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In this Fun Friday we recap ways you can stop making excuses and showing up for your loved ones the way they need. The items covered this week can make a tremendous impact on your family when you lean in and do the work.
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And press them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home, when you walk along the road, when you lie down, when you get up. And again, guys talking about sharing the word with, with with their family, and leading them well. And I spent a lot of time unpacking that verse on our spiritual kick. Go check that out.
Okay, then what? And in our last episode we talked a a lot about living for our, our kids. Cuz I got this text from my wife. It was just a little picture of this thing. It’s talking about, uh, I, I get tired of hearing people say they’re die for the kids. Try living instead. Practice sobriety. Practice better health, uh, physically and mentally.
And actually that your kids don’t need you to die for ’em. They need you to live. I need you to live. So I unpacked that. I talked about, you know, how can you live for them physically, how can you live for them mentally? How can you live for them to be a strong father? How can you live for them and actually be a spiritual leader?
Really unpacked a lot of tips there. Guys. Not gonna rehash all that here on this fun Friday, but I do encourage you to go back and check that that episode out because that was one guys, I poured my heart out in that one. I shared some areas that I’m the fishing in that are really. Impactful for, for me, some areas that, that we’re trying new for our family.
You know what, uh, you’re never going to grow until you try some new things. So, hey, go back. You may feel like you’re stuck. You feel like you’re stuck. I get it. Go listen to that episode. You got some tips. Try to apply ’em now, you know, for a fun Friday. What am I gonna do? I’m gonna give you a health tip. A wealth tip, and a self tip.
Cuz I think they’re just important. I think they’re important to give you guys some tips just to, to to, to try to improve. Do I do all these things? No, but I do try to take things that are really applicable, that I’ve learned, that I’ve tried. Sometimes I don’t stick with all these things, but I just want to pass along these ideas to help you.
All right. So from a health tip standpoint, here’s your health tip for the week. Proper form and equipment is key when it’s working out. Okay? Now, what am I talking about here? So, if you’re a runner, shoes are everything. Everything. If you start, so if you start running and you have some crappy shoes, let’s just call ’em what they are.
Crappy shoes. You’re gonna, you’re gonna just be m. I did not believe this until I got some really good running shoes and those shoes, you know, that’s what I use ’em for. I’m not wearing them around the house. I, I mean, I, us, I usually, I’m just running with them, which they are kind of cool looking. So I have warmer church some from time to time, but they running shoes make a big difference.
And I was, I was commenting on my buddy Steven, he had some nice shoes the other day and he was telling me, I’m not going to name them brands, but he found a brand that was important to him that that performed well and it took away, alleviated a lot of his pain. And look, if you run, you need to make sure that you’re comfortable, okay?
And it, that it’s so important. So spend, you’re gonna have to spend some time, do some research, and you’re also have to spend some money. Guys, you have to budget for this. Running shoes are not, Okay, so you don’t have to spend a little bit of money here, but I promise you, and it is worth it. Cause once I finally got some, some, some good running shoes, man, just a game changer that that’s, it’s not gonna turn you into many from, uh, sound lot.
You’re not gonna be over there jumping fences and things like that. But you will, it will make a big impact for you. So definitely have, have good equipment there. And I also said proper form, when I say proper form, when it comes to working. Because if you’re hit the gym and you start lifting, you got to know form first and foremost.
Okay. I’ve seen a lot of reels lately on Instagram. I’ve shared a few of ’em with some buddies around people when they hit the gym at the beginning of the year and they see the people that are in the gym for the first time. Right. Just how, how bad their form is and all these crazy things they’re doing.
But the harsh reality is also, so those reels are funny. I mean, I’ll lose my mind laughing at ’em sometimes. Like reality is you get hurt. You could get hurt if you don’t know what you’re doing inside of a gym. So you need to learn the basics. You need to learn the basics of a bench, of a squat, how to do a proper curl, how do a good row, right?
And for some of these things you may wanna consider, just consider this starting on a machine first. Okay. Now I’m a big free weight guy. I love freeways. In my opinion, that’s the only way to go. Free weights, kettlebells, things like that. Anytime that you have to actually control that weight. Right? But machines are more forgiving, okay?
They will help you with your form. So if you’re, if you’re just getting started, consider staying away from the free weights at the. And go to machines first. Then once you build some foundational understanding of what these are, then you start mixing in free weights. But I will warn you, free weights, you better be careful.
You don’t go as heavy as you think. Go down, start with to get that form down because it’s most important. Most important to control that weight and whatever that movement is. This takes practice. There’s lots of YouTubes and things like that out there, but a great way to do in a lot of these gyms is just look at others and ask.
And, and, and don’t be afraid to ask the question and get you in a spot for, for real guys. Particularly when it comes to mentioning, get a spot. That way you will actually push yourself. So there are a couple tips for health. Get that proper form and get you some good equipment. Alright, now, wealth tip. I’ve read, I, I read, I read this and this week’s book of the week, and this was a really interesting tip around.
And she called it the 60, 20 20 rule of investing. So 60, 20, 20. Cuz we’re investing for the long term guys. That’s, I’m, that’s, I’m all about that. Right. I’m not a, I’m not a short term guy. I’m investing for the long term. That’s what I’m looking for. And everybody knows that diversification’s key, you need to be diversified, right?
That’s, that’s one-on-one stuff. And for some investors, you may wanna have an system in place that says you can roll a dice from time to. And, and, and, and have an actual systematic way of doing it. And this is the formula. Use this formula cuz you can have some fun while you’re doing your investment research.
So what you got going on is you put 60%, 60% goes into that medium risk territory, okay? That’s your long-term focus, right? Cause you know the market’s gonna go up, it’s gonna go down, it’s gonna fluctuate, but you’re gonna put 60% in the market in an area that you. Pretty good about, right? This is your mutual funds, your ets that are your morals, your index type stuff, right?
That it’s, that’s rolling, that, that, you know, uh, there’s some volatility, but at the end of the day, based off the historical market trend, it’s gonna go in the right direction. Now, you can take 20, you can put that in a high risk. So high risk, high payoff, right? This is where you may lose some sleep. So if this is not for you, maybe you don’t wanna do that.
20, maybe you wanna knock that down to 10. But the idea. Have some part of your investment in a little bit of a higher risk area of the market, because if it does pay off, you have that high payoff. Right? That’s also how you make sure that you get the, your risk tolerance the right way, and that you don’t want 80% of your, your investment in that high risk.
Right? That’s a very, that’s a very good way to, to get you some exposure without opening you up. Too bad for bad things to happen. That leaves 2020, uh, 20 other percent. That 20 other percent is a low payoff, low risk area. So this is kinda like, you’re boring, but safe stuff, right? This is your basic blockchain attack and maybe some bonds or whatever you wanna look at, but you know your return’s gonna be there, you know, it’s, but you also know it’s not gonna be a great return.
So 60 and medium, 20 in that high risk, 20 in that low risk. That’s a pretty good balance right there. So that 60, 20, 20 rule of investing, I thought it was pretty. This is something that, that, that is worth evaluating and looking at your portfolio and seeing how you have that thing structured. Okay? Cuz again, if you’re gonna be a good steward of what God has, has given you, what God is blessing you, you need to really think about how you’re investing.
Okay? Now your self tip. I think I brought this up on our Wednesday episode, but in case you missed it, the self tip is very simple. Go to a rage room. I was not a believer. I didn’t even know what a rage room was until about two weeks ago when my oldest daughter brought it up, and I would say it has been incre.
It was an incredible experience for us. We will definitely do it again. We made a lot of memories, but basically it’s, the way this is set up is we walked in, it was a washing machine, it was a windshield, there was a bunch of plates and officers and stuff. They gave me a sledgehammer. They gave her a baseball bat, like have fun.
And they left us for like a half hour . It was incredible. Uh, just to, just, to just rock out, have some fun, get that, get that rage out. Just, uh, maybe you don’t have a lot of rage. Maybe you just. Tear up stuff. I think as guys, that’s our nature. We just like tearing up stuff. I will tell you this, we had a front load washer.
Guys, you know how the front load washers have that circle where you can see the laundry going around? One of the most satisfying moments of my life was pop was busting. That that went, that, uh, glass out of that front load washer, just seeing everything shattered. I don’t know why it was so satisfying. I just know it was satisfying.
It was awesome. So go to a rage room. So guys, there’s three tips right there for you. A health tip, a well tip, a self tip. Your health tip, make sure you get that proper form and equipment that is key and that well tip. Try that 60 20, 20 y. Let me know how that tip works for you. Let me know if you agree with that tip or if you disagree, love to hear from you.
So hit us up there on that as well. And then your self tip, that rage room. I’m telling you, I did not think it was gonna be fun. I left there. I couldn’t stop smiling all the way to the. I was like, we gotta go back. So rage room, that was, that was a lot of fun. You have one in your area, highly encourage it.
If you don’t have one, you may wanna look into it. That could be a business model for you moving forward. That was really this one around, in, in our area stays pretty booked. And uh, I don’t know the liabilities and all that stuff involved, but , it was an interesting business model. We had a lot of funds to check that out.
Now, the book of the week, my wife actually gave me this for c. It was called Wealth Habits. Okay. And this is by a lady named Candy Valentino. Six Ordinary Steps to Achieve Extraordinary Financial Freedom. I love this book. This book was incredible. Now she talks about things in a little bit of a different light.
She definitely doesn’t see all debt as bad debt. It was, it’s really opening my eyes to a, just some new thoughts, new ways of. I really encourage you guys check that book out. It was very good. Uh, it’ll be a, we’ll have a link in there for you guys, as we always do on our Fun Friday. But this book, uh, again, I saw her on the Ed Mallet show.
Uh, my buddies, uh, Dylan and Ethan, they sent me this, I think they sent her her episode to me and I watched it and I was like, man, this is incredible. It was awesome. She was promoting her book on the show, got the book for Christmas, and uh, it was just, it was a fun read. Definitely new perspective.
Definitely love her take on it. She comes from very, very humble beginnings. Uh, very successful lady, done, uh, incredible things. Uh, but it will, it’s worth taking the time to learn from others. So that’s the book of the week this week, guys. Check that out. Now let’s get to our dad jokes for this week. So, dad, joke number one.
This came from Sam Singletary, who’s from our community. So Sam, thank you for sending this one in to us. It says, why don’t klepto maniacs get pun. Because they take everything literally . So there you go, Sam, you did a good job on that one. The second dad joke is one I found. It says, what did the sushi say to the bee?
What? Sabi? . So there you go guys. Let us know which one lands best. Number one, why don’t kle maniacs get puns? Because they take everything literally. Number two, why? What did the sushi say to the bee? What? There you go. Remember, eye rolls count. I’m perfectly fine If eye rolls, uh, if you get those, that just means we did something right here at the lion within us.
There you go, fellas. Now your question of the week. I want, now we’re talking about all week. What does living for your kids look like to you? Okay. What does living for your kids look like to you? Because guys, I get it, man, you’re stressed. You got a lot of things going on. You’re trying to do things the right way.
But look, man, just make sure that you’re living for ’em and that you’re not just out. Just working yourself to a early grave. Take some time, have some fun, laugh, make some memories, man, every now and then, run through a sprinkler, you know, every now and then. Show them how you do a can of ball. Who the champion of the cannon balls.
All right. Get out there, shoot some hoops, throw that ball, right? The meetings, all this stuff. I know they’re important. So some of these things you can’t get out of, but when you can’t let your hair down, let it down. Have a little fun with them. They need to just see Dad having. And, and enjoying life cuz there’s enough stresses coming.
I promise you that Satan’s going constantly throw those darts at us. But at the same time, we had the joy of and the hope of Christ. That should bring some that, that should bring a smile to your face, fellas. If it doesn’t, you’re probably listen to the long, to the wrong podcast. But we have the hope and joy.
Jesus Christ. Lean in on that. Let that shine forth, guys. That’s what it’s all about. So there’s your question for the week, so I pray. And that you shared this stuff out. If one of these episodes this week helped you share it with somebody else, please set it out to ’em. That makes all the difference. I promise you.
That’s how the show grows. We’ve seen some incredible growth. I give all the glory to God and it comes from you guys taking the time to share it with others. So that’s all you gotta do. If you have wood, consider give us a. Hit five stars, write a review. Those, those, they do make a difference. I don’t understand why or how, but I promise you this was, I’ve been in podcasting long enough now over three years.
They do make a difference. So send that stuff out, guys. Send and you go write that. Write those things in. Check with us and our community. Hook up with us directly. You can have conversations with me one-on-one. We’ll be part of our groups. Guys. Go to the line within us, that’s the lion within.us. Join our community.
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You have a daily spiritual kickoff where every day I go live, I read scripture. I try to just give you some encouragement cuz I know you gonna face a tough day. Let’s start it with the word. It’s a great way just to connect with other guys and have a conversation that around things that are important to you.
So if you’re hearing the lies with an evil one, if you constantly feel like you’re getting beat down, you need to surround yourself with brothers. And that is what we’ve built at the line within us. So start it for free. Check it out, see if you like it. Go to the line within.us. Share with other people as well.
Hey, bring a group in there. Let’s get all as many as we can in there so that we can serve, we can grow, and we can be ready for the battle that comes our way. So I pray you guys have a great weekend. Get after it. Use those, use those tips. Definitely check out that book. Use those dad jokes. Thank you again, Sam, for, for, for the submittal you gave us on that dad joke that you gave.
Man, that was, that was awesome. Have some. Live for your kids. Show ’em what living looks like, right? Show ’em. Be excited. Be excited. Pray you guys get an opportunity to serve this weekend at your church. Be part of a local body. It’s so important. Definitely let the line within us be that supplement for you that you need to grow closer to Christ.
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The Health, Wealth and Self tips this week will move the needle. If you are feeling more stressed than ever pay close attention to the Self tip as a Rage Room may be just what the doctor ordered!
Book of the week: How to be a Great Lover of People by Dave Grant
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