This essay has been a long time coming. Ten years to be exact.

That many years ago, I started driving my oldest daughter to daycare. …


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Meetings are broken.

The presumed requirement to meet at the same time and, often, the same place is killing our productivity, unnecessarily costing our businesses money, and wreaking havoc on our enjoyment and happiness at work and home. …


In a recent edition of the Growth Driven Dad newsletter, I mentioned James Clear’s (awesome) book Atomic Habits.

And, now, on Jan. 1, 2021, I mention this because his take on habits and how to smartly apply systems to help you establish them is vital in setting your goals and…


We talk a lot about growth here at Growth-Driven Dad. I guess that makes sense. But, I’ve been wondering: how do we measure this growth?

How do we know if it’s working. I’ve long relied on the “take a step back and see what’s what,” approach. …


I had an interesting discussion with my daughter this week.

Long story short, she was uncomfortable with the way one of the girls on her hockey team was talking to her. I reminded her that she was well within her right to speak up and state clearly that she didn’t…


Within the last year or so, the relationship I have with my 10-year-old daughter has changed. No major events took place to enact the changes. It hasn’t necessarily changed for the worse. It’s just changed.

I can still recall fondly her toddler years. The rambunctious, super high-energy, adorably sweet girl…


I’ve found that nearly every time something happens in my life that could be seen as less-than-ideal, it’s due to misaligned expectations.

Consider these scenarios:

  • For work, you spend eight hours over the weekend mapping out a strategy based on a certain number of resources and bandwidth, only to have…

You’ve heard the statement before. Or seen the meme.

“It’s ok to not be ok.” The sentiment is shared in the context of anxiety, stress, and mental health. It took rage amidst the pandemic lockdown when everyone’s day-to-day went to shit, or worse.

It’s a thoughtful take. It’s ok to…


Welcome! Growth-Driven Dad is a weekly newsletter designed to empower men to grow and improve as fathers and humans.

We celebrate who we are and believe we’re good enough but also accept the challenge of personal growth as a way of enhancing our impact on those we love and care…


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As growth-driven dads, we tend to be extremely hard on ourselves.

Despite being fully committed towards growing, evolving, and becoming our best selves, when things aren’t 100 percent perfect, we feel so much guilt for not being perfect. …

Ben Larsen

Host & writer @father_project | Thinker and writer: marketing, content, UX, CX, meetings & productivity. Growth-driven husband & father.

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