363 episodes

Family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.

Since 2016, Front Row Dads has become a diverse group of 300+ dads from 15 different countries who share a common bond of choosing to put family first as they grow their businesses.

The mission of Front Row Dads is to help men deepen their connection with their children and build a family legacy that they’re proud of.

Outside of the podcast, live events and online summits, FRD has a highly engaged membership that supports each dad in aligning with his family values and staying committed to the most important people in his life.

Learn more at FrontRowDads.com

Front Row Dads | Family Men with Businesses Jon Vroman

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 247 Ratings

Family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.

Since 2016, Front Row Dads has become a diverse group of 300+ dads from 15 different countries who share a common bond of choosing to put family first as they grow their businesses.

The mission of Front Row Dads is to help men deepen their connection with their children and build a family legacy that they’re proud of.

Outside of the podcast, live events and online summits, FRD has a highly engaged membership that supports each dad in aligning with his family values and staying committed to the most important people in his life.

Learn more at FrontRowDads.com

    Your Best Year Ever By Becoming Your Best Version Ever, Writing Books & Sustainable Change with Josh Painter

    Your Best Year Ever By Becoming Your Best Version Ever, Writing Books & Sustainable Change with Josh Painter

    One of the reasons that I started Front Row Dads is that I knew I needed to grow and evolve if I wanted to become the best version of myself.
    Getting out of our comfort zones can be scary because it feels safer to stay where we are. But in reality, we’re robbing ourselves of a life of abundance in every way. Ultimately, we’re responsible for how we show up in life.
    If we allow ourselves to live on autopilot, there is no growth and we’ll fall short of being the best version of ourselves. Which is a great segue to introduce today’s guest.
    Josh Painter is a father, husband, coach, philanthropist and author of the new book, Best Version Ever. He also has no problems admitting that he felt trapped in a life others expected him to live. Ultimately, he transformed his life when he saw that he could rewrite the stories he told himself.
    In our conversation, we go over the importance of scheduling time with your family and guarding that time at all costs, how mindset shapes our life outcomes, and why helping others is more fulfilling than being financially successful.
    We also dig into Josh’s thoughts on raising kids who are not afraid to be vulnerable, his three principles for parenting and much more.
    Josh Painter Podcast Highlights
    It’s easy to get caught up in work so much that you neglect your family. Be intentional about spending time with your kids and spouse. You get to decide which version of you it’s best. The time we have with our family is finite. Instead of worrying about other people's thoughts, focus on treating those around you with love and care. Find success and find your purpose, then go and help others do the same. The importance of mentors and how they can show other people what they’re capable of. You don’t have to be a perfect parent. How Josh went from being extremely introverted to seeing the value of connecting with others. The lucky circumstances that made it possible for Jon and Josh to connect with each other during a Hal Elrod event. 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/363
    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

    • 53 min
    Getting The Help You Need, Building Brotherhood & FRD "Bands" with Alex, Nadir, Ben & Brian

    Getting The Help You Need, Building Brotherhood & FRD "Bands" with Alex, Nadir, Ben & Brian

    Gentlemen, we are LESS THAN TWO weeks away from the inaugural FRD Live Event. It’s literally almost here and I’m as excited as a kid the week before Christmas.
    As we approach Thanksgiving, I couldn’t be more thankful and grateful for this community.
    And today’s episode features 4 members of the FRD brotherhood who will be at the event next month. I thought it would be cool to have a chat with a full “band” and have them share their thoughts about what being in an FRD band has meant to them.
    Allow me to introduce you to Alex, Nadir, Ben, and Brian. They’ve witnessed the power of being part of a “band of brothers” that inspires and motivates them to be better husbands and dads and follow through on their goals.
    But they also hold each other accountable and aren’t afraid to dish out constructive criticism. They celebrate each other’s wins and learn from each other’s failures.
    In this conversation, we’re digging into the benefits of setting goals with men, being accountable to each other, and why it’s crucial to have difficult conversations and be vulnerable with people you can trust.
    We also discuss why four is the perfect number for a band, how everyone brings something different to the table, how to start your own “band of brothers,” and much more.
     If you want to be part of a community of men that has the power to create positive ripple effects throughout the entire world, then don’t miss our Front Row Dads Live Summit. We’re bringing 100+ men together to increase awareness, build brotherhood and ignite action to be better fathers and husbands and I hope you’ll join us on December 2-4 in Austin, Texas!
    There are still a few spots left, if you’re interested, sign up at FrontRowDads.com/Live to book yours today!
    Alex, Nadir, Ben & Brian Podcast Highlights 
    How to build a community where men aren’t afraid to be vulnerable and share their insecurities. You can spend days and weeks reading about being a better dad and husband, but nothing beats getting in a room with other men who will challenge and encourage you to grow. Success and growth are directly proportional to the number of unsettling conversations you’re willing to have. Why FRD “bands” work, and how they change men’s lives for the better. The importance of being intentional with creating a brotherhood because it won’t happen spontaneously. To be a great leader, you also need to be a great follower. How being part of a brotherhood can help you model a life of abundance, creativity, and fulfillment for your kids. How getting together with other men can completely transform your relationship with your kids and spouse. 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/362
    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

    • 50 min
    Reforming Fatherhood, Dancing With The Ego, New Frames of Failure and The Value of Space with Josh Trent

    Reforming Fatherhood, Dancing With The Ego, New Frames of Failure and The Value of Space with Josh Trent

    Gentlemen, we are flipping the script today.
    I was recently interviewed by my good friend, Josh Trent, on his Wellness + Wisdom podcast and the feedback was incredible so I want to share it with you today. If you haven't checked out his podcast before, I highly recommend that you do.
    We really opened ourselves up to share our perspectives on a number of topics. We talk about understanding ego, the uncool dad stereotypes, masculine/feminine energy, reforming fatherhood and so much more.
    Josh will be a guest at the Front Row Dads Live Event in December so if you're a fan and you're going, you'll find him there.
    Lastly, we'd love to hear your thoughts if this conversation resonates with you. And if you like what you're hearing, don't forget to subcribe to Josh's podcast and YouTube channel. 
    Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit WellnessForce.com/jon-vroman-dumbing-down-dad. 
    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 46 min
    Bonus Episode: Being the Dad Your Kids Deserve with Hal Elrod and Justin Donald

    Bonus Episode: Being the Dad Your Kids Deserve with Hal Elrod and Justin Donald

    The future of humanity depends on men showing up for their families.
    I realize that’s a big statement, but I genuinely believe that as leaders in our spaces, we have a responsibility to ourselves, our families, our community, and the world.
    And when hundreds of men pour into their spouses and kids, there’s a ripple effect that can transform lives in our orbit, and beyond.
    As many of you know, The Front Row Dads Live Summit is bringing 100+ men together from around the world to increase awareness, build brotherhood and ignite action to be better fathers and husbands. I hope you’ll join us on December 2-4 in Austin, TX!
    To highlight the importance of this event and the impact it can have on your life at home, I’m releasing this special bonus episode of the podcast. I’m speaking with two of my closest friends and Front Row Dads members, Hal Elrod and Justin Donald.
    My hope is that this conversation inspires more like-minded Dads to join us in Austin, so we can change the world, one family at a time. 
    Podcast Highlights
    What does it mean to be a Front Row Dad? How to develop a better relationship with your kids through quarterly (or even monthly) one-on-one’s. Making plans that speak your spouse’s love language. Why a YES to somebody else, is by default, a NO to your family. Why getting together with like-minded Dads can completely transform your life at home. Why trying to control my family is one of my biggest challenges as a husband and father. The value of spending time with AND without your family. The difference between exposing yourself to information and immersing yourself in an experience. What will you gain from being at the Front Row Dads annual live event? Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit MiracleMorning.com/bonus
    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

    • 43 min
    Creating Space From Family, Retreats, Live Events, and Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder with Ali Jafarian

    Creating Space From Family, Retreats, Live Events, and Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder with Ali Jafarian

    One of the things that we encourage people to do as often as possible is to get out of their comfort zone, especially in a group setting like an FRD Retreat.
    We often fall into the trap of thinking that leaving for a few days or weeks to connect with others means we’re not good parents and husbands.
    The truth is, if we’re doing it for the right reasons, getting away from family can be the most transformational thing you can do for your relationship with your family.
    And the ultimate goal is that when we get back, we’re returning as better partners to our spouses and better fathers to our kids.
    That’s why I’m pumped to have Ali Jafarian back on the show today. Ali is a legend in our brotherhood, and he’s the dude who built the Front Row Dad Member Area. He’s spent the last 13 years building web products for start-ups and Fortune 500’s. He’s an amazing husband and father of two and just an epic human being.
    In today’s conversation, we go deep into how retreats and creating space from family help you to show up at your absolute best in marriage and parenting.
    We also go over why it’s crucial to be present in everything you do and how being surrounded by other amazing people can inspire and challenge us to grow as dads, husbands, and leaders.
    One last thing! Don’t forget our Inaugural FRD Live Summit is happening from Dec. 2nd-4th here in Austin, Texas. Capacity is limited, so sign up at FrontRowDads.com/Live to book your spot today!
     Ali Jafarian Podcast Highlights
    If you go on retreats just to have a break from your family, you’re doing it wrong. The positive energy that Ali brings to every interaction and how that builds trust with other people. When our kids and spouses seek their own adventures, it’s our job to support them. What drives Ali to create life-altering retreats for others. Stop hiding behind the label of a “great dad,” and start getting out of your comfort zone and connecting with other people. Help your kids figure out life on their own by giving them options instead of telling them what they should do in 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/359
    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
    Stoicism, Work & Life Blending, 3 Principles for Parenting and How KidsStrong Builds Strength & Confidence in Children with Matt Sharp

    Stoicism, Work & Life Blending, 3 Principles for Parenting and How KidsStrong Builds Strength & Confidence in Children with Matt Sharp

    If you’re a family man with a business, the temptation to check up on work projects or emails when we’re home with our kids can be a challenge.
    But sometimes kids just need us to play with them, or hangout on the couch and watch one of their movies. Even if they’ve seen it dozens of times. If we’re present in those moments, it will make a huge difference and hopefully they’ll have fond memories of those times when they have kids of their own.
    And as much as they love to run around and test our limits, the reality is:  they actually do crave structure, guidance, and discipline. The biggest challenge is usually finding the time to do it right while still making it fun for them.
    The good news is that there are awesome folks out there who are making a difference to solve that problem. One of them is today’s guest, Matt Sharp.
    Matt is the co-founder of KidStrong, an organization that helps kids improve their physical and mental fitness. With KidStrong, Matt has helped thousands of kids grow their confidence and strength and prepare themselves to tackle whatever life throws at them.
    KidStrong also gives parents the tools to build confident, resilient, and hard-working kids and set them up to win in life. Their innovative teaching style is an obvious upgrade from the one traditional establishments offer and helps kids become mentally and physically fit humans.
    In our conversation, we dig into how stoicism helped Matt become a better leader and how to help children become mentally and physically fit humans. Matt also shares his three parenting principles that will help any parent to be fully present with their kids and how focusing on improving the culture in your organization boosts productivity.
     Matt Sharp Podcast Highlights
    The difference between work-life blend versus work-life balance. Modeling leadership and entrepreneurship for their kids by leading through your actions. How parents often project their dreams and ambitions onto their kids, instead of letting them figure out how to be better people. How stoicism helps you to improve your leadership and how you react to stressful situations. How Matt juggles his roles as a father, husband, entrepreneur, and teacher, and how he sets an example for his kids. Time isn't being wasted if we’re spending time with our kids instead tackling that next email. The mindset to attract and retain top talent by hiring A-players and just get out of their way. 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/358
    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

    • 43 min

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