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Embark on a transformative journey towards becoming the best versions of ourselves as men, husbands, and fathers. Delve into the four pillars of Fitness: Physical, Mental, Adaptive, and Emotional. Accelerate your growth by tapping into Markus' and other contemporary dads' wealth of experience accumulated over the last decade of marriage and fatherhood. As a former Army officer and senior management consultant, Markus sifts through the sea of gimmicks and fads to gather timeless truths rooted in sound reasoning and human nature. Let's navigate this journey together toward healthier and more fruitful marriages and family lives./***/"Fit 4 Fatherhood," "Mr. Homemaker," and associated brands are owned by Liberty & Service (L&S) National Security LLC, based in Massachusetts, USA. L&S National Security LLC participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, earning from qualifying purchases. Your support via our links incurs no extra costs. Content provided is for educational purposes; it's not a substitute for professional advice. Always consult qualified professionals regarding medical, financial, and mental health issues. Never delay seeking professional medical advice due to content on our platforms.

Fit 4 Fatherhood with Mr. Homemaker Mr. Homemaker (Markus)

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Embark on a transformative journey towards becoming the best versions of ourselves as men, husbands, and fathers. Delve into the four pillars of Fitness: Physical, Mental, Adaptive, and Emotional. Accelerate your growth by tapping into Markus' and other contemporary dads' wealth of experience accumulated over the last decade of marriage and fatherhood. As a former Army officer and senior management consultant, Markus sifts through the sea of gimmicks and fads to gather timeless truths rooted in sound reasoning and human nature. Let's navigate this journey together toward healthier and more fruitful marriages and family lives./***/"Fit 4 Fatherhood," "Mr. Homemaker," and associated brands are owned by Liberty & Service (L&S) National Security LLC, based in Massachusetts, USA. L&S National Security LLC participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, earning from qualifying purchases. Your support via our links incurs no extra costs. Content provided is for educational purposes; it's not a substitute for professional advice. Always consult qualified professionals regarding medical, financial, and mental health issues. Never delay seeking professional medical advice due to content on our platforms.

    069: Push-ups /&/ Pull-ups ~ Reducing Steps & Friction

    069: Push-ups /&/ Pull-ups ~ Reducing Steps & Friction

    From setting firm boundaries to climbing out of the pit we may have fallen into, Markus (aka Mr. Homemaker) taps into the US Army and Marine Corps to set standards for both push-ups and pull-ups.

    This episode reinforces the three-pronged approach to the journey toward being Fit 4 Fatherhood: Vision, Goals, and Habits - bringing together wisdom from leading authorities:

    Markus also explains the indispensable S-Curve model of progress in fitness and many areas of life: how to navigate the Valley of Despair and how to strategically adapt to the Point of Diminishing Returns.

    Drawing from Michael Hyatt's "Your Best Year Ever," he emphasizes the importance of setting challenging yet attainable goals and how to know when you're in the sweet spot - what James Clear calls the Goldilocks Zone - between the boredom of your comfort zone and the failure of the delusional zone.

    Critically, Markus helps you understand the indispensable function of your vision or personal mission that keeps winners oriented and persevering when others lay down and give up, based on the enduring wisdom and practical guidance of Steven Covey in "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

    Along the way, there's an important issue men today need to reflect upon and discuss among themselves: how to embrace agency and self-worth to set firm and healthy boundaries that enable them to be the men, husbands, and fathers they're called to be despite the adverse trends that have dominated our society and economy over the past 100 years, as illuminated by marriage and family counselor Dr. Robert Glover in his book "No More Mr. Nice Guy."

    Drawing from James Clear's "Atomic Habits," Markus guides you in reducing friction to make new habits more likely to become firmly established. He encourages listeners to take action by building on the time audit discussed in Episode 068, identifying burdensome steps and friction, and reducing or eliminating them to clear the path toward Fitness 4 Fatherhood.

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    Introducing our Fitness Standards drawn from the US Army and Marine Corps, available for download here.

    Whether you're 23 or 39 ~ whether you're a seasoned gym-goer or just starting out, these standards ensure you set and achieve challenging and realistic goals.

    The bundle also includes a graphic depiction of The S-Curve of Progress, the Valley of Despair, and the Point of Diminishing Returns to help you gain valuable insights into the phases of growth you'll experience.

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    Introducing our Habit Design & Implementation Worksheet, available for download here.

    Leverage best tools and principles to move you toward greater Fitness 4 Fatherhood: Identify time-wasters, streamline tasks, and prioritize fitness for efficiency.
    Seamlessly integrate exercise into your day. Define workout times and places, minimizing friction for maximum potential.


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    Tune in to Fit 4 Fatherhood and join Markus on an odyssey to rediscover timeless wisdom, draw insightful connections, and put them into practice as men, husbands, and fathers today.

    Episode 069 (5A2)


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    • 31 min
    068: Pick Up Your Wife /&/ Take a Knee ~ Time 4 Fitness

    068: Pick Up Your Wife /&/ Take a Knee ~ Time 4 Fitness

    Modern life often leaves us feeling pulled in multiple directions by competing demands and confused by competing narratives. But fret not, because we're embarking on a profound exploration guided by Markus (Mr. Homemaker), a seasoned husband and father with insights drawn from his diverse background in the military, national security sector, and business management consulting.

    Markus serves as our sage guide, drawing upon the wisdom of revered authorities such as Jocko Willink, acclaimed author of "Extreme Ownership," to illuminate the path towards optimal fatherhood fitness. Through his own personal journey and the teachings of Willink, Markus sheds light on the interconnected pillars of physical, mental, adaptive, and emotional fitness, each essential for navigating the complex landscape of fatherhood.

    Drawing inspiration from renowned works such as "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" by Dr. John Gottman, Markus articulates the profound impact of physical exercise as the bedrock upon which all other forms of fitness are built. Indeed, the benefits are manifold, from enhanced cognitive function and improved mood to increased energy levels and reduced stress.

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    Introducing our Time Audit Excel Tool, available for download here, designed to help you assess, organize, and optimize your precious time.


    With this tool, you can easily take the first step to identify your least productive time-wasting activities and take action to reduce or eliminate them. This tool empowers you to prioritize what truly matters by setting intentional time limits and focusing on key priorities, you'll discover newfound productivity and reclaim valuable hours in your day.

    Take the first step towards reclaiming control over your life. No more excuses, no more playing the victim. It's time to take charge and carve out the space you need for personal growth and fulfillment. Embark on your journey to a more purposeful and productive life - "Get to the chopper! Do it now!"



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    Tune in to Fit 4 Fatherhood and join Markus on an odyssey to rediscover timeless wisdom, draw insightful connections, and put them into practice as men, husbands, and fathers today.

    Episode 068 (5A1)


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    • 22 min
    The Future is Fatherhood

    The Future is Fatherhood

    Join us as we reflect on the past two years, take stock of the state of our household, and look forward to the future. Stay tuned for more adventures to come.

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    #marriage, #homemaker, #family, #worklifebalance, #powercouple, #relationshipgoals, #newlyweds, #pregnant, #homeownership, #parenting


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    • 28 min
    Going Our Separate Ways

    Going Our Separate Ways

    Join us as we reflect on the past two years, take stock of the state of our household, and look forward to the future. Stay tuned for more adventures to come!

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    0:12 = The D Word
    1:08 = Looking Back 2 Years to 2022
    2:00 = Where Did We End Up ?
    3:20 = Childcare
    4:13 = Working from Home aka Remote Work with Kids
    6:13 = Top Accomplishments, Highlights, Lessons Learned
    14:32 = Seeing Your Life in Chapters
    19:30 = Understanding Your Child's Developmental Milestones
    22:45 = Homemaking Retrospective
    26:03 = Household Operations: Cross-Training to Reduce Marital Conflict
    29:48 = To Be Continued
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    #marriage, #homemaker, #family, #worklifebalance, #powercouple, #relationshipgoals, #newlyweds, #pregnant, #homeownership, #parenting


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    • 30 min
    Resolution Unlock: Mastering The Platinum Circle & Habit Formation in the New Year

    Resolution Unlock: Mastering The Platinum Circle & Habit Formation in the New Year

    We continue our journey to  unravel the mysteries of "The Platinum Circle," a powerful tool that enables you to self-diagnose the limiting factors holding you back from realizing your goals and identify the best strategies and tools to address and overcome them.

    Additionally, we take a deep dive into the First Law of cultivating habits, exploring the art of designing a potent "Cue" that acts as a catalyst for performing the desired behavior. This crucial step in habit formation is often overlooked, and we're here to provide you with practical insights and actionable steps to ensure success in building positive habits.

    But that's not all – we bring the concepts to life by sharing personal examples from our own journeys. From struggles to successes, we offer real-life stories that resonate, making the principles applicable and relatable to your own experiences.

    Join us for another episode filled with step-by-step solutions, as we empower you with the tools to identify and overcome your limiting factors, design effective cues, and share in the triumphs and challenges of habit cultivation. Make this year your most accomplished yet as we continue to unravel the secrets to success. Tune in and elevate your personal development journey to new heights!

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    Atomic Habits by James Clear at https://amzn.to/41IlVjS 

    Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt at https://amzn.to/41xyoH3 

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey at https://amzn.to/3RWBKQI

    Golden Circle by Simon Sinek at https://youtu.be/qp0HIF3SfI4?si=tjWNyOYlYhePPKOH 

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    Enjoy more content & connect with us at http://Mr-Homemaker.com 

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    • 30 min
    Resolution Reset: Overcome Pitfalls & Cultivate a Success Mindset to Achieve Your Goals in the New Year

    Resolution Reset: Overcome Pitfalls & Cultivate a Success Mindset to Achieve Your Goals in the New Year

    Unravel the common pitfalls that hinder resolution success, drawing upon both conventional wisdom and authoritative research. Integrating insights from "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" and the groundbreaking "Atomic Habits," we provide step-by-step, straightforward solutions from "Your Best Year Ever" by Michael Hyatt. This synthesized approach delivers the most valuable knowledge to equip listeners with the tools to achieve the greatest results. Tune in and discover how to navigate challenges, cultivate a resilient mindset, and make this year your most accomplished yet.

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    Atomic Habits by James Clear at https://amzn.to/41IlVjS

    Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt at https://amzn.to/41xyoH3

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey at https://amzn.to/3RWBKQI

    How I Built This with Guy Raz at https://open.spotify.com/show/6E709HRH7XaiZrMfgtNCun?si=F462drVeQaORV338-KR7QQ

    Akira the Don, David Goggins, and other inspiring music: Fit 4 Fatherhood with Mr. Homemaker at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4FXXrAocigvfKaYGks3cXR?si=iDKgNVDQSX6h8DsQLBNtTQ&pi=u-5KRBxim2QUWJ 

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    Enjoy more content & connect with us at http://Mr-Homemaker.com 

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    #marriage, #homemaker, #family #worklifebalance, #powercouple, #relationshipgoals, #newlyweds, #pregnant, #homeownership, #parenting

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    • 29 min

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