Archive for August, 2010

Home Exchange Mill Valley, Marin County, San Francisco Bay Area

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Visit beautiful San Francisco?

Here’s me discovering the house. Note: It’s now fully furnished.

Currently Seeking
Right now I’m seeking exchange for Manhattan, New York City Sep 16 through Sep 27 (or 19-27 would work too). But I’d like to visit New York say twice a year so feel free to suggest something.

Other Offers
Also open to other offers if it’s an extraordinary place, particularly Costa Rica, Boulder Colorado, Calgary Canada, and Sydney Australia (hmmm – Bali, Argentina and Brazil too)

– sleeps 5
– incredible views
– surrounded by redwoods
– in between two creeks
– on a mountain overlooking picturesque, charming Mill Valley with its gourmet restaurants, scenic coastline vistas and the spiritual redwood groves of Muir Woods Natn Park, only minutes from myhome.
– Floor to ceiling glass maximizes the amazing view
– 1700 square feet approx
– 25 minutes north of the Golden Gate bridge (Mill Valley, Marin County, San Francisco Bay Area)
– deer travel through the property
– a large, triple lot, so hard to see neighbors
– miles of hiking trails from your doorstep
– very, very quiet
– multiple decks and balconies
– state of the art massage chair
– office, wifi, printer
– stereo + TV + DVD player (no cable
– I watch DVD’s or Netflix streaming)
– landline phone
– all kitchen utensils, microwave, blender, gas cooking
– washing machine, dryer, all linens available
– massage table
– ping pong (table tennis table), with robot ball launcher 🙂
– master bedroom with ensuite, AMAZING king simmons beautyrest bed and private deck
– guest bedroom/cabin (tiny and gorgeous) with amazing queen bed and extraordinary view,
– small office
– daybed in livingroom.
– fireplace
– on street parking for up to 5 cars
– car available for exchange (if you have one to exchange)
– $20 bus direct from SFO airport to mill valley. Also buses available to city, but you really do need a

View from living Room
View from living room


David Wood
– a responsible, single, 42 year old life and business coach, author, and professional speaker.
– Non smoker, no pets.
– I will have with me my colleague Bryan Bayer on this Sep 2010 New York trip, also a motivational speaker and trainer.
– I’m a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, founded by Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul and John Gray of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venu
– You can get a sense of me speaking on stage at, and see my book at
– I have done one home exchange before which was a wonderful experience, and stayed friends with the person for years.

Sample Home Exchange Agreement
I have a customized home exchange agreement which worked very well last time, and which you can view at my old home exchange page for my former residence here.

You may reach me at david A–T (but use @ instead of the A–T). Please be sure to include similar information to that listed above, and photographs.

I look forward to hearing from you,

David Wood

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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Hey guys – I just whipped up a super fun 2 min video for you, to make it crystal clear why 80% of web businesses fail, and how you can simply avoid it.

My gift – Happy Thursday 🙂

Watch this, and then would you post a comment telling me what you learned and how you can apply the lesson straight away in your (current or future) online business?

Watch this video


P.S. People have been asking for lower-cost training that will fit any budget, rather than a live event they have to fly to. And we have a solution! Watch your inbox early Monday morning!

Responding to what your customers REALLY want…

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

After careful thought, and listening to my intuition, I have decided today to cancel the live event.

We put quite a lot of work into lining up the organizer, getting video quotes, shopping for hotels, outlining the program and developing the sales page, and even approaching a couple of VIP guest speakers.

I was excited to see many of you face to face, and to help build YOU as well as your business, and to bring a lot of fun to the event.

However, when I emailed last week about the early notification list, only 205 people joined it.

When we announced only 100 tickets were on sale, after 24 hours there were zero ticket sales. Now, I know some people are definitely planning to come and would get around to registering, but I take it as a very sobering sign to have such a lack of early response.

Perhaps the economy is making it harder for people to afford to travel. Or perhaps you guys just aren’t interested in a 2 day face to face event.

Initially I felt a lot of disappointment – that we won’t get to connect face to face at this point. And then I came around to realizing it’s a sobering lesson in responding to your customers, and giving them what they want – not what you want, or what you think they should want. So instead of pushing up hill for 2 months trying to fill this event, I’ve canceled the event, and we’ll look to other ways to support you in Getting Paid For Who You Are. I hope you’ll continue to look for what your customer’s want, and adapt as you see what they want and what they are not responding to.

The positive side is that this will free up energy to serve you in other ways – and especially through Get Paid University.

On a practical note – I realize that some Training Course and Inner Circle members might have actually been planning to apply their $500 coupon or free ticket towards this event. So rather than have you wait to see if there’s another event in the future, I’d rather you be able to get more immediate value. So I’m announcing that you may at any time in the next 30 days apply your coupon to my home study program at Training Course members get $500 off, and Inner Circle members get $1000 off.

If you decide not to do it in the next 30 days you can still use it for any live event we have in the next year, but given such a low response to this one, I do not expect that to happen.

Feel free to post your thoughts, feelings and any suggestions here. What WOULD you like to see going forward, if it’s not a live event?