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Reflection- Handle Tough Conversations Like A Pro - re convo with David Wood

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

“A tough conversation could possibly alter your reality.” -Shirley Owens

Is there a tough conversation you’ve been putting off? Shirley discusses how tough conversations can set you free and help you bond, grow and create deeper connections. Tune in and see how you can alter your reality through cleaning up your relationships with tough conversations!


00:53 Tough Conversations Happen

02:00 Alter Your Reality

03:00 Reconnect


Alter your reality. Tune in and learn how as @SfbaldwinOwens reflects on the importance of having tough conversations. #getwhatyouwant #relationships #toughconversations #reconnect #reality


  • 02:04 “A tough conversation could possibly alter your reality.” -Shirley Owens

Connect With david:

David Wood is a former Consulting Actuary to Fortune 100 companies including Sony Music, Chanel, and Exxon. David left his cushy Park Avenue job 20 years ago to build “the world’s largest coaching business”. He became #1 on Google for “life coaching”, serving an audience of 150,000 coaches, and coaching thousands of hours across 12 countries. Alongside his clients’ successes, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having overcome a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, severe anxiety and depression, and a national Gong Show!

He is the author of “Get Paid For Who You Are,” with the foreword written by Jack Canfield. He was nominated to the exclusive Transformational Leadership Council alongside such thought leaders as Don Miguel Ruiz, John Gray, and Marianne Williamson. David believes that the tough conversations we avoid, are our doorways to confidence, success, and love. They become the defining moments that shape our world. He coaches high performing entrepreneurs, executives, teams, and now prison inmates to create amazing results and deep connection one tough conversation at a time.


Shirley Owens: Hello and welcome back. I'm reflecting today on my convo with David Wood, I really enjoyed our chat. I love when someone comes up with a specific solution to a problem that every one of us are for sure going to have one or more times in our life, and tough conversations can come up often. When I first talked to David, I told him I was fine. I didn't have any conversations that I needed to have or work through, and I felt that I was good as far as not needing to have one. As time passed, I realized that each day there are opportunities to have a tough conversation, and I realized that I have them all the time. It can be little things like asking a kid for the third time to do a chore, I'm sure we've all done that, or it can be bigger, like some things that I'm dealing with right now with our home builder, or it can be huge like having a conversation with our spouse, admitting defeat, bringing up something that you haven't ever brought up but you're wanting to. And I personally love having these conversations because like David said, in the end they can help us create a deeper connection with that person. And it can also ultimately help us get what we want out of life and out of each situation.

“A tough conversation could possibly alter your reality.” -Shirley Owens

So this week, I would like you to really think hard about some place in your life where a tough conversation could possibly alter your reality. Is there something, anything that you need to clear up with someone? I like to describe it as a very messy room and just imagine you walk into this room and you're completely overwhelmed. There's just stuff everywhere. Each item that you clean up and take out of that room causes a room to change. As you get everything cleaned out, the floors swept and mopped, the corners cleaned, nothing left. You have this beautiful clean slate to redecorate with, what relationship can you redecorate? Have the conversation, create the deeper connection. I promise you it will only benefit you in your life. If you struggle finding the words, contact David or I, I know for a fact that we would both love to help you.

I really hope you are all doing well and finding peace at this time. I know it's a really surreal, crazy time, but what better time to reconnect with the people that you love, to have tough conversations, to form deeper connections, to bond and grow together and unite during this time. I love you all so much. I'm here for you anytime. Please be well and I will see you next week.

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