Nick Darcy Fox is a father of two children, 7 and 4. Nick is married to a marketing executive. Nick himself is a Business Analyst with the big four Banks. As have a lot of my guests, Nick has attempting entrepreneurism and started stillreel.com. Stillreel is a digital art consultancy, providing solutions in the home and retail space.
A different interview with a funny guy and some great laughs.
Key Points of Interview
Type of Dad
Very regimented and strict. Nick talks about setting routines…
Tell the story about your transition between being without Children to being a Dad?
Hear the story of coming home with the new born…
Transition was not monumental, more incremental. The difficult lies when you do not have family support.
What struggles did you have with the transition and a time where you may have felt like you messed up?
Can’t think of anything when I have gone ‘Bad Dad’.
Nick talks about moving between countries and missing his first few months of growth.
Tell me the story about how you and your partner created balance in your relationship? Ensure you get time together.
Nick met his wife Deborah in the UK and missed a triathlon.
Try to have a date night when can – very expensive.
Nick also talks about his triathlon career ending and the commitment to training verses the family time.
Give the listeners your experience in balancing career and family. What in your opinion is the key?
The key to a good relationship is getting individual time and that you share the load giving each other alternating weekend lie in’s.
Nick also talks about balancing the entrepreneurialism with family.
What is your biggest worry when it comes to your children and how/what are you doing to mitigate these concerns?
Talks about his concerns about which sports team they support…
Like other families one of the biggest concerns is education. Nick talks about private verse public or educating from worldly experiences.
Nick also gives insight into the reducing urban environment.
Nick believe you should find a school that reflects your values…
Most proud moment – when did you really nail it as a Dad?
No real proud moment – just good days that make up for not so good days.
- Favorite Dads Toy: Volkswagon Lego Van
- Productivity tool or website: The kids should see this; and Weekend Notes also Any Books by Michael Lewis
- Ensure time for yourself : I just go for a cycle of run when I need to
- Innovative Discipline: Sending to their room and Funny angry voice and/or distraction
- Family Tradition: Melbourne Cup Family Tipping
- Personal Habit: My sense of humor
Try to find a passion early – find out what a passion looks like and feels like.
Keep it fresh and keep it moving and have fun.