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

Podcast Episode

IMG_3309David 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 and assk your question and Dave will take time to answer it on one of his shows.


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.

  1. 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.
  2. Have a great attitude – Attitude creates Latitude
  3. 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.

  1. Figure out how do I turn your Passions into your income
  2. 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
  3. Learn how to get faster at achieving the things that you want.
  4. Look at Meta Learning – Tim Ferris Show Link here


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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