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Put Away Mr. Fix-it

By Patrick Donohue   |  December 13, 2013
Put  Away Mr. Fix-it
If I could give men just one piece of advice it would be this: advise less, listen more.

AlignMENt: What are you paying attention to?

By Patrick Donohue   |  May 12, 2013
AlignMENt:  What are you paying attention to?
The best thing you can give your children is not money, gifts, advice or even time. Those are all great, but the best thing you can give your children is your full presence.

AlignMENt: Most people are not bad, they are afraid

By Patrick Donohue   |  March 31, 2013
AlignMENt:  Most people are not bad, they are afraid
Most people are not bad, they are just afraid.
Keywords: dad, fathers, fear, parenting

AlignMENt: The Myth of Control

By Patrick Donohue   |  February 16, 2013
AlignMENt: The Myth of Control
Do you like to control everything? If yes, the Myth of Control might be wreaking havoc in your life.

AlignMENt: Are we there yet?

By Patrick Donohue   |  February 4, 2013
AlignMENt:  Are we there yet?
The Nike Fuel Band teaches us a great lesson about the motivation of mastery.

AlignMENt: Is Your Life about Big Rocks?

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 21, 2013
AlignMENt:  Is Your Life about Big Rocks?
We feel aligned and fulfilled when we choose the "Big Rocks" over the "Little Rocks" in our lives.

AlignMENt: Most People are not Bad, they are just Afraid

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 14, 2013
AlignMENt:  Most People are not Bad, they are just Afraid
Most people are not bad people, they are just afraid. This simple understanding makes all the difference in the world when we relate to people, especially our children.

AlignMENt: What the @#$*#%! are you thinking? Part I

By Patrick Donohue   |  December 5, 2012
AlignMENt:  What the @#$*#%! are you thinking?  Part I
What we think is actually more important than how we act, because our thinking will long-term shape our actions.

AlignMENt: Do You Make your Kids Feel Important?

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 25, 2012
AlignMENt:  Do You Make your Kids Feel Important?
When great fathers interact with their kids, their kids feel more important.

AlignMENt: Charles Tillman & the Power of Focus

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 18, 2012
AlignMENt:  Charles Tillman & the Power of Focus
What we focus on will grow.

AlignMENt: Are You a Control Freak?

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 4, 2012
AlignMENt:  Are You a Control Freak?
Are you a Dad who is a control freak? Men who try to control everything usually have unresolved grief. The key to growth is to process through the grief and let it go.

AlignMENt: Football vs Movie

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 28, 2012
AlignMENt: Football vs Movie
Watching my favorite football team or watching a movie? Read about the surprising choice I made and why.

One MInute Coach Episode #8: Twin Evils of "Should" & "But"

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 25, 2012
One MInute Coach Episode #8:  Twin Evils of
When we use the words "should and "but" they are negative judgment words that need to be eliminated. Watch the video and find out how.

AlignMENt: Are you Growing or Dying?

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 20, 2012
AlignMENt:  Are you Growing or Dying?
What are you getting better at these days? Taking our own development seriously is serious business.

AlignMENt: Are you raising Fearful or Fearless kids?

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 14, 2012
AlignMENt:  Are you raising Fearful or Fearless kids?
Allowing our kids to make mistakes will change them from fearful to fearless.

AlignMENt: Freedom to Change

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 8, 2012
AlignMENt:  Freedom to Change
Fathers need to let their children grow and change in order for them to prosper.

AlignMENt: Horsemen #1 Criticism

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 2, 2012
AlignMENt: Horsemen #1 Criticism
Criticizing our children has a dramatically negative effect on our children. Be calm and preserve the relationship.

AlignMENt: Horsemen #2 Contempt

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 2, 2012
AlignMENt: Horsemen #2 Contempt
Contempt is a powerfully negative thing to use as a father. Our children are sensitive to negative body language and verbal cues from us.

AlignMENt: Horsemen #3 Defensiveness

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 2, 2012
AlignMENt: Horsemen #3 Defensiveness
The victimized father makes excuses and becomes defensiveness in order to cover up insecurities.

AlignMENt: Horsemen #4 Stonewalling

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 2, 2012
AlignMENt:  Horsemen #4 Stonewalling
Athletes, Hollywood celebrities and politicians have mastered the art of stonewalling. As a father this strategy leads to mistrust and broken relationships.

AlignMENt: The Circle of Influence

By Patrick Donohue   |  August 29, 2012
AlignMENt:  The Circle of Influence
With a new school year starting, things can get kinda hectic. Is it just me or is there tons of extra night meetings in August and September?

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