The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast) is a movement. It is a strong community of Fathers who all share a set of values.
Larry Hagner, founder of The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast), breaks down common challenges of fatherhood, making them easy to understand and overcome. Tackling the world of Fatherhood can be a daunting task when we try to do it alone.
The mission of The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast) is to help you become the best, strongest, and happiest version of yourself so that you can help guide your kids to the best version of themselves. Simple as that. Everything you need and all of our resources can be found at gooddadproject.com/podcast
Larry Hagner's Holiday Gift Guide | Dad Edge Live Q&A EP 210
No Such Thing as a Bad Kid with Thaddeus Bullard
Thaddeus Michael Bullard is an American college and retired professional football player and American professional wrestler better known as WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil. He is an accomplished athlete, global entertainer, philanthropist and author of the book “There’s No Such Things As A Bad Kid.”
He grew up in poverty, labeled a “bad kid” who would be dead or in jail by the time he was 16, but people invested in him when they had nothing to gain in return. As a result, he graduated from the University of Florida with academic and athletic accolades. Bullard has made it his mission to create change for those in need.
His professional wrestling career began when he was part of the second season of NXT and also competed on the show's fifth season, NXT Redemption. He has been a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion as part of The Prime Time Players with Darren Young and a one-time WWE 24/7 Champion, being the inaugural champion.
Through his Bullard Family Foundation, in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools, he’s transforming Sligh Middle Magnet School and the surrounding area in Tampa, Florida into an innovative education and community hub to create lasting generational change. This includes a first-class gym for school staff, a multi-million-dollar track and turf field for community health and wellness, and a prosperity center offering support services to lift families out of poverty.
Recently Bullard was named a finalist for the ESPN Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award.
Resilience: Coming Back to Yourself with Josh Connolly
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again and this time more intelligently.” - Henry Ford
I love that quote and it’s perfectly applicable for today's podcast. Today's topic is resilience and restarting and emotional intelligence, and my guest today is one of the world's experts on the topic.
He shares his own raw and unapologetic authentic story of coming from the ashes of darkness and pivoting his life. He shares ways that we can increase our emotional IQ and how we can be a rock for those who depend on us.
Josh Connolly is one of the UK's most influential mental health advocates. He has appeared multiple times on the BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.
He has spoken in the House of Commons to contribute to policy on mental health issues. He was also a script consultant for the TV show Hollyoaks.
Thanks to his motto "It’s fighting against what we feel is what gets us problems" Josh Connolly has run workshops on resilience in schools and for many brands around the world.
Since 2014 he has been an ambassador for Nacoa, an association that supports children of alcoholic parents.
Today, Josh speaks openly on the importance of emotional intelligence as a way to optimize our relationships. He also shares his incredibly authentic story and going through dark times in his life where he actually considered ending it all and how he can use our humility as a superpower to inspire others.
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How to Stay Focused & Compassionate in Fatherhood with Richard On
“Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't work out, take another shot.” Anonymous
I don’t know who this quote is from, however it is completely and totally appropriate for today's podcast. My guest shares how to be fully present in the moment despite the constant demand of his celebrity.
How we can be a more compassionate father and that it's never too late to learn how to do new things.
Richard Onis a songwriter and he is the lead guitarist for the American Rock Rock Group, o a r. He was born in Washington dc. He began playing guitar and piano for his local church group growing up, and he even talks about it in this podcast how his aunt, who taught him how to play piano, actually fired him from piano, which actually he was hoping for all along so he could pick up the guitar.
He has had a love of community and music that he has literally carried with him his entire life, and since their first eighth grade talent show, Richard and the Band O.A.R. has toured the world building a huge fan base, leading them to venues such as Madison Square Garden and the Red Rocks while spreading love and building community along the way.
When Couples Go to War Together with Matt Hadden
The couples that are meant to be together are the ones that go through everything that's designed to tear them apart and come out even stronger. That's an anonymous quote, but incredibly appropriate for today's podcast because my guest shares an unapologetic, authentic story that is incredibly inspiring.
Today he shares an absolute brutal situation that was such an uphill battle. It could have easily torn his marriage apart. However, instead, they used it as a way to deepen their connection, strengthen their relationship, despite facing what seemed to be an impossible obstacle to overcome.
Matt Hadden is the president of Pioneer Belts (General Leathercraft Mfg.), a 3rd generation family-owned and operated business that services lifters around the world - all from their small town in central Texas.
Changing the game of fatherhood.
I’m so happy to have found this podcast. Larry is truly changing the game of fatherhood. I feel like I am more present with my kids and I’m learning how to make their childhood an epic experience. The guests and topics cover everything men need. Can’t recommend enough!
A must listen for every man out there!!
I’ve been listening to the podcast for a few months. I got hooked right away. When it comes to marriage and parenting, we just kind of figure out on the fly and it shouldn’t be this way. I learn new things on every episode on how to be a better husband and father and my wife and kids love it!!
This is the stuff you don’t learn in school. Thanks Larry and everyone involved who make this possible.
I’ve been listening daily since May when I learned I was going to be a dad to my first child. I was hooked within 2 minutes. Not only has this podcast givin me ideas to use and try with my son, it has also given me a whole new perspective in my marriage. Not that we were in a bad place, I just learned new things to take a good relationship to a great relationship!