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Family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 254 Ratings

Family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.

Learn more at FrontRowDads.com

    371: Dan Martell on Buying Back Your Time

    371: Dan Martell on Buying Back Your Time

    What’s up fellas? I can’t even tell you how pumped I am to share this conversation with you. Today’s guest is a legit badass businessman, Dan Martell.
    We talked about his new book and how entrepreneurs can buy back their time, meaningful ways to talk to your kids to praise them for their effort, tell them what you love about them and eliminate entitlement and much more.
    For those that don’t know, Dan is a serial entrepreneur, husband, father of two incredible boys, ironman athlete, best-selling author, and coach to over 1000+ SaaS founders, including clients like ClickFunnels, Proposify, and Carrot.
    He successfully exited 3 tech companies within 10 years. His new book, Buy Back Your Time, might be the most important book ever written for entrepreneurs, and especially our community at Front Row Dads. If that sounds like hyperbole, I’m not even joking. It’s that good. So let’s get right to it!
    Here are my favorite moments:
    The Buyback Principle: You don't hire people to grow your business. You hire people to buy back your time.  It’s better if you allow things to happen with your kids. Let them figure things out, make mistakes and help them to fix them. Don’t treat them like babies forever. The great things that happen when we talk to our kids about real stuff instead of just asking about how their day was. Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/371
    Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?
    We are in the business of building better families.
    While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.
    We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.
    Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!
    Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

    • 54 min
    370: Gino Wickman on The Ten Disciplines to Manage and Maximize Energy

    370: Gino Wickman on The Ten Disciplines to Manage and Maximize Energy

    When we watch someone have incredible success, it’s easy to think that that person has life figured out. But as Gino Wickman will tell you, even top achievers carry a ton of baggage and trauma from their past that affects their personal and professional relationships.
    We often think we can’t succeed without using those traumas as fuel to crush it at work. But until we realize we can remove them and still be successful, fear and ego will keep running the show.
    Gino learned this the hard way. He saw many high achievers triple the zeroes on their bank accounts but remained miserable. He didn’t want to follow that path, so he worked through his inner demons and came out on the other side as a transformed man.
    Today, Gino is the founder of EOS Worldwide and is responsible for creating the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) that helps companies achieve greatness. He’s also an award-winning author, including the best-seller, Traction, which has sold over 1 million copies and five other books in the Traction Library that have sold almost 2 million copies.
    We absolutely love using the EOS system here at Front Row Dads, and there are 130,000 other companies using the EOS tools worldwide that feel the same way.
    In our conversation, we discuss what he’s learned throughout his 30+ years as an entrepreneur and helping thousands of companies thrive.
    We dig into his ten principles for maximizing your energy and his strategies and routines for success in business while being at peace and constantly evolving as a husband, father, and entrepreneur.
    Gino Wickman Podcast Highlights
    How to channel your drive and energy to find peace and fulfillment. Doing the (often grueling) inner work is a lifelong journey. The ten disciplines that give Gino boundless energy. Having people around you that will keep you in check is a game changer. Be careful who you surround yourself with. It’s hard to be arrogant when you’re humble and grateful. Taking time off work is not slacking if you use that time to learn how to always show up at your best for your family. If you say yes to everything, you’re really saying no to everything. Learn how to say NO better without feeling guilty! Why self-awareness allows you to make decisions in life out of love, not fear and ego. Stop trying to fix the other person in the relationship and start taking ownership of how you show up for that person. Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/370
    Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?
    We are in the business of building better families.
    While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.
    We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.
    Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!
    Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Fun Habit, Magical Moments and the Disciplined Pursuit of Joy with Mike Rucker, Ph.D.

    The Fun Habit, Magical Moments and the Disciplined Pursuit of Joy with Mike Rucker, Ph.D.

    For any family man and entrepreneur, there are many things (and people) that are asking for your time and attention. But if we get lost in our to-do list, we’ll miss out on those magical moments with our kids and spouse that deepen our connection with them.
    Taking a few minutes each day to pause and connect with our family can help us to remember why we are working so hard in the first place. 
    It’s scary to think about letting go of the steering wheel for a bit. But, fellas, there's no way around the fact that we'll spend our entire lives looking back and wondering where the time went if we don't make time for enjoyment and fun intentionally. And I’m excited to share this conversation with Mike Rucker.
    Mike is a behavioral scientist with a PhD in organizational psychology and a peer-reviewed author who has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. In his new book, The Fun Habit, Mike distills decades of life experience and academic research into a practical roadmap for bringing more fun into your life.
    One thing I took away from our epic conversation is that, as high achievers, we need to stop trying to "hack" our way to happiness and start doing more things that make us happy.
    Today, we discuss how play improves our relationships and how we sabotage our happiness and feel powerless to change that. We also dig into Mike’s tried and tested strategies for finding adult ways to be playful so that you can be happier and a more mindful parent and husband.
    Mike Rucker Podcast Highlights
    The importance of play - with your spouse, kids, friends and other loved ones. Happiness is not a sprint. It’s a lifetime journey. Becoming aware of how you spend your time is the first step toward a joyful life. Experiences will always make you happier than material possessions. The importance of working through trauma to make way for joy. How to push back against the systems that destroy our attention and mindfulness. The “24/7 hustle and grind” mindset will make you richer while making you miserable. Don’t just tell your kids what to do. Lead through your actions. Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/369
    Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?
    We are in the business of building better families.
    While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.
    We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.
    Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!
    Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

    • 52 min
    Choose Her Everyday (or Leave her), How Men are Setup to Fail in Relationships and the Masculine Objection with Bryan Reeves

    Choose Her Everyday (or Leave her), How Men are Setup to Fail in Relationships and the Masculine Objection with Bryan Reeves

    The truth is, if we’re crushing it at work but not doing the same at home with our spouse/partner, eventually, it’ll catch up with you, and everything (and everyone) suffers the consequences.
    Men have been taught that showing vulnerability in relationships is a sign of weakness. So we build walls to shield ourselves from the hurt and pain that can come with opening up to our partner. And when those walls come crashing down, we’re often confused about how to handle the situation.
    On the flip side, men who acknowledge their vulnerability can foster a deep sense of connection and intimacy with their spouse. That’s why I’m pumped to have Bryan Reeves on the show today.
    Bryan is an author and relationship coach who helps men, women, and couples create thriving lives and intimate relationships. His Men, This Way blog has been read by over 30 million people worldwide, and his work has been featured in The Good Men Project, Buzzfeed, Allure, Medium, Playboy, and others.
    In this conversation, we dig into Bryan’s tools for communicating clearly and with love and respect for your partner and the importance of establishing boundaries as early as possible.
    Bryan also shares three principles for showing up at your best in your relationship and the transformational power of intentionally choosing your partner every day instead of leaving your relationship on auto-pilot.
    Bryan Reeves Podcast Highlights
    You miss countless opportunities for an intimate connection with your partner every day. How people are afraid to set boundaries in their relationship and how to overcome this challenge. How to reconcile the different masculine and feminine core values. Daily connection practices of thriving couples. Ego doesn’t belong in a relationship. It’s better to be kind than to be right. How to ask what we want without blaming the other person. The difference between being empathetic to her needs and doing what she wants you to do. Learning to speak each other’s love languages brings out the best in the relationship. The best relationships aren’t born. They’re cultivated for years. Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/368
    Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?
    We are in the business of building better families.
    While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.
    We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.
    Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!
    Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

    • 58 min
    How to Write a Book and Leave a Legacy for Generational Impact with Chandler Bolt

    How to Write a Book and Leave a Legacy for Generational Impact with Chandler Bolt

    Have you ever thought about writing a book?  I believe every dad should at least consider putting their knowledge, stories, and strategies on paper. 
    YOU have wisdom, and yes…you should model that for your family and business, AND consider the impact you’d have if you put all this on paper, in an organized way, that could live on forever. 
    In 2017, I self-published The Front Row Factor for several reasons. First,  I wanted to document some of the most important life lessons for my kids. For my business, I wanted to scale impact.  For our charity Front Row Foundation, I wanted to help more people. 
    In the FRD community, we have guys like Hal Elrod, Author of The Miracle Morning, Justin Donald Author of The Lifestyle Investor, Ned Schaut Author of The Adventure of Fatherhood – and we have dozens of other examples.
    I’m blown away by some of our members who’ve written books that are changing the world while creating a legacy for their kids. 
    My interview today is with Chandler Bolt. He is the founder and CEO of Self-Publishing School, which has helped over 7000 authors write and publish their books. He was named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, and Self-Publishing School got into the INC 5000 four years in a row.
    We discuss why you should start writing a book and why you don’t need to be a great writer to be a published author.
    One last thing. If you go to Publishedbook.com/FrontRowDads, you can get a FREE printed copy of Published, Chandler’s latest book. (Printed copy for US residents only, digital copies are available for non-US residents)
    Chandler Bolt Podcast Highlights
    Why you should encourage your kids to experiment and figure out life on their own. Why Chandler and his brother chose to write a book as a legacy for their parents. What we can learn from our failures and what others can learn by sharing those lessons. How do you keep your kids grounded when you’re super successful? Whatever you do in life, give it your all. Why books are an incredible legacy for our children. Chandler explains how you can write a book by simply devoting 30 minutes a day. Your kids are always watching you so lead by example. Your confidence and self-worth shouldn’t be tied to how your business is doing. Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/367
    Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?
    We are in the business of building better families.
    While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.
    We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.
    Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!
    Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

    • 54 min
    A New Masculine Paradigm for Leading with Love, Living Your Truth & Healing the World with John Wineland

    A New Masculine Paradigm for Leading with Love, Living Your Truth & Healing the World with John Wineland

    “The great plague of the modern man is numbness.” - John Wineland
    It’s natural for men to be in tune with their masculine energy because we’re wired to win and to provide for our family. But if we’re not integrating our feminine energy, we’re not healing our mind, body, or heart.
    Lots of people have something that they struggle with. Whether it’s insecurities, anxiety, a fear of failure, or all of the things. And if we’re numbing and distracting ourselves, we’re not healing or improving.
    So let’s talk about true masculine energy, living your truth, and not just healing ourselves but everyone in our orbit and beyond. And I’m thrilled to be joined by someone with over 30 years of experience to share some of their knowledge with us today.
    John Wineland is a speaker and teacher who leads men and women in the practices of embodied masculine leadership, spiritual intimacy, and sexual polarity. In his new book, From The Core, he shares a practical guide to redefine, heal and re-embrace masculinity in our world.
    In this conversation, we discuss how spending time in solitude can improve your relationships, the importance of being vulnerable with other men, and why true masculinity embraces the feminine instead of rejecting it.
    John also shares how he coped with the devastating loss of his daughter Claire and how he honors her legacy years after her passing. He encourages us to lean into our emotions, break through the false stories we tell ourselves, and open ourselves up to authentic connections with others.
    Lastly, don’t forget that our Front Row Dads Wealth and Legacy Online Summit is coming up in January 2023. Save your spot right now by visiting FrontRowDads.com/Summit.
    John Wineland Podcast Highlights
    How being aware of the body’s sensations can quiet our monkey minds. Your masculine presence is the greatest gift you can give to those around you. Instead of running away from difficult emotions, bring your full awareness to them. It’ll change how you experience those emotions. How to reverse social media's damage on our minds and attention. Consciously allowing yourself to relax instead of distracting yourself mindlessly. Life is a practice of failure and recommitment. Find your tribe of men before whom you won’t be afraid to share your deepest weakness and insecurities. Being a fully embodied man is a lifetime commitment. You’ll fail along the road, and that’s OK. Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/366
    Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?
    We are in the business of building better families.
    While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.
    We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.
    Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!
    Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
254 Ratings

254 Ratings

dtyredfg ,

Grounded

This is becoming my number one source to come to when having conflict in my family. The way Jon carries himself and speaks just helps you melt your ego away and ground yourself in truth and love. I could keep going on but the best thing I could say is just jump into a show and you won’t regret it. Thanks Jon, his guests and everyone behind the scenes that make this possible.

Bo E. ,

Phenomenal!!

Listening to Jon and Chad Willardson converse led me to think about my role as a father. It helped me realize the areas that I can improve. They also did it in a way that motivated me vs telling about all their achievements to distract or to intimidate. Any father looking to improve needs to listen to this episode and this show. Love this and will be listening to more of this podcast. Thank you Jon!

Ov3B ,

Episode with Chad Willardson

I wasn’t familiar with this show until I came across Chad as a guest. What a cool pod! Jon asks poignant questions and I really like the ideas presented as successful business men lead successful families first. Chad shares many meaningful ideas that inspired me as a young father and husband to be better both in my home and in business. Highly recommend and look forward to listening to many others.

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