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How to Release Self-Judgment

Our 2020 Thought Leader David Wood discusses how to release self-judgment.

How often do we expend a ton of energy on making ourselves the bad guy in our own heads? When we fail or mess up, isn’t it so easy to sink into those negative feelings? In this excerpt from my interview on the Intimate Conversations podcast, I talk about the importance of releasing self-judgement and learning to be kind to ourselves.

You’ll also hear:

  • The power of not judging yourself

  • How the way you treat yourself impacts how others feel about themselves

  • How I get myself out of the self-judgement cycle

  • The first step to stopping self-judgement

  • The Byron Katie method: The Work

  • Finding your own innocence, and letting yourself off the hook

  • I share the vulnerability of my health issues

  • The work of surrender and slowing down, and my internal struggle with it

  • The ‘Musts’ we pile on ourselves

  • What I was able to do after almost an entire year

  • The advice a friend gave me that sticks with me today

You can find out more about the Intimate Conversations Podcast and Allana Pratt here.

About David Wood

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 foreword 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 which shape our world. He coaches high performing entrepreneurs, executives and teams – and now prison inmates –  to create amazing results and deep connection. One tough conversation at a time.


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