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507, 2017

Episode #002: Finding My F.O.C.U.S.

July 5th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

Summary:

Why am I so passionate about helping families FOCUS?  Because I found myself living a good life…having a good marriage…having good kids…but knowing that there was MORE.

I had settled for common, average, and status quo – and I knew it!

In today’s Podcast episode, we discuss my journey to finding my FOCUS and how it has shaped my business, life, and family and most importantly:

How it can help shape YOURS!

Resources & Links Mentioned:

Click here to learn more about me: About Nate

Where to subscribe to the Podcast:

Go to iTunes and search:  The Nate Whitson FOCUSED FAMILY Podcast

Want more FOCUS and FREE stuff?

Click here: FREE Family Resources

Join our exclusive Facebook FOCUSED FAMILIES group!  Click here to join an amazing group of like-minded people who are serious about wanting to FOCUS on the things that matter most and help each other do it!

307, 2017

Failure: How to rebound when you fail as a parent

July 3rd, 2017|Parenting|2 Comments

Failure.  That’s what last night felt like to me.  Do you ever have those nights as a parent where you lay in bed and feel pretty defeated by your day?  I know that I do sometimes and last night was one of those for me.  As I lay there with my thoughts, it dawned on me how much I had let my kids down.

This is a particularly painful thing for a guy who is supposedly trying to help other families “focus on the things that matter most”.  But it happens to us all and I am, sadly, no exception.

In fact, one of the truest things about my motivations to start this blog and build a business to help families focus more was birthed out of moments just like last night.  I am so prone to lose my focus – even when I’m writing about it and talking about it every day!  It’s a sad realization but it’s exactly what makes the mission even that much more important to me.

Here’s the story of last night’s failure and how I (and ultimately, you) can learn to rebound from these moments and get better as a parent. […]

2806, 2017

11 Healthy (and EASY) Snack Ideas

June 28th, 2017|Health|2 Comments

I mentioned in a previous post how I am trying to get back in the swing of things and focus on my exercise and healthier eating again.  If you’re struggling to get motivated to do the same, then I suggest you click on that article above and read it.  See what simple trick I used to help me get started and see if it may do the same for you.  I always feel so much better when I am exercising and eating healthy snacks and I know that you will too.

But moving my body more and exercising is only part of my battle to live a healthy lifestyle.  My biggest stumbling block is probably my lack of discipline when it comes to healthy eating.  In particular, finding healthy snacks that I can quickly and easily find or make on my own without feeling like I’m on a diet.

I’m not into diets.  Diets don’t work for the long-term.  What I am looking for are healthy options (that any non-cooking, not comfortable in the kitchen DUDE like me can make) that are quick and easy.

Here are 11 healthy snacks that I have found that I actually enjoy and could easily make.  I bet you could too! […]

2606, 2017

Episode #001

June 26th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

My Story and Journey to Finding My FOCUS

Summary:

We all say it, “My family is the MOST IMPORTANT thing in the world!”

I get it.  I said it too.

But several tragic deaths and, ultimately, God’s providence brought me to where I am today.

That stage of life showed me that I really wasn’t as FOCUSED as I thought I was.  I knew that my time was now and, although I didn’t know the answers to all of my questions, I knew God was saying:  Go!

That’s part of the story.  If you’re ready to hear the rest (and I hope you are!) – then click on the audio file above and listen now!

Resources & Links Mentioned:

Click here to learn more about me: About Nate

Where to subscribe to the Podcast:

Go to iTunes and search:  The Nate Whitson FOCUSED FAMILY Podcast

Want more FOCUS and FREE stuff?

Click here: FREE Family Resources

2606, 2017

3 Big Questions Every Focused Family Must Answer

June 26th, 2017|Marriage|2 Comments

Your family matters more to you than anything else in the entire world.  There isn’t anything that you wouldn’t do for them.  But if I were to ask you what the end goal for your family was, or the plan you have of how to make that goal happen, or where you can best go to accomplish your goal, you may stumble a bit for answers.  That’s what today’s blog post is all about. Helping you find clarity about 3 big questions every focused family must ask.

If you’ve ever been a part of any goal-setting sessions (with yourself or a team) then you’ll easily recognize this pattern.  In fact, as you do, you’ll likely have the same reaction I did when it dawned on me to finally apply these 3 big questions to our family.

  1. “Why hadn’t I thought about applying this to my family?!  It makes so much sense.”
  2. “These questions are so basic.  Is this it?”

Don’t worry if those aren’t your sentiments.  But they were certainly mine.  As you go through these 3 big questions, ask yourself how clear you are in how they apply to your family.  I think you’ll see why I believe every focused family must ask them. […]