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Nick Scrivens – Admitting Toughness as Proof of Loving Parenthood

Nick Scrivens is the owner of Fore Fathers Apparel, a company offering  beautifully designed, thoughtfully tailored, ultra-comfortable, and original polos for Dads of all shapes and sizes. Nick is an accomplished and focused enterprise sales executive with talent and grit to turnaround client perception, develop long-term client relations/retention, generate multi-million-dollar sales, and build team cohesiveness. 

In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, Larry  interviews Nick Scrivens. They discuss the success of the brand and how it all started with a meme featuring Nick and his daughter wearing their Turf Dad polo. The meme went viral, leading to international demand for their products. Nick shares his initial struggles and the overwhelming support they received from lawn care enthusiasts worldwide. 

Brand Development Journey

Nick’s passion for his clothing brand is evident in his dedication and hard work. He spent two and a half hours discussing the need for his brand and the potential it had. This passion and belief in his product drove him to take action and start working on his brand. It took him 10 months to perfect his polo shirt and gain confidence in its quality. He started by giving it to family and friends and gradually gained more customers, holding himself accountable for the quality of his products.

Balancing Family and Career

One specific theme that emerges in the podcast is the idea of prioritizing family over career. The speakers discuss their experiences as fathers and entrepreneurs, highlighting the challenges they face in balancing their professional and personal lives. They also acknowledge that building a successful business requires a significant amount of time and effort, but they also recognize the importance of being present for their families.

Maintaining Meaningful Relationships

Nick Scrivens and Larry Hagner also touch on the idea of not sacrificing relationships for financial success. They caution against becoming so focused on building a business that they neglect their personal connections. Ending the episode, they share a quote that resonates with them: “Don’t come home with a wallet full of money and a house full of strangers.” They recognize that true success is not just about financial wealth, but also about having meaningful relationships and a strong connection with one’s family.

Larry’s Takeaways

  1. Collaboration over competition in business.
  2. Work-life balance is essential.
  3. Prioritize marriage for a healthy family.

What You’ll Learn

00:02:00 Using clothing to build community.

00:11:23 Passion and community drive entrepreneurship.

00:12:09 Meaningful dialogue fosters personal connection.

00:21:41 Collaboration is key in entrepreneurship.

00:29:23 Prioritize family over career success.

00:40:34 Importance of work-life balance.

00:53:56 Learning and growing as fathers.

00:55:47 Men often prioritize comfort over style.

01:01:15 Prioritize and nurture your relationship.

01:04:51 Prioritize marriage for strong families.

01:17:55 Be honest and transparent with kids.

01:24:49 Supporting each other as fathers.


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