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We help high-performing dads win at home. The only community of its kind in the world. Our show is actionable ideas that help family men with marriage, parenting, health, wealth, legacy, work/life balance, sex, emotional intelligence and more. Our core values are authentic curiosity, intentional execution and communal drive. We believe in relationships, resources and results. Evolve as a father and husband without loosing momentum in your business. More at FrontRowDads.com.

Front Row Dads | Family Men with Businesses Jon Vroman, Founder Front Row Dads & The Brotherhood

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    • 5.0 • 172 Ratings

We help high-performing dads win at home. The only community of its kind in the world. Our show is actionable ideas that help family men with marriage, parenting, health, wealth, legacy, work/life balance, sex, emotional intelligence and more. Our core values are authentic curiosity, intentional execution and communal drive. We believe in relationships, resources and results. Evolve as a father and husband without loosing momentum in your business. More at FrontRowDads.com.

    Helping Your Kids Start A Business with Josh Felber

    Helping Your Kids Start A Business with Josh Felber

    Ok fellas, raise your hand if your kids have come to you with a business idea 🙋🏼‍♂️
    As an entrepreneur myself, having my kids show interest in starting a business is pretty exciting. 
    Of course, I want them to explore whatever makes them happy. But secretly, I love the idea of them running their own thing. Maybe it’s because it’s something I know I’ll be able to connect with them about. Can any of you relate?
    But how involved should we get? What’s the right balance between helping them pursue their idea, and letting them make mistakes/figure things out on their own?
    Josh Felber - Helping Your Kids Start A Business Today I caught up with serial entrepreneur, Josh Felber, to talk all about it! 
    Josh created his first real business at the age of 14 and has owned 15 more in the 30+ years since. Before the age of 25 he had become a millionaire and today he helps “parent-preneurs” achieve success, while living an integrated lifestyle. 
    We talk about the different businesses his kids have started, including Gratitude Gear and Paleo Pets, and some really great tips for any parents who have a kid entrepreneur in the family :)
    Brotha James Podcast Highlights
    Where does religion need improvement? Intentional praying & gratitude  Building a family brand Helping your kids start a business Business models best suited for kids. How involved should you be in your kids business? Integrating entrepreneurship into your homeschooling Encouraging your kids to figure things out on their own Using commute time to listen to audiobooks with your kids Epic family vacations What should you do when you accidentally respond with anger when speaking with your kids? Raising your kids to be leaders, not followers Listening to your inner compass 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/267
    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!
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    • 51 min
    5 Things I Learned from my Dad, Before I Lost Him with Brotha James

    5 Things I Learned from my Dad, Before I Lost Him with Brotha James

    Today, I’m talking with my close friend Jeremy Reisig, a.k.a. Brotha James. 
    He’s been a hugely influential member of the Front Row Dads community. 
    Why? It’s simple: Jeremy has legendary relationships with his family. 
    In our conversations over the years, I’ve been deeply moved by the stories he’s shared–especially when he talks about the ways his dad, who recently passed away, showed up for him.
    5 Things I Learned from my Dad, Before I Lost Him 
    If you want to connect more deeply with your father (or any father figure in your life), as well as your kids (and who doesn’t?), this episode is for you.
    Brotha James not only shares brilliant music, but what made his relationship with his dad so special. You’ll learn about their traditions, how his dad treated his mother, and which actions spoke louder than words–up until the very end of his life.
    Brotha James Podcast Highlights
    The value of looking for fulfillment in every aspect of your life. How seeing other people’s pain at a Tony Robbins event helped Brotha James truly appreciate and acknowledge how his father made him feel psychologically safe, loved, and important. How can we show up and be compassionate for people we love as they navigate pain, fear, and uncertainty? How Jeremy’s father’s kind, respectful, and acceptive approach to dying set the family up to survive it with less pain. What Jeremy’s dad, a massive Beatles fan, learned from George Harrison and John Lennon’s perspectives on life and death. The many ways we can look at adversity - including death. The value of having rituals with your children. How can we unlock love in the sadness of losing someone? How do we numb our sadness (or other feelings) in both unhealthy and healthy ways? What does a trap of avoidance look like, and how do we accidentally manipulate ourselves? How Jeremy’s father pushed him to do better without ever being hypercritical. How can we show up for and support our kids, even when they get really into an activity you don’t want to do (or aren’t really that interested in)? How Jeremy’s mom created incredible opportunities for his dad and made him feel loved. A question you can ask instead of “How was your day at school?” What makes someone a great listener? The times Jeremy was afraid of his dad–and how he reckoned with being disrespectful as a child in his adult life. Why Jeremy is so grateful that his dad taught him how to see the good in others, to listen more than speak, and to be a great partner. The importance of practicing being a good partner on a daily basis.  
    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/266
    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 9 min
    Score Yourself in These 4 Areas (Spouse, Kids, Work, Health) with Dane Espegard

    Score Yourself in These 4 Areas (Spouse, Kids, Work, Health) with Dane Espegard

    Fellas, here’s an interesting one for you… 
    How would your wife rate you on a scale from 1 to 10 in the areas of Work, Health, Kids and Marriage? 
    That’s one of the big questions during today’s conversation with my buddy, Dane Espegard. 
    Dane’s a member of Front Row Dads, rock star relationship builder, and someone who is continuously improving in all 4 of these buckets. 
    I know for me, it’s pretty tough to nail all of these areas, all of the time...
    So, I wanted to know, what makes Dane’s relationship with his wife and kids so strong - and how does he manage to play at such a high level in his personal and professional life at the same time? 
    Dane drops a ton of wisdom on what does/doesn’t work for him and his family. We talk about the importance of being attuned with your wife’s emotional needs, the benefits of therapy, healthy forms of fighting, and much more!
    Dane Espegard Podcast Highlights
    Dane’s experience with his parents getting divorced when he was in his 20s. Why my dog stands ON the table while we have dinner.  The positive and negative sides of COVID. Why his family is going on vacation with horses. When Dane and his wife fight -- why, and what does his wife need more of in order to feel loved.  How would your wife rate you in Work, Health, Kids, and Marriage? What do you and your wife need in order to feel intimately connected to one another? My goal to talk how I would if a therapist was watching. Why do Dane and his wife have such a great relationship? Why my 6 year old son started having nightmares after I had a big fight with Tatyana and what adjustments we had to make in our house.  What are clarity breaks? Why community is your greatest survival tool. 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/265
    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 2 min
    How to Identify Your Blind Spots as a Husband and Father with Nathanael Chawkin

    How to Identify Your Blind Spots as a Husband and Father with Nathanael Chawkin

    Can you think back to a moment when you lost your cool with your wife or kids? What’s going on when our emotions get the best of us?
    What if instead of defaulting to anger, judgement, defensiveness and frustration, we could better understand the feelings of everyone involved, and empathize more effectively with others’ perspectives?
    Helping me answer these questions is Nathanael Chawkin, who specializes in interpersonal communication dynamics for both executive teams and families alike.
    I first started working with Nathanael one-on-one so that I could better understand my triggers; the things that really set me off.
    He’s helped me tackle some of the toughest communication challenges in my life, and has given me the necessary tools and strategies to identify my biggest emotional blind spots as a husband and father.
    His approach to coaching leans on The Work of Byron Katie. If you aren’t yet familiar with The Work, it consists of four questions that allow you to look at specific problems and see exactly what is bothering you in a whole new light.
    In today’s conversation, we touch on a wide variety of topics, including Nathanael’s unique upbringing in what he calls a “human potential experiment,” how he masterfully uses self-inquiry in his coaching practice (and with me), and some of the breakthroughs we’ve achieved in our sessions together. You’ll even get to hear us talk through a scenario in real-time, so you can get a taste of what it’s really like to work with Nathanael!
    Gold Nuggets
    The benefits of a multi-spiritual upbringing. How he lived in a karate dojo for 2 years. The importance of owning your problems instead of trying to meditate or transcend them away. Why it’s so easy to think people are judgmental when you’re the one doing the judging. Ways people misinterpret The Work of Byron Katie.  The 80/20 Rule to help you drop in to your own inner wisdom. A framework you can use to better understand what triggers you and transform feelings through inquiry.  How to stop being your worst critic. How The Work is used in a real-life inquiry session. How The Work helps create safe places for the people we love. Big Questions Asked

    How can coaching help us get perspective and see all the different arguments around an issue?  How can we use The Work of Byron Katie in our everyday lives?  What are our basic defense mechanisms–and how can we defuse them when they don’t serve us?  Why can’t we see our own blind spots without help? Where does healing come from, and how do we end patterns of trauma?  Why do we have more control when it’s us that needs to change, not our spouse or our children? Why is it so easy to stop treating ourselves like someone who is worthy of respect?  Why is it so hard for us to ask for what we really want?  Why do we need to practice the basics of inquiry when we’re not in the moment?  Where does transformation really come from? 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/264
    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 8 min
    Gifts to Win Your Spouse's Heart All Year Long with John Ruhlin

    Gifts to Win Your Spouse's Heart All Year Long with John Ruhlin

    For a lot of guys, gift giving oftentimes lacks true meaning. 
    How many holidays have you made a last minute purchase the night before, or decided to buy something just because it has an impressive sticker price? As if a more expensive gift will show your wife just how much you love her lol. 
    Gifts should make your loved ones feel valued and appreciated, not forgotten and misunderstood. It’s something we should do because we want to, not because we have to. 
    And hey, I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve definitely screwed it up on multiple occasions — so you’re not in this alone! 
    Gifts don’t need to be bought, but they do need thought. 
    Joining me today to talk all about it is my good friend John Ruhlin — a master at building relationships and winning hearts using his unique approach to strategic gifting. 
    We hit on a bunch of topics, including intentional gifting, gifting fails, winning at Mother’s Day, making your wife feel special, balancing business & family, and more!
    Gold Nuggets
    Why gifting alone can’t save a sucky business and adds insult to injury in a struggling marriage. Why the bar is so low in business gift giving - and how to give much more intentional gifts in every area of life. The value of facilitating gift giving within your family. Childhood wounds that stick with us into adulthood. Big Questions Asked

    How can we better pick up on hints and clues when it comes to the intangible gifts that our partners want?  Why is it so much harder to pick a great gift for our spouse than it is for a business partner or a client?  What happens when we bring other people within families into our gift giving, thanks, and gratitude?  How can we use the traumas we faced in childhood as we show up for our kids? 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/263
    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
     

    • 51 min
    How to Play Off Your Partner's Parenting Strengths with Brandon Miller

    How to Play Off Your Partner's Parenting Strengths with Brandon Miller

    As entrepreneurs and business owners, we’ve all taken tests like Myers-Briggs, DISC, and Core Values Index to better understand who we are and where we naturally shine. But so few of us have used tools like these to understand our strengths as parents, even though it’s one of the most important roles in our lives!
    Today’s guest, my friend Brandon Miller, is the co-author of Incredible Family: Discover Your Parenting Strengths and Raise Your Kids with Confidence. Not only is the book packed with great information, but it also includes a powerful parenting assessment tool to help you and your partner uncover what makes you uniquely great as parents. 
    Brandon’s really hit on something big with this book, as proven by the fact that he was voted Most Influential by the Front Row Dads Brotherhood after presenting this material at our last retreat.
    Also joining us is fellow Front Row Dad, Les McDaniel, who trains coaches that help parents and their children become stronger, more loving, and more peaceful. 
    So what exactly does it mean to build an “incredible family” and how do we make it happen? That’s what this discussion is all about. If you want to bring the joy back into your parenting and shift from being frustrated to fascinated, and from conflict to cooperation, this episode is a must-listen! 
    PS: Want 2 free copies of Incredible Family? Write an honest review of the podcast, send a screenshot of your review to jon@frontrowdads.com, and I’ll send you and your spouse a copy in the mail. It’s my way of thanking you for your support, and I know it’ll make a big difference for you and your family.
    Gold Nuggets
    What readers can expect from Incredible Family.  How understanding our strengths as parents can help us identify patterns and resolve conflicts.  How Brandon’s entrepreneurial experience informed his methodology as a parent. The value of raising kids who grow up confident (not arrogant). The importance of being more passionate about our families than our businesses. How reaffirming strengths amplifies them. Why inherent negativity bias constantly reaffirms what we’re not - and the power of shifting away from this mindset. Why Brandon and Les said yes to Front Row Dads and why they’re still in the Brotherhood. Big Questions Asked

    How do we partner with someone to give our children the five things they need? Do many parents have overlapping strengths? How do I make sense of my parenting assessment? Why don’t our priorities as parents always align? How can we look for the shine in our kids’ eyes to understand what’s working and what isn’t, in our families Why do so many parents lack confidence? Why aren’t men leading the way on unity right now? What happens when we play to our partners strengths and show up as a true leader? Why does everyone need a coach? How can strengths assessments help us solve society’s toughest challenges? How do we amplify what’s good to silence what’s not? Why can it be so hard for us to identify our true strengths? How does gratitude uncover strengths in other people?
    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/262
    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!
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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172 Ratings

AppleOneReviewer ,

Front Row Dads: great resource for anyone who want to improve involvement in a child’s life

Front Row Dad’s is a great resource for any dad, grandad, or anyone who want to improve their relationship which there children and help them grow healthier and happier. I particularly enjoyed episode 262: How to Play Off Your Partner’s Strengths. It a great episode because the resources describe how to objectively evaluate ourselves to learner our strengths and how that works with our partners strengths.
I have listened to the FRD podcast for over a year. I enjoy the variety of topics and particularly appreciate the absence of “toxic masculinity” that other father oriented podcast occasionally have.

Bca1313 ,

Great support for dads

Great podcast. I am a dad to 6 amazing kids and realize that no matter how much I know there is much to learn. Being able to listen to experts in a variety of fields and men who just want to make us better dads is so helpful.

Often it seems the culture at large wants different things than we do as dads so having intentionality around leading our children is needed. Finding good information to help in that really makes a difference. That’s where Front Row Dads comes in.

Thank you for the great resources and keep it up please.

CraigD81 ,

Just What I Needed! I’m hooked!

Two and a half years since starting my own business, I’m so lucky to have come across this podcast. There truly is a niche for everything now. I’m a Dad who wants to be the best Dad possible, but my life may not always look that way. This show is so uplifting and practical. I cannot wait to listen to the whole archive!

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