Did I Prepare My Kids?

Did I Prepare My Kids?

“Is this going to give me nightmares?”My wife never got over when I took her to see “Se7en.” She was right to be concerned. I forgot to tell her that 99 percent of the world dies in the new show that I pulled up. Oops! Back in the 90’s, when we went to the Bala...
I’m not OK

I’m not OK

I’m not OK. I just can’t tell you. Yesterday I shared how asking “Are you OK?” can break the cycle of “I’m fine.” A few of you told me that you tried this with the Dads in your life (Good job!) but still got a version of the answer “I’m fine.” From having worked with...
R U OK?

R U OK?

No one asks Dad how he is doing. Try it. Ask the Dad in your life, “Are you OK?” They don’t need to be YOUR Dad. They can be your friend, your partner, your sibling, or someone’s uncle. You don’t have to play the game of “How are you?” and “I’m fine.” Instead, ask two...
Five Cool Things | August 22, 2022

Five Cool Things | August 22, 2022

I find a lot of cool stuff on my journey, seeking to upgrade my life. Each Monday at noon Eastern, I share my latest treasures with you for fun and to help fathers to become The Best Dad Ever. Here are links to the resources I mentioned in this video: First of all,...
Needed: A Time Machine

Needed: A Time Machine

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. – Norman Schwarzkopf A dad that I coach asked, “What is the number one factor that prevents kids from growing up into teenagers that don’t talk to you?” I didn’t need words to answer. I just held up my...
Five Cool Things | August 15, 2022

Five Cool Things | August 15, 2022

I find a lot of cool stuff on my journey, seeking to upgrade my life. Each Monday at noon Eastern, I share my latest treasures with you for fun and to help fathers to become The Best Dad Ever. Here are links to the resources I mentioned in this video: The Beatles...
The Winner is …

The Winner is …

Who do you want to be? Me? I am The Best Dad Ever. Did I win a prize? Am I hanging a medal around my own neck? No, nothing like that. This isn’t a one-time achievement like the Nobel Peace Prize. Creating myself as The Best Dad Ever is an infinite game. There isn’t a...
Five Cool Things | August 8, 2022

Five Cool Things | August 8, 2022

I find a lot of cool stuff on my journey, seeking to upgrade my life. Each Monday at noon Eastern, I share my latest treasures with you for fun and to help fathers to become The Best Dad Ever. Resources mentioned in this video: About the making of Fury Road, the 4th...
What Works Better Than Expectations?

What Works Better Than Expectations?

Coaching two of my favorite parents yesterday, they did something that seems simple. They created an agreement with their child about coping with unpleasant feelings. This agreement replaced their expectations about what she should be able to do on her own at her age....