Why I’m a Family Man with a Business (And Not a Businessman with a Family) – with Jon Vroman

A lot of us are hard-charging employees, side hustlers, or business owners who are looking to grow, get that promotion, or just make more money. But we can’t forget the most important people in our lives: our spouses and our children.

Today, we’re going to talk about how we can practice putting family first and how it’ll help us be even more successful in our financial lives.

Jon Vroman is my guest today. He’s married to his wife Tatyana and he’s a father to two energetic and playful boys, Tiger and Ocean, and they live in Austin, Texas.

Jon is a bestselling author and the founder of a global network of men at Front Row Dads. They believe in being family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.

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6 Family First Tips for Business Travelers

I’ve been in the corporate event marketing business for a little over 12 years now.  It’s a fun industry to be part of.  The thrill of a live event, being a part of a global product launch and traveling around the world can be very exciting.

That life can also be quite draining on your relationship with your family.

I’m writing this as I’m traveling on a week-long trip to Europe for a global sales opportunity.  If we win this business, it could be a big deal for our company.  But honestly, all I can think about is my family and how I can’t wait to go home.

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How to Fight Cancer as a Family – with Gene Villeneuve

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1 million people in the United States get cancer each year.  Globally, that number rises to around 15 million people.

As sad as those statistics are, they are just that … only statistics.  Until cancer affects you, your family or someone close to you, you don’t realize the seriousness of the disease.  At least that was the case with me.

One of our close family members was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  She is a young mother of four, a wife, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin and a friend to so many.  Because she is a light in so many people’s lives, her struggle to fight this disease has become her family’s struggle.

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Honey, I died.  Here’s what to do with the life insurance money.

Hello Nicole.  I’m not really dead.

Sorry about that spooky title.

But if I do die unexpectedly, I want you to give you and the kids a clear path to feel safe and well taken care of …

Hence why I’m writing this letter to you today …

The Warm Blanket of Life Insurance

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4 Newlywed Debt Destruction Tips

In 2010, my wife Nicole and I got married and started our lives together. Financially speaking, we both really enjoyed the DINK (double income with no kids) status in our first year of marriage.  We had a blast going to music festivals, vacationing in the Caribbean and treating ourselves to countless steak dinners.  

But something was looming that I hadn’t addressed … My mountain of debt that I brought into the marriage.  

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Investing Made Simple – with Scott Alan Turner

Investing for retirement … We all know how important it is. But where do we start?!

How much money do we need? Do we work with a broker? How do we make sure we’re investing correctly?

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My Tim Ferriss Inspired Morning

Earlier this year, my brother-in-law suggested I listen to Tim Ferriss Show since I was getting into podcasts.  He enjoyed his random topics, high profile guests and Tim’s irreverent humor.  I gave it a try and I’ve been enjoying it a lot.

Tim usually has guests on the podcast that have incredible backgrounds like life coaches (Tony Robbins), best selling authors (Seth Godin) and oscar winning actors (Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton).  He interviews these guests and dissects their daily habits to learn more about why they are so successful.

One of the questions he always asks his guests:

“What is your morning ritual? “

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Is Work-Life Balance a Myth?

Last month, work was insane.

I traveled out of town nearly every week.   And when I was in the office, I worked some decently late hours.

It was a stressful time for both me and my family.

Thankfully, October is already looking to be a better month so I’ll just chalk it up to the insanity of meeting my year-end sales goals.

I’m happy to say that frantic September is not the norm at my job.   My employer challenges me and asks a lot of me, but also gives me the freedom to enjoy other parts of my life.

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