Greg is a father of two – Allister (10) and Sydney (8).
Greg is married to his wife Maureen and is an executive with Toll Logistics. Greg is an Australian expat based in Vietnam.
Greg’s expatriate roles have seen the Lynn family living in many parts of the world including the United States and Thailand. Greg’s experiences bring a different perspective to raising a family which Greg gives us some insight into.
A great interview with a whole different perspective on raising kids.
Key Points of Interview
Type of Dad
I work long hours and I am away from the family unit for long periods of time. The result is possibly a little distant. Greg Lynn discuss how he compensates for this.
Tell the story about your transition between being without Children to being a Dad?
I found the transition intense. It took me a while to get my mind around it. Greg also talks about the impact of the expatriate life on this transition…
What struggles did you have with the transition and a time where you may have felt like you messed up?
Biggest challenge was the youngest being a very difficult baby. This caused a lack of affection initially. Listen to Greg’s lessons from this situation.
Tell me the story about how you and your partner created balance in your relationship? Ensure you get time together.
Greg Lynn and his wife met at University. Being an expat creates a new dimension. There are elements missing that you might get being back in Australia and this can create a deeper bond….
Give the listeners your experience in balancing career and family. What in your opinion is the key?
I am largely wedded to my career and not the best person to ask….
What is your biggest worry when it comes to your children and how/what are you doing to mitigate these concerns?
I want the kids to be humble and feel fortunate for the material things they have. We need to remind them how other people don’t have what we have….
Most proud moment – when did you really nail it as a Dad?
Hear the story of Greg’s daughters dance recital.
- Favourite Dads Toy – Golf Clubs
- Productivity tool or website – Can’t name one.
- Ensure time for yourself – I set the date and hold myself to it.
- Innovative Discipline – describe how you feel
- Family Tradition – Eat together at the kitchen table and a positive closeout to the day.
- Personal Habit – Random demonstrations of affection.
You don’t get what you wish for, you get what you work for.
Follow your instincts… …learn through the process.
To contact Greg Lynn – please contact Adam at Fired Up Dads