Game Changing Dads podcast

Ray Matz is a former professional roller hockey player, an entrepreneur, and a Life disruptor. However, the most important role he holds is that of Husband and Dad. Each week, Ray Matz is here to help you remember how to stay motivated as a husband and father. His goal is to Motivate and encourage husbands and fathers to Lead, Love, and Live! Join our closed FB men's group @
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Sep 19, 2017

Edyne Plancy has the distinguished honor of being our first interview with a Game Changing Woman.  Edyne made the jump from climbing the corporate ladder to being a successful entrepreneur.  

Sep 12, 2017

How often do you question the reason you do things the way you do?  Many of us have traditions, or behaviors that if we could look back 3 or 4 generations, we may just see where those traditions or beliefs started.  There's no manual for your life and often, we're following a track that was built before us, but not for us.

Sep 5, 2017

Who is part of your moral circle?  How do you embrace meeting new people?  This week, Ray discusses value and approaches to welcoming people into your moral circle.

Aug 29, 2017

James Schaeffer is our guest this week.  He shares some secrets of success for his long-lasting marriage and how he tries to illustrate healthy relationship habits for his family.

Aug 22, 2017

We all have amazing life experiences.  Think about it.  Whether you've had crash and burn situations or life has been fairly easy and non-controversial, you have amazing experiences to tell.  Sometimes, we tell more than we listen.  This week, Ray shares his personal experience of finding inspiration in the story of Job.  By simply leaning in to listen to a story, times began to change.

Aug 15, 2017

Today Ray interviews Travis Hodge about what it means to be a Game Changing Dad.

Aug 1, 2017

Charlie Campbell had to overcome personal loss at a very young age.  Sports was his vehicle for overcoming challenges in life and career and he continues to leverage those valuable lessons in his family's development.

Jul 25, 2017

We all fail from time to time, but why is it that you fail?  Is it because you lack talent?  Is it because you lack passion?  It's typically because we lose sight of our goals and get lost in our path.  Ray shares a great story about Florence Chadwick whom attempted to swim the English Channel, but much like our own journey, she got separated from hitting her goal because the fog set in.

Jul 18, 2017

Ray interviews Byran Simpkins.  Byran lived a life of surfing and wild times until he knew it was time to make a change.  Byran shares his journey to not only finding his faith but becoming a spiritual leader in his community.

Jul 11, 2017

What is your family's pace?  Is your family set up to hustle or is everyone slow to start?  Whether you realize it or not, you as the leader of your family are setting a pace for family.  Be sure your pace is one that your family can keep up with because if you're not careful, someday your kids might just be outpacing you because of the speed at which you taught them to go.  Protect your pace.

Jul 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July to all of you Game Changing Dads.  Over 240 years ago, our founding fathers showed what it means to be a game-changer and today we celebrate their vision and courage.

Jun 27, 2017

Today's guest is husband, father and a lead engineer for the Air Force, Justin Welling.  Justin joins us today to share his experience as an entrepreneur, and member of a mastermind group.  Listen to Justin's unique leadership experience leadership as it pertains to focusing on family as a game changing dad.

Jun 20, 2017

Peter Dale is a six time champion roller hockey player and founder of the world famous Team USA Clinics.  Peter shares his motivation and passion for sports and how the disciplines he learned and repeated to be a successful athlete carry over into his relationship with his family.

May 30, 2017

How often do you find yourself comparing yourself to others?  Comparison is a self-inflicted wound that we inflict on ourselves again and again.  Instead of hurting yourself and others with comparison, find out how to turn your attitude and relationships to be more positive.

May 23, 2017

How well do you relate to others?  Are you over the top, over the roof top?  Pay attention to the clues that make it harder or easier for you to relate well with others.

May 16, 2017

Like any good detective show or novel, there are a lot of clues left at the scene of the crime.  The same goes with the outcome of our lives and the way we manage our relationships with others such as our spouse.  There are all kinds of clues telling you what your priorities are, do you see them?

May 9, 2017

How aware of you of your surroundings, your persistence, your relationships?  Success doesn't just happen in a vacuum, but comes from creating awareness about not just you, knowing you, but you knowing others around you.

May 2, 2017

There are currents working against you, but are you creating your own greatest obstacle?

Apr 25, 2017

Isn't it great never being rejected in life?  Wait - no it's not!  Rejection is a positive and the best way to know that is to see the other side of the rejection.  The only way to get to that point is to push and fight through the challenge.  If you're not being rejected from time to time, you're doing it wrong.  

Apr 18, 2017

What's your level of grit?  Life is tough and it can be nearly impossible sometimes.  When you face tough times, you're not going to have an easy path, that's where your grit comes in.  Are you giving up easily when you get hit or do you keep fighting through it?

Apr 11, 2017

There are loops in our lives.  In many ways they're introduced by external circumstances, and then it takes on a life of its own, becoming a part of your life.  There are two different kinds of loops you may inherit.  Today, Ray discussed the two loops and shares some sensitive and personal circumstances that were life changing.  WARNING: This episode discusses adult subject matter that is not suitable for young children.

Apr 4, 2017

The harder you challenge yourself, the greater the learning experience.  If you take the easy road, you're not growing enough.  Do you feel good about embracing the obstacles in your life?

Mar 28, 2017

Stress.  How quickly the joy of being your own boss could become the stress of being other people's boss.  Sometimes stress is waiting for you to call it's name so it can worry you sick.  Today we're going to talk about the traps of stress and how to fight it with a healthy mind and body.

Mar 21, 2017

Do you practice the three C's on a regular basis?  If you know what they are, you know how easy they are to practice.  If you don't know what they are, listen and learn how to avoid them.

Mar 14, 2017

It's pretty easy to identify what you care about.  Not just care, what you are determined to succeed in.  It's level in which you commit, or how much skin in the game you have.  If it's of low-risk, chances are when times are tough, you will bail on the plan or the goal because you have little to lose.  But when you committed to the success by putting real time, money, effort into the success.  You're putting skin in the game and it's easy to see your true priorities.

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