GMGD Podcast 006 One Person Can Change Your Life

In this episode of the Good Men Great Dads Podcast, I speak with Jeremy Ball.  Jeremy is a sponsored BMX rider, College Softball Coach, Educator, coffee lover, and all around good guy. We dive in to some of life's lessons and talk about how to make yourself a better man everyday. Jeremy attributes a lot of his hard work and success to his father and shares some stories about his dad leading by example, telling him when he's an idiot, and teaching him when to keep his mouth shut.


  • Leading by example

  • The blessings of growing up in a small town

  • Going without to make sure your kids get what they need or want

  • Why teaching is often more than just a paycheck

  • Why you should teach your kids how to fail

  • From the eyes of a teacher- spend more time with your kids.

  • Setting your Priorities

  • “I don’t care what you do, as long as you have health insurance.”

  • Lessons for being a selfless man

  • “How are you going to learn anything if you’re talking all the time?”

  • Why you should never do anything without purpose

  • Teaching is not worksheets and dittos

  • Put your phone down

  • Respecting the garbage man

  • Developing a more positive culture

  • Establishing “normal” in your home

  • Be excellent to one another

  • Mantra- “What positive thing have you said to someone else today?”



The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly

Have a little Faith by Mitch Albom

Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven

The No Complaining Rule by Jon Gordon

You can connect with Jeremy on Facebook  or @Jeremyleeball on Instagram

If you’re ever in the Cleveland Area- check out Rays MTB where Jeremy rides most Saturdays during the winter.

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