Today on episode #14 of 'The Dad The Best I Can Show', we're talking to Jesse Itzler, a 50-year-old Dad, entrepreneur, and author. Jesse lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife Sara Blakely and their 4 kids, Lazer (9), Charlie (5), Lincoln (5) and Tepper (3).
TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES
[04:15] Jesse and Sara have 4 kids under age 9
[04:20] Rob and Chris’ “Jesse Itzler’s wife?” story
[05:20] Unlike Tim Ferriss and Gary V, Jesse puts his Dad life out there
[06:10] Calculating how much time Jesse spends with his kids
[06:40] Being relatable to other Dads
[07:10] Morning routine with kids jumping on the bed
[07:42] Jesse’s Build Your Life Resume course
[08:35] Why it’s so hard to create newness as an adult
[09:05] Scheduling and prioritizing getting out of routine
[09:40] We all say “I don’t have enough time”
[10:20] Scheduling 1-on1 time with his kids
[10:50] Going on a father-son trip to see a Broadway show
[10:55] Scheduling camping with his kids in the backyard
[11:20] Why 1-on-1 time is so important to take with your kids
[12:05] Jesse just turned 50 and is learning 50 new things this year
[12:25] Learning chess, free diving, ping pong ballroom dancing, handy
[13:00] Why it’s important for his kids to see Jesse still wanting to learn
[13:20] What did Jesse’s Mom and Dad to help inspire this in their son?
[13:55] Giving Jesse a long leash and encouraging him to try everything
[14:30] Jesse signed up for EVERYTHING in college
[15:30] Why Jesse wants more from his kids than to just “have fun”
[16:30] Playing basketball in his driveway growing up
[17:00] Your kids are on their own journey, which can be hard
[17:18] Dad Tip of the Week brought to you by KickstartReading.com
[18:30] Jesse’s Dad Tip: Spend 1-on-1 time with your kids
[19:14] What’s the first car Jesse ever owned?
[19:30] Jesse’s favorite comedy movie ever?
[19:39] Who is Jesse’s favorite stand-up comedian?
[19:55] Super funny and relatable stand-up comedian, Mike Young
[20:10] Jesse’s proudest athletic achievement?
[20:20] How Jesse ran 100 miles non stop!?
[20:40] Favorite food? Bananas
[20:50] Who is Jesse’s favorite rap artist of all time?
[21:00] Question for Jesse from Instagram.com/ChrisHeller.me: If you could have a guest verse on 1 classic rap album, which would it be?
[22:00] Watching music videos on The Box in 1992
[22:30] College Girls video by….Jesse Jaymes?!
ABOUT TODAY'S GUEST
Jesse Itzler is a 50-year-old Dad and entrepreneur, who’s Building His Life Resume. Jesse lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife Sara Blakely and their 4 kids, Lazer (9), Charlie (5), Lincoln (5) and Tepper (3).
TALKED ABOUT ON THE SHOW
Build Your Life Resume
Living with a SEAL
Living with the Monks
Mike Young - Comedy
StoriesThatNeed2BTold - Comedy Podcast