Author: Mike P. Taylor

Mike P. Taylor is the primary contributing writer for the Faith vertical at Dad Well Done. He's a husband, father of 4, and author who helps bring genuine faith back into modern culture.

How do you teach your kids to be courageous? How do you teach them to think bigger than here and now, dream beyond what they currently see, and go after that vision? Here’s how you teach courage for kids: By showing them what it looks like to be afraid. Here’s what I mean… One of the biggest misconceptions about parenting and personal development in general is that we need “just a little bit more“ before we can achieve what we want. As parents, we tend to think that we need just a little more experience or just a little more…

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If you’ve ever found yourself waiting for something in your life that you thought should already be happening, then you know all too well the pain of standing still. And you’ve probably wanted to know how to be patient in the midst of life’s delays. Here’s a quick story that I think will help you out: One morning years ago, when our son Jackson was in daycare, his school was delayed for two hours because of freezing temperatures and ice on the roads. Of course, my son didn’t mind at all. I, on the other hand, was frustrated because a…

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​​Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like there was no way to win? Lord knows parenting can feel that way. Being a parent is a lot like walking confidently across icy ground in the winter. One minute you’re striding along without a worry in the world, and the next minute you’re overcome by that awful feeling of losing complete control. Time slows down as the stress of the moment creeps in, and the ground feels inevitable. No matter how much you try to recover, all signs point to you going down. We all have moments in…

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I remember sitting at my computer trying to work in our living room in our tiny townhouse when our son Jackson was 2 years old. I barely remember what I was doing now, but I remember thinking at the time that it was very important. I was chasing my dream, pursuing my purpose. I was on the journey. That was when my 2-year-old son kicked me in the face. He was climbing on me, slapping my computer, and jumping on the couch next to me while I tried to focus on just getting something done before the day got too…

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My life forever changed on May 13, 2014. My son, our first child, was born, and four kids later, life hasn’t slowed down since. What’s interesting is, roughly 2 months before that, I quit my steady job to go sell insurance. Right about now, anyone who has ever sold insurance is thinking, “What an idiot.” What ensued was the craziest 2 years of my life, during which I learned a few of the most valuable lessons life has to teach a person. I went on to quit selling insurance, joined a startup, started my own business, failed miserably, joined another…

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