The Kickass Life Podcast with David Wood
Summary: Changing Your Mindset, Finances, Purpose, & Relationships in 30 Minutes
Today, David is excited to be talking with young business and marketing phenom, Joel Brown, who shares amazing insight into achieving incredible results while helping change lives.
Today, David discusses his personal journey to discover what love truly is and how to find it. David explores this important topic of ‘what is love’ and ‘how do I find love’. He shares some straight shooting experience from his personal adventures and life and from working with countless others to help them find the love they long for in their life. Explored on the show, David defines ultimately that love is when two souls that can be together and totally accept our own and each other’s imperfections. What you will learn today: Where the ultimate power for love lies Why you attract the people you do The more you love yourself, the more you will attract those who will love yourself This week’s homework: Notice who you are attracting Notice the relationship you are in now Are you whole, are you full or are you hiding? Are you able to be yourself? Are you unhappy because you cannot be yourself? Links from today’s show: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Top_10_most_searched_things_on_Google http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/13/what-is-love-five-theories Today’s useless facts include: Crocodile’s tongue is attached to the top of their mouth Postage stamps in England are the only country that does not write the name of their country on the stamp Koala’s never drink water. They only get their fluids from Eucalyptus leaves. Elephants only sleep 2 hours per night.
On todays show David takes you along to one of the most incredible parties he has thrown for a LONG, LONG time and introduce you to some Kickass Life Practitioners who get to Assk Dave a question. Todays Show Dedicated to – His students who traveled on planes, cars, busses, taxi’s boats and their feet to come to Belize so that they could invest in themselves, many of whom are Kickass Life Practitioners. What you will learn on Todays Show: How to create a kickass life Why ‘YOU’ are the best investment that you can ever make What happens when you step outside your comfort zone What Dave would do if he were 13 in order to create a Kickass Life One mans journey from unhappy to fulfilled and happy The Thatch Caye experience from the mouths of the guests A peek inside the Belizean culture Join me on Facebook www.davidonfacebook.com Todays Quotes: It is impossible to discover new oceans, unless you first have the courage, to leave sight of the shore The Person who flips a coin at every crossroad Will often arrive first at their destination Todays Links: MLM Myth Buster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFXJe8XAIi0 Thatch Caye Belize www.thatchcayebelize.com
Today, David checks in from Thatch Caye, Belize with Peta from Australia, Sanj from Toronto, Chris from Phoenix and and Jen to discuss the amazing activities and adventures they are doing this week on the island and their personal transformations. This is a truly fantastic podcast with so many nuggets of real wisdom from people across the world who have made important changes in their lives. Things they discuss are: How to make the commitment to listen to our heart and Expecting more of ourselves to change ourselves Letting go of people in your life who aren't celebrating you Discovering, listening to, and pursuing your 'why' The joy of retiring your mom and paying off her mortgage Changing from 'traditional' business path to personal development and financial freedom Dealing with being 'angry' and run down from a traditional 'JOB' Regaining you youth and innocence Getting out of the common rat race Breaking through the 'fear' that stops people from making the necessary change The difference between 'being interested' and 'being committed' The power of believing in yourself Changing from dabbling to committing so you can drive your own success Destroying the limiting belief of "you're never good enough" The importance of daily gratitude The value of showing up as you and authenticity (who you really are and what feels good to you) and living a life of service Investing in YOURSELF Becoming the person that I was looking for Books Mentioned today: The Go Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea - by Bob Burg and John David Man Magic of Thinking Big: Acquire the Secrets of Success ... Achieve Everything Everything You've Always Wanted - by David J. Schwartz The Slide Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success - by Jeff Olson Me Before You: - by Jojo Moyes
David is very excited to be talking to Cliff Ravenscraft. Cliff is the founder of The Podcast Mastermind and gspn.tv (Generally Speaking Production Network). Together with his wife, Stephanie and a few close friends, Cliff has produced over 3,100 podcast episodes; He is devoted to Entertainment, Family, Faith, Fitness, Career and Technology. Cliff is extremely passionate about podcasting and connecting with others who share the same passions, hopes and fears. On Today’s show Cliff will share: What he reads himself everyday to get to INBOX zero. How he knew failure would not be an option. What television show his first PODCAST was devoted to and how he grew from this. How Cliff and his wife Stephanie have helped so many people going through life struggles. Finding friendships through having the same passions. What was his life before Podcasting? VALUE and IMPACT the followers you do have. Helping people who share the same interests, passion CONNECT with each other. Why consider podcasting? What an amazing show! Through Podcasting, Cliff’s life has changed, he has impacted and helped so many people and he has combined his faith, his passions and along with his family, lives a purpose every day. Useful links: http://PodcastAnswerMan.com http://LearnHowToPodcast.com http://PodcastingAtoZ.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Ravenscraft http://Twitter.com/GSPN http://Facebook.com/CliffRavenscraft Songs from today:
From Thatch Caye, Belize, David gives quick insight and a challenge this morning to simplify and tack the most important things (even if we don’t really feel like it). From the best selling author and blogger, Jeff Goins, David discusses Jeff’s insightful thoughts on getting things done. Jeff Goins is a fantastic writer with a fabulous blog and great new book, ‘In Between’ (found here on Amazon). What David will cover today: The difference between ‘activity’ and ‘productivity’ Why doing less results in more The importance of starting projects immediately What is the Zeigarnik Effect Downsizing and simplifying your life helps focus and progress How to create a reward for completing your task and also a penalty for not completing the task Fun Facts: Bolivia has two capitals. The angel falls in Venezuela are nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls. Cuba is the only island in the Caribbean to have a railroad. Jamaica was the first country from the English speaking Caribbean to qualify for the Football World Cup. More than 90% of the Nicaraguan people are Roman Catholic. The largest taxi fleet in the world is found in Mexico City. The city boasts a fleet of over 60,000 taxis. In Quebec, there is an old law that states margarine must be a different color than butter. The Amazon is the world's largest river, 3,890 miles (6,259 km) long. Songs Today: Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World Israel (IZ) Kamakawiwo’ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Another installment of The Assk Dave and Jen Show that allows you to assk any question that is on your mind, from the boardroom, to the bedroom, from serious to light. There are no question that is out of bounds, so make sure you assk Dave a question and don’t forget to request a song and dedicate it to someone you LOVE. Today’s show comes from David’s Private Island just off the coast of Belize. www.thatchcayebelize.com As David and Jen prepare for their students to arrive they snuggle up 15 feet from the ocean and turn on the microphone for this weeks installment of The Assk Dave & Jen show ‘Island Style’. Here are some of the Questions that were asked on Todays show How does Jen handle jealousy? How to build a network without talking too much? How to not quit? What is David’s Children’s book called? Who would David like to meet and talk to (dead or alive)? How to communicate better with a wife when the relationship is struggling? Your Songs on Todays Show: Happy – Wendy Morgan Dancing Shoes – Arctic Monkeys The Long Way Around – Dixie Chicks Petit Fleur - Sidney Bechet Todays Books Recommendations: The Five Love Languages - Gary D Chapman The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz There is a World in My House – David Wood Today's Quotes: ‘Don’t be a tool, use the tools’ David Wood “You can’t say the wrong thing to the right person and can never say the right thing to the wrong person”
On todays show, join David as he chills to the sounds of the Ocean lapping at the shore as he is preparing to run a 5 day program at the stunning Thatch Caye Belize. www.thatchcayebelize.com He has students flying in from Australia, Canada and USA and reflects on the idea of Freedom and what would happen if we truly simplify and get rid of our crap. What You Will Learn on Todays Show: How you can write yourself into a new script What it means to design your life How a couple sold everything and wrote themselves and their young daughter into a great adventure The 7 Ways to Simplify Your Life George Carlin Talks About Stuff (Comedy) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac Todays Song: Mammas & Pappas - California Dreaming Todays Quotes: Is Freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing Else Our Freedom can be measured by the number of things we can Walk away from. Useful Links: 7 Ways to Simplify Your Life http://bemorewithless.com/7-ways-to-simplify-your-life/ TEDxAsheville - Adam Baker - Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do what you love. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XRPbFIN4lk
David is excited to have Michael Mataluni joining him today. Michael is a proud father of 3 children. He is a successful author of a podcast entitled Kick Ass Dad | Passionate Parenting in a Volatile World and has become an influential voice in the Personal Development community. He is very passionate about raising the consciousness of individuals and families. And his focus on service is paramount to his mission. Michael is currently creating community gardens that bring neighbors together for a common purpose. He believes that it is by healing the family, that we can heal our communities and ultimately the world. He works with Kauses4Kids to develop community centers that give poor children access to musical instruments, cutting edge education, and sustainable agriculture. On Today’s show you will learn: What inspired Michael? Challenges of being a DAD. When to mentor your kids. You don’t have to be a PERFECT parent to be a GREAT parent. What we see in our kids, why we over protect our kids. Love is not ENOUGH. Look at your actions and ask great questions. Kids will EXCEL at something they are good at. What ENERGIZES you? Having a Purpose. This is an amazing show, Michael has a very gentle heart, is loving father and today he will share some of his Myths on parenting and how he can help you find out what you’re passionate about, what are you good at and how you can see results. Make sure you tune into Michael’s show and learn more about being a Kick Ass Guy, Dad & Parent. Ten Parenting myths and how to destroy them Useful links: http://kickassdadblog.com Kick Ass Dad | Passionate Parenting in a Volatile World Todays Songs: Paul Simon - Father & Daughter Cat Stevens - Father & Son Todays Quotes: Experience is something you get just after you need it “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein Children must be taught how to think Not what to think
On todays show, David talks about Robert Kiyosaki’s book Rich Dad Poor Dad and explores 6 Wealth Tips. This short and sweet podcast will give you clear insight and some take aways to start implementing immediately Quote: Robert T. Kiyosaki, Entrepreneur and Author “Network marketing gives people the opportunity, with very low risk and very low financial commitment, to build their own income-generating asset and acquire great wealth. What you will learn on todays show: What the Rich Work For What we should be learning What to focus on in order to create wealth A way to avoid taxes How the Rich invent money What we need to learn The Five BIG obstacles stopping most getting RICH Fear Cynicism Laziness Bad Habits Arrogance And all this in just over 600 seconds. Well... actually almost 14 minutes as David really tried to CRAM a lot in. :) The Silly facts on Todays Show: The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1 Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars. The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order. Elephants can’t jump. Every other mammal can. Most American car horns honk in the key of F. In Cleveland, Ohio, it’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs. Songs On Todays Show: The Who - Baba O’Riely The Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again The Who - Who Are You
On todays show David & Jen will answer your questions that you have posted on Fb and also share some great songs, awesome quotes and important links. Todays Show Dedicated to – Pam Wood on her Birthday Todays Questions Include How to deal with other people opinions of us What is WWOOFing and how can it help me travel for FREE What David does for fun with his boys How to move away from a profession to do what you love How to maneuver the minefield of infidelity A Great Question for the Hearing Impaired What to do if you have LOTS of money Join me on Facebook www.davidonfacebook.com Todays Quotes: The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered this is opportunity for growth I don’t regret the things I’ve done. I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives, some lessons are painful, some are painless But all are priceless Go where you are celebrated not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, It’s time for a new start. Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude Todays Links: MLM Myth Buster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFXJe8XAIi0 WWOOF ing http://www.wwoof.net WELCOME TO WWOOF WWOOF is an exchange - In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles. WWOOF organizations link people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help. Many countries have national WWOOF groups. Look in the drop down menu or list below to find where they are. Other countries have hosts - but no national WWOOF group as yet! You can find out more about these by going here Make a difference! Get involved! Join WWOOF! Think local - act global! Songs: The Lovecats – The Cure As – Stevie Wonder I Believe in You – Songs for the Philippines (Kylie Minogue) Suddenly I see – KT Tundstall
On todays show David explores the connection between Happiness and Gratitude and through the amazing work of David Steindl-Rast shares a very simple three step system that will allow you to be present enough to truly experience gratitude and happiness What you will Learn on Today’s Show: Which comes first, Happiness or Gratitude How Gratitude Works A Simple Three Step System that Will Allow you To Truly Live Gratitude Some of David’s Stories of Gratitude in real life situations Some great songs from country to Bing Crosby Dedication: Albert Riddle & Family Todays Quotes: Sometimes the best way to appreciate something is to Be without it for a while What I focus on Expands How to have a great day 1) Wake up 2) Be Grateful Todays Songs: Johnny Cash - Thanks a Lot Bing Crosby - Thanks – (With Jimmie Grier & his Orchestra) Amy Grant & John Hiatt - Thank Someone Chatham Country Line - Thanks Bob Hope & Shirley Ross - Thanks for the Memories Todays Links: David Steindl-Rast TED Talk Want to be Happy? Be Grateful http://www.ted.com/talks/david_steindl_rast_want_to_be_happy_be_grateful.html The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful. Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, meditates and writes on "the gentle power" of gratefulness.
On today’s show David is excited to be talking to Margo Talbot. Margo is a writer and climber living in Canmore, Alberta, where she immerses herself in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. She spends her time speaking; writing and teaching people hot to climb. A sponsored athlete with Outdoor Research, her goal is to introduce as many people as possible to the activity that literally saved her life. Margo credits physical activity and her relationship with nature as the driving forces in her healing journey through addiction and depression, a journey chronicled in her tell-all expose, All That Glitters. On Today’s show Margo will share: Her struggles with depression, through her teens, in her 20’s and early 30’s What is cause-based depression? How she experienced joy for the first time The importance of surrounding yourself with POSITIVE, happy people, being outdoors, eating healthy Our culture and childhood depression Facing suicide, and feeling hopelessness Struggling with addictions from a young age Steps to live a Happier Life The importance of trusting yourselves What an amazing podcast. Margo’s words are beautiful, she is encouraging, strong and loves nature. She will describe her book “All That Glitters: A Climbers Journey through Addiction and Depression” and how it can help others who are suffering. Useful links: http://www.allthatglittersbook.com/about/ Warren Macdonald Incredible Story http://www.thekickasslife.com/podcasts/208-warren-macdonald-survives-thrives-and-inspires/ Todays Songs: Boomtown Rats - I don’t like Mondays John Denver - Rocky Mountain High Todays Quotes: EXPRESSING GRATITUDE “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” - William Arthur Ward THE VIRTUE OF THANKFULNESS “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” - Cicero THE SPARK FROM OTHERS “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” - Albert Schweitzer WHAT TO BE THANKFUL FOR “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” - Buddha SILENT GRATITUDE “Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” - Gertrude Stein WHY BEING GRATEFUL IS GOOD FOR YOU “Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.” - Oprah Winfrey THE LINK BETWEEN ART AND GRATITUDE "The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” - Friedrich Nietzsche LIVING BY GRATITUDE “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy GRATITUDE VS. THANKFULNESS “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.“ - Henri Frederic Amiel
David explores culture today and offers you a cultural challenge this week that could open up all kinds of wonderful new connections. He also shares some comedy from Jerry Seinfeld and some amazing fun facts from England, Poland, Zambia, Italy and the USA. What You Will Learn on Todays Show How David connected with and invited a total stranger from Kenya to his home for dinner What happened the day that David was given his Canadian passport A story of David and a Polish taxi driver who refused to let him pay. Full Hour of Stand Up with Jerry Seinfeld http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS2waCMeokE Todays Songs Queen - Crazy Little Things Called Love Queen - I Want to Break Free Todays Challenge This is your chance to make a new friend from a different culture, to get to know them and their traditions and invite them to come and break bread with you and your family in your own unique cultural way. The KickAss Life Gratitude Week - Monday: Culture Share your story with our community on our Facebook page (http://DavidOnFacebook.com) and tell us what you are most grateful for about your culture. Thanks in advance for sharing!
On todays show David & Jen will answer your questions that you have posted on Fb and also share some great songs, awesome quotes and important links. Todays Questions Include Understanding Teen Suicide & How You Can Help Designing Your Life & Letting go of Negative Friends What’s on David & Jen’s Bucket List MLM- Pyramid Schemes vs Legitimate Companies How to Build Residual Income How to get to train with David and help him realize one of his personal goals Join me on Facebook www.davidonfacebook.com Todays Quotes: Sometimes things fall apart So that better things can fall together Sometimes you need to distance yourself So that you can see more clearly When a person want’s to be a part of your life, They will make an obvious effort to do so Think Twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make the effort to stay As we grow we realize It’s less important to have more friends and more important To have real ones Todays Links: MLM Myth Buster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFXJe8XAIi0 Suicide Hotline & Tips about suicide LA 10-15-13.pdf International Suicide Hotlines http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html Songs: Christina Aguillera - We Remain Kiss - I was made for loving you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmELf8DJAVY (Kiss Video) Tiny Tim - Living in the sunlight, Lovin in the moonlight