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Is Your Home A Safe Place?

Posted by Aaron Walker on Apr 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

How are you as a father? How do you interact with your kids? Are you verbally abusive? How do you instill discipline in your home? I want you to really think through the way you discipline your kids. The environment that you're creating at home, like are they excited when you get home? Are they like looking forward to it or they like run and jump up in your arms or they like run into the room and hiding or they're coward and down and they don't want anything to do with you because dad's in a bad mood?

 

Topics: Accountability, Character, Marriage, Family, Relationships, Success, Significance, Priorities, Tips, Parenting, Commitment, Clarity, Burden, Encourage, Encouragement, Father, Father Figure, Guide, Advice, Joy, Legacy

How To Get Your Wayward cChildren Back

Posted by Aaron Walker on Mar 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Some of you guys, my heart goes out for you today because you're dealing with children that you have a broken relationship with. You don't have any ties, any connections.

Here's what I want you to do today. Reach out to those kids today with maybe a word of encouragement, maybe a hug on them, love on them. Tell them that you love them.

I am not saying condone what they've done. We have a lot of kids out there that are knuckleheads that have done the wrong thing. They've made bad decisions. But let me remind you of something. You made some bad decisions yourself as a child, as a teenager, as a young adult. Don't hold them to a standard that you're not willing to adhere to yourself when you were a younger kid. Let's show some grace.

Be the bigger person. What I am saying is there is nothing that they would do that would separate my love and willingness to go out and pursue them. Maybe you need to say "Hey I don't agree with what you're doing but I want you to know that I will spend my last quarter helping you if you're willing to change."

Don't love your passbook more than you do your kid. You got to love them back to you not beat them into submission.

 

 

Topics: Motivation, Accountability, Family, Relationships, Success, Significance, Priorities, Parenting, Commitment, Discipline, Clarity, Development, Burden, Decisions, Crossroads, Wisdom, Be The Light, Encouragement, Be An Encouragement, Leadership, Father, Determination, Patience, Purpose

My Teenager is Having Sex And I Don't Know What To Do

Posted by Aaron Walker on Mar 24, 2021 9:09:06 AM

Twenty years ago, my eldest just started driving. While I was teaching her I asked her to speed up until both of us are nervous. I wasn't even sure how fast we were going! And then I asked her to slow down. She asked me why I asked her to do that, and I answered because I want her to know what it will do. I took the mystery out of that driving experience, which could get her into trouble. Since then Brooke has not gotten any speeding ticket.

This past week, one of the Mastermind members came to the group and told us his teenage daughter is having sex. It broke our hearts. Listen, I am not casting stones at anyone. Dads, I am talking to you! We can do preventive measures to avoid this. Moms, you're very important.


We used to go to the mountains once a year and I remove my dad hat off. I made it comfortable for them to to talk about anything. And yes, we talked about sex. I didn't make them feel it's taboo! I didn't tell them "Go talk to your Mom!"
I remember I talked to them one at a time. I told them, "no man on the planet is going to tell you the truth like I will about the topic of sex." So I told them what men are thinking, what they will say that are all lies. I gave them a book, Every Man's Battle because I want them to understand how a man thinks.


My point is, we have to open the conversation to talk to our kids. Men, never again should you tell them to talk to your wife about things that you can.
Keep in mind, you also need to be a good model.


God entrusted us our kids to teach them. Take time. Open up a dialogue.
An interesting statistics, the number one deterrent to avoid teenage sex is having dinner together as a family.


So, even if it's uncomfortable, we have to tell them the truth.

https://www.amazon.com/Every-Mans-Battle.../dp/0307457974

 

Topics: Life Coaching, Accountability, Family, Relationships, Significance, Priorities, Tips, Preparation, Discipline, Clarity, Decisions, Crossroads, Be The Light, Encouragement, Father, RoadMap, Execution, Truth, Experience, Purpose

Always Kiss Me Goodnight

Posted by Aaron Walker on Feb 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM

You can make all the money you want, you can be as successful as you want, you can impress everybody, you can own whatever but if your family is not right, it's all useless. That is why I talk about the family about 75% more times than I do business.


Robin has a sign that sits on her nightstand and it says "always kiss me goodnight." So for 37 years now, almost every day, every year of our marriage, about 99 and half percent of the time we always practice this.

The Bible teaches us not to go to bed at night letting the anger stay with you. You got to deal with it. And even though we've gone to bed some nights, we fight just like you do, no we're not perfect, but Robin always comes up to me and kisses me goodnight. Kind of softens the anger a little bit. We'll talk through it and work through it. It's important that we deal with things. There are other things in life that we dealt with that have been instrumenta but Robin has taken the lead role in this. She said it's not healthy for us to go to bed angry at night.

Guys I want you to honor your wife. Ladies, do the same to your husband. Maybe implement that strategy yourself and get that little sign so you can can have a great relationship. Don't go to bed angry. A lot of times people say well a good night sleep will do you good but I'm going to tell you, a good night sleep just let you be passive and you just sweep it undr the rug. And there will be a day that you'll deal with it. It will be a lot easier to deal with things that day.

Honor that covenant because it will pay huge dividends in the future. Our families are the most important relationships on the planet. So honor them well and I just want you to pay attention. Always kiss me goodnight and it will serve you well.

Topics: Life Coaching, Character, Family, Relationships, Success, Significance, Parenting, Clarity, Wife, Decisions, Crossroads, Wisdom, Encouragement, Leadership, Guide, Communication, Attitude, Legacy, Personality, Anger

Daddy, Can We Play?

Posted by Aaron Walker on Feb 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Great habits and good company have a way of turning times like this from tragedy to triumph.

While I was working on the new personal assessment that I'm putting together for our community. When I was reading through the family section, it kind of touched me, my own heart. I started thinking about my own family, and my daughters and my grandkids.

Guys, listen, I want you to lean in. Family is the most important dynamic of what we deal with each and everyday. I am all fired up about making money. I love to make money. I never want to take away from making more money today. Don't hear me wrong. I'm not saying making money's wrong. I want you to go make all the money that you can. Absolutely. What I don't want you to do is do it at the expense of your family.
And what's difficult for some of you guys to hear right now is you're young, you've got a lot of financial obligations and responsibilities ahead of you. I know you're torn. I get it man. Listen, believe me, for 40 years I've been getting that. I understand it. But some of you guys are doing this success thing at the expense of your children.

Anybody can be a father but it takes a real man to be a daddy. I want you to build those boundaries. And be careful. When you come home at night and your little Billy or Susie says, "Daddy can we play?" Man shut those electronics off and go out in the yard and play with those kids. They never ever will ask you "Hey Daddy, how much money did you make today?" They don't care. What they want is your time and listen. Spend the time with them. Don't cheat them out of the most important part of your day.
Don't come home exhausted. Man up and go out there an play with those kids. And I promise you the returns on that time invested will be invaluable.

Don't waste your whole life coming home one day with a pocketful of money to a house full of strangers.
When you get old like me, fat and bald headed, you can look back and not have regrets.

Again, make all the money you can but man when those kids come up to you and say "Daddy can we go out and play?" Just answer "Yes, I'm on my way!"

 

 

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