When’s the last time you did something you had *no* experience in? And when’s the last time you tried to make that thing into a career? While this might be an extreme jump for most people, it’s all part of a key philosophy for succeeding in business and life: pushing the boundaries of what you think is “possible.” 

No one can speak to that philosophy better than David Wood. After life as a consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies, David built a successful coaching business and became #1 on Google for “life coaching” at one point. He coaches high-performing entrepreneurs, executives, teams, and even prison inmates to amazing results and connection, one conversation at a time.

He wrote his coaching philosophy in his book, “Mouse in the Room: Because the Elephant isn’t Alone”, with foreword by Jack Canfield.

Tune into the full conversation for more on how David made the jump from the corporate world to his own coaching business, his time as a musician (and now his journey as a budding actor), why entrepreneurs typically constrain themselves, several book recommendations, and more.


Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn: 

  • More about the “accident” that led to David leaving the Fortune 100 world and eventually wading into entrepreneurship
  • More on David’s new journey of becoming an actor 
  • Why David has gone into so many fields in which he had zero experience — and why that philosophy gets to the heart of what he now offers in his coaching business
  • What “you can’t read the label from inside the jar” means
  • The story about one of David’s clients whose business made $20 million in revenue — but he still wasn’t paying himself
  • Why it’s so common for entrepreneurs and leaders to constrain themselves — and how to get past that hurdle
  • How David measures success in his life, plus what the “game” is that everyone is playing, whether they realize it or not
  • More about David’s book, “Mouse in the Room” and why he wrote it, plus his recommendation for a fiction book that’s helped him in his life


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