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Dads: You Need to be a Stoic


This is the week we’ve been waiting for.


Well, at least I have been waiting for, along with the 30 plus Ripped Dads participants.


This is a journey for them to become stronger in mind, body and spirit.


The program is tough, it's meant to be that way. There needs to be some pressure applied if someone wants to create a real transformation in their life.


I am sure this opinion may not be popular with today’s PC culture, but I couldn’t care less.


As a Dad, with a capital D, you need to be stoic.


Your children are always watching you. They need a rock in their lives. Even if you are feeling a certain way, you serve no one as a Dad being captive to your emotions.


In my humble but accurate opinion, it is part of your responsibility to bring daily discipline to the home, to bring strength in terms of physical strength, protection, spiritual strength, wisdom and an emotional calmness to your household.


You cannot do this if you don’t have some working knowledge of the brain and if you yourself aren’t living a disciplined life, day in and day out.

That doesn’t mean you cannot have fun, in fact, I’d argue that daily discipline leads to more fun and freedom in your life.


When is the last time you intentionally made yourself uncomfortable?


When is the last time you went more than a day without eating?


When is the last time that you put yourself into a tough, and even frightening physical situation/test?


The ironic thing is that if you try to avoid these things, then you are going to be regularly uncomfortable.


Mind as well seek them out.


Something to think about.


-Kyle Newell


P.S-If you’d like to get a FREE copy of our Ripped Dad’s Fasting Manual as well as a 10-minute video guide to help you put together your own home workout, go to: www.newellstrength.com/ripped