Guard the Guardians

Guard the Guardians with Sean Hansen is a show with the sole purpose of helping active military, veterans, first responders, and their families live better lives whether it's overcoming trauma, managing finances, improving relationships, getting in shape, or anything in between.
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Mar 21, 2017

Today we speak with Larry Hagner, founder of the Good Dad Project and author of the best-selling book The Dad's Edge. Larry grew up in an abusive environment and struggled through a series of traumas as a kid. As an adult he found himself repeating some of the same mistakes with his own children. It was recognizing this destructive pattern that prompted him to make a change. He started treating self development as his top objective so that he could be the best possible father to his kids.

Over the last several years, Larry has been working with fathers from around the world to help them become better dads for their own families. Larry also hosts a top-rated podcast, The Good Dad Project, that brings weekly advice to fathers on how to improve themselves and their performance.

In this episode, Larry shares his perspective on the characteristics and specific behaviors that help him and other fathers be truly present and supportive for their families. Over the past two years, I've found his humble and genuine manner and down-to-earth advice incredibly helpful. If you find yourself constantly having stress at home, whether it's because of your job, combat stress, or any other reason, then this episode will help you get your headspace right so that you can really be there for your family. Larry also delves into how he persevered through the tragedy of losing his son and the mindset that helped keep his family together.



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