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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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.

Jun 13, 2017

Surrounding yourself with people that share common goals in business and family are essential to your success as a game changing dad.  Jason Cain, the "goal tending coach" is our guest today.  Jason and Ray discuss the opportunities of being part of a mastermind group and their journey as game changing dads.  

Jun 6, 2017

Today's podcast is dedicated to David Coyle.  David recently passed away in a tragic car accident.  It's cliche to say 'life is short', but in a moment like the loss of a good friend, it's important to remind ourselves to do our best to not be complacent in our lives.  The relationship with our spouse, our children, our friends can all come to a screeching halt.  Don't waste time on grudges, don't waste time on 'I'll get to it"...don't waste time being complacent.

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.

Mar 7, 2017

Everyone needs a time-helper to get some of the valuable time you need back in your life.  In part two of our Time is On My Side episode, Ray shares some time-helpers to help you get your prioritization of time back into focus.

Feb 28, 2017

Are you the dumb guy in the room?  That sounds offensive, but sometimes we spend so much time as men being the "know it all" that we turn out to be the dumb guy in the room because we fail to listen and learn.  

Feb 21, 2017

How do you fill up your time?  Do you have a lot of time wasters that eat up your day?  You have the ability to be a time-keeper for your life.  If you want to achieve more of your goals, you need to learn to be more purposeful with your time.

Feb 14, 2017

Where are your dreams?  Have you buried them somewhere or locked them away with your childhood?  Why do you do what you do right now?  Why do you pursue your dreams when it doesn't make sense?  Why do you go against the odds?  Why - Why - Why?

Feb 7, 2017

There's a lot of supposed 'self-made' success stories.  The truth is, none of us are self-made, as much as we stand on the shoulder of giants and find ways to take previous success and mold that to serve our own success.  That's a good thing.  This week we discuss the value of coaches and mentors in our life and career.

Jan 31, 2017

Sometimes we set such high goals that we feel like we need to race out of the gate in order to achieve everything we aspire to.  Often, when we finally slow down and creep our way out into the race, we're usually on better footing.  I've won big and lost big and this week, I share my own experience with how to creep your way to success.

Jan 24, 2017

What is your super power?  We all have things that are bigger than us that keeps us motivated to fight on during tough times.  We all need the ability to lift up against tremendous pressure and we all have that strength in different forms.  How do you stay excited about the people and things you care about?

Jan 17, 2017

Just about everyone hates the concept of failing.  It hurts to fail, but in failure, often comes our greatest life lessons.  If you look back on your life, do you see a lot of failures or barely any.  If you don't see many, chances are, you're not living a full enough life because you're not taking enough chances.  Failures should come in life but you need to move fast through them and get closer to your next win.

Jan 10, 2017

How much self-belief do you have?  We're all getting into such a key time of when goals expire or they grow.  It's so easy to have self-doubt because maybe you've failed at something before, maybe hundreds of times.  The good news is, you're not a failure, but your doubt sometimes gets the best of you.  Learn how to feed your belief so that you can thrive and achieve your goals this year.

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