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The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project. Podcast) is a movement. It is a strong community of Fathers who all share a set of values. Larry Hagner, founder of The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast), breaks down common challenges of fatherhood, making them easy to und…

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    SPARK INTIMACY! - 25 CONVERSATION STARTERS TO ELEVATE CONNECTION | Dad Edge Live Q&A | EP 158

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 24:43

    Optimizing Your Finances with Dan Sheeks

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 57:18

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

    Becoming Your Family's Spiritual Leader with Joe Martin

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 61:00

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

    You Just Blew Up At Your Kid! Now Let's Reconnect and Regroup | Dad Edge Q&A |EP 157

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 41:20

    Fighting For Your Family and Freedom with Eddie Gallagher

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 73:50

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

    How to Create a Peaceful Home with Drew Tupper

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 80:05

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

    THE BATTLE WITH PORN - HOW TO ELIMINATE IT! | The Dad Edge Live Q&A | EP 156

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 54:53

    Permission to Dream with Chris Gardner

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 66:16


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


    Awaken the Talents You Never Knew You Had with Dustin Hoog

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 37:01

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

    FINALLY!!! CLEAR COMMUNICATION - 4 STEP PROCESS | DAD EDGE LIVE QA | EP155

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 36:30

    Life Principles and the Joy of Fatherhood with Matthew McConaughey

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 54:24

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

    Navigating Life's Toughest Transitions in Life with George Kalantzis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 49:09

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

    Fortifying Strong Fatherly Relationships With Your Children At All Ages | The Dad Edge Live Q&A | Ep. 154

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 33:57

    The Gifts In Life That Come From Struggles with Nikki Sixx

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 69:20


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


    How To Cultivate an Environment of Psychological Safety with Jarrod Haning

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 52:11

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

    MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY SKILLS - TIME TO GET REAL! | Dad Edge Live Q&A | EP153

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 26:59

    Building a Legacy You Can Be Proud Of with Sal Frisella

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 77:04

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

    Great Leaders Communicate and Great Communicators Lead with Scott McCarthy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 52:52

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

    152 Helping Our Kids Through Their Dark Times and Demons | Dad Edge Live |QA 152

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 61:00

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 57:11


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


    Letters from a Father with Allen Carter

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 54:48

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

    Regaining Trust After an Affair | Dad Edge Live Q&A |EP 151

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 35:06

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 87:59

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

    How to Handle Change with Nick Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 62:01

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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 38:15

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

    Becoming Better Requires Hard Choices with Andy Frisella

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 110:02

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

    Interrupting the Drift with Shane Achey

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 52:49

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

    Go From Content Zombie To Executor! |Dad Edge Live QA |EP 149

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 44:29

    Explaining the Why to Your Kids with Jocko Willink

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 56:26


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


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

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 55:55

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

    Teaching Kids to Lead From Their Morals and Values | Dad Edge Exclusive QA | EP 148

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 37:40

    The Power of the Word No with Chris Voss

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 62:03


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


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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 44:46

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

    Dads with DAUGHTERS | How to Guide Your Daughter and Helping Her Resolve Adversity | Dad Edge LIVE Q&A | EP 147

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 38:02

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 57:49


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


    We Have a Choice with Andre La Brocquy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 65:09

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

    How to Solve ALL of Your Wife's Problems | Dad Edge Live Q&A | EP 146

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 35:25

    Make the Most Out of Your Life with Dakota Meyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 69:39

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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 55:54

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

    The Cost of Taking Action VS. the COST of INACTION | Dad Edge QA 145

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 39:58

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 86:33

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

    Accountability Is the Path to Success with Kalid Yeung

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 48:51

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

    How to Get Your Kids To Do What They Need to Do WITHOUT a FIGHT | Dad Edge Live Q&A 144

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 47:53

    Alter Egos Are Tools for Mental Toughness with Todd Herman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 79:22


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


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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 59:03

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

    Turn Your Wife On with 1 Question | Dad Edge Live Q&A | EP 143

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 31:48

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 74:33


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


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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 61:13

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

    Effectively Flirt With Your Wife and Increase Sexual Tension | Dad Edge Live Q&A EP 142

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 27:22

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 67:38

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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 40:33

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

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