In this episode, we interview Jay Hatfield, a long-time traveling businessman who eventually landed a work-from-home job. He shares the difficulties of connecting while on the road and some of the personal-time sacrifices he’s had to make to make family life work. Jay shares how to be a team-player with home duties, the give and take benefits and flexibility with his employer, and some of the healthy boundaries and ground-rules he’s had to implement as a work-from-home dad. Jay shares some wisdom about the self-discipline required and the key to making it a win-win for his boss. You’ll also learn a few tips on how to create a daily routine to get ready for the work day.
Recovering Workaholic Dads Podcast
“In this episode, Brad introduces and explains the Recovering Workaholic Dads Manifesto or core values. What does it mean to be a workaholic dad in recovery? What guiding principles should drive our everyday thinking and actions?
We’re Intensely Focused on Relationships
We’re Passionate about Connecting With Our Kids
We Live Balanced Lives
We Honor Our Vows as Husbands
We Leave a Family Legacy
We Work Efficiently, Effectively, and Productively
We Leave Work at The Office
We Put Family First
We Are Recovering Workaholic Dads!”
Dave Cutillo’s job takes him on the road for months at a time. In this episode, he shares lessons about how working dads can stay proactively connected to their wife and family while traveling.
How do you not just survive, but thrive as a single working dad with a special-needs son?
Listen to this insightful interview with Bryan Honea who is making the most of his father/son relationship while trying to juggle the demands of work and family.
Learn how his divorce has impacted his relationships, and the importance of proactively creating a support network.
Hi, I’m Brad White; a recovering workaholic dad. I’m basically just a husband and dad of three amazing kids…who lost his way and eventually learned a better path.
My goal here is to share my experience as well as lessons learned from other great dads about how to work hard, but also how and why to put your family first.
I’ve been a senior executive in a growing, and profitable software training business for over 20 years. For the first 10 years, I was a workaholic. For the last 10, I’ve been a recovering workaholic.
So what changed? What caused the shift? Very simply, I had kids and was eventually hit with the fact that if I didn’t stop working all the time, not only would I not have a marriage or relationship with my kids, but that I would be causing severe damage to my kids. I would end up divorced and estranged from my kids.
I had that “aha moment”! I was fulfilling my career goals and dreams at the expense of my marriage and relationships with my children. On the surface, I was being a “good provider” with a “strong work ethic”…all good right? In reality, it was all ego and completely backwards. I was living to work instead of working to live. My life and my value were all wrapped up in my job and paycheck. Prior to this epiphany, I wasn’t seeing my life clearly. But I had finally seen the light.
I discovered that my marriage and being a dad was the most important thing in my world and so I decided to put my priorities in the right place. I still work hard and am incredibly focused while at work. But I’ve learned how to leave work at work and stay deeply connected with my family.
My passion and desire is to help you avoid the mistakes I made and up-level your husband and dad relationship skills. I coach career-oriented dads and teach techniques and approaches to family relationships that work. My life’s purpose is to share a better way forward for you, so that you too can be a Recovering Workaholic Dad.