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The Kickass Life Podcast with David Wood

Summary: Changing Your Mindset, Finances, Purpose, & Relationships in 30 Minutes

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  • Artist: David Wood: Entrepreneur, Personal Development Trainer, Business & Personal Strategist
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 224 – The Power of an Apology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:45

In this podcast, David shares how so many of the inspirations of the show come from the events that are happening in David’s life. David had to apologize to someone he cared about today and he shares some of the insights that he had through the experience and how to have the courage to realize, accept and make amends for when you hurt someone. Apologizing does not mean that you’re right or wrong It just means you value the relationship  More than your ego In this episode, you will learn: How to deal with mistakes when we hurt others Teachings of Dr. Aaron Lazar on how to truly apologize 4 key steps of apologizing with meaning How to use mistakes and apologies to move to a higher level of relationship with a person, instead of a lower level Items Mentioned in this podcast: Thoughts from Anne Lamot –  Apology is the end of our struggle with history. The act by which we untangle from our past by accepting what is actually was. Apologizing does not make us perfect, but shows our commitment to be honest about our imperfections, and steadfast in our efforts to be better. Final quote from David: I am sorry is a Statement I won’t do it again is a promise How do I make it up to you, is a responsibility Links: On Apology by Dr. Aaron Lazar (book) Songs in this podcast: Celine Dion - Alive Celine Dion – That’s The Way It Is Celine Dion – Nothing Left Celine Dion – Because You Loved Me  

 223 – Transformational Leadership with Barnet Bain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:41

Today David is excited to be interviewing Barnet Bain, David describes Barnet has being very creative, wonderful personality and being around him and his essence makes anyone feel great. Barnet Bain is a Producer and Author.  He attended the University of Westminster in the UK where he wrote his first screenplay, The Princess & the Pea, starring cast members of the classic British “Carry On” comedies.  He has produced Television commercials and film scripts.  He wrote the screenplay for Jesus (Aka The Jesus Film), which continues to set records world wide as the most watched movie ever.  “Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.”  ― Deepak Chopra Barnet conducts Transformational Leadership: Ultra Creativity programs for corporations and entrepreneurs and was honored by Wisdom Media with the Worldview Award for using media and entertainment to promote spiritual values. On today’s show Barnet will share the following: What path bender means Being seduced into a structured imagination and what it means to him What we don’t SEE Different Behaviors Take my advice I am not using it About the Entertainment business, values, models etc. Creativity Making a difference, try something new! Barnet will talk about this great film he is making and how you can contribute and get involved.  The movie is full of compassion and is called Milton’s Secret, based on a book by Eckhart Tolle and Robert S. Friedman and staring Peter Fonda. You don’t want to miss this great show!  “Legacy is not what's left tomorrow when you're gone. It's what you give, create, impact and contribute today while you're here that then happens to live on.”  ― Rasheed Ogunlaru  Useful links:  Songs on Todays Show Time Warp - Little Neil, Patricia Quinn & Richard O’Brian Sweet Transvestite – Tim Curry

 222 – Assk Dave & Jen (your Questions live from Australia!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:25

Thank you for your questions on Facebook! ( Time to strap in for the answers!  I also would love to thank everyone who has taken some time to leave a review on iTunes and give the show your star rating.  I so appreciate you all! Quote of the Day Holding on to anger, hate, disappointment or any other Negative energy about someone, Is like drinking poison and expecting them to die. Some of the things that you will learn on todays show How to give and receive compliments How to decide on the right Network Marketing Company How to deal with negative people How to deal with an emotional Vampire When do you take a step back Some amazing financial success stories Resources: Links to The Songs Played on Today’s Show:  xavier Rudd – Follow the Sun xavier Rudd – Messages Rush - Mission Todays Quote If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

 221 – 7 Steps For A More Memorable Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:21

Today David shares about a chance meeting on the plane that led to a memorable adventure in his first 24 hours in Sydney Australia after 22 hours with no sleep. "We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives, some are painless and some are painful but all are priceless" Thanks Serenity Hacker What you will learn on Todays Show: The ultimate “break up your routine” idea that’s helps create the kinds memories that stay with us forever, something that is scientifically proven to sear memories deep into our subconscious, and make them easier to recall.  Something that often goes neglected but creates lifetime bonds and involves being creative, open, imaginative and cooperative. How activity plays a role in creating lifetime memories How to freshness, widen perceptions and have more fun and how to enliven any relationship How learning together cab often be  often neglected and why it should not be. How to create a greater level of joy Why saying YES is so important for living a kickass life Songs  Hang on Sloopy –The McCoys Respect – Aretha Franklin Stand by Me – Ben E King Wild Thing – The Troggs Devil with The Blue Dress On – Mitch Ryder Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying – Gerry & The Pacemakers Leader of The Pack – The Shangri-Las The Musical ‘South Pacific” Australia

 220 – Mike Dooley Returns! (Notes from the Universe) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:18

Today David is full of gratitude and excitement for today’s guest, Mike Dooley. Mike is a former Price Waterhouse Coopers Tax Consultant, turned Entrepreneur.  He founded a philosophical Adventurers Club on the Internet, which is now home to over 535,000 members from over 182 countries.  He is an author to books emphasizing spiritual accountability and he is one of the teachers in the international phenomenon,The Secret. Today he is best known for his free notes from the universe daily emailing, and his New York Times bestsellers Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams and Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life's Magic. Mike recently was married to the love of his life, Marisol, in San Miguel, with 77 close and dear friends, including David and Jen.  He will talk about this day being the highlight of his life.  You will hear how they felt week-long extravaganza and their special day, the music on the streets as they celebrate and all the love and excitement around them. On Today’s show Mike will share: The most beautiful week in Mike’s life How to get anything you want  Why showing up and doing your best is important  The Crazy Wedding Procession Who OFFICIATED Mike & Marisol wedding Spiritual experiences from Mike’s life GPS analogy, living a life you have never lived Practice and celebrate who you already are and what you have Notes from the UNIVERSE, daily emails that will remind you of life’s beauty The Secret Where you ARE is not who you ARE WOW!  What an amazing show, you don’t want to miss it! listening to Mike share his joy and excitement talking about his life and his wedding day, is beautiful and touching. Mike truly lives what he teaches, speaking on life, dreams and happiness.  Useful links: Songs from today’s show: Bruce Springsteen –  Born to Run Bruce Springsteen –  Dancing in the Dark Quotes from Mike Dooley      

 219 – The One Thing That Changes Everything | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:31

Gratitude, health, enthusiasm, how to help others,  Daily gratitude’s, Positivity, overcoming depression, being more positive and so much more. What you will learn on todays show: Something that will make you exercise How you can be more alert and enthusiastic Something you can do that will help you help others How to ward off heart attacks David’s daily gratitude’s The secret to a Kickass Life Music from todays show Gratitude: Earth, Wind & Fire Gratitude: Oingo Boingo Gratitude: India Arie Gratitude: Mint Condition Quotes on the Show: “True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.” ― Oprah Winfrey “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life “Dare to Be When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some. When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going. When times are tough, dare to be tougher. When love hurts you, dare to love again. When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal. When another is lost, dare to help them find the way. When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand. When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile. When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too. When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best. Dare to be the best you can – At all times, Dare to be!” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

 218 – Assk Dave & Jen: YOUR Questions From Facebook | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:30

Thank you for your questions on Fb (Ask your own every Thursday at, time to strap in for the answers and also would love to thank everyone who has taken some time to leave a review on iTunes and give the show your star rating. So appreciate you all. Quote of the Day: Some of the things that you will learn on todays show Why common ground is so important The Power of the Magic Wand Question The most powerful opening line in history How to stay motivated How to function with little sleep How to quiet the mind and stay focused Resources: Links to The Songs Played on Today’s Show:  Harlem Shakes - Sunlight Pearl Jam – Present Tense Imagine Dragons – Working Man MC Yogi – Give Love  

 217 – Be Right or Be Rich | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:34

Just a few days before David is heading to Australia where he explores the isolation that is created when someone decides that they are right. What you will learn on the show: Highlights from David’s trip through Egypt The I’m right your wrong dilemma How our truth can trap us Why keeping the door open makes for a more connected life What Time Magazine published about being Gay in 1966 A fascinating sample of a powerful TED talk by Andrew Solomon – Love no Matter What How does an illness become an identity The unknown world of The Deaf The Difference between Self Acceptance-Family Acceptance and Social Acceptance The power of love and light and what happens when you see it and nurture it The power of being open What creates isolation An invite to join David on his private island Top ten places to see in Australia Top Ten Places to see in Egypt Songs Played Today: Men at Work – Down Under Elton John - Candle in the Wind Queen – I want to break free The Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian Thanks to some Aussies for the reviews on iTunes (Leave Your Review here) BenjoCraig,Mommatwo,Ellabell,Mini.magoo,Emillebea,JennieL75,Moi Aussie de Plus

 216: Unleash Your Inner Power | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:29

On today’s show David is excited to be talking to Leela Francis, Leela is the Founder and Director of Vividly Woman Embodied Leader Tools and Training.  She is an expert in the body consciousness and soulful personal expansion and an Author of her newly released book “Woman’s Way Home: Navigating Your path to Embodied power”. Quote of the Day: Behind Every Great Man is a Woman rolling her Eye’s Leela will share her amazing story about going from one relationship to the next and comparing what others are doing. On Today’s show we will learn: Why do we lose ourselves How generations are changing The importance of being authentic in who we are What are we doing to prove our self worth Intimacy and being fulfilled Honoring your body and love living in your own body Forgiving and having compassion Learn what you can do by dancing for only 15 minutes a day to help other people feel free, live authentically and a succulent life. Leela is beautiful inside and out! She is connecting with women around the world through live presentations and events, she has a magical touch with people and her passion is guiding woman home. Useful links: Womans Way Home: Navigating Your Path to Embodied Power – by Leela Francis Songs on today’s Show Bee Gee’s – More than a Woman Calvin Richardson – More than a Woman  

 215 – Breaking Bad Habits in 10 Minutes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:46

On todays show David talks about both good and bad habits and how you can replace the bad ones, with good ones. What you will learn on todays show: The difference between breaking, and replacing a bad habit The role stress or boredom plays in creating bad habits Why a substitute habit is important Why cutting out triggers works The importance of a wingman or woman Using the word ‘however’ and managing negative self talk All this in just over 600 seconds! :) The Silly Facts on Todays Show: 1. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times. 2. The original basket in basketball, as invented by James Naismith in 1891, was a peach basket. 3. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different. 4. The world's population grows by 100 million each year. 5. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. 6. In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes. Songs On Todays Show:  Jump by Van Halen Old Time Rock & Roll by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles Comedian on Todays Show: Mark Normand

 214 – Assk Dave & Jen: YOUR Questions From Facebook | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:21

Quote of the Day All Life is an experiment, the more experiments the better Thank you for your questions on Fb! Time to strap in for the answers ! We'd also would love to thank everyone who has taken some time to leave a review on iTunes and give the show your star rating. So appreciate you all! Some of the things that you will learn on todays show What F.O.C.U.S stands for and how you can use it to succeed Why people sifting is important The most powerful opening line in history What an entrepreneur is The difference between flirting and connecting The best way to meet people How to overcome your fear of public speaking David’s confession on discipline The power of compliments Resources: Songs Played on Today’s Show:  Super Tramp “Long Way Home” Avicii “Wake me up” Grand Funk Railroad “Some Kind of Wonderful” Super Tramp “Good Bye Stranger” Dave Allen Comedy  

 213 – How Education is Killing Creativity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:58

In this podcast, filled with great humor, David discusses the importance of challenging and expanding the way we all think and reviews some of Sir Ken Robinson’s discussion from his widely popular TED Talk about ‘Killing Creativity’.  We have been taught to disregard the creativity that we are all born with and follow the rigid structure of the industrial revolution based education system.  David talks through his experiences of being disregarded and looked down upon by teachers and counselors when he was in school, and how the educational system is broken in the way they judge just a small portion of what is truly important in children. The topics covered in this podcast are critical to learn about discuss for any current students, parents, educators, or those who understand the critical role that creativity plays in education. Sir Ken Robinson is a phenomenal speaker with over 5 Million views on his TED talk and over 10 Million views on Changing Paradigms video.  He is thought provoking and mind expanding speaker who delivers this amazing content through great stories and humor. Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk on Youtube Sir Ken Robinson’s ‘Changing Paradigm’ video on Youtube Key things you’ll learn in this podcast: - How to embrace failure to reach your excellence - How current education teaches the creativity out of us - New ways of teaching to fire up all senses for better results - How Gillian Lynne (world renown choreographer of Cats & Phantom of the Opera) overcame the early labels of attention deficit to embrace her true calling Awesome musical accompaniment in this podcast: Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing Dire Straits - Money for Nothing

 212 – Cherif & Shajen Aziz – Discover the Gift | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

Today David is excited to be interviewing Cherif Aziz and his wife Shajen.  Together they created the International Bestselling book and film “Discover the Gift”.    Cherif is an Entrepreneur, his expertise is from his experience as an investor, stockbroker, business owner, consultant, producer and restaurateur.   Living in different countries all over the world and being multi-lingual has given him the ability to relate to other cultures.  He takes pride in himself and has open communication for smooth running business creating win/win/win opportunities. Shajen is a Master Educator.  She has been awarded Woman of the year for 2011/2012, before “Discover the Gift” she worked in our public education system for over 20 years as a Special educator, Administrator and Counselor.   She is passionate about children and young adults as they are the future and her motto is “creating a conscious compassionate world – one person, one family and one community at a time”. On today’s show you will learn: What it means to “Discover the Gift” Shajen’s journey and what she learned at a young age Taking action How a traumatic experience can shift your thinking, reconditioning your mind Letting go of your past and experience joy, Being receptive to what’s wonderful about you What is the step that has had the greatest impact on Cherif Family struggles and forgiveness Listen in and hear more about Cherif & Shajen’s book “Discover the Gift”, the Ambassador program and make a positive change! Enjoy! Useful links: The trailer that was played on the show Todays Music Israel Kamakawiwo’ole  

 211 – One Action to Change Your Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:51

Today David records his show live from San Miguel Mexico as he prepares to leave after a life changing and memorable week. He reads one review from iTunes (Have you left a review yet? from Adam c Mc who shares all the different ways that he has changed his life and allowed that change to impact his wife and his kids. As David read Adam’s review, he was inspired to put a challenge out to ALL Kickass Life practitioners to take one action this week that you have put off for years: Start taking lessons to play the Saxophone Start a cooking class Start taking Dance Classes Start Singing lessons Book A Trip to Somewhere New (That you have put off for years) Start writing your book Start Learning a NEW Language One of our amazing guests, Tim Ferriss, taught us about rapid learning: Listen to this show to get a head start on learning something new   Take one ACTION that will change how you live your life!   See you on the other side

 210 – Assk Dave (& Jen) – Your Listener Questions from Facebook | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:05

Dave and Jen are at it again, answering your questions from Facebook. Every Friday, we post a request for your questions on our Kickass Life Facebook page. To ask your questions, just write on the Kickass Life Facebook Wall:  ( Please, if you haven’t already I would love if you took a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below! It would be extremely helpful for the show! Leave a review for The Kickass Life Podcast!

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