Author: Dad Well Done Team

We all get blinded by our own ambition from time to time. We get so caught up in what we want and how we see progress unfolding in our lives that we forget to back up and adjust our focus on what’s truly important around us. That’s when we need perspective. Perspective is defined as an attitude, a way of regarding something, or a point of view. Perspective is the difference between looking at an unruly child and seeing potential instead of brokenness, and perspective is always what will keep you focused on what’s most important as you pursue your…

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If you’ve been a parent for more than a few minutes, then you know how hard it is to keep your kid happy. It seems like every time you turn around they have a new request or they need something immediately. Everything is urgent to them, and it feels like their wants are all needs. So how can we keep them happy without spoiling them and without giving them more stuff that they’ll probably never touch again after the first day they have it? Here are a few things your child wants from you, their parent, that won’t cost you…

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So you need some romantic ideas, huh? We all get it. It can be hard to be creative when it comes to romantic ideas, and we don’t always have a ton of money to spend. It’s okay. It happens to, well, all of us. And sometimes we just screw up and need to make amends – because most of the time when we screw up, our wives are the ones who catch most of the blowback from it. They see us at our worst – losing our temper, lost in our insecurities, and checked out ready to quit at times.…

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Some people hate marketers, and it’s easy to understand why. It’s at least partly due to the out-of-hand volume of telemarketing calls trying to sell car warranties. Man, why are those people still calling? Whether we like it or not, though, we’re all marketers, and the most effective and influential people are willing to embrace that fact. See, not everyone embraces self-promotion so whole-heartedly. But I believe the reason more people don’t “market” themselves is that those people don’t understand how society works, and it’s natural to avoid or be downright abrasive to something you don’t understand. Here’s an oversimplification…

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Throughout history, America has been seen as a shining beacon of hope, freedom, and prosperity. America was founded under the assumption that everyone should be free and able to pursue their own happiness. It seems like such a basic and God-given right to Americans, but much of the world doesn’t get to enjoy that freedom the way Americans do. Over the last few centuries, millions of people have left their home countries, risked everything, and even sacrificed their lives, just for the chance to come to America – the land of opportunity.The original principle of the United States of America…

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Have you ever wondered what your wife wants? I mean what she really wants. Because what men think their wives want and what they really want are two very different things. Unfortunately, a large portion of marriage consists of two people making assumptions about one another. If your wife looks upset, you might immediately start internally guessing why she’s upset. If she says something that feels “off”, then your brain will probably go to work problem-solving to find the source of what’s causing it. And most, if not all, of these interactions are happening nonverbally. In all of these assumptions that are…

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The biggest opponent to loving deeper, leading better, and leaving a legacy is not the lack of knowledge, experience, or will-power. Your biggest opponent is fear. Fear is the number one robber of all things good in life. The reason you don’t have the life you want, the character you want, the memories you want, the job you want, or the friends you want is fear. Fear tells you to hold back, play it safe, don’t let people get too close, don’t be too vulnerable, don’t go out on a limb, don’t dream big, don’t believe in anything bigger than…

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As a man, it can be intimidating to take on the role of leader of the house. But what does it mean to lead your family and how can you assume that role as the dad? First, it’s important to understand that leadership is not a title given to you. It’s an outlook. It’s a way of viewing the world – it’s a mindset. Leaders are simply problem solvers. They see a problem and they decide they want to change it, and they motivate people around them to go with them to solve the problem. So in the work setting,…

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If you’re a busy parent trying to get a night out with your spouse, but you want to stick to a budget, then you’re probably wondering how much you should pay for a babysitter. You’re not alone. 79% of parents say that childcare costs are one of their family’s highest expenses, so it’s no wonder we’re looking for a reasonable rate for a babysitter. So how much should you really pay a babysitter? The average cost of a babysitter is $18.36 per hour for 1 child and $21.23 per hour for 2 children for two children and 21.49 per hour…

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As a busy parent with a quickly-growing list of things on your plate, how can you get your priorities straight? Is that even possible? Life’s a game of needs and wants: If we want a strong relationship with our wife and kids, then we need to spend time with them.If we want to avoid hospitals as much as possible until we’re in our 70s or 80s, then we need to take care of ourselves by eating right and staying active.If we want our lights to stay on, then we need to work so we can pay the bills. The problem…

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