Podcast Episodes

225 – Assk Dave (& Jen) – Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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225 – Assk Dave (& Jen) – Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers! David...

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224 – The Power of an Apology

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224 – The Power of an Apology

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: Segtours.com.au 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...

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223 – Transformational Leadership with Barnet Bain

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223 – Transformational Leadership with Barnet Bain

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: www.supportmiltonsSecret.com http://www.barnetbain.com  Songs on Todays Show Time Warp – Little Neil, Patricia Quinn & Richard O’Brian Sweet Transvestite – Tim...

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222 – Assk Dave & Jen (your Questions live from Australia!)

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222 –  Assk Dave & Jen (your Questions live from Australia!)

Thank you for your questions on Facebook! (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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...

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221 – 7 Steps For A More Memorable Life

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221 – 7 Steps For A More Memorable Life

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 True love is unconditional and everlasting, it is established over time and validated by memories ~Anonymous 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” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pacific_(musical) Australia http://www.australia.com What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life, to be with each other in silent and unspeakable memory. ~George...

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220 – Mike Dooley Returns! (Notes from the Universe)

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220 – Mike Dooley Returns! (Notes from the Universe)

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: http://www.tut.com/ http://www.amazon.com/Mike-Dooley/e/B001JP89RG Songs from today’s show: Bruce Springsteen –  Born to Run Bruce Springsteen –  Dancing in the Dark Quotes from Mike Dooley “The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things. Yet still, they began their journeys.” “Sometimes, when things take longer than you thought they would, it’s just a gentle reminder from your greater self that you have more time than you thought, and that there’s a journey to enjoy.”    ...

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219 – The One Thing That Changes Everything

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219 – The One Thing That Changes Everything

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 – http://www.umassd.edu/counseling/forparents/reccomendedreadings/theimportanceofgratitude/ At all times, Dare to be!” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being...

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218 – Assk Dave & Jen: YOUR Questions From Facebook

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218 – Assk Dave & Jen: YOUR Questions From Facebook

Thank you for your questions on Fb (Ask your own every Thursday at http://davidonfacebook.com), 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: “When I die I want to die like my grandmother, peacefully in her sleep Not screaming like the rest of the passengers in her car”  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...

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217 – Be Right or Be Rich

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217 – Be Right or Be Rich

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. The Measure of intelligence is the ability to change Albert Einstein 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 The Kickass Life Adventure Club Join David on his private island www.thatchcayebelize for an incredible adventure week in December 2013….There is only room for 28 so make sure that you act quickly Contact David on Fb – www.davidonfacebook.com and let him know if you will be one of the 28. This will one of the greatest weeks of your life so do not deny yourself. 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...

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216: Unleash Your Inner Power

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216: Unleash Your Inner Power

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: http://www.leelafrancis.com/site/ http://vividlywoman.com/ 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   www.thatchcayebelize   David is inviting you to come to his private island in Belize for the first Kickass Life Adventure Here is how it works: The first 28 people to contact David on facebook davidonfacebook.com will be the people that will be invited to come for the greatest week of their lives.   Cost: $2300   My promise is to create a KICKASS week for you    Adventure, fun, friendship and memories to last a...

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215 – Breaking Bad Habits in 10 Minutes

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215 – Breaking Bad Habits in 10 Minutes

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...

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214 – Assk Dave & Jen: YOUR Questions From Facebook

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214 – Assk Dave & Jen: YOUR Questions From Facebook

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: www.meetup.com Songs Played on Today’s Show:  Super Tramp “Long Way Home” https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/take-the-long-way-home/id111521?i=111511&uo=4 Avicii “Wake me up” https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wake-me-up/id665183180?i=665183211&uo=4 Grand Funk Railroad “Some Kind of Wonderful” https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/some-kind-of-wonderful/id137895124?i=137895212&uo=4 Super Tramp “Good Bye Stranger” https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/goodbye-stranger/id99663?i=99635&uo=4 Dave Allen Comedy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxo81Ok9Urk   “Everyone is waiting for someone else to go first” – David Wood “My Wealth can only grow to the extent I grow myself” – David...

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213 – How Education is Killing Creativity

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213 – How Education is Killing Creativity

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...

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212 – Cherif & Shajen Aziz – Discover the Gift

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212 – Cherif & Shajen Aziz – Discover the Gift

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. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment, Before starting to improve the world Anne Frank 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: www.discoverthegift.com The trailer that was played on the show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNO0-tjaDjw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4ymzLtzqno http://www.examiner.com/article/the-gift-of-adversity-a-conversation-with-author-shajen-joy-aziz-m-ed-part-1 http://shajenjoyaziz.wordpress.com http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlkbm5_shajen-joy-aziz-discover-the-gift-documentary_shortfilms Todays Music Israel Kamakawiwo’ole http://www.izhawaii.com...

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211 – One Action to Change Your Life

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211 – One Action to Change Your Life

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? http://thekickasslife.com/subscribe) 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...

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210 – Assk Dave (& Jen) – Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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210 – Assk Dave (& Jen) –  Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers! David...

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209 – Secrets to UNLOCK YOUR Millionaire Mind

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209 – Secrets to UNLOCK YOUR Millionaire Mind

Quote: ‘My Wealth can only Grow to the Extent that I Grow Myself’ As Promised, David delves into the secrets of YOUR Millionaire Mind and gives you a clear look at some things you can do today to change your money habits and create lasting wealth. What you will learn on todays show: The meaning of wealth What may be holding you back from creating wealth. “The Success Cycle” and how you can use it for your advantage How to challenge your number Money working, business working. Just not YOU Watch Brian Tracey as he shares the 5 Reason why most people don’t become wealthy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c2RrJ9ykr4 Watch Tony Robbins as he shares the 5 keys to wealth and happiness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K34N2PAUdn4 Books to Read: Like Listening to Books More? Get a FREE Audiobook of your choice by clicking here! Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! The Next Millionaires The Business of the 21st...

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208 – Warren MacDonald Survives, Thrives, and Inspires

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208 – Warren MacDonald Survives, Thrives, and Inspires

Today David can’t express how EXCITED he is to be interviewing this Amazing guest, Warren MacDonald, Warren’s life changed in April 1997 when he took a trip to Hinchinbrook Island to climb one of the islands tallest peaks, he became trapped beneath a one-ton-boulder in a rock fall for two days.  Hear what happened to him on this compelling episode. His films have been acclaimed worldwide, screening on National Geographic TV and winning eight international awards including grand prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Today Warren will talk about: The night of his accident and what he had to get through Meeting Geert van Keulen Geert’s journey to get help and what he went through Warren’s emotions and his thoughts What saved his life Struggling to stay alive When the helicopter came and how he was rescued, his time at the hospital How he felt when the doctor told him horrible news Making choices Most important lessons You don’t want to miss this show, what an amazing touching story. Warren’s love for adventure and climbing only got more interesting after the accident!   He became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Mr. Kilimanjaro. Warren’s book “A Test of Will” is an Australian Best Seller. Useful links: http://www.warren-macdonald.com/index.php http://www.thesolutionrevolution.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/warrenmacdonald http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_5k_v2K5ak http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Against-All-Odds/10 Join The Kickass Life Peak Performance System CLICK HERE to be part of this elite...

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207 – 6 Tips for a Kickass Week

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207 – 6 Tips for a Kickass Week

Todays Show Dedicated to – Calvin Wood  Calvin’s Song Choice:  Toothless Hawkins & his Robot Jazz Band Today David Shares 6 things that you can do to set every week up as a Kickass Week! What you will learn:  Why how you spend your weekend is so important Why wishing your week away sucks Why the best meeting has no one there It’s green and slimy and it’s worth eating Why finishing something early is so important Why quickies add to momentum Robin Williams – (careful if you don’t like blue language) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69xouoc_4ao Monty Python “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHPOzQzk9Qo Todays Bands Varien – Toothless Hawkins & his Robot Jazz Band The Troggs – Wild Thing Crazy Frog – Axel F Queen – Another one bites the dust Miguel – Quickie How to plan your week and have greater productivity ...

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206 – The Assk Dave & Jen Show

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206 – The Assk Dave & Jen Show

Hey everyone I am so excited to announce that we are moving to FOUR shows: Monday: The 600 Second (10min) Monday kick in the butt Tuesday: The One-Hour Show with A World Class Guest Thursday: The 30-Minute Show where David Rides Slow Saturday: The Assk Dave & Jen Show Gratitudes David and Jen share their daily gratitude’s that they share with their family on a daily basis. Talking of Gratitudes: I wanted to thank all of you who have taken the time to post your questions on Facebook and of course your songs and dedications. Love D & J See below the resources that were mentioned on the show In answer to Joe White’s question with regards to resources for Real Estate investing in Canada Darren Weeks ‘Fast Track Cash Flow’ has worked with me in the past and works closely with Robert Kyosaki and his team http://www.fasttracktocashflow.com/about/darren/ Another great question from Steven Green about his 80 year old father law with regards to finding passion after losing his wife This is a beautiful story and the song is a true love story. She Gave me 75 Years – A Love Song http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2401655/She-gave-75-years-life-96-year-old-man-enters-heartbreaking-song-wrote-late-wife-contest-producers-record-iTunes.html Here is an article with regards to bereavement and moving forward with your life The Emotional Toll of Spousal Morbidity and Mortality http://humannaturelab.net/wp-content/themes/human-nature-lab/m http://humannaturelab.net/wp-content/themes/human-nature-lab/media/pdf/publications/articles/079.pdfedia/pdf/publications/articles/079.pdf Yael Urszuy asked a great question for teens, she is 16 and a beautiful light in this universe Teen Entrepreneur – The Bubble Gum Machine  http://19andunderentrepeneur.blogspot.ca/2012/12/passive-income.html World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms http://www.wwoof.net/ Thanks all and we will see you on Mondays show The 600 Sec show. See you on the other...

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205 – Purpose: Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Success

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205 – Purpose: Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Success

The two most important days are the day that you’re born, and the day that you discover why Mark Twain   Have you ever wondered why you were born and what you’re purpose in Life is? Today, David explores some of Oprah’s 25 years of experience in the area of discovering and living a life on purpose. Listen in as Oprah shares in her own words why passion is purpose and why every person on earth can find their own stage in which to make a difference in the world. http://www.oprah.com/showinfo/The-Oprah-Winfrey-Show-Finale What you will learn on todays show: How everyone is called to purpose What your job is in life The difference between purpose and passion Why your view of life as you look back and how you are going to feel is so important. What to do if your purpose does not pay the bills The joy and juice from doing what you’re meant to be doing What passion or purpose does inside your body How you can aluminate the world Where your true power lies Where your power lies to change someone’s life Oprah’s favorite story about popping zits How David found his calling at one of his low points in his life How often you can find your purpose at the darkest of times. The Power of Passion Why deciding is so important Advice for young people to discover their passion and purpose In the end, its not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away Today’s Music Choices: Lady Gaga http://ladygaga.com Andrea Bocelli http://www.andreabocelli.com/en/#!/home  Celine Dion http://www.celinedion.com/ca/splash-lmbtl-single Tina Turner http://www.tinaturnerofficial.com Miley Cyrus http://www.mileycyrus.com     Be what you are and say what you feel, because those that mind don’t matter, and those that matter don’t mind Dr....

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204 – Gary Parks: Mental Strength Coach

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204 – Gary Parks: Mental Strength Coach

Today David is excited to be interviewing Gary Parks, Gary is a Mental Conditioning Coach. Gary works with Professional Athletes and Top Business Achievers to develop the certainty and confidence needed to reach the next level. He has impacted so many people at all levels. What you will learn on Today’s show: How do you become a mental conditioning coach What makes a great Athlete How do we focus on our confidence, our weakness’ What makes us GREAT Exercises that help us build confidence. The Power of IDEA Why to surround yourself with the right people Nourishing yourself, your children Being approachable, make someone feel special Listen to his 5 simple steps to live a kickass life you can do right now. This show is amazing, you will truly learn something beautiful from Gary! You can find Gary Parks on Opus Workspace, Opus is a great collaborating tool, so be sure to check this out!...

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203 – 600 Seconds: All About Money

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203 – 600 Seconds: All About Money

Every Monday David gives you a “kick in the rump” with the 600 Second (That’s 10 minutes) podcast.  Today’s topic: All About Money.   Fun Facts  Dolly Parton lost a Dolly Parton look alike contest to a drag queen Arnold Schwarzenegger refused his $175,000 governor income because he did not need it. Google drove a car 300,000km without an accident and once a real man got in and drove it they had a fender bender he first modern toilet paper was made by Thomas Crapper Bangkok University make students wear anti-cheating helmet during in mid-term exams Quote: “Your wealth can only grow to the extent you grow yourself”   David challenges your thinking on what your worth and what you are willing to trade your time for. The USA study showed that over 80% of people applied for a job that paid 100k less with exactly the same qualifications and benefits. Your financial blueprint is your T=Thoughts F=Feeling and A=Actions about money . If you’re not getting the results you want,  you need to re-program your blueprint. Books Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!...

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202 – Assk Dave (& Jen) – Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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202 – Assk Dave (& Jen) –  Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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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201 – The Art of Friendship

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201 – The Art of Friendship

Today, David explores the art of finding friends, making awesome friendships and keeping friends. Find out why fighting or having a disagreement with a friend can often be a good thing and why truth becomes THE most important ingredient in friendship. Todays band Choice – ‘Coldplay’ Today, David explores the art of finding friends, making awesome friendships and keeping friends. Find out why fighting or having a disagreement with a friend can often be a good thing and why truth becomes THE most important ingredient in friendship David refers to an article in Psychology Today that explores how children make friends – See Link Below http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/growing-friendships/201209/how-children-make-friends-part-1 One of David’s favorite books is The Prophet by Khalil Gibran Buy The Prophet on Amazon: The Prophet David shares two of his favorite verses from this magical book: On Love – Khalil Gibran ‘The Prophet’ Then said Almitra, “Speak to us of Love.” And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said: When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth. Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself. He threshes you to make you naked. He sifts you to free you from your husks. He grinds you to whiteness. He kneads you until you are pliant; And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast. All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart. But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure, Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor, Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, I am in the heart of God.” And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully. To...

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200 – Spirituality & Wealth with Deborah “Atianne” Wilson

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200 – Spirituality & Wealth with Deborah “Atianne” Wilson

Today David is excited to be interviewing Deborah Wilson, founder and owner of Angels and Prosperity; she is a Spiritual Teacher, an Intuitive Coach, Speaker and Healer.  Deborah will share with us about her life-altering illness and how she allowed her body to heal completely and how this became her platform to start her career. On today’s show Deborah will talk about: What it means for her to be a clairvoyant Clean energy, Angelic energy Her illness’ and was she was told What does the word Angel mean Tapping into what you do Spirituality & Wealth Joy Meditation and Stillness Her new book “It’s OK to be Spiritual AND Wealthy” will be out soon! And you can be BOTH! Listen to her Radio Show: RockStar Radio Show every Wednesday at 10:00am MT Useful links: http://angelsandprosperity.com/ http://www.onenessbecomesyou.com/...

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199 – Assk Dave (& Jen) – Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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199 – Assk Dave (& Jen) –  Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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198 – The Butterfly Effect

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198 – The Butterfly Effect

Todays show is from the Kickass Life HQ in beautiful Kelowna BC. Check out Kelowna @ http://www.tourismkelowna.com/ David’s philosophy about change is simple: You don’t have to change everything at once, in fact you can make small changes in any area of your life and it can have a massive impact on all the other areas. ‘The Butterfly Effect” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect  The Kickass Life Butterfly Effect  In todays show David talks about small things you can do to change your life and your attitude. What you will Learn in todays show: The Importance of Changing your Routine Your reality is a result of the things you do on a daily basis, from what you eat for breakfast to where you go to work or school. If you’re going to change your life’s circumstances, you will have to change the things you do on a daily basis. The Need to Examine your Life’s Path Whether you are in school, working, job hunting, volunteering, or travelling, take a look at your life and decide if it aligns with your values and who you are. The Power of Improved Relationships No matter how much money you make or how great your accomplishments are, you will not be able to enjoy your success if you don’t have loved ones to share it with The Fun in Getting out of your comfort zone Some people are more prone than others to get stuck in the comfort of routine and familiarity. Regardless of your inhibitions or fears of change, humans need variety to be happy. You should practice this on a small scale on a daily basis as well as on a larger scale The Gift in Living in the present moment The best way you feel happier about your life is to stop dwelling on the past and stop worrying about the future. If you suffer from anxiety or depression, it is probably because you are doing one or both of these things constantly and neglecting the present moment. If you find yourself constantly dwelling on negative memories, try the following exercise: Stopping Comparing your own Life with other Peoples’ Lives Part of what makes people feel unhappy with their own lives is the comparison they make with the lives of those around them. The tendency is to compare the low points of your own life with the positive points of other peoples’ lives Transform by Getting in Shape. Exercising regularly not only keeps you looking your best, it will improve your cardiovascular health, reduce your likelihood for certain diseases, give you more energy, and even improve your sex life. The Reason to Eat Well Remember that you are what you eat. Whether you want to lose weight or simply improve your overall health, what you eat matters Get a makeover Makeovers aren’t just about looking better, necessarily. The simple act of getting a haircut or buying different clothes can make you feel like a new person. Whether you’re unhappy with your look or simply bored with it, try to mix things up David also reminds you to post your questions for the Saturday ASSK Dave show on Fb Tomorrow https://davidonfacebook.com See You on the Other Side ...

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197 – Business Secrets of The Trappist Monks, with August Turak

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197 – Business Secrets of The Trappist Monks, with August Turak

David is very EXCITED to be interviewing August Turak.  August is an Entrepreneur, corporate executive and award-winning author.  He attributes his success from living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey since 1996. August will talk about his time at Mepkin Abbey and an amazing program they offer called the Monastic Guest program where you can live like a MONK and share every detail of their lives and learn simple beautiful things that Monk’s do. Today August will share with you; Why he went to Mepkin Abbey and what it was like for him He will talk about service and selflessness What is the life worth living Why Trappists are so good at business Building his business and enjoying the challenge Combining heart with hard work and what’s the secret How he started writing What authenticity means to August The secret to happiness The importance of Trust Recommended Reading ‘The Speed of Trust” Steven Covey Once you hear this amazing show you WILL want to purchase August’s book.  The title is “The Business Secrets for the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity”. Useful links: http://augustturak.com/...

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196 – Assk Dave (& Jen) – Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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196 – Assk Dave (& Jen) –  Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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195 – Secrets that Work

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195 –  Secrets that Work

 Today we talks about the RAS : Reticular Activating system, the bodyguard of the brain, how we control it our thoughts and what we SEE and NOTICE in the world.   You will SEE what you BELIEVE!! He will share a few tips on reconditioning your brain and the importance of filling your brain with POSITIVE thoughts. Simple small things you can do for the ones you love! Here are some TIPS for reconditioning your brain: Do a Vision Board and make this a visual of the world you want to create Write yourself a set of 10 to 12 Affirmations and remember positive powerful statements are so important. And, Ask yourself the I am what questions Don’t forget to listen in on Saturday’s show “ASSK DAVE” and ASK ANYTHING!!    ...

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194 – The Philosophy of Success with Greg Reid

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194 – The Philosophy of Success with Greg Reid

Today David is excited to be interviewing Best Selling Author, Acclaimed Speaker and Filmmaker Greg Reid.  Greg is an entrepreneur; he is known for giving spirit and has a knack for translating complicated situations into simple, digestive concepts.  Greg is known for his accomplishments, action and as a Phenomenon. Greg has met and interviewed some of todays most thought leaders from all over the world to learn their philosophy towards success. Today Greg will share with us: How the wealthiest people get to be rich! Where are our standards right now? Who invented the Cellular phone? And what does stick ability mean to him? Learn about the Spider Monkey The most successful people are the most available people! Who do you surround yourself with?  Do you get the results you want? What would you pick – your cheering section or jeering section Taking ACTION! What is the definition of Success & how to find your Success You don’t want to miss this show, Greg is Brilliant, he is confident, funny and his stories are captivating and inspirational! Greg’s next book is coming out this October, hear about the unveiling event and what you will receive just for listening in!  Useful links: http://www.bookgreg.com/...

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193 – Assk Dave (& Jen) – Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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193 – Assk Dave (& Jen) –  Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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192 – Connecting To All Things

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192 – Connecting To All Things

After getting severely burned on a fire walk and being too afraid to ask for medical help, David resorts to asking for spiritual help. It came in strange ways. Listen in as David shares the story of his unusual encounter in the woods with two birds, a baby bear, and some wild...

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191 – When, Where, and Why to Outsource, with Chris Ducker

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191 – When, Where, and Why to Outsource, with Chris Ducker

Today David is excited to be interviewing Chris Ducker, Chris, is unconventional,a serial entrepreneur, speaker and most recently an author.  Chris is the founder of Virtual Staff Finder, the world’s number one Virtual Assistant match.  He is also a popular blogger, a podcaster, a husband and dad! Chris and his family have lived in the Philippines for the past 13 years.  He is from the UK and his wife is original from the Philippines.  His lifestyle as a business owner and growing his amazing team in the Philippines has allowed him to work 4 days a week and to enjoy the beautiful weather and most importantly spending quality time with his family. Chris has recently just written his first book called “Virtual Freedom” which will be out in the spring of 2014.  On Today’s show you will learn: As an Entrepreneur, learn to let go Working with a Virtual Assistant Are you drowning in emails? What’s great about Outsourcing? How Outsourcing can help free up your time so you can work on your business? Finding great employees and what to look for. How to hire for the role, NOT the task. The importance of business mindset and what people are missing. Check out his 7-day ‘New Business’ Bootcamp under www.chrisducker.com Listen to this amazing show, work to LIVE your life and listen to what LIVING a kickass life means for Chris.  Useful links: http://www.virtualstafffinder.com http://www.chrisducker.com twitter @chrisducker Show Chris some love by saying thanks! Click this link to show Chris some Twitter love! ...

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190 – Assk Dave (& Jen) – Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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190 – Assk Dave (& Jen) –  Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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189 – 12 Common Causes and Cures for Unhappiness

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189 – 12 Common Causes and Cures for Unhappiness

Show Inspired by Marc and Angel Hac What you will learn on Todays Show Some Cures for the 12 Causes of Unhappiness   1. Lack of meaning in one’s day to day life. Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”     2. Obsession with the past or future. As Helen Keller once said, “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” 3. Feeling out of shape and unhealthy. 4. Unfavorably comparing oneself to others. 5. Focusing on negatives. 6. Avoiding personal accountability. 7. Perfectionism and fear of failure. .Perfect is the enemy of good.  Learn to accept the good – learn to love things when they are less than ‘perfect.’ 8. A low self-esteem. Marcus Aurelius once said, “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”   9. Financial debt. 10. All work and no play. 11. Neglecting personal relationships. 12. Procrastination.   Music – Bobby Mcferrin Don’t worry be happy Blackbird Thinkin about your body Drive my car Book Suggestions The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and...

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188 – Live Life ON PURPOSE with Ken Keis

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188 – Live Life ON PURPOSE with Ken Keis

Ken Keis, MBA, CPC is considered a foremost global authority on the way assessment strategies and processes increase and multiply your success rate. He also has co-created CRG’s proprietary development models and written over 3 million words of content for 40 business training programs and 400+ articles. Ken is an expert on assisting individuals, families, teams, and organizations to realize their full potential and to live On Purpose! Ken is a successful international speaker and coach, teaching people to “live life on purpose”. He’s one of David’s old friends, and one of his first mentors. On this show, you’ll learn: How each of us have our calling, and how to encourage them How many people are not willing to “do the work” to find their purpose. How external factors an influence your life What “complete fulfillment” means So much more. Links: www.crgleader.com...

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187 – Assk Dave (& Jen) – Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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187 – Assk Dave (& Jen) –  Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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186 – The Power of Going FIRST

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186 – The Power of Going FIRST

On today’s show, recorded from Dallas, David talks about the power of going first in your day to day life.  Be the first to dance, the first to hug, the first to volunteer. Everyone is waiting for someone else to go first. Why not let it be...

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185 – Sandra Yancey Interviews David Wood

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On todays show Sandra Yancey, CEO & Founder of eWomenNetwork and David Wood have switched seats and Sandra is so excited to have the opportunity to INTERVIEW David Wood. David Wood is always bringing out the knowledge and the wisdom and gifts of others; he has impacted so many lives including Sandra’s.   Sandra and David are very close friends. Today Sandra would love to have David’s audience get to know the REAL David Wood. Today’s show you will Learn What David’s friends would say. What was it like to be a young David, where he lived and what type of child he was. David as a teenager and his relationship with his parents, leaving home at the age of 15 and his journey. When he was introduced to mediation and how he started to write poetry. Travelling, seeing the world and being terrified. Arriving in Canada and how Canada became his home. Traveling through South Africa, meeting the woman he married. How David started his career. You will love this show! David Wood is amazing and listening to how he has made the choice to live the life he wants every day and being authentic is truly touching and inspirational. Useful links: http://www.thekickasslife.com...

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184 – Assk Dave – Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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184 – Assk Dave  –  Your Listener Questions from Facebook

Dave is 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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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183 – The Power of Kindness

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183 – The Power of Kindness

David shares how he consciously brings acts of kindness and deeper connections to interactions with strangers everyday and notices that everyone he meets seems to go out of their way to be extremely kind back What you will learn The Power of Kindness How to slow down in moments of stress How to do the opposite of what others may expect in moments of stress How to use kindness as a daily way of being Why kindness begets kindness How kindness can make the poor feel rich How to condition ourselves to notice opportunities to be kinder every day “Wherever there is another human being, there is an opportunity to be...

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182 – The Gift of Acceptance, with Sahar Kordahi & Tzvia Shelef

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182 – The Gift of Acceptance, with Sahar Kordahi & Tzvia Shelef

David is so excited to be interviewing two amazing women, Sahar and Tzvia. Sahar is a Palestinian woman, she will talk about her life as a dynamic leader and how her late mother inspired her to assist women leaders to build communities world wide. Tzvia is an award winning, recognized TV, Film and Commercial Producer, she was Assistant Director to Steven Spielberg in “Schindler’s List”.  She is very passionate about the Jewish and Arab community and sharing the message of ACCEPTANCE. Together these two women are making a difference worldwide and they will talk about “The Gift of Acceptance” a story of an Israeli and a Palestine woman who share their human experiences. On today’s show you will learn: How to bring people closer and how it starts in your family That everyone in Israel is in the army Where is HATE coming from? Teaching our children to be accepting of everyone, don’t JUDGE! How to give the gift of Acceptance and be understanding What the 7 Steps of Forgiveness are Movies that will make a difference for people You don’t want to miss this show!  These two women are truly making the world a better place! Like & Share our Facebook page “The Gift of Acceptance Movement” Useful links:  http://youtu.be/1QZxUu6gm70 http://youtu.be/QRTqmtYlHzk http://youtu.be/9A8IpxNNPXI...

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181 – Assk Dave (& Jen) – Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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181 – Assk Dave (& Jen) –  Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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180 – What Would You Do if You Weren’t Afraid?

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180 – What Would You Do if You Weren’t Afraid?

David explores how easy it is to get stuck in toxic relationships or areas in our life where we’re not truly happy.  He talks about the “trap” that keeps us in our comfort zone even if it’s a toxic one. The key is to become aware of the relationship and how. Often it happens with relationships…your friends tell you how toxic your relationship with your significant other is, but you won’t step away from it. The same applies for jobs as well…are you in a job that makes you happy?  Or is there a fear of moving into a place...

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179 – Create DEEP Happiness with Craig Meriwether

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Today David is excited to be interviewing Craig Meriwether, Craig is a leading expert in mind mastery, eliminating depression and creating deep happiness and success. Craig will talk about his personal journey, planning his suicide and giving himself options. He will share what he has learned and THAT depression can be ended and you can enjoy your beautiful life and find happiness.  Today you will learn: How to end depression without medication That there can be different reasons why depression is showing up in your life How a loved one or spouse can give support How important it is to listen to your children and what they are going through, watching their emotions, the importance of interacting with them How to create negativity and how to change this What some healthy alternatives are and the importance of being healthy and fit. How to start programming your mind for happiness Depression isn’t your fault and it can be fixed! Useful links: www.Depression180.com www.CraigInRealLife.com www.facebook.com/Depression180 www.facebook.com/CraigInRealLife...

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178 – Assk Dave (& Jen) – Your Listener Questions from Facebook

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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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers! David...

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177 – The Beauty Within a Mistake

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177 – The Beauty Within a Mistake

Think you’re the only one that makes mistakes?  We’re all going to make them…it’s what we learn from them that makes a Kickass...

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176 – TEDx Speaker Tama Kieves: There is Something More for You

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176 – TEDx Speaker Tama Kieves: There is Something More for You

“You know There’s Something More for You…. Because you are Something More! Today David is interviewing Tama Kieves, Tama is an honors graduate from Harvard Law School, had a prestigious corporate law firm, which was very successful, but she always felt empty and haunted. She realized she needed to take a risk and live her life, most importantly follow her dreams. Tama will share with us: To have it all, but feeling empty How to follow your dreams Being courageous  What it means to LISTEN The importance of doing something you love and find the connection How to trust yourself, to be inspired Having Freedom in life Be good and kind to yourself, don’t judge yourself and let the fears come up, remember you are unstoppable and enjoy your life’s journey! Listen to how alive Tama is, she is amazing and full of life!  Useful links: http://www.tamakieves.com http://www.amazon.ca/This-Time-Dance-Creating-Work/dp/1585425273 http://www.amazon.ca/Inspired-Unstoppable-Wildly-Succeeding-Lifes/dp/1585429295...

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Assk Dave (and Jen) #15 – Questions from Facebook

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Assk Dave (and Jen) #15 – Questions from Facebook

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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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174 – The 5 proven Habits of Happiness

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174 – The 5 proven Habits of Happiness

David and Jen sit back and share the highlights of their Mind Body and Spirit experiential week on Thatch Caye Resort off the coast of Belize. What you will learn on this show: The five daily practices:    Journaling Exercise Meditation Gratitude Random acts of kindness.        ...

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173 – Lisa Garr of The Aware Show

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173 – Lisa Garr of The Aware Show

Based on a desire to live in a more conscious world, Lisa Garr created The Aware Show, a radio show about natural health, cutting-edge science, personal growth and spirituality. Since 1999, Lisa has hosted day-time talk radio program featuring best-selling authors and experts in the fields of spirituality and healing. She is considered an expert in the field of lifestyle and transformational media programming.  On today’s show, David has a fantastic chat with...

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176 – Assk Dave 14 – Questions from Belize

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176 – Assk Dave 14 – Questions from Belize

LIVE! From Belize…it’s Saturday Ni…morning!  David and Jen are joined by a few special guests in person on Thatch Caye Island in Belize.  They are having a blast in the sun and fun, and we get to meet a few listeners from around the world.   Have a listen to this really fun show! Thank you everyone for your donations.  You guys are making a massive difference! xo  ...

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127 – Kickass Life Practitioners meet in Belize!

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127 – Kickass Life Practitioners meet in Belize!

Happy Fourth!  David records a show from Belize.  Have a...

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126 – Mastering Business with Michael Keating & Simon Leslie

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126 – Mastering Business with Michael Keating & Simon Leslie

On today’s show David is so excited to be interviewing two amazing people, and friends Michael Keating & Simon Leslie who are calling in from London.  David met them both in Africa when they all climbed Kilimanjaro together.  Michael & Simon brought some of their employees on this amazing once in a lifetime adventure.  Today they will share their experience of climbing Kilimanjaro. They will take about how they started a very successful company called INK. INK is the world’s largest producers of Inflight media, which started with the inflight magazines.  Today Michael and Simon will share with us: Their highlights from climbing Kilimanjaro. How Michael and Simon met in a bar in Beirut and started INK. Finding Exceptional People to work for their company, all over the world. What HappINKness is and how it helped their employees learn more about each other personally and professionally. What you can do to change the culture of your business and sales will go UP. Created a fun environment in the office. The importance of having a great business partner or mentor. Simon and Michael truly believe if you go about things for the right reasons, the rewards are far greater then if you don’t.  Treat people the way you wanted to be treated. They truly live a kickass life and are passionate about freedom and traveling, experiencing the world just as Michael is right now in beautiful Belize at the Mind, Body & Spirit Retreat with David.  Useful links:...

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Assk Dave #13 – Questions from Facebook (in Belize!)

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Dave and Jen are at it again, answering your questions from Facebook.  This time from beautiful Belize! Every Friday, we post a request for your questions on our Kickass Life Facebook page. Come visit us on Facebook here:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers! David...

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125 – Become Bigger Than Your Obstacles

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125 – Become Bigger Than Your Obstacles

David is on his way to Belize for the transformational Mind, Body, and Spirit program. In the meantime, he talks about how to overcome your day to day obstacles: In this show, you will learn: The difference between a “level 10” person and a “level 5” person facing a problem or obstacle. How “becoming bigger” than your problems or obstacles is a major key to success. How predetermining your reactions to a problem or obstacle sets you up not only to face them, but to conquer them. Thank you for everyone that’s donated on the site! It really makes a huge difference, whether it’s 5 dollars or 500. (To donate, just click the “donate” link to the right) Also, David shares one of his favorite quotes by Teddy Roosevelt from The Man in the Arena: Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In a Republic”, Delivered at the Sorbonne in Paris, 23 April, 1910. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor...

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124 – Losing Your Mind, with Catherine Graves

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124 – Losing Your Mind, with Catherine Graves

Episode 124 – Losing Your Mind, with Catherine Graves Today David is excited to meet and interview first time author Catherine Graves, her book “Checking Out: An In-Depth Look At Losing Your Mind. Catherine will share with us her amazing life with her husband John and their six children, her personal experiences of her husband’s out of character behavior and how she suspected the worst and was not prepared for the actual nightmare that would change their lives forever. What you will learn today: How she found out her husband had brain cancer Making the toughest decision of her life and how she coped How important it is to take care of yourself and FORGIVE yourself The importance of Asking for HELP How important it is to have a WILL and discuss the content Catherine’s motivation to write this book, helped her to explain her experience and that there really is no RIGHT or WRONG way. WE all have a choices, enjoy every day, or have a crappy day and reset. Useful links: http://catherine-graves.com...

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Assk Dave (and Jen!) #12 – Questions from Facebook

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Assk Dave (and Jen!) #12 – Questions from Facebook

Dave and Jen are at it again, answering your questions from Facebook.  This time from a hotel room in Atlanta! Every Friday, we post a request for your questions on our Kickass Life Facebook page. Come visit us on Facebook here:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers! David...

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123 – Overcoming MASSIVE Adversity with Ryan Lythall

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123 – Overcoming MASSIVE Adversity with Ryan Lythall

So, you think you had a bad day, huh? In between flights on a trip from Kelowna to Atlanta, David introduces Ryan Lythall. Ryan is a Kickass Life listener with an amazing story of perserverance. Born with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called Nemaline Myopathy, Ryan was only given one year to live. Now at the age of 38, Ryan must use a portable ventilator to breathe, and a wheelchair to get around. Sit and listen to this remarkable man and how he overcame his adversity to help inspire other people around the world. It will absolutely put your own life into...

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122 – Empowering Women, with Sandra Yancey

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122 – Empowering Women, with Sandra Yancey

One of David’s favorite people in the world! David is very excited to be interviewing a dear friend and one of his favorite women in the world Sandra Yancey.  She is amazing and has inspired many women all over the world.  Sandra Yancey is the Founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork Inc., International Award Winning Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Movie Producer and a Bestselling Author. She will talk about how she started her business at 40 years old, with the concept of meeting new women who want to build businesses and recreate what men were doing so successfully. She will share her advice to her daughter about her upcoming wedding, and her own mother’s message to Sandra. On today’s show she will touch on the following: Conscious networking vs. standard networking Women building business’ eWomenNetwork’s supportive environment, bringing women together Being feminine, powerful, evolving and successful Having supportive FRIENDS Staying in your comfort zone Being FULFILLED It’s ok to cry Signs of the Universe She will share her powerful mantra about Self-Care. Sandra is truly an amazing women and heartwarming interview that will touch all of you, and may make you cry. A Kickass Discount! Listen to the Show and you will find out how you can get a discount to attend the eWomenNetwork event 13th Annual International Conference & Business Expo in Dallas from August 8th to August 11th.  The special discount is exclusively for Kickass Life Practitioners! Click here for more information on the event A little help? Did you like what Sandra Yancey had to say today?  Show her a little Twitter love by clicking this link and saying “Thanks” -> Click here to thank Sandra for a great interview! As always, having reviews, ratings, and subscriptions is what makes us rank higher in iTunes.  The higher we rank, the more people listen.  The more people listen, and the further the reach of the show.  Then maybe we’ll have some advertisers! If you haven’t taken the 1 minute it takes to leave a review and a rating for us, would you mind doing it now? -> Click here to leave a review, rating (and subscribe) to The Kickass Life. Thank you! David and team  ...

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121 – Father’s Day! The Dad Vibe, with Jeff Hay

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121 – Father’s Day! The Dad Vibe, with Jeff Hay

Happy Father’s Day to all the DADs out there! Today David is exciting to be doing this in-person interview with Jeff Hay at his David’s home here in Kelowna, BC.   Jeff Hay is a Canadian writer, Speaker, Parenting Coach and father of 3.   Jay shares with us his dedication to improving the well being of children and relationships between FATHER’s and their sons and daughters.  Here’s what you’ll discover on the show: Sex, Love and Diapers How Dads can get involved with their children How to have an elegant Separation from your spouse Showing your children what a fulfilling life is. How to let Dads find their way and build their bond with their children How to be there mentally and be present Capturing the REAL performance What to do if you’re a working parent Dads, ASK yourself how you want your children to see you once they have grown up, what would they say about you and what do you want them to SAY about you? Useful links: http://www.thedadvibe.com/ http://www.thedadvibe.com/crash-the-helicopter/ http://www.thedadvibe.com/you-are-a-hero-period/...

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Assk Dave (and Jen) #11 – Questions from Facebook

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Assk Dave (and Jen) #11 – Questions from Facebook

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:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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!

 Also, consider clicking the link to the right and donating to the show. Everything counts! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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120 – Ready Fire Aim

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120 – Ready Fire Aim

David is inspired by a conversation he has with two very successful business men Michael Keating and Simon Lesily of INK. They shared one of the philosophies of their success “we are not afraid to try new things and see if they work, and simply refine them as we go”. David looks back over his own success and realizes the importance of this philosophy: READY-FIRE-AIM David shares how he has applied it in many areas of his life, including proposing to his fiancée Jen. He is interrupted multiple times by deer and a breathing double rainbow. He ask all Kickass Life practitioners to FIRE, and start their dream, their book, their move, their project… Kickass Life Practitioners: Get a little ready…and then fire… and then refine, and aim. See you on the other side!...

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119 – Living a “Cowabunga” Life, with Brad Morris

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119 – Living a “Cowabunga” Life, with Brad Morris

On today’s show David will be interviewing Brad Morris, also known as the “Cowabunga Dude”.  Brad has led Cowabunga Meditation workshops and supported many people from all over the world through his online Vision Quest.   Brad is just a dude enjoying life, and today he will talk about how he changed his life after hitting rock bottom, his dreams, and the birth of the Cowabunga life! He CHOSE to live a happy, vibrant life that is cooler than cool! On this show, you’ll discover: What is The Gratitude Dance? What are Brad’s Meditation workshops and how he got started The meaning of a “Cowabunga Life” Why we worry so much The importance of stimulating our minds Gratitude and miracles How to Create habits What it’s like to be a creator Brad also talked about his 40 day Vision Quest and celebrating life every single day. Pull over listeners, as Brad leads us through a short breathing practice and simple breathing techniques, it will make you SMILE! Special Offer: Brad has given Kickass Life listeners a special deal on his upcoming 40-Day Cowabunga Vision Quest. CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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Assk Dave #10 – Questions from Facebook

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Assk Dave #10 – Questions from Facebook

Training from Nanaimo, BC, David fields your questions from Facebook. Look for the “questions” thread every Friday on Facebook to get your question answered. To ask your questions, just write on the Kickass Life Facebook Wall:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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118 – Handling Adversity

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118 – Handling Adversity

David is joined by two loyal listeners and good friends, Larry & Freddie.  It’s 6:00am and the three of them are sitting on the deck having coffee and chatting, enjoying the beautiful morning and spectacular view! On today’s show you learn: why burning bridges is the key to success how to handle adversity The importance of friendship, riding the peaks and valleys of success why resistance equals pain Links for today’s show: Larry Stevens, CEO Opus –...

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117 – Living Healthy with Kelli Calabrese

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117 – Living Healthy with Kelli Calabrese

David Is excited to have the opportunity to interview one of the most Accredited fitness professionals in the Fitness Industry, Kelli Calabrese. She will talk about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, making choices and how important it is to move every single day and move away from an unhealthy lifestyle. On today’s show Kelli will talk about the importance of making Health & Fitness a permanent part of your life. Change your habits, don’t develop bad habits Have the best possible body & mind Make an Effort to Exercise and you will be more conscious of what you eat The importance of Sleep. How exercise effects how you feel everyday and how your handle and react to major problems. The importance of setting GOALS. How to engage your family, educate your children “the will do what you DO and NOT what you say” Kelli will give a few tips on how you can get started today by changing just one bad habit. It’s never too late Give yourself time, make an appointment to exercise Find something you love and do it often! She will give a sneak peak into the book she is currently working on. Kelli also talks about her close friend & neighbor Nick Vujicic, his positive attitude towards life and how he influences others to be positive. Useful links: http://www.kellicalabrese.com http://femininefirmandfit.com/ http://www.adventurebootcamp.com/ http://kellicalabrese.mybeyondorganic.com/...

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Assk Dave #9 (Questions from Facebook)

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Assk Dave #9 (Questions from Facebook)

Dave & Jen are at it again! From Arizona, Dave & Jen answer your questions about life, love, relationships, and anything else you can think of. If you’d like to have a question answered, post it on our Facebook wall (Not a PM) or use the “Leave a voicemail” button on the right side of the...

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116 – Michael O’Neal: Relationship & Business-Building with Social Media

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116 – Michael O’Neal: Relationship & Business-Building with Social Media

From his hotel room in Phoenix, David has a great chat with Kickass Life producer, and Expert Social Media Trainer, Michael O’Neal.  Michael tells his story about overcoming adversity after losing his parents, committing to the passive income lifestyle, and gives 10 great tips on how to better use Facebook to grow your business, whether you’re in network marketing, real estate, a trainer, or any other solopreneur job. He also offers a KickAss deal on his social media training course for Kickass Life Practitioners. What you’ll discover on this show: The 5 books every entrepreneur should read Where Michael spread his parents ashes on his healing journey How his parents surround him every time he’s on the road How your social media efforts are like the movie “When Harry Met Sally” Who to accept as Facebook friends Why your Facebook “About” section could be losing you clients & sales The art of the Facebook Status Message How to do a 300 way call How to celebrate success the right way The #1 Phrase that turns off potential customers on Facebook A Special Discount Training for Kickass Life Listeners! Build your business with Social Media the right way.  Social Media Ninja Tactics 3.0 includes 15 Chapters of Video Training with actionable content that you’ll see results with today.  You can take it at your own pace, and repeat as many times as you want. It’s the only social media course created specifically for network marketers and solopreneurs, understanding that building relationships is the cornerstone of our business.  You’ll also get access to the private Ninja Tactics Facebook Group, where Michael will coach you and answer all of your social media questions to help you build your business.  Satisfaction Guaranteed or your money back! Click here to find out the details and get the special Kickass discount! (http://www.itsaboutsocial.com/kickass)   Links Mentioned on the Show http://www.itsaboutsocial.com/kickass (5 books every entrepreneur should read) Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! Cash Flow Quadrant The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. The E-Myth Revisited Strengths Finder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths [With Access Code] Connect with Michael http://twitter.com/itsaboutsocial http://facebook.com/itsaboutsocial http://facebook.com/emptyo http://instagram.com/itsaboutsocial A little help? Did you like what Michael O’Neal had to say today?  Show him a little Twitter love by clicking this link and saying “Thanks” -> Click here to thank Michael for a great interview! As always, having reviews, ratings, and subscriptions is what makes us rank higher in iTunes.  The higher we rank, the more people listen.  The more people listen, and the further the reach of the show.  Then maybe we’ll have some advertisers! If you haven’t taken the 1 minute it takes to leave a review and a rating for us, would you mind doing it now? -> Click here to leave a review, rating (and subscribe) to The Kickass Life. Thank you! David and...

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115 – Gary Coxe: Breakthrough to Success!

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115 – Gary Coxe: Breakthrough to Success!

David invites fellow trainer and breakthrough expert Gary Coxe to join him on his show and share how he is able in less than an hour to lead someone through a transformational process where they can over come a lifelong phobia and replace that fear with a new empowering association. What you’ll discover on today’s show: Why positive thinking is only the first step to leading a successful life What role “Hope” plays in success How our subconscious mind affects our lives How not to become a slave to your feelings How anyone can learn to overcome adversity and be stronger on the other side How to master your emotions Why affirmations can change your life How to create a blueprint for your life so you’ll always stay on course Useful links referenced in the show: http://garycoxe.com Get Gary’s eBook for only $2.99 – How To Create The Persistent Mindset Of A Millionaire A little help? Did you like what Gary had to say today?  Show him a little Twitter love by clicking this link and saying “Thanks” -> Click here to thank Gary for a great interview! As always, having reviews, ratings, and subscriptions is what makes us rank higher in iTunes.  The higher we rank, the more people listen.  The more people listen, and the further the reach of the show.  Then maybe we’ll have some advertisers! If you haven’t taken the 1 minute it takes to leave a review and a rating for us, would you mind doing it now? -> Click here to leave a review, rating (and subscribe) to The Kickass Life. Thank you! David and...

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Assk Dave #8 (Part 1) – Your Questions from Facebook

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Assk Dave #8 (Part 1) – Your Questions from Facebook

Dave & Jen are at it again! We had so many great questions this week that we’re splitting the show in half between today and tomorrow! Tune in on Sunday for a special Assk Dave Episode! If you’d like to have a question answered, post it on our Facebook wall (Not a PM) or use the “Leave a voicemail” button on the right side of the screen.  ...

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114 – How to Make Time For Important Things

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114 – How to Make Time For Important Things

Recording from his car in the midst of his move, David shares the importance of scheduling your life around the priorities that matter.  Friends, family, and connection.  You’ll also get to meet Jeremiah Johnson as he stops by the car: This show is dedicated to the guys that helped him move: Mark, Sean, and Jason. What you’ll discover on the show: The importance of guy time and girl time The entrepreneurial trap How to make a calendar work for you How to find time to create your dream life Useful Links: https://www.google.com/calendar/ The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It A little help? As always, having reviews, ratings, and subscriptions is what makes us rank higher in iTunes.  The higher we rank, the more people listen.  The more people listen, and the further the reach of the show.  Then maybe we’ll have some advertisers! If you haven’t taken the 1 minute it takes to leave a review and a rating for us, would you mind doing it now? -> Click here to leave a review, rating (and subscribe) to The Kickass Life. Thank you! David and...

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113 – Sherri Thomas on how to BOUNCE BACK when life has kicked your ass!

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113 – Sherri Thomas on how to BOUNCE BACK when life has kicked your ass!

Two-time author and avid listener to The Kickass Life show, Sherri Thomas sits down with a cup of Coffee and shares her journey from being fired multiple times to bouncing back and completely reinventing herself. Sherri’s book win the Award “Best Career Book of 2012” by the Indie Book Awards for independently published authors. What you will discover on this show: Why figuring out your Personal Motivation is a key to designing the life you desire Why you need to set your own bar The importance of mourning when losing your job Key Strategies that work after being laid off Stories of reinvention by different business professionals Why quitting can be a key to happiness Why Boredom can be a key to re-invention Understanding and coping with FEAR around re-invention The Questions that you must ask yourself Why most people inadvertently leave their careers in the hands of someone else FREE Stuff! FREE GIFT – 3 Chapters of Sherri’s Book ‘The Bounce Back” Personal stories of bouncing back higher and faster after a layoff, re-org, or career setback: www.mybounceback.com (fill out the form on the right for the free gift) A little help? Did you like what Sherri Thomas had to say today?  Show her a little Twitter love by clicking this link and saying “Thanks” -> Click here to thank Sherri for a great interview! As always, having reviews, ratings, and subscriptions is what makes us rank higher in iTunes.  The higher we rank, the more people listen.  The more people listen, and the further the reach of the show.  Then maybe we’ll have some advertisers! If you haven’t taken the 1 minute it takes to leave a review and a rating for us, would you mind doing it now? -> Click here to leave a review, rating (and subscribe) to The Kickass Life. Thank you! David and...

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Assk Dave (and Jen) #7 – Questions from Facebook

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Assk Dave (and Jen) #7 – Questions from Facebook

Sitting on the one piece of furniture they have in the house, Dave and Jen respond to your questions from Facebook. Today’s questions are from Melanie, Helen, and Sharon.  Thanks ladies! To ask your questions, just write on the Kickass Life Facebook Wall:  (http://davidonfacebook.com) 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! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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112 – How Gratitude Equals SUCCESS

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112 – How Gratitude Equals SUCCESS

Sitting on his new deck, David shares how he made Canada his home.  It was a series of events that led him to this amazing part of the world he lives in. In this show, you’ll discover: How gratitude pays a huge role in success How easy it is to get stuck and live on autopilot How multiple failures can catapult you forward instead of holding you back How a series of coincidences led David to lead a Kickass Life “I didn’t fail, I just found 10,000 ways NOT to make a lightbulb” – Thomas Edison This show is dedicated to Andrew!  Have a great day! A special thanks! Thank you all for listening to this episode of The Kickass Life Podcast with David Wood! We’d like to give a shout out to John Lee Dumas and all of the Entrepreneurs on FIRE for the kind words and emails! Please click the link below to show some Twitter love to John and thank him for having us on his excellent show. Thank John by Clicking Here <– And lastly, 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! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best!...

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111 – Unleashing Your Voice with KC Baker

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111 – Unleashing Your Voice with KC Baker

It’s so exciting to have a couple appear on the show, however its incredibly exciting to have a couple on the show at different times who are teachers and trainers in different areas. KC Baker shares her story of how an encounter in  the middle east ignited her passion and set her on a path to help women around the world discover their voice. What you will learn in this episode: How to FIND you voice How to overcome the FEAR of not being liked How to question the feelings that you may interpret as FEAR Why Self Doubt is a creativity killer The Importance of taking 100% Responsibility How FEAR can silence us How to ‘BE” when all eyes and ears are on you How to be Charismatic We Need Your Help! Thank you all for listening to this episode of The Kickass Life Podcast with David Wood! If you enjoyed this episode, please click the link below to show some Twitter love to KC and thank her for taking the time to be a guest on the The Kickass Life Podcast: Thank KC Baker by Clicking Here <– And lastly, 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! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best!...

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Assk Dave #6 – Questions from Facebook

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Assk Dave #6 – Questions from Facebook

Every Saturday, Dave answers a few questions from Facebook.  Here are this week’s questions: Michelle Eades Two questions for you, David … 1. do you need to actually travel to work out where else you want to travel to? 2. How do you decide who is going to be approached to be a Guest on the show? Thank You!  Ingrid Francis Hi David, I am wondering what tools or methods you like to use, or recommend, in order to stay in your “zone”….so as not to absorb any negativity or influence from others around you…….particularly family members, i.e.: spouses and children who are having a Bad Day…as running out the door is not always an option!!!….From a Mum who is striving for some in House Harmony….. The Good Life Philosophy Hi David, what has been your biggest failure to date? How did you respond at the time and what lesson did you learn from it? One More bonus Question from Barb: David… Everyone lives their lives “wishing they had been able to do more “. How do you actaully recognize and develop the “inner greatness” that you know is there but have never been able to find ? How do you actually move forward in your life if you know what you are about to do may end up hurting the ones you love? And lastly, 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! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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110 – The Secret Trick to Financial Success That They Don’t Teach You In School

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110 – The Secret Trick to Financial Success That They Don’t Teach You In School

David is about to take possession of his beautiful new lakefront house, and in the process of moving, has been reminded how simplification is the key to financial success. In this show, you’ll learn: How clutter can inhibit your ability to say “yes” to new things. Why creating space is the secret to our true power Why simplification is the key to creating wealth The common myth around car payments Why it doesn’t pay to be like the “Jones’ next door” This show is dedicated to Barb and her commuter friends in Australia, riding the train and listening to The Kickass Life every day!  Thanks guys!  Finally, this week’s awesome review from iTunes is from PhyllisJP: “I love getting motivation and inspiration from your interviewees.  I was listening to Ana Neff on my run this morning. When she talked about living authentically and some signs that one is not, it really resonated with me. Then when you played Fleetwood Mac at the end singing about “go your own way” I started crying.  Do you know how hard it is to run and cry at the same time? 🙂 Anyway, thanks for doing what you do and shining your light so the rest of us can shine ours” Thanks Phyllis! Click to Leave a review for The Kickass Life Podcast! Reviews, ratings, and subscriptions are what makes this show survive.  Please consider taking 30 seconds, clicking this link, and leaving us a review and a rating, and clicking the “subscribe” button. Thanks! David &...

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109 – Dr. Michael Colgan: The Rockstar of Science

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109 – Dr. Michael Colgan: The Rockstar of Science

Michael Colgan is an Australian biochemist and physiologist nutritionist who gained recognition through his articles in the bodybuilding magazine Muscular Development and also through his books. From 1971 through 1982 Colgan was a senior member of the Science Faculty at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.[1] In 1972 he started the Colgan Institute in Auckland, New Zealand.  According to the Institute’s website the Colgan Institute is “…a consulting, educational and research facility concerned with the effects of nutrition on physical performance and on inhibiting the degeneration of aging” David and Dr. Colgan discuss how to treat your bodies, exercise and take care of your brain. In this show, you’ll learn: The Purpose of Life! The Myths about Exercises How The Human Body Works How to Age Well Two exercises you can do to determine if you’re part of the 1% How to do 100 Pushups How we take our brain for granted How to take care of our brain Links Mentioned on the show: www.lumosity.com www.positscience.com http://colganinstitute.com Dr. Colgan is also the featured speaker at our Mind, Body & Spirit Retreat at Thatch Caye from July 1st to July 8th.  (http://www.thekickasslife.com/belize) Dr. Colgan is excited to have the opportunity to really get in depth with people for a few days and see their changes in their face, their eyes, in their attitudes and in the way they move and walk and changes that he hopes they go away with and that will stay with them.  It’s a road to a different life. At 74 Dr. Colgan is looking forward to the next 25 years, and learning so much more then he knows now and looking forward to all the fun and the passion of...

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Assk Dave #5: Questions from Facebook

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Jen joins Dave on the show for the first time as they sit on the trampoline in their garden, sharing a latte, on a beautiful sunny spring morning and answer your questions. Alex Beale What is the best way to end a friendship while  evoking the least hostility? I am an American university student. In February I agreed to live with my current roommates for another school year. Now, I realize that I want to distance myself from these people, and I no longer want to live with them. How can I end our relationship in a compassionate way? David Allen How does a 59 year old unemployed man change careers and find work? Tania Stevenson Pendergast How to shift gears from 20 years in a govt job and follow your dreams of being creative Joe Honan How TO explain time zones of GMT/UTC plus 10 and GMT minus 5 to Americans Michelle Negri “Master trainer” how did you become a master trainer, what did you do before being a trainer (not the window washer job etc), was there someone or something that led you to this path, what steps did you take ? Clearly I don’t know that much about you…but I know that you are amazing at kicking ass. Jake Simon I’d love to know how/what strategies you communicate to your boys. Or more to the point, what strategies they are using now – ultimately getting a head start early on. Kristy Gallen Do you have a mantra to get you through tough days? Debra Marra Donaldson What gives you the courage to make the first call ? Join the conversation!...

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108 – Happy Birthday to The Kickass Life Show!

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108 – Happy Birthday to The Kickass Life Show!

David looks back over the year that was and shares a few highlights and a few memories from his Kickass trips around the world. As it’s the first year birthday of the show he turns it over to one of his loyal listeners in Australia to become the host for the day and put David in the hot seat. Sit back and enjoy as Michelle Eades fulfills one of her bucket list items and hosts THE KICKASS LIFE SHOW. Michelle Eades ~ Bio For more than 25 years, I have been exploring all the ‘Pieces of Michelle’ ~ making sense of present life experiences and discovering past life themes. The Journey, this lifetime, is one of understanding how all those pieces combine to create the person I am today: mother, wife, oracle card reader, motivator ~ “Michelle”. I am passionate about being All That I Can Be; exploring Past Lifetimes; and noticing, discovering and commenting on those magical moments of Everyday JOY. And lastly, 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! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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107 – Entrepreneur on FIRE with John Lee Dumas

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107 – Entrepreneur on FIRE with John Lee Dumas

Todays Quote “ The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes” Marcel Proust David was recently on a show called “Entrepreneur on Fire” with John Lee Dumas. He was so impressed with the host and his vision that he immediately invited him to be a guest on The Kickass Life. John is a true inspiration traveling from the battlefields of Iraq to the living rooms, iPods, cars, and computers of a global audience who want to set fire to their own business ideas. What you will hear on this show: How John Lee Dumas took a simple idea and created a six-figure income in just 6 months. How to launch an idea by putting yourself in front of the right people and building relationships. How to leverage a small amount of momentum and just few yes’ and turn them into massive momentum and many yes’. How to deal with and overcome the fear of rejection. How to build a dynasty by creating value for others. Visit the Entrepreneur on Fire Website:  www.eofire.com  If you liked the show, give John Lee Dumas some Twitter love by clicking here. And lastly, 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! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers! David...

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Assk Dave Episode #4 (Your Questions from Facebook)

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Assk Dave Episode #4 (Your Questions from Facebook)

The new format of Assk Dave allows you to assk any question about anything; Life, passion, romance, sex, business, networking, success, mistakes…everything is on the table so ask away. So here are the questions that were posted this week on Facebook: (Ask your own here: http://davidonfacebook.com) At the beginning of a personal growth/enlightenment journey, how do you fight the urge to point out every time people around you are being negative? – Oana Mesesan Hey David! We all know that you proposed to Jen on top of Kilimanjaro. Would you like to share your love story, how did you guys meet? Patrick Weeden Hi David, if you had to choose one thing, what would be the single most important step towards becoming successful? Michelle Eades Hi David! Another question for you … how did you meet Jack Canfield and become such great friends? Have an awesome day! Leigh Martinuzzi How do we choose what path to take? I am a very passionate person and put my heart and soul into almost everything I do, but this little defeat has made me question if the path of real estate to reach my goals is the right way. I have had other ideas since about setting up my own business and creating my riches and success that way but feel I am quitting too soon from real estate in which I still feel I could do well. Music Michael Jackson: The Way you make me feel Man in the Mirror    ...

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106 – What if…You DIDN’T KNOW What You Know?

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106 – What if…You DIDN’T KNOW What You Know?

Inspired by a night out with his mates, Mike, Mark, Sean and Ben David focuses on one of the stories that he had shared with them while out at the Pub. After waking up after just 3 hours sleep he reflects on the power of his conversation with Mark that went on to the wee hours, long after everyone else was tucked in sleeping. Their all night marathons (which occur often) always end up challenging David to step into more of the juice of life. In this show you will learn….. The Story of a simple Farmer ‘Cliff Young” who changed a nation The power of the things that we don’t know The ‘Bannister’ Paradigm Shift The importance of ‘Guy Time’ David’s 30 Day Pledge that the Naysayers Said was Not Possible What Tim Ferriss Thinks About ‘Outliers’ 10,000 Hr Rule Lynn Shatters a Record and Sets a New Paradigm in Motion A Challenge to You to Ask What If? Music in the show by “Coldplay” Songs – What If – Yellow – Clocks The Story of Cliff Young ‘The Cliff Young Shuffle” An Unlikely Competitor  Cliff Young Every year, Australia hosts 543.7-mile (875-kilometer) endurance racing from Sydney to Melbourne. It is considered among the world’s most grueling ultra-marathons. The race takes five days to complete and is normally only attempted by world-class athletes who train specially for the event. These athletes are typically less than 30 years old and backed by large companies such as Nike. In 1983, a man named Cliff Young showed up at the start of this race. Cliff was 61 years old and wore overalls and work boots. To everyone’s shock, Cliff wasn’t a spectator. He picked up his race number and joined the other runners. The press and other athletes became curious and questioned Cliff. They told him, “You’re crazy, there’s no way you can finish this race.” To which he replied, “Yes I can. See, I grew up on a farm where we couldn’t afford horses or tractors, and the whole time I was growing up, whenever the storms would roll in, I’d have to go out and round up the sheep. We had 2,000 sheep on 2,000 acres. Sometimes I would have to run those sheep for two or three days. It took a long time, but I’d always catch them. I believe I can run this race.” When the race started, the pros quickly left Cliff behind. The crowds and television audience were entertained because Cliff didn’t even run properly; he appeared to shuffle. Many even feared for the old farmer’s safety. The Tortoise and the Hare  All of the professional athletes knew that it took about 5 days to finish the race. In order to compete, one had to run about 18 hours a day and sleep the remaining 6 hours. The thing is, Cliff Young didn’t know that! When the morning of the second day came, everyone was in for another surprise. Not only was Cliff still in the race, he had continued jogging all night. Eventually Cliff was asked about his tactics for the rest of the race. To everyone’s disbelief, he claimed he would run straight through to the finish without sleeping. Cliff kept running. Each night he came a little closer to the...

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Leaders are Readers – Carl Studna: Click! Choosing Love, one Frame at a Time

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Leaders are Readers – Carl Studna: Click! Choosing Love, one Frame at a Time

In this inaugural episode of “Leaders are Readers”, David welcomes back celebrity photographer Carl Studna, who has just published his first book, “Click! Choosing Love, One Frame at a Time”. Even though Carl has shot Paul McCartney, Deepak Chopra, The Dalai Lama, and countless others, this book is about love. What you’ll hear on the show: Communicating in the modern age, and how to stay present while navigating through life in the 21st century. How Carl was bullied in school, and how he responded to it in a positive way The Power of “Staying Open” How Meditation can change your life How The Beatles influenced Meditation in America Why David started writing poetry What it means to be “open to the stillness” How to breathe and begin to meditate How to stay in a place of observation, and resolve conflict How to hire Carl at carlstudna.com for a world-class photography shoot How Carl thinks of photography as “co-creating” In “Click! Choosing Love, One Frame at a Time”, you’ll learn: How to become aware of when we’re not present How to stay “In the love” How to create loving, purposeful, and heart-centered choices How “texture” can make for a more pleasant reading experience Insightful stories from thought-leaders Practical tools to open you up and create a deeper consciousness Listen to Carl’s first interview here Purchase “Click! Choosing Love, One Frame at a Time” If you liked the show, give Carl some Twitter love by clicking here. And lastly, 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! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers!...

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105 – Collaborate to Success with CEO Larry Stevens

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105 – Collaborate to Success with CEO Larry Stevens

Larry Stevens shares his journey from Hockey Player to “Imagineer”, and co-founder of OPUS WORKSPACE, todays solution for the noisy and cluttered Internet world. (SEE BELOW for Larry’s special Kickass offer…) The Problem Entrepreneurs have: Bombarded by Twitter, Facebook, and emails, a constant barrage of NOISE. Immense Pressure in the workspace to get more done. The Opus Solution: Lessen the traffic, the noise and the stress, so that we can get more done and collaborate together for greater results in a private and protected workspace that pushes you to take the right actions. The idea of Opus was born in a waiting room of a hospital surrounded by children battling Cancer. He saw how he could change the way that Cancer is treated, by designing a workspace that would allow a global collaboration in a protected workspace with like minded people. In this show, you’ll learn: “The Key Ingredient” of Winning The Importance of Proper Planning How to gain confidence and momentum Larry looked for the Difference Maker in the world today and found it with OPUS WORKSPACE, where you can empower each other to create more success in the work space, and less stress in our home space. Larry Stevens has a great offer for all listeners of The Kickass Life Show: Go to: http://kickass.opusworkspace.com Choose “Executive Plan”, enter “kickass” in the (coupon code) section, and you will get $30.00 off of a $50.00 per month plan with full access to all features, and no limits! This is an exclusive offer for Listeners of the Kickass Life with David Wood Show, For any question please call the “Opus Success Contact Centre” 866.379.0991 ext...

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KickAssk Dave 3: Jen Newman & Belinda Bekkers (Questions from Facebook) [PODCAST]

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KickAssk Dave 3: Jen Newman & Belinda Bekkers (Questions from Facebook) [PODCAST]

David shares some fun facts in his usual silly way….Here they are…. One out of ten children in Europe are conceived on an IKEA bed.  Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.  In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.  Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.  The youngest pope was 11 years old. Go to davidonfacebook.com and assk your question and Dave will take time to answer it on one of his shows. QUESTIONS: Jen Newman asks:  How did you support yourself financially while backpacking for 10 years and how does it relate to your success today? (David backpacked for 10.5 years around the world and in that time had to work in almost every country…Here is what he shared on the show.) David:  “Being able to connect quickly with people as if they have known you your own life is a key to finding work, building relationships and really having a KICKASS life. People go out of their way to help you when you have a deeper connection” David regularly gets huge discounts when buying things because he has such a great time, or never pays for extra baggage because the person waves the fee. “I would decide what I wanted to do and where I wanted to do it,  Many people never consciously decide exactly where to live and exactly what to do, they end up somewhere. Make it a conscious decision. Treat getting a job like a job, put 8-9 hours in a day. If people put in 8 hours a day and not be too proud to take a lower station job in order to get into the company that you want.” David worked as Harv Ekers goffer and did everything for him, got his food, carried his bags, cleaned up after him etc  in order to break into the training world. “Work for FREE and prove yourself if needed” David volunteered for Harv and never got paid, he also worked for FREE many times around the world. Work hard and do more than you are asked, go the extra mile and do what is unexpected. Add a little extra to everything you do. Have a great attitude – Attitude creates Latitude Leave something behind when you meet people, a light, an energy so people miss you, work on the connection Belinda Bekkers: I would like to know how do you decide what project/path to work on when you’re inspired to try a whole lot at once? What do you do when they all seem like great ideas but you don’t have the time to commit to exploring and/or working on them all at once? Ask yourself if it’s about money and if it is, focus on the project that will reward you most financially. It’s ok to make it about the money even if you’re a conscious person. Figure out how do I turn your Passions into your income Or you can choose the thing that takes the least amount of time yet still fills you up as time is often a thing that stops us Learn how to get faster at achieving the things that you want. Look at Meta Learning – Tim...

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104 – Making Sense of The Boston Bombing – A Tribute to Martin Richard

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104 – Making Sense of The Boston Bombing – A Tribute to Martin Richard

David pays tribute and dedicates the show to 8 year old Martin Richard who lost his life in the Boston Bombing. This show is about hope, in a world that can appear very violent through the media outlets yet the statistics show clearly that world is less violent and is becoming less every year. David shares work by Steven Pinker that show that violence is in decline. David also shares his experience with the wars in Ireland and Israel that he experienced personally and he shares his experience with the youth guerillas in Guatemala. David talks about how education can help end the cycles of violence and hatred that separate people from each other and shares how education can free young girls in third world countries from child marriages, mutilation through circumcision, teenage pregnancy and more He asks you the listener to listen to your own judgments of others and challenges you to build bridges of understanding between and those that you are in conflict with or in judgment of. As Kickass Life practitioners we can build a better world one person at a time, one less judgment at a time. His call to action is one of hope. Some notes from a Stephen Pinker article that David shared on the show:  WASHINGTON POST — It seems as if violence is everywhere, but it’s really on the run. Yes, thousands of people have died in bloody unrest from Africa to Pakistan, while terrorists plot bombings and kidnappings. Wars drag on in Iraq and Afghanistan. In peaceful Norway, a man massacred 69 youths in July. In Mexico, headless bodies turn up, victims of drug cartels. This month eight people died in a shooting in a California hair salon. Yet, historically, we’ve never had it this peaceful. That’s the thesis of three new books, including one by prominent Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker. Statistics reveal dramatic reductions in war deaths, family violence, racism, rape, murder and all sorts of mayhem. In his book, Pinker writes: “The decline of violence may be the most significant and least appreciated development in the history of our species.” And it runs counter to what the mass media is reporting and essentially what we feel in our guts. Pinker and other experts say the reality is not painted in bloody anecdotes, but demonstrated in the black and white of spreadsheets and historical documents. They tell a story of a world moving away from violence. In his new book, “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,” Pinker makes the case that a smarter, more educated world is becoming more peaceful in several statistically significant ways.  His findings are based on peer-reviewed studies published by other academics using examinations of graveyards, surveys and historical records: _ The rate of genocide deaths per world population was 1,400 times higher in 1942 than in 2008. _ There were fewer than 20 democracies in 1946. Now there are close to 100. Meanwhile, the number of authoritarian countries has dropped from a high of almost 90 in 1976 to about 25 now. Pinker says one of the main reasons for the drop in violence is that we are smarter. IQ tests show that the average teenager is smarter with each generation. The tests are constantly adjusted to keep average at...

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103 – Sex, Passion, and Enlightenment with Satyen & Suzanne Raja

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103 – Sex, Passion, and Enlightenment with Satyen & Suzanne Raja

With the divorce rate so high Satyen & Suzanne are helping couples all over the world to re-ignite their passion. They truly walk the talk; they love each other and love their relationship.  They have helped so many others to put passion first! We’re also considering having Satyen & Suzanne host their own show on the Kickass Life network. If you liked the show, be sure and tell us on the Facebook Page!  What you’ll discover in this show: Are you missing the experience of Passion and want it, desire it, seek it? Satyen and Suzanne will talk about bringing couples closer. The will talk about “Polarity” and it’s magnetic arc of attraction between lovers. Learn about the “ISE Hot Potion” – Invitation, Surrendering and Expression Learn about “PCP” – Presence, Claim and Penetration The importance of putting your relationship first, before children, your career. Ask yourself, what do I want, be specific, have a wish list, a vision board and most importantly love you. How to be successful in your relationship: be intimate and passionate. Take it to the edge and bring your relationship alive, devour and ravish it! Links mentioned in the show:  Go to www.ignitepassionnow.com And take the Passion Pulse (Online Quiz): Read about Satyen and Suzanne’s story here. We Need Your Help! Thank you all for listening to this episode of The Kickass Life Podcast with David Wood! If you enjoyed this episode, please click the link below to show some Twitter love to Satyen & Suzanne and thank them for taking the time to be a guest on the The Kickass Life Podcast: Thank Satyen & Suzanne by Clicking Here <– And lastly, 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! Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best! Cheers! ...

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KickASSK Dave, Episode 2 (Questions from Facebook)

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KickASSK Dave, Episode 2 (Questions from Facebook)

David fields a couple more questions from the Facebook page.  Today from Paul Mealus and Tracy Barthelson. (Ask your own question: http://www.davidonfacebook.com) Paul’s Question: Let’s say a beginner has a worthy, quantifiable goal they’ve set out to achieve. They now have a starting point and a goal, but there’s a giant knowledge gap in between. What are your favorite methods for bridging that knowledge gap? The “how to’s” are none of our business. Most people spend more time getting ready to get ready and never get into Action. Ready! Fire! Aim! Find out what you need to know and only what you need to know as you need it. (Don’t become an “over learner”)  Success comes from taking massive action! David shares how when he was cold calling training how he would learn what he needed to teach by actually going out with no information and learning as he went. 5.  Notice if you’re moving closer to your goal or not and change course if needed. Tracy’s Question: Was there one piece of advice that radically shiifted your thoughts/paradigm and changed your life? It came from a friend called Marlene who shared that for me to be everything I wanted to be in life that I would need to go back and talk to everyone that I was upset with, angry with or even hated, and share how I felt without any attachment to anything changing or anyone saying sorry. I did go back to England and spoke to everyone without ANY expectations, and it changed my life and freed me up to let love and goodness in. When you hold onto any anger or hatred, it’s like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die. I now practice immediate forgiveness, coupled with 100% responsibility, so that when people are being mean or do or say something that is hateful, I simply forgive them and realize that it really has nothing to do with me. Immediate forgiveness was challenging at first, and the more I practiced not taking anything personally, the more powerful and caring I...

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102 – Live Life Like You’re Dying

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102 – Live Life Like You’re Dying

David received a call this week from a friend of his who is battling a very aggressive cancer. He looks at the choices that we can make today that will allow us all to live our life as if we are in that battle, as if we have been given the call and now know how long left we have. He challenges you to grasp your life by the horns today and truly live life like you’re dying, to love more, to forgive more and to embrace every moment as if its your last. He also shares the importance of personal range and shares his love of Country music!   Tim McGraw Live Like You Were Dying  He said “I was in my early forties With a lot of life before me And a moment came that stopped me on a dime I spent most of the next days Looking at the x-rays Talkin’ ’bout the options And talkin’ ’bout sweet time” I asked him “When it sank in That this might really be the real end How’s it hit you When you get that kind of news? Man, what’d you do?” He said “I went skydiving I went Rocky Mountain climbing I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu And I loved deeper And I spoke sweeter And I gave forgiveness I’d been denying” And he said “Someday I hope you get the chance To live like you were dying”   He said “I was finally the husband That most of the time I wasn’t And I became a friend a friend would like to have And all of a sudden going fishin’ Wasn’t such an imposition And I went three times that year I lost my dad I finally read the Good Book, and I Took a good, long, hard look At what I’d do if I could do it all again And then   I went skydiving I went Rocky Mountain climbing I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Blue Manchu And I loved deeper And I spoke sweeter And I gave forgiveness I’d been denying” And he said “Someday I hope you get the chance To live like you were dying Like tomorrow was a gift And you’ve got eternity To think about What you’d do with it What could you do with it What did I do with it? What would I do with it?   Skydiving I went Rocky mountain climbing I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Blue Manchu And I loved deeper And I spoke sweeter And I watched an eagle as it was flying” And he said “Someday I hope you get the chance To live like you were dying To live like you were dying To live like you were dying”   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLS-Dvuqt8k...

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101 – 15Five CEO David Hassell

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101 – 15Five CEO David Hassell

David is on the move, recording the show from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.  Today’s chat is with Entrepreneur David Hassell.  Get your pen out…tons of nuggets in this show! David Hassell is a serial entrepreneur presently engaged in launching 15Five, a SaaS product that helps companies surface problems, celebrate wins, discover great ideas and stay tuned in to morale. It does this by gathering feedback from every employee on a weekly basis and bubbling up the key points. See http://15five.com He recently served as President of the San Francisco chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO, http://www.eonetwork.org), an International network of entrepreneurs who each have businesses with annual revenues in excess of $1mil, and was named “The Most Connected Man You Don’t Know in Silicon Valley” by Forbes, who has also featured him as an expert on entrepreneurship. In 2004, he co-founded Kite Adventures, an adventure travel company offering guided downwind tours and pro-coached kiteboarding camps in northeast Brazil. http://www.kiteadventures.com. He is also co-founder of Endai Worldwide, a NYC-based Internet marketing and services firm founded in 1999, and served as the company’s CTO through 2006.  Endai has been recognized on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. http://www.endai.com. David holds a BSCPE in Computer Engineering from Tufts University, resides in San Francisco, and is an avid kiteboarder and skier. In his spare time, he likes to help entrepreneurs and their executive teams discover their company’s ideal strategy. http://discoveryourstrategy.com Connect with David Hassell https://www.facebook.com/15FiveInc https://twitter.com/dhassell/...

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KickASSK DAVE, Episode 1, Starring Hadass and Troy.

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KickASSK DAVE, Episode 1, Starring Hadass and Troy.

Dave Assked you if you had any questions that he could answer for you on his 600 Second show, he is open to answer any question on money, health, travel, sex, relationships, fun, adventure, religion, politics, it could be about something your dealing with in your life, drugs addiction, business, success,  if you assk it he will answer it (if there is time) Today’s questions were from Hadass And Troy.  Thank you! Hadass Eviatar  – Hi David, I know your open heart and persistence have been major strengths in the incredible achievements of your life. I’m wondering, since all good things come in threes, whether there’s a third virtue we should be cultivating in our pursuit of the kickass life? Troy Swezey – What are a few of your all-time empowering movies and books to help energize, motivate or inspire you? Do you have any kickass songs? Do you have a collection of them like a mix-tape? (I listen to James Bond theme songs before important meetings etc.) The Answers Virtues Forgiveness- “Immediate Forgiveness” of self and others Don’t hold on to ANYTHING. Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting them to die. G.O.Y,A get off your ASS and take action, and keep getting up when you fall coz “Every Master was Once a Disaster” Tel the Truth all the Time with Compassion Movies The Untouchables Apollo 13 Schindler’s List Bravehear Gladiator October Sky The Hangover 1 (2 was awfull) However, the best thing is still going to the movies and buying popcorn and hugging your date or sharing with the kids. Books The Road Less Travelled The Little Prince Think & Grow Rich The Prophet The Four Agreements 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Dr. Suess – Oh the Places you will go   And Soooooo many more…   Happy Saturday!  Thanks Hadass and Troy!  Keep your questions coming, and we’ll answer them next Saturday.  Just post to the Facebook page.  ...

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100 – Screwing up to WIN with Dan Martell

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100 – Screwing up to WIN with Dan Martell

Dan Martell is a serial Entrepreneur who’s aha moment at one of his darkest moments and launched Dan to become a successful entrepreneur, angel investor and mentor many start up companies. His current company www.clarity.fm has a goal of positive impact on 1 Billion people in the next decade. After one person saw in him, something that he had not seen in himself, he began his journey that he thanks some great people and a little luck for. At 18 he started a biz and failed At 20 he started another biz with borrowed family money and failed At 24 he started again when he realized that he wanted to create something bigger than himself and succeeded. Along the way he has learnt some very important life and business lessons. Below are some of his tips for success that he shares on the show. First: Screwing up is normal –  When you are screwing up it does not mean that “You’re a Screw Up”  “Your not a screw up, your just screwing up” When starting out: Find someone mentors who have recently done that thing that you want to do next, spend time with them and model them and what they are doing that is creating success. Then you can prove to yourself that it’s not that hard and that they are not as smart as you first thought they were. You’re not supposed to know the answers, as entrepreneurs we are not meant to know the first time, be a beginner first Remember one of my favorite sayings “Every Master was Once a Disaster”. All things are possible, A person just has to decide – In the end Its just a decision. Asked for some specific for some of his big aha’s,  Dan shared these pearls of wisdom: When you have that feeling that you should do something, simply say F*@*k Yes or Heck Yes and start moving forward – Take Action Today. Stop talking about it and move your ideas forward. Understand the Knowing-Doing Gap (When you know inside that you should do something and just continue to sit on it) – So just DO IT. Embrace uncertainty and ignorance, in the beginning and often along the journey you will not know so make uncertainty your friend Perspective: Ask not if your worthy of your goals, ask if your goals are worthy of your life – Its not “do I deserve to have these things” the better question is “are these things worthy of me investing my life into them” Surround yourself with the right people, the people that will PLUS your ideas. Surround yourself with people who will support you and your ideas, spend less time with people who are not passionate and energized because in the end they will suck you dry. Dan believes that instead of thinking Work – Life – Balance he just thinks LIFE as being all of those things, do things with people you love who inspire you, vacation with your business partners its all one. If your passionate about your work it is your life and will blend with all your relationships. Its possible to create one Big Amazing Life where you never speak about other people negatively, you speak about things that you are passionate about with people who are passionate....

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099 – Ana Neff , “The Freedom Junkie”

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099 – Ana Neff , “The Freedom Junkie”

David shares the importance of transparency and how it can become the source of our ultimate power. Also he introduces us to the wonderful and slightly crazy Ana Neff, AKA “The Freedom Junkie”, as she takes us behind the scenes of living a life that is full, passionate, exciting and completely rewarding. Strap in and hold on! In her own words: Hey there, fellow Freedom Junkie! I want you to know something: I love living an {unconventional} life of freedom, passion, and purpose. Really love it. Not only that, I’ve been through myriad soul-transforming adventures and misadventures which all taught me how to live passionately, authentically, and purposefully – every day. The biggest bonus? Freedom. And I want you to have that too. That is precisely why it is so important to me that YOU not waste any more of your precious life energy and freedom doing things YOU don’t want to be doing, or being someone you don’t want to be. I want you to create a life that is lived on YOUR own terms, in a way that you are proud of, with no regrets. Frankly, I don’t care what it looks like – I just want YOU to care, and YOU to be happy – no…ECSTATICALLY PASSIONATE – about it. In addition to being a Freedom Junkie™, I’m also a {transformational} life coach, guide, and mentor to passionate people like you – yes, YOU. If you weren’t passionate, you wouldn’t be here! I’ve chosen to serve and change the world in this way because the only thing I love as much as living my own amazing life is helping YOU have the confidence, clarity, self-love, and tools you need to live a life of freedom, adventure, and purpose on your own terms. Aside from going to a top coaching program, having a degree in Clinical Psychology, being a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (C-PCC)  and having two Master’s degrees from badass schools (I know some of y’all care about that kind of thing), here are a few of those aforementioned adventures (and misadventures): Survived cancer. Twice (kidney cancer and worse-than-superficial melanoma). And now thriving. Yup. I know…right?! Talk about reasons to ask, “WTF?” These two episodes in particular are ones that I really want YOU to benefit from, instead of having to go through them yourself. Please allow me to have done that for you. Almost became a Buddhist nun. Twice. Like, almost shaved my head and took vows of celibacy. For realz. The first was after doing a month-long meditation retreat in the foothills of the Himalaya in Nepal and realizing the whole point of being alive, for me, was to grow spiritually and serve others. And that was before I got cancer;) But I realized I learn more when in the throes of a passionate relationship. Go figure. Went to graduate school – twice. Once was to be a Family Nurse Practitioner and the second, to become a Midwife. Got divorced (not twice!). Great man. Wrong man. Got cheated on (once…but I suppose maybe twice;) Wrong man. Period. Found my super-freakin’-amazing-more-than-I-could-have-ever-imagined soul mate (and live blissfully with him in three different states – yay!) Lived out of my car (intentionally) for 7 years Worked as an international alpine climbing guide for 10 years. For realz....

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How the rich budget to get richer

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How the rich budget to get richer

David shares some of the strategies that he uses to create, maintain and expand wealth Poor dad said, “Live below your means.” Rich dad said, “Expand your means.” If you were to take a look at the difference between my poor dad’s budget and my rich dad’s budget, you’d understand the vast difference of mindset between the two statements above. My poor dad’s budget focused on cutting expenses to meet his income. It was important for him to pay everyone else and then enjoy what was left—if anything. My rich dad’s budget focused on increasing income. It was important for him to pay himself first and then taking care of his expenses. He said, “Most people use their budget as a plan to become poor or middle class rather than become rich. My budget is a plan to become rich.” Here are four tips my rich dad taught me about budgeting to become rich. #1 – A budget surplus is an expense. One of rich dad’s most important lessons was, “You have to make a surplus an expense.” What he meant is that most people view a surplus as an asset. They place their extra cash in the bank or they spend it on liabilities. Rather than view extra money as an asset, rich dad viewed it as an expense in the form of charity, investing and saving. Most people want to give to charity, invest in assets and save money, but the problem is that they view it as something to do after they’ve paid their expenses. By making these things expenses in his budget, my rich dad ensured that he would make them a priority. He called it paying himself first. #2 – Your expense column is a crystal ball. If you want to predict a person’s financial future, you have to look no further than the expense column. Here’s an example of two different expense columns: Person A: Person B: Donation to charity Six-pack of beer Savings New shoes Books on investing New TV Seminar on real estate Football tickets Gym dues (Another) six-pack of beer Personal coach Bag of potato chips   While that’s a humorous example, it’s not far from the truth. When you look at most people’s expense columns, they’re littered with payments to other people and for liabilities. In each case, expenses don’t go towards anything that will make money and only things that permanently take money out of your pocket. Take a look at your expense column. What does it say about you? #3 – Use assets to pay for liabilities. My poor dad was frugal and thought that was a virtue. If he wanted a luxury item, he’d simply deny himself that item. He said, “We can’t afford it.” My rich dad loved luxury and if he wanted a nice toy, he’d find a way to buy it. He wasn’t reckless with his money. Rather he was smart in how he made it work for him and used his financial education. He asked, “How can we afford it?” By increasing his assets, which increased his monthly cash flow, my rich dad used this money to purchase his luxury items and liabilities. If he wanted a nice car, he’d invest money until the asset produced the cash flow required to purchase...

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098 – What Sustains You from the Inside?

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098 – What Sustains You from the Inside?

David shares a famous poem by Oriah Mountain Dreamer that he has used often at his programs, and how the poem relates to living a Kickass Life. He also asks you to consider how you can step into a more kickass life when you are able to embrace and grow your own personal range. The Invitation by Oriah It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon… I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful to be realistic to remember the limitations of being human. It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure yours and mine and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes.” It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children. It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty...

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097 – Mary Paterson: The Buddhist with a Sense of Humor!

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097 – Mary Paterson: The Buddhist with a Sense of Humor!

David often shares how meeting the Dahli Lama changed his life and actually gave him permission to begin showing up authentically both in his life and on stage. His guest today reminds him of the sense of joy that he felt that day. Acclaimed as a Buddhist with a sense of humor, Mary Paterson is the author of THE MONKS AND ME: How 40 Days in Thich Nhat Hahn’s French Monastery Guided Me Home While not everyone would think visiting a Buddhist monastery would hold the answers to a life crisis, Mary Paterson discovered that was exactly what she needed. Unsettled by the deaths of her parents and accompanied by a too-heavy suitcase, she bravely entered Plum Village in France, the monastery of Noble-Prize nominated monk Thich Nhat Hanh. This witty guest will entertain and enlighten your audience as she reveals what she learned after spending six weeks living with the Sisters and Brothers. The Monks and Me – The Monks and Me makes Bookspan’s “Top 12 Books of 2012″ to be translated into 11 languages.   She’ll share: Right Effort: how in our culture we work with the wrong kind of effort “no shit no flower” Buddist teaching of interdependence: teachings stating you need mud and dirt to grow flowers….a metaphor of life, and the challenges we face; we can’t experience happiness without our sorrows Gratitude: a fun story about pomegranate seeds The way a monk washes his face and why it’s important. How she learned patience from skinning a bowl of nuts and acceptance from a man who stole her headphones. What she learned from eating with Buddhist nuns in silence. Ways dragging around an overstuffed suitcase taught her how to surrender. What an 84-year-old monk taught her about finding refuge from life’s storms. Her experience getting sick She is the founder and director of Toronto’s Lotus Yoga Centre. She has studied and taught internationally in India, England, France, Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States. Mary is an accomplished speaker who has been interviewed for numerous magazine and newspaper articles in Elle Canada, the Toronto Star, and the Globe and Mail. To learn more about Mary, and to buy her book or her Kundalini Yoga DVD’S please visit her website:http://www.lotusyogacentre.com/ Her book is also available in major book stores across Canada and the...

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