The Front Row Dad Podcast for Fathers, Husbands & Family Men

The Front Row Dad Podcast for Fathers, Husbands & Family Men

Jon Vroman
Mar 31, 2020 1 hr 3 min

Alignment & Healthy Actions with Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey Williams is a father, husband, teacher, and dedicated student of life. Jeffrey and his wife, along with their four children, currently reside in Nevada City, California. A natural self-starter and holistic wellness visionary, Jeffrey founded his first wellness center, Lifestyles of Light, in 2002 and his second, The Vitalist Institute, in 2016. For the past 20+ years, Jeffrey has immersed himself in learning about the capabilities of the human body through rigorous study and application of traditional and modern wellness systems from all over the world. Jeffrey is a transformation artist with a unique ability to guide people from all walks of life through a full spectrum of high-impact human empowerment teachings; his work incorporates bodywork, sound, breath, water, movement, and more. Through his centers, Jeffrey offers a variety of holistic services and teachings designed to align one’s body, mind, and spirit. For Jeffrey, living a holistic lifestyle and teaching others about holistic living are the keys to advancing humankind toward a greater expression of excellence. KEY TAKEAWAYS: What is whole brain function? A unique way of governing breath The #1 solution to better sleep Finding the rhythms in nature Where EVERYONE has ADD, and what’s the cure for it Why connecting healthy habits to true passions is key How depression is feedback for growth Examining your level of commitment to your spouse and kids top 3 values Transformation doesn't change us, it reveals us Dealing with the hardest year of life QUOTE “Remember to love, and to show that love as often as you can.” - Jeffrey Williams “Figure out the love language of people in your life so that they can feel the love that you have for them.” - Jeffrey Williams EPISODE RESOURCES Jeffrey Williams Website Follow on Facebook ESALEN Oura Ring Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly PEOPLE MENTIONED Matthew Kelly About Front Row Dads Front Row Dads is 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. The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that. 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. Join our Open Facebook Group Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood. Join “The Brotherhood” Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here. Leave A Review If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show! Subscribe to the podcast Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband). Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar. It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage. We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com
Mar 26, 2020 14 min

Phone Conflicts, 13 Silver Keys & Tips for Raising Entrepreneur Kids for Dad [Encore Clip]

Mar 24, 2020 55 min

A New Approach to Journaling with Yanik Silver

Yanik Silver has been called a Cosmic Catalyst, a Maverick Mischief-maker and a Galactic Goofball. He redefines how business is played in the 21st century at the intersection of more profits, more fun, and more impact. Yanik is the creator of the Cosmic Journal, author of Evolved Enterprise and the founder of Maverick1000, a global network of top entrepreneurs of visionary entrepreneurs making a serious difference in the world, without taking themselves too seriously. In fact, it’s not unusual to find him dressed as a lemur, a showgirl or even in matching mermaid tails with Sir Richard Branson. This group periodically assembles for breakthrough retreats, rejuvenating experiences, and impact opportunities (to-date raising over $3M+) with participating icons such as Sir Richard Branson, Sara Blakely, Tony Hawk, Chris Blackwell, John Paul DeJoria, Tony Hsieh, Russell Simmons, Tim Ferriss, and many others. Yanik served on the Constellation board for Virgin Unite, the entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group and Branson family. And his lifetime goal is to connect visionary leaders and game changers to catalyze business models and new ideas for solving 100 of the world’s most impactful issues by the year 2100. In between checking off items on his Ultimate Big Life List, he calls Potomac, Maryland, home with his wife, Missy, and two mini-maverick adventurers in the making, Zack and Zoe. KEY TAKEAWAYS: How to be more present at home Setting up your environment for success What are the 13 silver keys? Where business has helped and hurt his family Sharing passions with kids The power of journaling Connecting the head, heart and purpose What the wizard of oz has to do with great parenting Raising kids who joyfully express themselves QUOTE “Catalyze the catalyst.” - Yanik Silver “If we can help them joyfully express, then we’ve done our job.” - Yanik Silver EPISODE RESOURCES YanikSilver.com Follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, Insta, Facebook The Cosmic Journal by Yanik Silver Evolved Enterprise PEOPLE MENTIONED Tony Hsieh Mike Mccarthy Hal Elrod Jeff Cherry Benjamin Franklin Frida Kahlo About Front Row Dads Front Row Dads is 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. The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that. 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. Join our Open Facebook Group Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood. Join “The Brotherhood” Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here. Leave A Review If you’ve listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we’d love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show! Subscribe to the podcast Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband). Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar. It’s easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage. We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it’s all at FrontRowDads.com
Mar 19, 2020 1 hr 12 min

Community is Our Greatest Survival Tool

Calm & Prepared There is an order to the life priorities we carry as survivalists, and they apply whether or not we are in a "survival situation" or not. I think sharing this information with everyone can help organize thoughts and priorities for people in a way that makes them less stressful to think through. It is important that we solve problems related to these issues in this order. Circumstances don't change these priorities, although in certain situations some of them may not be fully available to achieve. Let's go down the list and see what needs to be done to check these boxes. Trigger Warning The purpose of sharing this information is to aid people in organizing their thoughts and to stay calm, not to be alarmist or sensational. Mike and I were educated as survivalists so much of this information is framed around not dying. Please do not take that as a sign that Mike or I are under the impression that civilization is about to collapse. We both believe strongly that that is not the case, and that sharing information like this can serve to provide confidence to our community. Remember that community is our greatest survival tool, if we take care of eachother during difficult times, we will all be fine.
Mar 17, 2020 47 min

Moving Through The Darkest Days with Mike Dillard

147: Moving Through The Darkest Days with Mike Dillard Mike Dillard is an entrepreneur in Austin Texas. He got his start in the network marketing industry while in college at Texas A&M University. At the age of 26, he wrote his first book called "Magnetic Sponsoring" which has sold more than 200,000 self-published copies, and became his first 8-figure business. In 2010 he founded a financial education company called, "The Elevation Group" in order to teach others how to achieve financial freedom through investment strategies commonly reserved for the wealthy. The Elevation Group has over 50,000 clients in 60 countries around the world. Today Mike dedicates his time to mentoring other entrepreneurs on business development, marketing, and investing, so they can have the greatest impact possible. He spends his free time pursuing his passion for auto racing, competing in the Baja 1000, Mint 400, and PCA KEY TAKEAWAYS: The darkside of Ambien Dealing with toxic mold Evaluating levels of trust with friends Handling divorce with class Children with oxidized bodies Self forgiveness and self love QUOTE “Being in a position where I was forced to ask for help made me reevaluate my level of trust in people.” - Mike Dillard “Drop the ego and fear and just ask for help” - Mike Dillard EPISODE RESOURCES MikeDillard.com Follow Mike Dillard on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant PEOPLE MENTIONED Hal Elrod Kamal Ravikant About Front Row Dads Front Row Dads is 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. The Front Row Dads brotherhood is changing that. 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. Join our Open Facebook Group Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood. Join “The Brotherhood” Learn about what’s included in your Front Row Dads membership here. Leave A Review If you've listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we'd love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show! Subscribe to the podcast Host Jon Vroman asks the big question, uncovers true stories and practical strategies to win as a parent (and husband). Digging up the tips, habits, routine and rituals that help men be a better dad/father and also win in marriage, parenting, health, finance while balancing the hundreds a full calendar. It's easy for a dad to say that family matters most, but feels guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. Front Row Dads is changing that. We help you raise awesome kids, and improve your marriage. We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. For those looking for dad advice, and tips to thrive in fatherhood, it's all at FrontRowDads.com
Mar 12, 2020 37 min

Freedom for Kids, Protecting Your Family, and Dads Wisdom Voice with Grant Baldwin

Grant Baldwin is a speaker, podcaster, author, entrepreneur, and an all-around normal dude trying to make a dent in the world. Grant’s been speaking professionally for 10+ years now and has given over 400 keynote presentations to audiences as large as 13,000. He’s married to his high school sweetheart and they have three beautiful little girls. In today’s episode, we’re talking about work ethic, the role of protecting your family, levels of freedom for your kids, the positive & negative impact our careers can have on our children, and much more! KEY TAKEAWAYS: How his 13 year old girl saved 2k Teaching kids that work equals money Thoughts on the coronavirus and protecting our family How much power to give kids at what age What is the “wisdom” voice and where it can hurt your kids QUOTE "We're all doing the best we can with what we have." - Grand Baldwin EPISODE RESOURCES GrantBaldwin.com Follow on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn Primal Path by Jon Tyson PEOPLE MENTIONED Jon Tyson Jon Vroman JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood. LEAVE A REVIEW If you've listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we'd love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!
Mar 10, 2020 48 min

Being Present with Your Wife and Kids with Jim Dethmer

Jim Dethmer is a coach, speaker, author, and founding partner at The Conscious Leadership Group. He has personally worked with over 150 CEOs and their teams to integrate conscious leadership into their organizations. Jim also leads monthly Forums for select leaders in Chicago and New York, and trains coaches through The Conscious Leadership Group. He has spoken at Conscious Capitalism, Wisdom 2.0, Mindful Leadership Summit, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and USC School of Medicine Greenville (where conscious leadership is part of the curriculum). He is the co-author of High Performing Investment Teams, and The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, an Amazon bestseller (2015). Jim lives in Chicago with his wife Debbie, and in Michigan, their soul’s home, when they’re recharging during the summer months. KEY TAKEAWAYS: What singular action sets up fathers to be fully present Is the real you not fully present because you’re not willing to be? How do you know when you’re ACTUALLY FULLY present? Where do you feel in your body when you are present? Why most Dads can only stay present for 0-3 seconds The model of presence, drift and shift When asking yourself, “where am I now?” makes or breaks a situation What it means to be above the line and below the line Why we’re hardwired to look for threats The breath of acceptance Box breathing When the words “I will come back to you” are most effective The difference between consciousness and presence (or is there one?) QUOTE “The antidote to fear isn’t courage, the antidote to fear is acceptance.” - Jim Dethmer EPISODE RESOURCES Jim Dethmer website Follow on Twitter, LinkedIn MInd Jogger App The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer PEOPLE MENTIONED Tim Nikolaev Hal Elrod Justin Donald Diana Chaplin Ryan Levesque Mike McCarthy JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood. LEAVE A REVIEW If you've listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we'd love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!
Mar 07, 2020 1 hr 29 min

5 Family Strategies for High-Performing Dads (and Husbands) [MASTERCLASS]

Today I'm releasing a masterclass that I just taught for Front Row Dads outlining the 5 family strategies for high-performing Dads (and husbands). This masterclass is a collection of the BEST insights and wisdom that have been shared over the past few years of running this group, so I know you're going to get a ton of value from this. To get access to the masterclass video, visit FrontRowDads.com/masterclass Here's what we cover: Intentional Parenting — How can you leverage your time and impact to help give your kids the necessary tools needed to thrive for the rest of their lives? Integrated Living — What adjustments can you make to your calendar that make your more effective at home AND work? Thriving Relationships — Where can you focus your energy in order to experience a marriage that lights you (and your spouse) up fully? Emotional Mastery — What tweaks to your daily routine will bring about the most self-awareness and self-control, so you can lead more powerfully? Vibrant Health — Which of the countless bio-hacks actually work, so you can have sustainable reliable energy to serve your family? To get access to the masterclass video, visit FrontRowDads.com/masterclass JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood. LEAVE A REVIEW If you've listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we'd love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!
Mar 03, 2020 47 min

Rites of Passage for Boys with Jon Tyson

Jon Tyson is a Pastor and Church Planter in New York City. Originally from Adelaide Australia, Jon moved to the United States over 2 decades ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He is the author of Sacred Roots, A Creative Minority and The Burden is Light. Jon lives in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan with his wife and two children. He serves as the Lead Pastor of Church of the City New York. In this episode, Jon discusses his program “Primal Path”, a right of passage. He shares how his connection with God guided him in raising his sons and building a strong family relationship. KEY TAKEAWAYS: The difference between intentional and involved fathers What Mormans are doing that we should all learn from What it means to win his sons heart Hiking the Camino in 33 days Stop trying not to sin, and start living with a full heart Learning to honor the past and family history Daily connections, weekly investments and monthly challenges What will your kids remember forever? Will your kids bring you their sin? Does your kid think, “Dad can help!” When NOT to read books! Use your gifts and design a life you’ll be proud of QUOTE “I'm not trying to make you a good man, I'm just trying to help you to be good at being a man.” - Jon Tyson “There is so much power in imputing ,leaning, and naming moments and creating traditions.That’s what it means to be made in the image of God and have dominion.” - Jon Tyson EPISODE RESOURCES MadeToFlourish.org Follow Jon Tyson on | Twitter, Instagram Raising a Modern Day Knight Father’s Collective The Way of Man by Jack Donavan The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath Story Worthy by Matthew Dicks PEOPLE MENTIONED Jack Donovan Dan Heath Matthew Dicks JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD Join the Front Row Dads private Facebook community so you can ask questions, share ideas, and be part of a supportive group of incredible brothers who help one another navigate the role of marriage and fatherhood. LEAVE A REVIEW If you've listened to multiple Front Row Dads interviews and get value from the show, we'd love your support! Leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts only takes a minute, and in turn, it allows us to rank higher and become discovered by other Dads, just like you. Visit FrontRowDads.com/review and tell others what you think about the show!
Feb 27, 2020 11 min

The Messed Up Relationship between Boys and Their Feelings with Dr. Kelly Flanagan

It’s below zero in Chicago, and none of the boys are wearing coats. I’m driving the middle school carpool—two boys, two girls. The girls are each dressed in heavy winter coats, thick gloves, and knitted stocking caps. Both boys are wearing hoodies, with no outerwear. They’re not abnormal amongst their peers. When we arrive at the school, almost every other boy will be dressed the same way. So, I ask them, “Why are the girls wearing coats, but you’re not?” One of them responds with an answer that makes no sense. “It’s not that cold out today.” I decide to teach a little science. “The temperature is a constant in this experiment,” I say, “you and the girls are feeling the same temperatures. Yet they are wearing coats, and you’re not. So, what variable does explain why you aren’t wearing coats?” There’s a long pause. Then one of them says something that makes even less sense. “Because the lockers are small and it’s hard to get coats into them?” There’s a question mark at the end of his statement, as if he knows he’s making it up. “Oh,” I say in mock surprise, “the girls have larger lockers than the boys?” They are half-smiling and half-cringing now. My son Quinn makes the decision to get this thing over with as quickly possible, by telling the truth. “Dad, boys aren’t supposed to admit they feel cold.” For a middle school boy in the year 2020, it’s okay to feel cold so long as you don’t admit it. We’ve made great progress with our younger boys. We are increasingly aware that little boys have feelings and need to be able to express them just like girls. So, these days, most little boys are allowed to cry when wounded and to be scared when threatened. We give them that. However, by the time they reach middle school, they are apparently still expected to bury their most vulnerable emotions. Its okay to feel angry and aggressive, or tough and competitive, but it’s not okay to feel weak or wounded. So, boys start cutting themselves off from much of their emotional data. They do what they have to do to not feel it, from drinking to drugging to gaming. To freezing. However, a winter coat is a public confession of vulnerability they are still not allowed to make. Is it any wonder boys are struggling so much right now? Their numbers are dwindling on college campuses. They are less and less inclined to get into long-term romantic relationships. They are exponentially more likely to fail to launch from their parents’ homes. They are struggling to find vocations, but they report being happy anyway, as long as they have a screen in front of them. They are more anxious and depressed than ever, but they have trouble admitting it, until they are in such despair they can’t hide it anymore. Like frostbite of the heart. As we approach the school, I tell the boys about a conversation I had with a man at a retreat I led a couple of years ago. We were talking about how, when he was growing up, you were only considered to be a “real” man if you weren’t afraid of anything around you. In other words, you were only a real man if you didn’t feel the cold. I told the boys in my carpool that I have a different definition of what it means to be a real man. A real man isn’t afraid of anything within him. A real man can have the whole human experience going on within him. He can feel shame and sorrow and fear and anxiety. He can feel hurt. He can feel rejected. He can feel lonely. He can feel doubt and uncertainty and confusion. He can feel tender. He can feel love and gratitude and joy and grace. He can feel ordinary and lost and hopeful and hopeless. A real man can feel cold. He can feel it all. The whole human thing. A real man can feel all of that and not be afraid of it, which is to say, instead of resisting it or hiding it or running away from it, he can approach it and name it and show it. He can advertise it, whether by wearing his heart on his sleeve, or a coat on his back. The relationship between boys and their feelings has been messed up for too long. We’re doing better with our younger boys. We must do better with our adolescent boys. The outerwear industry is depending upon us.
The Front Row Dad Podcast for Fathers, Husbands & Family Men
Creators
Jon Vroman (host)
Genre
Kids & Family
Episodes
152
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Ongoing podcast
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frontrowdads.com
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