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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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    Turn Your Wife On with 1 Question | Dad Edge Live Q&A | QA188

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 30:21

    Raising Your Game w/ Alan Stein Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 54:31

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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 63:29

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

    QA187: How to Get Your Kids To Do What They Need to Do WITHOUT a FIGHT | Dad Edge Live Q&A 187

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 47:50

    Let's Get NAKED w/ William Branum

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 74:15

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

    The Little Things That Matter Most In Life with EksAyn Anderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 64:51

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

    QA186: Create the Plan and Vision for Your Marriage, Parenting, and Life for the next 12 months | The Dad Live Q&A | EP 186

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 46:08

    Elevating Your Personal Relationships with Ben Bruce

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 60:20

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

    Getting What Money Can't Buy with Robert Althuis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 85:32

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

    QA185: Taking Action Despite Being Paralyzed By Doubt and Fear | The Dad Live Q&A | EP 185

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 38:34

    Pushing Yourself Through Limiting Beliefs with Don Bentley

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 70:44

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

    Sex and Intimacy Through a Christian Lens w/Sheila Gregoire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 61:58

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

    QA184: How to Pursue the Heart of Your Kid Regardless of the Challenges | The Dad Live Q&A | EP 184 :white_check_mark: 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 31:35

    Finding the Good in Misadventures in Life with Stephen Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 67:27

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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 50:17

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

    QA183: How to Deal with Messes and Clutter in your house! | How to Raise a Youth Athlete Part 2 | The Dad Live Q&A | EP 183

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 55:52

    The Spiritual Greatness Within You with Steve Weatherford

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 65:42

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

    HOW TO GUIDE, COACH AND ENCOURAGE A YOUTH ATHLETE | DAD EDGE LIVE Q&A | EP182

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 36:29

    The Art of Talking with Children with Dr. Rebecca Rolland

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 59:21

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

    A Dude's Guide to Fatherhood with Taylor Calmus

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 59:49

    Today's episode has been a long time coming. My guest, Taylor Calmus and I shared the stage at Dad 2.0 back in February of 2020 right before the pandemic hit.On this episode we talk about many things, including what it was like when he started the Dude Dad and in particular what it means to be married to a strong, wonderful woman who believes in you and pushes you to greatness. Taylor Calmus, better known as Dude Dad, is a Colorado-based video creator who makes comedic content all about fatherhood and family life. His videos feature everything from sketches to crazy DIY projects and even heartfelt thoughts about the joys and challenges of fatherhood. Taylor is also the host of Super Dad, a DIY show on the Magnolia Network, where Taylor helps other dads create amazing backyard projects for their kids. Taylor and his wife, Heidi, live in Fort Collins, Colorado, with their three children.   Show Notes: https://thedadedge.com/53

    Productivity Rules for Winning the Week with Demir Bentley

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 60:29

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

    QA181: Embracing difficult moments as father and husband | The Dad Edge Live Q&A | EP181

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 47:18

    Leading the Life You Truly Want with Jim Ramos

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 81:48

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

    Overcoming Obstacles & Burnout in Your Life w/ Marc Hildebrand

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 67:01

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

    QA180: The Alliance: Why you will 10x your result vs just listening to the podcast | How to fall in love over and over with your wife no matter how long you have been married | The Dad Edge Live Q&A | EP180

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 38:03

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 64:24

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

    Deep Connections with Your Kids w/ Dan Peterson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 65:15

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

    GOING BIG ON GOALS WITH KIDS! Identifying the next right thing for them! | DAD EDGE LIVE Q&A | EP179

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 29:01

    The Rules of Operation in Marriage with John & Ana Mann

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 64:49

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

    The Psychology of Our Personal Style with Tanner Guzy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 68:07

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

    QA178: GOING BIG ON GOALS WITH KIDS! Identifying the next right thing for them! | DAD EDGE LIVE Q&A | EP178

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 45:21

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 55:33

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

    Finding Your True Transformation w/ Josiah Novak

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 85:27

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

    Not meeting expectations in your relationships? Here's how to have that conversation! | Dad Edge Live Q&A | Ep177

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 33:50

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 72:40

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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 53:24

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

    SELF-MANAGEMENT - How to BE Intentional & Advice You'd Give Yourself as a New Dad | DAD EDGE LIVE Q&A | EP176

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 37:47

    Optimizing your Work-Life Balance with Jerry DePizzo

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 61:18

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

    Navigating Through Modern Parenthood with Nikki Pauli and Shane Fuller

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 69:59

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

    NEGATIVE SELF-TALK - REAL ACTION HOW TO SHUT IT DOWN | DAD EDGE LIVE Q&A | EP175

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 33:26

    Gut Punch Moments with Lee Baucom

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 70:29

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

    Porn Kills Love with Matt Sinkovitz

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 48:35

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

    ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT WITHOUT FEAR OF REJECTION | DAD EDGE LIVE Q&A | EP174

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 39:01

    Finding Courage Through Fear with Tony Blauer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 91:22

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

    Decimating the Odds Through Resiliency with Mike McKnight

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 83:58

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

    QA173: How to Get Your Kids to Tell You Everything So You Never Miss Anything That Could Be Critical | Dad Edge Live Q&A | EP 173

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 25:15

    Un-cuffing Your Full Potential with Matt Schneider

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 72:34

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

    Rookie Fatherhood For ALL Men

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 57:12

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

    How to raise an amazing little human with mental health challenges | How to have effective financial conversations with your wife | Dad Edge Live Q&A EP 172

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 26:42

    Fatherhood on Pills with Chris Gethard

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 74:58

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

    Empowering Parents Through Tough Times w/ Kimball Lewis

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 61:31

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

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