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“First we’ve got to get clear about where we’re going over 12 months. Let’s just get clear, because if we don’t know where we’re going over 12 months, how do we know where we want to go over the next week, tomorrow, or the next two hours? – David Wood

What if I told you that playing safe is really the most dangerous thing you can do? What would it look like for you to step even further out of your comfort zone? Today’s Finding Brave guest shares the power that exists when we focus on the right things, and he outlines the simple steps you can take to reap rewards that are not possible by remaining in your comfort zone.

David Wood is a former consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies. He built the world’s largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for life coaching and coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe.

As well as helping others, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having survived a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, anxiety and depression, and a national Gong Show

He coaches high performing business owners to double revenue, and their time off by focusing on less and being 30% more courageous in their business or career.

This fascinating conversation with David is about so much more than just doubling your revenue, as it’s really a roadmap to show you how to start living the life you have dreamed of living and are meant to have. 

Highlights from this Episode: 

  • The traumatic events David experienced that formed the person he is today, and the big things he eventually realized that he was missing [5:22]

  • The many ways he now helps his clients in life and business, and why his focus isn’t just on assisting them to make more money [7:04]

  • How David is seeing both men and women being placed in boxes by today’s society [8:50]

  • Why focus is so critical, and where many people run into trouble when they lack it

  • The ways that being a student of the game of life himself impacts the clients he works with [14:16]

  • A difficult real-life situation that David diffused using authenticity and vulnerability [15:17]

  • His 6 steps for achieving twice as much in half the time [26:47]

  • Why he recommends that you find your “edge” in life, rather than just sit in your comfort zone [36:59]

  • What to keep in mind as you set the goals you want to achieve [39:14]

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My 2 Books Were Honored This Month in “100 Great Books in Leadership!”

I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to be included in a powerful new list of “100 Great Books” in the leadership space, from the journal Leader to Leader, compiled by Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor of Leader to Leader, celebrating his 10th anniversary in that role and the 100th issue. The journal is co-published by Wiley and The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum.  This list is a perfect place to start if you want to read about every aspect of essential leadership today. I’m thrilled to see many of my friends and colleagues in the leadership space on this list as well, including the illustrious Herminia Ibarra, Chip Conley, Marshall Goldsmith, Whitney Johnson, Guy Kawasaki, Bev Kaye, Debbe Kennedy, Jim Kouzes, Tom Rath, Michael Stallard, Sally Helgesen, and Daniel Goleman


Other resources mentioned:

David’s Free Resources, The Double-Your-Revenue Gift Basket

His Book, Get Paid For Who You Are: 5 Steps to Financial Freedom, Time Freedom, Location Freedom, and Inner Freedom

Finding Brave Episode 37 with Martin Rutte & Episode 172 with Mark Greene 

The Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert

Kathy’s Forbes Blog with Alan Alda, and All of His Books

Kathy’s Power Gaps Survey & Support To Build Your LinkedIn Profile To Great Success

Her TEDx Talk, Time To Brave Up & Free Career Path Self-Assessment

Kathy’s Amazing Career Project video training course & 6 Dominant Action Styles Quiz

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“I was missing vulnerability, intimacy, transparency, authenticity and self-expression. I didn’t know about those things.” [6:42]

“How are you showing up in the world? How are your relationships [with others] and your relationship with yourself? It all fits together. [7:19]

“If you want to be the author of your own actions and of your own life, then focus becomes critical.” [11:21]

“When you’re not getting the results you want and you’re just busy, versus being productive, then [focus] starts to become important.” [11:41]

“It’s too much to ask the mind to be focused 24/7. That’s ridiculous, and you’ve got to tell the mind when it’s time [to work].” [34:05]

“You want plenty of comfort in your life, and that’s fine, but are you finding your edge and regularly riding it?” [36:57]

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