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Adding LIFE to the dad life. Join a community of dads that are living fully alive as they lead their kids to God’s awesomeness.

Deuteronomy 30:19 “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, blessings and curses. Now choose LIFE, so that you and your children may LIVE.”

A movement of dads making a difference for their families, their churches & the world.

dadAWESOME Jeff Zaugg

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Adding LIFE to the dad life. Join a community of dads that are living fully alive as they lead their kids to God’s awesomeness.

Deuteronomy 30:19 “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, blessings and curses. Now choose LIFE, so that you and your children may LIVE.”

A movement of dads making a difference for their families, their churches & the world.

    Living for a Future Generation, Finding Spiritual Fathers, and Changing Attitudes from the Inside Out (Kris Vallotton)

    Living for a Future Generation, Finding Spiritual Fathers, and Changing Attitudes from the Inside Out (Kris Vallotton)

    Twenty years ago, Kris Vallotton had a vision about how his actions led to prosperity for his generations 100 years later. Since that day, he’s lived his life from the perspective of eternity. His revelations empower other parents to do the same. Full SHOW NOTES for today's conversation   Key Takeaways  
    You can affect your future generations that are yet to be born. If you want to find a spiritual father, learn to be a son who can take direction and correction.  When you discipline your child’s attitude, you can help them avoid destructive actions.   Kris Vallotton  
    Kris Vallotton is the Founder and President of Moral Revolution, the Co-Founder of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, and the Senior Associate Leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California. He is an international speaker, bestselling author, prophetic voice, and spiritual father to this generation. Kris has been married to his wife Kathy since 1975, and they have four children and ten grandchildren.
      Key Quotes  
    23:17 - "Being a son and learning how to be a son, learning how to be teachable, humble, how to be a joy, how to be a joy to Father. We have a generation, right now, that's been raised by their machines and internet. They know their fantasy football team better than they know their reality God and the reality Father. We're in a generation that, honestly, I don't know if we naturally know how to be sons and daughters because we've been raised in this global orphanage of even if we have dads and moms, we're often disconnected, live in our bedroom and live on the internet.  24:54 - "When your father's missing or not available, what happens is that you don't know who you are because your dad's the one who's primarily, obviously, mom has a role, a complete role, but dad is the primary identifier of his children."   Conversation Links  
    Full Transcript of the Conversation  Kris' Website  Kris' Book: Uprising Kris' Blog   Links from dadAWESOME  
    Make a Donation to dadAWESOME Join the dadAWESOME Prayer Team Receive weekly encouragement by texting "dad" to 651-370-8618

    • 41 min
    FIVE YEAR CELEBRATION! (The Zaugg Family)

    FIVE YEAR CELEBRATION! (The Zaugg Family)

    dadAWESOME  
    We’re on a mission to add LIFE to the dad life. We’re passionate about helping dads live fully alive as they lead their kids to God’s awesomeness.  | YouTube |  Instagram | Facebook
      Make me passionate and wholehearted to fulfill Your every wish so that I'll never have to be ashamed of myself. -Psalm 119:80   Key Quotes (Full Transcript of the Conversation Here)  
    Jeff Zaugg: [00:04:02] "It is still the norm, as I chat with people who are grandparents, someone in their sixties and seventies eighties to say, Man, I missed it, I wish I would have spent more intentionality pursuing the hearts of my kids. Man, I missed it, I didn't put enough focus on my marriage in that season. I put too much focus on generating assets and wealth, not enough focus on being a dad. So guys, that's what I think of so that I'll never be ashamed of myself, I just know that this is a possible area for shame to come into our hearts." Kiva Zaugg: [00:10:12] " [God's love] is like when a waterfall comes down, you feel like a mist coming from when you're even when you're not under the waterfall, you still can get wet." Jeff Zaugg: [00:11:09] "So if we can step under the love of God, if the dads can do that, experience the love of God, experience healing and forgiveness and experience all God's heart for them. Then those dads, the mist, as you called it, the mist can get off of them and their kids can feel it." Jeff Zaugg: [00:16:26] "I'm confident that dadAWESOME does not exist without you. I'm confident that just about every part of my leadership is made better, stronger, more effective, more fruitful because of you." Michelle Zaugg: [00:19:39] "I think we're a good team because I tend to want to work on it, get feedback on things that I'm doing, or just things as a family, be more hesitant to just go do something. And so I think that's why we are a good team because you love to just go do it. And I have a little bit more of a wanting to critique it and make it better." Jeff Zaugg: [00:21:53] "I would take a prayer day and listen for God's voice. And what happened is because of that change and the extended timeline of doing kids ministry, leading as a kids pastor, I believe I saw from that perspective all these dads that we were offering nothing, as a church, we weren't offering anything for tools, or resources." Jeff Zaugg: [00:25:23] "One thing I admire about you, Michelle, and how you hear from God's voice is you can see things many times before I do and you actually saw like this passion within me to help in this area of intentional fatherhood, help dads experience the love of their Heavenly Father and bring that love with their full hearts to their kids." Jeff Zaugg: [00:27:13] "I believe that all of us dads can pay more attention to man, where is God stoking up more fire, more or less like or passion. And that is often the primary way I hear God's voice." Michelle Zaugg: [00:31:12] "So even when it was super hard, even that first day that we left was like crazy hard. Like when we've had hard things, it's been like, Well, we know that God made a way for us to do that. And so it's given confidence, even getting through some of the challenges."   Conversation Links  
    Once a Month Pray Day   Links from dadAWESOME  
    https://dadawesome.org/life/ Make a Donation to dadAWESOME Join the dadAWESOME Prayer Team Receive weekly encouragement by texting "dad" to 651-370-8618

    • 38 min
    Learning How to Communicate Effectively While Finding Your Family’s Inner Peace (Jeremie Kubicek & Will Kubicek)

    Learning How to Communicate Effectively While Finding Your Family’s Inner Peace (Jeremie Kubicek & Will Kubicek)

    Key Takeaways Take your dissatisfaction, increase your vision to create your next steps. Teach your children to be interested before interesting. KNOW your kids so you can LEAD your kids. When you're over productive and under present you lose influence with those closest to you. Five Gears First gear: Recharge Second gear: Connect Third gear: Social Fourth gear: Multi-tasking Fifth gear: Focus  
    Save $50 on Six Summers Yearly Membership Use this link
     
    dadAWESOME We’re on a mission to add LIFE to the dad life. We’re passionate about helping dads live fully alive as they lead their kids to God’s awesomeness.  | YouTube |  Instagram | Facebook
    Jeremie Kubicek & Will Kubicek Jeremie Kubicek is a powerful communicator, serial entrepreneur and content builder. He creates content used by some of the largest companies around the globe found in the books he has authored: The 100X Leader, 5 Voices, 5 Gears and the National Bestseller, Making Your Leadership Come Alive. His new book, The Peace Index, releases in October of 2022. Jeremie is the Co-Founder of GiANT, a company that certifies coaches and consultants that serve companies and their employees. Jeremie has started over 20 companies while living in Oklahoma City, Moscow, Atlanta and London.
    Will Kubicek, son of Jeremie, is the Co-Founder of Six Summers and managing director of the Farmstead.
    Key Quotes (Full Transcript of the Conversation Here) 5:02 - "When your vision is high enough, you'll have hope to do something, but if your vision is too low, then the dissatisfaction can lead to depression, hopelessness, frustration. And then that gives you a game plan. It's called The Change Equation." 31:03 - "Jesus was a liberator. You can be a lion and a lamb, but if you're both, you're liberator. So it's really following the principles of Jesus and raising up, healing and casting out, rather than dominating or abdicating or protecting. It's really being intentional in the way you are, in the way you lead yourself, so that you can lead others." Conversation Links Jeremie's Website  The Five Voices Website The Five Voices Assessment Six Summers Website The Peace Index The Change Equation Links from dadAWESOME https://dadawesome.org/life/ Make a Donation to dadAWESOME Join the dadAWESOME Prayer Team Receive weekly encouragement by texting "dad" to 651-370-8618

    • 39 min
    Staying Passionate about Fatherhood Even When It’s Hard (Bob Hasson)

    Staying Passionate about Fatherhood Even When It’s Hard (Bob Hasson)

    Key Takeaways  
    Showing grace in ALL areas of life, especially with our children. Share what's going on in your life, don't isolate. Our lives are a process. Fatherhood is a process. Repent to your kids when a mistake has been made & let your children into your failures and successes. YOU are a loved son of God.   dadAWESOME  
    We’re on a mission to add LIFE to the dad life. We’re passionate about helping dads live fully alive as they lead their kids to God’s awesomeness.  | YouTube |  Instagram | Facebook
      Bob Hasson  
    Bob Hasson is a businessman, Author, Consultant and Podcaster.
     
    He is both the Founder and CEO of HPCI, a painting subcontractor, which he founded in 1978.
     
    For over thirty years, he has been active as a consultant and board member for churches, ministries, nonprofits, and school boards.
     
    He has authored Business of Honor with Danny Silk and Wired to Hear with Shawn Bolz. Bob currently co-hosts the Exploring the Marketplace Podcast with Shawn, which is in the top 100 of all Christian podcasts weekly.
     
    He has been married for thirty three years to his wife, Lauren, and they have four children and two grandchildren.
     
    Key Quotes (Full Transcript of Conversation Here)  
    8:27 - "One of the goals in my life is not to be compartmentalized. I want to be the same person that you see at church, at home, at work, at the grocery store. The same person." 11:19 - "Having vital relationships with people who have the permission to speak into your life. Now, how do we get those? Most men that I talk to say I don't have any friends. I'm alone. I'm isolated. Nobody understands me. And I get it. I do get it. But, we have to take risks to figure out how to be in relationship with other men." 17:39 - "There really aren't any shortcuts, but I'll give your listeners a little, they don't have to read the book, there's one shortcut, the shortcut is the pursuit of wisdom. Wisdom is the shortcut."   Conversation Links  
    Bob's Website Bob's Books   Links from dadAWESOME  
    https://dadawesome.org/life/ Make a Donation to dadAWESOME Join the dadAWESOME Prayer Team Receive weekly encouragement by texting "dad" to 651-370-8618

    • 44 min
    Pursue a Life of Adventure with God & You’ll Find Strength, Purpose, & Real Freedom (Zac Ernst)

    Pursue a Life of Adventure with God & You’ll Find Strength, Purpose, & Real Freedom (Zac Ernst)

    Key Takeaways  
    Lean into your child's imagination. Getting into quiet places allows your brain to fully reset. Freedom is only accessible through boundaries. When we're closer to God we become better husbands & dads.    **Special DISCOUNT** Join PURSUIT and receive 50% off your first month Coupon Code: dadAwesome   dadAWESOME  
    We’re on a mission to add LIFE to the dad life. We’re passionate about helping dads live fully alive as they lead their kids to God’s awesomeness.  | YouTube |  Instagram | Facebook
      Zac Ernst  
    Zac Ernst is married to Amy Ernst. Together they have two beautiful children (Lindy & Finn). He loves inviting them into his passions for the wild, be it surfing, camping, or random bonfires on the beach. Zac is a waterman being a former Seal Beach Lifeguard, surfer, spearfisherman, and long-distance Stand up Paddler. A few years ago, he paddled solo across the Channel, from Catalina to Seal Beach, a total of 30 miles. Professionally, Zac is an entrepreneur in Fintech & Payments and enjoys bringing the Kingdom to the marketplace. He is also a Board Member and Elder for Garden Church.  For the past six years, he has led a beach workout program for men called PURSUIT (formerly Savage Seals). God has led Zac to overcome bondage and limiting beliefs, enabling him to walk in new freedom and purpose. His call & desire is to share the Presence of God in practical ways that lead men into freedom. That mission is embodied through PURSUIT, a holistic roadmap to transformation.
      Key Quotes (Full Transcript of the Conversation Here)  
    6:36 - "It's something that Amy and I have been intentional wanting to continue to lean in with the kids and just take full advantage of their imaginations. And so we've done it with both. And we said, we believe that Jesus has a specific place where you two can meet, in your imagination, that you can go any time you're scared. So if you have a scary thought, we're not there or or when we're there, you can ask Jesus to come and go to that place. So, I want you to ask Jesus for a picture, a beautiful place, something that is fun and imaginative, some place you'd like to go." 20:44 - "For modern men, there's few opportunities for us to actually get into a place where we are fully dependent on God. And we need Him to sustain us. We need Him to pull us through, and those are all the highlights of my faith journey of being with Him, when I'm on the edge."    Conversation Links  
    Pursuit Website Psalm 146    Links from dadAWESOME  
    https://dadawesome.org/life/ Make a Donation to dadAWESOME Join the dadAWESOME Prayer Team Receive weekly encouragement by texting "dad" to 651-370-8618

    • 44 min
    When you Change Your Relationship with the Phone, You Change Your Relationship with Everyone Around You, Including Yourself (Joey Odom)

    When you Change Your Relationship with the Phone, You Change Your Relationship with Everyone Around You, Including Yourself (Joey Odom)

    Key Takeaways  
    Do the things your kids want to do. We need to redefine the relationship with our phones. When you put your phone down: it becomes an equalizer for you and your kids. bestows value on the people around you. it become the reverse parental control. Lets be dads who have shiny eyes and not glowing eyes from screens.   dadAWESOME  
    We’re on a mission to add LIFE to the dad life. We’re passionate about helping dads live fully alive as they lead their kids to God’s awesomeness.  | YouTube |  Instagram | Facebook
      Joey Odom  
    Joey recently relocated to Knoxville, TN from Atlanta with his wife and two kids. Prior to founding Aro, Joey was an executive in commercial real estate, and like Heath, realized his phone was distracting him from the most important thing in life - his family.
     
    He's famous for saying, "When you change your relationship with your phone, you change your relationship with everyone around you, including yourself."
     
    Joey is the heart behind Aro, and we can't call it a work day if he hasn't cried or made someone else cry.
      Key Quotes (Full Transcript of the Conversation Here)  
    8:26 - "God just accepts us at our faults and He accepts all the idiosyncrasies. And so I think I've learned from that and I think I'm in the season right now that this input that I want to communicate to my kids as you are fully accepted by me. I don't think they've ever questioned love, but you are fully accepted, everything you do, I accept and you are mine." 17:27 - "Our phones are the biggest source of distraction. I describe distraction is anything that gets in the way of your intentions. My intention is to be a great dad. My intention is when I speak with somebody to be the most present and engaged person they've ever spoken with. "   Conversation Links  
    Aro Website   Links from dadAWESOME  
    https://dadawesome.org/life/ Make a Donation to dadAWESOME Join the dadAWESOME Prayer Team Receive weekly encouragement by texting "dad" to 651-370-8618

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Simon Oz ,

Incredible podcast dads, step in and listen

Jeff brings inspiring conversation with men discussing how we can all lean into fatherhood. This is the first download in my inbox each week. Find an episode you like the sound off and go take a listen!

Scott Hoefler ,

Forever Thankful

I discovered DadAwesome when my wife was 3mo pregnant with our 1st born. I can’t thank Jeff, the ministry and God enough for such a life giving resource. Because of DadAwesome, I was able to come out of the blocks focused on intentional fatherhood that not only helped with the infant stage but also helped me become a better husband as well. I highly recommend DadAwesome for any Dad seeking wisdom no matter what stage you are in.

L222asd ,

Incredible!

I stumbled in this podcast a couple months ago and I’ve gone back and listened to countless episodes now! It’s incredible content for any dad out there who wants to be the best dad he can be.

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