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TED RUBIN | Why loving your kids is the best and hardest thing you’ll ever do #030

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Ted Rubin had to learn an incredible lesson in unconditional love – both for his kids and for himself. Working through divorce, anger, and pain, any one of us can grow to become more grateful, whole, and equipped to deal with life’s challenges more effectively.

Ted is a leading Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist and Acting CMO of Brand Innovators. Author of the books, “Return on Relationship” and “How to Look People in the Eye Digitally”

“Relationships are like muscle tissue, the more you engage them the stronger and more valuable they become”

On this show we talk about building relationships, fatherhood, and defaulting your life to happy.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • There’s no let up in life
  • Build relationships through a point of emotional connection
  • Social has made the ability to connect with people more accessible than ever before
  • Divorce was not the problem, it wasn’t until after the divorce that it become difficult
  • Our nation has a real problem with child alienation after divorce
  • Giving up custodial rights robs you of decisions over daily life
  • How Ted processed the anger he was experiencing
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with great friends
  • The wake up call of deciding not be anger anymore
  • The wake up call of deciding not be anger anymore
  • Default to happy
  • Changing your expectations, especially with your kids
  • Looking for micro, connection moments – more important than milestones
  • Divorced dads don’t travel when it’s their time with their kids
  • Do what you can when you can
  • Why you should stop being angry or jealous
  • Ted’s phone number

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:



Ted’s book: Return on Relationship

Ted’s book: How to Look People in the Eye Digitally

Book referenced: “Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder

Book referenced: “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck

Book referenced: “What You Can When You Can: Healthy Living on Your Terms” by Carla Birnberg  and Roni Noone


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