261 episodes

Helping men at home. Each show highlights actionable habits, rituals and routines that help dads create as much success in their family life, as they do in their work. Conversations focus around marriage, parenting, health, wealth, legacy, work/life balance, sex, emotional intelligence and more.  We believe in being family men with businesses, not businessmen with families. More at FrontRowDads.com.

Front Row Dad‪s‬ Jon Vroman, Founder Front Row Dads & The Brotherhood

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 165 Ratings

Helping men at home. Each show highlights actionable habits, rituals and routines that help dads create as much success in their family life, as they do in their work. Conversations focus around marriage, parenting, health, wealth, legacy, work/life balance, sex, emotional intelligence and more.  We believe in being family men with businesses, not businessmen with families. More at FrontRowDads.com.

    3 Health Trackers That Make You A Better Dad with Sachin Patel

    3 Health Trackers That Make You A Better Dad with Sachin Patel

    Sachin Patel returns to the podcast to talk with me about 3 health gadgets that can make your life better as a dad, husband and business owner!
    In case you didn’t already know, Sachin is a functional medicine success coach and Founder of The Living Proof Institute. His philosophy is that “The doctor of the future is the patient” and he is actively doing whatever it takes to keep people out of the medical system and empower them through education, self-care, and remapping their mindset.
    Sachin first showed up at one of our live events, and completely blew everyone away with the ideas and information he shared. In fact, that session is still being talked about to this day, years later! He has since brought his knowledge to the podcast as a guest, and is returning once again today to share his wisdom!
    In this session, we’re discussing 3 pieces of wearable technology that you can use to understand patterns and problems with your health, so you can make adjustments and optimize your life!
    P.S. Sachin is also a regular speaker within the brotherhood and will be running our training call in March. He’s also one of our featured experts for the Front Row Dads Online Summit. If you haven’t joined, CLICK HERE to find out more!
    Gold Nuggets
    Blue blocking glasses - what they do, when (and when not) to use them, and which ones should you buy. The steps Sachin took to identify and resolve some of the sleep problems he was facing in his own life. How chronic stress manifests in our daily lives. Why a “normal” or “common” body, as defined by modern medicine, isn’t what most high performers want. How technology can help us identify and mitigate health risks. Why wearing sunglasses makes us more susceptible to sunburn. How to change the lighting in your home to improve your sleep, increase melatonin in your body, enhance your immune system, and so much more! How blood sugar fluctuations put our bodies into “crisis mode.” How gamifying blood glucose levels can help to prevent chronic health issues for ourselves AND the people we love and care about. Big Questions Asked
    How are carb-heavy diets, lots of screen time, and hours spent sitting making us prediabetic? What can we do to identify red flags when it comes to our health before they become serious problems? Why are so few conventional doctors able to help us before we crash and burn? How do I choose the right blue blocker lenses for different situations? Why can the wrong blue blocker lenses actually make us more tired? How can we better understand the health issues our kids are having? What can we learn from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) - and how do we interpret the data it gives us? How do our thoughts impact the chemistry of our bodies? How can we use data to avoid spreading ourselves too thin? How can we introduce these gadgets to people we love and care about?  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/261
    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 1 min
    True Companions: This is how you find ‘em and keep ‘em with Dr. Kelly Flanagan

    True Companions: This is how you find ‘em and keep ‘em with Dr. Kelly Flanagan

    Do you have true companions in your life? 
    And let’s back up for a minute -- how do you define a true companion anyways?  
    Is your wife a true companion? 
    Returning to the show, my friend Dr. Kelly Flanagan and I are going to talk about how to build true companionship with the people who are most important to us. 
    Before Kelly joined the Front Row Dads brotherhood, I knew him as a speaker, elite-level coach, and badass author of the book Loveable, which our guys raved about.
    In his new book, True Companions: A Book for Everyone About the Relationships That See Us Through, Kelly shows us what happens when we quit sabotaging intimacy by demanding unconditional love.
    Show Highlights
    The only perspective that can keep us focused on our true companions Why loneliness is the shadow side of your uniqueness The uncomfortableness of being alone The value of the Enneagram The process of building belonging Why lying and secrecy is a form of withdrawing from a relationship How to shift from defensiveness to empathy and compassion The 4 main words for love How we often use unconditional love to say “Lay off me!” The 5-session study guide to help you and your partner make the most of Dr. Kelly’s new book PS: If you like this episode and you’d like a FREE copy of Kelly’s book, True Companion, simply write an honest review of this podcast on iTunes, take a screenshot, and send it to jon@frontrowdads.com along with your address. I love to read your feedback, and I want to know what was of value to you!
    Big Questions Asked
    What is a true companion?  How do we live with our true-self and our false-self? How does loneliness enrich companionship?  How can we repurpose defensiveness to grow our relationships, instead of tearing them apart?  Why do we lie to try to protect people?  Why is it so hard to be okay with being wrong? 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/260
    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

    • 49 min
    The Neurochemistry of Connection & Creativity with Mike Wagner

    The Neurochemistry of Connection & Creativity with Mike Wagner

    Are you running on the neuroscience of love and connection, or fear and reactivity?
    For many, fear and reactivity are driving your actions more than we realize. In this show, we’re going to address how to fix this and lead from a centered and controlled energy.
    Mike Wagner has been on a path to evolve as a father. He’s a member of the Front Row Dads Brotherhood, and is going to share his personal experiences taking a deep dive into his own emotions, and how they used to run his life, and how he shifted into the driver seat.
    A bit of context…
    Mike had trained to be a physical therapist, but felt like something was off. He then made a transition into real estate investing, with a focus on self-storage. His successes have allowed him to explore personal development, focus on his family, and explore the country. In short, he lives what he calls a life of awesomeness.
    He also recently worked extensively with Dr. Danny Friedland to better understand how top performers use mindfulness combined with neuroscience to turn their feelings of stress, burnout, and unhappiness into incredible leadership.
    In this show, we have an honest conversation about learning to love ourselves, working through the rough patches, and what we can do to ensure we’re living in alignment with our deepest values.
    PS: In honor of Dr. Danny’s life and his work, we’re going to be giving away several copies of his book, Leading Well Within. To claim yours, simply leave me an honest review of the Front Row Dads podcast, mention either Mike Wagner or Dr. Danny, and take a screenshot. Send it to rachel@frontrowdads.com, and I’ll personally send you a copy!
    Show Highlights
    How understanding the intersection of neuroscience and mindfulness makes us better leaders How to recover when you lose your $hit at home A step you can take right now to better understand what happens when you get triggered The connection of Maslow's hierarchy of needs and the evolved father How Mike structures his day for optimal performance How mindfulness allows us to redefine and reframe strife and pull out of a downward spiral Why focusing just on the money stops us from personal development Mike’s personal story of how he freed up his time to focus on personal growth Big Questions Asked
    Are we running on the neurochemistry of love and creativity, or of fear and reactivity? What can we do to work through feelings of discontent or self-loathing? What is the value in thinking about death? What does It mean to be 'triggered' and how can we manage those emotions? Why does it sometimes feel like our life, no matter how awesome it is, is not good enough? What are we really asking for when we say we need someone to do something? How can we implement mindfulness into our daily practice? 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/259
    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

    • 47 min
    Finding Financial Freedom, Lifestyle Investing & Family Cashflow with Justin Donald

    Finding Financial Freedom, Lifestyle Investing & Family Cashflow with Justin Donald

    For many of us, the money we make is directly related to the amount of time we put into something. When we are directly responsible for growing our businesses, writing books, or traveling to speaking events - to name just a few examples - we are putting time in to get money out. As we all know, this comes at a cost, and every hour we grind is an hour spent not focused on our families.
    My friend Justin Donald didn’t just challenge this framework - he broke it, giving him the power to live the life he wants on his terms. Dubbed “The Warren Buffett of Lifestyle Investing” by Entrepreneur, he is a master of low-risk cash flow investments. 21 months before his 40th birthday, he drove enough passive income for him and his wife to both leave their jobs. 
    In his new book, The Lifestyle Investor, he shares exactly how he negotiated deals with 100 companies and hit an eight-figure net worth while keeping his family at the center of everything.
    Today, Justin joins the podcast to talk about the meaning of money, share some of his biggest wins (and what he learned from some real failures), unique ways to invest, and what it truly means to achieve financial freedom.
    PS: If you loved this interview, Justin will be a keynote speaker at our upcoming Online Summit along with David Osborn, Adam Stock, and Will Duffy. Simply go to https://frontrowdads.com/summit/ to learn more and save your spot today!
    PPS: If you’d like a free copy of Justin’s book, simply leave me an honest review of the Front Row Dads podcast and take a screenshot. Send it to rachel@frontrowdads.com, and I’ll personally send you a copy!
    Gold Nuggets   
    Justin’s 10 commandments of investing Why you don’t have to be at a certain level of financial success to become a lifestyle investor Why you don’t always need to invest your own money to create cash flow and scale a business The value of taking someone’s success and making it your own Why Justin opens his book with a story about losing a lot of money How to tell if a deal is a win-win The dangers of emotional investing The importance of health and community to living the life you want Big Questions Asked
    How do you balance needing to be all-in at times with honoring the lifestyle you want to live with your family?  What happens when you separate your time from money? How do you live in congruence with what you’re most passionate about?  Where do you find unconventional investing opportunities? How did investing change in 2020? If you have $10,000 to invest right now, where should you put it?  If you have $100,000 to invest right now, what should you do? How do you make sure that you’re in true alignment with a financial advisor? 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/258
    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 1 min
    Growing Up Mormon, Rapid Business Growth & Saving The American Dream

    Growing Up Mormon, Rapid Business Growth & Saving The American Dream

    For high achieving Dads, it’s far too common to get sucked into cycles of success. When we’re addicted to being busy, it’s easy to let ourselves think that we just need to write one more book or do one more round of speaking events – and providing for our families becomes our excuse to keep going. 
    So, how do we get the job done AND show up for our families? 
    Earlier this year, Brock Blake had to answer this question for himself like never before. After COVID-19 hit, his company Lendio became a massively valuable resource for small business owners, many of whom couldn’t get access to PPP loans through their banks. This required Brock to pull 20-hour days for six straight weeks and proved to be ten times harder than anything else he’d ever done in his career. As Brock put it, “We changed our mission from fueling the American dream to saving the American dream.”
    But how did he manage all of this, without sacrificing his family in the process?
    Today, Brock joins the podcast to talk about his journey, and to bust the myth that it’s impossible to build a great business, while also having a great relationship with your wife and kids!
    Gold Nuggets   
    The value of missionary work. The influence a Dad's behavior has on their kids.  What a religious upbringing can teach you about life and business. How Brock scaled his company and onboarded hundreds of employees, while maintaining balance at home. How to navigate the stress and strain of long workdays. Brock’s 3-part playbook for being a Dad that wins in business AND life. The importance of being present at work and at home. Ways to involve your kids in your business.   Big Questions Asked
    What does the Blake family name mean to you?  In what ways do our fathers influence us?  Why should we expose our kids to discomfort at early ages? What did you learn from growing up as a Mormon? Tell us about the genesis story of Lendio and how that ties in to your mission trip to Uruguay? Why is the busy season so addictive?  Is it possible to be both a great Dad AND a great businessman? What does your morning routine look like? How can we get better sleep, more often?  Why is one-on-one time with our kids so important?  When you look at what happened in 2020 as a dad and as a business owner, what’s one thing you would like to make an improvement in when it comes to your family life? 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/257
    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

    • 46 min
    Teaching Kids about Money with Adam Stock

    Teaching Kids about Money with Adam Stock

    Very few kids understand money, investing, charitable giving, or financial literacy by the time they finish high school. As parents, a lot of us learned about money the hard way, through struggles and tough decisions, but our experiences don't always make it easier to teach our kids how to make great financial decisions.
    When COVID-19 brought in-person schooling to a crashing halt, family wealth manager Adam Stock decided to be part of the solution. Rather than complain about how lousy online education was, he created Money Mondays. Over a series of Zoom calls for kids aged 10-15, he and a number of incredible guests gave presentations on a wide range of financial concepts, including the value of saving, investments, charitable giving, and much more. 
    Today, Adam and I are talking about how formal education fails so many kids when it comes to finances, the issues parents face when we talk about money with our kids, and the power of charitable giving. 
    We also introduce the best of Money Mondays, a condensed, 3-week series of one-hour classes Adam will be hosting in January. If you have kids ages 10-15 who you think would be a great fit for this, please text WEALTH to (512) 379-6952, or email rachel@frontrowdads.com to find out how you can enroll today.
    Gold Nuggets   
    How and why Adam started teaching a group of kids about money when COVID hit. Important topics to focus on when teaching your kids about money. Teaching kids that making money and becoming successful doesn’t happen overnight.  Teaching kids about philanthropy. Why money equals responsibility. Adam’s family rituals around charitable giving and gratitude. Find out how your kid can participate in Money Monday’s this January! How to make a donation in your kids’ name this holiday season in an impactful way.   Big Questions Asked
    What is Money Monday?  Why doesn’t school teach our kids about money? What financial topics are important for our kids to learn? How can talking about money help us understand what our kids value and believe in? If your kid had a briefcase full of money, what cause would they give it to? Don’t miss the exercise Adam gave to a group of kids that gets them thinking about charitable giving.  Should you give money to panhandlers? Adam’s answer may surprise you! Will your kids have the same value around money as you do? 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/256
    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

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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165 Ratings

165 Ratings

TomE Pickles ,

Exactly what I’ve been looking for!

I’m so glad I’ve found Front Row Dads! It matches and expresses the values I want to embody as a father and entrepreneur. The episode with Justin Donald about financial freedom and lifestyle investing is going help my wife and I make better decisions in the future. I can’t wait to join the brotherhood!
-Tom

alexblv ,

This may be the single greatest resource for dads

I started listening to FRD’s about a year ago when my wife was pregnant with our first child. Listening in on these conversations have been invaluable in my life in the short time I’ve been listing. I just finished the episode with Dr. Kelly and feel so motivated to jump focus on deepening my connection with my wife as we are in the midst of being new parents. I fully intend to become a member of the brotherhood this year and can’t recommend this enough to every dad out there! Each episode charges me up to take it a step further as an entrepreneur and new dad - I can’t thank you all enough!

RRHughes ,

So glad I found FRD

I am husband, father and friend Who has lost focus on connections in my relationships with building my two businesses over the past two years. I found front row dad‘s and loved the episode with Dr. Kelly. I cannot wait to start reading his book lovable and rebuilding my true self, identifying my wounds and develop a healing process game plan that I can live by and share with others. Thank you Jon and FRD podcast!

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