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Dave Hollis shares parenting tips from a dad’s perspective, including how he and his wife, Rachel Hollis, navigated the ups and downs of adoption. Dave shares how to get your partner on board with self-development, the many ways fatherhood shifted his identity, tips he has for new dads, lessons he learned along the journey of parenthood and how you can learn from his mistakes. Many of these stories and other tools can be found in his new book, Get Out Of Your Own Way: A Skeptics Guide to Growth and Fulfillment.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Transitioning to parenthood, from a dad’s perspective
  • Lessons he’s learned as a dad and tips for new parents
  • His journey with foster parenting and adoption
  • Advice for families looking to foster/adopt
  • The importance of vulnerability as a man
  • How being a working parent is inspiring, not shameful

This episode's guest

Dave Hollis is the CEO of the Hollis Company, a company that exists to help people build better lives. He is husband to Rachel and father to Jackson, Sawyer, Ford, and Noah. Together with his wife, Dave hosts the podcast Rise Together, the #1 health podcast on iTunes. Dave was previously president of distribution for the Walt Disney Studios until he left to apply his experiences to the expansion of the Hollis Company. Dave is a member of the Motion Picture Academy and has been an advisor or board member of technology incubator Fandango Labs, philanthropy start-up Givsum, film charity Will Rogers Pioneers Foundation, Pepperdine’s Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Culture, and foster care champion National Angels. Dave and his family live in Austin, Texas, where he drives a 1969 Ford Bronco named Incredible Hulk and has a mini schnauzer named Jeffrey.