To impact every single child on Earth by ensuring they grow up with a meaningful relationship with their father.
To provide meaningful mentorship to every father in every stage of fatherhood.
1. Effective fatherhood is essentially three loving relationships. A relationship with yourself, the mother of your child, and a relationship with your child. In that order.
2. Fathers need to have the fierceness of a lion. Lions are the king of the jungle for one reason, their attitude. A father needs to have the same fierceness in developing their child.
3. Fathers need to have the mental discipline of a Spartan soldier. You must constantly be on guard and willing to fight in every single circumstance.
4. Fathers must be constantly growing. Fatherhood can be an uncomfortable thing. A father must do things every day that will challenge them and help them grow.
NONE. We are not experts, we are not perfect, and we don't pretend to be. We are simply fathers wanting a better future for our children and for all children, everywhere.
We've kickstarted our 30 for 30 campaign. We are talking to 30 Fathers over 30 Days to discuss solutions to the biggest problems facing Fathers. In Episode 1, I interview my Father to learn his secrets on how he built a solid foundation of Fatherhood!
In episode 2, we go international! We talk to Manchester, UK based Johnny Hurst from FTHR.hood Clothing, The Parental Mental Health Brand. We discuss his AWESOME coffee campaign that is hyper-focused on fathers mental health awareness. His desire to get fathers talking about mental health is incredibly motivating and was directly influenced by his own mental health journey.
In episode 3 of our 30 for 30, we talk with Luke Ross from Dads Digging Deeper. Luke discusses his journey from a 17 year old Marine to having the hardest battle of his life when his son was born 2 months premature! His passion for donating to the Phoenix Children's Foundation is enthralling. Click the link below to check out what he is doing!
Episode 4 of our 30 for 30 Campaign! I talked to Shane Achey from Hero Dad Mission about taking the average father and making him a Super Hero. Shane openly talks about how they were told they would have a 1% chance of getting pregnant. Did he let this stop him? NO WAY! Shane and his wife overcame all odds to go on to have four children! He does the whole interview with his daughter in his arms, so his wife can have a break. Talk about a real Super Hero Dad! Become a super hero dad by clinking the link below!
Our next episode in our 30 For 30 Campaign! Today I talk to one of my best friends, Jason. Jason openly talks about the challenges he faces with being gone so often as a Special Operations EOD Tech with the Army. We discuss the challenges he faced growing up with divorced parents and the patience his father showed him when Jason started to ask some very explosive questions about why his dad "left."
In Episode 6 of our 30 For 30 Campaign, we talk to John Francis from the amazing organization, Fathers Eve! Every year, on the day before fathers day, John brings together an impressive community of fathers to celebrate the special day. John founded Fathers Eve accidently and it has since spread to communities all over the country! HIs desire to get men together and to get them talking is unlike anything I have seen before.
In episode 7 of our campaign to talk to 30 different men about fatherhood, we talk to Jesse Jarvis from Dare to Dad. We discuss how fatherhood is changing and this generation of fathers is the most lonely generation, EVER. It is way more difficult to ask for advice from previous generations about today's problems. Seeking advice on how to talk about complex issues such as screen time and sexual orientation are almost impossible to discuss with our fathers because these issues didn't exist back then.
In this episode of 30 For 30, Dinash Lal from Buffalo based Fatherhood First unleashes a storm of wisdom! Dinash talks about the need to be intentional with how you father. Every aspect of your day has to be guarded and if you are not intentional with your father style, then life will get in the way and will raise your kids without you. His core values are deep and it is obvious that he has put some serious thought in how he raises his children.
Episode 9 finds us talking to Cody Truitt from Of Sound Mind_Feed. Cody talks about the importance of showing your core values to everyone, not just a select few. He is unashamed of his Christian beliefs and how he incorporates them in his fathering style. Listen all the way through the end to hear the AMAZINGLY well thought out "last piece of advice" Cody drops. It will hit you like a ton of fatherly bricks!
In episode 10 of our campaign to talk to 30 different men about fatherhood, we talk to Brandon Jones from Be Dadly. Brandon is a parenting coach that trains fathers to go from average to elite. In this episode we get talking about how the connection we make with our kids is way more important than the correction we are trying to implement. The way we discipline our children needs to be radically altered so that we display our love for our children. Gone are the days of punishing children so severely that they never want to perform the act again. Now, we focus disciplining with true love at the front of our minds.
In episode 11 of our 30 for 30 campaign, we sit down with Anthony Ray from Dad, Can We Talk? Anthony gives me the profound and easy achievable strategy of continuing to tell our story no matter what. DO. NOT. STOP. He talks about how he was raised by hip hop music and learning manhood from the industry. Realizing he did not want that for his children, Anthony fought against the norms from TV and music to develop loving relationships with his children.
In today's episode, it was an honor to talk to Alex Montros from Dads Step Up! Alex is an entrepreneur and super motivating guy. We cover topics such as how you have to keep your promises, especially the ones you made with yourself. Alex brings up the awesome idea of fathers leading a family meeting regularly so the whole family can get on the same page with what is happening.
Episode 13 is here! Check out my conversation with Pierre Azzam from Braver Man. Pierre is a psychiatrist that focuses on Men's Mental Health. He has decided that his specialty will be working with fathers, especially new fathers. Watch as we discuss what affects new fathers the most. Pierre explains how dads face post partum depression and anxiety just like their mom counterparts.
Episode number 14 is here! Join me as I talk to Steve Mistovich from Hall of Fame Fatherhood. Steve shares how his high school graduation gift was a child! His first child was born even before he received his diploma. He shares how he navigated learning how to be a man, learning how to be a father, and just learning life in general. Join our conversation!
30 for 30 Campaign Marches on! Ep. 15 is out. We talked to Dashar Holloway from Parenthood News and Fatherhood Village. Too often, we as husbands and fathers get focused on the little things that don't matter. We don't give enough credit to our stay-at-home partners for everything they do. They are the ones keeping our children alive when we are gone all day working. We tend to lose focus on how important of a task that is. Dashar explains how holding your spouse's day to a certain standard in hurting your marriage.
EP. 16 Is here! What do you do when your doctor says that you won't live to see your child grow up due to your alcoholism? For Ferocious Fathers, the answer is easy. YOU GET SOBER! Thats exactly what Matt Strain did. Join my conversation with Matt from Daddys Not Drinking. His struggle from alcoholism to participating in triathlons is incredibly inspirational. Matt is a stay at home Dad who is also an ambassador for nonalcoholic beer. You don't want to miss this one!
Welcome back to Ep. 17 of the Ferocious Fatherhood Podcast. Today we talk to Chris Rodack from Rising Father. He started Rising Father because he was tired of seeing all his male friends not enjoy how they were living. He talks about how he was tired of living the way that he was and decided to do something about it. Chris and I have an awesome conversation about investing in yourself, making spit oaths, and being present for your kids. Listen to the end to hear his last piece of awesome advice.
Ep. 18 of The Ferocious Fatherhood Podcast sees us sitting down with Thomas Ransome. Thomas is a pastor in New Jersey with a 4 year old son and a newborn daughter. We talk about breakng the generational wounding that father's can inflict upon our children when we repeat the same bad habits we saw growing up. Thomas talks about the challenges he faces raising mixed ethnicity children and how he plans on fighting the stereotypes. He weaves scripture into his mindset of seeing people for who they and not what society says about them.
In this episode of the Ferocious Fatherhood Podcast, we talk with Orlon Vincent from Fatherhood Mastery. Orlon explains that when you forgive someone, it really sets you free, not them. He talks about how he learned to let go of the resentment to his father. Letting go of that resentment allowed him to become a better individual, husband, and father! The ability this man has to dive deep into his own reflections and change who he is, is exceptional!
Your job requires more and more out of you. Your relationships take what little time you already have away. Your obligations consume the rest of what's left. Have you ever wondered how you find time for yourself? As a Ferocious Father it is important to take time to ensure that your life is centered. Lee Kaburis explains the importance of taking the time that you need. Whether it is first thing in the morning or an extra hour over lunch, you need to carve out time for yourself so that you can be more productive when your family needs you to be.
Fatherhood is simple, but far from easy. Fatherhood is not one size fits all and there are no experts in this game. With this in mind, we strive for constant improvement. If we can just be a little better than we were yesterday, improvement is inevitable, and the next generation will better. We provide ideas to fathers of all walks of life to become better individuals, spouses, and fathers.
My name is Shane G. I spent my childhood with a strong model of what it meant to be a man, father, and effective member of society. It was not until my early adulthood that I understood the significance of what my father did for me. It was another couple of years before I realized other men didn't know these lessons. I recognized a need t
My name is Shane G. I spent my childhood with a strong model of what it meant to be a man, father, and effective member of society. It was not until my early adulthood that I understood the significance of what my father did for me. It was another couple of years before I realized other men didn't know these lessons. I recognized a need to help solve a myriad of the world's issues. With this, an idea was born. Fathers are some seriously fierce men. Fatherhood is not for the weak. Let me say it again, FATHERS ARE SOME OF THE MOST FEROCIOUS CREATURES ON THE PLANET. The importance of fathers cannot be overlooked. We are responsible for raising the next generation with our equally fierce mother counterparts.