224 – The Power of an Apology

Podcast Episode

IMG_6572In 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



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


Author: David Wood

Introducing you to Master Trainer David Wood and The Kickass Life Podcast! In this podcast, David will be chatting with some of the worlds most fascinating and influential thought leaders who are impacting the world around us. You are invited to join in as David gets up-close and personal with these amazing people, unlocking their “success code” and letting you discover how these “ordinary” folks have gone on to do extraordinary things in the world, and truly live kickass lives.

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