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Family Miracles with Mike McCarthy

Family Miracles with Mike McCarthy

Update: 2022-10-17


Becoming a parent doesn't come with an instruction manual. Thankfully, Mike McCarthy wrote the book "Miracle Mornings for Families" to give you the instructions on how to lead your family well. 

In this episode, Mike joins Matt O'Neill to discuss how you can create family miracles every day. He shares the importance of creating family values and teaches you how you can set goals as a family unit. Mike also describes why intentional family meetings matter, and how you can adopt this powerful practice. Lead your family to be the best it can be by tuning in to this episode. 

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation: 

  • How to create family values 

  • The importance of family meetings 

  • Reinforcing values from the home to the world 

  • Setting family goals 

  • Establishing accountability 

[06:36 ] Creating Family Values: 

Every family member should have a role in creating your family values. As a family, create a list of words and decide which ones are important. Let these serve as guideposts that will lead your family to the ideal. Reinforce them when challenges arise and affirm family members when they uphold them. 

[20:28 ] The Family Meeting: 

Bring intentionality to the family through family meetings. Set a schedule and sit down together to appreciate one another. Tell each other your desires, plans, and goals. Gather and communicate. 

[33:42 ] Family Goals: 

In light of your family values, create categories to form the basis of your goals. These categories may be health, adventure, finances, and more. The decision relies on what you value as a family. However, be intentional in setting these goals and creating accountability measures for them. 

Notable Quotes: 

Mike [07:36 ] - “If you want people to really care about whatever it is that you’re creating, as a family, as an organization, as a team, then the first step is to get everybody to play a role in creating whatever that is.” 

Mike [18:13 ] - “If you’re going to build something great, you want to do it on a foundation of really solid values.” 

Mike [30:07 ] - “It’s my job to make sure they’re prepared for the world. It’s not the world’s job to make sure they’re prepared for me at home.” 


  • Connect with Mike McCarthy: Website | Instagram 

  • GoBundance 

  • FamBudance 

  • XChange Approach 

  • The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families, available on Amazon (with accompanying playbook) 

  • Miracle Morning Playbook Free Exercises 

  • Living Untethered by Michael Singer, available on Amazon 

  • Grit by Angela Duckworth, available on Amazon 

  • Enter your email here to download the Good Mood Toolkit









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