359: Creating Space From Family, Retreats, Live Events, and Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder with Ali Jafarian
One of the things that we encourage people to do as often as possible is to get out of their comfort zone, especially in a group setting like an FRD Retreat.
We often fall into the trap of thinking that leaving for a few days or weeks to connect with others means we’re not good parents and husbands.
The truth is, if we’re doing it for the right reasons, getting away from family can be the most transformational thing you can do for your relationship with your family.
And the ultimate goal is that when we get back, we’re returning as better partners to our spouses and better fathers to our kids.
That’s why I’m pumped to have Ali Jafarian back on the show today. Ali is a legend in our brotherhood, and he’s the dude who built the Front Row Dad Member Area. He’s spent the last 13 years building web products for start-ups and Fortune 500’s. He’s an amazing husband and father of two and just an epic human being.
In today’s conversation, we go deep into how retreats and creating space from family help you to show up at your absolute best in marriage and parenting.
We also go over why it’s crucial to be present in everything you do and how being surrounded by other amazing people can inspire and challenge us to grow as dads, husbands, and leaders.
One last thing! Don’t forget our Inaugural FRD Live Summit is happening from Dec. 2nd-4th here in Austin, Texas. Capacity is limited, so sign up at FrontRowDads.com/Live to book your spot today!
Ali Jafarian Podcast Highlights
- If you go on retreats just to have a break from your family, you’re doing it wrong.
- The positive energy that Ali brings to every interaction and how that builds trust with other people.
- When our kids and spouses seek their own adventures, it’s our job to support them.
- What drives Ali to create life-altering retreats for others.
- Stop hiding behind the label of a “great dad,” and start getting out of your comfort zone and connecting with other people.
- Help your kids figure out life on their own by giving them options instead of telling them what they should do in life.
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