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Wellness Wednesdays – The Beginning

Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays are here to help your wellbeing.

Would you agree that the health and wellbeing of you and your family begins with yourself?

Doctors are here to react to problems. Most practitioners are not particularly active in preventing disease in the first place.

That responsibility lies with you.

So it is important that we understand the basics of how to prevent disease and live a healthy lifestyle.

Why Wellness Wednesdays?

There is so much information out there to help us, yet so many people remain ignorant.

Our governments keep telling us we should live healthier lives. Yet most of us think we are immune to the dangers until it is too late.

Have you ever thought about your health and decided to do something about it?

Yes? But the new regime lasted only a few days.

Or have you thought you should become healthier, but decided you would put it off for a little while longer?

Look around you and you can see the outcome of this type of thinking.

The world is growing obese and lazy.

Wellness Wednesdays

Are You Unhealthy and Unfit?

It is not up to me to say whether you fit into this category, but you know yourself.

If you are not healthy, then what is this saying to your kids?

I am not saying you should shop only at the organic shop and go grab a lifetime gym membership.

All I am saying is that you can begin to change your ignorance.

You can stop deluding yourself when it comes to your personal health.

Did you read my previous post called ‘Tuesday Tweaks’?

If so, I am suggesting taking a similar approach to health for you and your family.

Wellness Wednesdays will be a weekly health tip you can introduce into your life. Advice, if followed, that will take you a step closer to good health.

What Do You Need To Do?

So what is my first tip?

In theory this one is easy to do, but much harder to follow through with.

I am challenging you to start taking responsibility for your health and wellbeing today.

Take a good look in the mirror and be honest with yourself and answer these questions:

  1. Do I take responsibility for my own health?
  2. Do I exercise on a regular basis?
  3. Do I set a good example for my family?
  4. Do I try to improve my knowledge about living a healthy lifestyle?
  5. Do I care enough about myself to do what is necessary to get healthy?

The bottom line is as follows:

At Proud To Be A Dad we want to help you become healthy, but you have to want to do it yourself.

Wellness Wednesdays are here to play some part in helping us achieve those goals.

Terry Jenkins
Founder
Proud To Be A Dad

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Tuesday Tweaks – Changes to improve you and your family’s lives

Proud To Be A Dad Tuesday Tweaks

Tuesday Tweaks are a new concept from Proud To Be A Dad.

So what are we tweaking and why?

A Bit Of Background

In 2013 I went through a major shift in my philosophy about life.

I discovered that I could be so much more than what I had been so far. 

I could be someone better, with more to offer others.

So I went on a voyage of discovery to see what I could become. I investigated many ways of improving the person I was and achieving my goals in life.

In fact that is a bit of a lie, because at that time I didn’t have any goals in life. Not any worth mentioning anyway!

So I plunged into all sorts of books, audio and video training on how to improve your lot in life and help others.

It was a revelation, even if it was 30 years late!!

Darren Hardy

One of the people I stumbled across was a guy by the name of Darren Hardy. He was the editor of Success Magazine.

In his role of editor, he had interviewed many successful millionaires over the years. In doing so he discovered many traits that appeared again and again.

Now Darren has a few books and trainings out there, which I recommend you Google if you want to find out more.

One of those trainings/books was ‘The Compound Effect’:

I had this book as an audio book so I could listen to it in the car. At the time I was traveling a lot going to training seminars because of my business.

Well this book changed my life.

Up until then I was struggling with the person I had become.

I realized I had to change.

My problem was how much I needed to change to become the person I wanted to be. How could I make such wholesale changes?

This is where ‘The Compound Effect’ made such a radical change to my life.

What Darren proposed was that you can become a better person just a little bit at a time. Making small improvements along the way.

The ‘compound effect’ of these changes resulted in the big changes you needed over time.

It is like investing a dollar a day in a savings account. Not much to sacrifice, but at the end of the year you have $365.

Not only that you gain interest on your investment.

At the end of the year results are much bigger than the original investment.

Tuesday Tweaks

This strategy is what I want to put into Tuesday Tweaks.

At Proud To Be A Dad, I will propose one small change you can make each week to improve.

It could improve yourself, your family, your relationships, your finances.

So starting next week I will begin on a journey to improve every one of us over the coming years. I include myself in that, because I feel we all have room for improvement.

I will post each ‘Tweak’ as a blog on Proud To Be A Dad and share it on social media.

Sound like a plan you could invest in? 

Then get yourself on our mailing list:

 

 

or ‘like’ our Facebook page and we will keep you informed each time a new ‘Tuesday Tweak’ is available.

Terry Jenkins
Founder
Proud To Be A Dad

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Proud To Be A Dad – What’s That About?

Proud To Be A Dad

Are you ‘Proud To Be A Dad’ – do you want your kids to grow up to a better future?

Okay, it’s a silly question, as most normal, morality balanced parent would say a resounding ‘Yes’.

But, let’s face it, for most mortals, being a dad is not an easy role.

That warm glow of expectation soon disappears once reality hits.

The glossy paint of being a new father dissipates during the first month. All those sleepless nights, 3am feeds and toxic diaper changes take their toll.

The question then is ‘How do you get that immense pride back and keep it forever?’.

Proud To Be A DadAt Proud To Be A Dad, we want to help mankind get the skills it needs to produce kids that improve on ourselves.

We want to help you leave a legacy through your children.

But our goals run deeper than that.

 School Sucks

You have to admit it. When it comes to preparing you for fatherhood, schools suck.

Parenting is THE most important role we undertake as adults. But we receive no preparation for it during our formative years.

Once baby number one arrives we are thrust into parenthood in unceremonious fashion. Society just expects us to get on with it.

For most dads, the role of a father doesn’t appear ingrained in most of us in the same way nature does with a mother.

Yet the role as a father is one of the most important ones in society.

Tradition dictates that dads are the head of the family. Our traditional role is to discipline the children and be the figurehead they aspire to be like.

Our competence as a parent has a great bearing on whether our child develops a life of happiness. To a great extent our parenting skills will determine if they become an asset to society or a liability.

But the fact remains that the majority of us are not equipped to fulfill the role of a great parent. Not at the beginning at least.

Many of us flounder with the role model of our own Father to base our parenting style upon. The problem is, there are many, many poor fathers out there who seem clueless.

Proud To Be A Dad

This is why I started Proud To Be A Dad.

As parents, the future development of mankind depends on the quality of the children we raise. And on the children they raise.

At Proud To Be A Dad, I want to help fathers become better than their own parents. I want your children to have a better start than you did, irrespective of how good your upbringing was.

Okay, if you had a great childhood, with encouraging, positive parents, that is fantastic. But you can still use this advantage to help others.

Discipline and enforcing discipline does not come easy to many parents.

We have all seen the ‘brat’ like kids.

We have seen the parents that yell at their kids and the kids that yell back at them.

Chances are, these parents are just following a family trait. It is more than likely their parents yelled at them too.

I want to see if we can break the cycle of mediocre parenting that is so prevalent in many areas of the world.

Parenting that fails due to lack of knowledge.

Launch

Proud To Be A Dad launched on 1st October 2016. It is my vehicle to put something back into society and I welcome you here my friend.

I am hoping that over time the project will be self funding and allow myself to work full time on helping other dads.

Proud To Be A Dad launched with a website :

http://proudtobeadad.com/

A Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Proud-To-Be-A-Dad

And an online store:

https://proud-to-be-a-dad.com/store/

 

Crusade

So Proud To Be A Dad is a bit of a crusade:

  • I want to help fathers to help themselves. I want to help dads become the best they can be.
  • I want to help dads to educate themselves on how to be a great parent.
  • I want dads to take responsibility for their own and their family’s health.
  • I want dads to lead a balanced and full life, not fixated on just one area, such as work.
  • I want to help dads creating lasting memories for their family.
  • I want to create a better world for our kids because they had better parents to raise them.
  • I want to help dads be better dads because they see it as being the right thing to do.

Me

I had a great childhood. I had loving parents, so that helped.

I suffered some bullying at school, but nothing much.

I married at 21 and had my first child at 25. I now have 4 children that have grown up. The youngest is still in her teens.

I have survived 2 broken marriages and am now married to Sonya.

When I reflect back, I had times when I was an awesome dad. I also had times where I screwed things up pretty bad. It is all part of the parental learning curve.

Still, my children and myself survived the traumas and still reminisce on the good times.

I could have done a much better job, not just as a father, but also as a husband.

I know now I should have taken steps to have learned how to fulfill those roles better. Through education and through understanding more about how to be a better person.

Alas, I was in my fifties before I discovered that truth and set out to rectify it. Too late to influence my kids in their formative years, but not too late to encourage you and other parents.

The Future

So that is why Proud To Be A Dad exists.

I can’t promise what the future holds for us all. I am pretty certain that my initial vision will change over time. It will change as I understand what dads want and need to better themselves.

I want to help dads to not screw up as often and raise kids that are an asset to society.

Most of all I want you to be ‘Proud To Be A Dad’.

Terry Jenkins
Founder
Proud To Be A Dad