The Powerful Man Show
The Powerful Man Show
Tim Matthews & Doug Holt
The Powerful Man is a show for married businessmen looking to improve their relationships, their health, their businesses, and themselves. Your hosts, Doug Holt and Tim Matthews have decades of experience helping married businessmen step into their power, live up to their potential, and live a life they love. The Powerful Man Show tackles conversations and topics designed to help men become better fathers, lovers, husbands, and leaders in their communities. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to subscribe and also head over to thepowerfulman.com for more information.
The Difference Between Boundaries And Agreements
Episode #784 How can boundaries and agreements contribute to the strength and stability of relationships? What are some practical examples of boundaries and agreements that couples can implement to enhance communication and emotional safety? In this episode, you'll learn about the distinction between boundaries and agreements and how they contribute to relationship dynamics. Doug and Andy discuss the importance of setting boundaries around respectful communication and honesty, while also emphasizing the collaborative nature of agreements. Through their engaging dialogue, listeners gain valuable insights into creating a healthy framework for navigating challenges and fostering deeper connections with their partners. __________ Hungry for more? Head over to our Bonus page for special access to some of the deeper tactics and techniques we've developed at The Powerful Man.
Feb 15
23 min
Privacy VS. Secrecy
Episode #783 Are you struggling with the fine line between privacy and secrecy in your relationships? Do you find yourself wondering how to rebuild trust after a breach? In this episode, Doug and Andy dive into the complexities of secrecy, privacy, trust and transparency in relationships. Explore the difference between privacy, which is healthy and necessary, and secrecy, which can erode trust and connection. Gain insights into practical strategies for fostering open communication and rebuilding trust in your relationships. In this episode, you'll learn how to navigate the delicate balance between privacy and secrecy while cultivating transparency and trust in your relationships. Discover the importance of making and keeping agreements, both with yourself and your partner, as a foundation for building trust. Explore the role of vulnerability and accountability in repairing trust after a breach, and gain actionable tips for creating a culture of honesty and openness in your relationships. __________ Hungry for more? Head over to our Bonus page for special access to some of the deeper tactics and techniques we've developed at The Powerful Man.
Feb 13
25 min
3 Tips To Grow Your Relationship
Episode #782 Are you looking to deepen the connection in your relationship? Do you want to foster a sense of safety and intimacy with your partner? In this insightful conversation between Doug and Andy, you'll discover practical strategies for maintaining a healthy and thriving relationship. Andy shares the importance of regular check-ins, ranging from daily interactions to quarterly retreats, as essential components of relationship maintenance. By creating intentional spaces for communication and connection, couples can navigate change and evolve together. From incorporating morning and evening check-ins to planning adventurous getaways, Andy emphasizes the significance of prioritizing and investing in your relationship. In this episode, you'll learn how to establish a rhythm of connection with your partner, incorporating daily rituals and periodic retreats to strengthen your bond. By embracing change and approaching relationship maintenance with intentionality, you can cultivate a fulfilling partnership that stands the test of time. __________ Hungry for more? Head over to our Bonus page for special access to some of the deeper tactics and techniques we've developed at The Powerful Man.
Feb 10
38 min
How To Truly Lead Your Family By Taking The First Step
Episode #781 Are you struggling in your marriage and feeling disconnected from your partner? Do you find yourself searching for answers but unsure where to turn? Join Doug Holt and Ryan Peach as they dive deep into the challenges many men face in their relationships and the path to reclaiming leadership in their homes. Through heartfelt conversations and personal anecdotes, Doug and Ryan explore the journey of rediscovering oneself and reigniting the spark in a marriage. With insights drawn from their own experiences and the stories of countless men they've helped, they offer practical advice and actionable steps for men to take charge of their lives and relationships. In this episode, you'll learn valuable strategies for regaining leadership in your home, including prioritizing self-care, holding space for your partner, and seeking help when needed. Discover how taking decisive action and investing in personal growth can transform not only your marriage but also your sense of purpose and fulfillment. __________ Hungry for more? Head over to our Bonus page for special access to some of the deeper tactics and techniques we've developed at The Powerful Man.
Feb 8
39 min
Why Doing The Inner Work Will Lead Your Wife Back To You
Episode #780 Why is it worthwhile to invest time and effort in nurturing relationships, even when tangible results may not be immediate? In this thought-provoking episode, Doug and Ryan dive deep into the dynamics of relationships, prompting introspection with questions like, "Why plant seeds in February when you won't see results until May?" and "Do you take the same approach with your relationship as you do with your business?" Through candid dialogue and personal anecdotes, they underscore the significance of consistency and effort in nurturing relationships, drawing parallels to the patient process of farming. In this episode, you'll learn about the transformative power of consistent effort in relationships, as illustrated through the analogy of farming. Doug and Ryan emphasize the need to plant metaphorical seeds, nourish them with care, and patiently wait for the eventual harvest. The conversation explores the misconception that one can simply wait for results without putting in the daily work. Listeners gain insights into the importance of vulnerability, seeking guidance, and taking intentional actions to create positive shifts in their relationships. __________ Hungry for more? Head over to our Bonus page for special access to some of the deeper tactics and techniques we've developed at The Powerful Man.
Feb 6
48 min
Understanding Challenges & Opportunities In Dealing With Menopause With Dr. Marie Agnew
Episode #779 Are you prepared to navigate the challenges of menopause alongside your partner? In this engaging conversation with Dr. Maria Agnew, DNP, a Functional Medicine practitioner, explore the intricacies of menopause and its impact on women's emotional well-being. Wondering about the role of nutrition in this phase? Uncover the surprising links between processed foods, hidden sugars, and hormonal changes, and learn practical steps to transform your family's pantry for optimal health. How can you proactively support your partner during menopause? Dr. Maria Agnew, DNP, provides insights into fostering open communication and understanding the emotional shifts women often experience. Discover the importance of addressing identity changes and learn actionable steps to cultivate a positive self-narrative for both you and your partner. In this episode, gain valuable knowledge about finding a practitioner focused on root cause healing, optimizing nutrition, and promoting overall well-being during the transformative phase of menopause. __________ Hungry for more? Head over to our Bonus page for special access to some of the deeper tactics and techniques we've developed at The Powerful Man.
Feb 3
38 min
Men's Health Optimization: Expert Tips From Dr. Marie Agnew
Episode #778 Have you ever wondered about the subtle health signals your body may be sending, and how they could be impacting your overall well-being? In this insightful episode, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Marie Agnew, DNP, explores the often overlooked factors affecting men's health, prompting us to reflect on the signs of imbalance within our bodies. How can we optimize our health by paying attention to these signals and implementing proactive measures? As we delve into this enlightening conversation, Dr. Agnew addresses the tendency for men to neglect key health indicators, emphasizing the profound influence of factors such as gut health, inflammation, and dietary choices. What transformative potential lies in an elimination diet, and how can men unlock their best selves by understanding the intricate relationship between diet, gut health, and overall well-being? In this episode, you'll learn how to navigate the intricate relationship between diet, gut health, and overall well-being. Dr. Agnew introduces the effectiveness of an elimination food plan as a gold standard for identifying food-related inflammation. Emphasizing the significance of biofeedback over diagnostic testing, she shares insights into the power of dietary changes and personalized approaches in addressing issues like bacterial overgrowth. The conversation extends to the realm of hormonal balance, offering practical advice for men supporting their partners through perimenopausal and menopausal transitions. Overall, this episode provides valuable guidance for men seeking proactive and holistic approaches to enhance their health and vitality. __________ Hungry for more? Head over to our Bonus page for special access to some of the deeper tactics and techniques we've developed at The Powerful Man.
Feb 1
48 min
Are You Acting Like A Teenager With Your Family?
Episode #777 In this engaging podcast episode, Doug Holt tackles common challenges faced by men in their relationships with a poignant exploration guided by two fundamental questions: What do men genuinely seek in their connections with others, and how can they navigate moments of discord without succumbing to a reactive teenage mindset? The narrative unfolds as a thoughtful exploration of desires, relentless pursuit, and effective communication strategies. In this episode, you'll gain valuable insights into the dynamics of successful relationships by delving into the significance of understanding and articulating one's desires. Doug introduces the hidden motives technique as a powerful tool, encouraging men to shift from reactive responses to more grounded approaches. By staying in the eye of the storm, embracing vulnerability, and posing essential questions, men can transform conflicts into opportunities for connection, fostering stronger, more fulfilling relationships in the process. __________ Hungry for more? Head over to our Bonus page for special access to some of the deeper tactics and techniques we've developed at The Powerful Man.
Jan 30
17 min
Swinging The Pendulum Too Far When Fixing “Nice Guy Mode”
Episode #776 Have you ever felt like your efforts to be a "nice guy" in relationships aren't yielding the desired results? Do you find yourself swinging between extremes, from being overly accommodating to becoming assertive in an attempt to correct past behaviors? In this engaging discussion, Doug Holt delves into the common pitfalls many men face in relationships, shedding light on the journey of self-discovery, the struggle to find a balance, and the quest for authenticity. He explores the impact of seeking external validation and emphasizes the importance of finding a middle ground—a space where authenticity, respect, and self-love coexist. In this episode, you'll learn about the challenges faced by men who oscillate between being the accommodating "nice guy" and an overly assertive version of themselves. Gain insights into the pitfalls of overcorrecting behaviors and discover the keys to becoming a powerful, grounded man in both relationships and personal development. __________ Hungry for more? Head over to our Bonus page for special access to some of the deeper tactics and techniques we've developed at The Powerful Man.
Jan 27
21 min
A Woman’s Take: How To Balance Work/Life And Be More Than A Paycheck To Your Wife
Episode #775 Ever wondered how to bring the best version of yourself into your home life after a day of work? Wondering how to maintain a thriving relationship while managing the demands of a busy career? Join Doug and his wife, Erin, as they delve into the intricacies of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. In this episode, you'll learn valuable insights on navigating the delicate dance between work and family life. Doug and Erin share personal experiences, discussing the impact of imprinting childhood expectations onto marital dynamics and the importance of clear communication and agreements in managing household responsibilities. Discover practical strategies for decompressing after work, being fully present in your personal life, and fostering a thriving and fulfilling marriage. __________ Hungry for more? Head over to our Bonus page for special access to some of the deeper tactics and techniques we've developed at The Powerful Man.
Jan 25
23 min
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