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Interviews for the top 1% of fathers on the topics of marriage, parenting, health, emotional intelligence, business and legacy.

A show for "family men with businesses, not businessmen with families".

Learn about the brotherhood at FrontRowDads.com

Front Row Dads Jon Vroman

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 284 Ratings

Interviews for the top 1% of fathers on the topics of marriage, parenting, health, emotional intelligence, business and legacy.

A show for "family men with businesses, not businessmen with families".

Learn about the brotherhood at FrontRowDads.com

    Conquering Fears, Pursuing a Life of Adventure and Raising Young Explorers with Mike Brcic

    Conquering Fears, Pursuing a Life of Adventure and Raising Young Explorers with Mike Brcic

    Mike Brcic is an adventurer, writer, entrepreneur, father, and husband on a mission to guide entrepreneurs toward not just wealth but a deeply satisfying and meaningful existence packed with real adventures.
    Today, we're exploring what it means to live adventurously. Mike explains why adventure isn't just about scaling the tallest peaks. It's also found in the small journeys and getaways with family and friends that enrich our lives. 
    Mike reveals how adventures shape us into better partners, parents, and friends. He lays out a roadmap for those looking to break free from comfort, embrace risks, and shake off the monotony of daily life. As a mini cliffhanger (pardon the pun), you also won't want to miss his harrowing experience dealing with altitude sickness during a climb in Ecuador and his advice on ensuring everyone's safety while going on shared adventures.
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Kicking off a lifetime of adventure  Suffering altitude sickness on a mountain in Ecuador It’s more about the journey than adrenaline Mike’s top 5 fav adventure spots How adventures help us build lasting bonds The costs of living in our comfort zone How to deal with post-adventure blues Mike’s role models We feel most alive in the face of danger Raising young explorers When to push and when to hit the brakes  The power of being present and accepting of your 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/434
    More About Front Row Dads
    Connect with us @ FrontRowDads.com & Instagram 
    Want to hang out with other FRDs in Austin? Watch this 3-min video from our last Front Row Dads Live event. Tickets avail now for December's event. 
    Not able to travel? We got you. Join our next online event, built just for kickass dads who know there’s more to learn. FrontRowDads.com/summit 
    FRD is solving a huge problem for dads. Our culture has turned “Dad” into a joke. Go ahead, google Dad and you’ll find Dad Bod, Dad Jokes, Dad Weed, etc. Culturally, it’s a Homer Simpson mentality, and it’s BS.  
    Our community is built for solid men. Men with range. Those who are badass, and know there’s still more to learn, together.  
    Most guys find it hard to find “their crew.” Finding other committed men, who are successful in life, and want to put family first – these guys are rare. Is this you?
    In FRD, hundreds of men from all over the world show up for each other, to share resources and raise the bar of fatherhood (our core values)
    If you’re reading this, you want to grow.  Podcasts are great, but guys… when you’re ready to stop just listening to content, and want to JOIN the conversations – the FRD brotherhood is ready for you.  
    One more thing… 
    Has this podcast helped you? If so, please tell us how we’re doing. Please take a minute and leave a review. Seriously, they matter. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
    Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Becoming an Eternal Optimist, Being Perfectly Imperfect and Evolving as a Parent with Matt Drinkhahn

    Becoming an Eternal Optimist, Being Perfectly Imperfect and Evolving as a Parent with Matt Drinkhahn

    Matt Drinkhahn is a business coach, strategist to growth-minded clients, a dear friend, and valued member of the FRD Brotherhood. He just released a fantastic book, The Eternal Optimist, which I'm excited to dig into and the impact that it's had on so many people.
    One of Matt's greatest gifts is that any time you spend with him always leaves you feeling loved, accepted, optimistic, and re-energized about your future. You can never have too many friends, especially when struggling with doubt, shame, and guilt. We'll talk about how it's never too late to make a change and be a friend to someone who feels that they're not enough.
    In our conversation, Matt opens up about his evolution as a parent and how he moved away from micromanaging his kids' lives to letting them carve their own paths. He also emphasizes the benefits of having a Brotherhood to lift you up and remind you that being perfectly imperfect is better than constantly striving for perfection.
    One last thing, we’re giving away a few copies of Matt’s book. If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a genuine review, send a screenshot of the review and your address to support@frontrowdads.com with your address and we’ll send you a copy. (US residents only due to international shipping costs).
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Our kids are always paying attention Your family deserves more than your leftovers  Anyone can be an Eternal Optimist Encourage curiosity and adventure in our kids The best ways to be a great friend Being okay with being perfectly imperfect  The next step to overcome a challenge is the first one 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/433
    More About Front Row Dads
    Connect with us @ FrontRowDads.com & Instagram 
    Want to hang out with other FRDs in Austin? Watch this 3-min video from our last Front Row Dads Live event. Tickets avail now for December's event. 
    Not able to travel? We got you. Join our next online event, built just for kickass dads who know there’s more to learn. FrontRowDads.com/summit 
    FRD is solving a huge problem for dads. Our culture has turned “Dad” into a joke. Go ahead, google Dad and you’ll find Dad Bod, Dad Jokes, Dad Weed, etc. Culturally, it’s a Homer Simpson mentality, and it’s BS.  
    Our community is built for solid men. Men with range. Those who are badass, and know there’s still more to learn, together.  
    Most guys find it hard to find “their crew.” Finding other committed men, who are successful in life, and want to put family first – these guys are rare. Is this you?
    In FRD, hundreds of men from all over the world show up for each other, to share resources and raise the bar of fatherhood (our core values)
    If you’re reading this, you want to grow.  Podcasts are great, but guys… when you’re ready to stop just listening to content, and want to JOIN the conversations – the FRD brotherhood is ready for you.  
    One more thing… 
    Has this podcast helped you? If so, please tell us how we’re doing. Please take a minute and leave a review. Seriously, they matter. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
    Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

    • 44 min
    Connecting by Unplugging Outdoors, Being a Hero at Home and the Excitement of Uncertainty on Epic Adventures with Ali Jafarian

    Connecting by Unplugging Outdoors, Being a Hero at Home and the Excitement of Uncertainty on Epic Adventures with Ali Jafarian

    Gentlemen, I’m chatting with my dear friend Ali Jafarian. Ali is an amazing husband, father, and legend in the Front Row Dads community. 
    If there’s one thing that the two of us have in common, it’s an appreciation for the outdoors. Whether we’re hosting a night with friends and family in the backyard around a firepit, taking the family on a hike, or creating epic adventures, we speak the same language.
    In our conversation, we dropped some teasers on what the upcoming FRD Summer Summit will look like and talked about how connecting with nature and the people we love creates stories and memories that last a lifetime. 
    We also shared ways we can sprinkle a healthy dose of uncertainty in our kids’ lives so they can be more resilient and talked about the importance of surrendering to play, get a little silly, and create memories they’ll never forget.
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    The genesis of Front Row Dads Striving to be famous at home How humans are meant to be outside The recipe for connecting in nature The excitement of uncertainty on EPIC adventures A teaser for the FRD Summer Summit  How the Adventure Council was formed Creating mini adventures for your kids at home 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/432
    More About Front Row Dads
    Connect with us @ FrontRowDads.com & Instagram 
    Want to hang out with other FRDs in Austin? Watch this 3-min video from our last Front Row Dads Live event. Tickets avail now for December's event. 
    Not able to travel? We got you. Join our next online event, built just for kickass dads who know there’s more to learn. FrontRowDads.com/summit 
    FRD is solving a huge problem for dads. Our culture has turned “Dad” into a joke. Go ahead, google Dad and you’ll find Dad Bod, Dad Jokes, Dad Weed, etc. Culturally, it’s a Homer Simpson mentality, and it’s BS.  
    Our community is built for solid men. Men with range. Those who are badass, and know there’s still more to learn, together.  
    Most guys find it hard to find “their crew.” Finding other committed men, who are successful in life, and want to put family first – these guys are rare. Is this you?
    In FRD, hundreds of men from all over the world show up for each other, to share resources and raise the bar of fatherhood (our core values)
    If you’re reading this, you want to grow.  Podcasts are great, but guys… when you’re ready to stop just listening to content, and want to JOIN the conversations – the FRD brotherhood is ready for you.  
    One more thing… 
    Has this podcast helped you? If so, please tell us how we’re doing. Please take a minute and leave a review. Seriously, they matter. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
    Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

    • 1 hr
    Optimizing Circadian Rhythms, Sleep is a Skill and Daylight & Darkness Management with Mollie Eastman

    Optimizing Circadian Rhythms, Sleep is a Skill and Daylight & Darkness Management with Mollie Eastman

    Mollie Eastman is the Founder of Sleep Is A Skill, a company she created after facing her own battles with sleep and insomnia that optimizes people's sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral changes.
    You might be surprised to learn that roughly 33% of adults struggle with sleep. We dig into her expertise on issues like sleep apnea and the warning signs that both men and women should be aware of. We'll also talk about the benefit of naturally increasing melatonin to improve our overall wellness, in addition to a better sleep.
    Mollie also discusses some of the technology, tools, and wearables available, like Oura Rings, that can help us sort out our sleep issues and optimize our Circadian rhythms. Above all else, Mollie will help you understand that getting good sleep isn't something that just happens if we're lucky. It's a skill we can all learn and improve with the right tools and knowledge.
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Fine tuning your Circadian rhythms  How 1/3rd of adults struggle with sleep A breakdown on diagnosing sleep apnea How falling asleep instantly could be a red flag How Circadian rhythm improves more than sleep Taking in sunrises and sunsets for better wellness The lights out bedtime routine for kids Why natural melatonin does more than improve sleep Available tech to track & change sleep behaviors  How alcohol destroys a good night sleep Mollie’s tips if you’re checking out Thailand 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/431
    More About Front Row Dads
    Connect with us @ FrontRowDads.com & Instagram 
    Want to hang out with other FRDs in Austin? Watch this 3-min video from our last Front Row Dads Live event. Tickets avail now for December's event. 
    Not able to travel? We got you. Join our next online event, built just for kickass dads who know there’s more to learn. FrontRowDads.com/summit 
    FRD is solving a huge problem for dads. Our culture has turned “Dad” into a joke. Go ahead, google Dad and you’ll find Dad Bod, Dad Jokes, Dad Weed, etc. Culturally, it’s a Homer Simpson mentality, and it’s BS.  
    Our community is built for solid men. Men with range. Those who are badass, and know there’s still more to learn, together.  
    Most guys find it hard to find “their crew.” Finding other committed men, who are successful in life, and want to put family first – these guys are rare. Is this you?
    In FRD, hundreds of men from all over the world show up for each other, to share resources and raise the bar of fatherhood (our core values)
    If you’re reading this, you want to grow.  Podcasts are great, but guys… when you’re ready to stop just listening to content, and want to JOIN the conversations – the FRD brotherhood is ready for you.  
    One more thing… 
    Has this podcast helped you? If so, please tell us how we’re doing. Please take a minute and leave a review. Seriously, they matter. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
    Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Financial Literacy & Family Legacy at the Dinner Table, Heritage Over Inheritance and Healthy Adversity with Scott Donnell

    Financial Literacy & Family Legacy at the Dinner Table, Heritage Over Inheritance and Healthy Adversity with Scott Donnell

    Scott Donnell is the brilliant and game-changing entrepreneur behind GravyStack, an app that teaches and empowers kids to be resilient and responsible with money. His mission? Inspire 50 million kids to be smarter with money so they go on to crush it in the real world. 
    Scott is the co-author of Value Creation Kid: The Healthy Struggles Your Children Need to Succeed. He's also the co-host of the Smart Money Parenting podcast. He's already made a tremendous impact with over 6 million kids across America, and there will undoubtedly be tens of millions more before his work is done.
    In our conversation, Scott opens up about his game plan for building resilience in kids through what he calls "healthy adversity," ensuring they grow up without falling into the pitfalls of entitlement and being spoiled. You'll also hear Scott's favorite ways of handling conflict and why giving allowances to your kids is actually a bad idea. 
    One last thing. You don’t miss our upcoming Vibrant Health Online Summit on March 21, 2024. You can register by visiting: FrontRowDads.com/Summit
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Heritage > Inheritance Professor saves the day and a bad marriage Surrounding your kids with great mentors Helping your kids with healthy adversity  Family legacy and literacy training with Dinner Table Why an allowance is like socialism and doesn’t work Focusing on choices enhances their gifts The ultimate bedtime question for your kid Scott’s best advice on marriage, parenting and business 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/430
    More About Front Row Dads
    Connect with us @ FrontRowDads.com & Instagram 
    Want to hang out with other FRDs in Austin? Watch this 3-min video from our last Front Row Dads Live event. Tickets avail now for December's event. 
    Not able to travel? We got you. Join our next online event, built just for kickass dads who know there’s more to learn. FrontRowDads.com/summit 
    FRD is solving a huge problem for dads. Our culture has turned “Dad” into a joke. Go ahead, google Dad and you’ll find Dad Bod, Dad Jokes, Dad Weed, etc. Culturally, it’s a Homer Simpson mentality, and it’s BS.  
    Our community is built for solid men. Men with range. Those who are badass, and know there’s still more to learn, together.  
    Most guys find it hard to find “their crew.” Finding other committed men, who are successful in life, and want to put family first – these guys are rare. Is this you?
    In FRD, hundreds of men from all over the world show up for each other, to share resources and raise the bar of fatherhood (our core values)
    If you’re reading this, you want to grow.  Podcasts are great, but guys… when you’re ready to stop just listening to content, and want to JOIN the conversations – the FRD brotherhood is ready for you.  
    One more thing… 
    Has this podcast helped you? If so, please tell us how we’re doing. Please take a minute and leave a review. Seriously, they matter. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
    Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

    • 53 min
    ScreamFree Parenting and the Superpower of Pausing Before Reacting with Hal Runkel

    ScreamFree Parenting and the Superpower of Pausing Before Reacting with Hal Runkel

    Hal Runkel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, registered conflict mediator, relationship coach, and internationally acclaimed speaker who’s helped thousands of people worldwide enjoy calmer, happier lives. 
    He’s the New York Times bestselling author of ScreamFree Parenting, ScreamFree Marriage, and the Founder and President of the ScreamFree Institute, and he’s figured out how to make parenting and marriage, you guessed it… scream-free zones. 
    You’ll hear Hal’s perspective on a topic that keeps many parents up at night: How do we keep our kids safe while also letting them learn from life’s tough lessons? 
    Hal shares some of his practical routines and strategies anyone can apply to become comfortable with relinquishing control in parenting scenarios without feeling like they’re setting a bad parenting example. You’ll also understand why having the ability to press the “pause button” is a superpower that works wonders to resolve conflicts with our kids and relationships.
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    The importance of taking a timeout Yelling at your kids again? Most parents do Even parenting experts lose their cool Getting your kids to LISTEN to you Do you feel calmer after screaming at the kids? Human superpower: The ability to pause Dealing with choices, time limits and consequences Why silence is another form of screaming The balancing act of overprotection vs life lessons   A raising kids mentality leads to having adult kids  Holding space for our inner child 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/429
    More About Front Row Dads
    Connect with us @ FrontRowDads.com & Instagram 
    Want to hang out with other FRDs in Austin? Watch this 3-min video from our last Front Row Dads Live event. Tickets avail now for December's event. 
    Not able to travel? We got you. Join our next online event, built just for kickass dads who know there’s more to learn. FrontRowDads.com/summit 
    FRD is solving a huge problem for dads. Our culture has turned “Dad” into a joke. Go ahead, google Dad and you’ll find Dad Bod, Dad Jokes, Dad Weed, etc. Culturally, it’s a Homer Simpson mentality, and it’s BS.  
    Our community is built for solid men. Men with range. Those who are badass, and know there’s still more to learn, together.  
    Most guys find it hard to find “their crew.” Finding other committed men, who are successful in life, and want to put family first – these guys are rare. Is this you?
    In FRD, hundreds of men from all over the world show up for each other, to share resources and raise the bar of fatherhood (our core values)
    If you’re reading this, you want to grow.  Podcasts are great, but guys… when you’re ready to stop just listening to content, and want to JOIN the conversations – the FRD brotherhood is ready for you.  
    One more thing… 
    Has this podcast helped you? If so, please tell us how we’re doing. Please take a minute and leave a review. Seriously, they matter. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
    Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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284 Ratings

284 Ratings

C-man1299 ,

Good information

Really liked the information and insight they talked about in "becoming an eternal optimist" he mentioned the definition of an optimist is seeing things through a positive lens, which I had never thought of before. Overall just very good and nice thoughts and information.

Dan from Canuckistan ,

Great podcast for guys that want to step up their parenting!

Jon is a fantastic host and he talks to a wide range of guests about topics that really impact you as a man, father, husband and business owner. Even if you only aspire for one or more of these categories, you should listen to this podcast. Seriously.

Aaron in Roanoke ,

This podcast speaks directly to me

I’ve been a long time listener, and get incredible value out of each episode. In the recent interview with Matt Drinkhahm, Matt discussed his struggles with being a perfectionist, and not always being present in the moment with his family. This struggle resonates with me, and I also share the same desire for adventure and connection with friends and family.

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