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Ice fishing, Iowa State Fair, greased pig chasing, snake bagging, bumps and bruises building character, impacts of crashing a motorcycle on realizing your role as a parent, letting your kids take risks, and appreciating the experience of fatherhood are just some of the topics we covered in this epic podcast with Terry Dooley, 30 year Financial Services Executive, Iowan, Outdoor Enthusiast, and father of two.Listen in, subscribe, share, and give us five star reviews on iTunes! 
This week's episode from The Dad Corp is with 4x Father, Author, Husband, OCR Spartan Race Competitor, Farmer, and founder of  Daddy Saturday - Justin Batt. We had a chance to speak about his book Daddy Saturday, the fight for ending fatherlessness, and his principles of being an engaged father. It was epic, listen in! Also make sure to check out Justin's DadBoss Training about getting intentional and unlocking your potential as a father! Key Quotes:"One of our principals and daddy Saturday is that far more is caught than taught.At the end of the day, they will probably take more away from watching you and observing you and modeling what you do than they ever will, what you actually try and teach them""We absolutely took some stuff from the corporate world and brought that over. I think  that's something that we often don't do enough in, in life and in fatherhood. And my perspective is we don't borrow what we know from the corporate world and bring that back into our personal lives and into our family. So, you know, we, we set mission, vision values,  dreams, boards, right? We do all those things as a family and we do those individually.""If I'm insecure about feeling unorganized at work or feel like I've, I'm not living up to the standard that I want to in my physical fitness or whatever it may be, right. That insecurity will come out on other people because it's far easier to push that out on somebody else. And so I may get upset at my kids and oftentimes I'm like, maybe they deserved it, but they didn't deserve to the level that I got upset with them. And the whole reason that happened was because of the fact that I was insecure or feeling ill-equipped or inadequate myself. And that's an important thing for fathers to realize is to examine themselves and have that self awareness to be able to make those adjustments when that happens."Listener Discounts:Declan James Watches - Enter DC10 for 10% off of their high quality watchesThe Dad Corp 'Dad Life' Collection and 'Comfort' Collection - Enter Podcast15 for 15% offPodcast Music Credit:Shellem Cline - Little Pink Glasses
This week's episode is amazing with Dr. Jack and Sara Gorman, the father-daughter team who have devoted their time to helping educate communities around making rational decisions about health and security through their non-profit Critica and their book, Denying To The Grave. Founders of Critica - Led by Drs. Sara and Jack Gorman and Dr. David Scales, Critica is a community committed to making rational decisions about health and security. In a culture dominated by polarizing politics, and an abundance of unchecked misinformation, Critica exists to revolutionize the role of science in making rational health decisions. Authors of the book Denying to the Grave - In Denying to the Grave, Drs. Sara Gorman and Jack Gorman explore the psychology of health science denial.  This book points the way to a new and important understanding of how science should be conveyed to the public in order to save lives with existing knowledge and technology.We covered a number of topics including:The Scientific Method: "The scientific method is basically a mode of inquiry that's followed in the scientific field. It works really a little bit counter-intuitively through this idea of falsification. When you're doing a study, you set up a hypothesis that there's no effect of what you're looking at, and you try to disprove that. As time goes on, other people try to either replicate your findings or disprove them.  After a while, a consensus is sort of achieved on what they actual science shows on a given time."  COVID-19 Opening Guidelines: "We can start looking at the science and the science is that children are clearly as able to be infected and spread infection as adults, even though they don't get as sick as adults and schools have lots of adults, they have teachers, they have kitchen staff, they have janitorial staff, children go home to their parents and their grandparents and other adults.  Just because the children themselves don't get that sick, that by opening schools, you're going to prevent spread of the infection. And therefore this has to be done extremely cautiously. It can't be, let's just open the schools, no matter how much we want, because those children will be vectors for the virus and make people sick."Should you send your kids to school: "It wold be good to understand - What's going on in your local situation. How high are cases and how well is the health department keeping track and testing?  If the cases are very high, or if the health department is not collecting good data, then you might be on shaky ground. I would ask a lot of questions to the school on precautions. Are people wearing masks? You want a lower number of people there so they are not too close to each other. You want to know how well the facility is cleaned,m how close of an eye or is everyone keeping on the trend in the data? What you don't want to happen is to get behind a re-occurrence.You want to have some advance warning about that." Misinformation: "Never in our lifetime, have we been so challenged by the dilemma of, on the one hand? You do want any information that might be lifesaving to get out there as quickly as possible. With, on the other hand, we want accurate information to get out there. We don't want to fill up the news wires with stories about things that may or may not work that are not true. And that's very, very difficult."Loving our Children: "As a psychiatrist,  one of the things I observed it did, it's very rare. It was very rare in my experience that you did much damage by loving [00:51:00] kids too much.
With Coronavirus cases still on the rise, a key debate in the United States is if schools should open or not. To help answer this question, the DadCorp Podcast is joined by Dr. Suraj Saggar, an infectious disease specialist and physician who was on the front lines of the COVID-19 virus in New Jersey. He is a wealth of knowledge on the subject and even provides regular medical updates on FOX 5 News in New York. Dr. Saggar’s New Jersey facility was in the epicenter of the virus. His team experienced the dangers of COVID-19 first-hand. He discussed the subsequent PTSD they all faced. He compared the onset of the virus at their hospital as a Tsunami. Patients would go from stable to escalated in hours. Dr. Saggar and his colleagues would enter the facility every day to around 60 people on ventilators knowing the survival rate would be around 20%. He describes the personal pain of witnessing young patients in their 30s or 40s asking to Facetime their children to say goodbye.As a father of an 11-year-old son, he describes how difficult it was to be present during those months for fear of bringing the virus home to his family. He slept in a different room, used a different shower and didn’t start wearing street clothes again at work until June. The question becomes: With the Coronavirus still out there, are we better prepared now to start sending our children back to school? Dr. Saggar asserts the importance of taking emotion out of the equation and focusing on the science.Dr. Saggar explains that in order to feel comfortable with his own child returning to school he would pay close attention to the guidelines that the education system is putting in place. Whether or not kids are wearing masks, if desks are placed six feet apart and adequate air filtration systems are some of the key factors. He asserted that we have a better understanding of the disease, more access to testing and effective treatments.  He explains that the existence of t-cells in your body might be  plausible to protect you and have become the source of a lot research and optimism among the scientific community towards reaching the ultimate goal of herd immunity. In addition to his regular segments on FOX 5 News in New York, you can find Dr. Suraj Saggar on Youtube by searching his name as well as Instagram, LinkedIn and his own podcast. He co-hosts a medical podcast called Recommended Daily Dose with his colleague Dr. Clenton Coleman. They seek to put a unique spin on healthcare by incorporating humor and both of their own diverse backgrounds.  3 Key Takeaways from the Discussion:1. COVID-19 is not a hoax. As someone who was on the front lines and experienced first-hand the effects of this disease, Dr. Saggar described the virus's devastation. When things don’t directly affect us, we tend to not completely understand them. We need to gather knowledge and look at the perspectives from our health heroes in the field.2. When considering whether kids should go back to school in the fall, the focus needs to be on science. Although we understand the quarantine fatigue and desire to return to normal life, the emotion needs to be removed. Instead, we must look at the cases in each specific area as well as factor in all the important preventative methods.   3. We are better prepared now in dealing with COVID-19 but that does not mean that the virus is gone. With more access to testing and a better understanding of the different distinct phases of the virus, physicians are better equipped than they were months ago. We know now that masks and social distancing are still important to help prevent the spread of the virus. 
There are many parallels between entrepreneurship and raising a child. In the beginning, you cannot be fully conscious of the outcome. Both also can be exceptionally difficult at first but eventually you’ll start to see the results. As a society we place a large importance on the end result. Whether it be your business making headlines, finishing a big race or your child eventually growing up to be very successful; we often praise the end rather than the journey itself. This week, the DadCorp Podcast is joined by Tim Demoures, co-founder and managing director of Eloquens; the leading platform for sharing and selling professional best practices. He’s also a new father to 7-month old Rafael. Jonathan and Tim speak on this notion that the journey needs be appreciated instead of the end result. They apply this to entrepreneurship, raising a child and even video games. The guys go on to discuss the possible benefits associated with video games and screen time while also weighing the drawbacks. It’s interesting to consider the fact that these games can open kids up to valuable building skills, allow for creativity, development of strategy and even working with a team. These are all skills that can be applied and transferred to any business or career later in life.  Tim expresses the desire to place  focus on providing his child with the right tools, skills and qualities to find his “star.” He dislikes the more “old school” approach to education that has such a narrow emphasis on only certain disciplines. Math, literature and science are at the forefront and all the other subjects are considered secondary. In a system like this, “it’s hard to measure success but it’s easier to measure grades.” This method used in the educational system creates limitations around creativity and the building of an entrepreneurial spirit. Quoting Sir Ken Robinson,  when it comes to your child’s education, the key is not the knowledge itself but rather, how you lead your child to know their passion. There isn’t a one size fits all for education.  According to a TedTalk by Jennifer Senior, happiness for parents is a very high bar. For Jonathan, this changed his entire perspective on parenting. He started to view it for what it is, a crisis. The parents of today are anxious, stressed and nervous about providing the best upbringing for their children.  However, you cannot anticipate what your child’s future will look like. Tim asserts that since we cannot predict the outcome, as parents, we need to shift our focus to the journey and giving our children all the necessary tools to succeed.  3 Key Takeaways from the Discussion: 1. Your child’s future is uncertain. We need to work towards knowing and understanding our children so we can provide them with the proper tools to succeed.   2. Raising a child is a lot like building a business. Both can be very challenging in the beginning phases, require a ton of work, pre-preparation. You will learn from your experiences and start to see the evidence of your efforts, it’s all worth it.   3. The way children learn is constantly evolving. With technology and the easy access to information, kids can learn things at a faster rate than older generations. Something that would take sifting through a 300-page book is now a quick Google search. It’s important to be open to actually learning from your kids, once in a while, instead of the other way around. As a father, it’s completely acceptable to not always have the answer. 
Trauma experienced during childhood has a strong ability to influence your future. Many of us have had to endure pain or even abandonment in our past. However, it comes down to not allowing a difficult childhood to define us and this is especially true with this week’s guest. Jonathan is joined by Steven “SJ Sherwood” Smith, author of The Denounced trilogy. Steven had an especially hard upbringing. He grew up with a mother who was a malignant narcissist, a father who was not present and an alcoholic step-father. Because of his experiences growing up, Steven originally did not want to be a father. He was afraid that the sins of his parents and pain of his childhood would be reflected on his son. For Steven, it was a 7-day program, The Hoffman Process, that changed his life. The Hoffman Process is a personal growth retreat specifically for people who feel that they may be stuck in some aspect of their life. The program allows you to analyze experiences in your past for any negative patterns, behaviors or ways of thinking. They provide you with basic tools to help break these patterns that were conditioned in childhood. Hoffman gave Steven the ability to accept the very simple thought that he could change. Instead of continuing to blame his past and make excuses, he realized that he had the power to break this cycle, make a change in his lineage and be a great father. He is now the father of a 10-month old baby boy named Caesar. An overarching theme of this discussion is the importance of emotional intelligence in dealing with yourself and others. Steven connects this theme of emotional intelligence to a TEDx Talk by Marilyn York, a divorce attorney who specifically represents fathers and speaks on the power of fatherhood. In this talk, she explains how fathers have the same basic parental instincts as mothers. They have a genetic bond with their children however, for fathers, it’s underdiscussed and severely undervalued. Steven’s work, The Denounced trilogy draws strong parallels between Steven’s upbringing and the circumstances of the main character, Ned. Described by one of his readers as “Black Mirror meets The Hunger Games,” at its core, it is a story of abandonment and coping with the pain associated with it. You can find more information about Steven and The Denounced trilogy on his website, All three books, “A Grey Sun,” “Shifting Horizons,” and “Creaking Dawn” can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books, Apple Books and Kobo. 3 Key Takeaways from the Discussion:1. “Circumstances and what other people do to you can make you something that you’re not.” For Steven, it was his childhood experiences and interactions with his parents that caused him to originally not want to be a father. However, through self-reflection and discovery, he understood that this was all fear based. It was ultimately his choice to not let his past experiences ruin his future.  2. Emotional intelligence is an incredibly important skill to teach your children and navigate through your own life. Possessing the ability to manage and understand your emotions can affect how you interact with yourself and others. Whether it be in the workplace or disciplining your children, emotional intelligence is essential for building and maintaining quality relationships.   3. Tough love isn’t always the answer. Using tough love on your children is the easy route because it doesn’t require much consideration or thinking. It’s often an emotional driven reaction that can actually hinder your child’s development if done improperly. 
As fathers and men, it’s in our nature to maintain this impression that we always have everything under control. We never want to appear, to our children, as weak or like we’re failing in some way. However, true strength lies in vulnerability, authenticity and always giving your best effort. These values can not only be applied to raising kids, but also to our careers and daily lives.  We are joined today by Spencer Colbert, Vice President of Revenue Connect, bodybuilder, men’s health advocate, father of three and self-proclaimed “#1 black Radiohead fan.” Spencer speaks on his bodybuilding journey and how his kids and his desire for a higher quality of life inspired him to compete. In his first competition he placed second and the validation he received from his family was unmatched. Getting a better grip on his health and hitting the gym has given him the outlet he needs as a father and a successful businessman. Spencer voices the importance of being a positive role model to his kids and the power behind leading by example. He also expresses his joy towards seeing his son imitate him by doing push-ups and flexing his muscles. At The Dad Corp, we understand that not as much support exists for fathers and men in general. We tend to suffer in silence and can have difficulty communicating. Spencer explains how having a proactive approach on your health is beneficial but beginning the conversation with your doctor is somewhat taboo in our society. As we get older and because of increased amounts of stress, we start to lose testosterone. This is something that isn’t normally talked about and should be. Being an advocated for hormone replacement therapy, Spencer describes the need to speak with a professional, get a physical and have your hormone levels checked. Just like your vehicle needs frequent tune-ups, your body needs to be optimized. When it comes to our careers and corporate America in general, Jonathan and Spencer discuss the need to reemphasize that family comes first. Also, they break down parental leave and the labels of primary and secondary caretakers. To society, women are just expected to be the primary caretaker, whereas men are viewed as being responsible or even noble if they’re active fathers. They’re praised for doing something “unexpected,” in the eyes of the public, even though it should be expected. As a society, we need to push the narrative of fathers being more active and engaged in their child’s lives. You can follow Spencer on Instagram or Twitter at @blackradiohead for more fatherhood insight, fitness inspiration and foodie adventures!3 Key Takeaways from the Discussion:1. Be authentic with your children. As a father, you cannot worry about being perfect. It’s all a learning process and you and your children will grow along the way. Don’t be afraid to apologize to your kids when you make mistakes. This shows vulnerability and expresses your humanity.  2. The journey is the destination. For Spencer, his bodybuilding journey was all about the process. We often focus too much on whether we lose or win instead of enjoying the journey. If you’re giving your best, then you’re on the right track. 3. As men, it will pay off to have a proactive approach to your health. Regardless of income, people who are healthier are happier. Working out can also give you an outlet. Ultimately, your children are going to emulate you and it’s important that you’re setting good examples.   
David Thompson is James Dean cool.  I first met Dave about five years ago in Jamaica and within a few minutes, Dave is one of those types of people, you want to be friends with that guy. He exudes confidence. He is hilarious. He's got such a cool perspective on life. He's so much fun to be around and  his perspective and his personality is contagious.And so we hit it off. We went scuba diving three times a week. Our families hung out. We've kept in touch ever since,  one of the really cool things about Dave is that he is just one good person from the core. Maybe a year later after we had met, I put a Facebook donation out and he was one of the few people that donated. He barely knew me outside of that one week in Jamaica, but he stepped up and that's just the  person he is. He's actually the  person that I would be willing to call if I had an issue, because I know he would say yes. And so he's such a great dude and a good father, a good husband. He's got his priorities in place.He's been very successful in business. THe started his own company at a very young age, in his early twenties. It's successful construction company. And his wife owns a flower shop. They reside in New Jersey. They've got a couple young kids. Whatever Dave is doing.  If he's working hard, if he's playing hard, he's having fun. He's laughing. He's having a good time. He's joking around. And he even talks about that being the trademark of his personality and his life philosophy, even during COVID-19, which has been one of the most devastating impacts to small business owners in the United States.Dave has kept a positive outlook and talked about how it's allowed him to reflect on priorities in life and spend time with his family. It just can't get a better person than that. And, he's just hilarious. The technique that he implemented with his daughter to teach her the people skills and customer service is next level of genius. I absolutely cannot wait for you to listen to that. So listen in, like, and share. 
Welcome back to our 9th episode! The Dad Corp sat down with author, entrepreneur, tech exec, and dad of rhymes, Gareth Moody. Gareth hails from South Africa, raised in Alscot, and resides in New York City. He also authored a book, Very Fine Recipes and Rhyme, which is about recipes that will satisfy your hunger and humor.He talks about the kind of framing up language to enable kids to be their best, and how senseless raising your voice to your kids really is. He has two kids, a daughter and a son. We also get to hear him do an Ode to Dad rhyme later on the show. So expect that great segment! Sight tight and relax. Let’s all listen in.Quotes: “That is expressing itself in the way that you’re encouraging your son with the fear of loss, with the fear of not being so great. I wonder if we could restore the magic of that child’s interest at the very beginning by changing our language, changing our relation to that fear of the future.”“You have to control how you respond. You mustn’t go back to your old responses and your natural responses because they will not help.”“What was missing was an examination of my own assumptions. Because I didn’t examine my own assumptions, I was only getting half the story about the person because I was not listening to them, I was really listening to me listening to them.”#dadlife #thedadcorp #dads
Sean Hailey is back with us for our 8th Episode of The Dad Corp. We are also joined by two more guests, Spencer Colbert who is the Vice President of Digital Lead Generation and Ryan Jor El who founded the organization Black Fathers Rock which concerns black fatherhood.The topic is focused on the trials and tribulations with raising a black son in America today. These gentlemen helped me understand about fatherhood so much with their rich though different kind of fatherhood.As Ryan said it best, you can't take someone's experiences and feeling from them. It was such a powerful discussion where we shared experiences, feelings, and discussed something that could not be more important in our country. Especially for people who may not be familiar with The Talk... These are discussions Black Fathers and Mothers have with their sons. It is incredibly sad, but something everyone should be aware of, especially those who believe we are all on equal ground today. We hope you listen in, learn, and share! Most importantly, many thanks to Sean, Ryan, and Spencer for taking the time and discussing in incredible authenticity your experiences and perspectives. The Dad Corp“It’s unfortunate that it’s necessary for us to continue to have to protest and/or riot in order to get people’s attention.”   -Sean“In order for there to be change people have to want change.”  -Sean “If you’re in a situation where you can’t admit to having issues, to having any type of problems, you’ll never be able to make a change in yourself.”   -Sean “One of the things you can do is work on you. Understand that you have these biases and don’t act on them. Ask yourself before you make a decision.” -Sean“In order to have a conversation about race or really anything that is a hot topic you must be mature enough to listen and respond not emotionally to the fact of not being disrespectful.”   -Ryan “The things that I’ve learned from being a parent and the dialogue I’ve had with other fathers going through similar situations have helped me become the father that I am today and the man that I am today.”    -Ryan“There’s a way, there is a path that you could take that still make an impact in the world based on those things that may seem unfortunate but they really could be the fuel to your destiny.” -Ryan “Be present, especially with black kids, have conversations with them, talk to them constantly, talk to them often.”  -SeanRyan's Organization Black Father's Rock:blkfathersrock in Instagram and Book Recommendations:The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir“Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!” “Between the World and Me”“The Price of the Ticket” “Fashion and Fatherhood” 
In our 7th Episode, The Dad Corp talks to Mike Griffith who is the founder of Golf In Fight. Gold In Fight is a foundation dedicated to children who are fighting cancer and their families. He shared his experiences and thoughts while being with these kids. We’ll also hear a lot of heart warming but also heartbreaking stories of the families and of course the kids themselves.We’ll get to hear how they help and manage to survive through their hard work and help not only from friends but also from the community. He will also talk about his plans for the future in helping these kids.Mike who retired from the Army is working with his wife of over 30 years, Liane together with friends and families of the victim, all of whom are volunteers. He has two children of his own and 4 grandkids. So this work that they do in Gold In Fight greatly affects them in their own life. Let’s listen in!Key Quotes:“You look at that and then you look at what they’re going through and you put that on a child. I mean you put all that in a child and for the child to sit there and smile and tell mom or dad it’s gonna be okay, I mean the children are consoling the parents. It’s crazy.” “I don’t have to do it but then kids do. I can walk away tomorrow saying 3 to 4 years I did a really nice thing. But then kids, man they can’t quit this. What gives me the right to quit it? I feel blessed that they let in their world. I don’t have a kid with cancer. But they accept me into this world, man. And it’s like to me I’m honored for that. I really am.”“Sometimes I get so mad and I’m like why are we so consumed with ourselves and not what’s going on around us?” “You got choices in life. You can take us back where we were that’ll affect you and your children, not just you or you can take what I’ve given you and move forward and make it even better for yours.”
In our 6th episode, The Dad Corp sat down with serial entrepreneur, Kison Patel. He is an M&A expert and CEO of DealRoom, a smart system based upon Agile principles and designed for multi-party collaboration. Talking with Kison was incredible.  He shared his philosophies and perspectives to balance fatherhood and entrepreneurial activities. Kison's daughter, Shiloh, also makes a special guest appearance to demonstrate that her dad not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk.Kison is a father of three and a husband. He has a great family. He is also an accomplished author and runs the M&A Science podcast, which has 14,000 listeners. We hope you enjoy! Listen in, spread the word, and take some great insights.Key Quotes:“It’s those little achievements with the kids that are always the best.”“Sometimes we ask people to do things or ask for help, but don’t really do a good job on why we’re asking for help and that’s such an important thing I’ve learned is you got to make sure you clarify that why and it makes such a difference.”“You have to dedicate time for each child individually and individualize that experience.”“Establishing goals and then breaking things down into achievable milestones.”Title 0:00      Intro 3:40      Activities to pass the time during Corona situation for Kison’s family10:02    Starting a business or having a child, which is scarier?12:57    Family traditions16:53    The most embarrassing parenting story19:50    Parents know everything even when kids don’t say anything20:18    Best memory of being a dad21:34    Advice on how to handle bullying in school24:43    Sideline parenting in sports26:40    Best advice for a dad having his first child28:26    Book “Calm The F@#$ Down” and earmuff gifts for dads31:16    Keep the balance going when reaching the max stress level33:40    Proudest dad moment33:56    Clarify when saying simple transaction words40:56    Follow dad’s entrepreneurial career or not45:15    Life lessons that schools don’t teach47:18    Ray Dalio’s “Principles” book51:35    What being a dad means and how it changes life perspective53:26    Dedicate time to each child individually60:27    People take punches at you, learning how to handle constructive criticism62:22    Parallels between raising kids and being an entrepreneur64:14    Break goals down into achievable milestones to get there65:35    Learn how to build off of your failures as much as your successes66:02    Shiloh giving her thoughts on how to be a good dad66:10    “Find what you love to do and be the best in the world at it”66:16    “Focus and work ten times harder than everybody else”66:30    “You sometimes need a schedule to follow so they know what to do”70:51    What would your kid remember about you as a father72:08    Discipline is “when you get set on doing something, you get it done no matter what”74:24    “Continuously and consistently recheck where you’re at”77:30    M&A Science podcast with Kison Patel79:37    Outro
In Episode 5, The Dad Corp has an opportunity to sit down with Sean Hailey, who is an International Tax Expert and Partner at a Global Consulting firm, as well as an entrepreneur who owns Comet Mixed Martial Arts gym in Fairfax, VA. It was a ton of fun and we talked about EVERYTHING from the mania of the Coronavirus to how polarized politics are to Facebook debates to Mixed Martial Arts and gym ownership during a pandemic to how fast kids grow up, dealing with teenagers, and Sean's views and principles he wanted to instill in his children. He is an exceptional father and husband, successful father and entrepreneur, and overall great man. One that we are honored to call a friend. We hope you enjoy! 0:00 Intro2:36 Introduction and golf 4:00 Corona Virus10:56 How did Corona Virus start?18:29 Corona Virus and young people20:41 Facebook Debates24:37 The obsession with Dr. Fauci27:00 Trump, Government, and Corona Virus 28:55 Swine flu and past pandemics31:12 Hospitals getting overrun32:40 Corona testing scams35:30 COVID Impact on MMA41:38 Corona Virus medication42:51 Dad's with boyfriends of daughters46:00 Why is raising a teenage daugher more complex than tax code?47:00 Daughter dates are scarier than Corona Virus49:20 What is harder: having a daughter or a son?52:38 How to role model your son56:55 Most embarrassing parenting story58:48 Best parenting memory62:56 Telling truth to children65:45 Favorite thing to do with kids71:00 What does being a parent mean to you?74:40 Teenagers spend less time with parents78:39 Time is different when you are younger83:20 Kisses are gone84:00 What to implement from parenting to career92:33 What to teach your kids99:00 Do the things you don't like 102:00 Yoga is hard112:20 Building a team117:30 Who to go to for advice to being a father?122:25 How to balance career, hobbies and being a father?127:30 Advice for people that just got married128:30 How do you want kids to remember their childhood?129:50 Finishing up 131:41 Outro
In Episode 4, we had a chance to sit down with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Hero and World Champion, Abraham Marte, who also is a husband, dad of two girls, and real life sensei. We covered everything including:Stoicism as a philosophyJiu-jitsu and online teaching during COVID-19Do we really change after global crisis?Media, metrics, and focusing on what is importantWhere is Wuhan, China anyway?Podcast Recommendation: The London RealBecoming Mr. Miyagi and not a Cobra Cai Why teaching self-defense is as important as swimmingWhy COVID-19 is an opportunity and teaching lesson to get away from materialismThe nostalgia of "old school" teaching through tough loveGaining humility through learning and never stoppingMaking a good Moscow MuleApplying martial arts  to parentingPrinciple he wants to instill in his girlsLegacy with his kidsBook Recommendation - The obstacle is the way - Ryan HolidayAbraham Marte Jiu-Jitsu  (Source: BJJ Heroes) Nickname: He is often called “Loco” which means crazy in Spanish. The name started due to Abraham’s obsession for Jiu-Jitsu.Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Fernando Yamasaki > Abraham Tabar > Abraham Marte MessinaMain Achievements:1st Place IBJJF World Masters Championship (2014**)1st Place IBJJF Pan American Championship No-Gi (2015)3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 / 2013)3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2013)About Abraham:Abraham Marte was born on June 27, 1980, in San Domingo, DR. Marte’s father was a former sports minister and through his father’s connections with the sporting world, he started practicing Judo as a youngster. He had his first class in 2001, when Abraham found out about this academy that was teaching Jiu-Jitsu taught by Abraham Tabar, a Judo black belt who loved newaza (the groundwork aspect of Judo) and would often travel to the United States to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from people such as Romero Cavalcanti (and later Royce Gracie and Fernando Yamasaki).Though Abraham Marte enjoyed Jiu-Jitsu thoroughly he had to stop training in 2002 due to a serious injury to his back. At the time Abraham was employed as a DJ, working nights and leading a life of excess but with time and dedication, he left his former life behind in order to recover and come back to BJJ, which he did in 2006.Being a natural athlete at Jiu-Jitsu he decided to start competing for fun. His first big competition was taken when he was a blue belt in Puerto Rico, even though he could only train 4x per week. Abraham Marte’s passion for Jiu Jitsu overflowed to his wife who also became a BJJ enthusiast and competitor.
Touf Hassoun is a dad, husband and the CEO of Case Technologies.  He came from Lebanon at the age of 16 for college.  He has degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.  Touf started Case Technologies at the age of 29, and was entrepreneur of the year in 1996.  He has tested at the genius IQ level, played soccer in college, speaks three languages, enjoys traveling, golfing, cycling and fine wine. He also may be one of the best Foosball players you can come across in the business circuit.  Most importantly, he is a wonderful father of three kids who are now in their 20s and brings a wealth of insights and experiences from balancing entrepreneurship, parenting, family, and personal goals. Listen to the podcast to hear Touf share his insights, experiences, and philosophies on the following areas: Which is scarier, starting a business or having a childThe importance of responsibility and micros decisions in determining the opportunities you'll have you in yours and your children's livesHow passion can lead to success The difference between being a parent and running a businessWhat being a dad means and how it has impacted his lifeThe parallels between entrepreneurship and parentingDiscusses the key principles to his kids and how those principles formulate the type of decision making that creates the right responses for success How he wants to be remembered as a dad Links to Follow: Touf on Linkeldn:   Touf on Twitter: @toufster Case Technologies: www.casetech.comCase Technologies est. 1989 provides comprehensive technological solutions to assist the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations industry in meeting significant current challenges such as the demand for environmental sustainability and the movement toward tighter integration in the delivery process. Here at Case Technologies, their goal is to provide there clients with courteous, expedient, professional service of the highest caliber. Case Technologies has 75+ combined years of industry knowledge along with the technological expertise to assist our customers in understanding their business challenges and in developing a comprehensive technological plan to achieve their strategic vision. There comprehensive services include consulting, strategic assessments, planning, software, hardware, training and implementation – everything needed to successfully plan and accomplish technological projects that enable there clients to transform their businesses.Press: Pittsburgh tech froze an Italian city in time by creating a 3-D model 
Brigadier General (S) Jason Bailey is a real life Maverick and American hero who has lived an extraordinary life. He has more than 3,000 flying hours, including more than 600 combat hours in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Brig. Gen. Bailey received his commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1995. He has served as a flight lead, instructor, and mission commander in in the F-16 and C-130. At the time of this interview, Brig. Gen. Bailey was a Colonel and leading a wing of more than 5,000 dedicated military and civilian personnel who maintain, deploy, and employ the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft and $6 billion of United States Protection Level-1 assets in support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization and U.S. missions as directed by the President and Secretary of Defense. The wing supports the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe with mission-ready personnel and systems providing expeditionary air power for suppression and destruction of enemy air defenses, air interdiction, close-air support, counter-air, strategic attack, combat search and rescue, and nontraditional intelligence.Most importantly though, Brig. Gen. Bailey is an even better family man, father, and husband that I've had an opportunity to cross paths with. We could not have selected a better guest to kick-off our podcast. It was an amazing discussion. We laughed, got philosophical, got serious, shed some tears, and covered everything from favorite super heroes to Brig. Gen. Bailey's deployment and homecoming return from his Afghanistan deployment. Words can't do this interview justice. It is a must listen and we are honored and grateful to have had to the opportunity to get these insights. We hope you enjoy as much as we did! Thank you Brig. Gen. Bailey for your service, being an incredible example that we can follow, and for your time. The Dad Corp
Episode 000 is the launch of TheDadCorp podcast. Check us out and hear about what to expect on our future shows! We know that you are very busy.  We’re dads too!  There are three beautiful girls out there that were the motivation behind the creation of The Dad Corp.We don’t take your time for granted.  We want to make your interactions with our company great. Our hope is that you walk away feeling proud of the hero that you are!The Dad Corp was founded by two childhood buddies from a small town that grew up together, went to high school together, college together, the care free 20s together, and are now on the dad adventure at the same time.  It is an epic experience that we’ve embraced from day one. Becoming a dad is like taking the blue pill in the Matrix. There is no going back. Your life, priorities, goals, aspirations, and who you identify as all make fundamental changes that cannot be avoided when you begin this journey. Sharing that journey with other dads who understand makes a world of difference.Dads are best friends, role models, coaches, mentors, husbands and friends. We believe there are no substitutes for an engaged dad.  We also believe there is not enough recognition and support for dads in this world.  Dads help future generations believe in themselves and achieve their dreams which make the world a better place.  A father’s silent sacrifices are the most powerful forms of love and they deserve to be thanked and celebrated more.That is what The Dad Corp is here to do! Welcome to the team. We look forward to seeing you on this incredible adventure. 
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