We live in the most connected time in history. Technology has all but eliminated geographical barriers. All we need now are those transporter rooms from Star Trek and we can beam to grandma’s house instantly.
Despite the fun and functional applications of technology, there’s a danger to limitless accessibility. We’ve developed the bad habit of connecting with everyone except the people right next to us.
Look around the next time you’re standing in line at Starbucks, or even sitting down at a restaurant. Most people are staring at their phones instead of paying attention to the person across the table.
In this episode of Dad Life Rules), Wes and I talk about discovering creative outlets, finding mentors, and applying the love/like ratio to your priorities.
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In this episode, Wes and I discuss:
- Being proud of what you’re currently creating
- How dads can encourage creative expression
- What apprenticeship means to mastery
- Why relationships fuel our inspiration
- The process of adapting priorities
- Establishing and respecting boundaries
- How to be intentional with where you spend your attention
- Making space to support and encourage your spouse even if you don’t understand why something is important
- Maintaining open, evolving communication with your spouse
- A Batman vs. Superman rant
- The importance of surrounding yourself with gracious, humble friends
Quotes and takeaways
- You’re going to love your kids, but still be annoyed by other kids.
- You will never regret playing with your kids.
- Be aware of when you’re engaging with technology around your kid.
- Joy is a stronger source of inspiration than conflict.
- ”The healthier our relationships are, the stronger our foundation to become holistically successful.” —Wes Molebash
- “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” —Henry Ford
- “You have plenty of time in your day to do what you love. You don’t have a lot of time to do what you like.” —Jon Acuff
- “Life is not a support system for art. Art is a support system for life.” —Stephen King
Do you struggle with distraction? Are you spending more time on things you love or like? How present are you in everyday moments? Share in the comments
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