem and vigour but also profoundly impacts our interactions, especially with those we hold dear. www.thedadedge.com/friday122 www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.jaymartin.club  
22/09/2359m 6s

How to Effectively and Confidently Talk to Our Kids About Porn ft. Sathiya Sam | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/bark sathiyasam.com/coaching
20/09/231h 14m

How to Have It All in Your Marriage, Your Family, and Your Business With Sergio Nazzaro

Sergio Nazzaro is a licensed real estate broker at 8z Real Estate, and is also the visionary founder and host of Become The Standard—a multifaceted coaching program and podcast dedicated to honing one's career, relationships, and fitness. In this episode of The Dad Edge Podcast, Larry Hagner talks with Sergio Nazzaro to unpack the dynamics of achieving balance in marriage, family, and business. Drawing from his military background, Sergio Nazzaro offers poignant reflections on the emotional weight of parting with loved ones pre-deployment and the disorienting feeling of returning to a world that has seemingly left them behind. With a keen eye on the interplay of personal narratives and finances, Sergio Nazzaro opens up about his modest beginnings and how financial ascendancy has armed him with the means to give back and sustain his family. Beyond mere financial success, he underscores the transformative power of seeking fulfillment over sheer monetary rewards. Diving deep into the heart of personal evolution, this episode unveils the significance of confronting one's internal battles. Both Sergio and Larry spotlight the fears and hesitations that often deter men from the journey of self-improvement, illustrating through their own stories how overcoming these hurdles paves the way for profound personal victories. www.thedadedge.com/440 Website: www.becomethestandard.live Instagram: @sergio.nazzaro Tiktok: @sergio.nazzaro Facebook: www.facebook.com/sergio.nazzaro Youtube: Sergio Nazzaro Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/49AtPr3AJ8eCzRcIFfo0ru  
18/09/231h 12m

Mastering Communication, Conflict Resolution, Choices, and Positive Role Modeling for Kids with Shawn French

Shawn French is the host of The Determined Society Podcast where you are able to go to experience high vibe energy and come together with like-minded people who are looking to grow professionally and personally. This is for driven people who are looking to connect with more of the same in order to continue on a path to success. In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, Larry Hagner and Shawn French discuss the importance of staying hydrated and share their personal strategies for drinking enough water throughout the day. They talk about their daily routines and how they incorporate water consumption into their busy schedules. From using motivational water bottles to tracking their intake, they emphasize the benefits of staying hydrated for overall well being. This episode sheds light on the importance of water intake and healthy habits for overall health. Shawn French emphasize the positive impact of staying hydrated, wearing comfortable and confidence-boosting clothing, and finding personalized routines that promote vitality. Shawn French also offers valuable insights into the personal growth and lessons learned from a previous toxic relationship. He emphasizes the importance of trust, personal growth, and collaboration in building a thriving marriage and a healthy environment for children. Through their own experiences, they provide hope and encouragement for those going through difficult times, highlighting that even the darkest days can lead to brighter ones. www.thedadedge.com/friday121 www.1stphorm.com/dadedge www.instagram.com/theshawnfrench  
15/09/231h 3m

How to Go From Work Mode to Family Mode Without Missing a Beat | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance thedadedge.com/summit2023
13/09/231h 9m

Life is Hard, Succeed Any Way with Allan Blain

Allan Blain is the former owner and CEO of a $40 million dollar real estate investment company. After realizing that he was not pursuing his true purpose and calling, he launched what he calls his “work-from-anywhere” freedom business, teaching everyday people how to create passive income streams from their phones. Today, he has grown his organization to include over 10,000 others spanning 10 countries, producing millions in annual revenue, and representing countless lives that have been positively impacted by his company’s food supplements. In this episode of The Dad Edge, Larry sits down with Allen Blain to discuss the challenges of life and the importance of vulnerability. They delve into the misconception created by social media and how it can make people believe that others have always been successful without facing any hardships. Allen also shares his own journey of embracing vulnerability and the positive impact it has had on encouraging others.  Embracing change strengthens relationships. This is the underlying theme of the podcast transcript between Larry and Allen. Throughout their conversation, Allen shares his personal journey of embracing change and how it has impacted his relationships, particularly with his wife, Nicole. Despite being in law enforcement for five years, Allen felt called to a different path. He recognized that his entrepreneurial spirit and desire for personal growth were not aligned with a long-term career in law enforcement.  This decision required a leap of faith, as he was giving up a stable job and financial security. However, Allen's willingness to embrace change and follow his calling ultimately strengthened his relationship with his wife. Tragedy can strike anyone at any time, and it is how we respond to these challenges that define us. Allen's story is a reminder that even in the midst of the darkest moments, there is always a glimmer of hope and an opportunity for personal growth.  By reevaluating our choices, finding our true purpose, and surrounding ourselves with a supportive community, we can overcome even the most devastating tragedies. www.thedadedge.com/439 www.thedadedge.com/25questions www.allanblain.com  
11/09/231h 19m

Love Unveiled: Navigating the Top 5 Love Languages and Triggers in Marriage

In this episode, Larry Hagner dives deep into the world of love languages and triggers in marriage. He explored the importance of understanding each other's emotional needs and communicating effectively to enhance their relationship. Larry shared personal experiences and insights, providing listeners with valuable tools to navigate the complexities of love and marriage. Love languages are the unique ways in which individuals perceive and express love. By identifying and discussing each other's love languages, couples can foster a deeper understanding of their emotional needs. Whether it's through acts of service, quality time, words of affirmation, physical touch, or receiving gifts, discovering and embracing each other's love languages is a powerful tool for building lasting connections. Thoughtful gestures and attention to small details play a significant role in creating a loving and appreciative environment. Taking notice of each other's efforts, desires, and even changes in appearance cultivates an atmosphere of significance and care. Love is a journey that requires continuous effort, understanding, and effective communication. By exploring the top love languages and triggers in marriage, you can provide a roadmap to creating a thriving relationship filled with love, understanding, and support. Remember, understanding and embracing love languages, navigating triggers, and showing appreciation and attention are essential elements in fostering a deep and lasting connection with your partner. www.thedadedge.com/friday120 www.thedadedge.com/25questions www.thedadedge.com/summit2023  
08/09/2334m 44s

Patience With Kids: The Power of Seeking and Giving Forgiveness in the Eyes of Your Kid - PART 2 | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance thedadedge.com/summit2023
06/09/231h 2m

Escape From the Corporate Cage with Matt Doan

Matt Doan is a husband, father, speaker, entrepreneur, and a freedom coach. He is helping burned-out corporate professionals live Uncaged. Inspired by 15 demanding years in management consulting, he is obsessed with helping high-achievers build a career and life on their terms. In this episode, Matt Doan discusses his journey as a business owner and the freedom it has brought him. He talks about his blended family, with three older children from a previous marriage and a two-year-old with his current wife. Matt also shares his joy in coaching baseball and the intensity of the eleven-year-old players. He then delves into the life lessons he wants to pass down to his children, both boys and girls.  Matt Doan highlights the significance of understanding that femininity does not equate to being female. Instead, he emphasizes the hidden feminine energy that exists within all individuals. This energy includes qualities such as empathy, vulnerability, and emotional expression. Matt believes that society often teaches boys to suppress these traits, but by embracing them, they can become more well-rounded individuals. Matt's approach to parenting is about finding a balance between masculine and feminine energies. He wants his children, regardless of gender, to feel that they have access to all the qualities and strengths associated with both sides. By doing so, he believes they can lead fulfilling and authentic lives. This episode demonstrates the negative impact of corporate life on happiness and well-being. Matt’s experience of feeling trapped, unfulfilled, and disconnected from their values and priorities is relatable to many individuals in similar positions. The pressure to maintain a certain lifestyle, the demands of work, and the sacrifices made for career advancement all contribute to diminishing happiness. www.thedadedge.com/438 www.matthewdoan.com www.uncageyourself.fm www.linkedin.com/in/matthewdoan www.twitter.com/Uncaged_Matt www.instagram.com/uncaged_matt www.facebook.com/MattDoanCoaching  
04/09/231h 11m

Nurturing Fatherhood and Self-Discovery After Childhood Adversity with Adam Prince

Adam Prince is a member of Dad Edge Alliance. Some individuals, like Adam Prince, have experienced childhood trauma and instability that can have lasting effects on their lives. Adam opens up about his journey of overcoming these challenges and creating a better future for himself and his family. In this episode, Adam Prince and Larry discuss the power of overcoming childhood trauma and making a conscious effort to change the game. They dive into the importance of breaking patterns and creating a different life despite challenges.  Adam describes his childhood as marked by instability. He moved between several different schools, houses, and apartments, even living in a motel for a period of time. This constant upheaval created a sense of uncertainty and unpredictability in his life.  This conversation between Adam and Larry highlights the importance of acknowledging and overcoming childhood trauma and instability. It is not enough to simply accept these experiences as part of one's identity. Instead, individuals must actively work towards healing, understanding, and breaking the patterns that have been ingrained in them. Adam's story is a powerful example of resilience and the capacity to overcome adversity. Despite the instability and trauma he experienced, he has chosen to take control of his life and create a different path.   Resilience and gratitude are two powerful qualities that can help individuals overcome adversity and find strength in the face of challenges. From a young age, Adam experienced the absence of his biological father, who left when he was little and only reappeared briefly when he was 12. This lack of a stable father figure could have easily left him feeling abandoned and resentful. However, Adam chooses not to dwell on the negative emotions associated with his father's departure. Instead, he focuses on the lessons he learned and the resilience he gained from navigating life without a consistent male presence. Adam's ability to share his experiences with his own children is a testament to his resilience and gratitude. Rather than shielding them from the realities of his past, he chooses to have open and honest conversations with them. He does not shy away from discussing the hardships he endured but presents them in a matter-of-fact manner. This approach allows his children to see the strength and resilience that can emerge from adversity. thedadedge.com/alliance www.thedadedge.com/friday119  
01/09/231h 11m

Patience With Kids: The Power of Seeking and Giving Forgiveness in the Eyes of Your Kid - PART 1 | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance thedadedge.com/summit2023
30/08/231h 9m

How To Navigate and Overcome the Evil That Pervades Our Society Through Storytelling with Ben Pauling

Ben Pauling is a writer, director, and actor. He is known for his new film Dream (2023), which highlights the issues of child trafficking in America. In this episode, the host Larry Hagner welcomes guest Ben Pauling to discuss a topic that has been gaining a lot of attention. They briefly touch on Ben's personal life before diving into the main subject. They mention the release of some films and the media's coverage of the issue, which has created a perfect storm for their own film.  Ben Pauling emphasizes that human trafficking is an issue of utmost importance and one that demands immediate attention. He also highlights the need for rescue missions and organizations dedicated to combating this problem. However, despite the efforts of these organizations, less than 1% of trafficked children are currently rescued. This statistic underscores the enormity of the challenge and the urgent need for increased awareness, resources, and action. Awareness is key in prevention, especially when it comes to the issue of human trafficking. One of the common misconceptions is that human trafficking only happens in certain areas or to certain types of people. However, the reality is that it can occur anywhere, from small towns to large cities, and can affect people from all walks of life. This lack of awareness is dangerous because it allows predators to operate unnoticed and continue their heinous crimes. By supporting these organizations and advocating for stronger laws and policies, we can contribute to the fight against child trafficking on a larger scale. www.thedadedge.com/437 www.dreamfilm.us  
28/08/231h 4m

Time-In Tuesdays with Trine & Loise: Tune into Reflection, Growth, and Fulfillment

Trine Schmidt and Loise HeartHenley are the creators of the Fulfillment Scale, where you learn where you are at on your personal growth journey, how to recognize growth, and how you reach daily fulfillment in everything you do. Their mission is to connect people's hearts and now share their method of ‘Time-ins’ with everyone so they don't have to walk the journey alone.  In this episode of the Dad Edge podcast, Larry welcomes Trine and Loise, two non-dads from Denmark, to share their perspectives. Loise, a proud mother of four girls and a grandmother, discusses the reactions she receives when people learn about her all-female family.  Larry also shares his own experience of being a father to four boys and the common reactions he receives. Loise emphasizes the importance of self-belief and personal development. Meanwhile, Trine Schmidt echoes the sentiment of self-belief and adds the importance of patience. Both Trine Schmidt and Loise HeartHenley's advice focuses on the internal aspects of parenting rather than external tactics or strategies. This highlights the significance of self-awareness and self-care in raising resilient and confident children. When parents believe in themselves and practice self-compassion, they are better equipped to navigate the challenges of parenting and provide the necessary support for their children's emotional development. Overall, the episode emphasizes the importance of taking time each day to "tune in" to oneself. By checking in with one's thoughts, emotions, and intentions, individuals can better navigate their personal and professional lives. www.thedadedge.com/friday118 theheartconnection.co  
25/08/2350m 36s

Raising Resilient Hearts: Embracing Parenting Challenges with Love | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance
23/08/2332m 11s

You Are Not Dead Yet with Matt Vincent

Matt Vincent is a traveling strength athlete, two-time Highland Games World Champion, and founder of HVIII Brand Goods. Through his travels, Matt was lucky enough to spend time with exceptional people who were chasing strength, fulfillment, and personal growth in every imaginable way. Matt chronicles his travels and conversations with people in the strength game and beyond on his podcast UMSO. In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, the host Larry and guest Matt discuss the limitations of text-based communication, particularly in the age of remote work and virtual meetings. They emphasize the importance of non-verbal cues, empathy, tone, and context in effective communication. They share personal experiences and strategies for avoiding misinterpretation by using audio or video messages instead of relying solely on text. The hosts express concerns about the potential loss of these essential elements in communication as society continues to prioritize text-based communication. The conversation highlights the need to consider how messages can be interpreted differently and the importance of using non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and voice tone, to convey meaning accurately. They share instances where written messages were perceived as angry or confrontational, even though that was not the intention. They emphasize that tone and context can easily be lost in text, leading to misunderstandings and conflicts. It emphasizes the limitations of text-based communication and the potential for misunderstandings and misinterpretations.  Matt acknowledges that there are lessons to be learned from following the path set by others, but they emphasize the importance of finding their own path. Choosing one's own path is a personal and transformative journey. It requires self-discovery, self-acceptance, and the courage to pursue one's passions and interests. It may involve breaking away from societal expectations or familial pressures. However, with the right support system and a belief in one's own abilities, individuals can find fulfillment and success in their chosen paths.   By triggering awareness and breaking free from societal expectations, individuals can find fulfillment and success in their chosen endeavors. www.1stphorm.com/dadedge www.thedadedge.com/436 www.notdeadyet.com
21/08/232h 4m

Empowering Resilient Daughters with Markus Kaulius

Markus Kaulius is the founder of Magnum Nutraceuticals, works equally hard on his physique as he does on his business. The hard work and balance between these two endeavors, synergistically have led to success in both areas.  In this episode, Marcus shares his gratitude for being invited and expresses his admiration for Larry’s work. He talks about his family, including his wife, whom he considers the best for him, and his two daughters.  The first piece of advice Marcus offers is to not sweat the small stuff and to choose battles wisely. He emphasizes the importance of not getting caught up in minor disagreements or insignificant issues. Instead, he suggests focusing on the bigger picture and selecting battles that truly matter. Choosing battles wisely is an important aspect of maintaining healthy relationships, whether it be in a marriage, friendship, or any other type of connection.  Creating lifelong memories through experiences is a powerful way to strengthen the bond between parents and children. In today's fast-paced and technology-driven world, it is easy for parents and children to become disconnected from each other. One of the key benefits of creating lifelong memories through experiences is the opportunity for quality one-on-one time.  The ability to explain decisions and involve children in the decision-making process is crucial for their development. By communicating effectively, parents can promote critical thinking skills, empower their children, and prepare them for adulthood.   www.thedadedge.com/friday117 www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.instagram.com/markuskaulius  
18/08/231h 15m

The Art of Leading and Communicating as a Father | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance
16/08/2358m 35s

Building Resilient Families, Being a Spiritual Leader, and Leading from the Front with Sean Patrick Flanery

Sean Patrick Flanery is an American actor, author, and martial arts practitioner. He has embraced transformative roles that have deepened his faith and allowed him to connect with his audience on a profound level. His broad achievements and credentials as an actor and entrepreneur are a testament to his dedication, hard work, and commitment to personal growth.  In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, Larry Hagner and Sean Patrick Flanery discuss their childhoods and the impact their parents had on their lives. They talk about the importance of having a supportive family and how it can shape a person's work ethic. Despite not having a lot growing up, Sean Patrick Flanery emphasizes that he never wanted for anything and had all the necessary tools to navigate life successfully. They also touch on the significance of attending sporting events and the role it played in their upbringing.  Wrestling is a sport that goes beyond physical strength and technique. It builds resilience and grit in individuals, teaching them valuable life lessons that can be applied both on and off the mat. Sean Patrick Flanery emphasizes that wrestling is not just another sport like tennis or basketball. It involves hand-to-hand combat, where a wrestler is pitted against another individual of the same size, weight, and age. The primal nature of wrestling creates a real-world application, where a wrestler realizes that they can be bested by someone their own age. This realization instills a sense of humility and a desire to improve. Wrestling teaches individuals to make quick decisions and remain calm in chaotic situations. It instills resilience and grit, qualities that are essential for success in any aspect of life. The ability to think on your feet and maintain composure in high-pressure situations is a valuable skill that wrestlers develop through their training and competition. As we wrap up this episode, remember that embracing failure is a vital part of personal development. Today, we delved into the significance of obstacles and setbacks in propelling us towards our goals, reminding us to continually strive for self-improvement. Consider adversity as a daily supplement, integral to growth and advancement. This wisdom holds particularly true in wrestling, where wins and losses are an inseparable part of the journey. Carry these insights with you as you forge your path forward. thedadedge.com/summit2023 1stphorm.com/dadedge  www.thedadedge.com/435    
14/08/231h 31m

The Power of Bonding through Watching Professional Sports with Tom Dobrez

Tom Dobrez is the author of “Root Root Root for the Home Teams: A Chicago Fan's Odyssey to Find the Meaning of Life Through Sports”, an autobiographical account of his life as a sports fan. In this memoir, he examines how sports can teach us about family and success in life.  In this episode of the Dad Edge podcast, Larry Hagner welcomes author Tom Dobrez to discuss his book "Root, Root, Root" and his unique childhood experiences with his father. Tom shares how his dad was not only his baseball coach but also took him and his siblings to professional sporting events in Chicago. This episode offers a heartfelt exploration of the father-son relationship and the impact it can have on a child's life. Tom describes how his father was their baseball coach, and they would often play organized sports together. However, it was not just organized sports that filled their days. Tom's father built a small ball field in their backyard, providing the perfect setting for their baseball games. The family's love for sports extended to attending professional sporting events, such as Chicago White Sox, Blackhawks, and Bears games. This exposure to sports and outdoor activities created a foundation for Tom's love of sports and physical activity. Engaging in outdoor play has numerous benefits for children's physical and mental well-being. Outdoor play promotes physical fitness and helps children develop gross motor skills, coordination, and balance. Playing sports and games also teaches children the importance of teamwork, communication, and fair play. Additionally, being outdoors exposes children to fresh air and sunlight, which are essential for overall health and well-being. Outdoor play also has significant mental health benefits. Being in nature has a calming effect on the mind and reduces stress and anxiety. It allows children to disconnect from technology and experience the natural world around them. In today's digital age, where children are often glued to screens and have limited opportunities for outdoor play, it is crucial to recognize the importance of outdoor play in childhood. Tom's childhood experiences highlight the joy and benefits of spending time outdoors, engaging in physical activities, and building connections with others. www.thedadedge.com/friday116 www.rootrootrootbook.com    
11/08/2356m 24s

Teaching our Kids to Defend Themselves in a Savage World with Josh Brisbane | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/bark  
09/08/231h 5m

Dads Who Lead with Thomas Pfanner

Thomas Pfanner is the Founder and CEO of Dads Who Lead which aims to help dads dramatically improve connection and leadership within their families. He is a Licensed Health and PE Teacher in Oregon Western University.  In this episode of the Dad Edge podcast, Larry Hagner interviews Thomas Pfanner,  who shares his unique journey into fatherhood. Thomas Pfanner talks about how he unexpectedly became a father at a young age and the challenges he faced. They also discuss the importance of leadership in fatherhood and how becoming a father changed his perspective on life.  One of the key themes that emerges from the podcast is the importance of parental support in navigating the challenges of unexpected fatherhood. Thomas Pfanner shares his experience of telling his parents about his impending fatherhood and the profound impact their support had on him. When he told his mother about the situation, she responded with calm and support, assuring him that they would figure it out together. This simple yet powerful response gave him the confidence and reassurance he needed to face the situation head-on. The focus shifts to the subsequent years of the father-son relationship. Thomas discusses pivotal moments and lessons learned during this time. He shares how he made the decision to move away temporarily to finish school but returned once his son started kindergarten. This decision demonstrates his commitment to being present in his son's life and providing him with stability. Thomas’s wife also plays a crucial role in supporting their relationship. She recognizes the importance of proximity and encourages the move back to be closer to the child.  The father's journey demonstrates the importance of self-reflection, taking ownership of one's flaws, and adapting one's leadership style to meet the needs of their child. Through this process, the father was able to strengthen his bond with his son and provide him with the guidance and support he needed to thrive.  www.thedadedge.com/434 www.instagram.com/dads.who.lead www.facebook.com/dadswholeadpage www.youtube.com/channel/UCyitVscaolt_pd3a-kJnKdA www.dadswholead.com  
07/08/231h 10m

Synergistically Mastering the Skills of Mentorship and Parenting with Scott Jeffery Miller

Scott Jeffery Miller is currently FranklinCovey’s senior advisor on thought leadership, leading the strategy, development, and publication of the firm’s bestselling books. He is also the host of the podcast “C-Suite Conversations with Scott Miller”, which features interviews with the world’s top executives, as well as the author of the multivolume series Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights from Our Greatest Business Minds. In this episode, Larry Hagner welcomes Scott Jeffrey Miller, who embarks on a revealing journey from his bachelor days to fathering three boys. Scott candidly discusses his transition into parenthood, unexpected career trajectory, and his latest book that focuses on his passion for mentorship. Moving away from traditional perceptions, the conversation illuminates the essence of parenting as a mutual learning experience, thus underlining mentorship's role in shaping a child's self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. Scott Jeffrey Miller underlines the importance of appreciating a child's unique abilities and contributions. He advocates the practice of "naming their genius," a validating method that can enhance a child's self-worth and enable them to meet challenges head-on. He also compares the parent's role to that of an archaeologist, gently unearthing a child's passions and aspirations, thus enabling children to own their journey. Also pivotal is the role of parents as validators who affirm their child's capabilities. However, Scott cautions against over-validation, which can diminish the impact of genuine achievements. He also touches on the significance of clear boundaries, using his own strict rules around behaviors like drinking, drugs, and tattoos as an example, to steer children towards positive behaviors. In summary, Scott paints a compelling picture of parenting as mentorship and validation. This model encourages the nurturing of a child's inherent strengths, mutual growth, and the setting of boundaries. By embracing this approach, parents can foster strong connections with their children, providing them with a trusted confidant and mentor throughout their lives. www.thedadedge.com/friday115 www.1stphorm.com/dadedge www.greatmentorship.com www.scottjeffreymiller.com    
04/08/231h 9m

The Art of Meaningful Connections Mastering Conversational Excellence and Deep Engagement | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance  
02/08/2357m 52s

The Bulletproof Mind with Mike Baldwin

Mike Baldwin is the VP of Operations for Grossman on Truth. He is also an experienced Law Enforcement Professional with a proven history in successfully working high profile and sensitive investigations, and co-author of the book “The Bulletproof Mind”. In this episode, Mike shares insights on developing a bulletproof mind and cultivating resilience. He also opens up about his upbringing in Arizona, growing up in a big family with parents who loved him and adopted him. Throughout his 21-year career in law enforcement, Mike served in various roles, including patrol officer, field training officer, SWAT team member, and detective. He found great satisfaction in investigating crimes, talking to people, and learning from them. Mike's ability to connect with others and gather information played a crucial role in his success as a detective.  Reflecting on his upbringing and the opportunities he was given through adoption, Mike expresses deep gratitude. He acknowledges that without being adopted, his life could have taken a different path, potentially leading to substance abuse or other negative outcomes. Mike credits his heavenly father for guiding him and keeping him away from such destructive paths. Mike shares an example from his experience as a law enforcement officer, where he would interview suspects who would blame others for their actions. He would remind them that they are responsible for their choices and need to take ownership of their lives. He challenges men to examine their own actions and not use their upbringing or circumstances as an excuse for their behavior.  He discusses the importance of making choices that lead to positive outcomes. Mike mentions that individuals who grew up in dysfunctional homes have the choice to break the cycle and create a better life for themselves and their families. He encourages men to reflect on the kind of men, husbands, and fathers they want to be. By being accountable to oneself, to others, and to a higher power, individuals are able to navigate challenges, stay motivated, and work towards their goals. Whether it is personal growth, maintaining healthy relationships, or excelling in the professional sphere, accountability plays a vital role in leading to success. www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.thedadedge.com/433 www.grossmanontruth.com    
31/07/231h 25m

Top 10 Lessons for a Successful Marriage with Larry Hagner

In this episode, Larry Hagner delves into the glaring absence of comprehensive education on what makes a marriage successful, and the trials many couples face as a result of this deficiency in knowledge and skills. Larry turns the spotlight on his own marriage, expressing his heartfelt gratitude as he crosses the two-decade milestone. Additionally, Larry touches upon the escalating divorce rates and explores whether a lack of these crucial skills might be a major contributing factor. One of the primary hurdles in marriage, according to Larry Hagner, lies in the intrinsic differences between men and women. Our needs, our ways of operation, and our communication styles all differ. Without a clear understanding and appreciation of these disparities, conflicts can surface, triggering misunderstandings and resentment. Consequently, it becomes imperative to learn how to bridge these differences and communicate effectively in order to sustain a healthy and harmonious relationship. Throughout the podcast, Larry Hagner underscores the lack of formal training or education in the domains of marriage and parenting. Unlike other professional pursuits that demand rigorous training and certification, marriage and parenting are typically a journey of trial and error. This dearth of guidance can leave couples feeling directionless and ill-prepared to tackle the challenges they encounter. Larry Hagner proposes that with the right set of skills and knowledge, we as couples can surmount these challenges and lay a robust foundation for our marriage. Similar to how a GPS aids in navigation by offering clear directions and information about potential roadblocks, acquiring marriage skills can steer couples through the labyrinth of married life. These skills encompass effective communication, conflict resolution, empathy, emotional intelligence, and understanding one's partner's needs. Ultimately, Larry Hagner believes that mastering marriage skills is integral to building and sustaining a successful and fulfilling relationship. Living in a society where divorce rates are at an all-time high and relationships encounter numerous challenges, it's essential for us as couples to be educated and guided on how to navigate the intricacies of married life. By honing skills like effective communication, conflict resolution, empathy, and emotional intelligence, we can overcome challenges, reinforce our bond, and cultivate a lasting and joyful marriage. www.thedadedge.com/friday114 www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.thedadedge.com/25questions    
27/07/2348m 26s

Dad's Guide to Raising Resilient Daughters Navigating Adversity with Strength | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance  
26/07/2338m 37s

Embracing Forgiveness, Authenticity, and the Path to Eternity with Josh White

Josh White is a musician who is still involved in music and has a record label at the church. His ethos and philosophy revolve around fatherhood, broken relationships, forgiveness, grace, and faith. He believes in breaking the cycle, creating change, surrendering to God's perfect plan, and embracing vulnerability and humility in relationships. In this episode, Larry sits down with Josh White as he shares his challenging upbringing and the absence of a stable father figure in his life. He grew up in a depressed mill town and experienced multiple stepfathers who were either disconnected or abusive. His biological father was an alcoholic and drug addict. Their relationship was distant, but they reconnected later in life, and Josh became a supportive presence for him before his father's death. Josh White's experience with his biological father is a central theme in his story. He describes the initial disconnect and the subsequent reconnection that occurred during his last year of high school. This highlights the importance of open communication and the potential for relationships to evolve and grow over time. Despite the challenges they faced, Josh and his father were able to establish a real relationship before his father's passing. This demonstrates the power of vulnerability and the potential for transformation in even the most difficult circumstances. Josh's understanding of forgiveness goes beyond simply forgiving someone. He believes in actively working towards rebuilding relationships, even with someone as complicated and difficult as his father. He attributes this mindset to his faith and the lessons he learned from the Lord. He emphasizes the importance of the cross in his book, as it represents God's willingness to enter into human suffering and offer grace. Josh's personal experiences have shaped his understanding of forgiveness and grace. He shares that he had a complex family dynamic, being the oldest of three brothers with different fathers. Despite the challenges, he formed a close bond with his younger brother, who had a different father. Josh took on a father figure role for his brother, given the absence of their biological father.  This experience allowed him to understand the importance of boundaries and parameters in creating a sense of safety and freedom. www.thedadedge.com/432 www.thedadedge.com/alliance www.amazon.com/Stumbling-Toward-Eternity-Finding-Ourselves
24/07/231h 9m

Faith, Fatherhood, and Forever Love with Justin Gaston

Justin Gaston is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and model who built his career in multiple fields. Justin Gaston has been ruling over millions of hearts with his incredibly amazing performances and this led him to earn various awards and honors in his career. In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, Larry Hagner sits down with Justin Gaston and talks about his own experience with infertility and the impact it had on their marriage. He shared how they initially struggled to conceive and had to seek medical assistance. The process was filled with uncertainty and setbacks, but eventually, they were able to conceive their first child. However, their journey didn't end there, as they went on to have four more children in quick succession. Feeling a deep desire to become parents, the couple turned to prayer and sought guidance from their faith. Adoption had always been on the wife's heart, and they felt that God was calling them to pursue this path. They prayed for guidance and support throughout the adoption process. From the moment they decided to adopt to the time their oldest daughter was placed in their arms in the hospital, only four months had passed. The speed and smoothness of the adoption process were seen as a blessing and a sign that it was meant to be. Throughout his journey, Justin has learned to pray for guidance and direction from God. He no longer needs to see the whole picture but asks for one step at a time. This mindset is a testament to his faith and willingness to surrender control to God. He recognizes that certainty is a basic human need, but he has chosen to trust in God's plan instead of seeking complete certainty in his own life. Concluding the interview, Justin's upbringing in a loving and stable family, with parents who demonstrated love and affection, shaped his values of respect, kindness, and commitment in relationships.  Justin's upbringing serves as a reminder of the impact that family, love, and support can have on shaping an individual's values and character. www.thedadedge.com/friday113 www.1stphorm.com/dadedge
21/07/231h 3m

Seize Control of Your Day Bookend Your Day with Success | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance  
19/07/231h 17m

Mike Rowe: Mastering the Art of Work Ethic: An Inspiring Conversation on Embracing Discomfort

Mike Rowe is a well-known TV host, author, and advocate for skilled trades. In this episode, Mike and Larry delve into the importance of work ethic, the value of discomfort, and pursuing meaningful work. They also discuss Mike's scholarship program, Microworks, which aims to promote work ethic and challenge misconceptions about skilled trades. Join us as we explore how to instill a strong work ethic in ourselves and our children, and why finding fulfillment through hard work can lead to a passionate and successful career. Get your best shave, support Dad Edge, and save 20%. Go to https://www.manscaped.com/ Code: DADEDGE20 Larry’s Takeaways The "snowflake" generation and safe space culture 2. Previous generations and their role in creating fragility and lack of resilience 3. The importance of discomfort for personal growth   What You’ll Learn   09:18 Lucky childhood on isolated farm with woods.  14:06 Woods held imagination, adventure, and family work.  22:17 Parents were skilled liars, but well-intentioned.  29:44 Manic days, changing relationships, evolving fatherhood.  34:02 "Taboo upending, work ethic scholarship advocate."  39:23 Advice is subjective and often misleading  39:23 Advice is subjective and often misleading.  50:10 Mixed feelings about self-help industry and its advice.  53:46 Finding comfort in discomfort raises successful kids.  59:40 Generation Z: fragile, delicate, and lacking resilience.  1:09:06 United Airlines cares about money, not safety. "Safety third" fosters complacency and irresponsibility.  1:13:27 Work Ethic Scholarship program: $1 million scholarships. Apply @microworks.org. Whiskey sales support foundation. Podcast, books, future YouTube show. Evolving business strategy.  1:21:06 Podcast started as therapy, successful but frustrated.  1:23:17 Smartphone: Tool for mischief or heroism.   thedadedge.com/431 thedadedge.com/alliance mikeroweworks.org    
17/07/231h 26m

A Dad's Guide to Fostering Love and Security with Roman Prokopchuk

Roman Prokopchuk is the Founder and CEO of Nova Zora Digital, and host of the Digital Savage Experience Podcast. He is also known as the digital savage, a self-taught digital marketer who ventured into the field out of necessity and developed a passion for it. He is also a foster parent who has welcomed 29 kids into his home since June 2018. In this episode, Larry converses with Roman about his journey as a foster father. Roman's path to foster parenting began following multiple miscarriages and struggles with infertility that he and his wife faced. They suffered six miscarriages, and after discovering his wife's pregnancy difficulties, they underwent expensive infertility treatments. Despite these efforts, they experienced repeated losses, including two miscarriages on Christmas Day. These heartbreaks cast a shadow over their holiday season, pushing them to explore alternative means of starting a family. With adoption costs being prohibitive, they found fostering as a feasible option. As a Ukrainian immigrant, Roman admits to initially having a distinct perspective on fatherhood and masculinity. However, he's learned the value of grieving and seeking support in hard times. He underlines the necessity for men to acknowledge and address their emotions, not just focusing on supporting their partners. Concluding the interview, Roman's story shines a light on the emotional journey of becoming a foster parent following personal hardships. It underscores the resilience and compassion inherent in opening one's home to children in need. Roman's journey is an inspiration, demonstrating that life's unexpected twists can catalyze profound personal growth and a chance to positively influence many young lives. www.thedadedge.com/friday112 www.digitalsavageexperience.com www.thedadedge.com/alliance  
14/07/231h 7m

Harmonious Relationships and Leadership | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance  
11/07/2349m 1s

Behind the Music: The Joys and Challenges of Marriage and Parenthood with Jake Scott

Jake Scott is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. While at the university, he began to write and record music–launching his career. In fall of 2013, Jake Scott released his first, self-produced EP, “Of Life and Love and Longing”. Jake's passion for music was influenced by the sacrifices his father made to be actively involved in his life. In this episode, we converse with Jake Scott about his latest single, journey as a husband and father, and the vital role of psychological safety in fostering children's mental well-being. Looking ahead, he shares his hopes for the milestones he aspires to celebrate; his children grown, and a marriage spanning more than two decades. Jake opens up about marrying at 24, a decision often criticized as premature. Despite societal pressures, he stands by his choice, marking it as the best decision of his life. He expresses appreciation for his early marriage and emphasizes the merits of navigating life's challenges with a partner. Further, Jake Scott compares societal perspectives on early marriage between his small town, where young marriages are common, and larger cities, where people tend to marry later. As we conclude, this episode challenges societal norms on early marriage, accentuating the importance of personal choices and individual life paths. Jake's story is a testament to the uniqueness of everyone's journey towards happiness and fulfillment and the necessity of carving one's own path. thedadedge.com/430 thedadedge.com/alliance thedadedge.com/summit2023 www.instagram.com/jakescottmusic www.jakescottmusic.com    
10/07/231h 1m

Playful Connections: Empowering Parents and Kids Through Play with Talia Filippelli and Anna Yudina

Talia Filippelli is the founder of Star Therapy and a certified holistic health coach, advocating for emotional well-being through play. She is an ambassador and contributing expert for The Genius of Play. Anna Yudina is a Senior Director of Marketing Initiatives at The Toy Association, emphasizes the cognitive benefits of unstructured play. In our digitally-driven world, parents often find themselves grappling with the challenges of managing their children's screen time while trying to nurture their emotional well-being. In this episode of The Dad Edge podcast, Larry Hagner engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Talia Filippelli, founder of Star Therapy, and Anna Yudina, a senior director at the Toy Association. The discussion centers around the transformative power of play and its profound impact on parent-child relationships and children's emotional well-being. The episode highlights the alarming trend of children becoming dependent on screens, which stifles their imagination and creativity. Excessive screen use restricts their ability to engage in unstructured play–a vital component of their development. The guests underscore the importance of allowing children ample time for imagination-fueled play, enabling them to explore their world, think creatively, and develop problem-solving skills. Research shows that fathers' involvement in physical play with their children plays a pivotal role in emotional regulation skills development and future relationship building. By engaging in activities that promote physical exertion and emotional bonding, fathers provide a safe space for children to express their emotions, develop self-control, and navigate relationships effectively. As parents, it is crucial that we harness the power of play to strengthen our connection with our children and support their emotional well-being. Through play, we create lifelong memories and lay the foundation for their future success. www.thedadedge.com/friday111 Website: www.thegeniusofplay.org Facebook: The Genius of Play Instagram: @geniusofplay YouTube: The Genius of Play Twitter: @TheToyAssoc Starr Therapy FB: @starrpsych Talia Filippelli LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/talia-filippelli-62446020 Instagram: @Taliastarr_therapy  
07/07/231h 2m

When Life Gets Dark, Your Community Will Light the Way | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance  
05/07/2339m 2s

Conquering Life as a Dad and Son Team with Mark and Travis Macy

Travis Macy is a speaker, author, coach, and professional endurance athlete. He is the author of The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life, and he set a record (since broken) for Leadman, an epic endurance event consisting of a trail running marathon, 50-mile mountain bike race, Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race, 10k road run, and Leadville 100 Run, all above 10,200' in the Rocky Mountains. Joining Travis is his father, Mark Macy, a successful businessman and outdoor enthusiast. Together, they form an inspiring father-son duo, navigating both thrilling adventures and the challenges of Alzheimer's disease.  In this powerful episode, Larry sits down with Travis and Mark Macy to explore their remarkable journey. They share their experiences of intentional manufactured adversity, endurance races, and facing the complexities of Alzheimer's disease. Through their conversation, they highlight the importance of resilience, embracing uncertainty, and seeking support during difficult times. Travis and Mark's story is one of profound love and admiration for each other. Their shared experiences have shaped their perspectives as men and provided valuable insights for those facing their own adversities. They offer messages of hope and reflect on the meaningful moments they have cherished together.  The Macy duo has embraced intentional manufactured adversity as a means to discover their inner strength. From endurance races to challenging adventures, they have learned valuable lessons of commitment, perseverance, and never giving up. Their journey serves as an inspiring example of resilience and overcoming even the most daunting obstacles. While their journey took an unexpected turn with Mark's Alzheimer's diagnosis, Travis and Mark approached it with love, compassion, and an unwavering determination to make the most of every moment. They emphasize the importance of cherishing the present, embracing uncertainty, and finding joy amidst difficult circumstances. Travis and Mark Macy's story carries a profound message of hope and resilience. They encourage others to seek help, accept support, and offer assistance to those in need. Their unwavering commitment to each other exemplifies the power of love, connection, and community. Their extraordinary journey demonstrates the strength of the human spirit and the significance of familial bonds. Travis and Mark inspire listeners to embrace challenges, seek support, and find strength in the face of adversity. Their story reminds us that with love, determination, and unwavering support, we can overcome even the most daunting obstacles and find joy in the journey. www.thedadedge.com/friday108 www.thedadedge.com/beer www.travismacy.com A Mile at a Time by Mark Macy   
03/07/231h 8m

How Your Phone is Impacting Your Relationships with Heath Wilson and Joey Odom

Heath Wilson and Joey Odom are the co-founders of Aro, a company focused on helping individuals and families establish healthier relationships with their digital devices. The company's goal is to create an environment in which people can connect more meaningfully with each other and be more present in their daily lives. In this deeply engaging episode, we delve into a significant issue facing families today – excessive screen time. Heath Wilson and Joey Odom share personal stories, fascinating insights, and surprising anecdotes about how their creation is impacting households around the world. In an era dominated by screen-time, maintaining a balanced relationship with our devices is a pressing issue, particularly for families. Heath Wilson and Joey Odom candidly discussed their own struggles with controlling screen time, often mirrored in their children's behavior. They admired the app's gamification aspect, which effectively motivates users to engage less with their screens. Wilson and Odom also shared anecdotes of the app being used creatively–from parents tying weekly allowances to screen-free hours to businesses incentivizing their staff to be more present with customers. They also reflected on their own experiences, showing how the app has transformed their families’ screen habits. This insightful conversation ultimately highlighted the importance of prioritizing human connection over digital distractions. The app isn't just about reducing screen time; it's about fostering a healthier digital lifestyle and reclaiming the valuable moments we often lose to our screens. www.thedadedge.com/friday110 www.thedadedge.com/aro    
30/06/231h 16m

How to Create and Unforgettable Summer | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance thedadedge.com/summit2023  
28/06/2351m 46s

Optimizing Health and Longevity with Josh Whalen

Josh Whalen is an entrepreneur, healthcare executive, developer, philanthropist, and the CEO and founder of Blokes, a pioneering telehealth platform designed to redefine men's health. He has dedicated himself to creating innovative solutions to pressing issues. In this enlightening conversation, Josh Whalen discusses the concerning trend of decreasing testosterone levels in men, their causative factors, and implications on overall health. The intricate relationship between stress, sleep, exercise, and testosterone levels is examined, bringing valuable insights and personal anecdotes into the discussion.  Josh Whalen shared his personal journey, transitioning from the so-called "4am club," where he'd rise early for gym workouts, to a more balanced regimen that incorporated additional sleep. Despite his rigorous exercise routine, he struggled with a persistently high body fat percentage. After prioritizing quality sleep, his body fat percentage drastically dropped, suggesting a link with increased testosterone levels. The intricate dynamics of cortisol (the stress hormone) and testosterone were emphasized. Elevated stress levels, often stemming from inadequate sleep and lifestyle habits, can detrimentally affect testosterone levels. This finding stresses the importance of managing stress and securing sufficient sleep to uphold healthy testosterone levels. The dialogue serves as an urgent call to action, emphasizing the importance of regular health checks and proactive health management. Often, men may remain oblivious of their dwindling testosterone levels until they encounter severe symptoms. Therefore, partners and family members assume a crucial role in encouraging men towards regular health evaluations. In conclusion, the pathway to longevity and improved quality of life involves proactive health management. Being aware and taking the correct actions today can protect men from potential health complications in the future. www.blokes.co www.instagram.com/getblokes www.facebook.com/getbloke www.linkedin.com/company/getblokes www.tiktok.com/@getblokes www.reddit.com/user/getblokes2022 www.youtube.com/@GetBlokes  
26/06/2358m 41s

Rewire Your Brain with Dr. Robb Kelly

Dr. Robb Kelly is a world-renowned addiction expert and best-selling author, known as The Addiction Doctor. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of addiction and has helped thousands of individuals transform their lives by breaking free from addiction and taking charge of their mental wellbeing. Today, Dr. Rob Kelly joined Larry Hagner on the Dad Edge Podcast and explored topics ranging from childhood trauma to rewiring neural pathways. Dr. Rob Kelly talks through his program's critical details, including the family aspects, the refund policy, and how it can change neural pathways and brain structures. Childhood traumas and experiences shape most of how we perceive our lives as adults. We tend to keep on repeating patterns that do not serve us even though we know it is not in our best interest. It is a cycle that can lead to self-sabotage, anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental health problems that hinder growth in our personal and professional lives. Dr. Robb’s program emphasizes the power of positivity, and how repeating positive actions and habits can change our neural pathways and brain structures despite past experiences. The program involves sessions with psychotherapists and coaches, guaranteeing a refund if the participant does not see a positive change. This program is aimed at facilitating and enabling participants to overcome their trauma and move towards a better version of themselves. Dr. Robb also highlighted the significant role fathers play as nurturing leaders and role models. He advised them to prioritize family over work or distractions, break from negative traits inherited from their parents, and foster a safe and loving environment. Ultimately, childhood experiences can have a profound impact on our relationships and decision-making as adults. Trauma can be passed down from caregivers to children and affect our emotional wellbeing. But, we also learned that healing and breaking free from negative patterns through therapy, support systems, and positive habits can lead to a successful and fulfilling life. www.thedadedge.com/friday109 www.robbkelly.com www.linkedin.com/in/the-addiction-doctor www.instagram.com/addiction_doctor    
23/06/2350m 35s

How to Prevent and/or Recover from a Blow Up with Your Kids | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance  
21/06/231h 8m

Why You Should Own the Mental Health of Your Children with Jason Reid

Jason Reid is a successful businessman, coach for CEOs, and founder of over 20 businesses. He is also the founder of the Tell My Story foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at educating and empowering parents to support their children's mental health struggles.  In today's episode, Jason Reid bravely shared the devastating story of losing his 14-year-old son to suicide in 2018. This tragic event has shaped Jason's mission: to eradicate teenage suicide by 2030. He is arming parents with the necessary skills to become better communicators, listeners, and leaders for their children. According to recent CDC data, teenage suicide is now the second leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States, with the pandemic and increased cell phone usage contributing to the surge in mental health issues among the youth. These concerning statistics emphasize the urgency of addressing the mental health of our children. Jason stressed the importance of active listening and creating a safe space for children to express their feelings freely. He pointed out that often, in our attempts to console our kids, we may unintentionally dismiss their feelings, which could have harmful consequences. Recognizing the difference between occasional sadness and persistent symptoms of depression or anxiety is vital. Interestingly, Jason's passion for music and his guitars, symbolizes the need to have personal interests, acting as a reminder that life isn't solely about the hardships but also about the joys that make it worth living. In this urgent fight against teenage suicide, we, as parents, can make a difference by providing support, fostering open conversations about mental health, and teaching our kids to navigate through life's challenges. Through Jason's heartrending story, let's take action to protect our children and their mental well-being. www.thedadedge.com/427 www.thedadedge.com/bark tellmystory.org youtu.be/p24x5mIIMeQ youtu.be/PW7Cx3iYYLk    
19/06/231h 11m

What the F*ck is Next? with David and Colton Chorpenning

David and Colton Chorpenning are a father and son duo of authors. David is a seasoned writer and counselor with a PhD and over 20 years of experience helping people figure out what's next in life. He has authored several books and has helped thousands of people over the years. Colton on the other hand, has emerged as a talented writer in his own right and brings a youthful energy to their collaborative writing.  Together, they have written a brand new book called "What the F*ck is Next" which offers a multi-generational analysis of how to refocus intentions to achieve personal goals. Their philosophy emphasizes the importance of intention, action, self-reflection, therapy, and creating meaningful connections with family. In this special Father’s Day episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, we explore their unique system to identify what the right next step should be in our lives. One of the inspiring highlights of our conversation was Colton's reflection on the key lessons he learned from his father. He recalled how David, a Midwesterner who sought adventure and became an outdoor enthusiast, ignited a similar love for the outdoors in his own life. From hiking to golfing, this passion is something that continues to fuel Colton today. On the other hand, David shared how his children have continuously introduced him to new ideas and perspectives. Whether it's an innovation in technology or a health tip, David appreciates how his relationship with his children has enriched his own life. The Chorpennings believe in the power of intention. They've developed a three-step interactive workbook, a research-based method to help individuals figure out the right next step in their life. This tool aims to help people navigate the multitude of choices that the modern world presents and identify their path with clarity. This Father's Day, we are reminded that the relationship between fathers and children is not just about guidance but also about mutual learning, love, and respect. The story of David and Colton Chorpenning encourages us to embrace the journey of shared growth, to constantly learn from each other, and to focus on moving forward with purpose and intention. www.thedadedge.com/friday108 www.instagram.com/thecolt www.tiktok.com/@elcolte www.linkedin.com/in/david-chorpenning-5abb356 www.linkedin.com/in/colton-chorpenning www.thefisnext.com    
16/06/231h 3m

How to Boost the Connection with Your Wife By Using the 5 Dials of Intimacy | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance  
14/06/231h 7m

How to Raise Kids Who Are Critical Thinkers and Effective Problem Solvers with Dr. Steve Pearlman

Dr. Steve Pearlman, Ph.D. is a renowned critical thinking expert, educator, and the founder of the Critical Thinking Institute. Since 1992, he has been teaching critical thinking and writing in higher education, including esteemed liberal arts colleges and state universities. With a mission to make advanced thinking skills accessible to everyone, his revolutionary methods have made a significant impact on the way critical thinking is taught and applied. In this episode, Larry and Dr. Pearlman delve into the importance of critical thinking skills for people of all ages. They discuss how his innovative techniques have made critical thinking more accessible and effective, transforming lives and shaping the future. Dr. Pearlman's groundbreaking work integrates insights from fields such as neuroscience, education, and behavioral change. His programs, "Brighter Minds, Better Futures" and "Critical Thinking Mastery," are designed for children and adults, respectively, equipping them with thinking skills that empower them to create their futures in ways that bring them the most meaning and happiness. As an educator himself, Dr. Pearlman understands the transformative power of critical thinking. He emphasizes the value of integrating critical thinking into all aspects of life, making learning a profound and enriching experience. In addition, Dr. Pearlman highlights the potential of critical thinking skills in driving personal and societal change. He provides insights into how critical thinking can empower individuals to fulfill their dreams and, in turn, change the world. In conclusion, Dr. Steve Pearlman underscores the necessity of critical thinking skills in our rapidly changing world. By cultivating these skills and applying them in all areas of life, individuals can navigate challenges more effectively, make informed decisions, and ultimately shape a brighter future for themselves and society as a whole. www.thedadedge.com/426 www.thectinstitute.com www.facebook.com/thecriticalthinkinginstitute      
12/06/231h 30m

Optimal Health and Why One Size Fits All Doesn't Work with Ben Brown

Ben Brown is a renowned nutrition and fitness expert, coach, and the founder of BSL Nutrition. With years of experience in the industry, Ben is dedicated to helping individuals transform their lives through optimal nutrition and fitness practices. He is known for his holistic approach to health, focusing on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. In this episode, Larry Hagner is joined by Ben Brown to delve deep into the importance of optimizing nutrition and fitness practices for overall well-being. Ben shares his personal journey and highlights the transformative power of choosing one's hardships in life. They discuss the mindset shift required to make sustainable changes and the significance of taking personal responsibility for one's health and well-being. Ben emphasizes the value of seeking guidance from experienced coaches and the role of coaching in personal growth and development. He shares his own experiences with coaching and the positive impact it has had on his personal and professional life. The conversation also touches upon the influence parents have in shaping their children's approach to health and fitness, emphasizing the importance of leading by example. The episode concludes with Ben reflecting on the legacy that individuals can leave behind through their actions and choices. He highlights the profound impact of setting a positive example for others and living life to the fullest. Ben's passion for empowering individuals to make sustainable changes shines through as he offers practical advice and guidance for optimizing nutrition and fitness practices. As a passionate nutrition and fitness expert, Ben Brown's insights and guidance inspire individuals to prioritize their health and well-being. Through his coaching and resources, he aims to empower individuals to make positive and lasting changes in their lives, leading to optimal nutrition, fitness, and overall well-being. www.thedadedge.com/friday107 1stphorm.com/dadedge www.bslnutrition.com www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminbrownnutrition  
09/06/231h 30m

How To Be Fully Present in the Moment With Our Kids Despite Stress and Distractions with Larry Hagner | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance thedadedge.com/resources  
07/06/231h 2m

Cleared Hot with Lt. Colonel Brian Slade

Lt. Colonel Brian Slade is a distinguished military officer, real estate professional, and newly published author. As a Combat Rescue Helicopter Evaluator Pilot in the U.S. Air Force, he served his country for 25 years, demonstrating exceptional courage and skill. Beyond his military career, Brian ventured into the real estate sector, showcasing his versatility and entrepreneurial spirit. In today's episode, Brian and Larry delve into his life's journey, from his experiences in the military to overcoming potential PTSD. His debut book, "Cleared Hot", is a compelling non-fiction account of these experiences, filled with wit, humor, and profound insights about resilience. As a military officer, Brian faced numerous challenges, some of which had the potential to trigger PTSD. However, he believes that while we can't always control what happens to us, we can certainly control how we react to it. This powerful philosophy is central to his book and informs his approach to overcoming adversity. In addition to sharing his military experiences, Brian sheds light on his transition to civilian life and his foray into the world of real estate. He emphasizes the importance of adaptability and resilience, valuable traits that have aided him in his varied career. Furthermore, Brian highlights the critical issue of dealing with PTSD and other forms of trauma. His story is not only inspirational, but it also serves as an educational resource for those grappling with similar experiences. In conclusion, Lt. Colonel Brian Slade demonstrates that resilience, adaptability, and a positive outlook can help us overcome life's challenges. His story serves as a beacon of hope for those dealing with trauma, reminding us that while we may not control our circumstances, we are in control of our reactions. www.thedadedge.com/425 www.clearedhot.info www.triumphovertrauma.net www.1stphorm.com/dadedge    
05/06/231h 7m

Your Kids and Their Money with Clifton Corbin

Clifton Corbin RFC®, MBA, is a passionate financial literacy advocate, author, experienced business consultant, and a registered financial consultant. With over two decades of experience as a business consultant, he shifted gears from his two-decade-long business consulting career to become a full-time stay-at-home dad. This new path spurred him to author "Your Kids, Their Money" a book providing parents with the know-how and strategies to impart financial literacy to their children. Today, Clifton and Larry delve into the importance of financial literacy for children and discuss practical ways parents can guide their children towards financial savviness. From understanding allowances to managing first jobs, Clifton's approach makes financial education accessible and interesting. As a father himself, Clifton understands the importance of preparing children for a world where money management is a constant necessity. He emphasizes the value of incorporating financial lessons into everyday activities, making learning a fun and natural process for kids. In addition, Clifton stresses the significance of cybersecurity in an increasingly digital world. He provides resources and guides for parents to ensure their children are safe online, further underlining his comprehensive approach to financial education. In conclusion, Clifton D. Corbin underlines the necessity of early financial literacy and offers practical and engaging ways to teach children about money. By incorporating financial education into daily activities and safeguarding their digital interactions, parents can ensure a bright financial future for their children. www.thedadedge.com/friday106 www.cliftoncorbin.com www.kidsmoneyworkbook.com www.1stphorm.com/dadedge    
02/06/231h 10m

How to Protect Our Kids with Devices with Titania Jordan | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/bark  
31/05/2359m 45s

Optimizing Fatherhood and Marriage Despite the Busyness of Life with Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal is an accomplished actor, dedicated father, and passionate advocate for various causes. He is known for his memorable roles in TV shows like "The Walking Dead" and "The Punisher" and films such as "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Baby Driver". In this episode, Jon discusses his unique approach to helping his children recognize him through facial hair, despite his wife's disapproval. He also shares insights about his friendship with Marine Raider Nick K. and the importance of involving a core group of veterans in his projects.  The conversation emphasizes the importance of taking ownership of our actions and choices, recognizing that we all make mistakes and that our decisions impact others. It's essential to be honest with ourselves, be mindful of our needs and wants, and accept help and support when necessary. Ultimately, taking ownership can be challenging, but it's crucial for living a meaningful and fulfilling life. By taking responsibility for our actions and choices, we become more responsible and independent adults. We also become more aware of the impact of our decisions and behaviors on others, ultimately creating a better future for ourselves and the world. www.thedadedge.com/424 thedadedge.com/alliance    
29/05/231h 20m

Repairing A Marriage From the Ground Up with Ray King

Ray King is a fitness expert and transformation coach who specializes in helping dads transform their health and bodies through his innovative and effective programs. With a background in personal training and nutrition, Ray has a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing modern dads, and he uses this knowledge to empower them to achieve their fitness goals and lead healthier, happier lives. In this episode, Coach Ray King shares his personal story of transformation through fitness and how it helped him reconcile with his wife after a divorce. He highlights the impact of emotional fitness in our lives, especially in the aftermath of a difficult experience like divorce. Divorce can take a significant emotional toll on children, causing feelings of confusion, fear, sadness, loneliness, and isolation. Ray shares his own experience of the impact of divorce on his children and the fear and confusion he witnessed in their eyes during the arguments. He also recalls the loneliness he felt after returning home from a successful competition and realizing that no one was there to celebrate with him. To support children through the challenges of divorce, it is essential for parents to be mindful of the emotional toll it can take and to provide a safe and supportive environment for their children to express their emotions. This includes offering love and reassurance, which can help children to cope with the difficult emotions that accompany divorce and to come out of the experience with resilience and hope. Ray emphasizes that emotional fitness is just as important as physical fitness, especially in the aftermath of a divorce. He shares how his own journey of transformation through fitness helped him to reconcile with his wife and how it positively impacted his life.  By taking care of our emotional well-being, we can better navigate the challenges of divorce and come out stronger on the other side. www.thedadedge.com/friday105 thedadedge.com/alliance www.instagram.com/rayking.savagedad    
26/05/231h 7m

How to Effective Family Meetings with a Cadence of Connection and Intimacy with Larry Hagner | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/alliance  
24/05/2359m 24s

Finally Making the Right College Choice Easy for Kids and Parents with David Hurwitt

David Hurwitt is a highly successful sales and marketing leader, brings his extensive expertise to the Dad Edge podcast as he discusses how to make college choices easier for kids and parents. As the driving force behind Troove, David has revolutionized the higher education selection process by harnessing the predictive power of experience.   In today's episode with Larry, David explains the inspiration behind using technology to help find the perfect college fit for students. Drawing from his extensive career developing new products and services, he shares his personal experience of taking his daughter on college tours to find the right college for her. Selecting a college is undoubtedly one of the most crucial decisions young individuals will make in their lives. Given the multitude of available options, narrowing down choices and making the right decision can be challenging. Therefore, it is essential to make an informed choice. During the college selection process, allocate time for thorough research. Visit campuses, talk to current students and faculty, and gain a better understanding of the school. Seek advice and assistance from a college counselor or advisor to help with the process. Technology can also be a valuable asset in choosing a college. AI and data science can match students with schools that provide the best academic and social environments for them. In conclusion, selecting a college is a personal decision that requires careful consideration of multiple factors. By diligently researching and weighing their options, students can make the best decision for their future.  www.thedadedge.com/423 www.troove.me    
22/05/231h 15m

How to Rekindle the Flame with Your Wife with Mark Usher

Mark Usher is a husband, father, and men's coach who is dedicated to helping men lead fulfilling lives as heroes in their relationships, families, and communities. He is also the creator of the Heroic Husbands Men's Circle, and the host of the “Be The Husband She Brags About” podcast. With a background in psychology and coaching, Mark has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing modern men, and he uses this knowledge to support and empower them. Today, Mark joined Larry on The Dad Edge Podcast to share his personal experiences and insights on how husbands can rekindle the flame in their marriage. He talked about the qualities that make a husband worth bragging about and shared tips for how to be a better husband and how to rekindle the flame with your wife. In relationships, maintaining a strong emotional connection with our partner is crucial. This can be achieved through open and honest communication about our struggles, fears, and insecurities. When we share these intimate details, we create a deeper understanding and a bond that strengthens our relationship. However, life can often get in the way of maintaining this level of vulnerability and honesty. It's easy to put up walls and keep our struggles and insecurities to ourselves, leading to a breakdown in communication and a disconnection from our partner.  By embracing vulnerability and open communication, husbands can create a safe and supportive environment where they can connect on a deeper level and provide emotional support for each other. This can help to reignite the spark in their marriage and strengthen their relationship for the long-term. www.thedadedge.com/friday104 thedadedge.com/25questions www.kingsoffreedom.me  
19/05/231h 10m

25 Intimate Conversation Starters | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be.  Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.  thedadedge.com/25questions thedadedge.com/summit2023 powercouplesummit2023.com
17/05/231h 4m

The Balance Of Raising 4 Kids with The Dude Dad

Taylor Calmus, also known as ‘Dude Dad’, is a husband, father, and social media influencer who shares his insights and experiences on fatherhood and men's health and wellness. He joined Larry on The Dad Edge Podcast to talk about the importance of finding humor in fatherhood, balancing parenting with a strong marriage, and aligning parenting styles. He was an aspiring actor in Los Angeles when his wife became pregnant. To provide for his family, he combined his hobby of making videos with fatherhood and created Dude Dad, a platform for sharing the joys and challenges of parenting through comedic content. He also hosts the Super Dad DIY show, inspiring other dads to create backyard projects for their kids. Parenting can be stressful and overwhelming, but being creative and having fun with your children can make it a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. Taylor's approach to parenting is a great example of how to have fun while still providing a safe and nurturing environment for the children. He and his wife, Heidi, also prioritize their relationship by having weekly date nights where they connect and have meaningful conversations. Taylor emphasizes the importance of keeping a strong connection with your partner while parenting. By aligning parenting styles and having open communication, couples can ensure they are on the same page and support each other in their parenting journey. In conclusion, parenting can be a positive and enjoyable experience when approached with creativity and humor. Take cues from Taylor's approach and prioritize your relationship with your partner to make the parenting journey a more fulfilling one. www.thedadedge.com/422 www.1stphorm.com/dadedge    
15/05/2357m 27s

Going Alcohol Free for 433 Days with Bill Shufelt

Bill Shufelt is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader with a background in finance. He is the CEO of Athletic Brewing Company, a revolutionary brewing company that offers non-alcoholic craft beer for a healthier, more active lifestyle. Despite being rejected by 100 investors, Bill's determination and vision for Athletic Brewing Company led him to raise $175 million and open breweries on both coasts.  Today, Bill and Larry discussed the balance between work and family life as well as his experience of going alcohol-free for 433 days and how it has positively impacted his life in various aspects, such as improved health, increased intellectual curiosity, and a deeper connection with his family. As a father of four, Bill values taking time to be present with his family and recognizes the importance of disconnecting from the daily routine. He believes that doing so allows one to fully appreciate the moments they share with loved ones, no matter how small they may be. In addition, Bill highlights the significance of being present and enjoying moments with family and friends. He suggests that this can help to create lasting memories and strengthen relationships. Bill also talks about the risk-free decision of quitting alcohol and its positive outcomes. By choosing non-alcoholic beer, like the ones from Athletic Brewing Company, you can reduce your alcohol consumption, stay sober, and still attend events where alcohol is present. In conclusion, Bill Shufelt highlights the importance of going alcohol-free and taking time to be present and enjoy moments with loved ones. By disconnecting from the fast-paced world and slowing down, individuals can fully appreciate the moments they share, create lasting memories, and strengthen relationships. www.thedadedge.com/friday103 www.​​thedadedge.com/beer    
12/05/2357m 2s

How to Overcome Impossible Odds with Less Overwhelm and a Clearer Mind | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: thedadedge.com/mastermind thedadedge.com/alliance  
10/05/231h 8m

Raising the Bar of Fatherhood with Eddie McClintock

Eddie McClintock is an accomplished American actor, best known for his charismatic on-screen presence and versatile acting skills. He is also an enthusiastic painter and a dedicated family man. In his spare time, Eddie enjoys connecting with his fans through social media and attending conventions to meet and engage with those who appreciate his work.  Today, Eddie sits down with Larry to discuss his film Miracle at Manchester, which is based on a true story and currently streaming on PureFlix. Before delving into the film, Eddie shares about his personal life and family, including his two teenage sons and his advice for parents of pre-teens. Throughout the episode, Eddie highlights the impact that his dad had on his life, and offers tips for dads looking to build strong relationships with their children. In life, it is essential to demonstrate compassion and love towards others. This is a lesson exemplified by Eddie McClintock's father, who served as an outstanding role model throughout Eddie's childhood. His father consistently emphasized the importance of making eye contact, offering a firm and respectful handshake, and standing up when greeting someone as a sign of respect. His father’s display of compassion and love proved especially crucial during Eddie's teenage years, when he was diagnosed with hyperactivity and prescribed Ritalin. Feeling different and out of place, Eddie resorted to drugs and alcohol as coping mechanisms. Despite these struggles, the father remained steadfast in his support, his unwavering dedication ultimately deepening their bond and fostering mutual respect. Eddie McClintock's father's example of compassion and love has left a lasting impact on Eddie's life, and he hopes it will do the same for his sons. By cultivating kindness, honesty, and understanding, Eddie believes his children will be well-equipped for success in life. www.thedadedge.com/421 thedadedge.com/25questions www.miracleatmanchester.com  www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1tuh8-QQdQ    
08/05/2335m 0s

How to Become Bully Proof with Rich Grogan

Rich Grogan is a dedicated master martial artist, inspirational leader, best-selling author, and devoted father. As the creator of the Grogan's Bully Proof System and author of "Becoming Bully Proof", Master Rich Grogan aims to empower 10 million kids and adults with hope, faith, and confidence to believe in themselves and stand up to every bully they face, both real and in their minds. In a recent Dad Edge podcast episode with Larry, Rich shares his passion for personal growth, discipline, and self-improvement, focusing on the challenging aspects of parenting and guiding kids through their formative years. As parents, it's natural for us to want to be heroes to our children, shielding them from life's adversities and serving as their role models. However, it's crucial to recognize that our kids need to be the heroes of their own stories. We can act as guides, assisting them in making the right decisions, but they must ultimately find their own balance and become their own heroes. One way to act as a guide is by being vulnerable and transparent with our kids. Sharing our personal experiences, both positive and negative, enables our children to learn from our mistakes and successes. Additionally, providing them with the necessary tools and resources to make informed choices is essential. It's also vital to discuss bullying with our kids and explore ways to prevent it, helping them develop the skills and strategies needed to stand up for themselves and others. In conclusion, parents should strive to be guides, not heroes. Our children need us to support them and equip them with the necessary tools and resources to become their own heroes. While we can provide a safe haven for them when they require assistance, they must ultimately be the heroes of their own stories. www.thedadedge.com/friday102 thedadedge.com/bark grogansbullyproof.com      
05/05/231h 9m

The Emotional Bank Account | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: thedadedge.com/mastermind thedadedge.com/alliance    
03/05/2356m 36s

Starting Life Over with Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx is a legendary musician, bestselling author, devoted father, and the founding member and bassist for Mötley Crüe, one of the most successful rock bands in history. Nikki is not only a successful musician but also an advocate for addiction awareness, mental health, and personal growth. Today, he joins Larry to talk about his journey as a father and husband, his sobriety for 22 years, and the advice he would give to the current generation of teens. Embracing sobriety can lead to unexpected benefits in our lives. For Nikki Sixx, sobriety transformed his life in more ways than he could have ever anticipated. He shared his experience of becoming sober and how it has enabled him to explore new opportunities and passions. Remarkably, he mentioned that he never thought he would write books, participate in photo exhibits, and showcase his photography in galleries. Furthermore, he highlighted the importance of managing his time and not diverting attention away from his family. The most astonishing benefit Nikki has observed from sobriety is the courage it provided him to confront his issues and be honest about them. He emphasizes that facing our issues is the key to changing our lives and those of the people around us. Additionally, he talks about how we can use sobriety to create healthier and more fulfilling lives, simplify our lives, and focus on the present moment. In essence, sobriety is a gift that should be wholly embraced, as it can bring unexpected benefits to our lives, such as the courage to face our issues, the creation of a healthier and more fulfilling life, and simplification of our lives. Sobriety can help us establish a life of joy and freedom. By concentrating on nature and simplicity, we can create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. www.thedadedge.com/420 thedadedge.com/alliance    
01/05/231h 2m

Living Life UNAFRAID with Eddie Penney

Eddie Penney is an esteemed and highly decorated former U.S. Navy SEAL turned entrepreneur who has devoted his life to the pursuit of excellence and service to his country. Additionally, he is a Warrior Mindset Mentor, Speaker, Motivator, and CEO of Contingent Group, a company providing customized, adaptive, and flexible risk mitigation solutions in the form of a full-service consulting, development, and implementation security company serving in both foreign and domestic capacities. Recently, he joined Larry on the Dad Edge Podcast and candidly discussed his journey of becoming a father, touching on his own dad's lack of involvement in his upbringing. Furthermore, he delved into the generation of fathers before him who solely strived to provide and explained how he needed to learn from scratch when it came to raising his own four sons. Choosing to live unafraid is a powerful decision that can enable us to make the most of our lives. This approach involves embracing the unknown, taking risks that can help us grow, confronting our fears, seizing opportunities, and being open to learning from our mistakes.  Consequently, by living unafraid, we can become more confident, courageous, and resilient. Additionally, we can achieve greater success in our endeavors, as we are more likely to take risks and make bold decisions. Ultimately, by investing time in our spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical growth, we can become better versions of ourselves and lead more fulfilling lives. www.thedadedge.com/friday101 www.eddiepenney.com www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjpDmiM84LU www.patreon.com/user?u=81573414 thedadedge.com/25questions      
28/04/231h 4m

What It Means When Our Kids Fail | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.    Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: thedadedge.com/mastermind    
26/04/2328m 34s

Create an Unbreakable Marriage with Seth and Melanie Studley

Seth and Melanie Studley are licensed marriage & family therapists, high performance marriage coaches, and the creators and co-hosts of the Anatomy Of Us Podcast, a show that brings real help to real couples. Together they cover topics from tricky parenting issues to scheduling intimacy and everything in between!  Today, they join Larry on the Dad Edge Podcast to talk about their upcoming collab event, the “Power Couple Summit 2023” happening on July 28-29, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. They also talk about the feedback they have received from their audiences and their excitement for the event. Additionally, they share about the benefits of investing in experiences that you didn't know you wanted or needed. Investing in relationships is essential for couples who want to have a strong and lasting relationship. It means taking time to nurture it, show appreciation for one another, and seek professional help if needed. This can also be done in a variety of ways, but the most important is to make sure that couples are taking the time to attend marriage retreats and workshops, seek professional help if needed, and show appreciation for one another.   Attending marriage retreats and workshops is a great way to invest in a relationship. These types of events provide couples with an opportunity to learn new skills and techniques to help them communicate better and strengthen their relationship. Finally, showing appreciation for one another is an important way to invest in a relationship. Taking the time to show appreciation for one another can help couples feel connected and appreciated. This can be done in a variety of ways, such as giving compliments, expressing gratitude, or taking the time to do something special for one another. www.thedadedge.com/419 powercouplesummit2023.com      
24/04/231h 2m

Helping our Teens Unleash Their Potential with Jeff Forrester

Jeff Forrester is a speaker, DISC trainer, leadership consultant, author of the book “Unleashed Potential”, and a Success Coach for Hi-Lite Coaching + Consulting. Jeff has a true passion to help others and see them unleash their hidden potential.  He has spent the past 20+ years in corporate sales, marketing, and leadership. Today, he joins Larry to share his story of transitioning from corporate to coaching, focusing on teenagers and young adults. He emphasizes the importance of humility and openness towards one's partner, and how he had to face and let go of childhood self-esteem issues and mistakes he had made related to alcoholism, decision making, and pornography. As parents, it is important to help our teenagers set foundations for future success. We need to encourage our teens to think ahead and take productive pauses to reflect on their decisions. We must also understand the adolescent brain and the gap between adults and teens, so that we can empathize and provide support. Additionally, we can provide our teens with extra coaching and guidance to help them reach their goals.  In the end, parents need to be there for their teens and provide them with the tools and guidance they need to succeed. By setting foundations for future success, teens can make the most of their lives and reach their goals. www.thedadedge.com/friday100 www.hilitecoaching.com Unleashed Potential by Jeff Forrester 1stphorm.com/dadedge       
21/04/2352m 39s

What To Do When Your Kid Finds Porn for the First Time | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: thedadedge.com/mastermind thedadedge.com/bark  
19/04/2330m 51s

Using Humor as a Father to Take On Lumps Of Life with Dr. Kerry Malawista

Dr. Kerry Malawista is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer, author of the book “Meet the Moon”, and co-chair of The New Directions in Writing Program. Her essays have appeared in multiple news outlets and was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize and shortlisted for the Kraken Book Prize. Today, she joined Larry and shared her experience of losing her mother at a young age and how it inspired her writing and work as a therapist. Humor is a powerful tool for building resilience. It can help us to see the bright side of a difficult situation, to find joy in the midst of adversity, and to keep going in the face of challenges. Humor can also help us to stay connected to others, even during the most trying times. It can be an effective way to lighten the mood and bring people together.  It can also be an effective coping mechanism, allowing us to process difficult emotions in a more lighthearted way. When we can laugh at ourselves, we can find the strength to move forward and take on the next challenge. Humor can also help us to stay positive and optimistic, even in the face of adversity.  By using humor to build resilience, we can help our children to become successful and resilient adults.  thedadedge.com/418 drkerrymalawista.com www.amazon.com/Meet-Moon-Kerry-L-Malawista/dp/1646032659 www.thingstheycarryproject.org/instructors/malawista-kerry thedadedge.com/alliance 1stphorm.com/dadedge
17/04/231h 6m

Optimizing Health and Crushing Body Fat Through Intermittent Fasting with Joel Staley

Joel Staley is an online fitness coach, a Pro Physique Athlete, creator of The Shed Fat FAST Program, and author of the book “Dad’s Guide to Building a Great Physique”. He helps busy parents turn their bodies into fat burning machines while building lean muscle. Today, he joined Larry to discuss the basics of intermittent fasting for beginners. They cover the difference between prolonged fasting and intermittent fasting, and the benefits of both. One of the best ways to live a healthier lifestyle is to practice intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is a method of eating that involves alternating periods of eating and fasting. It involves eating within a certain time frame and then fasting for a set amount of time.  It has been around for centuries and is known to be a great way to reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and increase energy levels. It can also help to reduce stress levels and improve mental clarity. Fasting can also help to optimize your hormones and can help to reduce the risk of certain diseases Overall, living a healthier lifestyle is possible when you practice self-discipline and find healthy ways to cope with stress, anxiety, and boredom. Intermittent fasting is a great tool to help you reach your health goals and stay lean. Joel Staley provides a free guide on his website about intermittent fasting that can help dads get started on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. thedadedge.com/friday99 www.joelstaleyfitness.com 1stphorm.com/dadedge  
14/04/2346m 20s

How to Become an Unbreakable Power Couple | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game.    Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: thedadedge.com/mastermind   Resources: thedadedge.com/summit2023 anatomyofus.com/powercouplesummit2023  
12/04/231h 24m

Working Through Conflict In Marriage and Parenting with Jayson Gaddis

Jayson Gaddis is an executive coach, author, podcaster, speaker, a global leader on interpersonal conflict and connection, and is the founder & CEO of The Relationship School. Today, he joins Larry to talk about his new book "Getting to Zero: How to Work Through Conflict in Your High Stakes Relationships", and discusses the importance of conflict resolution in relationships. Conflict resolution is vital for successful long-term relationships. Whether it’s a family, a business partnership, or a team, we have to learn how to work through conflict in order to maintain a healthy relationship. When Jayson talks about “getting to zero,” he means that it’s our baseline for feeling good and connected. When there’s no conflict or unresolved issues, we’re at zero. But when conflict arises, our number goes up to one through ten, with ten being the worst. We can be triggered and activated, enraged, or totally shut down. Although Jayson doesn’t like conflict, he has a passion for conflict resolution. He’s motivated by the bad feeling he gets when he’s at odds with someone. He wants to figure out a way to help the average person because conflict resolution isn’t something we’re taught in school or college. It’s a vital life skill that everyone should learn. It’s important to remember that conflict isn’t always a bad thing. It can be a way to deepen our connection with someone. When we work through a conflict and get to the other side, we have a better understanding of each other and a stronger relationship. thedadedge.com/417 www.relationshipschool.com thedadedge.com/alliance 1stphorm.com/dadedge      
10/04/231h 10m

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

Dr. Meg Meeker is a renowned pediatrician, speaker, and author, best known for her best-selling book "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters”. Today, Dr. Meg Meeker joins Larry to explore the crucial role fathers play in their daughters' lives and discuss practical strategies for fostering strong, healthy relationships. Dr. Meeker also shared her wisdom on fatherhood and how dads can tap into their potential to positively impact their children's lives. One way for dads to connect with their kids is through affection. Affection is a powerful way of communicating to a child that they are seen, heard, and understood. It can be as simple as a pat on the back, a hug, or a high five. It doesn't have to take a lot of time, but it can make all the difference. When it comes to expressing your feelings, dads should not be afraid to open up to their kids. Kids need to learn how to express love, be affectionate, and be attentive and listen. Kids don't need to know all the mistakes you made when you were 17, but they do need to know that you have bad days and that it's okay to express your feelings. Overall, dads should recognize the important role they play in their children's lives and strive to connect with them through affection. A little bit of affection can go a long way and can help create a strong bond between a dad and his kids. www.thedadedge.com/friday98 thedadedge.com/bark www.meekerparenting.com Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Dr. Meg Meeker    
07/04/231h 6m

How To Go From Work-Mode to Family-Mode Without Skipping a Beat | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: https://thedadedge.com/mastermind/ thedadedge.com/alliance    
05/04/231h 9m

The Principles of Marriage and Fatherhood with Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey is an Academy-award winning actor, producer, director, philantrophist, and author of the bestselling book “Greenlights”. He is one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading men, who launched his career in the cult classic Dazed and Confused and has since then has won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club and appeared in over 40 feature films. Today, Matthew joins Larry and discusses the role of being a father and what it means to be a parent. Matthew also talked about the importance of bringing loved ones together to create new relationships and form a community. He also emphasized the idea that a father’s job does not stop with conceiving the baby, but continues afterwards Family is an integral part of our lives and often serves as a source of strength and support when we are faced with difficult decisions. Family is truly everything and it is this kind of unconditional love and support that allows fathers to be their best selves.  When a father is called to pursue a certain path, no matter how difficult, his family is often the first to stand by him and support him. This is exemplified by Matthew McConaughey's experience in his film “Time to Kill”, where his family encouraged him to carry on despite the danger. Ultimately, it is this kind of support that allows fathers to pursue their calling and make a positive impact on the world. www.thedadedge.com/416 thedadedge.com/alliance  Greenlights by Matthew Mcconaughey    
03/04/2357m 6s

Refusing to Wing Fatherhood with Dennis LeMire

Dennis LeMire is the Manager of FloSports, and co-host of the Man 2 Man Podcast, a show seeking to influence and coach men to pursue Christ and to become the men God called them to be so they can truly live, making strong impacts in their marriages, friendships, workplaces, churches and communities, and to help men discover their true identity. Today, Dennis joined Larry to share his experiences of being a father to two sons and openly talks about his struggles as a father and his attempts to stay half a step ahead in order to be able to offer his wisdom and advice. “Staying half a step ahead” is a phrase that is often used by fathers who are raising teenagers. This phrase speaks to the idea that a father should always be a few steps ahead of his teenage children in order to be able to offer them guidance and advice. Dennis mentions that the best way for fathers to stay ahead of their teenage children is to stay engaged with them and be willing to listen to their thoughts and opinions. Dennis adds that fathers should also be willing to ask questions and be open to learning new things. This will help them to stay current with their children and be able to offer them the best advice possible. Finally, Dennis said that as a father, you should be setting an example for your children and teaching them the values that they need to be successful in life. This includes teaching them how to be confident, how to be social, and how to love.  By doing this, you will be able to ensure that your children have the necessary skills and values that they need in order to succeed in life.  thedadedge.com/alliance  www.thedadedge.com/friday97    
30/03/231h 18m

How to Achieve Your Goals with 95% Success Rate backed by Science | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: https://thedadedge.com/mastermind/ thedadedge.com/alliance  
29/03/2359m 50s

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Teens and Tweens with Douglas Haddad

Douglas Haddad is an award-winning middle school teacher, international speaker, and best-selling author of the book “The Ultimate Guide to Raising Teens and Tweens: Strategies for Unlocking Your Child’s Full Potential”. He has taught over 3,000 students in 23 years as an educator, working with children from all different backgrounds and abilities. Today, Douglas joins Larry to talk about his book and gives valuable advice to all listeners, whether they have a direct or indirect impact on a child's life.  Raising children can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to the teenage years. However, there are 3 keys that can help parents navigate this difficult period: Love, Listen, and Respect.  The first key is Love. Douglas explained that all children desire to feel loved. This is the foundation for a strong bond between parent and child. When a child knows that their parents will always have their back even during difficult times, it opens the door for communication.  The second key is to Listen. Douglas noted that children want to be heard and understood. This means more than just hearing what they have to say; it means listening to understand, not to reprimand. It is important to let children know that their thoughts and feelings are valued.  The last key is Respect. Children desire to be accepted and respected. When they enter the teenage years, they start to break away from their parents and look to their peers for acceptance. It is important to show respect for the decisions they make, even if they are not what you would choose.  When parents show these three qualities, it helps to create a strong bond between parent and child. It also helps children to feel valued and respected, which is essential for their development. By applying these three keys, parents can ensure that their children will grow up to be successful and independent. www.thedadedge.com/415 thedadedge.com/bark Never Give Up No Matter What by Mason Hagner    
27/03/2357m 44s

Raising Good Young Men Through The Father and Son Connection with Luke Entrup

Luke Entrup is a coach, teacher, father, founder of the Contemplative Leadership Institute, and the creator of The Father Son Connection Experience, a rite-of-passage experience for boys aged 10-14 and their father figures designed to help boys navigate the shift from childhood to the teen years, and deepens the bond between fathers and their sons. Luke and Larry discussed the importance of rites of passage—ceremonial demarcations of passing certain stages of life. Luke said that raising good men is a long and arduous process that requires a lot of effort and dedication. He said it is important to remember that connection is the key to raising good men. By providing your sons with a safe and supportive environment to explore and express themselves, you can help them gain the confidence and courage to become the best versions of themselves.  It is also important to provide your sons with positive role models. By having positive role models in our lives, you can help your sons to develop a strong sense of self and a strong sense of purpose. We should also provide them with the opportunity to participate in rites of passage and to experience the feeling of accomplishment that comes with it.  By providing our sons with a safe and supportive environment to explore and express themselves, we can help them to gain the confidence and courage to become the best versions of themselves.  www.thedadedge.com/friday96 www.thedadedge.com/bark www.fathersonconnection.com www.instagram.com/lukeentrup www.facebook.com/lukeentrup www.tiktok.com/@lukeentrup www.linkedin.com/in/luke-entrup-04b68116 www.podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crazy-wisdom/id1646069640
24/03/2354m 14s

Stop Being The Nice Guy with Dr. Robert Glover | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: https://thedadedge.com/mastermind/ thedadedge.com/alliance   
22/03/231h 11m

The Science of Fun with Michael Rucker

Dr. Michael Rucker is the Chief Digital Officer of Active Wellness, and the creator and author of “The Fun Habit”, an action-based approach that helps critically examine one’s pursuit of happiness and make adjustments using evidence-based practices to invite more fun and joy in life. Today, he joined Larry and shares about how the pursuit of joy and wonder can change your life. Mike Rucker believes that joy and wonder can be found in the simple things in life, like spending time with family and friends, playing with children, and taking time to appreciate the beauty of nature. Joy and wonder can also be found in larger, more meaningful moments, like celebrating a milestone, or mourning the loss of a loved one. Mike adds that the pursuit of joy and wonder is a powerful force that can change our lives for the better. It can be found in the little moments of everyday life and in the bigger, more meaningful moments. Joy and wonder bring us closer to our true selves, and can bring us closer to those we love. It is important to remember that life is too short not to have fun. When we are present for our families, we are showing them that we care and that we value our relationships. So, take the time to be present and enjoy the moments that we have with our loved ones. www.michaelrucker.com www.thedadedge.com/414 1stphorm.com/dadedge
20/03/231h 6m

From Victim, to Content Zombie, to EXECUTOR with Richard Ziegler

Richard Ziegler, a 47-year-old entrepreneur and father of 10 children joined Larry today and shared some lessons he learned from his first long-term relationship of 20 years and his second relationship with his current wife and their 10 children. Richard shared that he has had to learn to focus on what he can control, rather than getting caught up in what he can't control. He believes that this is the key to success and has been using it to make progress in his own life. Richard's advice is to focus on what you can control. This means taking action and doing the things that you know need to be done, even if you don't feel like it. He also suggests using your time wisely. Instead of getting frustrated when you're stuck in traffic, use that time to consume content that will help you grow. Taking action is the key to growth and progress, and it is important to remember this as you work to reach your goals.  https://www.facebook.com/richard.ziegler.754 www.thedadedge.com/friday95 thedadedge.com/alliance
17/03/2350m 1s

Raising Young Boys to Be Effective Leaders in a Society that Desperately Needs It with Bill Winchester | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: https://thedadedge.com/mastermind/ dangerouslygoodmen.com
15/03/2356m 56s

The Money Guy with Brian Preston

Brian Preston is the Managing Partner of Abound Wealth Management and the Founder and Host of The Money Guy Show. Brian has over two decades of experience in personal financial planning and taxes, and he is passionate about assisting others in optimizing their lives so that they can focus on the things that truly matter to them. In this episode, Brian and Larry discuss the importance of good parenting and financial planning. Brian shared a personal story about his father, who was laid off when Brian was in middle school. His parents were struggling financially, but Brian recalls this time as being one of the happiest times of his childhood. This story serves as a reminder that, while money is important, it should not be the sole focus. Family is more important than money. Having a purposeful life entails appreciating the people in your life, spending time with them, and ensuring that you are enjoying life to the fullest. It entails reflecting on your objectives and dreams and taking action to make them a reality.  Larry's story serves as a reminder that life is precious and should be lived to the fullest. We should strive to live a purposeful life, focusing on the things that bring us joy and enrich our lives. We should spend our life in such a way that we leave a legacy for our children and future generations. Life is too short to spend it worrying about money. Instead, focus on living a purposeful life and creating a legacy that will last generations. www.moneyguy.com/resources https://thedadedge.com/fully-present/ www.thedadedge.com/413  
13/03/2357m 58s

How to Raise a Dangerously Good Man with Bill Winchester

Bill Winchester is the founder of Dangerously Good Men, an organization that focuses on initiating a process of connection between fathers and sons to create a strong and positive family impact. Today, Bill joined Larry and explained what the purpose of a rite of passage is and how one is traditionally structured.  Bill explains how the rite of passage is needed now more than ever and how it can build meaningful, lasting connection between fathers and sons. Rites of passage are an important part of life for many people around the world. It marks the transition from one stage of life to another, and can provide a sense of accomplishment and pride. Bill also said that rites of passage can take many forms. It may involve physical challenges, such as hiking a mountain, or spiritual journeys, such as prayer or meditation. It can also involve traditional ceremonies, such as coming of age celebrations or initiation rituals. Whatever form they take, rites of passage can help young people feel more connected to their families and communities, and more confident in their own abilities. By understanding the importance of rites of passage, we can better prepare young people for the next stage of their lives. dangerouslygoodmen.com www.thedadedge.com/friday94  
10/03/231h 13m

Our Words Will Create Our Worlds | Dad Edge Live QA Mastermind

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: https://thedadedge.com/mastermind/  
08/03/2339m 53s

Staying Calm in the Chaos of Life, Fatherhood, and Marriage with Drew Soleyn

Staying Calm in the Chaos of Life, Fatherhood, and Marriage with Drew Soleyn   Drew Soleyn is a certified Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker, as well as the President of Dad Central and the Founder of Connected Dads, a company that helps dads be their best for the people who matter the most. Today, he joined Larry to share his story of being abducted by his father when he was three years old.  The story follows his 49-month odyssey and his mother's legal journey to bring him back home. Drew reflects on how having this experience has shaped who he is and the necessity of sharing one's own story. Drew’s story begins with his parents’ divorce when he was seven years old. His father was an alcoholic, and the divorce was the result of his father’s substance abuse. Drew was left feeling lost and abandoned. As a result, he felt like he had no one to turn to for comfort or support. Enter his stepfather, a patient, steady man with a desire to help. Drew was able to build a trusting relationship with his stepfather by being there for him all the time and being kind. Drew’s story is a powerful reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope and a chance for redemption. It is a story of courage, resilience, and strength, and it is a story that needs to be shared.  This serves as a reminder that forgiveness and connection are key to overcoming traumatic experiences. www.dadcentral.ca www.connecteddads.ca www.thedadedge.com/412
06/03/231h 3m

The Living Adventurous Method with Andy Way

Andy Way is is an author, speaker, and coach who helps parents and young adults connect with their truth and power so they can live happier, more fulfilling lives. He is the creator of Always Adventure, a powerful training methodology that helps connect people with their true selves so they can live happier, more fulfilling lives. Andy discussed his mission of “the art of living adventurously”. He explained how he was a “crust father”, unable to save his son from the pain and suffering he was going through. He was feeling helpless, until he stumbled upon a YouTube video of people riding dirt bikes in the backcountry of Colorado. This sparked something in him and led him to dive deep into the world of adventure motorcycling.  Andy then identified five powerful practices with five specific outcomes. The fifth and final practice is seeking excitement. The outcome of seeking excitement is to energize your life and bring more joy and happiness. It is important to be intentional about seeking joy and excitement, as it can be easy to get overwhelmed and forget to take time for yourself. By taking time for yourself, you can recharge and be better able to handle the challenges life throws at you. It is also important to remember that seeking joy and excitement is not selfish; it is necessary in order to be the best version of yourself. https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-way-b65a50167 www.thedadedge.com/friday93  
03/03/231h 4m

Mastermind Q&A - Josh Brisbane - Protect Your Kids Against Bullies and Pedofiles

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: https://thedadedge.com/mastermind/ thedadedge.com/bark https://savagesyndicategroup.com/
01/03/231h 5m

How Porn Impacts the Brain, Relationships, and Psychology with Sathiya Sam

Sathiya Sam is the founder of Deep Clean, an organization that helps men overcome pornography addiction. After taking 15 years to recover from porn addiction, he is sharing his methodology with people around the globe through coaching and motivational speaking. Today, Larry and Sathiya discuss the adverse effects of porn on the brain and marriage. www.sathiyasam.com www.thelastrelapsebook.com https://dangerouslygoodmen.com/ http://thedadedge.com/bark https://thedadedge.com/411  
27/02/231h 4m

Living Life as a Human Being, Not a Human Doing with David Waldy

David Waldy is one of the world's leading voices and high-performance coaches on emotional intelligence, business psychology, & empathy-based solutions that create transformational results in leadership, business growth, and systematic personal development. Today, Larry and David speak about the importance of never stopping becoming, the need to define who you want to become, and how to make the choices, habits, and actions that propel you towards your goals. www.1stphorm.com/dadedge www.davidwaldy.com/home https://thedadedge.com/friday92
24/02/231h 7m

Next Level Fatherhood, Health, Fitness, and Connection with Josiah Novak - Mastermind Q&A

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: https://thedadedge.com/mastermind/ www.thedadedge.com/ttlive www.thetruetransformation.com/about  
23/02/231h 20m

How to Lovingly Disagree with Mike Donehey

Mike Donehey is a professional musician and podcast host of Chasing the Beauty. His professional career started with founding Christian music band Tenth Avenue North, and has lead up to the release of his new solo album, Flourish. In today’s episode Larry and Mike discuss how to navigate the heated moments in relationships. Mike shares how he gets validation through his beliefs. He shares the importance of being able to give thanks for the good things that come our way and not be defensive or defeated when we find out how flawed we are. https://www.mikedonehey.com/ https://www.instagram.com/mikedonehey Show Notes: https://www.DadEdge.com/410  
20/02/231h 16m

Stop Yelling and Start Connecting with Dan Peterson - Dad Edge Alliance Exclusive QA

Dan Peterson returns to the Dad Edge podcast mastermind for a live Question and Answer session. Dan Peterson is a parenting coach and founder of The Compass 4 Life Mission. Larry recently interviewed Dan on the Dad Edge podcast. The episode was so popular, Larry and Dan decided to hold a Q&A session with members of the Dad Edge mastermind. Show Notes: https://www.DadEdge.com/friday91
17/02/2354m 47s

Teaching Our Kids Extreme Ownership - The Dad Edge Exclusive Q&A

Larry Hagner hosts members of the Dad Edge Mastermind in this behind-the-scenes episode. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: https://thedadedge.com/mastermind/
15/02/2329m 35s

Work With What You Got with Zion Clark

Zion Clark is an elite wheelchair racer, wrestler, and mixed martial artist. What makes Zion so inspiring is the simple fact he was born without legs. Zion’s inspirational story shows us if we train hard and stay focused, anything is possible. By focusing on what he could control, Zion was able to make something of himself and impact the world meaningfully.  His autobiography is a fascinating look into how resilience can turn tragedy into triumph. Today, he shares his best examples and insights into how you can rise above trauma and live legendary Show Notes www.thedadedge.com/409 Links Zion’s book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/723557/work-with-what-you-got-a-memoir-by-zion-clark-and-james-s-hirsch/ https://www.instagram.com/bigz97/  
13/02/2345m 46s

What It Takes To Help Our Kids Start Their Dream Business with John Benzick

John Benzick is a serial entrepreneur and the owner in at least 3 startups since 2000. He’s worked with companies like McDonald’s Best Buy, and Hershey. John feels led to help the next generation of kids reach their dreams, and recently authored the book Eli’s Lemonade Startup. Entrepreneurs often get caught up in business, but John knows the importance of making time for family. He and his wife have a blended family of four children, one of whom is their biological son. They understand  having fun together is essential for building strong relationships with their kids. In this episode, Larry and John explore how to provide for your family, without getting lost in the busy, day to day hustle. Show Notes https://thedadedge.com/90 John’s book: https://venturesuperfly.com/ https://www.startupkid.net/
10/02/2358m 18s

How to Create Financial Intimacy with Your Wife | Teaching Sons to Be Excellent Leaders and Avoid Pitfalls of Peer Pressure | The Dad Edge Live Q&A | EP219

Larry Hagner along with co-host Joe Bailey are joined by members of the Dad Edge Mastermind. This is an opportunity for members to ask Larry and the community their most pressing questions and get tailored insights from experienced dads. From work-life balance to dealing with tough emotions and building stronger relationships with our kids, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical strategies to help you become the best dad you can be. Sit back, listen in and get ready to level up your fatherhood game. Join future Dad Edge Mastermind calls here: https://thedadedge.com/mastermind/
08/02/2357m 18s

Raising Resilient Kids with Dr. Kathy Koch

Dr. Kathy Koch is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc. Her organization helps fathers and educators better understand the needs of children. She’s a frequent contributor for one of the largest Christian organizations, Focus on the Family. Today, Kathy and Larry discuss the importance of building resilience in children. Raising resilient kids is an important part of parenting in today’s world. Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from difficulties and face challenges with courage. It is an essential quality for children to develop in order to be successful in life. Show Notes www.thedadedge.com/408
06/02/231h 2m

The Art of Peaceful Parenting with Michelle Kenney

On this episode: How we can create connection with our kids How we can connect with them instead of punishing them. How she connects with her daughters for 20 minutes per day and what that looks like. When the rules are broken and we don't want to break the connection, what can we do about it? About Michelle Kenney Before becoming a  hand in hand certified instructor in 2015, she worked for 12 years in the public school system, she was a teacher and a counselor. Regardless of her experience, that didn’t prepare her for motherhood.  After years of consequences, bribes, star charts, she found Hand In Hand Parenting created by Patty Wilpfeiffer and it re-shaped the relationship with her daughters. She is now passionate about helping others find their way about the murky business of being a connected parent. She loves leading groups and finds it dynamic and transformative for both her and the groups that she leads. She also strongly believes that listening partnerships are the cornerstone to moving through difficulties. She holds a master's degree in education and even speaks fluent Spanish.  Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday89
03/02/2344m 40s

How Your Past Doesn’t Have to Define Your Future with T.C. Stallings

T.C. Stallings is a former professional athlete now finding success in film and television.His desires shifted from football to acting in 2004, when he landed a spot on Animal Planet's King of the Jungle, a reality television show where he emerged as the season 2 champion.  In 2011, T.C. made his feature film debut in the movie, "Courageous" where he portrayed the memorable character, "TJ".  It was in 2015 however, that his career reached new heights with his break-out performance as "Tony Jordan" in the hit film, "War Room", which soared to #1 at the box office. He is promoting his latest movie “No Vacancy” where he portraits Cecil Johnson. T.C. is also a nation-wide brand ambassador for Clearplay, a filtering company with the mission of providing families with clean, wholesome entertainment options. T.C. is a wide-ranging actor, a huge advocate for clean family entertainment, and enjoys creatively getting involved in philanthropic efforts around the world. Show Notes www.thedadedge.com/407
30/01/2347m 35s

The Superpower of Empathy with Figs O’Sullivan

"Empathy is seeing the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another." - Alfred Adler  Episode Highlights: How we can streghthen our relationships and deepen our connection The superpower of empathy About Figs O'Sullivan Figs is a couples therapist and the creator of the Empathi method and the certification process for Empathy coaches. He’s also Chief Empathy Officer, husband, dad, wounded-healer and was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered as a champion for healthy relationships. Figs’ life’s mission is to help couples feel more connected. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday88
27/01/231h 4m

Building a Safe Home for Your Kids to Flourish with Dr. Omar Reda

On this show my guest goes over: How we can build a safe place in our homes for our kids to be their most authentic selves How we can build a toolkit on how to deal with our own wounds How we can be authentic, calm, humble. Don't fix our kids' problems and be flexible in the moment. Dr. Omar Reda is a board-certified psychiatrist, a Harvard-trained trauma expert, and a passionate family advocate. He is the author of several books and a highly sought-after dynamic public speaker. Dr. Reda is a leading expert in Psychotraumatology and Trauma-Informed Care as well as the mental health of Muslims, immigrants and refugees, the Libyan revolution, and the Arab Spring. Dr. Reda’s passion for healing focuses on tackling the family dysfunction and youth vulnerability resulting from trauma. Show Notes www.thedadedge.com/406
23/01/231h 1m

Build Your Kids Up from the Inside Out with Dan Peterson

Today, my amazing parent expert podcast guest shares: Ways that we as parents can avoid feeding the negative drama and the negative behavior with our kids. How we can proactively build our kids up from the inside out Create boundaries that hold them accountable. Dan Peterson, founder of The Compass 4 Life, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and an advanced trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach™ (NHA). He earned his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University in 2002. 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. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday87
20/01/231h 12m

Raising Kids with a Positive Mindset with Urijah Faber

Urijah Faber is an American mixed martial artist who is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He competed as a bantamweight and formerly competed as a featherweight. He is also the founder of Team Alpha Male. Faber was an NCAA wrestler. With his base in wrestling, he later started Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Faber won the WEC Featherweight Championship at WEC in 2006, and held the title for over two and a half years. Show Notes: https://www.thedadedge.com/405
16/01/2345m 24s

Raising Strong, Confident daughters with Madeline Anderson

Madeline Anderson is an author and entrepreneur. She has a passion for neuroscience, psychology, writing, and speaking. She is the daughter of a Girl Dad and spent years interviewing a wide array of fathers and daughters to write her heartfelt book on how to be the best father to a daughter. Madeline graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2019 with a degree in Business Economics. Her book Girl Dad is an anecdotal, relatable, and heartfelt book that will make you laugh, smile, and learn as you enjoy stories from real Girl Dads and their daughters. After reading Girl Dad, you will be equipped with tips, tricks, and tools that have been proven successful for creating a strong relationship with your daughter. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday86
13/01/2346m 52s

Becoming Effective Leaders with Rich McDaniel

Rich McDanie is a career Navy veteran with over 28 years of experience, Rich has moved around the country 20 times with his wife and 5 children. He has been an owner/landlord since 1998 and has immeasurable experience leading people and solving tough problems as Commanding Officer of a guided missile destroyer, USS STERETT (DDG 104) and Naval Station Norfolk, the world's largest Naval Base, where his command hosted 65,000 people, 59 ships, and 187 aircraft.  Rich is a native of Jackson, Tennessee and attended the University of Memphis, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.  A 2006 distinguished graduate of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., he earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies. His other accolades include being a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College (2013) and Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution where he earned a Certificate in Public Leadership from Washington University in St. Louis and the Brookings Executive Education program (2013). Rich belongs to the National Association of Realtors and the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/404
09/01/231h 9m

Discovering Life Through Death with Chris Meyer

Chris Meyer has been a funeral home owner for the last fourteen years. In addition to learning many things about love, loss, and life, his entrepreneurial spirit drove him to create two other funeral homes from the ground up. In doing so, he obtained fourteen loans over a ten-year period. As he was assembling yet another loan package for a bank one day, he thought there has got to be an easier way. He created a prototype and showed it to a friend. Together they built magillaloans.com, an anonymous loan search engine that educates and empowers all borrowers in the loan process. Meyer has a Juris Doctorate and Master's in Environmental Law (Magna Cum Laude) from Vermont Law School and a BA in Politics and History from Brandeis University. He has been a licensed New York State attorney for over twenty-four years. Prior to his funeral life, he wrote, directed, and produced a low budget film called "Black is White". He has been married for over eighteen years and enjoys coaching his sons in every sport. He is also a member of the Kiwanis Club and Chamber of Commerce in his community. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday85
06/01/231h 2m

The Hero Within You That Your Family Needs with Kirk Cameron

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Kirk Cameron is known by millions as “Mike Seaver” from the 1980’s hit sit-com, Growing Pains. Since then, he’s invested his time and energy into faith and family-focused films, television shows, and live events. These projects include Fireproof -the marriage-centered film that became the #1 inspirational movie of the year. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kirk's new talk show, Takeaways, airs weekly on Monday nights on TBN. Recently, he's been featured in the national media for his American Campfire Revival: 100 day plan where he urges the family of faith to return to the principles that will bring blessing and protection to America. Kirk's newest feature film with the Kendrick Brothers, called Lifemark, is about the value of life in the womb and the beauty of adoption.  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> He and his wife, Chelsea, met on the set of Growing Pains and have been married for 31 years and have raised wonderful children. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> Show Notes www.thedadedge.com/403
02/01/2342m 21s

Taking the Survival Mode Out of Parenting with Nellie Harden

Today, my amazing guest and teenage expert talks about how a family can come together as a team where the where the parents are the captains and the teenagers are the part of the team and the players, how to overcome power struggles with teens, and how to crumble the wall that stands between you and the connection with your teenager. Nellie Harden is the mother of four truly amazing daughters, all in high school and middle school. She loves adventure, laughing, random dancing, singing, learning and teaching. Avid reader, lover of personal and leadership development and always striving to be a better version of herself. She started The 6570 Family Project because she saw the great potential of this time, the second half of childhood, that we have with our kids. This is the training ground for their adulthood and not something to be left to chance and hope, but something you can forge relationship, guidance, trust and connection through and you do this together. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday84
30/12/221h 10m

The Power of Presence as a Father with David Meltzer

David Meltzer is the Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. His life’s mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy. This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing: VALUE.  Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/402
26/12/2231m 31s

Finding Free Fun in Life with Yogi Roth

Yogi Roth is a Pac-12 Networks college football analyst, Emmy award-winning Filmmaker, Scholar, New York Times Best-Selling Author, accomplished Coach, Motivational Speaker, Media Personality, Host and World-Traveler. Over the past 20 years Yogi has been driven by the power of sports and story. Yogi began his storytelling career after coaching football at USC, co-authoring the New York Times best-seller Win Forever with Pete Carroll, as well as his second book From PA to LA. As a filmmaker, he recently Executive Produced and Hosted All American Stories on the CW and has produced or directed multiple documentaries with the Pac-12 Networks, NFL Films, Bleacher Report and ESPN, including the Emmy-nominated film Keep Climbing: 2013 Elite 11, and the award-winning film Life In A Walk.  A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Yogi walked-on to the football team and earned a full athletic scholarship. He transitioned to coaching and joined the USC Football staff while earning magna cum laude with a master’s degree in Communications Management at the Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. He also teaches a class titled Storytelling: The Internship to Pac-12 student-athletes. He was also the co-founder of Win Forever, LLC with Pete Carroll, which was a company dedicated to coaching coaches on the development of a philosophy. As an actor Yogi has appeared on Comedy Central, multiple national commercials and in various independent films. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday83
23/12/221h 13m

Guiding Teenage Girls into Adulthood with Dr. Lisa Damour

Recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association, Dr. Lisa Damour co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, writes about adolescents for the New York Times, appears as a regular contributor to CBS News, and works in collaboration with UNICEF.  She is the author of two New York Times best sellers, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, and the soon-to-be-published book, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents. Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She has been a fellow at Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/401
19/12/2250m 15s

Igniting Your Inner Warrior & Protecting Family w/ Josh Brisbane

Life can be pretty crazy. One moment you can be pumping gas and the next you can be threatened by a stranger who attacks you. That's why we need to be prepared. We need to learn how to defend ourselves. We need to know how to spot danger, be before it becomes a threat, and how to stay one step ahead of danger that lurks around every single corner. Today my guest shares insights on how we can be better protectors for our family. Teach our kids on how to protect themselves and how to avoid the most common mistakes we make when we aren't being situationally vigilant.  Josh Brisbane is a professional SAVAGE. For the past 20 years, he has been surrounding himself with the best fighters on the planet and learning how to fight, protect and stand his ground. When he is not training, Josh is surfing and spending time with his family. He also hosts The Savage Watermen Podcast, where he interviews everyone from fighters, surfers, entrepreneurs, investors and much more. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday82
16/12/221h 3m

Your Most Precious Asset with Lucas Black

Lucas Black, my celebrity guest today shares his story and a decision and why he temporarily left the Hollywood celebrity scene to spend more time with his wife and kids. He also talks about why his faith is such a foundational part of his. And why time is the most precious asset we have.  Lucas York Black is an American film and television actor best known as the main character Sean Boswell in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, along with his other known roles such as Caleb Temple in the CBS television series American Gothic, and Special Agent Christopher LaSalle on CBS's NCIS: New Orleans. His notable films include Sling Blade, Crazy in Alabama, and Friday Night Lights. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/400
12/12/2237m 52s

Dominating Life with Purpose with Jeff Adamson

Jeff Adamson is a former Canadian wrestler who co-founded SkipTheDishes out of a basement in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with nothing but some pocket lint and a dream of building a successful Canadian startup. Now, Jeff is pursuing his next startup venture as Co-Founder and Chief Merchant Officer at Neo Financial where we’re forging partnerships that reimagine how brands personalize their engagement with customers. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday81
09/12/221h 16m

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid with Thaddeus Bullard

Thaddeus Michael Bullard is an American college and retired professional football player and American professional wrestler better known as WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil. He  is an accomplished athlete, global entertainer, philanthropist and author of the book “There’s No Such Things As A Bad Kid.”  He grew up in poverty, labeled a “bad kid” who would be dead or in jail by the time he was 16, but people invested in him when they had nothing to gain in return. As a result, he graduated from the University of Florida with academic and athletic accolades. Bullard has made it his mission to create change for those in need. His professional wrestling career began when he was part of the second season of NXT and also competed on the show's fifth season, NXT Redemption. He has been a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion as part of The Prime Time Players with Darren Young and a one-time WWE 24/7 Champion, being the inaugural champion. Through his Bullard Family Foundation, in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools, he’s transforming Sligh Middle Magnet School and the surrounding area in Tampa, Florida into an innovative education and community hub to create lasting generational change. This includes a first-class gym for school staff, a multi-million-dollar track and turf field for community health and wellness, and a prosperity center offering support services to lift families out of poverty. Recently Bullard was named a finalist for the ESPN Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/399
05/12/2250m 0s

Resilience: Coming Back to Yourself with Josh Connolly

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again and this time more intelligently.” - Henry Ford I love that quote and it’s perfectly applicable for today's podcast. Today's topic is resilience and restarting and emotional intelligence, and my guest today is one of the world's experts on the topic. He shares his own raw and unapologetic authentic story of coming from the ashes of darkness and pivoting his life. He shares ways that we can increase our emotional IQ and how we can be a rock for those who depend on us.  Josh Connolly is one of the UK's most influential mental health advocates. He has appeared multiple times on the BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.  He has spoken in the House of Commons to contribute to policy on mental health issues. He was also a script consultant for the TV show Hollyoaks. Thanks to his motto "It’s fighting against what we feel is what gets us problems" Josh Connolly has run workshops on resilience in schools and for many brands around the world. Since 2014 he has been an ambassador for Nacoa, an association that supports children of alcoholic parents. Today, Josh speaks openly on the importance of emotional intelligence as a way to optimize our relationships. He also shares his incredibly authentic story and going through dark times in his life where he actually considered ending it all and how he can use our humility as a superpower to inspire others. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday80
02/12/221h 9m

How to Stay Focused & Compassionate in Fatherhood with Richard On

“Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't work out, take another shot.” Anonymous I don’t know who this quote is from, however it is completely and totally appropriate for today's podcast. My guest shares how to be fully present in the moment despite the constant demand of his celebrity. How we can be a more compassionate father and that it's never too late to learn how to do new things. Richard Onis a songwriter and he is the lead guitarist for the American Rock Rock Group, o a r. He was born in Washington dc. He began playing guitar and piano for his local church group growing up, and he even talks about it in this podcast how his aunt, who taught him how to play piano, actually fired him from piano, which actually he was hoping for all along so he could pick up the guitar. He has had a love of community and music that he has literally carried with him his entire life, and since their first eighth grade talent show, Richard and the Band O.A.R. has toured the world building a huge fan base, leading them to venues such as Madison Square Garden and the Red Rocks while spreading love and building community along the way. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/398
28/11/221h 11m

When Couples Go to War Together with Matt Hadden

The couples that are meant to be together are the ones that go through everything that's designed to tear them apart and come out even stronger. That's an anonymous quote, but incredibly appropriate for today's podcast because my guest shares an unapologetic, authentic story that is incredibly inspiring. Today he shares an absolute brutal situation that was such an uphill battle. It could have easily torn his marriage apart. However, instead, they used it as a way to deepen their connection, strengthen their relationship, despite facing what seemed to be an impossible obstacle to overcome.  Matt Hadden is the president of Pioneer Belts (General Leathercraft Mfg.), a 3rd generation family-owned and operated business that services lifters around the world - all from their small town in central Texas. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday79
25/11/2257m 20s

Marriage: The Raw and Real Story with Matt Fray

The success of our marriage depends on several different factors, but most importantly, we simply need to come to terms with the fact that we can't just wing the most important relationship of our life. We have to be intentional about learning skills like connection, communication, and creating a deep level of intimacy. Unfortunately, we don't learn these things growing up and our relationships truly suffer for it. Today, my guest gets raw and real on how his marriage suddenly came to an end, the clues that he saw in hindsight and what he could have done to save his marriage.  Matthew Fray is a relationship coach, blogger, and author of This is How Your Marriage Ends: A Hopeful Approach to Saving Relationships. His marriage ended in 2013. It involved a lot of sobbing, self-loathing, and feeling sorry for myself. A drunken phone call with a phone-a-therapist prompted him to “journal his feelings,” only instead of writing in a private journal like an adult, he drank more alcohol and published it to the internet. He found new life and purpose blogging about the end of my marriage, discussing relationships with others, and self-reflecting on how his own beliefs and actions contributed to his family’s demise. A bunch of people said it looked, sounded, and felt just like their marriage, and they all had a holy shit moment together, realizing collectively that their relationship conflict and trust-erosion patterns are all pretty much the same. That journey blossomed into a new career as a relationship coach, and then, an opportunity to write a book.  He's the divorced guy who got a tiny bit famous for leaving dishes by the sink. But it turns out it was never really about the dishes. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/397
21/11/221h 23m

Why Dating Will Elevate Your Marriage with Vince and Adrian Del Monte

“Dates got you to a place where you wanted to marry each other. And if you wanna stay married, then keep dating your spouse.” That's a quote today from Andy Trob.  Today my two guests who are actually brothers share insights on constantly elevating our marriages and why and how we need to constantly date our wives no matter how long we've been married. We've gotta do it for the sake of the marriage, for the sake of the family, and even believe it or not, for the sake of the kids.  Vince, he's been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and he began to impact others as the skinny guy Savior , where he transformed thousands of people from skinny and scrawny to strong and secure. His no no nonsense muscle building system has given confidence and motivation to people all over the. And over the past seven years, Vince has transformed his expertise and experience to helping hundreds of fitness coaches build their own online business. He is a guru of fitness and marketing and lifestyle, and his actions have changed countless lives. Adrian has also spent his life mentoring and bringing out the best in others. And for the past 15 years, Adrian has established himself as an award-winning teacher department, head podcaster, and high school leadership mentor to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers. Adrian is the executive director of Hopes Rise, a charity in Toronto that serves marginalized and underprivileged children in low income neighborhoods. Adrian's strategies for establishing healthy family rhythms have been used by countless homes with remarkable success. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday78
18/11/221h 6m

Successful Leadership Through Overcoming Unbeatable Odds with Jeff LoVecchio

Leaders are not exempt from adversity and obstacles. In fact, if anything, leaders have a larger target on our backs when it comes to challenges. If you're listening to this podcast, that means you are a dad and or husband, and that makes you a leader. Today, my guest, Jeff LoVecchio, former professional hockey player, shares his journey as a leader in the NHL, the adversity he faced, and how he led himself and his team despite his challenges and the success that came from it. Jeff LoVecchio is a former professional hockey player and personal trainer. He grew up in my backyard, St. Louis. Through hard work and dedication, self-discipline, he willed himself into a division one scholarship at Western Michigan University. After 3 years at Western Michigan University, he signed with the Boston Bruins for 3 years before being traded to the Florida Panthers, Providence Bruins, Florida Panthers for their AHL team for a season and a half.  Unfortunately, he sustained multiple injuries, including multiple concussions and it was decided that it would be best for his career and longevity to start playing overseas. Then over the next six years he was fortunate enough to play in the top leagues in Italy, Norway, Austria and Asia, living in places that had different values and societal norms than what we are accustomed to over in the U.S. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/396
14/11/221h 12m

How Not to Let College Tuitions Drown You with Robert Farrington

When it comes to saving and choosing a college with our kids, there are several variables that can seem overwhelming. Many of us don't know where to start, and our kids are looking to us to guide them and lead them through this transition. Today, my guest shares many insights on choosing the right college, ways to save for tuition early and how we can be armed with the best information possible to make the right decisions. Robert Farrington is America's Millennial Money Expert® and America's Student Loan Debt Expert™. He is also the founder of The College Investor, an organization focused on helping millennials get out of student loan debt and start building real wealth for their future.  This project was born out of Robert's own experience, it all started with a blog and he realized the important role of student loan debt. This led him to write his first eBook, Student Loan Debt: Getting in Smart, Getting out Painlessly.  Through years of experience, he has been able to help others, thanks to the conclusion that developing multiple streams of income - investing, the side hustling, and more - are the key to building real wealth.   Show Notes www.thedadedge.com/friday77
11/11/2252m 55s

Enjoy Life and Embrace Challenges Using Humor with Robert King

"Don't take life too seriously because you'll never get out alive". That's a quote from one of my favorite movies, Van Wilder starring Ryan Reynolds. Many of us take life very seriously and at times it doesn't feel very enjoyable. We focus on challenges, shortcomings, and obstacles. Today, my guest shares insights on how we can enjoy life, laugh in the face of adversity and embrace challenges using humor.  Robert King is a NYC-based writer/actor. He has had numerous scripts produced, including his award-winning solo show Halfrican-American, and his first film, which was produced by Four Times Films. He was a senior writer/performer for Lorne Michaels' Above Average, where he created and hosted the popular web series Your Biggest Fan where he worked with celebrities like Jane Lynch, Alan Alda, and Russell Brand. Robert has created various web-series, and scripts of his have been finalists in the Austin Film Fest, and both the New York and Hollywood Screenplay Contests. He was also a recipient of NBC's Diversity Award for writing and performing. As an actor Robert recently performed in Billy Crystal's stage show, Have A Nice Day, alongside Kevin Kline, Annette Benning, and others. Robert has also worked on various television shows from Law & Order: SVU to The Blacklist, and films such as Don't Think Twice with Mike Birbiglia and Can You Keep A Secret opposite Alexandria Daddario. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/395
07/11/2255m 35s

Elevating Your Marriage Without Fear & Uncertainty with Melanie and Seth Studley

"Only married people can understand how you can be miserable and happy at the same time." That's a quote from one of my favorite comedians, Chris Rock. Only married people can understand how you can be miserable and happy at the same time. That's a quote from one of my favorite comedians, Chris Rock. Our marriage is the most important relationship we have in our lives. It's also the most complicated and dynamic. Today, my two guests will share how we can elevate our marriage, our connection, and our communication without fear and uncertainty. Seth Studley. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and his wife Melanie Studley. She's a marriage expert and a motivational speaker. They are changing the face of relationship advice with their podcast, along with their resources, and it's called The Anatomy of Us. Seth and Melanie know firsthand what it takes to change and heal, and they are using their knowledge to make the resources they wish they had 13 years ago when Melanie gave Seth a black eye. They merge hard earned relationship advice with raw and real teaching to approach and transform the marriages of their podcast listeners and their coaching clients, helping couples all over the world to create the fulfilling relationship that they deserve. The Studley's talk about how we can take personal accountability and extreme ownership as the first step to healing any relationship and marriage. Vel, how escaping with porn, alcohol, or other distractions is actually not the issue, but the symptom of an underlying complication that's not being addressed. Show Notes www.thedadedge.com/friday76
04/11/221h 1m

The Fine Line Between Success and Failure with Jeff Glasbrenner

Can you imagine losing a leg at age 8 and not letting that define you? A loving husband and family man, Jeff Glasbrenner is a former wheelchair basketball player, he has run triathlons, marathons, and world champion in the Paralympics.  Jeff Glasbrenner is a Paralympian who became the first American amputee to successfully climb Mount Everest in 2016. Now, he’s working toward his next goal – climbing the Seven Summits and completing the Explorers Grand Slam. Jeff Glasbrenner’s motivational public speaking inspires people all over the world. His opportunity in life came at eight years old, on the day he was involved in a traumatic farming accident that left him a below-the-knee amputee. Most would call this a tragedy, but he considers this his greatest opportunity, which he chose to embrace by continually excelling at wheelchair basketball, triathlons, and by being a husband and father to two children. He has traveled to dozens of different countries, has met amazing people, and has risen to a world-class level in sports. In wheelchair basketball, he holds a National Championship scoring record of sixty-three points and twenty-seven rebounds in one game, and played in Europe professionally for three years. The author is a three-time Paralympian and a two-time World Champion (Gold Medal). He has completed 25 Ironman distance triathlons, and has won numerous races in his division. Show Notes www.thedadedge.com/394
31/10/221h 5m

The Life-Changing Experiences of Rites of Passage with Steven Arms

In years past, many cultures have had rites of passages for young boys transitioning into manhood. Over recent decades, these rites of passages for boys have since vanished. However, a rite of passage is a powerful transitional experience for a young man that can be an empowering experience that can change his life in such a profound manner. On this episode we talk about the benefits of a rite of passage, the life changing experiences and the lessons that serve a man for a lifetime. Steven Arms lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and is the proud father of two young children.   He is an author, speaker, thought leader, and innovator. He's also the best selling author of Milestone to Manhood, a Christian right of passage to help your 13 year old son make the leap from boyhood to manhood. He's got a passion for teaching others. He writes in a way to record the best practices of various aspects of life. His writing reflects his personal interests, which include faith, family, athletics, and engineering.   His book, Milestone to Manhood is about a once in a lifetime weekend that a father or a grandfather can take and organize his son on his 13th birthday. The weekend is designed to mark your son's entrance into manhood in a meaningful way, in addition to bestowing the title of Man onto your son. The purpose of the weekend is also to share advice and wisdom with him. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday75
28/10/2248m 58s

Overcoming the Boy Crisis with Warren Farrell

We all wanna raise strong, confident men who grow up to be an asset to society. We are currently facing a generation of fathers who are more impacted by a fatherless environment, me included, than ever before. Whether you grew up with a positive father figure, a toxic one or an absent one, my guest today is one of the top thought leaders in the world on how we can be better equipped to raise strong, young, confident young men who will positively impact the world for good. A best-selling author and acclaimed speaker, Dr. Warren Farrell is a political scientist, professor and activist on key issues within masculinism and the men's rights movement. He was chosen by the Financial Times of London as one of the world's 100 most important thought leaders, his books have been published in more than 50 countries and translated into 19 languages.  The Boy Crisis, (co-authored with John Gray) is a New York Times bestseller as well as other books such as Why Men Are the Way They Are, and the international bestseller The Myth of Male Power.  Warren Farrell is the only man to have been elected three times to the Board of Directors of the National Organization for Women of New York. In addition Dr. Farrell teaches couples communication courses across the country, and lectures internationally on the global boy crisis, its causes and solutions. Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/393
24/10/221h 9m

The Science and Process of Leadership with Errol Doebler

For some effective leadership is a characteristic that many aspire to have or achieve. But while leadership can be a characteristic, it's also a science, a process, and an art. Today my guest shares how we can become an effective leader in all facets of our life by learning the art, the science and the process of leadership. Errol Doebler is a 1991 Graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. During his time as a Naval Officer, Errol served as Assistant Operations Officer onboard the USS Monongahela, Assistant Platoon Commander at SEAL Team FOUR, and a Platoon Commander at Seal Team ONE. After spending time in the private sector as a sales leader, Errol joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he investigated International Terrorist Organizations out of the FBI’s flagship office in New York City and also served as a member of the FBI’s New York SWAT Team. Because of his background and experience, Errol was attached to the United States Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment while serving as a Special Agent for the FBI. While deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 with the 75th Ranger Regiment, Errol participated in extensive combat operations and was subsequently presented with the FBI’s second highest award for valor, the Shield of Bravery, for his actions on the battlefield. Errol left the FBI after 13 years of service to begin his leadership consulting firm, Leader 193, in 2016. Errol has worked with executives and teams from Fortune 100 companies, professional sports organizations, small technical startups, and individual executives across a vast array of industries around the world as the Founder of Leader 193. Show Notes:www.thedadedge.com/friday74
21/10/221h 13m

Conquering Marriage and Relationship Dynamics with John Gray

When it comes to marriage and relationship dynamics, men and women not only operate differently, but we're wired differently. Understanding and navigating these differences can easily be the difference between a successful and fulfilling marriage and a disaster. Today my guest shares not only the differences of men and women, but how we can overcome the most difficult obstacles and challenges in our married lives. Famed author of one of the most recognized books, "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus" John Gray is a passionate writer on the subject of the male mind. Thanks to his success USA Today included his book in the list of the 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. This book was the bestselling book of the 1990s. John Gray has more than 20 books to his credit with his Mars/Venus series. All of them have helped change the way men and women view their relationships. Dr. Gray helps to better understand and respect differences in personal and professional relationships. His approach is based on various communication techniques with nutritional choices that contribute to brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance. www.thedadedge.com/392  
17/10/221h 34m

Being the Changemaker in Marriage with Kurt Young

When it comes to redesigning our entire marriages, it's all about controlling ourselves and being the change maker, not pointing the fingers. We only can control what we can control, and we need to be focused on ourselves. Learning skills like tactical empathy, using emotional labels, using mirroring, using generative questions, and creating an environment of psychological safety where your wife feels seen, heard, and safe. Kurt Young is an independent insurance agent. He and his wife are the owners of their own company (Kurt Young Insurance Group) where they help clients with their insurance and financial needs. After living through a stroke, Kurt has made radical changes in his life and is one of the most active members of the Dad Edge Acceleration Program. Show Notes: https://www.thedadedge.com/friday73
14/10/2259m 32s

Anthony Arismendi on How to Tap Into Your Limitless Power of Resilience

When it comes to resilience as a man, husband, and father, it's a critical skill that we often overlook, but yet, it's so vitally important. Today my guest shares unforgettable, vivid stories of growing up on the streets of Venezuela, constantly in survival mode and fighting for his life until the age of 15 where he ultimately moved to United States and fulfilled his dream of becoming an FBI agent. Today you will learn how we can tap into the limitless power of resilience and perseverance despite our upbringing and challenge.  Anthony Arismendi is a former FBI agent with a highly decorated and distinguished career spanning two decades of undercover and special operations against drug cartels, gangs, organized crime, violent criminals and terrorist organizations.  Thanks to this background, Anthony joined the FBI and has worked as a member of the SWAT team, as a supervisory agent in two field offices and at FBI headquarters, and as a unit chief in the FBI's Criminal Investigation Division. He is currently the President and CEO of ARIXMAR and a sought-after speaker, sharing his compelling and motivational story with public and private organizations across the country. Show Noteswww.thedadedge.com/391
10/10/221h 18m

The Relational Benefits of Intermittent Fasting with Joel Staley

When it comes to fitness and nutrition, many of us are focused only on the physical aspects and t