How to Break Out of Your Current Orbit

If you’ve been stuck in your current orbit for too long, maybe it’s time to break free and do something scary to propel your business forward.

In this interview, I cover:

  • Recognize what needs changing
  • A 5-minute exercise to find your ‘edge’

What would your business look like if you were fearless?
– David Wood

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[00:00:00] David Wood: It’s hard to do that in isolation because you know, we’re creatures of habit. And we have people around us who already know us to be a certain way. So we form an identity and now I’m here. I am David Wood. You’re Michael Levitt. I, this is my personality. This is what I do. This is what I don’t do. And so sometimes it, it takes an external force to break out of the.

[00:00:25] David Wood: That you’re in. So w one example of go and do a personal growth program, like the landmark forum, where did that bus me out of my, my obit. I, I ended up quitting my job going back to Australia and I became a professional entertainer singing in, in for pubs and parties, but it took that outside influence.

[00:00:44] David Wood: Almost every time I work with a company. Something new will happen because someone else is saying, well, have you considered this? And what about this? And what do you want? The hearing you speak about those scary things has me think about a client that I’m working with right now. I have a group coaching program for business owners, as well as private coaching, but this one guy, he a.

[00:01:09] David Wood: You know, he started his business, which was scary. And then the product took off, went viral. And then he’s approached by shark tank and, you know, he didn’t go to them. They came to him. And so, you know, how scary would that be to go and pitch yourself in front of the sharks and maybe look silly in front of millions.

[00:01:29] David Wood: People. And so that was an edge for him. And, you know, he stepped up, he prepared, he went, he rocked it out. Now the, I think the shopping channel as is trying to get him interested, the today show has reached out to him. Can we, can we feature your product? These are scary things. And so I, if, if Alyssa.

[00:01:51] David Wood: If you’re listening and thinking, oh yeah, those, those sound like they’d be edgy for me. Great. If you’re thinking, oh, I could do all that stuff. My question is what would your edge look like? And


[00:02:03] David Wood: a great exercise that I recommend. I think it’s a wonderful exercise you can do in five minutes, right?

[00:02:09] David Wood: At the top of a piece of paper, what would my life look like if I was feeling. I’m not asking you to be fearless. You know, I don’t, there’s a book. I read that. It says only people who are fearless of fools and priests. I don’t know if that’s true, but fear is fine. Just what if you were fearless? What would you do?

[00:02:31] David Wood: And you can have different circles on the page. One could be business. You write your business things in there. I would call 20 people, invite them to be clients. I’d go and speak on this stage. I do a Ted talk, whatever it is. And then personal. What about your relationships? What would you say to your kids?

[00:02:47] David Wood: What would you say to your partner? Or do you say to your friends and then you can have one just for life. What would you do? Would you start dancing? Would you want to move and live in a different country? Would you just want to tell the truth, even when it hurts you? Like, I think it’s a wonderful exercise.

[00:03:07] David Wood: Now. You don’t have to do everything on the list. You don’t have to do anything. And I say that so that your brain isn’t going to hide the things from you that you really are scared to do. Let’s just get them out. Then you might want to go and circle two or three and say, you know what, in the next three weeks I’m going to do this one.

[00:03:26] David Wood: And then this one, and then this one, and I’ll see how that goes. And if you like the results and it feels good in your body, and you’re like proud of yourself who knows where that could lead possibly a whole new.

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