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Crank It Up! with David T.S. Wood

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David T.S. Wood, host of Crank It Up! podcast shares the wisdom and lessons he's learned from his adventures across the world and chats with some of the most inspiring people like John C. Maxwell, Robin Sharma, Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols, Tim Ferris, Les Brown and many, many more. Starting with just a backpack and a guitar, David has catapulted his life to being a hugely successful entrepreneur, wealth expert and world renown master trainer. On this journey, David learned secrets in all areas of life (finances, relationships, business, adventure and happiness) and shares that with you on this show, so you can put it into use immediately in your life. Many of you may also know David from his wildly successful first podcast, The KickAss Life (over 2.5 Million downloads). For more inspiring content on how to crank up your life and your success, go to


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Episode 99: Taking a Look at the Man in the Mirror – changes on the way [PODCAST]
Everyone who is wise will take the time periodically to examine their own desires, wants, and wishes, and who they are in light of those things. They will look at the way they live their lives, at the way they interact with other people, and they will make the changes. This episode is all about changes, particularly the changes that David is making in his own life. Those changes will include some adjustments to the publication and distribution of this podcast so make sure you take a listen so you understand where David is headed with this show. I’m never afraid to change, to #reinvent myself when I need to ~ David T.S. WoodTweet This Why you need to reassess and make changes in your life. Life throws you curveballs, and the circumstances you face will not always be the same. There’s always room and even a need to adjust your thinking and your approach to the circumstances that you face day today. David’s life has undergone some significant changes in the last few years and he’s entering a new season of life that requires him to make some adjustments. You can hear her David has navigated these changes and what he’s looking forward to on this episode. The relationships are what matter. As David’s sons are growing into men he’s realizing that the time he has right now as they make that transition is a vital time of importance for him and for them. He’s taking a break from many of the things that have consumed his time in recent years to spend more time with them, alongside them, helping them as they express a desire for him to do so. On this episode you’ll hear David’s heart as a father as he expresses it in relationship to the stage of life his sons are in. When life changes, YOU have to make changes ~ David T.S. WoodTweet This A desire to be a writer and an upcoming resource for you. As David has considered the places he has gone and the things he has done one of the things that has risen up inside of his own soul is the desire to become a writer. He feels that the experiences and knowledge he has gained in life are meant to be shared and by writing he can share them most effectively. He’s currently working on a resource for his faithful listeners and followers to teach them how to create true wealth and their own lives. But he has dreams of many more books to follow. On this episode will get the details about the upcoming book and other projects David has in mind. What will it take for YOU to make the most out of the life you have? Making changes can be a very scary thing and David understands how difficult it can be. But on this episode he encourages you to take the steps necessary to make adjustments that will move your life forward, that will give you the experiences and connections that are vital to being happy. He says this as he enters his own time choices and adjustments to enrich his own life even more. You’ll get a lot out of this episode so make sure you take time to listen. You have to truly take a look at the man in the mirror from time to time ~ David T.S. WoodTweet This Outline of this great episode [0:51] Why David is not sure what’s going to happen on this episode. [1:38] The transitions in David’s life and why he’s including you in the conversation. [3:02] The time to reassess and make changes. [4:32] The busy time David has experienced over the past year and how he discovered that something was not quite right. [11:06] How the story with David’s children is changing currently. [12:34] Why there will be a huge break in this podcast. [15:05] How to take an inventory of yourself and your life. [17:20] The upcoming ebook on wealth creation. [18:53] The golden handcuffs many people experience and how to avoid it. [21:15] David’s new desire and what it will require: to become a writer. [27:38] What will it take for YOU to open up space to accomplish new things? [37:00] Moving in a new direction. [46:02] What people are most afraid of. [52:00] Things you can do to stay connected. Resources mentioned on this episode “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson “Money” by Pink Floyd – Mike Dooley’s site “Writing a Book” by Kevin Connolly “Another Brick In The Wall” by Pink Floyd “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton “Celebration” by Cool and the Gang Tweets you can use to share this episode I want to live my life at full capacity, as if this were my last day on earth ~ David T.S. WoodTweet This I won’t let anyone walk through my mind with dirty feet ~ Mahatma GandhiTweet This
Episode 98: Understanding the Art of Charm, with Jordan Harbinger [PODCAST]
Jordan Harbinger is an expert in social influence, interpersonal dynamics, and social engineering. It’s no wonder he found himself at the helm of a flourishing business called The Art of Charm. Through this business, Jordan shares his experience with others in order to help them understand the art of charm. They host a hugely successful podcast of the same name as well as The Art of Charm Bootcamp, which is a 6-day intensive program for guys who are ready to make that transition. Jordan shares his journey from young mischief-maker to problem-solver to entrepreneur in this chat with David. A core #principle of my own life, is that one should leave everything and everyone better than they were before we met ~ Jordan Harbinger Tweet This Bringing positivity and abundance to others. Jordan’s edge often catches people off guard. The fact is, this edge is what makes Jordan stand out. He’s honest, authentic, and – yes – charming. He discusses what charm means to him and why he stands out as an expert in the field. According to Jordan, charm is all about leaving people better than you found them by bringing positivity and abundance to others. This philosophy is clearly an area of passion for Jordan and one about which he has a deep understanding. He discusses how he became an expert in the art of charm and the role his upbringing as an only child had in discovering his niche. Being your most authentic self in order to make real connections. All too often, we’re left feeling as though we have to be someone we’re not in order to fit in – or wear a mask. According to Jordan, it’s impossible to make a connection with a mask, so in doing this we’re immediately disconnecting with others. In order to understand charm and truly connect with others, we must be our authentic selves. Jordan discusses why charm isn’t about being polite all the time, but instead it’s about being honest, authentic, and trustworthy in order to connect with others. Being yourself in the most authentic way is the cornerstone of charm. Learning to embrace your #authentic self in order to master the #ArtOfCharm, on this episode Tweet This Being charming requires confidence. In order to be your authentic self, you have to gain confidence. In his Bootcamp, Jordan teaches guys how to be confident in themselves in order to cross over into a more authentic version of themselves. He also discusses what holds most of us back from being authentic: an overwhelming fear that, if you show who you really are, no one will like you. In the Bootcamp, he works with a group of 10 guys to help them see their behaviors and understand how to transition into a state of confidence and authenticity. This process shows them how to be confident in all situations, which is an essential element in mastering the art of charm. Learning to have real confidence in all situations. Jordan explains how situational confidence can hold us back, and why it’s necessary to develop confidence in yourself that will extend to all situations. In order to connect with anyone – anywhere – you must understand how to be confident at all times. Jordan discusses the fact that first impressions aren’t made when we first speak, but they’re actually made when we’re first noticed. So, non-verbal communication is the key to making a great first impression. In closing, Jordan gives listeners a bit of homework to begin to develop better body language and confidence in order to better connect with people. Going beyond situational #confidence, on this episode of #CrankItUp Tweet This Outline of this great episode [0:53] David’s introduction and welcome to you and his guest, Jordan Harbinger. [1:34] How did you get into podcasting? [3:45] The concept of the power of charm and how Jordan got to be the expert in this arena. [9:32] Realizing he’ll learn more through experience versus school. [10:40] The balance between good charm and manipulation. [15:16] How do you define charm? [17:58] Where does your edge come from? [22:27] The role of authenticity in charm. [24:59] Getting people to understand they can be charming while being a more authentic version of themselves. [28:57] Seeing the transition in students who finally embrace their true identity. [33:21] How to find out more about the Art of Charm Bootcamp. [36:08] What do you see in students at the end of the 6-day Bootcamp? [39:35] One piece of advice you can give to guys that they can start to try. [43:10] Is there any question you would have liked to have been asked? Resources mentioned on this episode Art of Charm Podcast Art of Charm Podcast: Best Of Art of Charm Bootcamp Contact Jordan: Tweets you can use to share this episode   Why being #charming requires confidence and how to develop yours, on this episode Tweet This   Tips to help you kick start your #confidence and up your #charm game, on this episodeTweet This
Episode 97: Creating a Life of Freedom Outside of the 9-5, with Jeff Steinmann [PODCAST]
Jeff Steinmann is no stranger to the 9-5 life. In fact, he was fully committed to it a few years back when he had his “light bulb” moment. He was working in the banking industry, was good at his job, and was on a path that would give him prestige and financial gain. But, one day, Jeff realized his goal was terrifying. He saw where it was leading him and he knew there had to be more out there for him. And so, he started to make changes. Jeff discusses the path that led him to the life of freedom he’s created and what inspired him to share it with the world, in the hopes that others would do the same. #Failure isn’t failure. Everything is just an #experiment ~ Jeff Steinmann Tweet This Why we’re operating inside a broken system. Jeff discusses his childhood and how he felt that there really wasn’t a path that fit for him. He shares insight into his belief that we’re truly operating inside a broken system – and it needs to change. Jeff talks about how he felt after high school – the pressure to choose a pre-determined career that society deems acceptable and to try – above all else – to fit into that box. Why are we forced into lives that don’t fit who we are, what we want, and what our passions are? Well, because that’s the society we live in. Jeff points out that these are the things that prevent us from figuring out what is the right life for you – and that these things ultimately cause us to create a life that makes us unhappy. Deciding to leave the life that you know isn’t right for you. The decision to break out of that box isn’t easy and – as Jeff points out – it requires a lot of hard work. He shares his first steps in the process of making this huge shift – most notably, surrounding himself with people who believed the sames things. He read books, blogs and talked to people, like him, who were ready to make a change. It started with marketing and business consultations and would eventually evolve into experimenting with different areas of passion until Jeff discovered the things that truly make him happy. Jeff discusses his philosophy that what matters most isn’t the result, but the journey. His advice: It’s important to look at life as a journey. It’s all about figuring out what you need to be happy and how you can use that to create a stream of income. The value of surrounding yourself with people who are creating a #life of #freedom Tweet This Failure isn’t failure. Supporting his belief that the journey is what matters is Jeff’s philosophy surrounding failure. In fact, Jeff believes failure isn’t actually failure at all. Instead, failure is just a necessary part of experimenting with different things. Some things will work, some won’t. When things don’t work, you simply make adjustments and keep on trying. Jeff discusses how he views life now and why he’s so happy to have moved away from convention. He shares the value of being able to explore the things that interest him and the experience of discovering those areas in which he excels. He also offers his definition of freedom: We all have areas that are are very naturally well-suited to. When we find people that need that thing we’re well-suited to, that’s freedom. Viewing life as a constant journey. It’s clear Jeff is on a constant journey through life. He believes the journey is what matters most – not the money, not the outcome, but the journey. Jeff gives insight into his belief that we must stop focusing on external results and start focusing on the process of getting those results. He also shares a bit about his first book, How to Quit Working as well as what’s in store for Jeff in the future. Hint: there’s a new book in the works. In closing, Jeff leaves us with some profound final thoughts: Whatever it is that you’re thinking, question every single thought that goes through your head. The filter through which you view the world is just one way to look at the world. When you question, you discover the possibilities. Recognizing the #journey is the real #success, on this episode of #CrankItUpTweet This Outline of this great episode [1:10] David’s introduction and welcome to you and his guest, Jeff Steinmann. [1:37] What is your edge and how do you let it show through? [5:07] What were you like as a kid? [6:33] What was your path like after high school? [7:36] The moment Jeff realized this wasn’t the life for him. [10:57] Crossing the bridge from his unsatisfying career into his new life. [13:33] The philosophy behind making a life shift and what is it you’re searching for? [15:13] Discovering what you’re naturally good at and doing that in the revenue space. [19:22] Looking at real estate as an investment rather than a place to live. [23:12] The courage to change things and what things worked. [26:22] Re-framing how we look at failure. [27:20] The lifestyle Jeff has created and the transition into this new life. [30:35] The opportunity to explore different things that interest you. [39:12] What do you see in your future? [41:59] Final thoughts from Jeff. Resources mentioned on this episode Jeff’s Book: How to Quit Working Let Her Go by Passenger Tweets you can use to share this episode Why we’re operating inside a broken #system and how find #freedom, on this episode Tweet This The #blueprint #society has created and why it’s dangerous to young people Tweet This
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